“Again???!!!” She exclaimed.
My hands which were inspecting the back wheel of my bicycle stopped and I turned towards her.
‘Naina,’ my classmate was standing right there in school uniform, with two neatly braided ponies adorned with a red ribbon, wearing ‘star-shaped studs‘ in her ears and also she has ‘kohl laden beautiful pair of black eyes’ and a mesmerizing voice when she speaks, like she is speaking something to me presently, “wait a minute!!! focus Ritesh focus!!! she is saying something, just listen you idiot”
“Hello, where are you lost”, she snapped her fingers in front of me.
“Nothing, just thinking about my cycle’s punctured tire” I replied.
“I know right, every other day there is something wrong with your cycle, yesterday there was some chain issues, and a day before that, the issue was with the seat, and today punctured tires” she chuckled
“Yeah, what can I say, I think it is getting old now” I replied
“Hmmm ask your dad to buy a new one then, and for now let’s walk to the school together, it’s getting late now,” she said while adjusting her wristwatch.
I just nodded and we start walking towards school.
“Don’t you think it has become an everyday routine now, every day your cycle gets wrecked and then we go to school together, it’s like a destiny thing, don’t you think so?” She looked at me with her big beautiful eyes.
“Haha, how on the earth do you even think about such things!!!??” I chuckled nervously while trying to hide the ‘iron nail’ from her, which I just used on my poor bicycle’s tire.
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