Tangles & Ties: Chapter 91: The Break – 2

I am not able to reply to the comments on the previous update. Deeply felt gratitude and loads of love for all of you. 

Thanks for everything… for being there… for the faith and the love…

Loads of love. Stay blessed.

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*Long Update* Sorry to keep you waiting 🙂

“Let’s take a break. Stay away and then decide, if we really want to be together…”

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Manik removed his hands from her face and retracted them to stuff them in the pockets of his shorts, and asked, “Break?? What break?”

Nandini turned and walked away to pick up her bag from the sofa and go to their room as she didn’t want to talk about it in the kitchen. He followed her with the most confused look on his face. She entered the bedroom, dumped her bag on the bed and said in a tired, almost exhausted voice, “I don’t know… I haven’t decided…”

Manik walked around to face her and asked in a loving, persuasive voice, “Can’t you forgive me and stay back? Please?”

She spread her hands in the air and replied in a surprised tone, “Manik, don’t make it sound like I am the stubborn one. Don’t blame it on me. It was ‘you’ who literally threw me out of the house and asked me to ‘get out’… how easily you forgot!”

Embarrassed, he tucked his lower lip under his teeth and nodded, “No, I haven’t forgotten. I am just truly ashamed. You know that sometimes people do tend to speak nonsense when they are angry. I am one of those idiots. I had a bad temper and I didn’t know what I was saying. For that… I am apologising again… and I will keep doing it…”

She folded her hands across her chest and took a small pause, staring at him and said, “You are saying this ‘now’ because ‘by chance’ and ‘by the grace of God’, I was proved to be right and your mom’s life was saved. You are saying this ‘now’ because everything is fine at your end. Your mom is healing, out of every danger, and your relationship with your family is perfect… in fact, better than before…,”

Then she unfolded her hands and turned around to open the cupboard to take out her clothes, speaking simultaneously, “Let’s go back to the day, it happened. Suppose… just suppose… I was wrong. Maybe, I had judged the situation wrongly… your parents had left us and they went back to Lucknow. You scolded me, fought with me and asked me to leave… What would have happened that day? Imagine, they were not talking to you and you had a strained relationship with them… where you don’t even know how to mend your broken ties with them, broken because of your wife, your mom didn’t like… then?? What would have happened? You had declared the end of the relationship.”

He pressed his lips and just sighed, “I wish I was so good at words like you are. You know what to speak when to speak and express yourself… I don’t know what to say…”

“You don’t know what to say, because you have nothing to say…”

He held her elbow and turned her to face him, “Please don’t go… we are so good together…”

She winced in pain, “That’s the irony. We are so good together and there is no doubt about that, Manik. But we are good only for good times…” Tears dropped from her eyes when she said that and her throat choked, “One bad stroke of destiny and you wanted to end it.”

“Noooooo!!!” He stressed on his ‘no’ to convince her somehow about how desperately he wanted her to be with him, how much he loved her and couldn’t see her crying.

“Yesss!! I asked you what would have happened if your parents had left and never returned, if your relationships were spoiled because of me… you have no reply… you had asked me to go that day… what if I had packed my bags and left? That day, itself??”

He held both her arms and made her sit on the bed. Sitting beside her, he said, “I would have stopped you…”

She had a momentary bitter, sly smile on her face, “Yeah, right!! You were fuming in anger…”

“I would have explained that I had spoken all that in anger…”

“Come on, Manik…who are you fooling. Explained?? Stopped me? You don’t stop anyone going out of your life. You never explain yourself – partly because you don’t know what to say and partly because you believe that you don’t need to explain.”

“But I would HAVE stopped you!” He insisted.

“You didn’t even stop your parents that day! You explained nothing to them…” She huffed and got up, with a painful grimace on her face, “Now, it is easy to say all this because somewhere I was responsible for you reaching the airport and saving your mom. So, I am in your good books again! You need me all over again… I’m so sure, the day we will fight again, you will once again tell me that you don’t need me and show me the door.”

