“What are the chances!!”, he whispered. Being the leader of his video game team, back in the US, the thought of getting beaten by a girl sent shivers down his spine.
“No no no… I can’t marry her! she would beat me in every single match.”
“How’s that for a girl huh!! Loser”, she screamed as she punched the
character to ground. It was that very moment Avinash realized that he was falling in love with this vivacious girl who could slam even better than him.
He shuddered at the thought of his Mom meeting her, and was pretty sure, if Avni finds out that this was just a courtesy visit, he might end up with a broken nose, or more. He had half a mind to turn and go back, but then the fragments of last meet, with one of his mom’s choices, came to his mind.
She was tall, pretty and sophisticated. When he asked her what she likes doing the most, she went into thinking mode, for about 10 minutes. And after lot of brainstorming she said,”Sleeping” and then added “cooking too.”
“Well, if I have to marry a stranger”, he thought, “why not someone who could join my Halo* team.”
Along with the crowd, he too watched, anticipating the outcome. The boy was trying his best to resist her hits, but the masterful strikes that she hauled on him were too much to handle. Finally, she took the sword and sliced him into two, killing the character.
The boy slammed the console on the desk. She looked straight at him and with a mischievous glint her eyes, said loud and clear,”Valar Morghulis*”.
“Can she be any more cool !!”, he smiled, ”She quotes Game of Thrones!!”
Avani stood up and then quickly checked the time. Hastily she straightened her dress, realizing that she was here to meet, not kill someone.
The beautiful curls in her hair, that her sister had so painstakingly ironed, were all frizzy and undone. In quick strokes, Avni smoothed her hair, praying that her Medusa lookalike locks won’t be a distraction.
While she was still wondering, Avinash walked up to her.
“Hey”, he said, taking the console, “Care for another game.”
She looked up, a little startled and then she smiled.
*Valar Morghulis translates to “All men must die”
*Halo – science fiction video game