Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

This is the third part of Dare to Love trilogy, after Inconsistent Love. Aarush and Radhika move into Aarush’s new apartment in Mumbai after their wedding, and start their married-life with a good hope.

Chapter 1

Bride-Groom

 

Aarush and Radhika were married in a fairy tale wedding. Aarush gifted a home to Radhika, and after the post-wedding rituals, they both were dead tired. It was 06 am in the morning, and no one had energy to utter a word.

‘Come Radhika, let’s sleep.’ Aarush murmured.

‘You can’t!’ his mother intervened.

‘What now? We’ve done everything you asked for…’ Aarush yawned, yearning to sleep.

‘Son, don’t you know? The bride and groom cannot sleep together!’ his mother looked at him with alarming eyes.

‘Who made this fu…rule?’ Aarush somehow controlled his ‘real’ emotions in front of his mother, and Radhika was smiling in a corner.

‘For the first night, son. Just for the first night!’ his mother said in an assuring manner.

‘Thank God. So where we have to sleep then?’

‘Here!’ his mother pointed at the living room which was full of guests and had mattresses spread on the floor.

‘Are you joking, mom?’

‘I think you haven’t attended any of your cousin’s wedding in a long time.’

‘I have! But I never stayed for all this drama.’

‘Don’t call this a drama son, it’s a part of our culture.’

‘Really?’ Aarush rolled his eyes. He didn’t care anymore as he was dead-tired already due to the ceremonies and rituals. He changed his wedding dress into a comfortable piece of clothing, and lied in a corner on the mattresses along with a dozen of his relatives who were more concerned about their ‘space’ being invaded, than anything else!

‘Where will Radhika sleep?’ Aarush got up as he was reminded of his new-bride.

‘With the women, in the other room.’ his mother said.

‘Fine. Good night Radhika…’ Aarush blew a flying kiss at her, she lowered down her gaze, while his father stared at him with a killing glance! His little cousins and relatives were laughing and booing Aarush for the sweet gesture.

‘Thanks mom.’ Radhika changed her heavy bridal clothing, and joined the other women in the room, where she thought she would get some sleep.

‘As Radhika laid down to get some sleep, she was interrupted by one middle aged woman.’

‘Hello Radhika, I am Aarush’s bua (paternal aunt), and I think I couldn’t properly introduce myself last night.’

‘Oh, Namaste bua-ji!’ Radhika pretended to respect her, though she wanted to break her skull at the moment.

‘I know you are tired, but this is the right time to talk you know, because God knows when we will be together and alone the next time, isn’t it? Aarush might not have told you about me, but I am his favourite aunt, you know! He just can’t do a thing without discussing it with me.’

‘But he married me, and that was a shock for you isn’t it?’ Radhika said, and as she thought she was being too rude and blunt, she immediately tried to cover up, ‘I mean, our marriage was not pre-discussed with you I assume, is it?’’

‘Yeah, well kids grow up. He’s a grown-up man now, and it’s the right time to start taking your own decisions in life.’

‘Okay bua-ji, can I please sleep? I don’t want to sound rude, but I am seriously having headache now.’ Radhika pressed her forehead hard.

‘Oh sure! I am sorry…’ the lady went away, and as she got up, another woman came and sat by Radhika, asking her from where did she complete her education, and how did she find a guy like Aarush?

‘Oh God!’ Radhika was pissed off inside, but helpless. Her mother-in-law was deep into her comfortable slumber, but she was being interrupted by every lady in the room one by one. Being the new-bride and member of the house, she was the centre of everyone’s attraction.

‘Only if these people treat me like a celebrity after some days!’ Radhika was talking to her inner-self now. Barely listening what the aunties had to say, she managed to nod her head at everything and anything, and to her surprise, the ladies didn’t care either! They didn’t want answers to anything, they just wanted someone to hear them, that’s all. Poor women!

The same night, Aarush woke up and rushed to Radhika’s room, where ladies were gossiping and Radhika was sitting in a corner, black eyes, rough hair, her hands covering her face every other second and her sleepy face narrating the story of her insomnia.

‘Fuck! Don’t tell me you didn’t sleep?’ Aarush sat next to her in a room full of ladies.

