Reading Time: 3 minutes
(Note:I am still not sure how to extend the lazy morning in +time axis.But i think i can extend the lazy morning in the opposite direction.)
He was waiting outside the teacher’s staffroom for his father.His father was a teacher of Maths.His school was a well-reputed school in the small town.It had around 100 members in the teaching staff.He was waiting for his father to come out of the staff room so that they can go home.After waiting for a while,he gets impatient and enters the staffroom.He finds that his father was not at his desk.He was about to turn and go outside and wait but out of blue,he sees an angel.He can’t believe that she was real.He kept glancing at her from the side of his eyes for a while.She notices him.He feels embarrassed starts his walk to the outside of the staff room.
He feels as if someone is trying to address him.He turns back and finds her right in front of him.She asks him “Are you Mr.X?”.He wonders how did she knew his name.Has she been spying on his back.He can feel that today is his lucky day.A wide grin flashes across his face.She gets a bit irritated after not getting a response for a while and seeing the appearance of a mysterious smile on his face.She says in a dismissive tone “you dropped your ID there”.He falls from the cloud nine to the earth.He feels disappointed and gathers his thoughts and says”Thank you very much,Miss …?”.She obliges to his query and replies back “Neha.By the way what were you doing in the staff room.Don’t you know that students are not allowed in here?”.He responds feebly that he was looking for his father.She chuckles and says”Oh!I have come across another guy who looks for his father in me”.He feels embarrassed but he can’t escape a smile seeing her’s beautiful smile.He thanks God in his mind “Oh God!this is my lucky day definitely”.
He takes a look at her and is convinced that she is too young to be a teacher. He testifies his earlier statement by stating that Mr.XX is his father and he was waiting for him.She knew XX as he was his maths teacher.She now becomes a bit friendly in her tone and asks him in which class did he study.Unexpectedly,he instead of answering her query,he asks her “Are you trying to flirt with me?”.She is taken aback and there is an expression of disgust written all over her face.She could only say “What???”.He realizes how big a fool he is and tries to control the situation by saying “Oh! I am sorry.I thought that this would be a great pick-up line on girls to pick them up for a cup of coffee” .She smiles back at him.He takes a deep breath of relief.He sees the opportunity and asks her if she would like to accompany her to the coffee shop.
She smiles at his audacity and agrees.He is elated and has reached cloud nine again.They leave for the coffee shop.
At the coffee shop,he looks for someone to order two cups of coffee.He orders two cups of cappuccino and goes back to her.He still couldn’t believe that she was sitting in-front of her.After a while,a short person walks towards his table carrying two cups of coffee.He glances at him and is shocked.The short person is Mr. Mandi !!! He throws the hot cup of coffee on his face.
His dream is interrupted.He wakes up and sees that the boy next door is shouting “Mandi” in his face.
Reading Time: 2 minutes
(Recap:He was sleeping and i was making efforts to wake him.At the end,he wakes up after listening the word “Mandi”.Mandi is a character who has made the life of people like him miserable by enforcing the 75% compulsory attendance rule.Now the lazy morning part-2 continues.)
He looks at me and says “thank you for waking me” but he actually meant “fuck you and Mandi for interrupting my dreams”.He rushes to the toilet and quickly finishes the everyday chores.He gets hold of his tablet PC and hurries down the staircases and heads towards the mess.He observes a long waiting queue for the breakfast.He then sees it’s 10.15 am and realizes that he is already late for Mr.Mandi’s class.He runs to the cycle stand and paddles his way to the classroom as quickly as possible.
(change of narrator now.)
He has arrived at the class 22 minutes late.He silently enters the class and makes his way through to an empty chair in the last row,3 places to my right.Mandi was looking at him all the while but he seems to be in a forgiving mood or perhaps maybe he was also dreaming of ‘the girl next door’.
(off the track: I hope that CAT aspirants would agree with me that the use of ‘he’ is not confusing enough here.watch out for confusing cases.)
He(the lead actor) takes out his tablet PC and mutes the sound in order to not draw further attention.He tries to concentrate on what Mandi was teaching.After a while,he gives up and finds that he isn’t so intellectual that he can get stimulated so easily.He looks around to see what others are doing around him.He notices a guy with tablet PC in the first row taking down the lecture notes.He seems to be thinking that “thank god,at least someone is using tablet PC for educational purposes.No need to worry about notes.Let me utilize this time for some other purpose.”
He gets busy with some work.I notice that the expressions on his face has changed now.He appears serious now.The class is about to get over.Mandi starts his attendance roll call.He calls out a few names before calling his(the lead actor) name.there is no response from him.Mandi calls his name again but no response agin.I see that he is staring deeply into his tablet PC and appears to be oblivious of his surroundings.Mandi knew where he was sitting.He starts walking towards him.A eerie silence was ensued in the classroom.I ,being his nearest neighbour,try to alert him..By the time he knew that he was the center of attention,Mandi has almost reached him.
He frantically tries to lock his tablet PC screen but unfortunately disables the mute option and a scream “Oh! yeahhh…. baby” cuts through the eerie silence.
(Can i still extend this story?give suggestions for writing a sequel)
Reading Time: 1
It was a lazy morning.It was 9.50 am but he was still sleeping.His door always stays unlocked so that the boy next door could come in and wake him up.I,being his next door boy, had entered his room to perform this task. I called out his name thrice at the top of my voice but the only response i got was a switch of sleeping positions from left side to right side.A thought flashed across my mind.Someone has rightly said that a person even while sleeping can apply the natural laws of science to adapt to the change.In this case,he had effectively applied the Doppler Effect to decrease the intensity of my voice reaching him.I said to myself “Wow,that adage is 100% correct”.I realized that today my task of getting him up for the class would be a tough challenge.Perhaps,he was dreaming of ‘the girl next door’.It seems he was having a great time with her as a smirk swept across his face.Left with no options except to use the ultimate weapon to wake him,I shouted “Mandi” .As expected,he came alive and his dreams were shattered to find the boy next door instead of the girl next door, in real world,shouting at him.
(to be contd …)