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Apr 17, 2017

Part 16 Arnie and his Kiya (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 71 times)

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Anjali: (From behind) he is becoming really like Mamma’s family Dadi, always the rebellion attitude and he is going to suffer for that.

Arnav gritted his teeth and decided to not comment upon that. He was very much vulnerable and was angry on himself for showing his weak side towards them, which he opened only in front of Khushi. He know he needed his Kiya right  now more than anything, but he was afraid to confide in her as he don’t want her to see his state now and get all stressed up. Kiran pressed his shoulder and he smiled sadly at her thinking that this tiny girl is much more understanding than his matured family. He indicated her to get ready soon and headed towards his room so that he can go for a shower and calm himself down before meeting his Kiya. He silently entered into his room and leaned on the closed door and his eyes instantly welled up as he was missing his Mom terribly. He wiped off his tears angrily masking the ASR avatar only to standstill as he came face to face with his love, his life, his Kiya. Her eyes were puffy red and were also welled up indicating him that she had heard everything that happened downstairs. He was very much afraid as she recently was back to those terrific attacks and what happened now will only act as a fuel to them. But what happened next was completely unexpected by him as he was engulfed by a warm comforting and understanding hug by her which broke the wall which he created around himself and he broke down instantly in her embrace and she rubbed his back comforting him.

Actually Khushi who got ready was heading towards Lavanya’s room so that she can go down as instructed by him heard the commotion downstairs. She first thought as they all don’t know about their relationship, she has no right to hear their talks and was about to go, but stayed back as she heard Sheetal is the good Bahu according to the family and they spoiled Lavanya and all. She was sad as she realized she don’t have the qualities that they looking for their daughter in law. The fear started to engulf her notch by notch as she heard their words. When Arnav started to defend them she was afraid as it will create problems, and when Anjali said she is a bad sister she started to hyperventilate. Also when Chachi mentioned them as orphans all memories about her parents came back which she buried deep inside so that she will be free from those terrible attacks and thus she was on the verge of passing out. That’s when she heard Arnav’s reply to them which was like a balm to her open wounds. All the confusion which she had being the good sister vanished as he explained how much he look into her as a good sister and her respect for him increased folds as she heard he defending her parents and referring them as his own.

She was constantly crying and was about to go down towards them so that she can stop him from saying more awful things at them. But she was rooted to her spot with his next set of words which broke her heart to million pieces to see her man in that vulnerable situation where he was like the lost child which she met after Mom’s death. She forgot about all her sadness and was very much worried about him seeing his situation. She realized sometimes drowning in her own pain she is forgetting about her love and her promise to her Maa that she will always keep him happy. She was angry on herself as she realized she herself forgot about his pain and instantly remembered the day she had with Manav and Arnav on the day of Arpita’s first death anniversary after their reunion. 

Flashback

Khushi was as usual like every year very sad on that day as she lost Arpi Mom on that day.  But she knows she had to be there with Manav and Arnav on that day as their strength and headed to their home. She met Manav who was in the swing in the front lawn itself looking lost towards the garden with moist eyes. She silently sat beside him and put her hand on his shoulders. Manav tried to smile seeing her.

Manav: Kiya! You are here! What happened today that you blessed us with your presence early in the morning?

Khushi: (In a low painful voice) uncle, no need to act. I know what today is. She was my Mom too.

Manav looked at her shockingly as he realized she remember everything after years too while today morning his daughter was asking about conducting a surprise party for her fiancé forgetting completely about her mother’s death anniversary which broke him and his son completely. He was so much helpless as he saw the innocent Arnie controlling his tears as he heard his sister and moving from there pretending to have a nonexistent assignment so that he will not worry his father more. He was angry on himself to put the phone on loudspeaker and was pained to see his son shutting himself from everything related to his mother when he will even discuss his attraction towards Khushi. He engulfed her in a silent hug comforting his paining heart and was suddenly jealous of his friend to have a daughter like her. He hoped as his Arpi’s wish their Arnie get this angel as his life partner.

Manav: Kiya, Arpi was always right about you. You truly are a gem to come here and comfort us which even our family forgot. Thank you dear.

Khushi: Uncle, why are you thanking me? What have I done special? I was here just to check upon you guys. Arnav is my best buddy and you are like my Papa. So I have to come here right?

Manav smiled sadly at the girl before him. She doesn’t know how much he innocent words mean to him, it will mean to his son.

Manav: That is so sweet of you beta, but I am very angry upon you.

Khushi: What happened uncle?

Manav: This only. Why are you calling me uncle if you are considering me similar to your Papa? Call me Dad like Arnav does.

Khushi: Oh! This was the reason. You really worried me unnecessarily. Sure I will call you Dad now onwards. But please don’t be an angry bird like your son. (Then bit her tongue as she realized what she said)

Manav: Ha ha ha, angry bird! You have got a perfect nickname for him.

Khushi: Dad mein voh (Dad that me)

Manav: No no it’s ok. By the way where is your tail today?

Khushi: Who? Kiddu? Oh I have left her with Papa.

Manav: Why? And how she allowed you come to Arnie without her?

Khushi: She doesn’t know I am coming here. Actually she doesn’t know anything about Mom, so I don’t want her stupid questions to affect you guys also she will not understand anything even if now I told her. So I thought it is better. I was afraid even my presence will not be good. By the way uncle what you said about family? Don’t they remember what is today?  Don’t they miss Mom?

Manav: Don’t you dare even to think like that, how you or Kiddu will be disturbing us? Don’t think like that Kiya. And I think what you asked is unfortunately right. I don’t know how Anjali don’t remember this day? She will forget this day every year and then I used to force her to call and talk to Arnav so that he will not get any idea, but after what she done today he will forget he even had a Di.

He then explained everything that happened early to her. She had tears in her eyes hearing Arnav’s situation

Manav: See Kiya, even without seeing him you understand his pain, but I hope Anjie cared at least ten percentages about him like you care for him. You know what may be the problem was with us. My parents were very orthodox I was never attached to them like Bhai. And after our marriage we settled here with your parents as I was very sad since they couldn’t understand my love. But When Anjali born they accepted us and we used to go there once in a year. But Anjali from childhood liked the stay there and after Arnav was born felt we don’t care about her and expressed her wish to stay there. We both tried to talk to her as he needs our attention being the little one, but she was jealous and was adamant to stay there as there she was treated like a princess, everyone will dance on her words, which we too done before Arnav, but after he came we concentrated more on him, especially Arpi and he was a total Mamma’s boy as you know. We thought it as the problem every eldest child facing and will go away one day, but it never happened and only got intensified, and that was the main fault we done, we ignored it. We was ok with her fury towards us as long as she was cordial with Arnav, but I didn’t know that she was waiting for a chance to bounce up on him. And you know when she took her revenge on him?

Khushi: Revenge? What revenge?

Manav: For snatching her place. Because she thought we don’t wanted to settle in India because Arnav like to stay here. But the reality was my family doesn’t like Arpi much and used to taunt her, little Arnav who was the perfect Mamma’s boy once heard that and since then he was against to go there even though he miss his Di so much. He loved her like he loved his Mom, but her one act destroyed the love and respect for her in his mind.

Khushi: What happened Dad? Please tell me if you are comfortable, because I remember the old Arnie taunting me saying I am very irritating unlike his Di, whom he loved so much and now the Arnav who get angry even hearing her name, and calling her by name, not as Di anymore.

Manav: It was after Arpi’s death, even though you being his enemy those days you was supporting him, I thought it was best if we stayed in family, then even when he will miss his Mom, his Di will be there, whole family will be there, also I couldn’t survive here without her so that was the reason we shifted to India then. But what Anjali told him broke his little heart to pieces, she firstly taunted him saying now all accepted her wish and he have to live there with all the traditions and all which hate the most. For that he was just angry, but then she told they will get a new Mom as Maa was planning my second marriage with the girl whom I left for Arpi, of course I haven’t done because nobody can be Arpi in my life. But that single sentence that is ‘why are you sad unnecessarily Arnav? It’s been 2 weeks. What if Mom died, Dadi said we will get a new Mom, and you know what she will be staying here, not in London so you don’t have to miss me’ and that broke every love and respect he had for her. He treated her like a perfect stranger. I still can’t forget the painful eyes of Arnie who told me all this. Then he was aloof from everyone other than me, until he met Rahul. They both were suffering same pain so that bound them. Then day by day he was getting away from everyone, also I couldn’t stay in India always so he used to tell me to send him in a boarding school. I thought it is because he is missing his Mom, he used to skip his meal whenever got chance and the diabetes which was under control when Arpi was here again got worse and he even lost his consciousness one day and I realized why he didn’t wanted to be here, because nobody actually cared about him other than me not even Anjali. So then I decided it is best if he lived on his own rather than with my family. Arpi’s Mamma was against to send him abroad and asked me to send him there, but he didn’t even listened to his Nani, he was adamant on his decision. So I send him in America with Rahul in boarding school as London will keep reminding him about his mother. From then he is bottling every memories related to his Mom within himself even when he will share every single details with Rahul and me. But now, he is opening up Kiya

Khushi: What do you mean?

Manav: you are not understanding beta, now he is talking freely about his Mom, I had seen he keep talking about her habits and advices to you and Kiddu. It was only after realizing the Khushi he attracted to was none other than his child hood buddy whom he nicknamed as Kiya, his Gayu Maa’s daughter. You see he even told me about his Mom last week.

Manav was giving her proof’s to make his point valid, but Khushi was struck to the sentence where he said Arnav is attracted to her. Manav seeing her stance

Manav: Hey what happened? (Then realizing something) Please don’t tell me that idiot hadn’t told you anything about it.

Khushi: Unfortunately no.

Manav: I think with this speed I have to wait more than I expected for you to be officially my daughter. What to do about this tube light son?

They both shared a laugh.

Manav: By the way, don’t tell him I told this.

Khushi: I will think about that

Manav: Baap re! don’t do that, he will eat me alive, you know na your angry bird.

Khushi: Ok, Dad don’t worry. My mouth will be zipped until he confesses it. Ok?  Now please tell me where is he?

Manav: In his garden near pool. And beta please be calm, because he will be angry like a volcano today towards everyone who trying to talk to him. I know it will not be that intense to you, even then, please be careful, ok?

Khushi: Sure Dad. Now get up get up and please set a brunch. I will come with Arnav.

Manav: But beta, he won’t have anything today, I had tried it many times, I don’t think it will work and I am sure he will blast upon you

Khushi: It is totally fine Dad, I can understand his situation, don’t worry I will handle him; you please go I will come with him

Manav: As you say madam

She then headed towards Arnav’s room and knocked. Hearing no reply she entered the room only to stand still as she saw Arnav looking painfully towards the pool.

Khushi: Arnie…

Arnav who was standing with his back towards them was startled as he heard her calling him like that, since they started calling each other as Arnav-Khushi from the time they met again before realizing it is the old Arnie and Kiya, and from when he know she is his childhood buddy he was back to Kiya, the name she loves most as it was given by him, but she was continuing it as Arnav as they are now matured and now only her Maa and Kiddu call him as Arnie. But today seeing the lost child before her without her own knowledge it came out. She pressed his shoulders and instantly felt him stilling under her touch. When he turned around the pain she saw in those eyes was enough to describe his situation and her moist eyes made him disturbed.

Arnav: (Chokingly) Kiya…(Then masking it)Why are you here early morning, please don’t disturb me now. I have an assignment to complete. We will meet tomorrow. Tell Kiddu too. Bye. (And turned his back towards her)

Khushi: (Turning him around and forcibly meeting his eyes) Arnie, I know everything. Please don’t mask it, I know sometimes we will not be willing to share our pain with anyone and to do that we will be afraid. I too was like that from Maa was in bed until once I opened up to Ninu, but then I realized one thing that is when we will be having enough courage to share it then it will be much peaceful than this pressurized situation. You will feel much much better.

