Pride vs Prejudice (RagSan) – Chapter 1

Azure here…..back with the next update sooner. I will post the updated every saturday or sunday till mid-july. Hope you like it. Thanks

Ria Khanna = Ragini
Lav Khanna = Laksh
Shikha Khanna = Swara
Sharad Khanna = Shekhar
Jaya Khanna = Janki


“I am going to sleep the entire afternoon and all through the evening, till Bhai returns” Ria declared, as they drove back home

“You don’t want to spend time with your Papa?” her father asked, pretending to be upset.

“Of course I do!” Ria said, wrapping her hands, tightly, around his arm and resting her head on his shoulder, as they sat in the rear seat of the car, with her mother “But I am feeling so sleepy. I didn’t sleep on the entire flight” she said

“Why did you do that? You must be so exhausted” her mom said feeling concerned, as she ran her hand over Ria’s head

“I was so excited to be back home that I couldn’t sleep at all!” Ria explained

“You didn’t sleep because you were so excited to meet us. But when you are back now, all you want to do is sleep?” her father commented laughing

“Papa!” Ria exclaimed making puppy eyes at him. They shared a really warm relationship. They were father-daughter, best friends, pranksters, all rolled into one. There was nothing that Sharad Khanna wouldn’t do for his daughter.

“Here they go again” her mom commented, meeting Shikha’s glance with a smile, knowing fully well that Sharad would melt “If you want, you can sleep for a while now, but in the evening we have to attend the Aggarwal’s party. It is their 30th wedding anniversary” she told Ria.

“Why do I have to go for it?” Ria asked making a face

“Yes why do Ria and I have to go for it?” Sharad said matching Ria’s expressions

“Both of you haven’t gotten together 15 minutes and your drama has begun!” her mom said giving them a stern look “You have to go because they have been our close friends since college days” Jaya Khanna told her husband, before turning to her daughter “And you have to go because Riva and Mahesh already know you are back home today. If you don’t go, they will feel bad. You know how much they care about Lav and you. You are no different from their son Rishabh for them”

“Mom! Rishabh is a spoilt brat! He is horrible” Ria said “He always harasses me and you don’t even allow me to give him one tight slap”

“Ria!” Jaya exclaimed “You are not some ruffian! He is not a spoilt brat anymore and you fought with him as much as he fought with you.”

“I am with Ria” her father said “Give him one tight slap if he bothers you again. I will give him one after that”

“Sharad!” Jaya chided him, before looking pointedly at Ria “There will be no slaps! And he will not bother you. He has matured a lot with age. He is really well-behaved now. But I don’t know what has gotten into you. My beautiful well-behaved daughter is turning into a rogue!” She turned to look back at her husband “You are responsible for this. You are bad influence on her!”

“Mom! Don’t say anything about Papa. He is the best” Ria said hugging him, even as Sharad nodded in agreement.

“What am I going to do with the two of you? You are worse than each other!” Jaya said shaking her head “Thank god I have you, Shikha. Otherwise I will go insane between this father-daughter team and your husband!”

“Mom! You know you cannot remain mad us for long” Ria said confidently, even as Sharad nodded.

Jaya sighed. There was no winning with them. She loved them a lot and she knew that despite all this mischief, her daughter did have a good head on her shoulder. “All of this won’t be okay when you get married”

“Mom! Why are you talking so much about marriage? I don’t want to get married right now!” Ria said feeling a bit annoyed

“Jaya, let her be. Why are you forcing her?” Sharad finally cut in calmly

Jaya sighed but let it go – for now. “You have become really thin. You are just skin and bones! You haven’t been eating well. Now that you are here, I am going to feed you properly and make you healthy” she said feeling determined

“Mom!” Ria exclaimed.

This was usual for them. Ria wasn’t exactly skin and bones. She was athletic and perfectly healthy, but Jaya always wanted to turn her into a proper Punjabi girl hailing from a well-to-do family. And that, in Jaya’s books, meant fattening her up a bit. Ria didn’t mind that topic, despite the debate that would always ensue. That was her mother’s way of showing love. She had really missed it while she was away.

