Sweetest 90 Seconds
The day started with the cool dew drops, as Ashik stepped out of his home. He was wearing a sky blue shirt and dark trousers, looked so smart. He started walking towards the bus stop and got into bus. It moved very slowly because of the ups and downs in the roads, he suddenly noticed that minute hand of his watch edged towards ‘3’ and the other just passed ‘8’. Peeping through the window, he noticed that ‘Hassini’, his college mate was riding on Scooty pep. Without his knowledge, his eyes started admiring her beauty, within seconds (only for him) bus stopped, and he got down from the bus. Entering the college, he saw that ‘Hassini’ was at the other end of the same pathway, so hastened his steps with the boot sounded loud and turned left which took him nearer to her. In the meanwhile, she slowed her steps as she noticed Ashik rushing towards her. When they met in same line, smiled at each other and Ashik would never know that it would take another 90 seconds to cover the rest 12 meters to reach their classroom. But it happened.
They both walked like tortoise, after smiling for a moment, Hassini said “Hey how was your physics cycle test?”, Nodding his head “Not so bad”, “Hmmm.. So…”, smiled and reading her beauty from top to bottom “you are looking damn cute in this rose chudi”, “Hmmm.. So..”, smiled again and looking straight into her eyes “so.. you are blushing a lot, Hassini”, “Hmmm.. So..”, “so.. class, a foot ahead”, she smiled, “thanks for your compliment”.
And they entered their good old classroom walking in unison, much like a perfect couple entering a party hall! The usual comments about ‘them’ would be roaring in the air but he couldn’t hear anything. It was because the endless charm of those most recent 90 seconds had captivated his senses – the sweetest captivity he always enjoyed thereafter.