Arnav instantly hugged her tightly crying all over her feeling overwhelmed as she understood him well. She hadn’t said anything to his pain and asked him to move on, which he hates but said him what she had done in a similar condition to get him opened up and that’s why she was much special for him. She rubbed his back comforting him and they stood in perfect silence until he broke the embrace and gone to sit near the pool, near the plants and he felt his Mom around him. She too sat near him. Both of them were sitting with their foot immersed in water and he turned to her suddenly

Arnav: Khushi, I wish my parents never allowed Anjali to stay there; she was my lovely sis, like you are to Kiddu. You remember I used to taunt you for not having sister like her, but now she changed Khushi, totally changed, she forgot  her Papa-Mamma who done everything in them to remove her insecurities, her chotte, now she don’t even remember that name. Khushi how much I try to forgive her for everything she has done, she create more and more situations for me to hate her. Now I don’t know what I feel for her but I know one thing, how much ever I try I can never love her like before (He choked with words)

Khushi: Arnav

Arnav: How could she Khushi? How could she get over Mom so easily? She had told me to forget Mom and move on the second week after she gone. She told me she won as we will settle in India and I was ok with that as long as I have Dad and Di but she, she told me we will get a new Mom, it was so easy for her to forget Mom, just ten days and she got over her. The one who carried her for nine months, the one stood unbearable pain to deliver her, who treated her like a princess. Just five years in India and she forgot her whole family in London. You know she could stand them taunting Mom because those traditions were important for her than Mom. And as per those traditions for the house a Bahu was must so, rather than mourning over the lost one they started to hunt for a new one. I know they all are like that only, but what hurt me the most was my own sister was with them, to give Mom’s place to another bimbo woman. And you heard what happened today right? She remember her stupid fiancé’s birthday, the one she found along with her traditional family going against mine and Papa’s wish. And you know she had gone against Nani taunting her along with Chachi when she said he is not good for her. She told she hate her mother’s family. Then she hated everything about her mother’s lifestyle and culture, now she hates her mother’s family, who knows tomorrow it will be her mother too.

Khushi: It may be due to the surroundings she brought up Arnav, don’t worry she will be again your old Di. Maybe this Shyam will be her true love and that’s why she reacted like that, and he will guide her to be a better person

Arnav: I too thought the problem is with the surrounding at first, now I know it is not Khushi she had changed, never to become the old Anjie. And if you are expecting that Shyam to guide her then I will call you as the fool of the year, because it will never happen, he is a puppet in her hands and an orthodox fool who never gonna change. And you think that greedy idiot will tell her to go against Dadi and all? Then how will they get the traditional wealth. He will destroy her remaining goodness too Khushi.

Khushi: Arnav please calm down, if it is the fate for her we cannot change it. Now stop being a cry baby, come on cheer up, because Mom will definitely like to see you as happy not with this stupid tears. Now get up, let us have some brunch, Dad will be waiting for you.

Arnav: You go Kiya, have it with Dad, I am fine here, I don’t need anything now

Khushi: Arnav, don’t be insane yaar, why are you making Dad upset being like this? Please don’t do this, not to him and definitely not to yourself. Are you thinking that he will have anything today without you? No right, so come on get up, get up, I have promised Dad to bring you down, also Maa asked me to get you there.

Khushi started to pull him by his hands, but he haven’t moved an inch with the pulling of the tiny girl, so he himself helped her and got up. He told her he will come after washing his face. He reached the bathroom door when she called him and he raised his eyebrow asking what.

Khushi: Wais ek bath kahu Arnav (By the way shall I say something Arnav), you look more handsome when you are the angry bird, not this cry baby

Saying this she winked at him and a he smirked at her comment and then shook his head at her efforts to cheer him up.

End of flashback

Khushi: Arnie, I am sorry dear, I should have been comforting you but what I have done, worrying you with my stupid problems. I am very bad right? How could I forget about your pain, I am really very bad, I don’t deserve you…

She was going on and on when he placed his forefinger on her lips silencing her and then hugged her tight

Arnav: Kiya, this is what I need, not any comforting words your one tight hug and all my worries will be gone. (Then breaking the hug) And don’t you dare to call my wife as bad, then you will have to face me

Khushi smiled at him and hugged him tight kissing the side of his neck with a strong determination to be the old strong Khushi who had brought the Kadoos ASR back to life, leaving her unnecessary thoughts about his family and all mumbled near his ear

Khushi: I love you

Arnav: I love you too baby, I love you too

As he was relaxed realizing the change in her body language which resembled the old feisty Khushi Kabir Khurana and he smiled to himself as it will be much more interesting now.

 




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Part 17 Let us fight back (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 75 times)

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Arnav broke the hug and kissed her forehead. She smiled brightly at him and he held her by the waist and looked at her from top to bottom.


Arnav: Oye, new dress! By the way you are looking so fresh in this dress, but is this what you are going to wear for the outing? Then Kiddu will kill you for sure.

Khushi: Definitely not. I will not be comfortable. I wore it just like that for now.

Arnav: (Testing her) so what about my family?

Khushi: What about them Arnav?  You are the one who always says one should be comfortable with the dress according to the occasion. If they are only comfortable in Sarees it doesn’t mean that everybody will be like that also we are going for sightseeing not to Satsang. And it will be more appropriate if I wear something cool because the season is too hot.

Arnav: Why it will not be, with a hot lady standing here

Khushi: (Pulling him towards her with his collar) dare you mock me Mr. Raizada

Arnav chuckled and engulfed her in a warm hug.

Arnav: I told the truth yaar and you know what? I am too much happy

Khushi: Why? Because I am angry?

Arnav: No my lord, because my old  tigress is back.

They both broke the hug and smiled at each other and that’s when Khushi saw the time.

Khushi: Oh my God, look at the time, it is time for your coffee right. Stupid man. Why are you always forgetting about your intake? Or do you like medicines that much.

Arnav: It’s not a big deal, just a drink my drama queen and you don’t have to worry, I have my own personal doctor (Winked at her), and Ok now you go and get the coffee

Khushi: Arnav you know you can’t alter your food schedules? Then….Ok leave it, No gain use by saying it. You will never change. By the way, now I can go down without you or Lav to the den?

Arnav: Yep. Because as I told you my feisty Khush is back and Kiya after bringing it please check Kiddu, she might need you.

Khushi nodded and walked out. Then she got down the stairs and gone towards the Mandir first and prayed before heading towards the kitchen. She saw everybody expect Sheetal and Payal sitting in the living room gossiping. They hadn’t seen her so; she too ignored them and stood at the entrance of the kitchen and peeped in. She saw HP making puries and Sheetal and Payal serving tea for everyone to take to the living room. She was very angry with Anjali for saying those horrible things to him and all others for listening it without saying anything. She wasn’t ready for an argument with them for anything but sighed when she saw Lavanya too was there. She stepped into the kitchen and stood beside Lavanya and touched her shoulder. Lavanya was ready to blast on the person thinking it as her stupid family as Arnav’s face sometime before came into her mind. But as she turned around, saw Khushi there.

Lavanya: Oh, it’s you, good morning Kiya, (Teasingly) had a good sleep?

Khushi: Morning Lav and I must say best sleep after two weeks.

Lavanya was surprised hearing her audacious reply and was happy to see the change while Payal and Sheetal frowned hearing the reply. Payal hearing Chachi calling they headed towards the hall and Lavanya decided to have some fun and winked at Khushi. She too instantly acted with her bestie.

Lavanya: (Loud enough for Sheetal to hear) May I ask you why?

Khushi: Because I had the best companion.

Lavanya: Who?

Khushi: You know who.

The cup in Sheetal’s hand almost dropped hearing that.

Lavanya: Oh, ok. By the way, why are you here? I had sent tea to the room. Doesn’t Kiddu give you?

Khushi: Where? To the guestroom? I wasn’t there?

Lavanya: (Purposely) then where were you?

Khushi: (Playing along) With Arnav of course

Lavanya: (Loudly) Oh! With Bro, hmm not bad!

HP smiled at them while Khushi blushed. Sheetal started to sweat hearing all that when she heard but hadn’t the guts to speak to Lavanya.

Lavanya: Ok, so now why are you here?

Khushi: To get Arnav’s coffee, its time you know? He had again forgotten that.

Lavanya: He will forget Kiya, so that you will remind him and I know he like it very much when you do things for him (As if telling to Sheetal)

Khushi: Ok ok now top it Lav, Bhaiyya can you tell me where is honey, so that I can make the coffee?

HP: Honey? But what is it for? Bhaiyya’s coffee is ready.

Sheetal: Yes Lavanyaji, I have made it.

Lavanya: (To herself) Oh this behenji will never learn. Sheetal, sorry to burst your bubble he will not think that, and Hari Bhaiyya now your Bhaiyya need his special coffee. But you know what you have to drink Kiya made coffee once, then we can realize why Bro is addicted to that.

Sheetal had enough of this and ran to the hall to recite everything happened here to her Bhabhi and seeing that La, Khushi and HP laughed out. HP then took the honey and gave Khushi

HP: Bhabhi, here is the honey.

Khushi raised her eyebrows, hearing him and Lavanya laughed seeing her expression. She looked questioningly at both of them.

Lavanya: Hari Bhaiyya knows Kiya, he is Bhaiyya’s pet.

HP: Yes Bhabhi, Bhaiyya strictly instructed to call you like that.

Khushi: Ok but Hari, please call me anything else until everyone knows about it. And I can call you Hari right? I think that is what Arnav calls you.

HP: Sure Didi.

Khushi smiled at him and then made the coffee and was going towards the stairs when she saw the family looking weirdly at her. She chuckled at herself and started to ascend the stairs, but at the middle she came face to face with Arnav.


He was all set to go out and she smiled at him, but he didn’t saw that as he was busy enjoying his family’s look seeing his attire as if they couldn’t recognize him, then he saw the coffee cup but purposely descended the stairs ignoring her to rile her up. Oh how much I like her feisty attitude he thought. Khushi saw that and frowned

Khushi: What the…Arnav, Arnav stop right there

Arnav who was with his back towards her, smiled at her mood and then smirked seeing his horrified family and said

Arnav: Yes Kiya, what happened? And why are you not ready yaar? Go go get ready

Khushi: Arnav Singh Raizada, don’t you dare yaar me. Now shut up and drink this, otherwise I have to forcefully do that

Arnav held her shoulders purposely to show his family and smiled at her and mouthed ‘sorry, just kidding’ and then he took the coffee and sipped it.

Arnav: Oh! So you have made it! Thank you.

Saying this he pecked her cheeks and settled on the couch taking the newspaper. She looked at him with open mouthed seeing his guts and he winked at her.

Arnav: Now why are you standing there like a statue? Go get ready, Lavu you too.

Lavanya nodded and both of them gone upstairs. The whole family was in a frozen state while Anjali gritted her teeth seeing his attitude. I will show you what Anjali Manohar Jha can do Arnav, just wait till Papa comes she thought wickedly.

Arnav was talking with Akash about today’s deals and that’s when Khushi, Kiran and Nikhil came down all ready to go out


Khushi


Kiran


Their eyes almost popped out seeing Khushi and Kiran's attire but told nothing. Not seeing Lavanya there, Kiran asked

Kiran: Arnie where is Lavz

Arnav looked up at them and indicated towards her room.

Kiran: Late as always

Khushi and Nikhil too sat on the sofa waiting for Lavanya while Kiran not, finding any place settled on Arnav’s armrest and asked Chachu.

Kiran: Uncle, can you please give me that newspaper

All looked at her amused and Chachu first looked at the paper in his hand and then towards the other papers on the table and frowned. Arnav saw that

Arnav: Chachu she doesn’t know to read Hindi properly, that’s why.

Chachu: Oh ok, take it beta.

Kiran: Thanks uncle.

 

All decided to not mention on anything and that’s when Madhumathy (Kaki) came there. She frowned seeing some new faces and asked

Kaki: Maa oh you have guests but nobody told me anything.

Dadi: They came yesterday evening only

Kaki: Oh who are they?

Arnav: Mrs. Mishra, they are my people from London. Khushi, Kiran and Nikhil.

Madhumathy frowned, hearing ‘my people’ and was about to interfere, but Payal shook her head indicating no and Chachi whispered she will tell everything later. Everybody looked up hearing sound from the stairs and saw Lavanya coming down. Kiran was about to speak, but Arnav pressed her hands while Khushi and Nikhil’ jaw dropped. The DR breathed a sigh of relief seeing her



Lavanya: Mamma, can I go with Bro

Chachi instantly looked at Chachi as for her, to allow that Lavanya’s future MIL’s approval was required.