“I won’t do that… I promise…” He said, trying to make it sound convincing.

“How can I be sure?” She turned away, wiping her tears.

“Tell me, what do I do to ensure you? You won’t believe anything I say…because you only said that you were stuck in this relationship because our parents chose us… you wouldn’t have chosen me, otherwise!” He said in dejected tone.

“It hurt…right??” She was surprised that he remembered what she had said about him in the morning. She shrugged, “I also said that in anger. Let’s forget it!”

“But you did mean it!” He asked.

“Like you meant when you said that you don’t need me in your life??”

He sighed and rested his hands on his hips, speaking in a low helpless whisper, “You know that it is not true… you know that I need you… I would have stopped you…”

She closed her eyes once and nodded, “Accept it… at least, now… that you wouldn’t have stopped me… not that day!”

“Nandini…” He tried to interrupt and refute her claim but stopped. She was looking at him and held his hand in her hands. Holding his hand, she softly turned it and placed it on his heart and said, “Be honest, Manik… remember that day… the situation… your mom’s disappointment on what I said about you… them leaving… your anger… asking me to leave because you didn’t want me… think very clearly and tell me honestly… would you have stopped me?”

He lowered his eyes for a moment, sighed and took a long pause but couldn’t speak it. She was still looking at him for a reply, disappointed and hurt. He nodded and replied honestly, “I don’t know…”

“See??!! From your very confident ‘I-would-have-stopped-you’ … you have accepted that ‘you-don’t-know’… And as far as I know you, you are just being nice and kind to me by saying this. The reality is that you wouldn’t have stopped me…”

He sat down on the bed with forearms resting on his knees, “How does it matter? I realise my mistake…”

She smirked, and made her point by spreading her hands in the air, “Because everything is good again!! We are fair-weather people… harsh circumstances, difficulties and low phases of life will break us again…”

He nodded but didn’t say anything this time. She continued in a choked voice, crying as she spoke and sat beside him, “I have given everything in this marriage. My career, my city, my home, my family, my friends… everything… I left my identity and came to live with you…to create a new identity and start from scratch…What did you lose? Nothing? Your life before me and after our marriage was exactly the same. You continued to live the way you used to live…in fact… in a little better way. I made your house, look and feel like a home… I am an added perk that made your life beautiful and interesting… you only gained… so much that you don’t even know if you love me because I am just a convenience to your life or you love me for what I AM! Because that is clearly not the case. One truth and you couldn’t accept it! One word against your family and you declared the end of it… because you don’t need me…anymore…”

He closed his eyes too. Then he opened them, and with a heavy heart, he took her hand in his own and said, “I really don’t understand what to say, except that I don’t want you to feel that you are not needed in my life. Yes, I said that to you but that is not the truth and I never wanted you to feel this way. And I didn’t know that it will hurt you so much. How can I even explain that?! … I’m so so sorry.”

She didn’t reply to him. She retracted her hand from his hand and covered her face in her palms to sob softly. It was getting overbearing for him. He could never see her crying. He said, “Nandini, please don’t cry… It seems like everything I say to explain my stand is only spoiling it for us… I don’t want to hurt you anymore… let’s stop discussing and give each other some time…”

She removed her hands from her face. Her face was red and wet. Sniffing and sobbing, she whispered, “I was saying exactly the same! Let’s take a break from each other…”

“What sort of break? For how long?”

“I’m not sure. There is an opening in Delhi. It is teaching-cum-training post with exposure to IVF technology. I am positive that I will get it. If I do… I will go to Delhi…if I don’t… I’ll apply to a few more. There is one vacancy in Chennai, the previous one is available even now. One at Mumbai, at the hospital where I did my PG…”

“Nandini?!!” He couldn’t believe it and shrugged, “Really? You want to go??”

He had hoped that he will be able to apologise and stop her. That he would be able to convince her to stay back. But she was already talking about going to Delhi or maybe any other city. She was ‘that’ serious about taking a break. If she had decided that she didn’t want to live with him, he found his chances of making her stay back, getting weaker and weaker. The way she had cornered him about his behaviour, he was sure that he will never be able to convince her.

