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New Beginnings #WriteOverTheWeekend

It was his first day in college. He had no idea of what to expect. It was all Princess’ idea that they move out of Makete Street . He stood outside the imposing stone entranceway and wondered if he should go in or wait for her. She was late as usual .

He decided to walk in and carefully made his way through the boys and girls chattering excitedly, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible.

The new boys stood out like sore thumbs , awkward even, in their obviously new jeans, tees and backpacks . The new girls stood out too but seemed more confident. Of course they stood in the comfort of clusters , talking loudly and shiftily looking out from the corner of their eye to see who was watching them. It was a well known secret that on the first day of college , the Senior boys gaped at the new girls , checking them out to pick one as a potential love interest. Occasionally, they giggled, embarrassed when their gazes locked . It was almost like a mating dance thought Sandokan with the boys and girls interacting in an atmosphere charged with excitement, curiosity and the enthusiastic raw energy of youth.

“Should I go up to the new boys? Or should I go up to the new girls? ” he thought . Just then he heard a peal of laughter and looked up, straight into the green eyes of a girl surrounded by a gaggle of other giggling girls. Their eyes met and he sighed ” Cat eyes, hard to resist their magic . Changing with the light…. sometimes green and sometimes brown but always deep and mysterious “. Then he saw her. Princess looked at him archly. She seemed amused by his awkwardness.

He made his way towards her when suddenly the bell rang and the group of girls went up the staircase .Princess followed them too.

“Oh dear, I’ve lost her even before I found her !”

All day he waited in the hope of bumping into her between classes. He even hung around outside her class. He didn’t want to seem to desperate.

Finally , he caught up with her in the Canteen. She was rubbing herself against a table leg. Sandokan approached her stealthily not wanting to lose her again. But before he could reach, the bell rang and she darted . “Drat!” he thought. “And she did it again! ”

You can read more about Sandokan and Princess here and here .

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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20 Responses

  1. Dahlia says:

    Ah this was so adorable and the change in perspective was done brilliantly!

  2. Cute story. Only registered it was about a kitty near the end. ? Hoping for more links or comments

  3. Alice Gerard says:

    Dramatic story. Well written. I could really see that mating dance.

  4. Love the story tons. The youthful language taps the college generation in a simplistic and real manner.
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  5. Rajlakshmi says:

    Cats! Aha Now that’s such a cute story… Didn’t expect the story to end this way. ?
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  6. Anagha Yatin says:

    Will Sandokan be lucky third time?
    This thought is purring in my mind after reading this ‘chase me if you can!’ tale.

  7. Firstly amazing work of fiction. I loved the story, i am waiting for more such stories from you 🙂

  8. Wow! this is simply amazing Sunita- loved the “catty” perspective and looking forward to checking out more of these tales 🙂

  9. Natasha says:

    Brilliant, Sunita. Who would have thought Princess was a “Meow” for a cause.

    Loved it. Please write more fiction.

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  10. Parul Thakur says:

    ha ha! that was fun. Cats eyes! 😛
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