Pride vs Prejudice (RagSan) – Chapter 3

okay so this is one of the out of schedule updates because i was bored…weird reason but what can i say. I hope you like it. Thanks – Azure

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Ria Khanna – Ragini
Shiv Kapoor – Sanskar
Lav Khanna – Laksh
Shikha Lav Khanna – Swara
Sharad Khanna – Shekhar
Jaya Khanna – Janki
Deepak Kapoor – DP
Aarti Kapoor – AP
Arun Kapoor – Adarsh
Preeti Kapoor – Parineeta

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Shiv entered the house, still jogging, with a smile on his face. As had been his ritual every morning, he had just beaten Sam, Arvind and Rohan at a jogging competition. It was the best way to start a day. Though if he was honest with himself, he had only beaten Sam and Arvind. Rohan was never in the race. He was busy gobbling down street food while the other three jogged. Sam and Arvind lived in delusion of beating him every day, only to fail miserably, Shiv thought with a smile, shaking his head.

He made to climb up the stairs to his room, when his mom called “Shivu! You are home! Come have breakfast. You must be hungry” she said

Shiv looked at the table once, deciding whether to join the family right away or freshen up first. If he was in Chicago, he wouldn’t have bothered, but back home, his dad made him think twice about these things. He glanced at his father, his back facing Shiv as he sat at the head of the table. Deepak Kapoor was a man of few words, but when he spoke, everyone listened. The only one who managed to get any word, edgewise into him, was his wife and Shiv’s mother, Aarti.

“Shivu! Come baby” His mom called again

Shiv sighed and walked over to the table, nodding as his elder brother, Arun, who was already dressed and ready for work. Shiv was just sitting down when his father spoke.

“Your brother is already dressed for work and you!” he said firmly, titling his head only slightly to look at Shiv.

Shiv stopped his action of sitting down

“Papa it is okay” his brother told their father calmly “He has been working things right and winning all the contracts since he has joined”

His mother walked over and pushed him into the seat as she turned to her husband, frowing, as she commented “Don’t start this early in the morning. Why cannot you let him be? He is winning all contracts as Arun said. What more do you want?”

His father looked at him sternly before glancing at his mother “He is not a kid anymore. This is not competition. This is life. It is not about winning small contracts. It is about taking responsibility of running the business and his life, just like Arun has been doing” he told his wife as he got up, having finished his breakfast.

It was routine for his father to have early breakfast, then get ready and head to work along with Arun.

“He has just come back home a month back. He is still young” Aarti told her husband “Stop harassing him”

His father shook his head but didn’t counter his wife any more. He knew there was no winning against her. He went up to his room.

“You don’t pay any attention to him” his mother told him, patting his head lovingly “He isn’t allowed to shout at anyone at office, because they will quit, so he is taking it out at home” she added shaking her head

Shiv made a face but smiled at her

“Maa!” Arun said shaking his head “Dad isn’t going to like hearing that!”

“Keep quite! I know you are your daddy’s boy!” his mother said teasingly “Don’t assume Shivu is alone and gang up on him”. She served Shiv with some muesli, him being health conscious about what he ate “You eat your breakfast” she said kissing his head

Shiv loved being pampered by his mom. It wasn’t that his dad didn’t love him. He did. But it was just rare for Deepak Kapoor to show the affection openly. He was an old school father who believed that he had only done his job, as a father, right, if his children were completely lost in their work, shouldering the responsibility of life ahead. Shiv on the other hand was one of those who worked hard when needed, but only when needed. Otherwise, he felt there was more to life, like his competitions with his friends, which he loved to win.

Arun, on the other hand, loved to be number one at everything he did. Right now, he wanted to be the best businessman in each of the industries that they owned a business in. He had been looking after the real estate business to start with, before their father handed over the reins, of other businesses, to him as well. That was also the business that Shiv had been helping him with, after returning back home, after finishing his MBA at Chicago’s Booth school of business.

