Hi, this is Tanvi Alison (new to the forum ). I have been watching IPKKND for quite a while, and that led me here. I have been reading the stories in the forum for quite a while, i thought why not write one. This is my first attempt. So here, it goes...
(part 2 on page 3)
Khushi stood still near the
poolside. The wind blew through her long black hair. She wrapped her hands
round herself as the chill breeze kissed her skin, causing her tiny goose bumps.
But above all, she was hurt, definitely hurt. After all she had done, her
family despised her. Her sister-in-law, whom she treated as her own sister,
accused her of shattering her marriage. Her husband, who married her by force,
spit some spiteful words in her ears a few days back, cursing himself for meeting
her, for knowing her. Akash and Payal were going through a difficult phase of
their marriage themselves, and he blamed Khushi for it. She shut her eyes tight
and let her tears flow.
Di's words rang in her mind. "Chotey,
you have changed. You are in love. You are no longer my brother. You have
completely changed to Khushi's husband" she opened her eyes. She had heard Di
speaking to Arnav and broke down when she heard her say that it was a mistake
that he married Khushi. Weren't they exactly the same words that Arnav had said
to her? The whole family was concluding that Khushi's existence in the house
was not appropriate.
She sat down near the pool and
dipped her fingers in the cool, still water. She remembered the time when her
bangle had fallen into the pool, and Arnav under the pretext of giving her
bangle back to her, kissed her. she withdrew her hand with a jerk and placed
her wet fingers on her cheek. "Hey Devi Maiyya, what do i do? I can neither
live with this man, nor can i live without him. Please show me some way" She
shut her eyes tight again and allowed some more tears to wash her face. Every single
person wanted her away from their life. But how could she forget them? How could
she despise them? How would she forget Arnav, the mere reason for her existence?
Yes, he hurt her, but wasn't that spoken in anger? Din't he express his love
for her? din't he decorate the hall for her? din't she run into his arms and
permit him to kiss her? she heard her heart crying out, proclaiming her love
for her Arnavji... But, on the other hand was the entire family. She couldn't
see the man she loved, having to choose between her and his whole family. She had
to go away. She had to let him go. She had to leave her life and walk away,
lifeless. And most of all, she would have to let him know about her decision. "Hum
chale jaayenge Arnavji. Aapse door, aap sabse door..." she thought to herself. She
went into the room and packed her clothes in her small trunk that she had
carried from her buaji's house. Once her packing was done, she went out near
the pool and was lost in a trail of thoughts again.
The sudden lightening brightened
the surrounding and the thunder struck loud. And amidst the noise, she heard
the most familiar and pleasant sound. Her heartbeat, which was getting faster
by each passing second. She acknowledged the reason."Arnavji..." a tiny whisper
escaped her lips. And indeed, he stood behind her. she turned and confirmed his
presence. But though he was the same person, it appeared as though a completely
different side of Arnav stood before her. A weary, torn and a weak guy. This was
not her Arnavji.
Khushi wiped her tears and leaped
towards him from where she was sitting. She cupped his face and made him look
into her eyes. And her fear came true. Arnav had definitely changed. Di was
right. She saw immense love for his wife, for her, in those eyes. ASR no longer
existed. This was Arnavji... Her Arnavji.
"Khushi..." he whispered, and
unable to say anything more, he hugged her tight as though his whole life
depended on her. Khushi, not knowing what to do, hugged him back. she thought
it would not be appropriate to tell him about her decision. She patted his
back, just like how a mother pats her child, and soon she felt her shoulders
getting wet. He was in tears. Arnav Singh Raizada was crying. Khushi was about
to open her mouth to speak and to console him, when Arnav broke the hug.
He cupped her face and looked
into her eyes. "Khushi, i am tired. Anjali Di, whom i adored my entire life, doesn't
want to talk to me. She says i have changed getting married to you. you know i
haven't. I still care about her. I did not reveal the truth about Shyam because
i cared for her. I forced you into this marriage and shattered all your dreams
because i cared about her. I almost lost my life in this whole kidnapping
fiasco, and all that Di can say now is that i don't care? How could she say
that Khushi? I agree i am not expressive. But that doesn't make me insensitive.
