My little bride.

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Jun 15

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 164 times)

 

Parking his car, Arnav got down. Aman’s house was decorated with flowers, not wasting any single minute, Arnav started to move from there. Standing at entrance Arnav looked around as before this he had not met Aman’s family before.. It was a little bit awkward to be in such a place where none knows you.. He finally spotted Aman who was talking to someone. Arnav moved in that direction..

“Congratulations Man!!”

Aman turned around- Oh My god.. Don’t tell me you are Real Arnav??

Arnav blinked his eyes- Unfortunately Yes..

Aman and Arnav laughed, before sharing hug. Aman was so happy, as he was wishing he would not have to miss his best friend on his engagement function..  

Both friends shared few talk, Aman introduced Arnav in his family, his family was supportive like Aman including Dadi though she narrowed her eyes at him when Aman said to her that Arnav is only khushi’s husband!!

Aman said slowly to Arnav- Those two girls and Dadi are almost chasing each other and as if waiting for each other in border.. (Arnav laughed.)  

 

Standing a little away, Arnav was trying to call khushi whose phone was as usual never got answered.

“So you don’t stay here??”

Arnav turned around and found Dadi, he replied- Because of some official work I have been in Singapore for last few months!!

Dadi added -Shadi ho gayi hai par phir bhi aap ki patni aur unki saheli aaj bhi bachi hi hai!! (Even after marriage, your wife and her friend are still childish.) Has she told you or lied to you too what they have done here?? (she continued.)

 “Khushi mujhse jhuth nehi bolti Dadi!!”, Arnav replied, “ And by the way sometime such things happens between friends, And Dadi, is not it good too?? They say A person should never let the child inside him/her to die!!”, he explained taking Dadi’s unpleasant question and khushi and Nitya’s actions in a positive way..  

Dadi just stared at him for few seconds, she was about to counter questioned him but  Aman called him!! Excusing himself Arnav left from there, Arnav started helping Aman and others in arrangement.

“Aunty, Give me, I’ll give them!!”, Arnav stopped Aman’s mother who was hurriedly running here and there doing her c****s. Though Aman’s mother denied at first, later Arnav insisted her so she had to let Arnav do her work. Standing at far Dadi was noticing Arnav who was giving cold drinks to guests, folding her arms!!

Arnav checked his watch, he had not met his sister till now. Arnav stopped Aman who was walking by- Aman.. I am going to meet Di.

Aman patted his back- Ok.. But be back soon!! (Arnav nodded his head and rushed from there to meet his sister though he was again going to meet his sister during engagement as they were invited too.)

 

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After meeting Anjali and Kaira as Karan was at work, Arnav was driving back to Aman’s place when he crossed the turning to Nitya’s home. His car slowed down it’s speed.. He had met everyone, but he had not seen his own wife till now neither he had talked to her. He took U turn and drove towards Nitya’s house.

As Nitya’s mother had already met Arnav, it was not any hard task to recognize him. Asking him to take seat, Nitya’s mother went to call Nitya who was in her room.

Girls passing by, were giving looks at Arnav. Arnav could hardly see any male members there as all were busy attaining guests downstairs. He was feeling conscious, taking out his phone he once again started calling khushi hoping her to answer before meeting, but that was not fruitful. He could hear gossips of girls and it did not take hard for him to know this gossip is related to him some where..  He was feeling himself like an alien each time any girl staring at him.

“Arnav!!!”,

“Hi..”

Arnav and Nitya shared hug, Nitya- This is the Best surprise Arnav.. How are you??

Arnav- I’m good.. What about you??

Nitya smiled- Superb..  Have you met Aman??

Arnav- Of course I have met him, it’s his engagement yaar..(he teased.)

Nitya lightly hit his arm- Mine too if you have forgotten.. (Arnav chuckled..) Ok, tell me have you met khushi?? Does she know you are at our house??

Arnav- Your House??? (he said sarcastically..) She does not even know I’m in India.. Agar madam kabhi phone uthae to hi baat karunga na main!! (I can tell her only if she picks up my calls)

Nitya-Oh ****!!! She forgot her phone here..

Arnav- Is not she here now??(he asked confusingly.. Now where did she go??) Where is she then??

Nitya- Actually khushi has gone to fix my engagement lehenga . (Arnav rolled his eyes.. Will he even meet his wife before leaving or not??, he afraid)

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Guests from both side have reached at the venue, Nitya had reached with her family and friends. Aman too had arrived. Aman and Nitya were supposed to stay away before engagement.

“Do you look good in maroon or maroon look good on you Aman??”, asked khushi playfully leaning on door way holding a glass of cola in her hand, who till now had no idea what surprise was waiting for her in that room!!

Aman turned his head at her, then gave a side look at Arnav who was standing a little away as a result khushi had not seen him. He suppressed his smile, khushi gave him a smile, sipping her drink she started coming inside- You know, maroon colour for guys is now not in trend as all have started wearing sa…

She stopped abruptly, her eyes got widen and mouth left opened as her eyes fell on Arnav who was staring at him leaning on table, pocketing his both hands, wearing his breath taking smile!!!

“ARNAV ???”

Aman burst into laugh, seeing khushi’s shocked face. That was in deed a sight to watch..

“What the hell??”

Khushi was left in astonish not being able to accept that she was seeing him in real and that too few feet away from her touch. When did he come?? How did he come?? Why did not anyone tell her?? Does this mean Nitya too know this as she remembered Nitya was giving her teasing grin!!

Aman ‘s laughing  made khushi annoyed, here all make her fool .She barked angrily- Don’t laugh Aman..

But he was going on laughing, angrily khushi threw the glass she was holding in her hand, but luckily Aman moved away as a result the glass hit on wall and broke into pieces..

Arnav shrieked- What the.. Are you mad khushi?? (he finally spoke.)

Aman- Have you any plan to send me to hospital on my engagement day khushi??

She was fuming now. She had even gone to RM to change her dress.. Mumma too did not tell her about his visit, she had even talked to Aman over Nitya's phone, he did not even her then too!! She threw an angry glare at Aman and Arnav, then left from there stamping her feet!!

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Khushi preferred to stick to Anjali and other girls during engagement ceremony not letting Arnav coming near her.. Why could not he inform about his coming before?? He has only come for his friend’s engagement, then let him enjoy that, she too needs to concentrate on her friend cum enemy’s engagement who was actually teasing her on her Own engagement.

Khushi turned her face away from Nitya when her eyes met with Arnav’s!! For a moment she became robotic as if losing every single control of her own body. Wearing a grey three piece suit, he was looking breath taking handsome.. Khushi narrowed her eyes when she saw few girls passing by gave him a quite long stare!! Her stomach crumpled.

She finally decided to move away from there not wishing to see anyone as she was angry with everyone specially with Arnav. Gulping down water, khushi mumbled- Kam se kam wo to mujhe bata sakta tha na?? (at least he could have tell me!!)

“Kiase batata.. Tum kahi aur tmahara phone aur kahin!!” (how was I supposed to tell you?? You were some where while your phone was some where else!!), khushi heard from behind.

“Baat mat karo mujhe se tum..” (Don’t talk to me!!)

“Ohkay.. To tum bolo main sun raha hun..” (Then you talk, am listening. )

Khushi frowned hearing his crooked reply, she turned to face him- Don’t act smart Arnav!! (she said angrily, showing her finger.)

In reply she could see he was stepping towards her slowly.. She gave him a deathly glare and tried to leave but felt a tug in behind as one end of her dupatta was held from behind.

“Leave my dupatta!!”

“I’ll not..”, he rolled her dupatta.

Khushi did not say anything further, she turned her face away!! He can’t mellow her down acting like this… Where he was till now as Aman and Nitya had already reached at the venue 45 minutes with their respective side persons. Was he waiting when this function would get over and he would escape?? Was he intending not to meet her?? She felt difficult even thinking so.

Coming closer, Arnav gave a long stare at her. Khushi was wearing an orange off shoulder design lehenga choli, hair in soft curls, two beautiful earrings kissing her cheeks frequently, her minimal make up face , kohl on her two beautiful almond shaped eyes and pink colour on her pink lips.

He raised his hands, pulled her towards him by her elbow. Her eyes got widen- Tum..

She could not say anything further, as his lips touched his forehead and lingered there for more than 3-4 seconds. She started feeling weaker under his hold, Arnav slowly moved away. Giving her another look, Arnav pushed her fringes behind her ear slowly- Was I this angry when you came to Singapore?? (he looked back at her.)

Khushi- But..(she felt sort of words to argue.)

Arnav raised his brow- But.. What?? (he was still holding her by her both arms.)

Khushi kept quite, saying nothing further Arnav pulled khushi in his embrace wrapping his arms around her possessively. Khushi became conscious, anyone might see them in this close position.

Khushi- Anyone might see us Arnav!!(she said slowly, her hands were still trembling to wrap around him.)

Arnav replied huskily- None is watching us khushi as none is here!!

Khushi quickly looked around only to find themselves isolated from crowd, she could not help but finally smiled seeing how this man again ensure their moment to be limited till them only!! She finally wrapped her soft arms around his body, why can’t she just remain angry with him longer??  Arnav pulled her more close touching her cheek with his cheek.!!

 

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Jun 15

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 188 times)

One by one ritual was performed by Aman and Nitya as per their custom and tradition during engagement ceremony.


Anjali- They look perfect together..(To khushi who was standing beside.)

Khushi- Yeah.. They do!! They look so happy.. Are not they Di??

