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Eternal Love Part 3

May 7, 2018





It had been 3 days.


And Arnav hadn’t left her side.


She was no longer closing up on him, but the damage was still obvious in her eyes.


And that fact alone gutted him, making him watch over her constantly…


The need to be close to her was now a compulsive addiction.


They had gone for another walk around, albeit, inside the castle.


And now back in their bed, they were reclining after a casual lunch.


The bedroom had now not only become their haven, but their own little fortress.


But Khushi could see him ruminating over their situation in his head…


She could see him reliving her attack, reliving her slipping away, and she wanted more than anything to ease the pain she felt responsible for…


“Arnav…Are you okay?”


Her soft words slowly began to register and shock blasted into his heart…


“Me?” he asked, his voice high…


Her eyes were wary as she carefully replied, “Yes…I know what you’re thinking…and I thought…well, we need to get back to how things were…I know I am keeping you from doing things-“


Arnav quickly propped himself up on his elbow and stared down at her, his face shrouded with surprise, “Things? WHAT things?”


“I…I don’t know…you’re needed as Prince…” she looked nervous now and Arnav’s intense gaze made her shiver as he leaned down closer…


“I’m not needed ANYWHERE other than where I am right now…”


Her voice was getting softer, her nerves showing…”But, I’m alright…I could…I mean, I-“


“Khushi,” his tone was a command, “If you’re going to suggest that YOU don’t need me here, then listen to THIS…” He brought his body over hers, his weight pressing her down…”I need to be here for ME…I told you my obsession for you tripled, and even if you DO get sick of me, I’m not going ANYWHERE.”


Blinking slowly, she whispered, “I DO need you…So much…”


His body visibly relaxed and he smiled, “I know, I always know, but you need to stop thinking other things come first to me…YOU come first to me…The moment I saw you, YOU came first to me…and now, after everything…” his eyes stung…”I need to be close to you…”


Her mind was working in overdrive, remembering the attacks over and over, her thoughts never giving her a break unless she was taken over by the power of her husband…


“Stop sweetheart, please…Stop thinking so hard…”


She saw his strained face, etched with worry and concern…


“I see you reliving it too…It just won’t stop…the memories of-“


His strong hand held her face, “I know…I can FEEL what you’re thinking…and the anger I feel is making me want to destroy humanity just knowing what you went through…”


The devout look in his eyes was piercing her…


“Arnav, I know that you have an outfit to command, your soldiers-“


“They’re FINE.” he decreed sternly. “They have Jacob. And I’m not leaving your side till there is SIGNIFICANTLY less fear…”


She lifted a shaky hand and covered it against his that was still resting on her cheek…


“Arnav, I am definitely less afraid…I have you with me…you’re all I ever wanted…”


Suddenly, tears spilled from his eyes, “Khushi, I was talking about MY fear…”


Her breathing spiked, “I didn’t…I’m sorry…I know you were threatened, I didn’t mean to always focus on me, I know you have suffered and-“


“Me?! Threatened? Suffered!? No…No Khushi…” he wanted to yell, but he could only manage a rasping sound, “…This is NOT about me…I have never once feared for myself…never…never even feared for Jacob…Never feared for my father as he could handle himself. Never feared for my mother as my father protected her. But, Oh my God, I fear for you…I…” he squeezed his eyes shut…”If you had been…” his voice was now choking out the words, “If you hadn’t returned with me…” he held her tighter…”I would have fallen on my sword, I would have ended my own life…”


He heard her shuddering breath at his words, but she didn’t close up…


Throwing her arms around him, she pulled him close, her face burrowing into his neck…


They needed to hold each other.


They needed to be close.


He could hear her soft crying, even though she tried to mask it…


“Shhhh…I’m here my love…”


Through broken whimpers, she said, “I would do the same…”


He groaned and shook his head, her declaration sending stabs of terror in his blood, “No…no no no, that’s NOT why I said that…”


“I would…I would!” she gripped his shoulders fiercely, pulling him into her…


“No! NO! Khushi!”


She clawed at his back, his neck, his hair, desperate to get closer…


“So YOU can die without me but I can’t! I would do it! I would!”


His heart couldn’t take anymore and gripped her wrists with his hands and held them firmly above her head, transferring them into one large hand and holding her face still, “You will NOT talk like this! Ever again!”


She began to shake with anger, “I will talk however I want! And I would use my last breath to say your name!”


His own heart was almost beating out of his chest…”YOU WILL NOT TALK THIS WAY!”


Feeling out of control, Khushi tried to break his hold, her actions making no difference.


She kicked and squirmed, but her movements mere brushes to him…”I will talk how ever I want!!!!! I’m the goddamn Princess! And I will protect what is mine! You are MINE Arnav! And I will do WHATEVER it takes to STAY with you!”


His fury evaporated and arousal shot through his bloodstream…


With eyes turning dark, and an expression that turned her to liquid, he snarled at her…”Yes.”


She stilled, her body going languid…


“YES.” he growled louder…


And when her lips parted to speak, he took over…


“YES! I am yours for fucking EVER, and you are DEFINITELY the Princess…But I’m the goddamn Prince…and I won’t ALLOW you to speak that way…AND…I’m going to fuck you senseless until you realize I fucking MEAN it!…”


Khushi became incapable of thought as his lips crushed her with savage seduction…


Sliding his tongue into her mouth, he angled his head for complete access to her sweetness…


He grabbed her face in his hands and went deeper, as if he could get inside her body, her mind, her very soul, through this tangle of tongues…


Releasing her hands, he slid his arms beneath her shoulders and cradled her head, keeping her still for his onslaught…


The moment her hands were free, she entangled her fingers in his hair holding him tightly in place.


His tongue moved into her mouth with expertise and took complete ownership, branding her over and over as his, devouring her every moan…


Their kiss was openly carnal and wild.


Arnav quelled all her fears, his very being speaking to her soul that spread to her heart and body…


Grabbing her hair, he tugged gently, tilting her head up, as the sheer force of her husband’s muscluar body engulfed her…


His kiss devoured her, consumed her, owned her.


Khushi began to want him so ferociously that she hurt…


“Fuck I need you…” he whispered, his soft words hitting her heart louder than any roar would…


Her answer was to pull his magnificent mouth back to hers and kiss him with all the intensity that shone from her heart…


Khushi began to shake with energy, the desperation for him turning her into a live wire…


She clung tight to his strapping shoulders, and felt him ready to boil over with wild desire…


“Arnav…” she begged…”I want you…so badly…deep inside me…I’m going to scream if you don’t-“


“…who do you belong to?” his voice demanded…


Khushi moaned but instantly responded…”You…Arnav…Only You…”


And driven to the extreme, he wasn’t going to make either of them wait…


Rearing back, he pulled her underwear free of her body and roughly hauled her thighs wide apart and dropped his body back onto hers as he thrust into her hard and fast…


Her scream of pleasure made him throb harder…


“Oh God I love you…” he panted into her ear…


Khushi licked his neck, his jaw, any part of his skin that she could get hold of as she revelled in the feel of him inside her…


She was desperate for what was to come…


What only HE could give…


She could feel every sensation, every part of him…


“You are my absolute EVERYTHING…You’re in my blood Khushi…You’re in my heart…You’re in my fucking SOUL!”


He was moving with such magnitude and fervor, thrusting so far up inside her that she could hardly breathe from the sweet torture…


His arms moved and braced her hips, pulling them slightly upwards, stretching her with his fullness, and increasing the tempo…


“More…Oh GOD you’re mine Arnav…and you’re alive…”


Her words were threatening to break his climax into pieces, but he bit back, grinding his teeth, as he wasn’t about to come until she came apart in his arms…”Absofuckinglutely, alive…inside you…my wife…”


“My husband…” she heaved.


Arnav was overcome, wanting to fuse their bodies together for life…


Sliding one arm beneath her back, he wound the other under her neck and shoulders…


She was now completely suctioned against him, her legs around his waist, her arms clinging to his back…


“This…” he accentuated the word by penetrating her harder…”is MINE. You BELONG to me! UNDERSTAND!?”


“…forever…” her voice was barely audible, but he heard her…


“Come for me…”


He ground into her and she screamed out as her climax reared up with intensity, her body obeying him instantly…


The orgasm burst through her and she was unable to hold back the cracked scream of his name…


“Fuuuuck…Khushi!”


He slammed his mouth to hers as he ejected his seed into her womb…


His arms were holding her trembling form, plastering himself onto her, their combined breathing shallow…


Their bodies fit each other, their spirits merging even as the kiss softened and their lips came apart…


“Forever…”


“mmm?” he looked down at her…


“I want to stay like this forever…” she whispered…


He smiled against her lips, “This IS our forever…”


Almost instantly he could see tears well up in her eyes and he shook his head, “No my love…”


And his soft lips began to work their magic against hers…


The soft brushes and gentle tonguing was evaporating her tears and sending soft sparks across her skin…


When he pulled back, Khushi stared up at the intense look on his face and wondered what he was thinking…


A second later, she realized she asked the question out loud…


The look in his eyes was like lightening…”I’m pretty sure the intensity of my thoughts would scare you…”


She merely blinked, “Try me…”


His large, strong hands slid up to her face, holding her tenderly as his dark gaze burned into hers, “I am NEVER going to let you go…”


And as her trusting eyes warmed his heart, he couldn’t hold back the manic possessiveness that was sucking him under…”I will destroy, obliterate, and annihilate ANYONE AND ANYTHING that dares to come between us…no matter who or what they are…You have NO idea what you have created inside me Khushi…I was already capable of making armies kneel, making enemies recoil…but now?…You have now woken up more than a beast inside me…People think that having a wife has made me soft…but loving you has made me more dangerous than ever…I am capable of ANYTHING now…”


Khushi felt him and his words,she felt his warmth through her skin into her blood…


And he was so close she had no choice but to lower her lashes.


“Arnav…Kiss me please…”


His lips caressed hers, pressing one hand into the back of her hair and gently tilted her head.


Her mouth opened, inviting him in…


Emotions took her over and she grabbed his face, pressing her lips harder to his…


She demanded every ounce of passion he had to give, needing to convey how much she loved him…


When their kiss broke, her words were breathless…


“I ache for you Arnav…I have an ENDLESS ache inside my heart and inside my body for you…”


His chest started to emit a low, unending growl…


“When you aren’t inside me, I feel cold…I can barely stand it when you aren’t touching me…When you aren’t beside me, I feel numb…Only YOU bring me to life…”


Arnav felt blood began to make his erection swell…”You better be ready for more Khushi…because I’m about to-“


KNOCK KNOCK.


Arnav’s deep snarl made Khushi giggle…


His angry glare cut into her and she bit her lip, trying to supress the laughter…


“I fucking hate humanity…” he bit out…


“Arnav…”


Snapping his eyes back to hers, he saw her soft smile and kissed her quick, “I know…I know…I’m a beast…”


And her tiny laugh made his annoyance dissipate…


“Wait a moment!” Arnav yelled out as he stood up and pulled on his trousers, but left his shirt off…


He smoothed her night dress over her legs and brought the sheet up over her…


“Sit back sweetheart,” he said as he arranged pillows behind her…


“Arnav?”


Leaning over, he smiled, kissing her forehead, then her cheeks…


Just as he was about to bring his lips to hers, he gave her a conniving grin and called out…”ENTER!”


Her jaw dropped and she pouted, shooting him a glare for good measure…


“Your Highnesses? How are you both feeling?” said the doctor as he strode into the room…


Khushi was still glaring as she answered, “I am a lot better…thankyou…”


“She’s still shaky when she wakes up tho…” 


Even though he had taunted her, Khushi could feel the worry in her husband’s voice and she smoothed her hand over his arm…


“I am a little, but…”


“It’s quite a natrual reaction after such trauma…many flashbacks can appear very real…but as long as you both work through this together, remain honest, and talk about your worries, then you will recover faster…’


Arnav’s expression of comand was now shining onto her, “See what he said my love? Honest. Talk. You need to tell me EVERYTHING you are feeling…”


And without thinking, she gritted out, “Well I’m feeling cross because you didn’t kiss me!”


Arnav’s eyes lit up as his face now beamed with pride and amusement…”Oh really? Good to know…


A sudden blush coated her cheeks when she realized what she blurted out, but the doctor and Jacob, who stood at the door on guard, were now laughing…


“Oh…I…I uh…”


Her rosy red face was too much to ignore, and not caring whose eyes were on them, Arnav seated himself beside her, turned to face her, his hand coming up to catch her behind her head as the other gripped her waist, “Like this sweetheart?”


His whisper was brief before his mouth suctioned to hers in a deep, drugging kiss that didn’t last nearly long enough…


Khushi’s mind went blank as she felt enveloped by her strong protector…


When their lips parted, their bodies were still mashed tightly together…


Jacob’s cough that cleared his throat jerked them back to the moment.


Arnav felt her push slightly away, her embarssment overwhemlingly apparent, and he released her only a fraction…


“I…that…that was…”


But all Khushi saw was his reassuring smile before he turned to Jacob…


“Okay Jake, tell me what you’re obviously trying to tell me…”


The doctor began to take Khushi’s blood pressure as Jacob walked into the room, calling another officer to watch the doorway…


Khushi smiled nervously at her husband and then tried to make small talk with the doctor…


“Arnav.” Jacob grinned, trying to taunt his best friend…


“Oh shut up,” he said feeling smug, “Like you don’t dote over your wife?”


“I do, probably too much…but you and Khushi are something else…”


His body tightened with pride and he looked back to his wife…


“Blood pressure a little high, but she’s doing better…Her concussion is gone…”


Arnav nodded, “Good.” then turned back to his friend…


“So, the King has called for an emergency meeting of the high level staff. He has asked me to let you know incase you wanted to be there…”


“No.”


His answer came out instantly.


“I figured, so did he. You know the Army is at your command, but Corey knew how you’d feel and has volunteered to stand in for you, and we will carry out whatever orders we can to ensure this shit doesn’t happen again…”


When Arnav first appointed Corey as second in command, he’d been worried about his friendship with Jacob. 


He knew Jacob deserved a higher role than just ‘best friend’.


But it had proven to be the best decision.

As Corey worked the troops and trained the officers, Jacob was Arnav’s righthand, and possessed detective skills that were inconceivable.


“I think the Queen would take up the sword if anything happened to Khushi again…”

Arnav lowered his voice, “Damn fucking right. But still, it’s MY reaction should terrify ALL of you…”


“Shit man, you really are scary…”


He quirked a lopsided smile, “Yeah, well…I want whoever hired those worthless pieces of crap FIRED. That’s all. And that’s because Khushi has begged me not to go through with my ORIGINAL decision…”


“Which was?”


“Firing everyone. Complete turnover.”


Jacob’s eyebrows went up, “Seriously?”


“Not YOU obviously, or Corey. OR my army. But the staff here are dispensable. My wife, IS NOT.”


Arnav felt her side of the bed move and he quickly reached for Khushi’s hand, his fingers entwining with hers…”What’s going on?”


The doctor quickly reassured him, “I just need her to take a walk around the room so I can guage her pulse and stability…”


Arnav frowned but nodded.


As she stood up, he fought back the urge to lift her into his arms…


He now stood at the foot of the bed and poised himself as an intimidating stone wall, watching over her every move…


“Arnav? Do you need to talk? About things?”


His eyes were glued to her body, but he answered, “I’m damn on edge Jacob…”


“I know man. If I hadn’t been on the other side of the county searching, I would have helped you kill him…”


Arnav was growling, “I didn’t need help.”


“I know mate…you’re a ticking timebomb, and built like a fucking tank…you’ve saved her every single time though…”


Eyes now stinging with tears, he clenched his teeth…”What if i’m too late one day?…”


Jacob tapped his palm on Arnav’s back, “You won’t be. I KNOW it. SHE knows it.”


“God help whoever threatens her again…They can threaten me as much as they like, but I will grind to DUST whoever tries to hurt her…”


Jacob shuddered, “If you weren’t my best friend AND commander, I would flee this kingdom…Even Corey said you scared him, and he’s nearly as ripped as you!”


Arnav smirked, and was about to reply when he saw Khushi’s lower lip start to tremble…


Anger now burst out as he was at her side and pulling her against him in seconds…


“Why are you shaking Sweetheart? Doc, what the fuck are you talking to her about?”


Her hand lifted to his chest, “Arnav…shhhh…”


The doctor kept his voice careful, even though his fear was evident, “Your Highness, I apologise, but I did need to see where her mental state is at…and ask about her-“


Every muscle in the Princes neck was now rippling and straining as he snarled, “And you couldn’t do it while she’s seated? Or while I’M holding her!?” 


Hauling Khushi close, he felt her shaking…”Shhh…please…I’m okay…”


Arnav  detested seeing her so breakable and bit back his rage trying to calm her…”Shhh…I’m sorry…It’s all okay sweetheart…shhh…”


“It’s okay Arnav…Truly…”


“I apologize Your Highness, I offered to take her back to sit but she assured me she was alright…”


He took in a deep regulated breath.


“Jake is right…I’m a ticking timebomb…” 


The doctor smiled, “I understand, but I truly didn’t mean to-“


“Arnav?” Khushi interrupted…


All the while Arnav had conversed with Jacob, she had overheard and begun to see just how much their lives had changed…


Her heart was clenching…


She knew how much he was now giving up to care for her.


Hearing him refuse to attend to his duties made guilt flood her heart.


He was the prince, and now he was putting her every whim first.


Everyone had now gone quiet, waiting for Khushi to speak…


Lifting her eyes to Arnav, her voice was quiet…”Can…Can I talk to you…please?”


He lifted his head, his tone was regal, “You can both give us some space.”


Jacob had already headed back to the door and the doctor nodded, “Ofcourse, I’ll be back in four hours…”


Arnav breathed out a ‘thankyou’ in appreciation.


Once the door was shut, his entire attention was on her.


“Talk to me sweetheart.”


She didn’t even try to conceal or wait to say what she needed to…”You need to attend that meeting.”


Her words were showing that she didn’t expect him to disagree, but she was in for a surprise.


His hand cupped her face and he smiled, “No.”


Her gaze widened, “Arnav, you need to attend to your duties…I am fine, and-“


At once his expression shifted, “Don’t you dare.” he bit out…


“I AM FINE.” she said louder, even though her voice shook…


“Don’t you DARE lie to me Khushi…”


Cowering back slightly, he followed, shaking his head as he pulled her wrist, yanking her closer…”No. NO Khushi. It’s ME…you’re fucking SAFE with me…so go on, say what you want to say…”


Gathering all the courage she could, she tried to reason with him, “Arnav, alright, I am not completely okay…but you can’t change your life for me, change your routine for me, cant’ change-“


His hand planted on his hips. 


“Want a fucking bet?”


He stared but didn’t move.


His eyes burned into hers, and she blinked several times, almost unable to hold his gaze…


There was an animal hunger inside them.


She could see the igniting specks of gold in his dark eyes…


And he moved.


Wrapping her hair around his hand, he held her still as he slowly leaned down, keeping eye contact until their mouths touched and he kissed her…


The softness of his lips were in extreme contrast to the fierce grip he had on her…that he always had on her…


As he broke the kiss, her breathing was coming hard and fast…


Arnav stared into the depths of her heart, his pupils dilated, his eyes glistening…”I know you think that you need to do this, and you’re a damn angel for being so selfless, but I don’t WANT this…and neither do you.”


Khushi inhaled ever so softly, trying to make any tiny move…”I…I do…I know you need…need some routine back…we both do…”


His eyes were now holding warning, a haze that even unnerved her slightly as he spoke, “I don’t’ need anything…except for you…”


Attempting to twist out of his embrace slightly, he moved closer, pressing their bodies against each other all the more…


She began to push at him…


“You’re not getting away from me…” he cautioned her…


Writhing against him, she began to feel annoyed, “You will do what you need to do as Prince! You HAVE to!”


He held back a smile, loving her bite, “I’m not going ANYWHERE.”


And she lashed out, not even knowing where the energy was coming from or why she battling him…


Holding her back with ease, he commanded her gaze…


“You want to fight me, wild one?” he said, his lips curling slightly to a smile, his voice low and deep, barely a whisper…


Her movements stopped…


“No…” her core began to throb…


“You can, you know…I’ll take whatever you want to throw at me…”


Her face went a dark shade of red, as she felt foolish…”I don’t…I don’t even know where that came from…”


He chuckled, “You’re my little wildcat…and I love it…You’re SAFE with me…You can say and do whatever you want, but Khushi, I won’t put you at risk…EVER.


“I…I just…can we try to be normal again?”


Arnav stayed quiet as he slid his free hand along her thigh, all while their eyes locked…


When his fingers brushed her sex, she went completely still…


“We are our own kind of normal…”


“…what?” 


Khushi couldn’t breathe, not when he was holding her with such fervor…


“I said, we are our own kind of normal…and this conversation…..is OVER.”


That instantly broke the spell over her…


“Over?” she tried to shake his hands off her, but his grip on her was unyeilding…


“Yeah…and you squirming against me is making SURE of it…”


“I am thinking of YOU! You’ve had your life threatened, had to look after me, had to do all this and I’m trying to get you back to norma-“


“Go on…” he growled, his eyes holding power and humor…”Say normal again.”


His words dripped with a lethal power that made goosebumps break out over her body…


“I want you to have your routine back! I want us to go back to what we were before this attack happened! I want to see you happy again!”


THAT comment completely winded him making him stagger back an inch.


“Happy!?” 


He couldn’t believe she was trying to do this.


Although he could understand her reasoning, and even admired the hell out of her for it, he KNEW they both weren’t ready…


“I want to be a good wife to you Arnav! I’m just a mess and bring all this SHIT into our life! I have to make you to be who you are, the Prince! And to-“


Any tenderness he felt was replaced by dominance.


By ownership.


By possession.


He locked eyes with her but this time as preditor and prey…


And Khushi was firmly cornered, caught…


“As long as you are in my sight, I’m the happiest man on the fucking planet!!! And you want me to be who I am?! Well, who I am…IS YOUR HUSBAND…”


Khushi was starting to shudder, “No, you don’t GET it…”


Arnav was still, and it unnerved her…


His fingers slid out from her folds…


Suddenly, Arnav walked her backwards until her back hit the wall.


That’s when he grabbed her hips instead, raised her up and reattached his fingers to her core…


She knew she was wet, her honey coating her outer lips…


He kept her there with one hand while with the other, he pushed down his pants…


Instantly, Khushi felt his erection, thick and big, sometimes too big, the bulbous head glistening with pre cum…


But he waited.


She was shuddering.


Her arousal now dripping onto his hard flesh…


“Arnav…”


Her breathy plea was all he needed to hear as he gripped her legs, widening them, setting them around his hips.


She felt him at her entrance and she sucked in air as she clung to his shoulders, “Arnav…I’m sorry…I…I just…”


“No fucking SORRY! You’re a goddamn GODDESS! And I want you…so I’m having you!”


His control snapped and he closed his mouth over hers in a hard and quick kiss…


“Khushi…” he said as he pulled back, his voice a hoarse whisper as he drove into her, his full length plunging too deep, too fast…


When she opened her eyes, he was watching her…


Arnav groaned, slid out, then thrust back in again…


One hand was wrapped around her hip, and with the other, he slowly trailed up to her still tender breasts, using the tips of his fingers to touch her skin and nipples gently through the soft material…


Khushi gasped, but the pain became confused as the pleasure took over…


Her clit was rubbing against his pubic bone as his phallus was penetrating her so fast she was sure she’d split in two, but what was coming was a climax that reared out of nowhere…


As soon as his mouth clashed onto hers, her orgasm broke out over her, through her body, through her blood, through her nervous system…


The mighty cramp of pleasure clutched onto his throbbing flesh with such force that she felt him roar out a passionate growl as he emptied himself inside her…


“Holy SHIT! Khushi!”