I love Di. My love doesn't decrease for her. but why is it so difficult for her
to accept that i love you too, that you too are important in my life. My love
as a brother would never decrease. So why should my love for you affect our
He looked into Khushi's eyes
hoping for some answers. But Khushi herself was tangled with all kinds of
accuses. Arnav took her tiny hands into his and kissed her palms. "I need you
Khushi. Please don't turn away. In this moment, if anyone understands me, then
it is only you. i know that saying sorry alone won't make up for all that i did
to hurt you. and maybe that is the reason that i have to go through such a
situation. I know you are thinking of going away." Khushi looked at him. How
was it possible for him to read her mind? Her look confirmed Arnav's words. "No
khushi, you cannot leave. I will not let you go" saying this, he hugged her
Khushi was now in a dilemma. She could
not stay. She would only cause Di more suffering. But she couldn't leave
either. Not after she had been asked not to by Arnavji. "Thik hai Arnavji, i
will not go" she spoke softly, as she hugged him back again. Arnav, relieved, buried
his head in the nape of her neck and wrapped her petite body round his huge
arms. And as a blessing, the rain poured down. But this did not seem to disturb
the two. Their hug grew stronger and stronger.
He heard her teeth chatter due to
the cold and realised they had been in the rain for quite some time. He broke
the hug and looked at her. she looked pink due to the blush on her cheeks, but
was pale due to the cold. He carried her inside their room and placed her on
the sofa. He took out a towel and her white night suit from their cupboard and
handed it over to her. "Change, or else you're sure to catch a cold" and with
his stern look, Khushi decided it was best to do as she had been instructed to
do. She went to the bathroom to change her clothes.
Meanwhile Arnav turned on the
heater in the room. Phew, it was getting colder. Maybe it was due to the
drenched clothes he was still wearing. He took out a tshirt and a pair of
shorts from the cupboard and decided to change outside, since Khushi was
already in the bathroom. He changed his shorts and was about to put on his
shirt when Khushi opened the bathroom door.
Looking at her half naked
husband, a strange feeling overcame her. she had never felt this way. Perhaps it
was a sign of catching a cold, she thought. But her heart skipped several beats
when Arnav gazed at her. her wet hair neatly lay on one side of her shoulder,
and the droplets from her hair dripping down her neck, made Arnav go weak in
the knees. He dropped the shirts in his hand and walked towards Khushi.
Surprisingly, she din't move backwards. Instead she made tiny steps towards
him, until both stood really close to each other.
"You are beautiful, Khushi. I
think i am madly in love with you", she heard him say in his husky tone. Her heartbeats
were crazily fast and her breath made her lungs almost explode. "I love you too
Arnavji. I completely acknowledge you as my husband" she heard herself say to
him. This was more than enough to express in words. Arnav carried her in his
arms and placed her on the bed, THEIR bed. He kissed her forehead, cheeks and
nose, and slowly drew his mouth on hers. And the moment their lips met, they
kissed like they had been waiting for this moment since ages. Both were so lost
in the moment, that when they broke the kiss, they were completely devoid of
clothes. Arnav, being the gentleman that he was, pulled a blanket over them. "I
would proceed only if you want me to" he sought her permission. Khushi, in
response just brought his lips to meet hers and kissed him harder than before. She
heard him mumble something, but dint care to ask him again since that would
mean breaking the kiss again. Soon, he entered her and both, rhythmically,
moved their bodies in the process of making love. And when their reached their
peak of ecstasy, they lay in each other's arms, not caring about the rest of
His soft snores and some tingling
sensation made her open her eyes. It was
still midnight. His rough beard poked into the sensitive nape of her neck. His hand
lay on her breast and his legs crossed her thighs. Khushi smiled as she saw him
sound asleep. He had the innocence of a child on his face when he was asleep. She
rose from the bed, carefully not to disturb her charming husband and went to
the kitchen to drink some water. She was on her way back to her room, when Di
stood in front of her.
