Priya, Ishita, Vijay, Rashmi and I were in a hotel. Vijay had planned this meeting to take Priya out with him. But we had to face some problems; some boys started passing comments upon girls and it was irritating and annoying to behold.
‘Vijay, let’s teach them a lesson. Call the police,’ I suggested.
‘Yes, you’re right! These bastards need a lesson,’ Ishita said with aggression.
‘Just give me two minutes,’ he said in composure; standing and walking toward the boys. Priya looked worried. She tried to stop Vijay but he motioned her not to do so.
‘Hi friends! I’m Vijay. What are you guys doing? Just try to understand,’ gently he said. The boys were shocked. ‘The girl in the middle is my childhood love and I love her very much. Till date I didn’t dare to propose her. Just few days ago, she lost her parents in an accident and she hadn’t come outside since a month. She keeps on crying almost every day. I have brought her here to change her mind a little bit and get her smile back. So, please guys! Don’t tease us. I guess you all too have ever loved someone in your life. Please try to understand my feelings.’
The boys felt guilty. Vijay was about to walk away, ‘We’re sorry,’ one of them apologized. Then everyone said sorry to the girls and walked away from there.
We all were amazed. We couldn’t understand how Vijay changed those notorious boys’ mind. ‘What did you tell them?’ I asked.
‘Nothing! They’re humans too. I talked to their hearts,’ said Vijay with his trademarked soft smile. ‘Always fight where there is no other option to resolve the conflict. If we would have fought with them, then the situation might have turned worst. If we would have hurt their egos, then they might have taken some action against us in future. We would have become the reason of generating some animals in the society. But now, I’m sure they have some respect for our girls too.’
* This is part of my novel ‘ Leader of Millions, The revenge of Gandhi’s follower’.