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As if on impulse, his hand lifted to touch her shoulder. Before he could say anything he saw her lips move. And he froze. The words that came out of her mouth, made his heart clench. He felt like he would suffocate as his mind registered what she just said.
"They are making me get married to him next week."
His hand dropped from her shoulder and he looked away as he felt something shatter inside him. He wanted to say so much but no words came out.
He didn't know why but all of a sudden he felt angry. Very Angry. He didn't know why he was angry. He didn't know why he was so upset. All he knew was that this wasn't right, he wasn't right. How can this one girl evoke such strong emotions in him? He was Arnav Singh Raizada, nobody ever affected him to such an extent! He turned to her to do what he does best in this situation. Vent out on her. But again he was taken back when he saw her face. Her head down, her lips quivering, he knew what was coming next. It was the same look she had, whenever he had hurt her. But this time there was something different. There was a fear, but it wasn't the same fear she had when she faced him. This was more painful and hounding. And whatever it was, he wanted to fix it!
"Khushi" He called her name, but he got no response. "Khushi?" He said a bit louder, but again nothing. Finally he pulled her arm making her face him. His heart melted when he saw her eyes, they were a pool of pain and fear. He just stared at her letting her know that he was there. He didn't know why, but at this point all he wanted to do was comfort and tell her that everything would be ok. Whatever it was, we would solve it together! And as if she understood that, once again her lips started to quiver as unshed tears gathered in her eyes. "NO! Not the tears!" He panicked in his mind as he saw the wetness in her eyes, ready to spill any second! Before he could stop her, the tiny pearls fell from her eyes, each one piercing his heart with a pain unbearable. He moved his hand from her arm and reached to wipe her tears, but before he could register what was happening, he felt her in his arms. He froze as she hugged him tight, her face buried in his chest, finally breaking down.
She looked up shocked as she came out of her reverie when she felt his hand pulling her. But then calmed when she looked into his eyes. This was the third time, she saw concern in his eyes. The first time was when she had told him about her parents and the second time was when he had come to see her bauji in the hospital.. But this time, there was concern as well as worry. It couldn't be for her. Could it? The eyes that always held no emotions other then anger, had showed concern for her. Forgetting her sorrows, she felt like drowning in the pool of his eyes which gave her a sense of calm and strength. Her eyes started to sting as she felt the unshed tears come to her eyes. The numbness left her cheeks as they warmed up and left a tint of red on her cheeks as she tried really hard not to let the tears fall. She didn't want to seem weak in front of him, but she knew if there was anyone who would understand her pain it was him. As if on cue, her tears started to spill, one after the other, leaving her open like a book. And without a second thought, she went to the one place she knew she would always find shelter. His arms. She felt him freeze, but she didn't care. All she knew was that, she needed to let it all go. She wanted to be whole again, being broken hurt. And this pain she couldn't bear alone. As if a volcano erupted in her, she blurted out everything that was in her heart.
"I can't do this! I can't get married to him! I don't even know him! This is not what I wanted! I wanted a marriage where I would be happy. Where my husband would love me as much as I would love him! My dreams, my wishes, everything shattered! I don't want to do this! But how can I say no? Buaji says this is my bauji's wish. How can I not go through this if this is what he wants! But how can I kill my dreams like this?" She spoke between sobs, it was as if a dam just broke and she had to let everything out! She couldn't take the pain anymore. The taunts, from her own family, more specifically her amma, and her buaji.
"They are my family! I consider them everything! Then how can buaji say that I don't care for bauji? How can she say that I need to do this to repay bauji back for taking care of me and giving me shelter! Do kids have to repay their parents for the love they gave? Amma wants me to do this too. She is my mother, doesn't she understand I don't want this? How can I say no to her, when she begs me to save her husband, my bauji. They say this is for my better future, but if they knew what was good for me, they would never do this to me! My one moment of weakness, and they decided that was it, I was ready for this marriage! They told him that I was ready and that the wedding would be in a week! I am not ready Arnavji, I can not marry that man! He may be the nicest man in the world! But he can not be the man for me! The one you are suppose to marry should make you feel happy and comfortable. But when he comes near me, why am I uncomfortable? As if I don't belong with him? Then how can I marry him? I know my bauji would never want this from me! HE WOULD NEVER WANT ME TO BE UNHAPPY!" And with that she broke down completely, she knew she wasn't going to get any comfort from this man but she didn't know why he was the only one she could tell all this to.
