The Fragile Trust (Chapter 8)

The Fragile Trust
Chapter 8

A/N: Thank you for your encouraging support! Plus, I know it gets repetitive, but I’m not just able to take out time to reply to the comments. I’ll try doing that soon. Anyway, enjoy the new update with this huge twist. Just hope you all will like it.

Anyway, here’s the link to the previous update:

Chapter 7


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“Are you going somewhere?”, I asked stuffing some baked chips inside my mouth. “Didn’t I tell you about the date?”, she shot me back with another question. I hate this. Why can’t she just answer my question!

“No, you didn’t”, I replied shifting my gaze back to the movie. “What makes you so pissed?”, Naina asked. “How many dates do you guys go for? I can’t go to the laundry again”, I replied. Of course their dates wasn’t my problem, but the fact that I’d to go to the laundry to get the clothes makes me pissed or, probably no. My imperfect life makes me pissed.

“We went around two weeks back and you didn’t even get the clothes from laundry that day”, she replied slipping her tiny foot into her slippers. “Hate you, Naina”, I screamed as she exited the apartment.


I was watching the movie when the bell rang. ‘Who the hell is it!’, I wondered walking towards the door. I was in no mood to talk to anyone. I was sulking because I didn’t want to walk all the way uptil the laundry and get our clothes back.

I opened the door and just stood there blocking the entrance. I closed my eyes unwilling to see who’s at the doorstep when I heard a familiar voice.

“Twinkle, are you alright?”, I was shot with a question and opened my eyes in quick realisation to find Kunj at the doorstep. ‘What is he doing here now?’, I wondered.

“Just came because Tushar and Naina have gone out together so, thought you’d be left alone”, he replied. I wondered whether he was able to read my mind. “Okay, then. You stay here, I’m going to the laundry”, I replied. That was indeed rude, but I’m in such a bad mood now that I don’t care what I’m talking.

“Shall I come along?”, he asked. “It’s your wish”, I replied walking inside my room. I was certainly in no mood to talk. I picked up my jacket from the bed and grabbed my purse from the table which was lying beside my books.

I walked out of the room and before I could reach out for my shoes, Kunj cornered me. “What the heck!”, I yelled. “Why are you in such a bad mood?”, he asked. “Kunj, let me go”, I replied. “That isn’t the reply I’m waiting for, Twinkle”, he replied and I’m serious this guy is pissing me off more now.


I stood there silently not willing to answer his questions when he pulled me closer, straddling over my waist. I widened my gaze and looked at him, completely shocked. He kissed my temple and repeated his question. ‘Is he trying to romance me in this bad mood? I swear, he’s going to get it from me today’, I thought.

I pushed him aside and said, “If you want to come, you can, but for God’s sake stop romancing me in my bad mood. I’m in no mood to talk to anyone and here you are, romancing me.” I slipped my foot into my sandal when Kunj gripped onto my wrist.

“One second”, he muttered. I turned around and folding my arms across my chest, stood there trying to be patient as much as possible. “Is something bothering you?”, he asked looking straight into my eyes. I couldn’t turn around and ask him to leave anymore.


“Kunj, I need you to leave me alone”, I stated. He increased the proximity between us and stroking my cheek said, “Let me know what’s bothering you Twinkle. I’ll do every damn thing of this earth to make you feel relieved.”

“Kunj, some things are meant to be secrets. It’s better if we get over this attraction”, I said. “Everything was alright till the morning, right? What happened all of a sudden?”, he asked.

Inhale. Exhale.
Kunj needs to know this now. I can’t be playing with his feelings.
I repeated this in my mind continuously and after a while I said, “Sit down. I’ll get you some coffee.”


Me: Tushar, bring the clothes back from the laundry when you return.
Tushar: Are you sorting it out today itself? That’s a pretty quick move, Twinkle.
Me: I thought about it after coming back and you’re right. I need to sort this out because I know the consequences that’d be coming up won’t be good if this attraction actually turns into something meaningful in the future ahead. Plus, the time I’ve known Kunj, he’s pretty serious about it like I was until you made me realise that I was just forming an imaginary bubble around me.

I switched off the coffee maker and poured the coffee into both the mugs. My phone vibrated and I found another text from Tushar.

Tushar: You’re right. Just know I’ll be beside you no matter what.
Me: Thank you Tushar! Well, take Naina to your apartment today. I don’t want her to know anything about Tvisha.
Tushar: Sure and don’t thank me.

I placed the mugs on a tray and walked inside the living room. “Kunj, coffee”, I said placing the tray on the table. “Twinkle, leave all this and tell me what’s bothering you”, he said gripping onto my wrist. “I’ll just remove this jacket and come”, I excused myself and went inside my room.


