He should respect her dedication towards her studies and the struggle she has gone through. But he failed to acknowledge it and has shouted at her. Somewhere in his heart, he knows he regrets every bit of it. But then he doesn’t want to accept it that he is wrong. He then looks at Pallavi who is concentrating on the class and he remembers her words. She is right, he is just her professor and nothing else. He should behave like one but he got personal and had humiliated her which is wrong in many levels. He as a mature and experienced person and professor decides to apologise to her keeping his disliking towards her aside. He decides to apologise to her after the class.
After the class, the students stand up to leave as it’s interval. Even Anokhi does. She is about to leave but Shaurya stops her “You wait Anokhi” Anokhi stands in her place. The students who were leaving thinks that he is going to lecture Anokhi and leaves from there. Pallavi is the only one standing with Anokhi. Shaurya looks at Pallavi to which Anokhi says “She will stay sir” Shaurya nods. If he has to apologise to her then he should apologise infront of Pallavi because he was not alone as well when he insulted her. Shaurya says to Anokhi “I got personal yesterday. That is not right. Like Pallavi said you are my student. I have no right to behave that way with you. I was no one. I was just a professor to you and I should watch out what I am saying. I should stop hurting people personally. I was very wrong in your case. I am sorry Anokhi. Forgive me. This won’t happen again. You will not get a chance to say anything to me or complain about me anymore. I am sorry” saying so Shaurya leaves from there. Anokhi looks at him and sheds tears. She has always loved him but she has never expected him to behave this way. She expected him to be lot of comforting and loving but instead he turned out to be one of the most cruel in her case. He has hated her for no reason. He has judged her in few minutes and has insulted her. He not for once thought how she would feel. Infact today also she didn’t see that concern or guilt in his eyes. All she felt was like he was apologising because he has no other way. He just apologised for the sake and she doesn’t want such apology. She wants to see the apology in his eyes instead of hearing it in words. Pallavi keeps her hand on her shoulder and asks her “Why are you shedding tears Anohki? Don’t tell me you got emotional hearing his words. Don’t tell me that you actually think that his apology was genuine” Anokhi shakes her head in no tears still flowing from her eyes and tells her “No. I didn’t find his apology genuine. I saw no guilt in his eyes.
In fact it felt like he was just apologising for sake. It hurted me to know that he still didn’t feel guilty for hurting me” Pallavi tells her “At least now you got the reality check hopefully. Other wise you were all in to him thinking him be some Angel while in reality he just knows to hurt innocent people with his words ahd with his behaviour. This is why they say, Mountains look soft from a distance. But the truth is they are not. They are filled with all the rocks and animals that are harmful for human beings. Don’t trust looks Anokhi. There are many vicious beings hiding behind their beautiful looks” Anokhi nods her head and they both leave to the canteen.
After the classes are over, Anokhi and Pallavi wait for Ahil to come. Ahil comes on his car and getting down from his car. He greets both of them. Pallavi and Anokhi smile at him and sit in their places. Ahil drives the car while stealing glaces at Pallavi. Pallavi can feel his glances as well but she choses not to look at him supressing her smile. Anokhi on the other hand smiles looking at them.
To Be Continued..