Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Dare to Love is second part of Dare to Love trilogy, after Inconsistent Love. Aarush and Radhika move into a live-in relationship in Aarush’s apartment in Mumbai. They both leave their jobs and start their company which becomes a success in a span of two years. One morning, Radhika receives a parcel under Aarush’s name and is shocked to see photos of him and ex-girlfriend Koel, along with a message from her, that she is back in town and would like to catch up with him. This parcel is enough to bring a whirlwind in Radhika’s newly settled life with Aarush. This story depicts Radhika’s dilemmas about her relationship, and reveals out some hidden, dark secrets from Aarush’s past. Will Radhika be able to deal with it? Or will she do what Koel did, and leave Aarush in the middle? What will Aarush do? Will he marry Radhika or end up fulfilling his dream of getting married to his first love – Koel.

Chapter 1

DTL1

Staring down from 27th floor into the endless, vast ocean was nostalgic. The huge glass wall on the rear side of his office was no less than a beauty! Aarush was wearing a crisp grey business suit and standing in front of the glass wall, his back, facing the posh office complex. Sometimes, staring into his own reflection and sometimes staring into the ocean. He was obsessed with heights and so his decision of buying an office at 27th floor, wasn’t opposed by anyone in his team. Love and Sahil, both were working hard with him. They both had their separate cabins in the same complex, but it was only Aarush who had this sea-facing office. He was ready to pay double from his salary just to get this, but his friends were generous enough to gift him this office!

Today was a special day for Aarush. He had asked Radhika for a lunch to the Intercontinental, the place where they first met almost 2.5 years ago. He had something in his mind that he wanted Radhika to know today.

‘Love, have you booked the table?’ Aarush made a call from his office intercom.

‘Yeah, your date is at 02 pm.’ Love was in-charge of handling bookings and advertisement department of the company, so anything related to hotel or even a lunch booking, was his task to handle.

‘Thanks bro!’

‘Don’t mess up this time, you fucker!’ Love smirked and hung up.

There was still time for the clock to strike 2 pm and Aarush made sure it was a complete surprise for Radhika.

‘Radhika…’ Aarush phoned her from office.

‘Yeah? Aarush?’ Radhika picked up the call in utter shock. She was shocked to see Koel’s parcel and her old photos with Aarush. She was shocked by her letter, stating that she wanted to catch up with Aarush. She thought, maybe Aarush knew about the parcel already.

‘What happened? Are you okay?’

‘Yeah, I’m fine.’

‘You don’t seem to be. What happened?’ Aarush could sense the discomfort in her voice.

‘Nothing, I said. I’m okay. I just wasn’t expecting your call. Bad timing!’

‘Oh. Never mind. Listen. If you’re free today, can you come for lunch at The Intercontinental?’

‘What? Why?’ Radhika suspected Aarush. Maybe he wanted to talk about the parcel. Maybe Koel sent the same parcel at his office too?

‘What do you mean why? Just because I want to have lunch with you. Can’t we have lunch together?’ Aarush was sceptical. Radhika wasn’t behaving like her usual self.

‘Okay. I will come.’

‘No. I will come to pick you. I have to talk to you about something important.’

‘What important? What about it?’’

‘RADHIKA? What’s happening to you? Are you alright?’ Aarush was shocked to listen to the way Radhika was talking to him today.

‘Aarush. I’m sorry. I think we should cancel today. I think I need some time with myself.’

‘But why? Why won’t you tell me what’s wrong? Let’s meet at Intercontinental today and discuss and sort out our issues. That’s final. No more argument!’

‘Fine.’ Radhika knew how stubborn Aarush was. She knew he would never listen to her, and whatever he has ordered, has to happen. It can’t be delayed or cancelled in any case. She started sorting out the dress for today’s lunch.

Radhika hid the parcel of Koel into the deep ends of her wardrobe. At a place where it was impossible for Aarush to find it. She knew, Aarush didn’t intrude into her privacy, and never into her wardrobe, so that was the safest place in his home to hide something from him.

