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Chapter 14

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Seven Months Later

‘What are you doing in the bathroom, Aarav? Open the door, I need to use it!’

‘Just five more minutes.’

‘You should know that you’re living with a pregnant woman and you should always have one restroom empty for her! Come out, Aarav!’

Aarav opened the door. He was washing clothes.

‘What the hell?’

‘You told me the maid would be absent today, didn’t you?’

‘Yes, I told you. But I never asked you to wash the clothes, did I?’

‘No, you didn’t. So what if I did? Forcing my eight months pregnant wife to wash clothes would be a shame for me, as a husband!’

‘Oh, baby…’ Ashima hugged him.

‘Come, darling. It’s breakfast time! And I’ve made a sandwich and some fresh juice for you with some porridge that you have to eat at any cost!’

Ashima ran inside the bathroom and vomited. Aarav rushed and gently patted her back.

‘Hey, are you okay?’

‘See, just the name of porridge does this to me!’

‘Stop kidding, Ashima. Tell me are you fine?’

‘Aarav, this is normal! Nothing to worry, and I’m great! Let’s have the breakfast.’

Aarav and Ashima had breakfast and as per his routine, Aarav worked for two hours from his home, and then had lunch. Then they watched some soap operas together on TV and in the evening, went for a walk. It was hard for Ashima to walk with such a big tummy, but Aarav made sure that she was comfortable. then they returned home, had some dinner, and Ashima’s favourite butter-scotch ice-cream, and lied down on the bed.

‘I think I’ll soon need an extra-large, separate bed for my own, to accommodate this huge tummy!’

‘Don’t worry sweetie. Just one more month, and we’ll get an extra-small bed for the new member of our family!’ Aarav kissed her forehead.

‘Darling, you know what?’


‘I’m afraid…’

‘Of what?’

‘Of the pain, which I may have to go through during the delivery!’

‘Don’t worry, everything will be alright!’

‘I heard it hurts a lot, what if I’m not able to survive?’


‘Seriously, Aarav. What if I die during childbirth? Many women die…’

‘Stop it, Ashima. Will you?’

‘Okay, I’m sorry.’

‘Hey…look at me!’

‘What now?’

‘Look, if you’re not comfortable with a normal delivery, we can go for a C-section.’

‘No, I’d prefer a normal one. If our mothers can have it, so can I!’

‘Alright, mother-India! Shall we sleep now? It’s 1am.’

‘No! I want to eat a chocolate.’



‘At this time?’


‘No shop would be open at this time, sweetheart.’

‘But I want it now!’

‘Alright, hold on.’

Aarav opened his laptop and checked the stores in the city which maybe open at this time. There was one store that had 24 hours availability, but it was four miles away.

‘You really want to eat a chocolate?’

‘You bet!’

‘Alright then, you stay home, and stay in touch with me constantly! Don’t you dare do anything foolish, I’ll be right back.’

Aarav went to get her a chocolate in his pyjamas. He was back after forty minutes. He ran inside the home, shouting.

‘Why the hell you didn’t pick up my call? I was so worried, Ashima.’ Aarav rushed inside the room and saw Ashima, crawling on the floor, with tears in her eyes, she was pleading for help.

‘ASHIMA?’ he screamed. The chocolates fell from his hand, and he took her to the hospital immediately.


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  • vashi

    July 29, 2013


    • Mehek

      July 29, 2013


  • ranju

    August 8, 2013

    Simply superb…..

  • Mansi

    August 24, 2013

    Even I wanna write a book now… 😀

  • Hemel

    August 28, 2013

    Nice story

  • Chehak

    September 23, 2013

    Beautiful.. :-). at a point it gave me goosebumps and tears..nice job sweety..

    • Mehek

      September 23, 2013

      Thank you Ma’am 🙂

  • Varsha

    September 30, 2013

    just….read ur fiction….its really touching and beautiful…:)..:) love It.

  • kajal

    October 12, 2013

    urE incrEdible…. i just l0vEd arrangEd l0ve and arrAnged mArriage and i’m lo0king f0rward f0r this 0ne as wEll 😉

    • Mehek

      October 14, 2013

      Thank you, hope you like other stories as well 🙂

  • manisha

    December 14, 2013

    after a long tym read smthn superb… superb wrk gurlie

    • Mehek

      December 17, 2013

      thank you sweetie 🙂

  • Mansi

    January 11, 2014

    Awesome writing Mahek
    It really took me in Ashima n Aarav’s World….. 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 11, 2014

      Thank you dear! 🙂 You may also like my other stories like – Arranged Love, Arranged Marriage and the ongoing one, Arranged Emotions 🙂 Take Care!

  • Mansi

    January 11, 2014

    I m following A Girl’s Heart, An Ocean of Secrets since long dear
    n i read ur both, however Arranged Love ws out of dis World ♥♥♥
    n nw following ur Arranged Emotions my most awaited sequel….. ….

    • Mehek

      January 11, 2014

      🙂 Thank you

  • Ishita

    January 24, 2014

    I just loved ur stories…..
    dey r so heart touchn….
    i just wanna read mre n mre n dnt wnt eva 2 end it…. <3

    • Mehek

      January 24, 2014

      Thank you so much dear ^_^

  • Bimu

    April 27, 2014

    I’m sorry but the theme of a ‘gay’ didn’t fit into the story perfectly.

  • Jaya lalwani

    July 11, 2014

    Mehek mam ur stories r addictive actually u r addictive

    • Mehek

      July 11, 2014

      Thank you so much Jaya, means so much! 🙂


    June 17, 2015

    wow mehek…. its so well written & beautiful story… loved it….

    • Mehek

      June 18, 2015

      Thank you so much Akrti 🙂