"Let. Go." she commanded.
"And if I don't." He answered in a low voice, thinking that it'll scare her.
Without moving her face an inch, with her eyes, Damini looked at everyone who was now staring at them, waiting for her next move. Damini lowered her eyes and stared at the floor wondering if she should do what's on her mind right now or not. She made her decision as she heard a 'hmph' coming from her behelder. She looked into his eyes to find out what was so funny.
"You girls are all words and no talk. I don't even know why you're let out of the house. You're only good for one thing and that is s--"
He was silenced by Damini's surprisingly, very hard and strong punch. As he turned his face around, blood was seen being trickled down his nose, and his left cheek now had a purplish-blackish colored bruise. With his sleeve, he wiped off the blood, but more just replaced it.
"Why you b--" he was silenced yet again, with a slap. And this made him really furious.
He started darting after her, but Damini who had anticipated his next move, darted before him. She down the hallway and up the stairs followed by him. She pushed everyone in her way telling them to move out of her. She opened the door and went down the hall and into the nearest classrom that was available. She quickly closed the door behind her and started catching her breath. The students and teacher that were inside early, just stared at her, wondering 'What the heck's with her?'.
She opens the door just a crack and peeks out. When she's the coast is clear, she leaves from there, and goes back to the stair case. She looks behind her before descending down the stairs just to make sure he wasn't behind her. She saw him there, with his gang who spotted her going down. She started running down the stairs, but then tackled into a very muscular chest, which took the hit from her extreme speed and sent them both tumbling down as if an earthquake had just hit. As they reached ground, the gang was already on top of the stairs watching them down below along with the other spectators. Damini held her head which was throbbing with pain excrutiatingly. She opened her eyes, and felt herself being a bit higher than usual. She noticed that the floor wasn't cold as it was supposed to be. She put her hand on top of her landing, and felt something weirdly shaped. She looked down to what she was touching and saw a belt. She looked up and saw a man looking at her as if she was mentally insane. She looked back at her hand then at him and removed her hand from the belt, since it wasn't exactly touching the belt, but it was a bit lower. She looked back at the man she was on top of and saw he was staring at her as well. She stared with deep brown eyes into his deep brown eyes that were trying to say something to him. But what was it?
His eyebrows knitted together and he abruptly got up, pushing her off of him which made her hit her head against the railing. All of a sudden the pain returned and gave her a reality-check. She got up and looked at the back of the man who just pushed her off, who was now wiping himself off of dirt.
"Hey!" she turned him around. "How dare you! Tumari himat kaisi hui mujhe dakha dene ki." she confronted.
"Toh aur kya karta. Aise leta rehta. Hello, not everyone here are like you okay."
"Like me? What do you mean they're not like me?" she inquired.
"Oh please. Don't pretend like you don't know. Besides, I had some respect for women, which because of you is going away by every second. Now, please let me leave." he said trying to get past her.
"No." Damini pushed him back. "Not till you tell me what you meant."
He took his right foot of the first step and towered over Damini with her still clutching onto a good handful of his shirt. He looked at it and then at her whose movements were synchronized with Damini's.
"You mean you don't know?"
"If I knew, do you think I would ask you?" she retorted.
"Ever since you've stepped foot into this college, everyone's been saying only one thing."
"Just think about it. What are you doing right now?"
"I'm asking you a question."
"What else are you doing."
She pondered over this and looked at him questioningly.
"Okay. What was first thing you did when you fell down?"
"I opened my eyes."
He let out a sigh. "Second thing that you did."
"I held my head."
He rolled his eyes. "Third thing."
"I touched your ...." Damini stopped in mid-sentence as she finally realized what he's been trying to say. She instantly released her hold on his shirt. She opened her mouth to make an 'o' in shock. "You.. you.. how.. HOW DARE YOU!! How dare you say that about me!! I'm.. I'm a... OMG!!"
He just looked at her in shock. He had never thought that she would turn this whole thing back on him when he clearly told her everyone's been talking about it from before.
"Hey. Hello. I didn't say anything okay. It's you."
"WHAT!!! ME!! Why would I say that about myself?!!! You're sick!! All you guys are sick. You only want a girl for one thing! Well, guys what. Now that I'm here, all of your opinions on a woman is going to change."
"I'm sick?! You're sick! First you punch some dude that you don't even know and go touch another's... I'm not sick. You ARE!! You dirty little girl."
Damini who no longer could take him insulting her, slapped him. Everyone gasped and looked at him, wondering what he'll do next. He slammed his books onto the stairs and put his hands on his hips.
"I'm not gonna hurt you. I don't raise my hands on a woman." he informed her and everyone else and he turned around.
"Impotent." someone whispered.
The man, thinking it was Damini who said it, turned around and gave her a tight slap. Damini put her hand on her red cheek and felt heat rising up to it. She was shocked as was everyone else as he had just said that he wasn't going to hurt as he doesn't raises his hand on a woman. Damini who was now boiling with anger, lowered her hand from her cheek and glared at him.
"You. Slapped me. How dare you!"
"Oh, Shut up!"
"No, you shut up! You said that you don't raise your hands on a woman, you liar!"
"Well, if I'm a liar, then why did you believe in that. Huh?" he asked raising his eyebrows.
Damini kicked him in the knee, hard with the tip of her heel, which made him bend down with pain. Damini who just thinking about what she did, was recieved with a strong punch to the stomach. Now, it was her turn to bend down in pain. She turned around and grabbed his hair and starting pulling at it. Since he was still bent, he couldn't see her properly, he reached for her head, and when he also got a handful of hair in his grasp, her started tugging on it hard. They both lost balance and fell down and start punching and kicking each other, while everyone just watched them, laughing and intrigued knowing that they'll be enemies for a very long time. They were all interrupted as the teachers came in and broke them apart. Damini was in the hands of one teacher and the man in the other, both of them looking really messed up. They both pointed their index finger at each other, glared angrily, making a promise to themselves to get even for their humiliation.