Part 2: Is it fate?
the bus screeches to a sharp halt. The students start to pour out of
the bus slowly, groaning at the hard day's work that lies ahead of them.
Donny starts making his way off the bus too. 'Apun bhi aa rahi-le' the
motti girl calls out. Donny doesn't bother looking back. He straightens
out his bag and steps off the bus, taking a deep breath of fresh air.
side pe…' Saara moves all in her path out of the way, including the
motti ladki. She walks out of the bus untouched by the surrounding
students, her friends follow. Quickly she paces up to Donny before he
disappears beyond the college gates. 'Donny sunno,' she stops short in
front of donny; 'bhai, aaj toh bus ka mazza leh liya… kal se hum car
mein ya bike pe aayenge acha?'
Bus mein kya kharabi hai?' questions Donny. Loosing patience she
answers back! 'Tumhari bike mein kya kharabi hai????' Donny moving Saara
out of his way quietly mutters, 'Uski pichli seat pe tum jo baiti ho…
woh nahi.' He walks off leaving Saara shocked and angry. 'Samajhta kya
hai apne aap ko!'
bell rings and the clusters of students swarming the corridors begin to
fade into classrooms leaving the corridors empty once again. Rushed and
totally exhausted Henna lets herself fall into the comfort of her
chair. The girl sitting besides watches, 'phir se late?' she giggles.
'Nahi, aaj toh on time Amrit' Henna points out on her watch. 'Improving
yaar ahista ahista!' Amrit notes. The class begins and all listen
Until another girl
taps Henna from behind. 'Hey Nits' Henna answers without looking back.
'Hi Henna, report likhli hai na?' she enquires. Before Henna can answer
she continues. 'Maine nahi likhi, woh kya hai na kal shaam kidnap dekhte dekhte Imran ne mujhe kidnap kar liya!'
looks over at Amrit, 'Iska matlab hai movie dekhte dekhte so gayi'
sighing gently Henna turns and faces Nits. 'Oye tujhe kitni baar kaha
hai apne jeej ke baare mein aise na socha kar…' Amrit giggles to
herself, watching the usual argument between Henna and Nits over Imran
Khan.'Jaane jaan dhoondta phir raha... hoon tumhe raat din...main yahan se wahan' :'>:
sings softly as he strolls down the empty corridors. 'Mujhko awaaz doh
chup gaye ho sanam… tum kahan?' he sighs as he drags himself to a nearby
bench. 'Itni mushkil se toh naam pata chala tha, ladki hai ya bhootni.
Ek baar dikhne ke baad gayab!' he mutters displeased.
year of college had just started a week ago, all had been going
smoothly for Donny until he had noticed her two days ago. Unable to
resist, he had attempted to follow her home but, lost her midway in the
crowed streets soon after she had gotten of the college bus. He'd laid
awake the whole night that day, thinking when he'd see her again, if
he'd ever see her again! Tossing and turning he had eagerly waited for
the next day to come so that he could seek her out. Unfruitfully he had
only managed to find out her name. He wasn't even sure if that was her
name. Only what he had been able to describe to others led him to
believe she was Henna.
his own world Donny sat on the bench for quite some time thinking. He
thought and thought and thought. 'Kahan ho tum Henna!' he said with a
slight annoyance in his voice. 'Henna' he repeated. A blushing redness
overcame his soft pale cheeks as he repeated her name, his voice
softening without him realizing.
by the feeling he didn't perceive the buzzer sounding to indicate the
next period was about to start. Students once again cluttered the
'Amrit I'll see you
wahin lockers ke paas iss class ke baad acha' Henna informed as she left
to attend her next class. Amrit nodded in agreement as she too started
to walk in the opposite direction towards her next class. Confused by
the loud racket and overcrowding in the corridors Amrit trips over n her
books fly everywhere.
