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The Fragile Trust
Chapter 10

A/N: Thank you for your encouraging support! Well, today’s update might seem to be a bit boring because it has nothing much in particular, but only how Twinkle feels about the entire mess. So, please feel free to ask your doubts (if any). I’ll try clearing them all.

Anyway, in case if someone missed out on the previous update, here’s the link below:

Chapter 9
HAPPY READING!

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(TWINKLE)

I come running out of the building and shout, “Naina, Tushar, hold on.” They turn around and look at me. I run towards them and pant trying to regain my breath. I bend down, rest my palms on my knees and stand trying to relax myself.

“1st rank?” I stand straight after a minute as Naina shoots me with a question. “Yeah,” I reply and smile at her. “Twinkle, please forget him. It’s been one year and you haven’t seen him. I don’t think he stays in the campus anymore,” Tushar says and I frown, quizzically.

I walk forward, turn around and say, “You both continue back. I’m going to get myself a cold coffee and some sandwiches. See you in an hour.” “Twinkle, listen to me. I didn’t mean it that way,” Tushar says as I walk towards the cafeteria. “I know Tushar. Relax.”

___

I sip my coffee after finishing one of my sandwiches thinking about Kunj and the last one year. Kunj hasn’t yet shown up. It has been a year and the thought of it makes me feel scared. ‘Is Kunj alright?’

“Excuse me,” someone speaks and I look up instantly. “Yes?” I pick up my cold coffee again. “Can I sit here? I don’t find any other place in the cafeteria empty,” he says and I quickly glance across the cafeteria.

“Yeah, sure,” I say gathering my stuff and clearing the opposite side of the table. “Hey, don’t bother yourself. I just have a burger to finish,” he smiles settling down on the chair and smiles at me. I smile back and sip my coffee slipping into my thoughts, again.

___

“Second year?” I nod sideways and say, “Third.” He looks at me a bit shocked and says, “How come I’ve never seen you?” I shrug because obviously I’m not the one supposed to know that. “Are you in third year, too?” I bite into my other sandwich while he speaks, “I’m doing my internship right now.”

I feel a sudden urge to ask him about Kunj, but I keep all the queries to myself for the time being. “That’s great,” I reply. “So what do you want to pursue ahead?” I ask sensing that this conversation is coming to an end, rather abruptly. “Bussiness, probably?” He laughs and I must admit, he’s handsome.

“Do you stay in the hostel?” “No. There are so many people staying here. I don’t think it’s possible to get to stay in the hostel unless you’re one of the first few people to get in, in your batch,” he says and I agree. The amount of people in this college might statistically count upto a township.

“So, at home? Well, isn’t it difficult to travel from home to college every single day?” He laughs and says, “No, I stay in the extra flats that have been offered by the college.” I laugh and say, “There’s something wrong. How come we’ve never seen each other staying at the same place or, studying at the same place?” He laughs along with me and says, “May be we were destined to meet while eating a burger and a few sandwiches.”

I finish my sandwich and he says, “Anyway, what’s your name? I’m Aman Singhania.” I feel like I’ve heard this name before, but I ignore the feel and say, “Twinkle Taneja.” He pauses for a second and slowly, he shakes his hand with mine and smiles. We sit quite for sometime while I try to understand the reason behind it.

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“Kunj talks a lot about you,” he says and my heart clenches. My heart whimpers and I slowly mutter, “Kunj?” “Kunj Sarna. We stay together,” he says and I look at him, confused. “Doesn’t Kunj live alone?”

“He used to, but since the past one year, we both have been staying together. I think I wasn’t here last year when you two got together. My grandma wasn’t keeping well so, I’d to go back home. Kunj was very reluctant and refused to tell me anything when I returned. He just told me he wished to move into my apartment for sometime and it might end up till the end of the internship. I allowed him to, because it would’ve been wrong on my part and, then slowly after a few months, he told me everything. After that, he kept talking about you, but I never expected we’d meet up like this. I wondered what Kunj had seen in you, but I guess I understood everything now. There’s nothing for which a person can refuse to love you,” Aman completes and I feel the tears rolling down my cheeks.

I sit still for a while. Aman slowly gets up from his chair and pushes his chair in the front. “Thank you! I’d a great time talking to you. See you later!” “Can I have your number?” I ask, abruptly.

