Posted: 06 November 2011 at 1:37pm
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Taming the wild
The short journey back home was
done in no time, or was it just because time seemed to both stop and fly
at the same moment.. Whole way back she rested her head on his
shoulder, she wanted him close, to feel him in her arms .. Noone could
separate them now, it had been too long. Neither of them spoke. The
words just couldn't form themselves meaningfully enough to express what
The small jerk of car coming to halt broke her line
of thoughts. She smiled, in merely half an hour she'd lived her whole
life with him, dreaming with open eyes their life together ahead. Right
from being together till getting old and walking arm in arm on the
gravel path of the garden, probably those were the grandchildren running
before them and this brought that beautiful smile on her face, even old
age looked so beautiful with him by her side. His nearness felt so
comfortable that she even considered the possibility of staying there in
the car for the night.
But ofcourse, that wasn't possible. And not too comfortable either.. For more than one reason.
didn't felt any different. She was finally there with him, with nothing
and noone between them. He'd so desperately waited for this moment and
now it was here. The way she held his arm resting her head on his
shoulder all the way back was the only thing that assured him that he
wasn't dreaming. Smiling as he recalled her reminder of what he 'forgot'
back there. Thank god for that. He wasn't particularly happy with
Anjy's suggestion but considering her condition and Ridhhima's dilemma
he had to do the right thing, even if it meant another day. But God was
specially benevolent today, blessing him with his wish..
Resting his cheek on her head kissing it lightly, he whispered " Ridhhima.." "hmm " " ghar aa gaya..."
opened her eyes slowly and saw the mansion with its warm welcoming glow
of lights. Tilting up her head meeting his gaze, she smiled softly and
planted a soft kiss on his neck. He closed his eyes momentarily,
savouring the touch of her lips on his skin. It felt like years of
yearning and longing had finally come to an end.
Standing on the
threshold with Armaan beside her, Ridhhima felt like a new bride
entering the house for the first time. Memories danced before her eyes,
any moment now Muskaan would come with that decorated thali and diya,
she would lightly push that vessel full of rice and walk in as the part
of the new family... Her family.. And even though there was no rush
,people or Muskaan, she could hear the welcome songs. Probably it was
her heart, that was swelled with happiness and was humming them. How
things have changed. Earlier the same house was a prison where she was
sentenced lifetime. And now.. She wanted nothing but spend lifetime
nowhere, but here.
Armaan squeezed her hand lightly, she turned
to look at him and he could see in her eyes what she was thinking. They
were bit misty but the smile on her lips told that they were tears of
" thank you " she whispered, leaning on his chest "
for bringing me home " Armaan wrapped an arm around her and kissed her
forehead smilingly " now that you are here sweetheart, it is truly home "
was first to realize that she was back. Pulling a servant behind who's
strength could not match Leo's excitement, he almost jumped on Ridhhima
trying to lick every inch of her face. His mad bark raised an alarm
informing everyone that she was back. His love was duly returned by
Ridhhima who'd missed him equally. She wrapped his neck in her arms
rocking him side to side and Leo lost control over his tail, it wagged
like a fan turned-on on full speed. This excited bark wasn't enough.
Next in line was Muskaan, who squeezed her into a rib crushing hug. It
really didn't matter that she met her the same day in the morning !. Any
outsider would have said that two sisters or friends were meeting after
Rahul was delighted too, he finally got the person to
complain about Muski and BP's recent leg pulling mission on him.
Virendra was plain happy and fussed like a worried father that she'd
become so thin and how tired she looked. Maria beamed and Martin gave
his rarest happy smile...
Leaning on the pillar ,with arms
crossed ,Armaan observed the scene before his eyes. The life seemed to
return back to the house and not only to him. He blinked softly,
exhaling a sigh of contentment.
Ridhhima turned to look at him,
their eyes met, she blinked softly and he knew that even though she was
there with others it was him she was thinking of. And it filled his
heart with strange warmth. Suddenly everything felt right. No rush, no
worry, no fear. A strange calmness took over his heart and mind. Finally
they were home.
They all sat in the hall chatting about things,
weddings and latest addition in the family. The little baby. Ridhhima
looked pretty excited to be a massi now and they discussed everything
from fussy nosey aunties at the wedding to the names for the baby to
latest gossip by Muski that was much delayed in the absence of her
favourite listener, till Martin announced that it was time for dinner.
Ridhhima served everyone, knowing well that Armaan won't eat if she
didn't. And she was right.
Now that everything was back on track
and things looked much better he went back on his naughty mode. As soon
as Ridhhima sat by his side he grabbed her hand. It would not have
created any trouble if only he'd held her left hand but now that her
right hand was firmly in his hold she didn't knew what to do. Eating
with left would not only be difficult but soon Muski and others would
notice and she'd die of embarrassment. But did he cared. It seemed, No.
She glared at him but he made an innocent face and then shamelessly
refused to let it go. She pleaded through her eyes but he just shook his
head enjoying her annoyed expression. She glared threatening him but to
" Armaan, mera hath chhodo. How am I going to eat ? Sab baithe hain aur tumhe harkatein sujh rahi hain " she whispered
Noway. Hath to main nahi chhodne waala, ab how you're going to eat
thats your problem. Waise, if you remember you said you'll feed me with
your hands atleast once everyday. You broke your promise now you have to
pay " he whispered back flatly annoying her further " agar tum kaho to
main khila dun ? Tumhe mera na sahi mujhe to tumhara khayal hai " he
added his dramatic touch and Ridhhima felt like strangling him. But this
wasn't the time or place, so she decided on trying other tactic.
smiled softly " Armaan dekho ab se I won't forget it ever. You know naa
aaj saara din.." she couldn't even complete when Muski spoke up
" Arre Riddhi. Tu kha kyun nahi rahi. Cmmon start "
haan Ridhhima why aren't you eating ? Khao naa, it's delicious ! "
Armaan added. Her mouth fell open in surprise. He was hell bent on
making her embarrass today, putting her in the situation. She glared,
how shamelessly he was grinning !
" h.haan bhabhi aap to shuru kariye main bhi kha hi rahi hun " she pleaded again. But still no.
an idea clicked. With a sugary smile she turned to him. Armaan's grin
faltered. He knew that smile. She was upto something. Picking up a spoon
she swayed it before him then as no one was looking dropped it with as
much noise as she could.
All eyes turned to the direction of the noise. " oops ! sorry. Armaan can you please pick up the spoon ? "
he knew what she was upto. The spoon fell, rather was thrown, little
away and he had to move the chair a little in order to pick it up. He
frowned. Shifting meant leaving her hand. And if someone else comes they
would see what was holding her from eating the dinner.
Left with no choice he bent down reluctantly to pick it up and as soon
her hand was free she kept it on the table before he could get the
chance to grab it again. " thank you " she said with a triumphant grin
himself little close, he whispered " you managed this time, but I won't
let you go so easily Mrs. Malik. Let's see how you manage to get out of
my arms once we..." he left the sentence incomplete but it was enough
to bring colour to her cheeks raising her heartbeat.. Now it was his
turn to smile smugly.
The dinner seemed to go on for forever.
Everyone was like full of truck load of stuff to tell ,ask and say and
above all Muskaan and BP the great chatterboxes ! he cursed under his
breath. Even Angel wasn't of any help, sleeping soundly. Kids these days
are so unreliable ! He sighed. He glanced at the watch every five
minutes or so, faking cough to grab her attention but can anyone move
two ladies from their gossip session !. And when Muski asked for a round
of coffee it almost blew off his top. Who on earth would care about
coffee when the person was dying to be with his wife !. But somehow this
simple thing kept eluding BP and Muski... And it seemed, Ridhhima too.
Why do they need her by their side ? Was she going to sing them to sleep
Ridhhima was not unaware of his impatience but going away
abruptly was not possible plus Muski was so happy to see her back that
she could not bring herself to break her enthusiastic narration. She
will make up to him once they were in privacy of their room. But merely
the thought fluttered her heart, she tried concentrating on what Muski
was saying to control it and it helped a little. But poor Armaan.. His
face could not hide his feelings. She gushed in her heart, he looked so
cute with that annoyed expression on his face. Probably it was too late
,she decided that in a minute or so she'll take leave from Muski, she'll
make excuse if she had to, after all hubby needed her.
before this could happen Armaan's patience gave up when Muskaan started
with another of wedding incident. This was the last straw. He got up
abruptly. " kahan jaa rahe ho Armaan ? Baitho naa " Ridhhima tried to
convey that she'll follow soon through her eyes but he wasn't paying
attention. " I'm going to the room. Unlike you two I have loads to do "
Oye khotte ! What do you mean huh ? and were you hatching eggs sitting
here for so long. Ab achanak kaam yaad gaya aur hum nikamme ho gaye ! Ek
din ghar aur Angel ko tere paas chhod deti hun phir pata chal jayega ki
kaun kitna kaam karta hai " Muskaan blasted off. Ridhhima hid her grin
and Armaan knew better than to argue with Muski. Stomping his feet he
grumpily moved back to the room.
Only to return few moments later.
Ridhhima " she smiled seeing him back, she'd lost interest in Muski's
chat as soon as he left " meri Saphhire project ki file kahan rakhi hai ?
jab bhi tum kuch sambhal kar rakhti ho to wo milta hi nahi hai " he
" Armaan maine koi file nahi rakhi. Aur waise bhi main
rakhti hun to saman milta nahi naa to ab se sara kuch tum khud rakhna."
she retorted " Theek se dekho sab wahin rakhi hai file drawer main " and
turned her face away, all happiness gone. He was back to ask for a file
! and she thought he was here to call her. Just her luck ,out of
hundreds she was the one with workaholic husband !
He did not move away " No its not there. I've checked it. I don't know I want that file. Now ! " he crossed his arms stubbornly
rolled her eyes " Ridhhi, tu jaa aur isko iski file dede warna yeh kisi
ko chain se baithne nahi dega. And it's late, you too go and take some
rest " Armaan scowled, couldn't Muski have said this little earlier !
nodded and wishing everyone good night walked back to the room with
Armaan in tow, wondering why he was so keen on working now. Did she
really spoiled his mood ?? But then remembered to make it up to him once
they are alone. But going by the look on his face she knew she'd to
make lot of efforts..
Going straight to the drawer where the
files were kept she found the one he was demanding right there on top.
She exhaled. What would he do without her ! picking it up she turned "
Armaan yeh.." but before she could even complete her sentence she found
herself wrapped in his arms. For a moment she was taken by surprise but
then knew at once that file was just an excuse. She had this urge to
wrap her arms around him and be there like that forever but Armaan's
naughtiness had rubbed on her and this was a golden opportunity " Armaan
kya kar rahe ho ? Hato " she made a face " yeh lo file. Tumhe bahut
kaam hai naa " faking anger she tried to free herself " I'm so tired I'm
going to sleep "
" What ?! you want to sleep ! Mch kya yaar
Ridhhima, first you spend all my time gossiping with Muski like aunties
and upar se you now want to sleep ! Not fair ! " he pouted, unaware of
her mood to tease him
" Achha to I gossip and that too like
aunties ! Very good Mr.Malik. Now that you've got your file and have
plenty of work to do, I'll not disturb you any more. why to waste your
time with an auntie huh " huffing she moved to the walk in closet
leaving him calling her in vain. His eyes widened seeing his plan
backfiring plus he knew well being addressed as Mr.Malik was never a
good sign. But what could he do ? he was missing her so much !!
on the other hand grinned to herself. This was the first time she was
actually successful in scaring him. Teasing was fun ! But now it was
time for making up..
