His Melody

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Aug 11

His Melody... Part 11 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 25 times)

The whole day had been overwhelming, after our lunch at the street, we headed to sky dive, I obviously dint do it because of my fear for heights, but the boys did and they couldn’t stop telling me how much fun they had.

We did lots of other stuff until evening approached, I was so tired by the end of the day, all I wanted to do was go back to my room and sleep but they boys had other plans.

“Okay so the final thing for today, we go back to the hotel, we freshen up then head out to our favorite club for party” Karan suggested.

“I miss partying, it’s been a while since we did that” Dev said.

They all nodded in agreement, although I was tired, I was happy too, I’d get more time to spend with Arnav, and that had me all excited, it was our last day here anyway and after tomorrow I was never going to see him again.

“So see you guys down here in half an hour” Ravi said.

Shaurya and I both nodded as we all headed back to our respective rooms to freshen up, I dint even know what I was going to wear, never in my life had I been so worried about my clothes.

“You better hurry up because you’re doing my makeup” I told Shaurya as we walked inside the room.

“Fine, I’ll shower first, so that when you go to shower I’ll get ready and then help you” He said.

“Done, hurry up now” I pushed him towards the bathroom.

 

Half an hour later, when Shaurya and I headed downstairs, we found the boys there already waiting for us, my eyes went on Arnav directly who was standing next to Dev.

He was dressed in a black jean and a white tee, on top of that he had a blue jacket, his hadn’t done much to his hair, but they seemed a bit wet, he had them combed going all backwards unlike what I had seen him in.

Dev was dressed in all black, he had his hair tied up in a half ponytail, Ravi as usual had his red shoes on which complimented his all black look, it looked like him and Dev had decided to twin.

Karan was standing there staring at all of us with a bit of confusion on his face, he was dressed looking like he was off to a valentines date, a black jean with a red t-shirt accompanied with red shoes, what was with this boys and red shoes?

“Is it a black day? Why is everyone wearing black?” Karan asked as he looked at all of us.

Shaurya was also dressed in all black, so it was like Ravi, Dev and Shaurya were dressed in complete black, Arnav and Karan were in black jeans and I was in a black and white dress.

We all laughed at his remark and decided to carry on with the conversation in the car, we headed outside and a white limousine was waiting for us, that car was a total beauty, for a moment I couldn’t decide what to admire more, the car’s beauty or Arnav’s hotness.

“Ladies first” Arnav said as he held the door of the backseat open for me.

I smiled at him and walked inside and settled myself in the corner, he hopped in after me and sat next to me, as the boys joined us in on by one. I looked at interior of the car, it was beautifully arranged, the seat was l shaped and in front us was something that looked like a mini fridge and there were some blue colored lights shining.

I looked at Arnav nervously, suddenly I was out of words, I dint even know what to talk to him about, all I knew was that I wanted to have a conversation with him but I dint know what to say.

“You dint tell me you had decided to match with me?” He moved closer to my face and whispered in my ears.

I couldn’t believe he had been so close to me for a moment, his lips were almost touching my ears, I swear I was going to die of feeling all those butterflies and goosebumps.

I looked at him in confusion and then realized I was in a black and white dress while he was in a black jean and white tee, only that he had a blue jacket which made his look a bit different from mine.

I blushed as I looked away from him, although I could see him smiling from the corner of my eye.

The ride had been a smooth and short one, we dint even realize when we had arrived at the club, when the car stopped, Arnav opened the door and jumped outside as he held the door open for me.

I gave him my hand and stepped out of the car, we all gathered outside as I looked at the huge line outside the club waiting for an entry inside.

“How will you go inside without having all your fans surrounding you?” I asked.

“That’s why we have this” Karan said as he waved a mask in front of me.

“I have yours, I hope you are okay with this one” Arnav said as he handed me a mask, I looked at it and nodded positively.

“Wouldn’t we look funny with masks on while everyone else would be without them?” Shaurya asked.

“Don’t worry, there’s a reason we came here, everyone who’s inside has a mask on, that’s the theme of this club, so just relax and have fun, now come on let’s get going inside.” Karan said excitedly.

“We’ll have to stand in the line” I said sadly looking at the huge line, I looked at me heels and wondered how long I was going to be able to stand with them.

“Don’t worry about the line, I’ll take you in through a shortcut” Ravi said as he started walking, we all followed him while Arnav kept on walking close to me.

Ravi stopped next to the men who were selling the tickets, he pulled of his mask and said something to them and then turned to point at all of us, one of the men nodded and allowed us to go inside.

“See it was as simple as that” Ravi said proudly like he had done something big.

“Let’s go dance, I’ve missed this so much” Karan said in a exciting voice, he rushed towards the crowd and joined in while everyone else followed him, I was left behind with Arnav.

“Don’t you want to dance?” He asked.

“I am shy” I giggled and took a seat at the bar.

“How about we get some shots and then go dance, maybe after the shots you’ll stop being shy”

“What if I end up doing something silly when I’m drunk? You’ll judge me.” I pouted.

“I don’t judge people Khushi, I live my life and let others live so don’t worry” his voice sounded low, I wondered why but I dint want to spoil his moods more by asking him about it.

“Okay then let’s do the shots” I smiled.

He sat next to me and ordered for the shots, within a while we were served, we both looked at each other excitedly and gulped down our shots one by one.

“Dance time” Arnav said as he got hold of my hand after we were done with the shots. He pulled me towards the crowd and all I could see at that moment was his hand on mine, even when I was this drunk, a simple touch from his was making me feel butterflies.

We shook our legs and hips on the dance floor like crazy for what seemed like forever, it was fun, we both kept on doing some crazy moves and making each other laugh until I was tired, I walked out of the dance floor and headed back to the bar.

“Tired already?” Arnav asked as he settled down next to me.

“Yeah, this kind of dance gets your tired easily.”

“What about a slow dance?” he asked excitedly.

“I’ve never done it, and anyway who’ll let us slow dance here with this kind of music?”

“Come with me, I’ll show you” he got hold of my hand once again and pulled me with him, he took me to the corner of the club where we saw a staircase heading up, we climbed the staircase and found a black door, a man was standing there, as soon as he saw us he opened the door and ushered us in, we walked inside while he shut the door behind us.

