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Sep 14

Chapter 10 - Diwali! (By Angel23) (Thanked: 131 times)



Arnav's room:

Khushi opened the door of his room, with her teddy bear on her hand.

She sat on Arnav's bed, and snatched the phone from his hand.

Arnav was laid on the bed engrossed on his phone, but was disturbed by his Princess.

"Arnav sleep!! Mumma told you to rest.. You hurt your elbow and still on your phone?" Khushi scolded him.

Arnav smiled staring at her, "Oyee who gave you the right to scold me?"

Khushi smiled embarrassed and looked down, "I am sorry Arnav.. But mumma told you to sleep.."

Arnav lifted her chin, and made her look at him: Cute baby you can scold me.. It's your right ok?

Khushi nodded sideways: I can't scold you.. You're elder to me..

Arnav rolled his eyes, and it will be difficult to explain her a new thing, when he was the one who first explained to her that she shouldn't disrespect the elders.

"Yes you shouldn't scold me because I'm elder to you.. But in circumstances like this you can.." Arnav said.

"Arnav I didn't understand anything you said now.." Khushi looked at him confused.

"Okay.. Let me explain it better to you.." he said and made space for her to sit beside him on the bed.

Khushi sat with him and rested her head on his lap.

Arnav stroke her hair gently, "I said to you that you shouldn't scold me because I'm elder to you.. Means that you shouldn't raise your voice on me.. You shouldn't disobey my words.. There is a time where you should know that we both aren't of the same age.. So there has to be respect in our relationship.. But you're my friend Baby.. And circumstances like this when I get hurt or something like this sort..you can scold me if I'm careless.. This isn't disrespect but it reflects your care on me.. That's the only difference.. Where one scolding you do purposely, and other is because of your care.. Did my baby understand now?"

Khushi nodded, "Yes I did Arnav.."

"Did you do your homework?" Arnav asked her.

"I did.." she said.

"Good.. Now go and sleep.. It's getting late.." he patted her back.

Khushi stood up and took her teddy bear and faced him waiting for his night wishes.

Arnav brushed his nose against her smiling, she reciprocated.

"Good night.." he said and kissed her forehead.. Doing this has become a habit for both. Now Khushi doesn't sleep if she doesn't get this from Arnav.

"Good night Arnav.. Take care of your wound.. If you feel pain, then call me and I will call Mumma.. You will get well soon.." Khushi hugged him with moist eyes, her best friend is hurt.

Arnav nodded and she went from there running.

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Days later..

It was Diwali and Ratna and Raj booked a grand hall to celebrate with family and friends.

Close friends of Arnav, Khushi, NK, Akash and Anjali  joined them in the festival with their families also who were good friends of Raj or Ratna.

"Arnav go and check in the kitchen if there is more soft drinks.." his mother ordered him to.

"But mumma.. What is Di doing that she can't do this?" Arnav whined.

"Are you seeing your Di or Khushi here that I should ask for help? No right.. Then please go and do this favor for me.." Ratna pleaded him.

Arnav frowned: Where is my Cute baby?

"Cute baby will come with her friends, Lavanya and Payal and Anjali with her friends.. All are still dressing up in RM.. Your father will go and pick them later.." Ratna smiled.

"What? So basically all girls will come later.." Arnav whispered rolling his eyes.

"Yes.. So all boys will work, right?" she added teasingly.

"This is not fair aunty.." NK passed by with a tray of sweets, heading to each table to distribute.

Arnav giggled seeing his tired and complaining faces.

He went to the kitchen to check if there is more soft drinks or they would need to order someone to buy.

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Aman pulled Arnav to a corner. Arnav glared at him: What Aman?

"Arnav today is the day.. Just look at this hall.. We both will find a girlfriend here for sure.. Already many are flattered by you my boy.. I heard one saying the she wants to dance with you.. Exciting right??" Aman smiled excitedly.

"Not at all.. Aman who said to you that I'm behind a girlfriend? If I wanted to have one, I would long ago.. I'm happy single!!" Arnav replied.

"Heyy just chill na.. Don't tell me you didn't like anyone here?" Aman teased him again.

"Aman just shut up.. I didn't like anyone.. All are boring and irritating.. One should have patience to deal with girls.. Look at them man, one will get a headache just by hearing their laughter " Arnav rolled his eyes staring at the girls in the hall who were laughing so loud that was irritating Arnav. Why can't they laugh in a soft and sweet manner like Khushi does? No wonder, he only likes his Cute baby.. She is special and unique!!

"Acha.. What about Khushi? Isn't she a girl? So you hate her too.." Aman sighed in frustration with his friend.

"Excuse me.. Don't compare my Baby with these girls.. They don't stand a chance in front of a girl like Khushi.. My baby is unique, there is no one like her in this world.. She is the world most beautiful girl for me.." Arnav said, and a smile spread on his face talking about his Cute baby.

Aman: I give up on you Arnav.. I seriously give up.. You talk about Khushi in such a way.. That makes me speechless.. I wonder how can you like a person so much?

Aman went from there making faces to Arnav, who just chuckled in return.

He too doesn't understand why he likes Khushi this much, maybe because he was there with her since she was a baby.

He walked towards the table his family was and sat beside Akash, Mama and Kabir.

Mami came to him and Akash to ask them if they want to eat something as they were seriously working all this while, and were tired as well.

Akash nodded, "Mumma laddo please.. And coca cola too.."

Mami nodded and caressed Arnav's hair asking him what he wants.

"Just my juice Mami.. I will eat when Khushi comes.." he replied.

Radhika frowned: Why? Is Khushi any important person that you should only eat when she's here?

Arnav: She is important for me Aunty..

"Dekho girls reached.." Akash pointed to the door.

Arnav quickly shifted his attention to the door, to see how his Princess looks today.

He smiled brightly staring at her, Akash, Arnav and NK went running to welcome the girls on the hall and guide them till the table.

Khushi entered in the hall clutching her pink and white lehenga with her hands.

She tucked her hair behind her ear, looking down and walking.

Arnav stood in front of her blocking her way. Khushi looked up to him, she smiled and tiptoe at her feet to reach his height, but couldn't stay like that for much time.

Arnav smiled and bend a little to facilitate her work, she circled her arms around his neck and brushed her nose against his, he also did the same with a smile that never leaves his face when he is with her.

Ratna and Raj looked at Arshi, then at each other smiling.

"These two are inseparable Ratna.." Raj shook his head smiling.

"They look cute!! C&C.." Ratna said.

"C&C? What's that Ratna?" Raj asked.

"Such a dumbo you're!! C&C means Chote and Cute baby.." Ratna joked.

Raj smirked and wrapped his arms around her waist, "Acha.. you call me dumbo now.. Let me check if you're Not Dumbo also.."

Ratna giggled: What are you doing? Everyone is watching us.. Raj leave me..

On the other side, girls were burning in jealousy of Khushi. They were of the same age as Arnav, and wanted Arnav as their boyfriend but Arnav doesn't give attention to any of them, only to Khushi..

"You're looking very beautiful my Princess.." Arnav said and caressed her cheeks.

Khushi twirled once to him, "My lehenga is beautiful na? It's look likes Princesses dress.."

"Haan.. But you know what? You're beautiful that's why all your things are also.." he said and held her hand guiding her to their table.

"Arnav don't walk fast.. I will fall with my lehenga.. I can't walk properly now.." Khushi said holding his hand tightly and her other hand clutching her dress.

Arnav turned back, he arranged her duppata that was falling and helped her walk to the table.

Radhika: Anjali you look pretty!! Where is the responsible for this ahn?

Anjali blushed and nodded sideways: There is no one Aunty..

Khushi sat with Arnav who pulled the chair for her first and then for him. 

"Khushi you look like a Princess my dear.." Mami smiled staring at her, admiring Khushi's natural beauty.

Anjali nodded: Hain na? I dressed Khushi Mami.. I think Khushi beats every girl here..

Khushi smiled shyly, she hide her face on Arnav's shoulder.

"Aww she is blushing!!" Mami said, and everyone giggled.

"Oh come on.. She isn't that beautiful.." Radhika rolled her eyes in disbelief.

Arnav was angry after this but for the respect he has for his aunty he didn't said anything.

Khushi smiled reduced from her face.

"Preetika come here.." Radhika called a girl nearly to Arnav's age.

"She is my friend's daughter.. Isn't she gorgeous?" Radhika caressed Preetika's cheeks.

"Thank you aunty.." the girl smiled and stare at the family.

"Look at that boy.. He is Arnav, my nephew.. Don't you want to play with him?" Radhika smiled and circled her one arm around the girl's waist.

"Yes I want to.." the girl nodded, Arnav was a handsome boy and she is excited to have a new friend!!

She went near Arnav's seat, and held his hand: Let's go outside.. There is a huge beautiful garden.. We can see fireworks from there..

Khushi stare at the girl holding Arnav's hand. With a sad face she looked at him questioning with her eyes if he was going to leave her alone!!

"Go Arnav.. She is waiting for you.." Radhika said.

"No, I can't.." Arnav replied trying to take his hands off the girl.

"Please Arnav.. Please.. It will be fun.." the girl pleaded him clinging to him.

Arnav rolled his eyes, now that's what he hates in girl, once you talk with them they keep glued to you for forever!!

Arnav stood up sighing, and Radhika smirked seeing her plan successfully done.

But seconds later the smirk on her face turned to a frown, when Arnav held Khushi's hand taking her with him. And Preetika pouted as the invitation was only for him and not Khushi also.

"We will see fireworks Arnav.." Khushi excitedly said walking with him.

Preetika walked behind them with a sad face.


 

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Sep 18

Chapter 11 - The heart breaking news (By Angel23) (Thanked: 115 times)



The crackling sound of the fireworks startled Khushi.

She clutched Arnav's salwar burying her face on his chest.

"Do you want to go inside??" Arnav asked.

"Yes.. But I want to see the fireworks on the sky also.." Khushi pouted.

NK came running to them, "Khushi.. Bhai come let's play.. Let's scare the girls here with the bursting sound.."

"No NK.. Khushi is scared.. I'm taking her inside.." Arnav denied.

NK rolled his eyes, "Come on.."

Arnav: NK be careful you too. You might get hurt..

NK nodded: Are you sure Khushi you don't want to play? It will be fun.. Diwali comes once in a year you know..

"I'm scared of this loud sounds.. My head is aching now.." Khushi complained cutely.

Arnav caressed her forehead, "Let's go inside now.."

He said and guided her inside. Khushi left the garden with a heavy heart as she also wanted to enjoy with her friends, but her fear was bigger.

Ratna stayed outside with the kids, keeping a watch on their moves.

Radhika looked around trying to spot Arnav and Khushi, but didn't see any of them.

"Aunty see.. Arnav isn't here anymore.." Preetika said making an upset face.

"Haan.. But he will come back and then you will play with him ok??" Radhika caressed her cheek faking a smile.

Preetika nodded and went to her friends.

Radhika rolled her eyes, "Now how will I tell you that Arnav doesn't accept other friends, he only wants his Khushi.. How irritating is that.. Radhika you have to do something to show this girl her real place.. Let her enjoy now.. My time will also come.."

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Arnav took Khushi to a room, it was dark and old one.

"Arnav why are we here? It's an old room.. And it's scary!!!" Khushi said shivering in fear.

"I'm here na.. You don't need to be scared Baby.." Arnav said holding her hand.

Both reached to the room's window.

It was closed, but they could see the fireworks on the sky from there.

"Now you can see the fireworks without the sound disturbing you.." Arnav said smiling and pointed to the sky.

Khushi smiled happily, "Yes.. I can see fireworks.. Arnav you're the best!! You always find solutions to my problems.."

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3 years later.. (Arnav-18 years old, and Khushi- 14 years old)

"Mumma.. Arnav will like it na??" Khushi asked smiling.

"Haan baby.. He will love this cake a lot.. You're baking it for him.." Ratna pinched her cheeks.

