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Chapter 12

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Radhika called Aarush home. Aarush knew that Kavita had left, so he arrived late in the evening.

‘I don’t want to go out. Can we just order Domino’s and eat here?’ Radhika sounded low.

‘What happened? I know Kavita left last night, but it’s okay. She had to move out someday. You girls couldn’t live together for the rest of your lives. Cheer up!’

‘I know we couldn’t, but I don’t feel good…’ Radhika walked and sat next to him on the couch.

‘I never thought I would be so weak and vulnerable. I don’t feel like the same Radhika Jain who travelled so boldly from Varanasi to Mumbai alone. I feel like a chicken!’

‘Come here…’ Aarush hugged her, ‘I know how it feels when someone whom you can’t imagine your single day without, leaves one day. Everything is scattered and broken, but they never come back. You have to move on, convince yourself that whatever happened has happened for your good, and happened to make you stronger.’

‘You are such a witty talker.’

‘I just speak the truth.’

‘And you are never wrong…’

‘Because truth is never wrong my dear… Now stop crying!’ Aarush wiped off her tears with one of the many tissues that laid around her coffee table in a haphazard manner.

‘Seems like you have flown an entire river out from your eyes. Remember, I don’t like girls with puffed eyes and dark circles!’

‘But the other day you said you liked the girls who cried…’

‘You misinterpreted me. I didn’t say I like the girls who cry. I said I liked the girls, who cried when I was the reason behind those tears!’

‘What? So you’re upset because I’m not crying because of you? You are so sick!’ Radhika got up in disgust.

‘Wrong. Again wrong. I like the girls who cry because of me, when I’m in bed with them…tears of pure, unadulterated bliss, tears of happiness, you get me? And if you ask me about my mood right now, then yes, I’m very upset as these tears are being wasted!’ Aarush wiped off her eyes again.

‘This time, you are sicker!’ Radhika hit him with a cushion.

The doorbell rung. It was the Domino’s guy.

‘Wait, I’ll get it…’

‘Aarush! C’mon, at least let me pay this time. I’m even crying for real now…’ Radhika’s voice fell on dumb ears, and Aarush was back with the blue-boxes of pizza.

‘Here…cheer up now’ Aarush opened up two boxes having extra-cheese, thin-crust pizzas.

‘You like thin-crust, don’t you?’ Aarush fed Radhika with his hands. Radhika ate till she was full and had stopped crying too.

‘What will I do now?’ Radhika asked Aarush.

‘About what?’

‘The apartment. I can’t live here alone, I will die of depression. I can’t pay the full rent either. I will die of heart-attack!’

‘And I don’t want you to die while I’m still alive, so we have to figure out this problem…’ Aarush was thinking hard.

‘I have an idea, if you don’t mind.’

‘What idea?’

‘You can live with me, till you don’t find any other place to shift. You can live in my bedroom and I will shift in the hall outside. I don’t mind sleeping on couches, I anyways sleep on them half the time.’ Aarush raised his brows.

‘See, you are out of job, and this owner won’t relax you of the apartment rent ever. Moreover since we are working together on a start-up, so we can also spend a little time together. Professional-time…’ Aarush cleared himself, ‘And it will be cheaper because we won’t have to spend half of our salaries on phone-calls either! Its’ a win-win situation for both of us, so are you in?’ Aarush extended his hand. Radhika gave-in, in front of his superb convincing powers. She couldn’t think of any alternative plan better than this, so she decided that it was the best idea till the time she could figure out some new place to shift-in.

‘I’ll shift but on one condition. You will have to accept the rent. I can’t pay you much, but I will surely pay the amount that I’m paying currently to my present flat-owner. Deal?’ Radhika asked.

‘No. Never! If you think you will convince me by blackmailing me like this, it’s not going to happen ever. You stay here, get heart-attack and get depression, but don’t offer me any money. It sounds like a bribe to me!’ Aarush was standing with his arms folded.

Radhika was silent. She was aware of his stubborn nature. Convincing him was like talking to a mountain.

‘FINE!’ Radhika shouted and went inside to pack her belongings. She couldn’t stay a day more in this flat full of depression and loneliness.

Radhika arrived at Aarush’s place with her bags and it took them two days to finally adjust their clothing and properties in a convenient manner. Aarush’s stuff was locked up in the outside cupboards, while Radhika possessed all the cupboards and lockers inside the bedroom. Aarush slept in the couch and Radhika slept in his bed. They both slept apart for as long as 3 days, before both of them couldn’t control their feelings and finally wrapped up as one in Aarush’s bed.

‘I told you, it was a bad decision to move in with you…’ Radhika was making circles at his bare chest. They made love for over an hour for the first time.

‘I knew this would happen. I’m happy you know…’ he kissed her forehead, ‘Happy because it has happened with you and not with someone else…’ Aarush embraced Radhika in his arms. She placed her head gently at his chest.

‘Sweetheart, do one thing. Wake me up tomorrow morning at 08. I have to meet Love and Sahil to discuss company plans…’ Aarush dozed off within a minute. Radhika was still wide awake, thinking about her future with him. Their future together, which was still hazy and unclear. She also slept soon without reaching to any conclusion. They both were unsure about everything, but sure about one thing, and that was their love and concern for each other.

