The limo pulled into the parking lot of Shaurya High. Immediately, the two fifteen year old girls scrambled out of the vehicle, pushing and scratching one another in an attempt to exit first. As they entered into the main office of the school, the one with the hot pink handbag started talking, something in her voice spelling ATTITUDE
in capital letters.
Shreya: Listen, if you need any help, please don't ask Shreya. Shreya has a rep to protect, and tumhara huliya dekh ke, everyone will be shocked to see you even approach Shreya.
The girl who had been addressed rolled her eyes.
They were a gorgeous pair of eyes. Emerald green, soft and warm at sight, and sharp and attentive while observing. They were reasonably large, almond shaped eyes, with long, naturally curled eyelashes. To accentuate their beauty, the girl had underlined it with a thin layer of eyeliner. They looked especially beautiful when she smiled, laughed or made any other extreme gestures. Right then, they looked cold, with a hint of anger just in the corners.
If the world only had monkeys and you and me as human beings, I would ask the monkeys for help.
Shreya scowled at Tammy darkly, distorting her beautifully made up features.
Shreya: Very funny. Agar aisi intelligence class mein use ki, then you'll go straight to the principal's office.
Tammy: Like you would care.
Shreya: True, but mamu would.
Tammy: (Rolling eyes again) What. Ever.
With an air of being more superior, Tammy walked away from her sister.
Shreya: Welcome desk is the other way!
Tammy: I totally knew that! I was just...going to...check out the whole school…
Aryan slipped on his sunglasses as the car stopped outside the building. Dhruv shook his head. It was outrageously funny how conceited his brother was. Almost like a girl. Simultaneously, the two brothers stepped out of the sleek black sports car, immediately being surrounded by girls.
Dhruv shyly smiled at them, whispering something to Aryan. Nodding, Aryan fist punched his brother (which was equivalent to a guy hug) and turned his complete attention to the girls. Smiling fondly at his brother, Dhruv slithered away from the crowd, walking towards the class he had first period.
The bell rung soon enough, and reluctantly, the girls parted. Aryan started scanning the hallway. He wasn't too bothered about going to class. His eye caught the sight of a female. She was chewing gum, and looked reasonably attractive, although it was hard to tell, as she had her head bent, poring over a bunch of papers.
Smiling cheekily, he slipped his sunglasses on.
Aryan: (To himself) Someone new...my girlfriend of the day has been discovered.
With attitude in every step, Aryan walked up to the girl, and in a pretty manly voice, greeted her.
The girl didn't look up, but popped her bubble, as if in reply.A little surprised, Aryan frowned, but tried again. This time, with the help of the quintessential romantic item, a single red rose.
Aryan: Hi. My name's Aryan.
The girl looked up. She had earphones plugged in her ears. That would explain why she couldn't hear him. She frowned at the sight of the boy who was smiling widely at her. Cautiously, she removed an earphone from her ear.
...?: Sorry...what'd you say?
The tinge of an American accent in her voice was unmistakable. She was prettier than he had estimated. Beautiful black, luscious hair, large green almond shaped eyes, long, tanned legs and a petite waist.
Aryan: (Offering rose) Care for any help?
The girl's frown grew deeper on her face. She ignored the rose, and eyed the boy thoughtfully. She was good at analyzing people, and the guy standing in front of her looked like...quite frankly...an airheaded douche bag.
...?: Sorry...I don't take help from douche bags.
She walked away, still poring over the printed paper. Aryan frowned, not liking the attitude of the girl. Nevertheless, he decided to have one last try, as the girl was…
pretty.He walked up to her, blocking her way. He offered her the rose again.
Aryan: You're new.
...?: I think I figured out that part by myself.
Aryan: I could help you...maybe give you a personal tour of the school…
...?: (Mad) Oh yeah...how are you going to help me?! (Sarcsatic) Oh! I know! You could use this little rose of yours. It must have magical properties! You can sprinkle the fairy dust over this dump and make it a place actually worth staying in!
Aryan stammered, utterly bewildered at the weirdness of the girl.
...?: Can you do that?
...?: Didn't think so. Now if you don't mind...please move...I don't want to start my day in this dump by seeing a dumpier face.
Aryan: HEY! I'll have you know, I'm the most wanted guy in this school!
...?: Hmm...girls must be woefully lacking a proper sense of judgment in this school then.
Before Aryan could retort, a girl in a green shirt and ponytail came running to both of them.
Girl: (Panting) Tamanna?