“Wow, I dint know this place existed” I said in surprise as I looked around the place, apart from the floor, everything else was made of glass, and from up here, we could see everyone downstairs dancing.

Ahead of me, I saw lots of couples slow dancing on a soft music, I looked at Arnav with a smile as he smiled back.

“This place is made such that the music down can’t be heard up here so as not to disturb the slow dancers, come I’ll teach you how to do it, it’s very simple”

Arnav pulled me with him to the right corner as we both joined the other couples who were dancing.

He wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him, at that moment I felt all the feelings I might have not felt even in my entire lifetime, my heart was beating fast, I felt like I would burn all my calories today by just having his hand on my waist.

“Stop being nervous, I won’t eat you” He giggled.

I blushed and tried not to look at him, only if he had an idea about how he was making me feel just by holding me like this.

“Now all you have to do is put your right hand on my shoulder and hold my other hand with your left hand and then you just have to move slowly.” He explained.

I nodded in affirmation as I nervously wrapped my arm around his shoulder, I was literally shaking, he got hold of my other hand and started moving slowly.

This proximity between us was making me feel too much, I hadn’t been so nervous, so shy and so happy at once ever, there was something really special about him that always managed to make me feel this way.

He moved closer to me, almost leaning on my shoulder, his cheeks were slightly brushing against mine and then he whispered something into my ears.

“Have I ever told you? You look beautiful Khushi.”

“When was the first time you thought I was beautiful?” I whispered back in his ears.

“That day when you were painting the sunset.”

“I was in my pajamas then, I was half colored in paint and you found me beautiful? I thought you would say the day I came for the autograph on the painting.”

“You were beautiful then too, you are always beautiful but then there was something about that day, watching the rays of the setting sun on your face, your hair all messed up, it was just a different kind of beautiful”

I looked at him and smiled as I mouthed a thank you to him, he smiled and stared into my eyes slowly moving his gaze to my lips.

I inhaled a deep breath as he moved his mouth closer to mine, I dint know if I wanted this or not, I wasn’t even sure on what to do, it was an intense kind of a moment, he had his lips so close to mine, almost touching them.





Aug 14

His Melody... Part 12 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 23 times)

He brushed his lips against mine and I could feel my whole body tensing, it was as if for a moment I had become a statue, I stood there still, his hands still around my waist, my eyes shut, his lips slightly brushing against mine and I felt like I dint want this moment to end.

I had never wanted to kiss someone so much in my entire lifetime as much as I wanted to kiss him but then I had other things going on in my mind, I knew what would come out of this and in the end I dint want to hurt myself.

I pulled myself back and stepped away, for a moment I couldn’t even move, to say I had to gather all my strength to move away from him would be an understatement, I felt sad, I dint want to stop him, I wanted him to kiss me, I wanted to kiss him but something inside me was stopping me.

He looked at me in confusion and we both stood there awkwardly having nothing to say to each other, he walked towards me and smiled.

“I think we should go back down, they must be looking for us” He said.

I could feel the disappointment in his voice but I just nodded and rushed downstairs as he followed me, I saw Shaurya with the boys sited at the bar having drinks, I rushed to him and stood next to him.

Arnav joined us in a while, he stood next to Dev who glared at him and then whispered something to him, Dev said something back and then turned to look at me, I wondered what they had discussed that he was looking at me, I just hoped it wasn’t about the almost kiss.

I turned to look at Shaurya and got hold of his hand as I pulled him away from the bar, we both stood in a corner as he looked at me in confusion.

“Arnav and I almost kissed” I said in one breath.

“What?” He asked looking at me in complete shock, I looked back at him nervously not knowing how he would react about the whole situation but he was my best friend, I hoped he would understand me.

“Don’t look at me like I’ve committed a crime, I dint kiss him, it was about to happen but it dint.”

“Then it should have happened” Shaurya smiled leaving me confused, until some time back he was warning me against catching feelings and right now he was telling me to kiss him.

Why would he change so suddenly? Or was there something I dint know… I thought he was going to argue with me about the whole thing but his reaction was completely different.

“Okay don’t look at me in shock, but I think not kissing him could cause more harm than having actually kissed him, you’re attracted to him Khushi I can understand you obviously would want to kiss him, so I think if you will, it will make things easy… I mean just kiss and get over the attraction and then maybe things wouldn’t be so difficult after we leave.” He explained.

“What if they become more difficult after the kiss?”

“You have to ask yourself that, what’s going to make you feel better and do whatever you feel like.”

I nodded as we both walked back towards the boys, they were busy engrossed in their conversation, Arnav and Karan were busy arguing over something while Ravi tried to calm them down.

Shaurya joined them as Dev walked towards me, I just hope Arnav hadn’t told him about the almost kiss, but why wouldn’t he? I also told my best friend about it so why can’t he?

“Can we talk?” Dev asked

I nodded and looked at him nervously, wondering what it was that he wanted to talk to me about, he walked a bit further from the boys and I followed him, he stared at me silently making me more nervous.

“Do you and Shaurya have a thing?” He asked.

I looked at him in shock for a moment and then ended up laughing so loud, I couldn’t believe what he had just asked, did we even look like we had a thing?

“I am sorry but it’s just so funny, come on Dev, he’s my best friend we don’t have anything apart from friendship” I smiled

“I am sorry I know it was a ridiculous question and I usually don’t ask such questions but I had to, for that idiot” He said pointing towards Arnav who was yet arguing with Karan.

“I’ve been with him for years Khushi, I don’t remember him ever coming to tell me that he met a girl and he liked her or he almost kissed her, I just find him kissing girls and then I never see them again, we’ve never talked about him kissing a girl but today we talked about him almost kissing you, maybe you don’t know but with you he’s different and when I saw you holding Shaurya’s hand and walking away with him I remember you both stay in the same room too and I thought you both… anyway I was just curious…” Dev smiled.

“This is awkward” I giggle.

“I know it is, we haven’t even talked much and I am asking you such questions, I’m sorry” He smiled.

“It’s okay, Shaurya and I are best friends, we stayed in the same room because we trust each other, we know our limits and that’s what matters, anyway we should go back before someone else sees us together and starts thinking we have something” I laughed and walked away, I stopped near Ravi who gave me a defeated look, I turned to look at Dev and found him still standing where I had left him.

