The Bond of..? (Chapter 25)

Heyy guys!!
How are you all? Super sorry for the late update, as you can see, I am super busy with my summer holidays and all.
Link to the previous update: Chapter 24
Okay, Sana, you can do this! Sana chanted the line over and over in her head for encouragement as she stood in front of Aarav’s board room. Apparently, some important deal was going on but she wasn’t the person who had patience. She could also leave the room, right this instant and never set foot into the office again but as she was chained with promises, she wasn’t going to back out.

She took a deep breath, glanced at herself before barging into the room, declaring with pride, “I need a job.”

Her face flushed a little when she saw the entire boardroom filled with people in extreme tension who ripped their gaze of the presentation Aarav was giving and glanced at her. Even though most of the men were looking at, she rooted her gaze at Aarav who was shaking his head with amusement.

“What?” he finally blurted out oblivious to whatever she was saying.

Sana sighed as she took long strides, reaching eye to eye level of Aarav within seconds. Sana could see disapproval written all over his face but she pouted nevertheless which caused Aarav to grimly state, “I am not going to sell my shares to you.”

“No, I want to be the Vice President of the company,” Sana chirped excitedly, crossing her arms over her chest while Sana grinned brightly.

Aarav rolled his eyes at her childishness and ordered to the rest of the employees, not trusting her intentions after their kiss yesterday,“Excuse us please.”

The entire team gave him a puzzled look before obliging, one after the other silently exiting the room. Aarav snapped his head back to Sana, who placed herself on the table, “Why?”

“I am getting bored working in my company everyday so I need a change,” Sana smoothly lied as she kept a wide grin on her face and fluttered her eyebrows a bit. She knew how childish she was acting but oh well.

“And you decided that stomping into another company’s meeting will get you a job?” Aarav asked her incredulously, not believing her stupidity.

“The company’s owner happens to be my husband,” she retorted sharply as she grinned sheepishly at him.

“I thought you said you kept your professional and personal life different?” Aarav hotly questioned back with a smirk twitching the corner of his lips as he removed his outer coat.

“Uh, well, I am getting bored. So, can I please get the job?” Sana mumbled innocently as she moved in a comfortable position on the huge table while Aarav took a seat on the chair infront of her.

“Nope,” he casually said, his eyes turning cold and dull once again.

“No?” Sana asked startled as she blinked her eyes to digest his words. Was he rejecting her?

“No,” Aarav repeated in a formal, professional voice with his gaze lingering on Sana more longer than needed.

Sana was agitated at his reply with intense heat circulating her body before she realized that they were in a loss and no position to hire new employees so she twisted her words, “You could just tell me that there are no positions left in your company.”

“Oh they are all open,” he curtly remarked with boredom washing over his facial features.

Sana sighed inwardly, rethinking her entire drama. She never thought it would be so hard to convince him to let her work her, “Then?”

Aarav dazed at her as if she grew another head. Or maybe like she grew 10 and continued on working in his laptop. Sana was infruriated at his ignorance which was currently at its peak but brushing off her revenge plans, she exclaimed, swelling her chest in pride, “I get it! You are worried that you won’t be able to pay me enough salary, don’t worry about that. I am working here for free.”

“This is not a NGO,” came his short, rude reply which threw her on the edge. Why was he being so damn difficult?

“Exactly so don’t be hard and give me what I want,” She bargained as she took a quick minute to skim through his expression, trying to understand his problem. Did she push too far? Was she hurting his ego or something?

She heard Aarav let out a bitter chuckle making her snap out of her thoughts to see that they their noses were touching. Previous night’s incident kept playing in her head, forcing a faint blush to appear on her skin before her body started to spark up at his touch. Aarav lazily slid a hand through her waist, while she looked at the dark blue eyes, masking every emotions swirling underneath. He leaned closer, making her breath hitch in her throat as she stared at his blue orbs in amusement.

He smirked at her before leading his way to her ears where he gently said, “You are in my boundary now. That is not how it works here.”

“Well, change it for me,” Sana demanded stubbornly as she looked at him with pleading, innocent eyes.

“No,” Aarav sternly said as he moved back into his chair, smirking delightfully at Sana.

