Chapters:

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Chapter 14

Medical Romance Chapter 7

DR AVNI SINGH

After a week-long trip to Kerala, we were back in Mumbai, at doctor Ishan…err…Ishan’s house and I had shifted my belongings to his room now. We both were sharing one room, after all the turmoil. I feel so foolish now, that I couldn’t understand what he wanted earlier. I was so dumb that I mistook his love for a favour. Who in the world can do such a favour for anyone? Anyways, Ishan and I have an amazing…what we call…sex life? Assisting a gynaecologist in hospital, mostly I’m comfortable in discussing such things with ladies, but when it comes to my own life, I am equally shy and hesitant.

I don’t call him ‘doctor’ anymore. Ishan feels more friendly and better! He was the one who insisted me to call him that, strange, right? Someone who was a senior and like a teacher for me, became someone whom I share a bed with. I changed his habits to a great extent, not that I hated him for the habits he had, but some of them were precariously unhygienic from a doctor’s point of view, like – leaving his tooth-paste lid open, scattering the clothes all across the room to mark his presence, leaving food in oven plates unattended and when the smell rots the kitchen, we get to know something was left inside! I changed them all!

It’s our six months anniversary today. Time flies by so quickly. It seemed like yesterday that Ishan and I were having that weird conversation in his office about getting married, and today, it’s been six months and I’m with him. He extended his contract of the hospital, and tomorrow we are getting married in an official and religious manner – finally!

Ishan’s parents are coming from Indore with a whole lot of guests and relatives, and ours will be a typically Punjabi wedding, for Mr Malhotra is a Punjabi! I am excited to meet my in-laws and equally nervous too. Ishan and I discussed about our residence to which he said that he’ll stay in Mumbai forever, for me, otherwise he had planned to shift back to Indore.

Talking about my mother, we are in good terms now. She seems to have forgiven me for everything and has decided to put the past behind and move on. Father can’t be brought back from the dead, and the only thing that can be done is, moving on with the people who are here, in front of our eyes!

Sometimes, I feel so nauseous when I think about ‘death’. It’s strange that how you’re a hero for everyone when you’re alive, and when you die, people seem to forget you so easily as if you never existed. So weird and so uncomfortable, the mere thought gives me creeps! My father, who was my hero till yesterday, but today, all I’m thinking of is – what dress to wear? What to buy? What location to finalize for honeymoon? The thought of father being dead occurs to me once in a while, I fold my hands, pray for peace of his soul and then I’m back to this materialistic world having timely needs. One thing that has always haunted me as a child is – ‘dying’. There was a time when depression had surrounded me so badly that all I thought about was – ways to kill myself!

Once I went so mad that I Googled the easiest ways to end myself without my family knowing. Hanging with a rope was a bad idea for my room was downstairs, next to my parents, and the door was always open for my parents to keep a check on me. Drinking poison didn’t seem a tasty idea, and neither did drinking toilet cleaner or some other acidic substance for they didn’t guarantee your death. There were cases of survival even after people had drank things like – Acid or toilet cleaners – bad idea!

What appealed the most to me was – jumping off the bridge right into the river. In Varanasi, we had river Ganga and a huge bridge which was on the way to home from my school. Many times I would stand by its edge, cling on the railing to see down. Water would rush by and make haunting noises as I would think about jumping into it. There was sufficient distance in the railings for a thin girl like me to pass and jump. It would appear as an accident if nobody was around and it seemed like the perfect idea to kill myself. The entire idea of suicide seeped into my mind ‘after’ my first breakup. I was not a weak girl who would start crying just because a guy left me, but I surely wasn’t strong enough to handle the fact that the guy I once thought about as my soul-mate, and I dedicated my everything to him, left me nude on a street in the middle of the night!