I waved at him, he smiled and gestured something and then walked away, his behavior felt a bit strange suddenly.

 

We all arrived back to the hotel before midnight, we stepped out of the car one by one, everyone trying to balance themselves, everyone was so drunk apart from me and Arnav that they couldn’t even stand straight.

“Let’s head to the garden” Ravi said in his drunken state.

“At this time? What do you want to do in the garden?” Arnav asked.

“I want to sit there and sing a song that’s not by us because it’s boring to always sing songs you have written, I want to sing a song by another artist and not have a thousand fans listening to me and cheering, I just want to sing and feel like I am singing”

“Did that even make sense?” Dev asked.

“I also want to go to the garden, let’s go” Karan said as he pulled Shaurya along with him, Ravi got hold of me and pulled me with him while Arnav and Dev followed us.

We all sat down at the middle of the beautiful garden, I sat next to Ravi while Arnav stared at me from where he was sited, as I stared back at him, I kept on remembering what Shaurya had told me and then what Dev had told me and somewhere I felt like I was finally getting rid of my confusion.

Right now everything was becoming blur, I could see him and only him, and the way he looked at me, damn I regretted not kissing him.

“I’ll sing first!” Ravi argued with Karan.

“You both keep arguing, I’ll sing until you decide” Dev said.

He cleared his throat and closed his eyes, suddenly I could feel my stomach being upset, I stood up and rushed behind the bush thinking I was going to throw up but the moment I reached there, nothing happened.

I turned around to head back to sit when I saw Arnav standing in front of me.

“Are you okay?” He asked worriedly.

“Yeah, I just thought I was going to throw up but I dint” I giggled.

He nodded as we both started walking back towards the boys slowly, we were almost there when we heard Dev singing.

I found love for me, Darling just dive right in, and follow my lead…

Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me…

Cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was, I will not give you up this time.

“How about a dance?” Arnav smiled as he held out his hand, I smiled and got hold of his hand, he wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me closer and we started dancing just like he had taught me at the club.

We both moved with the music, Dev had such a beautiful voice, although I dint like English songs, I couldn’t deny that he sang beautifully, his voice was just magic, it made you get lost into the music and forget about everything else.

Arnav was staring me into the eyes, I stared back at him and smiled, he was lip-syncing the song and I couldn’t take my eyes off his lips.

I had the urge to kiss him right away, and I thought Shaurya was right, maybe I should just kiss him.

I moved closer to his mouth, he stopped singing and looked at me in surprise, I brushed my lips against his slowly parting his lips with mine.

He grabbed them the very next moment and I felt like I was in heaven, I had never thought that a simple kiss could make me feel so much.

But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own… And in your eyes you’re holding mine…

Baby I’m dancing with you in the dark, barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song…

When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath…

But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight…

After that the lyrics suddenly just disappeared, I couldn’t concentrate on the music anymore, I could just concentrate on Arnav’s lips on mine and the way he kissed me, his mouth tasted of tequila, his hand was slowly brushing against mine, he held it next to my face and then got hold of my face with both his hands and pulled me as close as he could, the soft slow kiss turned into a deep wild one, he was exploring my mouth with his tongue and I asked for no more.

I wrapped both my arms around his neck, stepped on his feet and continued kissing him, the whole moment was magical, it was beautiful, it was my first ever kiss and it felt just like how it was supposed to feel – book worthy.





Aug 15

His Melody... Part 13 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 27 times)

I woke up in an unknown place, when I finally rubbed my eyes and looked around, I realized I was sleeping next to Arnav, his arms wrapped around me while he stared at me with a smile on his face.

“Good morning” He smiled

I sat up in shock, I dint remember a thing, not, not about the almost kiss and the kiss, I remembered that very well, how couldn’t I? It was my first ever kiss. What I dint remember was, what happened after the kiss.

Wasn’t it strange? I was drunk even when the kiss took place so how did I remember what happened then but not after that? I looked around the room and saw Ravi and Shaurya on the floor making me wonder if they spent the whole night there.

“You look confused” Arnav said noticing my confusion, I was confused, I felt like I had jumped from earth to Jupiter suddenly.

“How did we end up here? I mean wasn’t u supposed to sleep in my room?” I asked nervously.

“Yeah actually, after our kiss you fell asleep in my arms, I brought you here to the room after that, but don’t worry, nothing went wrong” he raised his hands up.

I smiled and stoop up as I walked past Ravi and Shaurya and headed outside, Karan was asleep on the sofa while Dev was sited on the other sofa next to him watching TV.

“Good morning” he smiled at me.

I wished him good morning and sat beside him, I dint know what to do, I couldn’t even go back to my room as Shaurya had the keys and right now he was asleep on the floor.

“You want something to eat? Or should I get you some painkillers? You might be having a hangover.” Dev said.

“No, I’m fine, it’s not the first time I got drunk, I’m just waiting for Shaurya to wake up so that I can go back to the room and freshen up, we have to leave for home today.”

“You’re leaving?” I heard Arnav’s voice.

I turned to look towards where it came from, he was standing at the door of the room staring at me in shock. I nodded and turned to look back at Dev.

Shaurya was wrong, the kiss dint help, it just spoiled things more, right now I dint want to leave, I dint feel like going away from him, all I wanted to do was stay back and spend time with him and just be with him.

There was a knock at the door, Dev rushed to open the door as he walked back in followed by their manager Kajal, her eyes stopped on me directly, she smiled at me and then looked at Arnav.

“We have another concert tomorrow, so we have to leave today, I just came to inform you so that you can be ready, we’ll leave after lunch and yes, yesterday boss was really angry when he found out that you’d gone out without bodyguards, so please if today you have to go somewhere, just take the bodyguards along.” Kajal said.

“You can tell your boss to stop being worried about us, we aren’t going to die” Arnav said in an angry tone.

“Arnav please, it’s for our good” Dev said as he walked towards him, he gestured something to him and Arnav turned to look at me, he inhaled a deep breath and looked at Kajal then nodded, Kajal smiled and walked away while Arnav headed back to his room.

It was quite confusing, I couldn’t understand the reason behind his anger, it was just so sudden at the mention of their boss, did he dislike him or something?

Shaurya walked out of the room rubbing his eyes, he looked at me and smiled as if this was the happiest day of his life.