“Aarav, please,” Sana frustratedly growled like a kid claiming her chocolate while Aarav continued to glare her with amusement.

“Nope,” Aarav stuck to his decision firmly, showing no signs of negotiation.

“I am not going to mess your company up and besides you can just tell me that you are in no position to hire than reject me,” Sana said in a challenging voice as she crossed her legs on the table.

She saw Aarav stiffen as she bluntly said that before recovering and masking his emotions, “We are in the position to hire.”

“Prove it by hiring me,” she provocated in a determined tone when she saw dare flash in Aarav’s eyes.

“I don’t need to prove anything to anyone,” he remarked in a flat, rigid tone, crushing her dreams.

Sana glared at him for a minute, burning holes into his head, before tossing off from the table and hysterically failed her arms running away as she yelled, “Great, I am the new vice president.”

“Sana,” she heard Aarav faintly scowl, hot on her heels as she dashed out of the room with elevation.

Damn Saanvi for rubbing her childishness on her!

She kept sprinting her way across the office when she banged into another man who huskily said, “Mrs.Ross, nice to see you here.”

Sana frowned as she smoothed her frills muttering a greeting,“Hello,”

“Oh, I see that you both are here. I was just coming here to make a deal with Mr.Ross about the loss for his company but I think you already took the first chance,” she heard a familiar bitter tone, making her flinch slightly and jerk her head towards him.

What the hell? It was Roy standing here in front of her, wasn’t he in the jail or having a loss? Why was he here?

“Roy. Shut up-” she yelled in a tight, fierce tone, exploding from rage.

He smirked at her before turning to Aarav and sourly stating,“Of course I should have known. Your wife is the successful businesswomen in the world, she will probably buy all your shares to keep the company floating. Nice choice Aarav, to get a girl like her who keeps both her lives the same pace.”

Sana’s agitation was at it’s peak, she didn’t know whether she could control herself any longer before bursting all out at him. She was already having a hard time managing her problems and Roy’s appearance was only making it worse.

“By getting her to invest in the company, she would also get the benefit of helping her husband the keeping a good image to the Sens? Am I right Sana? Business deals always have ulterior motives to them right? I am pretty surprised that 2 weeks passed without any news about this topic. Sana, you have done a pretty clever job to hide the entire news from the media so the loss doesn’t tarnish the name of the Sens. And secret partnership can only be the idea of clever fox. I hope your partnerships stays for long,” he continued to insult her while Sana threw her head back and gritted her teeth hard. She stared at Aarav who was glaring at Roy as if he would rip his head off this instant but didn’t utter another word.

She saw Roy’s smirk deepened and he prepared to leave before she called out in a high pitched, critical tone,“Mr.Roy, wait.”

“Yes, Mrs.Ross,” he mimicked her tone with his usual sly smirk.

“I think you got it all wrong. I am not here to invest in his company or neither buy the company. I am not here as Sana Ross, the owner of Sen.Inc but as the wife of Aarav Ross, solely to give him some support and confidence. And you are right, business deals do have ulterior motives which is why I didn’t come here to present a business deal. And guess what? A big company like the Sens or Roy’s,” she stopped ranting furiously and accusingly pointed at him.

“Don’t need to invest in this company for it to recover its loss and regain its profit. I trust Aarav’s capabilities and I am sure that he will make it fine in no time without anyone’s help. Coming to the media, I think you could already tell that it is not a big issue as you are making it seem like which is why there is no media footage. And for your kind information, the company has already managed to get 10% of it back. So, you can carry out the deal if you would like but one suggestion I would give you is that it might not work out very well after all your mistakes in the past,” she snorted with her chest swelling with honor while she saw Roy fume with vexation.

He gave her a quick death glare before turning his heel and exiting the company while Sana controlled her quickened pulse. She shifted herself to face Aarav who was grinning at her but she gave him a poker face.

“Thanks a lot for defending me, Mr. Ross,” she gritted acidly, storming out of the building. How dare he not bother to correct that brute when he was ranting insults at her?

Before she got anywhere she was yanked to a solid chest, sending immediate warmth throughout Sana’s delicate figure while Aarav pleaded, “Sana, wait.”