"Arnav will be so surprised hain na? .. He will say that he can't eat sweets.. Then I will say that this is a sugar free cake.. I specially baked it for him.." Khushi said clapping her hands excitedly.

Radhika came inside the kitchen smirking, "I so wish Arnav just throws this cake away in front of you.. Do you think this cake tastes good? It's horrible.. Are you doing this purposely to remind him that he is diabetic??"

Khushi gulped scared of the evil lady standing in front of her.

She looked down with teary eyes.

Ratna frowned: Radhika what's your problem with Khushi? It's her wish she is doing this for her friend, and if Arnav doesn't have a problem, then why do you have?

Radhika rolled her eyes, "Are you sure you want me to say my problem with Khushi? Don't repent later.."

"No.." Ratna nodded sideways.

"No Bhabhi.. Today you provoked me to the extent that I want Khushi to know why I hate her.. Kyun Khushi? Don't you want to know?" Radhika said walking closer to Khushi.

Khushi looked at her, yes she wanted to know the reason why her aunty hates her so much. But will she be able to hear it? She was curious, so she just nodded her head slowly.

"I hate you because you're.." Radhika smirked.

Ratna shut her eyes tightly, she didn't want Khushi to meet her truth now.

"You're very ugly.." Radhika laughed evilly and walked away from the kitchen.

Tears flowed from Khushi's eyes and she hugged Ratna tightly.

Ratna hugged her back, "No my baby.. Don't cry.. You already know how Radhika is.. Don't feel bad about her words.. Let's concentrate on Arnav's cake.."

Khushi nodded and wiped her tears with her both hands.

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Anjali's room:

"Di.." Arnav jumped in her bed, scaring Anjali.

"Chote..knock the door before you enter in my room.." she glared at him.

"Why? I'm your brother.." Arnav shrugged his shoulders.

"And I'm your elder sister.. That means you should respect me.." Anjali scolded him.

"Di.. Come on.. I came here to talk something serious with you.." Arnav rolled his eyes.

"Okay tell me.. What is it?" Anjali asked, ignoring the fact the she was still angry with him.

Her phone beeped and she blushed staring at it.

Arnav smirked, "Shyam??"

Anjali nodded, "Yeah.. He asked me for a date.. Should I accept??"

"No.." Arnav replied.

"No? But I wanted to go.." Anjali said pouting.

"Then say yes na.. You girls are really mad.. You're seriously asking me as if you're having a hard time deciding it when inside you are dying to go?? Seriously Di.. Height of stupidity!!.." Arnav said sarcastically.

"Shut up Chote.. You can never say anything good.." Anjali frowned and hugged her pillow.

"And yeah if you go to this Date.. I will accompany you there and say to this Shyam to not play with you.. He has been stalking you from school days.. I doubt his intentions now.." Arnav said.

"God.. I'm not a baby now Chote.. And I don't need a brother to threaten my future boyfriend!! I know how to protect myself.." Anjali rolled her eyes.

"Ohh you know.. Let me remind you that I saved you and your girls gang from that goons that day.." Arnav smirked.

"Urghh.. Did you came here for this?" she asked him, and threw her pillow to his face.

"Diii.." Arnav whined holding the pillow on his hand.

"No.. I came here to talk with you.. Actually Papa wants to send me abroad for further studies.. My teacher advised him to.." Arnav said.

"So? It's great na Chote.. It will be a great experience too for you in a new city.. Na?" Anjali smiled happy for him.

"No.. It's not great Di.. If I go to another city means I will have to leave my Baby.. I don't want to stay away from Khushi.." Arnav said upset.

"Ohh.. You're right.. Then say to Papa that you don't want to go Arnav.. I'm sure he will understand.." Anjali ruffled his hair, as he disappointedly rested his chin on the pillow she threw to him and looked down.

"I can't even do that Di.. I never disobeyed Papa's words.. And I want to do everything to make him proud of me.. You should have seen Papa's face shining in happiness when my teacher was talking about me to him.. And when he talked with me, Papa didn't ask me if I want to go or not Di.. He just told me that he would send me abroad for my further studies.. with a smile on his face.. Which I didn't want to break his heart by saying no.. I respect him a lot.. And I want to fulfill his every wishes.." Arnav said.

"Hmm.. Now it's confusing.." Anjali sighed.

"How will I say this to Baby? She will be upset with me.." Arnav said thinking a way to tell Khushi without hurting her.

"Yes Khushi will be upset more than us Arnav.. She only stays most of the time of her life with you.. To suddenly know that you're going to another place and she is going to stay here.." Anjali said.

"Dii don't talk like this.. You're making me feel guilty.." Arnav said and buried his face on the pillow "I don't even want to face her.."

"But you will have to face her na.. Don't let Papa say this to everyone, then she will get a shock.. You should tell her now only.." Anjali said patting his back.

Arnav: I prefer Papa saying this to everyone..

Anjali chuckled seeing him scared of his Cute baby's reaction.

"She is your Cute baby na.. So you only need to explain her this.. If she gets to know this from Papa then she will be very hurt Arnav.." Anjali advised him.

Arnav nodded and stood up from her bed, "I'm going to tell her now.. Pray for me!!"

Anjali nodded.

Arnav walked till the door, and looked back at her, "Good luck on your Date with Mr.Jha!!"

Anjali blushed, "Go na.. Don't tease me.."

Arnav chuckled and walked out of the room, now he breathe in and out gathering courage to share this heart breaking news with his Cute baby.. He is sure he will spoil her day today with this news!!

Sep 19

Chapter 12 - You're not my friend!! (By Angel23) (Thanked: 120 times)




'"Arnav.." Khushi smiled when she saw him in front of her in the living room.

He was coming to meet her and she was going to him only to offer him the cake she baked especially for him!

"Cute baby.." Arnav faked a smile.

"Look what I made for you Arnav.." she said excitedly.

"Cake? But I can't eat cake.." Arnav frowned confused. Despite knowing about his disease she still baked a cake for him!

"Haan.. I know you can't eat sweets.. But this a special sugar free cake for you.. I baked it.. Ask mumma.." Khushi said.

"Ohh.. Thank you Cute baby.." Arnav took one piece of cake to taste.

Indeed it was delicious, that it brought a smile on his face of relishing something called sweet without sugar after a long time in his life.

Khushi waited for his appreciation, playing with her fingers and staring at the floor cutely.

Arnav planted a kiss on her forehead, "This is your reward!! It's the best cake Baby.. Its sugar free but since you made it, it added sweetness to this cake!!"

"Aww does this cake have sugar because of my sweetness??" Khushi widened her eyes innocently.

Arnav chuckled, "Hmm.."

Khushi is growing up but her cute antics and innocent behavior doesn't leave her at all. But there has been also some changes he notices in her, she has become more understanding, patient and a shy quite girl for others except him.

"Come with me Khushi.." he held her hand.

"No leave this cake otherwise it will do no good for your health.." Khushi nodded sideways.

Arnav smirked and took the plate from her hand, "I'm gonna eat all this.. Its for me after all.."

Khushi: But you only said that..

Arnav: Yes I said that you add the sweetness of this cake.. But you're a harmless sugar for me Khushi..

Khushi pouted: Mumma said all the food that contains sugar is not good for you.. Then if I'm sugar then I'm harmful..

Arnav: You're not because you never wish to hurt me.. That's why you're sweet and good girl!!

Khushi nodded, while NK giggled behind the pillar and caught Arshi's attention.

"Harmless sugar!! What is this bhai? Have you gone mad in explaining Khushi everything in details??" NK clutched his stomach laughing hard.

"And didn't anyone told you that it's bad manners to hear other conversation secretly??" Arnav glared at him.

"I just couldn't control myself but hear this sweet conversation.. Ayee ayee.. I might get diabetes if I stay here for one minute more.." NK joked and fell on the sofa laughing.

"Its wasn't a joke for you to laugh like a mad boy.." Arnav rolled his eyes.

Arnav held Khushi's hand again, and took her to his room.

Reaching at the poolside, both sat on their chairs.

"Do you want to share something with me??" Khushi asked smiling, because whenever both want to say something to each other in secret they come to the poolside.

"Yes I want to Khushi.. It's kind of a bad news.." he said and stared for awhile at her face to read her expressions.

"Promise me that you will hear me patiently and understand my point of view too.. Please.." he whispered cupping her face.

Khushi nodded, "I'm feeling scared of this bad news.."

"There is nothing to be scared about.." he consoled her.

"You remember I told you, no I promised you that I will become a big business man like Papa only for you.. Cute baby now I'm going to join college na.. And I found a way to achieve our and Papa's dreams.." Arnav said caressing her cheeks with his thumb.

"This is a great news Arnav.. Yaaay finally I will see you like Papa.. You will go to office na everyday.." Khushi smiled and clapped her hands for him.

"Hmm.. You know I always say to you that success requires sacrifices?.. This is the bad part.. I will have to sacrifice one thing to achieve this dream Khushi.." he said staring at the floor, not having courage to look deep into that cute hazel eyes that scream only to be with him.

"What? What will you sacrifice Arnav?" she asked in a low voice, somewhere she wasn't having a good feeling about this now.

"Woh.. I will have to go to London for further studies Khushi.. I will have to stay away from you for some years Baby.." he said and finally gathered courage to look into her eyes.

Khushi stayed in a silent for a while, Arnav thought maybe she is still trying to register the information in her mind.

He also decided to not say anything else which might hurt her.

But then he saw tears flowing from her eyes and her cheeks reddened in no time.

"Cute baby.." he whispered her nick name.

Khushi stood up from the chair, and faced Arnav, "You're going away?? Who will stay with me Arnav?? .. Please don't leave me.. Did I do something wrong with you? Why are you giving me such a severe punishment.. I miss you only by not seeing you one day.. How will I live years without my best friend?.. Who will.. Who will help me in my homework? Who will protect me from every evil? Who will guide me Arnav?? With whom I will talk to everyday? Who will give me my candies? Who will wish me good night with a kiss on my forehead?? .. Please don't leave me.. You're my best friend.. I don't want you to go away from me.. Please.. I'm scared to stay alone.. Who will play with me??..please take me wherever you go.. please take me with you.."

She cried bitterly on his shoulders.

Arnav hugged her back tightly, a lone tear escaped his eyes as her words made him realize that it wasn't only about to leave her, it was also about how would he live without her? Would he be able to bear this separation when even in his house he in inseparable with her? The new life without Khushi seemed scary now.. Those candies on his bag wouldn't have a meaning now if her cute tiny hands weren't there to grab from him.. He wouldn't have anyone to share his feelings, because his only companion would be away from him.. He wouldn't anyone to guide.. He would be completely alone and empty without her in this new place..

"Please reply to me Arnav.. Will you go?" she broke the hug and face him sobbing.

"If it wasn't for Papa, I wouldn't go Khushi.. But the way you respect me, I have the same respect for Papa's words.. I have to go.." he said looking down.

Khushi rested her face on his face, crying, "Please don't go .. I don't want to stay away from you.. Please.. Don't go Arnav.. I will be alone.."

"I have to go.." he whispered and wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her into a hug.

Khushi pushed him with her hands on his shoulder.

"You're very bad.. You're not listening to my wish.. You're not my friend.. You want to leave me.. You're bad.." she cried and beat him on his chest and arms.

Arnav held her hands trying to console her, "Never say I'm bad.. I always fulfilled your wishes Khushi.."

"Then why are you not hearing me now? Don't go.." she buried her face on his neck, screaming and crying simultaneously.

Arnav patted her back, "Think of this as a new phase in our life.. Please bear this little separation.. After that we will be together forever.. No one will separate me from my Cute baby.."

"I don't want this phase in my life where I have to live without you.. I want to stay with you always.. I'm scared to stay alone.. You're my only best friend.. Don't leave me alone.." she clutched his shirt.

"I am sorry my Baby.. Even for me is very difficult to stay away from you..but I have to go for Papa.." Arnav said and looked away as he wiped the corner of his eyes filled with more tears threatening to come out.

"Nahin.. I won't let you go.." she circled her arms around his neck possessively and cutely.