The party that evening was just as all these parties go. Ria might have been away from home for a while, but she had attended enough of them to know what they entailed. She hated the fakeness that inevitably came with them. The fake air kisses and the silly gossip. It wasn’t her. But she was taught better by her mother, than to visibly react to all these things. If there was one thing she would never do, that would be to bring any disrespect towards her family. She was proud of her family and her parents, and she wasn’t going to do anything to malign that, even if it meant bearing all this fakeness.

Riva and Mahesh Aggarwal were enthusiastic as always. She listened to them with a pleasant smile as they threw the usual comments at her “Oh! Ria you have grown up so much” “You have become so beautiful” “Do you know you used to run around the house in your princess dress with your dolls!” “Are you looking for alliance for her, Jaya?”

It was when that last question came up, that Ria excused herself politely, under the guise of saying hello to some of her friends that she could at the party. Riva waved her off “Go on! You should be hanging out with friends your age. Rishabh must be here somewhere. I will get him to meet you soon.” Ria nodded politely before rushing off. She hoped she wouldn’t bump into Rishabh that entire evening. She wasn’t so lucky.

After half an hour with Rishabh, Ria was sure of few things. Her mom was right, Rishabh had changed – just not for the better! He was no longer the spoilt brat, who would throw a tantrum and then make it appear as though she was the one who had started it. No, he was far worse now. He had turned into those guys who just stick to a girl like fevi-kwik and have no intention of going away, despite the girl giving ample signals. Today, that girl was her.

Fate was favoring her though, her best friend from her school days, Ananya, saw her in trouble and rushed over, effectively forcing Rishabh to leave her alone.

Ria hugged her tightly “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Ria kept muttering

Ananya laughed “Okay! I get the message” she said finally as Ria pulled away “I am your knight in shining armor who saved you from that horrible evil king”

Ria giggled “I don’t know about that knight part. Vicky will take an offence to it. He thinks you are his princess after all”

Ananya smiled “So” she drawled in a conspiring tone “Is there a prince or a knight that you have hidden somewhere?” she asked

“I don’t have time for either” Ria told her with a bright smile

“Oh! Are you sure?” she asked with mischief in her eyes

“Very!’ Ria assured her “In fact, if you see any, you can keep them all to yourself!”

“I have one of mine already” Ananya told her “And I don’t think he would take it well if there were any others” she said, before conspiring adding “though it would keep him on his toes!”

“What did he do now?” Ria asked her. Ananya and Vicky had long been in an on-again-off-again relationship, and quite frankly, Ria had stopped breaking her head over it. No matter what she thought at that moment, or even Ananya thought, for that matter, the next moment they would completely do a 180 degree turn.

“Nothing right now” Ananya told her with a pleasant smile “But are you sure you don’t have anyone hidden” she asked again, raising an eyebrow

“Positive!” Ria assured her

“Well someone seems interested in you!” she said mysteriously

“Rishabh is an idiot!” Ria said rolling her eyes

“I wasn’t talking about Rishabh” she said

“Then who?” Ria asked surprised

“It is better I don’t say anything more” Ananya said with a smile

“What?” Ria asked her, feeling confused

“I better go find Vicky before he gets chatty with girls” Ananya told her, rushing off before Ria could make sense of what she was saying.

Ria saw Ananya walk away, trying to locate Vicky, where ever he was. Ria shook her head muttering ‘crazy’ under her breath.

“When a beautiful girl is left standing alone, at a party like this, without any company, there can only be two reasons for it” Ria heard someone say is a deep voice.

She turned around to see a tall man smartly dressed in a black dinner suit with white shirt and a bowtie. He was holding two glasses of what seemed like orange juice in his hands. He gave her a lopsided smile, asking “Protective brother or possessive husband. Which one is it?”

She didn’t need to look at him, long, to realize who it was. Her jaw clenched a bit, almost involuntarily.



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    1. thanks so much dear 🙂

  1. Woah! U came back so soon…didn’t expect that?
    This chapter was too hilarious- the father-daughter duo, Ragini and Ananya talks and lastly u dropped a BOMB- Meeting b/w Ragini and Sanskar…m damn sure there ll be more than fireworks b/w them or precisely thunderstorm or volcano???

