Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Chapter 16

Medical Romance Chapter 16

TEN YEARS LATER

‘Where are my shoes? I can’t find them!’ a man was shouting at the top of his voice, from inside the bathroom.

‘I didn’t know you keep your shoes in the bathroom!’ a woman in middle-age replied furiously from kitchen.

The man came out, still searching for the pair of shoes that someone poked him in his legs from behind.

‘Here are they, daddy…’ said a little girl of six years old. She wore beautiful pink frock with matching flowers in her head, her tiny feet were wrapped in pink velvet shoes and she was struggling with the pair of shoes which were too heavy from standards of a six years old!

‘Aw! Thank you my sweetheart, your mother is just useless you know?’

‘I know, honey!’ the little girl kissed the man on his cheek and he took out a chocolate from his pocket.

‘No more sweets, her teeth are already rotting! You want her to go toothless before she’s a teenager?’ the woman interrupted the father-daughter love that was going on.

‘See, I told you she’s useless!’ the man whispered and handed the chocolate over to the girl silently.

‘Give it to me, right now!’ the woman almost barked.

‘No mommy please…’ the woman snatched the chocolate-bar from the little-girl’s hand, and the girl started crying.

‘Oh, don’t cry, come here….’ The man picked her up, ‘See what you did? You hurt our little princess, shame on a mother like you!’

‘And you? What are you doing? Increasing her facilities and making her a brat? She will develop cavities tomorrow, and day after, her teeth will fall down, then her gums will develop problems and she can also have ulcers in her mouth, do you see the intensity of the situation here, Ishan?’

‘Oh god! Nothing will happen, Avni. I am a father and a doctor myself, I know how to raise kids.’

‘No, you don’t…’ Avni tossed the chocolate in the dustbin.

‘See, I told you she gives me nightmares!’ the little girl whispered in Ishan’s ears.

‘She creeps me more than anything in this world, you know?’ Ishan whispered back and they both laughed silently.

‘What now? What’s going on? Is there anything to laugh?’ Avni was acting like a strict mother. She loved her daughter more than anything, and that’s why she behaved highly protective of her.

Ishan left for hospital in a few more minutes and the little girl was left alone with Avni, who dressed her up and they both went for some grocery shopping. Today was Sunday and Avni had only five working days a week, while Ishan had a sudden surgery today because of which he had to leave. The girl loved shopping for she would see a lot of new chocolates, teddy-bears, Barbie-dolls and so many other things she was obsessed with. She pointed at a doll and Avni asked her not to touch anything.

‘But mom, I want it!’

‘No, darling. You already have five dolls.’ This made the girl sad, and after buying some important things, they returned home.

‘How was the day?’ Ishan asked Avni late in night, when they were preparing to sleep.

‘Nothing much, we just went for a shopping, Ishika cried for she wanted a new Barbie doll, she kept ranting for it, but I didn’t buy it.’ Avni was again engrossed in a book she was reading since a few days now.

‘Why? Why are you behaving like this when she’s growing up?’ Ishan seemed disturbed.

‘Ishan, listen to me first. She’s growing up and that’s why I’m behaving like that. She needs to understand the value of money. We earn more than sufficient and she thinks that she can get everything, which is not a right mentality! I remember my childhood, I remember how my parents raised me up like a princess too, but with a little salary they were getting. That didn’t make me insufficient. I had everything, and I knew the value of everything too, that’s why today I am taking care of this home in the best possible manner. You earn over a billion rupees per year, you know? And do you know the maid who worked for you before we were married, stole your money? No, you don’t, because you never keep track of your bank accounts, or the money you bring home, and that’s why our daughter is turning out like you! You are from a rich background Ishan, and I’m not. That’s why I want my baby to experience both lives. To have everything, but also to crave for some things! If we will provide her everything, she will never know the sadness of not being able to get a thing she dearly wanted. I want her to be strong and not weak. Remember the time, when I came to you with my problem and you immediately said – marry me? Because even the thought of losing me was killing you inside, you were weak and dependable, something I don’t want my daughter to be. Tomorrow she will date guys, she will go out with her friends, but I don’t want her to feel superior to anybody. She also should have same resources as a common man.’