I wasn’t raped physically, what happened that night between us, was a consensual sex, but the breakup right after sex, did rape me mentally and left some unforgettable scars. That was the reason I was so against marriage since the very beginning. It wasn’t that I was born this way, but the world made me this and transformed my soul entirely. Love was something that I thought to be the most sacred thing, and it turned out to be a nasty, horrible encounter in my life. I can never forget the night when he asked me to leave from his rented apartment, and that too, without a single piece of clothing on my body. I grabbed a sheet to cover myself, and that was the only thing I had on me that entire fucking night. Scared, terrified and weeping, I knocked the door of my best friend’s house, who lived down the street with her room-mates. That entire area was rented out to students who came to study from other cities. Thankfully she let me in and gave me some clothes to put on. The next morning I went to my home, revealing ‘nothing’ about the so-called group-study of last night!

Being a medical student, I knew about the pill that could prevent pregnancy, so on my way home, I bought one and ate it right in front of the medical store. The owner looked at me as if I was some prostitute, and his co-workers had already undressed me in their imaginations, I knew the rumours won’t stay suppressed for long, and someday, these lecherous bastards would spread that a teenager ate an I-Pill in front of them, that was the moment that the thought of suicide struck my mind. I smiled and showed a middle finger to the co-worker, who was making dirty gestures at me, and walked away.

A night before 18th May, 2007 (the day I planned my suicide), my mother had made ‘Undhiyu’, what we call a ‘mixed-vegetable’ in English. My mother, being a Gujarati, was an expert in cooking and a fond foodie. She loved food more than anything, even more than me I guess! That night, she served me Undhiyu and I separated out all the bitter-gourd pieces as I hated bitter-gourd since childhood. In my mind, I was anyways thinking about jumping off the cliff tomorrow.

‘What’s wrong with these gourds?’ mother pulled me out from the river.

‘Nothing, I just don’t like them…I don’t want to eat them, they’re useless. Why do people even grow such vegetables?’ I vented out my frustration on the poor gourds!

They say, a mother can see your heart from your eyes, maybe the same thing happened that moment too. I don’t know what happened, but what she said next, changed my mind completely!

‘Avni, maybe today you think that this piece of bitter gourd is useless, but tomorrow, if someone is diagnosed with high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or heart problems, bitter gourd would be one of the topmost recommendations for him, and he will love them for these bitter gourds will be saving his life, isn’t it, daughter? Same is the case with most of us. Yes, we are no less than vegetables! Today, you may think you’re useless, and totally unworthy, but there will be a time, when you will be needed and you will be rewarded too. Let that time come, daughter. If bitter gourds will stop growing today, what will happen to the diabetic people? What will happen to the people who rely only upon one type of diet? If you think they’ll die, you’re wrong, they will be ‘switched’ to another diet and the gourds will be ‘replaced’ by something else.’

‘Same thing will happen to many things tomorrow if you think you’re not worth it. Every person comes with his own destiny and a set of choices, Avni. If you think destiny determines your life completely, you’re wrong. You also have your set of choices which determines the course of your life. It may not be your time today, or right now, but you will be needed, and so will be every person on this earth. Everyone has a purpose of his life, and if you give up today, somebody else will grab your opportunities and somebody else will serve the purpose which was actually meant for you to fulfil. Do you want this to happen, Avni?’

I was speechless for a moment. I didn’t know mother knew so much about life and destiny. I thought about killing myself, how shallow! I thought about ending myself just because I was scared of my image and I was afraid of falling for someone else in future! That lecture from mother motivated me so much, that till today, I’ve never felt like killing myself because it’s simply sheer cowardice. You can’t be celebrated and worshiped if you kill yourself, you will simply be termed as a wasted soul, and I didn’t want such a tag to linger with my name after I die. I wanted to do something that my name would be remembered for a courageous and brave act and not for cowardice. I started living independently after that, and went into no other relationship. My career became my life and my soul-mate and I was ready to dedicate my entire life to it because I know, that my career won’t dump me nude on a street in the middle of the night and tell me that it doesn’t love me anymore!

Ishan is the only guy who managed to change me and open the doors of love in my heart once again. I thought maybe I’ll die single with a few cats surrounding me in my old, rusty house, but Ishan once again brought back those candid dreams, dreams of having a life-partner, my own kids and everything that I had put back in a closet long ago.