He throbbed against her contracting walls, his eyes shining bright as he came inside her…


His voice low and deep when he said her name…


Arnav stared…”Look at me…”


Bringing her eyes back to his, he saw them flash with worry…


“You NEVER have to fear me…I’m your husband…I’m your lover…I’m your fucking protector…I’m angry because I don’t want to do anything other than THIS, every day, every hour, every fucking minute…”


His forehead now rested on hers, her breathing slowly regulating…


“I want that too…” she tried to talk louder, but her vocal chords just weren’t cooperating…”I do…I love you…I just want us to try and go back to how we were…I feel so lost in this endless trap of memories…please…please Arnav…please…please…”


“Shhhhh…” he crooned against her mouth, brushing contant soft kisses on her lips…


“I worry for you every day…so much…I want us to be back the way we were…”


“Shhh… Khushi…shhh..” he tried to calm her…


“Please…I don’t know how to forget everything…I want us to move forwards…please…”


He silenced her quivering voice with his mouth, holding her lips captive…


As her breathing evened out, he slowly eased away…”I love you…I would do anything for you…” he shut his eyes tight…”Fucking hell…”


“Just…just small steps? A little at a time…? Like the meeting with-“


“My father?”


“Yes. The one Jacob mentioned just before-“


“I remember sweetheart…”


He went quiet, seemed deep in thought…


“Just one thing at a time, to get us back to how things were again? Please? I need us to be back to the way we were…Please…please…”


“Fine.”


His quick and instant answer scared her as well as assured her…


She knew he was the Prince.


But more than that, she wanted their old life back…


Before the fear, before the attack…


“This is the way to do that right?” She thought, hoping against hope that she was correct.


But the look in his eyes was what held her in place…


His mind was screaming…“If you only knew how much I want to say NO to this…but for you? Damn it…I’ll do anything…”


Arnav held her as he pulled out, and a gush of their combined liquid slid down her legs…


He lowered her slowly but her knees buckled when her feet hit the floor…


Catching her instantly, before she could even tighten her grasp on him, he pulled her into his arms once more, her head against his chest…


“I have you, my love…” 


He carried her back to the bed and lay her down gently and sat beside her as he grabbed a towel and wiped her thighs clean…


When he reseated himself beside her, she waited.


“Alright, dad is having the conference now.” his voice was guarded…”I’ll go for a few minutes, but I’m going to call for mum to sit with you…okay?”


Khushi smiled softly, but her heart lurched…


“I’ve just sent him back out to where I can’t see him…oh God…no…no keep calm…normalcy…that’s what we need…”


Arnav could see her worry, but if this was what it took to get her to realise she needed him, then he was going to do it…no matter how much it suffocated him.


Lifting her soft pink dress, he helped her carefully into it as he pulled his shirt on…


Ringing the bell that was beside the bed, the outer guard appeared at the doorway within seconds…


“Your Highness?”


Arnav stood tall, “Send for my mother. Now.”


A salute was all the reply he gave as the call rang out.


Khushi was about to speak when her husband swooped back down…


She was sitting in the bed but he was now completely in her face, close enough to taste the excitement on her breath…”You’re MINE Khushi…Remember that when you feel my come on between your legs…when your core throbs…”


Her eyes were widening, her pulse now rocketing in her veins…


“Remember that you came so hard that you couldn’t even STAND…and most importantly…” he leaned even closer, his mouth touching hers…”Remember that I KNOW every part of you…and I’m coming back for more…” and his lips drank from hers, giving soft and loving kisses…


Her hands were clinging to him when the knock came at the door…


Arnav slowly pulled back, but kissed the tip of her nose and smiled, “I love you my wife…and I’ll be back soon…”


Khushi suddenly felt a panic…


And Arnav could see it…“Fuck, how can I go through with this…”


Before he could change his mind, the queen opened the door and walked in fast…”Oh I’m so glad you called for me! I’ve missed you!”


Khushi’s gaze went to her mother in law and she smiled, “I have missed you…” but her hand was still clutched to her husband’s…


As the queen sat next to Khushi, she turned to Arnav, “Going to your father’s meeting?”


Arnav nodded but looked back at khushi, his forehead furrowing, “Look after her…”


The queen smacked his shoulder, “You KNOW I will…now off you go, we can talk about girl stuff and you can escape it…”


He chuckled, but felt uneasy…”I’ll be back…I’m not going to be long…understand sweetheeart?”


Khushi finally let go, but her eyes…they were telling him a different story…


“I WON’T be long…I swear…I love you…”


Her breath hitched, “I…I love you…”


And the steps away from her, were some of the hardest he’d ever taken in his life…

Khushi stared at the door, feeling the blood in her face drain away…


The queen noticed immediately…….


“Hey, sweetie…Did you want me to go and bring him back?”


Her brain was screeching “YES!” but she blinked a few times and shook her head, “…no no. I encouraged him…I want things to go back to how they were…”


The queen scooted forwards on the bed and wrapped her arms around her daughter in law, “Khushi, they won’t be completely the same, but it will get easier. You both can grow stronger…” She felt her starting to shake…”Khushi, oh sweetie, you know he will come back if you just say the word…”


Khushi threw her arms around the queen…”I’m sorry…I hate feeling like this…I have to let him be the Prince…But…But I’m…”


Smoothing her hand over Khushi’s hair, she tried to soothe her, “Sweetie, Arnav takes being your husband WAY more seriously than he ever did being prince…Anything he’s doing now, he’s doing for YOU…I can guarantee you that he doesn’t want to be where he is right now…”


Khushi pulled back, her eyes pained and embarrassed, “Have I done the wrong thing? Oh God, I’m just…I’m not used to having people care for me, having any of this…”


“I know…” she moved slightly to the side but kept her hand on Khushi’s, “But don’t feel embarrased, you’re very VERY good for my son…he’s become the best version of himself, although,” she smiled and winked, “I could do without his insane temper to beat up the castle employees…”


Khushi let out a dry laugh…


“Tell him, when he comes back…tell him what you need from him…because even though I told you that the King was overbearing after I was kidnapped, it was two years later that I was feeling that way…you’re not even two months into this…and I can see in your eyes what I remember feeling…”


Khushi’s eyes were growing moist, “I need him…I thought he was killed…I saw-“


“I know…those sadistic idiots…they’re both dead. And GOOD RIDDANCE…but he is fine, healthy, conniving…he knew what he was doing, and it wasn’t your fault that you were there, and it wasn’t your fault how your subconcious reacted…”


The Queen could see how Arnav’s absence was effecting Khushi…


And the memories of her own reactions after her kidnapping were now mirrored in her daughter in law…


She knew that she wouldn’t last long before severe panic would take over…


Needing to change the subject fast, she quickly asked, “Shall we talk about some dessert?”


Khushi smiled, but couldn’t stop shiverring, making the queen hold her closer…


“We can have a special dessert tasting menu tonight…maybe you and Arnav can both come to the dining room tonight and we can all enjoy some time together?”


Her soft hiccup and trembling hands nearly broke the queen’s heart…


“Sweetie, shhhh…He isn’t far, and he is returning very soon, he promised…” and the queen pulled her into her arms once more… 


No sooner had she done that, Arnav burst back into the room and the queen felt Khushi jump closer with fear in her embrace…




……………….





The King sat at the head of the table.


His eyes scanning his head staff…


“I want to know EXACTLY how we came to hire Evan Patel and Lavanaya! Because of THEM, my son is about ready to go on a rampage and execute everyone here! I want answers, NOW.”


The men in the room were starting to realise just how severe their situation was.


It had been years since the King had shown such force.


“Sire, The Senior Maid is in charge of hiring and she too was found drugged. When Lavanaya showed up to ask for a job, she was begging and…”


A voice boomed from the doorway…”The Senior Maid is to be fired. NOW.” 


Arnav stood there like a threatening live grenade…


“Your Highness, if we could just-“


Walking in slowly, Arnav cut the man off, “Question my order Jonathan…Go on…I fucking DARE you…”


The man shut up instantly.


“That Senior Maid was the one who was ready to expel my wife when she first worked here…I wanted her gone a LONG time ago…”


The King gave a half smile that showed he enjoyed watching his son’s power…


Everyone was already on edge, but now that Arnav had entered, the dynamic only became more frightening…


Their eyes were wary of the volatile prince, his bulked up body solid and thick…


He was a wall of muscle and power as he prowled towards his father…


“Corey.” he nodded in acknowledgement.


“Sir. Here to cause some trouble?” he smirked…


Arnav’s lips twisted on a smirk, “Shut up…”


Seating himself beside the King, he heard his dad whisper…


“So son, you managed to tear yourself away?”


The King’s words made his heart hurt.


“Khushi was begging me to join you, because she’s…” he closed his eyes, trying to gain a semblance of control…”She’s trying to help me get some routine back, some ‘normality’…Even though I don’t fucking want it…” 


He raked his fingers through his hair, “But mum is with her…” 


“You know she’s safe with your mother, hell, she’d about kill anyone who tried to hurt her…she’s been worried sick…” the king paused seeing his son start to hyperventillate…”Arnav?”


He felt the cold sweat come over him, and he ground out, “Yeah, sorry…I’m not staying away long…I can’t, or I’ll murder someone for sure…”


Corey chuckled under his breath as the King smiled and said, “I remember that feeling…Okay!” he cleared his throat and turned back to the meeting of directors…“So, Greta is FIRED. See to it she is out of the castle in less than an hour. Now to whoever hired Evan…”


Arnav began to snarl at the mention of their names…


“As usual Sire, he was hired by chief of staff here. Same scenario, just a poor looking beggar desperate for some form of work…”


Arnav wasn’t ready to mince his words and ordered, “He’s fired. Expel him.”


Dwayne, The secretary of Security spoke up, “Your Highness, he didn’t know, he can be reprimanded and we can have a new protocol on who we allow in-“


Arnav bolted out of the chair, “HE IS FUCKING FIRED. And as the head of Security you should damn well agree! My wife nearly died! Too many times! It’s taking all my god damn self control not to demand an entire sweep!”


The King nodded, “I agree…”


Staring dumbfounded at the King, Dwayne bit out, “What?!”


The King stayed seated and glared, “My SON is doing EXACTLY what needs to be done Dwayne…”


“But Sire-“


Arnav was now in full rage mode, “Do you have a fucking death wish!?”


“Your Highness,” he was clearly becoming more and more afraid, “I’m just saying that there are other ways to counteract this-“


The Prince slammed a fist on the table, “He is FIRED. He’ll get paid. He’ll get a reference for another job. These are the rules. I will make sure people know just how fucking serious I am about keeping my wife and my castle SAFE.”


Dwayne looked Arnav square in the eye, “It’s NOT worth this drastic measure.”


Hearing that, the Prince became primal.


“You’re done. OUT!”


“What!?” the security chief paled, “I’m the-“


Arnav lashed forwards, “You think your POSITION will keep you safe from me!? YOU’RE FUCKING FIRED!” Arnav turned to the guards behind him, “Get him OUT!”


The King was sitting behind his all powerful son, keeping quiet, seeing twice of himself in Arnav’s actions.


Corey motioned for more guards to replace the two who were dragging the man away.


The rest of the staff didn’t dare say a word.


Their Prince was now the most terrifying authority they had ever seen.


He turned back to them as he ignored all pleas from Dwayne…


“I swear, if ANY of you question me, you will be expelled, or die by my hand, and if anything, ANYTHING else happens to my wife…” bitter fury dripped from his next words…”then GOD HELP YOU!”


He turned back to his father, “Deal with this. I need to be with her.”


Throwing down the heavy wooden chair behind him, he stormed from the room…


Silence.


“I suggest you all pay attention to your duties, because my son there…he is your future King…some of you will remember the days of when my own wife was taken, and as you can see, Arnav is going to react far worse than I did, right Corey?”


He stood at attention, “The King is correct. You didn’t see Prince Arnav when he was fighting us off…I had to summon 25 soldiers to hold him back, So if you think that you are safe, you seriously need to reconsider…It’s not hard, you do as he says, and do your damn jobs…”


The King slapped Corey on the back, “Exactly, my good man.”


Each of the staff merely nodded, the tension in the room could be cut with a knife.



…………..




Guards saluted as Arnav passed by, but he didn’t give one ounce of recognition as he marched towards his destination.


He had passed the point of how much he could handle.


The hammering in  his chest was creeping into his head and he was starting to shake at the memories jumbling in his mind…


He was SO mad. 


But more than that, he needed to hold her.


He needed Khushi.


Pausing outside their room, he clenched his fists…


Fucking fuck…how can this have happened to her…how can I have let this happen to my Khushi…”


The memories were spinning around him, wracking his heart…


Fighting to breathe, he attempted to calm himself…


“She doesn’t need to panic seeing me like this…calm the fuck down Arnav…”  he repeated over and over in his mind…


Having her close was the only way to dull the agony…and he needed her…now.


The second he opened the door to his room, he saw his wife being held carefully by  his mother…


“Arnav?” his mother asked, then tried to remain conversational, keeping her tone calm… “You were fast…”


She motioned with her head for him to come over quickly, but he had already closed the door and was rushing over…


He had seen how his sudden entrance startled her, and knowing she was still so fragile and scared broke his heart…


Khushi’s eyes were begging him to hold her and the Queen slowly moved back as Arnav seated himself on the opposite side of the bed and gathered her into his arms…


The moment he entered, she couldn’t help her startled jump…


But now, against the strong body of her husband, she began to breathe easy again…


“I’m here sweetheart…” he whispered against her hair…


The queen felt her own tears welling up as Arnav looked up at her, “Thanks mum,” his voice lowered, “Was everything okay?…”


She smiled sadly, “We tried to talk about a few things…food…desserts…but…” her voice became hushed as well, “She’s still too scared Arnav…”


He mouthed the words, “I know…”


His mother whispered, “She’s trying to be strong for you…but she’s just not ready…I’m glad you’re back, I nearly called for you…”


His arms tightened around her…”You should have…”


Khushi hadn’t spoken yet, her thoughts in complete disarray…


She knew he was there with her…knew she was safe, but the fear of impending terror was a constant shadow in her mind, and having Arnav out of her sight for a mere 15 minutes had terrorized her…


The queen touched Khushi’s shoulder, and frowned with empathetic sadness feeling her jolt, “It’s okay sweetie, Would you still like dessert together later? Both of you with the King and I?”


Khushi turned her head slightly, her voice small, “I would like that…Mum, I’m…I’m so sorry…”


Arnav was about to tell her not to apologize but his mother beat him to it…


“No, you mustn’t keep saying sorry…I of all people know what you are going through, and you both need to be together right now…stop playing strong. You WILL be strong in time, but for now, LET him take care of you…”


Khushi nodded, Arnav holding her as though she’d break…


“Okay, I’ll see you in a few hours…I love you both.”


Not able to move from his position with Khushi, Arnav’s words were muffled as he said, “Thankyou mum, we love you too..”


When the door shut, and they were alone, Khushi began to cry quietly…


“No…” his heart shrivelled, “No sweetheart…shhhh…I should never have listened to you…” 


Even though his voice was angry, it comforted her…”I…I wanted you to…to try and…”


“Shhhh…just hear me when I say this…I don’t want anything but YOU…”


His hands were running over her back, her hair, her arms…


She took a deep breath, his touch helping to settle her severed nerves…


“Please…” she breathed.


He angled her head back and looked down into her eyes…


“Please stay with me…I can’t breathe without you here…I’m sorry…I’m sorry…I can’t cope…I need you with me…”


Arnav was trying to hush her again but she was rambling…


“I’m sorry Arnav…I WILL get better, but for now, please…please…I need you near me…Please…”


He was getting more concerned and more angry by the second, literally shaking with rage, pain and need…


“Say ONE more ‘please’ and I’m going to explode Khushi!!!!!”


She silenced instantly, letting out a soft moan when he pinned her down against the bed…


Soft hiccups of sobs were wafting out as her husband’s bulky body intimidated hers…


“YOU are ALL I care about! I didn’t WANT to leave you damn it!!!”


Khushi was shiverring and helpless beneath him, but she wasn’t even wanting to resist or fight him…


Her husband was with her, and angry or not, he was all she needed…


His hot eyes were staring down at her as he dragged his thumb slowly along her bottom lip…


“I went because you BEGGED me to try and have some fucking routine…WHICH I DON’T WANT!!! I only wanted to be with YOU! And I fucking SHOULD have been with you! But I can’t refuse you anything! I wanted to see if it would HELP you, even knowing damn well how frightened you were feeling! Do you KNOW how hard it was to walk away from you just now!?”


Khushi’s heart was pounding at his words…


Tears spilled from her eyes as her body quivered…and his fury disappeared…


“Shit…fuck… no no no…Khushi sweetheart…I’m here…I love you…I love you so much Khushi, shhh…”


She was so lightheaded from his touch and his words, that she could barely breathe let alone formulate a reply, but still she tried…


He saw her lips part, but only soft pants came out…


Cutting her off, his mouth covered hers in a deep and possessive kiss.


His tongue probed and swirled in her mouth, dipping, moving, sucking…


Trailing his hand down, he ran his fingers along the silk of her panties as she arched into him…


Arnav broke the kiss and locked eyes with her…”I’m here.”


“Yes…” she breathed…


And fisting her hair in one hand, he held her head still…


“MINE.” he decreed as he slammed his mouth back on hers…


His wandering hand reached beneath her dress and slid two long fingers inside her as he dominated and hungrily kissed her…


Khushi’s arms were clinging tightly to his arms as he possessed every part of her being…


The kiss took all the air from her lungs, but it was her husband that was making her body able to breathe in the first place…


The sharp bite from his grip kept her head in place as his fingers were now boldly owning what was his…


“Need…you…” she finally let out and he released her hair and the wet suction of their lips broke…


He reared up like a powerful lion and tore the clothes from her body…


Khushi’s pulse was racing, her blood pumping hard as her warrior was there, and he was going to take her hard…


The pressure building inside her was overwhelming as he was now naked in all his glory before her…


Before she could even take her next breath, he was on her…


There was an instant where she felt the tip of his hard flesh against her entrance before he surged forwards…


And she screamed.


Her loud howl echoed against the walls as her head fell against his shoulder, her teeth digging into his skin…


“MINE. You ask…I give! You want…It’s yours! You need…YOU FUCKING GET! UNDERSTAND!?”


He was holding her so tightly, letting her body adjust to the sharp and sudden intrusion…


When her head dropped back to the bed, she was blessed with a sight so soothing that she actually felt a burn in her heart…


His eyes.


His lips.


His body.


They were hers.


At her command.


Arnav groaned quietly and began to gently move his hips, letting the immense feeling slowly build up…


With every slide, he either pulled out or filled her deep, holding himself there, letting the fire inside burn in her veins…


She was gasping for air as she tried with all her strength to bring his body closer to hers…


Except there was no space left between them, they were already connected, mind body and soul…


He could feel when her insides were ready to explode…


This time there was no waiting, no demands, no pauses, no pleading…


He brought her to the peak and she climaxed into an orgasm so overwhelming it felt as though time stopped…


Arnav saw the pleasure, passion and delight on her face and continued to pump his hips…


His hot pulsing strokes inside her, branding her while it fueled the unending euphoria in both their bodies, and extending her already intense orgasm…


“I love you…”


Khushi could only manage a soft moan as more words rumbled from his chest…


“Your body was MADE for mine…”


When she finally had the fortitude to open her eyes, she saw him pinning her with an intense gaze…


“You’re going to come again…”


It wasn’t a question.


It wasn’t even a demand.


It was a fact.


And it was approaching fast once more…


Khushi felt him grow thicker…


“I was already hard Khushi, but that doesn’t compare to how I’m feeling right now…Do you have ANY idea how much you possess me?! How much you own me!? Hell, we aren’t two separate people! We are ONE!”


The manic look of passion in his face was now making her heart beat louder…


His words were burning in her veins…


“So fucking good…You feel, so. damn. good…I have you beneath me…I have your body suctioned around mine…I have your heart…”


The wetness that was flowing from inside her body doubled out over his penetrating erection…


“Ar…Arnav…”


He let out a snarl…


“Fuuuck…I have your fluid flowing over me…my name spilling from your lips…”


Khushi was now clutching onto his neck with all she could as though terrified he would stop…”Keep going…I beg you Arnav…Keep goi-“


“Fuck Khushi…If this very room was on fire, I wouldn’t stop making love to you…YOU are MINE and I won’t stop claiming you…EVER…”


And even though his thrusts were slow and measured, she climaxed.


Her body gushing around him as her breathing stopped for a moment before she sucked in long draughts of air…


“I DEMAND you keep coming my love…I’m not NEARLY done…I’m thirsty for you…You need to come at least twice more before I come hard inside you that I’m so deep inside you not one micro part of you is without MY mark!”


Khushi could hear only him, as thought his voice were seeping directly into her soul…


Her surroundings were enveloped with him…


Their breathing united, as though they only survived on each other…


His love her her unleashed and triggered every cell in his body for the sole purpose of worshipping what belonged to him…


“You. YOU belong to me.”


Her eyes were on his, scorching him, full of desire…


The heat coming from her was threatening to draw up his balls and spray out his orgasm but he bit the feeling back hard…


“We are connected for LIFE. For ETERNITY.”


“Oh GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!” she screeched as another climax hit her hard, her core shooting out jets of arousal as she shook…


Arnav groaned in utter ecstasy as he buried himself painfully deep inside her…


Her hands were flailing, reaching for him, tugging, trying to pull him closer…


But he slowed, “I’m here…shhhh…I’m here…I’m not done Khushi…”


“Too…much…” she breathed, the rasping sound of her voice making his heart ache for her…


He kept up his slow thrusts, “And you’ll take it…I’m here my love…shhhh…”


Just as she got her steady heartbeat back, he sped up…


In a flash, Khushi’s eyes opened as she gasped…


“That’s right. Eyes on me. No matter how intense this orgasm is, I OWN YOUR PLEASURE. AND YOU OWN MINE. You give me your FULL attention until your body gives out and you have no other option but to fall into my embrace and calm down! Because that’s only to recharge! Once you’ve relaxed, THIS is going to happen again!”


Khushi couldn’t reply with anything but a slight nod and a soft smile of complete trust…


And he was done for.


