STORY BY A PEA HEN
Copyright © 2011 Uma Sreekumar
Hi everybody I am a poor pea hen living in a small forest
which is near to a college campus. I have two kids, one girl and one boy. I use
to walk a long distance with my kids in search of my food or prey, of course
the place were filled with a large number of snakes in the past. However,
things were changed now. Even the poisonous snakes are afraid of these human
beings. Mostly I got food from the college hostels; these college chaps are
terribly interested in wasting food. I and my kids survived with that.
My life partner
left me after presenting his two kids. These men know, very difficult to
predict their nature. I struggled with m kids at first, but now they are my
asset. I loved the college chaps very much as they were my food contributors. Especially
the girls they were more kind than the boys. They always bothered about our
food, as we the peacocks and pea hen were endangered species nobody dared to
hunt us. Ok I want to say next why I want to tell a story, it is not my story.
The story is about my favorite batch in the college. The readers will be
curious to know why I am so particular with this batch; of course reason is
that it is a love story of this batch.
It was on
the middle of September the classes for this batch started. It was ten days
after the Onam festival. The managing director of this institution was a
devotee to God, so the organization function started with prayers and offerings
to God. All the students in the batch lighted the lamp and prayed. At the first
day only three girls and five boys came, the rest of them reached within one
week totally they were twenty eight students. Among them eight were girls and
the rest were boys. As far as birds are considered, if the male numbers are
more than the females, the male will fight each other and die. From them I had
learned that humans don’t make any difference.
girls were, I am telling their names in the order of their age. Pinky: the eldest one. Then Meena, Ritu, Julie,
Suhara , Geetha, Remya and Sonal. The first day in the class were spent by
introducing with each other. They were thick friends in the hostel too and
their decisions were taken together. They were arranged in their labs based on
their roll numbers. In the first day itself Suhara’s eyes were caught on
Karthik. He was from north India
and Suhara was an orthodox South Indian muslim. Suhara’s father was a cancer
patient and she had two younger sisters. Actually she loved Karthik but was
afraid to reveal it.
Then Meena she was a typical selfish character who
bothered only about herself but was very beautiful. Pinky was not the one to
get involved in affairs. There were two reasons, one she was very religious and
the second she was a matured girl. Then comes Ritu, her choice was a wrong one
it was Antony,
a playboy more than that he loves only fucking, he wants a girl till the end of
his campus life. Julie was from a poor family and don’t had the thought of
getting an affair. Geetha was in love with Sajan her schoolmate from high
school itself. Remya got in love with Sunil, who was spoiled guy. Sonal was the
most beautiful one two guys fought for her, but it was Ravi
who won her heart.
After the love
affairs started the campus was like a happy young girl. Every guy woke up early
in the morning to collect our feathers for presenting to their lovers. Ritu loved
only spotted feathers so Antony
had to bribe the locals for getting that. The journey from college to their
native place was their romantic times. The lab became Lovers Park.
P inky and Meena became alone. Pinky sometimes joked that I am going to search
one guy only for carrying my luggage and buying tea for me.
Pinky terribly hated Antony as she knew that
he doesn’t love Ritu but only needed her to satisfy his desires. Pinky often
adviced Ritu, to leave Antony.
Ritu’s parents were living separately and Ritu was their only child, she has to
spend half of her vacation with father and other half with mother. Ritu asked Antony whether he leaves her;
he replied at once that he doesn’t. He quarreled with Pinky for involving in
his love drama. Ritu begsn to go home alone with Antony, he utilized her maximum. Except Sonal
the rest of the girls’ condition was also the same. Meena was avoided by
everyone as she had no lover. One day the management came to know about their
affairs. Every body doubted Meena, but it remains a mystery till now. Meena was
tortured by the other girls and they never talked to Meena until they went
after finishing their course.
At last the
farewell day came. Antony
told Ritu that his parents won’t allow him to marry her as her parents were not
living together. Ritu didn’t beg him as she was bold, she left without a word.
That night all were about to leave I saw tears in the eyes of their house
keeper. She asked Ritu will you forget that there was an old lady here. Ritu
told by smiling without showing her sorrow that she will never forget her
mother. My kids grew up and flew away. I
got this information from their staffs that Suhara’s father died and she was
married to her neighbour when Karthik was away in search of his job, I was a
Julie was married at the end of her semester and had one kid. Ravi married Sonal. Geetha was married to her lover
Sajan. Sunil refused to marry Ramya so she was married to a Doctor. Meena was
married to a health consultant and no news was heard about Ritu . Somebody told
that she is doing her PG. Pinky was married to a software engineer and went
One day I saw Ritu
standing in front of the college her belly was big. She was married to a
doctor. I noticed that she came with her husband a cute guy very caring. Antony married a rich
girl but not beautiful. Ritu was happy to have a nice husband. She is now
working as a teacher and came here to invite the principal for their college
day function. All are happy know.
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