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The Promissory Note!
Should I go to my uncle’s place or stay here? She asked.
She was cute but knowingly used to indulge in mischief because it brought a lot of attention to her. There was no other place where people paid attention to her. She had tried copying voice of bullies and ragamuffins in her school and playground and she had also tried pretending to be bigger than she actually was but nobody paid attention.
This was the only place where she was punished by her kind hearted teacher who once was strictly against all kind of punishment but knowing that she wanted the crooked attention started following her other staff-members and punished by tickling her time to time. She had two small cut marks on her left cheek and a long nose and the teacher was ever so kind to her that she adored her but she never followed her advice as she was getting addicted to her crooked love.
Whenever teacher used to teach other students in person she used to bombard her with nonsensical questions-not allowing her even a minute of time with them. She was her favorite teacher and it was really peculiar that she wanted company of other students to talk instead of doing her work but as soon as teacher started helping them individually she would shower her with an array of odd questions about unrelated subjects. Teacher knew well why she used to behave like that but out of her love she used to tell her answers to all her questions with patient earnestness and also used to punish her time-to-time. She liked the punishment as it was mostly being tickled or writing extra pages of sentences.
Should I go to my uncle’s place or stay here, she asked again.
Teacher didn’t turn to her as she was writing on board and asked her a counter-question: why are you asking me that? Do as you please.
But I will do as you ask, she said.
Other students were laughing at her by now.
Then the kind teacher said: where do you feel better? Stay where you feel at home.
Oh it’s so difficult to decide, but I have participated in the dancing competition which would be held for the Republic Day celebrations–so I feel I should stay. Now she had resolved her dilemma on her own. She had her bona-fide excuse to stay.
And a promise made a long ago was fulfilled. But the promissory note had acquired dust of time. The kid didn’t know that the teacher fulfilled the promise she made to her a long ago and oblivious to each other they went to their beds.