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Chapter 11

 

 

DTLnew

‘What the fuck? How do you know that?’ Aarush was shocked beyond his wits.

‘Your GTalk chats spat out the truth, Aarush.’

‘What chats? Wow! Those are like five years old, and I remember deleting them all!’

‘Whoa! So you can delete the chats, thinking that I will never get to know about it? This is how you start a new relationship, Aarush? From a series of lies and deceits.’

‘What lies? I told you everything about Koel and my live-in relationship with her, before I even had a crush on you. I never lied to you.’

‘Then what about this pregnancy?’

‘It’s nothing. Believe me! It’s not even worth a discussion.’

‘Nothing? What if I was pregnant with someone’s child before I met you, and what if you got to know about it from some third-element?’

‘RADHIKA!’ Aarush screamed at the top of his voice.

‘Now what?’ Radhika shouted back.

‘I can’t believe you just said that.’

‘Whoa! You can do that, and I can’t even say it?’

‘Radhika, times were different back then. I was sure about marrying Koel and so having a baby wasn’t a big-deal. We were both doing good jobs in corporates and we were even positive about our relationship. And hell, I am a guy, I was not carrying a child inside my body! But how did you get those GTalk messages?’

‘2 weeks ago when you were in Pune Hospital, I went to office and I was strolling through your cabin, and your computer beeped with a mail from Koel. First I thought not to open it, but then I thought, why not? There were pictures of you and Koel, making out in the same bed where I sleep with you now. Tell me if that wouldn’t hurt me, then what else would?’ Radhika was sobbing.

‘In the second mail, there was a PDF attachment. I downloaded it and opened it. I was shocked. It was a positive pregnancy report of Koel, dating back to some 2010 or 11. Along with that PDF, she had sent some screenshots of the chat that happened between you both. Nothing could break me any more than the chat, which followed something like this:’

Radhika showed him the screenshots that she had saved in her mobile phone.

30th November, 2010

Aarush: Hey, why are you calling me? I’m in the middle of the meeting.

Koel: I have to tell you something important. Come home, ASAP.

Aarush: Can’t come early today. What’s the issue? Tell here.

Koel: Can’t.

Aarush: Okay then don’t talk to me. You know I hate delays!!! >_<

Koel: Come home baby, and we will talk about it 🙂

Aarush: Why did you start it when you weren’t going to complete it? 🙁

Koel: Darling please!!!! <3

Aarush: What is it? Tell me now! -_-

Koel: Guess what.

Aarush: What? :-/

Koel: I

Koel: Am

Koel: . . . .

Aarush: What the hell? Tell me!

Koel: I am pregnant!! 😀

Aarush: WHAT?

Koel: Yes!

Aarush: Are you sure?

Koel: Just got my reports.

Aarush: What the fuck! This can’t be true…tell me it’s a dream!

Koel: No, it’s not.

Aarush: I’m in a meeting and I’m smiling like a fool. You don’t know how happy have you made me!

Koel: I love you!

Aarush: I Love you too, baby girl…let’s get married now.

Koel: YES! But on one condition…

Aarush: What condition?

Koel: Promise me you won’t fight with me.

Aarush: No man can ever fight with a woman who gives him his baby! You have no idea how much more I’ve fallen in love with you after this chat.

 

Radhika snatched back her phone after she realized that Aarush might have read the entire chat.

‘Radhika, I told you it’s nothing.’

‘Then what about the last line? No man can ever fight with a woman who gives him his baby! I now understand why you still have a soft corner for her. She was the woman who was to give birth to your child. Of course, that is important for any man.’

‘RADHIKA! Just listen to me…’

‘What is there to listen after such big lies? What if your parents come to know that you impregnated a girl five years ago? What if your father had done this before marrying your mother?’

Aarush picked up the glass vessel and dodged it at the wall. It broke into a thousand pieces with a thundering noise.

‘You are just shouting nonsense and crossing your limits! I told you to listen to me once, just once!’

‘Aarush, there’s nothing more to listen.’

‘There is. Of course there is. Sweetheart, Koel was pregnant with my child. True. She almost made me the happiest man of the planet for a few hours. True. But what after that? Hmm? She had a miscarriage and my child was killed. After that things turned sour between us and she left me and married someone else.’

‘So you want to say that if the miscarriage hadn’t happened, maybe you guys would’ve married each other?’

