Chapter 3 (Craziness Begins)
Hritik and Arsha were making the list of single boys, like I was searching for a groom and had to marry someone. I was a bit shocked as- seriously, what made her think of "The Party Swyamwar". This was the reason why I was smiling on Arsha's genuine idea.
"Hey! What are you thinking?" Arsha asked as she saw me a bit hinged back and perplexed.
"Nothing" I nodded, with a smile.
"Come here and help us to find a boy for you then." She said mischievously. I again nodded and I don't know why I said yes, so easily.
"Ya why not." I was totally blank but as I saw both of them, I felt good. My mind was assuring me, "Everything happens for a reason. So is this." I was accepting it more as I saw them both. They were looking so happy. But in my heart was the fear that what if it's not at all as good as it seems to be?
It was about 1 pm and they were ready with the list of boys who can join me for the party.
After sometime, when a good amount of crowd was gathered in the canteen, Hritik entered and turned music on and said something insane, as always,
"So welcome everyone in the Party Swayamvar of Ritika. Well, it can be called so." He laughed looking at me. "I wish you all luck and I hope she will select someone out of you." Everyone was looking at him. I think he had remained charming in attracting people. Finally, he screamed "So, let the fun begin." And so, he winked and then announced the first guy's name. It was a grand and funny day.
And first boy entered with a brown shirt and black jeans.
"Hello everyone and love to you lady." He winked and grinned looking at me.
"So, do you want to tell about yourself something. Why she must select you?" Arsha asked.
"Well, I'm Kunal, naam toh suna hi hoga."
"Well, no." I whispered in Hritik's ear.
"Well, people call me chocolate boy! Wanna' see?" he raised his eyebrows.
"Oh chocolate! Can I eat you?" I acted hungrily, to which everyone laughed. He went away, ashamed.
"Next!" Hritik shouted.
"Hey! I'm Mayank." and he started taking off his shirt. Arsha and me looked at each other puzzled. After few seconds of his showing off of his body, we shouted "Next!" Then entered next, Anil, Gaurav, Sumit and One boy after another- Singers, dancers, writers, shayars, artists and who not but everyone was rejected by me. I had always remained choosy in my life, and this was like choosing a partner for a party! So I had to look at many things. May be it would have been better, I thought in the end, if I had not been part of all this.
"So I guess we are finished with all this." I said and stand up, a bit irritated with the thing.
"Hmm. I think you are right. You can go we'll discuss later what we've to do now." Arsha said, in an exhausted tone. I picked up my bag and was about to leave when suddenly a boy entered the room and as soon as I turned around he hit my right shoulder so hard, that I almost slipped. Hritik ran to grab me but this guy grabbed me first. It was as dramatic as you can imagine. On the top of it, I had wore heels that day, so I was totally imbalanced.
I was looking at him totally confused. In the next second, I actually noticed him, when I saw his eyes. And I was stunned, as he was actually so charming. Those eyes were hazel between and he had well groomed beard that suited him so much. I kept on staring at him stupidity for how much time more, I don't know.
"Hey, can you please stand straight?" He said looking straight in my eyes.
" wh-what?" I said, as crazily I could be.
"Kindly stand on your own two feet miss, you're heavy."
I got in my senses and stood straight. "What do you mean?"
I was about to say something but Hritik asked me patting my shoulder,
" Are you ok?"
"Yes I'm but he..."
He interrupted me in between,
"Ya he's new admission and my friend Reyansh, he joined our college for further studies." I shook my head and replied, "Oh! Okay." And then I glared at him and said, "well, whatever."
I was unhappy with with his behaviour but I can't deny he was good looking specimen. We had a small talk and he said sorry for being a bit rude and that's where I forgave him.
"So what were you all doing there?" Reyansh asked, sipping from his drink.
"Ah!! It was just..." I was about to say something when Arsha told him about the swyamvar thingy.
"We were finding a boy for Ritika, for the freshers night." She said almost jumping.
"Oh that's cool!" He replied like it's a normal thing.
"Hey! You're also single, right? Why don't you both go with each other?" Hritik suggested.
"What?" we both shouted so loud that Arsha almost dropped back her drink and for a second everyone was quiet. Then Reyansh and me, we both googled each other with all the weird expressions. After few minutes, when everyone was busy again in their work and Arsha and Hritik were staring at us, he said...
To be continued..
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