“Yeah,” he replies and gives me his number. “Thank you so much!” I say and he smiles back. “Hope to see you soon, again,” I say and he nods his head. I sit on the chair watching him, as he goes out of the cafeteria and I stare at him disappearing slowly. “Kunj!”, I mutter slowly. I put down my head and I cry.

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I get up from the table and shoot a glance at my watch. I pick up my phone and find Tushar calling me. “Hello,” I say. “Twinkle, it’s so late. Where are you? You promised to come back in an hour,” Tushar replied from the other end.

“Yeah, Tushar. I went to the library for a project. I’m just coming back,” I say gathering my things and picking up the tray from the table. I trash it in the bin and head towards our apartment. “Come quick,” Tushar replies. “Five minutes.”

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“Tushar, Twinkle’s here,” Naina screams across the hall as she finds me at the doorstep. “Let me in atleast,” I say and make my way inside. “Twinkle, what took you so long?”

I fill myself a glass of water and reply, “I just told you. Didn’t I?” I gulp in the water and head toward my room. “Twinkle, sit here and talk to me,” Tushar shouts at me and I hate this. I throw my things on the bed and come and sit on the sofa opposite to him, unwilling to talk.

“There wasn’t any project you’d been assigned. What were you doing?” I keep quiet and pull out my phone from my pocket. “Twinkle, keep the damn phone aside. I’m talking to you,” he shouts and I keep the phone aside. I flatten my palms on my thighs and listen to him.

“What’s going on Twinkle?” I exhale a deep breath and I question him back, “What’s going on with me Tushar?” He throws his phone on the other sofa and shouts, “Exactly what I’m asking. Now answer me.”

“Tushar, calm,” Naina shouts standing with the support of my doorframe. “Naina, ask her to answer me. I don’t know what to tell Uncle and Aunty. You know how worried they’ve been,” Tushar tells Naina and I immediately pick up my phone.

I dial maa’s number and Tushar says, “I told you to keep that damn phone of yours aside. I need you to talk.” Maa picks up the call after a few seconds and shoots me with a number of questions.

“Twinkle, how are you?”

“Are you fine?”

“How’s college going on?”

“Why haven’t you been calling us?”

“Maa, calm down,” I say and realise that it has been a week, I hadn’t called maa. I see the relief that covers Tushar’s face immediately as he realises that I had called maa.

“I’m sorry for not calling you for the past one week, but I wasn’t in the mood to do anything. I’m really sorry about it,” I say and maa instantly asks, “Are you fine beta?”

I smile. “Ya. How are you? How’s dad?”

“We both are fine. How’s college going on? All okay, right?” “Yes maa, everything’s okay here. Don’t worry and I’m really sorry that I made the two of you worried. I didn’t really intend to,” I say.

“It’s okay baccha. It happens at times. Anyway, Papa wants to talk to you about your next year. Wait a minute,” Maa says and I wait patiently to hear out Papa.

“Hello, Princess?” I could feel the tension in his voice. “Papa, I’m fine. Don’t worry. Maa told you needed to tell me something. What’s it?”

“Princess, don’t be mad at me, but you know it’s been three years since you’ve been staying at the hostel plus, you know how unsecured we both are,” Papa says and I nod. “I know,” I reply.

“Beta, we’re shifting you to the Singapore branch so that next year you can stay at home and complete your internship,” Papa says and I’m flushed with worries. “Papa, no,” I reply. “It’s difficult to adjust in a new environment again. It’s just a matter of another year. Please let me stay here. After that, I promised you nah, that I’ll be back home,” I continue.

“Beta, please,” he requests and I sigh. “I’ll let you know by tomorrow night. Give me some time to think about it,” I reply. “Okay.”

“Good night, Papa,” I say and he greets me back. I disconnect the call soon after and walk toward my room. “Thanks Tushar,” I say before going inside my room.

I close the door and fall down on my bed. I stare at the ceiling for five long minutes and then sit up straight on the bed, against the headboard. I reach out for my laptop and open the social networking site. I open Kunj’s account and stalk him, again.