Anjali nodded her head, they started talking, giggling. Being a little away Arnav just stood there staring at two beautiful women in his life.. His eyes searched for another beautiful woman, finally he spotted her.. His mother!! He felt content seeing his mother, sister and wife together. That’s a happy feeling for any man to see his wife, sister and mother sharing a beautiful bond, that gives warmth to heart.

Anjali asked- Where is Chotey?? (to khushi, not seeing Arnav either with them or with Aman.)

Khushi raised her eyes, looked around and spotted Arnav talking with his friends, she indicated Anjali, Anjali called out for Arnav. Arnav came to them- What happened??

Anjali- Stay with us for some time Chotey, we are seeing you after such a long time!!

Arnav smiled, wrapped his arm around Anjali’s shoulder- Then, I’m here only.

Khushi stood there adoring this brother-sister relationship, she loves their pairing, Arnav and Anjali look cute together. She thought to move away, giving them privacy when Anjali held her hand- Where are you thinking you are escaping now??

Khushi- No Di.. I was just..

Arnav looked at her, he had seen when she was staring at them lovingly. He had understood the reason of her moving away from them also.. Before khushi could say anything, Arnav came and stood in between her and Anjali. Anjali and khushi looked at him surprisingly at first then broke into smile, Arnav too joined them , Anjali pinched Arnav’s cheek getting a frown in return which later made both Anjali and khushi giggled. When love is there without any complexity.. Heart also understands those unspoken words, those unspoken needs, those unspoken feelings!!

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Aman and Nitya finally exchanged rings, whole surrounding filled with laughter, claps and good wishes for the newly engaged couple.

Party was over, all started leaving one by one. As Arnav and Aman met few friends from their college, they decided to catch up the very next day morning as Arnav had his flight in afternoon. Arnav and Aarav occupied front seat of car while khushi and Anita the behind seat. Aarav had asked the driver to take his car by which he had Anita had come to the party as travelling together with family is more fun than travelling alone.  Aarav and Arnav continued to talk, Anita and khushi participated too.. Finally they reached at RM. While Aarav and Anita retired to their room, Arnav and khushi came to their room.

They were about to enter inside, khushi stopped by door looking around at the messy condition. She bit her lips slightly, what Arnav would think seeing this state??

“I’ll arrange everything.”

 She started cleaning bed, while Arnav started cleaning the mess on recliner and coffee table. After done with their tasks, they sighed deep.

Changing into her white salwar kameez, khushi came out only to find Arnav talking over phone probably with Aman deciding the place and timing to meet with everyone the next day. Seeing her, Arnav ended the call soon.

Khushi asked- You are returning back tomorrow then??

Arnav just nodded his head.

There suddenly raised tensed atmosphere between them, khushi had no idea how to approach towards him further!! She was feeling a bit uneasy too to talk to Arnav. So to divert her mind khushi said while moving towards dressing table to keep her earrings back- None had expected you would come suddenly.. But you did good, Aman was happy!! (She actually liked Arnav’s this decision of attaining his friend’s party.)

“Tum khush nehi ho??”, asked Arnav moving towards her. (Are not you happy??)

Khushi kept mum,  Is not she happy?? Of course she is happy, but she is sad too because of his short presence of him beside her. Arnav kept his hands on her shoulder, khushi looked up at him- Kal jana jaruri hai?? (Is it urgent to return tomorrow??) (She finally asked, staring at him through mirror.)

Arnav felt helpless the way she asked as till date they have not discussed on this topic ever openly..

Arnav- It’s only 2 and half months now khushi..(He gently squeezed her shoulder)

Khushi became conscious, she gripped on her emotions not letting it flow, just like she had been doing till date. She nodded her head and started move away- Yeah.. I know!!

She was about to move away further, Arnav held her hand. Khushi stopped, snaking his another arm around her waist, Arnav lifted khushi in his arms moving towards bed.. Her arms wrapped around his neck, she stared at his face for some seconds before hiding her face in crook of his neck.


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It’s been 15 days now, sitting on bench in park in one afternoon khushi watched those cute kids playing together. Aman and Nitya are becoming cheesier day-by-day thanks to the official confirmation of their relation. Aman’s family had returned back to Mumbai, all were again went back to their respective work lives.

Khushi exhaled deeply, she was feeling a hollowness created inside her slowly. How was she going to wait for next 60 days.. she had no idea. Her heart was still under her control, but after meeting Arnav, after seeing him, after finding him so close..khushi was finding it heart to bear the distance. Sometime  it’s better to be away, than coming closer if separation is the next chapter..

Khushi leaned her head back, closed her eyes.

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After being away from Delhi, after getting the chance to understand herself a bit more clearly, Tara had finally returned back to Delhi to begin a new life with a simple starting. Roaming around in the park, Tara noticed a familiar figure sitting on an ironed bench at a far.

She came closer- Khushi!!

Khushi opened her eyes hearing her name and met an unexpected guest.

Khushi- Tara??

Tara- Hi..

Khushi- Hi..  Sit!!

Tara nodded her head, taking her seat beside khushi Tara and khushi for some next minutes stared at the front, where children were playing.

Tara- Ese..chupchap yahan kyun?? (Why are you alone here like this??) (she started the conversation.)

Khushi gave a half smile- I was getting bored at home, so came here.

Tara asked after a prolong pause- How is Arnav?? (khushi turned her head at her hearing Arnav’s name, Tara added.) I have heard he has been in Singapore.. (khushi hummed.)

Tara had almost stopped any way of communicating with Arnav, as she knew if she continues to be in touch with Arnav frequently she would never be able move on from her feeling for him. She knew it was only who had asked for friendship at least from him, but later understood it’s difficult to be a normal friend with that person with whom you had once fallen head over love.

So to save herself as well as Arnav from any raising complexity between them, she decided to stay away.

Then Tara got a call, she stood up along with khushi. Tara said- I have to go, Papa has come  here.

Khushi nodded her head, bidding good bye Tara moved away from there, standing at her place khushi saw Tara giving side hug to an elderly person, his face was not cleared to her but khushi had understood he was only Tara’s father.

 

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Jun 19

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 187 times)

Aarav had already left for office, sitting on sofa Anita looked up at upstairs. The clock was showing 9.45 AM but khushi had not come downstairs till now. Though Anita knows khushi wakes up late but she had never woke up this late. That made feel suspicious, Anita got up and moved towards the staircase leading upstairs.

Door to khushi’s bedroom was just closed, but not locked from inside, that again made her feel bizarre. Pushing aside her thoughts, Anita stepped inside and found khushi still laying on bed but pushing her both knees to her chest, frown appearing on her forehead, her face was looking so dull and pale.

With concern, Anita came forward and sat on bed, caressing khushi’s hair, Anita started calling khushi- Khushi.. Wake up, it’s getting late now..

Khushi opened her eyes slightly then closed her eyes and moved her head towards Anita’s lap, khushi was about to say something, but felt her stomach crumpling and covering her mouth, she ran towards washroom!!! Anita stood there worriedly, seeing khushi’s state. After few minutes when khushi came out, Anita helped her to bed- What’s wrong khushi??

Khushi shook her head- I don’t know Mumma.. After returning last night, I am feeling weird and vomiting like this!!

Anita- Can’t you just tell me?? (with stern voice but coated with lots of concern just like every mother.)

Khushi- It was late yesterday..

Anita- Fine, then get ready, we are going to doctors’.

Hearing Doctor, khushi’s eyes grew widen, for her going to Doctor means being injected which she fears the most in her life, when that sharp needle pierce on her skin, then few drops of blood oozing out.. Khushi shook her head vigorously even imagining this.  

Khushi- No.. I’m not going any where.. (Anita glared at her, khushi made puppy face.) You give me any medicine but don’t take me to any doctor Mumma..

Anita- Am I a doctor then?? (she asked sarcastically.)

Khushi made face- But I’m not going any where.. You understood..(She acted like a stubborn kid, pacifying whom was a difficult task.)

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Typing on his laptop, Arnav glanced at his phone to see any call back from khushi’s side, they both had not talked since last 2 days, thanks to their busy lives as well as their crooked friends. He picked up the call and finally dialed Anita’s number to enquire about khushi who was not answering his any calls since last night.

“How will she answer any call, when she is unable to stand on ground herself!!”,

Arnav could not get anything- What happened to her Mumma??

Anita- She is acting like a kid, she is not well and when I’m asking her to go to doctor, she is denying and asking me to get her any medicine.. Now you tell me Chotey, how will I get her medicines like this??

Arnav- Mumma, can you please ask her to call back me, I’ll talk to her!! (he assured his mother, who knows better than him how difficult it is to tame that adamant girl.)

 

Anita did as said by her son, khushi lazily moved a little to grab her phone that was laying on other end of bed and switching on that found numbers of missed calls from him, as her phone was in silent mode she could not hear the ring. Dialing his number, khushi again snuggled close inside the duvet- Hmm.. (as the call got answered.)

Arnav- What happened to you?? (he asked, stopping his typing on laptop key board.)

Khushi replied weakly- It’s aching my stomach Arnav.. since last night I’m having nausea..  Even my head too killing me.. (she complained to  him like a 5 year old girl.)

Arnav- Then why don’t you just go with Mumma to doctor khushi??

Khushi- I hate injection.. (She complained once again. Arnav shook his head. )

Arnav tried to make her understand the logic, Doctor does not put injection always, but khushi being khushi heard nothing.

 

Having no option left, Anita tried some homemade remedy for her stubborn daughter cum daughter-in-law.