Kaki: Manu, even living there Lavanya hadn’t forgotten her culture. Look at their dress, its ok, let her go

Chachi: Ok, go, but don’t be too late

Lavanya nodded at that and was they were about to go

Kaki: (Trying to butter her) Lavanya beta you are looking very beautiful, from where did you buy these dresses?

Lavanya: (Acting all innocent) really! thank you auntie and its From London, what happened?

Kaki: Do you know them?

Lavanya: Yeah of course, why?

Kaki: Nothing much, but look at their clothes (Payal pressed her hands but she ignored it)

Lavanya: (To rile them up) Nice right? looking good on them, in fact it’s from AR. Right Bro?

Hearing that everyone’s jaw dropped as they thought Lavanya will change tables in one sweet word.

Arnav: Yep Lavu and why not AR have everything best, nobody can blame it.

Kaki smiled unwillingly as Arnav spoiled her plan to defame them because as it is from AR, if she said anything bad about the dresses, it will be against Arnav and it is will not be for them while Anjali gritted her teeth. Dadi asked as instructed by Anjali

Dadi: Arnav, are you guys going for shopping?

Arnav: Why? So that Anjali and Chachi can find fault in it too?

Dadi: ARNAV! Don’t be sarcastic, if yes then take Bitiyas too; they wanted to buy some new Sarees for an upcoming Puja.

Arnav: Dadi first of all I am not interested because I am not ready for any argument right now and secondly, we are going for an outing and maybe to some local markets, but your Bitiyas only wear high branded designer Sarees (Under his breath) wasting my money, (Loudly) so it is better they go themselves. Don’t worry Dadi I will ask Mohan to drop them.

Anjali stomped off to her room as her another plan to make him and Sheetal closer too failed. Soon they came out to the car and as soon as they were away from other’s sight

Kiran: Lav, what happened to you? What type of dress is this? It’s horrible summer here and you…

Nikhil: Yes Lav, what is this? Why are you wearing a winter collection when you instructed all of us to wear something cool?

Khushi: And I thought I will have a company.

Lavanya: Sorry Kiya, but otherwise Mamma won’t allow me out

Khushi: But is mine right for India?

Khushi pouted at her while other two frowned and Arnav said keeping his hand around Khushi’s shoulder

Arnav: Don’t worry babe this dress is more than right here, and nothing happened to Lavu it was her idea to go out without any fuss which she used to do before coming to London. (To La) But I thought you left all that

Lavanaya: Old habbits die late Bro

Saying this she opened her jacket and threw it in the backseat of the car while others looked open mouthed at her and Arnav shook his head at her antics as she winked at them.



They all then set for the day out. Rahul called him on the way and told him to come to the orphanage during lunch.

At London

Manav came back exhausted after a 6 hour long operation to his cabin and relaxed in his chair. His PA came there with his tea and said

Asst: Dr, there was a call for you one hour before

Manav: Here? To office? Who?

Asst: Yes a lady, sir she was saying that she tried your number many times and it is on voicemail. I told you are in OT so she told me to inform you once you are back and it is very urgent.

Manav: Oh Ok, but who was it?

Asst: She only told me to memorize you about checking the phone.

Manav nodded and took out his phone, he frowned seeing so many missed calls from the number and about to call back but his phone rang with the same number.

Caller: Hello Manav, Are you there? Where is Arnie? What happened to him? Why his number is out of coverage area? Is he ok? What about Kiya? She too is not responding to the calls. Nothing happened right? Kiddu, Lavu, and Nikhil everyone is ok right?

 

Guys any guesses on the person who called? Anyway I hope the update is not boring.






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Guys this message is just to inform you that my final semester university exams are starting from tomorrow and thus I will not be able to update for a while. I know the previous update was stopped at a cliffhanger situation but I hope you guys will understand my situation.

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Part 18 A day out (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 69 times)

Guys I am back again, thank you for your wishes and I hope you will like this chapter.


Manav nodded and took out his phone, he frowned seeing so many missed calls from the number and about to call back but his phone rang with the same number.


Caller: Hello Manav, Are you there where is Arnie? What happened to him? Why his number is not connecting? Is he ok? What about Kiya? She too is not responding to the calls. Nothing happened right? Kiddu, Lavu, and Nikhil everyone is ok right?


Manav: Mamma, Mamma… relax. Nothing happened, everyone is ok. Now tell me why you called?


Caller: Why Arnie is not answering the calls? I haven’t talked to him after the prom night. And he is not calling back even after these many missed calls. And I was about to book my tickets for London as it’s his birthday too.


Manav: Mamma, you may have tried his international number, but now he is in Delhi and others too.


Caller: What? When did he come back? And others too. When did all that happen?


Manav: He is there from last two weeks, but Kiya and others reached yesterday.


Caller: Ok thank God, now I can breathe properly. I was very much worried. But I am angry with you Manav.


Manav: What happened?


Caller: You haven’t called me for one month and asking what happened. Other than you who will give me all the information about his life? when I ask him that idiot will tell me (Imitating Arnav) Nothing dear I had a deal there now the prom is on the weekend, AR is organizing it, I and Rahul planned a surprise for Dad, I will call you after that and that’s it. Huh!


Manav chuckled at that and their conversation went for about an hour or so. After hearing everything from Manav she was very angry on Arnav for not informing about Khushi’s attacks last time he called and decided t to teach him a lesson.


At Delhi


 Arnav was driving the car and Khushi was in the passenger seat. Nikhil, Lavanya, and Kiran had occupied the backseat.


Arnav: So guys, where do you want to go?


Khushi: Show us the Delhi Arnav, the places which we should see in Delhi,


Kiran: Yes Arnie, I want to take so many pictures and tweet as ‘K3 in Delhi’.


Nikhil: Me too….


Kiran: Excuse me, how is that possible? It is my idea and moreover, you are not K3, you idiot.


Nikhil was left open mouthed and everyone chuckled at that.


Kiran: Now close your mouth monkey, otherwise flies will enter into it.


Nikhil: You! You called me monkey, how dare you?


Kiran: What happened bro, I had said the truth, now why are you frowning? Their bickering continued until they reached the first destination.


Arnav: Ok guys, so here is the first destination. The famous Qutub Minar one of the famous heritage site of UNESCO. Kiya does you remember the trip in our childhood, we had come here.


 


Khushi: Oh yeah! And there was a pillar with a fascinating saying attached to it, right?


Arnav: Oh you remember that? Khushi: Yeah, Mom and Mamma was going gaga over it.


Kiran: What saying? Tell me too


Arnav: I think it was something like that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled, isn’t it Kiya?


Khushi: Yeah! But they didn’t allow us to do that saying we are kids and now I want to try it. You will come, right Lavz?


Lavanya: Of course, it is so much fun, I had tried it with my friends and you know what my wish to study at Harvard was granted.


Khushi: Wow! That’s cool


Arnav: Bull****, you had got admission because you had marks Lavu.


Nikhil: But maybe her parents allowed because she had done this. No problem in trying right?


Kiran: Don’t tell me you are going to do that?


Arnav: Leave it yaar, Not everybody is confident in our abilities like us.


Nikhil: It is not termed as confidence, it is arrogance guys


Khushi: Leave it Nikhil, to whom are you trying to explain?


Arnav: Whatever anyway come, guys


Kiran: Yeah I want to take so many pictures.


Arnav: Kiddu we can post the photo of Nikhil doing it, what say?


Kiran: Yeah it will be too much fun then. Nik doesn't worry your female fan following will be doubled.


Saying this Arnav and Kiran winked at him. After their sweet bickering and wish completion and all Arnav had taken them to places like the National gallery, Akshardham, Tughlaqabad Fort etc. Then the ladies demanded to go to India gate to have foods like Momos, Chaat, Kulfi etc. Even though Arnav was very hygiene conscious about food, it is a habit he got from his Mom that to eat these types of delicacies once in a while and while eating it he will enjoy it to the fullest. So he too readily agreed to their wish. They had different types of competitions too while eating and everybody enjoyed it to the fullest.


Their next destination was towards the Raizada orphanage as Rahul had called them there. When the gang reached there they saw Rahul playing cricket with the kids there and old men and women cheering for them. Kiran, Khushi, and Nikhil who are visiting it for the first time were amazed to see the comforts and facilities they are provided with there and most importantly to see the happiness in their faces unlike in the other orphanages and old age homes. Kiran cheered louder seeing the sixer by Rahul along with Arnav and Nikhil and that was when everybody noticed them. The oldies smiled at Arnav and Lavanya while the kids surrounded them like giving a group hug for Arnav.


Kid1: Arnav Bhaiyya when did you come back?


Kid2: You know Lavu Didi came last week and had brought chocolates for us.


Kid3: Yeah, and what have you brought for us?


Kid4: Tell us, tell us what have you brought for us?


Kid5: Bhaiyya, who are they came with you?


Arnav: Wait, wait first let me breathe and relax I will answer all your questions. Seema I had come back last week, but was too busy and thus couldn’t meet you guys. And I am really really sorry for that. Lavu brought chocolates, that’s really nice Rani, and for your questions Vishal and Manish I had brought a lot of things, but for that, you have to wait. Ok so guys let me introduce them to you, these all are my friends and very special family members, Meet Khushi, Kiran and Nikhil. Lav please handle them, I will just come meeting Matron. Rahul, you come with me.


Arnav and Rahul headed to the office after indicating Khushi to join him sometimes later. The kids and the gang clicked well and they were going gaga over Khushi Didi, K3 and Nik Bhaiyya. Later as per Arnav’s order caretakers brought all the gifts for every member irrespective of their age.


Arnav and Rahul knocked on the room and Matron was really happy to see the friends together.


Matron: Come, my children. And when did you come back Arnav?


Arnav: Last week. Auntie, we came here to tell you something.


Matron: Ok, What is it?


Rahul: You know tomorrow is Arnie’s birthday so we were thinking that like some year before to arrange tomorrow’s every meal with the people here. So please inform the Kitchen help about that. Also, Auntie, we were thinking to have a picnic arranged for the kids after Manav uncle’s return with all our friends and family.


Arnav: Let us plan it for a one day trip to somewhere near so we can get a whole day.


Matron: Ok, that will be very nice for all and don’t worry, I will inform everyone.


They all heard a knock and saw Khushi standing there. Matron indicated her to come wondering who is she but then saw she exchanging smiles with Arnav and Rahul. Arnav gently pulled her beside him and addressed the matron.


Arnav: Auntie, now what I am going to tell will be very shocking and you will scold me for not sharing such a news but you have to understand that the circumstances were like that.


Matron: What’s the matter Arnav? And who is this?


Arnav: Auntie that is what I am talking about and this is my wife, Dr. Khushi Singh Raizada.


Matron: What? When did this happen? How do you know her? But your family? Sheetal Madam? I don’t get it Arnav.


Arnav: Long story.


Matron: Then cut it short.


Arnav: (Side hugging her) Ok, As I said she is Khushi who was my childhood friend Kiya and also both our fathers and mothers were friends too.


Matron: Yeah I remember you saying about a Kiya when you were a kid. But you said you lost all the contacts with her, then?


Arnav: That was true but we met again at university and fell in love. But as Kiya’s Papa too died after Mamma she and her sister Kiddu was left with only a huge bank balance as their shrewd uncle played well to get their house and business. Their protection was my first priority then, so for avoiding further problems we got married as per Dad’s wish.


Matron: Manav know this? But he didn’t tell me?


Arnav: We couldn’t risk it all auntie. That time leaving the country and settle in India was impossible as I was busy to build up the Raizada Empire which Chachu spoiled for the greedy ladies of my house and also she was in the second year of medicine so we stayed there. And as for family apart from Mom's family, Lavu and Dad , nobody knows about us. And Dad said as everything has happened with his knowledge he wanted to explain everyone. So I hope you will keep our secret.


