Next morning when we were to leave for college I left without telling the two of them. I picked up Diya and went to college.
“Raj where were you this morning.” Nisha.
“Oh me. Diya had some work so I came early.” I said.
“Well lets go to the canteen we don’t have the first two lectures.” Diya.
“Okay lets go.” Rohit.
We went to the canteen. As usual it was buzzing with people. The canteen place is a nice hangout for us it is away from the main building so you can bunk college easily. We usually come here during breaks.
“What will you girls have?” Rohit.
“Well a cup of coffee would be just fine.” Diya.
“Nisha you.” Rohit.
“Okay I will just get it. Come Raj.” Rohit.
We went over to the counter. Rohit ordered for Coffee. We were waiting at the counter.
“Raj where is this Guy Piyush?” Rohit asked.
“Who?” I pretended I didn’t know.
“The one you were talking about yesterday.”
“Oh he. He is not here right now. Why you have anything to do with him.”
“No just like that.”
“Oh there he is talking to Nisha.” I pointed to the guy.
“So he is the one.” Rohit looked jealous.
“Any problem?” I asked.
“No nothing, lets go.” We took the coffee.
Rohit went towards Piyush and bumped into him throwing the hot coffee all over him.
“Oh I am sorry I just slipped.” Rohit said apologising to Piyush.
“Never mind.” Piyush trying to rub off the stain. “I will wash and come.” Piyush went away.
“Isn’t he a nice fellow. Great physique. He has just got a new modelling assignment isn’t that great. He is cute.” Nisha.
“What do you think Rohit.” I said trying to add fun.
“My foot. These people they aren’t good they just care about money nothing else.” Rohit, I could sense his jealousy.
“Something’s burning.” I whispered to myself.
“What did you say Raj?” Nisha.
“Raj coming to class.” Rohit.
“There is a lot of time left.” I said.
“Well I am going.” Rohit. Rohit went away. I looked the other way and giggled.
“What happened to him suddenly.” Nisha.
“Beats me. Well you have your coffee.” I said. I was enjoying every moment of it.
After a while we went to the class Rohit was not to be seen. We sat in the class. After a few minutes the lecturer came in, but Rohit was not to be seen. After the two hours of lecture we went to the canteen he was not there either. We went back and attended college. The day got over and we went home. Diya’s car came she went home. Nisha and I went together.
“Raj where could have Rohit gone?” Nisha looked worried.
“Well don’t worry he must be at home.” I said trying to calm her down.
“I hope too. I hope everything is alright.” Nisha.
“Don’t worry nothing will happen.” We reached home.
“Go check if he is home and let me know.”
“Alright I will.”
I went over to Rohit’s place but he was not there. Then I went home, left my books and went to the terrace. There he was sitting and thinking about something.
“Hey Rohit where were you. We have been looking all over for you.”
“Well Diya and me.”
“She too was asking.”
“Where have you been. You left early for the class but weren’t there.”
“I wasn’t feeling well.”
“You could have told us.”
“Oh I am okay now.”
“Rohit, Piyush is nice isn’t he.” I asked knowingly.
“He is just a wicked fellow these kind of guys just flirt around.” Rohit looking angry.
“He seems to be a good guy.”
“Oh they seem so but they aren’t.” I was enjoying every bit of it. He continued “ I don’t know what these girls see in a guy like him.”
“He is good looking, polite, talks well, and knows how to charm a women. Not like me or you.” I tried to give reasons
“Why what is wrong with us?” Rohit trying to ignore my reasons.
“I don’t know but girls like guys who are friendly and talk. Not like you who wouldn’t open his mouth.” I tried and justify myself.
“Who said I don’t talk to girls?”
“No you get scared.”
“Who me never.” He was quiet for some time then he said “ Now what did Nisha see in him.”
“I don’t know.” He again got into his silence mode. “Rohit what happened why are you angry?” I asked.
“No I am not.”
“Yes you are, tell me.”
“Raj if I tell you something don’t tell anyone about this.”
“Okay I won’t” oh my god not all over again.
“No you can tell me. I am your best friend. I wont tell anyone.” Oh brother now he is acting to hard to crack say it dammit.
“Well Raj….” He stopped again. Say it you fool “Raj, I think so I am in love with her.”
“Whom? With a girl.” I tried to make fun.
“Of course you idiot. I think so I am in love with Nisha.” Finally the fool accepts it. Thank god.” But you must not tell anybody.”
“Okay I won’t” Boy the two of them, are just too much. Suddenly then Aakash came running.