It is a chilly December morning and Kolkata has never looked more beautiful, with glacial wind nerve-racking the spines. It is the perfect atmosphere to laze under the blanket and gaze at the birds outside your window with a cup of steaming hot lemon masala tea. Raina is sitting all alone in a closed room of a tutorial to give a mock test for which she is not prepared at all. Her eye lids are heavy and are on the verge of closing, her long purplish black, straight hair which is usually open is tied into a high pony, her pink and white pullover is just not enough to comfort her in that temperature, there is a trace of smudged kohl in her dark black almond shaped eyes and her dusky completion has become dry due to lack of her daily dose of nivea.
Her only friend in the tutorial, Sundari comes with a big “hey”, raina wonders from where Sundari got the energy this morning, because usually it’s the other way round. They start having their usual conversation about how badly they were prepared for the mock test when a tall, fair guy with a dimple chin, droopy eyes and red lips comes in. He was not a familiar face to both of them, so both looked at each other. The guy was wearing a red pull over which made his fair completion look even more fair, with baggy pants and a black string pink floyd bag on his shoulder. He looked like one of those good looking rich brats who came for the sake of giving the mock test to the tutorial. He came and sat right in front of Raina, for the first time the two girls got to see an eye candy in the tutorial. The two of them started giggling like those dumb blondes who giggle at the slightest instant, like when a guy sneezes loudly and other such lame instances. The invigilator came in to distribute the booklets, when a deep voice said “ I don’t have a watch”, and the invigilator said that she will come after every 25 minutes to let him know the time, saying this she went out of the room. The three of them started writing the paper , after five minutes the boy asked raina “Do you have a watch?” ………….Raina said “yes , I do”. He said ok that means I don’t have to bother her anymore, and he started writing the paper. He was looking at raina though the corner of his eyes, which raina noticed. After a while Raina asked him if he had a claculator…. and he gave it to her. It was a four hours paper and 2 hours had already past, when suddenly the boy goes out. Raina notices that and after some time when she saw that he didn’t arrive she also made a move. She went out of the tutorial and was waiting for her car to come when suddenly she notices the same boy smoking a cigarette and engrossed in some deep thought. She was too snobbish to go up and talk to him, so she made herself noticed to the boy. The boy tried to be a gentleman for a change and hid the cigarette behind him and said “You are going away so soon? Did you complete your paper?” Raina said that she didn’t feel like sitting back for the test. He walked up to her and let his hand out and said “ raunak” with a heavy accent and raina did the same but without any accent………..he asked her weather she was waiting for some one to which she replied that she was waiting for her car …..He asked her which school she was froma and she asked him the same……It was one of those formal conversations which occur when a guy and a girl meet…..Raina said she knew one guy from his school and from his class who happened to be her cousin……finally raina said a bye and walked away…………She found him cute but thought that he might not like her because he seemed to be those guyz who liked the typical blonde. Raina always had a misconception that fair guyz always like fair girls and not dusky girls, she basically suffered from an inferiority complex.
On the other hand Raunak found her to be very attractive and he was already planning how he could get hold of her cousin in his school and fix a date with her. Raunak was a big and a pretty famous Casanova so he started chocking out his plan.