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Chapter 11

IL7

July 2012

Kavita’s dream of garnering a job overseas at a hefty package came true when her company decided that she was the one employee suitable for handling exports in Dubai. All credits to her tireless work since last two months in the company that proved to be fruitful, and generated desired result for her. She couldn’t wait to reach home, and break this news to Radhika.

Kavita came springing across the little furniture they had in their lobby, and landed at the couch, opposite to the chair in which Radhika was comfortably sitting, dreaming with open eyes.

‘Hey miss! Look who is back!’ Kavita glanced at her lost friend. When Radhika did not turn, she threw a cushion at her.

‘Hey! You’re back?’

‘What an observation you have. No wonder why thieves are going to prefer our place to steal stuff!’ Kavita taunted.

‘Shut-up, will you? What happened? Why are you so happy?’

‘Oh, so you noticed that I’m happy?’ Kavita pulled her own cheeks into a wide smile.

‘Kavita!’

‘You are not going to believe it Radhika, but I’m going!’

‘Where?’ Radhika stood up in surprise.

‘Dubai! My dream place, where else?’ Kavita jumped in joy. Radhika stood there dumbfounded, giving her body, some time to digest the sudden shock!

‘You can’t. It’s unfair. We live here. You can’t leave me…’ Radhika was shock-struck.

‘What happened to you? You should be happy for me, isn’t it? Look…’ Kavita started searching her huge handbag and finally found some pieces of paper, ‘Look, I also have the tickets for tomorrow night. I have so much packing to do and you have to help me right now! I need to leave for airport by evening tomorrow, I’ve also booked the cab…’ Kavita kept on narrating her plans to Radhika, but Radhika couldn’t assimilate the fact that the girl she had been living with since almost one year. The girl who was her lifeline and her ultimate support, was going away from her, leaving her alone in this huge city.

Radhika came to Mumbai only because of Kavita’s endless support and her convincing powers that helped her convince her parents in Varanasi to send her to Mumbai for a job. Her parents have always been restless since the day Radhika landed in Mumbai, but all she was concerned was about making her career and being financially independent. Confined walls of Varanasi had started suffocating her, and she needed an open ocean to breathe, something that Mumbai welcomed every passenger with. It wasn’t a city, it was a friend, a room-mate, a lifestyle that people had adopted over time. It was on nerves of Radhika too. She couldn’t think about going back to Varanasi. She couldn’t even think about leaving Aarush. What if he forgets her and finds a new girl? How can she leave such a nice guy despite being aware of his likeness towards her? It would be a sin!

‘So, when will you be back?’ Radhika was praying inside for Kavita to answer her back with a number of days. Kavita stuck up two fingers.

‘2 days?’ Kavita shook her head in disagreement.

‘2 weeks?’ Radhika guessed again, keeping her fingers crossed.

‘Years. At least 2 years. Babe, I’ve signed a 2 years bond with them, and after that my stay depends upon my performance and behaviour. It can even mean a lifetime!’ Kavita smiled.

Radhika hugged her tight. Maybe she was seeing Kavita for the last time in her life. Maybe they never meet again if she decides to get settled in Dubai, get married and have kids there!

‘So that means you’re never coming back?’

‘Hey! I’ll be back to attend your wedding at least. And what about Dubai? It’s hardly four hours away! We usually get stuck for that much time in Mumbai-traffic, what’s the big deal?’ she laughed. Even Kavita was suddenly emotional at the mention of the city that had provided her with everything. Mumbai was her dream when she used to roam in congested streets of Varanasi. Mumbai dared her to see another dream, of Dubai, and Mumbai helped her make that dream a reality too! She couldn’t just leave without crying out loud in the rains while snacking on a ‘vada-pav’ at a roadside stall. She was surely going to miss everything.

‘I can’t believe I spent four years in this city. I was 21 when I came here. I’m leaving when I’m 25. Older, wiser, mature and experienced! Everything that I wasn’t when I first arrived here in a train from Varanasi.’ Kavita was literally talking to herself as she glanced at the skyline of Mumbai which was shining afar with thick clouds threatening to burst over the city!

‘Hey, you want to take this with you?’ Radhika patted Kavita’s back. She was holding a perfume that Kavita had gifted to her on her last birthday.

‘Since I never gave you any present, so I’m giving you mine. You can wear it when you remember me…’ Radhika handed over the perfume to Kavita. They both hugged tighter than ever. They both were crying inside, but both of them were now strong enough to conceal it.