His hips picked up speed, his arm slid beneath her back, and he instantly felt her walls flutter around him…


“That’s right my love…one more…”


Her gaze was now hazy but she was fused to him as her hips involuntarily met his every slam forwards, intensifying the slapping sound of their bodies…


Sweat dripped from his chest onto hers where it mingled with the slick moisture that coated her skin…


Their fluids entwining outside, just as they mixed inside…


He could see the look in her eyes though…


Any second she was going to HAVE to break their eye lock because she was going to come and come hard…


And it happened…


Her head tilted back, her eyes closing as her inner walls start to strangle his phallus in rapid waves…


Arnav had no more restraint as he surrendered to her enchanting spell and filled her with hot spurts of semen as she shook and tremored…


Dropping his weight onto her, he reassured her as best he could…


“Shhh…Kh…Khushi…shhh I’m…here…”


She was rooted deep inside his heart, just as his pulsing flesh was lodged inside her…


The difference was though, that his cock would be in and out, while his heart would never be without her…


“Ar…Arnav…I am more in love with you than…than I ever thought I could be…Don’t…don’t leave me…I beg you…please…”


His lips brushed over her neck, her cheeks, anywhere…


“I’m not going ANYWHERE…You have NO idea how much I love you…Fuck if you could read my mind I would be a lost cause…I’m already on my knees, kissing the fucking ground you walk on…”


Her breath was hot as steam against his neck as she whispered…”Hold me…hold me…”


And reaching for the blanket, he wrapped their joined bodies together and she disappeared within his embrace…


“I’m holding you…shhh…”


As her breathing began to even out, she whispered…”I’m sorry…”


If his energy hadn’t have been drained, he would have reacted, but this time, he just said, “Shut up. Crazy woman. You have NO reason to say those two words…”


Khushi burrowed closer against him and his heart swelled…


“I love you…I wanted you so much…”


“That’s why I cam back…God I thought I was going to go mad in that boardroom…”


She let out a tired laugh…”I’m sorr-“


Giving her a squeeze, he shook his head, “Uh uh…don’t you ever utter those words…I just can’t say ‘no’ to you…but when it comes to THIS, I’m going to…because you need me Khushi…stop being selfless…I WANT you to have EVERYTHING I can possibly give you…and if you want me with you, then I will willingly and HAPPILY oblige…”


Her smile of reply was the most beautiful thing he’d seen and he felt the bands that suffocated his heart loosen, “God you’re divine…”


“…the second you left, I couldn’t breathe…Mum tried to distract me, talked to me, even wanted to call you back… I couldn’t calm down…” 


Arnav pulled her closer, kissing her cheeks, her forehead, trying to soothe her…


“I sent you away…I couldn’t see you…I hate being this way, but-“


“Khushi,” he finally interrupted, “you have been through a LOT…and the moment you became mine, which was the second I saw you, I knew that I wanted to give you ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you wanted and needed…and right now, you need me. Fuck I need YOU…I know we will get better in time, but that same need will be there, and what will make ME happy is if you just let me take care of you…”


“I…I never had that growing up…I had to do so much to survive…I feel like I don’t deserve any of this..”


His beautiful princess was still half stuck in a mindset that she was lesser…


“Khushi…” he asked softly…”You’re mine…forever…and If that’s how long it takes to erase that feeling from your beautiful head, then I’m ready to do it…You deserve MORE than I could possibly give you and yet you won’t ask for it…”


Her eyes were still dazed but she was listening to his every word…


“Khushi, do you remember what I did a few weeks after we got married? When you told me you loved to read?”


A slow smile crept over her face as she nodded…


“What did I do for you?”


She bit her lip, her cheeks blushing…


He lifted his brows, waiting for her response…


“You…you renovated the room beside ours into my own library…”


Arnav grinned…”And?”


Smiling, she continued, “And took me to every bookstore you could find to see what books I wanted…”


“And what did I do when you told me of your favorite foods?”


Her eyes darted down towards his chest…


“Khushi…look at me…”


Gazing up, he quirked a brow…”What did I do?”


“You made sure they were on the menu every week…”


Arnav kissed her nose, “…and who’s idea do you think it was for you to furnish an entire room?”


Her long lashes brushed her cheeks as she blinked in surprise, “…it…it wasn’t mum?”


“Well,” he winked, “…she agreed to take the credit for it…but it was my idea when I heard you say that you’d love to draw and design rooms…”


Her face was pink and her smile constant now, and Arnav couldn’t resist.


Kissing her lips gently, he lingered, “And when we went walking in the garden down by the river, not long after we were married…you pulled me against your gorgeous body and begged me to make love to you…and what did I do?”


Swallowing hard, her face was now flaming red, her muscles pulsing with arousal…


Drawing her body onto his, he sat up with his back against the headboard, her legs now straddling his pelvis…”What did I do Khushi?”


Her hands now rested on his bare shoulders, the muscles taut and tense beneath her fingertips…”You…you…” her words stopped as she gasped…


He kissed the corner of her mouth, then her lower lip until he slipped his tongue into her mouth for a delicious kiss…


They kissed slowly, bodies pressed against each other…


As Arnav eased back, he kept his gaze on her…


Her eyes grew wide with surprise as she felt him growing hard against her stomach…


“You remember what I did as soon as you said that you wanted me…?”


Arnav began lifting her, his hands under her bottom, rubbing his thick cock against her folds…


“I pulled you to sit beneath a tree, brought you over me, and slid into you…”


Khushi could feel her arousal starting to drip down onto his flesh and he groaned…


Gripping her hips, he positioned her above his erection and guided her down…


When he was almost all the way in, he paused as she caught her breath…


Her palms were now clinging harder to his shoulders as he leaned forwards and spoke against her mouth…


“You remembering now my love?”


And as she was about to answer, he forced her all the way down…


Khushi shrieked into his waiting mouth…


He felt bigger as her muscles clenched tightly around his erection, her deep breaths showing how she tried to adjust to the feeling of utter fullness…


Arnav growled and ran his hands up her torso cupping her breasts, gently thumbing her nipples…


She now moaned, automatically making small rocking motions with her hips…


“Khushi…” Arnav rasped…


She met his gaze…”I could never forget…”


With hands clasped to her waist, his fingers splaying across her bottom, he began a slow rhythm of rocking and rotating…


It was exhilarating to feel the strength of his body against her, to feel his pectoral muscles flex under her fingertips but even better was the look in his eyes as he watched her on top of him…


The hunger and admiration mixed with pure and intoxicating love was heady…


Arnav’s chest heaved under her palms, his breath coming faster as he started thrusting upwards, driving himself into her harder and faster…


Khushi was now crying out over and over…


Arnav held her steady wih a bruising grip and thrust faster…


There were no words.


Khushi threw her body against him, riding through her orgasm as she felt Arnav tense beneath her and release into her with a low moan…


Khushi shivered helplessly on top of him as she came down from her high…


She slumped onto his chest and pressed her lips to his…


His heart pounded agasinst her breatss.


He slung his arms around her back and pressed her against him tightly…


“I won’t lose you.” he growled…


“You won’t…ever…”


Holding the back of her head, he carefully moved her back to see her eyes…”I love you…”


Blinking slowly, she whispered…”I love you…forever…”


Taking a contended breath in, he gathered her closer on chest as his cock softened within her…”What do you want now my Princess…?”


He could feel her smile against his neck…


“Can we stay like this…then meet mum and dad for dessert?”


Arnav chuckled, “I’m definitely going to have to eat something…you’re my entire workout routine…”


Her girlish giggle made his heart skip…


“I love your laugh…every single smile and laugh makes me want more…”


She pressed her hands against his chest and tried to sit up, but he held on…”shhh…you wanted this…you’re getting it…”


“But, you’re hungry…”


Nothing is worth more than this…”


Looking up, she smiled and his heart nearly exploded…


Every time that he loved her out of the darkness, she bloomed…


And when she smiled at him with her eyes shining, he could barely breathe.


He felt drunk on her, addicted to her smiled and laughed and love…




…………….




“I am actually excited…”


Arnav grinned big seeing her happy…”Good! And knowing mum, she’s going to have a ridiculous amount of dessert ready for you…”


“Us…” she replied, holding onto his arm…”I know how much you love chocolate…”


He kissed her quick and they walked arm in arm to the bedroom door.


Arnav paused…


Khushi looked up with quizzical eyes, “Are you okay?”


Her frown quickly kicked him in the heart and he wrapped his arms around her tight.


“Ofcourse I am my love,” he assured her, “I just…I don’t want to leave our room…”


She giggled, “I don’t either, but as long as we are together-“


He swept in and slammed his mouth on hers only to pull back just as fast, “I’m not letting you out of my sight…ever again…”


Instead of pushing for him to react differently, she flung her arms around him, nearly ready to cry….”Thankyou…”


“Hey…” he whispered into her hair, “You’re mine…my wife…the love of my damn life…you DON’T thank me for this…”


When she looked up into his eyes, he saw the light that started to burn in her eyes once more…the spark that he thought was gone…


“Damn it…” he rubbed his hand along his chin as he took a step back, but keeping his grip on her wrist… “we need to get out of here…”


Khushi’s expression turned darker, “Why?”


His phallus quickened, and he mentally questioned how he ever survived before her…


“We need to get out because of that look in your eyes right now…”


“What look…?” she asked on a breath, but the heat in her eyes didn’t dissolve…


“That look. The one that is going to get you thrown back onto that bed and coming so hard that you’re no longer able to function without my cock inside of you…”


Her mouth opened, and a soft, stuttering sound came out as she kept looking…


“I warned you…” he growled and pulled her against him.


But on cue, their door burst open…


“I figured you’d both be hesitant of leaving your little fortress here,” the queen exclaimed boldly, “So! I have brought Jacob, and several guards here to escort my beautiful son and daughter in law to the dining room.”


Arnav was close to boiling over as his unsatisfied desire simmered in his blood…”Mum…you have the WORST timing…”


Khushi’s face flamed as she laughed as quietly as she could…”Thankyou mum…”


Llinking arms with her mother in law, Khushi walked out the door with Arnav close on her heels…


Jacob sidestepped to catch up with Arnav, “Hey, she’s just in front of you mate…and your dad is right from earlier, your mum would kill anyone who tries to hurt her…”


Jacob was soon met with the Prince’s angry eyes and his footing faultered, “Seriously, am I in any danger from you? Do I need to employ Corey as my bodyguard?” he smirked…


Arnav finally let a smile tweak at his mouth, “No Jake…just stay close…”


“Yes Sir.” 


They entered the dining hall, and Arnav and Jacob nodded in acknowledgement, he pulled on Khushi’s elbow and dragged her to sit next to him…


“Do you think it’s good for Arnav to eat too much sugar? Maybe he should skip dessert as he’s already hyper enough?”


Arnav scowled at his mum, “Really mum? If you think I’m giving up an opportunity to eat chocolate cake you’re gonna a bigger army to stop me…”


Khushi was smiling non stop now, and Arnav was finally feeling a weight lifting off his shoulders…


“Well alright then Mr. Grumpy…I won’t tease anymore…” his mum said with a smile


“Say more.” Arnav blurted out…


“Huh? My son wants more teasing?”


He glanced from the queen back to the princess, “For this smile…” he touched Khushi’s cheek, “On this face…” he pulled her gently closer and touched his lips to hers…”You can say whatever you damn well want…”


“Well well well,” the King said sauntering in, “I either walk in on your mother’s non stop chatter, or my son’s non stop romantics…” 


He sat down beside his wife…


“Josef, our son seems to enjoy the teasing tonight…”


The king smiled at the queen, “Since when have you stopped even if he DIDN’T enjoy it?”


Khushi was starting to grip Arnav’s hand beneath the table…


“Are you okay?” he said with worry lacing his voice…


“I’m feeling…..happy…”


He lifted her tightening hand and kissed it, “Then don’t squeeze so tight, relax…I’m here…and…” he looked up, “So it seems is the biggest array of cakes on the planet…”


Arnav watched Khushi’s face light up as her favorites were now in front of her…


“Oh my!” 


The queen beamed, “See! I know the way to her heart…”


Arnav felt jealousy, but gave a laugh, “You know the way to her sweet tooth mum…”


“Ha, someone’s is jealous…” the king chuckled…


Khushi decided to kick back and try to relax, enjoying the evening with her family…


“Family…” she thought… “This wonderful family…taking me in, trying to make me happy…me…I thought I was nobody…I was nobody, and now…now these precious people have come into danger because of me…am I bringing this danger?”


And as always, Khushi had spoken out the last question…


“You sure as fuck are NOT!”


“Arnav!” his mother cried, “Language! What are you-“


Turning to his wife, Arnav held her face as calmly as he could, “You are NOT bringing any danger…YOU are not to blame Khushi…understand?”


“Arnav.” the King used his commanding voice, but Arnav hadn’t even moved an inch, “Arnav,”


He finally looked up.


“You need to try and understand from her side…I have been where she is…I have shared the servants mindset…”


Khushi finally looked over to her father in law, “I apologize-“


“Stop apologising sweetie, please” the queen’s eyes were kind…”you are a gorgeous light in this family, and yes, you ARE family…”


The King continued, “I know you are still thinking back to the life you lived before, but you need to know that the way you were treated, was harsh. It was no way near how we treat our employees, or how servants should be treated in general. You had bosses and owners who were cruel, Khushi. It is not the way anyone should live.”


Arnav was clenching his fists, the anger inside him growing more and more…


“Son, calm down.”


His eyes hit his fathers, “How can I calm down?”


Khushi now felt evven more responsible that there was tension once more so she intervened, “By having some more cake…” and she picked up a big spoonful and shoved it into her husband’s mouth…


Arnav’s lips were now covered with chocolate icing and his eyes were wide as he chewed on the cake…


The queen and king were now laughing out loud, loving the sass from their Princess…


“That’s more like it!” The queen said almost out of breath, “You remember when we were gardening and we turned the hose on them?”


“Oh my yes!” Khushi giggled, “That was so so funny!”


And father’s and son’s eyes locked as the women began to talk.


The king blinked and nodded mouthing the words, “Things will heal…”


After two hours of cake, coffee and chatter, Khushi yawned…


“I think my body is catching up with actual time…I’m finally tired at night once again…”


Arnav took her hand and kissed her palm, “You couldn’t help the last few months my love…”


Shaking off the memories, she leaned into him, “I loved this tonight…so much…”


“Well if cake were a decent meal we could do this every night…” the queen piped up.


Khushi laughed, “Oh no I couldn’t…I’d feel so sick…”


The queen lifted her brows and smirked at her son, “See! Too much sugar makes you sick!”


Arnav lifted his hands, “I was 11 mother!!! All Kids think that chocolate is a sensible diet!”


“Fine fine…but you were a grouch for a whole month because I denied you chocolate…”


Khushi laughed and yawned once more…


“Okay, time to say goodnight…” the King said standing.


“Agreed. Maybe tomorrow we can pick some flowers?”


Khushi nodded, her smile still glowing, “I would love that…”


“Well expect me to tag along…she isn’t going anywhere without me…”


The queen groaned and the King laughed at the memories from their own past…


They all walked towards the door to the hallway when Khushi pulled him to a stop and turned to her in laws…


“I love you both. So so much…”


Unable to hold back, the queen pulled her into her arms…


The King rubbed his palm over her back, “We love you too…”


When the queen released her, she kissed her forehead, “You’re such an angel…”


Khushi turned back to Arnav who was about to speak when her eyes widened and her skin turned pale.


Pulling Khushi behind him, he spun around…


Arnav looked up and saw the former Chief of Security and two of his men standing before them.


A few steps away, two of the castle officials stood looking guilty and nervous..


The king was the first to speak, “Is there a reason these gentlemen are here?”


“Your Majesty,” the staff supervisor spoke up, “Dwayne insisted to speak to you, and was causing a huge fuss downstairs…”


Before the King could reply, Arnav cleared his throat…


“Jake…” he commanded, and Jacob, who had been standing guard at the door, was beside him in an instant…


The queen instantly held onto Khushi, knowing it was now time for the King and Prince to show their true faces…


Arnav gently kissed Khushi’s lips as he whispered, “Everything is fine my love…”


And he turned away as his mother wrapped her arm around his wife…


The King took his place beside his son, staring down hard at the men before him…


“Now.” Arnav’s voice took on a completely different tone, one that was NOT to be messed with…”Why are you back, causing a scene, in my castle?”


The former chief bowed slightly and spoke, “I am here to discuss my position, now that the Prince has calmed down…”


The King saw Arnav’s eyes flash with a brutal light…


“Dwayne, my son fired you…you didn’t lose your house, land, wealth…you shouldn’t be here…”


“I demand my job back.”


Watching him intently, wary of every movement, Arnav stated simply, “No.”


Dwayne straightened, his hands animatedly waving, “You don’t know what you’re doing! So, I DEMAND REINSTATEMENT!”


“Sire, Your Highness,” The staff supervisor spoke up, “I apologise profusely for allowing them inside, but as you can see-“


“You did the right thing,” the King said, “This isn’t your issue to deal with…”


Arnav was growling, “Exactly. It’s MY issue. And I’m giving you your last warning…” he stalked closer to Dwayne, “You are to leave…now. Take your puny men. Go back to your wife. Or you lose EVERYTHING.”


A sickening smirk covered Dwayne’s face, “YOU are so blinded by that wife of yours…you’ll soon see that you’re an idiot to fire me! I’ve worked here for YEARS!”


Arnav stood taller, his broad chest muscles rippling beneath his shirt, chuckling a sinister laugh, his voice was frightening as he snarled, “Now you use my wife against me? So you DO have a deathwish…”


The former staff official tried to ready his stance, “You don’t get to ruin YEARS of my work in this castle and kingdom for a worthless woman who-“


A loud growl halted his words…


“You now INSULT my wife?!…Do you have ANY idea of the danger your in now?”


The queen felt Khushi’s shiver and piped up, “Oh, you’re a dead man…”


She held tighter to the princess who was panting…


Arnav didn’t turn, but could hear her panic and his head turned slightly towards her…”Sweetheart…Everything is fine…breathe…”


The King was in awe of Arnav’s control…


Jacob stood close in front of Khushi, awaiting any order from his Prince.


Treading forwards, Arnav could see the man start to shake as he said, “Get, the fuck, out.”


Before Arnav could say another word, Dwayne pulled a dagger from his jacket and tried to attack…


“Arnav!” Khushi screamed and took a step after him only to be stopped in her tracks by Jacob as she got her first glimpse of her husband in warrior mode.


Arnav disarmed the man with a brutal chopping motion and she heard something inside the man’s body break.


Dwayne dropped to his knees with a scream as the two guards he had brought with him rushed forwards…


Arnav kicked Dwayne savagely in the face, which made the fired chief tumble backwards…


His focus now on the guards, he executed and uppercut punch and harsh hook punch…


There were sickening crunches as one man hit the wall, crumpling to the ground leaving a gruesome red stain as he fell, and the other was on his knees groaning, clutching his gut…


Her husband had complete control over the situation not needing any intervention…


And as her eyes darted around the room to the officers who stood there, they seemed emotionless as to his actions…


As though this wasn’t new to them.


Proving how capable the Prince was as a protector and soldier.


His words soon brought her back to the moment…


“You now lose EVERYTHING.”


“NO!” Dwayne’s voice was groggy as blood dripped down his chin, “How DARE you!”


Arnav lifted the heel of his boot and slammed it into Dwayne’s stomach, “YOU. LOSE. EVERYTHING.”


“You’re a fucking fool! She’s a worthless SERVANT!”


Those two words hit Khushi straight in the gut…


She let out a sob that Arnav was powerless to ignore.


Spinning around instantly, he hurried to her side pulling her from his mother’s embrace and holding her close…”No Khushi…his words mean NOTHING…”


Jake motioned to other guards and suddenly there was a wall of security around them in seconds…


“This IS all because of me…I’ve caused this…” she began to break down…


Arnav’s fury and anger were growing but he reined it in, “No my love, no…shhh…”


Not willing to have her believe her statement a moment longer,  Arnav turned to Jake, “Throw them in the fucking jails!” and he lifted Khushi into his arms and disappeared down the hallways…


The queen had heard Khushi’s broken words, and she turned to Dwayne…


She ran forwards and slammed a clenched fist into the man’s face…”You ASSHOLE! How long have we known you!? And you repay us this way!? You want to talk ‘SERVANT’? You not only insulted my daughter, but MY HUSBAND, your KING!”

The King had already wound an arm around his wife’s waist and hauled her to the side, “Calm down Tiger, Arnav has handled this…”


She glared at him, “He insulted-“


The King smiled and kissed her hard, “I love you for defending Khushi and I…Now hush, and I’ll put that mouth of yours to better use in a moment…”


Linking hands with the queen, the King took a step towards the three men on the floor, now on their knees…


He looked to his guards behind them and nodded.


“No! NO! Your Majesty you can’t!”


But the King’s eyes were blank, his face showing no mercy as they were hauled from the room.



………………..




Arnav’s heart was stuttering as he rushed towards the nearest room he could find…


Guards patrolled every inch of the castle and he needed to get her alone…


Her words had shattered his heart…


“Open!” he yelled at one officer and the man instantly threw open the door he was barraging towards…


Kicking it shut with his foot, she jerked against him, the loud noise hitting her senses…


Like a lion leaping into action, he placed her down.


She didn’t have time to stumble as he pulled her roughly against him and then his mouth was on hers…


Her back hit the wall and she surrendered to what was happening and kissed him for all she was worth…


He pulled her knee up over his hip, stroking the back of her thigh.


She tried to remember to breathe, but when he leaned into her and she felt the hardness between his legs against the softness of hers, she forgot…


“I’m going to have you. Right here. Right now.”


“Yes…” the word came out in a hiss as she realised where they were…


One of the random bathrooms on the lower level…


Marble tiles, double sinks, white curtains…


“Yes what?!” he pushed against her, taking her hands that were in his hair and pulling them above her, pinning her to the wall as he kissed her neck…


“What do you want Khushi? YOU…What do YOU want?”


He may have the control, but he was at her command, and he wanted to give her everything she wanted…


“Take me…”


She said it so softly that had he not been so close, he’d never have heard it…


“Say it again…but OWN it. I’m YOURS. You want me? You TELL ME!”


“Take me!” she screamed…


He let go of her hands, his fingers brushing past her breasts to her waist, where they pushed her down against his erection…


“You, my love, have ALL of me…THAT’S how powerful you are…and now, I’m going to have all of you…”


With that, he hitched her up and carried her to the sink.


He balanced her on it as he kissed her, grinding between her legs and driving her higher and higher with need…


Yanking up her skirt, his lips were on hers and she didn’t have a second to breathe before he positioned himself above her…


His trousers were now open, his thick arousal now resting on her enorged clit…


Before she could speak, he slid into her core, her walls and tissues stretching as he thrust…


Her lips parted and he silenced her by shifting her hips and pushing forwards even more…


He found every space inside her to fill and drove into her hard.


They were eye to eye, bodies moving together, the swell of exquisite tension growing…


“You’re so beautiful…” he said, his eyes locking hers…


Needing to take her harder, he lifted her body and pushed her against the tiled wall as he penetrated her over and over…


“I’m going to fill you…so completely…you will never be free of me…of ANY part of me…”


Their breathing was echoing around the small room as her whimpers and cries became louder…


“Don’t hold it in Khushi…I want to hear you…”


The swirl of feelings increased until her limbs stiffened and she put her face in the crook of his neck to stifle her cries as she orgasmed around him, drowning in the power of it…


Arnav, however, snarled…”I told you I wanted to hear you!”


He thrust hard with a grunt then a groan.


She felt the pulse at the base of his erection on her as he stretched core…


And her strong husband’s flesh spurted inside her as he climaxed, continuing to push into her until there was nothing more to come out…


“Arnav…”


His fingers gripped her tight…“Every room.”


She was still dizzy with pleasure but she frowned, “Wh…what?”


“EVERY. ROOM.”


Letting her slide down the wall, his cock slipped out of her and she felt his sticky cum drip down her leg…


He reached for a towel and she expected him to be rough but he gently wiped her folds and legs dry…


She was shaky and he held her carefully…


“Arnav?”