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It was evening, next day!! , Arnav was hurried back to home after official work, his car stopped as the traffic signal indicates to stop. Keeping his hands on steering wheel, Arnav looked around when his eyes fell on one couple walking at a little far, the man had securely wrapped his one arm around the lady’s shoulder, the lady was smiling talking to the man at the same time touching her baby bump softly.

Traffic signal indicated to move, Arnav started his car giving one last glance at the couple.

Olivia served him dinner, as he was starving he almost emptied the plate quickly and rushed upstairs to the room to enquire about khushi once again, but heard the same information. He now started getting worried, slowly his care converted to worry then stress. Standing by the window of his room, Arnav’s mind drowned back to that couple. He himself had no idea why was he even linking this with that couple?? He was becoming anxious with each passing minute, frustratingly Arnav took his laptop and thought to concentrate on work than That couple. He was doing his work, his figures automatically stopped taking his command. Not sure of his own confusion whether he was right or wrong Arnav typed on search machine, “Pregnancy symptoms..”

He again started deleting it, why was he even connecting khushi’s illness with these??

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It ‘s been 2 days, khushi was feeling a little better thanks to Anita Mumma’s home made remedy. Though her stomach was still cramping, but she was feeling less nausea than last days. She was reading a magazine, sitting on bed when she got a call from Arnav. Smiling she took it,

Khushi- Hello..

Arnav- How is your health?? (he asked first not responding any greeting.)

Khushi pouted- A little better than yesterday.. I think I ate a lot of fastfood that day with Nitya and Aman, so my..

“Why don’t you just see a gynecologist khushi??”, asked an impatient Arnav.

Khushi stopped abruptly, she was confused- Huh??

Arnav said again though it was a bit uneasy for him- I think you should see a gynecologist khushi.

Khushi raised her brow high not getting any clue why the gynecologist came in between and most importantly why does she need to see one??

Khushi- But why??? I think I’ll be ok by tomorrow..

Not knowing how to keep his doubt in front of his wife, Arnav started scribbling on a white sheet- What’s the problem if you go?? (he asked back.)

Khushi- But Arnav… I think I’m doing better, I ate unhealthy food so I’m feeling sick, then why..

Interpreting khushi in middle, Arnav said- Khushi, meri baat suno pahele tum!! (khushi listen to me first.)

He continued understanding the reason of her keeping mum- I think..(he took a deep breath and exhaled..) You should do a pregnancy test!!

Her eyes opened wide, Did she hear right??

Khushi- What?? (she asked not sure of whether she heard him correctly or not.)

Arnav repeated- You should do a pregnancy test khushi.. (he said slowly.)

Khushi- But why?? (she does not know whether she asked any appropriate question or not, but that what came in her mind after hearing Arnav’s doubt.)

Arnav- What do you mean by why?? Should I explain Why?? (he said annoyingly, being trapped in between his hesitation and khushi’s questions..)

Khushi gulped down once, saying nothing she hanged up the call in next second. Sweat breeds started forming on her forehead, she could feel her throat becoming dry and her fingers almost shaking in nervousness..  Khushi quickly poured a glass of water and gulped down in one go then mumbled- Ek to khud tense hota hai upar se mujhe bhi pareshan karata hai.. (Not only he is making himself tensed, but also making me tensed too..) Oh god…

She closed her eyes tightly, sending a prayer to God!! Pregnancy test.. Leave this topic, she can’t even think of a Baby in right now!!

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Pocketing his both hands, Arnav stared at the night beauty.. He kept his doubt in front of khushi, but what she must be thinking after hearing this from him?? He punched on the wall, not understanding what should he do next or to be more particular what should they both do next if by any chance his suspicion comes right?? Neither mentally, nor emotionally he was ready something like this?? Not only him, he doubted whether khushi was even ready for it!!

They both were standing at that point in life, where they both needs no one in between them, they needs each other only. They have a long distance still remaining between them to clear it, they still need to understand each other. Arnav shook his head.. Was he thinking ahead a bit more??

 

 

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Jun 20

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 228 times)

Hugging her knees, khushi buried her face. What if Arnav’s suspicion comes right?? What if she is actually..

Khushi bit her lower lips trying to suppress her anxiety and restlessness. After hearing from Arnav about this test, khushi was feeling like falling sick with each passing moment, even due to strain her head started aching badly. She could feel her body shaking in fear.. Were they both ready for something like this?? They both need time to grow, to grow as an individual and at the same time as couple.

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As since last few days, khushi was at home due to her sickness, she decided to go out today to meet her friend in order to divert her mind in something else as sitting at home was making her feel weaker. She met Nitya at Nitya’s home, both friends chatted for some time then decided to go to the nearby park. Khushi does not know why but she was even scared of riding her own scooty, she even felt like stop walking due to fear if another life growing inside her!!

Khushi sat behind Nitya, Nitya started the scooty. While passing by on road, khushi’s eyes fell on a chemist store, thinking for a brief second, khushi asked Nitya- Nitu, Stop here.

Abruptly Nitya stopped by road side, khushi said- I’ll just get a headache medicine, you wait for me here..

Before Nitya could ask, khushi moved away from there towards the chemist shop. Khushi- I need a pregnancy test kit. (She said slowly feeling awkward, she does not understand how people talks on this topic so freely when it was so difficult on her part to even think so.)

The seller instantly got her one, paying money khushi thrust the small box in her hand bag and left from there.

 

It’s been a while now, khushi has locked herself in bedroom just watching that plastic small kit in her hand!! That was just a small plastic thing, how was she supposed to know what to do or what not?? Should she ask Anjali Di.. No.. What would she reply if Anjali Di ask why she needs to know it?? Then should she ask Mumma.. Again her mind gave a negative reply.

Having no option left, khushi made a puppy face and dialed Arnav who was the reason behind this fear of her. She was taken aback when Arnav answered the call immediately within 2-3 rings as if he was waiting for her call.. Her jaw dropped!!

Before khushi could say anything, Arnav asked eagerly- What happened??

Khushi rolled her eyes, throwing one furious look at that small plastic kit she said- I don’t know anything about this.. What am I supposed to do?? (She asked annoyingly.)

Arnav was not understanding what she was referring- What are you saying khushi?? What are you doing then??

Khushi looked around as if gathering her courage to talk to Arnav, she could not understand how does a wife tells her pregnancy to her husband happily without any hesitation as her situation was totally different.

Khushi- You were..saying something yesterday.. So as I have gone out… I.. (she gulped down once again..)

Arnav asked- You..What dammit?? (He almost screamed, as anxiety was killing him slowly.)

Khushi’s eyes grew wider- Chilla kyun rahe ho tum?? Mujhe bhi chillana ata hai.. Pata bhi hai kya kya soch rahi hun main Arnav?? Esa lagta hai meri jaan chali jayegi iss waqt. Kal se na so paa rahi hu na thik se kha sakti hun.. Chalti hun to dar lagta hai, aaj to main apni scooty ko chune se bhi dar gayee.. Aur ye.. ye ridiculous test kit… Mujhe kuch samjha mein hi nehi aa rahi hai.. Socha ki Di se puchu, par nehi puch sakti..socha ki Mumma ko batau, wo bhi nehi kar payi.. Kal se meri jaan nikli jaa rahi hai aur tumhe gussa aa raha hai Raizada???  

(Why are you screaming?? I can scream too.. Do you even what I’m undergoing now?? I feel like my life is going to end soon.. Neither I’m able to sleep not eat.. I’m even scared to walk, today I was so scared to touch my scooty.. And upon all these.. This ridiculous test kit!! I’m not getting anything of it, I thought to ask Di, but could not.. I thought to tell Mumma, but again could not.. Since yesterday my life is sucking out and here you are getting hyper??)

Khushi said in one breath, her eyes were a little moist due to her sudden outburst of her inner fear and emotions . She was feeling so weak and helpless since the time Arnav had suggested this.

Arnav was left in shocked hearing khushi.

Arnav- Khushi!!

Khushi- Kya hai??

He became more amused, he had not thought this would scare her to this extent!! Unknowingly smile appeared on his lips though he knew laughing at someone when he/she is scared, is a bad manner..

Arnav- Khushi, calm down.. There is no use becoming so scared like this??

Khushi- Yeah..Right. (she said mockingly, None can understands what she was feeling, how uneasy it was on her part, how difficult it was on her part when she bought that test kit in that chemist shop. A lone of tear escaped from her eye unknowingly. Men will be always men and mean.)

After some seconds of pause, Arnav called out her name- Khushi??

Khushi- I’m not getting what to do with this kit Arnav?? (she sniffed.)

Arnav- Are you crying khushi?? (Hearing no reply, Arnav sighed hard.) Ok, listen, I don’t know anything either.. So..

Khushi- Then what will happen now?? I can’t go on asking everyone how to use it.. (she said loudly interpreting Arnav in middle..)

Arnav- You expect me to know about all these?? Like Really??

Khushi- Han to.. Was not you the one who asked me to do this??(She retorted back..)

Arnav- I asked you to visit a gynecologist khushi.. (He argued back..)  How would I know about this kit and all??

Khushi- Then??

Arnav- I can tell you something, only if you let me speak khushi..  Should I speak then?? (khushi did not say anything, Arnav continued.) There must be the instruction written at the back of the box khushi or some where.. Read it, understand it.. (he commanded..)

Khushi realized something- Ohh..****.. I threw that box.

Arnav opened his mouth to say something, but knowing it’s useless to say anything to khushi, he asked- Can you search for it??

Khushi-Let me see then..

Khushi looked around and found that small packet laying near bed, she grinned happily- Got it..

Arnav- Great. Now read and understand what’s written..