For a second, Ishan was speechless. He never thought about life this way, maybe because he never saw the other phase of life! Since his childhood, he was provided with everything, he didn’t know what a ‘craving’ was. He always got what he wanted, and he was lucky even in Avni’s case that without any real struggle or hurt, he got her. Maybe that’s why his daughter was also turning out to be like him. He thanked Avni for reminding him that no matter how high you fly, you should never leave the ground and forget your roots. It’s where you actually belong.

‘No matter how rich someone is, in the end, either he’ll fly off in air if he’s cremated, or he’ll dissolve in soil if he’s buried. Doesn’t matter how we live, we all will end up in the same way, back to nature, then why forget ‘who’ we actually are?’

‘You sound more like a philosopher now, Avni. It’s too late, c’mon, let’s sleep…’

As Avni got up to turn off the lights of her room, Ishika came running and hugged her.

‘Hey sweetheart, what happened?’

‘Mom, I’m scared in my room, Mr Muffins scares me at night…’ Ishika was referring to the four feet tall teddy bear that Ishan had gifted to their daughter on her fifth birthday.

‘Oh, c’mon, come sleep with us.’ Avni picked her up and took her to the bed. She laid her down between Ishan and herself, and the little girl readily fell asleep as she hugged her father.

‘Strange, how today you’re world to her, and tomorrow, she will forget you!’ Avni wiped off a tear from the corner of her eye.

‘Forget me? Why?’ Ishan sounded scared.

‘Yes, I’m not kidding. Look at me! I am a daughter too, but when I became a wife, I almost forgot that I am a daughter too, and now when I’ve become a mother, I have totally forgotten about my father, who is dead since ten years now. I’m not saying that it makes me a worthless daughter, it doesn’t. I’m just saying that it happens with everyone. We are not remembered forever, we will simply be replaced by our children. Nobody remembers how much money you earned, or for how many hours you worked, if there’s something that one remembers about a dead person, is how much love he took from him, how much care he was showered with, how much quality time they spent together, and how many memories they have. What you are doing today, will lead you where my father is, tomorrow, Ishan. I hardly remember any quality time spent with him, and neither do I remember his salary figure, that’s why I don’t think about him that much now. Same thing will happen to you tomorrow, if you focus only on hospital today, and don’t spend any time with Ishika.’

Her words pierced through Ishan’s heart like a sharp sword. He wasn’t ready to accept the reality that one day, everyone will die, and what will remain is the amount of time they spent with their loved ones. Their kids will forget them too with time, when they will grow up and will be busy in their own families. If something will stay with them, it is the teachings of their parents that they can pass on to their children, the memories they shared in their childhood, that they can entertain their kids with, and things which can’t be measured in quantities, like love, care and sacrifice. Such are the things which truly determine greatness of a person.

Ishan thought, despite being a doctor, he was an amateur in many senses. He lacked the most basic education, and that was education of life, something which his wife, who was five years younger, was capable of teaching him today, and that too, after she lost her father. He understood the meaning of life to great extent and promised Avni to spend more time with Ishika and less in hospital. To teach Ishika value of everything and make her a responsible kid, and not a proud brat. Avni kissed Ishan on his cheek, for he agreed to obey her, and Ishan kissed her back as a matter of conveying his ‘thanks’ to a great teacher in his life.

It’s true that education is important, but what is more important is ‘what’ you do with that education. Being doctors is almost next to being Gods, but Gods don’t teach us to be proud or haughty. They teach us to be humble and helpful. Avni and Ishan’s twisted love story was nothing, but a small glance into what our life ‘should’ actually include and what should we do to make it worth living.

Everyone has to die in the end, but great is the one who is remembered ‘after’ his death…

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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