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Chapter 18

Old_Couple

26 YEARS LATER

A man in his fifties is looking into the mirror. His grey hair, compliment his rugged look. His crisp business suit still suits him, and he has a new companion now, through which he sees the world, a pair of spectacles on his nose! His look is changed, from a clean shaven man, he now supports a classy french cut-beard. He is one of the richest men of the country, but so humble and down to earth. He adjusts the spectacles and looks into the mirror again, this time he can see himself clearly. He runs a finger through his hair, and whispers, ‘Sexy!’ in a long monotonic tone.

‘Shrey…stop admiring yourself and have your breakfast. You’ve grown so old, and you still think you’re a ladies’ man?’ a voice interrupted his thoughts. It was none other than his beloved wife, Akanksha.

Akanksha had also grown old with time. Fine lines and wrinkles were visible on her fair face. Her skin wasn’t as tight as it used to be. Her dressing also changed. From the usual jeans and tops that she used to wear, she had transformed her look into an elegant one. She wore plain cotton sarees. Unlike Shrey, she didn’t have a weak eye-sight, but she did develop arthritis and joint-pain problem. She couldn’t climb the stairs much, so, after the death of Shrey’s parents, they both shifted downstairs and gave the entire first floor to their kids.

Akshan and Nirvaan, were both twenty seven now, and they were married to the girls they loved. Akshan, who was Shrey’s replica, had loved a girl from school, and Shrey made sure his son’s first love, was his son’s wife too, whereas Nirvaan was the shy baby. It took him the entire college life to propose a girl. They both were married on the same day, just at a difference of ten minutes, like their birth. Shrey and Akanksha raised their sons in the best possible manner, on one side, they were connected with the outer-world, they went for parties, boozed, enjoyed, but on the other side, they were still bound to their parents as a tree is bound to its roots. The boys knew the value of each and every thing, Shrey made sure that they became good human beings ‘before’ becoming good businessmen.

‘Tell me, what if we had a daughter instead of both sons?’ Akanksha knew she never asked Shrey this question, but she wanted to know his reaction.

‘Well, if I’d have had a daughter, then she would be staying here, in this house, with her husband, and that too, a guy chosen by me! I wouldn’t have allowed her to date guys, like I allowed my sons. Yeah, you must be thinking what an asshole father I would be, but my daughter would be the most precious thing to me. Sometimes, I think if I’d have had a daughter, things would have changed a lot, like I wouldn’t have flirted with girls or would have taught my sons to go for an arranged marriage as well, for I could never discriminate between my children. But yeah, I’d be hell lot possessive for my princess, or maybe I’d be residing in a mental asylum by now for behaving in the shittiest way possible!’ Shrey chuckled. The answer didn’t satisfy Akanksha much, for she knew Shrey would have been the best Dad, even to a daughter. Just because they didn’t get a chance to raise a daughter, doesn’t mean they couldn’t. If they’d be parents to a daughter, things would have been different, and so would be Shrey!

Akanksha heard some footsteps climbing down the stairs and she got up to see who it was. Akshan and Nirvaan, along with their wives, entered Shrey and Akanksha’s room, and the four of them touch their feet.

‘Happy Anniversary, Dad.’ Akshan hugged Shrey, ‘I can’t believe you guys had an arranged marriage, and are together for thirty years!’

‘Son, you won’t believe many more things! It’s just that, some secrets should remain secrets only…’ Shrey hugged him back.

It was Shrey and Akanksha’s thirtieth wedding anniversary, and they all were going out for lunch.

‘You look just like me, but less handsome.’ Shrey mocked while adjusting his son’s shirt-collar. His habits were still the same. Akanksha smiled, she knew, the man she was in love with, could never grow up!

‘C’mon now, let’s go.’ Akanksha said. They all went to Akanksha’s farm house.

‘Why here, mom?’ Akshan asked.

‘Because, I want to spend this day only with my family, and no one else.’ Akanksha looked at Shrey, who was still busy, looking himself up in the mirror; she smiled and got out of the car.

They all booked the terrace, Akanksha’s favourite place. It was a cold afternoon and the bright sunshine was kissing their bodies.

‘The weather is wonderful today.’ Nirvaan left out a cold sigh.

‘It’s always wonderful here…’ Shrey sighed. He remembered the night when he came here with Abhinav and Natasha, and gulped down eleven cans of beer, and how Akanksha forcefully fed him, time ran by so fast. Twenty six years, and it seemed like yesterday. His thoughts were interrupted by a sudden pat on his shoulder.

‘What are you thinking? About Abhinav and Natasha?’ Akanksha asked.

‘Of course, who else? This place is the beginning of their love-story, after all.’ Shrey looked around, there were huge buildings everywhere. The greenery, this place was loved for, had all vanished. The cemented buildings had eaten up natural beauty of the area.

‘Won’t you ask for a wedding present today, sweetheart?’

‘This is my wedding present.’ Akanksha pointed at their four kids; the two boys and their wives.

‘But, I didn’t forget.’ Shrey took her hand and slid it into the pocket of his trouser, just like he did on Akanksha’s birthday.

‘Shrey…you’re so shameless, the kids are watching.’

‘So what? They themselves are going to be parents soon! C’mon…’

Akanksha fondled the pockets, and found an envelope, ‘What’s this?’

‘You’re still the same, aren’t you? You won’t open it up, but ask me ‘what’s this’?’

Akanksha smiled, opened up the envelope, there were two tickets to Agra and a hotel-booking confirmation slip.

‘Agra? Why?’