At 01 pm, Aarush was at the ground floor. He phoned Radhika from outside the lift.

‘Hey, are you ready?’

‘Hi. Yeah, almost.’ Radhika admired her knee-length black dress and dangling diamond earrings.

‘You have precisely 2 minutes to lock the apartment and come out. I’m taking the elevator.’

‘Fine, fine!’ Radhika quickly picked up her purse, combed her hair, applied some more lipstick, sprayed some more perfume and locked the apartment. Till the time she reached the elevator, the doors split open and Aarush dragged her inside.

‘Hey…’ he pushed a flick behind her ear, and kissed her cheek.

‘So much perfume, Radhika!’ he backed off!

‘Aarush…’ Radhika hugged him. She was scared.

‘Hey sweetie…what’s wrong?’ Aarush patted her head. He knew something was definitely wrong.

‘I am scared to lose you, Aarush.’

‘I’m not going anywhere, love.’ Aarush kissed her forehead. He looked into her deep, black eyes and kissed her lips gently. As their lips met, the bell rung. They had reached ground floor and the lift could open any second. They immediately backed off and behaved like strangers.

Once outside, Aarush ran to bring his car to the front of the building so that Radhika wasn’t standing in the scorching heat for long time. Radhika was feeling cold, even in this hot temperature.

Aarush brought the car, climbed down and opened the door for her. He had been doing this for her since years now, and not even once had he complained about it. Rather he loved doing it.

‘Thanks.’ Radhika sat inside and Aarush hopped into the car from the other side and started driving.

‘So, shall we go, ma’am?’ Aarush made Radhika smile.

They left and reached The Intercontinental at 02:20 pm. They were slightly late, but they had booked the table so it wasn’t a problem.

‘Sir, you have the table number 18 booked.’ The manager showed them the way.

‘Thanks.’ Aarush held Radhika’s hand and they both walked towards their table.

‘What’s the reason, Aarush?’ Radhika asked once they both were seated.

‘Nothing. Just that I was missing ‘us’ both.’ Aarush said as he held her hand between both his hands.’

Aarush ordered food and it arrived earlier than ever. After soup and snacks, they ordered the main-course. And as the main-course arrived, Aarush held Radhika’s hand again.

‘What’s happening Aarush, are you fine?’ Radhika knew something was wrong.

‘There’s one more reason to bring you here today…’ Aarush got up from his chair and kneeled down. Radhika closed her eyes. She knew what was coming up next.

‘I love you, Radhika…’ he pulled out an uncut diamond ring from the inner pocket of his jacket and slid it into Radhika’s ring finger. The people around them clapped and cheered.

‘Aarush…’ Radhika’s eyes were moist with tears.

‘Miss Radhika Jain, will you give me the privilege to be your husband for the rest of our lives? Will you marry me?’ Aarush spoke loud enough for everyone around them to hear. The people started shouting – ‘Say Yes! Say YES!’

‘Aarush…’ Radhika was crying. She knew Aarush had no idea about Koel being back in the city.

‘Radhika please…’ Aarush whispered and stared at her. He was still at his knees, demanding an answer.

‘I’m sorry, I can’t…’ Radhika got up and walked out.

Aarush was kneeling in the middle of the restaurant. The people whispered something and got back to their lives. Aarush rubbed his forehead in anger and disappointment. He couldn’t understand what Radhika wanted. But today, she had disappointed him beyond his tolerance. He saw her walk out of the restaurant. He didn’t make an attempt to stop her either.

Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12




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  Comments (56)

  • sajal

    September 9, 2015

    When does it start *eagerly waiting*

    • Mehek

      September 9, 2015

      Within a week or so! 🙂

  • Fareeda

    September 15, 2015

    1 week completed mehek eagerly waiting

    • Mehek

      September 16, 2015

      Hi Fareeda, the story is going to start from 21st September 🙂 Coming Monday!

