My theme for #MyFriendAlexa 2020 is School Days & Musings. Hence, I will be penning down 8 stories that you can fall in love with and may revisit your beautiful innocent days that were never perfect but were filled with fun, laughter & pure joy. The protagonists will vary every day to add a little more fun and I have used the most possible simple way of getting into these young minds. The Posts will be like diary entries made by these kids at the end of the day about how their day was (mostly about some very memorable encounters)! I have tried to visualize the world from the eyes of the unadulterated souls. I aspire to pass on a little smile that I can to each one of you reading my pieces so that I will feel that I was of some use.
Today was my sixth day in my new school. The school seems like a mystery house and the long walk from school main gate till the main building seems never ending . I still get confused about which way leads to which location in the School Campus. The serpentine corridors and the never ending class rooms sometimes make me wonder if I have reached my own Hogwarts World! The long path ways of the corridor are no less than the dungeons of an alley. Being a big Harry potter series fan , these aspects do appeal to me. But even after all these factors , I still haven’t been able to completely love my new school. May be because this would not have been the case if I would have joined in the beginning of the session!
Joining a new school mid-session is always a very difficult task. My father’s transfer every few years forces me to adapt to a new life and sometimes a new syllabus. It’s going to be the same this year as well. I don’t like the uniform prescribed here but I guess there is no escape. The scenic beauty around the campus just takes my breath away every morning! The location of the school in the serene environment with lush green surrounding just makes me yearn to be on the campus every morning. This is probably the only reason so far for me to push myself to get on the school bus every single morning.
Last few days have been quite eventful. I have been assigned Class IX- A as my class. The first day was all about introductions with teachers and my classmates. My Class teacher is Sheela Mam who teaches History and she seemed quite strict. I am just praying that she is a bit lenient towards me. The most typical of all the teachers I met was Ramesh Sir, the Sport’s teacher. I had a very unusual interaction with him. “Juhi, myself ,Ramesh Sir and you can reach out to me if any issues…ANY ISSUES!” He said that with extra emphasis. I just nodded my head and suppressed my laughter listening to the way he pronounced every word in a typical manner. Next time I face the most difficult question in Maths, I am going to reach him and seek his help. Let me see how he helps!
By the way I am really happy about my sitting arrangement in the class. It’s just next to the window. The view outside the window is no less than beautiful scenery that seems unreal to be so beautiful. Pallavi sits next to me. She is quite a chatterbox and there are few of other girls who seemed quite helpful. Well there are always a bunch who seem to give you those wrong vibes and I sensed there is a girl’s gang already existent in the class. Silvia is the leader of the gang and she certainly seems intimidating. With long hair , a fair complexion and sharp facial features, she looked like she owned half the school building! I need to be watch out for her, it seems. There is also a bitching group among the girls and it seems mandatory to join them or else one gets boycotted otherwise in the section as per my recent information. The entire grapevine gets discussed and the affairs among students and as well as among teachers is discussed with great detailing & gusto. Pallavi , who sits next to me is a genius when it comes to collecting such news of the entire campus.
The entire week was tough because mostly I had to make sense of the syllabus. I have joined about three months late so it is surely going to be tough. The boys of the class seem a little extra caring. Almost everyone had been helping me in some way or the other. Some willingly gave me their notebooks, where as others were ready to make notes for me. I was really overwhelmed by the response. As compared to the boys not many girls wanted to help me. However, there is one guy with bushy hair, pointed nose and a sharp jaw line who caught my attention. He seemed quieter than the otherwise over- enthusiastic boys lot of the class . His eyes are very intriguing and it is quite difficult to decipher his body language. Every day, the moment when I enter the class, he would look at me with those piercing eyes but then he has never spoken a single word to me even once in the entire week! At times I see him putting his head down on the desk and I don’t understand if he is feeling sick or thinking something else. Quite a case, he is! His name is Shekhar.
But, I have noticed he is quite mischievous otherwise. He sits on the last bench & his best friend is Dipankar, who is probably the dumbest guy I have ever met in my life ! Shekhar, to my surprise is quite intelligent . He mostly answers all the questions that the teachers ask him in the class. Probably he has ego issues because he thinks himself to be the most intelligent one!
He seemed high headed and full of arrogance at first. But today, the case was little different. I had to collect my insignia ( today being the last day) as I had been assigned to the Orange House from the old office room. Pallavi was absent today and hence I had to go alone. Few boys of my section came forward and had directed me the way but I got lost while finding the old office room.
I would have missed my school bus had it not been for Shekhar, who at the right moment came into my rescue and guided me the right direction! He did not talk much but just introduced himself and led the way. I wondered as to how he even knew that I needed help! Why can I never figure out what’s in his mind? Probably along with the difficult syllabus that I have to complete within such a small span of time, it is another added task to understand this mysterious classmate that I have got this year!
*Notes: Juhi is the new girl who joins the school in the mid semester
*Shekhar & Dipankar are best friends and last benchers . They are in the same section as Juhi ,which is Class IX A.