I can't talk much these days, but I took the call. Premonition.
And tears sprung into my eyes.. I turned and looked at mom, held up my index finger.
"First?", she asked. I nodded. Tears sprung into her eyes.
Dad walked into my room, looked at both of us. Mom told him, I hung up the phone by then, and turned to them, and told them,
"First, in my university. I beat Lubna and Elaine."
Tears sprung into his eyes.
There are some moments, for which your entire life waits. This was one of them. This was my mother's vision, that one day, I will top. This was what she kept trying to explain to me all those years, when I had given up on life, studies and classrooms.
I beat an academically promiscuous girl who is also a yes-man for the entire faulty (this change in words has been done coz Tag Heuer deeply and gravely opposes profanity) and someone who had all the papers in her hands. After my final exams got over this May, I was going to write a long post about one person from my class who had all the papers in her hands because she was romancing a higher up in the dept., giving work to another, and buttering up the HOD. I was going to question her morality.. But I let it go thinking.. that it wasn't worth it. Giving her that kind of publicity.
I cant believe its happened.. that I have finally achieved what my mother always knew I could, what my brother always thought was possible for me, what my friends, Anu and Divya always had faith in, what I never thought I could...
I wanted to, but I dit know I could leave the department with a splash as big as this!!