She came out looking rather fresh and...
Stunning. Wearing a silky midnight blue night suit with hair left loose
and smelling wonderful she stepped in. It hardly took a moment for him
to realize that she was back. And he forgot to exhale. Her hair flew
with the sudden gush of wind that flew in from open door, and he had to
control his mad urge to move those wayward strands from her face and
wrap her in his arms and kiss like there would be no morrow..
then he remembered how she annoyed him. He wasn't going to give in so
easily. He's Armaan Malik after all. Now he's going to play hard to get
for a while. The thought brought him back to senses and he quickly
closed his mouth that fell open.
Her lips curved in a smile. She
noticed his change of expressions very well and knew she'd got the
desired effect. Hubby dearest had no chance of escaping her charms.
Armaan, least interested in the file merely turned the pages, he was
left confused with her behaviour, she was so happy to be back and then
when they did got the time she wanted to sleep. But could she just
explain how he would manage to sleep when she's there looking so hot in
that night suit smelling so heavenly that it was making him go wild.
stifled a grin. He looked so cute when he frowned, just one look at him
and she knew he was faking anger. She'd caught him staring at her for a
moment too long and the other thing that confirmed it was his file...
Which he was holding upside down.
With a naughty smile she came
and sat down beside him rather forcefully brushing her arm with his and
pushing him a little. " ehem ehem " he gave her an angry look returning
back to his file " Armaan " she called softly. He didn't reply " Armaann
" she called again lovingly
" kya hai ? " he snapped
controlled her grin " kuch nahi. Main bas yeh keh rahi thi ki agar file
padhni hi hai, to kam se kam use seedha to pakad lo " pulling it out of
his hands she handed it back turning it the right way.
being caught in the act felt hugely embarrassed and adding to it was her
laugh which seemed to get out of control now. " haan to wo to.. Main
bas kuch dekh raha tha ki.. Ki.. Kuch laga to nahi hai " he gave a lame
" ohh I see. To kuch laga hua tha " and she again burst out laughing
Ridhhima " he glared " Ridhhiimaa " he warned but it had no effect on
her " ok now. That's it. Ridimba stop it ! " and it worked
Her laugh vanished immediately " What ?! Did you just call me something ? " she narrowed her eyes
" Yes Ridimba. I just called you Ridimba and you know what you even laugh like her. Scaarry ! " he shuddered dramatically
" Armaan I'm warning you stop calling me Ridimba " she warned raising a finger at him
" achha what happened when you were laughing at me huh "
" That's different "
Achha how's it different. Oh wait a minute I know how ? Because you
belong to another planet, things there are different. Isn't it "
" Arrrgghh Armaan stop it okay. "
" stop what Ridimba " he was ready for the challenge. They now faced each other on the couch, like two warriors
" Armaan I'm warning you "
" Ridimba "
" Armaaannn "
" Yes Ridimba "
" Armaan "
Rid.." he couldn't complete it this time. Her lips covered his all of a
sudden, making him shut up in an unexpected yet lovely way.
was dumbstruck with the ambush, but when he felt her lips moving
against his, his senses slowly registered what was going on and then...
Magic took over.
He wrapped his arms around her waist pulling her
close, falling back with her on top, without breaking the kiss. She now
was nestled in his lap, her fingers running in his silky hair pulling
him even closer... His hands moved sensuously all over her back ,the
closeness making him aware of her soft curvy body... Intoxicated by her
touch and the magical kiss he tightened the hold even further, his hand
found its way to her skin under her shirt making her shiver with
anticipation, it moved freely exploring her creating waves of unknown
feelings and sensations. The kiss was deeply satisfying, it poured out
all the longing and craving, it left them hungry and satisfied at the
He broke the kiss, and smiled looking at her flushed
face " Okay Princess " he rubbed his thumb over her now bit swollen
lower lip, she was panting " you won." he whispered " And I'm willing to
lose every argument if you promise to shut me up like this everytime "
her lips curved into a shy smile ,she brushed her lips against his
whispering softly " I love you "
" I love you too Princess." and
pulled her into a loving hug hiding himself in the crook of her neck.
She ran her fingers in his hair caressing them softly.. This is what
she'd been longing for all this while, her eyes closed as contentment
filled her heart.
Planting a soft kiss on her neck he pulled away
a little. How long they remained in each others heavenly embrace they
had no clue. Time didn't existed today. " You must be tired " he said
lovingly caressing her cheek with his thumb " cmmon lets get some sleep "
he was about to get up when she pulled him back " Armaan.. if I say I
don't want to, then.." she craved for more, sleep was nowhere in her
agenda today. She just wanted to be in his arms, to have him close just
like they were a moment ago... May be even more.
knowing what she meant. But it wasn't the time yet. Things have to be
special when it comes to his princess " then I have another option..
Let's not sleep at all " he got up scooping her in his strong arms. His
firm hold around her slender waist was most comfortable, it surprised
her but then feeling of being secure took over, contented, she rested
her head on his chest with an arm around his neck " let's talk, there
are so many things I want to tell you, to ask you..." he whispered
kissing her head lovingly, moving to the bed.
Lying on the bed
with Ridhhima wrapped in his arms, her head resting on his chest he felt
like the little void in his heart finally filling up. He wondered if
anything could even come close to this ecstatic feeling. He couldn't
recall any. This moment surpassed all. Now that he thought of it,
everyday he asked the same question and each day proved itself better
than yesterday. Just few days back he was wondering if anything could
feel better than riding a superbike, then he met her and asked the same
question that was surpassed when he finally realized that he's in love
and then got married.. each day brought something with it and the best
were the roller coaster days that just went by. And then too he asked
the same question but the truth was, everyday was better than yesterday
since the day she came into his life and what it felt to have your
soulmate by your side couldn't be compared or surpassed by anything in
Ridhhima wondered why he was suddenly so quiet, just a
moment ago he was so keen on talking. Tilting her head up a little she
spoke softly " Armaan, what happened ? Abhi to keh rahe the ki itni
saari baatein karni hain.. Ab kahan kho gaye hmm "
bringing her close " you know its happening a lot these days, as soon as
I get you in my arms I forget everything else "
" wow another of
your cheesy lines. I was so missing them. Waise kaun si movie ka
dialogue hai hmm ? " she grinned pecking his dimple " heyy, that's a
talent you see, stealing cheesy lines. You know how many movies I had to
watch for that " and they both broke out in soft laughter but he got
quiet again. She knew there was something he wanted to say but couldn't,
deciding to coax it out he said " Armaan " caressing his face lovingly "
cmmon tell me what's the matter " looking into her eyes he knew he
couldn't hide it, her eyes were like X-ray looking straight into his
Kissing the hand that cupped his face he turned a little
to her side " I can't believe it's all real. That you are finally here,
with me, as mine .I was so scared... So scared that I've lost you for
forever, to that Vivek.. That you'll leave me or worse.. Never love me."
he tightened his hold around her, that thought still haunted him..
heart twisted with pain in his words,she could imagine his fear and
insecurity. Merely the thought that he was divorcing her knocked the
life out of her but it was nothing before how she treated him ,the pain
he went through everyday because of her. Swallowing the lump in her
throat she gathered herself. She was here with him for life and beyond.
Now she's going to make everything all right. She'll love him so much
that it will wash away all the pain in his heart. And this he should
know. Cupping his face she spoke softly and firmly " hey look at me " he
did " I am never ever going to go away from you Armaan. You are my
life, how will I live without you, I know I should have said this long
before but if got delayed then its solely my fault, you should never
ever blame yourself for it. And how dare you compare yourself to that
jerk ! He is not even worth a thought. I don't want his name to come up
ever again. He means nothing to me. okay " he nodded smiling now. It was
so relieving " And if you have to think about something then think
about me and only me.." her voice lowered to a whisper finally getting
lost as her lips covered his in a love filled kiss.
The lip lock
that started gently soon heated up with passion...he deepened the kiss
pouring all his love longing and desire. She was surprised with the
passion that the kiss carried and soon it dazed her making her forget
everything else. Her hand crept into his hair and another found its way
to his back under his shirt turning him on.. A soft moan that erupted
deep in his throat confirmed it. He wasn't far behind ,his lips trailed
down to her neck leaving a trail of kisses adding fuel to her passion.
Caressing her waist under her shirt his hand made its way up till it
reached its destination making her gasp.. His hold tightened as he
explored her, his lips didn't leave a single spot marking their
presence, among all this activity she found a moment of sense and
realized that he'd managed to open two of her top buttons from where her
inner was easily visible, actually only one side, the other was already
covered by his palm. She blushed hard, though it went unnoticed on her
already crimson face. As the moment heated up he went little lower now
kissing her chest, moving even lower, she forgot to breathe. The
sensation was too much to bear, he slowly uncovered one of the silky
mounds.. a soft cry escaped her lips as he nibbled on the soft skin
leaving a love bite. Realizing what he'd done he kissed it gently easing
her.. His lips curved into a smile at the frown that came on her face.
The t-shirt he was wearing was obstructing her caresses. Not wishing to
be devoid of her touch he got rid of it in one swift moment ,pinning her
underneath him again capturing her lips in yet another passionate kiss.
easy access now her hands explored his back, he rippled with muscles
everywhere. Her touch was creating some serious effects in his body and
hers as well.. they explored each other sensuously.. with ragged
breathing and pounding hearts both found themselves transferred into
another world. Taking her by surprise again he suddenly pulled her over
him ,she fisted his hair pouring kisses all over his face lowering down
to his chest and then again claiming his lips. Losing all his senses his
hand slid down to her lower back cupping the softness. She held him
tight hiding herself in his chest ,it seemed the dam of patience which
now had serious cracks would go down any minute..
They were still
exploring each other when she heard some noise. Ignoring it she
continued but then it was added with a whimpering sound. Coming back to
present she pulled out a little " did you hear that ?? "
too lost to see or hear anything " what ? Nothing's there " turning a
little he pinned her down nuzzling her neck " nahi Armaan ,I think
someone's at the door " she pushed him back a little. Breaking away
Armaan tried to listen the sound ,unfortunately it was now loud enough
to go unnoticed. He recognized it immediately frowning at it, but before
he could convince her that it was nothing and resume the 'work' she sat
up " Armaan I think it's Leo "
" Arrggghh that bloody dog ! just one. If god would Just let me off one murder, I will kill this dog " he growled
Ridhhima glared " Armaaann ! How can you say so. Agar usne sun liya hota to ? How hurt he would've been "
hurt ! That would have hurt him !! And what about me ?? Yeh har baar
mere romance time main kyun aata hai 24 ghante tumhare aage peeche ghum
kar ise chain nahi milta. Bloody kutte ka bachha ! " he sat back
" ohho stop being jealous of a dog " she grinned but
then saw he wasn't exactly listening his lips curved in a naughty smile
and eyes that trailed down to her messy state, making her realize her
condition immediately " Armaaann stop it " she quickly buttoned up her
" What ?! Now I can't even admire my beautiful
wife ! Fine ! go to that dog " he pouted. Ridhhima sighed " you're such a
kid at times. I'll be back in a minute and I love you mister " she gave
a quick peck on his lips and rushed to the door before Leo scratched it
Opening the door she found an eager Leo wagging his
tail vigoursly " hey Leo, what happened sweety " it seemed Leo managed
to sneak in to wish her good night. As soon as Ridhhima patted him
rubbing his back he went mad again, judging by the tail wagging and that
look in his eyes with tongue hanging out. Armaan scowled seeing him
there, the Spoiler ! The way he was looking at him from her back it
seemed he was mocking at Armaan. Armaan had had enough how dare he grin
at me ! He threw a punch at Leo in the air giving a deadly glare which
he noticed very well and this was not all, Armaan ran a finger across
the neck indicating cutting off his head. It was all that was required.
