It is the wound in the heart that hasn't healed, she added silently. BEAUTIFUL QUOTE
'But before you call the band baaja,' he said mockingly, 'let me tell you that there is one condition.'
Of course! thought Khushi exasperated. She knew there had to be a catch somewhere. 'What condition?' she asked him warily.
'You will marry me.'
Khushi wasn't sure she had heard right. 'What?' she asked him her eyes going wide as saucers. 'Are you joking?'
'Do I look like I am joking?' he countered, 'Do you usually behave like this when you receive a proposal?'
'If the proposal sounds more like a business deal --- yes!' she said emphatically.
'Were you expecting me to get down on my knees?' he asked her, lacing his tone with sarcasm.
'No,' she said thickly. 'I would never expect that from someone like you.' she added contemptuously.
'I thought someone like you wouldn't be averse to this -- condition --- under the circumstances.'
Her anger rose as the meaning of what he was saying sunk into her.
She wanted to tell him what he could do with his "condition".'Then my answer is no!'
'What's your frigging problem Khushi?' he asked her arrogantly, 'You found yourself a rich man. You would not have to work for the rest of your life. You are just playing hardball, aren't you?
'Unless…,' He paused, 'You have some rich fool waiting for you back in Delhi.'
'F@#$!' Arnav swore, a bewildering anger enveloping him, as he saw her face.'You left some loser hanging in Delhi, with the hope that you will marry him some day?' he asked derisively.
'Surajji is a good man from a good family,' she said, emphatically, confirming his doubts.
'Do you love him?' he asked her his voice dangerously quiet. ARNAV IS JEALOUS 'Someone recently told me that love is highly overrated,' (ARNAV & KUSHI GET A GRIP U BOTH LUV EACH OTHER JUST SAY IT) she said, the pain in her heart increasing, 'But, between you and him, I'd rather marry him,' she declared her face stoic.
'Is that right?' he said, his face hardening, his eyes dark smouldering coals. 'Do you think this good man from a good family will still want to marry you after he finds out about your steamy Arabian Nights escapade in the desert?'
Khushi went very still. 'You wouldn't dare…'
'Try me.' He said laconically.
'What else can I expect from a man who has lost all ability to feel?' she said scathingly.
'Yes, you are absolutely right.' He said, still staring hard at her, 'and you of all people should know the reason for that.'
They stared at each other for countless seconds, and then he broke the silence. 'Don't beat yourself over it. You can go back to your loser.But while you are at it, take your sister with you.' he added softly.
'We should I?' she shot back. 'Akashji promised to marry Payal with or without your blessings.'
Arnav was not too happy with the reminder. 'You should know something about your would-be brother-in-law. Akash didn't show any inclination to work after his bachelor's degree until I pushed him to start at AR a few months ago, result of too much pampering, no doubt.
'Don't get me wrong, he is good at heart. But he is not capable of earning a single pie if he gets out of AR.' LOVED HOW ARNAV POINTED THIS OUT TO KUSHI THAT AKASH IS WHERE HE IS MONEYWISE BECAUSE OF HIM NOT BECAUSE AKASH IS TALENTED
'You sound like a hindi movie dad now' she smirked, though she was a little taken aback by this revelation.
'Shyamji has also promised to help.'Khushi said desperately.
'Again, I admire your confidence in someone you met three days ago,' he said with a barely controlled temper. WELL SAID ARNAV I MEAN W*F HOW CAN KUSHI BELIEVE SHYAM
'She didn't seem your type though,' she went on, 'the way she was dressed, with those glasses and everything. There must be only one reason you are so smitten.'
'I think you should leave…..NOW.'
She went continued, 'She must be good in ___'
'Don't you dare talk about her like that!' he thundered.
RIA WHAT s**t 'I am not sure if you are just so nave that you don't realize that these things don't get you anywhere in the long run or if this has become another habit. So let's not talk about who is "using" whom. Now get the hell out of here!'
.He had had enough of these neurotic women.
What was with all these women? thought Arnav . First, Khushi and his sister had conspired against him, Ria had tried to manipulate him into feeling guilt, mamihad blatantly pointed fingers at his character and then Khushi had rejected his proposal.
Damn you Khushi!
SHYAM CAN THINK HARD BUT DOES NOT STAND A CHANCE WITH KUSHI, SHE'S DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH ARNAV BUT WON'T ADMIT & MAMI OVERCRYING
LOVED WHAT ANJALI SAID ABT FREELOADERS I THINK WE ALL HAVE RELATIVES LIKE THAT