    How r u? Long time didn’t talk to u….Howz work??? Hope u aren’t taking too much stress…Howz ur shoulder?
    Lots of hugs and big teddy bear hugs???
    Have a great weekend?

    1. hahah….yes..but come back with weekly updates only for now….have lot of work. glad u liked the chapter…and the father daughter relationship….this one has a completely different equation between them. and yes when ragsan meet it will be volcano thunderstorm and what now. after all he is he-who-should-not-have-existed-in-the-first-place ….lol! i am good and health and shoulder is all fine now. how are u? teddy bear hug to you too and lots of love

  2. Awesome nd him means sanskar omg m so excited abt their meet.. nd bonding between father mother nd child is so awesome

    1. thanks so much piya. glad u liked the chapter….yes ragsan are going to meet….you will see what happens in the next update 😉 glad u liked the father daughter and mother bonding 🙂

  3. Hey there! Glad to have you back with another story 🙂
    Okay so Ragini and Laksh are siblings here and I just love the bond that Ria and her Dad share. Jaya is the typical sweet mom who always thinks that their child got really thin when away from home. Nice.
    And Rishab is Sanskar right? Guess Ria isn’t fan of Rishab.
    Eager to see what happens next. Update soon.

    1. thanks so much megha :)…yes ragini and laksh are siblings in this one. rishabh isn’t sanskar. i will give u a hint….in this one all the characters first name are the same initials as in swaragini. and ragini doesnt like to say sanskar’ name. she calls him he-who-should-not-have-existed-in-the-first-place 😉 but u are so right about the mom…they always want to fatten the child when they come back home na :)……. ragini is no fan of rishabh….it is worse when it comes to sanskar 😉

  4. Awesome

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear 🙂

  5. Superb…is Shikha married to Lav?

    1. Azure

      yes she is 🙂

  6. Omg was I was literally jumping in happiness after seeing ur post. I must say I really missed u n ur post. Indeed it was an perfect weekend after reading this. Thank you for the post. N it was amazing, superb. I can’t even express my happiness after reading this. As I always say u r the best. Simply loved it.
    N I guess the person must b sanskar. I think they already knew eachother. Wating for the past to be revealed.
    Wating for the next update. Loads of love n hugs??

    1. Azure

      hahaha….thank so so much dear….i am glad u liked it…loved loved ur comment…so sorry i have taken such a long time to reply to everyone.. this week was really really tight for me….yes the person is sanskar…..they knew each other…sort of…….i will try to post as soon as the site starts accepting submissions

  7. Superb yaar….really differnt n awesome ff…eagerly watng for next episode…love ragini ooppss i mean ria :p

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear…. 🙂 so happy u are liking it so far 🙂

  8. omg appe u came back earlier than i thought with that too super update so much suspense already bt what is shanskar name i mean u didn’t mention his name…my guess was right ria is ragini also one confusing is swara laksh’s wife?anyway I’m already exited for another amazing ragsan story really ur previous one is still my far n i count get out the story of my mind i missed that ff so much bt i think not anymore bcz anotherone started allover mindblowing episode….waiting for Saturday/Sunday for the update with much egarness n take care appe miss u too…

    1. Azure

      hahah…yes that is true…i came back sooner…couldnt stay away from all of you despite my crazy schedules :)sanskar’s name will be revealed in the very next update…waiting for the site to take submissions. yes swara is laksh’s wife and ragini’s bhabhi 😉 i hope u find this different ragini and sanskar and their story as interesting. 🙂 big big hug to you dear.

  9. hi diiii!!!! how are you? all going well? hows your work going ? are you enjoying your life? how is your shoulder now? wow di you are back! i din’t expect so soon but i am glad that you are back! i am really very happy! when i saw your story in telly updates i was smiling and literally jumping! you give me my birthday gift (this storys 1st chapter) in advance haha just kidding! wow i fall in love with your story! its love at first sight haha! i am loving the father daughter bond! i just love it! and i love the sweet caring mother and the naughty friend ananya! i love all their bonding! and at last ria (ragini) and “him” (sanskar) meeting was a bomb blast! i love it! i think their relation will be a hate love nok-jok fun loving caring… relation! i am so exited for the next chapters! i am excited to know more about “him” (sanskar) his caracter seems interesting! and i love ria ‘s caracter too! she too looks interesting! di what have you done now i am so curious to know the next hahah! you are really good at giving suspense and surprises! di welcome back! di i didn’t missed you! you know why? because you stay in my heart hahahah!!! filmy lines! hahah!!! but seriously i am happy that you are back! my big sis is back with a bang! i love you didi!!! take care of yourself!!! lots of big hugs and lots of love! bye my big sis! love you a lot