Without wasting another second Leo ran away from there whimpering like
he'd seen a ghost, leaving a very surprised Ridhhima behind. She looked
back at Armaan questioningly but he just shrugged his shoulders
Still bit confused at what happened a moment ago she
slowly walked back to the bed. But it was soon forgotten all thanks to
his presence near her. As soon as she was back he pulled her into his
embrace. Smiling she snuggled close to him wrapping her arm around his
waist. " pata nahi achanak kya ho gaya "
" I'm telling you that's a weird dog "
" Achha ! you know Rahul bhaiyya told me that you always wanted a dog. I wonder if you really brought Leo for me.."
ofcourse it was for you, I have nothing to do with that villian ! And
waise bhi I play with lions not with dogs " he added smugly
yeah really Mogli " she rolled her eyes " the way you ran around in your
shorts with that stuff lion- Sherkhan. So where is Sherkhan Mogli ?
Back in the jungle ? " she gigled but he became grave, his brows
creased. She was surprised to see the tense expression on his face. Then
it striked her. It must be connected to past, she must divert the talk
or this could seriously trouble him. She had to prepare him for that
first." hey kahan kho gaye. Achha chhodo tell me.."
But he cut
her in between " I don't know Ridhhima... haven't seen him in years.. I
don't remember.. Where is he ? " he asked more to himself than her, his
frown deepened worrying her..
Putting a smile she cupped his face
" Armaan, look at me.." she had to do something fast " how can you
think of something else when I am here huh " with that she brushed her
lips with his fortunately that was enough to divert him. Smile returned
to his face instantly " now how am I suppose to remember anything if you
keep doing that "
" good, then don't " her heart sighed in
relief. Hugging him close she rested her head on his chest as he
caressed her hair " yeh sab ek sapna sa lagta hai naa Armaan. Jaise kal
ki hi to baat hai hum bachhe the aur tab kisne socha tha ki ek din hum
hamesha ke liye ek dusre se jud jayenge "
He smiled dreamily "
hmm, sab kuch kitna achanak ho gaya naa. Pehle India aana wo Modi ke
saath race aur phir.. Tumse milna " he kissed her head remembering it "
not all accidents are bad "
" let that be the first and last okay " she warned " Aye aye madam " he readily obeyed ,now smiling
" Ridhhima "
" hmm "
" Do you remember your first day after our marriage " he smiled
" How can I forget that " she smiled caressing his hair
" I swear that day you must've cursed me so much " he grinned remembering that day
Ridhhima caressed his cheek lightly " I was so wrong, but you didn't help me either "
laughed " yeah, and do you remember our first good morning no, good
night kiss " she grinned, pinching his nose playfully remembering it " I
wasn't going to give you that but you still managed to steal one "
Well what can I say ,I'm just irresistible and you were looking just..
Wow " laughing softly she lightly hit his chest. Turning to her side
wrapping his arms around her waist he nuzzled her neck " and after that
day I had to wait for more than six months to get my nights and mornings
so good " he kissed her neck " and didn't you thought that I was upto
something that day " he added naughtily
She blushed " you left me
with no other reason to think otherwise. The way you walked up to me
trying to 'wish' me good night dressed in that black robe with that
strong musky cologne of yours.."
" heyy you still remember, I
didn't knew that you noticed so much ! naughty girl ! just admit it, you
couldn't keep your eyes off me " her mouth fell open, she obviously had
said too much " so if I tell you that I actually want to do what was
left that day, sorry, night. then..." she turned crimson seeing that
longing in his eyes. She was of course aware that such moment would
arrive soon and this time she was all prepared ,probably eager too.. But
everytime she thought of it her heart and face betrayed her emotions
and this time was no different. He looked into her eyes, caressing her
face softly, slowly brought it closer and he placed his lips on her soft
luscious ones " I'll definitely continue with but before that there's
something I wanted to tell you.. About our first kiss.." it was probably
time to tell her what happened in Australia
She blushed ,if possible, even more " Armaaann rehne do. Mujhe pata hai tumhe kya kehna hai.." not meeting his gaze
ohh I see so you know hmm. May I know what you know " he made an
innocent face like he didn't knew anything at all. Ridhhima opened and
closed her mouth like a fish but just couldn't bring herself to say
anything " Armaaann tum naa bas.." he laughed out at that cute frown on
her face. She looked so adorable, he wrapped his arms around her tightly
securing her in a love filled embrace.
" I love you " he said. She tilted her head up and planted a kiss on his chin " I love you too sooo much "
smiled he'll tell that some other day, and then he suddenly remembered
something " hey Ridhhima " he sat up a little " we haven't decided where
we'll go for our honeymoon.."
She got excited too " No, maine to soch liya hai "
" Really ! So where my princess wants to go " he pulled her again in his embrace
" I want to go to Las Vegas "
" Las vegas ! " he was surprised " Yaar tumhe honeymoon par jaana hai ya jua khelne "
Ofcourse jua khelne. You know I've never been to a casino before. Dad
never allowed me, and you know di says it's very exciting she even won
in a game.." she said dreamily
" Darling I don't think we'll have enough time to play, we'll be busy with other games of our own in our room."
" Armaan ! " she slapped his hand which was again slipping in her shirt " You dont expect us to stay in the room all the time."
Actually I do. But what's wrong in that. Its not a bad idea considering
how much you made me wait." he complained cutely melting her
" Armaaann " but she decided better not show that to him " I don't know, mujhe Vegas jaana hai bas."
gave up smilingly, like he could deny anything to her " Okay princess,
as you wish bas mujhe kisi bet main mat haar jaana." He grinned " So
Vegas it is. But I have something else too." she again got curious but
before she could ask he quietened her " Unhun, that will be a surprise
for you. But I promise ,you'll love it " Ridhhima hugged him tightly
knowing well that he'd just begun with his surprises.. And she'd
definitely love it. Whatever it was..
" Sweetheart abhi tak to
hum pahunche bhi nahi and you've started already.. I didn't knew wifey's
so romantic " her mouth fell open at the comment and she let go of his
neck immediately " Armaaann " the blush creeping up again but he pulled
her close tucking a strand of hair behind her ear smirking " sorry, but
you should've seen your face "
" haha very funny " hitting his chest lightly she snuggled close " another of your PJ's "
You think that was a PJ ?! Let me tell you a story then. You know once a
cockroach sang a song and the other died..." this grabbed her attention
immediately " How ?? " she asked
" Because the song was HIT " (
hit is an insect killer ) she tried but failed and both laughed out "
You and your PJ's.." she kissed his cheek softly between her laugh " I
missed them but plz next time, keep the cockroaches away "
He raised a brow at that with a naughty glint in the eyes " leave the coackroach ! Hmm someone is scared "
" oh puhlese ! " she rolled her eyes " it's just that they remind me of someone I don't exactly 'like' "
Really ?! who ? " he asked controlling his smirk. She saw that and
narrowed her eyes apparently he didn't bought it seeing right through.
Okay, fine. She was scared of those freaky monsters but who wouldn't !
They are practically aliens eating anything from sushi to soap yuck !
with the ability to survive a neuclear blast ! And for god's sake they
live in sewage drains eww !!.. But she wasn't going to accept defeat so
soon. Controlling a shudder she said " they remind me of your dearest
Parminder " the way she took her name left Hcl behind in acidic quality.
But to her annoyance he just burst out laughing " I knew it ! You are
so jealous of Pam "
" I am not jealous of 'your' Pam ! But just
for the record, if she even tries rather even think of laying her hands
on my man then I swear I will crush her under my feet like a cockroach "
and boy she was dead serious about that. Talk about being territorial
" oye hoye possessive huh and hey she's not 'My Pam' ! And
besides trust your man woman ! " he faked indignation " mch ,it's not
you I'm worried." she explained, least affected by his complain " It's
that pig headed cockroach of a woman that annoys me. The simple thing
that she's nowhere in picture, has absolutely no chance with you doesn't
seem to penetrate in that thick skull of hers. I told her the first
time we met in Manali then again at home at dinner "
" At dinner
!? When did that happen? Gosh I missed the duel. " she wasn't amused
lost in her thoughts, her nostrils flared a little and lips curved in a
sly smile.. She probably was imagining how Pam would look crushed under
her feet " leave her honey," he knew it and was rather amused at the
thought and her expressions " she won't understand.. She doesn't have
what I have to know what it is like " she looked into his eyes. He
smiled " soulmate " he kissed her forehead lovingly bringing back the
smile " you know when you won that game there she took the shampagne
bottle and left. Thank god for that.. And you too "
" Yeah , you know she tried her best to get me drunk "
Really ! Then why didn't you.. I bet we both would have enjoyed it " he
winked only to get smacked on the shoulder but infected by his laugh
she couldn't help but join.. Wondering if only she'd actually got drunk,
not being very good with handeling alcohol. Little did she knew that
she actually did got drunk.. Somewhere else.
" Hey Ridhhima " he chirped breaking her line of thoughts " let's throw a party. Let's celebrate US "
Party ?! No thanks. Abhi abhi to free hui hun itne saare functions se I
just want to relax now. And remember last time when you threw a party
what happened " he looked at her confused " remember your birthday in
conference hall " she reminded, a sheepish grin showed up as he recalled
that wild day " that wasn't my fault " " really.. You're so innocent
hai naa " and he nodded cutely, she threw her hand in the air at that "
bhabhi was so right about you. You and your friends are equal to
disaster ! "
" But I said sorry naa " he knew better to tread on
that line, lest she pulled out some skeletons from the past. He must
mellow her down.
" Yeah and that was the only reason I spared you
my nice lectures " he thanked god for blessing him with quick thinking
brain. Her bark was worse than her bite.. He was just wondering when she
spoke again " but you know the breakfast we had that day.. Was the best
I ever had.. I guess that was coz you were with me. The first meal we
had together... I'll cherish that day forever in my memories " she added
with a dreamy smile.
" Yeah me too " he kissed her forehead
squeezing her lightly " you know something, I planned to confess my love
to you that day.. Remember the dinner we were supposed to have that
night... But thoda gadbad ho gaya " she remembered that night so well,
the grand birthday ,courtesy Niki and group " you know you scared me
that day, seeing you in pain shook me from within. I never told this to
anyone. I couldn't understand at that time why it effected me so much.. I
guess that added to my anger apart from the fact that you took yourself
for granted and were so happy about cracking some deal. Stupid ! " she
made a face
" Hey it wasn't a stupid deal " she raised a brow at
him " I never said the deal was stupid " he sighed giving up. Wives !
