Nikita: Mama what is the meaning of f***????
Mama[shocked]: Where did you hear this???
Almost a week later….
“Mama today was a terrible day !!!! Momataasim said the BADDEST thing to me in class today” said Naina tearfully to me when she came back from school.
Naina hesitated for a few minutes & after a bit of cajoling mumbled “He said 'I love You' to me!!!!”
I couldn’t help it, I burst out laughing. And Naina looked at me surprised.
Naina gets off the school bus in a foul mood.
“So” Mama looks befuddled.
The tears cleared magically and she looked happier.
Coming back to the worrying problem which set me off on this track….
“Oh Taasim is ok Mama, he is actually very nice. I shared my mentos with him today” says Naina casually.
“Huh….when did Naina start calling him Taasim” wondered Mama nervously.
“How come you are saying nice things about him now???” I ask cautiously.
“He’s helping me do all my tests correctly. Shall I also tell him I love him Mama???”
*his name is spelt differently but I’ve written it like how Naina pronounces it
The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay
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