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Chapter 9

IL5

Aarush and Radhika were seeing each other. They weren’t dating. They weren’t in a relationship. They had not said ‘I Love You’ to each other either, but they were seeing each other. Every evening Aarush would pick up Radhika from her office in his black Volkswagen, and they would have lunch together. Today, however Radhika insisted him to take her to ‘The Intercontinental’, where she had seen him for the first time.

‘The Intercontinental? But why?’ Aarush didn’t understand.

‘Because our destinies introduced us to each other there! It’s the place where it all began…’

‘Yeah right, where the first thing you asked me was – ‘Where is the ladies room, mister?’’ Aarush joked.

‘Oh please! That was just a slip of the tongue. I actually wanted to tell you to stop abusing and shouting. It was my birthday that day and moreover, it was the day I cleared my interview at Kaya!’

‘What? Why didn’t you tell me then?’

‘Hello! We weren’t friends, then!’ Radhika stuck her lower lip out like a child.

‘Well…here we are.’ Aarush parked his car outside at the Carter Road. Radhika remembered having taken a rickshaw the last time she was here, and she had dreamt about Aarush that night. And now, she was with the man of her dreams at the place where it all began.

‘Thank you…’ Radhika gave her hand to Aarush who had this habit of opening the door for her every time they went out anywhere.

‘But before we go inside, I have a condition.’

‘What condition?’ Aarush placed his arm across her shoulder. She was more like a ‘buddy’ to him.

‘Today, you have to let me pay.’

‘No, no, no, no…’ Aarush immediately walked a step back as he heard about paying the bill and money.

‘I don’t want to discuss money with you, Radhika. Please! Don’t piss me off…’ Aarush folded his arms.

‘Please, Aarush I beg you.’ Radhika was almost begging him.

‘No means no. Do you want to go back? I think that’s what you want, that’s why you are bringing up this topic again.’

‘Aarush, we have been hanging out since one month now, and on every dinner and every meal, you have never let me pay even a single rupee. It’s not fair. In friendship, it’s not fair at all to always make one friend pay all the bills.’

‘I don’t consider them bills Radhika, please. It’s nothing! It’s nothing compared to what you are giving me.’

‘I’m not giving you anything, hell I’m not even paying for my food!’

‘No, you are giving me your time, you are giving me one chance. And this is the least I can do for you. Please don’t make me run away, let’s just enjoy the dinner in this wonderful evening…look at the ocean, do you want to pay the bill now?’

‘What? It doesn’t make any sense, Aarush!’

‘Oh, it does! Girls never lighten their purses when they are romantic. I’ve noticed this many times. Have you ever seen any girl paying even for a ‘sev-puri’ at the beach when she’s with her boyfriend or husband? Honestly, I haven’t seen even a single one!’

‘You and your stupid logics about girls. Why don’t you write a book about it? I’m sure it will sell very well.’ Radhika made a straight face and looked at him. Aarush was trying to control his smile by pressing his lips, but it made highlighted his dimples instead.

‘You know, I love…your dimples!’ Radhika said after a meticulous pause.

‘Oh you freak me out! I thought you were proposing to me, after I made you look into the ocean. Phew!’

‘Shut up, and let’s go!’ Radhika pulled Aarush by his arm, and dragged him at the rooftop of The Intercontinental. They ordered Radhika’s favourite food and Aarush forcefully paid the bill too.

‘I’m going home by my own today. I don’t want you to drop me off.’ Radhika was pissed off.

‘Radhika, don’t make a scene here. Let me drive you. We can fight in car!’ Aarush was running after her, and she was walking away.

‘No. Don’t come near me. I’m going home.’

‘Oh c’mon, Radhika. Stop behaving like a child.’ Aarush ran towards her, held her by her elbow and stopped her.

‘Radhika…what’s all this? You are insulting me, you know?’

‘And what you did above in the hotel, what was that?’ Radhika stood in the middle of the road with folded arms. Aarush sighed.

‘I’m sorry. The next time we are out, I will definitely let you pay, okay?’

‘You said that the last time too, and today you again made a face when I took my wallet out.’

‘Oh God! This girl is so stubborn!’ Aarush cried by looking up in the sky.

‘Everyone is looking at me like I’m a circus-clown. What else do you want?’ Aarush said. Radhika looked around. Aarush was actually being mocked by the people who were passing them by.

‘Fine, let’s get into your car then…’ Radhika agreed.

‘Finally!’ Aarush ran towards his car, and picked up Radhika from the road.

‘You are such a brat, come, let’s go to the Marine Drive.’

‘What? Why?’ Radhika looked at him in shock.

‘If you can take me to your place, can’t I take you to mine?’ Aarush accelerated the car and drove her off.

At Marine Drive, they sat at the stones. The same place, but a new stone this time!

‘Why have you brought me here?’ Radhika sensed something was up with him.

‘I don’t know why, but I wanted to spend this evening with you…with an emotional you…’

‘Is there something wrong, Aarush?’

‘Yes, I want to make a big decision of my life today.’ Aarush took Radhika’s hand in his, and looked into her eyes, which were even deeper than the ocean that stretched in front of them.

 

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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...