Chapter 3 Anjali..Sophy's first/best friend
Rohit asked Anjali:Are you and Sophy childhood friends?
Anjali:No.I met her just today.
Sophy: Anju..its getting late.We have to attend the speech.
Anju:Wait,Sophy let me tell them how good you are and how we became friends.
Sophy was feeling helpless. She,with slight irrtation looked away from these guys. Sam observed Sophy's discomfort. He was also feeling a little irritated with Anju.But Rohit was listening to Anju.
Anju:See,today is my first day in college rt? So I went to my fav temple.I had given for abhishekam.I had lots of vibuthi and kumkum on my forehead. I did not have any idea how i looked with all that on my forehead,ok...?
Anju continued with a smile: All the girls and guys when saw me started laughing at me. I did not even understand that they were laughing at me.And Sophy scolded them and came to me.She wiped my face with her handkerchief.I liked her from that moment. She could have laughed like others,but she did not do that.
Anju was prasing Sophy..But Rohit's question is not yet answered.
Rohit: Anjali,you have'nt told why Sophy likes you?
Before Anjali could answer,Sophy snubbed: Thats none of your business.
Sophy dragged Anju from that place.Anjali waved bye to Rohit.Rohit just shook his shoulders.
Sam:Why do you ask so many questions to Anjali and irritate Sophia?
Rohit: I know this Sophia,Sam
Sam in shock: What?
Rohit: But she does'nt know me.
Sam:That is a bad old joke man.
Rohit: You did not get me correctly.You will know it tomorrow.
Sam and Rohit rushed to attend the speech. The second session seemed to be interesting. They introduced all the faculties.They told them the procedure for changing the departments towards the end of the first year.
Rohit noted down the details with care.Sam was happy with the department he has been alloted already.
Anjali's mind was full of Rohit's question.Sophy seemed to be engrossed in the stupid speech. Anjali was waiting for the break to ask her.Finally,in the break,
Anju:Sophy,do you like me?
Sophy was a different person with Anju: Yes,ofcourse.Why that doubt?Was that because of that idiot's question?
Anju:No.I want to know it for myself.Of all people you are with me.I want to know the reason.
Sophy did not understand her point.
Anju continued:Listen,you are the popular one in our batch(1st year). When everyone will like to be your friend,why did you chose me?
Sophy was shocked by that fact.She did not have any clue that people will like her beacuse of her rank.
Sophy:I did not think that way. Always I had helped girls,if guys make fun of them.But those girls reaction had been different.Noone has really appreciated my gesture.
Sophy stopped as if her explanation answered Anju's doubt.
Anju felt there is something more,but Sophy is not opening up. She did not pester her with more questions.
Both Anju and Sophy felt some strong bond between them.Sophy actually felt at home,when she's with Anju. For Anju, she likes anyone who likes her.
First day in college was memorable for all the four.
- Kurumbugal thodarum