“Yes!” She whispered.

“For how long?”

She shrugged, in an unsure manner, “God knows! Maybe a few months, or a year… or, until we feel like getting back with each other again… until we miss each other so much that we realise we do need each other in our lives…”

He was scared. For the first time. He grimaced, “What if it doesn’t happen?”

Hurt, she stared at him and complained in a disappointed tone, “Look at you!! You already know that it won’t happen!!”

“Oh, God!! Noooooo… I was not talking about me… I was asking about you! What if you don’t miss me and don’t want me back?”

She wiped her eyes and said, “I wouldn’t have cried so much and felt so bad if I was the one who wanted to step out! I considered this home and you as my world.”

He whispered, “So, did I…”

“Really??!!” She dismissed his claim, disbelievingly.

Nervous, he asked, “I asked that question because you move on quickly and cut off people when they hurt you. You did that with your previous relationships, even the guy you were about to get married to… you don’t even remember them… Nandini… If you do that to me?? Then what??”

“I am NOT like that with everyone. You can’t judge me by just assuming my behaviour.”

“You are doing the same! You are judging me that I wouldn’t have explained or stopped you!”

She puffed a huge bout of air and buried her face once again in her palms, having no reply to this.

He said, “Also… I’m scared that once we take a break, it will be left at the mercy of our respective ego. Even if we miss each other, who will be the first one to call the other?”

She removed her hands and looked at him, trying to understand what he was saying. And this time, he made sense. He finally found a ground to convince her, “See… once you go… it will complicate further. How will we know that we are missing each other? We will keep assuming things, getting hurt more, we will keep drifting apart…”

“Then?”

“Instead of taking a break, we should get separated or divorced…”

“Whattttt??!!!!” She was staring at him wide-eyed and stunned, unable to believe that he said, “What are you talking?”

He spoke, nodding vigorously, “No…no… I didn’t mean it as how you thought!!! Gawwdddd!!! I just can’t put proper words together!! I meant to say that — Listen to me… patiently…I am saying that taking a break will complicate things to a level that it will make it bitter and unresolved. We will never get back again, I’m sure. Instead, if we are sure that we don’t like each other and we don’t get along with each other, especially in tough times, then…what is the use of even trying??… Why the sham of a break??… We’ll get divorced and move on… at least, we’ll not be fooling each other… at least, we will know that we wouldn’t have chosen each other in any circumstances… whether or not our parents chose us!!”

She nodded, “Okay! But what do you mean?”

“What better harsh circumstances than these?? We are not even able to communicate anymore We are just hurting each other. Let’s stay together for some more time… let’s be sure that we can’t live together anymore and then move away…”

When he found her listening to him, he added more, “You want to go to Delhi… go ahead! Chennai, Mumbai…wherever you feel… you go… you don’t want to live with me, it’s okay… but go after some time… In that time, let’s be true to ourselves. I won’t explain or stop you. You don’t try to be understanding and nice. Move on, if you don’t feel anything, anymore.”

She wiped her tears and nodded, “It is STILL your house! Some day you will become angry and ask me to go!”

“I won’t talk to you! So there are no chances of an argument or getting angry and asking you to go. Live like the way you would have lived in Delhi… without me…”

“Staying in the same house?” She couldn’t believe it and nodded to refuse as if he was joking till now.

“I’m serious… Live like you please. Take the other room, pay the rent, divide the expenditures and do whatever makes it look like a proper break… we will stay away from each other…but… at least, there are chances to know that we want to be together… and not just for good times or happy days… for bad times and all times…”

“It’s not going to work out!” She dismissed it.

“At least, we will know that we tried. We will be able to move on…peacefully! Without any baggage! If you still feel that you want to go… I won’t stop you!”

She looked at his vulnerable face and asked, “For how long?”

