Posted: 09 February 2011 at 4:53am | IP Logged
After 8 February
ABHAY POINT OF VIEW:
not Kabir. Let's have a little practice match right 'now'" I smiled and
he seemed quite well with the idea, I would be obliged to make him
loose badly in front of everyone… but I needed to keep in mi...nd
that was not supposed to kill him in the process. All for Pia's sake.
Pia wouldn't want to see me doing such a thing, though she needed a good
doze of fear once in a while… still.
Actually I didn't want to see that disgust and hatred for myself in her eyes, they were enough to burn my body. He smirked.
get ready for losing buddy, you are fighting 'me' -Kabir Singh Rathore-
'the' best basketball player in the college. Watch out dude, be careful
that I don't humiliate you too much in front of all your sweethearts."
He said smugly pointing towards Pia, who was scowling. I gave her a
reassuring smile but she didn't seem convinced… like I was expecting
"Race me to the locker room loser" he said in a childish
tone and ran as fast as he could. I shook my head disappointedly and
walked in human speed to the boys' locker room.
He was already
ready when I entered. I wish I could behave as childish as he does. But
that image doesn't suite me. A two hundred year old vampire is not
supposed to run around in the college showing off his speed to others.
quickly took my sports jacket and shrugged off the usual one. Getting
dressed for a beautifully set scene was enjoyable… I came out of the
locker room to find Pia standing outside and walking around nervously. I
cleared my throat, and she realized hat I was present. He looked at me
confused and made a disapproving grimace.
"Why are you doing
this?" she asked. Almost pleaded I would say. "He can get hurt you know?
He cant match up to you… he is just a normal guy" she raised her hand
up in frustration. All she cared about was him getting hurt? Hello which
world do I stay in? I wanted to ask her… but I knew that was an
"I can restrain myself from hurting him"
she looked at me sternly, I smiled and corrected. "Maybe" I added at
last and her face twisted into a grimace again.
"Oh c'mon I just
want to give him a piece of my mind Pia. I promise I won't hurt him."
She seemed a bit convinced but not enough. "Do you trust me?" I asked
after a long while of silence. She nodded furiously.
"That's all I need to know" I smiled and walked away.
PIA POINT OF VIEW:
stood there staring behind him. He just went away. If he gets carried
away he could end up hurting Kabir or disclosing his secret. I couldn't
let that happen. Yes I trusted him, but he was 'human' at last. And
feelings ...cant be suppressed when you are on the field. Ask me, I know!
I need to stop him. I wish they don't begin before I get there. God help me!
ABHAY POINT OF VIEW:
stood on the field trying to look all cool and spun the ball on his
finger. I smirked at his little display and tapped on his shoulder. He
turned around least expecting me.
"Oh dude, I thought you were
hiding behind Pia by now" he laughed aloud. I raised an eyebrow. Was
that supposed to be a joke? Cause I didn't find it funny… Well people
and their sense of humor. I sighed.
He passed the ball to me… As
he would say 'really' hard expecting me to cringe away. But oops! I
think I didn't mention I was a vampire. Hahahahaha! Sorry I lack good
humor too. Slash that out too.
He looked surprised but smiled faintly, impressed.
he mumbled under his breath and looked towards the basket curiously.
What was he trying to do eye estimate the height of the basket post?
He kept staring at it for some while and then finally looked at me.
he asked. I just raised the ball and let it fall. In a quick movement I
stood in front of the post ready to guard him. He came smoothly to me
and I tried to keep the intensity less. Didn't want to hurt him
remember? Yeah. His shoulder was protectively in front of him, defending
his ball from coming into my hands. I smiled. Let the kid have some fun
at first, then I will show him what years and years of practice do…
passed by me and I stood. He would think he did it himself, but where
would he be without my help? Nowhere. He triumphantly put his hand above
his head rejoicing a piece of victory which was soon going to end.
A crowd had already formed and they cheered for Kabir. From the corner of my eyes I saw Pia looking at me with pleading eyes.
it Abhay' she mouthed. I shook my head and threw the ball at Kabir
again, so that he could charge. This time I would not let him come
nowhere near where he is supposed to go.
"C'mon Kabir show me what you got" I taunted and he looked infuriated.
out Raichand, 'that' was just the beginning… the main course is yet to
come" it is… I added mentally. He charged again and this time I think I
just let myself go a little bit out of my control. I stood there for a
few seconds and then sharply blocked his way, making him stutter back
momentarily. He chuckled and tried to push me away with his elbow. Of
course I didn't budge a bit. I just stood like a statue for some moments
and then decided that it was enough… I couldn't just let him think that
I can only guard. With a fluent motion I snatched the ball from him. He
became stiff for some moment and the crowd became silent.
time my name rang in everyone's mouth. They were all filled with
disbelieve. Yes everyone Abhay Raichand can do anything and everything.
didn't wait for him to come out of his trance and flipped the ball
backwards without seeing. The 'cring' sound came after some moments
announcing that the ball had gone into the basket. A fresh round of
applause broke in.
After twenty three such matches the score became
twenty two and one. Sorry kiddo cant help it! You insulted me all too
much so many days. Vampires are always revengeful, that's not my fault
you know… I was bored of this game and everyone kn...ew
I was winning. Pia seemed satisfied. She leaned on a pillar and looked
at the game lazily becoming excited when I tried something
extraordinary. She was very observant actually. Kabir was exhausted… of
playing and losing.
He charged once again and I took the ball away
again… My shoulder brushed against mine and I pushed him lightly with my
elbow… She fell to the ground rather painfully and the whistle went
off. Pia stared at me with shock… I cleared my throat and walked to
"Sorry, I got a bit too carried away. So is everything
fine?" I asked politely. I extended my hand to him so that he would take
it. But he slapped it away. He was pissed. The best basketball player
in the college wasn't apparently the best. I smirked and took my hand
"Whatever" I muttered under my breath and put my hand
inside my pocket and walked away. Some of the guys had come in to help
Kabir. He wasn't hurt, I was sure of that. I felt Pia following me.
her voice rang in my head. I turned expecting her to be angry, but she
was smiling. "Thank you" she said softly. "You kept your promise" her
hand touched mine and I shook it off.
"But I pushed him" I said a bit sadly.
normal person could have done that too. Its no big deal" she winked at
me and trotted away. I stared behind her. She winked at me? What is the
world coming to?
Yeah i know i only wrote about the match but sorry guys. I love basketball so i tend to get carried away when i write about it. Comment everyone....