"Khushi please don't do this.." Arnav pleaded her.

Khushi pouted, "You're not my friend.. You're lying.. You want to go away from me that's it.. You can say no to Papa to.. But you want to leave me that's why.."

She went running away from his room sobbing badly on her way.

Arnav shook his head upset, he knew this wasn't going to be easy!!

He went behind her, but on the corridor his entire family called him with a smile on their faces, and his father was in between them, now he knew all his family came to know about this too.

He descended the stairs, and Ratna came running to him, and hugged him tightly caressing his hair.

"I didn't even realized my boy grew up!! You will go away from me now for your studies.. How will I leave with you dear??" she whispered with tears in her eyes.

"Mumma you also don't want me to go??" Arnav asked.

"No Arnav.. Of course I want you to go, you deserve it.. Like your father, you will become a great and successful business man.. I will pray everyday that you achieve your dreams and complete your studies then come back to me quickly.. I'm your mother, I'm happy for you but I can't live without you too.." she said.

Arnav gulped his tears, Khushi also gave him a long speech about how much he means to her, and now his mother. They love him so much, by accepting his father's wish, is he hurting his mother and Khushi??

"If you can't live without me, then I will not go.." Arnav said and hugged her again.

Raj smiled, "Ohh God.. My family is so emotional!!"

"Aree na.. If it's your dream, then you will go.. And as your mother, I always want the best for you.. So what if I will miss you a lot, when you come back I will give loads of love that I will forget the time I missed you.." Ratna kissed his forehead, smiling while tears fell from her eyes.

Arnav nodded in her hug, "I love you Mumma.."

"I love you too my Chote.." she whispered and tightened her grip on him.

Khushi descended the stairs, she went running to Ratna to plead for help, "Mumma dekho na.. Arnav wants to go to London.. He wants to leave me.. Please tell him not to go.."

Arnav and Ratna broke the hug and looked at her.

"My angel it's important for him to go.." Ratna caressed her hair.

Khushi looked around the living room, she saw some sweet box laid on the small table and everyone's face with a smile like they were celebrating, which means they were happy that Arnav is going and they wouldn't help her in convincing him to stay.

She looked down and a tear slipped from her eye, which broke Arnav's heart in pieces

Sep 22

Chapter 13 - New family (By Angel23) (Thanked: 131 times)



Few days later..

At the airport, the family was getting emotional bidding bye to Arnav.

Arnav hugged his parents tightly and they shared few words.

"Take care Arnav.. Nani will miss you a lot.." Nani said with moist eyes.

Arnav nodded and took blessings from her, Mama and Mami.

He then passed to his Di, both are always fighting with each other, but today both were silent with teary eyes. Arnav knew that from today now on he won't have his sister who cares for him, but hides it by fighting and blaming him always. Anjali knew that she would miss her Chote a lot, who is always there to irritate her but he is still her lovable lil brother.

"I am sure you're not going to miss me.." Arnav broke the silence.

"You're wrong this time too.. I will miss you a lot Chote.." Anjali hugged him and ruffled his hair like his mother does.

Arnav closed his eyes, "You know what's the worst thing? I will miss you even more.."

Anjali's eyes watered hearing this, she tightened her grip on him.

After Anjali, he went to Akash and NK, the three shared a trio hug emotionally.

"You both take care of my Baby now.." Arnav said pointing his index finger to both.

Khushi heard this, she just looked away.

Arnav eyed to her, he knew she was still hurt.

Aman came in front of him, and side hugged him, "I will miss you bro.. You're my best friend.. Remember, I'm always here when you need me..we will be waiting for you.."

Arnav nodded, "I will kind of miss you Aman.. But I'm relieved now, won't have a Aman to distract me from my studies!!"

Aman chuckled, "Aree yaar.. Ohh before you leave take my advice.. London full of pretty girls.. Now I'm sure you will fall in love with one of those.. Just send me pic of my bhabhi later.."

Arnav smacked his shoulders, "You never change!!"

Aman laughed.

Arnav now walked to the last person, yet a special one for him..as said..the last but not the least!!

"Khushi..My flights is ready to take off now.. Won't you say good bye to me?" he asked softly to her.

Khushi looked away, and folded her arms, "Good bye.."

"Won't you hug me??" he asked again.

Khushi nodded sideways crying, the tears fell from her eyes as she was trying to control till now.

Arnav closed the gap between them, and brushed his nose against hers also crying, "Please say something Khushi.."

He waited for her to respond to him, but this time she didn't touched her nose with his again, she placed her fingers on his face moving it away from hers.

"Don't do this with me.." he tried to hug her, but she walked till Ratna, and hid behind her crying heavily.

Arnav stare at her and everyone were sad for him, as his Cute baby still didn't agree for him to go. So he is going without her permission!!

Arnav walked with his bag, prepared to go away.

Khushi sobbed staring at him going.

Arnav stopped walking, he turned back to her and went running back to Khushi.

Khushi looked at him, in the hope that he would say that he doesn't want to go.

"Take care Cute baby.. I may not be with you, but always follow my advices.. In case you need help for your homeworks, Akash, NK and Di will help you.. If something is bothering you then don't hesitate to tell to Mumma or Papa, or even anyone you want to.. (staring at Radhika) please don't give attention to your haters, and never let anyone hurt or affect you with their words or actions, when I come back I want to see you as a strong girl..okay??" he caressed her cheeks.

Khushi didn't replied to him.

Arnav looked at his mother near him, then pushed Khushi to aside.

"Khushi don't let any boy come near you.. I don't want you to have a boyfriend.." Arnav said possessively after reminding Aman's words, who was saying to him that Khushi will be a free bird now and she will start doing things without his permission.. She would find another best friend or even a boyfriend!!

Khushi still didn't replied to him.

"Khushi say to me..that you will not have a boyfriend.." Arnav demanded stubbornly.

He held her by her shoulders, "You're only mine Khushi.. I'm just going away for sometime, but I won't let anyone snatch my Cute baby from me.."

Khushi looked down, he cupped her face and kissed her forehead.

She bits her lips, and pushed him lightly, "Just go.."

Arnav wiped his tears and his father patted his back indicating him to go.

Ratna hugged Khushi consoling her.

Radhika smirked, "Now it will be fun! I can finally show this girl her place here.."

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London..

Arnav reached the new city for him with an upset face, his heart was still in India, Khushi!!

The way she said for him to go, for a time he wanted to say to his father that he gives up. He never saw her crying and never was the reason for her to be like this. He believed he would treat her like a princess in his life, but the way she cried and begged for him to not go, it was really heart breaking for him.

"Arnav oh my God!!" a lady came to him and tightly hugged him.

He faked a smile, "Archana mausi.."

"Mausi?? Boy don't call me that.. I'm Archana only.. Arnav my sweetheart.. You're so grown up now!!" she widened her eyes in disbelief staring at the baby she saw when he was only 1 year old, and now he is 18 years old!! She thanks Raj for having sent Arnav's pictures to her, otherwise she would have not recognized him at all.

A girl of his age giggled staring at both.

"Archana aunty!! I can call you like that na?" Arnav smirked.

Archana smiled, "Okay this one I accept..lets go.. You must be tired na.. Give me your bags.."

"No I will handle it.." Arnav said pushing his bags.

Archana rolled her eyes, "You and father exactly the same!! Sheetal go and call the driver to take his bags.."

Sheetal, the girl who was giggling at them nodded, and called the driver who helped Arnav.

The three headed to the car.

"Arnav she is my daughter.. Sheetal.. You don't know her because the time you were born she wasn't there in the world yet.." Archana giggled.

Arnav nodded, and looked at Sheetal: Hi..

"Hi Arnav.." Sheetal smiled.

Arnav then shifted his attention to window side, thinking about Khushi.

"Beta are you upset? Please don't be.. Everyone becomes upset on the day they leave their parents.. But it will be good for you.. And don't feel lonely.. I'm not your father's blood sister but I'm not less than that.. Me, Dev uncle and Sheetal are your family also.. Never hesitate to tell me what you want.. Or what you feel.. You're like my son.." Archana ruffled his hair and made him and Sheetal rest their heads on her shoulder.

"I'm upset because I left my heart in Mumbai.." Arnav whispered.

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Raizada Mansion:

"Wait Shyam.. I will call you back later.. I've to stay with Cute baby now.." Anjali said talking with Shyam over the phone in the poolside.

She walked in the room, and sat beside Khushi, who was crying in the bed.

"Pagli he will come back na.. He isn't going forever.." NK said caressing her hair.

"He left me.." Khushi nodded sideways crying.

"I don't agree with anything NK says, but Khushi today he is right only.. Arnav bhaiya will come back.." Lavanya said.

NK stuck his tongue to her. Lavanya glared at him.

"You will just blink your eyes and he will be back.. Time flies Khushi.. You will not even realize when he is back.." Payal said wiping her friend's tears.

Akash nodded, "Haan Khushi please stop crying.."

Khushi blinked her eyes once, "Did my Arnav came back? Nahin na.. Stop lying to me.. It will take time.. So much time.. I will grow old waiting for Arnav to come back.. I will be alone.."

She buried her face on the pillow crying more.

Everyone look at each other worried.

Ratna came inside the room, "Aree my baby is still upset.."

Anjali stood up making space for her mother to sit beside Khushi.

"Look at what mumma cooked for you Khushi.. Your favorite aalo paratha.. I'm sure this will make you smile.." Ratna said with a plate on her hand.

"Wow aalo paratha.. I want one aunty.." Lavanya smiled excitedly and winked at Payal, making her join in her.

"Haan aunty.. I also want one.." Payal said.

NK and Akash looked at each other understanding what the girls were trying to do.

"We also want.." they said at the same time.

Ratna smiled: Yes, I brought for you all paratha.. Take it..

"Khushi eat na.. You don't know what you're losing.. Such a delicious food.. Oh God Khushi.. Look I think I will eat your share too.." Lavanya said patting her back.

"Eat then.. I don't want.. I will never eat aalo paratha in my life again.. I only used to share mine with Arnav.. When he is not here, then I will also not eat.." Khushi said.

Ratna caressed her hair, "Khushi I know you're upset because Arnav went.. I know it's difficult to live without the one who was always with you since childhood.. The way you were close to your Arnav, you were not with us.. But please try to understand his part too, he went there to study and not to leave you forever.. You also want to see him succeeded in life na? Then please don't be upset now.. And pray everyday that the day for him to come back, come as soon as possible.

Khushi looked down.

Ratna handled the paratha for her again, but Khushi didn't took it.

NK: I will beat you now Khushi, eat it now..

"NK.." everyone glared at him.

NK raised his hands on air, "okay okay.. Arnav ki Cute baby please eat something!!"

"I'm not his Cute baby.." Khushi whispered and climbed down the bed heading to the bathroom, she closed the door and sat on floor crying bitterly.

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London

Kapoor's mansion:

"This is your room Arnav.." Sheetal said and opened the door for him.

"Thanks.." Arnav curtly replied and walked inside the room, looking around.

"Awesome.. This is just like my room in Mumbai.." Arnav said awed.

"Hain na?! Mom asked a pic of your room to Raj uncle so that she could recreate the same atmosphere for you.." Sheetal smiled.

Arnav smiled, he left his bag on the bed and opened it taking out a picture.

He hanged Khushi's picture on the hall behind his bed.

"Who is she??" Sheetal asked curious to know why he didn't put a picture of his own.

"My everything.." Arnav replied staring back at Sheetal.

Sheetal gave him a surprised look.

"My best friend.." Arnav specified for her.

"Oh okay.." Sheetal nodded, "I will leave you alone now.."

Sheetal went from there, and Arnav sat on the bed with a thud.

"I am sorry Cute baby.. I know you're hurt with me.." he covered his mouth with his palms, and tears slipped from his eyes.

He went downstairs and wiped his tears, composing himself he entered in the kitchen.

"Aunty.." he called Archana.

"Haan beta.. Kya hua? Didn't you like the room? Oh God.. What happened? Just tell me and I swear I will beat up Robin for spoiling your room.." Archana walked to him.