“Four weeks? If even after one month, you feel that you don’t want me, or I feel that I can’t keep up with you, we will see what can be done!”

She smiled, “You think, I am a fool?! It doesn’t even feel feasible.”

“Wow! When I proposed marriage to you, I had set so many conditions asking you about the distance we will maintain while living in one house… it felt feasible to you, at that time!?!?!”

She rolled her eyes, “I was such an idiot to believe you, Manik!”

“Believe me, for once more! Just once?”

“Go on!” She said, trying to understand what he was saying.

“Nandini Murthy Malhotra… I’m giving you an offer… once in a lifetime offer!” He spoke in the same way that he had said when they were in the Bengali restaurant when he had proposed to her. She remembered that. It made her cry.

“Offer?”

“One day you had said that human beings come in packages – good and bad – and accepting and leaving them is a choice. We can accept them as they are … or leave and go…”

“I remember that…”

“So, I’m giving you exactly the same freedom that you would have got away from me… as you would have had when you wanted a break… assume that you are on a break from me and you have all the freedom… freedom to make a choice… freedom to decide about your life, your career when you don’t have me around you… freedom to choose me or reject me… and give me the same independence…”

“No fighting?” She asked.

“Not even talking. I won’t talk to you unless it is an emergency…”

“Sure?” She didn’t believe him.

“100% sure. You stay inside your shell and think about what you want. I will live inside my shell and try to know myself more…”

“I will take another room!”

“Please do! As you wish. I’m fine as long as you are in the same house. We had once decided that the one who falls in love first, will walk out of the marriage. We messed up. This time, whoever feels first that we are done with each other and can’t tolerate anymore… will walk out first!”

She nodded to refuse and huffed as she stood up, “Noooooooo!!!! Nooooo!!! It’s not going to work… I’m scared that we will fight more and will end up bitterly. I don’t want to finish it completely… not like that… this is not the time to stay together. We are fighting and we are already in bitter arguments… we will keep drifting apart…”

“That will happen even if you go away!” He stood up too and shrugged, “It’s not like, you’ll go away and keep calling me or I will keep messaging you… It will only become more awkward every day… here, at least, we’ll see each other at the end of the day. We might feel like we need each other. We may not feel like that…anymore… but still… we can take the chances…”

She folded her hands across her chest, “What are the rules?”

“I hope you remember the vows we took informally in that restaurant before getting married. The rules we made when I proposed marriage to you?”

Almost with a breaking heart, she spoke in a low inaudible whisper –

 “I remember each and every one of them!”    

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87 Comments Add yours

  1. stelitoes11 says:

    Interesting loved it

  2. divyanshi gaur says:

    Have you updated

  3. Ann Aysh says:

    Ohhh.. i think am going to get a update soon

    1. divyanshi gaur says:

      I am also waiting when will di update

  4. Tanusree Saha says:

    Are you gonna update tonight?

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, I’ll update in half an hour

  5. Kiran Malik says:

    It seems like Nandini feels that Manik has given nothing in their relationship. Sorry but that’s kind of cruel on her part. I understand her being so hurt. But when she says she has given everything in the marriage and starts pointing out everything she has done for him, I feel it’s so wrong on her part. Manik has equally, if not more, invested in this marriage. He has changed himself so much. Yes in anger whatever he spoke was wrong. But we know what Nandini is for him, he would’ve definitely stopped her or regretted the way he’s doing right now, even if things weren’t stable. I don’t expect Nandini to forgive and forget easily. No. Manik definitely needs to learn a lesson a little hard way. But not the way Nandini is behaving. Thank God Manik manipulated her to stay. Running away was no solution.
    But still love the update❤️

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awesome update

  7. singhsanskriti27 says:

    Any chances of update today?

  8. pixiepari says:

    Though i feel sad about the way their life is heading i am sure that this will definitely help them to sort out the mess they themselves made….godd relationships are soo complicated diii

  9. Anonymous says:

    Update ?

