TODAY -

Moved On
- Part 2 -

Louriyam Bebica *

Kombirei leikol at Yaralpat
Kombirei leikol at Yaralpat



Olivia thought her dad was trying to scare her. She didn't see herself going to a boarding school. So she didn't cry nor react. On that night when her mom came back from marriage function she heard her dad telling her about his decision. There she realized she can't escape from her dad's anger.

As said by her dad, she was dropped to a boarding school by the next day itself. Her new home. Her admission would 've been rejected if the founder was not her dad's good friend. She was too late for admission.

She finds tough to adjust with her new environment. It was Mr. TIME who enable her to appreciate her new home. The other reason to accept her new home without questioning was FREEDOM from her dad's 'DO AND DON'T'. No doubt the wardens were very strict but they can't keep their eyes on only one student 24/7 as they got 200 more students to look at.

She was into the world where she gets the chance to explore the world she dream of. She no longer need to feel the fear that her dad is watching behind her on her every moves. She took full advantage of this. Soon she became popular both in school and boarding. It was not bcoz she top the class. It was bcoz her name was in every list of complain sheet. The head master has to call out her name every day in the assembly. Normally her name will hold the position of serial no 1.

Getting cane stick at the assembly was the way to begin her day. This cane didn't scared her. She did everything she was not suppose to do in school campus. For instance, plucking eye brow was not allow but we can hardly see a line on her face, shortening the skirt above the knee, keeping long nails, not coming with correct ribbon (Friday white & the rest red),speaking in Manipuri, not listening in class, drawing cartoon pictures of teachers, chewing chewingum while taking class. The FORCE of cane stick on her became more harder. But could n't stop her from going into her world.

The most popular topic girls had in school campus was –'how many guys propose you? The more you 've, the more higher level you will get in friend circles. So what matters to them was NUMBER.

-"I think Michael likes me. He was looking at me during our biology class". Anju proudly gave a statement that the other girls won't be happy to accept.

-"No way, he buy me chana in every break time''. Olivia claimed.

This was the normal way to rival among girls. In this process, they might 've hurt many people(guys) too. For them what concern was just the NUMBER.

A new guy came into their class NICK. He was not a good looking but studious and gentle. Soon he too able to caught the eyes of teachers as he began to top the class. Many girls of her class try to get attention of him. But it was Olivia who got his attention . She was not happy bcoz he loves and care about her. For her he was just an NUMBER. They had their first kiss on the day of farewell party. Both of them were not experienced yet love seems to find their on way. That gave her a thrill out of untold touch from an opposite sex. Throughout the night 'THE MOMENT' when her lips lock with his kept vibrating on her heart like an alarm. By the next day her NUMBER dominates her FEELING or LOVE.

Time flew with the blink of her eyes. The day came to move out from their boarding school as the class 10th exam was over. She didn't even say good bye to Nick.

Three days pass on as she stayed home . Watching TV and listening to music were the way how she killed her time. Everything was changed in her home. Her dad no longer follow her or scold . He seems to be busy with his own life and frustration. Only a silent breeze join them together in an unspoken language. Frequent fight between her mom and dad was the only time when the silent broke into cry. The reason was her dad wanted a boy baby to inherit his property and name. She saw her mom crying at every corner of their house. She doesn't know how to shoot her so she stay away from her. Above that her elder sister was in Bangalore perusing her career in medical. None talk to each other. She finds an untold darkness guarded by the soldiers of silent. It was killing her.

She intentionally increased the volume of her TV thinking her dad will come into her room and scold her. But nothing of such thing happens. They were like three statues in a big museum. None of them move out from their room- Olivia in her room, her mom in their bed room, her dad in his drawing room. One night she suddenly wake up from her bed and said

-"Nick'.

She no longer could sleep. She was waiting for the sun that will come up to burn all her pain. It was only 4.50 at the morning. She rang up Anju

-"Hello".

-''M I talking to Anju?"

-"Yes. May I know who is on line?"Olivia could sense the sleepy mood of Anju. But she didn't bother to hang up the phone. Instead she was more curious to ask her the question

-"Hey its Olivia".

-"Hi,what the hell is this? Calling me at this hour. Don't you 've other work? You bitch".

-"Ha-ha ok m sorry. Do you 've Nick's contact number."

-"Nick?" She was more alert at hearing the name Nick.

-"Yes my dear."'

-"I thought you broke up with him".

-"Kind of….I wanna say sorry to him. I think I miss him"'.

-"Hey ,hey 've you fallen in love with him again?'

-"Ah! Not again, I 've fallen in love with him for the first time ha-ha".

-"You b****h ha-ha.."

-"Alright leave that aside. Do you 've his contact number?"

-"No, I don't 've but I 've Raju's no. He must be knowing as he was his best friend".

-"Ok give me his number then'

-"Hold on for a while let me check in to my diary. I' ve written there."

-"Don't take too long"

-"Ah! you are impossible".

Once Anju told her Raju's number, she didn't even say bye. She simply hang up the phone to dial another number. None did pick up the call even at second time calls. She almost lost hope .She decided to give a last trial. Luckily someone pick up the phone

-"Hello".

-"Can I talk to Raju?"

-"Its Raju here. May I know whom 'm I talking?"

-"Hi it's me Olivia."

-"Olivia, what a surprise. How are you?"

-"'M fine. Listen I call up to ask about Nick. Do you 've his contact number ?"

-"'M sorry I don't 've". He gave another friend's number who might 've his number. In this rotation, she almost talked to almost all her classmate but no sign of Nick yet. This pushed her to lost all hope.

To be continued....


* Louriyam Bebica wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer is a Ph.D. Student In Tezpur University , Assam and can be contacted at bebicalouriyam708(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was posted on March 18 , 2013



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