It might be the most unusual relationship of the world, but it was beautiful in its own ways. Radhika and Aarush were perfect for each other. They had perfect tuning, perfect understanding, and they both complimented each other perfectly. There was only one imperfect thing in their perfect lives – and that was the status of their relationship. They were still singles. Singles, who were more madly in love than the married or committed people…

 

1.5 Years Later – January, 2014

The morning was cheerful, but lazy. Two bodies were wrapped in one sheet in a small apartment at 17th floor in Mumbai. The girl moved a bit and woke up. She saw the time and stared at the ceiling for another ten minutes. The slowly rotating fan was making her dizzy again, but she forced herself to wake up instead.

‘Have you seen my bra?’ a soft voice broke the silence of the morning and entered Aarush’s ears.

‘Nope. How would I? I’m still sleeping…and by the way, WHY will I see your bra? Why?’ Aarush rolled inside the sheets and snored. Radhika rolled her brows and started searching in the room. After looking under the bed and on the dressing table, she walked towards Aarush’s bed and stood there firmly.

‘What a lazy dog you are, Aarush. You’re running late for office, its 08:30 of a Monday morning!’

‘WHAT? 08:30?’

‘Uh, yes? Good morning, maybe?’

‘Shut up! You have to be kidding me, I can’t be late today, I have a meeting at 09, and you. You knew it!’ Aarush rose from his sleep within micro-seconds.

‘Yes, I did, but so did you. If you can’t wake up yourself, why should I?’

‘What the hell? You can’t be so rude! Bye…’ Aarush picked up his formal clothes, wallet, belt, a tooth-brush and his cologne and rushed out of his 17th floor apartment.

‘Don’t you want to take a bath at least? Aarush?’

‘No! I’ll change in the car and put on some perfume, I’m already late.’

‘Bingo! I found my bra too, you were sleeping on it.’ Radhika heard the door shut louder than ever, she picked up her bra and entered the bathroom with her towels and shampoo.

Now that Aarush was gone, she could make her own breakfast and bathe for as long as she wanted. She didn’t have to think about rushing to office as today, Aarush himself signed her a sick-leave!

Radhika came back after a hot, relaxing shower. They both were still living in the same apartment that Aarush bought after a rude fight with his father. Radhika felt the need to move on to a bigger place. This apartment was a one-bedroom flat and that too on 17th floor. It was too high, and too small. She needed at least two bedrooms because everyday sex with Aarush was making things tough for them. They both were still unsure about their relationship. They never talked about commitment or marriage. They never discussed babies or planned their honeymoon. They were just having sex, and talking and discussing business.

Their company had flourished since the last 2 years and both Aarush and Radhika had made multi-million dollars out of it. Radhika wanted to spend it on property, while Aarush was forcing her to put that money for business expansion, so that they could buy the shares of Love and Sahil and slash them out of the company so that they could be sole owners, while Radhika was against this plan. She was scared to take this big step as after this, Aarush might propose to her and then she might have to marry him and give birth to his kids! She still thought Aarush wasn’t in love with her. She wasn’t wrong either, Aarush never said – I Love you to her, neither did he buy her flowers or chocolates. They just made love. Unadulterated, lustful, sex. That’s what had been happening between them since they moved in together. She still suspected Aarush to be mentally involved with Koel.

The doorbell rang and Radhika was pulled out of her thoughts. It was a courier-guy who was standing at the door with a package.

‘Hello Ma’am. Is this Mister…Aarush Choudhury’s place?’ the man was reading out the name from the package.

‘Yes it is.’ Radhika received the parcel for him.

‘And you are?’ The man asked.

‘His wife…’ Radhika hurriedly signed some papers and shut the door at his face.

She rushed inside with the parcel. It had no name of the receiver on it, but just the name, address and phone number of Aarush. She thought about informing Aarush, but then stopped. Her brain advised her to open the parcel, while her heart was insisting her to respect his privacy and call him instead. Her curiosity went with the brain, and she opened it. What she found inside, shocked her to her guts.

There were photos of Koel and Aarush together. Pictures of the happy time they spent, and there were a lot of them! Her heart was beating faster. She took out all the photos, at the bottom was a note saying –

‘Dear Aarush,

I know what I did was unforgivable and extremely rude. I didn’t give a chance to our relationship and hastily went with my parents’ decision, but I was pressured and forced into it. Marrying Luckwinder was the worst mistake I ever committed. I corrected that mistake last month, when I finally won the divorce case I had filed three months ago, and now I’m free from that shitty marriage. I was hoping to catch up with you as I’m back in Mumbai.

I’ll be waiting for your reply, and I’m sure it won’t be a no! Baby, I still love you…

Yours Forever

Koel’

Radhika’s worst fears came true. Koel was back in the city and wanted to meet Aarush, who had moved on from his past with so much difficulty. Radhika didn’t want to tell him about it, but since it was his personal life, so he deserved to know. Radhika was torn apart between the dilemma of burning the letter and the photos away and never disclosing about it to Aarush, or telling him the truth and watch her life get destroyed, brick by brick…

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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...