I'm so sorry' Donny bends down to help Amrit. 'Woh have habit of
stretching na, meri mommy bhi tells me off… long legs jo… have na…'
donny stammers trying to apologise and explain at the same time. He
helps Amrit up. 'Lagi toh nahi na?' he asks worriedly. 'I'm fine' Amrit
he starts walking Amrit to her class holding her books. He introduces
himself and Amrit acknowledges she's heard of him. Donny tugs his
collars feeling proud of his fame. 'Meri class aagayi' she puts her
hands out to take her books. Donny moves them away. He reads her name
from it and looks at her. 'Nice to meet you, Amrit!' He hands back her
books. Amrit smiles and enters her class.
walks back down the corridor and spots a paper on the floor where Amrit
had fell. 'Yeh toh ussi ka hoga' he walks over n picks it up. 'mujhe
yeh usse waapis dehna chahiye.'
does Donny know the paper in his hand actually belongs to Henna. She
had lent her notes to Amrit. Holding the paper that's been carefully
folded in half Donny walks back towards Amrit's class to return it.
Will he give away the clue that could lead him to Henna unsuspectingly?
Part 3: Hum Saat Aat Hain?
yells a voice far down the corridor. Donny stops in his tracks and
turns to see where the voice came from. A tall, fair, neatly dressed guy
is stood poking his head out of a classroom. 'chal jaldi aa na,
shuru hone wali hai!' he exclaims. ' Aa raha hoon yaar!' Donny says,
retreating back towards the classroom. He puts the paper in his bag for
Donny walks into the classroom unrushed and sits besides the guy that had
him. 'Woh nahi mil rahi mujhe Eijoo.' Donny sighs helplessly. Eijaz
nicknamed Eijoo was a close friend whom Donny shared many secrets with.
He was a thoughtful guy with a great amount of wisdom. Although, his
dashing looks and 'fan-following' i.e. the girls in college, lead him to
be slightly arrogant. Eijaz soothingly rests his hand on Donny's
shoulder and tells him to be patient. 'Mil jayegi, don't worry.' He nods
Slowly Donny takes out his books and pens one by one. He doesn't notice the
staring. 'Aap ready hogaye hain tum hum shuru karein?' the teacher
remarks sarcastically. Donny looks up – snapping out of his slow, dreamy
mood. He hears everyone laughing. A redness overcomes his pale cheeks.
'Ji nahi sir, abhi toh aapki motti textbook nahi mil rahi mujhe. Lagta
hai ghar pe bhool aaya hoon… agar aap wait karne ko tayyar hain toh main
lehke aaon?' Donny questions mockingly.
ko leh aaye ho yehi bohat badi baat hai!' The teacher shakes his head
and mutters to himself, 'aaj kal ki generation… yeh banenge humara
future?' He starts his lesson after advising Donny to share a textbook
Soon class is dismissed for lunch. Everyone rushes hurriedly towards the college
whilst others that are hungrier litter the corridors with their lunch
boxes. Henna is stood by the lockers waiting for Amrit. Donny and Eijaz
walk past, busy in their own conversation as they walk towards the
canteen. Donny stops suddenly. 'Henna!!' he says with his eyes wide open
and looks back towards the lockers as quickly as he can manage. Eijaz
laughs at him, 'din mein bhi sapne? Koi ladki nahi hai wahan!' Donny
scans the area near the lockers again – he blushes as he messes his hair
up slightly. 'Silly me…' Both walk off to the canteen laughing.
Meanwhilst, the crowd of boys that had gathered in front of the lockers
disperses. Henna is still stood there waiting.
canteen as usual is overcrowded and noisy. This isn't a problem for
Eijaz and Donny as they have a permanent booking for the tables near the
huge glass window overlooking the college playing fields. In short the
best spot is theirs. They walk towards the table to find Saara and a few
friends sitting there. Saara stops and stares at Eijaz who in return
winks at her. Donny lightly punches Eijaz on his stomach seeing this.
'Kya kar raha hai?' he asks Eijaz shaking his head. They pull a few more
chairs up to the table and join the girls.
starts talking non-stop. Alongside Saara are sat the other two college
Diva's – Ankita and Ekta. They're known to the whole college by the
names Anku and Eks. They treat Donny as their brother as Donny treats
all Saara's friends as his sisters. He refers to them quite cutely as
being his 'didi's'. The story is quite the opposite for Eijaz who
absolutely hates the thought of being anyone's brother. 'Pata nahi
doosre doh kahan reh gaye' Eks wonders too herself. She searches for
Gaurav (Khanna) and Arjun (Bijlani).
ab aa rahi hai?' Henna asks pulling a long sad face. 'Yaar woh Nits aur
Verni ko bhi toh pick up karna tha na.' she points behind her towards
them. Henna leans to the side to take a look. 'Hey guys!' henna smiles.