Matron: Sure, (And smiled at Khushi and came near her) Ok, so you are Arnav’s childhood sweetheart Kiya whom Arnav missed so much. I had heard a lot about you.


Khushi: Me too auntie, he always used to talk about the people here. I know everyone even though I hadn’t seen them. And Auntie I am a huge fan of yours too, because of the way you had dedicate your whole life to the people here, only great people will do that.


Matron smiled at her and caressed her cheeks


Matron: Now I understood why Arnav fell for you. But the surprising thing is that how you fell for this Kadoos?


Arnav: Auntie…


Rahul: But auntie, there is another thing you should know; this Arrogant ASR is a kitten in front of Kiya.


Arnav glared at Rahul while Khushi swats him on his shoulder.


Matron: So Anjali Madam doesn’t know this? That’s why she is telling everyone you are going to marry that Sheetal Madam soon and you know what all your Grandpas and Grannies are very sad hearing that. All are saying she can never be a good match for you seeing her attitude.


Arnav: You know her Auntie; she can never understand what I want. But what I can’t digest is that she linking my name with that stupid Sheetal, now I am just waiting for Dad. By the way Auntie, why are you addressing Anjali as Madam? And what about Ms.Jha?


Matron: Leave it Arnav, she wanted me to call the family members as Sir and Madam as I am just an employee here. It’s ok. Khushi: Auntie but you are not just an employee here and please don’t call all of us like that. I know how respectfully Arnav and Dad feel about you.


Matron: I know Khushi, that why I don’t felt bad when she said that. And let me tell you one thing Arnav, I too didn’t like that Sheetal and now I know Khushi is perfect for you. And please introduce her to the old bunch; they will be so much happy.


Rahul: But Auntie, the family should not know about them until uncle comes, what if they?


Matron: Don’t you know how much they adore Arnav. Don’t worry they will surely keep your secret if they know Khushi is Arnav’s wife. Arnav: I will talk to them, Auntie.


Lavanya: (From door) can we come in?


Arnav: Yeah, come. Auntie this is Kiran aka Kiddu, Khushi’s and my little sis and this is Nikhil, their cousin, and my friend.


Like Khushi, Kiran and Nikhil too instantly found a place in Matron’s heart. All the people there mingled with each other and Arnav as promised introduced Khushi as his wife to the oldies. All of them were very happy as to know that Khushi Bitiya is their Bahu and he will not marry Sheetal. The gang too spent a quality time and left from there after promising to come tomorrow. Rahul too joined them as he was free.


They all enjoyed when it was almost late evening Arnav asked to drop them home because he is taking Khushi somewhere. When Rahul and the gang reached the DR frowned not seeing Arnav and Khushi but they kept their mouth shut because Rahul too was with them and decided to ask Arnav directly when he will come back. Ok, so now could you identify the caller? And guys let us see what and all will happen on Arnav’s birthday and the good news is that Manav will arrive soon.




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Part 19 Khushi's surprise (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 73 times)

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At the car

Arnav was driving and Khushi was enjoying the evening breeze through the window. Then she excitedly turned to him to say something, but it was as if Arnav was in deep thoughts. She stared at him for some time hoping he will look at her but nothing like that happened. So she decided to break his reverie. First, she cleared her throat but he didn’t hear, then she placed her hand on his lap, then too he didn’t react; now she becomes pissed off and pinched his shoulder.

Arnav: Ouch! What the hell? What are you doing?

Khushi: Excuse me; it should be me asking that. Do you have any idea of how much time I am trying to get your attention? What were you thinking that you didn’t hear me?

Arnav: Not something Kiya, I was thinking about someone.

Khushi: Someone?

Arnav: Someone who is very special for me.

Khushi: And who is that, for whom you will avoid me? Tell me, tell me now.  Arnav doesn't smirk and irritate me, tell me who it is?

Arnav: Arrey, wait for sometime yaar. Can’t you see I am driving now?

Khushi: Arnav, don’t give me that ****. Stop the car now!

Arnav: Why are you, angry baby? Just two minutes we are almost there, and then you can argue how much you want.

Khushi looked at him with angry accusing eyes and turned her head. Arnav turned towards the window and bit back his laugh. He likes to see Khushi like that all riled up and angry like as in their childhood. Soon they reached their destination. He parked the car, got down, opened the door for Khushi and, offered his hand. But Khushi got down without his help and then held his collar, pushed him on to the car and pulled his face towards her.

Khushi: Tell me who that witch is?

Arnav: Don’t you dare to call her like that. She is the most beautiful person I have ever met; she enlightens my whole world with a smile, only she can handle and comfort the vulnerable Arnie

Khushi was now angry like hell hearing him praising someone. But due to that, she hadn’t concentrated on what he had said. Because otherwise, she would have already guessed about whom he was talking about.

Khushi: Whoever it is, understand one thing Mr. Arnav Singh Raizada, you are mine and only mine. Do you get that?

Arnav: That is what I was saying baby, only my ‘someone special’ has right on me.

Khushi: What?

Arnav started to laugh out loud and that’s when the realization dawned upon her and started to hit on his chest with her fists.

Khushi: So you were playing with my emotions? Go I won’t talk to you.

Arnav pulled her fists that were hitting him and hugged her and pressed her to the car; Khushi too after struggling for sometime hugged him. Both closed their eyes to enjoy the blissful moment and hugged each other tightly and Arnav whispered to her.

Arnav: I love you baby and know this no one can be special to me other than you.

Khushi: I know Arnav and I love you too.

Khushi then opened her eyes and broke the hug, but seeing the house in front of her she got teary


Khushi: Arnav, this…this is, our old farm house (Getting teary)

Arnav: (Side hugging her) Shh… yes, it was our old farmhouse where we stayed during our vacation but I renovated it without altering the exterior look. But I changed the interiors according to the occupant; I hope you are happy with my decision.

Khushi: (Again hugging and kissing him) you don’t know Arnav, how happy you made me by bringing me here and to know you are ready to let go of the past.

Arnav: Hm(Kissing her hair), don’t you want to go inside

Khushi: Certainly. But you hadn’t told anything about this. When did this happen? And how you allowed a stranger to made changes here? I know you will never do that because you are very possessive about this place.

Arnav: Relax, That is because it has not done by a stranger

Khushi: Meaning? Ravi?

Arnav: No, Rudy.

Khushi: Really, oh my god! It’s his first year only and done this project, man he is awesome.

Arnav: After all whose cousin he is?

Khushi: (Swatting on hand) don’t fly too much. Ok, but why didn’t you called others?

Arnav: You know we will be ‘WE’ only when we are alone.

Khushi immediately understood the reason because they both will be true self when they are alone; they can only be vulnerable when they are alone. They don’t allow any other person to see them weak and it was like an unwritten rule between them. And she knows coming here will make both of them emotional so she smiled at him understandingly.

 Arnav: And you know what I have a huge surprise for you inside.

Khushi: What is it?

Arnav: For that, we have to enter.

Soon they reached the door and Arnav handed the key to Khushi and she opened it. But before she could step in Arnav picked her up.

Khushi: Put me down Arnav, what are you doing?

Arnav: It’s ritual sweetheart.

Khushi: Ritual? What ritual? By the way, you normally don’t like to follow them.

Arnav: That’s true, but I like this tradition of Raizadas very much that is the wife should enter in the arms of her husband.

Khushi: That is only for the first entry after marriage. You are too much Arnav

Arnav: I know. Ok, so here is your surprise sweetheart.

Khushi slowly steadied herself holding Arnav and looked at the wall before them and was totally mesmerized. The wall was full of pictures from their childhood. She literally ran towards the pictures and touched them to ensure it was actually there. Arnav came hugged her from back, keeping his head on her shoulder started to speak about the pictures.

Arnav: Hey see that pic; it was taken when my baby Kiya was born. Look how sweet she looks.

 

Khushi: Haww! Look Arnav I was so chubby.

Arnav: I know and see these all are our sweet as well as angry encounters.

 

Khushi: We really used to fight a lot right?

Arnav: Hm

Khushi: But it was fun, thinking how to irritate you in morning up to sleep and even in the dream was so much fun.

Arnav: I used to think ways to escape your crazy antics, but no I could ever escape from you because you used to plan everything carefully, but I liked that fights very much baby, so much that it broke my little heart when I was alone here without you all. I used to cry Khush, without you I was really alone.

Both were getting emotional and Khushi kept her hands on his arms which were on her waist and he too tightened his hold. Both again looked at the pictures.

Khushi: (Looking backward at him) But from where did you get these photos?

Arnav: (In a low voice) I used to visit here once in a while when I was in India, but I couldn’t enter your room or Mom’s room as I will overcome with emotions. I was very angry on destiny to snatch you two from me and I kept the rooms closed because the memories will make me weak, but after we met again when I was again back to life one day I took the courage to open the room and I saw the album in Mom’s room. I hadn’t taken them to RM because they don’t know the price of these. So I treasured them for years and when I thought about renovating the house I put it here.

Khushi: Hm, but how did you get the idea to renovate it?

Arnav: It was totally your idea.

Khushi: Mine? How?

Arnav: Khush, do you remember what you told on Mom-Dad’s wedding anniversary last year to do something that will make me and Dad and to be with Dad. So I was planning to renovate it by including Mom’s likes and to enrich her garden with her favorite flowers and all. I wanted to gift it to Dad this year, but as you said earlier I didn’t want strangers here, so I asked Ravi to do something. We both were working on it.

Khushi: So how Rudy did all this?

Arnav: He heard our talks and asked me can he do this. I was reluctant at first thinking he is inexperienced but Ravi told me he is the best option, so decided to try my luck.

Khushi: And it turned to be wonderful, I have to congratulate him, common, now show me the rooms

Arnav: Ok come see the dining room, kitchen, living room, study room, and pool.




 

Khushi: Now first we will see Dad’s room

Arnav: Ok,come

Khushi instantly hugged him and murmured

Khushi: It will be the best gift for Dad Arnav. Mom’s variety of drawings, her praying area, christ, candles and all it is like Mom is really here, Dad will surely feel homely don’t worry.

Arnav: But I am afraid Khush, he hadn't came here after Mom.

Khushi: He will come Arnav, surely we will bring him here.

Arnav: I hope so. And the next room is Nikhil’s and Lavu’s and we will gift them once they married.


Khushi: Wow, gray and black, a perfect combination of their likes and a bit cozy too.

Arnav: Really and how my baby actually knows it is cozy?

Khushi: Arnav!

Arnav: Ok, now it is

Khushi: Rudy’s room (Seeing his raised eyebrow) it’s simple, see that guitar.


Arnav: Ok my intelligent doc. Come and it is Kiddu’s room


Khushi: And whose idea was it to put that’K’?

Arnav: Rudy, he was adamant that Kiddu will love it

Then they both looked at each other and raised their eyebrows.

Khushi: Arnav, Are you thinking what I am thinking?

Arnav: I guess so, because it reminds me the old Arnie-Kiya.

Khushi: Yeah, finding ways to be with each other, be it fighting or chatting.

Arnav: Let us see what happens in future.


Afte seeing all other rooms


Arnav: And finally our room

 

Khushi: (Cuddling Arnav) It’s beautiful Arnav (They both laid on the recliner) actually I feel like everything happened yesterday, time flies man.

Arnav: Yep, it’s been 21 years. So how is our new home? Liked it?

Khushi: No I loved it and hats off to Rudy.

Arnav: I agree on that but don’t let Kiddu hear that, she will kill you.

And both laughed out loud.

Arnav: (Looking at the time) let us leave babes; I have booked a table at purple orchid.

Khushi: Ok, but when will we bring others?

Arnav: Soon, very soon.

When they reached home after the cozy dinner they saw the gang was engrossed in chess in the living room after dinner. Kiran and Rahul were in one team and Nikhil and Lavanya in the other. Chachu, Akash and Shyam were talking something but were enjoying the game while DR Ladies sitting on the dining table as if waiting for someone and gossiping and time to time looking at the foursome. Suddenly Kiran was about to make a wrong move.

Arnav & Khushi: Shhitttttt!

Now everybody’s attention turned on to the couple standing at door. Kiran raised her eyebrow asking what the matter is.

Khushi: It was wrong move yaar, see it’s a checkmate.