  10. Anonymous says:

    is there an update tonight dear ?🤔

  11. gauti reshsha says:

    Why i have stopped getting notification…i dont understand.. previously i was getting it..

    1. Manita V says:

      It seems everyone is facing the same issue

      1. G says:

        Yeh me too.
        G-mail didn’t notify this time.

      2. dharmisolanki says:

        Now I am getting notification in “Social” category of mail not in primary section.

      3. Madhuri53 says:

        This time i dint get it too. i usually get notification in “update” section. i usually get notified by my WordPress App.

    2. Shygal9 says:

      Yeah me too.. Since some time now

  12. Anonymous says:

    Are you updating today ?

    1. Manita V says:

      Naahh… There is a power failure in our lane and so we are sitting without electricity since evening today…
      It’s cold and rainy too.
      Can’t update as I haven’t been able to write anything.

      1. gauti reshsha says:

        Ok di no worries..u update whenever possible…hope the power is back and you are comfortable..take care..good night…sleep tight..

  13. Madhuri53 says:

    Part 91 – I still feel nandini was stretching it long. They could have talked and resolved the issue. I was worried when manik was so much into her and not to separate her. he was literally begging her but she was too adamant to even listen to him.
    And then manik the manipulator came. I was thinking why manik was so lagged behind in his ways. He bounced back and scratched her every way of staying away from each other. it shocked me, like nandini, when he talked about divorce. It was his way to give a shock and make her think about her solution of break up. He very nicely explained each aspect about break up, living separate or divorce. And his final stroke was mind-blowing. His offer which he made before their marriage which she gladly accepted that time.
    It was alright at that time when they were not in love or not went ahead in their marriage. And it will be difficult to follow those rules when you actually know each other very well. It will be interesting to see how they live under one roof as strangers. So now it’s really all ties are tangled. Waiting for more. Sorry for the late comment.

    Madhuri53

  14. Anonymous says:

    Nice chapter can’t wait to read next one

  15. manini20 says:

    It’s not love if it’s not hearting….they r in mess ..a beautiful mess……heavy it was💙👏

  16. manini20 says:

    Heavy…..and senti update…💙

  17. piya66 says:

    Update please 🤗

  18. Sirisha says:

    Again same rules. You are great Di to follow the sequence in good.

  19. Unnati Limbachiya says:

    Yes superb amazing it nice idea let’s they both follow rules ya end up something else

  20. abirubha abirubha says:

    Hii di
    I hope u remember me
    Actually i was totally on wattpad that i thought u were taking a break two days before i go to read ur story coincidentally as always i totally loved ur way of expressing reality in ur stories will be waiting to read more from now on…

  21. lovepeehu says:

    I loved loved the update so much. I love reading long discussion and arguments of MaNan. Nandini is so right at her end but I was smiling reading Manik’s side conversation because he is really cute and confused when he defends himself 😂 you won’t believe but I like MaNan’s this break phase more …..may be I am the only sadistic who is excited for coming track 😂 I really like how Nandini throw Manik out of the court in any argument 😂 Nandini teach me so many things for my real life too , if I relate it to real situations which can occur in future. Manik is so cute 😍 I was laughing when Manik said, he won’t talk to Nandu, 100% sure ,😂…..I don’t believe him. Let’s see
    I’ll love to read long updates more (as per your convenience) with full of MaNan talk and fight 😂 they are so good in this. Loved it thoroughly, thank you so much Dii 😘😘

  22. Anonymous says:

    Aaj Sunday h na 😛😉

    1. singhsanskriti27 says:

      Yep😂😂😂 any chances of update writer sahiba????

