Shaheen (Part 11)
After valentine she got jealousy from Shikha. She snatched Yash from her. Whenever she came in class she only looked that Yash and Shikha were talking. Everything else in class was nothing to her. Result of all this was shown in her mark sheet. She was just passed in 9th class. She was a brilliant student but now she was below average. Shaheen didn’t mind the result. For her, everything was vain except Yash.
When her father saw the result, he didn’t shout this time. He became silent. After two days he was late. All were worried because from shop Rahmaan always come to home about 10 p.m. but today it was 11.30 p.m. and still he was out of home. Armaan went to shop at 10.30 p.m. and it was closed. There was no news about late coming. Raima was so worried that she opened the door when knocked once without asking who is there. But fortunately it was Rahmaan. He was drunk. Smell of liquor was coming from his mouth. Liquor is forbidden for a muslim and Rahmaan always obeyed that but today he left the rule. Everyone was shocked, Raima asked angrily and got a slap in answer. All three children were awaked but after seeing their mother slapped no one tried to go near their father.
Rahmaan went to bed straight and fell down on bed. He was asleep but no other in home was sleeping. Rahmaan was talking in sleep he murmured about going down business and the debt he took for home. Once he said about low marks of Shaheen. Tears came in Shaheen’s eyes. She was feeling that that this was the main reason her father started to drink liquor. She was responsible for all this. No one in home said anything to her but she knew from heart that her lower marks broke her father’s heart. He was expecting much more from her. She was the only brilliant student in her home and her father was hoping that she will do something big one day. For this dream he was fighting with his relatives and religious person and spending everything on all children study, else in Muslim family a girls study is really difficult and unnecessary.
Shaheen decided that she will gain her father’s trust again. When school began she forgot about Yash and concentrated on her study only. All students were same. Tanya was still her best friend and Rahul was still looking at her from distance.
There was nothing special in 10th class except pressure of study. Because board exam were coming this year and your option of choosing career depends on results of these exams. Yash broke up with Shikha. Before this Shaheen was not talking to Shikha but now she wanted to know. Yes she decided to forget Yash but it is really difficult to forget your first crush. Even her father’s liquor habit for which she believed she is the reason didn’t stop her to know about this. She and Tanya met Shikha and started to talk. It is really easy for girls to talk because when someone is talking then being a girl you must talk back. Shikha told them that yash wanted to have sex with her and she refused before marriage. He tried everything to convince her but she didn’t agree because she knew after getting everything Yash will not care for her. This was shocking news. She was thinking that Yash was really good but his intentions were full of filth. Indian girls respects their culture and their culture tells that only a husband can sex with the girl they must not allow other person even to touch. With time culture is change now, touching is not a big thing these days because you are studying in co-ed schools and going to offices for job but still sexual relation except husband is really bad.
This news was spread like wildfire. Every girl in class started to hate yash. Whenever he tried to talk anyone that girl ignored him. Once one of the most popular guys in class, became most hated person in class. Even his most admirer girls Shaheen and Tanya refused to talk to him. Nobody told her that Indian girl can do anything for their love but can’t allow anyone to put a figure on their family tradition and culture. That’s why it is popular that a girl enlightens her family name, she is the light of her family values and her character is the mirror of her family character. She is the base for two families once from birth and other from marriage.