    1. Azure

      i am good…how are you? all set for your bday?? my shoulder is all fine now…all better. work is hectic that is why slow updates this time. hahah i am glad u fell in love with this story on first sight….because this ragsan are very stubborn 😉 i am so glad u are loving the family bonding and the friends..more friends to come. and him is sanskar alright 😉 hmmmm yes it will be a lot of things…loving and caring….hmmmm not yet….i am so glad u r excited though 🙂 they are both strong characters in this one. i like being filmy…so don’t worry about your lines 😉 lots of hug and love

  10. What the hell???Y u dnt give importance to Swara evry ff there shud b swara….I hate so called Ragini and plz stop writing ua bakwass writing..

    1. Jst shut up sama…if u dnt like thn dnt read dnt bash..even i hate swara to d core

    2. Hello Sama!
      Look fretting over fictional characters is kinda very childish and the last thing to do in my view…And as it seems that you are a big time swara fan, l had suggest u to read some really good ffs written solely on her on this site and in fb too and leave the Ragini ffs behind…after all why to bang your head behind the ffs that doesn’t portray the character you like satisfactorily but l must say girl you are surely missing out on some damn interesting stories..

      And coming to Azure di’s writing skills, let her readers be judge of that …if u don’t like don’t read, no one’s forcing but don’t tell her writing as bakwass because people out there love it…so my last piece of advice read the stories u adore and don’t bother to look into those which you hate

      Have a great day!!!

    3. Sama … I too a swara fan… There r many swasan and swalak ff where swara is lead.. So u can read it.. It is the writers decision to choose whom as lead.. So dear don’t interefere in it.. Just ignore the ff and read the ff which your favorites are lead

    4. Azure

      Sama ….i didnt want to mislead anyone that is why i made it clear through the cover photo and the title that this was a ragini sanskar story….meaning that they are the pair and will be the main leads. i guess you are new here and didnt know to look for it. there are a lot of good swara stories one the site, do check them out…..they might give you what you are looking for. this story unfortunately will not give you what you want….since ragini is the lead character here. i am not trying to be rude….just trying to save you from wasting your time on reading something that you will not like.

  11. Superb awsm

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear

  12. Superb Fantastic Amazing
    Thanks for the next ff
    Waiting for the next one…….

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear…so so glad u liked it …..i will post the next update as soon as TU permits me to

  13. Awesome 🙂 now who is this rishab? Nevermind but what is sanskar’s name ? I am waiting for it 🙂

    1. Azure

      rishabh is not a main character… least not yet…but you never know 😉 …..sanskar’s name will be revealed in the next one…..thanks so so much for liking this one

  14. Finally u r back. I Reagan ur previous ff n it was amazing. The way u wrote it. Each n every scene were Superb. M in love with ur writings.
    I just loved this episode as well. It was superbly written.

    1. Azure

      thanks so much chhahat….yes i am back 🙂 🙂 i hope this one is as good as the last one then 🙂 i am so so glad u r liking my writing…big big hug dear

  15. So finally sanskar came….in tis father daughter bonding na akka….nice ….happy sunday…..

    1. Azure

      thank so much sweety…..v happy u are liking their bonding…yes sanskar is finally here….much to ragini’s displeasure

  16. wow u r back the chapter was awesome loved ria and her dad bonding waiting for next part……………

    1. Azure

      thanks so much poonam….really v v happy u liked the update and ria-sharad bonding..i will post the next part as soon as TU starts accepting articles

  17. Sry fr late comment
    welcme back dr
    awesome update
    i jst loved cover pic

    1. Azure

      sorry for the late reply…and thanks for the welcome 🙂 thanks so much for liking the update and the pic 🙂

  18. Awesome, I just loved it. Chappy was really fantastic

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dia….how are u feeling now? sorry for checking on you so late…

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear 🙂

  19. Hi great Di u gave me surprise han??? I didn’t like it but I loved ur surprise ???how r u di ??? Thank u so much that u r going to update it n weekends…

    I loved father daughter bond..hey my sanky is back???but with rishabh name right??? Ok

    And di dont take sama cmnts serious..she is insane fan of swara think so..u know wt she is jealous that in ur fabulous writing there is no space for swara…but we just want pls di..uski cmnts ko dil mei mat lagavo..