      1. divyanshi gaur says:

        Will you update today di

    2. Manita V says:

      No, I will update tonorrow…
      I had planned for several updates but I am tied up today 🙂

  23. Anonymous says:

    Manita di: Long update today
    Me after finishing it in 10 mins: Huh? 🙄

    😂😂

    1. Manita V says:

      Hahaha…
      My definition —
      Anything less than 2000 words – Short update
      2000-3000 words – normal update
      >3000 words – long update

      Readers’ definition —

      Any update – short update 😀 😀

      1. Anonymous says:

        Nice one

      2. gauti reshsha says:

        You are hilarious di……

  24. Anonymous says:

    such beautiful and complicated updated. Loved how maturely and completely nandini expressed her feelings and how bad she feels. Most of the times when
    there’s conversations about relationships in stories, it becomes more about ego
    and self respect — but I love how you show that this was more than ego. It’s about
    trusting the other person to truly be with you even when things are bad

  25. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know what to feel……every couple have their share of fights big small but the solution these two have is just out of the box or may be I am a traditional thinker

  26. Madhuri says:

    More rules to break now😂

  27. Deepa says:

    So superb idea nikala manik ne. Ise kahe sakte ghum fir ke fir se zero se start karenge dono. But kya manik Ka idea Kam karega. Fabulous writing Di I love our story track di

  28. Heaven_to_hell says:

    I didn’t expect it to be this much complicated… But it’s true that once someone broke your trust then you can’t trust them again ..

  29. Anonymous says:

    Smarty Malhotra.. it’s like they will start from the start and this time with much stronger relation

  30. kshamaapurva says:

    Smart…..Mr. Malhotra….❣️❣️❣️

  31. someone16sh says:

    I have to read all the rules again 😂:p

  32. Chahate says:

    Please update next chapter soon. I just love your writing

  33. sd6324 says:

    A break always reminds me that I need to check & read the next update of your stories 😉. I loved it .

  34. tomboy140675 says:

    Thanks Manita. Lovely uodate, im also noy getting any notification of update. Its only when i logged in now that i seen u have upfated.

  35. Harshita singh says:

    Finally feeling little bit of relief, atleast they will be around each other. . Nd mam just want to inform you that, I don’t know why but I’m not getting any notifications regarding updates nd all.. I have to keep checking your profile about the updates. Pehle Notification aati thi. .but from last 2 weeks I’m not getting any notification.

    1. Manita V says:

      Check it from your end too… sometimes, we ‘unsubscribe’ by mistake.
      I haven’t done any changes at my end.

    2. singhsanskriti27 says:

      Even I am facing the same problem from last week.

      1. Juii says:

        Even I’m facing the same problem…

  36. sumaia sara says:

    When this FF started and MaNan made rules I was excited to see how they would fall with all those rules through it never happend they just went with flow but now I don’t know what to feel about those rules,I trust you di I am sure you have pinned your thoughts already and I can’t wait to read this new phase,Either it will be break them or will make them stronger.

  37. Guneet Sawhney says:

    Amazing update but so confused abt who is right n what is going to happen I so want them together but nandu is not wrong n manik was only angry 🤔

  38. lovelyrashu says:

    Earlier I thought then nandini was exaggerating when she decided to leave manik and all that but after this update I realized that she’s actually right that if all was not good at manik’s end he would had not stopped her from leaving. For his own sake manik should stop speaking as it is only proving him more wrong and the only thing which he said right was to stay at HIS home only and take a break. Nandini was really right when she said that how she left her family, home, city and sacrificed her carrier for them to make their marriage work and at the end all she was told to leave her own home oops I meant manik’s home 😕. All women sacrifice so much after their marriage and men don’t even respect that all they care is if everything is all good in their family then their marriage is working and if not they are shown the door. This time I really want manik to cave in and not be stuck on his ego and nandini should accept him to show that she want to stay 😉.

    1. Anonymous says:

      what you have said is so true — most men don’t even realize the sacrifices and woman makes for him and his family. They don’t even acknowledge it and just want everything in “their” familly and their life to be good. This is such an insightful comment on indian marriages. And manik does need to realize how much he took nandini for granted

  39. lovelyrashu says:

    Its getting all messy, I gave a thought about how would I cope up if something like this happens with me but then I realized I’m not married 😉 yet so will cross the bridge when will reach it 😂. But seriously this was like a reality check atleast for me for whom marriage is like a bed of roses with some thorns. It must be so difficult to deal with situation like this which will leave you emotionally drained and messed up even more than you already are.