Arnav just sat there as he saw her break down in his arms. He heard her vent out everything that was in her heart. His eyes clouded up as he heard what she was going through. A rush of emotions went through him. First it was sadness, he felt for her, didn't she go through enough that god was making her go through this too. He looked up and glared as if telling god that this is why I do not believe in you! You only inflict pain! Then he felt anger, he never liked her buaji, the woman meant trouble! He knew how much Khushi loved her family. How could that woman tell her to repay the love and care that was giving to her! And how can someone be forced to get into a relationship like this! Then sorrow, that her mother couldn't understand her daughter! The mother had become selfish and ignored the wish of the daughter who would give up everything happily for just one smile from her family! And somewhere in the corner of his heart, he felt happy. Yes happy, that she did not want this marriage to happen! This was not her decision.
Without realizing it, his arms slowly went around her. Holding her close to him. He murmured a soft "Its going to be ok" as he soothed her! He gently rubbed her back with one hand while the other rested on her head. He felt her freeze for a second but as she registered that he was comforting her, a new set of tears started flowing from her eyes. She hugged him tighter, feeling that if she let go now, she would be lost forever. Just like her he reciprocated, and tightened his hold on her. He was never one to comfort, but he knew that she needed him right now. He gently told her everything would be ok and that he was there, just like how his Di would comfort him. Just like how she would take him in her arms and soothe him when he would wake up form a bad nightmare when he was little. Letting him know, that he was protected and that nothing would get to him.
As each second passed, while he tried to calm her down, his decision got stronger. He knew what he had to do. Now, this was not her battle alone. He didn't care that he was Arnav Singh Raizada. The man who didn't care about anything. At this point, all he knew was that he had to protect this girl. This crazy girl who had turned his life upside down. This innocent girl who was being forced into something that should happen willingly. He had to protect her from this horrible world. And no matter what, no one was going to hurt her now. Khushi Kumari Gupta was no longer alone. Arnav Singh Raizada was there, as a shield for every harm that would come her way. And with that he hugged her tighter and made the vow to never leave her alone.
As he made his decision, Arnav felt Khushi's sobs subside and gently pulled away from him when she felt his arms go tight around her. He looked down at her and saw that now instead of the fear he saw confusion in her eyes which quickly turned into a shock. And just as quick as she had hugged him, she moved back and got up and walked a few steps away from him. Watching her move away he got up as well and held her hand before she could leave.
"I promise to fix everything. You won't have to go through this alone" He whispered to her gently, just loud enough for her to hear him. Once again she looked shocked, and was about to say something when the voices of Lavanya and Anjali broke their moment. She quickly turned and wiped her tears and walked to them but not before turning back once and looking at Arnav.
Shocked at his own actions, Arnav saw her walk away and then walked towards the pool. "What in the world just happened?" He thought to himself in shock as the events of the past few minutes went by in his head. He just stood there staring at the water as he realized, he just invited a hurricane to come into his life. And with that, he sighed and walked to his room to take a shower and clear out his thoughts.
[End Of Flashback]
"Chote, come on. It's time for dinner!" His Di's voice brought him back as he realized he was here thinking about the encounter with Khushi once again. He put away the spray bottle and the watering can and went inside. Khushi was long gone home, but his decision was still firm as ever. Each time he thought about what happened, his resolve strengthened. And his final decision was made. He was going to stop this wedding. And the first step was to find out who this jerk was that was hell bent on marrying Khushi! With that he strode to the table and joined his family unaware of the storm that was going to come in his life. In their life. Due to his decision!!
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Edited by Smileyface - 30 October 2011 at 1:42pm