Who can argue with them " but look at the brighter side " he tried
diverting her " I got to spend some more time with you. And you know
that was what finally made dad hurry up to get us married "
know. BP told me that, but it was a great way to spend some time with
someone.. Lying on hospital bed " he chuckled, but she didn't " Armaan..
Promise me, that you'll never do anything stupid like that ever again..
You don't know how terrifying it was " he hugged her close ,feeling the
fear and pain in her voice " heyy princess.." " No, promise me first "
he smiled assuringly " okay I promise.. But you need not worry
sweetheart. I can handle myself. You know what they called me during
collage- Superman " he said smugly
It lightened her a bit " yeah
Superman with a tendency to crash without any efforts " he scrunched his
nose at that but she giggled
" I do Not crash ! " he protested
" Really ! Remember the cold when you came back soaked in rain. The day I was leaving for America.."
Yeah, to look for that jerk " he was right but still which idiot runs
out in cold Feb rain.. Except one and she was irrevocably in love with
him " fine. But still.. and what about the time we were in Manali the
first time "
" You were feeling cold yaar ! "
" So you switched to your Superman mode "
Yes, and thank you " and got a slap on the shoulder " and the time at
the site " " hey that wasn't my fault ! " she didn't listen " and the
time when I was at mum's place after we came from Australia "
his grin faltered, she wagged her brows questioning him " I thought...I
thought you didn't care. You weren't coming back so.. "
became serious hearing that " so you went out and did all the stupid
stuff " he kept mum, lowering his eyes avoiding to look into hers. But
she wasn't going to let it go so easily. She sat up facing him and
cupped his face " look at me Armaan.." he did " I know my going away was
really tough on you. It was for me, but some things had to be.. But
things do happen for good.. You know it made me realize what I was blind
to.." he waited " that I loved you, Can't live without you.. And had I
stayed then things wouldn't have been like this.. I know it was painful
but it was the only thing I could think of then.. You understand that..
Don't you ? " he gave a small nod holding her hand. She passed the idea
of telling him that she got hold of his diary. May be later " but get
this thing clear once and for all.. There was, is and will be Noone more
important than you in my life. I can't even bear a scratch on you let
alone anything else, what if something happened to you that day.." her
soft kiss on his forehead brought his smile back " that's why I married a
doctor " he was back to being Armaan " 24 hrs. On call. Who took umm
lets see.. just few months to diagnose symptoms of love.. To tell her
own husband that she loves him " he pulled her in his embrace again
chuckled, her man was incorrigible " and if it wasn't for your pathetic
guessing abilities hubby dearest, then you wouldn't have waited for
" What ?! " it was her turn to smile, settling her
head on his chest she narrated how he royally missed all the hints she
planned " oh crap !! "
" Exactly my reaction, and see how you
ended in linking me and Rohan " he kicked himself mentally ,if only that
jerk had opened his big fat mouth before ! " and with that you left
Ekta Kapoor behind in weird imagination " she pinched his nose giggling
at his frowning face " I do suck at guess work " he finally admitted
exhaling a defeated sigh but still got rewarded.. Got a kiss on cheek in
" But look at it this way, if I'd understood all those
hints then you wouldn't have got the chance to overcome your hesitation
and confess.. And that was the bestest thing. I wish I could record that
moment and keep it forever " he added excitedly
" Yeah, me too. I
just want to see again how it took you full 5 minutes to register what
I've said. There I was pouring out my heart and you just stood there,
like a dummy " he chuckled " not my fault sweetheart, you surprised me !
And I was speechless for a moment not 5 minutes ! "
" Yeah right
! " like he would admit it, she thought. He sighed " and since then I
just couldn't believe if I am dreaming or everything is real.. The time
at the weddings seems like a dream.. Like we just met yesterday and when
we were together.. And then your surprise " she blushed a little
knowing what surprise he was talking about.. " though I know 'we' can
make it real.." she raised a brow at the naughty glint in his eyes. But
waited " if you could just kiss me.. Just to make sure you know.." he
explained but she knew him too well. But what the heck ! she couldn't
get enough of him either. Smiling ,she blushed and that was enough..
pulled her closing the distance between their lips.. And pretty soon
the world disappeared. They lost each other in yet another magical
moment of togetherness...
But before things heated up again he
slowly pulled out. She frowned.. still dazed with the kiss, her hands
around his nape refusing to let go.. she opened her eyes to meet his
intense ones but they had softness and boundless love in them... And
though passion and desire lurked behind they were kept well in check...
why ? She wanted him. He wanted her. And she was ready.. Then what
stopped him.. hadn't they talked about it and still there was no sign to
show that there would be something more than talking tonight..
probably read those questions in her eyes coz the next moment he smiled
kissing her forehead and whispered softly " Ridhhima," she looked into
his eyes.. " I want my head message. You haven't forgotten the rules.
Right ?! "
Though taken by surprise at the request she couldn't
help her smile.. it was clear indication that he wanted to sleep,
although she doubted if he knew that it took him hardly 5 minutes to
sleep once she started... Probably he was tired, Pulling him close she
made him rest his head on her chest..wrapping an arm around his head
softly carressing it." Ridhhima.." " Hmm.." " I think rather than making
you even more tired I should let you rest tonight." He turned up his
head a little to meet her surprised look, " we don't need to rush
things.. Do we ? " it took a moment and then she knew what he meant and
why he didn't. Her lips curved in a lovely smile, he always was so
concerned about her. Losing her power to speak and think of anything
else, she kept her lips on his, conveying her love and happiness to have
him in her life. A fairy tale was coming true right before her eyes..
And the best thing.. It was hers... Theirs.
The sun rays filtered
into the room giving it a soft warm glow. She woke up squinting her
eyes a little and felt tightness around her waist.. her lips curved into
a smile seeing him lying next to her.. He looked soo cute, holding on
to her like she would run away somewhere !.. Caressing his hair she
gently freed herself from his hold and turned sideways facing him.. he
slept peacefully, contented.. She remembered the last night and her
smile widened.. Accompanied with blush.. Her fingers ran through his
messy hair brushing them and planting a soft kiss on his forehead she
somehow managed to let herself away from him.. She didn't knew the
mornings could be so beautiful.. Now she understood why he got up before
her everytime insisting to see her face first thing in the morning.. It
definitely brightened the day.. Manifolds.
She placed a pillow
under his arm. He shifted a little but immediately snuggled to it,
smiling softly she kissed his head again and made her way to freshen
She stepped out of bath wrapped in a rob and found him still
sleeping.. Shaking her head, smiling at his cuteness she decided to
wake him up in her own way but after she changed first or her plan might
Armaan frowned in his sleep.. Whatever it was, felt
familiar in touch but wasn't exactly like moments before... Unable to
take it any longer he opened his eyes sleepily and he was right.. This
stupid pillow wasn't what he was wishing to find in his arms.. He looked
around ,where was his princess ??
Ridhhima hummed selecting the
dress. She was bursting with unknown excitement and that wide smile was
like permanently plastered on her face.. Now even her cheeks started to
hurt a bit for smiling so much !. Hitting her head lightly grinning at
her teen like behaviour she got back to her selection..
checked everywhere but she wasn't anywhere.. Fear accompnied confusion..
But then he came to the walk in wardrobe room and found it locked from
inside. Putting an ear to the door he heard her soft humming.. Relief
washed over.. shaking his head he hit himself lightly at his stupid
panic attack. Deciding to freshen up quickly he walked away from there..
his wife, like all other women in the world wasn't coming out of that
place so soon..
Ridhhima finally settled on a beautiful yellow
sari with light flower pattern on it.. Both reflecting her state of mind
and heart.. Finally she made her way out but then stopped..
wasn't there.. Where did he go ?.. She was just wondering when a pair
of strong arms snaked around her waist.. She could recognise that strong
muscular smell anywhere in the world and more than that.. The touch..
He rested his face on her shoulder nuzzling her
neck.. now this is what you called leaving speechless he thought. She
raised a hand running her fingers in his hair leaning back on him " Good
morning jaan "
She could feel his face breaking into a smile "
jaan ? Ek aur !? " she felt his lips on her shoulder sending a wave
through her body.. She turned around still locked in his arms to see him
smiling widely.. " not bad ! Keep up the progress.. Jaan "
blushed, it's really hard to control your tongue when you are on the
verge of losing your mind to heart.. Or had already lost it. " yes " she
tried controlling it " but it's okay if you don't want me to call you
that " she said trying to hide her blush wrapping her arms around his
" What ?? No way ! Infact.." he pulled her closer " that's a
new rule from now on.. You have to call me with an endearment only
whenever we are alone.."
" What about in public ? " she raised a
brow " I don't mind if you don't " but then she thought about it..
Private was better.. There were lot many sharks out there looking for an
oppertunity to hunt them with a teasing harpoon.. No thank you. Private
was better option " I guess private is better " she declared. He smiled
" I thought so.. Now stop wasting time and wish me good morning "
" Of course jaan.." and she covered his lips with hers to make the morning extraordinarily good..
morning was turning to be really good with every passing second.. The
saree is the sexiest form of clothing no matter who says what !. His
hand found easy access to wherever they desired and the fact that he
still didn't bothered to put on the t-shirt he took off yesterday added
to the goodness of the morning.. Air found it difficult to pass through
them and thanks to the subconscience mind that kept reminding them to
breathe or they would have surely fainted !.. With lips trailing down to
her neck and shoulders he found his fingers exploring her soft
sensitive back partly covered with a deep neck blouse giving him plenty
of space.. And what was with her touch ! It just was driving him crazy..
But then he reminded himself something... His mind played the stop song
and reluctanly he pulled himself away..
This time she wasn't
complaining, she had few things to pull her back too, though it did took
a while for her to realize that world existed.. They stood there in
each others embrace feeling blissful.. " the mornings just got better "
he finally said breaking the silence " good morning Princess "
smiled widely, then thinking something spoke out " Armaan.." " hmm "
came the reply " I have to go to Sanjeevani.." she said bit hesiating
and almost pleading
" Sanjeevani ?? Why ? " as expected there popped the question breaking away a little he looked at her
Just some work.. Patients.. You know naa I was already away for so many
days.. Just for today..pleasee " she added super cutely
was bound to work. Isn't it ?! " It's okay princess.." she was
surprised, that was easy ! " infact I too have some work.. So you finish
yours and I finish mine and meet you in the evening okay. And I'll pick
you up ,don't leave without me " she nodded agreeing happy and
disappointed at the same time. He couldn't leave work even for a day..
But then consoled that she wouldn't be at home either so...
she wasn't allowed to think too much.. He proceeded to make his morning
even better.. In the promised way. Who could remember anything after
Coming down for the breakfast they found Muski.. Armaan
quickly took Angel from her talking in the special language which only
two of them knew !.. But Muski had her scanner on Ridhhima today..
Setting up the table she cornered her " someone is looking fresh and
happy.. I guess night does have its way to relax human body. Right
Ridhhi ? "
" Bhabhiii !! " Ridhhima turned red and fortunately
Maria came and saved her from further embaressing session of teasing.
