Chapters:

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Tip #2

Never Forget Your Child’s Birthday!

birthday

‘Shrey, don’t be late today. I’ll be waiting for you, Shrey! Shrey? Are you listening?’ Akanksha’s voice fell on dumb ears as Shrey paced out of the house quickly enough to reach his office.

Akanksha had started the preparations for the second birthday of Akshan and Nirvaan. The kids were now active and healthy, and they ran around the house, fighting with each other. Akshan was still a scratch and bite machine while Nirvaan was the innocent baby. Akanksha had ordered a big two tier cake depicting a multi-floor car parking, with all the cars parked in the cake of the boys’ choice! She knew they had Ferrari and Mercedes in their toy collection, and she had provided precise details to the baker.

The cake would be delivered by 10 in the night, as their birthday would start at midnight. Akanksha couldn’t wait to see the expression on the faces of the boys seeing the stupendous cake of their liking. She was already imagining hugging and kissing them, and singing a birthday song for them.

At evening, 08pm, she called up Shrey and his phone was busy. She thought he might be taking an important call, so she decided not to disturb him for another hour. Anyways he wasn’t needed immediately. The time flew by and the clock struck 11pm. Shrey was still missing and his phone was switched off. Nothing could annoy Akanksha more than this!

She had reminded him about Akshan and Nirvaan’s birthday a week ago, and she couldn’t believe that despite being a father, Shrey had forgotten birthday of his boys! She still was expecting him anytime now, because she knew Shrey’s habit of coming up with last minute surprises and this time, it could be one of those lucky days! Maybe he had gone shopping for kids, or maybe he was bringing some nice present for them, or maybe something which was totally unexpected was about to happen.

The clock struck 12 and still there were no signs of Shrey. Akanksha was infuriated with anger, but she couldn’t delay cutting the cake anymore as the boys were restless to see what was there in the huge box which was kept in the fridge. She, along with Shrey’s parents and both the boys, cut the cake and the boys couldn’t be happier! They were as expected, amazed and awed to see the huge parking lot which they could eat, and the cars which they could eat too! Nothing like this had been presented to them before today, and they forgot about their forgetful daddy, and enjoyed the cake.

Akanksha tried Shrey’s number, which was still switched off and it was 01 am. She decided she would just go to sleep, as she knew Shrey’s habit of turning in drunk late at night. She knew that again he might be boozing off with his useless friends in some shit-hole of a pub, and she had no intentions of fighting with him on her kids’ birthday!

At 02 am, Shrey finally kicked in, and opened the door of his bedroom. Akanksha was lying on the bed, covered in the sheet till her waist, and her fair and flawless back was shining through her backless spaghetti. Shrey jumped on top of her and hugged her from behind.

‘Now I know why you were telling me to come early in the evening. I’m sorry I was stuck at some place with my old friends. I met them after a year you know!’

Akanksha didn’t utter a word, but was fuming in anger now. Shrey had literally turned in drunk and partially conscious, and he still was in a mood to have sex, instead of remembering his kids’ birthday.

‘Which friends, are you talking about Mr Husband?’ Akanksha turned around and faced him. His eyes were closing and he was about to doze off, but Akanksha jerked his shoulders hard, ‘Which friends?’

‘Ah, Karan, Rajveer, Abhinav, Sam…and everyone else you know!’

‘Really? You met them last Saturday too, and you say you are meeting them after a year? REALLY?’ Akanksha was almost shouting.

‘A Saturday comes after a year, wife! Now you come here, and kiss me…’ Shrey held her face and brought it near to his.

‘Get away!’ Akanksha pushed him hard, ‘You are one shit-pile of a father, you know that? Akshan and Nirvan have turned two today, and you forgot their birthday! Why the hell was your phone switched off? They were waiting for you and they slept murmuring your name!’

‘Really? They were so not missing me, alright? I know it was their birthday and before coming here I went to their room to wish them because I saw a giant cake splattered on the dining table in the lobby, and you won’t believe what they said to me…’

‘What?’

‘They said they want more eatable cars and a bigger parking lot, they said nothing about missing me and they asked me to go away as I stink of alcohol, and send their mom to cuddle with them, what asshole kids are they!’

‘SHREY! They’re your kids, if they’re assholes, you are no less for missing their birthday celebration in the first place. I can’t believe you trust two years old on their words. They will speak what they will feel, and you are responsible for making them feel miserable at this special day…’

‘A’right, I have a better idea. Come to me, let’s make better kids tonight and we can throw the previous ones away and get ourselves a set of fresh, new and totally obeying children, come to me…’

‘What the fuck is wrong with you? What have you drank? Are you insane? Is this the way to talk about your kids? I can’t believe you actually said that, Shrey. Get out!’