Arnav: Kiddu it’s the problem of your partner. Don’t you get anyone other than this idiot?

Rahul: Arrey, you are talking as if you are a chess champion.

Arnav: Why not? Let us try then. (Sitting beside Kiran) today we will win, you see Rahul buddy.

Anjali: Yeah, you don’t know what Raizadas can do, just wait and watch, right Arnav?

Arnav: (Totally ignoring her) and who will be your partner? Lavu or Nikhil?

Rahul: Hm, Ok, so my partner will be Kiya.

Arnav: What? No, she will not.

Khushi: Why? Don’t tell me the great ASR is scared.

Arnav: Ok, so you are challenging me. Let us see then.

Khushi: Yeah, let us see.

The DR smiled wickedly seeing their fight not knowing it is not a new thing for them.




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Part 20 Pleasing the ASR (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 91 times)

At RM


The game started soon and much to the DR’s irritation Arnav was enjoying Khushi’s expressions without concentrating on the game, he was as usual fascinated by her every frown, every pout, and every secret smile.


Rahul: Concentrate Arnav, varna haar jaoigi (otherwise you will fail)


Kiran: (Seeing no change in him nudged his shoulders) Arnie


Arnav: Huh!


Kiran: (Whispered in a low voice but could be heard by the sharp ears of DR) Look at the chessboard, not the players.


Arnav smirked at her and concentrated back on the game. Khushi made a check.


Rahul: Oho ASR that’s a check. Kiya I must say you are a genius and we have such stupid opponents.


And that hurt Arnav’s and Kiran’s ego, they looked at each other and discussed something then she checkmated them.


Arnav: Checkmate buddy.


Khushi: But that move is wrong, I am sure it cannot be done like that.


Arnav was enjoying her irritation as she couldn’t actually identify what wrong in that move when,


Chachi: Now you understood the brain of Raizadas, and don’t find excuses when you failed.


Anjali: Yeah Rahul what do you said Stupid? Now we understood who all are stupid and who is the genius. And there is nothing wrong with that move. And don’t you dare to accuse Arnav.


Arnav: Excuse me, what do you all know about chess that you are commenting on it? What she said is her doubt regarding the move and nothing wrong in asking that. Oh, my fault, whom am I trying to explain? The people who don’t even know to differentiate the pieces in a chess board. And by the way, the move was by Kiddu, not me that you are praising the Raizadas.


Khushi: But the move is not right. I am damn sure.


Arnav: Can’t pinpoint the fault? I know that move is not proper but it is right until you can’t find the fault, and you know what everything is fair in love and war darling (And winked at her).

Hearing his comment Khushi’s jaw dropped and she thought, as usual, the arrogant angry bird and shook her head. But the statement actually brought the DR to a state of shock seeing his cheerful attitude as well as his cheesy comment. Suddenly Arnav’s phone rang and it brought them back to earth and as it was a business call he excused himself and went from there. Kiran and Lavanya were struggling hard to control their giggles while Rahul and Nikhil mentally hi-fied Arnav seeing the horrified look on Raizadas. Lavanya was sure one more minute and she will explode, so she stood up.


Lavanya: Kiya does you need tea?


Khushi: No yaar I want to freshen up first.


Lavanya: Then you go and freshen up; I will get it for you.


Khushi: (Side hugging La) Thanks, Lavz and you know what you are my best buddy.


Lavanya: I know.


Saying this Lavanya went to Kitchen and Khushi decided to freshen up before joining Lavanya. Kiran, Rahul, and Nikhil sat there chatting but with full concentration on the conversation of DR


Chachi: Hello hi bye bye did you hear what Arnav called Khushi?


Chachu: Manno, what is the problem? What did he call her that you are reacting in this way?


Chachi: He called her darling!


Chachu: Yes, so?


Chachi: You stupid man, you don’t see movies and because of that only you are not understanding. I had heard Shahrukh Khanji calling his heroine as darling in his movies. Does that mean Arnav…


Meanwhile the gang


Nikhil: Rahul, I must say my future MIL is really a genius, she guessed it soon.


Rahul: Power of films man.


Kiran: Not films, its SRK power.


Nikhil: You and your SRK


Kiran: Dare you to say something about SRK


Rahul: Guys, guys stop and concentrate


DR


Sheetal: What! No


Anjali: No, no Chachi he must have said it casually and Sheetal anyway he is going to marrying you, so don’t worry.


Payal: I think Devarji just said it to tease her, nothing more than that, and Khushiji is a modern lady so she would not even consider him more than a friend.


Dadi: I too guess what Payal Bitiya told id true, they are just friends.


They stopped their ranting when they saw Arnav coming and sitting beside Rahul


Arnav: Buddy why still here?


Rahul: What? Family in and friends out, it’s not fair yaar.


Arnav: Oye, don’t start with your drama and you know I am asking it because Ninu will strangle me alive saying I kept you engaged here.


Rahul: Oh! So the great ASR is afraid of my wife!


Arnav: Hello, ASR is not afraid of anyone, I am afraid of the after effects.


Rahul: I know buddy but what to do they too are best buddies like us and protective of each other.


Arnav: Yeah, that’s true.


Chachi: (Whispering) who are best buddies other than Arnav and Rahul?


Anjali: Shh…Chachi let me here properly.


They all looked back hearing


Khushi: Are you guys gossiping about us?


Arnav: No, no do we have that much courage?


Khushi: That’s good, by the way, Rahul where is Ninu, her phone is switched off.


Rahul: Maa and Papa are here and she switched off her phone so that I will not disturb her, how cruel!


Khushi: Cruel? You both are this much busy that you go to them once or twice in a year, they too want to meet her, and after all, she is the Daddy’s girl.


Rahul: Arrey, when did I said not to enjoy with Papa but


Kiran: I got it you too want to spend time as Mamma’s boy.


Khushi: Oho that’s the matter, don’t worry I will talk to her


Rahul: Thanks, yaar (To Arnav by side hugging Khushi) and you know buddy this is the benefit of they both being friends.


Chachi: (Whispering) Hello hi bye bye, she is that irritating and clingy Naina’s friend! I think that’s why she too behaves like her.


Payal: And see she is even hugging him like she did with Devarji. See I told you Sheetal they are modern so hugging each other is not a big deal for them.


Anjali: yeah I think Payalji is right, now you are happy Sheetal?


Sheetal just nodded her head not sure about being happy.


Khushi: Do you guys need coffee I am going to get one for myself


Arnav & Kiran: What’s the matter Kiya? Are you tired?


DR frowned hearing that question while Khushi raised her eyebrows as if asking what and others smiled at that.


Arnav & Kiran: You are taking coffee not tea?


Khushi: No, nothing just likes that. Is it anywhere written that I can take coffee only when I am tired? Tell me do you need?


Arnav: I will not take that as an answer Kiya, you sit here, I will get your coffee.


DR got the shock of their life while Sheetal almost fainted hearing that


Khushi: No, no Arnav. I am really fine. And you sit here. You are not allowed inside Kitchen now.


Arnav: What the! What are you saying? Why can’t I enter Kitchen?


Khushi: Can’t you do what I am asking for? Is it too much? Go and do your work, I will meet you once I finish my work.


Arnav: What work do you have now?


Khushi: Just do as I say now Arnav, don’t make me angry.


Arnav: Ok, ok come after your so called work I am going.


Saying this Arnav went to his room.


Rahul: What are you planning Kiya?


Khushi: Nothing much to make his favorite strawberry cake.


Sheetal: What? Cake? Don’t you know Arnavji have sugar, how can you give a cake to him then?


Anjali: What Sheetal saying is right, he can’t take sweets and I won’t allow you to give it to him.


Khushi first thought to explain them well but when she heard Anjali commanding her as if denying her rights she went to the Mrs. ASR mode.


Khushi: Excuse me; I know that he can’t have sweets from the time he was born as I had seen how Mom used to care for him. Also as a doctor, I very well know what are good and bad for his health, and for your kind information there is a thing called ‘artificial sweetener’ for diabetic people and most importantly I don’t need anyone’s permission for preparing something for Arnav.


Saying this she walked away with the same attitude. 


Chachi: Look at her courage, how can she insult Anju like that.


Anjali was ready to pounce on Khushi for insulting her and was on her way to kitchen


Dadi: No, stop it Anju, don’t say anything to her now. I think today was a bad day for us; we can talk to Arnav tomorrow.


Anjali: But Dadi…


Shyam: Dadi is right Anju; sale sahib is already angry with us, not make him angrier by saying anything now. Let she do whatever she want. This all will be over when his marriage gets fixed.


Dadi: Yes Damadji is right.


Shyam: And Dadiji I think you should talk to him that he should have a control over his life, not like this always hugging and kissing girls as if he is a foreigner. This all will hurt my sister.


Dadi: Don’t worry I will talk to him.


They all turned around hearing Nikhil, Kiran and Rahul roaring in laughter. They thought it to be their silly jokes, but actually the trio had heard their conversation and hearing Shyam complaining about Arnav to Dadi was hilarious for them.


Chachi: But what is special today, that Khushi is preparing cake?


Anjali: I don’t know Chachi, only god knows what she is plotting.


Hearing this they felt bad for Arnav and Rahul got reminded of the lonely Arnav in childhood. He couldn’t take that anymore,


Rahul: Ok, I am going then, good night guys.


All wished him back and he left after wishing La and Khushi too. After he left Nikhil and Kiran went in search for Arnav.


In kitchen


Khushi was preparing his favorite cake like every year and La and HP were assisting her. After baking, HP took the cake to the guest room where Khushi and Kiran were staying. DR saw that but chose to not to comment on it. La and Khushi who was ascending the stairs saw DR preparing the table for dinner.


Chachi: Only god knows what magic those siblings done on Arnav and Lavanya that they are always supporting them that he will even fight with his family.


Payal: Why he is not down yet, his friends had dinner already without waiting for him.


Anjali: And he thinks we are the people who not caring for him, anyway Sheetal you go and call him for dinner.


La and Khushi shook their head and joined the gang in Arnav’s room.


In Arnav’s room


Nikhil: (Seeing them) Guys come fast I have got the DVD of the film The space between us last week, but as Lav was here I brought it here.


La: Really! You are great Nik, that’s why I love you so much.


Arshi and Kiran: Oww! How cute!


Kiran: Ok, enough of it plays it now.


When Sheetal had come to call him for dinner she could hear the laughter from the room and that was enough for her to know that all of them were there. The door was opened but she knocked on the door as she remembered the previous encounter


Arnav: Come in.


She entered the room happily as Arnav called her in only to be left shocked with the seen there. La and Nikhil was on the sofa, Kiran was in the bed on her stomach while Khushi sat on the bed with her back resting on the head rest and Arnav was lying on her lap. Even though he asked her to come in all were engrossed in the movie, so she cleared her throat. La paused the movie seeing her and she looked first towards the TV and understood it is not a Hindi movie and then towards Arshi. Jealous tears come into her eyes seeing his closeness with Khushi.


Lavanya: Oh, you! What do you want?


Sheetal: Bhabhi told me to call Arnavji for dinner.


Lavanya: Really! From when did your Bhabhi and you all used to wait for bro?


Khushi: And he is not coming, you please inform that.


Sheetal: But, he should eat dinner and take his medicines.


Khushi: And don’t I know that? Don’t teach me and leave from here.


Sheetal: But how can you say that? He must be hungry. And by the ,you are just a guest here and I


Both ladies was becoming possessive for Arnav, one in an illusion and another being his better half and he knows he should interfere before Sheetal say anything that will hurt Khushi.


Arnav: Why can’t she say that? She very well can and understand this she is not just a guest, She is my (Khushi pressed his hands) Leave it and now go.


Sheetal: But dinner and medicine


Arnav: Ms. Jha as I had told you before you don’t have to care for me now I have my personal doctor here (Winking at Khushi) and tell your lovely Bhabhi that I already had my dinner with Khushi.


