As David and I started to walk towards our class, a loud call from behind stops us. And when we look back, it’s the same person about whome we were worried about. And now he’s walking towards us with that college President attitude. David and I look towards each other as he inches towards us we take a look at each other; we pass a look asking “who told him “. While we were interact, he stands in front of us and looks directly on us ,we look back at him the same way he’s ,giving him a sense that we aren’t afraid. He without asking or telling us a single word walks away and when he’s at a distance from us, I turn to David to ask him how is he aware about this incident. Leave him, let’s move to our class, replies David while we started walking towards our class. “Why did he leave without saying anything to us” I told David while my eyes are focused on my shoes for no reason. As we enter the class it felt, we feel if no one is in class, the silence in the class looks haunting and funny at the same time. We both look at the guy who planned all this, his face expression is telling us that he’s regretting what he did and he knows what is could be the reaction to his actions. I look at David and he’s already smiling while operating his phone as usual. I know his reason behind his smile and so I smiled too while keeping my hands in pent pockets and head down. While Both I and David were busy with ourselves, a girl stood up and started to ask David as why is he smiling and instead of replying he looks at me and we both laugh so hard that we have to sit on the podium and hold our stomach as it starts to ach . We stopped ourselves , stood up and look at each other and start to laugh again and that too harder than before. The girl stands looking at us with a confused look on her face. We being unbothered about her confused state continue to laugh like idiots and whole class looks at us as if they never ever have seen us before. Seeing us laughing at the girl with confused looks , who class is also laughing and asks us why are we laughing , seeing her laughing and asking us why are we laughing, David and I laugh even more harder making us fall on the floor and soon the whole class starts to laugh like idiots . While we all are busy laughing I saw David getting back to the normal position and walking up to the podium. He climbs up the podium and says “Yes class, May I have your attention please “and the whole class stops laughing and gets in the serious mode. “Please take your seats, we need to find way out” , David says in firm voice and whole class gets settled down on their seats and fix their eyes on David. I moved to the left corner and stood with the wall comfortably and focused my eyes on David. David starts to speak “Class the matter has been handed over to Discipline committee and the Director will personally monitor the case, we are all caught “. “What’s the way out” a girl from the class interrupts David. “I will let everyone of you ask questions but please don’t speak while I am speaking ” He replies the girl in firm voice and then begins to explain the whole story . David tells the class how the president of the discipline committee was called by the Director himself and how secretary of the committee dropped in the first aid room even without being informed about the incident, the whole class is listening to David with keen interest and so am I while he continues to speak. No one is daring to make a single sound , David is known for his strict behaviour but only I know him. He’s speaking from past 15 minutes and that too non stop , I wonder from where is he getting the words , well nonetheless he’s speaking and I am enjoying and listening to him and so is the whole class.
I have frozen at my place and my eyes are totally focused on David with a serious look on my face. I had no mood of having the serious mood but David often gets annoyed with me because of my non seriousness at the places where the seriousness is required and this is why we often have fight. I remember once David was speaking about some very serious issue to the class I was standing next to him on the podium and I suddenly started to laugh out of nowhere and soon whole class laughed and then David didn’t speak to me for one long month, so as to avoid any such situation, I continue to be in a serious mood. Whole class looks as if all are frozen on their seats and looking towards David while he keeps speaking about what happened in the room. I seriously want this speech to end because it was getting serious and boring but as I look at other classmates I felt that it’s only me who’s irritated. The way whole class was showing interest in what David is saying makes me think that had there been the teacher who’s in hospital in place of David, the incident wouldn’t have had happened. While as David still continues I walk out to call so that I know all about the situation the teacher is facing. I take my phone out and make a call to Director and as he got up to received the call on a single bell and said Hello in his firm voice. I with all the discipline ask him about the condition. I was relaxed to know that the teacher has recovered and is now stable. I open the door of the class room and walk upto the place where I was standing , David continues to speak and now I am seriously annoyed. I just want to know where did he get all the words and while I am talking to myself David concludes by saying “Okay class this was all” . I take deep breath and let it out, my mind is rejoicing and I am happy that he ended. “Raqif do you have to say anything” David says in a firm voice. “No I think you said it all” , I replied looking at David. “So let’s start with questions “, David says while turning to other students in the class. Many hands go up just within seconds; I was surprised to see desire of people to ask questions. One after another David listens to questions and answers them with full accuracy and I keep my eyes focused on David while he answers them one after the other. “Okay class this was all. Thank you so much for cooperation” , David says while getting down from the podium. David goes and takes his own seat and after few minutes I join David. As soon as I sit on my seat, the door opens and secretary of the college’s Teachers committee walks in with secretaries of various committees following him. It seems as if it’s a raid being conducted. I don’t know why but I start to laugh hiding myself by asking a student who’s taller than me to sit properly in front of me so that they can’t see me. David kicks my leg asking me to stop laughing. I sit straight, looking directly towards the secretaries of different committees who have piled up in a line. Secretary of teachers college committee takes a step ahead and starts to speak. His speech begins warning us of strict action as the teacher is the spokesperson and former joint secretary. His speech ends with a warning and he begins to leave even without looking at anyone of us or saying anything to us. Soon others follow him and leave . For few minutes after the team of secretaries leave whole class was silent . I look at David and he looks back towards me and we break the silence with our hilarious laugh . And soon our whole class was laughing with us , we laugh more seeing our classmates laughing without knowing why we are laughing. We laugh for at least for 10 minutes and that too without stopping for even a single minute. David stops laughing and asks me to stop and soon whole class stopped laughing again. Daivd is now on podium and he starts to speak again and my mind goes no no no no no but not a single reaction on my face because I know if I get any non serious look on my face I will have to face something from him . He warns class saying “Listen we are in a trouble and we can’t be laughing like this, every committee is getting ready to grill us”. He says it in anger and in a very high tone. Whole class looks terrified with David’s way of talking. David walks down the podium and opens the door to walk out of the class and actions me to follow him. I do as directed. I close the door while walking out. After walking some steps away from class David stops and I started to speak “David Why did you get angry? What happened”. “Raqif these people have got us to trouble and look how they are laughing”, David replies with full of anger. “David leave it, let’s not think about it”, I asked David to keep calm. “I am hungry let’s go to cafeteria ” says David while he’s angry. I say okay and followed him silently.
(The story is just a fictional piece and has no connection with the reality. The Characters are also fictional. Views are author’s own)