‘What? Look, I was just kidding…’

‘I said get out! Don’t sleep on this bed tonight.’

‘You are joking, right?’

‘This is the last time I’m telling you to get out of my room and sleep elsewhere!’

‘Your room? Excuse me, this was my room…’ Akanksha looked at Shrey with such a horrible expression that he immediately grabbed his pillow and a sheet, and walked out silently.

Perks of being a forgetful father : If you forget an important occasion, be prepared to sleep in the cold balcony outside, while your wife rests in your warm bed!

Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5




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  Comments (56)

  • Name*

    May 31, 2014

    Awesome Mehek 🙂
    Jus luvd it thoroughly… Keep writing

    • Mehek

      June 1, 2014

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Purva

    June 2, 2014

    Awesome writing Mehek…
    I love your writings.
    When are you posting Tip#2 ?

    • Mehek

      June 2, 2014

      Thanks Purva 🙂 I will post them as I get something new in my head about Shrey and Akanksha! Lol, it’s mostly upon the mood. Besides, I never really thought I would be continuing with them till a year or so! And people are still loving it 🙂

  • prachi sharma

    June 3, 2014

    akansha and shrey m really in love wid dese 2 ….awsm very fond of ur blogs n stories ….ur writing are just magical.

    • Mehek

      June 3, 2014

      Hey thank you so much Prachi 🙂 Stay connected!

  • akriti

    June 5, 2014

    Your writings are just beyond words mehek… I really loved your writong,. And shrey and akansha i just love the bonding they share…

    • Mehek

      June 6, 2014

      Thank you very much Akriti 🙂 I’m glad you like them! There will be more write ups to follow…stay tuned 🙂 You can join my facebook page here – http://www.facebook.com/GirlsHeart21

  • Shivam

    June 8, 2014

    Mehek you wrotes really well ….. Some time I think from were you got idea to write stories like this. You wrote so beautifuly

    • Mehek

      June 9, 2014

      Thanks Shivam 🙂

  • Siddharth Shankar

    June 9, 2014

    Amazing as always! Just felt like I had read the whole story yesterday… Loved it! <3 🙂

    • Mehek

      June 9, 2014

      Thank you Siddharth 🙂

  • Ashruti

    June 10, 2014

    waitng for #tip 3

  • pooja v.

    June 12, 2014

    shrey and akansh back 🙂 just love dem :*

    • Mehek

      June 12, 2014

      🙂

  • saril

    June 15, 2014

    jst luv to read ur writing
    u r awsum
    n hpy to read abut shrey n akansha again….:)

    • Mehek

      June 16, 2014

      Thank you Saril 🙂

  • jonaki

    June 17, 2014

    shrey n akansha r d prfct couple….
    whn u l b posting tip 4 dear mehek. waiting eagerly frm so many days

    • Mehek

      June 17, 2014

      Sweetie, I told the readers that these Love Bytes will not have any particular date, they depend on my mood and availability of time. I may post two in a day, and then I may not post even a single one in months. But I surely will try to write them more often 🙂 This is simply an initiative to keep Shrey and Akanksha going! 🙂

  • Pia

    June 23, 2014

    hye mehek . . heads off to u dear . .ur wriring iz jst awsome n i ever lov to read . .
    dz cuple shrey n akansha r out of d world . . pls do keep writing on dz . . n ya
    keep it goinn . . 🙂

    • Mehek

      June 23, 2014

      Thanks Pia 🙂 Keep reading and stay connected. Take care!

  • Karan

    June 25, 2014

    Supa Dupa lyk to all ur stories u just make laugh and also create the sad moments at the same time. Your Writing skills are awum just continue to write like the same in future i’ll be waiting for ur stories………;-)

    • Mehek

      June 26, 2014

      Thanks Karan 🙂 Stay connected, there’s a lot more to come! You can subscribe to my website too, to get information of every post that’s posted here immediately.

  • Bulbul

    June 27, 2014

    yr chapter 4 jaldi dalo na.. 🙁 waiting eagerly..

    • Mehek

      June 28, 2014

      Today it will be posted! 🙂

  • kamna

    June 28, 2014

    toooo cute

  • akriti

    June 28, 2014

    I had already joined your page mehek…. From that page only i am able to read all your stuffs… I really like it mehek….