Sheetal left from there disappointedly as she expected him to get angry on them to had dinner without him and him to be soft towards her seeing her care as her Bhabhi said. But again everything went in drain. She had clearly saw how Arnav was about to say something and Khushi stopped him that clearly indicated they was hiding something. But she decided to try to find it before telling everyone so reaching the table she just said that Arnav had dinner outside. Everyone was angry on him as they had waited for him without having dinner, he hadn’t called them but Lavanya and that was the reason the gang had dinner. The plan to play the lovely family again failed. All people after dinner went to their respective rooms thinking about new strategies to defame the Khuranas in front of Arnav. It was in the mid night they had loud sounds and one by one everybody gathered in the hall. They all went towards the sound and was once again shocked to realize what is happening there.



There in the wall the arrogant ASR they all know was actually blowing the candles like a small kid and everybody were clapping for him. When Arnav was about to cut the cake he saw his family standing there as if thunderstruck. He once again painfully realized his family’s especially his dear sister’s care and love towards him but he was happy he had his other family to make him feel special. He royally ignored them and took the knife. The gang saw his painful look and Kiran decided to cheer him up.


Kiran: Arnie cut the cake fast; I am eagerly waiting to have Kiya’s cake. I know it is special for you but what to do I too like it very much. (Pouted at last)


Arnav smiled at her and cut the cake. The DR thought he will first feed his family; especially Anjali was waiting to have the first piece. But he fed the first piece to his dear wife. Khushi too fed him back, hugged and kissed his cheek wishing him happy birthday without caring about the family. He then fed La and Kiran who together hugged him tightly. He then fed Nikhil and HP too. The family was waiting for their chance thinking that he was doing all this because they are the guests and after feeding them he will come to them but he cut a big piece and gave that to Kiran as per her wish.


Arnav: Hari keep the remaining in the freeze. Dad likes it very much.


HP: Sure Bhaiyya.


Anjali: Wait HP. Arnav what is this? You hadn’t even told us today is your birthday but it’s ok, I am forgiving you, but we too want to wish you and feed you. We too want to be a part of your happiness.


Arnav: Anjali you don’t have to do anything like that. Nobody goes on telling that today is my birthday, it has to be remembered by their loved ones. And here you have forgotten that, so it is better to leave it like that rather than forcefully remembering it. And by the way I don’t need anybody to be a part of my happiness to please me,  we need the support during hard times and here I had overcome that without you all and now it became a habit for me to not expect anything from you. So it is not needed.


Chachi: But…


Arnav stopped her showing her hands


Arnav: No more discussion on this. Rather than standing here and wasting your time on me go and sleep.


Khushi held his hand tightly hearing all that he too pressed her hands suppressing his feelings. Everybody was thinking about what he said but Sheetal had seen this. She was really afraid because by each second it was as if her worst nightmare becoming true.

The gang soon went to bed with Khushi to in Arshi’s room but it was unnoticed by the DR who was making plans for tomorrow to do something for Arnav. It was almost two in the morning when they all went to bed satisfied with their plan to please Arnav thinking he too is like them.

 

Guys let us see what is the plan DR made to please Arnav.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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May 27, 2017

Character Sketch Part 3 (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 69 times)

Guys let us meet Arnav's maternal falimy.

They are oberois and from ishqbaaz but most of the characters will be different in my story but some similarities with their actual characters too can find. And I am stressing guys it is not a crossover, the story is solely of Arshi but different characters will be there. 



Suhasini Singh Oberoi


Arnav’s Nani. Loves all her grandchildren a lot even when what Anjali was done hurt her. She is close to Manav from the time her daughter announced her love towards him. She never wanted Arnav to go to boarding along with Arshad and Shalini and asked to send him to them, but the stubborn father-Son duo never agreed for that. She adores Khushi for the happiness she gave back to Arnie and wishes someone like that for her other grandsons too but right now she is very much worried for Ravi as day by day his rudeness is getting increased. She was very broken when Anjali said she can’t marry Ravi and she can't trust them as they were Christians.

Arshad Singh Oberoi & Shalini Singh Oberoi


Arnav’s Mama- Mami. Arshad loved his sister a lot and adored her children as his own along with his wife Shalini. Now they are helpless but to care less about Anjali due to her behavior towards her Mom and family but they don’t have any hard feelings towards Arnav and Manav since they know they both are helpless in that matter and Shalini cares for Arnav as she knows he misses Arpita a lot.

Ravish Singh Oberoi, Rishabh Singh Oberoi and Rudesh Singh Oberoi



Arnav’s maternal cousins. The three of them treats Arnav as their real brother and vice versa as from childhood he was left out because it was always Akash for Anjali. Arpita called them as her for princes and used to call them as Ravi, Rishi, Rudy and Arnie. Manav too adores them a lot but Anjali from childhood jealous to see the trio’s bond with Arnav and later when she has grown up and started to hate them along with all others of her Mom’s family in the words of her paternal family.

 As Ravish was elder to Anjali Arpita and Manav always dreamt them to marry, Ravish too loved Anjali with all her heart but she broke it with bare hands calling his love as lust and insulting him and his family by bringing matters like their religion and all into that matter. And it was one of the many reasons Arnav started to hate Anjali along with Rudesh and Rishabh for hurting their Big B and making him the rudest Ravish Singh Oberoi, CEO of Oberoi Constructions (OC) who hate the word love itself. Even then he was very supportive of Arshi’s love and used to give tips for him and that was enough for the brothers to understand that he still too craves love and hoping for it to happen again.              

Rishabh aka Rishi is somewhat different from his brothers and chose psychology as his career. His bond with Arnav is more like buddies than brothers as they are of same Age. He and Ravish have a good understanding and treat Rudy as a child which irks Rudy much. Ravi and Rishi both treat Khushi as their little sister.

Rudesh Singh Oberoi or Rudy is the youngest of them, only started college but as architecture was his passion from childhood working for OC Part time under his Big B. He loves Arnav like his real brother and it will not be wrong if we say more than his real brothers. And he says Ravish and Rishabh is a gang before he was born and they don’t appreciate his stupidities like Arnav does. He likes to fight with Kiran and always find ways for it but he treats Khushi as his real sister and calls her Khush. Now working with Ravi he had found that their Big B have a soft corner towards his new PA and so he and Rishi are waiting for Arshi to execute their plan to bring back love in his life.

 


           

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May 29, 2017

Part 21 The Dad and son (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 86 times)

At RM

When they reached in the room Khushi realized her phone is vibrating she immediately pulled it out to see Manav.

Khushi: It is Dad.

Arnav: Now? (Searching for his phone first in pockets and everywhere in the room) Damn it. It is definitely to scold me.

Khushi: Where is your phone? Oh god Arnav, are you a kid? Can’t you at east keep it with you always? And why do you always put it in silent mode? There is an option called vibration, do you know that? Arnav I am saying you, you will definitely suffer due to your this idleness one day and Dad should definitely scold you.

Arnav: Now stop it and take the phone meri maa, you can scold me after the call. If you too missed it you will have to give me company to hear from Dad.

Khushi: (Shaking her head at his unchangeable behavior regarding his phone and took the call) Dad

Manav: Hello sweety, how are you all doing?

Khushi: Good Dad and you?

Manav: Me too, just missing you guys. Where is everyone? And most importantly where is that arrogant son of mine? Ask him to throw away his phone if it couldn’t be used for communication purposes.

Arnav: What the! Dad, it is not fair. DIL is sweety and your own son is arrogant! Huh!

Manav: Oh, it is on speaker that’s good. But what to do Arnav, truth is always ugly.

Arnav: Dad

Manav: What Dad? I said the truth only and Arnav, you are saying it is not fair. So now you tell me where the hell your phone is? What is today’s excuse?

Arnav: Dad, you know I am always clumsy about it and also

Manav: It is in silent mode? No not that please, please find something new because I am bored with that. And Arnav I can’t understand one thing , how the hell you are the successful businessman when you can’t even look after your phone.

Arnav: That’s not a big deal Dad; it is all scheduled calls and if my clients can’t get me, my PA will have to suffer. So it doesn’t matter.

Manav: You will never change Arnav, always the arrogant self.

Khushi: Arnav! Don’t talk like that to Dad. Say sorry to him.

Arnav: What the! Now you are supporting him (Getting a swat from her) Ok, sorry Dad.

Manav: Oh, god what have you made my son in to? Biwi ne ek bar keh diya aur tumne man li sorry bolne ki? You had become a perfect zoru ka gulam.(Your wife said it once and you agreed to say sorry? My son had become an exact henpecked husband).

Arnav: (Smirking) Dad doesn’t tell me you are jealous of my wife.

Khushi: (Swatting him) Arnav!

Arnav: Ouch! It hurts lady. Are you listening Dad, she is raising her hands on her husband.

Manav: Don’t you dare to blame my daughter. If the husband is an arrogant ass like you, then we cant blame her right?

Arnav: Ok to whom am I complaining? You will favor your daughter always.

Manav: Now don’t tell me you are jealous of my daughter.

All three laughed at that hearing the same dialogue back. After the laughter subsidized,

Arnav: Dad how was the conference? When are you coming back?

Manav: Before answering all that many many happy returns of the day son.

Arnav: Thanks Dad

Manav: And yeah it went well, and about coming back, I had called you just to inform you about that. I am coming day after tomorrow and I had asked Aman and Rahul to do all the preparations to arrange a party the next day itself to introduce my DIL to the world.

Arshi: Really! Thanks Dad.

Manav: Hm, and Arnav don’t get angry, because I had done something which you will not appreciate. I know I should have thought before saying that but it slipped my mind and now it cannot be changed.

Arnav: What is it Dad?

Manav: Arnav, you know tomorrow’s date and I used to give special donation to Anand Sadan (The orphanage) on that date every month.

Arnav: Hm.

Manav: And when I and you are not there it is done by Anjali and like always last week I had asked Anjali to go there to deliver it. So she will go there tomorrow with her minions.

Arnav: When you know that we will be spending the day there or do you too forget what tomorrow is like them?

Manav: Arnav! I am sorry for what I did without thinking but how can you say that? How would I forget the day I got my son?

Khushi: Arnav, don’t let your anger on what happened downstairs on Dad. He said it last week so how do you expect him to guess what you will be doing tomorrow when you yourself weren’t aware about it till yesterday. Yet he is apologizing and you are questioning his love for you?

Arnav: (Realizing what he said) I, I am sorry Dad. I shouldn’t have said that.

Manav: What happened Arnav?

Arnav: Anything special Dad.

Manav: Arnav!

Arnav: Really nothing special Dad. They all don’t remember it, that’s all.

Manav: Are you ok son?

Arnav: Of course dad. That’s why I said like that because when did they remembered our matters?

Manav: I understand Arnav don’t take it into heart. And I too am sorry for what I did. I should have thought about you when I know you will not like them there tomorrow especially when Kiya is with you but.

Arnav: No, no Dad, please don’t make me guiltier by apologizing to me. Like Kiya said how would you know last week that I will be there tomorrow?

Manav: Ok, so what will you do tomorrow? They, in your words DR will be there. So you will not get any chance to romance.

Khushi: Dad! You too.

Arnav: (Smirking) we will manage Dad and your son is very well capable to find chances to romance. So don’t worry.

Manav: I know, after all whose son you are. Ok now getting into the matter will you do something for me?

Arnav: Tell na Dad

Manav: Will you go to the church with Kiya tomorrow? And please don’t say no. You are going to churches here, so why not there? Please for me and Mom.

Arnav: Dad, don’t bring Mom here for emotionally blackmailing me when you clearly know why I am like this.

Manav: It is not blackmailing Arnav, it was Arpi’s and Gayu’s wish to conduct your marriage there but the marriage happened in a hurry and that wasn’t the important thing to do then but now you two are there at least attend the mass. I had talked to the priest you just have to go there.

Khushi: We will go Dad.

Seeing Arnav was about to say something giving a stern look to him she left from there towards the pool. He sighed at her attitude seeing his behavior on matters related to God because only she knows after how many persuasions and blackmailing he agrees to go to churches there too.

Arnav: Dad what was the necessity to bring that topic? Now I have to woo her.

Manav: (Chuckling) Good punishment for you and if you want to woo her I have a nice idea.

Arnav: And what is it?

Manav: Take her to temple too.

