Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chapter 2.1 - 7th-C

Innocent Days: Part - II

7th C is remembered by me for numerous reasons:
1) the awesome classroom - perhaps the best classroom the school had back then
2) one of my close pals went missing
3) my fall from grace
4) the slap
5) my mouthing of swear word for the first time
and finally..
6) the start of "M" factor!

I was grim that day, A had gone missing and I really was stunned! Strong possibilities of his death been so publicly discussed were driving me nuts. Then Mandy had suddenly changed from my best and only friend to a mere bastard! Now I was left searching for a friend! C was ever-ready to lend me his hand, but God I hated him! So while I was fighting this loneliness, teacher announced, "We have to do some shuffling of places. This year a new policy has been introduced - You will have the same partner alright, but so that back benchers don't stay backbenchers forever, there is going to be a rotation policy, everyday you will be moving one bench back and you would also be shifting row-wise! Therefore after one rotation is complete, you would be changing rows!"

I was placed with Hairy A (H-A from here on)! He revealed to me that he had always been inspired by me as I never left my 2nd rank and still did amazingly well in drawing and craft exams! This really left me confused and proud! Ah crap! People actually worked for drawing and craft exams! So he was my big fan, but he was a total pest!

I scanned and found this new face in my class! "She's M", Mandy2's chaavi!" H-A quickly told me! A quick look at Mandy2 and "How?????" I shot back at H-A! H-A started laughing. "No yaar, he's just crazy about her, woh usko bhav nahi deti!" I was relieved! It is somehow heartening to see all the fellows with you are suffering as much as you, even one satisfied goat kills the human in you and makes you wanna steal all that is his! Or so was I of the attitude back then!I looked at M, oh she was beautiful! Her hair seemed amazing! And her soft skin! She was really cute! She hardly talked to anyone in the class and her silence seemed to cry out so much! She wanted to scream, I could feel it, her eyes just gave it away, but she was gagged! She seemed to be fighting some internal war with the world! All this without a single exchange of word, all this without a single exchange of glance, but all this cause the beautiful her had just got stuck in my head! The moment I entered the class my eyes would go on hunting for M! The crush had gone overboard and I had become too damn crazy about a person I hadn't even talked to, and all this in just one week of seeing her!

Then the most awaited day came when our benches were placed in such a way that M was going to sit right ahead of me and this would go on till the exams! I finally had my chance! All day long I used to lie low on the desk smelling her beautiful hair that sweetly wiped the desk-dust! I let the hair lay undisturbed on my notebook and promptly stop writing the notes, H-A realised I am going crazy and he used to give those dirty "I-know-and-I-am-gonna-kick-your-ass" kinda smiles! Now this was frustrating, but H-A weirdly never opened his mouth! (By the end of the third week, I am sure even he had fallen for her) But I never had the courage to start a conversation with M, and now I wish I had; had I done so, my life would have been so different and even hers!

All was going smoothly, I was still seated behind M and M was still avoiding Mandy2 and Mandy2 was still planning to kill himself if she doesn't fall for him and I was still hoping that this would happen; and my future looked all so sweet as Ms. M seemed destined to become Mrs. MSN (although not a word was exchanged and just once or twice a glance was passed). But then came the exams and what followed post-exams was totally unforeseen!

Innocence no more...!

(to be continued...)

23 comments:

sneha said...

hmm...

//All day long I used to lie low on the desk smelling her beautiful hair that sweetly wiped the desk-dust! I let the hair lay undisturbed on my notebook and promptly stop writing the notes, H-A realised I am going crazy...

how sweet.. but FREAKY!! :P:P
n wat? u used her hair as jhadoo?!?! :P

well...this once (in 7th! hee) i had this veryverysilent type partner (n yea, the rotation revolution rules were ho-hum in our school.. which was nice acually.. plus we had the one-boy-one-girl rule.. which was really nice if u got a cute-boy partner which was NEVER the case with me.. *ahem* i always got the freaks!!). ok so this VVS person used to STARE. A LOT. n then after few weeks places were changed n i got a little less freaky partner (was hell relieved!) and even then he used to STARE like crazy!! sheesh.. was i relieved when 7th ended!! whew! n i was SURE that he would stare all the time because some dhakkans of our class would go like-- ' sneha yaa wear a veil or somethin' n i was like' have u LOST it or WHAT?!!'
lol!

sun4none said...

abey freaky kya.. hehee.. it smelled so amazing and it was soo soo soft! :P... besides ppl shud mind their own hair u kno.. if thy dont n if i dont.. y not keep it if i like it :P.. shee..so sidey :P

hahahah.. wear a veil! god! ok.. confession.. i used 2 stare a lot at one chick too.. in 12th :S.. but she went on to become my best pal later.. hehe! but thn back thn i used 2 stare cz i wantd 2 talk..but never had the balls 2! :S.. same must be the case with tht guy too yaa.. jao.. orkut hai na.. contact karo.. dekh woh kya kehna chahta tha :P

raghu said...

lolz.. suk yaar 2 suck ya.. me has nvr let 1 gal go by wid out awrd.. me nvr missed evn 1 chance yaarr... cant wait 4 more.. ya but smellin pplz hair is kinda freakin me out here!
i mean..abbe u actually smellin hair!
man.. haan toh ya 1 gal 1 buy rulz..1 one i was made 2 sit wid dis gal.. n den cos v both ver smart n den wanted smartass n dumbass on a bench .. i aws made2 shift n den i cried cos i was made 2 sit wid who cimed a dumbass.. but den she was such a nice person u noe.. i really liked her 4 wat she was..so helpin n kind n al.. n den 1 day in da eng clss.. i felt real bad n tol her i was real guilty dat i cried ven i had 2 sit wid her .. n she was so moved u noe.. i mean she also had tears in her eyes n v ver jus starin at each other 4 like 40-50 secs man.. she dnt look gud btw.. n den da teacher interfered..moti gendi..lolz.. ya dat was an amazin felin dou.. i hate feelin guilty n i hav till nw always rectified it in sum way or other..livin wid guilt is so bad.. :(

heh? ok said...

