The Train Journey that Changed Destiny - Part 6

Note: Feels great to be back home, totally worth it!

He picked up the phone "Yes dad", at the other end, "Ishant, are you at Delhi already? I just saw the news, I think you need to see this....."
Ishant was scared, he wasn't sure what his father wasn't telling him, "What is it dad? What happened?". "There has been a scandal, s sting operation, an office manager was caught accepting lakhs of rupees to ensure that some applications to Delhi University are accepted. They suspect a whole bunch of people, including the professors who scrutinize the applications. The government has stepped in and cancelled all admissions for this year. They are going to start over with new laws in place."
"Oh No!" Ishant thought, "This can't be happening to me, I have talked to prof. Sharma, he had told me that he will take care of my application package. What will I do now?" A million thoughts ran through his head, he felt a little dizzy and then, his phone started vibrating. He took the phone out of his pocket, a new text message was waiting for him, "Looks lik u r bk,finaly sw a rply frm u! So, hw ws ur trp? Hw did u lk bein in the vilage? hd fun wid d vilage babes?" "Yeah right! fun with the village babes?" he thought to himself. He hollered for a taxi and started texting as soon as he settled inside for the long ride home, "Trp was gud, vilag is even bettr,ur presnce thr wil liven it up,also u can becum a vilag babe!", he wondered if this would ever get any further"Damn!" he thought to himself, "I wish I could tell her something, anything!, atleast I would get to hold her hand!" His phone vibrated again, "Watcha doing 2mrw? Meet up @ ma place? i'l b all alone, cud use d cmpany" He didn't waste a second replying to that msg, he would miss anything to be spend time with her.
It was late by the time Ishant got home, he had a quick quiet dinner, his father asked him about his trip and they talked about the latest sting operation that exposed the admissions scam. Ishant didn't want to talk about it, honestly, he was scared now, would he make it to DU? He wanted to be in Delhi badly, more so for her than anything else. He made an excuse about being sleepy and went away to the bedroom, phone in hand.....