‘Because this is the only place we haven’t visited. I thought, every year we went abroad, we even had a lavish world tour on our silver anniversary, but I don’t know what Taj Mahal really looks like, so why not observe it this time?’

‘Shrey, you know I can’t travel much.’

‘It is all arranged, don’t you worry, now c’mon, let’s have lunch.’

After the lunch, the kids left their parents on the airport, within three hours, Shrey and Akanksha reached Agra. It was cold and foggy evening, they reached the hotel and freshened up. The journey had completely exhausted Akanksha, she preferred to rest, Shrey accompanied her by watching boring news on TV.

‘You think I’ve come this far to listen to this stupid news? How many times will they telecast the same news over and over again? You listen to me…’ Akanksha switched off the TV.

‘I love you…’ Akanksha said, with seriousness in her eyes.

‘Hey, I love you too.’

‘No, Shrey. I mean it, I love you. Even if something happens to me tomorrow…’ Shrey placed a finger on her chattering lips.

‘Shut up. If we’ll go, we’ll go together, now no arguments.’ He switched on the TV again.

‘Oh, you’re so adamant.’

‘Yes, so? I don’t want any arguments on the stupidest topic on this planet.’ Shrey ended the conversation.

The next afternoon, they went to see the Taj Mahal.

‘Beautiful…’ Akanksha was gaping at it. The view was so beautiful that she could look at it for hours, without blinking her eyes!

‘But not more than…’ Shrey coughed.

‘Me?’ Akanksha guessed.

‘No, me!’ Shrey confirmed.

‘Huh, you’re mentally sick I guess.’ Akanksha flipped her grey hair.

‘And you’re world’s most beautiful woman…’ Shrey hugged her from behind.

They spent their evening around Taj Mahal. Shrey took Akanksha to a nearby tea stall. They had the most simple snack and tea and kept looking at each other with each sip. Akanksha knew it could be her last trip, for her health wasn’t supporting her wishes.

‘You know why have I brought you here? From all the places in the world, why Taj Mahal?’

‘I can guess, maybe because you want me to know that you love me?’

‘That’s one thing, sweetheart. I brought you here, because of this…’ Shrey took out a ring from his pocket. It was a simple silver ring, not gold or diamond this time. Akanksha looked at it, equally mesmerized as she was looking at the most expensive ring of the world.

‘What are you looking at? Give me your hand…’ Shrey took her hand and slipped the ring in the third finger of her right hand, for her left hand already had their wedding ring.

‘Why have you got a ring when I’m already wearing one from last 30 years?’

‘I wanted to see your expression. If you’ll be as happy on seeing this cheap silver ring as you were on seeing that million dollar wedding ring…’

‘And? What do you think my expression was today?’ Akanksha was anticipated.

‘Much better than the last time! Haha, I’m a fool who wasted so much over that diamond ring. I could have managed with a silver ring 30 years ago.’ Shrey laughed.

‘Miser bitch!’ Akanksha slapped his arm.

‘Okay, now let’s be serious sweetheart. Tell me, one thing that you love the most about me, and one thing that you hate?’ Shrey folded his arms.

‘Alright, the thing I love the most about you, is your sense of humour which was so good that I didn’t feel like I spent such a long time with you! You know, when I was about to get married, my friends would scare me on the name of Arranged Marriage and tell me that husbands are so dominating, you’ll lose your freedom, you’ll become his puppet, but being with you was like being with a best friend. I didn’t marry that night Shrey, I made a boyfriend with my parents’ permission!’ Akanksha chuckled, ‘And the one thing that I hate the most about you, is that we won’t be together for long. I don’t wanna lose you, Shrey…’ she had watery eyes.

Shrey knew Akanksha was sick and unhealthy and doctors could recommend her complete bed-rest anytime now. That’s why he made this trip. Shrey changed the topic immediately.

‘Won’t you ask me what I love or hate the most about you?’

‘Yeah, why not?’ Akanksha smiled like a child.

‘I love you, your smile. The way you shook hands with me on my 27th birthday, you remember how scared and nervous you were? I knew that this woman is going to mess a lot with my mind now, that’s why I was keeping a distance from you, but destiny struck all chords right, and here we are! Sipping tea in front of Taj Mahal, after thirty years of that first meeting!’ Shrey looked up in the sky. A lot had changed over time. He looked back at Akanksha, and thought nothing had changed for him.

‘I had so many girlfriends, I was a womanizer, and you know, I thought I’d never be able to settle with one lady for an entire lifetime. But look, you changed me so much. I thought I’d never have kids, raising children was so damn boring thing, but you made it all the more interesting for me. You remember how you sent me for a nappy-shopping? Or how we painted the boys’ room? Oh my God; old times!’ Shrey laughed. He recalled how he made so many blunders back then.

‘Don’t make me recall that crap, Shrey!’ Akanksha made a face and Shrey laughed louder.

They were reliving their past, with a thought that they’d live forever, but they both knew, time wasn’t so generous. It could snatch one of them away any moment, and if they could do something, it was simply – living to the fullest, right now.

‘Ask me something, sweetheart!’ Shrey said with utmost confidence.

‘Ask you what?’

‘Anything! Anything you want me to buy for you, anything you want me to do for you…just anything.’

‘Wow! What has happened to you?’

‘Nothing, I’m just in a mood to become an angel for you today.’ He winked.