"No aunty.. My room is perfect, I've no complaints.." Arnav smiled at the sweet lady, he liked her!! She reminds him of his mother.

"Then?" she asked.

"I wanted to make a phone call.. Can I?" Arnav said.

Archana nodded and handled him her phone, "Haan sure.. Want to talk with your family?"

Arnav nodded and took the phone from her hand, he called to his mother.

"Mumma.." he smiled when he heard her voice.

Archana smiled too.

"Arnav have you reached? Are you okay?" Ratna asked him.

"Yes mumma.. I've reached and I'm absolutely fit and fine.." Arnav said.

"Thank God.." she said.

"Mumma I want to talk with Khushi.." Arnav said.

"Great that you called.. Your Cute baby is refusing to eat.. And she isn't even talking with anyone.. Just crying.." Ratna said.

She went near the bathroom and shouted for Khushi to hear.

"Khushi see Arnav wants to talk with you.. He has reached in London.."

"I don't want to talk with him.." Khushi replied shocking Ratna.


Sep 24

Chapter 14 - During the separation (By Angel23) (Thanked: 140 times)


One year later..

Raizada mansion:

Khushi returned from school NK, and Akash who returned from college.

NK: Khushi do you need any help in homework?

Khushi nodded sideways, "Nahin, I will manage.."

NK: Okay..

She walked towards the living room, only to be stopped by Radhika.

"Khushi go to the kitchen and serve my guest some juice.." Radhika said with a fake smile.

Khushi nodded and was about to go to the kitchen, NK came in front of her and held her hand, "Mom there are many workers here in this mansion, Khushi is not one of them.. If you want, I will serve the juice for your guests.."

Radhika glared at him, "Behave yourself.."

"Khushi go to your room.." NK said to her, and she went obediently.

NK and Akash also headed towards their room.

Akash: Your mother likes to torment Khushi.. Since Arnav left from here, she has been trying to..don't mind my words NK.. But Radhika aunty treats Khushi like a maid.. Always do this and that..

NK nodded, "I know how my mom hates Khushi.. But don't worry, I will always be here to protect Khushi in the absence of bhai.."

Akash smiled, "I will too protect her always.."

Anjali on her way heard both conversation, "Aww so sweet.. You both are going to protect Chote ki Cute baby.."

Both nodded with an embarrassed smile that Anjali heard them, the Boys talking so sweetly like this!!

Khushi entered in his room, now her room.

She threw her bag to the bed, and sat on a chair on the poolside.

"I wish you were here with me Arnav.. I would cry my heart to you.. Do you know what I got know? .. Radhika aunty told me that I'm an orphan.. Ratna mumma is not my real mother.. My parents died in an accident.. And my real family didn't want me because I am a girl.. My Dadi is the one who hates me the most, she wanted to kill me by abortion but my mother didn't want that.. My mother fought till I was born.. I am so upset that my Dadi didn't want me.. I was considered a curse to them.. But I never did any wrong to them.. I was a baby back then, what's my fault if I'm a girl?" she thought.

Ratna knocked the door of her room, "Khushi.. Are you there??"

Khushi nodded, "Yes mumma.."

Ratna opened the door of the room, and walked near her, "Arnav wants to talk with you.."

Khushi nodded sideways, "Please. I don't want mumma.."

Ratna left the phone on loudspeaker mode on her lap and went from there.

"Cute baby.." Arnav said.

Khushi stayed in silent hearing him.

"Are you still angry with me? Please at least now forgive me.. It has been one year and you're not talking with me.. No reply!! Okay.. You know what.. If you're stubborn, then I'm also.. I will keep calling you and you will hear my voice everyday.. There will be a day you will yourself say something to me.. So I want to tell you that.. My studies are going great and I'm class toper.. Apart from that, my new family is very sweet.. There is Archana aunty.. She is a mixture of Mumma and Mami.. I have great time in chatting with her.. Then there is Dev uncle who is just like Papa.. No difference.. And their daughter Sheetal, who isn't like you and never going to be.. But yeah, she is a good girl.. Earlier I took time to adapt to new ambience, but now I'm habituated.. You don't think much, I will come back soon!! Very soon Baby.. Only for you.." Arnav said.

He waited for sometime for her reply, but Khushi was still thinking about his words.

He hang up the call, with the hope that one day she will talk with him.

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(During the separation)

Khushi rubbed her eyes and leaned on the bed headboard staring at the poolside, the sun peeking showed to her it's time to retire herself from the bed.

She took Arnav's pic laid on her bed, and kissed it: Good morning Arnav!! DM please make him have a great day as I always plead to you.. Make him a successful business man quickly and please this time should pass away soon.. Don't leave him alone ever.. Always be with my Arnav..

She caressed his picture for sometime, and then headed to the bathroom. School was calling her now!!

This was her morning routine, wake up with his name, seeing his face and praying to DM for him!

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In school..

"Heyy Khushi..where are you going??" Lavanya ran to reach her.

"Library.." Khushi replied hugging her books.

"Ohh..how boring!!" Lavanya rolled her eyes.

Khushi chuckled, "Studies are important.. Arnav always said that to me, and I'm going to obey his words even if he is not here.."

NK reached near them, and hit Lavanya's head playfully.

Lavanya beat him on his shoulders, "Loser.. Attacking me from behind!!"

"Ohh shut up Dumbo.. If I attack you in front, you will return with a swollen face and will cry all day for you mumma.." NK laughed.

Lavanya gritted her teeth, glaring at NK.

Khushi giggled staring at them who always fight with each other.

NK side hugged Khushi, "Are you ok Angel?"

Khushi nodded and reciprocated his hug, "Yes I'm.. I'm going to the library now.."

"Ohh.. How boring.." NK replied rolling his eyes.

Lavanya and Khushi looked at each other surprised, that he answered the same way as Lavanya said.

"What???" NK looked at them confused.

Lavanya: Thief.. You're really a thief.. You stole my..

NK smirked and cut her, "Your heart!!"

Lavanya giggled sarcastically: My heart is protected by some hundred bodyguards.. So a petty thief like you wouldn't be able to steal it okay??

NK: And who are those bodyguards??

Lavanya: I won't tell you..

NK laughed: You won't tell me, or there isn't any!!

Khushi: Please stop fighting you both!!

NK turned to Khushi, "Classes time are over.. So we can go and have an ice cream.. I will buy for you ONLY..And where is that Cutie?"

"Who?" Lavanya asked.

"Payal.. She is such a sweetheart.. Always silent and respect the elders unlike you.." NK replied sarcastically.

Lavanya glared at NK, "She went to her home already..her parents came to pick her soon.."

"So shall we go??" NK asked to Khushi.

Khushi nodded sideways, her mind traveled when Arnav scolded her for leaving school to have fun.

"I will wait for you in the library NK.. When driver comes then we will go home.." Khushi replied.

"Khushi you're not bunking classes now.. You're not doing something wrong!! I'm here to protect you outside.." NK cupped her face, understanding why she denied.

"Shall I call bhai and ask him?" NK asked.

"No.. Don't call him.." she said quickly "I will go with you.."

NK smiled and both walked towards the school gate, then he turned to Lavanya.

"Do you need special invitation??" he asked her.

Lavanya: Yes!!

NK: Then stay here only..

He walked with Khushi who was giggling all the way.

"Heyy wait for me.." Lavanya came running to them pouting.

 

While having ice cream, NK looked at Khushi.

"Khushi if you obey bhai every word.. And you're not angry with him.. Then why don't you talk with him still now??" NK asked licking his ice cream.

Lavanya nodded, "Haan I also wanted to ask you the same.."

"Because if I hear him, I will break down.. I will want to have him back and by hearing my crying he will be distributed.. It can affect his studies, which I don't want.." Khushi replied.

NK nodded, "Makes sense.. But admit it you like it when he shares everything that happened to him to you on the phone at night time.. Don't you feel like replying to him??"

Khushi nodded smiling, "I do feel to reply him.."

Lavanya: Bhaiya is such a sweet friend. I will want to have him for life time..what he does for you Khushi..

"No one will ever do.." Khushi completed.

Lavanya nodded.

"You.. ungrateful people.. I will never buy ice cream for you get that? Bhai is a sweet friend. And I'm a petty thief!!" NK glared at her.

Khushi shook her head smiling, another argument on the way for both!!

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London..

"Arnav beta..what are you doing?" Archana stayed on the door staring at him on his laptop.

"Studying aunty.." Arnav replied as he glanced at her once.

Archana came and sat beside him, "Hmm.. I know it.."

Arnav looked at her.

"But now it's dinner time na.. Why don't you join us?" Archana said.

"I will have it later.." Arnav replied.

"I know you're praying for time to fly and return to your best friend Arnav.. And I know also that you want to be a successful business man.. But to make these two dreams come true, you can't ignore your health.. First is health, the rest comes later.." Archana said.

"Khushi comes first for me Aunty.. She isn't the rest for me.." Arnav replied correcting her words.

"But you're right.. Health is important.. So let's have dinner.." Arnav said with a small smile playing on his lips.

Archana nodded smiling as she managed to convince him, she let him go first and stayed in his room staring at Khushi's picture.

"You're a lucky girl!! Maybe this boy doesn't realize.. But you're not only his best friend.. His feelings are way more than that.." Archana said and left the room smiling.

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Khushi was doing her homework, Ratna came with a phone on her hand and left it near Khushi.

She knows who is calling her, her best friend.

"Cute baby .. Mumma told me you're class toper.. I'm so happy for you.. Congrats.. You deserve a gift for this na..  I will send it for you don't worry.. And remember one thing, studies are important but don't ignore your health for that.. Okay.. Always have your meals at time.."

Khushi nodded.

"You know.. My friends offered me cigarette today.." Arnav said.

Khushi coughed loudly.

"I know.. I know.. It's not good for health.. I refused to smoke.. I know you don't like.." Arnav said as soon as she reacted coughing, it was her denial and he understood her gesture.

Khushi sighed in relief.

"Hmm.. So I will never smoke.. Don't worry.. I will not change the way I'm.. especially the way I'm for you.." Arnav said.

She smiled hearing that.

"Okay bye.. Study well and never forget me!!"

Khushi nodded and kissed the phone while a tear escaped her eyes.

She cut the call, and went to return it to Ratna.

Radhika looked at her, "All day you're torturing Arnav by not talking with him, then say it one time that you don't want to talk with him.. He will not call you.."

Ratna caressed Khushi's hair, gesturing her to go and not listen to Radhika's words.

Khushi looked down feeling sad, Ratna wasn't her mother and yet she protects her and fight with her own family for her. Was she creating a trouble for this family?

She went running to Arnav's room, and closed the door.

She didn't want to be the reason of this family to fall apart.

She loves all of them, even Radhika aunty who doesn't like her, still Khushi likes her because of Radhika she learned how to behave strongly and how to hide your feelings when you feel terrible and still you wear a smile on your face.

Even though Radhika is like a villain in her life, sometimes people like Radhika are the one who turns you to be a person you never thought you would be!!

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"Khushi.. shh don't cry..it happens.. listen to me carefully.. go to the bathroom now.." Arnav said talking over the phone with her.

Khushi took the phone with her to the bathroom.

Arnav heard the door sound opening, he understood she was there now.

"Now open the tap and wash your finger that's bleeding.." he said.

She did as he said and hissed in pain. Arnav heard that, and his heart was crying, if he was there he would treat her with all the care in this world!!

Khushi closed her eyes trying to forget the pain, she was helping HP in making the dishes for the lunch, since Ratna and Mami went to the market.

But while cutting the vegetables, and convincing HP to let her help him, she cut her own finger and it was hurting a lot. At the same time Arnav called, and she picked up his call and HP end up saying it aloud making Arnav hear what happened to her.

"Khushi.." Arnav said.

Khushi opened her eyes and closed the tap. He instructed her to cover the wound with a piece of cloth.