Khushi nodded her head, she took that and started aloud what was written, amusing Arnav once again due to her act. Arnav- Are you a kid who is taught how to learn for first time khushi??

Khushi- I’m reading loudly so that you can hear it too Raizada.. I’m not dumb, if I forget, then remind me. Understood..

After done with reading the instruction, khushi became silent for some seconds and said over phone- See.. don’t even think of hanging up the call Arnav.. I feel like I’m murdering someone here..

 

It’s been 10 minutes now, khushi was still staring at that stick, phone was laying on bathroom cabinet, with speaker on.. Arnav groaned- khushi.. It was written 5 minutes there.. What are you doing??

Biting her nails, khushi mumbled- It was written if two lines appeared, that means it’s positive.. Then why only one line is still appearing??

Arnav felt like banging his own head… He exclaimed- You crazy girl.. That’s because the result is negative.. You understood!!!

Khushi stared at the phone, then at that stick- You sure na Arnav??

Arnav could not help but smiled- Kya karu main tumahare sath khushi??

Khushi finally smiled.. Then laughed, Arnav joined with her too.. Opening washroom door, khushi came out, laughing- I can’t believe we are so happy seeing the negative result.. Normally people gets excited seeing positive while we are thrilled because of negative..

Arnav replied back huskily- Right.. First let me have my share of you wifey.. Then we can think of the entry of someone.. (He ended dragging the last bit a more, making khushi feel goosebumps all over her skin.)

 A smile was playing on her lips after hanging up the call.

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Jun 24

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 191 times)

Taking a big bite of her burger, khushi watched Nitya who was staring at her in a different way.

“What??”

“From where do you get this hunger khushi??”

Khushi rolled her eyes- Nitya, no comment on my food.. I have had only three toasts in morning, now I’m hungry.. If you have any problem, then keep that in your pocket.

Nitya- Don’t you miss Arnav??

Khushi again looked at her confusingly- Why suddenly this topic??

Nitya replied- I meant, how can you be craving for food like this when he is miles away khushi?? (Nitya almost screamed, gaining the attention of few other people in that open café.)

Khushi raised her eyebrow, she touched Nitya’s forehead- Your temperature seem normal.. Then what’s wrong with you?? Break Up ho gaya kya?? (she giggled.)

Nitya- Aman is going to Toronto.. For whole 15 days!!

Khushi- Oh..

Nitya- Oh??? I had not expected this from you..

Khushi sighed, resting on backrest she asked- What’s wrong Nitu??

Nitya’s eyes got moist, she looked away. Khushi sighed seeing her face, then moved her chair near to Nitya- What’s bothering you??

Nitya- Since we have been in this relationship, we have never stayed away from each other and that too this far!!! I’m feeling empty within yaar.. I meant..15 days and that too he in Toronto and me in Delhi!!

Khushi squeezed her palm, she did not ask her any question further or gave her own opinion on this topic. She did not feel like judging Nitya’s sentiment, every individual does not have same sentiment in every situation… She can’t tell her to be “Chilax..”, If not anyone, at least she understands how does it feel to be away from the one whom you want..

Nitya looked at her, khushi gave her a warm smile- Ice cream khaegi?? Let’s have your favorite raspberry bar today.. What say??

Nitya could not helped but smiled a little- Why to fear..when ice cream is here!!! (she recalled their childhood memory.. Khushi grinned.)

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Arnav was laying on bed, as usual on his stomach burying his face in that soft pillow. The ring on his phone, made him groaned!! Unwillingly he had to move his hand but not looking and started moving his hand here and there to grab his phone.

“Hi..”

A smile came across on his beautiful face- Hey.. (he now laid straight.)

Khushi- Busy ho??

Arnav- In your memory..

Khushi laughed- That’s the most pathetic dialogue Arnav..

Arnav shook his head- As per you by the way.. (he glanced at the clock..) It’s quite late.. Are you not sleeping yet?? (his voice turned to concern.)

Standing by the French door, khushi stared at those bubbles in pool, it was raining in Delhi. And for first time her heart filled with a welcoming sense seeing rain.

Khushi- It’s raining... (she just said this, though her statement seem incomplete but Arnav could not stop that smile playing on his lips. He understood what she wanted to convey him, what made her call him at this late.. He understood her unspoken feelings.)

Arnav- Arnav aur khushi humesha.. Right???

Khushi- Always!! (she prompted.)

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Only two days were remaining for this six months period to come to end.

Anita served Aarav his morning tea, he was looking a bit tensed. Anita asked- Why are you so tensed today??

Aarav replied slowly taking into care khushi does not hear their conversation- Problems are arising in Lucknow , as it’s been almost 24 years.. Issues are rising there for Sheeshmahal.. If only khushi agrees to go there as the heir of sheeshmahal..

“I am not going any where Baba!! Specially not to Lucknow and that Sheeshmahal..”, a loud and stern voice khushi made Aarav and Anita turned their heads.

Aarav got up- Khushi.. You can’t deny the fact that after Garima, you are the heir of Sheeshmahal..

Khushi- And I can never forget what this so called Royalty cost Garima Mumma.. May be she has the courage to lose her family, but I’m not daring like her.. Let that palace destroy into pieces..

Aarav- Khushi.. You are not unaware of the consequences.

Khushi- I don’t want to know anything.. But I’m not going any where.. (she said harshly and left from there. Aarav felt helpless, looked back at Anita who was equally affected.)

 

Khushi was sitting on bed, grumpily hugging her pillow tightly. She did not like the way she talked to Baba, but why did Baba raise this topic after years.. Never in her life, she wishes to go there and see that so called Royal Palace which was her mother’s birth place.. After her biological father, if there was anything she hates then that’s this Sheeshmahal..

Angrily she threw a novel she was reading earlier. Anguish was rising within her just by remembering this Palace’s name.

The phone laying beside her rang, she gave it a glance and found Arnav’s name flashing. A sense of warmness filled in her body seeing his name, her disturbed heart came to a pause slowly.

Khushi- Hello?? (she tried to talk normally..)

Arnav- I have just called to tell you cancel your any plan if you have for tonight!! (he said casually.)

Khushi- Kyun?? (asked confusingly, not understanding why was he saying so.)

Arnav- You have to reach at airport by 10pm.. So?? (he tried to be as normal as he could, hiding his own smile..)

Khushi- Par kyun??

Arnav- That’s because I have known that flight from Singapore to Delhi lands then..

Khushi was about ask Why again, but realized what he was intending to say playing with words.. Her eyes got widen- Don’t tell me you are coming?? (she almost screamed)

Arnav laughed- So should I stay back here then??

Khushi- Dare you think so.. (Khushi added after thinking.)  Do Mumma Baba know this??

Arnav- No.. I just told you first, even tomorrow is their anniversary.. I want to be there.

Khushi glee in excitement- Listen.. Don’t tell Mumma Baba.. Actually tomorrow Di and Jiju are returning too from Kerala, they don’t know it too.. Mumma Baba will be super happy after meeting you and Di so suddenly..

Arnav- Ok.. Then see you soon..

Khushi agreed readily- Yup..

They both smiled, khushi felt like dancing, she had almost forgotten earlier issue relating to Sheeshmahal after hearing from Arnav about his returning.

 

 

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Jun 25

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 194 times)

It was 9 pm now, Aarav, Anita and khushi were done with their dinner. Anita was cleaning kitchen, when khushi snatched that wipe away from her hand- Mumma.. Jao.. I’ll do the rest.

Anita- Let me do.. I’m not sleepy now..

Khushi- I’m not hearing anything, you have to vacant this kitchen now..

She almost pushed Anita towards her bedroom and closed the door but not before wishing good night her and Aarav who was reading a file. Khushi closed the door.

Aarav- What happened to her suddenly??

Anita shook her head- Only god would have known..

*********************

Dragging his luggage with him, Arnav finally stepped out of airport and looked around for khushi. His eyes failed to notice her any where near to him, it was drizzling. He waited for next 10 minutes for her.

“Where is this girl??”, mumbled Arnav scanning around once again.

Shaking his head, Arnav switched on his mobile to enquire about khushi when heard from behind..

“Inteha Ho Gayi Intazaar Ki

 Aayi Na Kuchh Khabar Mere Yaar Ki

Ye Hamein Hai Yakeen Bewafa Woh Nahin

 Phir Wajah Kya Huyi Intazaar Ki”

(The limit of waiting has reached

 I haven’t heard any news of my beloved

 I have faith that she is not unfaithful

Then what is the reason for the wait?”)

 

His lips curved automatically, khushi giggled after singing one of her favorite Kisore Kumar’s song. Arnav turned his head and extended his arm to grab her hand as she was moving away. Khushi started to move away more from him, but before that Arnav was successful in grabbing her hand, pulling her towards his reach.

“Welcome back home Raizada..”, said khushi lovingly staring into his beautiful eyes.

Holding her by her forearm, Arnav said- Home is still far from here.

Khushi- Ohkay.. Then welcome to Delhi!!

Arnav- That’s the most dull welcoming khushi.. (Khushi frowned, Arnav added after staring into her eyes, then her lips..) I need a proper receive..

Khushi- You again started??

Arnav- I don’t remember I have ever stopped!! (he answered back..)

Khushi rolled her eyes- First let’s go home.. Weather in Delhi has become unpredictable since last week..

She was about to grab Arnav’hand to pull him along with her, Arnav said- Why so hurry to reach home?? What’s so tempting waiting for us there?? (with a glint of mischievousness in his eyes.)

Khushi- Kuch nehi ho sakta hai tumhara..

Arnav- Then why don’t you do something to me??