‘Sweetheart, you’ve been an angel for me since last thirty years now, what else can I ask for? Every girl wishes that her husband should respect and love her after marriage, and you always did more than I demanded. Every girl enters in a new home after wedding, with some expectations and dreams. I also had some dreams back then, and you fulfilled each of them with such devotion. I don’t think I was married for such long time, I think I was on a vacation where I had my babies, raised them up and now I’m here, resting in peace…’ Akanksha kept looking into Shrey’s eyes. Her eyes were wrinkled, his were hidden behind the glass frames. Time had changed them both a lot.

‘But, Shrey…I don’t want to go away. I want to live with you more…live another lifetime with you, sweetheart…’ Akanksha hugged him and shed a few tears. She knew that reality was something else and that she had to leave him someday.

‘Shh…how many times have I told you not to think about useless crap and burn your mind?’ Shrey was angry.

‘C’mon, let’s go.’ Shrey took her to their taxi and they went back to hotel.

Their trip ended and they entered home after three days. Their sons were happy to see them and so were their daughters-in-law. Akanksha was feeling low since a few hours.

‘Aakshi, daughter, get some warm water for Akanksha.’ Shrey asked Akshan’s wife, and took Akanskha to their room.

‘Lie down sweetheart and relax, the doctor is on his way.’ Shrey started pressing her legs.

‘Shrey, what are you doing? Please don’t do this, Shrey…’

‘Shh, you lie down!’ Shrey stared at her with his angry eyes.

‘You think only a wife has the right to serve her husband in sickness but if the wife is sick, can’t a husband leave his fucking job to take care of her?’ Meanwhile Aakshi entered with a glass of warm water and a doctor followed her in the room. Shrey made Akanksha drink some water and take her pills, and the doctor started examining her.

‘Mrs Chauhan, you’re not taking a care of yourself lately.’ The doctor said, ‘You know you’re having so many problems, you’ve had a surgery last year and still you’re not taking your medicines?’

‘What?’ Shrey interrupted.

‘Look at her condition, Mr Chauhan. You think she took any pill in the last few days?’

‘Doctor, it was my 30th wedding anniversary, then how could I disappoint my husband? Those pills make me sick and drag me to sleep. I’m sorry I lied to you, Shrey. I never took any dose in Agra. I just spat them out in the dustbin. I wanted to enjoy my vacation this time, who knows it could be my last time…’

‘That’s it!’ Shrey got up, ‘I’m sick of her talking like that, doctor. And I’m not forgiving you for what you’ve done this time, Akanksha.’ Shrey followed the doctor who had exited the room with some instructions written on a thin piece of paper.

‘Get these new medicines for Akanksha, and take care of her. You know her body is almost hollow now. She’s taking so many steroids and she’s not going to live for long like that Mr Chauhan. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. Keep her happy and relaxed, as much as you can.’ The doctor handed him over the slip and walked away.

Shrey rubbed his forehead, and wiped his tears. He entered inside, and sat beside Akanksha.

‘C’mon, let’s play some cards.’ He opened the drawer, took out a pack of cards, shuffled them and distributed them evenly. Akanksha smiled at him. She knew her husband really well, and she knew her end was coming, that’s why Shrey was making each second of her life memorable. For the next few hours they were busy playing cards.

‘Haha! I won again…’ Akanksha threw the cards on the bed and laughed. It was the third time that she won and defeated Shrey, who was otherwise a master in poker.

‘Ah, I think I need to revise my tricks. You’re becoming smarter, wife!’ he kissed her cheek.

‘And you’re becoming dumber with time…’ Akanksha was happy for it was the first time in her life that she won from Shrey.

The day was spent in playing cards, with Akanksha winning over and over again. She knew Shrey was doing this for her happiness, and she didn’t mind winning for her husband’s content. She knew she could lose and make Shrey win, but then, it was her time to go and she wanted her husband to live with a notion that he always made his wife happy and was the best husband of the planet. On the other hand, Shrey knew he was losing deliberately, but he kept on losing again and again, to see that winning smile of Akanksha. He knew he had limited days left with her, and he wanted to live them all to the fullest…

Shrey and Akanksha, had an arranged marriage, but their love was complete and content. They didn’t calculate before coming into a relation, because they wanted the other person more than anything else. Theirs was not a perfect story, they fought, they argued, but they made it all perfect. Both of them had to sacrifice a lot of things, and both of them made a lot of compromises too, to be with each other, which was all worth it in the end. Both of them had a perfect life, and a perfect love.

We all have a Shrey and an Akanksha in our lives, but sometimes we’re too busy playing with the Nitin’s of our lives that we ignore the real people. When the wrong people hurt us, then we get to know the value of the right ones and the ones who truly loved us. Life is too short to live in regrets and grudges. Forgive, forget and move on, you never know how much time you really have with the people you love. Make each moment valuable, just like Shrey did in the end-time of Akanksha.

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  Comments (202)

  • mehr

    January 4, 2014

    when l u post d story? waiting……

    • Mehek

      January 4, 2014

      The story will start from 10th January, 2014. Every night at 09.00pm

      Stay Connected 🙂

  • isheena

    January 6, 2014

    waiting..waiting..waiting…!!

  • Ria

    January 10, 2014

    it was awsm
    luvd it simply 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 10, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Dhairya Bajaj

    January 10, 2014

    Aweesome start !! I wana read all chaps now :/

    • Mehek

      January 11, 2014

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Dhairya Bajaj

    January 10, 2014

    Awesomee start … I wana read all chaps nw ,:/

  • chitrakshi

    January 12, 2014

    Amazing work !!! Really loved it waiting for the next chapter :*

    • Mehek

      January 13, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Krishna

    January 13, 2014

    U dint post the story today it’s already almost 10

    • Mehek

      January 13, 2014

      Sorry for the delay, I was busy celebrating Lohri 🙂 The chapter has been posted.