  • Fareeda

    September 22, 2015

    Wow eagerly waiting for nxt part 🙂

  • Sonali

    September 22, 2015

    The story is really making me mad day by day… ….

    • Mehek

      September 23, 2015

      Haha, thanks! 🙂

  • Himani setia

    September 23, 2015

    Can’t wait till next 9 p.m. Plz post it now

    • Mehek

      September 24, 2015

      Chapter 4 is posted! 🙂

  • Vaibhavi barot*

    September 23, 2015

    Just fabulous story mahek..
    Arrange series and now this..
    U r an awesome writer..
    Best of all…

    • Mehek

      September 24, 2015

      Thank you Vaibhavi! 🙂

  • Ruchi shukla

    September 24, 2015

    Amazing di can’t wait for the next part

  • prerna

    September 25, 2015

    Whn I came to know abt this story I just started to read it coz of the name u gave to its male character that relates to my lyf…..bt as I read it wholly in in love wd whole of the story.
    Nyc job n plz keep updating soon

    • Mehek

      September 25, 2015

      Thank You so much 🙂

  • Aditi

    September 25, 2015

    So similar to my story..wish it doesn’t end like ours 🙁

    • Mehek

      September 25, 2015

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Aditi

    September 25, 2015

    You write great stories..I am addicted to them
    Especially dare to love
    I ve shared it with all my friends they love it too

    • Mehek

      September 25, 2015

      Thank you, Aditi. If you like Dare to Love, I’m sure you will love Arranged Series too! 🙂 Check it out, it’s there on my blog too…

  • Meenal

    September 25, 2015

    In love with you girl !!

    • Mehek

      September 26, 2015

      😀 Thank You!!

  • Ishita

    September 27, 2015

    Eagerly waiting for today’s chapter..in love with the characters :):):):D!!!

    • Mehek

      September 28, 2015

      Thanks, but there are no chapters on Sundays 🙂 Will post Chapter 7 today!

  • Santoshini

    September 27, 2015

    Why is the chapter not updated yet today ?? Plz do it soon. Can’t wait.

    • Mehek

      September 28, 2015

      There are no chapters on Sundays 🙂 Will post Chapter 7 today!

  • Name*Himani

    September 27, 2015

    Yar aaj ka chapter?????

    • Mehek

      September 28, 2015

      There are no chapters on Sundays 🙂 Will post Chapter 7 today!

  • vashi

    October 1, 2015

    Nicee
    Just loving it
    I’m soon gonna buy your books

    • Mehek

      October 2, 2015

      Thank you Vashi 🙂

  • Shivani

    October 2, 2015

    Very nice story.
    I want to know whether there is Dare to love part 3 or this awesome story is going to end tomorrow???

    • Mehek

      October 3, 2015

      Hi Shivani, yes there will be a part – 3 but not soon, so I will be ending it tonight on a happy note 🙂 Part 3 will be posted after February 2016 as I have exams and a lot of projects in between…

  • Shivani

    October 3, 2015

    Okie Ms Mehek… thank u so much. I will waiting for the next part… and all the very best for your exams….
    Take care…

  • SHIVANI

    October 3, 2015

    I love the way you end a story. The part where Radhika invites his ex is the most beautiful thing.

    • Mehek

      October 4, 2015

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Juhi

    October 17, 2015

    Hey Mehek !

    I just thought you deserve to know this.
    There is this page on Facebook named ‘Trust gives pain and expectation kills happiness’ and one of the admin of the this page named Priyanka Bhatnagar copies your stories and post them on that page and takes all the credit that obviously you deserve.

    Actually I’ve been reading the stories on that page from i don’t know like last 8-9 months I guess and I just love them so much that I can’t express. I was so impressed by the stories.

    But today a friend of mine send me the link to your blog and that is when I came to know that those were your stories and that they were written by you and i was so hurt to know that she was taking all the credits. I am not sure if all them were yours but I saw ‘dare to love’ and ‘tantra’ on your blog which i’ve read there.