Tammy: (Frowning) Uh…yeah...
Girl: (Extending arm) Hi...I'm Julia...
Tammy: (Shaking arm) Uh...nice to meet you.
Julia: I'm gonna be your guide today...so tell me where your first class is.
And like that, the two girls walked away from Aryan, leaving him feeling a little confused, and completely convinced that the two were in need of a therapist. I mean...look
at him...he was a fine specimen of a guy.
Tammy: So this is Math?
Julia: Yeah! Go ahead, I have to run to my Spanish class.
Tammy: Thanks so much man, you saved me from that jack ass.
Julia: Yeah...Aryan has a reputation of being a kind of Casanova.
Tammy snorted, still unable to believe that a guy so stupid could be liked by anyone.
Tammy: (Muttering) This school is seriously lacking in good looking guys.
Julia: (Laughing) See you after Math.
Smiling, Tammy entered the class. The teacher looked up from the board, staring at Tammy.
Nonchalantly, Tammy handed a note to the teacher. Nodding the teacher turned to the class.
Teacher: Class, this is a new student. Miss..?
Teacher: Maine pet name nahi poocha. Full name?
Tammy: (Rolling eyes) Tamanna.
Teacher: Ok Tamanna, uh...go sit next to….Dhruv right there.
The teacher pointed to an empty seat near the back of the class. Shrugging her shoulders, Tammy went and sat next a good looking boy, who smiled at her.
Dhruv: (Extending hand) Dhruv.
Tammy: (Shaking it)Tammy.
Dhruv: So, aap isse pehle kis school mein thi?
Tammy: Boarding school...in Chicago...
Dhruv: How come?
Tammy: My uncle and sister got pretty fed up of me...thought they should ship me away.
Dhruv laughed uncertainly, unsure whether it was a joke or not.
Dhruv: So how come you came here?
Tammy: Mamu started missing me, so he just called me back.
The teacher turned to face the class, directing her eyes to Tammy.
Teacher: So Tamanna, since your new, why don't you tell us... what kind of math were you doing in your old school?
Tammy: (Propping legs on a stool) Numbers and...stuff...
The teacher noticed the legs almost immediately, and a deep frown appeared on her face.
Teacher: Please take your feet off the stool. This is not your living room.
Tammy: (Cooly) Miss, if this was my living room, I would be asleep by now.
The class burst into a fit of laughter. Dhruv smiled himself, although usually he would have been more restrained. The teacher silenced them with one stroke of her hand.
The look her face indicated big trouble to Tammy. Sighing, Tammy started picking up her bag, but was interrupted by the teacher.
Teacher: Since you are new, this behavior will be tolerated. But only for today. Dhruv, please tell her how to behave in my class, and Tamanna, make sure you don't do this again.
Giving the two a stern look, the teacher turned her back away and started explaining the math problem on the board, again.A few moments passed laboriously. The class was deathly silent. A fact that Tammy was unable to comprehend. Abruptly the classroom door banged open, and in entered an unruly boy, panting miserably.The teacher frowned at the boy in a disapproving manner.
Teaher: Siddharth. Late on the first day of school...not a good first impression.
Sid: (Huffing) Sorry ma'am. I had to get-
Teacher: Doesn't matter, go sit next to Priya.
Nodding, the boy went and took his place right in between Priya and Dhruv. Shaking her head bemusedly, the teacher turned back to the board for the second time. Sid turned to Dhruv, and animatedly started chatting with him.
Sid: Hey Dhruv, how were your holidays?
Dhruv: Pretty good. Yours?
Sid: Awesome! My cousin Samira visited us, and she brought a couple of her hot friends along with her.
Sid winked mischievously at Dhruv, and turned his attention to the "oh so pretty" girl sitting next to him.
Dhruv: What are you doing?
Tammy: Throwing spitballs at the teacher.
Immediately Sid's head spun around. His eyes grew wide as he saw the extremely attractive girl sitting next to Dhruv commencing to throw spit balls at the teacher.
Sid: You...you're a prankster?
Pausing momentarily, the girl turned to face Sid, an eyebrow cocked up high.
Tammy: It's one of my passions.
Sid: (Grinning) Awesome! Mujhe bhi pranks khelne bohot pasand hai.
Tammy: Really? Can you help me to know the level of irratance of this teacher. Taaki main isko annoy kar sakoon, and I don't get expelled or something.
Sid: Sure, but let me tell you, spit balls don't effect her. Her neck is already really clammy.