She punched him in the stomach with her elbows and snapped brutally, “Let me be! First you never told me about the loss for some stupid reason and then I have to bear insults from the guy I hate the most. Forget all about that, the thing that hurts the most is that you don’t even try to defend me and let the bastard keep ranting. But let me break your bubble that I don’t need you to defend me or tell me stuff as I can do both on my own. So, go to hell.”

She heard Aarav sigh as he turned them around, pinning her to the wall, breaking her back yet again. She frowned with confusion before his mouth covered hers, sending shivers down her spine. This kiss was rough and urgent, both their lips moving in a synchronized manner. Sana felt her lungs open and fresh spirit wash through her as Aarav pulled her closer. She could feel his heartbeat increase as rapidly as hers.

Aarav pulled back, leaning his forehead on hers as he whispered hoarsely, “Do you think if I did defend you, it would have such an impact like when you did?”

“You could have tried,” she protested weakly, wriggling her hands out of his iron grip.

“We both know that is false.”

She stuck her tongue out at him while he shook her head in disbelief,“Did I just hear that you get hurt if I don’t defend you?”

She felt all the air knocked out of her lungs as she remembered her bantering,“Only for the effect. It made the argument more strong.”

Sana saw him smirk at her and giving his usual poker face look, masking his emotions before she snapped, “Why didn’t you tell me about the loss? Even after I said I want to join the company, why couldn’t you just tell me that you are facing a loss.”

“Would you ever tell me that your company lost 100 million? Probably not. Especially after knowing that this is going to last only for less than one month,” Aarav defensively said.

Sana felt something tear in her heart as a burning sensation creeped up her chest as her brain registered her words. She could feel her eyes flooding with hurt and she did nothing to hide them as she sarcastically mumbled, “Only one month huh? I should have known.”

“Why are you being so damn emotional today? You know that you this will only last for another month. Don’t act as if it is my fault and hell, I didn’t even ask you to come here,” Aarav defended his words evasively while Sana cringed.

She sucked a deep breath to calm her pulse which was galloping miles as she bitterly yelled, “Right. That’s exactly right. I am sorry for being emotional with all the mess in my life. I am sorry for being emotional as my emotions are in a haywire. I am sorry to be here with you and get insulted. I am sorry for not knowing that this will end in a month. I am sorry for even asking you to get a position in your company.”

“Sana, I didn’t-” Aarav’s eyes flashed regret and hurt which she brushed away as she pushed him off her.

“Of course you didn’t know but let me tell you one thing, even if my company was facing a loss and even our marriage was supposed to end in one week, I would have not hesitated to give you a job in company, even just for fun,” she said back in a gentle tone before turning around.

How the hell did she even decide to help this brute? Did she think that she was some sort of a 9 month fling? Sana still wasn’t sure why she was feeling so hurt, her emotions were scattered and in a complete mess. She needed to ignore him until she figures them out.


“Where did she go?”Aarav hotly questioned the guards who were glaring at him blankly.

“We have no idea, sir, all the rooms are being checked.”

Immediately after Sana ran off, he sent for a search party to find her whereabouts which had so far failed drastically, “You bl**dy fools! She never exited the building and is not there in the building either? Did she fly away then?”

“Sir, she may have disguised or something.”

“Please, my wife is not so quick to do anything like that,” Aarav smugly said, knowing her childish attitude.

“Keep searching,” he ordered them grimly as he led them to the front.

He sighed heavily, massaging his temples to reduce his stress. First the extreme loss, then his emotions and now Sana. Why was fate so harsh? Breaking him out of his thoughts, his phone buzzed in his pockets, “Sir, we have some important news for you,”


“Could you please come to Victoria Street’s entrance,”

“Okay,” he answered suspiciously, not understanding the sudden urgency.

“This is urgent and is about Neeraj,”

“On my way,” he instantly declared as he raced out of the building to the venue. He knew there would be another problem waiting for him.

It took him less than 20 minutes to reach the area where he could see his detective squad mingling with the commoners. He had hired them to track Neeraj and his actions to see exactly his work.