‘What’s the time of your flight tomorrow?’ Radhika asked.

‘2 am morning. But I have to check in by 11 pm, so I’ll leave by 9. You can never trust Mumbai’s traffic. I have to keep some time in hand, in case I get late.’

‘I understand. So you’re free tomorrow, aren’t you? Let’s go out tonight. Have dinner together. I’ll ask Aarush to not expect me, wait…’ Radhika picked up her phone and walked aside.

After a minute she was back, and they both went to party that night to Blue Frog. Radhika had filed a resignation at her office. She was on a notice period since last three months and tomorrow, she decided to take an off to sleep and spend the last day of her friend in Mumbai with her. They returned home at 5 in the morning, and slept for the next fourteen hours straight. The next evening, they got up at 07 pm and hurriedly got ready for airport. Taking a quick shower and wrapping up the packing, they were at the ground floor of their building by 09 pm. The taxi driver was here as expected. They both got in and reached airport by 10:30 pm.

‘I knew it. I knew that traffic at late evening was unimaginable. Thank god!’ Kavita unloaded all the bags from the taxi, and Radhika helped her. They were standing outside the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport. Kavita was counting her bags and Radhika was looking at her watch which displayed 10:50 pm. Only 10-20 minutes more, and Kavita would be gone.

‘So…’ Radhika was short of words.

‘I’ll miss you…’ Kavita stepped forward and hugged her.

‘Sir…can you please take a photo of us?’ Radhika approached a stranger and handed over her Samsung phone to him. The man gladly took a photo of two emotional girls on the verge of a breakdown.

‘Thanks…’ Radhika took the phone back while wiping off her tears.

‘I’ll miss you too, buddy. You changed my life…’ Radhika hugged her for the last time. Kavita picked up her bags and loaded the heavy ones on the trolley.

‘Hey…’ Radhika said and Kavita turned around, ‘I need to tell you something.’

‘What?’ Kavita asked while glancing at her watch, it was 11:05 already.

‘I…We kissed.’

‘WHAT?’ Kavita dropped her handbag where she was standing and rushed towards Radhika.

‘Yeah, Aarush and I kissed at Marine Drive yesterday. I wanted to tell you but couldn’t. I think he’s totally over Koel now, and I believe that he’s falling in love with me too. I just don’t want to rush things…’

‘I’m so happy for you!’ Kavita wrapped her arms around Radhika and they both danced while hugging each other.

‘I know!’

‘But I will still warn you to stay careful. He’s like super-glue. You can’t get rid of him easily, once he’s stuck’ Kavita winked, ‘I think that’s my announcement. I need to check-in…’ she walked into the airport gates. Radhika stood there smiling and crying. She was happy for Kavita, but sad for her loneliness. Goodbyes are always the hardest!

 

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  Comments (81)

  • Archana kini

    July 14, 2015

    Awesome start dear.. ❤ keep rocking

    • Mehek

      July 14, 2015

      Thank you dear, I hope you like the further chapters too!

  • Ruchi shukla

    July 14, 2015

    Lovely u write diii :-*

    • Mehek

      July 15, 2015

      Thanks Ruchi 🙂

  • Geets

    July 14, 2015

    You have an excellent narrative style of writing.. the story seems interesting..
    waiting for further chapters to come out soon..

    Cheers

    • Mehek

      July 15, 2015

      Thank you Geets. A new chapter is posted every night at 09 pm. Hope you like the story further! 🙂

  • aditi singh thakur

    July 15, 2015

    beautiful beginning
    love story
    <3

    • Mehek

      July 15, 2015

      Thank you Aditi 🙂 😀

  • Irtayag

    July 16, 2015

    Awesome… I just feel like reading continously…. please post the chapters soon..

    • Mehek

      July 16, 2015

      Thanks Irtayag 🙂 I post a new chapter at 09 pm every night!

  • nutan sharma

    July 16, 2015

    Very interesting .
    i love ur imagination mehek .
    thnku

    • Mehek

      July 16, 2015

      Nutan, thank you for reading and appreciating. I hope you will like the further chapters too… 🙂

  • Bhav

    July 16, 2015

    Just loving your style of writing!! 😉

    • Mehek

      July 17, 2015

      Thanks Bhavana 🙂 Stay connected and keep reading, a lot more to come!

