It was pouring outside. The sky was dark as night and everyone in the class was quiet; either studying for the approaching exams or catching up on their sleep. The pin drop silence was occasionally disturbed by lightening or the high pitched giggling of the two girls in the front row reading Shakespeare to each other.
With the book propped open on Geeta’s desk and Diya’s head on Geeta’s shoulder, both of them read the sweet prose of Romeo and Juliet. They would sometimes laugh at the clichéd lines and sometimes fall into heated discussions about the play’s themes. Every dialogue of the play ensued a rollercoaster of their emotions and thoughts and neither of them were too boring to refrain from riding it.
Readjusting her head on Geeta’s shoulder, Diya said, “Do you know? They say that reading Shakespeare to each other can be very romantic.”
“Well, it’s definitely not awkward,” Geeta said, flipping a page. “Besides, rather than reading it, we’re more of making fun of it anyway.”
“True,” Diya said and straightened herself up. “Maybe we’ll read it to our boyfriends again some day, yeah?”
Geeta looked at her with wide, horrified eyes. “Ew. I don’t think so!”
“Imagine reading with your boyfriend about Juliet telling a guy dressed as a girl that she can’t wait to have that!” Geeta said; her face showing how disgusting and hilarious she thought it was.
Diya nodded. “Yeah. I agree. That would be pretty awkward.”
She again leant her head against Geeta’s shoulder and Geeta continued to read the play aloud. Just like before as if nothing had happened.
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