Arnav: Dad! Don’t joke like this and thank goodness she is not here; otherwise I would have a tough time.

Manav: But Arnav, I am serious. I know she will never say this but she too may wish to have her husband with her while praying. I know she used to take you to churches as per Mom’s wish but do you remember I too used to go with Arpi to churches, do you know why? Because every lady likes that Arnav, they thinks it as extremely romantic and I am sure she too will, especially when tomorrow is your birthday.

Arnav: Ok Dad, I will think about it.

Manav: And now that is like my son. Best of luck for wooing your tigress and once again happy birthday.

Arnav: Thanks Dad and Good night, oops it is not night there.

Manav: It’s ok as you are going to sleep. So good night Arnie.

Arnav: (Smiled hearing it) Good night Dad.

Arnav then gone to poolside and saw his wife trying to make faces to show him that she is angry and terribly failing in it. He silently smiled at her and sat beside her and wrapped his arms around her. She tried to free his grip but he was very strong for her.

Arnav: Arrey where are you going?

Khushi: To the guest room.

Arnav: Why?

Khushi: To sleep, because that is what people do at night Mr. Raizada.

Arnav: So you are angry.

Khushi: Why would I be? I am going because I want to sleep.

Arnav: Without me?

Khushi: Don’t fly much. I can sleep without you too.

She was about to go, but he held her hand.

Arnav: But I can’t.

Saying this he pulled her beside him. She sighed and put her head on his shoulder.

Arnav: I don’t like when we fight Baby.

Khushi: Me too, but what to do, it is necessary for thickheads like you.

They both chuckled at that.

Arnav: By the way madam, don’t we have to hit bed? Dad said to reach there at 7.

Khushi: Meaning, we are going?

Arnav: Of course, do you think I would dare to deny my wife.

Khushi: (Elbowing him) Arnav!

Arnav: Ok, on serious note, we should sleep babes, it is really late.

Khushi: (Cuddling him) Hm.

He then pulled her along with him and both settled on the bed. Khushi put her head on his chest and hugged him tightly and whispered,

Khushi: Happy birthday baby.

And he smiled at that hearing her calling him like that.

Next day

It was morning and none had got up. But Khushi was ready to go and came to check on Arnav. He was just out from the shower in his trousers and a towel around his neck. She helped him to get ready and after that he took her towards the mirror to click a photo with him hugging her from behind, which he does whenever he feels nostalgic.

Khushi: Arnav, why did you asked me to wear a suit today and that too with the chain mangal sutra?

Arnav: We are going to the church where Mom and Mamma wanted our marriage to happen, it didn’t so I thought at least to take you there as an Indian bride (Winked at her).

Khushi: (Smiling hearing him) Ok, so let’s go. We have to reach there at 7.

And they started to their destination.

After sometime the entire DR was ready early than the usual time as per Anjali’s instructions to impress Arnav by conducting a special Aarti and then to a special Puja in temple. It was past Arnav’s time for jog and they couldn’t find him. So Anjali said Sheetal to go and call him down after the Aarti. But when Sheetal informed that Arnav is not in the room they were confused because he never does something different from his schedule even then they decided to wait for him sometime. But it was getting on their nerves as after almost half an hour Arnav was not there. That’s when they found Lavanya, Nikhil and Kiran getting downstairs with Lavanya in suits, Nikhil in just Shirt and trousers and for their at most amu****t Kiran too was in a decent attire according to them as today she had wore a half skirt and top as per La’s instructions. Chachi was the first one to respond

Chachi: Lavanya, where are you going? That too with these foreigners?

Lavanya: Mom, they are not any foreigners they are my friends and we are going to temple.

Anjali: Temple? Why?

Lavanya: May be you guys have forgotten but I didn’t today is bro’s birthday so obviously to pray for him.

Dadi: We didn’t forget Lavanya; we too are waiting for him. Do you know why he didn’t back from jog yet?

Lavanya: That is because he is not gone for jog

Chachu: Then where is he?

Lavanya: I really don’t know. He told me to meet at the temple. He will wait there. Now please excuse us, we are getting late.

Saying this without waiting for their reply they left.

Shyam: Anju, now what will we do? I don’t think Sale sahib is coming here now then how do you expect him to get impressed of my sister?

Payal: Jijaji is saying right, our all plan got ruined. Now he will not know we had done special Aarti for him.

Anjali: Not all the plans, and Sheetal you don’t worry it is good that he will be waiting for Lavanya in temple, so we can go there and do the special puja before him. And do you all realized as usual Khushi hadn’t got up today too, so it is a golden chance to prove him that Sheetal is better than his that foreign friend.

Dadi: I too think what Anju saying is right, he will be impressed if Sheetal Bitiya doing special puja for him.

Outside the church

Khushi and Arnav were out after attending the mass and walking towards the car. They both felt contended to be there together where their mothers wanted their marriage to happen. Arnav even though doesn’t believe in God always used to fulfill all the wishes and prayers made by both his mothers, be it in a temple or church. But yesterday night he had thought about what his Dad told, and thought maybe he was right; almost all ladies like to do special worships for God on special occasions for the well being of their family. And that’s when he realized even when Khushi is an extreme devotee who believes everything is God’s blessing, she had never ever asked him to come to Churches or temples for her, it was always something Mom or Mamma wished. Because she knows it makes him uncomfortable to do something he doesn’t believes in, so like Dad told she is suppressing her wishes. So he decided to do what Dad told, to surprise her with something she truly wishes for, and that is where he is going to take her. He had asked La to come there with Kiran and Nikhil. It is his birthday but he is the one giving surprises for her, he mentally chuckled at that thought. When they settled in the car Khushi took out her chain mangal sutra and put the bracelet one she usually wears.




Arnav: Why did you take it off?

Khushi: Arnav, do you remember what Dad told, we will be meeting Anjali in Anand Sadan, and if I wear it they may be get doubts and I don’t want anything wrong to happen before Dad comes anyway he is coming tomorrow, so.

Arnav: You can wear it if you want, don’t think about them. They will not say anything to you.

Khushi: No Arnav, I don’t want a new fight now, especially today. And you know this is what I wear every day, so it is perfectly alright.

Arnav just smiled at her and started to drive. Seeing the route she asked.

Khushi: Arnav, it is not the route we had taken yesterday. Is it a different route? Or are we going a different place?

Arnav: Wait baby, you will get to know soon.

Khushi: But at least tell na where are we going.

Arnav: Surprises are not meant to say dear.

Khushi: But, please say na baby.

Arnav: No buttering will do Khush, just wait and see.

Khushi huffed and looked outside because she knew it is of no use to plead him more. Arnav shook his head at her childish behavior. But when they reached the place Khushi actually couldn’t believe her eyes.

Khushi: Arnav… temple?

Arnav: I thought you will appreciate it.

Khushi hugged him feeling emotional

Khushi: You don’t know how happy you had made me today by taking me here. I always wished to visit temples on your birthdays but knowing you,

Arnav: I will not be comfortable my biwi had suppressed her feelings and that’s why I had decided it myself without asking for your opinion.

Khushi: (Hugging him more tightly and kissing him) I love you Arnav.

Arnav: If this is what I will get as reward I will take you here every day.

Khushi: Do you know how romantic do you look doing all these.

Arnav: What the! Khush don’t tell me this impressed you more than the other romantic stuffs I had done for you. Actually Dad was right; every girl is similar, huh!

Khushi: Oh, so it was Dad’s idea, I too thought how did my Kadoos husband got ideas like this.

Arnav: Khushi!

Khushi: Arnav!

Both chuckled and got down. The Raizadas was doing special puja for him with at most concentration to impress Arnav. They all were relieved as like Anjali said Khushi had not got up for his birthday too and this will be a great chance for Sheetal. Sheetal who had little doubts yesterday too was slightly happy thinking what Anjali said was true.







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Vedu's Arnav uncle. (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 71 times)

At the temple


The entire DR was all ready to impress Arnav as per Anjali’s instructions thinking that doing some special puja in his name will wipe away the years of pain he had went through because of them.


Shyam: Anju does Sali sahiba mentioned this temple? There is nobody here, neither she nor sale sahib.


Dadi: I too was thinking that Damadji, because there is no one.


Chachi: But this is the temple Lavanya usually comes.


Akash: Maybe they had taken the other route, because Mohan will take the route which is safer rather than short as per Arnav’s instructions.


Anjali: Yeah, what Bhaiyya said is true, they are coming here only, you all please think positive, everything will go according to our plan.


Sheetal too was praying to give her the love of Arnav, but what to do even god cannot fulfill everyone’s wish at a time, because that was when they heard a voice calling as Arnav.

Hearing the name and as the sound felt familiar they all looked towards the voice and what they saw was extremely unbelievable for anybody who only know the ASR, because it was the first time they were seeing him inside the temple. After registering it only they concentrated on the owner of the voice and it was obviously his Khush who was in the yellow suit looking as beautiful as ever and much traditional according to them.


Anjali, Sheetal and Payal were extremely jealous of her beauty as every male person who turned towards her hearing her voice was shamelessly ogling at her including their own brothers or husbands. Arnav saw some male eyes on her and possessively held her shoulder. Then he turned her around to face him to divert her attention as he noticed DR standing there even when he was on a call and indicated her one second.


Khushi cared less about the attention she was getting and indicated the Prasad to him. He raised his other hand towards her in which he had held her phone wordlessly saying her his hands are not free. She who was unaware of the presence of his family happily fed him and when by that time he had finished his call.


He then purposely took the Prasad and fed her the remaining part. By the corner of his eyes he saw Anjali gritting her teeth and others were standing as if hit by thunder. He knows they will not create a scene in temple and it is a golden opportunity so he purposely flirted with her.


Arnav: Yaar don’t put this much sweetness to your hand, I am diabetic you know.


Khushi: Arnav behave, we are in a public place.


Arnav: If not, it is not a problem?


Khushi: Arnav! It is not London and also we are in a temple. And you know I won’t appreciate you to do your shameless antics before God.


Arnav: Ok, ok (Side hugging her and rubbing her arms) relax yaar, and leave it. I was just teasing you nothing serious, ok?


Khushi: Now that’s better. Ok so who was on the call?


Arnav: It was Lavu; they had struck in a traffic jam and will reach here in some minutes. (Noticing his family trying to come towards them) So let us wait downstairs and also there is someone I want you to meet.


Khushi: Who is it Arnav?


Arnav: Just come yaar, you will definitely like her.


He forwarded his hand towards her and she smilingly linked her hand around him and he led her downstairs royally ignoring his parasite family. He led her downstairs unaware about the curious Anjali and Payal following them while Sheetal and others stayed there to complete the puja. He then led her towards the bench kept near the offerings doves. Arnav pulled Khushi on the bench and sat there while


Anjali and Payal to find who that person is hid behind the pillars from where they can hear Arshi’s talks. But when they saw Arnav and Khushi sitting in peaceful silence it was getting on their nerves.

Suddenly they saw a little girl of about five years coming running towards them, Arshi who was talking between themselves looked up hearing a little voice calling Arnav uncle and stood up. She hugged Arnav by his legs and squealed.


Girl: Arnav uncle…….you are back!


Arnav picked her in his arms and hugged her.


Payal: (To Anjali) Nanad, do you saw that? Is that Devarji? He is behaving all sweet nowadays.


Anjali: Payalji, but I think he is acting actually, to irritate us. Otherwise how this drastic change in a person? Because from the time Mamma dead he is the always the angry and arrogant self, he is rude even towards his Di and family, so how can he change overnight?


Payal: But his behavior with the Khuranas


Anjali: Payalji, yesterday I had thought about the whole thing and now I have arrived at a conclusion.


Payal: What is it?


Anjali: That is it is all his acting. Do you remember him denying the marriage with Sheetal from the time I had told my wish to him? From that time he is singing only one song that is he doesn’t love Sheetal, he will never marry her and he will marry that person whom he loves. Don’t you think it’s all his stupidity? Because it is not that we were in love with our partners while when the alliance came. He thinks like those because of Papa- Mama’s inter cast marriage saying it is true love. I can only call it as stupidity rather than love and Arnav too want that type of crazy love for him, like I will let that happen. And he is doing all this drama so that we don’t pressurize him to marry Sheetal.