Khushi began to feel wary…


But he held her chin and brought her gaze to his…”I’m going to have you…” he leaned closer…”in every room…”


She laughed nervously and elbowed him, but he caught her forearms and pressed her back against the wall once more…


“…if I checked, I bet you’re wet again…my wife…”


Her full blown shudder was the opposite of what came out of her mouth…”It’s late…”


He could see pain slipping back into her expression…


“Lets go to bed-“


Without hesitation, he kissed her savagely, prying her mouth open with his tongue.


Finally he pulled away when they had to breathe, and they stared at each other panting…


“I’m going to have you…in EVERY room, and then maybe you’ll see how powerful you are! How much own me! How much you own this castle! And how much you OWN this life AND the title of Princess!”


His wiry muscles shifted and pulsed.


The satin sheen of sweat on his damp shirt brought out every muscle and tendon…


“I just…”

“No. You ARE the Princess. YOU are worth more than ANYTHING.”


Feeling completely overwhelmed and undeserving, she bolted past him, opened the door and ran…


She didn’t get far before she was grabbed and pushed through yet another door…


Starting to struggle, she cried, “Let go of me!”


“NO.”


Khushi clawed at his hands as they fondled her easily, lifting her skirts once more, tracing her thighs and backside…


The flood of arousal that came over her was almost painful…


“Let…let go…” she said close to tears, the words he had said about her too much for her to accept…


“Next time you tell me to let you go, you’re going to be in for a big surprise…” he snarled 


Spinning away from him, she came face to face with the tall glass window in one of their lounges…


She hadn’t realized how far he’d pushed her into the room…


Arnav took a long step forwards and she was now pressed up against the cold glass.


“Stay still…” he ground out…


She began to move and he caged her in with his hand on either side of her…


Leaning into her body, he whispered against her hair, “Your Highness…Stay. Still.”


The hairs on her neck were standing on end, the nerves in her body completely alight…


“I’m…I’m not what you say I am…”


Complete fury at how unjust her life had been swarmed his blood…


Yanking up her skirt, she saw his reflection in the window looking straight at her…


He wound one arm around her chest as he held his hard phallus and positioned himself…


“I’m going to fuck you so fucking hard that you’ll damn well have NO CHOICE but to believe me…”


He wrapped his other arm around her waist and pressed his palm on her stomach…


She had made him angry.


She could hear it.


But it was anger at the misguided perception of herself.


Ramming inside her with animal intensity, she cried out…


Not because it hurt, but because of the way he did it, the raw physical pleasure it created…


“You are worth more than anything…anyone…you are my Princess…”


His arms constricted as he jammed his thick flesh into her over and over…


Yanking her torso further up, he pressed her harder into the glass…


“Look at you…” he grunted at her reflection…”You’re so fucking gorgeous…that face…I want to see that face when you come…”


Her body was unwinding, the pressure becoming too great, too much…


“Arnav…I…I can’t…”


He continued to penetrate her core from behind as he spoke…


“Since the minute I saw you, I’ve wanted you…I wanted you because you were so damn fucking beautiful that I couldn’t breathe…then I knew your heart…your mind…your SOUL…and I knew that I possessed the most incredible treasure in the universe…YOU…”


His words accentuated his thrusts…


“…no…I’m…”


“YES.”


Her skin was on fire…


Her core growing wetter and wetter as he slammed inside her…


“I want to see you now as you lose control…I want to see that look on your face, the one when you forget everything else, and all you know is my name…”


Arnav penetrated her harder, faster, harder, and she lost herself…


“Arnnnaaavvvv….” she gasped on a groan that turned into a long keening moan…


He put his hand under her chin, holding her throat steady and careful until her vision was filled with him and their eyes locked in the glass reflection…


She opened her mouth, but nothing came out but whimpers…


Her lungs constricted around her heart, and her joinst stiffened.


She was held up securely by his flesh and his body…


And his arms bound her to him as she came watching him…


His climax reared up as his eyes shone heat into her as his body shot her full of his semen…


Keeping her close, he pulled her back to relax against his chest…


His hand still resting on her throat, he gently turned her face to his…


“I love you…don’t run from me…because I won’t give up…I’ll always come after you…you can NEVER escape me…”


Her eyes stung with tears and he gently wiped them away…”I don’t want to run…I…I’m so sor-“


“No, my love…just tell me you love me…”


She hiccuped slightly, “I…I love you…”


“Now tell me your my Princess…”


Her lips parted, but she was silent…


“TELL ME.”


“I’m…yours…”


His eyes were growing harsher…


“You better say it…”


But all that she could think of was how small she felt, how much pain she had brought…


The way he was looked at her now was like he heard her thoughts and he pulled out of her fast and hoisted her into his arms once more…


Seating himself on the small couch, he pulled her flush against his body…”You know who brought the REAL pain Khushi!?! The people who SOLD you! The man who BOUGHT you! And the cunt and asshole who attacked you! YOU didn’t do this! Can’t you fucking see that!?”


Her eyes were pouring out tears, and yet she hadn’t blinked once…


Arnav rolled her over and crushed her under his body.


He grabbed her hands, pinning them over her head.


His mouth collided with hers and he pressed deeper into her lips as he sucked on her tongue and lapped at the roof of her mouth, pulling instant moans from her throat…


Her legs were already spread wide and her breasts were pressing onto his chest…


But it was their scent.


Their mingled scent filled the room.


Her bare core was still exposed and he could FEEL the heat coming from it…


But Khushi’s mind was in a complete fog…


Every time she came close to feeling broken, her husband, her prince, invaded her space, her emotions, her entire world, and took over.


He hovered above her, pressing the tip of his ever hardening cock against her wet entrance…


And her eyes opened wide, “Again?”


His eyes shone with a devious glint, “You think I’ll EVER get enough of you?”


He could see a mixture of hazy ecstasy and worry pouring out of her eyes as she said, “…you do this for me…” she said almost disbelieving, “for me…every single time…”


His hard flesh twitched agasinst her dripping heat…


He planted his herculean arms beside her head and sank into her, his eyes keeping hers captive…”yes, because you’re MY PRINCESS…forever…”


Pulling out, he plunged back into her and watched as her eyes widened…

His lips curled into a grin as she shivered…


“Oh, I love the way you shiver for me…”


That small little action gave away her extreme need for him…


“Hold onto me sweetheart…”


The second she wrapped her arms around him, he set a relentless pace…


He didn’t give her time to think or breathe as he sank into her body…


His flesh was harder than steel, feeling at home inside her as he slammed against her walls…


He ground his hips against her clit, watching her jump as she moaned out his name…


Cupping her neck with one hand, he used the other to lift her boneless body up underneath him as he surged into her again and again, slowly and deliberately…


Marking her.


“You are my Princess…” he whispered, and she nodded, her eyes glazing over…


“Then say it.”


She shook her head.


She knew if she said it, she’d start to cry hard…


“Say it, my love…Say you’re my Princess as your Prince’s flesh is buried deep inside you…”


His phallus flexed deep inside her and she groaned…


He kept it up, keeping her on the brink of a massive orgasm until she grabbed his face and stilled him…


“Enough…” 


She licked her lips as he pressed into her and onto her and somehow, right through her…


“I love you Arnav…and I am your Princess…”  


He stared at her for a moment, his eyes dark, his lips swollen and wet…


Any second, he knew, she was going to burst into tears, and he was going to stop it.


Crashing his mouth to hers, he kissed her, an all consuming declaration that she was HIS.


Tears now disappearing, she opened her mouth like she opened her heart…


Hitching one of her legs up further, holding her secure at the knee, he surged into her…


“Yes…Oh God…no…oh no…I can…It’s too much…No…”


He heard her…


He saw the panic and pleasure in her eyes…


And he didn’t stop.


“That’s right…” he growled…


She was shaking her head, the new climax that was stampeding towards her was mighty and terrifying…


“I…Ar…Arnav…”


He kept up the maddening pace and spoke against her lips…”YOU. GET. NO. SAY. I’m not stopping…”


And it build to the point of no return…


Her body conformed to her husband’s will.


Her orgasm grew in the form of a muscular ache that was so deepseated she couldn’t stop any reaction that her body gave…


The noises she made almost sounded like she was in pain, but she was far from any form of agony…


The way her tunnel constricted and milked his thrusting and penetrating cock was reducing her to nothing as sensation upon sensation sucked her further under a blanket of suffocating ecstacy…


Arnav wanted this feeling to be embedded into to her soul, and he wasn’t going to stop.


He forced his flesh deeper into her as her muscles and squirting fluid tried to push him out, but he held her down and redoubled his attack…


“FUCK! Yes! Come for me! My Princess!”


This orgasm tore every bit of pleasure that was humanely possible from her every nerve, her every cell making her groan with wanton abandon until she locked eyes with him once more, feeling his penis thicken and his come fill her still-spasming walls…


And she fainted.


Arnav held her in his shaky grip…


He tried to catch his breath as he stared at the completely stated woman beneath him…


Pressing his mouth to her moist, wet lips, he spoke, “I love you, Khushi…” his fingers slid up and down her arms, over her face…”I love you so much I can hardly breathe…”


Needing to hold her, and still calm his own nerves down, he stayed inside her, peppering kisses over her shoulders, her neck, her face…


Soon his eyes grew dark, “I won’t ALLOW anyone to speak that way to you…You may have started life thinking you are lesser, but there is no way in hell I will allow you to keep thinking that way…”


He licked her lips and finally let his flesh slide out…


Their combined fluids now dripped from her sheath and his chest swelled with pride…


“I’m not cleaning this one up my love…that’s is there to remind you when you wake up, just how much you own me…and how much you belong to me…”


Pushing up on his arms, he felt the burn in his muscles and laughed slightly…


“No army routine can even come close to how much workout I get from you…”


Pulling on the afghan rug that was draped over the couch, he wrapped it around her gently and lifted her into his arms…


He could still see the tears that had dripped into her hair and barely dried around her eyes.


His anger blasted at Dwayne, and he already knew he wanted to kill him.


But right now, he was where he needed to be, and he wasn’t going to leave her.


The bright lights of the hallway were now making him blink, but he strode purposefully towards their room and saw Jacob standing guard…


He could already see that his friend knew exactly what went down.


“Seriously Arnav. You have the stamina of a bull.”


He grinned at Jacob, “She’s made my heart a fucking firework…”


“No wonder you’re so volotile…”


“Can you blame me?! The nerve of that asshole…”


Jacob nearly raised his voice but Arnav cautioned him with a steady gaze…


“Yeah, well your mum punched him hard when you left the room…”


Arnav smiled, “I never doubted her sass…no wonder her and Khushi get along so well…” he took a deep breath, “I’m gonna get some sleep, I’m beat.”


Jacob gave a knowing smirk, “Not. Surprised.”


“Oh shut up.” Arnav bit back with some humor in his tone, “Just stand guard.”


“Always.”


And as Jacob took his post, Arnav and Khushi disappeared into their room.


Laying her gently down on the bed, he kicked off his shoes and then took hers off, letting his fingers graze the skin of her calves, and she took a deep breath in…


Leaving a soft light on, he pulled the blanket up and gathered her in his arms, kissing her forehead as he breathed, “Mine…”




………………….. 



The darkness was only magnified moreso by the dripping echoes of water as it hit the stone cold jail floor.


The King stepped forwards into the light, “You’ve been part of my office for 20 years Dwayne,” he took a breath, “Fuck, I thought you were a FRIEND!”


The beaten down man shook his head, “It was a momentary lapse of judgement…”


“Like HELL it was! You were thrown out for defying authority, and yet you come back the same night to ATTACK my son?! So ‘momentary’ is a fucking lie!”


“You’re starting to sound like your high and mighty son now…” Dwayne scoffed.


The King’s expression was fierce, “Wow. What a complete change or morals. You were there when my wife was taken! You remember my desperation to get Wendy back? How terrified I was? And who was by my side supporting me? YOU!”


Dwayne finally stood up, “I wanted her!!! I could have ruled this kingdom like it SHOULD be run!”


Smirking, the king replied, “Oh so this is because of pride? You and I both worked in the castle grounds as servants. You and I were FRIENDS, and yet because I fell for her, you now betray us? Why not betray me before? When I was searching like a madman for her?”


Shaking on the jail bars, he yelled, “Because SHE is the true royalty! SHE deserved to be rescued!”


The King began to laugh, “Oh….oh dear…You forget what my father in law decreed at my own wedding…This kingdom is founded on royal character, royal loyalty, and royal love…He trusted me and took me in because I loved Wendy more than my own life…and even now that he has gone, my character has not changed. You have finally shown your true self with your EASILY distorted behavior…I may have been nervous to rule at first, but I learned fast. And I learned from the best…I learned from OUR previous King. He gave the title to me. And I will be giving it to my son. You’ve already lost your status with me…” The King smiled, “Who the HELL knows how safe you’ll be when my son rules…because he learned from me. I love my family for who they are, not for their title.”


Stepping back, the King almost seemed nonchalant, “Your wife and son will be cared for. They won’t pay for your mistakes. But I advise you to stay alert. You will be questioned in the morning, and we WILL find out if you were working alone.”


Dwayne had been silent.


His face turning moist and sappy in color.


He knew exactly what the King was capable of, and knew what had happened to Evan and Lavanaya.


“I am still of nobility…” he stammered out nervously, “I demand protection in the cells for myself!”


The King shook his head, “My son is in control of your case. You had your chance to remain loyal to me…and you failed.”


“I demand it!”


The King turned.


“I demand it!” Dwayne grew louder…


The King disappeared.


As he rounded the corner, he nodded as his soldiers saluted him.


“Just make sure no one else escapes.”


The jailer nodded, “A thousands pardons please Sire, we are so sorry for-“


“Never again. Alright?” 


And he walked out.


He was suddenly face to face with his wife.


“You realize I heard all of that right?”


The King grinned, “I knew you had to be around, I could feel it.”


The queen wrapped her arms around his waist and held him tight…


He noticed the grip in her fingers.


“What’s up now…?”


She smiled into his jacket, “You always know…”


“I know you, and I love you…” he kissed the top of her head, “So just tell me…”


Her head lifted and her sad eyes locked onto his, “I heard him belittle you…”


He snickered, “oh that…The year I lost you, was the year that I no longer cared about what ANYONE thought of me…The opinions that mattered, were yours, and your parents. I miss them. And If mine were alive, they would have loved you so much…”


She frowned, “I just want to defend you…even though you are so strong and powerful…”


He laughed, “Last time you flattered me like this was when you wanted me to build a ferris wheel in the back gardens…”


As he held her hand, he began to lead her back to the castle entrance…


The queen’s tone was sultry, “Did I ever end up thanking you enough for that ferris wheel by the way?”


His eyes turned dark as he pulled her behind some bushes…”You did…but care to try again?”



………………



Jacob patrolled the halls.


Checking on guards, on their reports.


“I just don’t like that he turned on the King, AND Arnav…”


The new Chief of Security was agreeing, “It was as though he no longer cared about his allegiance to his King.”


“This is why we need him interrogated. Arnav is fucking close to exploding. If there is any kind of threat around Khushi, he’s going to kill first, no questions asked.”


Corey, the battalion second in command walked up to Jacob


“He damn will.”


“Well you know first hand Corey, you were there when he caught Nate Patel…” Jacob shuddered, “If only I’d seen it…”


“Look,” Corey spoke quietly, “It’s coming up to morning, take your break…”


On a yawn, Jacob merely grunted, “Fine. I want to question Dwayne. I look forward to cracking him.”


Corey smirked, “Well you did a damn good job the day the Princess was rescued. You worked tirelessly on every aspect of the Baron’s escape…but go, get some sleep. I’ll take over.”


And Corey readied his stance and stood guard as Jake made his way home.



………..



Arnav turned over and saw a deshevelled arousing picture…


His wife was completely out of it still..


“Not surprised…” he murmered, remembering how far he pushed her climaxes…


But as he glanced towards the window, he saw the sunrise hitting the treetops and he growled…


His instinct told him there was another attack coming.


And the first step to stopping it, was to get Dwayne Garrick questioned.


He covered Khushi with the blanket, and pulled on a robe as he walked to the door…


“Sir.” 


“Morning. Jake slacking off now?”


Corey chuckled, “No no. Sleeping. He wants to be the one to interrogate the fucking traitor.”


Crossing his arms, he quickly glanced back to Khushi then back to Corey as he pulled on the door, not closing it, but shielding his wife…


“You’re going an incredible job with the Army…” he took a breath but Corey took over.


“Your needed here Sir. Everyone knows that.”


Arnav clenched his fists, “Yeah, I am, but I want you to convey to every man in the barracks that I’m grateful. If everyone hadn’t worked as fast as they did with Evan and that bitch, God knows what else could have happened…”


Corey looked completely confused, “is that a ‘thankyou’ sir?”


Arnav scratched his chin as he rolled his eyes, “Take it how you want.”


“Whoa. Jake said you were frightening? This seems pretty much the opposite…”


“Ha, well HE has seen me during the last two attacks, and yeah…I was out for blood.”


Leaning against the doorjamb, Corey craned his head, “Yeah. I was on the opposite side of the bloody castle on a wild goose chase. That dumb woman.”


Arnav looked livid, “I need this castle on high alert.”


Standing tall once more, the second in command saluted, “Done sir.”


“Good…oh, and send for breakfast in an hour…”


A few servers were whizzing past and Ally, Khushi’s assistant, stopped, “The usual sir? Or would the Princess like something different?”


Arnav gave a brief smile, “Usual I guess, but ask the Queen if she wants to throw in any surprises, she has a way with things that my wife likes…”


Ally bowed and hurried off…


Turning back to his room, he pushed at the slightly open door and saw that Khushi was beginning to stretch…


“Knock loud before entering…” 


Corey grinned and nodded as Arnav closed the heavy wood.


Every step closer to her made his heart thump.


“So…damn…beautiful…”


She had already kicked off the sheet and blanket once again.


“Kicky, but beautiful…”


She still wore no panties from the night before, and her dress had risen up far enough for him to see her…


He paused, trying to calm the never ending desire to ravage her, when her thighs parted ever so slightly.


“Ah fuck it.”


Grabbing her ankles, he pulled her to the edge of the bed…


She shreiked, waking up fast…


“Arnav?”


Their gazes connected in a flash and she read his eyes immediately…


Kneeling down, he pushed her legs open wide…


“Arnav…” she tried to come up with something to say, but her mind was fuzzy and her body already buzzing with need…


Ready to feast on her arousal, he slid close and his mouth watered knowing he was about to taste a dessert that could never be replicated…


He wrapped his arms around her thighs and pulled her into his face…


His hands pinned her hips to the mattress as she mindlessly wound her fingertips into his hair…


Arnav began to lap at her slit, tasting all of her as she keened in satisfaction…


He could feel his cock bobbing for attention, throbbing and begging to plunge into her and never come out…


But he wanted to eat his fill of her…


He wanted to get drunk on her before he made her forget every word that was spoken against her…


Finding her swollen clitoris, he felt it pulsing against the tip of his tongue…


He flicked and sucked, revelling as he watched her face scrunch up in pleasure…


“Oh…Oh God…please…”


She was trying hard to buck into him, to find more friction than he was giving her, but his strength held her down…


She was tugging at his hair and panting for more, but he wanted to hear it, to hear her voice…


The lightest touches grazed her throbbing bud and she became desperate…


Sweat started shining on her forehead as her arms became weak…


“You are a fucking glorious sight my love…”


She could barely hear him as she arched her back, biting down on her lower lip…


Finally he heard her…


“…please…”


His spirit soared…


“…please Arnav…”


“Are you my Princess?” he hummed against her flesh…


“Yes…Yes I’m your Princess…”


Plunging his fingers into her core, he pressed his mouth onto her clit.


She climaxed instantly.


Her nails raked along his scalp as he sucked the pulsing bud hard between his lips, keeping up the suction as her juices flowed onto his cheeks.


She was shaking and trembling, her body contracting and her thighs trying to gain movement that he wouldn’t allow…


Her soft, sensual skin was pressed against his face, muting out the entire world as his eyes focused on her face…


It flushed with pleasure as her back dropped to the sheets beneath, her entire form awash with sweet agony…


Releasing her clit, he slowly pulled out his fingers as he stalked up her body, his erectiong sliding against her thigh…


“Take me…”


Arnav smiled, “I will…but first you need some food in you…”


“I want YOU in me…” she blurted out without thinking…


He gave a soft laugh and kissed her lips…


She could taste herself…proof that he had owned her body once more…


Grinding her lower body against his she could feel him, “But you…you need…”


“And I’ll take you when you least expect it…you know exactly how much I love you, and I’ll prove it over and over again today…”


Her blush was all the response he needed.


How about we have a shower together, then breakfast should be here…


“We’re not going to the dining room?”


the worry in her voice confirmed her lingering fear…


“No, we’re in our haven, as long as you need…”


Her arms wound around his neck as he rested his body onto hers, “Thankyou…truly, thankyou…”


“This is what I WANT to do Khushi…you may thank me, but I would be doing this even if you were kicking and screaming…”


She giggled, “You like it when I’m kicking and screaming…”


He gently bit her shoulder, “Mmmm, you’re right…I like your bite…and you like mine…”

SS : Heartbeats Part 23

April 9, 2018



Khushi walked into her husband’s office building…


A buildilng where only days before, she had begun a new job, carrying on with her life in hiding…


But now, her husband was back, her daughter had a father, and familiy life was becoming what she had already dreamt of.


The atmosphere at the office wasn’t as rushed and hectic anymore as the new partners and managers had the branch operating fluidly…


She knew that Arnav only hired the best, and that he was only remaining in this vicinity because of her…


Arnav had tried with extreme effort to convince her that she owned the company with him, but she insisted on working a small shift…


And today, she was late.


Smiling, she remembered the reason why…



*flashback*

“oh my, I’m…I can barely move…” Khushi craned her head to see the clock, “And we have to be up in 40 minutes…”


Arnav pressed kisses on her stomach and then higher in between her breasts…“I guess you will just have to come in later then…”


“Arnavji…I can’t…My shift starts at 9-“


“Khushi, this is the first morning that I have you all to myself…Libbi is ‘camping’ in the lounge, and so I plan on taking every advantage of this…”


She giggled and whispered, “My boss will be angry if I’m late to work…”


“You seem to be forgetting…” he curled his tongue around her nipple…”we own this company…”


“mmmmm…” her body was vibrating…”Then I will make sure I put in my best work to please the owner…”


“Hmmm…” he suckled ever so softly…”you looking for a raise?”


Her nipple shot up inside his mouth, “I don’t know…do you think he would be kind enough?”


Each flick of his tongue made her ovaries ping…


“I think…” he began, as he dragged his mouth higher…”the boss would be kind enough to give you anything…”


And as his mouth touched hers, he proceeded to give her…everything…



*flashback*






“Well hello there…”


A voice interrupted her scanning eyes and she came face to face with a man she vaguely remembered from many years ago…


Her eyes narrowed as she tried to recall him…


“I can see you do know who I am…” 


A tone in his voice made her feel uneasy and she took a step backwards, “I…I just came to-“


“It’s nice to see you again…”


The man stuck out his hand, and Khushi forced a smile at him while shaking it…”Um…Nice to see you again too…Your name?” she says softly.