Tammy laughed appreciatively at the boy's comment. She liked people who had the guts to insult teachers and
play pranks on them.Sid eyed the clock placed perfectly on the wall. Only one minute of class left. Grinning, he took out what appeared to be a homemade catapult, and turned to Tammy.
Sid: Watch this.
Quickly, he inserted a long pencil in the catapult and aimed for the jug of water on the teacher's desk. Closing one eye, he dispatched the pencil. It knocked down the jug of water, making the teacher jump in surprise. She turned around with a deep frown on her face, just as the bell rang.
Giggling, Tammy and Sid got up at the same time, running out of the classroom as fast as they could.
Tammy: So...what's your pranking history?
Sid: She's amazing man! She pranks teachers, and is beautiful!
Aryan: (Singsong voice) Looks like someone has a cru-ush!
Sid: (Rolling his eyes) Please, she's just a friend. In fact, I would recommend her to be your girlfriend of the day...or maybe week.
Aryan laughed, running a hand through his hair for the umpteenth time during the day.
Aryan: Sorry bro, my whole week's booked. Vaise, where's Dhruv?
Sid: He's coming man, he went to help the new girl and a friend of hers.
Abhay: So finally, interested in girls?
Just as Abhay made that comment, Dhruv's deep laugh resonated in the cafeteria. The three boys turned around, a smile on each face. Dhruv walked up to them, with Tammy behind.
Dhruv: Aryan, meet Tammy. She's new here.
Tammy stepped away from Dhruv, and immediately Aryan's smile disappeared. Tammy groaned, her shoulders stooping low.
Tammy: Oh no. It's you.
Aryan threw a dirty look in his brother's direction. Ignoring it, Dhruv started introducing Aryan to Tammy.
Dhruv: Tammy, this is my brother, A-
Tammy: I know his name, its...
Her finger came up as she tried to remember his name.
?.. Abhay...? ARJUN! No…A...A...(Hopeless) What's your name again?
Aryan: (Turning to his brother) See! She doesn't even know my name!
Shrugging her shoulders, Tammy walked away from Aryan.
Dhruv: (Trying not to laugh) She's good for you. She'll keep your feet on the ground.
Aryan: But every
girl knows my name.
Dhruv laughed, patting his brother on the shoulder, as if to consolidate him.
Suddenly, there was a hush in the cafeteria, as three gorgeous girls walked up to the huge crowd gathered around the tables.
...?: Aryan! How nice to see you.
Aryan: (Grinning) Same goes for you sweetheart.
Dhruv: (Smiling) Hi Shreya.
Shreya: (Smiling) Shreya likes your shirts. They really bring out your eyes.
A snort resounded from somewhere in the background. Suhana (Shreya's best friend) turned around, and icily asked the snortee a question.
Suhana: Something wrong?
Tammy: I would say your face...but then I wouldn't want to be rude.
Sighing, Shreya swiveled around.
Shreya: (Coldly) So, Shreya sees you chose to hang out with the cool people.
Tammy: (Equally cold) They were cool until you and your little band of girlies came along.
Shreya held up her hand to stop her other best friend, Priyanka, from throwing a bitter, unwise comment at Tammy.
Shreya: Very mature.
Taking a deep breath, she walked away from the crowd. After a moment's hesitation, her two friends followed suit.
Sid: You...know her or something?
Tammy: We have a very….interesting relationship.
Shouting with joy, the teens jumped out of their seats, hastily making their exits out of the class. The first day of school always seemed horrendously long for everyone (even
the teachers) and the end of the day brought fresh happiness on everyone's face. Tammy, Sid, Dhruv, Julia, Ajay and Varun were walking together to their lockers, chatting happily. Scraps of conversation were floating from all corners of the school, but one particular conversation perked up their ears.
Aryan: (leaning against a wall) Of course sweetheart. I mean it when I say you're the one for me.
Dhruv and Sid shook their heads bemusedly. How many times had they heard this famous line? They didn't know. They had stopped counting after the eighty fifth time.
Tammy shook her head in disgust. His voice didn't contain an ounce
of sincerity. The girl had an incredibly bad brain if she could not figure out just how idiotic and insincere the boy was. Within a few seconds, a plan formulated in her head. Grinning, she turned to Dhruv and Sid, and whispered something nonsensical in their ear. Sid's eyes widened with horror, while Dhruv nodded his head in approval.
Sid: (Whispering) Are you mad?! He'll kill you!
Tammy: (Arrogantly) Please! I'd like to see him try!
