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After lunch we moved to visit the rest of the Island… There was a huge lighthouse there which was the most prominent one in the cluster because it was the first one made. It was white and tall and proud. The journey up was tiring but it was worth it in the end. The wind blew our hair behind our backs so that we had an unshielded view of the amazing sight below. To the end of our sight we could see the light blue bay stretching out while on the other side we could see the deep blue waters. We could also clearly see the congruence of both the depths! The scene was gorgeous and I think we all have that one pic where we are standing right in the centre of the congruence so that two different colors are on each side. Then we went from there and ransacked the shops on Minicoy too! We were all forlorn after that. Because we had just realized that we were about to leave Lakshadweep behind and go back to college! But we still had our deck left. We skipped boats and immediately went to the deck on the ship. We decided that we would have Antakshari for a while. After that we had a little dance party where Jaishankar sir taught us all a bit of salsa. The girls paired up with other girls, and the guys with the other guys. I would’ve loved to dance with Abhinav, but all we could do was to eye each other. I think I was the only one who knew more salsa than the others though, and Jaishankar sir took me as his partner. Just as he was about to twirl me into his arms I screamed shrilly and collapsed! My voice traveled on the wind and soon everyone had surrounded me. What had happened was that I had completely forgotten about my broken toe nail! As I dragged my toes as appropriate for that step of salsa, the little skin that had built over my flesh split again and left me with a fresh pang of pain, blood and tears. And I didn’t like crying in front of anyone. I considered crying a weakness. I somehow got up, shooed people away and hopped over to the edge of the deck. Harshita and Shraddha, remember you both came and checked if I was okay and I literally shooed you away too? I kept crying, and trying to hold my pain back but it seemed pretty impossible. Then Abhinav came and looked at me. I didn’t shoo him away. He was the only person I could bear around me then. He didn’t say a word but just sat next to me. Then he asked me not to cry, resulting only in making me cry even more. He panicked and asked me if he could do anything to ease the pain. I asked him to get me some water. Asif sir came to know what happened by then and came over. He saw me crying and sent Abhinav to get water immediately. He tried to cheer me up till then. I was better only when Abhinav came back and took me downstairs. It took me quite a while to hobble down, supported by Asif sir and Abhinav. I could’ve almost hugged him, but the teachers were there. I bid him good night before I retreated to a painful night with my toe.



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