  40. babykins ria says:

    Awesome update…… According to me Perfect decision taken by both of them….. Staying away would have made things more complicated they would have missed each other but due to ego factor they would never accepted their feelings and eventually leads to the end of their relation….
    Now at least they will be together may be not mentally but physically as in being in same house they won’t forget each other… 😂
    Hopefully this phase will end soon as want them to be together forever…. 😘😍

  41. chandrasan says:

    I am just wondering how would they stay out of each other under same roof (there right there manik won 😛) will they even sleep one night without cuddling each other. Will he be able to control his feelings seeing nandu coming out of bathroom after a bath with her dried hair and fresh look? Damn I am gonna love this track 😍😍 only one request di, we would love to read both nandini and manik povs during this phase.

    1. chandrasan says:

      Her wet hair *

  42. chandrasan says:

    I was relieved when manik denied nandu thank god!! At least he made her to stay with him. Manan fan in me just jumped out of happiness 💃💃😍😍😂😂 they gonna stay together yayieeee 💕❤

  43. chandrasan says:

    Coming to manik, bechara didn’t know what and how to explain and nandu was clearly cornering him and making him to realize what he did out of anger.. Though we are taking nandu side in this but we she said she is moving out to delhi Or mumbai😳😳😨 we didn’t expected this kind of break..

  44. chandrasan says:

    Nandini ‘s explanation , the way she put everything in front of him was perfect 👌👌 she is right, just coz all ended up in good note he wants her to stay with him. If things go in wrong way or ended in negative note what would he do? To be honest We didn’t really thought in this pov , di how could u think everything in different pov both +ve and -ve sides❤❤ time and again u prove us y u are one of the best writer and a best person 💕 really loved nandu taking her side and clearing out everything..

  45. rajirath says:

    Oh my!! I really am speechless. I wrote abt how I felt bad for manik in the last chapter. And now this one nandhini’s points made me speechless in the beginning and our good Manik slayed it at the end.
    I have no words to express what I feel in this chapter. You have penned it down so well Manita. Kudos.
    Amazing story. Glad I didnt miss ur story spark and spice when was I new to watt pad at that time.

  46. Lopamudra Swain says:

    May be nandini suggestion of staying far away would have worked but considering the situation and her behavior to move on from situations.. I think what manik is telling is completely right. And his solution will work or not but it will give them at least peace of seeing each other. They can express their feelings and desires to be together. I think that now on more tangled situations will come.

  47. Gargi Puranik says:

    OMG!!! So much happened that i don’t know what to say. And may be i wont be able to comprehend fully as i am neither married nor was in any kind of relationship before, but the way you portrayed the situation is so good that I feel out of words to comment anything on it. Though Nandini is absolutely right on her place I feel glad that Manik has convinced her to share the house and stay at least for a month. It is like they are back to square one but with experience of each other. I am so excited to see how they follow their looooooonnnng list of vows. I actually have to go back read them myself to understand further chapters.
    Anyway awesome update!!
    God bless you!!!

  48. Chendubundu says:

    Wow didn’t expect such turn of events.

    By saying break, i thought in same city until they sort things out. But when she suggested another city, i was thinking the same things as Manik. Long distance relationships are hard, tiring and exhausting. Saying with personal experience. Even a small word impacts the other person and ego comes in. And not to mention the insecurities that arise. Takes strong wIll and patience.

    Manik was on spot with his explanation. Absolutely love what he said and how he said. His business skills put to amazing use here😂😂.

    Bring out on. Fall in love again with the rules you guys set first time around. Break then again😂😂.

