Satveer Mittal
"mi alfombra su alfombra"
Thu Mar 22, 2018 08:54

Remington was a polite and well-spoken girl. She seemed a lot more mature than Satveer. He couldn’t quite tell what it was, whether it was her mannerism or how she spoke, it was just something about her. Satveer wasn’t sure what year Remington was in, but he guessed that she was in fourth year or maybe higher.

The sight of Remington’s parents mingling other adults pulled a little on Satveer’s heart strings. He would have liked his parents to make friends and get to know his school a little more, but their absence removed any embarrassment potential, so he figured it kind of evened itself out. “My parents didn’t make it. I doubt they ever will to be honest” Satveer tailed off, realising he’d have to explain himself. “Make it to Thanksgiving that is. Every year we… we I used to… but my family attend The Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurpurb with my mother’s family in India. This year I got to stay here because last year I got my turban” he said lifting his right eyebrow and looking up. “It means I can now partake in Thanksgiving and celebrate Guru Tegh Bahadur in my own way.” Satveer glanced Remingtons parent’s in the near distance and he couldn’t help but smile at Remington. “Although I’m very glad they didn’t come in a way, it means I don’t have to apologise for them.” He laughed knowing full well that embarrassing parents was a right of passage for kids.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get to have a go on the carpet.” Satveer said sincerely. Whilst it was hastily prepared, the carpet session appeared to have done the trick and had gotten Satveer a little attention. “If you do want to have a go, I’ll happily take you out anytime” he grinned, intentionally leaving the offer open.

“I have ask, my understanding of Thanksgiving is that it’s more than turkey’s, pilgrims and…” he paused realising he may sound insensitive to Remington’s culture “some other stuff. Am I right in thinking it’s something different to everyone? What is it to you?” He asked, hoping his knowledgebase founded upon years of American cartoons, TV shows and graphic novels was accurate.

  • I think we missed it - Remington, Sat Mar 17 19:55
    Remington smiled more, glad she got the name right on her first try. She knew who he was (she was rarely wrong about things, honestly), but it was still nice to get the validation that a correct... more
    • "mi alfombra su alfombra" - Satveer Mittal, Thu Mar 22 08:54
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