‘How restless! The first thing he needs after waking up is his wife, I wish my husband was like that…’ someone commented and the entire group burst into laughter.

‘I feel like killing them, seriously.’ Radhika whispered.

‘Why? What happened?’

‘Nobody let me sleep the entire noon, Aarush. I wonder how did you manage to sleep and rest?’

‘Well, I filled everyone with enough alcohol in my room. Men, you know. Plus I myself had good enough amount of tequila to keep me unconscious till at least eight hours.’

‘Wonderful! You could have thought about me a little, you miserable person!’ Radhika snorted at him.

‘I did! But how could I slip alcohol in here? Some of my aunties are so religious that they’d have forced you to take vows with them to never touch alcohol in life.’

‘God! They have already pissed me off since this morning.’

‘Welcome to the family, Missus Radhika Choudhury!’ Aarush winked at her and got up.

‘Can we both be together if the stupid rituals are over now?’ Aarush asked his mother, who was chit-chatting with some women.

‘What’s the hurry? We are leaving now, you can take her to your bedroom later!’

‘Leaving? Awesome, thanks for attending my wedding, have a nice day!’ Aarush smiled as brightly as possible.

‘Aarush! We are not going anywhere, you are going with us.’

‘What? Where? Why? When?’ Aarush let out a stream of questions.

‘Yes! To Ganga-ghats, for the prayers of your healthy and prosperous married life, and then to Vaishno Devi for blessings from the divine Goddess, and we all are leaving today, in a few hours. The flight is at night, from Mumbai to Varanasi. We will stay at Radhika’s home, don’t you want to see her home and her city? We will enjoy the city in the day, and then we will go for Ganga-Aarti tomorrow evening. After that we are leaving for Gurdaspur, our village. Don’t you want Radhika to see where you were born and where you grew up?’

‘No! I don’t…’ Aarush rolled his eyes and asked God for some help.

‘Of course you do. And from there we will leave for Vaishno Devi after which you can take a flight directly back to Mumbai, and we will stay home.’

‘Thank you!’ Aarush loved the last part, for obvious reasons.

‘And how many people are going with us? A hundred?’

‘No, son! Only we are going, you, Radhika, your father and me, your mother.’

‘Are you sure Chinkee bua is not coming with us?’ Aarush eyed his aunt, who was again talking to Radhika about something stupid.

‘Yeah, Chinkee will come with us till Vaishno Devi, after that…’

‘That means the entire trip mom, I can’t tolerate her!’

‘How can you say that Aarush, she’s the only sister of your father.’

‘I don’t care! I need to spend time with my wife, I haven’t planned a honeymoon yet, and you are dragging us to this trip on which I am least interested to go. And have you seen Radhika? Nobody let her sleep the entire day, and you expect her to take a flight tonight. I am not coming!’

‘You can’t say no to this, you have no idea how mad your father will be at me!’

‘Mom, I am not traveling with Radhika in such condition, and that is final. Either let her sleep for one day and then I will listen to you!’

‘It’s okay, she can sleep in the flight.’

‘For how long? Three hours? Four at most? And then you expect her to take you to her parents’ home, bother them and of course she would have to work like crazy even there, because ‘we’ are the guests and she will be a host! No. No means no, and this trip is not happening till tomorrow night, till Radhika sleeps well.’

His mother stared at him, but walked out. Aarush grabbed Radhika’s hand and walked her out of the room into their bedroom. His father stared at his mother who was speechless now. Their son rebelled against them for the first time for his wife – his father could understand him, as a man who had taken the responsibility of a woman on his shoulders, while for his mother it was pure rebellion – for a woman, against a woman.

Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21




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  Comments (61)

  • Santoshini

    March 28, 2016

    Good start!! I love Aarush 😀

    • Mehek

      March 29, 2016

      Thank you Santoshini! 🙂 I hope you like the further chapters as well…

  • Santoshini

    March 29, 2016

    Nice chapter!!! I was wondering how it ended so soon.. A little longer update plzzzzzzzzz.. 🙂 😀

    • Mehek

      March 30, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Santoshini

    April 1, 2016

    Lovely!! : -)

    • Mehek

      April 2, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • TDV

    April 3, 2016

    Hello mehek,
    I am not gonna criticize your story. I liked it and I read it in one go. From the last two days I am reading it and finally I completed all the chapters and pages.