“Maa! I am not ganging up on Shiv. I think he is doing a great job winning the contracts from Khannas” Arun added with a smile and a proud look on his face “I am happy with whatever he is doing. He just needs to keep winning!” he added, as his wife Preeti got him some orange juice to drink. He nodded at her with a smile, before gulping it down

“Don’t worry Big B” Shiv said, referring to Arun with the loving nickname that he had come up with. His way of saying big brother, in a way. “I always win” Shiv added with a bright smile.

“Of course! My baby is the best” his mother added proudly

Arun shook his head at the mother-son duo. His little brother was enjoying the pampering he was receiving. Arun had no objections to it. He did his bit as well, after all. He gave a quick side hug to his wife, before making his way out.

“See you at the office Shiv” Arun called out as he left “Remember we have the big Rahejas’ contract coming up”

“Don’t worry, Big B” Shiv told him confidently “I have everything already worked out for that one”

Ria skipped down the stairs, still in her pajamas; her hair tied in a high pony with glasses on her eyes.

“Papa! Good morning!” she wished him chirpily, as she hugged him and kissed his cheek.

Her father chuckled “My princess is up! Did you have a good night sleep?” he asked her

She nodded as she sat next to him, opposite her brother who was already busy gulping down his breakfast, and checking his blackberry for work emails. She shook her head, seeing him. Lav had always been competitive, but more than that, he was a man of plans. He had clear plans, milestones and deadlines for each thing he wanted in life. He had plans for the business as well. When Shikha entered his life and they got married, those plans were accelerated a bit, but he was still very organized even with that. He hated it when anyone upset his plans.

Her mother served her some parathas. She looked up at her mother, who looked down pointedly at her. So her mom’s mission “fatten-Ria-up” seemed to have begun. She dug into the paratha without much protest. She had much more important topic to bring up, right then and she didn’t want to get distracted with a different debate.

“Bhai” she called out, trying to get his attention to her. Lav looked up at her, with a questioning look “I want to join you in the business” she declared

“You have just come home. What is the need for all this?” her mother cut in even before her brother or father had a chance to speak

“Mom! I came back home because I want to join the business. I want to make a mark for myself” Ria explained

“What is all this craziness about making a mark?” Jaya complained “You have just returned yesterday. Rest for a while. Besides, what is the need to work. It is not as though we lack anything. There is ample money to go around”

“Mom! It is not about the money. It is about proving myself” Ria said

“Why do you need to do all this?” Jaya countered “Riva was asking about alliance for you. I think Rishabh is interested in you” she said

“Rishabh is an idiot!” Ria shot back annoyed “I don’t want to talk about him”

“What about Rahul then?” her mom continued “You have been friends with him for so many years. Marriage could be the next step”

“Are you trying to kill Rahul and I?” Ria asked widening her eyes in shock “I don’t want to get married right now, Mom! I want to make a career for myself”

“You can also make a career after marriage” her mother countered “Look at Shikha. Is she not pursuing her interest after marriage?”

“Mom! Please don’t compare Bhabhi with me. She has her preferences. I have my way of doing things. And my way involves working now” Ria said annoyed “I don’t want to get marriage right now.”

“You have to get married some time” her mother fought back

“If you only want to talk about marriage, I will go back to US and never return” Ria warned her

“Jaya! Please don’t start with this again” her father cut in, hearing Ria’s warning. He loved Ria a lot and had missed her terribly when she was away. He didn’t want to lose her again.

Jaya sighed. Her glance went to her son and her daughter-in-law. A sadness and worry, enveloping her before she glanced back at her daughter. If only she could make Ria see reason. If only Sharad could understand why she was suggesting this. It wasn’t as though she didn’t want Ria to make a career, but she had some worries of her own, which wouldn’t leave her.