  • Shivam patidar

    July 17, 2015

    It was very mind blowing chapter ,mam!!! Thank you ,mam!

    • Mehek

      July 17, 2015

      Thank you Shivam! 🙂

  • RIYA

    July 17, 2015

    Seriuosly,its a awesome story and feel like keep on reading

    • Mehek

      July 17, 2015

      Thank you Riya, I also feel to post all the chapters at once 😛 but I need to keep the readers engaged…don’t worry, there are 2 more stories ahead after this. Inconsistent Love is a part of a trilogy named ‘Dare to Love’, remaining 2 parts of which are yet to be posted. Stay connected!

  • Soumyatarini Mishra

    July 19, 2015

    Message*just woooooooooooowwwwww. loved it

    • Mehek

      July 20, 2015

      Thanks Soumyatarini 🙂

  • pragya

    July 20, 2015

    Simply awesome… Nd in love with ur writing skills…

    • Mehek

      July 20, 2015

      Thank you Pragya, I’m glad you liked it!

  • Madhavi

    July 20, 2015

    Hi Mehek!! I haven’t started the story yet. But i know even this gonna be an awesome.. Please post an entire chapters ASAP.. As i cannot hold my curosity anymore…..I cannot read in chunks I need an entire chapters….

    • Mehek

      July 20, 2015

      Haha, thank you for the compliment Madhavi, the story will end this Saturday, then you can read all the chapters together!

  • Riya

    July 21, 2015

    luv u mehek☺️☺️….. for such a wonderful story and i ll always connected wid ur website!!!

    • Mehek

      July 21, 2015

      Thanks Riya 🙂 Don’t miss the coming chapters of Inconsistent Love!

  • Name*

    July 21, 2015

    Awsome stories mehek…
    I wana read all chapters togather..
    Plz post thm soooooooon…:*

    • Mehek

      July 21, 2015

      Thanks 🙂 I am posting one chapter per day. You can read the entire story after 25th July 🙂

  • Parul

    July 21, 2015

    Loved it… <3

    • Mehek

      July 21, 2015

      Thanks Parul 🙂

  • Eali

    July 22, 2015

    How can you imagine so nicely!!!
    I have tried alot bt cant..
    Tell me the secret….

    • Mehek

      July 22, 2015

      Haha, the secret is – little things. Focus on little things, imagine your character, but also imagine the pen he’s holding in his right hand, the piece of paper under his left elbow, the computer screen in front of him, his glasses sliding down his nose and so on… Basically, details and little things are a key to a nice-piece of writing! 🙂

  • Riya

    July 22, 2015

    I ll never miss ur chapter is jst lyk a regular habbit for me……
    pr ek cheez btao ye story true h!!!!!!!!!

    • Mehek

      July 22, 2015

      Thanks Riya, it’s not a true story, just fiction 🙂

  • Bhawna

    July 22, 2015

    Awesome:) just love the way you write 🙂
    Keep posting !!

    • Mehek

      July 22, 2015

      Thanks Bhawna 🙂 Stay tuned for more chapters!

  • vashi

    July 22, 2015

    Awesome as always
    I simply love your works

    • Mehek

      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Vashi 🙂

  • Varsha

    July 23, 2015

    Mehek, though its a fictional story.. Bt ur writing skill is so magical that wen u start reading, it feels like its a real story… Jus keep writing like this…
    #inlovewithyourstories…

    • Mehek

      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Varsha 🙂

  • Eali

    July 23, 2015

    Hi..
    when will you post the next story after this one??????

    • Mehek

      July 23, 2015

      Hi Eali, this story is of 12 Chapters, first let me finish posting all the 12 of them, will notify the readers about part 2 very soon 🙂

  • PRIYANKA

    July 23, 2015

    I Love this part…for proposing style…

    • Mehek

      July 23, 2015

      Thanks 🙂 Proposal or not, coming up in Chapter 10! 😛

  • Parul

    July 23, 2015

    yeah….m eagerly waiting fr d next chapter…. 😉

  • Nikhil

    July 23, 2015

    I cant believe that is it just a fiction..?

    • Mehek

      July 23, 2015

      Yeah, you have to, because it is!

  • Nikhil

    July 25, 2015

    Superb going.Emotional, friends detached.

    • Mehek

      July 25, 2015

      Thanks Nikhil 🙂 Friends detached, but that’s how life is. Good things, seldom last!