  • Priya

    January 14, 2014

    Awesome..!! Totally splendid job..waiting for next chps:-)

    • Mehek

      January 14, 2014

      Thanks sweetie 🙂

  • Lakshita Sapra

    January 14, 2014

    speechless !! its amazing.. keep it up !!
    i am eagerly waiting for the next chapters.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 14, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂 It’s the third part, I hope you have read previous parts of the story, because in further chapters it’s going to be linked.

  • Priya

    January 14, 2014

    What’s the previous parts..i’ve read arranged love but what’s the first one,plzz mehek give me the link!! You do a Awesome job..!

  • Varsha

    January 14, 2014

    Very beautifully written..login fb..just to read 5th chapter no patience.;) Exam tomorrow:(

    • Mehek

      January 15, 2014

      Haha, all the best, I hope you do well 🙂

  • kirti gupta

    January 15, 2014

    Message* dyng to read upcmng stories do it as soon as possible

    • Mehek

      January 15, 2014

      Thank you 🙂 I’ll be uploading one chapter per day, stay connected. Happy reading

  • Priya

    January 15, 2014

    thank you Mehek..For the links
    I was also having exams but when i saw your creation..I read all the chapters
    They were very intresting and Totally Awesome.. 😀 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 15, 2014

      Thanks 🙂 Happy reading!

      http://www.mehek.in/short-stories you can click on this link for more stories, different and unconventional ones.

  • Mansi

    January 15, 2014

    Amazingg… 😀 totally creates magic…!! I won’t like it when this ends… 🙁

    • Mehek

      January 15, 2014

      Haha,even I won’t like when it will end, but there are 2 more weeks for the last chapter, so enjoy till then 😉

  • prachi

    January 15, 2014

    awsum story ….can imagine every moment…simply loving it ….waitin for al d other chapters

    • Mehek

      January 15, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂 Stay connected and happy reading. Hope you’ve read it’s previous parts because the story ahead is going to be linked to the prequels…

  • Mini Martolia

    January 15, 2014

    This story is jst awesome seems to b so real…bucket full of feelings…imagination im each n every word of incidence…n have fallen in love shrey’s character <3…u r jst awesome mam…hats off to you (y) :)…..i jst love this immensly <3 <3
    kindly post all the chpters plzz…can wait anymore…

    • Mehek

      January 16, 2014

      Thank you so much dear 🙂 All parts will be posted in coming two weeks, don’t worry 😉

  • chandni

    January 16, 2014

    cant u post twice a day 😛

    • Mehek

      January 16, 2014

      wish I could, sweetie 🙂

  • Nehal

    January 16, 2014

    Mehek, i loved your style of writing. it’s simple yet effective. i read the prequels of arrange emotions. they were also equally good.
    i hope you post all chapters really soon. *Eagerly waiting*
    Keep writing and keep posting.

    • Mehek

      January 16, 2014

      Thank you dear!

  • bhagyashree

    January 16, 2014

    Message* mehek.. just give me shrey!!!

    • Mehek

      January 16, 2014

      Haha, take it 😛

  • bhagyashree

    January 17, 2014

    just love shrey!!!

    anyways beautiful cmpositn dear.. simply cnt resist readng it.. waitng 4 the remaining part dear.. post it soon

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      will post it tomorrow at 09.00 pm 🙂

  • Umesh

    January 17, 2014

    Girl!! this ARRANGED series is so much addictive, that page of you “a girl’s heart….” came into my notice last afternoon, read chapter 7 of arranged emotions,to know about what happened in past, I read all chapters of emotions, and to know about their both’s character I read both previous series Love & marriage. I know the real fun is in reading one chapter in a day,but the curiosity didn’t let me wait and read it all in last 4-5 hours… amazing…. hats-off 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      Thanks a lot, dear 🙂 Hope you liked them!

      Happy Reading 🙂

  • Priya

    January 17, 2014

    I read ur short stories too..They are simply amazing..I love the way you write and please dont ever end this story of akansha and shrey it is a beautiful story.. 🙂

  • Zareen

    January 17, 2014

    Awesome story eagerly waitng 4 the nxt chapters

  • Ayushi

    January 17, 2014

    arrangd love, marig nd emotion…all of these r awsummm yr…gr8 work yr..nd plz tell me if u have a book of all the stories (this one only) i wanna read it….plz tell me the book name plzz dear…

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      Thanks sweetie, and these are not compiled into any book yet, only on my blog 🙂 You can read them here anytime you want to.

      Happy Reading 🙂

  • Chehak

    January 17, 2014

    m loving it!!!good going girl 😉

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      Thank you, Mam 🙂

  • shweta

    January 17, 2014

    amazingg..enjoyed it alot.. i ve read all chaps of arranged love n arranged marriage n waiting for this one of arranged emotion ..will u write one more part what is the title arranged…….??

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      I wish I could continue this, but arranged emotions is the final part of the series 🙂

  • Umesh

    January 17, 2014

    actually I didn’t liked…. cuz I loved it and lived it in a way, I felt like I was there in each and every moment,whether it was chauhan’s or mehra’s place or the hospital or the hotel! it’s really an awesome story!!!

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2014

      🙂 Thank you!

  • shubhangi

    January 17, 2014

    u’ve done a grt work dear..i’ve read the previous parts olso..awesum work
    i just cant wait everyday for the nxt chapters..but the waiting is worth it 🙂
    keep it up

    • Mehek

      January 18, 2014

      Thanks a lot, sweetie 🙂

  • marisha

    January 18, 2014

    you have actually made me addict to ur stories! perfectly awesome it is! 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 18, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • aditi

    January 18, 2014

    update it fast
    eagerly waiting…!!!!