“Bhai” Ria called out to Lav, asking him what he thought of what she had suggested

“Riyu! This is a tough business. It isn’t as easy as in US. People here are more ruthless and underhanded” he said cautiously

“Bhai! People are underhanded everywhere when it is a question of lot of money and heavy competition” Ria countered

“Lav, you know I want you to take over the rest of the businesses. If Ria gets involved in our real estate business along with you, it might be good help for you” her father suggested

“But Papa, you know how ruthless the Kapoors are there. We have already lost some contracts” he said feeling angry as he made the comment “We cannot afford to lose anymore”

“I won’t lose you any contracts” Ria told him confidently “Why don’t you give me that chance?”

Lav looked annoyed and unsure, even as his phone rang. He picked it up answering it with the same annoyed tone “What is it? What? Do you even realize what you are saying? I don’t want to hear excuses! I need the details on my table when I get into work” Lav finally shot into the phone as he cut it

“What happened?” her father asked. He was someone who was really good at dealing with problems. Nothing usually fazed him. It might have been years of experience in dealing with different and tough situations, but Ria really looked up to him.

“Nothing! That stupid Ramesh. He is nowhere close to getting the Raheja contract details finalized and the presentation is tomorrow” Lav said annoyed

“I can do it for you” Ria said, jumping at the opportunity “Let me handle this”

“There is no time” Lav countered

“Exactly! So what do you have to lose? You are not fully prepared as is” Ria pleaded with him

Lav looked at her undecided and unsure

“If you aren’t going to give me a chance, I will go out and look for a job myself. Don’t complain if it turns out to be with someone you don’t like” Ria warned him

Ria always knew that she would have an uphill battle as she tried to prove herself. What she hadn’t expected was that she would find the first piece of resistance right at here at home, in her own family.

She looked at her father with pleading eyes.

“Okay! Okay!” Her father said with a smile “Don’t give me that look” He turned to Lav “Let her handle it”

Lav sighed “Fine! But if you lose this contract for us, don’t expect me to give you another chance” he warned her

“I won’t lose” Ria assured him, with a bright smile.

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55 comments

  1. Nupur

    Yipee!!! U r back and m really glad u got bored *devil me*?

    What an amazing insight into the daily hustle bustle of both the families- Kapoors and Khannas u have given!!!
    Seriously really happy to read this…u surely know how to keep readers interested and pull the right strings at the correct time to give us B.O.O.M.
    Waiting for ‘RIV’ tussle now?

    Did u update in update in wattpad too?
    Di l have posted a prologue of a new story there due to the constant nagging of my bestie on writing a romantic story…don’t know what it ll turn out to be but l know it ll turn out to be a disaster…but still if u have time do check it and tell me whether to continue or not, till then l ll handle my monstrous frnd?

    How r u? Did ur work make u bore? If it is so try to pull a prank on one of ur frnds at the workplace (l don’t what ll be the end result but still)
    Have a great day and week ahead?
    Lots of love and Koala bear hugs???
    (P.S. If u happen to have eucalyptus leaves please parcel them as this Koala is hitting me a lot…hungry idiot?)
    Sorry if u got bored reading my nonsense rant but this is d way l make PJs(remember)

    • Azure

      |Author

      Hahah yes it is posted on wattpad as well. It always takes longer to get posted here. I posted this yesterday. I am never bored of my work. I just didn’t see that many stories posted here ….that was it.

      So your are shipping RIV ??. Haha! I wanted to show a bit of their family to show that they aren’t arrogant otherwise….just with each other and they are product of crazy family! ?

      I will check out your prologue soon.big hug to you too!

  2. SPP

    |Registered Member

    Awesome Superb Fantastic
    Finally Ragsan going to face off
    Waiting for the next one…….

