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Chapter 8

 

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Aarush and Radhika hadn’t talked about Koel’s sudden come-back. Neither Radhika wanted to discuss it, nor Aarush wanted Radhika to again break-down at the name of Koel. Two weeks had passed and today, Aarush was getting discharged from the hospital. Radhika had agreed to Love’s advice to ‘pretend’ about being fine and normal about everything, until she gets some ‘alone’ time to talk to Aarush about everything. So, Radhika decorated the home with balloons and flowers for his welcome. Aarush’s parents were informed who had also arrived to see their son. His parents had no idea about Radhika being his live-in partner, so she had to rent out a place for few days, till his parents were here, living in his house. They had no idea about Koel either!

Love and Sahil entered along with Aarush. Aarush’s mother stood at the main-door with a ‘Pooja-thaali’ welcoming her son with her blessings.

‘May the bad elements stay away from you and may God bless you with good-health. What else would a mother’s heart want for her son?’ Aarush’s mother said as she wiped off a tear from the corner of her eye. Mothers always get emotional!

‘Mom…’ Aarush touched her feet and hugged her. His father was standing behind with Radhika and watching the emotional scene quietly.

‘It’s all your fault. You guys…’ Aarush’s father put the blame on Love and Sahil.

‘Uncle?’ Love couldn’t understand.

‘Of course. You have opened your company now and Aarush barely gets time to call home. Thanks to this girl who informed us about this accident, otherwise he never even calls to ask how we are back home! How would we know about his accident had Radhika not called?’

Love and Sahil were clueless on what to say. They chose to be silent and let Aarush make the first move. He walked up to his father and touched his feet as well.

‘I’m fine papa, see. I can walk too! And company work is like that only. This is not a job that you only have to work 9 to 5 and then come back, but this is your damn thing, so you have to work as much as possible. Even 25 hours out of 24, if that kind of shit is possible!’

‘Stop thinking about work now and recover first. I will stay here with your mother till you are completely okay. We are here for at least a month.’

Listening to that Aarush had a heart-attack!

‘A month?’ Aarush was shocked. He looked at Radhika who was smiling with her lips pressed. She was aware that all sexual escapades of Aarush would have to rest for a month and he couldn’t afford that at any cost!

‘I will be fine by tomorrow morning dad. I just need a good night’s sleep in my own bed. That’s it!’ Aarush said, without sounding rude.

‘So now, this boy has a problem with his parents living with him for just a month! We raised you up for 18 years before you joined your college. And don’t force me to tell this in front of your friends that even in twelfth standard you used to sleep between me and your mother in a single bed!’

Radhika burst into laughter.

‘Dad!’ Aarush quietened his father who was sharing his ‘never-to-be-discussed’ secrets.

‘What dad? Every child has some childhood memories that he might be embarrassed to share with his friends, right? So what if you have more memories than other children?’

‘But dad…’

‘Oh, stop it you both!’ Aarush’s mother intervened, ‘Let your son eat something first and then rest for some time. He’s had a terrible accident!’ his mother took him inside and served everyone food that she made herself.

‘Oh wow! I’m eating this kind of food after years I think.’ Aarush plunged into the bowl of ‘rajma-chawal’ which were his favourite.

‘You should learn how to make delicious food from mom…’ Aarush pointed at Radhika, who was sitting quietly, trying to make a lasting impression on his parents.

‘Oh dad…mom…have I introduced you to Radhika?’ Aarush said.

‘No…’ his mom was suspicious of the girl since the day she called them to inform about Aarush’s accident.

‘This is Radhika Jain, my girlfriend…’ Aarush smiled.

The spoon fell from his mother’s hand and his father gaped at the girl with his rice-filled mouth, ‘Jain?’ both said unanimously.

‘Oh please! Don’t start with your caste-shit again. I was about to propose to her, but didn’t. Because I wanted to ask you guys first…’ Aarush changed the scenario completely in his parents’ favour. Radhika was laughing inside.

‘Yeah right, like that is some sort of debt on us!’ his father said.

‘Dad, just try to understand…’

‘I don’t want to understand anything. Radhika, do your parents know about him?’ he shifted his sight to the girl who was listening to everything with her head down.

‘No, uncle.’

‘And will they approve of Aarush once they find out that we are Rajputs?’

‘Yes, uncle.’

‘What?’

‘Uncle, they don’t have a problem with my choice until the guy is well-educated and well settled. And we both are equal partners in the company as well. Marrying each other will lead to half-ownership of the company, which is appreciable in both the cases…’ Radhika put forward a more economical point of view.

Aarush’s father had nothing more to say.

‘See dad? This is what parents are like. Not like you guys who are just after castes and social status!’ Aarush couldn’t be more straightforward.

‘Well, if your parents have no problem, and if you guys have no problem, then who are we to complain? After all, you people have to live here in Mumbai. We will go back to our city or village, once your wedding happens.’

‘Uncle, why do you say that? I was discussing this thing with Aarush before his accident, that if we will marry, we will bring you both to Mumbai to stay with us and we will invest in a bigger apartment too. I am not a girl who would like to stay with her husband all alone, but I’m of the type, who would love to have a family along, especially parents…’

Aarush’s mother and father, both were impressed by Radhika’s thought. His mother even imagined her in a bright red bridal outfit!

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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