  • reena

    January 18, 2014

    Awesome story line. all the parts are very nice.
    i wish the story revolved more around the legendary couple shrey and akanksha rather than natasha, her past and abhinav.

  • Pia

    January 18, 2014

    hye goinn smplyy gr88 . . !! . . 🙂

  • ishani

    January 18, 2014

    mahek plz upload soon remaining chapters.. i am seriously addicted of this story…
    plz upload the chp soon

  • bhagyashree

    January 18, 2014

    hey mehek! y dnt u post the cmplete story at one go,
    its difficult 2 wait.. plz
    its smply awesme

    • Mehek

      January 18, 2014

      Thanks 🙂 I don’t upload all chapters at once, to see such comments from people 😛

  • harshit

    January 19, 2014

    heart touching story…..
    i lost in it for last 3 hours…
    thanks mehek

  • mehneen

    January 19, 2014

    pleasee complete the story……. i hate incomplete stories……. <3

  • shweta

    January 19, 2014

    Plsss post chp 10 onwrds….. plsss

    • Mehek

      January 19, 2014

      Every new chapter is posted at 09.00pm every night. So, chapter 10 will be posted on 19-01-2014 at 09.00pm 🙂

  • Name*

    January 19, 2014

    awwww,,….. thnxxx

  • Nishtha

    January 20, 2014

    Ohh yrr i cnt w8 for the cloj to stike 9!
    Got the link to ur blog today n in 3 hrs…i have read arranged luv, arrngd mrrg n ths sequel arrngd emotions!
    N nw cnt w8 for the 11th chap!
    I luvd ur writing mehek. One cn conenct to the stories in some way or other…
    All the best n keep postng such beautiful n nyc stories fr ur readers:)

    • Mehek

      January 20, 2014

      Thanks a lot, Nishtha 🙂 Hope you like the upcoming chapters too. Stay Connected and Happy Reading!

  • Nishtha

    January 20, 2014

    Hahahahah:-D
    Shrey is such an awsome prson:-D
    Cudnt cntrl my laughter while readng chap 11

  • monica

    January 20, 2014

    Really addictive story..cant wait for all chapters.
    P.s. – i m in love with shrey:-):-)

    • Mehek

      January 20, 2014

      Thank you so much, dear 🙂

  • disha

    January 20, 2014

    cn u plz post 2 chaptrs together its really difficult to w8 so much…

  • harshit

    January 20, 2014

    is there any next part or sequel….

    • Mehek

      January 21, 2014

      There are 18 chapters of this part and has no sequel 🙂

  • Nishtha

    January 21, 2014

    Pls yrrr continue wth the stry n write one mre sequel
    All ur readrs want ths:)

  • Manu

    January 21, 2014

    Hi Mahak,
    I am not a gal who is very much intrstd in love stories kinda stuff but the way u wrote previous parts n writing this one , its totally amazing. I feel connectd with lot many charactrs of ur story. But its sad to knw tht this is the last part of this series…
    But i am sure ull come up with an equally gud story again. All the best!! Applauds !! 🙂

  • Bimu

    January 21, 2014

    I had a suggestion for you….I want you to come up with a sequel for this part…That’s not because of my selfishness as I’m enjoying it…I got the idea today after reading today’s chapter in which you discussed about the problems that the babies might face in their future…In the sequel you can write about how they managed some tough times…
    One more suggestion for you is wheher you make a book of this arranged series or not, you make this as a serial….I can bet that it will become a hit….
    Remember, I wan’t you to write a sequel for this not because of my selfishness that I’m loving it…it’s because all the readers are loving it…!! 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 21, 2014

      That’s really sweet of you, but Arranged Emotions is the last part of the series 🙂

  • monica

    January 21, 2014

    Anothr twist in natasha’s life…interesting!!!!!
    Bt actually its akansha-shrey’s part dat i love to read the most in every chaptr.
    P.s.- shrey is the best 🙂

  • harshit

    January 22, 2014

    ohk mehek…..
    y u dont post whole story at once…

  • kamna

    January 22, 2014

    the sequel to it should be there ma’am…!!!! future of the kiddos!!! khatti meethi nok – jhok of d couple… how they raise their babies!!!

  • kamna

    January 22, 2014

    we want sequel…. we want sequel…. no guys?????

  • Aish

    January 23, 2014

    Simply fab i luvd all d parts n eagerly waitin 4 der printnd copies… u certainly r one of ma fav writr… luv u 4 makin ppl belive in luv… hope 2 get a guy lyk shrey fingers crossd…

    • Mehek

      January 23, 2014

      Thanks 🙂 And Good Luck 🙂

  • sowmya

    January 23, 2014

    mehek awesome yaar really loved the stories a lot !!!! im badly waitin for d next chapter pls post it soon…unable to bare that “coming soon” anymore 😉

    • Mehek

      January 23, 2014

      The next chapter has been posted 🙂

  • kamna

    January 23, 2014

    jst 1 chapter 4 today???

  • kamna

    January 23, 2014

    ma’am… gimme shrey plz…
    nd plz post atleast twice a day!

    • Mehek

      January 23, 2014

      Tomorrow 2 chapters will be posted 🙂 And the story will end on Saturday night 🙂 Hope you enjoyed reading it!

  • bhavishya

    January 23, 2014

    Thnks dear fo dis wonderful story..I ‘m luvin it..:)

  • kamna

    January 24, 2014

    ma’am… u promised 4 d two chapters today…. post it now plzzzz…..