Verni comes and gives Henna a hug, being her sentimental self. 'Verni tu
toh aise mil rahi hai jaise ki kal nahi pichle saal mile teh last.'
Henna jokes. Moving away Verni explain, 'kal mile ho ya pichle saal,
ache se hamesha milna chahiye.'
Nits adds her take to the conversation. 'Lunch time mein toh food se milna
na' All look at Nits and laugh. 'Chalo chalein, Nits kahin hume na khaa
jaye!' Amrit giggles. They make their move towards the canteen. 'Aaj ka
special dish kya hoga?' Nits wonders.
After a whole load of pushing and pulling the girls manage to get their lunch
to find that there are no tables vacant. 'Ab kya karein hum?' Amrit
asks disappointedly. 'Neeche baitke kha lehte hain na, main toh bohat hi
hungry hoon' Nits explains. All look at Nits weirdly. Verni sighs
'neeche baitne ke liye bhi koi jugah hai kya jo neeche baitke khaa lein?
It's just jam packed.'
stood holding her tray of food quietly, staring into the distance.
Amrit nudges her, 'Henna, batao na kya karein?' 'Follow me girls!' Henna
says leading the way. 'par jaa kahan rahe hai?' Verni asks worriedly.
'hamesha iss ladki ko koi ajeeb hi idea aata hai.' Unwillingly Verni
follows the others.
'Andar jugah nahi hai lehkin bahar bohat jugah hai' Henna explains as they
onto the playing fields. 'baito sab na, itna acha din hai toh bahar
baitke khaane mein aur mazza aayega na?' Amrit smiles a huge warm smile
seeing the sun shining brightly. She sits on the grass alongside Henna.
'Haan sach mein Henna yahan toh baat hi kuch aur hai!' Verni adds as all
tuck into their lunch dumping their bags carelessly besides them.
out of the canteen window Anku starts laughing. All seated at the table
look at her. 'Tujhe kya hua?' Eijaz enquires. 'Unn namunon ko dekho!
Bahar lunch kar rahe hain!' Anku points at Henna and the others sitting
enjoying their lunch. Eijaz looks out and bursts into
laughter too. Donny looks at them both. 'Kyun doosron ka mazzak udhate
ho? Canteen mein jugah nahi mili hogi.' Saara slaps Donny on his arm.
'Kitna unhappening bhai I have!' she mutters trying to see out the
window. Donny doesn't care to look instead he finishes off Saara's slice
of chocolate cake whilst she is busy prying into others business.
'Yahan ek aur ke liye jugah hai henna?' asks a deep gorgeous voice. Henna
up half blinded by the sun shining brightly in her eyes. She uses her
hand to shade them. 'Hussainnn' she gasps, totally surprised. 'sure,
aao baito.' She moves over and makes space for him. 'Guys inse milo…'
Henna introduces Hussain to the rest of the group.
Back inside the canteen the jasoos are busy watching. 'Arre yeh chikna kyun
saath bait raha hai?' Anku says frustrated by the fact. 'Kyun baita hai
hume kya, kaun hai yeh… isse hume matlab hona chahiye!' Eks exclaims
completely bowled over by the stranger.
Finally giving in Donny gives in to the temptation to look out of the window.
log bhi na bas don't stop. Unn becharon ke peeche haath dhoke padh gayi
ho' Donny glances out of the window. His jaw drops wide open.
'Hennaaa' he screams. The whole canteen stops for a moment to see
what happened. Saara gives all in the canteen an angry look and all
turn away and pretend to mind their own business.
Donny notices the guy sitting besides her, talking and laughing. He lowers
his eye brows in temper. 'yeh kyun uske paas baita hua hai????'
'Kaunsi Henna hai yaar?' Eijaz enquires. He looks over at Donny for a response but it's too late. Donny's already gone.
Where's Donny gone? And who is this Hussain?