22 August 2009

Lauv Story Episode II

The delusions of going to a place where people play with cutting-edge technology and innovate for fun were swiftly cleared, as I spent the better part of my first week sleeping away the boredom garnered at all the tuts and lectures. The only piece of interesting technology I encountered in the classes was the chalk holder, which lets instructors use even the last bit of chalk to copy out derivations mentioned in the text. So why was I still attending the classes?

Week two, day one - my good-hearted, sincere bespectacled neighbour woke me up at 7.30 because he knew that I had a class at 8 (no, I didn't), which I shouldn't be missing because the teacher was very strict. Those days were different without a laptop or anything else to pass time, which made attending classes not the worst alternative. Thanking my neighbour with a warm hug, I went to the class. My tutor apparently did have some sort of reputation, because the class was packed full.. the one next to it wasn't much, and the nervous looking female instructor did cut a rather sorry figure with just a handful of students scattered in what appeared to be a bigger class room.

A girl came and sat beside me. I hadn't noticed her coming in through the back door, and was still trying to get the perfect expression to face her, the scholarly "not bothered" look or the cheerful "classmate" look. "Something wrong?" she said before I could finalize, "Uh huh?" I turn to look at Anchal.

"Why are you making weird faces?"
"Ah well, I had no reason to believe somebody is noticing."
"Oh boy, it would be difficult not to notice something like that."
"So why are you sitting here, and why exactly are we talking?"

That was nuisance enough for the nervous teacher to try to stomp her authority by tch-tch-ing us to atleast pretend to be attentive. The rest of the class, I sat with the straightest face possible over my crooked insides. "So what's with all the uber-cool smart act, you do that with everyone you meet?", she spoke as the nervous instructor hurriedly dismissed the class, full five minutes less than the allotted time.

"Nah, just the ones with out of fashion red highlights and gothic aspirations." I said with a twinkle in my eyes, finally being able to come up with something acid. She did not reply, just walked out. Was that very mean, unwarranted perhaps? Ah.. screw me!

"You planning to sit there all day?" she said waiting at the door for me to catch up. I bowed my head down, allowing myself a slight grin as I laboriously packed my only notebook in the bag. "Well, lets just say you caught me with a bad mood the other day, don't expect an apology because you seemed too cheesy anyway".

That was then, our first walk back to the mess. That semester I attended all her tuts and lectures, none of mine and coincidentally all her instructors bore the same nervous gait and underpaid appearance. It was good, all hunky-dory, best part being the envious glances from all the other jerks who had so far managed just the "do you have an eraser?" conversation with the girls. We looked like an item, and a pretty good one.. she wasn't bothered about what others thought and I wasn't going to be the one to tell them, but she said this during our first lunch.

"Just to make matters simple, I already have a boy friend back home. So friends it is, and friends it would be." That did catch me off-guard, because the narcissistic me had already started planning all the romantic getaways at the beaches, "Do I really look that desperate?"

22 comments:

4ever a Gunner said...

ahem ahem ... must say very nicely written post ...better than the previous one \m/ ...

must confess will w8 for ur next post :D :D :P

pixel said...

good one...
seems like a script for ur future endeavors...

hah neways where does the name anchal come for still remains a mystery, or is it not?

nihar joshi said...

nice ... the character's replies to anchal were awesome ... made them up for the blog or tried and tested b4 ??

nihar joshi said...

my good-hearted, sincere bespectacled neighbour ...... kaun hai yeh .. Saurabh rai ?? :D

Califus said...

awesome ........... much better than the frst one ..... i mean, i wanted to read more at the end ... (thinkin of ways to criticize it sumwer ...... mayb ll giv it a try in the next comment ----- wait for it)

4ever a Gunner said...

mohit will be puffing out of happiness at these comments :D :D

am sure like typical indian directors he'll spoil the sequel :P :P

and @mohit - u r supp to reply to these comments to :P :P

@nihar - he even hugged u. ... warm love eh :P :P

Mohit | Sourcemorph said...

@arup .. no real questions pertaining to the metaphysics or the epistemology of the story ;) ... kya answer karu! :D :P

btw.. fiction only, nihar never received a warm hug from me in the past 3 years!

4ever a Gunner said...

GRE de nahin raha lekin phodu words use zaroor kar raha hai :P

lol ... i'l copy paste ur comment again ..
Mohit : btw.. fiction(BOLD) only, nihar never received a warm hug from me in the past 3 years!

umm so did u have the misconception that i thought ur hooking up wid anchal was for real?? :P :P :P :P

Greatchinu said...

interesting...
will he ever ask her out?

- i guess thats gonna come in the 50th episode !

pixel said...

it will be like saas bahu serial... and asking out will neve happen... producers will run out of money b4 that...

nihar joshi said...

@arup ... it wasn't me ... but his other bespectacled neighbour ... in case u dunno mohit avoided me and dua in starting days of college .. so acc to story cannot be me .. :D

Nunna Jaikish said...

"Just to make matters simple" of last para....

matter complex hogayee yaar

Teesta said...

i am so sure this is not fiction :D u cudnt have made up that girl's reaction!! its so real!!!! thats wot v do...."i already have a bf" or "i jus got outta a bad break up" or "long dist crap"...but in our hearts all v want is the guy to work harder...see that wer u lost out!! read the signs like they r meant to be read :D

Mohit | Sourcemorph said...

@chinu -- abe read first episode, he already proposed, all this is flashback ;)

@teesta -- fiction only, i got 100% in the facebook "how well do you know women quiz" :P

@nihar -- you need to get over those times when i used to ignore you :D

ankit said...

haha it was nice and kinda funny too

im pretty sure it will get more filmy in the next "episode" :P

One more level.. said...

With my inputs, we could create a blockbuster. Wotsay Moit?

Namrata Srivastava said...

Anchal is d usp of d episode i must say......the conversations and replies r very terse and convincingly apt.
better than d 1st episode
hope it gets better and better wid each chapter :)
nice work!!!!!!

Mohit | Sourcemorph said...

mera pehla pehla pyar eh monty?

Intellectual(Pradeep) said...

like every1 else,even I find it hard to believe that this is fiction...:)

designed to fly said...

im sure end will have a twist and the grls boyfrnd will come and beat u up

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