Her jaw dropped- Ab jyada ho raha hai..

Arnav smirked- I have not even started khushi!!

It was hard for khushi to hide her own smile, she had missed this play of words with him, his teasing. Khushi- There is a cab there, I’ll call.

Suddenly that playfulness disappeared, a concern overpowered his emotion- How did you come here then??

Khushi replied happily- By a cab.. Why??

Arnav- Are you nuts?? What was the need of hiring a cab at this hour when we have cars dammit?? Don’t you know how unsafe is it?? (He added angrily.)

As a businessman, he was always ready to take risk on his way..But as a husband he was never even ready to think any risk coming on his wife’s way.

Khushi- But if I had taken our car Mumma, Baba would have come to know and I had to tell them this..

Arnav- So?? What’s a big deal?? (He was serious now.)

Khushi’s face fell, she looked away. Khushi- At least in these 6 months there was none to scold me unnecessarily.. (khushi muttered herself which Arnav heard too, he opened his mouth to say something but kept quite.)

Arnav- I’ll call the cab.. Don’t move!! (Almost warning her.)  

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Paying the cab driver, Arnav took hold of one luggage while khushi helped him with another one. They both were not speaking to each other during this 30 minutes journey from airport to RM. Both were maintaining distance as much as they could. Taking out the keys from her handbag, khushi unlocked the door and they both stepped in. whole house was in dark.

Arnav almost banged on door and was about to misbalance himself, khushi held his arm- Watch out Arnav..

Arnav-  How can I watch anything in this dark??Why is it so dark?? I can’t even see a single thing here.

Khushi- If we switch on lights, Mumma might wake up.. That’s why..

Arnav did not argue back more, though her acts were disturbing him.. either going to airport not taking their own car or this idea of not switching on lights.. he kept quite knowing what ever she was doing that was only for their parents, she wants to see that bright smile on their lips, this surprise meant for them.. Unknowingly he admired her more. He can’t be upset with her when she was thinking of their father and mother, her acts might be childish but her heart was pure.

Arnav switched on the flash in his phone to get some light; they proceed upstairs towards the bedroom. Stepping inside, khushi switched on the light, Arnav closed the door and directly came to recliner. Leaving the luggage, khushi moved towards washroom to change her dress.

When she came out after some minutes, found Arnav still half laying on recliner. He was looking tired, probably after winding up everything he returned straight. Khushi came and took the white blazer of his that he was holding in his hand. Arnav opened his eyes due to disturbance.

Khushi said folding his blazer to keep it- Should I bring something for you to eat??

Arnav shook his head- No, I have had my meal.. (he got up.)

Khushi- Why don’t you freshen up?? You will feel relaxed. (she said genuinely.)

Arnav nodded his head and headed towards washroom. Switching on shower, Arnav stood under it to let water flow on his body to wipe away that physical fatigue.

Drying his hair with towel, Arnav came out. Khushi was sitting on her side bed playing with her phone, she stopped playing seeing Arnav coming out and joining on bed. She kept her phone back but did not look up at Arnav. Arnav laid down on bed, khushi was still sitting.

Arnav- Are you waiting for any auspicious time to start??

She gave him a look, switching off the lights she laid down and turned her back towards him. It’s not even mere 2-3 minutes, when she felt a warm arm sliding around her waist from behind, resting his hand just above her stomach.

Khushi shut her eyes tightly, holding the pillow tightly. Arnav pulled her weak body towards him, she fit perfectly in his manly embrace. Inhaling the lemony fragrance of her hair, Arnav placed a kiss on her head- Good Night.

Khushi gulped down her nervousness as different sensations were running down in her body due to the closeness with him. His warm breath was fanning on her back, he was that near to her. She was finding herself freezing in his touch.

“Goo..d.. Ni..ght”, whispered khushi, earning a smile from Arnav’s side.

It was not only the ending of a day for them but also their earlier fight which was the result of their concern for each other..too came to an end. Finding the solace in each other’s arms after a long time, two lovers who were unconditionally fallen in love with each other, drifted into sleep.


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Jun 26

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 221 times)

Her eyes opened lazily, pushing her fringes away from her forehead khushi saw the vacant side of bed, Arnav and his perfect timing!! She shook her head, just then heard the washroom door opened and Arnav came out freshly after morning shower. He was drying his wet hair with towel, while another towel was wrapped around his waist line.

Her eyes got widen.. Before he had never come out after shower like so, wearing so minimal clothes on him. Did he forget she was there in this room too??

Arnav had not noticed her, taking out a white t-shirt, Arnav started wearing then he was about to wear his trouser, heard a scream..

“Stop Arnav!!”

He almost dropped his trouser hearing khushi’s scream, Arnav turned around only to find her mumbling something while covering herself in duvet from head to toe. He was totally in dazed!!

Arnav- What’s wrong??(he asked worriedly.)

Khushi asked not taking the duvet away- What are you doing??

Arnav looked down at his own hands- What am I doing?? (That was a question in reply of her question.)

Khushi- Arghh.. Don’t you have any manner??

Arnav-Excuse me..

Khushi- You are not at all excused Raizada.. Changing in front of someone is called ill manner..

Arnav stared at her amusingly- I meant what’s there in between us to hide.. (khushi’s jaw dropped..)

Khushi- Don’t teach me.. First wear your clothes..

Arnav sighed- I guess we were doing pregnancy test once!!

Khushi’s cheeks turned crimson red understanding the meaning of his words.

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As a surprise party was planned for Aarav and Anita, Arnav could not leave the room before that. He was sitting on bed watching some news, khushi was talking to bakery owner over phone.

Khushi- How could you delay it Sharmaji?? You were supposed to deliver it by 10.30am.. Why did not you tell me before taking the order??

…………………………..

Khushi- I believed in your words.. You can’t just do it.. By 11 am, it will be so late!!

………………………….

Khushi- Fine.. But remember if delay happens even for a singer minute after 11, I’m not going to pay your rest of money..

 

Khushi was looking disturbed, muting TV, Arnav got up and proceed towards poolside where khushi was talking over phone.

Arnav- What happened??

Khushi turned her head- It will take time for cake.. I can’t believe Sharmaji can do it.. Do you know it’s been years me and Nitya go to his cake shop, we just love pastries there.. He ditched us at last moment!!

She was looking mad, anyone ditching her sentiment she can’t bear it easily even if that’s the cake shop owner. Crossing his arms across his chest, Arnav watched his tensed wife who was now once again dialing someone’s number on the keypad. Unpleasantly she was twisting her lips, frowning each time when she was unable to reach someone.. She looked frustrated, yet she looked cute.. Wearing a baby pink salwar suit, she was looking adorable with that annoying expression on her cute face. He did not miss that red little nose of her due to anger..

Stepping forward, Arnav stood near her. Khushi had not noticed his move till then until she felt his fingers slowly running down on her arm from shoulder till the finger tips. Suddenly she became statue as his fingers started playing with her supple skin taking their own sweet time.

A satisfactory smile appeared on Arnav’s lips, he could see her milky white skin becoming red due to flow of blood. Arnav stood behind of her and tangled his fingers with her. khushi closed her eyes, his other arm held her by her other arm. He could feel her heavy breathing due to their close proximity.

Arnav made her turn towards him, khushi did so robotically. Her eyes were refusing to meet his.

“Look at me khushi.”

But she became weak to accept his command, his fingers were still playing with her fingers. She felt his warm lips touching her right cheek lingering there. She could not control herself anymore, wrapping her arms around his waist; khushi buried her face in Arnav’s chest while his arms too reciprocated the same.

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Khushi was with Anita, and Aarav. She had wished them plainly so that no doubt would rise in their mind regarding any surprise or so.

Khushi- Mumma.. Why don’t you both visit temple??

Aarav- I was telling your Mumma same, but she is not ready.

Khushi wrapped her arm around Anita’s shoulder- Mumma.. See, Baba too wants to visit. Go!!

Anita could not deny more seeing her husband and daughter’s pleading eyes. She agreed, Aarav and Anita left after a while.

Khushi grinned, she ran upstairs to room to get all items for decoration, Found Arnav talking over phone.

She silently took out everything from lower cabinet of cupboard where she had hide away from anyone’s eyes, then came to Arnav. Arnav raised his brow questioningly, khushi mouthed- Come downstairs and help me with decoration..

Arnav nodded his head, khushi left from there.

Done with decorations and preparation for their small party Arnav and khushi looked around, admiring their hardwork. Khushi got a call from Anjali, who had been to kerala for vacation with Karan and Kaira, that they would reach in 15 minutes. Khushi then enquired from Aarav about their returning.

Khushi- You should leave Arnav.. All are coming soon..

Arnav- Kya kya karwa rahi hai aap humse madam?? Apne hi ghar mein chor lagte hai hum!! (What are you making me do!! I feel like a thief in my own house.)

Khushi giggled, pushing Arnav she said- Hum ne suna hai ki intejar ki phal ki kafi mitha hota hai.. To aap bhi kijiye..Intejar.. ( I have heard fruits of waiting are sweets.. So you too do.. Waiting!!)

Shaking his head, Arnav defeated and left from there.

 

Anjali, Karan and Kaira had arrived, Kaira was squealing in happiness seeing everything. Karan- I can’t believe you have done all these alone?? Got some power?? (he asked teasingly.)

Khushi replied- Yup.. Something like so.. A magician came and did everything for me!!

Anjali-Wow.. Sounds cool!!

They heard Aarav’s car horn sound, Kaira was excited and started to scream khushi covered her mouth- Shhh.. We will surprise Nanu and Nani?? Remember.. (Kaira nodded her head.)