“What is it?” he asked her annoyed as his detective was sipping coffee from a local coffee. So much for being urgent.

“Sir,” she mumbled, nodding her head behind her where he saw Neeraj’s black curls as he talked to a few old men infront of him.

“He is meeting people, so?” Aarav asked her with disbelief. Was it him or was everyone turning as dumb as Sana?

“Sir, that guy on the right,”Aarav noticed a tall man in his late fifties, a decent tuxedo, a light stubble and white hair, “Is the cultural minister’s secretary and the one on the left,” “is the Queen’s informative guard,” Aarav noticed a man in his early forties grinning at Neeraj, his blonde hair flew with the wind and his blue eyes were twinkling as if it made a big deal.

“How long has he been here?” Aarav asked confused as he saw both of them joking around with Neeraj.

“Just around 30 minutes,” she answered back as she sipped her coffee.

“Was he carrying something?”

“Nope, just a briefcase and he was dressed in a formal tuxedo,” she mumbled back as she indicating to a black briefcase on the floor.

Aarav frowned at her words, tuxedo and Neeraj? Something was definitely fishy around here. Why was Neeraj meeting such important people?

Sana’s eyes blazed with anger as she heard Aarav yell at his mini search party to find her. Which was so far, failing badly. She was right inside the secret room in his office where all the records and statements were kept.

She was such an idiot to directly go and ask Aarav to the VP of the company rather than helping him secretly. Oh well, the mistake has been made so now she was going to do it the right way. She was here to go through their transactions to see where the loss could be regained. Yes, she remembered that she agreed to not help him but what can she say? She has a big heart.

“It is so dusty here, why doesn’t he get it cleaned?” she mumbled irritably as she failed her hands to prevent the dust of her hair.

She walked to the back of the room with faint light from the small bulb glowing the corners as she skimmed through the boxes with tags, stopping on one that picked up her interest,“Private.”

She stood on her tiptoes as she grabbed the box from the shelf, blowing off the dust and opened it. She gasped as she found copies of bank transactions between the Sens and the Ross’. What the hell? Were her siblings giving the Ross’money? She quickly slid her gaze to the dates of the transactions. Everything froze in her body as she re-read the date on the record, it was the day of her 16th birthday. That means her parents were alive then.

Confusion filled her veins as she flipped through the pages, the entire box was filled with records of transactions. She gasped as she saw that the money flowing through the accounts were billions of pounds. What was going on?

Now the mystery begins!! What is Neeraj upto and why are there transactions between both the companies? Does Aarav know about this?

Anyways, do you think Im dragging the story? I am receiving very few comments, so I was wondering if you all getting bored? For the late updates, I am leading the parade here for Independence Day so full on arrangements for that and loads of other things to finish before my uni starts.

DO tell me how the episode went? Esp Sana and Aarav’s fight and all the new info! Loads more planned, but can only write if you guys will support me!!!


  1. Umama

    |Registered Member

    Of course not..but now i’m curious their part..what’ll upto??oh!I can’t wait the change & mystery..actually i’m in love with this..thanks for this..
    Actually my board exams r coming that’s why busy with preparation & tests r going on,so.I have a lot of syllabus to finish..remaining time is short for this..and yeah,i’m a big harry potter favourite book..

    • Mandy


      Thanks a lot!! Oh, at this the year?? Okay, good luck!! I understand…most of us went through the years tension. So don’t stress about comments. Take care! Love you!! And best of luck dr!

  2. Sss

    |Registered Member

    no no plz don’t finished it…I love this ff so much if you finish this just think what will happen to me..I am sure you don’t want to see your friend being sad 🙁

    now this part awesome as always loved it..yeehhhhh second time arsa kiss though its kind of rough but that dosent matter me I was smiling like an idiot in their moment manage to keep suspense and shocked us like now the transaction and neeraj thing now bring a twist in story a lot more surprises waiting so excited for it oh yeah arsa fight so cute specially sana I mean how she manage to act like cutey one just loved her personality and Arab bara confused banda hein kuch samajme nahi ata uske bareme kitna sara personality hein uska I am like :-/ bechari sana meri tarha :-/ so all the best to her
    waiting for next part egarly..
    how ate you? hopefully good

    • Mandy


      Haha…okay. I will continue it for my friend who feels bad if I stop 😉 thankk a lot! Yeah, Aarav was being very bad today but everything will fall in place in a while. I’m awesome!! What about you? How college??