“Good morning best friend” he said.

I walked towards him and got hold of his hand as I pulled him out of the room, if I stayed inside there anymore, I would have ended up crying, I dint know why but I just felt like crying, maybe it was because of the thought that after today I was never going to see Arnav again.

“We need to leave, let’s shower and leave after breakfast.” I said to him as he unlocked the room.

“What’s the hurry Khushi?” he asked as we both walked in.

“If I stayed here any longer, I might end up falling in love with him Shaurya, that’s what’s wrong.”

Shaurya looked at me in complete shock, I couldn’t believe I had just said that and to avoid any further conversations regarding that topic, I quickly picked up my towel and clothes as I rushed inside the bathroom.

 

After breakfast, Shaurya and I walked out of the room with our luggage ready for checkout, we headed to the reception and handed over the keys.

“We have to say goodbye to the boys, I dint even take a picture with them, how am I going to show off?” Shaurya asked.

“You can go and say goodbye to them, meanwhile I’ll finish the formalities here.”

“Avoiding him isn’t going to help Khushi.”

“You better don’t give me any advice right now, your stupid advice of kissing him has caused this, so get lost before I punch you” I said angrily.

“Fine” He stamped his feet and walked away while I finished the formalities.

“I hope you had a nice stay, do come back” The receptionist smiled.

“Sure” I smiled back as I carried mine and Shaurya’s bag and headed outside, I looked for our car around and found it parked under the tree.

I stood there waiting for Shaurya while I looked around, so much had changed in the past few days, it was all so overwhelming. I came here to buy a painting and ended up spending time with some famous boys, the memories were always going to stay with me.

I felt someone’s hand on my shoulder suddenly, I turned around hoping it was Shaurya but instead it was Arnav.

I dint know what to say or how to react, he sudden appearance had surprised me, or let’s say shocked me, I hadn’t expected him to be here, I thought that Shaurya would say goodbye to them all ad we’ll just leave, without me having to see him, but I guess I was wrong.

“You’re leaving without even saying a goodbye Khushi?” He asked.

His voice was a bit low unlike what it usually was like, he seemed a bit sad which had me wondering, did he also feel the way I felt for him?

He got hold of my hand and pressed my palm between his both hands, he looked me into the eyes and moved closer to me.

“I dint have the strength to say goodbye” I whispered.

“Then don’t say it, don’t leave.”

“I have to leave Arnav, I have to go back home, I have a family, you also have to attend your concert you also must have a family where you need to go back, we can’t stay here forever.”

“I don’t have a family Khushi” He looked angry, wasn’t someone supposed to be sad when they dint have a family? So why was he angry instead?

“Our journey was until here Arnav, tomorrow you’ll even forget you knew me” I tried to smile.

“You think so?” He asked, he looked shocked and the anger was still there on his face, he let go off my hand and although it hurt, I dint say a word, he just stared at me for a while and inhaled a deep breath as he looked everywhere else while he blinked his eyes severally as if hiding tears.

“Goodbye Khushi” He turned around and walked away, he dint even look at me once when he said it and that made me believe, this was the end of it all, we were strangers once again, or maybe strangers who had some memories together.





Aug 16

His Melody... Part 14 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 28 times)

We arrived back to Ahmedabad at around 8 o’clock in the night, the journey was quite long than what it had been when we were going to Mumbai, since we began our journey from Mumbai neither I nor did Shaurya say anything, we both sat in the car like strangers.

All I could think of at that moment was about Arnav and I kept on wondering why he had reacted that way when he came to say goodbye to me. I just kept on thinking about how everything will be different, I was going to miss the fun and spending the day with the boys, I was going to miss each and every thing about the trip but most of all I was definitely going to miss Arnav.

I knew I’d never meet him again but then there was one advantage of him being famous, I could always get news about him and know what he was doing in life.

Shaurya dropped me at the doorstep of my house, I stepped out of the car as he followed me, he got out by bags and handed them to me and he hugged me to bid me a goodbye.

“You’ll be okay Khushi, don’t think much about him okay?” He smiled.

“Are you sure you don’t want to come inside? I’m sure mom will ask about you.”

“I’ll come to see her tomorrow, we both need some rest right now, come on cheer up, I’ll be back tomorrow morning okay?”

I nodded as I hugged him once again, I dint want him to go away but I had no reason to make him stay back, I just wanted him to be around me, having him around made me feel a bit better at least and if he would crack his useless jokes then at least for a while I wouldn’t think of Arnav.

He got inside the car and drove off as I picked my bags and turned to look at the entrance of the house, my feet were like stuck there, I dint even have enough strength to carry my bags and walk inside.

“I’ll help you ma’am” The watchman said as he rushed towards me, he carried the bag and headed towards the door while I followed him behind.

I rang the doorbell and waited for mum to open the door, I just wanted to hug her and feel okay, there some sort of empty feeling inside my heart which I wanted to get rid of.

“Look whose back” My younger sister, Purvi said in a taunting manner as she held the door open for me.

“Will you keep on taunting me like this for the rest of your life? It wasn’t my fault you had exams.” I say as I walk in.

When Shaurya and I made the plan of travelling to Mumbai for the exhibition, my sister Purvi wanted to come with us but her fate was such that she had her final exams schedules on the exact same date as the exhibition so we had to leave her behind and since then she had been angry about it as if I was the one who had decided her exams schedule.

I was being mean but then I was actually glad that she dint come with us, because maybe with her around, things wouldn’t have been the same.

“Where’s mom?” I asked as I settled down on the sofa and looked around hoping to see her.

“Oh, you know the usual kitty parties.” Purvi shrugged as she headed to her room. I also stood up and headed to my room, mom’s kitty parties usually ended past midnight so there was no point of me waiting for her, I decided to get myself something to eat before I headed to bed thinking I’d meet mom in the morning.

 

Next morning.

I walked out of the shower when I found Shaurya sited on my bed busy doing something on his phone, as soon as he realized I was out, I lifted his head up and looked at me with a bright smile.

“Seriously Shaurya? Where are you manners?”

“Seriously Khushi, I care less about seeing you in a towel unless I was Arnav.” He giggled.

I walked towards the bed and picked up a pillow as I threw it on his face, he looked at me as he started laughing, at times, he was the most irritating person on earth.