    And sama dear…u r having swara in ur fab serial…if u didnt like it then y r u reading ha?accha ek bat bolo…we cant tolerate swara n serial itself..u want imp n ff too..n one more thing there is many ff of swara too..if u want swara then pls read it dear..n u know my di writing is awesome in this page..she is the best for pls……and my di is not has bakwas writing..n ur cmnt s bakwas…we didnt beg u to read this pls stay out of this if u dont like dear..but dont speak abt my di’s writing..and in ur lang…i hate this so called SWARA MAHAN…ha dekh i didnt meant to hurt anybody but just gave u reply..i know if u saw this surely u l bash…but dear we wont be calm if u spoke against my di or her writing..

    And di pls dont stop writing…bcoz of that faltu cmnt…we love u so much..big big hugs to u my cute Di….

    1. Azure

      hahah….i am glad liked my surprise …..i am good…how r u? relaxing or starting college applications now?

      i am so glad u liked their family bonding….sanskar is not rishabh…..rishabh is not yet one of the main characters…sanskar is “him” and his name will be revealed in the next update….one hint…it does start with S….

      don’t worry about the comments…i don’t get bogged down by such things….

      you are a sweetheart as always….big big big hugs and lots of love to you

  20. Nuszat (T!B!H!) (~Nusz) (SuNusZuRahLima) (Halima's Bestie) You need to rock the world!!

    Wow my doll!! This episode was so damn amazing!! I can’t wait for the next episode aha~Nusz

    1. Azure

      thanks so much nusz… so glad u loved it….will post next one as soon as TU allows me to

  21. My dear dear sisters … please don’t bother about the bashers. I found the comment very funny and amusing. I was laughing. So please don’t worry.

  22. That was amazing. The way u wrote is awesome. I don’t even have words to praise ur writing skills.
    And at last whom ragini referred as him I guess he is sanskar. Waiting for the next update

    1. Azure

      thanks so much dear….i am really glad u loved the updated and my writing skills…big big big thank u and lots of hugs…..and you guessed it right…him is sanky….will post next one asap when TU starts taking submissions

  23. Its really amazing azure….ur writing skill…..njoying it a lot

    1. Azure

      thanks so so much sherin..really glad u are liking the update and the writing…thank u thank u

  24. Im little late… was busy.. and coming to chapter u r amazing…. and is ragini married to sanskar ???

    1. Azure

      no problem dear…i am late this week in replying to everyone as well….had a v busy week at work…so i completely understand. how r u? ragini is not married in this one….neither is sanskar. she refers to him as “he who should not have existing in the first place” hahahah…..swara and laksh are married. laksh is ragini’s elder brother and swara is her bhabhi

  25. its amazing…………though the names confused me………..I’m reading it for the 1st time………but loved it immensely…………….father-daughter convo was really nyc……………….Azure u registered ri8 ???????? so what is it really about ???????? plzzzz reply…….

    1. Azure

      thanks for liking what i have written so far….yes i registered…..right now what i can say without revealing too much is that ria (ragini) and “him” or “he-who-should-not-have-existed-in-the-first-place” (sanskar) are going to face each other soon and you will have volcanos erupting. i have changed their names a bit in this one because some of my friends outside the site were angry about reading about swaragini names in all the stories. so i kept the first names of all of the them same as swaragini characters instead. trying to keep both sides happy.

      1. oh…….that’s ok……..I’ll keep up………………..but plzz tell me what is being registered all about??????? I mean what features are there in it ?????? what is it really ???

      2. It is nothing different from doing it in IF or FB. You have a wall to post comments and private messenger

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