Ashar came home tired n slumped on the sofa. Asmara followed him with pom poms n rushed to the kitchen.
"Ashar...You okay buddy?" NK asked.
"Bhaiii! Here. Tang n Glucose. Drink both. You will get a lot of energy." Asmara came hopping with HP behind her holding a tray.
"Thanks Asmi...Thank you HP uncle."
"Thank you HP uncle." Asmara repeated after Ashar.
Ashar had taken it upon himself to teach Asmara manners. He knew Asmara followed him blindly. So he did whatever he wanted Asmara to learn.
HP smiled at the brother sister duo n left.
Ashar took the glass of glucose n forwarded it to Asmara. Asmara drank it half n made him drink it herself. Tang followed a similar fate.
"You both back so soon?" Arnav returned from the office n found his kids in the living room both sweaty n Ashar lil muddied.
"What happened to you?" Khushi asked. She too had just returned after visiting her buaji.
While Asmara launched herself at her dad, Ashar stretched his arms n Khushi hugged him tight.
"What happened to you n bhai princess?"
"Nannav! Mere bhai! Dint you know it was Ashar's soccer match today n Asmara cheered him from the stands. Have a look at her pom poms."
Arnav smiled, so did Khushi.
"Bhai won haina?" Arnav asked.
"Yesss! My bhai is the bestest." Asmara beamed n looked at her brother with pride.
"Obviously my raja beta won. After all my darling was cheering for him." Khushi said.
"Okay you both. Go freshen up n then we'll all have gol gappe n jalebis."
"Where are these two? Khushi lets check."
They peeped into their room n met with a beautiful sight. Asmara had another room to herself though she never used it. She had made Arnav buy a bunk bed n place it in Ashar's room.
Her explanation was simple. Thats how brother n sister lived. She had seen it in one of the cartoons n wanted the same. Arnav n Khushi smiled at their daughter. They saw Ashar too who was smiling widely when Asmara said she would stay with Ashar in his room, though he tried to act indifferent later.
Ashar was sleeping on Asmara's lap with a pillow under him to make sure he didnt put too much weight on her. He was more protective than Arnav when it came to Asmara. Asmara was stroking his hair n she was half way asleep with her leaning on Ashar. [Check my DP for reference on their sleeping position.]
"My bhai is the bestest." Asmara said in her sleep while Ashar smiled as though he heard what she said.
Arnav n Khushi smiled at each other in understanding n left. Their kids had grown up.