Satveer (Sam) Mittal
Food or Friends?
Wed Jun 28, 2017 15:35

As he approached the doors to the diner, Satveer felt his excitement build. As he reached the doors, the ambient rumble of people quietened to a single, muffled voice. Satveer, leaned his head forward in an effort to make out what the person was saying, when all of sudden the doors opened.

The diner lay before him, full with people, bonfires and the next seven years of his life.

As he shuffled forward, only to be greeted by a shower of golden confetti. A smile of pure elation happened upon Satveer’s face as his excitement reached its peak. This was his! From the colourful dancing flames of the bonfires to the remaining golden confetti falling onto the crowd, Satveer felt special. Satveer felt welcomed. He looked around the room past the vibrant bonfires and wave of student faces, seemingly staring at him, his gaze landed on the lady at the front of the diner.

The lady introduced herself. Deputy Headmistress Nanda. He didn’t know why, but he was equal parts amazed and stunned by her being here. Wearing that. His parents didn’t say that the deputy head was Indian, or maybe they did and he missed it. Either way, her leading the welcome feast made Satveer feel at ease.

Following her introductions, Deputy Headmistress Nanda instructed the first years to observe their dream catchers. Satveer’s looked to his dream catcher that had now turned sea-green. Lyra, father will be happy Satveer smiled and then looked up past the green confetti to find the sea-green bonfire. Once he had found what looked to be the appropriate bonfire, he glanced around the room at the other bonfires to ensure he had the correct one. Satveer started towards the sea-green bonfire. Red, Blue, Cream and Green, he mentally debated the definition of sea-green over green. why not just go with green?. Making a fool out of yourself to another prospective student is one thing, but joining the wrong house at the welcome feast was academic career suicide.

Once there, Satveer sat by the bonfire and looked around greeting his fellow housemates with a gentle smile and nod. He was pleasantly surprised to see the red-headed girl in Lyra. He wasn’t sure how much Drew would have told her of his tour ordeal, but he hoped to make a good first impression.

Once settled, Satveer sat quietly and listened to the deputy head hand out student roles, introduce the teachers and sentence the students to a pop-quiz. Whilst some of the other students were clearly not in favour of the history test, Satveer wasn’t quite sure how to react. This was his first time, well, his first proper time, in a school environment. Did this happen a lot?

The invitation to eat was a welcome one. When he was excited, Satveer was always hungry. Satveer sat up a little to look over the food being paraded in front of his nose. He was about to take a slice of pizza, when he made eye contact with another student. In an effort to not appear rude and make a good (not nice) first impression, he said softly “Hi, I’m Sam.”

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    • Food or Friends? - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Wed Jun 28 15:35
      • How about both? - Marley Chapman, Wed Jun 28 22:41
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            • 88 Miles an hour - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Fri Jun 30 07:53
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              • With no sign of slowing down - Marley, Mon Jul 3 12:27
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                • As ever, he put his foot on the break - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Thu Jul 6 05:11
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