    • Mehek

      January 24, 2014

      It’s posted 🙂

  • kamna

    January 24, 2014

    wt after arranged emotions???? 🙁 🙁

    • Mehek

      January 24, 2014

      Break for me..haha 😛 Well, I’ll think about some new concept in that time and will return with a new story 🙂

  • kamna

    January 24, 2014

    sequel to arrranged stories!!! cant v get a movie or a serial of d same.
    . ??????

    • Mehek

      January 24, 2014

      Haha, I wish I could 🙂

  • sowmya

    January 25, 2014

    oh nooooooo!!!! i dont want the story to end this soooon plsssssssssssssssssssss mehek u knw i really lived in the stories with ur narration !! awesomwe yaar…..

  • Dhaval

    January 25, 2014

    Arranged Emotions is also awesome like its prequels. 🙂 Btw the story seems to be having perfect ending in chapter 17.. I wonder what could be in the last chapter! Feeling impatient! 😛

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      You’ll know that tonight 🙂

  • anonymous

    January 25, 2014

    no no… dont end it…. add any twist
    .. bt dont put it to a hault

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      I’ve written 47 chapters including the previous two series, and it’s more than a book! 😛 Someday, it has to end, I can’t keep on writing it forever, Lol..let that day be today 🙂 Thanks and happy reading!

  • anonymous

    January 25, 2014

    1 more sequel to it!!!!! plzzzzzz …. 10 + 15 + 18 = 43 , I guess

  • kamna

    January 25, 2014

    unexpected gal….

  • Achla

    January 25, 2014

    Mehek,
    You know i was completely lost in the last few paragraphs you had written. Each word made a huge impact. Thanks for writing such a wonderful story. Thanks for inspiring to live life happily.

    In complete AWE !! *_*

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂 I’m glad you like it!

  • shubhangi

    January 25, 2014

    chaptr 18…i really got me teary :’)
    mehek ur amazing..i really cant bear this story ending…:-( m felling a vaccum for i’ll be having nth to wait fr tomorw…seriously lived the story with your narration..love you yr <3 ur awesummm

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thanks a lot, sweetie 🙂 I’m happy you were connected with the story. You can go through my blog for more stories and stuff. Happy reading!

  • Kanika

    January 25, 2014

    noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
    ds is d end of arranged series……plz mehak dont do ds
    m very much attached to it :'( :'(
    m gonna miss dem…miss dr LOVE alot

  • Gunjan Bali

    January 25, 2014

    Its the final chapter.? I was so engrossed in ur
    story Mehek…U r an awesome
    author…Keep up d gud
    work..:-):-):-)Many thanks for such a
    beautiful story which touchd my soul…

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thanks sweetie 🙂

  • Siddharth Shankar

    January 25, 2014

    Mehek, You made me cry, literally.. If you’re here you would have seen tears in my eyes… Pata hai, from the time immemorial I always escape from this topic ‘Death, parting away, leaving the loved ones alone’ .. I can’t face it! I know it’s a mere truth of our Life but seeing someone parting into another world makes my Heart Cry.. I thought of leaving the last few paragraphs but read it till end only ‘cos of You…
    Thanks a ton for giving us the pleasure of reading ‘Arranged Series – A Masterpiece’. You’ve touched my SouL… Mehek… Hope to See you as the Top writers of the World! God Bless You.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Rajat

    January 25, 2014

    Mehek really awesome work.. Last part of the story made me cry… Keep it up..

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

  • nidhi gupta

    January 25, 2014

    i never evr cmnt on ny status or lost…bt really
    u made me fall fr shrey..i wsh a get a guy lyk
    him. i wsh dis stry would nvr end… u r
    amazing mehek… n dis part made me cry
    hard..m in love wid dis.. bfre dis i ws in love
    wid only one novel “i too had a love stry” bt
    dis one also special one fr me.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thank you 🙂 god bless you!

  • bhagyashree

    January 25, 2014

    u’ve jst made me cry mehek.

    no words

    • Mehek

      January 25, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Varsha Mehrotra

    January 26, 2014

    Perfect story with The Most Perfect End..:) it is so difficult to explain how m I feeling right now after reading the last chapter..
    These kind of stories makes us believe that love does exist in this selfish World…
    PS: Shey jaise ladke hote bhi hai..:P

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂 And yes, Shrey jaise ladke hote hain, you just need to be a girl like akanksha 🙂

  • sona

    January 26, 2014

    Start another sequel after arranged emotions plzzz, I loved all ur sequel, plzz come up with another sequel or some another story of this type asap

  • Ruchi

    January 26, 2014

    i didn’t want to see shrey n akanksha in dis condition bt dats the reality of life. tears in eyes :'( Thanks mehek fr creating such a beautiful story of shrey n akanksha n making us part of it

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

  • ritika

    January 26, 2014

    Hi Mehek ………..what I have to say……..no words…… speechless ….u r just awesome!!!!!….i m in love with the story of shrey n akansha……I wish that I could get a husband like shrey …..lol…….:)

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • zoya

    January 26, 2014

    Mehek d, u never fail to make me cry in the last chapters of your stories!! I just loved it!! M speeches!! U r d best, i can guarantee!! :* 😀

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thanks sweetie 🙂

  • urmal

    January 26, 2014

    U r simply amazing… Dont hv words to describe my feelings aftr reading dis story. I keep on reading same ch till the nxt one arrives. I jus cnt blv dat d story ended here. I wish you hv written more sequels for it. Shrey n Akanksha wer not nly characters bt much more dan dat. I jus lived dis sequels. Plz cm up soon with ur new story. Will b waiting. Loads of love n best wishes to u Mehek 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thanks a lot dear, I’ll be back with a new story soon! ^_^