  3. Advaita

    Love u so much, dear ! Thanks for the update . Awww….I just love ArSa !
    Waiting for next one .
    Do update whenever free .
    Love ya !!

  4. Advaita

    And no , u r not dragging !! I just am loving it the way it’s going . So curious for the next update .

  5. Sweetie

    |Registered Member

    Mysteries from Mandy are always awesome.. 🙂 I just can’t get tired saying you this,I like the mysteries when you write them.. 😀 Waiting for next..Stay blessed and keep smiling.. 🙂

  6. Jessie

    |Registered Member

    Hiiiii Mandy…. am a silent reader of ur ff.. plzz don’t stop..its nt dragging…
    Sana was in d secret room…hehehe… super.. I loved Aarav’s tension..! Wats d secret now.. and I thought it was Aarav whom Sana’s parents wud hav mentioned in tat diary.. u their cupboard once she saw.., Aarav wants 2 read but sana said no.. lol .. am reminding of ur own ff.I love d siblings banter.. sen n Ross money dealings.. So did Aarav fake d story he told 2 sana abt marrying her..bring it soon after ur parade… I love Arhaan n saanvi n entire Sens bonding.. TC n loads of love…

    • Mandy


      Hey!! I’m glad that you finally told me what you feel about the story!! Oh wow, you remember. Keep that in mindas the next part will revolve totally around that diary. But I’m not going to reveal what’s in that so soon. So stay tuned!! Thanks a lot! Keep reading and commenting too!

  7. Anu singh

    Ahh…well well….u managed to take the suspense a level higher n gave the story a new direction….perfect move

  8. Umama

    |Registered Member

    Again I read it.another!!sana care about him..I like it..eager for d next,dear…such a amazing story..all best for ur parade..its really good to doing this types of staff..I think u r a allrounder..😉😉

    • Mandy


      Hi! Well that is extremely hard as I have a hectic life beyond TU. I am trying my best to keep everything together as I have 2 stories, family, friend and university. So that why the updates might be a little late. I hope you understand 🙂

  9. Ruhani

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    First of all mandy I’m really really very sorry😔, I thought I commented in the last epi little did I know that I forgot to post it 😣… All these days I had been thinking that I commented on the last epi 😩.. I’m soo so so sorry yr plz forgive ur stupid frnd 😌…. Talking abt today’s epi it was Mindblowing 😍 … Really yr sana decided to work for aarav to help him out that was so generous😊… My sana is the best 😋.. Argh that roy he was all set to create the misunderstandings yr 😠… That jerk but it’s good sana gave him a tough reply 😆… She’s just perfect 😄… OH MY GOD they kissed again 😍 I can’t believe this aarav ne acha bahana socha hai usko chup karane ka 😉.. Hot move aarav 😜… But I felt really very bad when he talked abt the contract but it’s not his fault he was already pissed off with the loss n everything 😌… Whoa I can’t believe this so many mysteries coming up I just can’t wait for the nxt epi 😍… Woohoo mandy is back with a bang she know just the way to keep her readers hooked 😉… Amazing yr u r just amazing 😘😘… My patience is draining out why were the Sen’s helping the ross 😰… N sorry once again 😣…

    • Mandy


      Oh noooooo….it’s all fine. I understand that happens sometimes. Don’t feel so sorry, its a good. Wow pehli baar dekh rahi hoon ki tumhare comment mein emoji ka barsaat ho raha hain 😉 lool! Haha…the ArSa scene probably excited you a lot!! I’m so glad you are liking it! Yep, back with a bang! Keep reading, loads of love and TC!

      • Ruhani

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        Yay I’m again late 😂… I hope u forgave me after being late again 😅… Woh kya hai na I had to make up for being this late 😔 that is when I decided that from now on i’ll reply with u with a lot of emojis 😊.. It’s a bit difficult since I’m not used to it but for u its totally worth it 😘😋… U like it? 😉… Definitely 😍.. I wanna have them more 😂😉… Love u too 😘..

