Chapters:

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Chapter 2

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Mostly, things don’t turn out the way you expect, but sometimes when God’s in a good mood, he can grant your bizarre wishes too! Today was the day that Radhika’s wish of meeting Aarush again came true. She was roaming in a mall. Window shopping. Getting bored. Cappuccino in one hand. Designer hand-bag in another and then, there is the unusual bump. The guy, walking backwards, talking on phone, an expensive iPhone, bumps into Radhika and her coffee-cup falls on the ground with a thud, and there are splashes all around. Her jeans are soiled and so is the floor. The guy turns around. Guilty. Apologizing. Picks up the coffee glass and spots angry Radhika staring at him with red eyes.

‘I’m so sorry, I am extremely sorry, I’ll buy you a new one, and please…I’m very sorry.’ Aarush apologized again, and again.

‘It’s okay, no really I’m fine.’ Radhika tried to display chivalry.

‘No, I said I’ll get you a new one, it’s my responsibility, please…’ Aarush held her by her elbow and walked her to the coffee-shop on the second floor of the mall.

Radhika clearly knew the guy. She remembered him from her lunch with Kavita a week back, but she thought that the guy forgot about her. But she was wrong. Very wrong.

‘It’s strange, how co-incidences happen in weirdest of ways.’ Aarush smiled as he ordered a Cappuccino for Radhika.

‘Co-incidences?’ Radhika pretended to be ignorant.

‘Yea, we met that day, you remember? Intercontinental? Lunch time. You were with another woman I guess, and you asked me the way to the washroom.’

‘Oh! So that was you? I’m sorry it totally skipped my mind.’ Radhika pretended that she was seeing him first time. That’s what girls do anyway! Whenever they see a hot guy they’re drooling upon, they lie!

‘Really? I don’t consider myself to be one of the guys who can ‘slip’ so easily out of a girl’s mind.’ Aarush bit his tongue. The guy was aware of his looks and personality. The guy was way too straight as well.

Radhika died a little inside. She was blown away again. The imaginary breeze caressing her tresses, the violins playing in the background, the romance in the air, the fragrance of red roses and there she was in the middle, blushing. She was speechless. She didn’t know what to say. Aarush was right. He wasn’t a guy who would slip out of a girl’s mind after all.

‘Sir, one cappuccino.’ the waiter presented Aarush’s order. The coffee had a heart made over it. Radhika smiled, Aarush handed it over to her, ignoring the details that made Radhika skip a beat. Again.

‘So, what was your name again?’ Radhika initiated a conversation.

‘I never told you my name, Miss. Aarush Choudhury.’ he stretched out his hand.

‘Radhika Jain.’ she smiled.

‘Oh, so you are a ‘Jain’, you people don’t eat onions or garlic, right?’ he made her feel like she was an alien!

‘What? It’s a choice, and not obligation. I eat everything, I drink everything, and nobody asks me what to do. It’s my life after all!’ Radhika took a giant sip of the free cappuccino.

‘Well, I’m impressed by your free-lifestyle and independence. So, you are from Mumbai…or?’

‘Varanasi originally, did my MBA from Jaipur. Actually shifted to Mumbai around a few months ago, in search of a job, and I got it last week, that’s why I was celebrating with a friend!’

‘Great! What job?’

‘Business consultant at Kaya.’

‘Whoa. Kaya is the cosmetic line, isn’t it?’

‘Yes, indeed.’

‘So, what are your plans ahead?’

‘Nothing, just enjoy my job, work hard, make some money, then find a guy and have fun!’

Aarush stared at her with an awkward look, ‘Have fun? I thought you were a kind of girl who would say – ‘find a guy, settle down and have kids.’

‘Well that’s an insult, mister. I told you I’m very independent. I don’t follow societal norms and rules. I’m my own queen!’

‘That’s wonderful. Girls like you are needed everywhere you know?’

‘Well, you asked a lot about me, what do you do?’

‘Aah, just in need of a job like you were.’

‘Really? A man in need of a job, always wearing business suits and dining at ‘The Intercontinental’ doesn’t it sound a little…awkward?’

‘You got me there! Well, I was there for a meeting actually, I’m a…a system engineer at…at Accenture.’

‘Whoa! Are you sure you are?’

‘Oh, yeah. I actually got the promotion last week and shifted from Infosys to Accenture, that’s why I was…’ Aarush slapped his forehead for being clumsy.

‘Oh I totally understand! I behaved the same when someone would ask me what I did when I was through that interview-phase of my life. By the way…’ Radhika couldn’t complete her sentence as she was interrupted by Aarush’s phone which started ringing in the middle of the conversation.

He took out his shining black iPhone-4, and the name blared on screen ‘Love’.

‘Yea, I got you, I’m in R-City Mall, yeah, I am aware…okay I got it’ and he disconnected.

It was pretty rude by the standards of Radhika, who at least believed in courtesy with women. She thought that since he had saved the number at the name of ‘Love’, it might be his girlfriend. And if this was the way this guy talked to his girlfriend, then Radhika was never saying yes to him even if he crawled at his knees to get her! This man was definitely not her type – arrogant, business like, way too handsome, strange and maybe committed too – definitely out of her league!

‘Alright, see you then!’ Radhika waved as she walked a few steps away from him.

‘Hey, wait.’ he stopped her.

‘What?’

‘Can I…well, here’s my card, in case you need any help from a new friend.’  Aarush handed over his business card to her.

‘Thanks!’ she was shocked at the confidence this guy possessed. Instead of asking her number, he was giving her his!

‘See you around.’

‘Bye.’

Radhika and Aarush walked opposite ways. Radhika took the lift to the ground floor and took a rickshaw home. While she was staring out of the rickshaw into the vast city, Aarush’s black Volkswagen Jetta rushed past her and filled her mouth with all the dust and dirt.

‘Asshole!’ she shouted.

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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...