Note- All characters in the story are fictitious. Though we have used some real names, its just intended for fun. So no hard feelings.:) And thanks to Ste for the cartoon.
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RJ had not observed the board- “Beware Of Dogs,” but Ste was fully aware of what was written on it. RJ walked to the window, when he heard loud music from inside and peeped through it. Kajal was dancing for the tunes of- “ Dola re Dola re Dola…..” from Devdas. Ste too came up and bounced in a peep. They both started laughing, emanating sounds like that of a truck with starting problems. Their laugh ride stopped when they heard a “Grrrrr…grrrrr…..grrrrr” from behind. Ste could immediately sense where that sound came from, while RJ’s picturing was on a different planet altogether. He stared at Ste disgustingly. Ste returned a look suggesting- “It was not me.” Before they could start an argument, they heard the- “Grrr…grrr…grrr..” all over again. They both turned around together to find a black, well-built, apparently feral dog with shiny eyes and white teeth. Ste tried to act brave and stepped forward. RJ interrupted- “Wait” resting his hands over Ste’s shoulder. “We must treat animals with love, Ste” RJ announced and smiled at the dog as if he was the dog’s girlfriend/boyfriend. The dog too stepped further and let out a loud bark- “ Bhowwwww….” RJ’s smile evaporated and it turned into a face drowned with fear. Ste, who observed all this, whispered to RJ- “ I think this dog goes to the gym, man. Look at it’s body.” Ste stumbled upon to some idea, which he got from some stupid movie and said to RJ- “ Now, you wait and watch Mister RJ.” He stepped forward precociously with contrived anger written all over his face and with his mouth instantly firing a scary- “ Bhoww… Bhowww…” while he made an action as if to stone the dog. The dog didn’t budge, instead got pissed and retracted by stepping two paces towards Ste, barked “Bhoww..Bhoww..Bhowwwwwwww..” louder this time and vindictively exhibited it’s devilish teeth with another- “ Grr..grrr.grrr..” Ste stepped back and let a low voiced- “Meaow” and shut his mouth. RJ observed that Ste was shivering with fear. Ste’s actions duplicated Micheal Jackson’s dance steps, RJ thought.
RJ’s bulb in his head ignited as he got an idea. He recollected the poster outside the gate, which said- “ Just sms HELP to 03533 anytime and stepMAN (Superheroes ka baap) would be there within minutes.” He did so promptly leaving the address along with it. Within minutes, they observed stepMAN approaching from the sky like a descending rocket. By the glimpses they captured of stepMAN, they concluded that he looked confused and tense. StepMAN, who sped downwards, forgot how to apply brakes and hence crashed into the ground, which literally lurched the dog and these two. The dog, which initially ran away, came back running towards stepMAN who was now fallen flat on the ground. RJ and Ste looked at each other’s pissed off faces, while kajal who was inside still had no clue about the events unfolding outside and continued imitating Madhuri Dixit with- “ Dola re Dola re..”
StepMAN seemed to be unconscious but his entwined tail made ‘slow- motion’ movements as if like waving the white flag. RJ and Ste were glad to realize that stepMAN hadn’t gone to hell yet. Ste had wondered if stepMAN- Superheroes ka baap had now become- stepMAN- Superheroes ka paap. Anyway, the dog then circled stepMAN thrice and started to lick the pictures of the fruits that were printed on stepMAN’s boxers. RJ and Ste sensed this was the best time to escape and they did so implacably without caring a damn about stepMAN.
They exchanged a high-five and walked along. “Did you piss in your pants?” RJ asked Ste. Ste shot back- “ Shut up, idiot. I at least tried. You acted like a gay.” They began fighting like school children. In between the fight, out of nowhere, Ste suggested- “ Hey we shall at least go to Chirag’s house and get the notes.”
“Good Idea” reciprocated RJ.
After a long walk, they reached Chirag’s house, which looked more like a temple. They launched a search in and around the gates to see if there was a “Beware Of Dogs” board. There wasn’t any and hence they decided to enter in. Ste pictured in his mind, a board- “Beware Of Chirag” and laughed to himself. RJ observed this and wondered if Ste was bit by that mad dog or something. Anyway, they had this bad habit of peeping through the window. They both approached and peeped through the window and saw that Chirag was standing upside down. He stood on his head with his toes pointing the ceiling. RJ and Ste observed inquisitively with their eyes and mouths wide open. He then released himself from that posture and walked to the nearby pooja room and began chanting mantras. RJ and Ste who were amazed by this, planned to play a game with Chirag.
They crawled to the door, rang the bell and ran away behind the bushes to watch the scene secretly. Chirag promptly came out to see, but went back disappointed and angry. Ste and RJ repeated the act again and ran to the bushes. This time, the angry Chirag had come with a cane to see who the idiots were. “He would have bashed us man.” Ste said to RJ and they both giggled. They repeated the act once again, that too with two rings this time and ran back behind the bush. As and when they hid themselves, awe struck them when they saw their hindi professor Mr.Tan (Chirag’s favourite) walk into the gate towards the door. He walked slowly and reached the door and was about to ring the bell. Chirag, meanwhile with a bigger cane this time approached the door in full speed and crash opened the door. RJ and Ste closed their eyes.