“Mmmm…Soft skin…I am Devon, I worked with ASR years ago, he hired me to open his offices interstate…” his voice was low as his fingers smoothed over her palm, not making a move to let go…


“…uh…um…can you please…”


He tightened his grip…


Her pulse was now going crazy and her heart was screaming for Arnav…

A powerful presence filled the room and she looked beyond the frightening man who grasped her hand and saw Arnav closing in, wearing his black suit, looking as dangerous as a crouching panther…


“Oh thank God…”


His strides were long and determined…


As soon as Arnav caught sight of his wife being leered at he cut off the business man he was on the phone to, and set off in her direction.

“That’s my wife, Devon…and she’s here for ME, hands off.” 

He hadn’t even tried to mask the ferocity in his voice as he grabbed her hand and pulled it out of his associates, and held her firmly against his side…

“Jeez Arnav, You’re a possessive bastard. I haven’t seen you for a year and you’re still ‘Mr. Uptight’!?”

Khushi looked at Arnav, and the intensity in his eyes made her gasp.

His hand tightened on hers, and she could hear her heart beating in her head.

He flexed his chest and his words were menacing, “Care to say that to me again?”

The other man now cowered away, “Friggin hell. I’m a partner in this business venture remember, not trying to cause trouble between you and the little wife…especially since your finally found her…and no matter how knuckled under you are now…seems she has quite a powerful effect…”

Arnav’s fist flew faster than anyone could see, and grabbed Devon’s shirt…

With a voice that was dark and unrestrained, he twisted the material that bunched in his fingers…”Talk about her once more, and I’m transferring you to the hole!”

The man’s eyes went sallow, “I RUN your other branches across state…you can’t afford to demote me…”


“And yet, that’s EXACTLY what I’m going to do.”


Devon’s face went red with rage, “You asshole! You CAN’T do that to me!”


Eyeing the security on either side of the hallway, Arnav motioned for them to come over, “Take him to the lower floor…”


Turning back to Devon, Arnav was all ruthless businessman as he addressed him, “You will now be working below in the hole, and one more word about me or my wife will see you fired.”

Pushing him away, Arnav ignored everyone else around and walked Khushi into his large office, slamming the door behind them…

All main offices were soundproofed, and before Khushi could speak, she was pressed up against the nearby wall…

“Hi…”

Nothing better could come out of Arnav’s mouth and he mentally chastised himself for sounding so lame and out of control…

Khushi’s arms hung by her sides as she gave a wary reply…”Hi…”


“So you are late…”


She felt a chill over her skin, but her blood surged inside her…”I…I brought you lunch…I hope that’s okay…”

His eyes roamed down her body, and saw her feet shuffle nervously…

Once his eyes made their way back up to hers, he took a step closer…”I haven’t seen you since this morning right?”

She began to pant…”Yeah…”

“Three hours ago, right?”

“Y…yes…”

“Why the hell wouldn’t it be okay then?”

There was a darkness in his eyes, one she wasn’t sure of…


Was it anger? Fury? Possession? Fear?


“Well…I…”

He pressed his chest against hers, his arms caging her in…”Why wouldn’t it be okay?”

“I…I just…”

“Tell me what you’re feeling…” his voice was now a whisper…

She dropped the basket of food she carried, the dominion of her husband now taking over her senses, “I’ve missed you…”

Resting his forearms on either side of her head, he pressed his lips to hers, a hungry snarl passing into her mouth…

She didn’t hesitate to open for him.

His tongue became greedy, exploring every inch of her mouth.

When he rested his weight onto her, he could feel her rock hard nipples against his chest…

His hands roamed over her body, stopping when his thumbs rubbed the underside of her breasts…

When their lips broke apart, his eyes were glossed over for a brief second…

He blinked rapidly before pulling her closer and buring his face into her hair…

“God, I missed you too…I just so badly wanted to hear you say it…and for the record,” he stared long and hard into her eyes, “You own this company with me…remember?…You can turn up late, or not even turn up…I am going to provide for you and Libbi, and…” he leaned closer, “I will defend you, no questions asked.”

Kissing her forehead, he backed away.

Khushi smiled nervously, and slid down to pick up the basket of food as Arnav moved a few paces back…


“I brought lunch…but it’s nothing fancy…”


Arnav grinned, “My favorite thing to eat isn’t in that basket anyway…”


His declaration made her body go liquid, “oh…”


Deciding not to taunt her, he pulled her to sit beside him, “Khushi, it could be tuna from a can and I wouldn’t complain at all…the fact that you brought this for me is what matters…”


Khushi laughed, “I wouldn’t ever bring you something as boring as that…”


“Well if you did, I’d eat it…”


As they ate, he lifted Khushi’s legs over his lap…


“Are…are you going to have some trouble because of what happened?”


Looking completely unphased, Arnav started on his second sandwich, “Trouble? You underestimate how well off we are…I became a billionaire while searching for you…I poured every possible ounce of what was left of me into this business…one fucking loser of an employee won’t make the slightest bit of difference…”


“But, I just…I don’t want to cause-“


Hauling her closer, he smiled, “You didn’t even hear what most women would instantly drool over, did you?”


“I heard…”


He raised an eyebrow…”Heard what…?”


“That you searched for me…”


A genuine smile twisted on his face, she didn’t care about money or power, all that mattered to her was that he wanted her, “You…are…mine…and I love you damn it…”


Their closeness was something that she wondered how she lived without all these years…


“How is our baby girl?”


Khushi sat up straighter, and scrunched her brows…”Probably driving Veena crazy. She is schooling her today, and Libbi doesn’t like maths…”


“I’m not surprised…” he responded laughing…


“Me neither…”


His eyes were now dazzling, branding her with love…”I love her…so much…and Khushi…” he moved closer…”I love US. We are indestructible together…”


Her beaming smile nearly knocked the air out of his lungs, “Damn…you’re gorgeous…”


Unable to keep his hands off her for a second longer, he all but threw his plate on the coffee table and slid his hand under her skirt…


Her quick gasp in had his hair standing on end…


As his fingers grazed her slit, they both moaned…


He found her clit and applied pressure, rubbing in small circles…


Her breathing became erratic, and he pushed his index and middle finger up and down, through her soaked folds, over and over and over…


“Oh, God…Arnavji, please…”


Lifting her with his free arm, he brought her over to straddle him on the office couch…


His tongue found her neck and licked and sucked at the senstivie skin as he rocked his throbbing erection against her core…


“Ar…Arnavji…Ohhhhh God…”


Arnav inserted two fingers into her core and began to penetrate her, wishing it was his cock buried in her tighness…


She moved her hips along with his thrusts and sweat formed on his brown when he began to slam them in even harder and faster…


“Oh…I’m…I’m going to-“


“You think I don’t know your body Khushi? Come!”


Her walls clenched around him, her hails digging into his forearm…


He felt her cum coat his fingers as she collapsed against his chest, trying to catch her breath…


“Oh…my…thankyou…”


Arnav chuckled, “Thankyou?”


“I…I’ve missed you so much…you’re my first…my only…and the love of my life…”


Arnav felt his heart swell up, “For so long I wondered if I’d ever find you…and that if I did, whether you would return my love again…you have no clue how it feels to hear you say that to me…”


Even though she was exhausted, she tried to grind down on his hard flesh…


“No no…shhh…”


“But…Arnavji, you need-“


“I NEED to hold you right now…you just brought me lunch, told me you missed me, let me touch you, AND confessed your love to me with words that have brought me close to tears…I have loved you for so long…Searched for you for so long…”


Khushi wrapped her arms around his  neck and pressed her lips to his…”There is so much I want to say to you…but I mean ‘thankyou’…because I finally feel whole again…”


He shook his head, his nose nuzzling hers…”You don’t need to thank me…I take care of the people I love…It’s ingrained into me…And I happen to love you FIERCELY…” his eyes were smiling…”Everything I have is yours…my heart, my home, my money, my business…And I can promise you that no one will ever love you as much as I do…There is no object, no monetary amount that can signify my love for you…No limits on the hell I’d walk through to make sure you were happy…”


“Stop talking…” Khushi lightly smacked his shoulder and wiped her eyes…”I can’t hold back these tears…you’re making me think you’re almost godlike…”


Chuckling under his breath, he continued…”I’m not perfect Khushi…we will have fights, we will disagree, we will piss each other off, but I can promise you this…I will love you through ALL of that…so don’t ever doubt how I feel about you…PLEASE don’t…I never gave up looking for you…I was never GOING to give up…


Her body was humming with renewed arousal…


“Please…please can we…”


He shook his head…”No…not now…tonight I am going to make love to you…I want you to wait in our apartment at exactly 8.30pm…because the moment I arrive, I’m going to thrust inside you.”


Her cheeks flushed…


“But right now, I am holding you…and so damn ecstatic that you’re mine…”




……….

Devon lurked outside in the hallways…


He had taken the emergency stairs back up to Arnav’s level.


“So THAT’S the woman who has charmed the great Arnav Singh Raizada…” he muttered…”I think it’s time for some vengeance…seeing as I am the one who got demoted for NOTHING…and what better vengeance than to have HIS bit of ass on the side…”


His body was shielded by a large pillar and he backed further behind it when Arnav’s door opened and they both walked out…


Their lips met briefly in a soft kiss and Devon felt anger sluice through him…”Gets the job, the money, AND the girl…”


Listening intently, he heard Arnav’s voice drift over to him…


“8.30pm…be waiting…I’ll be home after this final meeting, then you and I never even need to come back here…”


Khushi smiled, “I will be waiting…I love you…”


“Fuck, It’s so long away…I just…I want to take you home now and-“


“shhhhh…”


Devon was almost drooling at the plan formulating in his head…


“Something you planned on doing ASR? Maybe I need to take over more than your other branches…maybe it’s time to take over your wife, you worked hard to find her, and I worked hard to get this job…”




…………..





“Come in.” Arnav barked at his closed office door…


And when Devon appeared, he saw red, but stayed seated behind his desk…


“What the fuck do you want? You should be back at your desk.”


Lifting his hands in surrender, Devon feigned a smile…”Hey! It’s all good. I wanted to apologise.”


Arnav was close to jumping up and pummelling his colleague in the face, but he ground out his words, “Fine. But I’m not changing my mind.”


“Can I just say one thing in my defence?”


Standing slowly, Arnav straightened his suit jacket and adjusted his tie, “I’d be VERY careful right now…That’s my WIFE you insulted…You know how I am in business right?”


Nodding, Devon replied, “Yeah, ruthless, cunning, takes no shit…”


Arnav nodded, “Exactly…want to know something else?”


Devon stayed quiet as Arnav rounded the desk and glared long and hard…”I’m twice as ruthless and cunning when it comes to my wife…If you think I take no shit here, then be assured…I’m willing to do much more and much worse to defend her…”


“I see…then I’ll keep my comments to myself…”


Digging his hands into his pockets, Arnav nodded, hoping that his message would be enough warning…


Because he also knew that he was in complete control when it came to that man’s job.


He COULD easily fire him. 


And Devon excused himself and shut the door behind him…


“I think I’m going to like testing out this girl…tearing down the great Arnav…”




…………….

“Ooooooo a romantic dinner mummy?” 

Khushi smiled at her daughters antics, “…you seem to be okay with that idea?”

Libbi laughed and twirled in a circle, “You are Belle, daddy is the beast! You two are a fairytale!”

Her daughters words made her take a long breath in…

“Are you both still mad at what I did to my new aunties?”

Another blow.

“No baby girl, but maybe next time, try to hold back on the urges to cover people with chocolate…”

Libbi’s wide eyes raised to her mother’s…”Mummy, are they nice people?”

Khushi seated herself and motioned for Libbi to sit on her lap, “Sweetie, they are beautiful people…I don’t know if you’ll understand why I did what I did, but it wasn’t because of them…One of them was my sister, and one of them was your father’s sister…”

“Oooh that’s so nice!”

Trying to keep the sadness out of her tone, she continued, “And they are wonderful…I have missed them a lot…”

Looking confused, Libbi hugged Khushi tight, her little arms tugging her, “Then we should see them soon. When you want to…daddy has told me that things have to be when you are ready, and you know I hate it when you cry…”

The last remark brought a soft smile to her lips, “You both seem to hate to see me cry…”

“Ofcourse,” the little girl sat up straight, hand on her hips, “we love you…no tears for you!”

“Well, I think I may be ready very soon, I’m seeing how much I’ve torn this family apart…”

“Torn apart?” Libbi was quiet…

“I left baby girl, maybe I should have stayed…”

Libbi scowled, “Okay, daddy told me that you shouldn’t say that, and told me to say this, ‘say that again and you will get a spanking’…”

Khushi’s jaw dropped…”HE said that?!”

But her daughter’s giggles and rosy cheeks made her heart sing…

“AND he also said that we wouldn’t have Aunty Veena and Uncle Raj if you had stayed…and so it seems daddy is right…”

Khushi rolled her eyes and muttered, “He always wants to be right…”

…………………


Arnav was staring at his watch.


The businessmen across from him were still talking.


Fucking long winded idiots…Get ON with it!


But the meeting went on and on…


“Look. We need to wrap this up. There is somewhere I need to be.”


He was met with completely quizzical looks.


Arnav had never cut business short for anything, but they were wise, and didn’t bother to question him.


The meeting ended and he stared down at his phone, “8.15pm…finalfreakingly…”


He darted out of the conference room, unable to move as fast as he watned to…


But when he arrived at the elevator, the buttons were blank and no light blinked behind them…


“What the?”


“Sir?” 


Arnav turned to see his assistant…


“Aman? What the hell?”


“Yeah, they stopped working about 10 mins ago when people started to leave…there’s now a long line using the emergency stairs…”


Arnav clicked his tongue and began to feel anger, “Fine. Fucking hell. Get it fixed. See you tomorrow.”


Now trapped in a long line of staff, he was growing more livid as the minutes ticked past…

“WHAT is the holdup!?”

instantly every face turned to him, their mouths hanging open with shock.

“Sorry sir! Please, please pass us…”

He rubbed his forehead, “No, it’s…”

His eyes scanned the line, men and women present.

He knew that some were parents and probably just as eager to get out.

“It’s fine, just as long as the line is moving…okay? Please don’t ANYONE dawdle…”

They nodded and he pulled out his phone, dialling Khushi…

It rang out.

“Damn it…” he muttered and tried again…

After leaving nearly 10 messages, he looked at the time…8:30pm.

“Motherfucking fuck…” he swore under his breath…”answer your damn phone, PLEASE Khushi…”

And he called again…

“Khushi, it’s me again…I’m starting to worry…please message or call or something…I’m almost out of the building…I’ll be with you soon…I love you…”

not more than 5 minutes later, he was out, running for his life to his car, and hitting the gas for all he was worth…



……………………

When Khushi pushed in her key to Arnav’s apartment it was 8pm.

“At least I’m on time, so he doesn’t go all Laad Governor on me…”

She smirked at the memories…

“Maybe I am ready to see my family again…Libbi wants to…and…” she sat down with a start as a new realisation hit her…”Arnavji must miss them so much…He’s staying here, for me…but they have been his lifeline all these years…”

Feeling selfish and suddenly desperate to please him, she threw her phone and bag onto the bed and ran to the bathroom and began to primp herself.

Her hair was down over her shoulders, and she chose a dark red bra and matching panties…

Grimacing at the stretchmarks on her tummy, she recalled how he hadn’t even cared…

How he looked at her with a hunger that almost made her fear if he would actually bite her…

After making sure she looked perfect for him, she pulled on a black satin robe and pulled the tie around her waist into a knot and smiled at it, “Have to make it a little hard for you…”


Khushi sat on the couch, eager for the arrival of her husband…


And finally, exactly on 8:30pm, a quick knocking made her frown…


“Why are you knocking Arnavji?” she smiled in anticipation as she hopped up and raced to the door, “You forget your key?”


The words died in her mouth.


When she opened the bedroom door, it wasn’t Arnav staring down at her…but Devon.

“You?!…What?! Where’s my husband!?” 


“He’s still at the office…probably stuck in a long line of employees…the elevator seemed to stop working after I used it…”


His devious eyes dripped with an evil that had panic grip her chest…

She pushed the door frantically, but he stuck his food in between and shoved it back open…

“No! Get OUT!”

Her heart was racing, and her palms became sweaty as he continued to barge in…

She backed up and tried to steady herself….

Khushi could feel her body shaking so bad she could easily fall over…

Panic set in, and she was struggling to breathe as tears began to blur her eyes…”Don’t you dare come any closer…”

His eyes were scary and full of intent…

The suit jacket he wore hung off his shoulders, his stubble unkempt…

The way his eyes squinted petrified her…

“I just want to talk about what happened earlier…I can see that my ‘boss’ is quite possessive…What is it about you that is so…alluring…? That he searched for years and years…never even looking at another woman…”

He turned to shut the door, locking all the bolts and chains…

“STOP! GET OUT!” Khushi screamed.

“I have to say, if a man as terrifying as ASR chooses a wife, and looks for her for THIS LONG, then I sure as hell want to sample her too…”

Her mouth went dry as he began to take purposeful steps towards her…

Tears fell over when his voice changed and he puts his hand on his belt, starting to unbuckle…”Get over here…”

Turning deathly pale, she shook her head, “No. NO!”

“I said, GET OVER HERE!”

Khushi was frozen.

And when she didn’t move, he proceeded to rush at her…

Finding her feet, completely drenched in fright, she bolted, but he easiliy tackled her to the ground, pinning her arms underneath her body as his tall body straddled her…

She was now crushed to the floor, unable to move the upper half of her body…

Khushi screamed out, but he slapped a hand over her mouth before he replaced it with his tie, muffling her cries…

Kicking as much as she could, she tried to escape, hurt him, do something…anything…

He tried to pull her arms out from under her, but she gripped her fingers to each other, knowing he was going to try and tie her up…

Her muscles began to burn from the struggle, and he eventually gave up and lifted her, even though she kept kicking and hitting…

Tossing her on the couch, he ripped his belt off…

Khushi pushed off the cushions but she wasn’t fast enough…

He grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back against his chest…

“No WONDER ASR likes you. You’re a tiger…But you better stop fighting me…I don’t want to hurt you, but you’re being very naughty right now and I will if you don’t start to listen…”

The very sound of his voice made her want to vomit, and she swallowed deeply to keep it down…

“Pl…please…don’t do this…” she begged around the gag, not even sure if he could understand what she was saying…

“Oh honey, ASR may be powerful, but I am just as mighty! Come be my plaything and you’ll see…because right now, I have NOTHING to lose…”

Before she could formulate a response, he pushed her facedown on the couch once more and tied her hands behind her back with his belt…

“I can make you feel better than he can anyway…”

Flipping her around, he straddled her.

She couldn’t move, and her fight or flight response was gone.

Khushi could feel herself giving up…

She became lax, empty, and shut down…

Arnavji didn’t show up once…what if he doesn’t show up this time…

Gripping her face in his hands, he squeezed her cheeks together and she winced from the pain…”Forget about him…because you’re mine now…”

Hearing him claim her made her choke as she shook her head…

“Oh yes you are!!!” he trailed a hand down her face, and when his fingers rubbed between her breasts, she gagged…

Khushi shook her head back and forth so the hard tie loosened and she was able to push it out with her tongue…

“I will NEVER be yours! I belong to-“

Her outburst broke his cool, and he backhanded her across the face and she felt a metallic warmth fill her mouth…


“YOU!” slap


“ARE!” slap


“MINE!” slap

In a daze, with sharp pains spreading over her face, she slowly turned her head back and spit the blood from her bitten tongue over his face…

“NO! I’m NOT! I’ll fight you till I die! So get OFF me!”

Wiping his face, he shook his head at her, “That was a mistake…I’m not going to make this good for you now…I’m going to fuck you bloody!”

Khushi blinked away tears, and with a strength she didn’t know she possessed, she shoved him off her and she ran…

She was inches from the door when the force of his body slammed her into it, knocking her head on the frame and metal locks…

Blood dripped into her eye  from her gashed eyebrow, and she became lightheaded and heavy, no longer able to fight…

“There’s no escaping me Bitch!”

He dragged her by her restrained arms back to the couch and tossed her on it like a rag doll.

Black dots start to blur her vision, and she knew she was going to pass out…

He reached for his pants button and just as he lowered the zipper, the door knob turned as a key was inserted, but soon was rattled as it wouldn’t open…

Her head was fuzzing over and she could only turn her eyes and will the door to open…

“Arnavji…” her voice was a mere breath, her throat clogged, making it impossible to speak…

“Khushi? It’s me…why is door locked?!”  he ground out from outside, the concern in his voice wafting through clearly…

“Arnavji…” she rasped louder.

Her limbs were weighed down, and if she was going to die tonight, then she wanted desperately to see his face again…

“Khushi it’s ME, open the door!” 

She smiled, even through the pain and fear…

That was her furious, venomous husband out there, and Devon was NO match for Arnav.

Frantic, the pounding on the door now echoed the pounding in her head…

Devon put his hand over her mouth and nose, cutting off her oxygen, “Shut up! Don’t you say a word!” he whispered, squeezing her bruised and bloody face…

With one final attempt, Khushi lifted her foot up and kicked him hard, making him grunt out…

She knew that Arnav had heard it, because the knocking stopped, and was replaced by deafening bangs…


Arnav distinctly heard a man’s groan that sliced through the blur in his mind…

Devon’s hand flew off Khushi’s mouth as he tried to restrain her jolting legs…

The door suddenly splintered open, a welcome change of sound to the buzzing in her head, and Arnav barged in…

Khushi had never been as thankful for how strong he was until this very moment…


The sight that struck him as the door yielded to his weight would be etched in the recesses of his mind forever…


The panic and terror now replaced by the need for blood and carnage.


Devon was kneeling over her, his hands clenched over her face, blood dripping and bruises forming…


She was silent, and pale, so pale.


The seconds he looked at her almost stretched out into an eternity until his ears registered her wheezing breath as she fought to get air into her tortured lungs…

His words were a paralysing howl…”I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!”

Lethal and cold, blood booming high in his chest, he didn’t even hesitate before grabbing Devon and throwing him across the room.

The difference in their size in undeniable.

Devon may have been slightly taller, but Arnav was built, ripped and stronger.

Arnav looked at Khushi and fury and panic swam in his eyes, dark brown and vengeful…

His clenched fists began to shake, and the muscles in his jaw were now ticking furiously…

Picking up Devon by the shirt collar, he lifted him high and slammed him back onto the ground…

“You’re dead, motherfucker.”

Khushi tried to look away, but a searing pain began to tear through her skull…

Blood flew around and the sound of cracking bones reverberated inside the small room, but it’s the animalistic growl from her husband that sent her back into reality…

She knew that if things didn’t stop soon, Arnav would indeed kill him.

Trying with all her strength to push to her feet, she called out to him, but soon swayed and dizziness finally took over…

Arnav froze, his fist mid-air as he whipped his head around…

In a daze of sheer terror and brutality, he dropped Devon’s limp body on the ground and caught Khushi before she could hit the ground…

“No…no no..no…Khushi…I’m here! It’s alright, you’re safe…” but he could see she was in shock.