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I open my eyes to realise that I’d slept with my laptop open, resting my head against the headboard. I shut down my laptop and place it aside. I pull out my earphones from the nightstand and grab my phone. I lay down and pull the blanket over me.

I go through my playlist and search for a song which would describe how I feel right now. I find it and hit play.

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid, to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
I have died everyday
Waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid
I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

I close my eyes and let the tears roll down. I feel the song and it perfectly matches the situation. Perfect. Just as me and Kunj are together, perfect!

I unlock my phone and put the song on repeat. I open my messenger and drop a text. I instantly receive a reply and I smile. I drop a thanking message back and lock my phone again.
‘Tomorrow’s a big day’, I think and close my eyes, feeling contented.

• • • • •

A/N: Okay, repeating again, I didn’t reply to the comments yet. I’ve been keeping a bit busy lately because of my mocks so, will be doing that soon (Hopefully).

Also, guys I am thinking of posting an analysis on this page. I’ll try completing it fast, please do go through it. We’ve so many fan fictions left incomplete on our page and most of them are the stories the readers over here used to love. So, let me know if you all want to add any stories to the list and just in case, any one of us is in contact with them, we can probably request them to continue.

35 Comments
  1. Presha

    Hey ria awesome yaar
    Loved it this core

    1. Ria

      Thank you Presha! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

  2. hey ria di loved it…

    1. Ria

      Thank you Adeeba! 🙂

  3. Sohi

    I liked it very much
    Feeling sad for twinkle is playing the character of aman
    And where did kunj went
    Do continue

    1. Ria

      Thank you Sohi! Glad you liked the update. About Kunj, it’s mentioned up there, where he is! 🙂

      P.S.: No characters assigned.

  4. Awesome episode
    She is soo sad
    Liked parents care towards her
    Do continue

    1. Ria

      Thank you Aafi! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

  5. Twinjfan.tamanna

    hey ria,
    I loved the epi… feeling bad for kunj and also for twinkle… I don’t have words and abt the ffs that is left incomplete I would say one of my fav ff POOR OR RICH-love knows nothing… the author was happiness… best of luck for the analysis

    with love,
    Tamanna

    1. Ria

      Thank you Tamanna! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

      P.S.: Not sure about the analysis. Kinda short of time. 🙁

  6. Kruti

    That was a nice epi ria
    Continue asap

    1. Ria

      Thank you Kruti! 🙂

  7. Ramya

    Awesome amazing Superb

    Just Loved it
    Loads of love keep smiling

    1. Ria

      Thank you Ramya! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

  8. Chiku

    Woaaah!! Amazing lovely
    Waiting for next one😃😃
    Post soon💕💕

    1. Ria

      Thank you Chiku! 🙂

  9. Hey ria
    Sry previous chapters mei cmmnt kr pyi…
    Bt yr so gud writer
    Its feel so great while reading yr ff …
    U r bllesed writer n yr writing skillsais jst amazing
    N abt the analysis I agree with u there r many ff which are incomplete …
    Like ‘ohh fish not again’ ‘inseparable’ ‘just the beginning of new love’ ‘love in argument’ etc …
    Mny writers hs give the prologue bt yet uploaded any chapters. ..
    N ya I wll try to cmmnt in each epi of yr ff

    1. Ria

      Thank you Nish! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

      P.S.: Not quite sure about the analysis. Kinda short of time. 🙁

  10. Simiyy

    Hey Ria
    I liked it a lot
    Post it soon
    Loads of love
    💕💕

    1. Ria

      Thank you Simiyy! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

  11. Purnima.agrawal30

    Awesome amazing emotional epi…n where is kunj

    1. Ria

      Thank you Purnima! About Kunj, it’s mentioned up there. 🙂

  12. Baby

    hey ria srsly amazing dear shoooo cute wala episode
    1 year hv passed like srsly ohhhh lord
    it was beautiful n too emotional
    u know even i does sooo i listen to songs wen m sad n matching to my situation wala song n cry n den aftr sometime put on a happy music n try to get out of it…….
    well dere r many like
    shonna di ka unconditional love
    happiness ka poor or rich wala jo ff tha
    shamz di ka bhi ek ff tha jo bhot acha tha uska name aise suddenly yaad nhi aa raha
    or ek or tha jisko saby di ke ff ke ek episode mein mention kiya gya tha i will tell u after checking it out from dere 😀
    love u lods♥♥♥♥
    post nxt asap dear 😀

    1. Ria

      Thank you Baby! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

      P.S.: The analysis seems to a bit unsure. Kinda short of time. 🙁

  13. RUTU.....

    Hey Ria fabulous episode dear just loved it ,waiting impatiently for next one plz post next one soon ….love you 😍😍😍😍

    1. Ria

      Thank you Rutu! Glad you liked the update. 🙂

  14. Kritika14

    Heya dude!

