Manya threw her bag in her black car, driving to college the next morning. She stopped at a red light, humming the song "Aaja Nachle."
She heard someone whistle, and then call out,
"Losers bhi kitne style mein drive kerte hai, na?"
Manya turned and looked out her window. Akash sat in his car with some of his friends, also stopped at the red light. Manya glared at him. He laughed and sped away as the green light turned.
Manya groaned and hit her steering wheel angrily.
M: Khud ko samajte kya hain! Ek game kya jeet gaye, apne aapko baadshah samajne lage!
Manya found a big crowd gathered in front of Jai Shree College. Eyes turned to her, for everyone knew the cheerleaders, as she parked her car. She stepped out and saw Goppu.
M: Kya hua?
G: Dekho na, Manya!
Manya gasped as she saw the red brick building, Jai Shree College. It was teepeed!
Tissue paper had been flung all over the college building, a big banner that read "LOSERS" stamped in the middle.
Manya ran towards the basketball team, where Karan stood angrily.
K: Manya! Look what they did!
M: You mean, AD ne yeh sab kiya?
Goppu came and nodded.
G: Of course. Aur kaun karega?
M: Don't worry about it, guys. Hum bhi kisi se kam nahin!
Karan looked at her and grinned.
K: I knew it. Tumhara damaag kuch na kuch tho soch le ga. Kya plan hai?
M: Unnai hamari bulding teepee ki. We'll do worse!
The cheerleaders and the basketball team spread out once they reached AD College in the nighttime. Goppu had already been in there, making sure the gates weren't locked. He opened the windows and snuck them inside.
Holding rolls of tissues, they all snuck inside. Manya split halfway and entered a lockerroom.
She could hear the Jai Shree team whispering and giggling as they teepeed the whole hallway of the college.
Manya threw her tissue rolls all over the lockeroom. She stopped near an open locker and opened it.
Inside was a basketball and sneakers. She saw a picture of Akash pasted, holding a basketball.
M: Oh? Tho yeh iska locker hai!
She grinned evily and threw the roll of tissue inside, circling it and bringing it all around.
Just as she was doing it, someone grabbed her wrist. Manya's heart raced as she looked up, shocked.
He smiled naughtily and knowingly, staring at her. He raised his eyebrows.
M: Uh-haath chodo mera!
A: Waah! Chor ki chori pakri gayee, aur devar uske malik jaise?
Manya glared at him. She tried to get out of his grip.
M: I said, leave me!
A: Tum mere locker mein kya ker rahi thi?
He peered in and saw the roll of tissue.
A: Ohhh! I see ki Jai Shree ne apna college subha dekh liya tha.
Manya glared at him.
A: You guys are losers, man! Humnne poori building teepee ki, aur kisi ne nahin dekha. And you-you just got caught red-handed, sweetheart.
Manya threw the roll of tissue in his face and pulled her arm out of his grip. She flung her hair and began to walk away.
A: Ayee, sweetheart!
Manya stopped. She turned and glared at him.
M: My name is Manya Sharma.
A: I like sweetheart better.
M: Sweetheart my foot!
He grabbed her wrist again as she walked away. She stopped and stared at him angrily.
A: Aaj tumne yahan aker acha nahin kiya, sweetheart.
M: Acha? Kya ker lo ge?
A: Its on, sweetheart.
M: Bring it on!
Akash nodded, pretending to be impressed at her confidence.
A: Okay. Tum jao aur apne-un Jai Shree losers ko kaho-to meet AD at the basketball court tomorrow morning, 9 AM sharp.
Manya got out of Karan's car the next morning, dressed in a black skirt and red tee that read "Game On."
She stepped into the basketball court. Akash was dribbling a basketball, talking to his friend, Rehan. The AD College team had already reached.
Manya entered the court. A wind blew and her hair flew. Akash looked up and looked at her, smiling naughtily again.
A: Aiye, sweetheart. Aapka tho intezar tha!
A: What, huh?
R: Guyss! Hum yahan basketball ke liye aye hain, not fighting each other. Come on!
Karan stared at Akash.
K: I don't know, Roopa. I think inko basketball ki haar se zyada ek PUNCH ki zarurat hai!
A: Oh yeah? Let me give it to you!
He raised his fist just as the police sirens rang.
R: Come on, guys! Police tho jaanti hai Jai Shree aur AD ki fights ke baare mein! RUN!
Jai Shree team jumped in their cars as AD jumped in theirs. Manya was still running when Karan, without realizing she wasn't on the car, sped away.
M: HEY!! STOP!
A police officer stepped out.
P: WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!
Manya's heart raced. She jumped as a hand reached out to her. She looked up and saw Akash sitting in the back of a car, grinning at her, his hand outstretched. The music of "Pyar Ki Ek Kahani" played as the wind blew. He stared at her as she looked away.
P: DON'T TRY TO RUN THIS TIME! STOP!
Manya suddenly grabbed his hand. As her hand landed in his palm, he tightened his grip on her hand and pulled her up on the car, grinning. She fell in and ontop of him.
The music played as he leaned back, startled, staring at her as she stared back...