Switching off all lights, they hide. Opening the door, Aarav and Anita were taken aback seeing darkness.

Anita- Where did khushi go?? (Kaira was about laugh, khushi again silenced her.)

Aarav- Let me switch on lights.

He moved forwards to switch on and when light came.. Aarav and Anita were left with their widen eyes seeing pretty decoration.

“Happy Anniversary Mumma, Papa!!”

They heard the scream and turned their heads only to find their kids standing with bright smile adorning their faces. Aarav and Anita broke into smile. Kaira ran to them, Aarav took her in his arms, kissing their cheeks Kaira said- Happy.. Anniv…(she failed to pronounce and looked behind at her mummy..) Mummy.. what’s that??

All laughed aloud seeing her cuteness, Anjali shook her head- Anniversary.. (she encouraged her baby.)

Kaira turned her head- Happy..Annnisri Nanu and Nani..

Aarav kissed her cheek- This is best wish ever.. (Kaira giggled.)

All were talking, Anita said- I wish Chotey were here.. My family would have been so completed.

Everyone’s face fell except khushi.

In between khushi quickly sent one message to Arnav, interpreting all as all became busy in their conversation, khushi said- So.. Guys, now surprise number part 2!!

Anjali- Part 2. What’s that?? You have not told us before..

Khushi- That’s because you are going to love it more now.. So all of you close your eyes and me and Kaira will count till 3, after that open your eyes.. Ok??

Anita was about to ask, khushi glared- No one is allowed to break the rule.. So!!

Khushi and Kaira hi-5 while everyone closed their eyes.

“Tik Tik 1..”

Kaira’s eyes fell on Arnav who was coming down, she was about to scream his name excitingly, khushi covered her mouth- We had deal Kaira.. Remember??

“Tik tik 2”

Arnav gave a smile at Kaira and waved his hand saying Hi. Kaira suppressed her laugh along with khushi.

“Tik tik threeeee!!!”(both Kaira and khushi screamed.)

Everyone opened their eyes and saw Arnav standing in front of them!! All were unable to digest whether he was actually standing or all were imagining him at a time.

“Chotey??”

Anjali’s voice made all brought back to present. Arnav came forward and hugged his parents first- Happy anniversary Maa, Papa!!

Smile appeared on everyone’s face replacing shock. Arnav pulled back. Anita became emotional- When did you come??

Arnav and khushi shared a look, Anjali narrowed her eye seeing their stealing glances. Arnav replied- I reached here last night..

Anita’s jaw dropped, Aarav watched him surprisingly- When?? How??

Before Arnav could reply, Anjali pulled khushi- You should not ask him only Papa.. Another partner-in-surprise is here, acting innocent.

Khushi grinned- Baba, Arnav kal raat ko hi aa gaya tha..

Aarav- Aur aap ne unhe receive karne aur ye planning kar ne  mein madad ki?? (And you went to receive him and then planned this.)

Khushi laughed, Karan joined- That’s bad yaar.. Here we came to give surprise but got surprised!! So unfair!!

Arnav smirked, Karan added- Oh.. I remember.. So he is the magician of yours khushi, who did everything for you!!

Karan teased, Arnav’s brow raised high hearing this and turned to khushi who was refusing to look at him.

Anjali cleared her throat- Um.. Magician.. Impressive..

Arnav was staring at khushi seeing her pink cheeks, khushi gave a smile at Arnav. Her eyes were sparkling like never before, her inner happiness was reflecting on her eyes. Arnav stood there admiring his wife who was not only loving their family extremely but also showered with so much love from everyone.

And why would not anyone adore her.. She is that much deserving.. He admits sometimes she makes him go mad, some time plays with his patience level, sometimes leaves no stone unturned to annoy him, some time do something that upset him, but at the end he knows he can never get enough of Loving her!!!

And then Arnav Singh Raizada remembered.. Has not he given her enough time to say “I love you” to him directly, a smirk appeared on his lips as his mind planned his idea how to make her say this, enough of her escaping and enough of his giving her this liberty!!

 

 

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Jul 6

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 182 times)

Happiness as if had made its permanent address at RM. All were smiling, talking happily with each other, laughing at lame jokes.

Arnav’s eyes travelled secretly towards his wife, who was busy laughing with Anjali playing with Kaira at same time. It felt as if only those three were the living creature in this world as they were seem a little bit more lost in their world. Kiara’s innocent and cute gesture were adding more bits to it.

His eyes then travelled back to his father, his mother, his brother-in-law. They were not less, Karan shook Arnav seeing him almost lost and why would not he be..After all he had been all these since last 6 months.

Arnav was bought back to present, Karan- Where is your attention?? Uncle is saying something to you.

Arnav- Sorry.. I was thinking something else.. (he apologized.)

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Inserting the DVD, all sat together to enjoy a movie, all chose it to be a comedy genre which would be suiting to everyone there.

Khushi- I’ll get coke and chips.. Movie without these as if curry without salt!!

Karan- I agree khushi.. (he said readily, yearning a round of laugh from all.)

Lights were off, khushi got up from sofa and made her way towards kitchen to get those things. Filling the plates and getting canes from refrigerator she was returning back from her previous place, when suddenly was pulled from behind, before she could scream, her mouth was covered!!

“It’s me.. Chilao mat!!”

Arnav almost threatened her, khushi frowned- Then behave like a human.. Why do you behave like a jerk some times??

Arnav- Change in topic..

Khushi- Huh???

Arnav stepped forward and as a result, her feet automatically moved backward- What are you doing?? (She was totally uncertain of his moves.. He had never behaved the way like this and that too when family members were preset just few meters distance from there.. She thanked to her stars the lights were off.)

Arnav moved forward until khushi’s back hit on pillar, khushi quickly got a grip around that tray on which she was carrying food items, so that the tray would not fall from her hand. That circled tray was only acting as divider between her and Arnav.

Khushi- Arnav!!! (she called his name, to understand what he was intending to do pinning her like this. She was a bit frustrate too due to his this move.)

Arnav raised his arms, supporting his both arms at two either side of her so that she would not get the chance to escape, he said- Kiss Me..

Her eyes got widen like a soccer, immediately and unknown to her, her own eyes travelled downward towards his lips!! Khushi gulped down and looked back at him- Excuse me..

Arnav smirked- Not excuse me khushi.. I said kiss me!!

Khushi could feel her both palms getting wet thanks to her own nervousness- Leave my way Arnav.. I’m not doing anything.

Arnav- Your husband is not that cruel khushi.. He has another option with him in case you fail to do so..

Her jaw dropped.. That means he had already what reaction he would be getting from her while saying so and was prepared for next option. Arnav Singh Raizada had known how to play his cards.

Arnav added after a bit pause- Say me I love you..

Why was he playing with like this?? Khushi asked herself. Confessing to Arnav and that too at this close proximity was never easy for her as that was tickling her sense. Though she had already confessed her feeling to him over phone, but repeating the same at present seem tough.

She does not understand why sometime talking about her own feeling towards him, becomes so difficult on her part!!

Arnav was noticing her facial expression, who says men are more reserved while accepting or declaring their feelings!!

Arnav- I’m waiting khushi. You have two option and I’m totally ok with whatever you will be accepting, trust me!!

He acted all innocent, khushi tried to test her luck- I think, we should go.. All are waiting for us there.

Arnav- Sure..

Khushi gave a smile and turned to go but was again pinned on pillar, Arnav- Not so soon khushi.. First this, then everything!!

“Cookie..”

“Arnav, Kaira is calling me!!”

“I can hear that khushi. If you are waiting for everyone to join us, then fine let’s fulfill that wish of yours and let others come here one by one.”

Khushi could feel that disappointment in his tone, khushi- Arnav.. Please!!

For next few seconds, Arnav did not say anything and surprising her he stepped back from her reach giving her enough space to walk away from him.

Arnav- There is no meaning of saying anything with so much pressure.. I’ll not ask you again!!

Before khushi could say anything in defense of her, Arnav said- Go.. All are waiting for you!! (he stressed on All subtracting himself from that list.)

She noticed his fallen face , she tried to call him from behind seeing him walking away but he did not stop. Her eyes became watery, will she ever be able to set aside this kind of gesture of her for him?? Why does she behave like so, when he acts all mature with her?? Why can’t she just understand him the way he understands her.. She had never felt this guilty.

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Arnav excused from everyone almost after watching half of the movie and left from there directly upstairs. He neither stopped any where not looked back at her, khushi’s heart felt heavy yearning this reaction from his end. It hurt her when he ignored her, it hurt her when he did not acknowledge her presence like he usually does. Khushi bit her lower lips, gluing on TV screen.

 

 

“What are you doing?? Playing game??”

Arnav looked up hearing Kaira’s voice, Arnav- Come here..(he addressed his niece.)

Kaira ran to Arnav and climbed on him creating a comfortable space for her in her uncle’s lap. Arnav circled his one arm around Kaira so that she would not fall by chance as she was seem super excited.

Kaira- Papa too has laptop..

Arnav- Really?? I was thinking only I am the person who has possessed this. (He encouraged Kaira to continue the conversation.)

Kaira laughed- I play game.. Do you have any game??

Arnav- No..

Kaira- But cookie has in her laptop..

Arnav-Hmm..

Kaira’s eyes fell on a pen that was laying beside laptop, that attracted Kaira- Can I take this??

Arnav- Sure..

Kaira- Mummy always asks me write with pencil.. I like pen. (she complained sweetly..) Can you ask Mummy not to do so??