Today, when I heard that mother was finally coming for my wedding, I remembered the time I shared with her. Being busy in my medical-preparations, I hardly had any time to interact with my parents when a child most needs to. After that, I shifted to Mumbai and since then, we didn’t discuss much. The little chats we had stayed with me for long, and taught me more than anything else did. Whenever I had bad thoughts or dilemma, I would think about what mother taught me, and I would instantly find out solution right inside myself. Every problem has a solution, and every solution is inside of you. But many times, we seek answers outside and end up on wrong path, this was the thing that I never did, thanks to my mother!

Today, is the happiest day of my life. Not because I will be religiously, ceremoniously married to Ishan tomorrow, but because my greatest guide, the light of my life, my mother would be with me. I just await the day of tomorrow now. My eyes would look forward to see my mother, and Ishan dressed up in groom-wear…

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  Comments (106)

  • Mehak

    April 20, 2014

    Eagerly waiting……..

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2014

      🙂 Thank you, Mehak!

  • aditi Singh thakur

    April 21, 2014

    exccccciiiiitttteeeeeddddd

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2014

      Me too! 😛

  • aditi Singh thakur

    April 21, 2014

    awesome…
    loved it…..
    :* <3

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you, Aditi 🙂

  • mehak

    April 21, 2014

    loved it..really

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • adiba

    April 22, 2014

    superb starting…..!! cant wait 4d next episode…!!!

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you doctor! 🙂 Keep connected and tell me if I’m wrong somewhere 😛 I’m not a medical student after all!

  • anu

    April 22, 2014

    jjust love it

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you, Anu 🙂

  • Shubhangi Kaushik

    April 23, 2014

    It’s too good

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      Thank you Shubhangi 🙂

  • adiba

    April 23, 2014

    no dear its all perfect…;)

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      🙂 Thanks!

  • Kuldeep

    April 23, 2014

    Very nice and great work…. When will next part gonna be posted.

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      The story is updated with a new chapter every night at 09 pm. Thank you for appreciation 🙂 Stay connected!

  • Kuldeep

    April 23, 2014

    I will..!!

  • ishita

    April 24, 2014

    lovd it alot (: …i wnt 2 read it in one go but cudnt pls post d next chap soon….
    eagerly waitng…

  • Kanika

    April 26, 2014

    it is awesome mehek…. loved it !!!
    i thnk Dr. Ishan’s part is pretty good as compared to Avni’s…
    i love all ur stories nd chapters but ds time…wen m readng Avni’s part i get a lil bored :/
    dunno why 🙁 🙁

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Let the story catch up some pace. It’s just the beginning. Hope you find the story good, happy reading 🙂

  • heena puri

    April 26, 2014

    nice one…eagerly w8ng 4 next part…

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Kuldeep

    April 26, 2014

    After the end of 5th part…..
    Thunder clashes , Storms build up , Earth quakes , Universe shakes…
    And Dr. said repetitively
    What..?? What..?? What..??….
    :p :p :p :p

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Lol! It’s a story, not some cheap Indian TV Show!

  • Kuldeep

    April 26, 2014

    Hehehehe but if it was a show then definitely it will be like that.

  • Kanika

    April 26, 2014

    yes u were right Mehek…. 🙂
    i loved it 😛
    specially d last line…. hahahaha
    lots of love to u :* :*
    keep writing stories like ds ^_^ O:)

    • Mehek

      April 27, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂 I will keep writing, you also keep reading 😉

  • Kanika

    April 27, 2014

    of course dear !!! when d writer is YOU den one has to read it 😉

  • varsha

    April 27, 2014

    Message*
    hi mehak dis syd varsha i read ur arrange series n i became ur fan since d very first day i read ur first chapter.
    u done a grt job , keep writing as u wrote amazing stories
    nw i fell in love wid ur medical series too . though i have my finl year xam still i waited whole day just to read ur chapter .
    in luv wid ur stories
    keep smiling 🙂

    ur fan varsha 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 27, 2014

      Thank you so very much dear 🙂 It means a lot to hear from fans and friends like you! Each word encourages me to write more and better. Hope you like this story and do study and all the best for your exams 🙂 Take care and happy reading!