The wound on her head was still weeping blood, and he pulled out the handkerchief from his pocket and pressed it against her skin…

Yanking out his phone, he dialed for the police and ambulance, fingers fumbling…

Holding her as close as he could, he ordered commands to both emergency units and didn’t bother to hang up, merely dropping his phone to the ground when he was done and shifting all his concentration to Khushi…


“I’m here…I’m here Khushi…Shhhh…Hear my voice…You’re safe…”


He crooned words to her over and over, not even sure what he was mumbling as he was desperate to stop the blank stare, to hold her closer in his arms than ever before…

The next few minutes went past in a blur…


All he could think about was how close he had come to losing her again…


His hands ran over her as his eyes burned with surging anguish…


“Arnavji…” her voice was a hoarse whisper, her pleading gaze locking suddenly onto his…


The minute she focused on his face, she gripped him like she’d never let go…


“I’m here…you’re safe, I’m here…” 


He cuddled her close, feeling his sanity shredding apart…


“Arnavji…” she whispered his name again…


“What, baby…talk to me…”


“You came for me…”


His tears finally spilled over, their salty taste filling his mouth as he kissed her gently…


He knew his heart would die without this woman, having her with him was more of a miracle than he ever expected…


“…ofcourse I did…I will NEVER make that mistake again…God…” he choked out, his face staring poignantly at her…”I LOVE YOU.”


“Arnavji…” the rasp in her voice broke his heart anew, “I love you…so much…”

His eyes glued to his wife until loud running footsteps trod through their hallways…

“IN HERE!” he yelled out as officers and paramedics stormed in…


The paramedics rushed to Khushi as he lifted her gently to the couch…


“She was attacked, I need her checked out IMMEDIATELY! You make sure she’s is ok!”


Khushi was feeling woozy and dizzy, the shock of the events now thudding into her…


As they began to check her over,  Arnav gave a brief moment of acknowledgement to the Police who were arresting Devon.


His colleague was now roaring, screaming that Khushi had tempted him and seduced him…


The lies that were spewing from his mouth made Arnav instinctively lose control.


Arnav brought his arm up struck Devon hard in the jaw…


He was quickly held back by a deputy who restrained him until Devon was removed from the room…


“I don’t blame you Mr. Raizada, but let US handle it!”


Roughing his hand in his hair, he growled, “The fucker…”


“Mr. Raizada?” the paramedic interrupted…


Instantly back at Khushi’s side, he saw them cleaning the blood from her face and applying a bandage…


Holding her hand, he clutched her tight…”Is she okay? Tell me!”


Her weak hand tried to squeeze his…


“She’s going to be alright, I’ll give you these tablets. They are mild sedatives, and will help to calm her down…”


Arnav nodded and sat beside Khushi, carefully pulling her into his lap and she curled into him, her hands clawing weakly at his shirt…


“I’ve got you Khushi…”


His eyes lifted to the male nurse, “What else? I need to know she’s alright…”


“We tried to get as much information from her as to her injuries, she has a few bruises on her legs and arms, a lot on her face, her lower back is sore from being thrown to the floor…”


As he medic listed her ailments, Khushi could feel her husband’s body tensing, filling with fury and anger…


She began to shake and Arnav held up his hand to silence the man.


“Khushi…” he held her closer, “Shhhh…I just need to know you’re okay…” he nodded towards the water on the kitchen bench and the female paramedic filled her a glass…


Helping her to sit, he lifted a tablet to her lips, “Take this…please…I need you to be calmer, to be okay, or I’m going to lose my control…please Khushi…”


She nodded and swallowed the pill with the entire glass of water…


Almost about to ask him to hold her again, she found she didn’t have to as he cradled her closer to his chest, his warmth wrapping over her…


The police were now back in the room.


“Mr. Raizada?”


Arnav was wary of Khushi, but she hadn’t so much as flinched…


Holding her tight, he motioned them to come over…


“We will need a statement from your wife as to what happened…”


About to tell them to leave and they would give a statement later, he heard Khushi’s voice…


“I opened the door. I thought it was you…he stood there saying that he had nothing to lose, so he was going to sample me…he hit me…so many times…saying I was his…he tied my arms, I don’t know how the belt came off…it must have been loosened when I kicked him…then you came for me…you actually came for me…you saved me…”


Arnav’s face was now drenched with tears…


Their salty flow now soaking the collar of his shirt…


He could barely speak as he listened to what had been done to his wife, his Khushi…


“That will be fine Mrs. Raizada…I’m glad your husband got to you in time…We have Devon Vauler in custody…”


Arnav could barely nod let alone answer…


“I’ll leave you both in peace. We have left our cards with our numbers on the bench there, as have the Medics. You broke the chain lock clear off the door, but we had part of it fixed and it will close if you use the key latch…” the officer carefully watched them, “You going to be alright?”


“I have her…she’s safe…please send someone to keep watch on our other property…just as a precaution…this is the address..” 


As Arnav rattled off her home address, Khushi felt the sedatives taking effect…


“Absolutely, I’ll have some men there within 15 minutes…”


“Good. Thank…thankyou…”


“He was going to rape me…he was going to…I could see it…”


Arnav heard loud and clear what she murmered…


“I need to be alone with her…now…”


The policeman gave a nod and closed the door behind him.


“Khushi…?” 


“He…He was going to…”

“Don’t say it…I’ve got you…focus on this…”

She began to shake her head but Arnav’s eyes were imploring her to trust him…

“Please…I’m here…and I won’t let ANYTHING hurt you…”


Dizziness finally draping over her eyes, she whispered, “I’m feeling so tired…”


Arnav felt his heart pulling painfully in his chest…”…just sleep baby…I’m not going anywhere…”




…………………





Khushi slept peacefully, her breathing even…


Arnav couldn’t take his eyes off her…


He couldn’t believe how fast their circumstances had changed…


“You’ve had to deal with too much…” he whispered…


The betrayal from him.


Raising Libbi.


The pain of years apart.


His sudden appearance.


Their new life.


Impending family invasion.

And now this…


He wanted to run away with her himself…him, his wife and his daughter…


Hiding them from the rest of the world.


“I never wanted this for you…” he leaned down and kissed her forehead…”I wanted to give you so much…make you so happy…and instead…you get this…but I swear Khushi, if you can even hear me a little bit…no one is going to rush you or push you…I swear, I am going to make damn sure that you and Libbi are happy…that’s all I ever wanted…I can’t even tell you properly what you are worth to me…because it’s more than I deserve…”


She began to stir and he leaned back, gauging the look on her face…


As her lids lifted, he was graced with a soft smile from her lips…


“Hi…” 


He lifted her torso higher and let their lips meet as he spoke, “Hi beautiful…”


“I’m alright Arnavji…I’m strong…”


Releasing her slightly, he moved her back to glare into her eyes, “I know damn well how strong you are, but you should NEVER have to be strong against this…”


Her hand raised to his face, “I’m okay, I promise…and you came for me…thankyou…”


His eyebrows scrunched up and he felt confused, “Khushi…are you okay? Because you don’t seem to be very worri-“


“I’m not.” her hands were wandering over his shoulders…”You came for me…”


“Yes. I did. I always will, but TALK to me…please…”


Burying the churning in her gut down deep, she forced a smile and tried to wriggle out of his arms, and he allowed her to for the moment…


She stood up and felt wobbly, but soon found Arnav standing at her side, steadying her against his body…


“Khushi…”


His tone was warning her…


“I’m FINE.”


But the shaking in her voice told him otherwise…


Khushi pulled her robe further around her body and walked towards the bed…


“I guess we could maybe get some office paperwork done while we have time on our hands-“


Arnav couldn’t bear it anymore and pulled at her arm which she quickly yanked away…


His questioning gaze was now getting harder…


“I…just…just don’t look at me please…”


Furrowing his brows, he began to stalk up on her…


She shook her head as she backed up, gasping loudly when her back hit the wall…


“Arnavji…Stop please…”


“What he said to you-“


Shoving out her palm, her voice was shrill, “Just DON’T!”


“Khushi…” he ground out her name, “I am in control here…”


Her chin raised defiantly, “Mr. Raizada, I can’t deal with this right now. I need to, to just…just-“

“I’m going to have you as you stand there then…”

Heat rushed to her cheeks…”Wh…what?”

“You heard me…I’m having you…NOW.”

The cold wall was hard behind her…

He didn’t waste time with words.

He simply reached out,  and pulled her robe over her shoulders before she could utter a single sound, then went for her bra…


Her arms hung at her sides as shock kept her silent and still…

The lacy bra surrendered to his demands and found itself on the floor…


His eyes went to the lace panties she wore and keeping his eyes on hers, he lowered them to the ground.

Khushi was now bare.

Exposed to her husband.

But this time, after the shock of her attack, her instincts demanded she cover herself, but as her hands lifted, Arnav growled, stopping her short…

“I am going to look at you…” 

Her breath hitched as she carefully watched his black, hungry gaze…

She leaned back until her spine was straight…

Arnav drank in her body with his eyes…

“I was fucking scared Khushi…”

Her lips parted…

The fear in her husband’s voice was relighting the panic in her system…

But before it could take complete hold, he leaned in, his gaze turning desperate, his breath hot..

She watched, fists clenched, as Arnav’s gaze travelled over her face, her neck, own her body, her stomach.


He traced her limbs with a careful look that missed nothing, and what she saw reflected back at her was pure heat, desire and love.


His love gave her confidence and assurance…


His gaze gave her strength…


His kiss, when it came, gave her everything inside him, nothing held back…


He pressed his lips to hers in a sudden movement that prevented her from even giving the slightest resistance…


Arnav ravaged her mouth.


He licked, probed and sucked…


He nipped and thrust and the moans that filled the air, both his and hers, blended with the steam coming from their bodies…


His hands hadn’t touched her anywhere else yet, but they didn’t have to…


Her sex quickened for him, and when he finally released her mouth, she moaned for more…


And he didn’t wait.


He placed his hands on her waist and held her chest to his mouth, sucking one taut nipple into his mouth…

He wrapped his lips around the tip of her breast, the touch of his tongue scorching her naked skin…

Khushi shuddered, a high moan of pleasure escaping…

Holding her nipple in the light clasp of his teeth, he sucked her in deep, her entire areola disappearing into his wet mouth…

She screamed.

His hands stayed on her hips as hers went to his shoulders…

Both strong grips anchored her in the moment…


Pressure built up on the hardening tip, matching the pressure building between her legs…


His hunger overwhelmed her, his need soothed her…


He let loose and let the explosive desire between them take off…


A soft pop sounded as he released her breast, allowing the heavy globe to bounce gently under his devouring stare…


He took the other, sucking and sucking until her breath roared like a freight train and she could no longer hold back the needy whimpers.


She twisted, writhing, begging without words for more, but his hands braced her waist, as his mouth refused to stop…


“Arnavji…Please…”


He broke the suction with a grin…


“Mmmmmm there’s my girl’s voice…”


Returning to her breasts, he nipped the sensitised tips and Khushi’s body surged, her shakes coming automatically…


Arnav chuckled, the sound deep and satisfied…


But he made no move to take her.


Instead he shifted, turning his eyes to the soft skin of her arm…


He slid his tongue across the delicate ridge of her wrist, working his way up…


The tenderness in each touch was making her knees buckle…


His hard hands moved and grasped her bottom, lifting her against the wall, supporting her, holding her immobile for his attention…


“I’ve got you…Now be still and let me work…”


He didn’t stop…


The slight muscle of her biceps received his attention, then the curve of her shoulder…


The firm ridge of her collarbone.


Every lick soothed and excited her…


Her husband was now branding her flesh with a power stronger than any memory, marking her flesh and her heart in a way that was only possible with him…


When he bent to her opposite wrist and started the journey all over again, she knew he was erasing any and every other touch she’d felt…


Her body now belonged to him just as his belongs to her…


Two parts of a whole, and the past and the pain, could NEVER compete with this…


Khushi tilted her head back, closed her eyes, and reveled in the pleasure of his touch…


With a final kiss and suck, on the sensitive flesh of her neck, a suck she was certain left a visible mark, Arnav dropped to his knees before her…


His tongue worked it’s magic over every inch of her legs, replacing fear with such manic hunger she couldn’t help but shake…


Sweat trickled from the nape of her neck as heat enveloped her…


Pleasure built.


Moisture pooled in her core, her nipples throbbed, and yet still Arnav tended to her…


And it finally became too much…


As his mouth kissed her stomach, she fell…


Arnav caught her in his arms…


The soft sobbing coming from within her suffocated him…


Laying her on the bed, he smoothed his palm over her moist forehead, “Shhhh, You’re MINE.”


She shook, hearing the words that Devon had threatened her with…


His attack and words now ringing in her ears…


“NO!”


“YES.” his steady hands came up around her face, “You are mine Khushi.”


Her breath hitched, “He…he said that…”


Arnav kissed the tears from one cheek, then the other…


“You are mine. Feel MY love…”


“I…I…Arnavji…”


“You are mine.” he whispered the words along her skin, trailing hem down the long line of her neck…”You are mine…” he murmured against the underside of one full breast, then the other…”These are mine.” he said as he sucked each softening nipple, bringing them back to rigid life…


“And this…this is mine…” he said with a soft kiss over her pounding heart…


The words were still making her shake from within…


“You’re MINE Khushi. Now say it…”


His mouth returned to her breast, tugging the desire from deep inside her…


She wanted to reply, but her tongue was tangled around the words, a heady cry escaping instead…


“Say it.”


His mouth slid down to her belly, her stretch marks…


She tried, even opening her mouth to open, but her panic and pain were too strong…


Everything she had suffered from her broken marriage to the attack stole the red-hot passion from her and left her ice-cold…


Over powered by agony, she wanted to hide in shame, run away once again…


“Khushi.” 


The way Arnav said her name showed that he was now unleashing a passion that was ready to beat against her fear with every force of nature…


Sucking her nipple in deep, she shrieked…


“Say it!”


This was the man who had brought her more heat than she’d ever known could exist.


This was the man who had commanded his way back into her life.


This was the man who was now trying endlessly to conquer her every anxiety.


Her name in his deep voice ruled her, crowding out everything else…


Arnav released her nipple and sucked in the opposite one just as deep…


Her louder scream made his groin pulse and bob…


“Say it!”


Tingles of pleasure were now shooting throughout her body non stop, and just when she thought she couldn’t take any more, two long fingers snaked between her legs and speared her wet channel, driving deep…


She sucked in a breath and her eyes locked with his…


“I’m…”


Another thrust, and he curled his fingers…”Say it.”


“I’m…”


He curled his fingers, massaging her gspot, “SAY IT.”


“I’m…yours…”


His body was now hovering over hers…”Whose!?”


“Yours.”


His fingers pushed forward, pressing on the hot fluid gathering deep inside her.


Khushi bore down on them…


“I’m yours…Arnavji…Only yours…” 


Her words were now spilling out with ease…


She shook, but this time in extreme pleasure, riding his fingers and the thumb that pressed hard on her clitoris…


“I’m yours…”


She drove her hands into his thick black hair and gave herself up to the heat he was creating…


“Yours! YOURS!”


Arnav slid down her body and before she could guess his intentions, his mouth replaced his thumb and he sucked the bud into his mouth, flicking his tongue over it, pushing her over the edge into a climax…


Her entire body convulsed, shuddering with satisfaction…


No longer able to speak, she screamed and shook…


He kept her orgasm going as long as he could then his lips came back to hers, hot and needy, carrying the essence of her orgasm, and she savoured him…


He withdrew to look into her eyes and reached between their bodies…


Framing her face with his hands, he thrust inside her, wedging himself deeply against her cervix…


Animalistic groans left both of their mouths as he rested his forehead on hers…


Khushi let her legs fall open wider, and with his eyes locked onto her, he made love to her…


Every single inch of her was now floating as he pulled out, thrust in, pulled out, slammed in…


The tempo changing for each reaction she made…


Her belly tightened and black spots started to form behind her eyes…


“Arnavji…” she whispered, honestly afraid, her heart was now open and all his, in his complete care…


The intense, all consuming love he was showing her was beautiful, raw and terrifying…


“I know, It’s okay baby…Let it happen…I’ve got you…always…”


She looked into his eyes again and threw her head back when he slammed into her harder and faster…


He growled and pressed his face into her neck as they both come undone together…


Millions of tiny fireworks exploded inside her, from her toes to her fingertips…


Arnav felt an enormous jet of semen explode from his cock and he stayed full seated inside her as he dropped his weight onto her…


Khushi’s arms were wrapped around him, holding on as tightly as she could…


“I have you, I have you Khushi…”


Several minutes passed as they stayed in the same position…


He finally looked down at her flushed back and pushed some hair off her gently…


“You alright?” she asked softly…


“Damn…that was fucking amazing…I think I blacked out there for a minute…”


“You love me.” 


“Yes.” he didn’t hesitate…”I’m yours…remember…”


She finally smiled, “Yes…and I’m yours…”

Eternal Love Part 2

March 26, 2018



The soft knocking had Arnav jolting awake…


The room was dimly lit and his first thought was Khushi.


She slept peacefully beside him…


Pulling the blanket over her body, he covered her gently making her take a blissful sigh…


His heart tugged, “Shhhh…I’m here my love…”


Pulling on pants, he called out as warily as he could…”Enter…”


Arnav’s second in command strode in, keeping his footsteps as unobtrusive as possible…

This was the first time Arnav had seen his friend since returning. 


“Prince Arnav?…” 


Arnav saluted back and stayed seated beside his wife…


“May I ask how she is?”


“…You can if you keep your voice down…” running his hand over his forehead, Arnav tried not to groan…”Sorry Jacob, She’s recovering…but this has really messed with her head…and if it were all possible, I’d kill that fucker all over again…”


His friend snickered, “Look, Arnav…there really wasn’t much left of him to kill…you did a thorough job…it was fucking gory…”


The Prince’s eyes were hard, “Good. Tell me we have leads…that bastard was playing us…does he have someone working for him? Or was this all just for payback? To terrorize Khushi…?”


Jacob shifted on his feet…”Someone DID help him get out of jail…I would take this threat seriously…because the baron seemed like he did have plan…there’s a reason you haven’t seen much of me. As soon as the fucker escaped I’ve been on this case. To find out what the hell happened. I wanted to make sure I got onto this…I was out searching for her alongside you…”


Arnav’s unwavering glare now burned…”I know you were…I want any other threats, FOUND.”


“My Prince, We are looking…asking as many people as we can…”


“Do it fast.” he gnarled…”Because I won’t allow her to be taken again…I-” he shook, the images in his mind more than he could handle…


“We have scouts out. We will get any and all involved… Still reports every 4 hours?”


Arnav grunted and felt his fists clench…”Yeah…yeah…thanks…it’s good to see you. “


“Yeah you too. I heard you nearly took out our army singlehanded…”

The Prince scoffed…“Yeah, fucking hell…I was going mad…”

Jacob cleared his throat, “…hey, no one blames you. If anything, your actions have brought this army kneeling in fear before you.”

Arnav’s nostrils flared, “Now to make all other threats kneel…as I dice them to pieces…”

“Damn you’re fucking frightening mate…”

Khushi stretched in the bed beside him and before he could even ask, Jacob was backing out. 

“We WILL find who is behind this…the chief of staff is on break, I’m taking over. There are men EVERYWHERE.”

Arnav nodded, “Keep it that way…”


When the room was once again empty, Arnav leaned back and looked down at his wife…


The bruising was slowly turning to red, the dark edges fading. 

Her wounded forehead was scabbing over. 

Arnav’s jaw clenched. 


The nightmarish memories flared in his mind and his heart pounded in pain…


He remembered her voice sounding so defeated and yet still begging for him to save her…her face so raw with emotion…her blood curdling screams…


The love he had in his heart for her was driving him insane…


Leaning down, he checked her position on the bed, making sure her wound wasn’t open or weeping…


He soon was greeted with her blinking eyes…


“Hey…hey beautiful…” he spoke fast to reassure her…


And the soft smile that graced her lips had him dropping his head as the tears that threatened him were about to win…


“Arnav?”


He moved in close and rested his hand on her face, avoiding the abrasions…”I can’t lose you…My God I had little to no emotion before you…Nothing moved me…But Khushi…” he kissed her softly…”My Khushi…You even returned to that man, to save ME…you had the strength to walk away from me…you have inner strength…I don’t…I don’t have the strength to live without you…I don’t have the strength…”


Khushi’s eyes regarded him…


Arnav was a dominant, powerful man.


He had lethal physical attributes that ensured fear in his enemies.


His position as Prince gave him extreme wealth.


And here he was, admitting he wasn’t strong.


He has killed with his bare hands and he thought of himself as weak.


“My heart loved you instantly Khushi, but if I had known I would feel THIS passionately for you, I would NEVER have done the things I did when I first met you…”


Her lips parted as she exhaled with sadness…”Don’t say that…Please…”


“Why…?” he brushed his thumb over her lower lip…


“That night when I was thrown out…I fell into the safest arms imaginable…and every single moment with you, even when I was frightened, awoke such incredible feelings in me…you helped my soul come alive Arnav…You saved me…”


He stole a kiss from her, lingering, taking his time so the moment wouldn’t end…


“Khushi, you captivated me the second I saw you…I don’t know how…But you had me…right then…your soul became part of mine…And when you fell in my arms, that first touch, I knew I was never going to be able to let go. I knew that the only way I could make it through this life intact, was to have you with me…”


Her hand was still resting on his chest, “I can feel your heartbeat…it’s so fast…strong…”


“It only started beating this fast when I saw you…This heart will only EVER belong to you…I…I can’t lose you…”


“Arnav…Please stop worrying…I’m-“


He pulled her closer…”I will ever stop worrying about you…But I NEED to tell you all this…I need you to understand, without ANY doubt that you are MINE…and that I am YOURS…that you belong to me…That I won’t EVER give you up…God, I will ALWAYS save you, bring you back, drive into your body, fill you…You are MINE.”


Khushi let out a shaky breath…


He had always been possessive, but this was now devastatingly more acute…


“It’s making me feel homicidal knowing that you’re still in danger, that someone is still trying to take you from me…” His blood began to boil with rage…”I won’t allow it.”


“Arnav…” 


She could hear the emotion in his voice, and knew that he was barely holding it together…


“I WON’T ALLOW ANYONE TO TAKE YOU.” His expression showed he was in a state of sheer panic as sweat began to form on his brow…”You mean EVERYTHING to me! I will fucking LOSE IT if I don’t have you…”


Her arms went up to hold his face and she held his gaze, “I ran from you that one time, for reasons you KNOW…I fell for you SO deeply that I wanted to save you, turn myself over to a life I knew would be my own demise…” she could feel him shaking with agony, his eyes shut tight as he fought the onslaught of tears…”But Arnav, you saved me…you always have…I will never leave you…I vow that you won’t ever be without me…”


When his eyes opened and met hers, she caught her breath at the hunger she saw there…


His hand now gripped her nape, his fingers sinking into her hair as he held tight…”You should NEVER have run from me…” his eyes flashed with darkness…”You should have told me about your situation…I would have done ANYTHING for you…You controlled my every move, whether you knew it or not…I knew I was going to touch you the moment I saw you…I knew I was going to kiss you before you asked me…And I knew you belonged to me before your eyes even met mine…”


This man knew how to reach every part of her heart…


She heard the severe yearning in his voice…


“I love you…” was all she could say before tears spilled out, her emotions already too strained for her to have any control over them…


“Mine…” he snarled as he moved fully over her, slamming his mouth onto hers…


His lips were rough  as he claimed her mouth in a frenzied kiss that stole her breath and had her gripping onto his shoulders…


She melted under his body, her senses craving him…


He was rough around the edges, animalistic, merciless, savage and highly dangerous…


And where she was involved, he was pure passion, pure love…


He craved her touch, her love…


The need in his eyes, the way he held her desperately close…


Arnav couldn’t think straight, the desire to ravage her senseless was overcoming him once more…


“Please…Arnav…” 


Gripping her hips, he growled as his fingers felt her soft curves…


Holding her to him, he shifted his pelvis against her, the weight of his body pressing against her…


“Arnav!!! Now! I need you! NOW!!!”


