I must admit I was a tad surprised with the setting when I started reading this update--coz I was kind of expecting it to pick up where the previous chapter left off, with the morning of A& K's wedding.
But then, after I finished the very blissful (and romantic ) chapter, what you said in your note made a lot of sense. With a small 'leap' of about a fortnight, you described very well, the lovely sense of domesticity and contentment of the newly married couple. It recalled to my mind, the amazing words you made Khushi think of in a previous chapter--about how being 'normal' is way under rated.
Both the leads, orphaned at an early age, faced with trials and tribulations far beyond what people of their age ever normally do, must have yearned to have just this sense of normalcy, stability and contentment in their lives. For them, this lovely stage--of being blissfully in love with your life partner, and being legally recognized as parents of the kids they adore--must be nothing less than paradise. You've conveyed so well, that sense of belonging, and utter abandonment in their love for each other. Also laud your subtlety and delicacy in rendering the romantic scenes.
Arnav's territorial heart loving the sight of Khushi's sindhoor and the sound of her suhaag chuda proclaiming her tie with him, was so well done. It fit in very well, with your description of his jealously guarded, 'covetous' heart in a previous chapter of this FF. And now, he is all set to defend and protect his coveted territory against anyone--the whole world, if necessary!
Am just wondering what would be Manorama's and Akash's fate when Arnav realizes what they put Khushi through during the awful dinner get together? Must say, I am kind of looking forward to them getting their comeuppance!
Khushi's way of putting her point across in selecting the playschool-- just too good. Brought back some lovely childhood memories. My parents were rather similar to this on the occasions where they had to resolve diametrically opposite views. Dad would dazzle and argue with the eloquence of an Antony--generally we kids would feel he was going to win the day with his reasoning and forcefulness.
And then Mom would sneak in a knockout punch in her quietly effective manner, and she would win the debate hands down! Was fun to watch and fun to read about, too!
Eagerly looking forward to the next 2 chapters. And though I will sorely miss MKM, its great you have the plot arc in your mind and know clearly when you want to close the story.
So looking forward to MKM II and your Few shots as well. My personal choice is to hope you post the Few shots one first and then MKM II--just so that we have some more time to bask in MKM I's memories. But its your decision and will love to read your further work.
Edited by RamnVij - 04 March 2013 at 2:45am