  49. hinuthakkar11 says:

    To be honest this situation is very heavy to digest for me😅maybe bcz i have never experienced any relationship or idk and u have said it in the start that story will be mature in all terms and right now i m feeling the same in this situation😅
    But i m trying to understand it…

    Here i felt Manik has done this rules thing purposely bcz he obviously didn’t want her to go from their house and if he put this here only then he would stop her from leaving and he succeeded in it:)
    Nandini became so stubborn in leaving him for a fact😅though she was very much right on her side as she was badly hurt but to this extent that she has taken a decision for going away from him for god knows how much time was too much i feel..but thankfully Manik has stopped her from going phew! Though the point he has described were true and horrified tbh😅but ik they won’t be separated for so long so i m relaxed😌
    And now it seems their relationship went to the start point of their marriage but with some changes mainly them being in love with each other…and it will be very interesting to watch as first time their rules were messed up by them🤭now in how much time it will happen that i want to know😂

  50. Mspagal says:

    Awesome and it’s good

  51. Aasma says:

    Can’t comment much, as I’m busy but wooow manik can have a say loool I can’t wait to see how there gonna come out of it!
    X

  52. Wasnt kinda expecting this from Manik…like you know..its always Nandini who does the talking in situations like these but this time Manik convinced her who usually doesn’t take so many efforts to hold back people in his life. This is going to be very interesting. I totally agree that going away from each other fosters misunderstandings and the solution that Manik gave should work just fine. Amazing chapter!

  53. Diviya says:

    Damn this is really getting so interesting and I am really so excited for this

  54. Aashna Jain says:

    waiting for this updaye so desperately…but worth the wait….didn’ t see that coming😓 it was good twist though💓💓💓💓…now i wanted to see how well they are going to follow these rules…they messed up first time😂😂😂

    1. Aashna Jain says:

      update*

      1. Simar says:

        Haha.Intresting.I am so excited for the next update.This whole phase has a very important lesson to teach.. impulsive behaviour is sometime fatal for relationships.Brilliant update Di.Waiting for the next one eagerly.
        Here is a small couplet which suits the current situation…
        Pal Bhar mein Kar Diya
        Paraaya mujhe
        Talkh lafzon se apne
        Dil bahut dukhaya hai usne.
        Jisne karvaaya tha mujhe
        Ishq se ru-ba-ru
        Usi Ishq se
        Mera yakeen bhi
        Uthaaya hai usne

    2. Manita V says:

      And they will keep messing up 😀 😀

  55. Bidisha Mohanty says:

    Surprised.I really don’t know what to say.I can’t even think properly what I would have done were I in Nandini’s place.But Manik has a point.My heart knows they will find their ways to each other . Really feeling like hugging these goofballs

    1. Manita V says:

      hahaha!
      Yes… Manik doesn’t know what to talk… but he is CEO of a big company… he sure does know what to DO and how to make things work!

      1. gauti reshsha says:

        Bravo di…what an intelligent writing..i am so so impressed with Manik..the agenda was making Nandini stay back and he succeeded in it by hook and crook…may be nandini will be hurt now with all these rules and staying seperate and all..but i know this boy will somehow convince Nandini and make her realise..the most awaited update for the century…now it will be very interesting to watch how they will live seperately in the same house…i am just so excited..they need each other ..hope they realise it soon and make things beautiful again..love you loads…

  56. Ruchi says:

    Manita, thank you so much for staying up so late to update for us 🙂 . Really appreciate it.

    Yess!!! So nice update… I did not want them to take a break living separately. Manik is so right..ego would have seeped in and destroyed their relationship. I have a smile on my face 😀 reading about this break 🙂 . It is not going to last long 😀 and they will be back together.

    1. Manita V says:

      True. A break away from each other doesn’t work if you don’t keep meeting otherwise, ego steps in!

      1. divyanshi gaur says:

        Hey di idk why I cant bear so much confrontation of manan. Just read in tuition. So hats off to di it is to painful to read and you are writing the same. Nice one di.

  57. krinal310 says:

    Loved it dii ❤️. I was waiting for your update because your writing is the stress buster for me in my 3rd year’s exams😅

    1. Manita V says:

      All the best for the exams!

      1. krinal310 says:

        Thank you so much dii ❤️

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