    I would like to comment about something.
    That, your story is awesome but just like another love story. I mean, the somewhat dominating boyfriend with screwed up past, very rich and faling in love…
    And I can feel like Aarush is just another chritstian grey without bdsm fantacies. ;-P.

    The wedding was ‘simple’, really I can’t find any simplicity.
    The luxcurious life and all…

    It’s like a teenage girl’s fantacies…

    Of course I enjoyed it…
    Be little more realistic.
    Keep it up. 🙂 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 3, 2016

      Hello TDV, thank you for your comment, I appreciate that you read and liked the story so far! 🙂
      Regarding your suggestions – I am working on a new story, with more Indian-elements and a middle-class lifestyle, which is going to be different than all other stories I have posted so far on the blog 🙂

  • yamini bisht

    April 7, 2016

    hlo mehek mam…….your writing skill is so impressive …i love the way you narrate the whole story till now
    and eagerly waiting the next chapter

    • Mehek

      April 7, 2016

      Thanks Yamini 🙂 Stay Tuned for upcoming chapters!

  • kruthika

    April 7, 2016

    Awesome story Mehek.
    I am not able to read chapter 10.
    Is it not updated yet.

    • Mehek

      April 7, 2016

      No dear, I post one chapter everyday! 🙂 Chapter 10 has been posted, 11 will be posted tomorrow…

  • RAMYA

    April 7, 2016

    Awesome Story Mehek
    Go Ahead Waiting to see how radhika parents will react mehek

    • Mehek

      April 7, 2016

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Ruchi

    April 7, 2016

    Hi Mehak,
    I’m really fond of ur work. Specially such series of love stories with twist and turns.
    But i request you not to make this prediction real. It’s horrible…please give it perfect ending so that atleast in stories we can enjoy happy endings.

  • Dua

    April 8, 2016

    Hi Mehek,
    I must say you are the best writer. The way you write its just amazing I love your writing skills. I have a request please don’t make that prediction real, because I want a happy ending in this story. Atleast we are able to see happy endings in stories :’). All the best and keep writing

    • Mehek

      April 8, 2016

      Thank you so much Shehzadi! 🙂 I have always written happy endings in most of the stories, I know how it feels to read a heart-breaking one, so don’t worry. Keep reading and stay connected…

      • Dua

        April 8, 2016

        Yeah I know I have read all your stories and all of your stories are just perfect! 🙂 and I also know that this story will also have a perfect ending 🙂

  • Ruchi

    April 9, 2016

    Is dis series over? Any chapters left?
    Mehak, will you write another part of this series?

    • Mehek

      April 10, 2016

      Hi, the story is not complete yet. I left the 12th Chapter at a suspense, of course I will continue it! 🙂

      • Ruchi

        April 10, 2016

        Ya i know u will but wl u post dem after few months gap or within dis week?
        Will dat be another series? Part 4?

  • TDV

    April 11, 2016

    Hey mehek, don’t take me wrong.. I like your stories but they are too much fictional yar. And mainstream Bollywood type.. It’s like fantacy. I read arranged love today.
    You know what I am talking.
    I mean who lives such luxurious lives!
    And, too much of love.
    Moreover, in every story you have put ‘alpha man with beta woman’ this is not common these days. I mean, boys always complain about their wife being like ‘aakanksha’. Girls won’t like it their bf/hubby will be so much dominating and stubborn or a childish husband like shrey. I am sure they’ll be irritated soon. 😉
    I am not talking it personally btw 😛

    If you will add some realistic contents then it would become masterpiece.

    Please take this in a positive way
    All the best. 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 11, 2016

      Hi, I’ve sent a mail to you regarding the same, please check your gmail account!

  • Ramya

    April 11, 2016

    Awesome story Mehek
    Keep Going..:)
    😛

    • Mehek

      April 11, 2016

      Thanks Ramya! 🙂

  • himani setia

    April 11, 2016

    Hey mahak…lovely stories…. When you are going to post dare to love part 4….can’t wait anymore…plz post it soon.

