She was studying Mechanics, her favorite subject (though she knew how bad she is at it).
The phone rang.
"Hello" she answered.
"Hello Ma'm. Good Afternoon. I am calling from Vxx plaza. You have won a prize for shopping here."
She placed her hand on the phone and shooed her friend. "Hey Priyal. You had shopped in Vxx Plaza ? You have won a prize."
"What is it ?", Priyal asked with eyes wide with excitement.
"What is it ?" she asked the guy on the phone.
"Ma'm. It's a surprise. Ma'm can you tell me your name ?" he enquired.
"Hey Priyal, he is asking for name. Shall I give yours ?" she asked Priyal who was now beside her smiling ear to ear.
"Noooo...never tell real names. Fake it off" said Priyal shrugging. She always had some weird advices and weird reasons to it.
Taking few seconds finally she had a name in mind "Hmm...Shilpa...Shilpaaaa....Matondkar" she finally christened herself with a new name.
"Thanks Ma'm. So when will you come ?" the conversation went. Now the other room friends too gathered and there were whispers about the gift.
"Let see. Maybe tomorrow."
"Ok. You can give me a call on 98********** once you come."
"Ma'm. Did I tell you that you have a wonderful voice ?"
"Uhhh?? Ohhkk.....Thanks. Ok Bye" she placed the receiver on the phone, with surprised smile.
"What ? What is the gift ?" the friends said together with excitement.
"It's a surprise. Here's his number. You know what the guy said ? I have a wonderful voice. " she said shyly.
"Ahhhhhh...ha....." friends started teasing her...it was a good break from the studies and they were trying to make best of it.
"Ok Girls. Now lets study." she said as she got back to her favorite subject.
The phone rang. The phone had now reached the bed from the table. With the long wire, it had been to every corner of the house . 'Megha it's yours', said Priyal as she passed the phone from the bed to the desk.
"Hi Shilpa" said a male voice, she realized it's the same Vxx Plaza guy.
"Ya Hi. What is it ?"
"You called me right ?"
"But I have your number on my cell." She looked around. Everyone had buried themselves in the books, faking. She knew the culprits.
"I don't know. But I have not called you."
"Ok. I don't know how it came. So are you coming tomorrow?"
"Ahh ? ya maybe. Ok bye I have to study". "Hey Girlz, stop it OK. Don't bother him", she shouted she placed the receiver and got back to Mechanics.
The phone rang and she knew the reason. Same guy.
"I am sorry. Actually my friends are doing the mischief. You gave your personal number and they got a way of entertainment. You don't pick the call, and they'll stop calling. Ok. Bye." ...and so the story ended.
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