Rohan walked into the classroom and saw the
girls crowding around Jason. He rolled his eyes
and went to sit with his friends. The fight had
been going on for the past four gears, from the
moment Rohan was transferred to the school. The
teachers and the discipline master had
immediately taken a liking to him since he was
very well-behaved and was an expert swimmer.
Moreover, he topped the semestral examinations.
Jason laughed loudly and banged the table to get
the attention of the others. Rohan and his
friends remained calm and ignored him. Miss Wong
was late. As she walked in, the class went quiet
and got up to greet her. She started the lesson
by choosing Rohan to be the Mathematics
"That's not fair!" shouted Jason. He was
upset and angry at not being able to get the
post. "No one voted for him," he argued. Miss
Wong sighed and leant against the board. She
instructed the class to write down the name of
whom they would like to have as their
Mathematics representative and submit it to her
by the end of the lesson.
Jason grinned smugly at Rohan and took
his seat. The topic for the day-fractions-was
not Jason's strongest. He scratched his head and
kept looking at Vidushi's answers. Jason noticed
Rohan writing continuously and felt discouraged.
Maybe he would be given the position because he
got all correct, he feared. He wiped the sweat
off his brows and concentrated on the sums.
At the end of the lesson, Miss Wong collected
the votes from the class and started counting
them. She wrote the nominees' names on the
whiteboard as well as the number of votes cast
under their names. Miss Wong glared at Jason
as she announced Rohan as the winner. "What a
waste of time, Jason," she muttered and left.
Rohan turned in time and missed the punch
coming his way. Jason grabbed Rohan's collar and
dragged him to the wall. Just when the class
thought that Jason had the upper hand, Rohan
twisted Jason's arm, brought it to the back of
his hip and held it firmly. He threatened to
report the matter to the next teacher if he did
not return to his place quietly. Rohan's friends
stood by him. Jason knew he was cornered. He