School re-opened. New class. 7th std. 13 years old. Something told me I was going to be different this year.
I was walking on the school cycle stand to leave my cycle, awaiting my cousin’s first day in my school. He was joining the 8th std. My father had instructed me to help him out around the school for the first few days. I told myself,” Why the hell should I wait for him? Isn’t he bigger than me?” *SIGH*
Still waiting for him. Someone was peddling the cycle, to the stand and stopped right besides to me. Who is this boy? He is sooo cute. Tall, lean,well built Whats wrong with me? My hands are shivering. He looked at me with those beautiful eyes and smiled. Butterflies fluttering in my stomach atleast a thousand of them. (Still feel them sometimes). He said something which I do not remember till day. He smiled again and ran to the assembly hall. I melted then and there. Finally my cousin arrived. I did not want to move from that place yet school was just getting started.
Took my cousin to his class, after which I went to my class. Kept my bag in my class and ran down to the assembly hall. My eyes searched for his eyes, his smile. But he was nowhere to be seen. *SIGH*
The first four classes went in a jiffy. Too much work even on the first day of school. Went to check on my brother during my lunch hour. Of all the person, whom should I see when I entered that class, 8 B. HIM. He was standing with my brother and with a bunch of other guys. My brother saw me, called me in and introduced me to them. My brother said, his name was Prabhu. Yeah, The same Prabhu who was completely invisible to me all these years in the same school. Skipping my heartbeat, I asked him in thamizh,” Neenga intha schoola evulo nalla irukinga?” ( How long have you been in this school). He said, ” For the past two years. I have seen you many times with your classmates. Havent you seen me?” I replied, “NO.” He was so embarrassed. ” I am mostly in the school grounds.. Hardly come to class.” Then it struck me, Prabhu was a champion in sports. He was the captain for the school basketball team. He played many sports and won many championship awards. Then I said, ” Oh Prabhu, I am a big fan of yours. You play the best basketball I have ever known.” He smiled again, ” Thanks”. I melted again.
My brother, ” You better go before class starts.” I stared at him with so much envy that he turned his face to me and left with Prabhu and gang.
I was the talk of the town by then.. First girl in class to have a crush on a senior. OKAY. I told a few girls in class. Then News spread like fire. Everybody in class wanted to know how it happened. I was already being teased with him.All this happened on the first day of school. Imagine, how I studied that year… ;P
School was over for the day, yet I did not want to go home. Waited near my cycle to see if Prabhu would come to take his cycle.
Still no Prabhu. I guess he would be in practice. My champion.
Prabhu came with the other guys. I was still near my cycle. He asked in thamizh,” Innum nee vettuku pola?” ( Why haven’t you gone home yet?) I said I was waiting for my brother and asked if he had seen him. Prabhu said,” He had gone home already(which I knew, BTW). Okay, then I have to go. I will see you tomo. See ya..bye..”
Both of us, took our cycles together and peddled away to the gate. We went in the opposite direction. Yet my heart went behind him. I looked back to see whether he was still there, but he was gone already.
Reached home. Ate lunch. Still thinking about him. Smiling to myself. That was the first time, I wrote a boy’s name in my diary with a heart next to it. I still have that piece of paper as a memory of my first CRUSH. Prabhu, was and will always remain in my heart forever as my first crush.
Later, we became good friends since he became my brother’s best buddy but I never had the guts to tell my crush on him. But , I knew, that he knew that I liked him. He left school after two years.
I still think about him sometimes. I hope to tell him one day, that I had my first crush on him.
I thank BLOGADDA to make me walk through the memory lane again. Taking me back to my school days where life was always beautiful
You can visit my other post on Prabhu at this link