"It's okay.. It will hurt a bit, but then you will forget this pain Cute baby.. Next time be careful.. And why are you cooking? There is HP, Mumma, Mami, Radhika aunty, Di.. Everyone.. Why are you taking trouble?.. Even if you want to learn, then do it with mumma and not alone.."

"Bring the phone near your cheeks" Arnav said.

Khushi did as he said confused.

Arnav send a kiss to her, "Muah.. The only thing that creates a distance between us is this phone.. But it doesn't stop being a kiss na!!"

Khushi blushed.. 





Sep 30

Chapter 15 - He is coming back!! (By Angel23) (Thanked: 107 times)

Arnav 25 years old and Khushi 21 years old.

 London..

 Arnav stare at his phone with her picture on it, he smiled at the cute little baby Khushi, when she was just two years old and he was six. What happened to him that he only like her?? Why does he hates all the girls around him but he can't seem to hate her? Yeah, she isn't even with him now and he stayed many years without her, but his love and care for her only kept increasing, his heart was screaming to him to go back to Mumbai to take Khushi forever for him!

 "If I call you, you will not talk with me!! " he sighed staring at the window side. His Cute baby is angry with him because he decided to run his company on London itself hence delayed to go back to Mumbai. There was a time where he felt she wasn't angry, only upset that he wasn't there with her, but after he finished his course and was already working in AR and dropped the bomb to her that he would stay for some more time here, he felt she was angry now. There was a time where she used to reply him with "Hmm" or yes or no words but now she only runs away from him!! He was wrong in that too, he is making her wait for a long time, when he knows how much he means to her.. That's why he is ASR in London, the rude and arrogant CEO of AR and the fashion industry King who in such a short span of time managed to make a space for him in this business and created a huge impact on his field for the world and inside he is Arnav who is eagerly waiting to see his best friend, his childhood love - Khushi Kumari Gupta!!!

 "Let me call her.." he thought and grabbed his phone, he knows she doesn't even talk with him but sometimes he misses her so much that he can't handle and only call her, maybe to feel her presence.. "Hi Momma.. " Arnav said and shook his head, as usual the phone was with his mother.

"Hi ASR.. " his mother teased him.

 "I'm your son and you don't need to call me that.. " Arnav smirked.

 "Off course I need to talk with respect!!" Ratna giggled.

 "My cute baby?? " he asked.

 "She isn't a cute baby anymore.. but a beautiful, simple and honest woman!! " his mother reminded him.

 "I know that mumma, but Khushi is my cute baby and will always be.. I will always treat her like I treated her when she was a baby.. " Arnav replied "Now please pass the phone to her.. "

"Okay!! Khushiiiiiiii.. I doubt she will talk with you.. " Ratna informed him. *******************************

 Mumbai..

 "Mumma is calling me!!" Khushi said pouting and stare at her group that consist of Shyam, Anjali, NK, Lavanya, Payal and Aakash.

 "Then you should go.." Anjali said with a smile on her face.

 And everyone nodded their heads indicating her to go and talk with Arnav.

 "It's not him!! " Khushi widened her eyes staring at them whose smiles seemed to be sure that the one who is calling her isn't Ratna, but Arnav.

 "It's him!! " everyone shouted.

 "If it's him, then I will come back.. " Khushi frowned and stood up leaving the terrace and went downstairs to the living room where Ratna was.

 Ratna stare at Khushi descending the stairs, she smiled. How beautiful she is, Khushi has an angelic face and a smile that will melt your heart.. she is sweet like a honey!! Innocent like a baby and her shyness is something that makes you fall in love with her!! And not to forget, she is very hardworking.. she makes sure she does everything that is asked to her, and another good quality in her is that she respects and treats everyone equally..

 "Mumma you called me? " Khushi asked.

 "Me no, your Arnav called you.. " Ratna said smiling.

 Khushi nodded sideways and went running back upstairs.

 "See I told you.. " Ratna said to Arnav.

 "Mumma tell this butterfly of yours that one day I will catch her and she will not be able to escape from me.. " Arnav replied.

 Khushi stopped on her track, and looked back at the phone, "First come here.. then catch me!! " she thought blushing.

 Radhika stood in front of Khushi, "What's wrong with you now??"

 Khushi came back from her dream land and stare at Radhika, "Nothing.."

 She went back to the terrace running, while Radhika rolled her eyes in disbelief.

 Ratna cut the call and was heading to the kitchen when Radhika came on her way.

 "Bhabhi what happened? Why are you smiling like this? " Radhika asked curiously.

 "I was talking with Arnav who wants to talk with Khushi but she is angry with him.. " Ratna shook her head smiling.

 "Hmm what's there to be smiling like this? " Radhika raised her eyebrows.

 "Nothing.. there are things that are difficult to explain.. " Ratna said and called HP to go to the market with her.

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 AR..

 "Cancel all my meetings.. " Arnav stare at Sheetal.

 "What???" Sheetal looked at him shocked.

 "Yes. I'm going back to Mumbai and I don't wish anymore work to come in between me and my Cute baby.. " Arnav said determined.

 "Oh okay Arnav.. as you wish.. when you come back then we will deal with this.. " Sheetal said smiling. "Im not going to return here Sheetal, will handle AR in Mumbai only.." Arnav said.

 Sheetal widened her eyes in shock, "Are you serious? I mean.. are you going to leave us?? "

 "I'm going back to my family Sheetal.. " Arnav raised his eyebrows confused with her reaction.

 "But aren't you going to miss me..us..dad and mom??" she asked disappointed.

 "Yeah.. I'm going too.. but I miss my family more.. " Arnav nodded.

 Sheetal nodded and excused herself from his cabin.

She went to the washroom and wiped her tears, "No.. no.. you're strong girl.. You can't cry for him Sheetal.. come on you know it he doesn't have any feelings for you.. then why?? Still why it hurts so much? Why do tears come in my eyes? .. What I will do about my life without him?.. urgh.. no Sheetal just stop these thinkings in your mind.. off course I will be able to live without Arnav in my life.. I will be very happy without him, my life will continue as if there was never a boy name Arnav came in my life.. " After some time, she break down crying and held the washing basin for support. *******************************

 Mumbai..

 Khushi was taking the plates from the table and went to the kitchen to wash them as everyone had their dinner now. Anjali came behind her and helped her in cleaning the glasses.

 "Khushi you know.. Shyam is planning to talk with Mumma and Papa about our marriage now.. " Anjali blushed, Khushi was and is always the first person she shares her feelings with.

 "Wow Di.. this is such a great news.. I'm so happy for you.. we will dance and celebrate in your marriage and make it memorable for you.. " Khushi hugged her tightly and smiled happily.

 "I know.. even I couldn't contain my excitement anymore.. I had to share this with you.. " Anjali hugged her back.

 "Khushi bitiya please make coffee for us.. " Mama shouted for her to hear.

 "Dji I will bring it now Mama ji.. " Khushi replied and hurriedly prepared the coffee for Raj, Kabir and Mama. And Anjali continued her work of washing the plates. Khushi then went to give the coffee for the three who were in the garden outside chatting with each other and enjoying the cool breeze of the night.

 "Here it is mama ji.. " Khushi smiled and gave coffee to each one.

 "Thank you bitiya.. your coffee is the best in this world.. it relieves me from stress that my wife gives me all day.. " Mama said laughing.

 Khushi widened her eyes giggling, that he teased mami.

 "Really it's the best one.. I feel pity for Arnav who can't drink this coffee made by you.. I heard he loves black coffee!! He doesn't know what he is losing.." Mama laughed again making fun of Arnav now. Khushi blushed now and clutched the tray on her hand shyly.

 "Soon he will taste it also.. he is coming back in two days.. " Raj said and high five with mama laughing.

 Khushi widened her eyes surprised, shocked, happy, excited and what not with this news. The tray slipped from her hamds making a sound that grabbed Mama, Raj and Kabir's attention.

 "What happened Khushi??" Raj asked her taking the tray and handle it to her again.

 "Uhh nothing.. I'm really sorry Papa.. I didn't drop this on purpose.. I was.. I'm sorry.. " Khushi said taking the tray from his hand "Did I hurt you papa???"

 "No Khushi.. relax.. I'm fine.. what happened to you?" Raj asked her.

 Khushi smiled and said: I am fine Papa..

 She went from there running like a butterfly and on her way she jumped in happiness, "Yeeeeeessssss.."

 "Oh so Arnav is responsible for this.. " Mama smile staring at an excited Khushi.

 "Oops.. I made a mistake.. Arnav told me to not say anything to Khushi that he is coming back.. and I end up revealing to her now!!! " Raj bit his tongue.

 Kabir was rolling his eyes at their childish talks!!



Oct 1

Chapter 16 - (By Angel23) (Thanked: 118 times)

"Khushi Kuch toh bolo (say something) will you keep smiling and jumping like this???" Lavanya looked at her confused and pulled the blanket resting her back on the headboard of Khushi's bed.

 "Arnav... can you believe it Lav?.. Arnav is coming back in two days.. finally my wait ends.. I'm so happy.. " Khushi jumped in happiness and sat on the bed all excited, today she wouldn't be able to sleep for sure.

 "Whaaaaaaat???" Payal and Lavanya jumped on her.

 "Yes my expression was like yours when I heard papa saying that he is coming back.. he didn't told me or Mumma about that.. but papa told me so it's true na.." Khushi laughed at their reaction.

 "Yaaaay finally bhaiya is coming back.." Lavanya stood in the bed and started dancing.

 "By the way, this is your madness but today I'm so happy that I will join you Lav.. " Khushi said and jumped on the bed dancing with Lavanya.

 "Me too.." Payal said and joined the two.

 "No you no.. " Lavanya said stopping her. "Why?? Let Payal dance na.. " Khushi said frowning.

 "If Akash comes here then? I don't want to be responsible for his situation.. poor him, if he faints seeing the so shy Payalia dancing that too on the bed like a mad girl.. he might land in hospital.. " Lavanya said laughing.

 Khushi high five with Lavanya making Payal blush.

 "Pagli.. I will not dance now.. " Payal crossed her arms and looked away.

 Khushi and Lavanya hugged her from behind smiling.

 Lavanya: Sorry my baby.. you know how I am.. I love teasing people.. don't worry when bhaiya comes back then you will have your break because I will tease him and Khushi all the time...

Khushi widened her eyes:Awww..

 Payal giggles and turned to them: Who said I'm angry?

 Lavanya smiled brightly and the three shared a trio hug.

 "You know.. like really thank you for being a part of my life.. I never had friends that understands me this much like you both.. you both are more than friends to me.. my true sisters.. " Lavanya said emotionally.

 Khushi caressed her hair smiling, "You are very special for me too.."

 "More than bhaiya??" Lavanya teased her.

 Khushi glared at her.

 "I know no one can replace him in your life.. " Lavanya pouted.

 After some seconds of silence, the three burst out laughing. **********************************

In the corridor, NK was heading with Akash to Khushi's room with a phone who had an impatient person wanting to talk with Khushi at any cost.

 "Bhai let me tell you that I'm not a plane that in one second I will be at Khushi's room.. calm down I'm going to her room.. " NK whined.

 "Then go fast na.. why are you wasting time in talking with me??" Arnav said sighing.

 "I miss you also na.. can't I talk with you? Or you only call us to talk with Khushi??" NK pouted.

 "Acha okay.. I miss you too.. happy??" Arnav couldn't help but smile at NK cute confession.

 NK smiled while Akash laughed silently.

"Please don't tell me you're gay!!" Akash joked.

 NK looked at him, and came close to Akash, "Yes I am.. come na.. let's romance.."

Akash pushed him laughing: What the hell NK? I'm just joking..

 "I'm turning your joke even more funny.." NK replied sarcastically.

 Arnav on the phone heard their conversation, he just laughed and couldn't wait much now, he can't believe soon he will join them and be a part of their madness and fun.

 "We reached in her room now.. " NK informed Arnav, who eagerly nodded.

 Akash and NK jaws dropped seeing the girls dancing and singing on Piya Piya O Piya from Har Dil joh Pyaar Karega movie.

