They could hardly tell this unknown boy that they were from the future! They themselves were finding it hard to believe.
Noor had a flash of inspiration. ‘We are from a land far, far…extremely far away…from the south, you know.’
Thankfully for them, Alexander started speaking again, and they all turned to look at the stage. Alexander was looking at Porus with admiration. ‘What spirit! Even injured and at a disadvantage like this, you demand honour!’ He held out his arms and said, ‘O King, come, let us be partners. We will conquer the world together.’
As they hugged, the short-statured Alexander’s face was squashed into Porus’s chest. It was a ludicrous sight.
The unknown youth looked at the four children and said, ‘Ahh…Dakshin Bharat. I have heard so many tales of that place. I would love to visit one day…if my teacher ever gives me leave.’ He sighed.
‘I am Chandragupta, Chandragupta Maurya,’ he said with a smile. ‘And what are you all doing so far away from home?’
Zoya’s eyes started bulging in amazement when she heard the name while Rohan stammered, ‘Well…actually…’ He was desperately trying to think up a reason when there was a commotion up ahead.
By now, Porus had been escorted off the stage. Alexander…