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From a Lie To Redemption: Minsha and Zarsha's Story

A Dare That Taught Them The Meaning of Love

By Eman MariumPublished 2 months ago 6 min read
From a Lie To Redemption: Minsha and Zarsha's Story
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Minsha was the only nerd in a school of spoiled elite kids. He was considered nothing more than a bookworm with zero friends and no social status. One day at a club, the most popular school group was having fun playing truth or dare when out of nowhere Ayish challenged Zarsha (the beauty pageant winner of the squad) to date Minsha. They wanted revenge on him for reporting them for cheating in exams. She confidently took the dare since it was nothing new among them; they usually dared each other to fool students at school.

The very next morning, Zarsha acted on the plan and went straight to Minsha, asking for his physics notes. He quietly handed them over to her. The same evening, she again went to Minsha and asked him to give her some basic physics classes for the exams coming next week. He reluctantly agreed because he knew that interacting with this squad brought nothing but trouble. He asked her to meet him tomorrow at the school library after the math class. Zarsha nodded and returned to her squad, who were waiting for her in the hallway. She told them the news like a victory, having succeeded in fooling the enemy.

The next day, Minsha started teaching her. At first, she showed no interest in studying and always talked about fashion brands and cars. She was nothing more than a dumb, rich, and self-absorbed person. But after some time, Zarsha realized that she was enjoying talking to Minsha and taking his class, and deep down she also started admiring him. He was nothing like the people around her who valued nothing but the price tags of her stuff and her bank balance. She realized that although she had always seen him as an introvert and nerd, he was very funny, interesting, caring, and talkative. But he only opened up to people he knew.

On the last day before the physics exams, Minsha was quietly handing the final notes to Zarsha when Zarsha suddenly kneeled and confessed her love to Minsha. Minsha’s heart stopped pounding; he quickly started gathering his stuff and dashed out of the library. After that day, Minsha started avoiding Zarsha. On the other hand, Zarsha was also ashamed of her hasty behavior and lost the courage to talk to him or apologize. Although all this started as a joke, it was now very meaningful to her, and she was down in the dumps for losing a real friend and the love of her life.

Zarsha stopped hanging out with her friends and isolated herself. Days went on like this when one day Zarsha’s phone screen lit up with a text from Minsha. He told her that he needed to meet her urgently. Zarsha was stunned; she immediately composed herself and texted him asking about the place and time. After two hours, they met at a restaurant near the school. As soon as Zarsha entered, Minsha stood up from his table, went straight to her, passed her a ring, and said that she was the only love of his life. At first, he couldn’t openly express his feelings because he thought he was not worthy of her love, but now he was ready to hold a relationship with her. Zarsha was over the moon; she promptly extended her hand and wore the ring. The whole restaurant started clapping for them.

From that day on, Minsha and Zarsha became the most popular couple in the school. However, after some time, Minsha started looking annoyed and worried. When Zarsha asked him, he told her that his father’s business was at a loss, and he couldn’t make it to school. He had asked for a loan from some people, and now they were threatening him. On hearing this, Zarsha’s heart skipped a beat. She asked him about the sum he needed. He refused to take her favor, but then she insisted that he could take it as an advance tuition fee and teach her every day for free. He agreed but didn’t look satisfied.

After this event, Zarsha was very happy that she was the only person in Minsha’s life with whom he shared his problems. Time flew like the wind, and these two years of high school were the most beautiful time of Zarsha’s life. And now it was time for the farewell. Both of them had decided that they would get married right after attending the prom together. But one hour before the party, Minsha texted Zarsha and told her that something urgent had come up and she should drive to the party herself; he would join her in an hour. Zarsha agreed and went on her way.

As soon as she entered the hallway, she could see every eye on her. For a moment, her mind was unable to process what was happening. Then suddenly, Ayish (the friend who dared her to date Minsha) took her by the arm and dragged her to a corner. She then showed her a video posted 30 minutes ago on the school’s Facebook page. It was the recording from the club when her squad dared her to date that book nerd, and along with this, there were also some other pictures and a long note where Minsha had mentioned how he had fooled Zarsha into her own game and earned expensive gifts and huge cash for dating that dumb girl. He also said that the traitor should have a taste of their own medicine. Zarsha’s mind went blank, and she burst into tears. She felt nothing but humiliation and betrayal. She ran towards the exit gate, and the last face she saw was Minsha smirking at her.

After she left, Ayish went straight to Minsha, confronted him, and slapped him. She then showed him texts from their last year’s group chat where, despite being considered a loser, Zarsha was ready to leave her entire squad just to be with him. Moreover, she also told him that Zarsha had sold her favorite car just to give him that money. He turned pale and nuts. It was the moment when he realized that just for giving her a good beating, he had crushed a pure heart, and now there was nothing but shards.

He rushed out to his car and went straight to Zarsha’s house. He knocked on the door several times, shouted for forgiveness, and called her a million times, but now he couldn’t make up for what he had broken. It was almost midnight, and Minsha was still at Zarsha’s door waiting for her to open it so that he could apologize for his mean act and tell her about his feelings. He sat there for hours and didn’t realize when he just dozed off. The next morning, when Zarsha opened the door, she was shocked to see Minsha sleeping there. For a second, her heart melted, but then everything that had happened last night crossed her mind like a flashback, and she immediately composed herself.

When Minsha woke up, he saw that the door was not locked from the outside, and there was a note beside him which said, “Please leave, I’ve had enough.” Minsha immediately stood up and went to Zarsha’s favorite cafe since he knew it was the only place she went to whenever she was sad or depressed. But when he saw her from the cafe window, she looked very broken and tired, and Minsha lost the courage to face her.

Since that day, Zarsha had always felt someone was following her like a guardian saving her from all the problems. This went on for a month. Although it had melted her heart to some extent, she was tired of him following her. So one day, when she was going home from the supermarket, Minsha was again following her. When for once Minsha was distracted and lost track of her, he was afraid that something might have happened to her and started looking around like crazy. Suddenly, someone from behind tapped him on his shoulder. When he turned, he was shocked to see Zarsha staring at him. He immediately looked down, and the only word that he could utter was “Sorry,” and after that, he burst into tears. Zarsha also started sobbing like a baby, hugged him, and forgave him. However, she knew that it was also her fault since she had started all this for fun, and now she couldn’t blame him.

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Eman Marium

Hello, I am Eman. Writing fictional stories is my passion; however, I am a professional blogger and article writer. I've worked with prestigious tech hubs. I have 3 years of writing experience during which I've secured decent clients.

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