“Get out, I want to get dressed” I shouted at him.

“And I told you I’m not Arnav, so I’ll not get any dirty thoughts if you got dressed in front of me” He continued giggling.

I walked towards him as I got hold of his hand and pulled him out of the room, I shut the door on his face as he ended up laughing loud making me laugh too, I knew he did this just to make me laugh and it actually worked.

I headed to the hall after getting dressed, Shaurya and Purvi were sited together discussing something, mom was yet nowhere to be seen, I sat next to Shaurya who dint even look at me as he was so engrossed in talking to Purvi.

He suddenly turned towards me and smiled brightly.

“Are you in?” He asked.

“What?” I asked in confusion.

“Oh God! Don’t tell me you forgot! It’s Purvi’s birthday on Saturday and she doesn’t want a party so we thought we could go clubbing instead, it’s time we take her to our favorite club now.” Shaurya said.

“Of course I remember her birthday, I don’t mind as long as mom allows her to be with us.”

“Why wouldn’t she? I’m turning eighteen, at least now I can get enough freedom” Purvi said.

“Fine, ask her if she says yes, I’m in for it but I’m not paying your entry fee, it’s an expensive club I can afford it for myself only.”

“You’re so mean” Purvi said as she stood up angrily.

“Chill Purvi, I was just kidding, if mom allows you to come, the tickets on me, after all you are the birthday girl.” I giggled

“She will allow me, I’ll ask her right away.” She gave me a look and headed towards the kitchen.

“Are you over the Arnav hangover?” Shaurya asked as he looked at me seriously.

I gave him a what do you mean kind of a look as I stood up and headed to get the remote so that I could switch on the TV.

“Don’t give me those looks, you were the one behaving strange the whole of yesterday.”

“Yes Shaurya, I am over him, I guess you were right, the kiss actually helped.” I said in a sarcastic voice as I threw the remote at him hoping it would hit him on the head and give him some common sense.

“You are over who? Are you both talking about a guy? Khushi! Did you meet someone?” Mom asked excitedly as she rushed towards me.

“Seriously mom, you daughter just came back from a long journey and instead of asking how she is you are more interested in knowing stories about guys?”

“That’s because your life is boring you have no boy in your life apart from Shaurya, oh and your celebrity crush Mr. Raj Kapoor the world famous painter, I wouldn’t be surprised if you got married to Shaurya.” She giggled.

“Mom, we are just friends!” I said angrily.

“A girl and a boy can never be friends” She replied back.

“Honestly mom, stop over watching Bollywood movies.”

“On a serious note Khushi, when will you think about having someone in your life, you are almost of a marriageable age, I don’t want relatives running around me asking when you’ll get married, find someone at least.”

“I’ll get married when I wish to, not because the whole world wants me to, now can we please discuss something else and not this?”

“Yes surely we can, mom just allowed me to come so be ready to pay for me” Purvi smirked.

“Oh ****, some of my hard earned money would be wasted for a teenage girl.” I said as I stood up.

“You are the worst sister ever.” Purvi stamped her feet angrily as she headed to her room.

“Why do you always talk to her like that?” Shaurya asked.

“She’s my sister Shaurya, if I don’t tease her who else will?” I winked at him as he laughed at me.

“So the plan is on, I’ll get things set, anyway can we have some breakfast now, I’m so hungry.” He said as he placed his hand on his stomach.

“Don’t you have food at your place?” I asked him as I headed towards the dining table.

“I have but I can’t tell you how much I love eating food while you feed me with your own hands, it’s sort of romantic.” He winked at me.

“You are so irritating, no wonder mom thinks I’ll get married to you” I said as I threw a hand towel on him.

“Only if she knew I’m not Arnav” He whispered to me and I couldn’t stop blushing.





Aug 17

His Melody... Part 15 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 24 times)

I loved weekends, because it meant I could stay home and paint a lot of stuff, although at the moment I wasn’t doing anything much, still the weekends felt better.

I was in my room, standing next to the window with my canvas in front of me, I had been standing there for like almost half an hour trying to paint something but it looked like I lacked inspiration, I finally gave up and headed to sit on my bed.

The wall in front of me had the painting of Mr. Raj Kapoor that I had bought, I stared at it with a smile, I couldn’t believe that I actually owned one of his masterpieces, it made me feel just so happy like I had achieved something huge.

A knock at the door disturbed me, I turned towards the door when Purvi walked in and stopped in front of me staring at me like she would eat me up.

“It’s Saturday! It’s my birthday! Plus we have to go clubbing today remember? How do you expect me to forgive you for not wishing me?” She frowned.

“I dint forget, it’s just that I dint come out of the room and I dint see you either so technically I can’t wish you without you being in front of me right.”

“You are the worst sister ever! You promised me you’ll take me clubbing, it’s nine o’clock already and you aren’t even ready! How can you not even wish me, it’s my eighteenth birthday!”

“Stop whining like a baby Purvi, you are eighteen, congratulations you are an adult now, you can go out and get drunk and throw up on the roadside, trust me there’s nothing good about being an adult, it sucks!”

“Thank you for your great advice.” She stamped her feet and walked out of my room angrily and I ended up laughing at her, seriously it was so much fun irritating her, and like she said I wasn’t really the worst sister, I just dint really know how to express my feelings well, I dint know how to wish people birthdays and do stuff for them, that wasn’t my thing.

I picked up my phone and texted Shaurya to be here within half an hour and then I headed towards my cupboard to look for something I could wear.

 

I walked out of the room dressed in a black dress and matching black heels, I left my hair open like that and as I wasn’t good with makeup I only had lip gloss applied on my lips for the sake of it.

Purvi was sited on the sofa watching the TV, she was still angry and Shaurya wasn’t here yet, I wondered how I was going to pacify her.

I walked towards her and sat next to her, she dint even look at me, so to get her attention I snatched the remote control from her hand and switched off the TV.

She turned to look at me angrily, she opened her mouth to say something but then chose to keep quite, she stood up to walk away when I held her hand and stopped her.

“Hey… don’t be angry, I did remember it was your birthday.” I said.

“You are such a liar, you never remember my birthdays, I wouldn’t believe you.” She said.