“Kunj, maa and papa won’t ever accept this relationship if we take it further ahead to a level from where we can’t think of parting our ways. It’s better if we just let go off it over here itself”, I said picking up my coffee from the table and settling down on the other side of the sofa. “Twinkle, we’ll talk to them. Why are you giving up?”, Kunj replied.

“Kunj, it won’t work out. Please understand. I don’t want you to have any false hopes from my side”, I said. He placed his coffee mug on the table and held my hand between his. He gently kissed my palm and replied, “Twinkle, I’m ready to go through anything with you beside me.”

I smiled. I looked at our hands and then at him. I could feel the earnestness in his eyes. “Just reach out for me, Twinkle and I promise, I won’t ever leave you alone”, he said. I could feel a drop of tear roll down my cheek. I was going off track. I needed to make him understand that Twinkle Taneja and Kunj Sarna could never get through.


“Do you see her?”, I asked forwarding Kunj a photo frame. He took it from my hand and looked at the picture. “She’s Tvisha, my elder sister”, I continued. “You’ve a sister. I didn’t know that”, he remarked. “No one does because I lost her when I was in my high school”, I replied. Kunj’s eyes shot up and he looked at me seriously. “Tvisha di was in her third year of college when she was dating a guy called Shaurya, Shaurya Mehra. We didn’t know anything about it until three years. We were happy for her and the marriage dates were soon fixed. It was on the day of their engagement when he tried to molest me, but he couldn’t because papa came at the right time. We didn’t tell anything to di at that time, but papa had already called off the marriage”, I said and wiped the tears that trailed down my cheeks.

“We tried to make di understand that he wasn’t a good guy and also, that she deserved someone much better, but she refused to agree to any of us. The next day we couldn’t find her at home. She ran away at night and none of us had the slightest clue about it. We didn’t know what to do and just wished for her well being. We knew that complaining against them wouldn’t have helped us anyway so, all we could do was wish for her to realise her mistake. We waited until one year and then one fine day we were informed by the police that di had left all of us”, I completed and looked at Kunj. He was looking down at the floor. “Did Shaurya kill her?”, was all he asked. “Yes, Shaurya never loved di. He just thought to use her for her lusty purposes in college and then leave, but di had loved him. When after marriage she protested about his extra-marital affair, he raped her. He raped her and it was so brutally done that she died”, I replied and wiped the tears that rolled down my cheeks.


“Maa and papa don’t rely on anyone, Kunj. They’d a tough time sending me to this college, but Tushar assured them that he won’t let anything happen to me”, I said. “But Twinkle, your parents have to trust someone or the other one day, then why can’t we fight to make them trust me?”, he asked. It was a pretty genuine question and I smiled at his possessiveness. “I like you too, Kunj”, I whimpered.

“Don’t, Twinkle”, Kunj muttered wiping my tears. “We’re perfect for each other Kunj, but our lives our imperfect”, I said. “Twinkle, can’t they give me a chance to prove myself?, Kunj asked.

“I wish they did, Kunj”, I replied. “I don’t blame them, Twinkle. Life has been too tough for them, but why is life being so tough for us? Twinkle, please trust me. Just give me sometime to prove myself”, he requested.

“Kunj, look. It’s true that we both are attracted to each other and we like each other. Probably, you could even be thinking about dating me, but if we don’t get over this now, the consequences would be really bad and simply causing chaos inspite of knowing everything would do no good. Maa and papa won’t ever agree and certainly I won’t marry despite their denial. Moreover, whatever happened with di hasn’t really left a good impact on me. I know you won’t do anything as such for now, but what if you change in future. Time changes everything, Kunj”, I replied.

“Twinkle, will you give me a chance to prove myself?”, he asked. I didn’t want him to prove himself, but I don’t know how much he could change in future. I feared what if he too started liking someone else and considered me a liability!

“Will you?”, he asked again. “Go ahead”, I mumbled and he delicately laced our fingers. He brought up my hand to his mouth and gently kissed the fingertips. “I’ll ask you as I proceed, Twinkle and we’ll only proceed if you’re comfortable”, he said. I smiled and I felt his weight on the sofa shift towards me.

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  1. Sohi

    It was really good and marvelous
    Felt bad for twinkle
    Every thing was nicely written
    Do continue and post soon bye

    1. Ria

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

  2. Hey ria fabulous and good episode
    Do continue

    1. Ria

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked the chapter. 🙂

  3. Anam_sidhant

    Heyaa Ria, how are you.Long time right?! Well,the episode was truly amazing.felt bad for twinkle,though! Going to Kunj,l love him man!? Why he’s so cute?!?
    Anyways I throughly enjoyed this one.

    Post next one real soon!

    With all my hatred,

    1. Ria

      Hey Anam,
      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the update. Kunj?? Tera toh Sanskaar hai, khush reh. Sada suhaagan Rehna?