Payal: You are saying that he is doing all this just to make us believe that he is very close to Khushiji so that we will drop Sheetal’s alliance?


Anjali: Exactly.


Payal: I too think it is right, because he is getting more intimate with Khushi like hugging and kissing only when he sees us. Maybe he is doing all that to irritate us thinking that Sheetal will herself reject the marriage and we will drop this idea.


Anjali: Hm. But we will not let that happen. Come what may happen I am not backing off from this alliance and won’t allow Sheetal to do that. Let us move Payalji, let him act however he like but at the end it’s we are going to win. Now let us go and complete the puja and then we have to go for shopping and then to the orphanage remember?


Payal: Ok then let us go.


Arnav: Of course Vedu, do you think I can stay more days without seeing you?


Vedu: Haww! Don’t lie to me uncle, I know you hadn’t missed me.


Arnav: Hey, who said that? I definitely missed my Vedu.


Vedu: Really? Where were you last month then?


Khushi giggled hearing that and Vedu looked up to see a pretty aunty smiling at them. She broke the hug and looked at Arnav raising her eyebrow and then looked at Khushi. Arnav too followed her line of vision and saw her frowning seeing Khushi.


Arnav: Vedu that is Khushi, and Khush this Vedika.


Vedu: Is this the Khushi Naina aunty talk about?


Khushi: You know me?


Vedu: Yes, she I mean Naina aunty told me about her best friend that is you and to make friends when I was going to school for the first time. She, Rahul uncle and Arnav uncle used to talk a lot about all your friendship.


Khushi: Really? So have you made friends at school?


Vedu: Yes, a lot but…(With a pout and sad face) Aunty, you don’t know about me? I will not talk to you.


Khushi: Arrey, why are you not talking to me Vedika? It’s all the fault of your Aunty and uncles, they had told you about me, but hadn’t told anything about you to me. So how would I know? So it’s not at all my fault, right?


Vedu smiled at Khushi once agreeing with her and then started to hit Arnav on his chest with her tiny hands.


Vedu: Leave me uncle, you are very bad. You hadn’t told anything about me to Aunty, you don’t love me right?


Arnav: (stopping her hands) it’s not like that Vedu, I wanted to surprise your aunty. (Winking at Khushi) Had you saw Aunty’s surprised funny face? (To Khushi) you were surprised, right Aunty? Now

you only tell her to not to be angry with me.


Khushi: (Playing along) yes, yes I was surprised, and please forgive your uncle now.


Vedu: (To Arnav) Really? So you love me, right? You won't leave me like Sunil Papa?


Arnav: (Hugged her kneeling before her) Never and I love you so much Vedu.


Vedu: I too love you, uncle.


Khushi: Haww, you left me out!


Vedu called her by waving hands and Khushi too kneeled before her and the three shared a group hug.


Anjali and Payal had already left from there who were irritated with the emotional scene.


Vedu: (Breaking the hug) so how come you are in temple today? And why hadn’t you come to the park for jogging today?


Arnav: Your aunty wanted to pray, so.


Vedu: (Observing both of them closely) Aunty are you uncle’s wife?


Arnav: What the!


Khushi: How do you know that?


Vedu: Arrey, isn’t it obvious? Like the heroes of films he is doing things you like, changing his usual routine and all. Also I had saw the bracelet you are wearing, it is similar to the one married women wears in neck, so by all that


Khushi: (Hugging Vedu) Wow Vedika you are very


Vedu: Intelligent?


Khushi: And cute too.


Vedu: Really? (Kissing her cheeks) you too Aunty, I like you. And you can call me Vedu like uncle does.


Khushi: Ok, I will call you that only.


Arnav smiled seeing them get along well.


Arnav: So, you came for flying your worship doves?


Vedu nodded at him and ran away towards the seller to get the doves saying them that they will meet after that. Arnav smiled at her retreating beck and again the both settled on the bench.


Arnav: She remembers me of the little Kiddu I met 10 years back.


Khushi: (Smiled at that) She resembles Kiddu a lot. So where do you meet her?


Arnav: Here only.


Khushi: Here?


Arnav: Yeah, that day I think it was Rahul and Ninu’s wedding anniversary last year and I came with them as we were heading towards the party after that. Aman and Sruthy too were there. The all had gone in and I was waiting here. Only then I saw a little girl crying sitting here, like I said she reminded me of Kiddu and as I asked her she told me her life story and I was horrified imagining her situation (With his eyes slightly brimmed with tears).


Khushi: Arnav?


Arnav: Roshni, Vedu’s Maa belonged to a low class family in Punjab who considered girls only as responsibility. Roshni from her teenage loved her neighbor and friend Sunil but her parents wasn’t happy with that and married off her just at the age of 18 crushing her love but she was ready to move on as she didn’t wanted to hurt her husband and parents. Later only she realized her husband was just lusting over her and by that time she was pregnant with Vedu.


Khushi: What happened to her lover, Sunil?


Arnav: He was broken, but he knew she was helpless so decided to live with her memories but when he got a job here he couldn’t stop the urge to go and meet her. And when Roshni met him she was very guilty that only because of her he will not marry, but he explained it was not her fault and continued their friendship. Everything was going well she had Sunil’s support and her husband was at least loyal after the news of her pregnancy. But one day he found Roshni with Sunil and he thought she is continuing her affair and was again back to his monstrous life, beating her mercilessly, bringing girls home and intimating them before her and she was totally broken and guilty thinking it was her fault to talk to Sunil again which lead to all this because he started to even think about the fatherhood of the child.


Khushi: But she was loyal, how could he even!


Arnav: She was but that was him. He couldn’t think against his obsession and after Vedu born he used to rape Roshni continuously. Everything got worse on that day when he heard little Vedu calling Sunil as Papa because she loved Sunil and that man killed him then and there and she and her Maa ran away to this temple that was the day I met her.

Khushi held his hand tight unable to even imagine that situation, both of them were crying silently for that poor soul.


Khushi: She, she saw that?


Arnav: Unfortunately yes. And she told me she used to fly worship bids so that her wish got fulfilled. She used to pay the vendor with the little money Sunil used to give and that day all her money was over. And she was crying for that, because she hadn’t money. Khush, that day I realized all the money we had made doesn’t mean anything before her wish, because she wanted only that, the money to fly a dove.


Khushi: Then?


Arnav: I said her come here and completes her ritual everyday and I will pay for that. She was very happy and immediately we become friends (Chuckling at his own words) but then only she told me her wish Khush, and hearing that I promised myself that I will do whatever I can for accomplishing it.


Khushi: What was it?


Arnav: For mother to get love in life. She is hoping that today too even after Sunil gone she is thinking someone to love her mother and pamper her like heroes does in movies. I hadn’t had words Khush, to say anything to make her feel better. And you know what was more ironic nobody was there for them even Roshni’s family blamed it all on her indicating her relationship with Sunil. They left Roshni and Vedu on roads, she was hoping to have a better life by flying those doves, and I couldn’t stand all that. We met Roshni, she was a little girl grown overnight so we decided to take up her responsibility and she was with Sruthy in her apartment until last month as she couldn’t stand more people then, otherwise Anand Sadan was there. Now she decided to move on for her daughter and is working as Sruthy’s assistant and living the next door to Sruthy.


Khushi: What happened to Roshni’s marriage and that man?


Arnav: Obviously she got divorced, Ninu fought her case, domestic violence, marital rape, murder… so it was very easy and he is sentenced to the lifetime.


Khushi: You all had done everything for them and that was very good of you, but why didn’t you all hadn’t told me anything about it?


Arnav: Khush, everyone wanted to tell you but that time the situation was different, you were just out from those horrible attacks and doctor told to not to stress you so I had prevented them all. I never had an intention to hide this from you, but as time gone and they moved into a normal life it had skipped my mind. I am sorry Khush, I know I shouldn’t have


Khushi: (Holding his hand) I understand Arnav, its ok.

Both shared an emotional eye lock.


Kiran: (Waving her hands before them) Hey lovebirds come on back to earth it’s a temple.


Lavanya and Nikhil chuckled at that.


Arnav: Oh, you guys reached. Lavu go, and complete your Puja soon, we have to be at Anand Sadan for breakfast.


Lavanya: Ok, bro. I am just going to get the puja props and then just a simple puja. It will not take more than half an hour.


Khushi: I will come with you Lavz; I want to know all the special pujas here. This Arnav doesn’t know about anything. 


Nikhil: I too am coming. I too want to understand the traditions here.


Kiran: Now please go and complete your puja soon, I want to go to Anand Sadan soon. Go and come fast.


When Lavanya went inside with them she saw her family looking at them curiously so she too decided to ignore them.


Outside the temple


Arnav: Arrey why my tomboy Kiddu is all dressed up like a cute doll?


Kiran: Why to ask? Your sis insisted saying it is a temple and blah blah.


Arnav: What to do yaar see even your sister was insistent on these.


Kiran: Arnie, why do asked to come here? What was the necessary, when there isn’t a person as God? Because if yes then there will not be a thing called pain, we will not lose our Moms, I and Kiya will not lose our Papa, these all bad things will not happen. These all people are stupid Arnie, but what I can’t understand is that how can Kiya believe in him?


Arnav chuckled at that


Kiran: Now why are you laughing Arnie, I am serious


Arnav: I know and I had laughed because this was the question I too asked her one day, but her answer stunned me Kiddu, so I left that thought from my mind completely.


Kiran: What?


Arnav: That is what I had said was true, that its God gave us that pain, but it is God gave her, her Kiddu and Arnav, her happiness too.


Kiran: (Smilingly) she is weird isn’t it? Taking it all positively.


Arnav: But you love her like that.


Kiran: Like you.


They both chuckled at that.


When the DR finished there and came down they saw Arnav and Kiran. As she saw them she wished Chachu Shyam and Akash who she found was just the puppet of the DR Ladies and when Akash asked her why didn’t she go inside the answer itself showed them she was literally the female version of ASR. After they all left Arnav and Kiran continued their chat. Then Vedu came there and he invited her to Anand Sadan and knowing it was his birthday she squealed and hugging him tight wished him. After that she left to meet Khushi and by then Kiran who was observing everything was really angry.


Arnav: Hey, what happened?


Kiran: How do you know this Vedu? And Arnie why are you behaving like my Arnie with her? Why are you treating her like me?

Arnav smiled at the Kid inside her who now too can’t stand him bonding with some other kid but he chose to clear her confusion as he knows it’s all the problems  teenage hormones.


Arnav: (Side hugging her) Kiddu, you don’t have to be insecure bacha. She is just a little Kid and faced a lot in her this small life.

He told her everything about Vedu and by the end like her sister she too had tears in her eyes.


Kiran: I, I am sorry Arnie. I behaved like that didn’t know anything. Poor soul had to face all these at such a young age and you were cheering her up and how fool of me to get jealous of a little girl.


Arnav: Hey, hey it’s ok. It happens for everybody. You see even Lavu was first afraid seeing our bond it was the hormonal problems during teenage, but later she realized. But Kiddu, I just wanted to say you not to be behind this because you have to know this that is you are most important for me like how you are to Khushi. You are like our first born, because you are the one who instilled this father-mother kind of emotions and responsibility in us; you are and always will be our kid even when we will have our kids, ok?


Kiran hugged him feeling emotional with his talks and then they all left to Anand Sadan. All of their friends were there and with cake cutting and all everybody enjoyed a lot during breakfast and lunch. Anjali and her gang who was busy with shopping had only reached there at evening much to the relief of Arnav and for the first time he was happy that his sister was a shopaholic.

But what was surprising for Arnav, Lavanya, Rahul and Aman was the happy Anjali left from there even after his flirty behavior in front of her.

 

 

 

 

 





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Teaser for next part (By Maahiak) (Thanked: 40 times)

Anjali: Sheetal you hadn’t seen what I am saying. Dadi you know what, Khushiji is engaged.


Payal: What? How do you know that?


Anjali: I had saw Lavanya asking something about her engagement ring. And most importantly you know Dadi on tomorrow’s function Papa is going to arrange a party to announce about mine and Arnav’s marriage.

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