Arnav- Ok.. I’ll talk to your Mummy, how can she deny you?? Right?

Kaira nodded her head cutely, then her eyes fell on Arnav’s wallet, she took that in her small hands and started shuffling- You too have one like Papa has..

Arnav chuckled, Kids are expert to make your mood fresh and back to normal. He could not help but kissed Kaira on her head lovingly. He loves this little bond of joy of his Di and Jiju.

Then he heard Anjali calling from downstairs, they had decided to lunch outside today at Aarav and Anita’s favorite restaurant. Arnav responded her call, leaving Kaira on recliner he got up and took his blazer from closet and started wearing while confirming the booking at restaurant over phone once again. Lunch treat was from his side, keeping his mobile in his pocket Arnav took his car key, then came to Kaira- Chale?? Mummy is calling us.

Kaira hide her laugh, Arnav raised his brow suspiciously- What??

Kaira did not say anything further and thrust his wallet in his pocket while lunching herself in Arnav’s arms.

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Kaira insisted on travelling with khushi, so Karan and Anjali left alone while Aarav, Anita, khushi, Arnav and Kaira get inside their car. Khushi was noticing, Arnav was almost avoiding any type of conversation with her. He was acting indifferent, due to presence of Aarav and Anita khushi too could not say anything as she was not wishing to give any clue to them regarding their silence war. After reaching at address, Aarav,Anita, Kaira started going inside while khushi stopped Arnav holding his arm- Baat kyun nehi kar rahe ho mujse?? (Why are not you talking to me??)

Arnav gave her a long stare, then removed her grip from his arm- Tumahre paas waqt hai mere sath baat karne ke liye khushi?? (Do you have time to talk to me??)

He counter questioned, khushi- Are you angry??

Arnav- Will that change anything??

Her eyes were little moist seeing his behavior, she looked down. His heart again started melting seeing her, he was wishing her to say that 3 words not to feel low or feel guilty. May be he should not have reacted in that way as he could how much that had affected her. He did not like the way, she had bowed her head. Taking a deep sigh, Arnav held her hand in his- You can’t always soften me doing so khushi..

Before khushi could say anything, Arnav gave her a side hug- Ab chalo.. Anniversary aaj hai, yaad hai??

Khushi lightly hit him on his arm- I remember very well..

Arnav- Thanks to God then.. You at least show some mercy on others if not poor me.

Khushi- Poor and you!!! Seriously..

Arnav chuckled, they both went inside and joined table with others.

Lunch was done. all had another round of happy time with each other. The waiter came with bill for payment, Arnav took his wallet from his pocket to pay but when he opened his wallet his mouth left opened, there was not even a single penny laying there forget about his cards and cash. His eyes travelled towards Kaira and now only he understood the reason behind smile of her at RM. Girls leave no chance to play with your patience level and know how to annoy your mood.. And he was sure, she must have inherited this quality from her Cookie.

He had never felt this much embarrassed.. Was not it him who had declared this lunch treat from his side?? Then what was he going to do now and what was he going to tell others.. His eyes travelled to Aarav.. He definitely can’t ask his father on his anniversary.. Then Karan Jiju.. How was he supposed to tell him this??

Arnav felt like banging his own head hard on either wall or on that table. He shoot another angry glare at Kaira who was enjoying a candy happily not knowing in which situation she had landed her uncle.  Arnav’s eyes stopped at khushi. Without thinking anything, he messaged her as they were seating separately. Khushi’s mobile beeped, she was surprised to find a text from Arnav’s. she quickly looked up at him and asked through eyes “What??”

Arnav indicated through eyes to read that text, reading that text khushi could not control her own smile and looked up at him amusingly- Seriously?? (she mouthed.)

Arnav rolled his eyes at her, he sent another text- Do you have your wallet or not??

Khushi replied positively, escaping from everyone’s eyes she quickly passed her card to him. Arnav sighed in relief, he did not forget to mouthed a thank you to her, in reply got one of her beautiful smile.

Arnav was surprised at his own behavior, saying the same problem to his father and Brother-in-law seem so embarrassing to him, but before telling khushi, he did not even think once. Is that why husband and wife are called better half of each other..

 

Whole day passed, it was night now. Arnav was standing by window, looking outside pocketing his both hands. He felt a pair of hands wrapping around him, Arnav looked down at his waist. Keeping her head on his back, khushi whispered- I may not be able to say you every day, every night..  But I love you so much Raizada..

She felt thousands of butterflies flying in her stomach when she said so.. She snuggled more close to him to get more access of warmth from his body. His lips curved, freeing her arms Arnav brought her to his front. Khushi gave him one of her bright smile..

Khushi- Complaint number 2 is solved..

Arnav- Then can I expect my wish number 1 is going to be fulfilled.

Khushi hide her own smile, her eyes travelled down at his lips, then his sparkling eyes..She moved a step ahead and slowly covered the distance between them.

 

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Jul 7

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 167 times)

“But what’s the new issue they are finding Tarun??”, asked an irritated khushi over phone to her team member regarding the new issues that the producer has raised suddenly relating to the selection between some contemporary touch in set.

Her team mate, Tarun explained the situation and asked her to reach at set soon. Replying positively khushi grumpily pushed away her comforter from her and sat on bed resting on backrest, with closed eyes.

Finishing his morning dose of jogging, Arnav returned back in room, sipping his drink from the sipper. Khushi opened her eyes hearing the door sound, keeping his mobile and headphone on coffee table Arnav was about to rush for shower as he was sweating badly, khushi stopped him- Ruko.. Today I’ll take shower first, I have to leave soon.

Arnav moved away letting khushi go first, khushi rushed to washroom after grabbing a pair of her dress. After almost 10 minutes, she came out and directly started keeping her things in her bag hastily. Arnav who was reading newspaper, asked seeing her rushing- Relax khushi.. Nothing is going to be solved soon, if you behave like this, it might only complex any problem.

Shaking her head, khushi replied while tying her hair in bun as her hair were disturbing her falling on her face, diverting her concentration- No.. If I don’t hurry, I’m going to hear earful today.

She did not give Arnav any chance to say anything and took her bag- Bye.. See you in evening.

The hug that she gave did not last even for a whole one second, Arnav just shook his head at her antics and moved towards window after she left, where he could see khushi taking her scooty out from garage and saying something, probably to Mumma, as Arnav could not see the face. He noticed she was about to go without wearing helmet, he quickly rushed towards coffee table and grabbed his phone.

“Where is your helmet?? First wear and then go.”

Khushi scrunched her eyebrow, sitting on her scooty she looked up towards the window of their room and found Arnav staring at her, Arnav continued- That helmet will not directly come on your head if you stare me like this khushi.. Stop being silly.

Khushi got alerted hearing his voice over phone near her ear, twisting her lips she said- I will wear later.. I have to go now. Stop behaving so strict sometimes..

Arnav- By now you would have worn that helmet khushi.. Get down and wear, unless come inside right now.. Choice is yours..

He was not in a mood to take any chance regarding her safety, safety should come first.. If there will not be life, how are you going to do any work!! His mind gave him this logic and he found that appropriate one too.

“Ok.. Fine!!”

He found her wearing her helmet, khushi looked up at him “Can-I-Go-Now??”, she gave this kind of look, Arnav waved his hand while smile appeared on her lips.

Sometime being dominated, sometime being controlled, sometime giving the other one to rule over you.. too can give you happy feeling, she had not known earlier. Though she always openly says she does not like it when Arnav behaved a little strict with her, but secretly she admires his that trait too.. After all who would not like to be pampered!!

After she left, Arnav pulled the curtain and went back to get ready for his office.

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Asking the person to take seat, Sashi Gupta asked- What is the matter in Sheesh mahal?? Any progress?? Any clue regarding Garima’s daughter??

The man shook his head- Situation is getting worsen.. It’s been years and we can’t expect the rival group to behave docile, I’m actually worried about those people who works for that palace and those orphanage and old age home people. As per the custom of Royal family, if it’s none comes to claim it as it’s legal heir, then it’s going to be a big problem!!

Sashi Gupta sighed deep, he was not that much worried for sheesh mahal, but he was wishing to know anything regarding the heir of sheesh mahal.. If Garima and his daughter were alive, then she would definitely come to save that. He had not known anything about that person who was related to him by blood.  

Why was he that weak in past?? Why was he unable to take a stand for himself?? Why was he playing with another innocent life in order to save his own so-called happy married life?? Even though he ditched Garima and their daughter..Did that bring any result in his marital issues with his wife??

He was even afraid to search for her directly, if by any chance his wife would come to know, she might again bring storm in his daughter’s life!! It’s better to be anonymous some time than being identified.

Sashi Gupta- Inform me if any information you get Raghab.. And remember this should be keep between you and me.. No third party.

The man assured him same and then took his leave from Sashi Gupta.

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Khushi was talking to her team mates, her phone beeped. She found Aman’s number flashing on screen and moved aside excusing from other.

Khushi- Hello.. Aman..

Aman- Kahan pe ho tum.. aur tumahra wo pati parmeswar kahan hai!!

Khushi chuckled- Pati tak thik hai.. But Parmeswar kuch jyada heavy word hai..

Aman- Khushi, I’m serious here and you are finding it funny??

Khushi controlled herself- How would I know where is he Aman?? I’m at work and I guess he must be in office by now.. (She checked her watch. ) But why are you so overexcited to know about him today??

Aman- It’s been almost 5 days he had been returned and he has not got time to come and meet me.. He had called only twice.. I’m telling you guys, you both are turning out to be ungrateful.

Khushi- What??

