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Chapter 8

IL8

It started raining out of the blues. Mumbai rains are always unpredictable. Aarush and Radhika were sitting on top of a stone in the ocean-waters. Aarush was sitting still, covering Radhika’s head with his hand. He didn’t utter a word.

‘It’s raining…’ Radhika finally looked up at him and wiped off her tears.

‘Really?’ Aarush said. His shirt was already drenched, his hair, dripping wet.

‘Seriously Aarush?’ Radhika narrowed her eyes at him. Aarush laughed and they both got down the stone and started walking towards the promenade.

‘Do you like rains?’ Aarush asked her.

‘Very much!’ Radhika smiled. It was the first time Aarush saw her smile in last one hour. He cursed himself for making her cry.

‘Do you?’ Radhika looked at him.

‘Honestly, I hate rains!’ Aarush said, licking the water off his lips. The tiny diamond in his ear-lobe shined brightly.

‘Why?’

‘Is it your first rain since you’ve come here?’ he asked.

‘Yes.’

‘I knew that. Don’t worry! You will hate the rains too after spending some years in Mumbai. Initially it’s all good, but slowly when you can’t do your daily chores because of the rains, it all sucks!’

‘So what? I don’t think it’s the fault of the rains then. Even God is giving you some time off, you should enjoy it!’

‘But God doesn’t refill your bank accounts with a hefty salary if you take a leave from work to enjoy the rains.’ Aarush hurriedly unlocked his car, opened the door and sat in.

‘Damn…’ he cried out.

‘What happened?’ Radhika asked as she also joined him.

‘Nothing…just…’

‘What happened, Aarush?’ Radhika spoke louder than before.

‘My leather seats. I love my car very much, you see. I can’t see her soiled up. That’s why I hate the rains even more.’ Aarush ignited his Volkswagen and they drove off to his place. Neither he, nor Radhika made a sound throughout the twenty minute journey.

‘Come in…’ he asked Radhika to follow him to his apartment. Radhika looked at him weirdly.

‘Don’t worry, I live alone. There are no room-mates.’

‘That’s a bigger reason to ‘not’ come in!’

‘Your place is another hour away from here, and I can’t let you fall sick. You are all drenched…come, at least dry yourself.’ Aarush extended his hand. Radhika held it and walked out. They took the elevator up to the 17th floor.

‘I really like one thing about my home, ask me what?’ Aarush twitched his brows.

‘What?’

‘Height! I love height. I want to grow so big in this industry, the IT-industry. And honestly there’s so much money involved in it. You just need to be well-informed and know how to strike up conversations, and nobody can stop you from fetching even a seven-digit package!’ The elevator bell rung and the doors split open. They walked out and Aarush unlocked his apartment.

‘Oops…I’m sorry. Don’t hate me, but I am not a clean-freak. My apartment usually is a dirty mess.’ Aarush finally opened the door to reveal his abode to Radhika.

‘Wow! Looks like someone cleaned it up. The last time I came here it was even messier.’ Radhika gave a quick glance around. Meanwhile Aarush grabbed some towels and placed one on Radhika’s head.

‘I don’t want you to catch fever.’ Aarush vigorously rubbed a towel at her head and dried up her scalp and hair. Radhika was standing still. She knew arguing with him was a waste of time. He wouldn’t let her win anyways!

‘You don’t try to stop me, why?’ Aarush asked Radhika, who never made any effort.

‘I’m good at reading people. I know you are a stubborn rich-brat, who wouldn’t listen to me. First time when we formally met at the mall where I accidentally spilled my coffee all over? You didn’t stop unless you bought me another one. Then when I accidentally left my handkerchief at your place. You wouldn’t rest till you returned it to me. And today when you brought up your ex. You wouldn’t listen to me until you dragged me to Marine Drive and let your heart out. I know you at least this much, that you are really stubborn, and that you won’t rest until you have done what you want to do!’ Radhika smiled. Aarush was gaping at her with awe.