Khushi’s sudden demand shattered the final remnants of his control…


At lightening speed, he reached down, pulled out his erection and plunged inside her…


“YES!!” her arms wrapped fervently around his neck…


Khushi’s heart ached and thudded with the love she had for him…”Oh…my God…You feel…You’re so deep…you’re a part of me-“


The words were barely out of her mouth when he slammed back into her with a menacing rumble…”I AM PART OF YOU!!!”


Her inner flesh stretched around his generous girth and length as he drove into her with determined purpose, filling her completely, and staking his claim on her heart over and over again…


Khushi’s urgency for her husband was insatiable…


“Oh God…I won’t survive it Arnav…If someone separates us…” she murmured in fear…


“I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN!” 


Her keening breaths were sharp as she groaned…


And he kissed her to silence, his tongue bullying hers as his pace accelerated with desperation…


He took her…


Possessed her…


“Oh…OH…OH GOD! ARNAV!!!”


And she orgasmed, crying out her release as it over took her and shook her to the core…


He pulled away enough to stare deeply at her features, his voice gravelly with hunger…”I will NEVER tire hearing you scream my name…”


Khushi could barely hear, still in the throes of her unfurling climax, but she responded…”I’ll never…never tire…of screaming it…”


She held onto him for dear life, her heart in her throat…


Arnav had slowed his thrusts, letting her ride out the sensations, but he was still hard as concrete…


“You’re my only thought, my only want, my only need…” he breathed against her lips…


He could feel her legs shaking, her channel quiverring…


Pulling out, he held her thighs wide and surged back in, roaring at her tightness, her heat…


Khushi screamed to life as her arousal doubled…


She reached for him, but he grabbed her hand and pinned it beside her…


With her one free hand clinging securely to his shoulder, he took her hard and fast..


Each thrust reached deeper into her until she felt as though he was stroking every nerve ending inside her on each pass, lighting her up as he slammed home…


The tight, aching desire inside her started to pull together, gaining weight and speed…


Waves of sensation rushed over her as he pounded …


His eyes were steadfast on her.


Not once tearing them away.


He saw her breath catch when his pelvis rolled over her clitoris on each hard thrust…


He didn’t miss any reaction…


“Come for me…My Princess…”


Khushi’s tried to nod, but his fingers held her still…


He slammed into her and she screamed, her climax destroying her every aware thought…


She was now just a writhing mass of pleasure beneath him as her sex clutched onto the long hard flesh that was riding her pleasure out until he commanded…


“Look at me!”


Forcing her eyes open, her gaze locked to his, he ignited and his seed surged into her, his phallus twitching and pulsing over and over…


They couldn’t speak…


Harsh breathing filled the room…


His strong arms wrapped her around him and as their eyes closed and sleep claimed them both…



……………




“I have her…”


He couldn’t move.


“I have her…”


Sweat dripped from his brow…


“I have her…”


And out of the darkness, he saw her…


Her lifeless gray body hanging limply in the arms of a faceless man…


Hysteria possessed him…


Blood pounding behind his eyes…


“You can’t save her…” 


The faceless man dropped her to the ground and suddenly there was a pool of blood beneath her…


Arnav’s roar cut through the air…


“Now to cut her heart out…THAT you can keep!”


And he lifted the knife to his wife’s chest…




……………….



Arnav bolted up in bed, more alert now than he’d ever felt…


Unmitigated terror  that lurked from his dream, hovered over him like a storm cloud…


His gaze riveted to her, and he let loose a feral sound of possession…


Without a word, he pinned her arms above her, threw his body on hers, and pressed her deep into the mattress…


Shuddering awake beneath him, her heart, mind and body tremored with realisation that her colossal strong husband was about to claim her…


He felt her awareness and slammed his mouth to hers, deepening the kiss until she became lightheaded…


If unconditional dominance could be birthed into human form, it would take on the image of her husband.


His mere glance held power, the kind of power that would defend her…


She tried to speak against his mouth, but the sound that was born from his throat was an intense snarl that rendered her silent.


Khushi knew instantly that he was fighting with a hellacious rage that was burning inside him…


She could smell his terror and desperation…


Her Warrior husband was breaking apart inside, and all in fear of losing her…


Arnav’s dream kept flashing in his mind, and his panic hit fever pitch…


Khushi was gasping against his mouth, and he ate up every noise…


He devoured her shrieks, swallowing her, his lips sliding soundly over hers, his tongue dipping in to stir up every desire that she could muster…


Her insides began to burn…


Arnav could feel her womb systematically squeezing, cramping, desperate to come apart…


And he hadn’t even touched her yet…


His hand that had been fastened to her waist now reached between her legs…


His deft fingers ran the length of her lower lips and he caught her squeal of pleasure on his tongue…


Arnav growled finding her slick, her cream pouring out…


Hitching her legs wider, he opened her body wide…


Ramming into her in a single plunge, her body stretched, her scream involuntary …


The sound that came from him as his length disappeared into her sex almost unnerved her…


Not giving her a moment to adjust, he thrust into her again and again, each stroke ending with an animalistic grunt, taking her roughly so she could think of nothing but him and their all-consuming passion and love…


Her lower half was now lost in convulsions as his long flesh burrowed into her organs…


Khushi wanted to hold him, but he was taking her so hysterically she could do nothing but feel, as he invaded her body over and over…


His erection expanded more, harder, firmer, the pressure on her gspot growing…


Building, and building…


The urge getting stronger and stronger…


Her breaths now ragged and shrill…


“I’m…I’m going to come…”


He knew…He ALWAYS knew


He was forcing it out of her, needing to feel her pulse around him, needing to feel her alive…


And as her mouth opened in a silent scream, she squirted between their bodies…


But Arnav held himself securly inside, letting her fluid rush over their joined sexes and down her legs…


Her release was hitting her like a crack of lightening striking a dry field, every part of her body was on fire as she cried out against his lips…


Two more brutal penetrations and his own orgasm tore through him…


With a loud growl, he plunged deep into her body and held himself against her pulsing tissues as waves of fire sent an explosion of semen into her until Khushi was sure she would burst…


His breathing was still heavy and his mouth against hers, his words no more than a whisper…”I love you…more than life itself…And Khushi…you’re mine…Mine and mine alone…”


Eyes closed, she felt his touch again…


With his phallus still deeply planted inside her, he moved his hand to her clitoris…


He played with her, sliding her slipery juices over her hard bud in insistent circles…


And almost instantly, he felt her explosion.


She climaxed, her orgasm like a sharp scorching fire…


It consumed her, burning through her veins as her insides rhythmically milked his penis over and over…


Arnav groaned, feeling every part of her pulse…


Khushi knew she had zero control in this…


The orgasms he sucked from her went on and on. 

His phallus remained inside her, incessantly needing to feel her pulsing and throbbing…

Keeping her body in a constant aroused state, he forced and pulled multiple orgasms from her swollen sensitive core, her body bowing and squirting mindlessly…


Her husband’s predatory actions had now completely exhausted her…


Trying to speak, she could only wheeze out a soft sound as his fingers purged another climax, and he crowded her close, demanding her gaze…


“…shhhh…I needed you…you’re safe my love…Come again…”


Blinking slowly, she whispered, “I…I don’t think I…I can…”


His eyes shot out power…”You can…Give me one more…I can feel you…pulsing…everywhere…you’re with me…”


And his newly hardened thick arousal upshot into her, her keening moan loud against his mouth…


Her cheeks were now flaming as he circled her clitoris and simultaneously thrust inside her…


Erratic and wild, he felt her thighs begin to shake, the all too familiar twitch of out-of-control desire now becoming greater…


He was now untamed and bucking hard…


“Give it to me Khushi…Give me one more!” he growled, breathing into her…


With an unsteady cry, she curled beneath him, her core wet and gushing as she orgasmed around his flesh, pushing him over the edge as his own release spurted out and deep into her contorting body…


“Yesss…Oh God yes…My beautiful wife…yes…”


And as the brutal cramping of her womb finally released her from it’s clutches, she passed out into a blissful sleep…


“Fuck…” he shook his head and tried to focus on her…


Once again he checked her neck, and found no split or change…


Finding a small semblance of relief, he pulled her closer and remained inside her…


“My God Khushi…It would fucking terrify you to know how obsessed I am with you…You are mine…Fuck, you are MINE…”


She sighed in her sleep…


His lips travelled from her ear to her soft cheeks, kissing her damp skin and mottled bruises…


Sleep was the last thing on his mind…


Knowing it would eventually take over, he held onto his wife, while plotting the murderous acts he would do to anyone who would dare separate them…



……….



Khushi woke to his arms tight around her…


Her legs and core were achy with the warm buzz that came with being satisfied by her husband.


She saw he was sleeping, and tried to stretch without disturbing him…


Managing to roll onto him, biting back her groans, she settled him on his back while his arm still lay behind her…


She knew in the back of her mind that something had happened to purge such a sudden action from him…


He was utterly terrified.


With hazy eyes, she looked up at him…


“My handsome husband…” she whispered…”What scared you so?”


His brow was furrowed and she ran her hand down his face…


He relaxed instantly, his subconscious recognising her touch…


She could see that he had dark circles under his eyes, and hadn’t shaved…


He looked dark and dangerous even as he slept…


A layer of force existed around him, a coiled rediness to strike and attack.


“Rest my Prince…please be calm…” 


He took a deep breath and fell into a deeper sleep…


And this time, it was Khushi who heard a soft knock at the door…


Her eyes darted from her husband to the door…


With as much strength as she could gather, she reached for the sheet and pulled it over herself as she slowly sat up…


And with a voice that could barely call out, she rasped…”Co…come in…”


The door opened and she saw the doctor and Arnav’s second in command…


They were both stunned to find her awake and their all powerful Prince asleep…


She offered a small smile and motioned for them to come in…


“Hi…” she said softly. 


“Uh….Your Highness…?”


She felt like laughing…”It’s okay Jacob…he needs his sleep…”


“Princess Khushi, I just need to check you again, this was the time the Prince set…”


She looked to the doctor, “Ofcourse, Hello again…”


The older doctor offered a smile, “You’re looking a lot better…”


The guard was almost at a loss of what to do…


Khushi held back a giggle, “Jacob, he’s just asleep…”


He stood at attention, “He’s never ‘just asleep’…You have no idea how much I respect him, but he also scares the shit out of me…”


Khushi began to turn to her husband but the doctor stopped her, “Sorry Your Highness, but I fear him too…he’ll never forgive me if you’re hurt on my watch…”


She frowned, “He’s not that scary…is he?”


“Princess Khushi, he loves you more than I thought he could love anyone…” the doctor spoke as he probed at her head…”now, it looks like your concussion is gone…you’ve got a nice healthy color to you…”


“I’m finding it quite tight on my neck though…”


The doctor nodded, “Yes that is to be expected…as the fissure heals, it will get a bit tight…but there is literally no splitting or anything…the sutures have held. I can actually remove them later today…I’ll place another waterproof bandage on so you can bathe again, and this one is made with different material so it can give you some movement back…”


“Oh good…thankyou…” she peered over the doctor’s shoulder at the guard, she wanted to ease his discomfort…”So Jacob…want to give me the report?”


His eyes popped open wide and he finally gave a smile…”You’re funny…Clara has been worried sick for you by the way. “


She smiled, “Please tell her I want to see her, she’s a wonderful friend to me. I know things have been tense…But I want everyone smiling again…”


The doctor shook his head, clearly amazed at her character, “You are a breath of fresh air your Highness…” he turned to Jacob, “and Clara is?”

He smiled, “My wife…”

The doctor faced Khushi once more, “it seems that you are loved by so many…now, how does this feel? Better?”


Khushi nodded slowly, testing out the new bandage…”Oh finally…now he can stop gripping my hair…”


The doctor chuckled and Jacob smirked…


She felt a blush coming on but the doctor spoke, “Ok, I see that all the pain killers I gave have gone, I’ll give you 6 more…take two every six hours,” he turned to the guard, “Can we bring in some more food for her?”


“Ofcourse,” Jacob walked carefully backwards, watching for any of Arnav’s reactions until he reached the door and called on one of the attendants…


Wanting to giggle, Khushi looked over to her husband, “Seems you’re a beast Prince Arnav…”


The doctor laughed quietly, “He’s in love. I want to say that you’re very lucky to have the greatest warrior to protect you, but I moreso I want to say…he’s luckier, he has the greatest princess to tame him…”


Khushi took a deep breath, “I am still scared of what is happening, but I love my husband so much, and this family…this castle…I feel like maybe I’ve brought this on everyon-“


“No Your Highness,” Jacob interrupted, “You have been a light in the darkness since coming into his life…He’s been my friend and leader for many years, and I can tell you without any doubt that you OWN him.”


Her heart was swelling up…”Thankyou…both of you…ALL of you…”


“You know we would do anything for you…plus we have the added threat of him killing us if we don’t…” the doctor grinned and winked…


Khushi smiled, “Okay okay, you may go…thankyou for checking me, I guess he’s given another time to come back?”


“Every four hours…” the doctor said as he stood up, “I suggest you wait to bathe or he WILL be furious…”


Khushi laughed, “I will wait…”


The doctor bowed and left the room…


“Your Highness, I’ll be outside the room…Let him know that we were here so he doesn’t lose his temper…”


“I’ll think about it…” she said on a smirk…


Jacob smiled, “You’re good for him…possibly too good…”


He saluted and left, but kept the door open for the attendant who brought in some food and placed it on the bedside table…


Arnav began to stir and the first thing he saw was an unfocussed figure standing at Khushi’s side of the bed…


Before anyone could think or breathe, Arnav was out of the bed, instantly attacking.


He had the attendant in a headlock, ready to kill…”I will END you!!!”


Khushi yanked the sheet further around her body and grabbed his arm, “Arnav! No! Stop!”


His eyes locked onto Khushi but he showed no signs of releasing the man…


Jacob darted into the room…


“Sir!” Jacob turned into a soldier as he addressed his commanding officer…”Sir, this man brought her food, there is NO danger…”


Arnav was shaking, his previous dream still flaring in the back of his conscious…


But with his wife’s hands clinging to him, and her gentle eyes pouring out love, he released the server and pulled her into his arms…


Jacob hurriedly ushered the man out and closed the door…


“Shhhhh…Arnav…I’m ok…”


His hand came up behind her head as he wound his arm behind her back, securing her body against him…


She began to feel a small bout of shock, and he noticed immediately…


Her lips trembled as he pressed his mouth to hers, urging her to open for him…


Arnav stroked his tongue deeper, tasting more of her, desperate to quell her shivers…


He explored every inch of her mouth, memorizing all her reactions once again…


With effortless fortitude, he lowered her back to the bed…


And as they kissed, her legs fell open…


Freeing his flesh, his erection unerringly finding it’s way to her wet, swollen heat…


He knew she must be sensitive after such a rousing night, but he needed her again…


Sliding his phallus through lower lips carefully, he continued to kiss her, stroking that steady hum of desire higher…


“Don’t be afraid my love…” his mouth brushed over hers, “Damn, I will never get enough of you my love…”


Khushi rocked her hips in response, her legs riding up his sides as he found a slow rhythm that made her whimper, her body letting down her slippery arousal…


Arnav touched his forehead to hers and looked down between their bodies…


It was the hottest thing he’d ever seen…


His thick flesh was shiny with her fluid as he speared inside deep…


Her eyes were closed, almost completely unaware as the magic of their connection distracted her from his depravity…


“Khushi…” he rasped…


“mmm…” 


“Khushi…my love…”


Her lips parted, and another sigh that faded into a groan came out as he began to drive harder through her pink folds…


“Don’t stop…please…”


Hearing her desperate for him made his heart feel whole, and he kissed her, hard and fast, demanding and hungry…


Ruthlessly.


He put everything he was into the kiss, showing her with his mouth what he didn’t know how to say out loud.


Khushi gasped for air as he begins to penetrate with the matching desperation of their kiss…


“Oh God…” she mewled…


He pushed in, pulled out, and pushed in hard, forging his space inside her…


A rush of heat swept through her and he rested more of his weight into her pelvis, opening her up more to stake his claim…


The deeper he thrust, the deeper the delicious ache in her groin became…


He inhaled roughly as he moved with precision…


“I love you Arnav…My GOD I LOVE YOU…” 


With a thunderous howl, he pistoned his erection into her harder…


Khushi made a helpless whimper that struck his flesh, making it throb harder as he thrust…


Their mouths were sliding back and forth, not completely kissing…


He wanted her everywhere…


Her mouth, her hands, her body, her breath…


“I love you…I fucking LOVE you Khushi…”


And the insane storm of exquisite pain started, deep deep inside…


“OH GODDD I’M COMING…”


“I know! Come for me! You’re Mine! MINE!!!”


Her body turned to liquid fuel as she exploded, her body contracting perilously hard around his girth…


Arnav kept her flying as he pushed into her…


He clung to her as he surged into her one final time and shuddered, climaxing hard…


“Arn…av…”


“Shhhh…shhhhh…” he crooned at her, still trying to catch his own breath…


He soothed his palm over her cheek, forcing his focus on her…


“I’m sorry, but I am NEVER going to stop…I will claim you…all the damn time…until every inch of you smells like me…until every inch of your skin is marked by me…”


Holding his stare, she said, “Yes…Please…”


And he stared down at her, unable to look away…


Khushi’s voice was weak as she tried to speak…”You…you’re so…”


His delectable grin was now shining into her heart as he lifted a brow, silently asking her to finish her sentence…


“You’re so handsome…”


Shaking his head, he slowly withdrew and helped her sit up…


“You don’t get to shake your head at me Prince Arnav…I know you’re handsome, and you don’t get to argue…”


He was about to reply but as his gaze drank her in, he forgot whatever he was going to say…


Khushi frowned as she smiled…”Arnav?”


“I could literally stare at you all day…”


And the frown disappeared, a growing blush now flushing her face…


“That’s how breathtaking YOU are…Princess Khushi…”





……………….






“Please tell me you won’t make a habit of trying to kill the staff?”


Arnav chuckled…


He slid his fingers along her skin as she lay weightless against him in the large bathtub…


The steaming water around them soothed their sore muscles and helped their senses relax…


“My first thought is always to defend you…”


She smiled, “Against poor Julius who brought me food?”


His touch on her became firmer, now resting on her chest, his palm covering her heart…


“Arnav…talk to me…please…”


She could feel his tension, could feel his shudder…


“I had a dream Khushi…I lost you…”


Her head that rested on his collarbone slowly lifted as she tried to look back at him…


“Careful sweetheart…”


“New bandage remember?” she smiled and pointed at the gauze…


“I know,” the concern in his voice evident…”But the stitches are still there…I need you to be okay Khushi, fuck I need you to be okay…”


“…Arnav, I’m here…and I told you, I’ll always be with you…”


His right arm was wrapped around her waist, and his left hand lifted to hold her face…


Dipping his head, he touched his mouth to hers…


The hand that was around her waist now drifted lower and touched her sex, making her hiss against his lips…


“Khushi…I…I know you’re sore, but…” he felt his insides twist, but he couldn’t bring himself to apologise for something he would do over and over again, no questions asked.


“Don’t you dare Arnav!”


Her words had his eyes snapping open…


She lay peacefully against him but her eyes were sharp and cutting into him…


“I may feel sensitive there, but don’t you DARE regret giving me ple-“


“Regret!?” he sat up straighter, water sloshing over the sides of the tub…


He now towered over her, she looked up high into his eyes…


“Regret is the furthest thing from my mind…” 


Pressing a soft kiss to her mouth, he continued, “I won’t ever be sorry for making you raw from our lovemaking…that ache is what commands your body to crave mine…makes you remember ‘us’ with every move you make…I don’t regret a damn thing!”


Her gentle smile is all the response he needed, and he was once more lost…


“I seriously can’t concentrate…you’re so beautiful…”


Holding back a laugh, he could see that her wide eyes were trying to express something…


“I know that THAT look in your eye…” he smiled, “Go on…You have something you want to ask…”


Her cheeks flushed, “Well…I was wondering…Can we take a walk around the castle today? Just inside…I just…well…It would get me up and moving…please?”


She couldn’t read his expression, but his muscles were taut, bunching under her grip…


Staying quiet, she waited…


“Yes…” he said firmly…”I’ll be with you..and you do need to get some exercise…”


She quirked an eyebrow, “Exercise?”


Arnav smiled a devilishly handsome smile…”You’re always going to get THAT exercise…” he kissed her cheeks one by one and then nuzzled her nose, “But I know what you mean sweetheart, we’ll go for a walk around…”


“Thankyo-“


Stopping her words with a kiss, he said..”Uh uh…I’m yours to command my love…You know I’m worried, but I’ll be with you…”


He started to lift her into his arms but she started to whine…”Five more minutes…?”


Shaking his head, he stepped out of the water, his hand on her shoulder to make sure she didn’t slide and hurt herself…


 Reaching for the towel on the chair, he dried himself as Khushi watched from the tub, her eyes drugging over…


Her loins started to simmer beneath the water…


This man was a law unto himself, and would do whatever he thought was necessary to keep her safe…


Dropping the towel back onto the chair, he stared down at her…


Her gaze was glued to his broad shoulders, the hard planes of his abdomen, his muscled perfection…


He stood there like a gladiator…her gladiator…


And then it was his turn, he saw her perfection as she lay in the water bare…


She was his, and he knew that he possessed every part of her…


“Damn…” he muttered under his breath…”You’re just…divine…”


She pouted, “Me? YOU’RE the one who looks like a GOD!”


And the brutish smirk was back on his face…”Oh really? Is that why you scream ‘Oh My God’ when I’m inside you?”


Khushi felt a let down of arousal drip between her legs and into the warm water…


Almost on cue, Arnav could smell it…


“Fucking hell…Khushi…” he massaged the back of his neck and craned it, his bicep curling as he bent his arm…”I swear…”


And she saw the reason for his hostility, he was now sporting a raging erection…


“Arnav…I want you again…” she purred…


Snarling, he bent down and lifted her saturated body into his arms…


“Then you’re going to fucking GET me…” he said roughly as he spun her around and pressed her against the wall, letting her slide down onto his flesh as her hungry core sucked him in…


Her loud exhale was all he heard before his mouth crashed onto hers,…


Legs now wrapped around his waist, he held her up with his hips…


Hands now free to roam,  he softly brushed his fingers over her nipples…


Holding the weight of her breasts in his palms…


“Do you hurt?…” he asked against her mouth…


“No…please touch me…”


His thumb rolled her nipples gently, in a way that tugged on her clitoris from the inside…


ohhh yes…take me against the wall…hard…fast…like an uncontrollable beast…”


His fingers slowed, and his hands braced her waist…


“I AM an uncontrollable beast, Khushi…” he growled, letting his hot breath drift into her lungs…


With eyes widening, realising she once again spoke out loud, he nodded…”You asked for it…against the wall…IT’S YOURS…”


His eyes flared dark as he withdrew and plunged back in with extreme force…


He felt Khushi’s legs instantly start to shake…


“Arnav…”


“I’ve got you…eternally…trust the beast…” he grinned against her ear…


And the push and pull began again…


It was rough, but it was right…


His grip was possessive as she hung onto his body as he controlled every movement…


He was thick and hard, and her breathing showed her body responding fast…


Her needy whimpers were refusing to be contained…


Arnav impaled her, harder, harder…


Each thrust claiming her…


Khushi clung to him, his mouth on hers, swallowing her desperate cries…


Their pace was now frantic and primal…


She could think of nothing but him, nothing but the delicious pain that was boiling up from within her…


Her every nerve was thrumming, building with energy as his tongue darted over hers…


Arnav pressed harder into her, trapping her body between his and the cold tiled wall…


It was too much.