The breakfast was again a joyous affair and thankfully Ridhhima
remembered to keep her hands out of his reach this time..
seemed to fly ,it was not before that she stood before Sanjeevani gates
that she realized what she'd to do.. " so princess, here you are " he
said " and don't forget I'll pick you up at 6 " she nodded " I'll call
you okay " he closed his eyes as she leaned to kiss him but soon opened
them when she backed off with just a peck.
" Hey ! That was too
small ! And short ! " she chuckled nothing would be enough for him "
don't worry jaan. You'll be compensated " she winked ,his eyebrows got
lost in his hair.. " yesss ! " he almost jumped on his seat.
stood there till his car was out of sight.. and then quickly took out
her cell phone dialling urgently. The bell rang twice " Sapna, I'm going
for my honeymoon ! " she blurted out as soon as it was picked
" What ?? Oh thank god ! You took like forever to give me this news "
Thank you, I know you were dying for the juicy news but I'm in a kind
of time crunch. I need your help " she gave the gist of her problem
" What do you mean you don't have anything to wear !?. You're one of the best dressed people I know ! "
Sapnaa, don't act dumb now. I really don't have time " and then Sapna
understood " ohh I see. But didn't you shop for it before wedding ? "
I did but as I wasn't much interested in the whole wedding thing at the
first place I didn't paid any attention. And that stuff would look good
if my mom decided for her second honeymoon.. Oh what I am talking about
! Cut the crap. I need help ! Something nice new and now !! "
Aww look at you. All grown up, my little Ridhhima who couldn't hear the
word smooch without turning into human tomato is now going to have sex !
" Sapnaaa !! " she almost choked on the air.. and as Sapna
said, turned into human tomato, but soon got over it. Today nothing
could stop her " very candid. Now get your ass here in 5 minutes ! "
Aye aye madam. Turn around " and there she was. Before Ridhhima could
utter another word she was wrapped in a tight bear hug which was duly
returned. They broke the hug bubbling with excitement " let's get
started ! It's time to turn this tomato into terrific tomato ! "
terrific tomato !! Though she'd have preferred ' terrific tigress' just
for rhyme sake but knew better to say that aloud.. with that they headed
to accomplish their mission- Magic.
Ridhhima wondered if this
was a good idea at first place..now that she was here she felt those
back at home weren't that bad.. The enthusiastic saleswoman was
dedicatedly doing her work.. Unaware that she was turning embarressing
with every passing minute ! Giving details of every type and stuff..
Even hinting at their easy putting on and off !! It least effected Sapna
who listened as if they were the details of a critical case. She
sighed, it's going to take her some time to get to the same degree of
At last Sapna bought some outrageous nightwear
declaring that now that she was here she was struck with the idea of '
spicy naughty night ' !. Ridhhima closed her ears to rest of the
But nevertheless she did got what she was looking for..
Something she was sure would blow him away. All she waited now was for
Armaan patted his back, sighing contentedly. He
just outdid himself.. A glance at the watch told that it was time he
escorted his princess back.. Moving towards the door he glanced around
for the last time. Everything was perfect.. It had to be. After all,
today his princess will become.. His Queen.
Her eyes twinkled
with happiness.. There he stood, leaning on the car arms folded.. tie
hanging loose, collar button left open and sleeves rolled up to elbows.
The cool evening breeze playing with his silky hair sprayed them all
over his forehead rousing a desire to run her fingers in them. To
straighten, or mess them further was another thing. She stood there,
gaze riveted at her prince charming who was glancing at his watch
impatiently unaware that his princess was watching him, trying to
control that heart beat of hers that skipped a beat whenever he was
around.. in thoughts or in person, didn't matter..
He might have
appeared to others, standing there, with that cool casual look like a
most contented man.. yet, only his heart knew how desperate he was to
see his life again.. And if he was aware of the second, third and
continuous glances that passing by nurses and female doctors were giving
him, including many men ( no guys, not in a gay way ! Okay some did
that, but you got the point now come back to the story yaar ).. then he
didn't gave a clue.. that enigmatic smile wasn't helping either..
Ridhhima noticed nurses, lady docs.and probably some visitors trying to
fix themselves thinking he was looking in their direction.. But they
missed that dreamy look in his eyes that she knew so well.. He wasn't
here.. He was somewhere else.. Thinking about something.. Looking for
something.. rather someone, whose thought brought that smile on his
face.. And she pretty much knew who it could be.
The line of
thought was broken when a nurse who had her eyes fixed on him, collided
with her.. Ridhhima shook her head, steading the poor soul who
apologized sheepishly before running away, embarressed at being caught
red handed ogling someone else's husband.. Ridhhima supressed a grin,
how can she blame them hubby dearest was just too magnetic.. But she
wasn't bothered ,coz she knew.. That smile was for her.. Those eyes were
for her.. And he was only for her.. Like she was for him..
to disillusion the 'Barbie team', adorning a rosy smile, that came all
naturally now-a-days, she closed the distance between them,.. Armaan saw
her coming and instantly his face lit up with a billion dollar smile..
Exhaling a sigh he wondered, could she get any more beautiful ! The
lovely smile that enchanted him ,the rosiness on her cheeks that just
make him want to touch them, kiss them.. those eyes that captivated him
instantly... He was too lost to notice that she was just inches away..
her beautiful fragrance made her presence felt.. and before his mind
could process anything else.. She wrapped him in an instant loving hug.
People around ? Ha ! Like she gave a damn.. Gosh ! she didn't realize
how much she'd missed him, until now.. a soft sigh escaped her lips
feeling his arms around her, reciprocating what she was longing for..
His love.. His touch..
" I missed you.." she said
" You have no idea how much.." he whispered " I love you "
a soft kiss on his cheek she whispered back " love you too.." his eyes
sparkled with happiness, she saw that, and couldn't have asked for
It was then she felt something soft and cold
touching her back, but before she could ask he broke away a little and
presented her a lovely bouquet of her favourite orchids. Her eyes lit up
" oh Armaan, they are beautiful ! "
" Not as much as you are "
she chuckled but was too overwhelmed with emotions to give any reply.
Holding the flowers close she hugged him back lovingly. " sweetheart.. I
know how much you love hugging me and trust me I don't mind a bit but..
Can we take this somewhere private.. These people are staring at us "
he said pointing through eyes at some on lookers
She tilted up
her head and supressed a smile. He had a sheepish smile on his lips,
wary of the glances they were receiving " so you care about people more
than me ? " she cocked up a brow teasing him.
" Absolutely not ! "
smiling naughtily he pulled her close " But you see the thing is, I
don't think that I'd be able to control myself for long.. Given the fact
that I have my beautiful wife in my arms.. and all my surprises would
go waste " Ridhhima's mouth fell open. He never left a chance to tease
her. She broke away huffing trying to hide her blush but was it
Then almost hiding her from other's view he opened
the door for her.. she was about to sit when suddenly something
surprised her.. There, on the front seat sat a lovely stuffed toy lion
with a heart shaped basket full of chocolates hanging from his mouth. It
carried a note " For my Sweetheart "
She was still admiring the
cute lion when he spoke up " I thought of teddy bears first but they are
way too common, then saw him and thought he's more like me.. Isn't it ?
and got him. " he said in a matter of fact tone " so ,do you like it ? "
masking apprehension with ,what he thought, logic. He actually wasn't
sure of this.. Being unconventional..
She sighed, what can she do
with this man.. Lions and love ! It was the first time she was seeing
anyone making that sort of connection but then if it had been usual it
wouldn't have been Armaan. It wasn't his style. And lions.. Well they
are, the real one's, bit scary but she had to admit, stuffings made them
look way too cute. And safe. Like this one.
Her eyes met his, he
was waiting for her reply.. Her approval.. She cupped his face and
planted a soft kiss on his cheek again " I love it " and she wasn't
But a soft groan from him surprised her " ok, that's it.
let's move away from here before you totally get out of control.. Ab jo
bhi karna ho car main kar lena ,I promise I won't stop you " he said
adding a shameless naughty wink. Her mouth fell open, here she is
expressing her love and all he could think of is to find the other
meaning in her words. Her eyes widened with the implication of his words
but then just ended up blushing.. Some things are beyond repair and he
was just one of them.
" You're such a besharam ! " she chided,
like this could reform him. " hey, wait a sec. ! " he was about to close
the door when she called out suddenly. She almost forgot to pick up
those special shopping bags.. Grabbing them quickly she pushed them down
at the back seat, away from his prying eyes.
Seconds later he took his seat " hey what's in those bags ? " he tried reaching them " oww "
Got a smack instead " Don't touch them mister " she warned
" But what's so special ? Where did they come from ? " he was still curious
" Wo.. I went shopping today " she said casually ,avoiding to meet his gaze
Shopping ?! I thought you were at the hospital treating poor patients.
What's with women and shopping ! oww, stop hitting me woman ! " he
rubbed his shoulder
" You deserve it. And BTW you were suppose to be in the office ,not at some stuff toy shop " she switched back
But I did this all for you ! and I was working. Very hard " she rolled
her eyes hiding that she was really touched with this sweet gesture, but
again his curiosity took over " so is there anything for me ?? " he
asked eagerly, all smacks forgotton
She gave up. He wouldn't let it rest, smiling mysteriously she said " yes and no.."
He frowned " what does this mean ? "
" You'll see jaan ,you'll see.. It's a surprise " she winked grinning naughtily, that totally floored him.
in a chocolate ,she slipped closer putting another in his mouth, he
gladly accepted " you know honey, what's better than chocolate..? " she
shrugged " chocolate syrup. deliciously deadly.. Especially when.." he
It took a moment to sink in " Armaann, stop
it. Will you ! " she dared not to look up lest he discovered that she
just imagined it.. Though she had a feeling he already knew.
" Okay okay, I was just kidding " he wasn't " Sooo.." he asked provocatively
" So what ?? " she looked up questioningly
" Aren't you going to tell me now what's in the bags.." he tried again
" No.." came the flat reply
" No ?! Why ?? "
" Because I said no. That's why.."
" But you can atleast tell me if there's something for me ? "
" Unhun like I said before, yes and no.."
Yaar Ridhhima what's this yaar, see I got you all your favourites, you
know how long it took me to decide on this lion then to hand pick all
the chocolates, that you've already half devoured " she scowled,
stuffing another one " and you're not even telling me if that thing or
things are for me or not.."
Ridhhima chuckled at his scowling
face, forgetting her own she kissed his cheek in return " Jaan don't
push it okay.. I'll tell you when the time comes.." He opened his mouth
to protest but she placed her finger on his lips quietening him.. " Not a
word now. Just drive. I want to go home " She shifted closer leaning
her head on his shoulder again, putting an end to his queries in her
style.. She couldn't wait to see his face when she..
And now she
blushed.. Thank god he wasn't able to see her face or his super charged
brain must've surely gussed it.. He grumbled for a while but soon her
closeness calmed him down.
" Armaan where are you huh ? You missed the turn " she pointed out
No, this is the right way.." she wasn't sure " sweetheart I know you
seriously effect my attention but trust me I am not delirious " she
still looked confused " don't think too much, we're going somewhere else
" Somewhere else ?? Kahan ? "
" You'll see jaan ,you'll
see.. It's a surprise " he grinned at her you-just-stole-my-dialogue
look. But she didn't push it.. The start was awesome and wanted to keep
up the excitement.. She just loved his surprises, they always left her
feeling that extra special..