  • Najeeb

    January 26, 2014

    Awesomeness personified 🙂

  • Bulbul

    January 26, 2014

    ohhhhh mehek plz make a muvi based on dis plz……. dying to c shrey nd akansha alive

  • ramya

    January 26, 2014

    wow girl u r awesome..after reading the last part of this series i cried so badly. u surely have a bright future, the way u write just took my heart..the characters shrey n akansha n deeply engrossed my heart ♥ u owe my respect 🙂 hope u come up with such an awesome stories n 1day u vl be in a top writers list for sure 🙂 GUD LUCK (Y)

    • Mehek

      January 26, 2014

      Thanks a lot sweetie 🙂

  • eryca nandi

    January 26, 2014

    sediously made me cry…i hardly cries but this story touches my heart u r really gr8 wish u a great future ahead

  • Pranjal

    January 28, 2014

    woohhaa….
    Omg.. dis ws so damn realistic n beautiful.. ♡
    I read dem al 2geda..
    loved it simply… ♥

    • Mehek

      January 28, 2014

      Thanks a lot 🙂 This was the third part, the story has 2 more parts 🙂 First part – Arranged Love (www.mehek.in/arranged-love) and Second part – Arranged Marriage (www.mehek.in/arranged-marriage)

      If you’ve read these both, you can browse more from my short stories collection here – http://www.mehek.in/short-stories

      Happy Reading!

  • Athulya

    February 7, 2014

    I hate reading ….. but u brought the habbit of reading to me with this wonderful novel “Arranged Love, marriage and emotions”

    • Mehek

      February 8, 2014

      Thanks for the wonderful compliment 🙂 Happy Reading! I hope you’ll like my other stories as well, try some more here – http://wwwm.mehek.in/short-stories

  • bulbul

    February 8, 2014

    yr please make a muvi basaed on ur araanged parts please i really want to see them alive….

    • Mehek

      February 8, 2014

      Haha, I wish I could 🙂 Thanks a lot!

  • twinkle

    February 15, 2014

    Really awesome story loved it very much. while reading i can feel that whole thing is going in front of my eyes. Write more stories on arranged marriages.

    • Mehek

      February 15, 2014

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • twinkle

    February 15, 2014

    U r a very good writer. Read ur other stories They all r also good. Liked ur all stories

  • Ekta

    February 22, 2014

    i literally cried in chapter 18.. Such a heart touching ending.. Shrey n Akanksha had become like a part of my life.. Read ur story a long back.. but never commented before.. but today as i read last few parts which ws pending i just couldnt stop myself from commenting.. Thanku for sharing such a wonderful story with us Mehak.. Keep writing.. Stay blessed..tc 🙂

    • Mehek

      February 22, 2014

      You’re welcome, Ekta 🙂 Stay tuned for more upcoming stories 🙂

  • Jaya lalwani

    March 28, 2014

    Mehek mam i read some chapters of dis book on a fb page named forgot to love…..n lyk a fool i widout even searching bout it i went to ol d book stores asking i need arranged emotions by mehek bassi…mam itz a superb story i do wanna meet u mam
    U r such a superb writer

    • Mehek

      March 31, 2014

      Haha, it’s not a book sweetie, it’s just a story! 🙂 If you’ve read only Arranged Emotions, then you’ve missed out on its previous 2 parts, Arranged Love and Arranged Marriage. I’m sure you’ll love them too. And thanks for all wonderful compliments. God bless you! 🙂

  • jaya lalwani

    March 31, 2014

    No mam i read dem d same nite i truely couldnt escape widout reading dem;)

    • Mehek

      April 1, 2014

      Thank you so much 🙂 Stay tuned for ‘Medical Romance’, a new story starting in mid April! 🙂

  • Harshita Srivastava

    March 31, 2014

    I’ve been a loyal reader of the previous two parts but somehow, I could never get down to reading this one. Today, all I did in office, was read the whole of ‘Arranged Emotions’ and all I can say is it is an amazing, emotional and a gripping tale of love. There were a number of times when my colleagues found me smiling at the screen and all I could tell them was to read your story and understand my emotions.

    Mehek, why don’t you compile all the three parts into a full-fledged novel? I believe it’s going to do wonders.

    • Mehek

      April 1, 2014

      Thank you so much for this. It made me smile, seeing your comment on the story! Thanks for reading and reviewing. And yeah, I’ll think about compiling it and converting it into a book if I get a good publisher 🙂 Till then, it’s fine here on the blog 😛

  • Shourav

    April 24, 2014

    I really want 2 thank mehek for such a wonderful and touching story. Thank u mehek thank u Rhea fo telling me this. You people taught me many values today from which i can keep my dear 1 happy. god bless u both!

  • Kaveri

    June 8, 2014

    Fantastic !! reflected a tradional indian girl through akanksha !!! Couldn’t rest myself until i finished reding. 🙂 wonderfull!!

    • Mehek

      June 9, 2014

      Thanks! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

  • sahhaa

    July 25, 2014

    I loved it…………

    • Mehek

      July 26, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

  • Ahana Mitra

    October 15, 2014

    The best arrange marriage story I have ever come across. …hope my marriage turns out to be like this even if little…congratulations….

    • Mehek

      October 19, 2014

      Thanks Ahana. I wish good luck to you! God bless..

