15th August 2017
L U K A
"That's amazing!", I said.
"Thanks. I'm glad Mylene liked the idea", I heard Ivan say through the phone line.
I was currently talking to my best friend, Ivan on the phone. He just finished telling me all about his date with Mylene which happened yesterday. Ivan had taken Mylene to the rooftop of his house where he had arranged a candle-lit dinner just for the two of them. Marinette had helped him to come up with the idea.
That girl's truly wonderful.
"Luka? Hello Luka? You there?"
"Oh! Sorry! I zoned out a bit."
"So, when are you going to ask Marinette out?"
"I-I don't know", I said and sighed.
"She still loves Adrien"
"But, Adrien's dating Kagami."
"She needs time to move on..."
"I get it. You understand her better than us. Don't worry. I'm sure you'll find your true love."
"I hope so too."
Why does Love have to be so difficult?
"Luka! Lunchtime!", my Mom shouted from the living room.
"I gotta go. Time to eat."
"Okay. Tell me more about India tomorrow ok?"
I hung up the phone and proceeded to the dining room. The others were already seated at the table. I took my seat and started to eat.
"So, kids, how did you like the flag hosting this morning?", asked Sushma aunty.
"It was awesome!", said Juleka.
"Indian traditions are very interesting. I loved the flag hoisting event", I said and recalled what happened this morning. Today was India's 70th Independence Day. This morning a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the main ground, the same ground where dahi-handi was held, yesterday. After the tri-colour was hoisted, the Indian National Anthem followed. I had learnt Hindi when I was around 7-8 years old and thanks to Sushma auntie's translation I was able to understand the meaning of the anthem. India is a truly lively place. The culture and traditions are so vibrant and enthusiastic yet the people are so calm, warm and welcoming.
"Tomorrow we'll be going to one of my friend's house for dinner. She has a sister whose daughter is about your age. I don't know if they are going to come tomorrow since the schools are still open", Sushma aunty said.
"Don't worry! We'll be glad to meet your friend. Won't we?", Mom said directing the attention back to me and Juleka.
"Of course!", Juleka and I chimed.
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