    PS- You’re an awesome writer and i wish i would’ve known about you being the original writer of these stories earlier. Trust me you have no idea how much i appreciated the stories.
    🙂

    • Mehek

      October 18, 2015

      Hey Juhi, thanks dear! Thanks a lot for telling me 🙂 Honestly, there are many pages and facebook-blogs who copied my work in past, and have still been copying it shamelessly. It’s very tough to monitor everything and maybe that’s one disadvantage of posting stories on open-platforms. But readers are more important than copiers, so I don’t bother about them much, let them do what they want to. Because ultimately, it’s ‘they’ who wait for me to write new stories so they can copy and paste it 😛 Those connected with me directly, know that all my content is 100% original, and they get to read stuff ‘before’ the copiers can paste it on their pages! But thanks again, I really appreciate your effort…

  • Juhi

    October 18, 2015

    Damn you’re so good at this.
    I love the way you describe everything in your stories. That’s awesome. I’m also a big fan of yours now. 🙂

    Btw will you send me the links to all of your pages ? I would just love to follow you.

  • Sindhu

    October 23, 2015

    Hello mehek . . you are just awesome. After readng your stories thts the thing which fill my mind. jus keep writing . . Love it

    • Mehek

      October 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Sindhu 🙂 You can also read ‘Arranged Series’ trilogy, it’s right on this blog!

  • Sindhu

    October 25, 2015

    I started with tht series only mehek . . 🙂
    Shrey n Akanksha the best . .

    • Mehek

      October 25, 2015

      Haha, thank you 🙂

  • Adarsh Vidyardi

    January 20, 2016

    I believe that there is definitely a beautiful story in your life. One cannot write, make something up without any experiences,at least few. I would like to hear just a few words about yours.Will you share?

    • Mehek

      January 21, 2016

      Thank you 🙂 I believe it isn’t necessary to have a story in order to write one. Fiction writers are known as ‘fiction’ writers for a reason 🙂 And by your logic, every murder-mystery should be written by a murderer himself if nothing else! 😛

  • Ria

    January 28, 2016

    mehek…its really painful to wait so long for da 3rd part to come…any idea wen u r gonna publish dem? :-p plzzz make it soon…cnt wait so long…

    • Mehek

      January 29, 2016

      I’m sorry, I can’t work on the story as of now, but I will very soon post something regarding it! I’m stuck in my own projects. Apologies!!

  • Nikhil

    February 2, 2016

    Dare to Love is one of the best fiction based on relationship which i have read in past. Mehak you have an amazing skill of putting emotions in your words. Keep writing Keep Rocking.

    • Mehek

      February 3, 2016

      Thank you Nikhil… 🙂

  • Ria

    March 21, 2016

    any update of the publish of the 3rd part?

    • Mehek

      March 22, 2016

      Yeah, I will start it on 28th, I am sorry for the delay! 🙂

  • Ria

    March 24, 2016

    its completely alrite…waiting eagerly 4 it…happy holi..:)

  • Santoshini

    March 25, 2016

    Okay.. Please say that the wait is over.. Just let us know when the third part is starting.. I have already read the first 2 parts a zillion times.

    • Mehek

      March 27, 2016

      Hi dear, the story is starting tomorrow! 🙂

  • kirti

    June 2, 2016

    mehek. i need ur help. plz rply me on fb. i hv send u a msg..
    may be it will appear in othr msgs

    • Mehek

      June 3, 2016

      Dear, I don’t check my other messages so I must have missed it, I’m sorry I will revert to you ASAP. And if you have some issues to discuss, you can always mail me at – [email protected] 🙂

  • Penguin

    January 19, 2017

    I empathise for Koel the most in this story, felt like everyone was judgemental towards her and the leads themselves were flawed characters. Fun read nevertheless!!!

    • Mehek

      January 22, 2017

      Every story has protagonists and antagonists, and sometimes it’s your perception. Readers are sometimes better judges of the story 🙂