  3. sss

    wow i can’t believe that i won’t have to wait for Sunday to read my ff….well i wish n pray that always u will get some weird reason to post ff soon…i will enjoy it without waiting hehehe….nice idea na..
    episode was as always awesome superb…i think i have to find more word to appreciate ur ff that’s the thing i have to do before this ff post….
    now what can i say about the episode its just wow i have no other word to say….laksh he is so rude i think…ap i like her her character also so supportive n not boring thas’s the best thing infact everyone character in here different from the serial and interesting to see…now ragsan will be against eachother waiting for that egarly…plz update when u get weird reason n definitely update on Sunday/Saturday….
    take care n be happy appe

    • Azure

      |Author

      Hahhaha! Yes but you will need to wait for Sunday for their battle 😉 thanks so so much for liking the update….I was worried it might be a bit boring. Laksh has his own thing going….he is very ambitious and protective that can make him less people friendly… But you will know more about him too… AP on this is spunky 😉

    • Azure

      |Author

      Thanks Sofia….hahaha they are full on characters and ragsan are a product of this family…battle has to be fiery…hope u will like it…it begins in the next one 😉

  4. Joona

    |Registered Member

    It was fantastic.. I really loved it…
    Superb… I loved every characters in ur story line… It was really amazing

    • Azure

      |Author

      Thanks so so much joona…so glad u liked the characters …..Ragsan are a product of the family after all …they are a bit full on. Big hug and lots of love

  5. Nami

    |Registered Member

    It was awesome amazing superb. Can’t stop praising ur writings. Loved it. The way u have sckeched ragini’s character bubbly simple yet confident. M love with her character. U just nailed it. The kapoor n khanna family convo was superb.
    Excited for the next episode.

    Loads of love n a big big hug.

    • Azure

      |Author

      Thanks so much Nami….so happy u r liking the characterisation. I was worried this one might be a bit bland even if needed chappie. Ragsan are product of this family to has to introduce them once. Esp since they are so different from the serial ? ….thanks I hope I match ur excitement with good ragsan fight in the next one ….lots of love and big hug

  6. sheetal(joya)

    I saw ur name in recent comment section…………

    Read 3 parts…………

    Superb story…………..

      • sheetal(joya)

        Hey i know dis is really————————…………but hum dil se chahte hai ki tum aur megha humri peom padhe………i m not promoting…….ueh humri dili khwahish hai……….hme sharm aani chahiye yeh kehte huye bhi par kya kare dil k hatho majboor hai………
        Read my peom under swasan fan fiction season 2 epi 43……

        I m super fine……how r u????????

        Yr u r really amazing writer……..agar hum tarif bhi na kar sake to humne sharam aani chahiye……☺

  7. Priya15

    |Registered Member

    Hi di…first of all sorry for not cmntng n prev part…u know wt after seeing this only i came to know that u posted epi 2….then i read both ..amazing di…asusual…u rocked …and btw how r u???y my di got bored???u know wt my schools r reopened..so cant give analysis for this wonderful story……pls dont mind….

    Di wanna know one thing… Red string of fate and pride vs prejudice is a novel??? I had typed in Google to read ur ff…i saw the name …is that a novel name????

    My school is reopened di…i m not getting free time..but.wnever i m bored i m reading ff’s…..oh god i was shocked when i saw epi 3…u know then only understood that u posted it…hmmm…l be waiting for next part…dont get bored..can i send u private msg wnever i m free???

    Love u loads…. Big big teddy bear hugs to u??

    • Azure

      |Author

      hey i was missing your comments…i couldnt make you out with the new dp……haha i was getting bored because i didnt have too many epis to read yesterday and it okay. your comments make up for it even though i cannot see your analysis. how is school going? you must have seen it on wattpad. there is not other novel of that name but in wattpad you put cover page for the book so it can look like novel. and of course you can send pm dear. u don’t need to ask. lots of love to you and big big hugs

      • Priya15

        |Registered Member

        Oh u missed me di… Even I missed u a lot di…. But wt to do don’t know how I didn’t see the ff…. School is gng good di.. But all new subs so somewhat feeling diff to understand but hopefully I l get it n my mind soon… Di Mei toh Watt pad pei nahi hun…… Actually I saw it on Google when I typed red string of fate that’s it…. I don’t have a Watt pad account… Hmm I l send u a pm….