He drove on and soon they were on
the outskirts of the city, the green feilds took over concrete jungle
and the air felt fresh and cool.. The weather was lovely and sun too by
that time had toned down handing over the charge to the beautiful
silvery orb eager to make his way home.. Just like they were..
to the automatic gear shift system driving with an arm around her
wasn't that difficult, both dreamt with open eyes of the one in their
But the lovely moment was broken with a sudden declaration
that she was in love with someone else too. His heart nearly stopped at
that but he breathed in again when she rushed out coming back with
someone unexpected.. It was a baby goat !
They had to stop
because that baby goat chose the exact moment to come before their car
when he was thinking of stealing a kiss ,with his no less than 100
relatives. Ridhhima flushed his plans for a kiss not only by running out
but also by declaring her love for the baby. He groaned inwardly,
wasn't Leo enough.. But thank god the love didn't last long, apparently
it was one sided. Soon baby goat's mother came to claim her child.
Ridhhima had to let him go, but not before he'd captured this sweet
moment in his camera.. Making a memory for the lifetime..
finally reached their destination, stopping at a huge iron gate " Armaan
aren't you going to tell me now where we are ? " she tried again, her
efforts before were all in vain.
" Of course sweetheart " she was
surprised, was he finally telling her something " this is our stop for
the next two days " he said pointing to the gates that were slid open by
two smartly dressed guards who saluted them in army fashion. She looked
around the place as he drove in. Her heart singing ' Two days '...
place was huge with a lush green ground in front, an ideal place for an
in house cricket match.. She could see Rahul and Armaan running between
the wickets.. Or to laze around in the sun or for a fun get together
with friends.. images of Sapna Chirag Aditi Rohan Swati Nikita and
bickering Armaan and Abhimanyu flashed before her, bringing a dreamy
smile. she looked around observing the place, there were rows of trees
running by the boundary walls and she was sure of another landscape
patch behind the house ,the square structure that stood in the middle.
Beautiful flowers marked the borders along side the garden and the
gravel path which lead to a marble fountain, right in front of the
porch, of a lady carrying a pitcher from which water gushed out filling
the small pond where fishes danced merrily. The driveway was spacious
enough to accomodate no less than 50 cars..
But what held her
gaze was the two story building. Painted white it felt like home.. A
calm welcoming place that instantly gave a cozy feeling with a sense of
relaxation.. The spacious balconies hung out of what must be the rooms
adding to its vastness.. A blend of old and contemporary architechture
it was all in all.. beautiful.
She was still lost in surroundings when he called out " so princess, what do you think of your castle ? "
" Armaan where are we ? "
This sweetheart is our farmhouse, we normally use it for family outings
and small parties. Best place to relax without any disturbance " he
smiled getting out, coming to her side he opened the door for her " may I
? " offering her an arm which she gladly accepted and both moved in.
servents at the door bowed low welcoming them and opened the heavy oak
doors.. A step inside and surprising her was the shower of rose petals..
The way in was paved with rose petals too with Welcome written with
yellow among red.. Too lost for words she admired the flower shower and
decoration around, breathing in the fragrant air till she felt his arm
around her shoulder " All for you sweetheart.. All for you " she met his
gaze her eyes misty with love, she must've done done something really
good in her previous life to get him " heyy no crying " he held her
close. She nodded smiling, checking the mist in eyes " This is..
Beautiful. I love you.. " he planted a soft kiss on her head " I love
you too "
This wasn't all ,soon there came a man with two others
in tow carrying trays of refreshments.. He was probably the butler going
by his dressing style " welcome your highness.. Sir " he bowed to both "
would you care for some refreshments ? " he asked smiling politely.
on the other hand was surprised 'Your highness ??', she could just
manage a polite smile " thank you Arvind " Armaan took two glasses
handing one to her.Reading the question in her eyes he whispered " well,
you are my princess, you deserve to be treated like one " that cleared
the confusion. She smiled, he must have told everyone that she was
someone royal considering most of them weren't in house staff. Turning
to still waiting butler he said " that was nice Arvind " the butler
seemed happy to hear that " may I show you the rooms sir ? "
thanks, I will manage. You just take care of the things I told you
before " the butler again bowing low wishing the 'highness' went away
with other servents. He turned to find her smiling, " what ?? "
" So this is why you were in such a hurry to leave in the morning " he grinned, guilty as charged.
This is nothing " she raised her brow, there was more ? " but before
that you take some rest " moving behind her he swung her up in his arms "
Armaaann ! " she gasped " Kya kar rahe ho ? Put me down " wrapping her
arms around his neck she held him tight for support.
" Should I ?
Really ? " he flashed his naughty smile, easily seeing through her half
hearted request. It was probably that soft sigh that gave away her
secret delight at being swept away like that..
" No.. Don't " resting her head on his chest she blushed giving in, this was way better than walking.
" Exactly what I thought. I don't want my sweetheart to get tired." and carrying her in his arms he made way to the stairs..
were in their own heavens, he'd longed for the opportunity to hold her
close again.. to taste those rosy lips and for much much more.. Her
little teasers in the car didn't let his mind rest for a second.
before that, he wanted to see her reaction to all his surprises. he
tried his best to make it special for her, unlike anything before.. Her
happiness after all meant everything to him.. He did got his reward
seeing that beautiful smile on her face.. And what he wouldn't do to
keep it there for forever.. Yes, he promised himself that instant, he
will keep her happy at all costs.. Love her till the last breath,
Protect her from any harm.. Any pain in the world.. She is his life and
meant more than his life...
Few steps and a short walk later they
stood before a door. She did the honours of opening it, his hands being
occupied.. " Armaan atleast now put me down " he didn't wanted to, but
had to. No reasons left. They should've added few more steps or made a
longer corridor, he thought.
Standing in the room her eyes
observed the surroundings. It was simple but choicely decorated,
professional decorator marked everywhere.. It was quiet spacious with a
balcony on the opposite right side with the view of front garden, it was
open and cool breeze flowed in playing with her hair.. There was a desk
near the wall that ran along side it. A vase full of beautiful lilies
smiled at her.. On the left was a queen size bed with contemporary dark
mahogany side tables with lamps that went beautifully with beige and
pastel green theme of the room.. There was a small passage too which she
took, led to the bathroom.
The room was elegant enough but..
Something was missing.. She was rather expecting... Something more.
Probably the romantic in her which was very active these days, all
thanks to him, thought of flowers and an inviting cozy bed and.. Like
wise. Something that had personal touch, like what was downstairs. not
that he hadn't worked hard on making her feel special but didn't he said
' surprises ' that's plural you see but...
She was just
wondering when his arms wrapped her from behind, nuzzling her neck he
planted soft kisses " so, nice view ? " she rested back on his chest
running a hand in his hair " hmm it's beautiful "
She could feel him smiling. Turning her around he cupped her face caressing her rosy cheeks " yes, it's really beautiful "
For a moment they held each others gaze and then, his lips covered hers in a lovely kiss...
his lips moving over hers everything else.. Every thought was wiped off
her mind.. Their tongues danced together on the music of their heatbeat
singing of love and longing and.. Desire. He pulled her closer running
his hands on her back enticed by her soft fingers on his nape and hair..
There was enough heat to set something ablaze.. Slowly her hands moved
in front successfully opening two buttons of his shirt driving him even
more crazy.. And he.. Well he couldn't thank enough the person who
invented saari.. His hands caressed her delicate waist ,lips sensuously
moving over her shoulder and neck.. Her fragrance drove him crazy and
longing for more.. he trailed above and cupped her breast making her
gasp but then neither seem to had control..
With every passing
second the desire.. The craving instead of sating got feirce. Armaan
feared of losing not only his senses but also the control which he'd so
meticulously forced upon himself.. But then he'd have lost himself if it
wasn't for this small voice at the back of his mind that continuosly
warned him from going any further...
But it was so difficult !
Here she was. All so beautiful.. Wonderful.. Kissing him with all the
love in the world and her touch gosh !.. Yet.. Yet this stupid voice was
asking him to back off !!
What a spoiler !
He tried to
brush it off and continue but that voice spoke up again much clearer
this time " fruit of patience is always sweet Armaan "
" Damn ! "
he cursed. The voice now had a shape. A very miniscule himself floating
in the air. Everything was the same except there were two of them ! One
wore a gown, white, had wings carried a star tipped stick and the other
was a baldy with two red horns and a fork like thing in hand. He just
wore a loin cloth and had a tail !. The man in the gown urged to stop
while the horny guy. No pun intented. Urged to go on..
you idiot ! Can't you see she want you. Go ahead. Grab the opportunity.
You never know about women, they change their mood faster than chameleon
it's colours ! " " hmm, that's kind of true " Armaan mused ,boy ! Did
that man's horns just caught fire !
" Armaan " there came the gown man " don't listen to him. He just compared your soulmate to a chameleon ! "
How can they be soulmate without mating, my mate " said the tail man,
his sarcasm clear in his words but the gown man chose to ignore him.
" Trust me Armaan if you go by your initial plans she'll love you even more for it and you'll experience bliss "
" Don't listen to him Armaan. I doubt if he's a man at all. take her right now "
" Now now Armaan. Be a gentleman not a beast like him. Think about love "
" Your very name spells desire. Stand up to it " baldy stepped ahead
" Patience Armaan "
" Opportunity Armaan "
" Love Armaan "
" Desire Armaan "
" He's lusty ! "
" Oh get outta here !, don't listen to him, he's frusty " baldy lost his cool
" Frusty ?! " " yeah, it rhymes doesn't it. Psycho ! "
The gown man shook his head pitifully " listen to me Armaan how can you believe a man who roams about in loin cloth "
" Atleast I have 8 pack abs to show " he sneered pointing them proudly
" So do I, they are just covered in baby fat "
" Told you this nerd is gay " he whispered loud enough for him to hear
" Hey I heard that ! " that was too much even for him
" Good. It was meant to " " really ! Beast ! " and with that they started poking each other with their staff and stick
Armaan had had enough " oh stop it you two ! " he shouted out, startling Ridhhima
Huh, stop what ? Who two ? " breaking the embrace she looked around to
find the reason of his yelling but everything was quiet like before..
He quickly changed into damage control mode. Thanks to those two, the moment was broken. " uh, sorry
Honey, just silly worked up mind "
Armaan are you okay ? " she checked his forehead worried " I'm okay
honey. You go and freshen up. I'll just go and check if everything is
ready for the dinner " planting a quick kiss he almost pushed her in the
bathroom before she decided to fix an appointment with a psychiatrist.
Closing the door behind he exhaled deeply, he'd almost lost himself in
there. Talk about disadvantages of having a beautiful hot wife !
Focus Armaan. Focus. Don't you want to make her happy ? You do. Now get
back to work " reminding himself of the mission ahead he went away to
check if everything was in order for the special night.
winged gown man appeared again with an ear to ear smile. The red tail
appeared too, only to disappear with a puff ! And oh, he said stupid
On the other hand Ridhhima wondered what just
happened. A moment ago they were kissing each other passionatly and it
seemed it wouldn't just stop there but then he suddenly yells and
disappears. Weird. For a moment she was worried but he seemed okay.