      All my hatred,

      1. Anam_sidhant

        Shut up, sanskaar Tera hai!?

    2. Ria

      Mera toh koi nahi hai. I’m happy single lekin tera toh Sanskaar hai?

      1. Anam_sidhant

        Haan Even I’m happy with my Sidhant!? Anyways, check your instagram dm!?

    3. Ria

      Your Kunj??? Chal, chal.

  4. Presha

    Hey riya its awesome loved it to the cire

    1. Ria

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

  5. Sara28

    ……………..I have no words. This left me speechless. The story behind Tvisha was so devastating, but you portrayed it perfectly and brought out all the right emotions. I really never expected this and it truly left me spellbound. This was amazing and you better not be halfway done already cause I need to read more. So post soon! Love you!

    1. Ria

      Hey Sara,
      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the update. Well, what if I say it’s already halfway through? Let me know what will you tell, then I’ll tell you where we actually are! 🙂

      All my love,

  6. Romaisha

    Wow di!
    Twist was very surprising but of course very awesome!
    Loved it to the core! ?

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Romaisha! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  7. Ramya

    It was superb awesome

    But felt bad fr twinkle
    Loads of love keep smiling

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Ramya! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂


  8. Awesome

    1. Ria

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. Ranabulbul

    Look di m back
    Long time no
    But this epi was superb have to read three epi in one go
    Late latiif hun but amazing epi and do cpnt soon

    1. Ria

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

    1. Ria

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Purnima.agrawal30

    amazing shocking epi…..eagerly waiting for next part….

    1. Ria

      Thank you Purnima! 🙂

  11. Twinjfan.tamanna

    hey Ria,
    its so beautifully written and I felt bad for tvisha, how could shaurya do so… anyways loved the epi and can’t wait for the next one
    post soon

    with love,
    Urs Tamanna

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Tamanna! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  12. Kruti

    That just left me spellbound……the story was such a devastating one…nd d way u put it up was just amazing
    Loved it
    Continue asap

    Loads of love?

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Kruti! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  13. Kritika14

    I am left speechless dude! So this was what you meant with the past right? It was devastating and the way you wrote it all was really appreciable! This truly was unexpected! Now you better post the next chapter soon!

    Love you! x
    (Hoping you didn’t have to wait too long ??)

    1. Ria

      Hey Kriti,
      Thank you so much sweetheart! I’m glad you liked the update. Well, yeah this was the past I was talking about the other day. ?

      (Thanks for not making me wait long 🙂 )

      All my love,

  14. nice one dii….loved it…

    1. Ria

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

  15. Perfect…..
    Nothing can be much better than this…..
    Emotional too….
    Luv u….

    1. Ria

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


  16. Chiku

    I am left speechless dude!! U r mindblowing. Now i know y everyone love ur writing….
    its just out of this world. I am spellbound ??
    Post next soon

    1. Ria

      Thank you Chiku! I’m glad you liked the update. Haha.. that’s a great compliment ? Thank you for it! 🙂

  17. SidMinTwiNj

    Its amazing ria… Felt bad for Twinkle sister… Post next soon…

    Love you❤

    1. Ria

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


  18. SidVee_Yashvee

    Wow.. amazinggg.. the story behind tvisha was so shocking.. felt bad for the Taneja’s.. and the way kunj was asking for a chance to prove himself was so adorable.. loved it.. eagerly waiting for the next ❤

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Yashvee! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  19. Aanya_pandey

    Hey Ria!!!
    How r u dear???
    Hope u r fine.. n talking about this chapter of ur ff.. u know i seriously didn’t thought this story will have something like this in it.. i thought it to be a simple colg lovers story
    But hatts off man.. wat a cocept came to ur mind.. n yeah coming back to twinj.. i just hope their is nothing -ve in particular to come their way… Struggle is okk but not that judai wala mattr plz??

    1. Ria

      Hey Aanya,
      I’m perfectly alright. How about you?
      Well, thank you so much! Im glad you liked the update. Yeah, I guess everyone assumed it to be so, but love is something really very complex and gaining love is even more difficult so, it can’t be such a simple story. 🙂

      Let’s see what awaits you guys! ?

  20. Simiyy

    Hey Ria
    It was really good
    I hope you post the next one soon
    Loads of love ?

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Simiyy! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂


  21. Again an awesome episode….

    A huge twist…. the story behind tvisha was very emotional……. i loved Kunj’s behaviour towards twinkle even after knowing the truth……. i loved the way he cared for Twinkle☺
    Waiting for next one??
    Post soon?

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Manvi! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  22. Angel20

    The episode was really amazing! Loved it❤

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Maria! I’m glad you liked the update. 🙂

  23. Baby

    osm amazing fabulous sooo emotional ria 😀
    loved it to core♥ very cute
    love u lods♥♥♥

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