    • Mehek

      June 28, 2014

      Thanks Akriti 🙂

  • adiba

    June 28, 2014

    awwww…such a luvly couple… wenevr I read der story I literally feel d characters alive…thanks a lot mehek 4 bringing shrey and akansha bck…totally luv dem…keep writing more blogs abt dem

    • Mehek

      June 28, 2014

      Thanks a lot dear 🙂

  • kiran

    July 1, 2014

    Message*i m waiting for the next chapter..and i love your writin Mehak

    • Mehek

      July 1, 2014

      Thank you Kiran 🙂

  • Namrata

    July 8, 2014

    pls post last part yaar

  • zysha

    July 15, 2014

    Mehak di plllzzz post the 5th part of love bites..
    we r eagerly waiting fr it…

    • Mehek

      July 15, 2014

      yeah, I’m posting it in a day or two 🙂 And the name is ‘Mehek’ 🙂

  • zysha

    July 15, 2014

    It was really amazing 🙂
    Uh write so well, I mean ua writing skills r awsm :*
    luv uh alot… Thumbs Up ‘Mehek’ di <3

    • Mehek

      July 15, 2014

      Haha, thank you so much 🙂

  • Bulbul

    July 21, 2014

    yr wen r u goin to post tip # 6… i m a regular reader…
    u r my fav writer!!! my inspiration!! actually not inspiration bcoz i dont write but the values expressed by u r damn right nd perfect!! may u live long :* :* :* luv u di..

    • Mehek

      July 21, 2014

      Hi, thank you so much for your kind words Bulbul 🙂 I don’t know when will I write part 6 of it, because I started it up based totally upon the mood, I haven’t decided any particular deadline to complete it, and neither have I thought about the number of parts I have to write, I may end it up here at 5th only, I don’t know, only if I get the mood to write, actually the story is almost a year and half old and I really wish to move on from it now 🙂

  • Bulbul

    July 27, 2014

    no no yr u cant move on this arranged series is d best of ol ur collectionos u can ask ur readers… this is exceptional i luv it nd also do d other readers… ask dem.. haaan ni toh!!

    • Mehek

      July 28, 2014

      Even the best things have to end someday 🙂 It would be good if it ends here and we all bid it a goodbye with happy memories, else it may become boring in future, I don’t want that happening to this beautiful saga of Shrey and Akanksha. It was meant to be there for this much time, it’s been exactly one year since I started Arranged Love. I started with it in July 2013 and it’s 2014 now. It’s time to move on 🙂

  • Priya

    December 4, 2014

    Hi Mehek, I just love your this story of Shrey and Akanksha. I just wish my life partner like him and my life too….I am in love with ur stories…keep writing…

    • Mehek

      December 4, 2014

      Hi Priya, thanks for the love and compliments. I’m sure you’d get a partner like Shrey! 🙂 God bless. Take care…

  • noopur

    January 20, 2015

    Awesome you are mehek..everytime i read a new stroty of your I get to miss my soulmate more n more n love him even more… <3

    • Mehek

      January 20, 2015

      Thank you so much Noopur 🙂 Means a lot! Do read entire arranged series (Arranged Love, Arranged Marriage and Arranged Emotions). It’s on my blog – http://www.mehek.in/stories

  • Bubly

    August 20, 2015

    Cud you help me How do I go for next page

    • Mehek

      August 21, 2015

      Just click on the number you see at the end of the post 🙂

  • vijaya mishra

    November 23, 2015

    amazing story mehek..one of my friend told me abt this story and I read it..have u written more stories??have u published your book??plz tell me..and you are amazing..

    • Mehek

      November 28, 2015

      Thanks! 🙂 You can read the three parts of Arranged Series on my blog. And no, it’s all available on my blog for free, I didn’t publish it into a book 🙂

  • mahak

    January 5, 2016

    Yar mtlb mahak kya bolun yar aj mera mood itna kharab tha ki bs kya btau but shrey akanksha thanks to them nind achhi ayegi ab 🙂 🙂 luv u mahak :*

    • Mehek

      January 7, 2016

      Thanks Mahak! 🙂 I share your name, but with different spellings 😛 It’s “MEHEK” 🙂

  • Nikhil

    February 3, 2016

    Again lovely read!

    • Mehek

      February 3, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Bhattacharyya_Kaustuv

    July 3, 2017

    You are a fantastic writer Mehek !!!
    I came across your writings in Quora initially… Keep it up .
    Hoping to find , atleast one of your novel published!!! God bless!

  • Kaustuv

    July 3, 2017

    You are a fantastic writer Mehek !!!
    I came across your writings in Quora initially… Keep it up .
    Hoping to find , atleast one of your novel published!!! God bless!

    • Mehek

      July 5, 2017

      Thanks Kaustuv! 🙂 One of my books is published under the title ‘Chained’.