 Akash almost fainted staring at Payal who dancing so openly.

 And NK rolled his eyes as he spotted the one who is making Khushi and Payal do all this madness, Miss Lavanya!!

 Payal stopped dancing as soon she saw NK and Akash standing on the door.

 Payal closed her eyes with her palms, "Oh no.. Akash saw me dancing!!"

 Khushi eyes landed on the phone on NK's hands, she closed her mouth with her both palms, "Arnav heard me singing!!!"

 Lavanya rolled her eyes staring at NK who was glaring at her, she closed her ears with her palms, "I will have to ear this idiot nonsense on me once again.."

NK: You're mad already, do you have intentions of turning my sisters mad like you?

 Lavanya stuck her tongue to him, "I'm not hearing anything you're saying okay.."

 Akash stare at Payal smiling, she quickly went to the bathroom and hide embarrassed to face him now.

 NK walked inside the room and hand the phone to Khushi, "Bhai wants to talk with you Khushi..".

Khushi took the phone happily, and went outside the room to talk with him, today she wouldn't torture him anymore.

 In the corridor, she blushed deeply as he heard her voice now that she was singing.

 "Piya Piya.. who is your Piya Khushi??" Arnav smirked.

 Khushi hit her forehead smiling, cursing herself for becoming mad like Lavanya!

 "By the way today is the best day in my life.. after such a long time I got to hear your meloidous and sweet voice.. I was dying to hear you Khushi.. see today DM was at my side, without your will she let me hear your voice.. " Arnav said with a charming smile on his face.

 Khushi nodded with a smile and was about to say that he won today when Raj came in front of her and indicated her to not say anything.

 Khushi looked at him confused.

 Raj: Please don't talk with him..

 Khushi stood without reaction, Raj grabbed the phone from her hand and cut the call.

 "Uff thank God.. I escaped.." Raj sighed in relief.

 "Papa what's wrong??" Khushi looked at him and pat his shoulder.

 "Khushi you shouldn't talk with Arnav that he is coming back.. because it was a surprise for you and I end up revealing to you.. so Arnav will be upset if he gets to know that you are aware of the surprise.." Raj said explaining to her.

"Oh so this was the matter.. okay Papa as you say.. I will wait for him only, two days aren't much!!" Khushi smiled.

 "Thank you dear.. you're very happy na.. that Arnav is coming back.." he caressed her forehead and wrapped his arms around her shoulder walking with her through the corridor.

 "Yes Papa.. Arnav is someone very close to my heart. When he left I was very upset and used to feel very lonely.. it seems that there is an empty space in my heart and soon he is going to fill that space.." Khushi said.

 "Yes I understand that.. I'm sorry that I separated you both.. but what I did was the best for his future only.." Raj said guilty.

 "No papa.. what are you saying. I know why you did that and I'm very happy that Arnav is so famous now and works in a big company like AR.. believe me Papa when I see his pictures on TV or newspaper I feel very proud of him and happy with your decision..it was the best you did for him and I was angry when I was a kid back then.. I didn't even understood things properly.. I just wanted Arnav only.. my behavior was wrong.. not yours.." Khushi said.

 " Hmm.. you know now I will have headache that Arnav is coming.." Raj pouted.

 "Why papa??" Khushi asked him frowning.

 "I will have to hear 24/7 his "Cute baby" Raj said frowning and shook his head.

 Khushi laughed staring at him, "Cute baby.. I'm not a baby anymore".

"Exactly.. that's what I tell him but he says it's your name.." Raj nodded.

 "You both making fun of my son.." Ratna folded her arms and stood in front of them.

 Raj and Khushi looked at each other and bit their tongues.

 "No.." Khushi and Raj shrugged their shoulders.

 "If I say the truth.. then I will also get headache listening to his Cute baby all the time.." Ratna pouted.

 The three looked at each other and laughed out loudly.

 NK came running to them, "Ratna aunty it's better to see Payal..".

"Why? What happened to her?" Ratna asked worried.

 "Akash saw her dancing and she went to hide in the bathroom, I fear she might sleep there also.. better to take her out.." NK said first with a serious face, then laughed staring at Akash's embarrassed face.

 Akash beat him on his shoulders, "I will not spare you.."

 Khushi giggled and Ratna and Raj looked at each other happily, they just enjoy themselves with their kids who are so energetic and good hearted, they may fight with each other but are always there for each other.

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London..

 "What the.. she cut my call.." Arnav frowned loosening his tie. Archana knocked the door of his room, and he gave her the permission to walk in.

 "Aunty you need something?" Arnav looked at her. Archana walked to him and hugged him tightly, "Today I'm sad and happy at the same time".

"Why??" he asked hugging her back.

 "Because you're leaving me forever.." she said with moist eyes, then smiled excitedly, "But you're going back to Khushi.. wow.. I'm so happy.. you have to call me for your wedding otherwise I will not talk with you.." she pinched his cheeks.

 Arnav smiled and kissed her forehead, "You were like a mother to me in this time I thought I would feel alone.. and I won't forget you at all.."

 "Do not forget to buy gifts for your Cute baby and confess to her your feelings as soon as possible okay??" Archana said smiling.

"Okay.. I will confess to her and about the gifts then you will help me tomorrow na??" he asked. Archana nodded, "Yes.. yes!!"

 Arnav made her sit on the bed and he rested his head on her lap, Archana ruffled his hair: You consider me as your mother na Arnav, then as your mother I'm supposed to give a gift to my daughter in law.. I don't know if I will be there or not.. but in advance I want you to gift this to her.." Archana took her bangles and gave to Arnav.

 "But.. aren't this for Sheetal??" Arnav said.

 "I have one more set for Sheetal.. this one is for Khushi.. you give to her.."

 "Thank you Aunty.. I mean.. ma." Arnav said with a warm smile on his face and kept carefully the bangles on his bag.


Oct 2

Chapter 17 - Seeing you after years.. (By Angel23) (Thanked: 134 times)


After two days..

Ratna sat on the sofa satisfied after seeing her part done, she was supposed to make all the special and Arnav’s favorites dishes with Mami and Radhika.

Raj shouted to the poor HP coming near her, “But HP do it quickly man.. do you want Arnav to reach here when you still didn’t make his bed and changed the curtains.. Khushi already shifted her things to another room and here you are doing nothing!!”

HP nodded and went running to arrange Arnav’s room.

Raj pouted: Have you finished your part Ratna??

Ratna smirked and nodded, “Off course.. I’ve finished it without anyone’s help and here you’re taking HP to help you and still haven’t finished your work..”

“Haan yaar.. HP is not helping me at all.. and Manohar and Kabir are delaying with AR works, I don’t know who will pick Arnav from the airport..” Raj pouted.

“But my girls team are very efficient, Lavanya and Payal almost finished decorating the living room and the work you assigned to HP, my team means Khushi already did that” Ratna said proudly.

“What?? Then why did you let HP go upstairs if you knew Khushi already arranged the room for Arnav?” Raj widened his eyes.

“He will come back na.. why hurry??” Ratna said and comfortably hugged a pillow and switched on the TV.

Lavanya and Payal giggled seeing their cute fight and they went running to Khushi’s room to talk with her how excited they were for their bhaiya return.

Raj: You’re doing this purposely for my team to lose..

Ratna shrugged her shoulders, “Even if I didn’t, my girls team are winning already..”

NK came downstairs still with his night suit, rubbing his eyes cutely, “Good morning Uncle and Aunty..”

He smiled and went to kiss Ratna’s cheeks, who caressed his cheeks in return smirking, “Dekha how lazy your boys team are.. this naughty only woke up now..”

Raj glared at NK. NK widened his eyes: OMG I forgot bhai is coming back today.. I’m sorry uncle..

Raj: No problem, now please do me a favor go and pick him in the airport with your car..

NK pouted: Uncle I still didn’t had my breakfast, after that I will go to pick bhai okay..

NK ran to the kitchen to grab something to eat, while Aakash came downstairs and Raj looked at him.

“Where were you Akash??” Raj asked him.

Ratna giggled seeing how the boys team were disorganized and they were the clear winners of this challenge.

“I was helping Khushi to shift her things to the new room” Akash replied.

“Oh my god.. I’ll become mad with this family, you were helping the girls team finish their task and what about our team??” Raj widened his eyes in shock.

Akash bit his lips embarrassed, “Sorry uncle.. actually.. I’ll go and pick bhai now..”

“NO NEED..” the three heard a familiar voice coming from the door of the mansion.

Ratna looked at the door side, and her eyes filled with tears seeing her son after so many years in front of her.

“Arnav..” she whispered and stood up without wasting time, she went running to him.

Arnav also walked towards her and his eyes were moist also, after all staying away from your parents is the most difficult thing in this world. When you are with your parents, you are never scared of anything, because you know they are always there to protect and guide you, but when you’re away from them you know that you’re alone and you have to walk in a path where you have to face all the obstacles and never hide behind anyone.

Ratna pulled him into a tight hug, she sobbed in his embrace, “Finally you came.. my son came back to me.. Arnav.. Raj look at him, he is a man now.. when he left he was only my baby and now..” she cried and broke the hug staring at her husband.

“I am so happy today that I can die in peace now, that I saw you Arnav..” Ratna said wiping her tears with her thumb.

“Mumma..” Arnav glared at her and placed his finger on her lips, “Should I go back or you stop talking nonsense???”

Ratna smiled and nodded, “I will stop my dear.. I just can’t believe this.. you right in front of me..”

Arnav smiled too and hugged her again, then went to his father and both shared a friendly hug.

Raj: I missed you son.. I’m really very proud of you Arnav..

Arnav nodded his head with a smile on his face, this is what he wanted to hear from his father, he dream of this moment where his father would say this directly to him, where he would see in his parents eyes a proud feeling of him. And he didn’t disappoint his parents!!

NK jumped on Arnav with an apple on his hands, “Bhaiiiiiiiiiiii…yaaay you are here… OMG..someone pinch me please..”

Akash, Raj and Ratna giggled staring at NK side hugging Arnav and doing his antics.

“Should I punch you instead?” Arnav looked at him sarcastically.

NK pouted and bite his apple, “Nahin.. just pinch is enough bhai.. but without pinch and only your glare I’m believing that you are here only..”

Then Radhika, Mami and Nani came to him, all of them were emotional by seeing Arnav there with them, someone who they would just see in tv or newspapers or magazines or only hear his voice, the great ASR was with them now.

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Khushi’s room:

Khushi was taking stuff from a box and placing it on her new room, she had to leave his room now for him.

“I’m so excited to meet ASR.. I will tell my friends that my bhaiya is the most hottest man in this world.. oh la la..” Lavanya jumped excitedly.

Khushi smiled and rolled her eyes, “That’s because you don’t know who the real ASR is..”

Payal giggled  staring at Lavanya pouting when Khushi said that.

“Let me give you a demonstration of how ASR is..” Khushi said and took her book pretending to be a laptop.

“ASR.. the name is enough for you to fear him.. you remember Hitler na.. it’s him only.. He is very very big.. DM I just don’t know how Arnav grew up that much.. ASR doesn’t smile much.. (Khushi also made a stern face and Lav and Payal laughed seeing her trying to copy ASR expression).. I don’t know if his teeth doesn’t hurt by staying like this all day.. you know he won an award.. (Lavanya took a perfume and handle to Khushi as if giving her the award and Khushi copied Arnav by taking the award and walking like a robot) He wasn’t happy at all as if that lady was giving him a task and not an award!!!.. ASR’s eyes are so dark.. it seems like he hides so many mysteries.. and his nose his sharp I like it (Khushi smiled) and his face all over is handsome but yet enough to make you fear him.. he seems to be a person who doesn’t trust anyone so easily.. hmm what more..” Khushi stood thinking what to talk about the new Arnav.

“Khushi I think it’s enough only.. what more.. there is nothing left to say na..” Lavanya and Payal smiled nervously as they saw Arnav behind them smirking and he heard everything Khushi just said.

NK and Akash behind Arnav were laughing silently at the girls state except Khushi who wasn’t aware of Arnav’s presence there.