    • Mehek

      April 12, 2016

      Hey Himani! 🙂 Part 3 is the last part, there will be no part-4. Chapters of part-3 are still remaining, so stay tuned for that! 🙂

  • himani setia

    April 12, 2016

    Oho wait krni padegi??? Kab tk???

    • Mehek

      April 13, 2016

      I am posting one chapter everyday! 🙂

  • Titli

    April 14, 2016

    Hey Mehek,You are just an exceptional form of deliverance to me because of your long cascadic lines.
    I would say,you should really complete the series of Dare to love pages.
    Your every line seems so sanguine & heartthrobbing.
    Keep growing more & inculcate your writeups for our happiness.

    • Mehek

      April 14, 2016

      Hey Titli! 🙂 Thank you so much for your ecstatic comment! I am posting one chapter of Dare to Love everyday and the story will be finished in a couple of days. Stay tuned!

  • Shantanu

    April 17, 2016

    Hi Mehek,
    When will you post the remaining 3 chapters of the series! Can’t wait to read them! please post them asap!

    • Mehek

      April 17, 2016

      Hi Shantanu, everyone on my blog knows that whenever a story is going on, I post one chapter everyday from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is an off. So next chapter will be posted tomorrow 🙂 Thanks!

  • Yoshi

    April 17, 2016

    Your website says happy sunday..well i guess it wud have been one if we wud have got the 19th chap :p
    Anyways you deserve an off after writing so gud 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 18, 2016

      Lol, thanks! I don’t post anything on Sundays 🙂

  • Madhavi*

    April 19, 2016

    Hi Mehek,
    How many total chapter r u going to post?
    As i dont read ur stories in chunk.
    Plz let me know so i can read…

    • Mehek

      April 19, 2016

      Hey Madhavi, tomorrow (i.e. 20th April) last chapter will be posted. You can read the entire story after 9 pm tomorrow 🙂

  • Shiya

    April 20, 2016

    Mehek I love the way u write…u hv portrayed arush as such a ideal husband and shrey too….plz don’t end story this soon….m in love with the story…..gonna read ur novel asap….

    • Mehek

      April 20, 2016

      Thanks a lot Shiya! 🙂 Unfortunately the story has to end someday, right? I’ve posted the last chapter of Dare to Love, part 3. Hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Kshitj

    April 20, 2016

    Once again an amazing end to an amazing story <3

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Ramya

    April 21, 2016

    hi Mehek
    Ur story was awesome previously after reading chapter 3 i am not interested in reading it anymore.may be u should have stopped with chapter 2, its my opinion.

    Thanks

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2016

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • TDV

    April 22, 2016

    So… What’s next? 🙂 🙂 🙂
    When will you start the new story?

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2016

      After June! 🙂 I have exams in May…

      • TDV

        April 25, 2016

        All the best 🙂

  • AK

    May 22, 2016

    it has been long time i came back to blog n i thoroughly enjoyed trilogy … it was soo gud… 😀

    • Mehek

      May 22, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • priya

    June 16, 2016

    Hey , I just want to know if you have given permission to anybody to copy your work. I just came across a copied story and was told you had given permission

    • Mehek

      June 17, 2016

      From where did you get this information that I have given permission to anyone? Can you please share where did you find my copied work?

  • Sana

    June 26, 2016

    Loved it…. Thnx for d link in ur quora ans… Wish u luck for life ahead…

    • Mehek

      June 27, 2016

      Thank you so much Sana! 🙂 God bless you too…

  • Aadi khan

    June 29, 2016

    Beautiful 🙂

    • Mehek

      June 30, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Anjana

    January 15, 2017

    Wowwwwwww………U hav really got an awesome talent mam…….Loved this one especially…………I hav become ur fan ……😅

    • Mehek

      January 16, 2017

      Thanks a lot Anjana…

  • Anonymous

    April 11, 2017

    Best story I ever read

    • Mehek

      April 12, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  • saranya manian

    April 27, 2017

    hi mehek,
    first i started with arranged love.but now i am mainly searching your stories and reading. you mad me mad of your writings…keep rocking….

    • Mehek

      April 28, 2017

      Thank you so much dear! 🙂

  • saranya manian

    April 27, 2017

    and in addition. …..the pancreatic cancer part in arranged emotions made me cry within seconds. ….i love it.thanks