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CHAPTER 20B- MahaUpdate
The next night, it was time to execute their plan, with thundering heart, they were standing in front of a building, the officers were arranging the set up, for Arnav to start. "Arnav, Khushi, we have called a doctor for emergency, trusting you both I am giving you this permission but I can't take risk if she is right."
Arnav nodded, taking Khushi's hand, he took her in a shaded area, he pinned her against the wall and hugged her. "I am scared," his head rested on her shoulder.
"I am here na, everything will be fine," she ruffled his hairs. She pulled apart and took him in sizzling kiss, to make him come out of the restlessness.
"I love you," he whispered between the kiss, feeling content and ready for the mission. He trusted her plans and would do his best. "Now, since the moment you were about to get hit by the car, I don't know why I did what I did. I never meant to hurt you and see I am the one to hurt you the most. I am sorry, and I promise you I will heed to your plan with utter perfection."
"Arnav, we make mistakes, we all do, even I have my flaws. But important is we repent and not repeat the mistakes, I read somewhere to CORRECT IS DIVINE AND SO IS FORGIVING" she pecked on his manly lips. "I can't wait for you to make up soon for your mistakes, so that we start a new phase in our life," she admitted.
"Even I can't," he simpered with hope. "I can't wait to be together with you, overcoming all this terrible phase," he kissed her forehead.
"Now all the best, I know you will succeed," she caressed his cheek lovingly. "Just know that I am with you, even if we don't succeed this once or no matter how many more times."
"I love you," he confessed again. He knew she would not express back through words but her expressive eyes said it all, she loved him much much more, for being with him after everything he did. He only wished happiness for her, even from his side. He cupped her face, "I will make sure, we move forward in our plan," he smiled as he placed his lips on her forehead and they walked out as it was time to act.
As they walked out the officer walked to them, "We have to start now, an officer is already outside the apartment, he would intervene if he notices anything wayward," he looked at Arnav skeptically, "I hope you don't disappoint me young man."
"I will not disappoint you," Arnav said sincerely.
"Here," he gave him a watch. "It had audio transmitter, recording all the conversation as we hear it at the same time in our van," he told him, pointing at the white van by the pavement.
Arnav took it obediently and clasped around his wrist.
"And this is the most important one, the video recording pen," He tucked in his shirt pocket, such as it records all the scene.
"Ok sir," Arnav nodded.
"Be extra-careful. Although, I am doing this on my risk, but remember if you attempt anything wrong, not discussed with us, will be rendered against you," Rao warned him.
"I will be at my best," he comforted him and looked at Khushi, who blinked her eyes assuring him.
As Arnav walked inside the building, Khushi settled in the van, the officer gave her the headphones to hear everything.
There was not a single second, where she was not praying for him, his safety was the main concern for her. When she had suggested this plan she was sure of it, she was now too, but what if? What if the 'if' happened? What if things went wrong?
Her heart was galloping in fear but then a voice came somewhere from her heart, 'trust Arnav, he would never let down your trust.'
In the past few days, he had showered her with loads of love and care, not that it was not the case before but now he even found way to apologize too in between.
Secretly, she cherished those moments, and she had forgiven him too but he could make it up a little more too. After all what he had done to her was not a small thing, it was too big and it had hurt her too deeply. She wanted to teach him a good lesson for once and for all.
Out of nowhere, she blushed. Giving him lesson? Yes she was prone to deliver one by putting a stop on their sleeping on the bed, the result being after the first night, where he was sleeping down, they found themselves cuddled and sleeping on the couch.
She sighed, her parents would come around the same time she would forgive Arnav and now she had strong vibe Arnav would be free of charge by their arrival.
Not that she doubted her parents' support to Arnav, they would be with him, but she didn't want to stress them as soon as they arrived here, on the opposite, if they know reaching there about everything and that it had been solved they would be proud of them.
Her thoughts halted as she heart a ruffle and then the knock. It was time.
As he walked to elevator, Arnav thought about Khushi, he knew somewhere she had forgiven him or she would not have informed her parents but still he wanted to make up to her; to hear from her that he was forgiven. He was listen to all her plans because he trusted them and it was also to let her know his faith on her.
He pressed the floor button and passed his hand through his hairs, really uneasy. 'Hope everything goes fine, as planned.' He came out and walked to her door.
Taking a deep breath, Arnav knocked on the door, he had to be prepared for all kind of situation, good ones but the worst one too.
He placed his finger on the peephole, "Who is this?" the voice came from the other end.
Arnav took out his phone and played the recording, that they had managed to record from one of her friends. "Shweta," the recorder boomed.
The door opened after confirmation but Raima was sure in for shock. Seeing the intruider, her face paled and she trembled with fervor. "Arnav," she was frightened. She tried to close the door but Arnav was stronger than her.
He pushed the door and she stumbled a few steps back, Arnav entered and closed the door, his gesture hinting that he locked the door when it was not the fact, in reality he had left it unlocked as per the instruction by Rao.
