Riya’s mother now goes to Riya’s room to find it been locked from inside. Ok, so she’s in her room, for sure. “Riya, open the door. What you are doing in there. “, asks Riya’s mom.
She Compliments her calls with repeated knocks on the door. It’s on the fifth knock, accompanied by a loud shout, ” Riya, are you asleep? Will you open the door”. Hearing the voice, Riya gets startled and wakes up. Rubbing her sleepy eyes with the fist of her hands, she opens the door.
No sooner did the door open, her mom rushes inside. “Riya, are you alright. Why did you not open the door for such a long time. What we’re you doing. Don’t tell me your exams did not go well”, says Riya’s mom.
” Aree Aree mom. What are you speaking? I am fine. I just had a nap”, explains Riya.
“Oh, is it. But keep your phone with you when you sleep. And don’t close the door, understand”, says Riya’s mother.
” Ok fine fine.. You are too fussy. What happened. I was just too tired and hence slept. You jus need an excuse to shout on me”, says Riya still rubbing her eyes.
“Oh it’s not like that beta. Just got worried as I don’t see you for a while and you didn’t answer my knocks”, said her mother, in an attempt of consoling her.
” Ok now get up. Sprinkle some water on your eyes and have your lunch. And ha, your friend jasmina called me. Do call her back”, says Riya’s mom handing her the phone.
“Oh what did she say”, asked Riya.
” Nothing much… just that she’s preparing for entrance her plans for doing Bcom, etc. ”
“I hope you too are thinking about it. We will have a talk on it at the dinner table”, said Riya’s mother as she left the room.
This jasmina, let me deal with her. She didn’t find anyone but my mom to talk about her future plans, Riya said
She dials jasmina and within no time, Jasmina takes up the call, ” Hello, Aunty, is Riya awake”
“It’s me. I see you are too eager to talk with my min regarding your ” Future plans””, says Riya in a sarcastic manner.
“Oh Riya. You woke up. Don’t mind all that. She asked me and I was just answering her, being the good girl, I am. “, said Jasmina.
” Good girl haa?! I know well. Ok comm’on tell me, why you called me”
“Oh yeah, actually as you know we were planning for a summer trip. It’s now finalised. So wanna ask if you would join us”
“Really. Great! What’s the place? “, asks Riya
” Coorg”, says Riya’s friend.