  • Sriparna

    July 25, 2015

    and so you are back with this amazing story… first the “arranged” series and now this..!!
    was really happy when got ur first reply on fb..xpcting this time also 😛
    love ur stories :*

    • Mehek

      July 26, 2015

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Dimpi

    July 25, 2015

    Awesome Mehek .. I loved it. Eagerly waiting for next part. 🙂 When you will post it ?

    • Mehek

      July 26, 2015

      Thanks Dimpi 🙂 The next part will also be posted soon. Hopefully September, as I have exams in August…

  • kajal

    July 27, 2015

    Omg that was an awesome story ..i love every bit of it ..eagerly waiting for the next part

    • Mehek

      July 28, 2015

      Thank you Kajal 🙂

  • Ria

    July 27, 2015

    oh god, mehek post the other parts soon…cant wait longer to read them….da ending was so mysterious dat i cnt wait longer..4 da next parts….plz post soon….:(

    • Mehek

      July 28, 2015

      Thanks Ria, the story will continue in September because I’m having exams in August.. 🙂

  • Madhavi

    July 28, 2015

    Hi Mehek.
    Hey Accenture is not that BAD!!.Happy to read guy worked with Accenture where i work. Story was great kindly post the next articleASAP. cant wait more.September is so far yaar….

    • Mehek

      July 28, 2015

      Haha, thanks Madhavi and I never wrote ‘Accenture’ is bad or something. It’s a fiction, and the characters are free to feel whatever they want to, for the companies they are working in. Besides, Aarush is ‘not’ leaving the company because it’s bad or something, but because he wants something else in life, and that is, his start-up. And the next part will be posted in September hopefully because I have my exams scheduled in August.

  • Pujan

    August 22, 2015

    awsum story mehek… M really hooked wid ur stories… Ur writings r mind blowing… keep writing…

    • Mehek

      August 24, 2015

      Thank you Pujan 🙂

  • Ayushi

    September 1, 2015

    When part 2 is coming….plz yr m dieing to read it plzz

    • Mehek

      September 1, 2015

      Soon 🙂 I’m also dying to post it, but I’ve been very busy in my college projects lately, so I couldn’t write the climax to the second part. Once it is done, I will start posting 🙂

  • Ayushi

    September 1, 2015

    When part 2 is coming….plz yr m dieing to read it plzz

  • Ayushi

    September 1, 2015

    Plzz tell me when the 2nd part is coming….m dieng to read that plzz

  • Madhavi

    September 8, 2015

    I hope ur EXAMS are over..Post fast the second part MEHEK

    • Mehek

      September 8, 2015

      Exams are over dear, but I’m stuck in college project, as I promised it will be posted in September only 🙂 Might be delayed a little, but will post it soon…

  • Madhusudan

    September 25, 2015

    Awesome 🙂

    • Mehek

      September 25, 2015

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Swathi

    December 31, 2015

    To be frank, this story is not upto ur mark. A dull and boring story…..

    • Mehek

      January 1, 2016

      Thanks for your opinion Swathi 🙂 This story does not end here, it has another part too, you can read it, but only if you wish to…

  • aftab

    July 24, 2016

    awesome story

  • Sarbaljot Singh

    August 10, 2016

    Superb mehek!!!!!really liked ur stories…..I think you must compile all the stories and publish them in a book…..

    • Mehek

      August 16, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂 For compiling and publishing them, the publishers demand that I take them down from my website, which I don’t want to do. So for now, I am happy with my blog, as long as everyone has a free access to the stories 🙂

  • Aditi

    January 22, 2017

    I really like the way you write..very interesting.

  • Aditi

    January 22, 2017

    I really like the way you write…very interesting.

    • Mehek

      January 22, 2017

      Thanks Aditi! 🙂

  • Nilima

    September 29, 2017

    After a long I m reading something which remind me my old romantic days. Me lucky enough that i married to my love but was occupied so much in my kid and home that I just forgot romancing. Thanks Mehek for reviving all these feelings again. Sure my husband ll be feel something sweet weird around today night.he he

    • Mehek

      November 13, 2017

      That’s such a delight to know Nilima! <3 Also try reading 'Arranged Love' if you get the time. I'm sure you will love it too...that's there on my blog as well, in the 'stories' section.

  • Ritika

    November 23, 2017

    Got this link from quora … loved ur style of writing.. U inspire me ..its after a long time that i liked some romantic plot..Kudos !!!

    • Mehek

      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Ritika! 🙂 <3 much love...