    Okay, I’m extremely sorry for this late comment but even you know how busy I’ve been in the recent time! Anyway, this chapter was not boring! In fact, I loved the way you depicted her feeling and that song! 😍 I was just listening to it in the morning and it’s here!

    Looking forward on reading the next chapter of yours real soon!

    Love you! 😘

    1. Ria

      Thank you Kriti! I’m glad you liked the update. I heard to this song after a long while and I’m so in love with this song, again. 🙂

      All my love,
      Ria.

  15. SidMinTwiNj

    Hey ria
    Amazing epi… Loved it… About ffs my revenge made me meet my true love, love me like I do by SidMin (Mili) poor or rich love knows nothing by happiness, unconditional love by shona, tashan e dewangi by Shamz, love in argument colab of u n shatz, a lion fell in love with the lamb by shatz,the beginning of new love by pali… Waiting desperately to know where’s Kunj… Post next soon… Ria plz don’t mind if I comment late or don’t comment coz I’m hell busy with my records assignments activities projects and this would continue till Feb 27th my practical exam… I’ll try my best to comment on my favorite ffs but I may comment late…

    Love you❤

    1. Ria

      Hey di,
      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the update. About Kunj, it’s mentioned up there. 🙂

      All the best for your exams. 🙂

      P.S.: A bit unsure of the analysis. Kinda short of time. 🙁

  16. Purvi128

    Hi Ria …,
    Yrr the episode was Amazing as usual … ohh god seriously 1 year passed … where is Kun…? Waiting desperately to know where he is …. nd about the ffs … i must say … “My Revenge made me meet my true love” by Milli di .. “Tashan e revenge to sadda love” by Milli di … “Love me like I do” same by Milli di … nd Twinj ki tashan e shaadi …. by Zuha … they r my fav ffs nd r left incomplete …. don’t know when milli di will come but about Zuha … She said she is leaving TU forever …. Read her commen on my ff “You made me live again” epi 13 …. yrr she said that she is leaving TU forever …. I m very dissappointed by her decision … don’t know why she left TU .. but I want her to comeback nd complete her ff … nd about milli di’s ffs …. I know she will complete them …. di plsss jaldi ….
    Post next soon …
    This was fantabulous … 👍👍👍👍👍

    Love u ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Ria

      Hey Purvi,
      Thank you so much dear! Glad you liked the update. Sad to hear about Zuha, but can’t be forcing her. 🙁

      P.S.: Bit unsure of the analysis. Kinda short of time. 🙁

  17. Aanya_pandey

    Hello ria!!!!
    This was extremly confusing about kunj n twinkle’s realtion.. like what actually happend.. but i’m sure this confusion will b cleared soon.. n about highlights of this update.. aman’s entry.. n twinkle’s parents calling her back.. twinkle and tushar’s friendship that is so pure just lived that n yeah that last 2 lines.. that messenger wali.. was that kunj???
    N about analysis.. there are many ff’s.. hope u get time to post that.. but if not that’s ok.. coz i can understand studies u know

    1. Ria

      Hey Aanya,
      Thank you so much dear! I’m glad you liked the update. About the confusions, you could probably ask me and I’ll try sorting them out unless it’s related to something which is yet to come up. 🙂

      About the messages, let’s see who it is, probably?

      P.S.: The analysis probably won’t be possible. Kinda short of time plus, going through a writer’s block so, the next update will take a few more days. :-):-(

      1. Aanya_pandey

        Yrrr.. that confusion is actually related to the coming track na.. that is why i’m not asking about it
        About analysis its ok dear.. i totally undrstand.. everyone’s svhedule is so hectic these days..

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