  8. Priya15

    |Registered Member

    Sorry di…now only saw ur reply in epi1 where i cmntd last..i m fyn…at that time was relaxing.. But now busy with my studies… Di i m not going to clg…..i m stepping into 11…and di u know i m the first mark student in tamil in my school….99..my teachers r so proud of me…they r fighting by saying that i m there student… They r thinking i m there evergreen student… My tamil teacher is happy as she is the first in our school to give 99 n tamil…i m so happy as i made all proud…n i hope i should make them more proud..

    N di i l be sweet na as i m a sis of one sweet di….

    • Azure

      |Author

      in 11th and 12th we go to junior college here in Mumbai…so got confused 😉 hahaha…that is a great moment…teachers fight over you is nice…very proud to hear that. you are very very sweet too dear 🙂

  9. anamica

    hi! how are you ? how is your work going? yor bored with your work? it was amazing awesome perfect! i love ragini ‘s caracter she is sweet bubbly talkative and strong bold! i like very much the stroy! i like riv alot! i am waiting for riv tashan haha their face off! the fight btw kappor’s and khanna’s is interesting! take care di! big hug! love you

    • Azure

      |Author

      hahah not re. i love my work. i was bored in the evening after work because i didnt have anything much to do for a change and nothing much to read either. thanks so much dear….glad u liked her character. all set for the big day today? happy birthday!! i am glad u are shipping riv hahahaha yes they are full of tashan…more to come. have fun today and enjoy lots..take care. and big hug!

      • Anamica

        Thanks a lot di! This year i am not celebrating my birthday.? Today i have school and in school we are doing revisions for our big exams? and today i will be fasting also because its Ramadan month! I am really happy that this time my birthday is on Ramadan month! You know i am always exited for my birthday!? Di i will tell you later how was my birthday day! What i did and all! Because now in france is 10h48pm its not my birthday yet hahah but in india is my bday! Once again thank for your wishes! Love you! ?? Take care

      • anamica

        diiiiiiiiiii today was blast it was amazing! so i will start by the beganing! at midnight my mumma,papa, bhaiya wished me happy birthday then my aunts uncles cousins wished me on phone! then my big bro (bhaiya) run behind me with a egg because he wantd to break it on my head and we were running here and there its was really funny! then in morning i went to school! in school my friends jump on me and wish me then in class they sing the bday song for me! omg in school it was so fun! we had a blast! we were laughing playing enjoying so much! and you know what an idiot was playing with the fire extinguisher and thraw it on stairs and the stairs broke (not all stairs just litle side) hahah it was so funny! when it was falling we were down the stairs and we were running here and there! it was like an adventure! then the principal was screaming and all! hahaha it was such a funny scene! then someone press the fire alarm button and we went outside and we were playing lots of pranks on others and enjoying outside! today ‘s day was just amazing awesome superb funny and its not yet it was just in school now the real fun will start at my home! hahah their is lots more waiting for me! i am really exited!

      • Azure

        |Author

        omg you really had a blast and so much pranks and fun! v happy for you. u seemed to have had party everywhere….stay blessed dear.

  10. Sitaram

    |Registered Member

    i am going crazy as each of your updates come up its like a treat that i get once in amonth too sweet and delicate and delicious waiting for more

    • Azure

      |Author

      Thanks so much for saying such sweet sweet things. I r really sweet yourself. ?? big hugs dear. V v happy u liked it.

      We are having a dessert party between us ??

    • Azure

      |Author

      her sweety….thanks so much firstly for the link. i hadnt realised it was you. i would have checked it long ago other wise. i am off to do that now. how have you been? i am really glad u liked the epi and their names….something different for the lovely ragsan…they also need change sometimes na 😉

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