Salaam everyone… How are you all?? Belated Happy Christmas to you all.. 😀 Here is the next chapter of Misconceptions… Next update will be a stand-alone shot if my time permits… Happy reading amigos… 😀
Radhika who woke up only an hour later when Arjun woke up is surprised (or should we say SHOCKED) to see her handsome husband doing yoga. Seriously!! What expression should she have on her face? Surprise or shock or amused?? He is so handsome, that is true as the truth that Sun rises in the east.
“Wow!! What a great comparison you made Radhika.” Chided her brain.
Well, back to the business. What is he doing by waking up so early? Only yesterday she had the difficult day of her life by waking him up and only because of that she even missed her morning routine of doing yoga. Now he is doing his yoga as if nothing happened yesterday. He is such a… What word does she use for him? He has given many nicknames for her like minx, vixen, virago, shrew and what not. Then why can’t she get a good nickname for him? And not to forget he even called her Arrogant when she is not even a single percent arrogant. Who is she kidding? That day will be last day of earth if she is proved innocent. That’s not the matter at hand anyway. Why does her mind wander like Romans these days? All hail Mr. Prince. Ah! Well, she does have a share of nicknames for him, doesn’t it? Mr. Prince, Mr. Politician. But those nicknames are not even enough to rile him up. Only her snarky remarks can rile him up. Oh! How she wish to give nicknames to him.
‘Like what you see sweetheart?’ asked Arjun.
What? Sweetheart? Who? How? “Stop it Radhika…” reprimanded her mind again.
She is gawking at him like he has just abused her. But no! He just used an endearment for her. God!! What is wrong with her? Can’t she zip up her mouth and continue with her routine. Absolutely not. The man in front of her totally collapsed her routine. How dare he? How dare HE spoil her mind with his body? Oh No!! What did she say now? Goodness gracious!! She didn’t say the words aloud or else people would have thought… She gulped hard and audibly at that thought. She came out of her thoughts when she saw him smirking wide.
Brute!! He is such a rogue. How can he smirk at her? No no! Always the upper hand should be hers. She should come back with a snarky remark. But why can’t she? This man, no, his body addled up her thoughts. Idiot!
‘Yes.’ Whispered Radhika.
‘What did you say?’ asked Arjun.
‘I said Yes for your question.’
Now it’s time for Arjun’s jaw to hit the floor. What did he think? She is some type of shy girl who will draw patterns on the floor when he asked some intimate question. Not in thousand years. Better the man get used to her bold nature. Wow!! What an expression he has on his face now!! This is what she calls bang.
She smirked wide now by seeing his expression.
‘Wh- wha- what?’
‘Why are you stammering Mr. Politician? Didn’t expect me to be so straight-forward?’
‘I guess so. I didn’t meet a girl like you in my life.’
‘Not even during your Uni. I heard girls literally threw themselves on you.’
‘Ha yes!’ said Arjun absent minded. ‘But wait, how did you know this?’ asked Arjun narrowing his eyes. ‘Are you spying on me?’ asked Arjun with the same serious expression.
‘That’s my job Mr. Politician. Don’t you think you are acting like Mr. Pradhyuman from CID show? Like “Daya!! Kuch toh gadbad hai.”’ Said Radhika mimicking Mr. Pradhyuman’s voice and also moving her right hand in the way Pradhyuman does that.
It took all the efforts for Arjun to keep himself from falling on the floor while laughing. But he couldn’t help it. He fell on the floor laughing like a maniac.
Radhika is staring him wide-eyed now. Did she say something wrong? To her knowledge, that is a repeated dialogue of Mr. Pradhyuman, isn’t it? Or is it Abhijeet’s dialogue? No, she is cent percent positive that dialogue belongs to Mr. Pradhyuman. Well, she is watching the show for more than 3 years now. She knows the dialogues of every character by heart. Then why is he laughing like that? Wait! Is it because of her yesterday’s laughing session he is laughing like that? She swore to Lucifer, if it is the reason she’s gonna kick him.
‘What? Why are you laughing like that Mr. Politician?’ asked Radhika controlling her rage.
Arjun couldn’t help but start laughing again with that question of hers. But he stopped laughing when his stomach couldn’t take anymore and also he had tears in his eyes.
‘You are awful in mimicry Radhika.’ Said Arjun.
‘How dare you say that? My friends always praise me for my mimicry saying I’m the best.’ Boasted Radhika.
‘That’s because they didn’t get to hear best mimicry artists.’ Said Arjun oblivious of the thing that’s gonna hit his face.