  • mumal

    November 30, 2014

    i just loved it….mehek you did a fab job…..learned a lot 🙂

    • Mehek

      December 4, 2014

      Thanks Mumal 🙂

  • neha

    December 17, 2014

    Amazingly written Mehek…
    I truley loved it 🙂

    • Mehek

      December 20, 2014

      Thanks a lot, Neha! 🙂

  • priya

    March 28, 2015

    mehek awesome…. all series….. love shrey…. perfect man

    • Mehek

      March 28, 2015

      Thanks Priya 🙂

  • Pritha

    July 17, 2015

    Hey Mehek,

    What happened to abhinav and natasha at the end? I want to know about their story as well, u know. 🙂

    • Mehek

      July 17, 2015

      Haha, I thought I was getting this comment for ‘Inconsistent Love’ (it’s a new story I have started on the blog with new characters and new background). Abhinav and Natasha were happily married and had kids 😛 Arranged Emotions is long gone, I’ve started a new trilogy – Dare to Love – and the first part of it is ‘Inconsistent Love’. Please read it if you want a new love story, readers have given a very positive response till now!

  • Pritha

    July 17, 2015

    I am reading it Mehek…!!! It’s really nice 🙂

    • Mehek

      July 17, 2015

      Thank You Pritha 🙂

  • Priyanka

    March 27, 2016

    Superb story

    • Mehek

      March 27, 2016

      Thank you dear! 🙂

  • nisha

    May 7, 2016

    Ur story is the best and this is the best story but can I say one thing can u make story of akshan and niravan how they treat their parents ,how shrey support them, their life ,their love story

  • Bhaskar

    June 23, 2016

    Mehek. Why Lady why? The last chapter of the 3rd part just made me sob, It’s been more than a day I completed reading and still can’t accept the fact that SHREY and AKANKSHA, they won’t be together for long, If I was shrey, I would have died with her. Keep up Lady! :'(

    • Mehek

      June 23, 2016

      Thank you so much, but this story teaches us that everything good, has to end one or the other day…

  • Anjana Samanta

    June 24, 2016

    Please bring some new chapters from Sheet and Akansha’s life. I would love to read them and was not satisfied with this less. The story was just awesome.

    • Anjana Samanta

      June 24, 2016

      Please bring some new chapters from Shrey and Akansha’s love life. I would love to read them and wasn’t satisfied with this less. M in love with the story.and looking forward to read more of it.

      • Mehek

        June 27, 2016

        Hello Anjana, you can read Love Bytes, that I wrote from Shrey and Akanksha’s life and their perspective. They are not related to the story, but are random chapters providing a glance into their lives. Here is the link – http://mehek.in/story/love-bytes

    • Mehek

      June 27, 2016

      Thank you so much Anjana! 🙂 I have written Love Bytes, from Shrey and Akanksha. You can read that, here is the link – http://mehek.in/story/love-bytes

  • Balkisha

    June 27, 2016

    I just loved the stories writen by you

    • Mehek

      June 27, 2016

      Thanks a lot Balkisha! 🙂

  • sonia gurbani

    July 22, 2016

    it was the best love story i hv read…beautifully [email protected] i really loved shrey role he the best [email protected]… fathr.. n lover too.. the story was [email protected]… 🙂

    • Mehek

      July 24, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • sonia gurbani

    July 25, 2016

    mehek any love story written by you?????

    • Mehek

      August 16, 2016

      These all stories, on my website are written by me only! 🙂

  • ayushi

    July 29, 2016

    I loved loved loved this story
    It’s so heart warming and pleasing
    u r an amazing writer

    • Mehek

      August 16, 2016

      Thanks a lot Ayushi! 🙂

  • Name*sonu

    November 30, 2016

    Message*superb story

  • saranya manian

    April 27, 2017

    hi mehek, though the story was written three years ago, I came to read now….wow.what a story. you made me cry in last part.i love this a lot mehek…what are your other works?keep rocking mehek.

    • Mehek

      April 28, 2017

      Thanks a lot Saranya! 🙂

  • tapan

    August 10, 2017

    So cute and simple story yet so lovable and meaningful from beginning to last chapter,by the way you made me cry in the end,haha.god bless you for writing this story

    • Mehek

      August 20, 2017

      Thanks Tapan! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it…

  • Kavita

    November 26, 2017

    I think no words can explain my views over this story it just up and on the top of all the love stories i ever read.
    😍😍😍😍😍

    • Mehek

      November 26, 2017

      Thank you so much, Kavita…

  • Sreyashi

    March 11, 2018

    This was so good mehek…l really really liked it a lot..
    Cute, simple and yes the truth…
    Nice.. really really nice… 😄😄

  • Kripa

    April 8, 2018

    The ending was simply the best I’ve ever read! Perfect! Keep writing! 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 9, 2018

      thank you so much Kripa! 🙂

  • Ayesha

    May 28, 2018

    Hi this is Ayesha I really loved ur story…as if was watching a romantic movie while reading I imagined all the emotions love comedy tragedy a perfect package I became adicted to shrey n akansha….

    • Mehek

      July 6, 2018

      Thank-you so much Ayesha! <3 much love...

  • Haasa

    October 3, 2018

    Hey Mehak it was such a nice😍 and addictive series. I read all the 3 series. Dou have any stories or this??

    • Mehek

      November 2, 2018

      I have many stories similar to this. You can check out ‘stories’ section on the website!

  • Arya

    June 20, 2020

    I am literally speechless after reading this …..The last part almost brought tears in my eyes….This story is a perfect mix of emotions….Very touching one…..Really loved it

    • Mehek

      July 8, 2020

      Thank you so much!