Still wondering she looked around, anything she required was there and
honestly, that warm water in the bathtub was soo inviting that
everything else was instantly forgotten... Shaking off the doubts she
got ready to enjoy a long relaxing bath.
Stepping out after
spending good 45 minutes ( you know it now, our female lead is a bath
addict ) she felt rejuvenated. Wrapped in soft white bath robe she
wondered what to wear, their coming here was a surprise and she didn't
even had anything to change into.
Well, she was wrong.
a big smile on her face she took quick steps to the bed. There, waiting
for her was a gorgeous dress with a note ' My queen's attire ' her
smile got broader. Now why in the world she has to worry for anything
when he's there.
The dress was beautiful, her eyes praised it
heartily. After all how many men have an eye or imagination to pick
things like this for their wives. The colour was his favourite - Red and
had Armaan written all over it. She remembered he brought a sari for
her when they went to their first unofficial date to Mr and Mrs Paul's
party.. Plus didn't he said that he hand picked the lion and the
chocolates and the flowers so why not the dress. Of course it was
another of his 'hard day's efforts' result. She hugged the dress wishing
it was him... Heart swelled with love she craved to hold him in her
arms and tell him that she was crazily deeply totally in love with him..
sweet moment was interrupted by a knock on the door. " right on time ! "
jumping excitedly she rushed to the door, all in a mood to thank him
with a tight hug and a special kiss.
" Now where.." she stopped " who are you ? " disappointed and surprised seeing two unfamiliar faces.
Uh, your highness " she sighed, there they go again ' your highness'
but dismissed the idea of correcting them. She might just as well get
used to of it. " we were asked to assist you.. If you need our help.."
Ridhhima gave them her X-ray look. They looked professional though bit
hesitant after 'the look', apparently they haven't been in assistance to
any 'Royalty' before and she just might have some work for them.
Ridhhima allowed them in with all their paraphernalia still wishing it
Few minutes later she was all ready to bedazzle her
prince charming. The appreciative awestruck look of the assistants was
proof that she was ready to kill. The dress was soft shimmering red that
stopped at her knees. It had thin straps that left most of her milky
skin with good hint of cleavage for the view. It enhanced her curves
enough to make anyone's imagination go wild. Her hair were left loose
with curls dropping on the shoulders and pair of delicate sandel adorned
her soft feet..
Boy ! Armaan Malik was in for a big surprise..
all this while she had only one thing in her mind. Where was he ?.
Since he left he didn't even came once and now she was worried, though
the girls told her that they saw him around but still..
As the assistants took leave there came a messenger telling her that she was expected downstairs.
wondered what he was up to now. Taking a deep breath she checked
herself in the mirror once again, the smile was back on her face but
this time there were butterflies in her stomach. It felt like going on a
date for the first time, she was eager, anxious excited all in one. "
here I come sweetheart. Be ready "
Armaan waited impatiently at
the foot of the staircase. He had to rush through the last minute
checking, everything should be in order today, perfect for his queen.
Clad in the elegance of a black suit he personified the phrase 'drop
dead handsome'. It was happening again, the clock was again moving
slowly. He glanced at the watch when a soft beat of footsteps caught his
attention and he instantly knew that his wait was over.
His eyes darted at the landing above and what he saw made him forget to breathe.
stood his queen ,his life with her beautiful dazzling smile. And did
his eyes lit up or she was really glowing.. His eyes refused to leave
her, following every step as she closed the distance between them..
smile widened, the look on his face confirmed the effect she wanted.
His gaze brought colour to her cheeks and her eyes lowered on their own
accord, unable to bear that passionate gaze. Though she wanted to keep
looking at him.. Her prince charming.. Her life.. Looking devilishly
handsome, she had hard time controlling herself fighting the mad desire
to wrap him in a hug and kiss to her hearts fill.. His very presence
fanned the carnal desires in her heart.. Not that he felt any
" Armaan.." she stood before him yet he didn't utter a word " kuch bologe nahi," she looked down at herself " do I look okay ? "
took a step closer, her words brought him out of his trance " Okay, is
not the word for you my love.. Infact, I couldn't find anything to
compliment you with " he whispered planting a soft kiss on her cheek "
you look beautiful..stunning. But.." he took a step back looking her
from head to toe " something's missing..."
Instantly a frown came
over ,she checked what was missing curses at the tip of her tongue she
wanted everything perfect yet.. But then was surprised again.. While she
was busy checking herself he placed a diamond necklace around her bare
neck. Before she could make out what happened he took her to the nearby
mirror enveloping her in his arms from behind, putting his chin on her
shoulder " looks more beautiful this way.. And I'm not talking about you
" he planted a soft kiss on her shoulder, quiet happy surprising her.
She glowed, the necklace was exquisite and went perfectly with the
dress. his eyes gleamed seeing her smile. But she was too overwhelmed to
utter a word... Turning around in his arms she cupped his face and
kissed his cheek " thank you, its beautiful "
He couldn't have
asked for anything better. Seeing her happy was all he wanted "
Sweetheart, this is nothing compared to you. And next time. No thank
you. Just say you love me "
Her eyes turned misty " I love you. Very very very much "
That's better " interwining her fingers with his he held her close "
but no crying okay. Today, just be happy and I promise you happier
tomorrows " She knew he will, like always keep his promise. He kissed
her eyes wiping away the tears. " now shall we ? There's something that
awaits my fair lady " she nodded and both made way to the other
Her day of surprises had just begun. He led her through
a corridor which glowed with beautiful starry lights. The floor was
covered with balloons and the ceiling had archs of flowers that glowed
in different lights. She was amazed at how much he had planned and done.
Mesmerized, she was lost in surroundings and if he hadn't been holding
on to her hand she'd have thought it to be a dream.. A beautiful dream
which she never wanted to end..
The corridor lead to the big oak
doors, again beautifully decorated " now there's something for you. I
hope you like it " with that the doors slid open and the soft music,
whose source she couldn't locate, flowed out. Stepping in she let out a
soft gasp, her eyes widened with amazement at the scene before her.
followed her in. A wide smile playing on his lips. His efforts had paid
off. The large ballroom was converted into something like heaven.. The
ceiling twinkled with with stars and some seem to reach down to her..
The floor had light mist like clouds with balloons and the air was
fragrant with flowers.. All her favourite.
But what caught her
eyes was the display of pictures. Her pictures.. Their pictures.. Some
of which she didn't even knew were clicked. All enlarged and highlighted
with lights and framed in flowers..
If she thought this was all
then she was wrong ,coz right before her was a canopied area lighted
with.. Was that a moon !!?.. The light that was thrown on the table came
from something that looked exactly like moon. The table was set for two
and vase in the center had flowers glowing like small stars shooting
out of it..
She was beyond amazed seeing everything around.
Thoughts flooded but speech failed her. The heart unable to contain the
love formed drops of happiness in her eyes. Armaan waited till she had
seen all, slowly he walked up to her " so, did my princess like it ? "
turned around wrapping him in a tight embrace, tipping up a little she
looked into his eyes probably her eyes could say what her lips
couldn't.. It worked, he could see his answer in her eyes. She opened
her mouth to say something but just couldn't formulate anything apart
from " I love you.. I love you so much " she whispered, that was all he
wanted to hear.. He knew everything.. Could feel everything those words
wanted to convey. Gently he wiped off her tears. Words were still
absent.. Cupping his face in her palms she draw him close and placed her
lips on his...
The kiss conveyed everything what words could not..
was sometime before they broke up.. The kiss was gentle and brimmed
with pure love.. " I'll take this as you like the decoration " she
chuckled feeling much lighter and full of happiness " yes you may.. But
Armaan.. This is amazing " she looked around " I mean I don't know what
to say, its just soo out of the world beautiful ! And when did you take
these pictures ?? "
" Oh I was just practising stalking you see "
she rolled her eyes at his grin " actually, I fell in love with you at
the first sight so since day one I've been trying to capture as much of
you as I can. I didn't wanted to miss anything you see " he rested his
chin on her shoulder.
" Hmm I can see you didn't miss much of me "
she nodded approvingly quiet impressed and planted a kiss on his cheek "
now can we eat ? I am starving "
He gladly escorted his queen to the table drawing up a chair like a perfect gentleman and then arrived their 7 course meal..
to stay away, no matter how small a distance, she shifted next to him.
Now which man is going to complain if his wife wishes to sit next to
him. Not forgetting the 'rule' she fed him making him ecstatic. Who
needed food, he was already full of love !
For a moment he ate
quietly, glancing at her with a mysterious smile playing on his lips,
like he was meditating upon something. " hey, what are you thinking ? "
" Nothing... Just that how beautiful you look.. And how jealous I am " she looked questioningly " of this necklace..."
touched her necklace pointing to her clevage, a blush crept on her
cheeks comprehending his words but was saved from saying anything as
they were served the dessert. A welcome diversion as she felt hot under
his gaze " you know.. all these things here " she looked around " they
feel like I am on a beach in heaven just without water "
" You like beaches ? "
Like ? I love them ! I can like live forever there " she said excitedly
" once we went for a holiday to Goa and it was awesome.. The starry sky
cool breeze " she sighed dreamily
" Hmm. But as you see we're in
a non sea side area I made some 'arrangement' " her lips curved in an
amused smile. Now what's coming next.. was all she could think " wait a
sec. " he called the butler who went away with a curious smile and nod.
She didn't had to wait for long coz moments later soft cold breeze
tickled her skin and then came the musical sound of waves crashing on
the shore. " Armaan ?? " her brows cocked up in wonder, he just gave her
another reason to love and praise him some more. He definitely had a
Phd. in giving surprises. " Anything for my queen " he kissed her cheek
getting one in return only greater in intensity. And though there was
wine yet he was intoxicated long before he touched it.
" Huh, I
am so full " she declared scooping the last bite of the pie.
Complimenting the chef and the butler she turned to him " so, what's
next ? "
" Now we proceed for some entertainment. How about a movie ? "
A movie ?! Of course ! " taking his arm she moved on for the next
delight, seperated with a starry curtain was a portion of the ballroom.
Right in front was a big screen, a comfortable cozy couch with a big
bowl of popcorn and soda glasses waiting for them.
She sat by his
side with her head resting on his chest hands wrapped around each
other.. And though Shahrukh and Kajol tried their best they could not
get the attention of these two. If they were feeling kuch kuch these two
were feeling bahut kuch !
" Aww what a cute kid. I always liked him " she gushed over little sardar kid in the movie
Cute ! That's a cunning little fellow. See what tantrums he's throwing,
not saying a word " how can she like anyone beside him ! So what if its
some kid on tv.
" Armaan that's not called throwing tantrums " she shook her head. He knew nothing about kids !
" Yeah, right ! Wait till you get some real tantrum kids "
blushed at the thought but somehow felt strange happiness at that
comment, controlling herself she continued " none of our kids are going
to throw tantrums " how can they with such adorable father.