Arnav eagerly wanted her to turn to his side, he wanted to see her face now, the face of his Cute baby!! By her innocent talks he got to know that she is the one!! His best friend.. he couldn’t fail to recognize her..

Her soft hair was flying with soft breeze and swaying from one side to other, it was inviting his hand to play with her silky hair, how much he misses doing that, he was the one who always made pigtails or another hairstyle for her, he caressed her hair every day to make her sleep.. everything of his past moments with her were running on his mind..

“No there is more.. when he calls me from office then you will only hear sound of his laptop being beaten by him..” Khushi said.

“Huh??” everyone in the room made a confused face.

“He types furiously na..” Khushi laughed.

Arnav looked away smiling, she even heard that!!! And one more thing he loves of her, her laugh!!! A sweet and melodious voice, it seems like a soft music to him..

Akash and NK laughed silently at Arnav now.

“Khushi shhh..” Payal widened her eyes.

“What happened with you both? I am only telling you both here and no one is here also.. your expression is like ASR is here..” Khushi giggled “Hmm I was saying that.. ASR is very bad.. and..you better think if you want to tell your friends that he is your bhaiya.. you might lose friends.. that’s why I prefer..”

Lavanya hit her forehead, indicating her to look behind.

Khushi looked at the Lavanya and Payal confused now, with their expressions changing now. She walked backwards and was about to turn but bumped with the box on the floor.

She was about to fall but two arms made way to her waist saving her from falling.

Khushi held the person’s shoulders tightly to support herself, she was looking down till now. When she was sure that she was saved, she looked up to thank the person.

Khushi widened her eyes in shock seeing Arnav Singh Raizada in front of her, her best friend was here!!!! He reached and she wasn't even mentally nor emotionally prepared for this!!



Arnav also stare intensely at her, he was taken aback.. His mother was right, Khushi wasn’t a baby now, she was a woman.. and very beautiful.. her face reflects innocence.. her eyes are hypnotizing.. her nose is cute.. and her pink cheeks.. he was completely lost in her.. this was the first time he was seeing her after years of separation, and he didn’t want to take his eyes off her.. He should have known, if she was so pretty when a baby only, when she grows up then she will be even more pretty..

Khushi was also staring at her Arnav, he completely changed his boyish looks.. he was man now.. his hold on her was giving her goose bumps.. why?? Earlier when he used to touch her, she didn’t feel all this.. today seeing him in front of her was making her feel so strange.. her pinks cheeks were turning red now like when Ratna’s friends compliment her and her heart suddenly started beating fast, as if she was caught when doing something wrong.. but none of those were happening to her.. then why was she feeling like that only by Arnav’s presence??

Ratna, Raj, Mami and Nani came running to Khushi’s room to see the reunion of Arnav and his Cute baby.

Hearing giggles from everyone in the room, Khushi came back to the world and distanced herself from Arnav. She went running away from the room, making everyone look at her confused with her reaction on seeing her friend.

“Is she still angry with me??” Arnav asked staring at the door where Khushi left in seconds.

“I think so..” Ratna said sadly, she thought when Arnav returns Khushi would talk with him normally and would forgive him for leaving her, but Khushi didn’t even smiled to him!!

Khushi rested on the pillar of the living room breathing hard because she was running, she placed her hand on her heart, and smiled feeling so shy to have faced him.. it was different to talk with him now, and when he was with her in the past.. she doesn’t know why but his gaze on her made her feel uncomfortable and she was blushing without him saying anything to her!!!

Arnav descended the stairs and came near her as he saw her duppata piece near the pillar, Khushi hide behind the pillar more, this made him remember the day he bought candies for her.

“Are you still angry with me Cute baby?? Forgive me now Khushi.. I came back only for you, didn’t I?? Don’t you want to talk with me?? Let me be your Arnav, your best friend again??” Arnav said in a soft tone, which he only uses for her. He, ASR never thought in his life he would be behind a girl, but with Khushi he has all the patience in the world, to pacify, to love, to care and to pamper her.

“You earn forgiveness.. saying sorry is not enough..” she managed to say it smiling, he wasn’t seeing her face, so she could make any expression she wants too.

“I will earn your forgiveness too..” Arnav said, “First talk with me..”

Khushi nodded sideways.

“One minute..” Arnav said and searched in his pocket her favorite CANDIES, and Khushi wondered what he is doing.

Arnav took it from his pocket and extended his hands to give her the candies, Khushi stare at his hand that had her favorite candies.

This brought tears to her eyes, he still remembers it!!!!

She took it from his hand and kissed the candies, while tears escaped her eyes.. she missed him and everything related to him so much..

Arnav walked now to face her, but Khushi went running from there like a butterfly, which he eagerly wanted to catch, but butterflies are difficult to catch!!

“Back to the past Arnav.. Khushi is very innocent and honest, but she is very mean to me, see once again grabbed the candies and didn’t talk with me..” Arnav rolled his eyes.

 

Thank you everyone for the comments!!


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Oct 3

Chapter 18 - Girls vs Boys team.. (By Angel23) (Thanked: 119 times)


Khushi reached again to her room looking back to see if Arnav was coming behind her or not, she smiled and turned to enter in her room staring at the candies on her hand given by him!!

When he left her, he had given to her one box full of candies and ordered to not eat daily. She obeyed his words, now that he is back she will start her collection of candies on that same box given by him.

Lavanya attacked her and Payal closed the door, while Nani glared at Khushi. And Ratna looked at her sadly.

“Hello hi bye bye what’s wrong with you Baby?? Why did you ignore Arnav when you daily cry for him??” Mami widened her eyes and held Khushi by her shoulders.

Lavanya nodded, “Haan tell us.. you looked like a fool Khushi..”

Nani pinched her cheeks, “You naughty girl.. why are you torturing my grandson??”

Khushi didn’t know whom to answer, and they made her candies fall on the floor, she bend to catch it.

“Khushi here we are talking about bhaiya and you are worried about candies?? Have you gone mad??” Payal looked at Khushi shocked.

“Arnav gave these candies!!!” Khushi said and pouted. Now everyone were like “Ohh okay..”

Khushi shook her head, and took it from the floor keeping it safely on her closet.

“Did you talk with him Khushi?? He is very eager to talk with you..” Ratna said “Look I’m telling you the truth, Arnav always used to say to me that he misses you a lot. And he would only return for you..”

“Mumma I’m not angry with him anymore..” Khushi explained.

“Then??” the ladies asked her in unison.

“Then..” Khushi didn’t want to say to them that Arnav’s presence was making her feel shy, “Then.. I’m just teasing him..”

“Ahn?? You waited many years for him to tease him..seriously Khushi no one will be able to understand you in this lifetime..” Lavanya rolled her eyes.

“You should have hugged him tightly and tell him how much you missed you.. you should have kissed his cheeks..and..” Nani said all disappointed that she didn’t see a romantic scene as she was expecting.

“Nani calm down..they are just friends..not any lovers” Payal giggled and high five with Lavanya.

Nani put her hands on her hip: Oyee don’t tease me..I know everything.. hain na Khushi??

Khushi nodded sideways: NO Nani..

Nani pouted and shrugged her shoulders, “One day you will accept it..”

“Excuse me is there anything you both are hiding from us? We are not understanding this conversation now..” Ratna raised her eyebrows in suspicion.

Nani: This is between me and my Innocent baby!!

Mami rolled her eyes: Secrets are not allowed in girls team okay…

“Ohh really that’s why you don’t include Radhika in our girls team??” Nani replied sarcastically to Mami.

“Sasuma you have answer for everything..” Mami sighed in defeat.

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Arnav’s room:

“She told me to earn her forgiveness..” Arnav sat on his recliner thinking how to earn her forgiveness.

“Simple.. say sorry Khushi.. I will never go away from you..” NK said walking around his room.

“NK I swear if I had a stone right now with me, I would throw it to your direction..” Arnav glared at him.

“I’m getting ASR vibes now..” NK whispered only to himself and stayed quiet.

“Take her to a date..” Akash said dreamily imagining him and Payal on a restaurant booked only for the two and a soft music playing there.

“Here I’m talking how to start a friendship with Khushi again, and he is jumping to directly to a date..” Arnav brushed the back of his hair controlling his frustration.

“Next idea bhai..” he said looking at Akash.

“Idea.. Idea..” Raj who was still now quite in the boys team, raised his finger like a student in a classroom.

Arnav chuckled and nodded, “Haan papa bolo..”

“Why don’t we plan a picnic and then you will have a plenty of time to convince her and during this picnic you make special things for her which she will not be able to say no to your forgiveness??” Raj said smiling.

“Great..” Arnav whispered.

“I was also thinking that..” Arnav said smirking.

“Liar.. say thank you to me now!!! It was only my idea.. you three youngsters couldn’t even think together..” Raj pouted.

Arnav stood up and side hugged his father, “I might need you in future too.. thanks Papa..”

Raj: Now that’s like a good boy!! You might be my boss in business world, but here only I’m the king okay.. you can’t replace me so soon.. otherwise how will I face everyone..

Arnav chuckled.

“Uncle here the queen is Ratna aunty..” NK added giggling.

Raj pouted, “You guys are really ungrateful.. I joined here to help and in return I got insulted only.. let’s go Manohar..”

Raj took Mama with him, and the three boys laughed at his state.

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Lunch time…

Khushi was serving the lunch for everyone, she stopped on her tracks when she didn’t spot Arnav.

“Heyy DM don’t tell me he will not eat because I’m not talking with him..” she thought and worriedly looked around to see him.


“Khushi kya hua?? What are you thinking?” NK teased her.

Khushi: A..Ar..

She didn’t had the chance to complete his name, and he appeared behind her, “She is thinking about me, right??”

 

Again he was so close to her, that she could feel his breath too, Khushi made space for him to sit.

“Sit first..” Arnav said pushing the chair aside for her.

And Anjali, Lavanya and Payal were like aww.

Khushi nodded sideways: You sit..

“No, you sit then I will set beside you..” Arnav said adamant on making her act the way he wants to.

Khushi: I still have to serve everyone.. so you sit..

Arnav shouted, “HP.. HP..”

HP came running to him panicked, “Kya hua bhaiya?? Did anyone die??”

Everyone laughed at HP reaction, as no one called him like the way Arnav did till today.

“What the.. no, just serve everyone.. today Khushi will sit!!!!” he said eying to Khushi.

Khushi pouted accepting her defeat, she sat first and was joined by Arnav, who pushed his chair closer to her.

Everyone started serving and HP also helping Nani, Khushi quickly grabbed Fanta with a huge smile on her face, she wasn’t worried for her food only for her favorite Fanta.

Arnav smiled staring at her, he also didn’t serve anything, but unlike Khushi who knew what she wanted, he was only lost in her. He was taking a picture of his new Khushi in his mind, her antics are the same only.

Khushi was about to put the glass on her lips, when she saw Lavanya, Payal and Anjali opposite her staring at Arnav’s side giggling.

She side glanced at Arnav and found him staring at her as if no one was there in the world apart from them.

She looked back at her glass cutely with her pink cheeks.

Mami passed the plate to Arnav, “Bitwaaa serve something, you have a lot of time to talk with your Cute baby..”

Everyone in the table giggled silently, Arnav sat straight clearing his throat embarrassed.

Khushi blushed more, she drank her Fanta to hide from everyone’s teasing smiles.

“How much are you angry with me??” Arnav asked her.

Khushi looked at him with a serious face.

“Relax Cute baby.. I just want to know how much hard work I’ve to do to convince you be my friend again..” Arnav touched her cheek lightly as soon as he saw her serious face, let’s say he got scared of his Cute baby. She might slap him anytime..


“This much..” Khushi showed him a tiny space between her fingers and smiled.

He also smiled and said, “It’s easy to convince you then..” he leaned on his chair relaxed.

Khushi widened her eyes, “It might not be that easy..”

Arnav frowned, “You only said now this much.. why are you changing??”