god, really, being in an all girls' school completely warps your psychology...i went through fourteen years of schooling without one single crush, even. and when college and freedom beckoned, i promptly went and enrolled myself in an all girls' college!!!!

sun4none said...

guys i need 2 clarify one thing.. whn i say i smelled her hair.. dint mean i poked my nose in her hair n smelled it ppl.. grr.. u kno gals jst put on sooo much shampoo tht the smell jst reaches many lands.. she sat rt ahead n hence her hair kept fallin on my bench.. yeah.. the smell was inevitable dammit! grrr :P

@ raghu.. the story's not complete.. as i'd said in the intro.. all my crushes kno tht i have/had a crush on thm

@ sangy: aww.. u dint hav any crush on any gal?? :P

heh? ok said...

no, chirkut. i've always been embarrassingly straight, unfortunately.

ninkita said...

lol.. whats the prob with the hair-smelling anyway?? i happen to know an adorable guy who loves the way girls' hair smells.. and there's that whole mid-eastern funda of the woman's hair being a symbol of the male's posession or some such thing.. anyhow, i happen to have had my hair pulled more often than romantically used to dust tables.. the ways guys expres themselves, specially in class 7-8.. really!!!

btw, suk.. hurry up with the next installment!!!!!

sid said...

lol..

sid said...

lol..

mandork said...

yea...totally know the feeling...the smell...been there done that....not that i went around shoving *her* hairs up my nosie (nd i assume you din either), its just that i rather kept my nosie close to her hairs....
shit! the smell was amazing!!!

sun4none said...

thank u mandork.. here is a guy who has also smelled hair! :P.. see its nt a weird thng 2 do. yeah.. we do not stick our noses in the hair.. we jst smell it.. happens naturally.. :S

heh? ok said...

what is with the hair, peoples??? have you never used shampoo yourself? its not just girls..look at the way guys gel their hair into those ugly spikes...even a porcupine would be too reticent to sport that kinda foliage..

wanderer said...

was always allergic to them gels...vaise bhi, you cannot get the aroma from fer own scalp...and you dun expect us to carry a bottle of shampoo wherevr we went, do you??? in a class...no chance....Yeah well, you *can*...but wouldn't it be weird being called "the-guy-who-brings-his-shampoo-bottle-to-class"...
more weird than actually smelling a gurls hairs...which BTW is not weird at all...admit it, you too have dunnit at one point ov time or other!!!

sun4none said...

abey sangeeta.. sala... me n wanderer hav smelled hair n we are bloody proud of it! sala.. usmein kya hai! duh! y do u chck out the "punks" whn u so bloody hate the rock look.. and yeah.. some of us here.. DONT HAVE HAIR! so gel, shampoo ka koi fayda nahi re :P

heh? ok said...

tum sab itna bhayankar gol gol sochte ho...i have no objection to your smelling inclinations and other olfactory habits...all i said was that you shoudn't make the applying too much shampoo thing a girl disease..and yeah, gel is terrible, trust me. hair that feels like rocks is never a good idea.

sneha said...

@heh?ok- i agree with u 101% :))
i once happened to touch this fellow's 'spikes'. YUCK!! felt like, yes, rock! absolute rock. and this once, i was unfortunate enough to touch someone's har while the gel hadn't still dried and double yuck! my hand got all sticky and remained that way for a loonngg time.. sheesh.. y do guys torture their strands this way? why? why?

raghu said...

lol..gels sucks.. suk has no hair.. i dnt hav eye brows nw.. n smellin ppls hair is funny ven i magine suk doin it..da suk i noe..HAHA..lol..rofl!
like a doggy.. suk faloows a gal n den istead of barkin ..he smells her hair..u shud hav bin her pt dog..can smell her hair all da long!

Divya said...

Hahahaha suk ur getting funnier seriously.. write the next part jaldi!
ok so the hair that so romantically cleaned ur desk n gave u an excuse to stop writing notes was so mesmerising huh? Being in 7th and all u shud hv pulled it na? :P thts now young boys start expressing the whole crushy feelings na? Hehehehe
Oh the smelling is not all htt funny exccept fr the way u sed it.. ive experienced tht loadsa times.. suk knows. :P
Oh and i agree abt the gel thing... guys look best when they just let their hair be.. not all wierd styles with gel.. Suk u must have used gel sumtimes to tame ur hair na? no not on ur head.. i meant ur beard..
:P

another brick in the wall said...

@ div: hehe.. yes.. am in a better state now n can write the next part! :)
yes yes.. the hair was really mesmerizing and i still remember the way it smelled.. it was beautiful :P.. no yaa.. never felt like pulling it.. i was too innocent 2 do those things then.. by 10th i'd attained notoriety n had cut 4 strands of hair that lay falling on my textbook.. the gal never found out :D.. and no.. i've shampooed my beard but never gelled it.. i think i shud try that too.. hmm *scratches the beard* :P

Snehal said...

Really entertaining series!!
Are there more of these?.. or does it end here..at 2.1???

another brick in the wall said...

@ snehal: unfortunately it's closed for some reasons i cant disclose :P.. i just got too senti while i typed the next part re.. and therez a reason for that :S

Snehal said...

ooo!!! ok..
it was nice reading :)

another brick in the wall said...

hehe.. thanks :).. maybe someday i will type it.. will let ya know then.. but not now :)