With a sudden twinkle in her eye, she started walking towards Aryan. Focusing her mind, and trying to not gag at his sight, she screamed in an extremely high-pitched voice, impressing herself.
Tammy: Aryan DARLING!
Aryan spun around, utterly bewildered at her sight.
Aryan: What the-?!
She interrupted him by wrapping her arms around his neck, knocking the irritated girl standing next to him off her feet.
Aryan mumbled like an idiot-partly because Tammy's hair was in his face, but also because he was completely confused.
Tammy withdrew, valiantly fighting the grin creeping on her face.
Tammy: DARLING! Tumne mujhe akela kyun choda? Tumhare bina mera har pal...har pal…a...adhura hota hai!
Tammy: What what sweetheart? Don't you remember all the things you whispered in my ear in...(blushing) the math class.
Aryan: What the f-
Tammy: Aur here you are. Is ladki ke saath flirt kar rahe ho! Why?! When you have a girlfriend!
Aryan: I have a WHAT?
Tammy: Girlfriend honey...aur kya?
Aryan: (Confused) Who?
Despite himself, Aryan's face broke into a grin. He knew the green eyed beauty would be unable to resist his charm. Still, he had to applaud her for her self control.
Aryan: YES! I knew it! I knew ki tum mujhe like karti ho!
The girl he had been flirting with gasped, extremely offended by his delight.
Girl: Aryan! What the hell is your problem?
Aryan: Sorry honey, how bout next week? (Eying Tammy, as if sizing her up) I'll probably be free by then.
Without a moment's hesitation, the girl slapped Aryan on his face, and throwing a dirty look in Tammy's direction, stomped away.
Aryan: (Watching her go) She'll be back. No one
can resist me. (Turning to Tammy) So…what finally brought you to me? My charm or good looks?
Tammy: God! You're almost as conceited as my sister! Amazing!
Aryan: (Ignoring her comment) So...aaj raat free ho?
Tammy started laughing uncontrollably. Just the thought
of going out with that chimpanzee made her ribs tickle.
Aryan: (Irritated) What's so funny?
Tammy: PLEASE! Tumhe laga ki main ACTUALLY tumhe pasand karne lagi hoon. In your dreams loser!
Aryan: Then all that you just said...
Tammy: I was feeling sorry for the girl. The insincerity in your voice was...
Aryan: (Angrily) So this was a JOKE?!
Tammy: NO! No no no!
Aryan's expression slackened.
Tammy: It was more like an attempt to rescue an..abla naari.
She turned around, not interested in seeing the expression on the big headed boy's face. Although the next part, she heard, only too clearly.
Aryan: (Coldly) Mark my words Tamanna
. You will have fallen head over heels for me by the end of this semester.
Not bothering to reply, Tammy went to pick up her bag. Before she could pick it up, a strong, muscular arm lifted the bag for her.
She groaned, turning to face the owner of that muscular arm. Of course
she knew who it was.
Tammy: What are you doing here?
...?: (Smiling widely) Can't I come to pick up my darling niece from school?
Tammy: Aapko aapki photoshoots se phursat mili ?
Karan : (Sighing) Tammy...anyway, where's Shreya ?
Tammy: (Shrugging her shoulders) I dunno.
Shreya: Shreya is here!
Karan spun around smiling widely.
Karan: Hello sweetheart.
Smiling, Shreya enveloped her uncle in a hug. She closed her eyes as his arms wrapped around her back. It was nice to have some fatherly figure hug her. It made her feel safe.
Karan: (Withdrawing from hug) So...ready to go?
Shreya: Yeah...let's just find you know who...
Tammy: I'm right here bimbo!.
Shreya gasped, unable to comprehend how she had not acknowledged her sister's presence.
Shreya: (Panicky) Oh no...oh no...
that means that-
Sid: (Shocked, in usual tactless way) You two are SISTERS?!
Quickly, Shreya stole a glance at his
face. He looked...surprised, but not disgusted. Taking a sigh of relief, she nodded her head, affirming the fact.
Her uncle frowned.
Karan: Come on. It's not so
Tammy waved her hand to the shocked, perturbed faces of her friends (excluding Dhruv)
Tammy: (Sarcastically) Oh yes. It's not so bad.
A/N; Thankyou so much for your comments and interest. Anyway, I hope you guys like this part...coz I think I've fallen n love with my fic...(i noe..I'm so big headed )
So..happy reading guys...
PS: Hope u like Sid's character...