J, Your shirt is not tucked.
J Your homework is not ready.
J Get out of my class.
J Go to detention.
I guess you get the picture. Miss Dakshita was a really difficult lady[ahem, witch]. The only man , I like is our Maths teacher. He is a dude. His blue Jeans with metal buttons embroidered and cool light blue shades would make him a movie star, but, he kicks serious ass in class.
Also, he doubles up as our PT coach. That’s were I have fun.
Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me , the day I held aloft my magic sword and said,”By the power of grey skull”.
No, that wasn’t the end. He had this look like I had brought the world to its end. “I’ve been trying to train you to control yourself, but, i guess it’s too late now”. Prof, I just held his hand.
“No, you were angry.”
What else was I supposed to be? I raised my brow and stared at him. The question did not need to be asked. He gazed back at me. The sternness turned into something else and for a moment I thought he was pleading. I had enough of that and just wanted to head home. This was just a bad day. I got myself to say what I knew I need not have to.
“J, you have no idea what you have brought upon yourself!”
“It is just Vikrant!” But it did not look like K was bothered as much about Vikrant as he was about me.
“You caused the rain J!”
“Forget that! We need to get you out of here!”
“And you need a break Professor Kaushik!” Yes I do use full names when they exasperate me, or you can say when I don’t find them all that cool anymore. “ I am going home.”
Yes, I had had enough. Some hot chocolate would do me good. I picked my bag and walked out. He did not follow me back. Good for both of us! I really liked this guy and could not bear him acting like he’d gone nuts.
Cycling back home was a pleasant thing. The road was skiddy after the rain that I had caused. Hey, kidding! And this had to happen. There is this downslope where I just loved to let go of the handle and swoop down and as I did that the streetlights switched off! The bike went into a puddle (bad road!) and there I fell off the thing! This was not all. A light blinded me and then the sound.
A truck!Speeding down the road! fast enough to run over me!
“Watch out!! You creep!” I had sprained my ankle.
The damned rain again! Then the lightning! It all happened at a time! The thunder! The truck sped down making me feel I only had a couple of moments to live. And He overtook the truck like they do in those movies. The bike he rode looked like he had borrowed it from the batman! He reached out and pulled me onto it.
No, he pulled me rather into it! By the Hammer of Thor! A convertible and something too cool to be found in India. In fact, too cool to be real!
Now that it was a complete car, he took off his helmet.
“I must be sick! or this is a damned nightmare! you Proffesor Kaushik!”
“I like it more when you call me K!”
I glanced back. The truck was speeding behind us. I saw sideways. We were speeding like we would in a race. No damn truck can beat that! Still this Effing thing had not lost us!
“Hold this J” K took my hand to hand me the steering… ufff let us call it the navigator! “You would be able to make it!”
“What? Do I drive this thing home?”
“I’d need to stop the truck J! He is coming for you!”
“And yes, you would be driving it not to your home but to HOME!”
“Yes, just tell me what I need to hear. I am an alien left on earth?”
“No, you are the son of a God!”
“K, I dont find that funny!”
“Truth isn’t fun, Son! And do give the girl and her brother a lift. They need to get HOME too!”
“What?” But he just opened the door and jumped off!
Two Reddish Brown eyes were looking them from behind.
Author: Umashankar Das