He staggered back when something soft hit his face. What did she throw now? Pillow. Thanks heavens!! It is not some lamp stand that is beside her or else his handsome face would have been deformed and he could not have got another chance to use his charms on any other girl.
‘Woman! Are you crazy? Why do you keep throwing cushions on faces of all people? First it was Pawan and now it is me. What do you think of yourself?’
‘You very well know what I am, so there is absolutely no need to act all innocent Mr. Politician.’
With that Radhika turned on her heels and left for the washroom with a flair.
After breakfast which is instant oats, both Radhika and Arjun left for their respective offices.
At Arjun’s office, media is already waiting for him because of the previous day’s incident. Police department did take action on the tenants of old woman. That height of action will not be missed by media at any cost, isn’t it? And they got to know the actual reason behind this high-end drama. When the media confronted Arjun about the same, he praised his wife to the length of Milky Way galaxy. All the reporters were awed by the love Arjun has for HIS Radhika. But the people who were involved in the relation were unaware of this fact.
Arjun and Radhika finished their works and returned home. Radhika’s cheeks were all pink and slightly red because of all the teasing she got from her colleagues. God!! She had to act all shy in front of them. Her cheeks were paining because of all the plastered smiles she showered for them. At the end it was Hitesh who saved her by taking her to the nearby restaurant.
By the time she made it to home, Arjun is already on sofa watching news. Radhika made her way to the bedroom but she stopped mid way to thank him. She didn’t know he can act all so sacrificing in front of media.
‘Thanks.’ Said Radhika in a whisper.
Why is she always whispering her words in front of him? Can’t she speak louder? Whenever she sees his face, the images of morning flash in front of her eyes and she become tongue-tied. Damn him!! Why should he be so handsome? Why can’t he have some form of deformity at some place? God only knows how she’s gonna bear this torture for another 6 months, well
5 months 28 days to be precise.
‘What?’ asked Arjun.
‘Thanks for giving me the credit earlier this day. I didn’t expect you to be such a sweetheart to give credit to others.’ Said Radhika with a smile.
God!! What can he do for that smile to appear again and again on her face?? Her smile is his undoing. He smiled seeing her smile. But wait he cannot allow her to form tender feelings for him. If that happens, neither he nor she will be able to leave each other at the end of 6 months. So he has to break her heart, even though he knows that is the difficult work he had done till now.
‘I didn’t do that because of some other reason Radhika. I know you to some extent, if I didn’t give credit to you, you will pounce on me after returning home or you will shout out in your programme that it is because of you I got to know the problem of Maa.’ Said Arjun.
‘I’m not desperate for popularity Mr. Arjun. Even if you didn’t mention my name in the press conference, I would have felt happy because Maa is happy in all this.’ Said Radhika with tears in her eyes.
Why can’t he understand such a simple thing? Beast!! How dare he accuse her to be desperate for popularity!! When he doesn’t know anything, why should he talk something like that?
Arjun turned his face to the other side unable to see tears in her eyes. He is such a louse to be the reason for her tears.
Pawan came in at the same time with dinner in his hands. He saw the tension between Arjun and Radhika, so he kept quiet for a while. But it is not in his control to shut his mouth when required. So he did what he does better. TALK. ASK.
‘What happened Arjun?’ asked Pawan.
‘Sarcasm happened Mr. Spoon.’ Said Radhika.
‘I didn’t ask you Ms. Minx.’
‘Even I didn’t want to answer you Mr. Spoon.’ Said Radhika sarcastically and continued ‘But what to do, I need to take my anger on someone and you arrived at the exact time to your bad luck.’
Pawan and Arjun were listening to her ramble for the next fifteen minutes or so. They didn’t understand how she can speak so much without any pauses? They even heard her cursing Arjun as ‘scamp’ at some point of time. They had their mouths open all the time after that curse word.
‘Will you both shut your mouths? I cannot play doc-nurse to both of you if you fall ill with all the insects in your mouth.’ Hissed Radhika.
Both Arjun and Pawan shut their mouths instantly.
‘Better.’ Muttered Radhika and tried to leave the room.
But Arjun didn’t get enough of her ramblings.
‘Pawan! When she is leaving this house pack all the cushions in this house. She so loves to throw cushions on people.’ Said Arjun and ran to the main door and opened the door only to be met with a pillow on back of his head and Hitesh in front of him.
End of ninth chapter. Sorry, couldn’t bring jealousy segment in this chapter. How did you like Arjun and Radhika? On the requests of many of our friends, I added Pawan and Radhika fight, albeit it is a small one, I so enjoyed writing about them, hope you loved reading too.
Do let me know your views from comments section below and I’m really sorry if it’s not to your expectations.
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