  • poornima rathi

    April 29, 2014

    awesome really…

    • Mehek

      April 29, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂

  • ankita paul

    April 29, 2014

    I need to know the whole story till the end. m loving it.. just keep me updated with this story.. I have read till their marriage part

    • Mehek

      April 29, 2014

      The story is updated every night at 9 pm, on this very blog. Kindly visit for daily chapters, happy reading! 🙂

  • Yashwin

    April 30, 2014

    Hy mehek yu a really doing a greatttttttt job:) 1 request is make ts story of yours into a book so tat ppl like me wud love to read it everyday! Lots of love and wishes,yashwin!:)

    • Mehek

      April 30, 2014

      Thanks Yashwin 🙂 I could have if it was so easy to publish books! Nevertheless, maybe one day all my stories find a place into a printed form. Stay connected and happy reading! 🙂

  • Aashish

    April 30, 2014

    Eagerly awaiting for 10 part.!!

  • Sirisha

    April 30, 2014

    A very good story Mehek. Keep going! Waiting for next parts. 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 30, 2014

      Thank you Sirisha, I’m glad you liked it. Stay connected and happy reading!

  • Robert

    April 30, 2014

    Grt job!!
    I m astonished to see that how an engineering mind can travell so deep into thoughts and do such wndrful piece of work..
    Moreover, it is very appreciable that u’ve done such masterpiece at a very young age..

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks Robert, It’s wonderful to have such comments here, Stay connected and Happy Reading!

  • Kanika

    April 30, 2014

    i can feel each and every word…. they are magical
    superb !!!

  • Rohan

    April 30, 2014

    Loved it 🙂 #fan 😉

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thank you, Rohan! 🙂

  • shubhangi'

    May 1, 2014

    I’m in love with the story…can’t wait for next chapter….it’s so different for regular love stories

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks Shubhangi, I hope you will like further chapters too! You can join my facebook page here – http://www.facebook.com/GirlsHeart21

      Stay connected and Happy Reading! 🙂

  • Grace

    May 1, 2014

    Hi Mehek cant stop myself from rereading the previous chapters am loving the suspense please put it in a book.lots of love.

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks a lot Grace, it means a lot 🙂 I’ll definitely try to get my stories into a book someday 🙂

  • seema

    May 1, 2014

    Nice story mehek
    I m waiting for next chapter…
    All d best

    • Mehek

      May 2, 2014

      Thanks Seema 🙂 Stay connected and happy reading! 🙂

  • Bimu

    May 1, 2014

    “It’s funny, how for an entire
    lifetime we keep thinking………………………..The days and nights
    in his arms, and the time that we
    will reserve for him.” – Mehek, you may be a girl and so your thoughts but, today’s story is narrated by Dr. Ishan. So, in this whole para ‘he’ must be replaced by ‘she’ and ‘him’ by ‘her.’ Don’t mistake me to point out mistakes. That’s because I’m expecting perfection from you. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 2, 2014

      I’m not offended at all sweetie, but that’s my writing style 🙂 Doesn’t matter you write it from a male/female POV but when you’re narrating as a third person in some places, the reference can be any, and I prefer a female reference, thus stating male point of views and examples. It’s good that you pointed this thing out, so I could explain it to the readers that as an author, we are allowed to play a little with words and phrases. Perfection in my perspective doesn’t means being grammatically correct or typographically accurate and writing a baseless, boring story, perfection means being able to hold readers till the end, writing a story that people can relate to, scribbling the words through which people can learn, and at the end, when the story finishes, the readers can ‘miss’ it…that is perfection! 🙂