"Hello Hello Miss Raima Saxena, here we are again," he sneered and entered, while she backed away scared. "Why are you scared? you have accused me of doing this when I didn't so why should I not do this as I am going to be blamed for it anyways," he guffawed, whereas he felt disgusted on his words.
Khushi closed her eyes hearing the poison spewing through his words, even though, they were fake, she hated doing this, but this extreme step was needed.
"No, no, Arnav you can't do it," she was berserk.
"Why not? Didn't you blame me for this? Huh?" He moved closer to her but safe distance between them. "According to police and law, I have raped you already so what difference would it make if I do it in real? Come on, now I won't get the punishment without doing nothing," he snarled. His heart heavy at his words.
"No, Arnav you are a good guy, you never raped me, you didn't even touch me," she finally confessed. "You are innocent, you can't hurt me. I know you love some more than your own self," she sounded confident.
"But that someone left me because of you both. And I won't leave you in peace," his tone steel like, his eyes red, anger visible on his face.
"No please," she wobbled back and crumbled down as she touched the wall, her face filled with sweat.
"Why and how did you both do this?" He spat.
She was shivering, scared albeit. "Because we want money. Ashok's parents refuse to fund his parties. See when you stopped going to parties, Ashok's mean of money of halted too, which was you. You always paid for the outings. He was so frustrated when you refused to invite to pub, he felt he has lost your string. He wanted money and this time not small parties but one good amount to allow all his expenditures for entire life. We planned this. While you were talking to Ashok, who offered you a juice, I had beforehand mixed a drug in your drink. Drinking which you started feeling dizzy, he took you in a room and left you there. It was later, early in the morning that we entered in your room and created such a scene. Arnav, you were not in the state to even move out of the bed, and when we arrived in the room you had dozed off God knows for how long," she spilled out everything, scared for her life.
"What about the drugs?" His tone filled with venom.
"I don't know from where they came," she replied like a parrot, frightened for her life. Blaming someone falsely was one thing but going through it was way different.
"Your game is over," came the voice from behind Arnav.
Both turned and found the officer, Raima exhaled and rushed to the officer, "save me sir, he is trying to rape me again," she pretended to be the victim.
"We heard everything and we have proofs," the officer rebuked her angrily. He was proud that his instinct was correct.
"Arnav," Khushi rushed to Arnav, with relief, and hugged him.
"We did it," he smiled, and kissed her forehead.
"Yes," her lips twitched against his chest.
"No. This can't happen," Raima held her head, horrified. She was going ballistic.
Rao ordered, "Arrest her," a female officer came.
And a bawling Raima was whisked away.
"I am happy that my decision was correct to support you. Once again, my instinct proved to be right, let's proceed at the police station," he suggested, looking at the duo.
"What about the drug matter?" NK asked them as they met in the station in the officer's cabin. Arnav and Khushi were sitting, whilst NK was standing behind them, as the officer stood by the white board.
"Neel, it must be she doesn't know, it is done by her boyfriend," Rao pointed out.
"So what are we going to do then?" Arnav gulped down the saliva.
"Hmm," the officer pressed his lips and continue, "I have something in mind, but again it is dangerous, way more than the one we pulled today. If today's had gone wrong, you would have been punished more or I would have been suspended, but this once, a life would be in danger," he warned them.
"Sir, we are in for it," Khushi determined.
"That is not a worry, I will have an officer on it," he walked toward his desk and sat on his chair, picking his receiver he dialed a number. "Yes in my cabin now."
Arnav, Khushi and NK waited patiently. A knock blared in the room, "come it."
The person gushed in, a man in his early twenties, his hairs short yet curled, specs on his eyes giving him a geek look, his physics giving a fresh pass out of graduate style.
"Meet Shree, he is our new undercover officer," and he explained them the plan, as Shree sat on the extra chairs, NK joined him.
"I will do my best," he assured them and all sat to discuss further. "When is he coming back?" NK asked out.
"As I said, tomorrow night, no changes in the travel plans," the officer replied. "Khushi, again, I must say your plan was really dangerous but it paid well, my gut feeling was right."
Khushi smiled, "I knew it, my Arnav is innocent. I had to do it. Crying out that you have been harassed and going through that trauma, even if for a small moment, leaves shivers, It is scary," she was aloof for a moment.
Arnav understood it, it reminded them about the incident caused by Steve and how shaken Khushi was and how her pain shook him and her family. When one went through pain, it was not just person but everyone around connected to them. Arnav entwined their fingers, their gaze crossed and he gave her reassurance, his eyes promised that he would be always with her, always save. She smiled.
She looked back at the officer, not letting go Arnav's hand. "I didn't want her to go through that but it was important, she had blamed him for the same according to their plan. We had to send Arnav there to frighten her and thank God it worked, I didn't want to scare her more or him to go more closer to her," Khushi confessed, she could not see him with anyone else.
Arnav smirked, she was a sweetheart. All he wanted at the moment was to take her in his warm embrace but the presence of the officer, Shree, NK prevented him.
"Ends wells alls well," NK commented. "I am happy that everything is going well now." He looked at the two of them, Arnav and Khushi with content.