They just might. Their mother throws them all the time " he added with a
naughty grin. She'd forgot who she was dealing with and he got a
playful hit for that " control princess. If you're going to lose your
temper so easily then how you'll manage 6 kids ! "
Now that brought a stop to the beautiful dream " what ?? Six ! "
" Yeah, at least 6 and it's minimum and non negotiable " he cleared
" You wish Mr. Malik " she rested back on his chest " 2. And that's final " she smiled
he wasn't giving up so easily. So, to settle the question they decided
on a game. Blinkers. They would stare into each others eyes and first
one to blink would lose.
Sitting opposite each other they
started. It was tough, considering who they were looking at. A minute
later she found the distance between them was getting less and less and
before she could understand completely it got all covered up. His lips
claimed hers in a lovely kiss.. with her before his eyes how was he
supposed to remember anything else.
It was sometime before she could catch her breath " you cheated " she whispered. Bit hoarse, her heart still fluttering.
Everything is fair in love my love " he pecked her lips again squeezing
her in his embrace. Pulling back a little he looked into her eyes " can
I have a dance with the most beautiful girl in the universe ? " and
kissed the hand resting on his chest. Could she say no to him ? Never.
The soft music floated in. It was her favourite. John Denver's ' You fill up my senses '
" It was left somewhat incomplete that day.. Lets start all over again."
her in his strong arms he carried her out. Lost in his eyes,
intoxicated with his muscular smell she didn't even notice when they
came out of the ballroom and where they were heading.
golden glow distracted her from her favourite sight. They were in a
room, not the one she was in before. Slowly he put her down, her eyes
scanned the place. The golden glow came from the candles that filled the
room with light and soothing aroma. Outside, the full moon covered
everything in its shimmering moonlight it's reflection in the still
water of the pool beyond small balcony gave the impression of its being
on earth rather than in the sky.. On the right side a king size bed
awaited the masters for its possession, covered in silky white sheets
sprinkled with rose petals it raised her heartbeat in a glance.. Right
opposite was a fireplace, two large chairs before it looked comfortable
and left space quiet enough to sit and cuddle up with the special one.
The fire blazing out and.. within. The thought brought the butterflies
back. With vengence.
A soft firm touch broke her chain of
thoughts. He stood behind enveloping her in his embrace " Welcome home
Mrs. Malik " he whispered kissing her cheek. It was indeed some welcome,
beyond her imagination..
His touch sent shivers down her spine.
Turning in his arms she met his gaze.. His eyes.. They seem to blaze in
the glow of candlelight ..
" Nervous ? " he asked pushing back
her curls. His fingers brushing through her neck sent another
electrifying jolt in her body, the simple brush of fingers the light
touch.. Nothing was same, everything was magnified with him by her side.
Her shiver didn't go unnoticed " are you okay ? Look honey, if you
don't feel like it then.."
She jerked out of her thoughts. What
gave him the idea that she didn't wanted him.. Or this ! Every minute
she'd thought of nothing else but the moment they would be together,
united as one. But it seemed he misinterpreted her silence " what made
you think so ? " she cut him in between " don't you want me ? " she
asked, though knew the answer.
" Oh sweetheart," he tightened his
hold, the touch itself gave the answer but she wanted to hear it from
him " you have 'no' idea how much I want you.. But more than that I want
you to be ready, not push it for just the sake of it. I can wait.."
decided few things were required to be cleared right now. Cupping his
face she whispered firmly " but I don't want to " her other hand that
rested on his chest could feel his heart thumping madly. His eyes
shouted of his heart's desire.
" Are you sure ? " he asked, still
testing his control. But now she didn't had any over herself. She
wanted him. Now. Everything else nervousness, butterflies,
anxiety..disappeared. Looking into his eyes she never felt so sure of
anything else. Yes, he was hers and it was time she claimed him
completely. Looking deep into his eyes she brought his face closer and
captured his lips in a passionate kiss..
No other confirmation was required. In an instant everything was answered...
the kiss heated up. He nibbled on her lower lip hungrily. Tasting of
wine he intoxicated her even further. He deepend the kiss leaving her
aching for more and yet fulfilled. Breaking a little for air she saw
glimmer of his smile ,her nerves fluttered through her once more. He
looked amazing.. killing with that hunger dancing in his eyes... Her
hands worked on their own accord and soon freed him of his jacket and
tie. Not getting enough of him her fingers trailed up and down his back
drawing him close and to the edge.. his lips trailed down to her bare
shoulders running the length of arms, sending shivers down her spine and
though his hands felt cold on her heated skin they kindled a fire
wherever they touched..
His sensuous touch on her bare back
created ripples of unknown feelings. Every passing second her hunger
grew fierce. With pounding heart and bated breath she waited for his
Drawing her close his lips didn't leave a spot.. Her
firm breasts crushed on his chest rousing him instantly.. glancing at
her face.. A soft smile came on his lips.. Everything about this woman
brought life in him, her smile her smell the way she chewed on her
bottom lip slightly when nervous or anxious, her perfect curves which
gave him hard time to control himself making his imagination go wild...
And now, after all he's been through.. they've been through.. She was
here with him.. As his.. For forever..
She felt him stop for a
moment but before senses could register anything he was kissing her
again, leaving a trail up to her neck and chest.. His hand worked deftly
and she felt a slow sensual tug on the zipper of her dress pulling it
down till his hand rested on the small of her back..
hitched, she held his shoulders tight for her legs started to feel
rubbery.. His fingers getting more access to her soft back roamed
sensuously all over. She never knew that back could be such an erotic
part of the body, it was seriously effecting her senses.. He didn't
break the touch and kissing slowly, slid the straps of the dress down
shifted smiling in her sleep, feeling weightless, soft brightness was
all around.. But then something strong went around her waist, it broke
her not-that-deep sleep.. Also the moist soft touches on his cheek and
neck tingled her to waking up... Her heart knew that touch, that hold..
Who else it could be.. Shifting back a little she rested her back on his
firm chest, spooned in his embrace.. She slowly opened up her eyes to
the one she always wanted..
" Hey, good morning " tilting her
head she pecked his lips. The day brightened with his smile " good
morning my queen " he brushed his lips again, not getting enough
" Didn't you sleep ? " she turned over caressing his face, it looked rather fresh
" Hmm " he caressed her hair " I wanted to but there's someone who didn't let me sleep a wink "
She raised a brow at his naughty grin " 'I' didn't let you sleep ?! "
Yupp " his fingers ran down her arm to her back sensuously pulling her
close ,bringing colour to her cheeks " you have no idea how beautiful
last night was.. How beautiful you are " he brushed his lips on hers,
moving to her chest caressing the love marks with his lips..
Armaaann " she whispered " it's morning " his charm was working again
but as he pulled her closer she felt something hard.. The colour on her
cheeks deepened " you're not thinking of.."
" You mean going for
another round " blushing profusely she nodded, making imaginary patterns
on his chest " I didn't knew people made love at this rate "
chuckled " normally, I don't think so. No, they don't. But you my love,
inspire me " he kissed the hand running on his chest " and trust me 4
times a night is not usual but, with you everything turns out to be
super best " wrapping his arm around he rolled over pinning her beneath,
making her very aware of their condition under the sheets.
Okay Mr. Inspired superbest, as much as I love to 'inspire' you, my sore
muscles are kind of inspired for a break " she kissed his cheek
" Huhh " he sighed dramatically slumping down on her chest " there goes my breakfast in bed "
Hey ! Who said about not having breakfast " his head jerked up " but
how about we first freshen up for that " She winked, flooring him. In an
instant he was out of bed. She cried out in surprise. They were still
The next moment, she was in his arms " I don't think
you want to starve your hubby dearest. So lets save time." not waiting
for the reply he moved to the bathroom.. After all breakfast is the most
important meal of the day.
passed washing away the heated senseless passion leaving behind the
blissful feeling inside.. Lying there with head resting on his chest she
called " Armaan.."
" Hmm " he carressed her back lovingly, a soft smile played on his lips.. It was the smile of a happy contented man.
" Plz don't wake me up.."
" Wake you up ? But you aren't sleeping darling " he squeezed her in his embrace
It seems so.." He looked at her amused " it all feels like a dream..
It's too good to be true, what if I wake up and realize this was all a
dream.. A fairy tale.. and I want this to go on forever.." she looked
into his eyes
He chuckled kissing her forehead assuringly,
wrapping her even tighter " this is not a dream sweetheart. I promise
you, this fairy tale will go on forever.. And " she waited " it's only
going to get better.. You are forgetting that we still haven't been to
our honeymoon " her eyes sparkled at the news. Of course how can she
forget, after all she was the one who decided the place. Excitement
gripped her heart.. " and trust me there's lot more I've planned to do..
To show.. This my dear was just the beginning.." She blushed and hid
herself in his chest feeling the light waves of his soft laugh mingled
with the rythm of his heartbeat.. " but for now.. just lie back, be
absolutely still and listen... My heartbeat... What it says... Just four
words... Ridhhima, I love you..."
He was right, it did sang of
it just like her heart was singing his name.. It seemed some fairy tales
do come true.. And hers was one of them.
Time seem to fly.. It
was sunday already and they would be heading back home soon.. But this
time the world had turned around for them, they were soulmates.. of each
others in all senses of the world..
A big smile adorned her
face, turning her head she found her life sleeping by her side
contentedly.. They'd just made love.. Again. She savoured those moments
while he slipped into land of nod. She didn't complain, he didn't get
much sleep in these two days whereas she just couldn't get any..
chuckled softly. Her gaze on her life.. holding her with a hand around
her waist he glowed in the bright light of noon.. Sprawled on his
stomach with covers till his hips, hair tussled, all thanks to her.. She
ran her fingers pushing them back from his forehead pouring love
through eyes.. he was so strong and now she had the first hand
experience.. The thought turned her crimson, now that she got to see him
more closely.. Intimately, she noticed so much more, he was broad and
rippled with muscles but still looked so cute and innocent in sleep..
The past two days rolled by her eyes.. The welcome was out of the world
and then it got surpassed by him..
Unable to hold that overpowering wave of love she shifted closer and planted a soft kiss on his forehead..
lips curved into a smile, slowly he opened his sleepy eyes to meet her
gaze, his smile widened. " so sleepy head woke up " she caressed his
face. Exhaling a sigh he shifted closer resting his head on her chest "
Armaan, chalo get up.. We got to go back " she added lovingly
He scrunched his nose " Why ? "
Why ?! Why why ? It's sunday, two days are over. Don't you want to get
back home " though she couldn't see she knew he would be frowning
she was right " do we have to ? Do 'you' want to ? I don't think so,
lets stay " he adjusted himself more comfortably squeezing her in his
She didn't wanted to either but that wasn't the option right
now she'd lots to do. Her surprise was still due " jaan, if we stay
here then how're we going to go for honeymoon. I've to do the packing
too " it wasn't reason enough
" Mch, that's not the problem. One more day won't hurt "
" Huh, I don't want to leave either but you see jaan.. I have a surprise for you " she had to tell the truth
eyes popped open " surprise ! For me !!? " he got up resting on the
elbow, she nodded " what ? Where ? " she laughed out at his sudden
excitement, raising herself a little she looked into his eyes and slid a
finger coquettishly down her face " not here sweetheart. At home. I
think you'll 'love' it "
His smile widened into a grin " boy, I'm sure I'm going to 'lovee' this one. Lets go back home "
And so they shall return. As one. As soulmates.
Edited by mansibharti - 02 January 2012 at 11:15am
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