“I promise I did remember and I was planning some surprise for you that’s why I dint wish you, I wanted you to think I dint wish you and be angry so that when you get the surprise you would be super happy.”

“Really? So what’s the surprise?” She asked as she turned to look at me.

“Now if I told you about it, it wouldn’t remain to be a surprise right?”

“Fine, I’ll wait and watch then because I am a hundred percent sure that’s another lie.”

The sound of a hooting car from outside the house broke the conversation, I knew it must be Shaurya and I was glad he was here because Purvi was right, there was no surprise, I had just lied to convince her but now I had to actually plan a surprise and that was a task in itself because I dint even know what to do.

“Shaurya’s here, let’s go.” I said with a smile.

She nodded as we both walked outside and joined Shaurya in the car, I settled down on the front seat while Purvi sat behind.

“Hello beautiful ladies.” Shaurya greeted.

“I’m the only beautiful one here, look at Khushi, she always wears black and then she calls herself an artist, aren’t artists supposed to love colors?” Purvi said in a taunting manner.

“Looks like someone’s angry” Shaurya said as he switched on the engine and drove off.

“She’s angry because I dint wish her, I tried to tell her we planned a surprise for her but she doesn’t believe me, maybe if you tell her she would believe you.” I said to Shaurya.

He looked at me in confusion wondering when the surprise was planned, he also had no idea about it, obviously, because the surprise dint exist.

I winked at him and he understood so to convince Purvi he also lied to her, and we both knew if she dint get any surprise, both of us were going to be dead!

 

We walked inside the club and finally Purvi’s mood seemed to be changing, she was smiling and looking around at everything with excitement. Although mom was open minded, she was strict too and Purvi had never been allowed to go to a club until today, she had no problem with anything but then she liked things to be done when she thought it was the right time and 18 had always been the age she thought that we were mature enough, I hadn’t been allowed too until I had turned eighteen so it was fair.

“What surprise are we going to give her now? Couldn’t you think of something better?” Shaurya asked as he slapped on my arm.

“She was pissed and I just said whatever that came in my mind, we’ll have to do something.”

“Let’s get ourselves some drink, maybe that’ll help us think of something.”

We both walked towards the bar while Purvi followed us, we settled down on the chair and ordered drinks for ourselves.

“Why don’t you go and dance? You are only allowed to dance here, no drinks until you are 21.” I winked at her.

“When I turn twenty one, I’ll finish all your drinks.” She shrugged as she headed towards the dance floor, we had been here so many times and it was our luck that Shaurya was friends with the manager of this place and so he allowed Purvi inside.

I took a sip of my drink as I looked at Purvi who was dancing happily in between the crowd, she had always wanted to be here and now that she finally had the chance the happiness was actually showing on her face.

“Look who’s here.” A man in a mask said as he stopped in front of me, another one followed him and he was also in a mask, as soon as I saw the second one, I dint have to think much, the only one who dressed in whole white and red shoes couldn’t be anyone else but Ravi.

“What are you guys doing here?” I asked as I jumped up excitedly and hugged them while they took their masks off.

“I missed you a lot, I thought I’d pay you a visit” Karan winked at me.

“I never thought I’d see you guys again, this is like a real surprise.” I smiled

Shaurya stood up and greeted both Ravi and Karan, it all felt like a dream for me, it had been just a few days back we parted way and I was so sure I would never meet them and here they were in front of me once again.

“I missed you so much, I thought I’ll pay you a surprise visit.” Karan winked at me.

“Shut up, you and your flirting.” I giggled as I slapped his arm.

I looked around hoping to see Arnav but I couldn’t, maybe only Ravi and Karan were here and that made me feel a bit sad. It wasn’t that I wasn’t happy to see Ravi and Karan, no matter how little time we spent together in Mumbai, it was always going to be in my memories forever but then I also wanted to see Arnav.

“He’s on the other side, where people sit, he was with Dev.” Ravi said as he noticed me looking around.

I looked towards the side where Ravi was pointing at and saw Dev walking towards us, as soon as his eyes fell on me, he smiled happily.

“Hi Khushi.” He greeted me as he stopped next to me.

I smiled back at him and greeted him, my eyes still searching for Arnav who was nowhere to be seen yet, I couldn’t explain how it felt seeing every one of them here except for Arnav.

The three of them got engrossed in talking to Shaurya while I stepped away and headed towards the place where Dev had just come from, I had already started feeling nervous, I dint even know what I was going to say to him or even if he was going to want to talk to me, what if he ignored me?

So many thoughts were running on my mind as I took my steps towards him, I dint know how he would react on seeing me but all I knew was I wasn’t going to let go the chance of seeing him once again.

I looked around the place and finally spotted in in a corner, he was sited there dressed in all black with a red jacket, he had a bottle of whiskey on his table from which he poured the drink in his glass and gulped it down in a matter of few seconds.

No matter what he wore or what he did, nothing could ever make him stop looking so handsome and adorable at the same time, every time I saw him, he took my breath away.

He looked around the club, stared at people who were dancing while he had his glass held in his hand, I waited there for a while hoping his eyes would finally rest on me but I had to wait for quite longer until he saw me.

He stood up as soon as he saw me and looked me directly into the eyes, his eyes were bloodshot from drinking too much and he wasn’t even able to stand well but he did anyway, and he kept on staring at me, clutching the glass so tightly in his hand until it broke down into pieces.

I moved a step back as the pieces of the broken glass fell off his hands, I could see his hand bleeding but he paid no attention to it, instead he kept on staring at me, I could notice the anger on his face, I could notice the pain in his eyes but I stood there confused, I couldn’t understand why he was angry on me, neither could I understand why he was in pain, was it because of me? Or was there another reason behind it?





Aug 18

His Melody... Part 16 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 35 times)

Arnav’s POV

She looked at me painfully, I couldn’t really understand her, whoever said that women were hard to understand was completely right, she was standing right in front of me staring at me with pain in her eyes yet all I could think of was the way she said goodbye to me, the way she left from Mumbai.

She rushed towards me suddenly and got hold of my hand as she examined it, I couldn’t stop staring at her, she looked so beautiful, she always did, even when she was all messed up, she was a complete beautiful mess.

“Are you out of your mind Arnav? Who does this?” She asked as she looked at me angrily.