  • padmavati

    May 2, 2014

    Hi mehek
    i love rdng love stories
    n this is a medical series of whch i m also the part, so interesting really nice , i read ur arranged series that ws also amazing…..
    pls start writing a book will love to read it :*

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Padmavati, I’m working on a book only, and will be publishing it soon! 🙂 Hope you like my forthcoming ventures. This blog will anyways be my priority and I will keep updating it with new stories. Happy reading 🙂

  • Shreya

    May 2, 2014

    I must say that I’m every now and then falling in love with your writing skills. It seems impossible to wait for one complete day to read the next chapter. 🙁 And on top of it, you end the chapter at a point where anticipation increases

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks a lot Shreya, it feels so good to read such nice comments. Don’t worry, there are only 4 chapters more to this story 🙂 Stay connected and happy reading!

  • Pia

    May 2, 2014

    hye Mehek . . m fan of urs writing . .
    itz jst awsome . . aftr each chapter d egarly waiting for d next
    n all iz lyk nw a part of lyf . . pls do writing 🙂
    love u n d spirit in u 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Pia 🙂

  • Uttam Prakash

    May 2, 2014

    I haven’t read any other article here but this one. And oh man, how awesome can it. Please stop torturing and post it quick. I’m dying to read it fully 😉 😀 just amazing. I’m at a loss for words to how awesome this is 🙂 ^_^

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Uttam, for a wonderful compliment 🙂 A new chapter is updated every night at 09 pm. Stay connected and happy reading 🙂

  • Stuti

    May 3, 2014

    hey mehek
    m lving the stories by u
    really i mst say wat an imagination and u also fill feelings in ur story and this is the most imp. thing that u connect ur readers
    eagerly waiting for nxt chapter
    i hv one ques. that will there be a sequeal to the story like Arranged Love ???

    • Mehek

      May 4, 2014

      Thanks Stuti, next chapter will be posted at 09 pm as usual. Right now, I can’t promise a sequel, but let’s see how the readers respond to the climax of the story 🙂

  • padmavati

    May 3, 2014

    Nice liked it ….
    watng fr next part 🙂
    i dont like watng….
    but hv to na ….

    • Mehek

      May 4, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • aditi Singh thakur

    May 5, 2014

    avni
    ishan..
    :*
    <3

    mehek (y)
    :*

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      🙂 Thank you Aditi. Stay connected and happy reading!

  • anjali

    May 5, 2014

    Message* mehek its really owsmm story.. wid evry word i cn feel d emotion.. i smiled.. got sad.. bt its nyc.. cn easily relate to oua daily life situations.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thank you Anjali 🙂 Means a lot!

  • hema

    May 5, 2014

    hey…I just started reading ur stories…must say I.couldn’t stop.untill.I.read all of dem..excellent writing…but in dis chapter of.med romance y hv.u.mentioned Chennai?? dey had been to Kerala right??

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Hema 🙂 And dear, I know I mentioned Chennai in chapter 15, that’s a mistake on my part because I wrote chapter 15 after a long gap. And I too, saw it just now as you pointed it out 🙂 Thanks, I have edited it.

  • Abhishek

    May 5, 2014

    Hi your story is really wonderful and specially those last two chapters in which you have given a great message. One on suicide and another one on indian men’s mentality about a girls. I liked it as I don’t have words to describe this story. Thanks for writing and keep writing such wonderful stories.

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Abhishek 🙂 I’m glad you liked it. I hope for two things in our society –
      1. People never commit suicides.
      2. Indian men change their mentality regarding virginity of a girl!
      Hope you like my other write-ups too. You can read about long distance relationships, and maintaining a relationship on my blog – http://www.mehek.in

  • prachi

    May 5, 2014

    can’t wait anymore….u r a marvellous writer…i could imagine all the scenes running like a movie in my mind…. kudos!!!!! 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Prachi 🙂 Means a lot!

  • Abhishek

    May 6, 2014

    Yes I have read it. I hope its true and meaningful whatever u have written about long distance relationship. I have read almost all the post’s you have posted on this blog.