  10. Sindhu_Varma

    |Registered Member

    twin, how are u.?
    and a big sorry for not commenting on ur last update but i was hell busy with my new clg, the last update was super awesome and sana kissed arav, u knw what when i read ArSa scenes something happenes in my stomach and i start to blush (the girl who never blushs learnt to blush) anyways today’s part was also as usal amazing i loved, arav kissed sana nd ur descrpiton abt them was super.. hyee hayee,

    Belated happy friendship day
    adavnce happy Independence day

    • Mandy


      Hiiii!! How r u? I am all good! Was wondering where you disappeared for the past few days. How is ur college? Do you have friends going with you or made new ones?? Oh wow, my story has done something out of the box!! Awwwwew… thanks twinsy!! Happy Independence Day to you too!!

      • Sindhu_Varma

        |Registered Member

        Hello Twin ! 😊
        I am good, but super stressed out 😪
        My new clg is kinda okay types, no old friends so made new friends again 😊 They are very sweet 😬😬 yes ur story is changing me into a proper girl 😂😂

  11. Aastha

    Hello Mandy… how are you ??
    Sorry for commenting late… actually my exams are coming in Nov and have to prepare well..don’t wanna fail so I won’t turn to TU…but after my exams.. would be a regular commenting….

    Chp 24
    Painting competition…Sana subconsciously portrait Aarav ‘s image… awesome
    Really didn’t expected Sana to initiate kiss and not even thought any of two as both were playing tug of war…!!!
    Chp 25
    Hey you are great at giving cliffhangers.. and I love this about your much suspence mystery excitement…oh !!! I should call you mystery girl..
    Aarav Sana fight was very cute .. showed both of their emotions…
    Now what about Sens and Ross transactions ???
    A n d also Neeraj’s links ???
    Oh !!! I am so excited to know what you are going to bring… but won’t follow for sometime.. otherwise I will keep on making my assumptions about the story and don’t what I would write in exams. 😂😂😂…and you aren’t dragging it… and please be here on TU till my exams get over and miss me !!! 😂😂😂
    Love you dear..and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE advance..
    🙂 🙂 😃😃

    • Mandy


      Hiiii! I’m all good…what about you? Oh completely understand. Remembering all the tension itself, I don’t want my uni to start at all. Best if luck with that. For sure, concentrate on that before reading my stories. I did that once. I was so involved in coming up with a plot before I begin this

      story that I almost wrote it on one of my quiz. It was funny. Anyways, November?! I doubt if I will keep going till November. But I can assure if I stop this then I will start Saanvi’s. So I will be around for sure. Keep reading when ever possible. Good luck for your exams and TC!

  12. Shanayasharma

    It was spectacular…. I just loved it…. Wondering how good u write…. But I guess everyone has their talents….good u found it early….keep going on… Post the next part soon…. Lots of love

    • Mandy


      hii! How are you?! Thanks a lot! Aww..that’s so sweet. Trust me, all these years I never tried writing as I thought I would suck at it but when I tried, I am sad that I didn’t start sooner. All thanks to all your support~ keep reading, im trying to update soon, loads of love!

  13. Devi

    superb epi…waiting for all the secrets to be revealed…please try to give us more frequent updates..Thank you

    • Mandy


      Thanks a lot! I am trying to do that too, but I have so much work and my summer is ending soon. So busy time again after that. I am trying tho! Keep reading!

  14. atulaya

    Awsm updt.sorry for not commenting. Met with an accident.whats with secrets.sana helping aarav secretly and their hot moment.
    How r u dear sis.

    • Mandy

      OMG! Are you fine?! I hope you are all fine! Thanks a lot! Im good. My wishes for your recovery. DId you get any injuries?

  15. atulaya

    Hi di thx for concern i got sum injuries.was unable to walk properly but now im fine.a scooty vs bike accident.
    When r u updating .wanna read soon.whats with the secret files.luv

    • Mandy


      OMG! I am glad you are recovering! That must be hard to manage….I hope you get well completely very very soon! I am updating right now 🙂 Should be up in a while. Loads of love and tc!

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