I couldn’t stop smiling seeing how worried she was for me, the anger and the pain I had a while back just vanished, no matter how terrible the goodbye between us had been, seeing her again made me forget everything that had gone wrong.

She ran her hand through her hair worriedly, she dint know how to help me, she looked around hoping she would get a way to help me but it seemed like she couldn’t find anything.

“Stay here, I’ll go get the first aid kit from the car.” She ordered as she stood up to walk away, but I dint want to let her go, I dint want her to walk away because I was scared I might not see her again.

She looked at me when I got hold of her hand and pulled her back, she seemed defeated, she was  worried as if I was going to die or something and that made me giggle.

She raised her eyebrow and looked at me in confusion, I pulled her closer and gestured for her to sit next to me, and she did that, she looked nervous and worried and beautiful and everything, I just couldn’t take my eyes off her.

“It’s okay, it doesn’t hurt as much as your goodbye did.” I tried to smile at her.

“I am sorry Arnav, it’s just that…”

“Just what Khushi?” I asked eager to know the reason why she was behaving so strange with me, ofcourse I knew she liked me as much as I liked her, but then it looked like there was something disturbing her, and I wanted to know, I wanted to know why she was running away from me, what was it that was making her do this.

“I missed you, I never thought I’d see you again.” She said as she placed her hand on my cheek and looked at me lovingly.

“You had the chance, you only had to make our goodbye better, we would have exchanged numbers and then we would have decided to meet up or something but you left… just like that.”

“Stop joking Arnav.” She laughed as she stood up.

I ran my hand through my hair in frustration, I dint know what to do about this girl, at times she made me feel at the top of the world and at times she also made me feel so angry, why are girls so hard to understand?

Why couldn’t she just tell me what was bothering her so we could talk it out?

“Why would you think I am joking?” I asked angrily.

“Because you are, I mean why would you want to stay in touch with me? You are so famous Arnav, I dint even think you’d remember me.”

“So just because I am famous makes you have all this kind of thoughts about me? You make me so angry at times Khushi! Do I need to prove it to you that you aren’t the kind of girl about whom I’ll forget just like that.”

“Why are we even having this conversation Arnav? I mean yes I’m glad you remember me, we can still be friends right?”

“That’s all you want Khushi? Just being friends?”

“Yes, that’s all I want.” She folded her arms and stared at me being so confident about her answer yet something was lacking, I loved how she was confident without being honest.

I got hold of her waist and pulled her closer, she bit her lips nervously and that was all it took for her to make my mind go crazy, I claimed for her lips the very next moment, at first she did try to step back but then she also kissed me back.

She lips against mine was all I need to feel better from what she had left me with, she was the only girl who could make me feel so many thing all at once.

“Tell me you want us to be only friends when you’ll be able to convince yourself not to kiss me back when I kiss you.”

She stood there looking awestruck as I walked away from her, I dint know what was going on in her mind, I just wanted her to be clear about what she wanted.

I found Ravi, Karan and Dev standing with Shaurya, they were busy engrossed in some conversation when I joined in.

I greeted Shaurya and we had a small talk, I settled down on a chair near the bar and ordered for another drink.

“What happened to your hand?” Dev asked.

“Nothing, looks like the glass I was served the drink in, was too weak for me to hold.” I giggled.

“Not funny Arnav, you’ve already drank too much, make sure this is your last drink, we yet have to go back home and if your dad sees you like this, he would be worried.”

“Which dad are you talking about Dev? I am sorry but as far as I remember I don’t have a father.” I said angrily.

“He is your father Arnav, and no matter how much you deny it the truth won’t change, why don’t you just sit down next to him for once and talk? He really loves you.”

“No Dev, don’t try to convince me into this, all I know is that my mother passed away when I was born so did my father.” I picked up my glass and walked away from him.

The night was becoming better after I met Khushi but then Dev ruined everything by mentioning the man whom I hated the most and ruined everything, why did he even have to bring it up? Dint he like seeing me happy or what?

How could I just call that man my father? How could I give him that place? He never did anything to earn it, how could I forget everything terrible he did to me?

I clutched the glass in my hand angrily once again, I was so angry I felt like punching someone right away.

“Now don’t break that one too.” Khushi said as she walked towards me.

As soon as I saw her, suddenly my anger just vanished away once again, I dint know what it was about her, but she always managed to make me feel calm and relaxed without doing anything much.

I smiled at her as she stood in front of me nervously, she opened her mouth to say something severally but not even a word came out.

“What is it Khushi?” I asked as I got hold of her shoulders and looked her into the eyes.

“Actually I needed a favor from you, that’s if you don’t mind.”

“I wouldn’t mind doing anything for you, tell me what is it that you want?”

“Actually being the terrible sister I am, I dint wish my sister a happy birthday and so she was angry and to make her moods good I lied to her that I had planned a surprise for her, I don’t even have enough time to plan anything for her but now that I’ve seen you, I remembered she’s a huge fan of your band and I would be glad if you just meet her, I’ll pretend that was the surprise.” She giggled.

“Only that? I’ll do that for you with pleasure.”

“Thank you so much, you’re the best, you have saved me from a lifetime of curses from her.” She jumped up and down happily and then suddenly hugged me.

I held her in my arms tightly, I wanted to hold on to her for forever, having her in my arms was the most beautiful I could feel, only if she knew that.

She broke the hug awkwardly and then smiled at me.

“I’ll just go and talk to the rest of boys, I am so glad you are here.”

“Me too.” I smiled at her as she walked away excitedly.





Aug 21

His Melody... Part 17 (By Taanihalai) (Thanked: 33 times)

I was super excited after I talked to all the boys and they agreed to pretend as my surprise for Purvi, I couldn’t wait to see how she would react on meeting the boys, I was sure she was going to be the happiest person on earth today.

I walked in between the crowd where she was busy dancing and having fun, I got hold of her hand as she looked at me in confusion.

“Time for surprise” I shouted out loud so she could hear in between the loud music.

She jumped up and down happily as she hugged me, she dint even know what the surprise was and she was this happy, I wondered how she was going to react when she met the boys, she was surely going to faint.

I held her hand and pulled her out of the dance floor, we headed towards the bar where we all had been standing a while back, the boys had all disappeared leaving Shaurya behind, I looked at Shaurya who raised his thumb signaling at me that everything was as planned.