"Khushiji, i need to talk to you"
she said and went to her bedroom. Khushi followed Anjali to her bedroom. Seeing,
shyam's picture on the wall, made Khushi recollect the torture she faced from
this evil creep. Anjali sat on her bed, backing Khushi. Khushi was about to say
something, when Anjali said "I need you to go away from Shantivan. I need you
to give me back my chotey. I don't know what sort of black magic you have done,
but my brother is no longer my brother. Go away Khushi. From everyone's life. No
one needs you here. Chotey would have done something to please you, just as he
had decorated the hall with flowers a while ago. But i know him better. He is
still like a small child. He wants what he wants and till he gets it, he will
remain stubborn. But once he is done with it, he will not turn to look back.
the same is with you Khushi. Leave before things turn worse. Just go away"
Silence crept in the room. Anjali
had said it all. And maybe she was right, Khushi thought. After all, Arnav was
a rich spoilt brat. If he wanted something, he would get it at any cost. What
if he had the same intention about what he did a few hours ago? What if he used
Khushi just to satisfy his sexual need? Khushi began to shatter into pieces. Her
heart trusted her Arnavji, but her mind began to think logically. Without
saying a word, she walked away from Anjali's room, into hers. Arnav was still
asleep. She picked up her already packed bags and decided it was best for her
to leave. She was about to step out, when the lights turned on. She looked back
to see Arnav staring at her bags, with his eyes wide in horror.
"Khushi..." he managed to whisper
her name. His heart felt heavy. After all that happened between them, she still
had the thought of leaving him? "i should leave Arnavji. Its best for all. Di
also will be happy" he moment she said these words, he knew who was behind all
this. He put on his shirt and proceeded to Anjali's room. "Arnavji..." Khushi
tried to stop him, but he was wild. And why wouldn't it be so? Anjali had
crossed all limits. The noise had woken up all the people in RM. They all
assembled near Anjali's room as they saw Arnav going to her room. When he
entered her room, He saw her hugging Shyam's photo. The moment she heard
footsteps, she turned to see Arnav looking at her.
"Chotey..." she said, but was
interrupted by Arnav. "Khushi isn't leaving. She is my wife and has the equal
right to stay here as i do. If anyone else has any problem, then that is not my
problem, it is not Khushi's problem. And by anyone, i mean ANYONE." He looked
at all the people in the house, for a minute and then glanced at Anjali. "Di, I
know, you are heartbroken. But that
doesn't give you any permission to break my wife's heart. You need to respect
her since she is the elder Daughter-in-law of this house. And if you cannot do
that, then you do not need to bother her in any way. I am still alive and i
very much know how to take care of her."
He looked at all the others and
continued "I don't think i am not clear in any way. I will not repeat myself. I
have tried being calm and handling the situation, but unfortunately for you
all, it did not work. Henceforth, if i notice anyone of you being rude to
Khushi, then that would be the last time you would be speaking to me in this
Mami spoke up and said "Arnav
Bitwa, you will throws us outs?" to which Arnav replied "No Mami, i never said
that. If all of you have a problem with Khushi staying here, then she would
definitely leave the house. But along with her, i too would leave." All of them
looked at each other in confusion. Anjali was too stunned to say anything, and
so were the entire Raizada Clan. Arnav did not need to say anything further. He
saw Nani smiling, indicating that she approved of what Arnav said. He held the
dumbstruck-Khushi's hand and took her to their room, to get some sleep for the
rest of the night. He was more than confident that the next morning would be a
new start. If not at once, then it was sure to have things entangled slowly.
So, this was it. Do let me know about how it was written. Comments/Criticism always welcome as they would help me to write better. Silent Readers do hit the LIKE tab...
Thanks in advance
Edited by Sobsession - 22 July 2012 at 12:38pm