Chapters:

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Chapter 2

DTL2

Aarush’s apartment was messed up. Radhika hadn’t cleaned anything today. Neither did she want the maid to come in. She spent the whole day, doing what she wanted to do and that was crying. For the entire day, she was lying on Aarush’s bed, on his shirt, enchanted by the fragrance of him, but crying because she knew she was close to losing him. She knew how much Aarush loved and valued Koel and today, if she would’ve said yes to his proposal without telling him about Koel’s return, it would be unfair on her part as well as unfair for Aarush too.

Radhika got up, splashed her face with water multiple times. She looked at her miserable self. Her eyes, swollen and puffed up, red as blood. Her mascara all smeared around her eyes, making them black. Her lipstick, spread all over her chin and around her lips. She looked terrible. She took out her makeup remover from the cupboard behind the mirror in the bathroom and cleaned up her face, but her swollen eyes were enough to narrate her story today.

She got out of the bathroom and checked the time. It was 11 pm. She hadn’t eaten anything all day. She had no idea about Aarush’s whereabouts either. He usually came home by 7 but today, he was nowhere to be seen.

Afraid and worried, Radhika picked up her phone. There was no message or call from Aarush. She called him. His phone was switched off.

‘What the hell?’ Radhika called again and again, till the clock struck 12.

‘Aarush please pick up the phone, I can explain.’ Radhika was trying incessantly but there was no answer from his side.

The time was 01 am. There was no sign of Aarush. Even his phone was off. She called Love.

‘Love? Do you know where Aarush is?’

‘Hey…Radhika?’ Love woke up from his deep-sleep.

‘Hi, do you know where Aarush is?’

‘Aarush? Isn’t he home with you?’

‘No, I don’t know where he is, even his phone is switched off.’

‘What the hell? He said he was going out on lunch with you. I booked the Intercontinental for you guys. Weren’t you together?’

‘We were Love, but we indulged into a fight and I left at 02:30 after noon. I have no message or call from him since.’

‘What are you talking about? He said he was going out with you and after that even I didn’t call him because I thought I might disturb you guys.’

‘No, Love. I’m very scared. Can you please come home?’

‘Don’t worry, I’m coming. Let me call at some places that I know of and see if there’s any sign of him.’

‘Please help me, Love…’ Radhika hung up. She sat in front of her bed, curling her legs up and wrapping her arms around her legs. She was scared. She knew him well enough to understand that he wasn’t a person to take up a public insult. She knew he might never come back to her after the stunt she pulled today at the restaurant, but she had no other option either.

‘What the hell have I done!’ Radhika cursed herself for being so stupid. She could’ve made him understand her reason. She could have told him about Koel, but no. She had to say ‘No’ to him in front of twenty couples!

‘Please Aarush. Come back…I promise I’ll never do something like that ever again…please come back…’ she was hugging his shirt and crying.

‘Radhika?’ her doorbell rung and Love was shouting from outside.

‘Coming…’ Radhika wiped off her tears and ran towards the door.

‘Hey…any sign of Aarush?’

‘No, I called at his favourite bar and even drove across the Marine Drive. I couldn’t find him or his car anywhere. His car isn’t even in the parking of your building. Where is he? Didn’t he tell you anything? What happened exactly?’ Love shot question after question at Radhika who was already perplexed.

‘Come inside, I’ll tell you everything.’ Radhika closed the door behind Love.

Radhika narrated today’s entire episode to Love along with the exact timeline and also told him about her reason of saying ‘no’ and Koel’s unexpected return.

‘Damn!’ Love was speechless after listening to everything.

‘I know. What should I do now?’ Radhika wiped off her tears from the corner of her eyes.

‘Let me call Sahil and see if he knows something about him.’ Love walked outside and made a few calls to some of his and Aarush’s mutual friends, but none of them had any idea about him or his location. His phone was switched off since a long time now. Sahil told Love that he tried Aarush’s phone at 05 pm today to discuss something, but even then, it was switched off.

‘What if something has happened to him?’ Radhika started crying uncontrollably.

‘Hey…calm down, please. We are all tensed here. Wait here, and let me catch up with Sahil. We will inform you if we find him anywhere.’

‘Where will you search him?’

‘Entire Mumbai…!’ Love said and walked out of her apartment.

‘Can I come with you?’

‘No…you better stay and wait for our call. Try to sleep if possible.’ Love shut the door and walked out. Radhika knew, sleeping alone in so much tension like this, was out of the question. She took out Koel’s parcel and started going through the photos of Koel and Aarush together. They were so happy, going through a good time. And now, Radhika’s one step made him disappear.

‘Love, any sign of him?’ Radhika called Love at 03:30 am.

‘No, nothing till now. We are thinking to file a police complaint.’

‘Oh my God!’

‘Please Radhika, don’t cry. We are all in so much shit already. Be strong, we will find him out, don’t worry.’ Love hung up. Sahil and Love were trying their best to find any sign of Aarush. Sahil came up with a brilliant idea. He asked Love to drive to The Intercontinental, so they could ask the manager of the hotel about Aarush and maybe they have some information about him.

Radhika was worried and scared. She was praying to all her Gods since four hours now, but none seem to answer her back.

‘I’ll never behave like that with you, Aarush. Please come back…’ Radhika sobbed with folded hands.

Chapters:

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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