‘No. She still left me for a guy her parents chose for her.’

‘Tell me one thing, Aarush. Do you think that her miscarriage was your fault because of which she left you and married another guy? And now that she’s back, you are trying to mend your mistake by being overly sweet to her? And tell me one thing honestly, if I was ‘not’ there in your life right now, would you confront her and propose to her for marriage?’

Aarush sat back in the bean-bag once again, holding his head between his hands.

‘I guess it’s time to tell you everything. Or else I will always be the asshole boyfriend for you!’

‘Good then. Please begin…’

‘See, Radhika. My relationship with Koel, before you came into my life, was extremely troubled. We used to have a lot of fights and arguments. We never agreed on anything. She always demanded time and I had nothing to give because of my hectic job. The day she told me about her pregnancy, I came home early and we had a very nice dinner. Things were smooth for a few more days, and like that, a month passed by. In December, on the eve of New Year I remember, we had a bad fight. I wanted her to tell her parents about me so that we could marry as soon as possible. It was the second month of her pregnancy and I didn’t want an abortion at any cost. It was my baby after all. That day, we had a bad fight as she wanted an abortion, she wanted to build her career first and then think about a child. She wanted to get married, but not have this baby because it would set back her career and her job. I was not ready for this at any cost!’

‘What then?’ Radhika was tensed. She couldn’t imagine Aarush had to face such a tough moment in his life.

‘Then nothing. She was one hell of a short-tempered girl. I said I will leave her if she gets an abortion, and she ran out of the building in anger. Downstairs in the middle of the road, she had a minor accident with a rickshaw but in that accident, we lost the baby…’

‘Oh…’ Radhika felt bad for Koel.

‘And after the child was dead, Koel lost herself. She wouldn’t talk to me properly, she wouldn’t eat anything. And one day, she packed her bags and went to her parents, without telling me anything. The next thing I know is – she is getting married to someone of her parents’ choice and shifting to America. That was shocking to me, but I never went to Delhi to mend things, because somewhere deep down, I believe that it was all my fault…’

‘And it’s impossible that she met you after so many years and you both just talked about me and her ex-husband.’

‘Of course not Radhika. She told me that night that she was depressed after the miscarriage and she couldn’t differentiate between the right and the wrong. In haste, she took a wrong decision of marrying someone who was not meant for her. And now, when she was back, she wanted that relationship with me too, but I told her that I love you, Radhika. She sent all those photos and the parcel in a wrong notion, thinking of me to be still single and waiting for her. I can’t even think about anyone else now, Radhika. And the condition that she left me in, only I know how I passed that one year of depression myself, all alone! None of my friends had any idea about the dimensions of my relationship with Keol. People just think that she’s a bitch who left me hanging in the middle. Nobody knows that she also had my baby inside her that was killed. Nobody can imagine the pain that ‘she’ went through…’

‘And somewhere deep down in your heart, you still love her, do you?’ Radhika’s heart was becoming heavier with every word that she uttered.

‘No. I don’t. I’ve moved on from that phase. I love you, Radhika and I see you as my girlfriend, my partner and my wife now. I can’t even think about going back to Koel. I just don’t know how to make you understand this thing. You are right, if I were at your place, even I wouldn’t trust you in such a situation, but I thank you, for at least listening to me…’ Aarush got up and hugged her.

‘So tell me Mr Choudhury, when are we getting married?’ Radhika was satisfied after knowing truth. She knew Aarush wasn’t lying to her this time. She could understand his position better now. He was someone who lost a girlfriend, a baby and moved on from a bitter phase of his life with so much difficulty and guts. She couldn’t leave him now and drag him back to the same hell-hole. She looked at him with a smile of assurance and forgiveness. Aarush hugged her tighter.

‘I knew it Aarush, I knew it that a broken relationship has more secrets than anything in the world, and when I came into a relationship with you, I was prepared for the worst. I knew it that some things might surface later in life and I would have to deal with them, I can’t run away and leave you in the middle, because I love you, above all these things…and lastly, I am not Koel.’

‘I love you too, Radhika. I can’t thank you enough and I know I don’t deserve an apology, but you genuinely have a very big-heart. Thank you…’ Aarush placed his head on her shoulder and cried for a few minutes.

Radhika held his face in both her hands and kissed his forehead. Aarush kissed back on her lips. They didn’t make out that evening, but just lied in bed in each other’s arms…

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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