‘You are genius! You notice things so much. You know what I’ve noticed about you? That you are one careless girl, who wanted to fall sick by traveling home in this condition. Now don’t move till you drink an entire mug full of hot-coffee. Just give me a moment to make it!’ Aarush rushed towards the kitchen ignoring the Koel-thing that Radhika was again brushing past.

It was first time Radhika was in his apartment in her full conscious. Earlier, she didn’t notice anything, but now she finally had time and opportunity to walk around a bit. Rubbing the towel at her arms, she picked up a photo that was framed at the side-table besides the sofa that she was sitting on. Aarush was hugging some girl and the background was all white because of snow, along with some mountains and hills at a distance. ‘The girl must be Koel’ she thought. Aarush was so much in love with Koel, and still he was putting up a smile on his face, and spending good time with her. How much his heart would’ve hurt when he would’ve known about her wedding. Koel was a really heartless girl. Radhika kept the photo at the same table, in the same position, brushing off her thoughts about Koel, she turned around to see Aarush standing with two mugs of coffee.

‘Here, Aarush special-coffee. It’s better than CCD and the best thing? It’s free!’ he handed over one mug to Radhika.

‘And yes, that is Koel.’ he picked up the photo-frame that Radhika was observing.

‘I’m sorry…’

‘You don’t have to be, Radhika. Please don’t say that. I’ve to stop being sorry for myself. I’ve to stop garnering sympathy and pity. I’ve to stop living at the mercy of the world. The truth is, Koel is married now. She has had a wonderful honeymoon with her husband too. I’m one asshole, who is unable to move on from her, and who is still so much stuck with her that even the girl who loves me, wants to leave me…’ Aarush finally said it.

‘I’m not the type of the person who keeps things in his heart. I’m the open-type ‘now’. Being closed is never good. I’ve been close and confined in my previous relationship, but look what it left me with!’

‘I really appreciate that about you, Aarush, but not everyone is open like you. And anyone would think a thousand times to say – ‘I Love You’ to someone who is already in love with someone else!’ Radhika kept her coffee mug aside.

‘I know that very well. And I know that it’s all my fault that I’m still involved with her, but tell me, do I have any chance? She’s married. It’s over. The game has ended. If there’s anything ahead at that road for me, it’s dead-end. I have to take a turn. I have to move on. Because if I don’t, I will die in misery. I’m aware of my condition. I’m very much aware of your condition as well. But the problem is, I’ve never found a reason to move on, before I met you…’ Aarush swallowed a lump, ‘You give me hope. You show me a new path. I can’t tell you how happy I’m since I’ve met you. I can’t tell you how peaceful and undisturbed sleep I’ve had, since the day we started talking and meeting.’

Aarush took out the photo from the frame, tore it in half, threw Koel’s photo away and handed over his photo in Radhika’s hand.

‘Everyone has a past. Everyone has been in love and out of it. Tell me one thing, Radhika. Don’t I deserve to be happy again? If you love me even a bit, don’t you want to see me happy? Don’t you want to see ‘us’ happy?’ It was the first time that Aarush was talking so seriously to her. She forgot what Kavita said. She forgot what she had in her mind about breaking contacts. She had only one thing in front of her now, and that was her future – with Aarush.

‘I’m not asking you to move in with me, I’m just asking you to give me one chance. Give ‘us’ one chance. I know, you won’t say no!’ Aarush was on his knees.

‘Are you proposing me for a relationship?’ Radhika asked.

‘No. I’m requesting you, for a friendship. I know you wanted to break off contacts with me. I sensed it in your eyes the moment I saw you at Phoenix mall today. But I didn’t want to let go of such an amazing girl so easily. I want you to give me one chance…’ Aarush held her hand. Radhika nodded in approval. Aarush leapt up and hugged her tight. Their wet bodies sticking to each other in a romantic-fashion. Radhika was swinging partly in air as Aarush almost picked her up. He finally loosened up his grip and she landed at her feet, but his arms were still wrapped around her sleek, wet body. Their eyes absorbed all the coldness around, Radhika’s hands were discovering the fine cuts at Aarush’s back. Her face came closer to Aarush’s and as their lips were about to get locked, Aarush placed his finger at her lips, ‘There is time for this, Radhika. We’re still friends…’

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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...