Ratna looked at Arnav in disbelief: Arnav let her eat something and you also eat.. then you will talk whatever you’re saying..

Arnav nodded and unwillingly went back to his food, Khushi and the girls team except Radhika giggled.

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Next day..

“Mumma why do you ask so many questions?? Just go and dress up..” Arnav sat on the bed with her rolling his eyes.

“No, something is fishy.. why you all boys want to go to picnic?? Suddenly..” Ratna frowned suspicious.

“Okay.. I want to earn forgiveness from my Cute baby.. so that’s why we are doing this..” Arnav sighed in defeat.

“Ohh acha..” Ratna smiled, “Okay.. then I will be ready in two minutes..”

Arnav nodded and went from there.

Ratna smirked and quickly called Khushi, “Picnic is a plan from boys team.. Arnav wants your forgiveness na.. it’s their idea..”

 

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Kitchen:

Khushi was packing the foods she made at the last minute for everyone and soft drinks, when Ratna called her to inform that it’s Arnav idea only. She smiled and hang up the call, and at the same time Arnav walked inside the kitchen, but she didn’t see him as she was facing her back to him.

Arnav stood behind her and whispered near her ear, “Kehdo Ki Tum Mujhse Dosti Karoge

(Tell me that You’ll become my friend) Kehdo Ki Tum Mere Dil Mein Rahoge (Tell me that You’ll reside in my heart)”

Khushi turned to him and rested her hand on her chest, sighing, “You scared me..” she pouted.

 Arnav smiled at her cuteness, “I’m sorry..”

 Khushi shyly continued to pack the sandwiches and said, “It’s okay..do you want something?”

 “Kehdo Ki Tum Mujhse Dosti Karoge (Tell me that You’ll become my friend)” he repeated making her remind what he wants from her.

 Khushi hugged the basket with her both hands, and walked going away from the kitchen smiling, she stopped on her way and turned to him: Dekhungi… Sochungi… Kal Parso Kuch Kahungi (I’ll look, I’ll think, I’ll tell You my decision tomorrow or the day after)..










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Oct 4

Chapter 19 - You're my water!!! (By Angel23) (Thanked: 133 times)


“Hi honey..” Lavanya ran to her friends she invited for this picnic.

“Hi Lav..” the girls said smiling, but their eyes were fixed only on Arnav.

“Who will go with me??” NK shouted for the girls with a smirk on his face.

But the girls today didn’t reply to him, they were waiting for Arnav to ask that, only then they would run to his car.

Lavanya glared at NK, “No one will go with you, get that??”

NK pouted seeing the girls madly staring at Arnav and not to him, “These girls are really selfish, when bhai wasn’t here then they run to me, and when bhai reached they forgot me.. at least this Lavanya doesn’t leave me in all situations..  achi ladki hai (she’s good girl).. what.. I can’t speak good things about her.. shut up NK..” he thought.

Khushi came outside the mansion with Nani by her side, she was helping Nani descend the stairs and hence took time to come out.

Arnav stare at her lovingly, she cares for his family.. how can he not love a girl like her?? She is so selfless, once she gives you her life, then she will not back out.

“Khushi.. boys thought their plan really well.. if you see properly then there is no space for you and Nani in others cars other than bhai’s.. see in Akash’s car, I, Mami and Mama ji.. then Raj uncle’s car, Ratna aunty, Radhika aunty and Kabir uncle.. then NK’s car, Lav and her friends.. then Shyam bhai with Di only.. then what’s left Arnav bhai only..” Payal came to Khushi and whispered for her and Nani.

“It’s good..” Nani said smiling.

“Kyaa?? Nani are you in the girls team or boys??” Khushi frowned looking at her.

“Should I tell you which team am I in??” Nani smirked staring at her.

Khushi nodded sideways vigorously.

“Khushi in my car..” Arnav said and walked inside his car, in his ASR way.

Khushi jaws dropped, “Dekho how did he order me!!!”

Khushi made a crying face staring at the cars with no space for her, other than his. He’s winning it!!

She was walking with Nani, who was all excited to watch some car romantic scene. Khushi shook her head staring at her crazy Nani.

Anjali shouted for Khushi, “Khushi you can come in our car.. if you want to..”

Khushi smiled brightly.

“No Anjali.. let her be with Arnav..” Shyam immediately said seeing their plan about to be a flop.

“Nahin.. she will come with us..” Anjali glared at him, “I very well know about the plan of your boys team okay..”

“Then know it, that I will never let my team lose okay.. boys will win this time..” Shyam said crossing his arms cutely.

“Soch lo (think).. if you go to Shyam’s car.. then I will be not be alone..” Arnav smirked.

“Kyun?? (Why??)” Khushi asked him confused.

“You see that group of girls there in NK’s car.. they can shift to my car.. only if you..” Arnav pointed to the girls in NK’s car.

Nani giggled, she sat at the backside comfortably of Arnav’s car, as it was clear that he won it.

Khushi frowned at the girls who were staring at her Arnav, she opened the car’s door angrily and then looked at Nani: Nani sit here..

Nani nodded sideways: I’m fine here only.. let me check how my grandson drives.. then only I will risk my life to sit at the front side..

Khushi giggled, while Arnav was like “Really Nani!!!”

Nani shrugged her shoulders, “My life is precious to me dear.. isn’t yours precious to you??”

Arnav nodded staring at Khushi, “Yeah.. she is very precious to me..”

Nani clapped her hands silently smiling, “At last one confessed his feelings to me, now I only have to make Khushi realize her love for Arnav..” she thought.

Khushi was busy throwing dangerous glares at the girls who couldn’t contain themselves by seeing ASR in front of them.

“Why did Lavanya brought them here in the first place??” Khushi thought clutching her duppata angrily.

“You will go to jail like this..” Arnav cleared his throat.

“Me why?? I didn’t commit any crime..” Khushi said innocently.

“You’re killing your duppata..let her breath..” Arnav chuckled.

Nani laughed, “One point to the boys team..” she declared, that the boys team won now because Arnav made his plan successful.

“Now that I’m back, it’s only the boys team who will taste victory..” Arnav smirked staring at Khushi.

Khushi looked away, “Aww.. I won’t let him taste victory at all..” she thought pouting.

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On the way..

The car came to a halt, Khushi blinked her eyes and looked at him as if asking what’s wrong.

Arnav didn’t reply, only climbed down the car and went to a shop.

Khushi and Nani wondered what he went to buy.

Few minutes later, he returned with bottles of water for both of them.

“This one is for you Nani..” he handled it to her, and Nani smiled, “Aww thank you gentleman..”

“And this one is specially for you..” Arnav gave the bottle to Khushi, with something more.

She took it from his hand shyly and took the card he also gave to her, while Arnav was driving. She opened the card to read.

“Water is indispensable for life and one would die without it.. the same way you’re like a Water for me.. if you are there, then I’m.. if you’re not.. then you know.. so please don’t torture me anymore.. and accept my friendship..” she read and stare at him lovingly.

Nani cleared her throat, “What’s in this card that I was not given??”

Khushi hide the card on her duppata, “Nothing Nani..”

“Really? It has a question and the person is waiting for the answer..” Arnav said side glancing at Khushi.

Khushi looked away smiling, “Can I ever stay angry with you after all these sweet gestures you do for me Arnav?? But since it’s include my girls team.. I can’t lose so easily..”

 

“Give him the answer Khushi..” Nani said.

Khushi nodded sideways, “Better luck next time..”

Arnav and Nani pouted upset.

“Heyy DM why does he make such a cute upset face?? He doesn’t even look like ASR with me.. I will not be able to say no for a long time like this.. I think girls team will lose this time..” Khushi thought staring at the sky through the window side.

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Raj’s car..

“Boys will win.. Khushi will have to accept Arnav..” Raj said smirking.

“Let’s see..” Ratna folded her arms.

“This Khushi can’t stay so close with Arnav, otherwise this family will start planning their marriage soon.. and that’s what she wants, that’s why she is always behind my nephew only.. money, my handsome Arnav and a good family.. this is what she will get if she steps officially in this family.. and this has been her plan all long.. that’s why she pretends to be a good girl in front of Ratna bhabhi and bhai.. but all are blind and can’t see the truth.. I will never let Khushi be Arnav’s.. happens what happens.. these two will always remain friends only..” Radhika thought gritting her teeth.

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Soon they were reaching, Khushi noticed Arnav was sweating, and all the time he wiping the sweat beads forming on his forehead.

She handled her bottle of water to him, “Drink it Arnav..”

Arnav took from her hand, and drank it in one go, then the rest he splashed on his face, wetting his shirt in bits.

Khushi was staring at him only, “Those fan girls of him are right only.. when you look at him, you just can’t look at anything else..” she thought why she wasn’t able to look at anything else other than him.

Arnav looked at her, “This water taste sweet na..”

Khushi nodded sideways frowning cutely, “Water doesn’t taste anything..”

“Haan.. but you’re soooo sweet. So you transferred you sweetness to this water..” Arnav said smiling.

Khushi giggled staring at him, then she widened her eyes remembering she was not supposed to be his friends. And here she was letting him win.

Arnav’s phone rang and quickly grabbed the phone as soon as he saw the caller ID.

Khushi looked at him, “You shouldn’t talk on the phone while driving..”

“Hmm..” Nani nodded with her closed eyes, while Khushi widened her eyes because she thought Nani was sleeping.

Arnav: Urgent hai..(it’s urgent..)

He picked up the call and talk with his PA from London about his fashion show and other works.

The traffic police saw him talking over the phone, and immediately asked him to stop the car.

“Don’t you know the rules here Mister??” the police said angrily.

“Forgive him uncle ji.. he is new here and he doesn’t know the rules.. I think in London it’s allowed to drive while talking over the phone..” Khushi said taunting Arnav for not listening to her words.

“So what??” the police shrugged his shoulders, “He should obey the rules here..”

Arnav looked at the police officer, and he widened his eyes seeing the great ASR in front of him.

“Forgive him police ji.. can’t you see he is an alien in our Mumbai.. see he isn’t even talking with you because he doesn’t know hindi.. only English..” Nani intervened.

Arnav uttered loudly, “What the….”

The police smiled, “Ohh full English boy.. and she full desi girl..”

Arnav wanted to speak but since his Nani lied that he can’t speak in hindi, he had to stay quiet and tolerate the nonsense, the police officer also seemed to be crazy type like his Nani.

“Ohh now I got it.. so you both.. Namaste London.. na??” the police officer pointed to Khushi and Arnav with a naughty smirk.

Nani nodded, “Haan Namaste London only.. and if you don’t mind.. this girl want to show him our Mumbai.. so lets them do Namaste Mumbai too..”

Police nodded smiling, “Haan haan why not? Enjoy enjoy.. you’re not going to pay a fine also..”

Arnav started driving feeling embarrassed that he didn’t follow her words, while Khushi was only staring at him sarcastically.

“Sorry..” he said glancing at her once, then concentrated on his driving.

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They reached in the picnic place, and everyone happily walked out of their cars.

Arnav opened the car’s door for Khushi and Nani.

Khushi stepped on a stone while running to reach the place, she was awed by the view.


The stone would make her fall, but Arnav reached in time to save her.


Both shared an eyelock, which were making the girls and Radhika burn in anger.

“Careful Baby..” Arnav said worried and softly, he made her stand properly and caressed her hair as if calming her and assuring her that he was there for her now.

Khushi nodded her head with a small smile playing on her lips, then she went running to her friends.

“Butterfly..” Arnav whispered smiling.

“Khushi.. you’re falling weak..” Anjali warned her, “Boys will win..”

Khushi nodded sideways, “Boys nahin.. Arnav only will win..”

“Noooo.. Chote’s victory means team boys victory okay..” Anjali said shaking her.

“Okay okay.. Boys will not win..” Khushi said assuring her team, but she was herself doubting if she would be able to stand with her word, one wonders what Arnav did for her here..

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Isabellaallan2108: No the family doesn't know, only Nani feels that both love each other..and now she confirmed it on Arnav's part.. Khushi is only left..

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