Chapters:

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Chapter 5

DTL5

Radhika was still praying in the temple that they had in their apartment. Having a temple was Radhika’s choice. Though she turned out to be modern and outgoing but her lifestyle was still deep rooted somewhere. The clock was ticking as she saw the time. It was 08:30 am of the morning. She hadn’t sleep all night long. Neither did she call Love or Sahil, fearing to disturb them both. As the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ ended, her phone buzzed.

‘Hello, Love? Any news of Aarush?’ Radhika knew that Love wouldn’t call her without any reason. There might be some news, definitely.

‘Yeah! He’s in Fortis, Pune. Don’t worry, he’s fine. They are going to perform a surgery on him, and we are shifting him to Mumbai as early as we can. There’s nothing dangerous and nothing to worry about, so don’t cry or do something crazy, please…’ Love broke the news with consciousness. He was aware about Radhika’s madness about Aarush.

‘I’m coming right now…’

‘No Radhika No! Stay there. We need someone there too.’

‘But why do you need someone in Mumbai?’

‘…’ Love went blank. He had to think of some way to keep Koel and Radhika away from each other.

‘Because we have to handle the company also. Three members are already here, who is there in the office? No one! You go and handle today’s work.’

‘Yeah…you’re right. I’m anyways lazing around at home for no good reasons. Don’t worry, I will join office right away and will take care of everything here. You please keep reporting me about Aarush’s health on a regular basis. Please!’ Radhika pleaded and Love hung up the call.

‘Oh my God!’ Radhika wiped off her tears and thanked her Gods for keeping Aarush safe. She cursed herself for being so stupid!

Radhika took a quick shower, applied some makeup on her swollen face to futile attempts. Her dark circles of insomnia and her puffed up eyes from crying all night, were starkly visible! There was no way any makeup could hide her emotions today. She was sad. She was happy and more than everything else, she was frustrated and angry on herself for behaving in such a ruthless way with a man who loved her like anything!

‘I must run to office now, it’s already 09.’ Radhika hurried up and took a cab to the office. She no longer had access to Aarush’s car. Instead of reaching at 09:30 am with Aarush, today she was half an hour late because of traffic and cab! Today, her driver wasn’t as smartly dressed, neither as fast as the previous one!

‘Great! Joining after 3 days, and already late. What will employees think about me? They must have been planning to force the board members to throw me away by now. I’m such an irresponsible employer. I’m an even irresponsible girlfriend! I don’t know what happened to the old Radhika Jain who came to this city with high ambitions and high hopes. Now, everything revolves around one man – Aarush Choudhury. Damn you, Mr Handsome, you have spoiled me really bad…’ Radhika’s elevator reached 27th floor. Her and Aarush’s offices were adjoined, there was only a glass wall separating them, which was installed only because of Radhika’s wish. Aarush never liked any walls between them, earlier!

‘Thank God for this wall, otherwise, the company wouldn’t be where it today is!’ Radhika was talking to herself. Admiring her office after 3 days. The crème shaded tiles and matching curtains. The glass wall through which Aarush used to wink at her and tease her. The intercom that was mostly used to cater to their mid-office desires! Aarush’s wild fantasies of making love to her on her huge office table, in front of the great ocean. Ah, those fantasies!

Radhika wiped away a tear and folded her hands as she stared at Aarush’s empty leather chair. She prayed to the God to heal her love soon, so that they can go back to their normal lives, only if Aarush would forgive her!

‘Maybe he throws me away now after that Intercontinental episode. But I won’t insist to stay either. I deserve that kind of treatment. Anyone would do that then why can’t Aarush? I will just apologize to him for my behaviour and walk out myself. Without burdening him anymore…’ Radhika started crying thinking about her separation from Aarush which was now near to impossible.

She had been yearning for his proposal since years now, and now, when he finally did propose to her, she rejected him! Who does that? Radhika couldn’t curse herself more.

She was taking a tour of Aarush’s empty office. She opened the drawer, found his spare ties that he used to keep there for emergency purposes. His tie was once ruined after their lunch in the cafeteria together, and he had to meet a delegate in half an hour. Men from office had to rush to get him that matching new tie. Since then, Radhika gifted him this tiny tie-drawer to cater to his emergency requirements. She next opened his cabinet below the table, which had his medicines for unwelcomed sicknesses. There were all medications for cold, fever and everything else that loved Aarush so much that it was usually stuck to him for weeks at large!

Radhika switched his computer on. The wallpaper image was of Aarush, staring into the sea from his office complex. She loved how he was so crazy about heights. She wanted to gift him an evening on top of Eiffel Tower in Paris, but she couldn’t! She wanted to take him sky-diving someday, but she couldn’t. She was regretting all those unfulfilled wishes and plans, that she wanted to go back in time right now, and say ‘yes’ to him at the Intercontinental. Radhika’s regret was eating her inside out.

The computer beeped. There were mails for Aarush. Radhika opened the mails thinking them to be official and work-related, but she was shocked on what she saw.

The mail was dated back to yesterday noon, probably around the time Aarush was at their apartment to pick up Radhika for their lunch date. And the mail was signed by Koel. There were pictures in the mail. Selfies of Koel and Aarush – making out and kissing in the same bed where Radhika was sleeping now!

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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 🙂