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

  • Prachi

    May 6, 2014

    awesome end to such a beautiful piece of story….it didn’t seem like as if reading a fiction…at each philosophical portion..i was like …its damn true!!!!! I don’t have the right words to praise your write ups….i just can say marvel!! keep writing and keep smiling 🙂 😉

  • prateek

    May 6, 2014

    a beautiful message with an equally beautiful love story…..

  • Padmavati

    May 6, 2014

    Hi mehek
    nice ending with good moral of the story….
    spclly fr doctors yeah its true they r so busy in there proffessional life….
    but that proffsn demands to be busy as its sumones life whch matters….
    but hope wid ur story many dr will understand it n spend time with family also 🙂
    keep writing such nice stories…
    all the best 🙂

  • Hema

    May 6, 2014

    beautiful climax wid a lovely msg…:-D

  • nayira

    May 7, 2014

    Truly amazing story

    • Mehek

      May 8, 2014

      Thanks Nayira 🙂

  • Mansi

    May 8, 2014

    I was excited about the story..but then sadly the story lost its flow and it were just a few chapters..

    • Mehek

      May 8, 2014

      Thank you Mansi 🙂 Yeah, I agree the story is hurried to the end because I’m having my final exams next week! I’ll be back with a new story very soon, stay connected till then, you can read my blog here – http://www.mehek.in – for interesting write-ups!

  • Shivani

    May 8, 2014

    I must say….nice stories.
    I liked the sequence of arranged marriage depicting love of Shrey n Akanksha
    I’m in search of that kind of stories in a good number.
    Your latest one being Medical Romance, I’ve read that too.

    Waiting formany more to read 🙂

  • Shivani

    May 8, 2014

    I’ve joined the fb page.
    Looking forward to read only “Shrey-Akanksha” type of love stories. That interests me.
    Stories awaited…..
    Thanks 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 9, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Ayushi Dhariwal

    May 12, 2014

    thank you so muchhh mehek for ur wonderfulll storiess…m a big fan of urs…
    salute u girl for wht u ri8 is amazinggg…
    shrey and akansha was my favrt story nd this 1 is also good..
    thanks for wht u ri8 for us…
    hope i will get the chance to read the next story of urs soon

    • Mehek

      May 12, 2014

      Thanks Ayushi 🙂 I’m glad you liked it and read it till the end. My next story will be updated soon and will be a thriller hopefully. Stay connected with my blog. You can read more interesting stuff here – http://www.mehek.in

  • Bhavishya

    May 19, 2014

    Really a good job mehek..luving ur writings..shrey and akanksha were my favourites.and nw ishan and avni too..nice selectionof names..keep writing mehek..al the bst..:)

    • Mehek

      May 19, 2014

      Thanks 🙂 Stay connected! A lot more stories coming up 🙂

  • Rashmi

    July 1, 2014

    Its a gud lesson for those who take life easily…loved reading it..! 🙂

    • Mehek

      July 1, 2014

      Thanks Rashmi 🙂

  • Maria

    July 11, 2014

    awesome story.. loved the morale. despite being a romance novel it shares such a beautiful thought..

    • Mehek

      July 11, 2014

      Thanks a lot Maria 🙂 Keep connected and happy reading!

  • Puneet

    October 28, 2014

    very nice and interesting fiction mehek….. keep it up (y) 🙂

    • Mehek

      October 28, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Richa

    December 24, 2014

    Hey Mehek!
    I was searching for some good fiction and googled for and what I found was ur blog
    I read all most all stories of yours and a few articles too.
    Every story was great. Just loved the idea and theme behind each.
    Have become ur regular reader and will try to comment on each piece of your work.

    • Mehek

      December 24, 2014

      Hey Richa, thanks a lot for appreciation and love! 🙂 I’m going to post some new stories very soon. I was caught up in exams actually so had no time to update the blog. Meanwhile you can join my facebook page for regular updates – http://www.facebook.com/GirlsHeart21