Chapters:

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Chapter 10

 

 

Aarush planned a date with Radhika the next day, lying to his parents that he had some important office work and arranging a ferry trip for them to Ajanta and Ellora Caves, making it sure that they won’t return till night-time!

The door of his apartment was knocked several times in the noon. Aarush rushed to open it and found Radhika standing with a bouquet of red roses in her hands.

‘Come in…’ Aarush dragged her in, threw the bouquet aside and gave her a warm deep kiss on her lips.

‘I’ve missed you so much…’ he picked her in his arms and took her to the bedroom.

‘What’s the hurry?’

‘Why not? It’s been almost a month since we…’

‘Month? It’s been only 21 days Aarush!’

’21 days? Is that less?’ Aarush unbuttoned his shirt.

‘And you need to recover first, we can’t…’

‘What recover? I’m fine. I visited four temples yesterday, how much more do you want me to recover?’

‘Not that, I mean, are you sure you can do it?’

‘Hell yes, baby! Try me out…’ Aarush gave her another kiss.

‘Aarush…’ Radhika backed off.

‘What is wrong with you?’ Aarush walked a few steps back and sat in the bean bag.

‘Aarush, please don’t take me wrong, but I really need to clear some things out before we are back to…you know…back to what we were before your accident.’

‘What things? Don’t tell me it’s about Koel.’

‘Yes, it is.’

Aarush let out a deep sigh. He knew what was coming ahead.

‘I am NOT normal yet, Aarush. I have been pretending to be normal because your parents are here and I don’t want to create a scene or something. I always wanted to talk to you alone for some-time, which is why I have been pretending to be normal and fine so that you don’t suspect me for something wrong, and then force me to talk it out, like you always do! I wanted to take ‘my’ time this time, I wanted to talk it when it was convenient for both of us.’

‘Listen, if I tell you all the things, you are not going to believe me, and that would rather end up hurting you more, something which I can’t afford. So please, just forget whatever happened and move on…’

‘Aarush it might be easy for you to say that! I can’t move on like this. What if it was my ex-boyfriend and I would have spent a night with him and had this accident the next morning? Wouldn’t you want to clear things out at least? Although you would have just broken up with me, from as much as I know you, but I am here with you. I am not running away, not breaking up, not leaving you alone, and I just want to clear some things out. Can’t you at least give me that?’

Aarush knew that Radhika was absolutely right. But he knew that from here, things could take two opposite directions. They could either just split into pieces and crush their relationship, or make their bond even stronger. What Aarush didn’t know was, whether this discussion would be worth it, or not.

‘I will believe you Aarush, try me. At least tell me something?’

‘I don’t understand where to start from…’

‘I knew this would happen. So I have this…’ Radhika took out a paper from her purse.

‘What is this?’

‘It’s a questionnaire of ten questions. I will ask you the questions written here, and you have to answer them one by one, skipping none of them.’

‘And after you get all the answers?’

‘After I get all the answers, I will throw this piece away and we will be back to normal.’

‘And what if the opposite happens?’ Aarush wasn’t in any mood to take a chance.

‘I promise. Nothing will happen. If you promise, to be honest.’ Radhika looked into Aarush’s eyes. Aarush was getting nervous, his forehead was covered with thin sheet of sweat and his palms were getting restless. He started rubbing his hands.

‘Okay, shoot.’

‘First question: Do you love Koel?’

‘No.’

‘Second question: Were you in touch with Koel during our relationship?’

‘No. Never! I would never cheat on you, Radhika!’

‘Third question: Did you ever talk to Koel after her marriage?’

‘No! I told you that!’

‘Fourth question: Did you spend a night with Koel before you had an accident?’

‘Yes.’

‘Fifth question: Did you have sex with her that night? If no, what did you do all night long?’

‘No, I did not have sex with her. We just talked for old time’s sake. I told her about you. She told me about her failed marriage, that’s it.’

‘Sixth question: Did Koel hinted you about her feelings for you?’

‘What feelings?’

‘She still loves you, can’t you see it?’

‘Then let it be, Radhika. I can’t screw my present because of my past anymore. I’ve already screwed enough years of my life after that girl and I can’t afford to do it anymore.’

‘Alright, seventh question: If given a chance, will you marry Koel?’

‘What the fuck, who made up this stupid questionnaire?’ Aarush got up in rage.

‘Just answer it. I told you, if I get all the answers, things might bounce back to normal.’

‘NO! HELL NO! I will never ever marry Koel. I want to marry you, can’t you see it? You can see the love for me in Koel’s eyes, but you can’t see love for yourself in my eyes!’

‘Okay, eighth question: Did you and Koel made out? Not sex, but you know, kiss? Hug?’

‘What kind of childish question is this, Radhika?’

‘Aarush, please just answer it.’

‘Radhika, no! I didn’t touch her, okay? And neither did I let her touch me. This body…this man is all yours to touch. Nobody has any right over it except for you, do you understand?’ Aarush was hurt by her questions, but he was thankful that at least Radhika wasn’t running away like Koel did.

‘Fine, ninth question: Do you want to be friends with Koel?’

‘Well…’

‘Is that a yes?’

‘Not exactly. I mean, I don’t see anything wrong in being friends with her. She’s a nice person after all.’

‘So that means, that’s a yes. Then I should also start catching up with my ex-boyfriends and be friends with them. They were nice guys too!’

‘Radhika, you are crossing your limits now…’

‘Whoa! When it comes to you, then no limits, no restrictions, and when it’s upon me, I have to behave like some eighteenth century woman, what a misogynist pig you are!’

‘Radhika, if you don’t want me to be friends with her, I will not be friends with her. Alright? Same applies to me. If I don’t want you to be friends with any of your asshole ex-boyfriends, you can’t even say a ‘hi’ to them, is that clear?’

‘Clear it to yourself Aarush. You can’t even say a ‘hi’ to Koel from now onward!’

‘Fine. I will not.’

‘Good. Last question: Was Koel pregnant with your baby?’

Aarush went blank. How did Radhika know this?

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  Comments (57)

  • 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 🙂

  • harshita

    February 23, 2019

    great<3