“Where’s the surprise?” Purvi asked excitedly.

“For that, you’ll have to close your eyes and count until five, and when you open your eyes you’ll see it.” I said

She nodded in excitement as she covered her eyes with her hands and started the counting, the boys all walked towards us in a line and stood in front of Purvi, my heart was now running a race, Purvi was the one getting the surprise and I was the one who was nervous.

She opened her eyes after she finished the counting and for a moment she was left dumbstruck, she stared at the four boys one by one in disbelief as if this was some sort of dream, her mouth was wide open and I couldn’t stop giggling at her reaction.

“Oh My God! Dev!” She screamed out loud and jumped on Dev ass he hugged him happily, Dev hugged her back too and for a moment I felt like it wasn’t the kind of a hug strangers shared, it was the kind of hug people who knew each other shared, did that mean Dev and Purvi knew each other?

“You remember me?” Dev asked as he broke the hug.

“Ofcourse I do” Purvi said as she looked at the other boys excitedly. She walked towards each one of them and greeted them so happily, she was on cloud nine, meeting the boys of her most favorite band was surely a dream come true for her.

But at that moment what I could concentrate on wasn’t her happiness but the little talk she had with Dev, it clearly stated that they both knew each other, I just dint know how.

“Karan! You are my most favorite member of the band, guess why?” Purvi asked him.

“Why?” Karan asked in a flirty voice, he left me wondering how he managed to make a word like why sound so flirty.

“Because you are the youngest of them all and so I can be crushing on you with the hope that one day I would get to marry you.” She giggled and blushed at the same time.

“Arnav, I love your voice, it’s just so magical… you take me to a different world.” Purvi said as she turned towards Arnav.

“Stop right there before your sister gets jealous of you.” Ravi giggled as he turned to look at me, although I dint want to blush I couldn’t stop blushing.

“Is there something I don’t know Khushi? I mean as far as I remember you used to hate English songs and people who sang them so what happened?” Purvi asked with a raised eyebrow.

“Arnav happened.” Karan giggled.

Seriously, this boys were talking like I was dating Arnav and I was officially his girlfriend, the worst part of it all was that I couldn’t stop smiling even when Arnav was staring at me, I just couldn’t.

“Forget that, I am in need of some information, first of all tell me how you and Dev know each other” I asked her.

“Exactly man, what’s the story here?” Ravi asked as he slapped Dev’s arm.

“Seriously Khushi! Don’t tell me you don’t remember him… I mean it would be okay if I forgot him but how could you? You both were so close, you used to spend the whole day together, how can you not remember him?” Purvi asked with surprise plastered all over her face.

I looked at her in confusion, was I missing something? Apart from Purvi and Dev, the rest of us were all in confusion not knowing what was actually going on.

I looked at Shaurya who looked back at me in confusion too and I was hoping he would help me out.

“Oh My God! He is Dev! How can you forget him Khushi? He used to live next to us, you both were best friends!” Purvi said.

“I’m jealous already, you had another best friend apart from me.” Shaurya pouted as he folded his arms.

“****! Dev, it’s you!” I said as I jumped to hug him as soon as realization hit me.

I wasn’t just a terrible sister but a terrible friend too, how could I have forgotten about him? he was the one who made my childhood awesome, he was the only friend I had when I was a kid, we used to play together, go to school together and do a lot of things together and despite him being in front of me the whole time in Mumbai I couldn’t recognize him.

“I’m glad at least you remembered me” He broke the hug and looked at me awkwardly.

“You knew it was me the whole time dint you? Then why dint you tell me?” I asked him.

“Because I was hoping you would remember me, but I guess I hoped for too much.” He said sounding angry.

God! Was he angry? Of course he was, who on earth wouldn’t be angry if their childhood best friend failed to recognize them, I mean he hadn’t even changed much, yes he had grown up to be a handsome man with long hair, but then he hadn’t changed so much that she couldn’t even recognize him.

He had all the rights to be angry, him being the superstar he was still recognized her and she couldn’t, it was totally unfair.

I looked at Purvi who was busy talking to Karan and Ravi, even though they had just met, they seemed to be going along pretty well.

Shaurya and Arnav were standing there looking like the two most confused elements of the periodic table while I looked at Dev sadly, I knew he was hurt, I just dint know how to make up to him.

“I guess I need some fresh air.” Dev said as he walked away, I was about to follow him but Arnav got hold of my hand and pulled me back.

“Let me go Arnav, I have to talk to him.” I said as I tried to pull my hand out of his hold but he wouldn’t let me go.

“Calm down Khushi, there’s no point of this, I know him better than anyone else, he takes every small thing to his heart and right now he wouldn’t talk to you even if you tried to, just give him some time until his anger calms down, I’ll take you to him myself and tell you how to make it up to him okay?”

“No Arnav, I can’t just sit here and wait, I have to go and talk to him…” I continued saying a lot of stuff half of which I dint even understand myself, all that was going on in my mind at the moments was how stupid I was not to recognize him and how hurt he must be and just thinking of it all had me feeling so terrible.

I wanted to do anything I could to make it up to him and ask him for forgiveness for being so ignorant, I was so scared.

“Khushi! Listen to me, calm down please, trust me all he needs right now is to be alone.” Arnav said as he got hold of my shoulders and shook me but I was in no moods to listen to him.

“You aren’t understanding this Arnav, if I don’t go to talk to him right now he would misunderstand things again, I just have to go, leave me! Let me handle…” he dint let me finish the sentence after that because the next thing that I felt was his lips on mine.

He pushed me towards the bar stand and pinned me there while he continued kissing me, I was a bit surprised that for a moment I dint even kiss him back, I was just standing there still until he stopped kissing me but he dint take his lips off mine.

I closed my eyes as tears rolled down, how much I had missed this, having his lips against mine, I had missed him more than anything else.

I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him back deeply until I finally calmed down, we both pulled apart as he smiled at me.

“Calm now? Sorry I had to kiss you without your permission but it was the only way to shut you up since you weren’t letting me talk.” He smiled.

“It’s okay, I liked the way you shut me up.” I blushed and just the, my eyes fell on Purvi who was standing behind Arnav in shock! I could say it was a shock because she had her mouth wide open.





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