Chapters:

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Chapter 4

DTL4

‘Koel?’ Both Love and Sahil cried in unison. The ground slipped beneath their feet.

‘Yes, Mrs Koel Choudhury. Excuse me, gentlemen; my duty hours are over now.’ the doctor excused himself and walked out. Both Love and Sahil were gaping at each other.

‘Where did Koel come from? When did she marry him? What is she doing in Pune? And what the fuck was she doing with Aarush at a highway at 04 in the morning?’

‘Why are you hurting your brain so much? C’mon, let that bitch speak for herself. The doctor said that she’s admitted in general ward by the name of Koel…Choudhury…that filthy woman!’ Love couldn’t stop cursing her. She was all by herself responsible for spoiling Aarush’s life and now when everything was becoming better, she had again appeared.

‘Nice to see you back from hell. I heard that the demons once caught, seldom return. Then how the fuck are you back?’ Love was totally out of his control. He pulled his sleeves up. Koel was lying on the bed, wrapped up in a white sheet.

‘Love please…I’m going through a really bad phase of my life. And now this. How is Aarush? Any news?’

‘You know what? I will never be thankful to you for anything, but for today, that you gave my number to the doctor and called us for our friend. Otherwise, we can’t even trust our plants with you let alone leaving our friend alone in your care, you poisonous venomous snake!’ Love stretched his hand out but Sahil held him.

‘Hey, go out. Have some cigarette, or coffee or whatever. Just walk out for some time and let me handle it here. C’mon. Walk out.’ Love walked out adhering to Sahil’s advice.

‘How are you Koel?’ Sahil sat next to her.

‘Oh, Sahil…thank God at least someone is truly concerned…’

‘Stop the melodrama and tell me what happened last night? Why Aarush’s phone was off and what was he doing with you? And most important question – you were married off to America, right? Then what are ‘you’ doing in Pune? And why did you sign as Aarush’s wife? When did you marry him?’

‘It’s a long story…’

‘And I’m totally free…’ Sahil folded his arms.

Koel sighed and told him the saga of her broken marriage and how she got a job in Mumbai last week and returned here.

‘Then why Pune?’ Sahil asked.

‘I have a flat in Pune that my dad gifted me. Otherwise I live with two more girls in Mumbai and there was no privacy there. So, I and Aarush drove to Pune but while we were coming back, I lost control of his car and it toppled. I was wearing seat-belt and the air-bags opened out from the steering wheel too, but Aarush was thrown out of the car with such a dangerous jerk. Then there was blood all around. I remember that a car stopped for us. I helped them carry Aarush, back to Pune and on the way, even I lost my consciousness.’

‘Yeah, right!’ Sahil was drinking his frustration away, just to listen to the complete story.

‘And why the hell were you going to Pune?’

‘I said it’s a long story. Can’t you be a little patient? I sent a parcel at our apartment. I mean, the apartment that I lived in with Aarush. But there was no response from him, and that wasn’t like Aarush. When in the noon I got the confirmation of the delivery by someone who signed as Aarush’s wife, I immediately called Aarush up from my new number, but he didn’t pick up. Maybe he didn’t know it was me. I waited but again no response, then finally again when I called him at 02:40 pm yesterday, he picked it up. He was shocked to learn that I was back and when I asked him about his wife or marriage, he said he was still single. He agreed to meet me and then I told him that I was near the Intercontinental, and that we could drive to Pune from there.’

Koel stopped. Sahil was yearning for more, but Koel’s lips and mouth, both were shut.

‘Koel. I know this is not the complete story. What happened after that?’

‘Nothing. We just had a good time at my place and we decided to return early morning because both of us had to join our offices today.’

‘I’m not a fool, you get me? Tell me why his phone was off? Tell me why did you sign as his wife?’

‘God! His phone wasn’t off, it was dead. He had no battery left. He kept saying that he needed to make an urgent call to someone, but his phone won’t start. And I didn’t have any charger-pin for iPhone!’

‘What happened last night? I want the truth!’

‘Oh Sahil, nothing at all! We just hung out for old time-sake. He told me about his so-called living-partner Radhika too after he admitted that he wasn’t ‘as’ single as he initially told me. Radhika was the one who posed as his wife in front of the delivery man. I know he has moved on. Nothing happened between us. We just went out for dinner together, he just wanted his mind off of something that was bothering him. He didn’t even tell me what!’

‘Yes, Radhika is living with him. She is absolutely right in signing the mailing parcel with Aarush’s last-name behind her name. But you are totally wrong in posing as his wife in front of the doctors and the hospital!’

‘Oh, I posed as his wife so that they could attend to him without any unnecessary questioning. I would have even signed the papers and asked them to start the surgery if I had any money! My cards, wallet, everything is destroyed in the crash, so I had to call you guys. Moreover the hospital authorities don’t let one patient sign official papers for another patient. And if I would have told them that I am his girlfriend or even friend, they would have asked me a thousand questions and then they would have asked me to call my parents! This is India we live in, not the USA! I don’t understand what is bothering you so much. I wish I can help Aarush somehow.’

‘You can’t. And it would be better if you just stay out of it.’

‘Why? Do you know why is he tensed? Tell me!’

‘Yes! He is in love with Radhika. He wants to marry her. He is planning on proposing to her too. And it would be better, if you just walk out and behave as if you never existed, you get me?’ Sahil shouted at the top of his voice.

‘Sshhh…This is a hospital!’ The nurse on-duty warned him and requested him to be low.

‘I’ve never had the bitchy habit to come between two lovers. And I’m not asking Aarush to stay away from her. He told me about her the second he met me in front of the hotel yesterday. He didn’t hug me even. Said it was unfair to Radhika that he was hugging me, without her knowledge. Then I told him about the parcel that I sent at our old apartment, and that is when he started crying that he wanted to make an important phone call.’

‘And you didn’t let him, right?’

‘It’s not like I stopped him. But we eventually got busy with our things…’

‘What things? Tell me you guys didn’t sleep together last night!’

‘That’s none of your business. You schmuck!’

‘I swear Koel. If you were not here in a hospital and if you were not injured, I would have slit your throat and bathed myself in your blood!’ Sahil walked out in disgust. Love was already smoking cigarettes in the balcony. They both decided to call Radhika and at least inform her about Aarush’s whereabouts.

 

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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