"Now time to nab Ashok. Arnav, you have been friends with Ashok in the past, do you know his routine, about week-end, or something particular, his habit of parties? the club he frequents?" Shree asked for further planning.
"As far as I remember, he is party freak, he will not even go home but straight to club, booze and chill before going home," Arnav replied, recalling their haywire ways. "His usual hangout is exotic club," he provided them all the information.
"That is all the information, we need," the officer said and launched the printer, a paper came out. He took it and placed in the middle, "Ashok's travel details. He would be back tomorrow by 8PM," he announced them.
All agreed to the plan and agreed to meet the next day at 8:15 PM, according to them, by 8:30PM, he would be in the club and they would observe him before going ahead.
That night, Khushi and Arnav sat in his room, Khushi was cuddle in his arms. "If, I had not been a jerk back then, then your parents would have arrived earlier and I would have got married to you then itself," Arnav professed.
"I am still in your arms," she said, in order to lighten the atmosphere.
"But you are not my bride, Mrs Khushi Arnav Singh Raizada yet," he pouted.
"I hope that a certain Arnav Singh Raizada would earn his apology for us to complete this step, our dream," she pecked on his cheek.
"Me too, as it is, I promised not to kiss you unless you don't forgive me," he said seriously.
"Ahan, who was the one to kiss me on my forehead and cheek?" She narrowed her brow; pointing toward her forehead and cheek.
"That is allowed, but not on lips or beyond that," he defended himself as he cuddled her.
She swayed her head thoughtfully, "Ok. Then I won't too till then," she mused.
"Will you be able to stay away?" He winked at her, pulling her leg.
"Yeah, except lips, I will kiss everywhere on your face," she pounced on him and kissed every inch of his face except his lips, his breath was shallow at the sweet attack, a moan stiffed out. His eyes dilated but he held her face gently, halting her, he inhaled and exhaled for a few moments, and then gave her a mouthful kiss on her forehead. She was touched, even after seducing him so sensually, he controlled, he was her man and she respected him even more. "So far I have been impressed, flowers, bears, candles, cards, songs, poems and what not. Just the oomph factor is missing."
"Oomph factor?" He asked, with scrutinize.
"Yup, the x-factor, which will make my heart goes ummm," she winked at him.
"I am sure my love will win over your forgiveness," he was determined.
She simpered with relief. "And I am happy we are close to our goal, tomorrow night Ashok's chapter would end and we will tell uncle, aunty."
There was a pregnant pause, "And I will never let anything happen to you, no matter what. I will not only protect you from this world, from other but also from my ownself, from my own insecurities. I will share my insecurities, my fear, my sorrow and my happiness, my success with you. You mean the world to me. Not only this week, but I promise to make you happy all my life. As your happiness is the reason that I feel elated," he took her hand and placed it on his chest, "can you hear my heartbeat? it goes wild around you, and only around you. We don't even need to kiss, to touch for me to feel this rush of heartbeat, your name is enough to push me to craziness. And I know this will last forever and beyond," he kissed her hairs.
"I love hearing your talks," she smiled, really touched, resting her head on his chest, hearing his hazard wild heartbeat, yet so soothing.
"Is there any chance to have my shirt back?" He teased her. "The one you used to wear while sleeping back in London?" He added.
"No, until I get the real deal permanently," she said cheekily.
"Ah ha, seriously, in our relation, it is so obvious you are the dominant," he admitted.
"As if you didn't know," she stuck her tongue.
He lingered his hand on her cheek lovingly. "I knew it and I love it, to have you pamper me, scold me and love me so much," he confessed. "All that matters is the trust, respect and love between us, it doesn't matter if you dominate me for the better of me."
She gazed in his eyes and said intensely, "I will never dominate you, unless you do a really big stupidity, and I will not mind you dominating me if I do something foolish. In a relation, what makes it work, is to correct each other's mistake, understand each other and make compromises. The relation that I see with you, is not short termed but for life long, for as long as I live and even after that."
"Me too," he caressed her cheek, he seemed agitated for some reason.
"What happened?" She asked him, sensing his wary.
"I am worried. I know you are here and I have nothing to fear but I feel something is going to be wrong tomorrow," he was berserk.
"Shh!" she cupped his face. "We will make it fine, if nothing works tomorrow then later, we will never lose hope. Losing hope, staying in fear is when someone actually dies, we can't die while breathing," she smiled ear to ear. "By the way, I am happy."
"Why?" He was puzzled. "Because Raima is taken in custody?"
"Yes partly, but mainly because, you didn't have to go closer to her," she was squealing.
"Oww my baby," he pulled her cheek.
"It hurts,'" she glared at him.
"Sorry," he hugged her closer as he kissed both her cheeks.
"Forgiven for pulling cheeks," she smiled.
A pummel sounded on the door, both parted, Arnav went to open. Nk was there, "if you guys are done romancing, come down for a game of ludo." He pulled his leg unmercifully.
"You are so annoying," Arnav rolled his eyes and looked at Khushi asking her to join.
All settled down to play the game, having a gall. After hectic time, it sure was peaceful, the hooting, the noise, the harmless quarrels over the game. It was all perfect.
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