Aman- Call him and ask him to call back me right now, as he is not answering my calls.

Khushi- Aman, if he is not answering your calls, why would he answer my call?? Think practically yaar.. You keep on calling him, I’m sure he will see once.

Aman- So mean khushi..  Why did I even call you??

Khushi tried to stop her grinning, hearing Aman’s frustrated reply. It’s fun to tease a friend, before khushi could say anything, Aman hanged up the call. Shaking her head, khushi went back to her work.

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It was evening, khushi reached home. Putting her hand bag on her shoulder, she was about to ring the bell heard from behind.

“Hello Madam..”

She turned her head and found Nitya and Aman were standing.

Khushi- Guys.. Kuch timing to set karo yaar, ese kisi ke ghar jana good manner nehi hai!!

Aman replied sarcastically- Arey, humne to tumhe speed post kiye the.. Tumhe mila nehi.. Sayad raste me honga!!

Nitya looked away hiding her smile, as Aman and khushi threw a look at each other. Exhaling deeply, khushi unlocked the door using spare key- Now come inside.

Aman- Ask your husband to come down, as I have no interest to talk to you.

Khushi’s jaw dropped- So rude Aman!!

Anita reached there, seeing them she smiled- Aman.. Nitya.. How are you both??

They greeted her- Good Aunty, At least there is someone sensible here. (Remarked Aman while Nitya held his hand rolling her eyes.)

Anita was confused- I did not get you Aman..

Khushi replied- Nothing Mumma.. Where is Arnav?? Actually Aman is missing his friend a bit more so behaving like an abnormal one.. That’s it.

Anita laughed- Chotey just returned sometimes back.. He is in room probably.

Khushi nodded her head and indicated Aman same, Aman- Call him down.

Khushi went upstairs and after some time she and Arnav came down. Aman and Nitya were waiting, Arnav- Hey.. When did you both come??

Nitya gave him a friendly hug, though Aman was a bit reluctant he accepted the hug too. The four sat together to continue their talk but not before Arnav apologizing for not meeting them before. Friends might forget saying thank you, but they never forget to collect Sorry!!

 

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Jul 8

My little bride. (By Roja_Arshi) (Thanked: 145 times)

While talking khushi’s eyes fell on Anita who was heading to kitchen, probably to prepare dinner, thought khushi. She quickly turned to Arnav- I’ll be back.

Arnav looked at her- But where??

Khushi did not reply anything further just blinked her eyes and excusing from others, she left from there. Arnav watched her retreating back until she disappeared in kitchen. He then turned to Aman who was saying him something.

 

Anita was about to do something, khushi held her hand- Mumma, you go and take rest for some time. I’ll take care of rest.

Anita tried to say something, but khushi did not let her speak and almost pushed her away from kitchen. If Anita Mumma does all work by herself, it would not take longer that she might fall sick. An understanding should be there in family between members. Just like Anita Mumma values her work and life, she needs to feel and do same, then only there will be less chance of misunderstanding and disturbances. And more over she is not a kid, she should know her responsibilities.

After Anita left, khushi started preparing dinner, as Aman and Nitya were there too, she did not forget to consider their liking and taste also. After some time Nitya too got up leaving two young men to share their talk and joined khushi in kitchen. Both friends started assisting each other while talking.

Nitya- Day after tomorrow it’s Karwachauth.. Are you going to celebrate that??

While chopping veggies, khushi replied- Do you mean fasting?? (Nitya blinked her eyes..) I can do anything but that Nitya.. (Khushi gave her honest reply.)

Nitya- Actually you know, I was planning to fast..(She shied away a little.)

Khushi smiled lovingly- For Aman??

Nitya- Of course only for him khushi.

Khushi- That’s cute.. I’m sure he is going to appreciate your effort. So good luck.

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Aman and Nitya bided good bye, Aarav and Anita retired to their room while khushi and Arnav went back to their bed room. While khushi went to change into her night suit,  Arnav joined bed. Khushi came out after few minutes and saw Arnav laying on his side bed covering his face with his elbow and crossing his both legs. Khushi had to check her mails, so taking her laptop she came to bed to her side. After almost 10-15 minutes, she found Arnav getting disturbed due to lights and trying to bury his face in pillow. She quickly switched off the lights, adjusting the temperature on AC, she pulled the quilt over him, Finding him a bit relax, khushi left from there to poolside to continue her work not wishing to disturb Arnav as he seem exhausted. She had noticed that worn look on his face during dinner time.

It was past 12 in mid night, in sleep Arnav tried to move towards khushi’s side and stretched his arm out to reach her. But feeling that empty space beside him, he had to open his eyes.

“Khushi!!”

He looked around while taking her name. Room was in dark except lights from pool side, he quickly checked the wall clock.

“It’s too late.. What’s she doing till now??”, muttered Arnav before pushing away that soft blanket away from him, wearing his slipper he moved forward towards poolside and found khushi almost dozed off on couch, laptop was there in her lap while head was almost hanging, he quickly rushed to her side and kept his palm under her cheek to keep her head in proper position unless she might wake up next day with a sprain in neck.

Feeling a warm and gentle touch, khushi woke up and found Arnav almost bending over her while cupping her cheek.  Khushi- Arnav..

In reply, Arnav pressed his lips on her forehead- It’s too late, Let’s go inside now. (He whispered softly running his index finger on her soft cheek. Khushi shuddered a bit under his touch and moved her face towards his touch even more. Arnav smiled seeing that. Lazily khushi held his hand that was on her cheek and took his hand near her lips, placing the softest kiss on back of his palm.)

Arnav- If you go on once more, then I’m telling you khushi, you have to give up the idea of sleeping for rest of hours tonight!! (khushi giggled, Arnav continued.) And I’m serious. (Her cheeks changed the colour slightly.)

Khushi- I have no intention of spoiling my sleep,

Arnav- Then should I get back to room and sleep Only??

In return of his question, khushi garlanded her arms around his neck- And I have no intention to walk till bed room either.

Arnav chuckled, hit her head with his yearning a growl from her side. He was about to pull back to take her in his arms, khushi pulled his face towards her and hit her head with his once again..

Arnav- What the!! Pagal ho gayi ho kya??(Are you mad??) (he rubbed his own forehead as she hit hardly.)

Khushi- I have no intention to grown horns on my head Raizada!! (She replied humorously.)

Arnav raised his brow giving her a _Are-You-Serious, kind of look then picked her up in his arms and made his way towards bedroom.

“You have gain few pounds khushi!!”, commented Arnav placing her on bed, khushi’s jaw dropped- You seriously need a lecture on mannerism.

Falling beside her on bed, Arnav turned to face her- I said what’s true..

Khushi- Two things a girl never likes to hear, a question on her age and weight!! Remember that.  

“Not even then when that’s actually the truth??”

In return, he got a smack on his arm.

Khushi said after a moment, wrapping her arm around Arnav- Wake me up early tomorrow.. By 7am.(she almost ordered him as if waking up early was not her need but his.)

Arnav- By the way that’s a wife’s duty to wake her husband early.. Not a husband’s!! Why in our case roles are playing from reverse direction??

Khushi- It’s not written in any book regarding this, so no more discussion.. I’m really sleep and I have to wake up early tomorrow too..

Arnav- Only for you 7 am in morning is early rising khushi. (Before khushi could react, he blocked her by wrapping his legs on her.)

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“Khushi wake up.. It’s 7 am already..”, said Arnav loudly while tying his shoes laces.

Typical reply came, “Five more minutes.. Call me then please.”

Arnav did not say anything further as he believed in doing rather saying. Pulling the blanket on her totally, Arnav silently switched off AC, then fan and escaped from room hiding his grin. He had not even reached near stairways to go down heard her scream..

“I’m not leaving you for this Arnav Singh Raizada!!!”

He chuckled, teasing khushi was always fun. Seeing him smiling, Aarav who was going upstairs stopped- Chotey!!

Arnav looked at him- Yes Papa..

Aarav- What happened?? You seem so happy, Is there anything that I think we should know??(he added playfully.)

Arnav understood his father was pulling his leg, he answered- Nothing Papa.. Just a good day!!

Aarav smiled- We wish such days come everyday then??

Arnav- I’m getting late, I’ll back soon!!

He almost rushed away from there making Aarav laughed.

He needs to be careful onwards, thought Arnav inwardly as he had no plan to face such awkward situation in front of no other than but his father. Though the equation between him and his father was far better than how used to be in past during his young days, but Arnav was still not acquainted with his other teasing side of personality.  

 

When khushi joined, found Anita talking over phone with Anjali and from her conversation she could understand they were talking about Karwachauth celebration of next day. khushi assisted Anita,

Khushi- Tomorrow you will be fasting then??

Anita- Yeah..

Khushi asked after a prolong pause- Do you think fasting can help a relationship grow stronger?? (she placed her query. If fasting can solve everything , then almost everyone would fast everyday.)

Anita smiled, touching khushi’s cheek she said- You know beta, there is saying.. Before you quit, try it and before you pray believe in it!! (Giving her a meaningful smile, Anita left from there.)

She did not insist khushi for fasting or  any other stuffs, Prayers are fruitful only then when you have faith in your prayer. Khushi should have the privilege and right to do what she wants, an imposed wish can never be fruitful. Khushi took a deep sigh, Mumma’s words were deep, she noticed Anita leaving from there and then talking to Arnav who had joined dining table for breakfast with Aarav. Biting her lip, khushi poured mixed fruit juice for Arnav in a glass like he prefers and orange juice for Aarav, Anita and herself in other glasses. Taking her seat beside Anita, she joined others.

 

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