Too intense.


And he could feel her muscles begin their contractions…


She came undone in his arms, her core in a full on spasm as he rammed into her again and climaxed with a groan, his erection pulsing his seed deep inside her, their mouths and bodies locked as one…


“Khushi…Khushi…”


“Yes…oh my…yes…” 


With his breathing ragged, he slowly pulled out of her, and lowered her legs to the floor, his semen dripping out onto her thighs as her pulse raced…


Not able to hold herself up, he kept her in his grasp…


“Well this ‘walk’ should be interesting…” he whispered in her ear…


Her husky giggle warmed his heart twice over…


“I love the sound of your laugh…” 


Taking a deep breath, she said, “Give me a minute and I’ll remember how to stand…”


Lifting her into his arms, he lowered her back into the bath, the water still warm, steam wafting out…


Kneeling beside the tub, he lay her back on his arm and with his other, he reached into the water and gently touched her sex, still able to feel her throbs…


“Close your eyes my love…I’m just cleaning you up…”


The serene look on her face as he washed her core made him impatient, wanting to hold her closer…


Khushi lay back and felt his fingers gently probe at her puffy labia and soon, she was once again lifted out of the water…


Her arms came around his neck and her hand moved to his face.


He stilled, his grip pulling her closer as his gaze roamed over her face…


“I love you My Prince…”


She saw him about to respond and she said, “No…no…let me be the one who says this…I love YOU…and I want you to know how much you possess me…”


Flattening his palm on her back, he pulled her torso against his and kissed her like nothing in the world mattered but the two of them, and to him, it was true…nothing mattered but her…




……………





When the began to walk around the castle, the word spread…


The staff were overwhelmingly happy to see her again…


She had barely left their room when maids and servers were cautiously at her side…


They beamed at her, but were noticeably wary of Arnav…


That fact alone made him morbidly pleased…


Jacob jabbed his elbow at Arnav who was hovering around his wife, his presence so close he was still touching her…


“Calm Down…There are guards literally everywhere…”


It did little to calm his strung nerves…


Jacob just smirked and stayed at his post…


The amount of love that Khushi was receiving made his head spin…


He was trying his best not to be jealous as so many wanted to see her, hug her…


And they had only been on the first floor…


“And this is the only damn floor today…”  he added in his head…


He wasn’t about to let her recovery backfire…


Seeing how happy Khushi was to move around and have some normalcy, he reined in his frustration until it was no longer possible.


After twenty minutes, he couldn’t take anymore…”Can we get some breathing room…” he gritted out through clenched teeth…


Every single person was aware of Arnav’s wrath, and they began to back off…


Khushi smiled apologetically saying, “I’m not going anywhere…I will see you all again…”


Finally the crowd began to dissipate…


“I swear, if you have become tired and not told me, I’ll hit the fucking roof…” he whispered against her hair…


Her eyes narrowed a she took in his expression with a curious smile…”I may even tell you when I’m NOT tired just so I can be in your arms…”


Arnav bit back a grin and grabbed her hand, pulling her to a stop and was about to say something else when a tall servant bumped into her, knocking her completely off balance…


Khushi was now reaching for Arnav who already had her securely in his arms…


Reacting, Arnav violently shoved the man away from her and pivoted himself between the man and Khushi, his one arm winding behind him to wrap around her tight…


Jolts of adrenaline pumped in his veins fuelling his fierce protectiveness…


He was poised to attack, his body humming with morose readiness…


The servers eyes went wide and he put up his hand to show he didn’t mean anything…”I…I…Forgive me…Sorry…Sorry…”


Khushi pressed her body against his back…”It was an accident…shhh…I’m alright…”


But Arnav’s eyes were savage…”Guard!”


One of the many officers patrolling the halls was at his side within moments…


“Arnav…It’s alright…please…”


Barely sparing her a glance, his arm was now vised around her, needing to feel her against him…


Her words were lost as Arnav was now possessed with untame ferocity…


“Get. Him. OUT!”


Obeying instantly, the man was dragged from the castle.


Her jaw dropped and Arnav spun around, lifted her in his arms as though she weighed less than sunshine, and marched back to their room…


Trying hard not to make a scene, she waited until they were back in private…


“Arnav! It was an accid-“


But he threw up against the back of the door, his hand coming up behind her head, and silenced her with a hard kiss, his tongue finding hers in a heated dace as she fought back in his arms…


He could feel her resistance, and yet, she kissed him back, her needy moans urging him on and making him frantic for more…


But he could feel her distress, her tension now sending crippling waves of heartache…


Gentling his touch, he slowed the kiss and loosened his hold on her…


“Khushi…”


And her tears slammed into his heart…


“I…I know why you did it…I was scared, but you were there…I’m alright…”


Dropping to his knees before her, he lifted her soft skirt and clasped the sides of her panties, pulling the lace down her thighs…


Hooking one of her legs up onto his shoulder, he opened her up to him, as he trailed bites and kisses up the sensitive skin of her inner thigh, her breath catching in anticipation, even as she fought back her panic…


But when he flicked his tongue against her clitoris and sucked it into his mouth, all she could manage to do was pull him closer with her shin as she moaned, running her hands over his head, tangling in his dark hair…


“Oh…OH GOD!”


He slipped two fingers deep inside her, thrusting into her as she cried out, her hips tilting towards him, her body urging him on…


He sucked and nipped on her nerve filled clitoris as his fingers filled and stretched her, curling against her gspot as the pressure started to build…


She pulled on his hair, wrenching it vigorously, “Ar…Arnav…You can’t just…you…you’re trying to distract…distract me…OH GOD!” 


Giving her no time to think, he moved his tongue over her hardening nub as his fingers explored, pressing and retreating on her most delicate spot that was enlarging with fluid…


“You’re MINE to distract! MINE to protect! MINE! Go on! Pull my hair! Because I’m YOURS as much as you are MINE!”


And his mouth was back on her clitoris, sucking hard and deep, his cheeks hollowing as his tongue flicked over the nerves…


He was gorging himself, swallowing up all she offered as he watched her pant for him, her hips jerking…


She was already on the verge of a mighty orgasm, her legs trembling as she tried to remain upright, braicing herself against the hard door as she tried not to cry out and failed miserably…”Don’t stop…Oh…Don’t stop…I’m…I’m going to come…”


Her words and pulsing sheath spurred him on, his pace quickening as he fingered her and sucked her harder, and then…


“OH MY GOD!!!!!”


He pressed down hard on her gspot, setting her orgasm free…


The excruciating, delicious pain of her climax tore at her insides…


She shook as she was hit with wave after wave of pleasure, her entire body tense and her legs shuddering as her core gushed…


His fingers were pushed out as her knees gave out and she fell into his arms…


Catching her with ease, he carried her to the bed and lay her down on the fluffy soft sheets…


Her breathing was harsh and he swung his large muscular body over hers…


Cupping the back of her neck, he quickly studied her wound and found no trace of aggravation…


Before she was aware enough to speak, he caught her mouth in a kiss, the tense passion between them palpable as his tongue smoothed over hers….


“Shhhhh…I’m sorry…Sweetheart I’m sorry…I will make sure the server isn’t punished…I just…fuck, I needed to protect you…”


She no longer cried, and any energy that was sparking her anger with him was used up in her climax…


“You…you’re…going to put me in a sex coma…”


He held her chin gently as he laughed…”Tell me you love me…please…”


Lifting her heavy arms, she stared at him as her hands framed his face, “I love you, don’t YOU doubt that…You know I would rather face death than be without you…”


Releasing the breath he didn’t know he’d been holding…


“Don’t say that…” he warned her as his body lowered onto hers.


She moaned…


There was something about the way he crushed her against the bed.


Every time, it quieted her fears and tension…


He took control, and that emptied her mind because she had no other choice…


Tranquility was firmly enforced…


“Khushi, I can’t hold back how I react…I will always put your safety first…you’re my one true love…fuck…is there a word stronger than love?”


She smiled, “If there is, it’s ‘us’…because my heart is yours forever…”


And the words from his dream slammed into him…


“Now to cut her heart out…THAT you can keep!”


He let out a terrified groan, his countenance shaking…


“Arnav…?”


“…that dream…I lost you…I can’t…I can’t…”


“No…” she ran her hands over his back, her fingers pressing into the fabric of his shirt, pulling it up and then branding his skin…”No Arnav…I’m with you…”


“Yes…you are…and that won’t change…I’m at your side, for fucking eternity…”


Her lips parted and she was about to speak when they were interrupted…


Knock knock…


“Damn…” Arnav growled, “Why are there OTHER HUMANS in the world…”


Khushi started to laugh and began to sit up, only to have Arnav slide his arm behind her and raise her slowly, his lips pressing to hers…


Once she was sitting comfortably, he called out…”Who is it? It’s not time for a checkup yet-“


“It’s your mother! I don’t care if you’re moody Arnav, I want to see my daughter in law!”


He groaned…


She playfully smacked his arm, “Hey! I have missed them!”


Jealously flashed in his eyes for a moment, but he saw how excited she was to see his family…


“Anything for you my Princess…”


And he reached down and rearranged her clothes…


“Seems like I’ll have to go without panties then Arnav…”


His face morphed into an expression of pure passion…”Fuck…fucking fuck…I want you…Damn it…”


Khushi laughed…”Well my handsome beast will have to be patient…”


He growled as he fixed up his pants and swooped in on Khushi, pressing his mouth to hers…


KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK


Pulling back, he was graced with his wife’s excited smile…


“Ugh…fine…” he muttered and stood up, “Hang on mum!”


“AND DAD!” his father called out from the other side of the door…


Arnav clicked his tongue as he pulled the blanket over his wife…


“You know what…I’m going to build my own castle, and clothes are fobidden in our room…”


And her genuine laughter graced his ears…


KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK


She lifted her eyes to his, “They are getting impatient…”


“Yeah well you’re NOT going to rush and hurt yourself…”


Just as he was anticipating the third knock, Khushi nodded and he held her hand…”COME IN…”

…………



“She’s literally less than five feet away from you Arnav…”


Arnav was breaking into a cold sweat…


“Son, calm down…”


He watched as Khushi spoke to his mother, and as for his father, he was yet to give him any solid attention…


“I’m sorry dad…”


The King chuckled, “It’s alright, I know that first time your mother got taken from me, I actually didn’t let her out of my sight for two years…She was about ready to kill me…”


Arnav finally looked his dad in the eye, “Mum was abducted?”


“Oh yes. I have many enemies. Just as you do. And they are conniving…but she knew I was coming for her…”


“How…how did you…” Arnav swallowed hard…”How did you ever function again…I mean, I’m going mad here…I lost her once, got her back…but this time was too close…WAY too close…”


“At the risk of giving you a heart attack, I’m going to tell you something…This may happen again, it may happen many times…but YOU are twice the warrior I was, you are more than I ever thought you could be…the only thing you didn’t have before, was a heart…and now you have one. What the enemy thinks is a weakness, has now become your greatest strength…You know damn well that you will die to protect her…and you also know that she would do the same for you…”


Arnav snapped back at the King, “She will NOT! I won’t allow it…”


His dad chuckled, “Ofcourse you won’t…doesn’t mean she won’t try or doesn’t feel it…What your mother did for me is something I still punish her for to this day…”


Arnav finally gave a smile as he shook his head, “Like father like son then…But dad, does it get easier? To move past all this?”


“No.” the king stated firmly…”But you will learn to function again. You both will. A love this strong can’t be stifled…”


Arnav stretched his arms, his muscles twitching as he clasped his hands behind his back straining at the tension…


“Son, you’ll track down anyone involved…I know y-“


“Fucking right I will…I will tear them apart…THAT, I can guarantee…”


“I don’t doubt you son, the army doesn’t either. You’ve easily proven that you’re a force beyond even their control…”


His growl was now unstoppable…


A couple of feet away, Khushi had seen the wrath that bristled over his form…


“Oh no…He’s going to pop a blood vessel with that rage of his…”


The queen laughed, “You’re so funny…I’ve missed you, but Arnav is quite possessive at the moment…”


Khushi smiled, “I know…And I’ve missed you so much, but …Can I admit something?”


Her mother in law nodded…


“I love him…I love his protection, My heart feels safe…I’ve never had that until now…I’ve never lived like this…”


The Queen smiled softly, “It’s wonderful isn’t it!? But when it starts to get too much, let me know…because when I was kidnapped for the first time, by pirates, way before Arnav was born, the King was hovering over me for over two years…He SAYS it was only two, but he appointed bodyguards on me who reported back to him for the next year after that until he felt calmer…I was almost desperate to get out and about on my own…”


Khushi frowned, her hand reaching out for the queen…”You were kidnapped? I’m so sorry…”


The genuine pain she saw in her daughters eyes moved her beyond belief…”I’m alright sweetie, I always was…I knew my King was coming…He always would…same for your Prince…Never underestimate how determined these men are…”


Her eyes fell, “They certainly are…however, I feel horrible, I feel like this is my fau-“


“HUSH! You won’t speak this way!”


Arnav all but lept towards his wife…”Mother! What the hell?! You can’t talk to her like th-“


Her eyes flashed, “Khushi is trying to blame herself for this! And no daughter in law of mine will hold onto guilt that is unwarranted!”


His gaze darted from his mum back to his wife, “Khushi, I warned you…”


She began to breathe harder, when the King seated himself at the end of the bed…”Khushi, what my son and wife fail to understand is something I understand completely…I understand how you may believe you brought on this danger…I have felt this many times… And one day you will finally digest the reality. There are bad people in the world. None of what they do is caused by you. They commit crimes and do evil because THEY want to. This is the chess game of life. You are a pawn in their way. But then comes a King, or in your case, a Prince, who will knock out every piece that tries to take you down, until at the end of the board, you are transformed into a queen, and nothing but the two of you are left…”


The Queen sat in awe, the love that shone from her eyes was tangible…


The King winked at his wife.


Arnav was holding Khushi close as she whispered…“I owe you my life, I am sorry for feeling the way I do…”


When she lowered her head, Arnav held onto her chin and pulled her gaze back to his…”Your life was already secured the moment I felt you near me…It is I who owe you my life. I was the pawn until you, my queen, hit the board…you saved me…what makes you think I wouldn’t wipe out every other threat until you were safe…”


The queen started to chuckle, “These romantic, chatty  men…gives me a craving for dessert…how about you sweetie?”


Her words broke the tension and Khushi started to laugh, “I love you all…”


Arnav quickly pressed a chaste kiss on her cheek, “You love me more though right?”


She blinked and pursed her lips at him, trying to hold back a giggle, “Maybe I love my mother in law more…”


The Queen slid up to Khushi’s side and handed her a cookie from the tray beside the bed, “And for THAT, you get a prize…”


Khushi laughed and Arnav felt the sound electrify him…”Don’t I get one for her rescue then mum?”


Clutching the cookie to her chest, she scowled…”my cookies…”


He smirked looking at his mother…


“After the crazed and uncontrollable outburst you performed, who says you get a prize?” the King said, humor evident in his voice…


“Ah, yes…” the queen taunted, “Sweetie, I think you already have been made aware what your hot headed husband did to his own officers?”


Arnav straightened, the look in eye glinting with pride…”She knows…”


But Khushi remained quiet, the confection in her grasp slowly disappearing…


“And it also seems like she doesn’t care as long as there’s a cookie in her hand…”


And her bright beaming smile lit up the room and his heart…




…………………

One day later…




Arnav watched and cringed at the removal of her stitches…


Her eyes were shut tight, but she didn’t make a sound.


Marvelling at her durability and vigor, he kissed her hand…


“I’m alright Arnav…”


“I’m not…” he ground out…


“She is doing wonderfully well…” the doctor said as he carefully extracted the hard threads…”And…done…”


Khushi winced as she finally lifted her fingers to her  neck…”Well that’s something I won’t miss…”


“I don’t blame you Your Highness, you’ve recovered fast…I’m glad you were stitched so quickly…”


Arnav was growling and Khushi smoothed her hand over his thigh, “Shhhhh…you’re going to scare the doctor…”


His eyes darted up, but as soon as he saw her expression, he melted, “You’re determined to portray me as a beast aren’t you my love…”


Her cheeks went bright red…”I…I just…I…”


Arnav planted his palm on the back of her head, and swept her backwards over his arm…


She gasped but soon sighed with contentment as he placed soft kisses over her scarring skin…


When he lifted his head, he straightened their bodies, “I’ve been wanting to do that for so long now…”


Her soft hum of laughter warmed his entire being, but soon saw embarrassment in her gaze…


And Arnav looked up and saw two men smirking at them…


“Uh…”


“No need to be coy,” the doctor man said, “It’s not like we didn’t already know you loved her…”


Arnav grinned, “What gave it away?”


“Oh I don’t know,” Jacob chimed in, “Maybe the constant love-sick look in your eyes…”


Khushi beamed bright and craned her head to Jacob who stood at the doorway looking nervous at how he’d just spoken…


Desperate to break the tension, Khushi said, “So…You want to give me the report again?”


She felt Arnav’s muscles tighten and Jacob grow pale…


Laughing she smacked her husband on the arm, “Stop it! I’m only joking! I had to lighten the mood when you were fast asleep next to me…”


Arnav instantly loosened up, his eyes shining with humor, “Yeah well you tire me out…”


Her jaw dropped and Jacob and the doctor began to chuckle…


“Arnav, I swear, I didn’t give her any report…”


The Prince shook his head, “Jake, I’m not mad…I know you didn’t…She’s just trying to get a rise out of me…freaking little angel…”


And he leaned in, kissing her cheek…


“So, now that the stitches are out, you can just have the stretchy gauze on it now to keep the new skin protected…It’s healed, but I know it will still pull from time to time…”


“Thankou, truly…you have been wonderful to me…”


The doctor cracked a smile, “As I said before, there’s a tyrannical Prince who would attack us if we didn’t help you…”


Arnav threw his head back and laughed…”What the hell went on while I was asleep?”


Jacob was grinning from ear to ear watching his friend…”Wow, a laugh…Princess, you know he rarely even smiled before you…”


She raised her hand to his face, “What a shame…I’ve never seen a more handsome smile in my life…”

Their eyes now danced, more heat pouring between them than lava over a mountain…


Clearing his throat, the doctor interrupted, “So…Your Highness, you should get out and about, walking the length of the palace would help you…”


Arnav sat next to her and pretended his blood hadn’t started to boil…


His wife made it so he couldn’t think straight…


All he wanted to do was ravage and possess her…


“Not like you haven’t done that already for over a week…twice over…” his thoughts reprimanded him…


“Well, I can certainly do that,” Khushi said with her melodic tone…


Arnav’s thoughts were instantly halted hearing her…


She turned to him, her hand on his arm…“You’ll come walking with me?”


There was no way she was going anywhere without him…


He scoffed at her, “Just try and stop me Your Highness,” he leaned in, his lips against her hair, “…try and stop me and see where it gets you…” 


His words made her smile as she rested back against him…”I have a feeling I’ll like where it gets me…”


Arnav felt his body quicken, a zap of desire shooting into his groin…


And before he could lose control and make love to her in front of the doctor, he took hold of her hand and helped her up from the bed… 


“You’re such a power couple…”


Khushi laughed, and Arnav’s eyes were drinking in her beauty….


“I think Arnav is the ‘power’…” 


He gave her a lopsided smile and turned back to her…


Unable to stop himself, his arm went around her waist, her body brushed against his and he captured her mouth…


He was so tall, so muscular, and his hold on her was gentle but so strong…


The kiss was over almost instantly and he saw her heated cheeks…


He had overwhelmed her and left her craving more…


Now the smile was a smirk as he took her hand and led her out the door…

“You just did that AGAIN in front of-“


He pressed up against her once again, her hand flying up to his chest…”And I’ll do a lot more if you don’t get moving…”


She was barely resisting the urge to wrap her legs around his waist…


Running a rough hand across his jaw, he gave her a heated look that had an erotic ache shoot through her sex…


“Come on…the sooner we do this, the sooner I get to-“


“Sir?” Jacob interrupted.


Arnav rolled his eyes and turned…


“Uh, shit…Sorry…”


The Prince snickered, “It’s fine…” 


Jacob’s jaw dropped…”It…it is? Uh…I…”


“Mate, It won’t be fine if you keep stammering…”


Khushi poked her fingers at his ribs…”Stop scaring him…”


“He’s not scared…” Arnav laughed, “We have fought along side each other…He’s tough…”


His friend shook his head, “Arnav, I’ll just say this…this woman is the best thing in the universe for you…”


Arnav’s eyes relocked with Khushi and he nuzzled her nose, “Damn fucking right she is…”


Head darting back, Arnav asked, “So? You were going to say…? Before you became a shaking mouse…?”


Jacob scoffed at him, “Yeah, you wish…I was merely going to say that there is no news to report, and hell, I’m sorry for that…”


He took Khushi’s hand and started walking, “Keep digging…Because I’m going to tear the kingdom apart soon…”


Jacob turned to walk away muttering…”Yes Sir…You frightening Orge…”


And it was Khushi’s turn to burst into laughter…


As she walked forwards, Arnav turned and paced backwards…”Oh so that is funny to you My Princess?”


Her musical laugh drifted out as she nodded, “Oh yes, very much…”


He stopped moving, but Khushi continued…


And as her body touched his, he held her close, taking her in his arms, moving to a silent music as they swayed…


“mmmm…” 


“…I love you Khushi…”


Her glittering eyes held his, “Will you promise me something…please?”


His eyes narrowed, “I would climb the heavens and bring back the stars for you…”


Hearing her soft intake of breath made his heart catch…


“I don’t need the stars…I just need you…Promise me, we will never be apart…”


Lifting her in his arms, he carried her to the end of the long hall…


“Arnav?! This defeats the purpose of why we left the room!”


He huffed out a breath and when the last guard was barely in sight, he pressed her up against the wall…


His imposing size dominated her gaze as his voice was authoritative and assertive…


“You know what I am capable of…And I will promise you right here, right now, as I stare into your eyes, deep into your soul, that we will always be together…spreading out into eternity…”


“I love you…so deeply…so greatly…”


He grinned, “Do you now?”


“Without you I’m nothing…”


Arnav growled and shook his head, “You are everything all by yourself, It’s you who fulfil ME…I’m only whole, if I have you…”


“Well My Prince, when are you going to have me?”


His eyes went black with need, “We’re going back to our room…

But almost as soon as he had turned, he stopped on the spot.


Khushi frowned, “Arnav?”


His eyes darted from the edge of the railed staircase and back to Khushi…


He hated hearing the fear in her voice, but the scene around him was off, “It’s alright…I just…”


The guard who had stood metres away,  had suddenly disappeared…


His heart kicked up…


And before he could speak, he heard Khushi gasp…


She started to fall and as he reached for her, he felt a sharp jab in his neck as he too was covered in a cloak of darkness…




………………………




“Sir! Officer Jacob! Come fast!!!”


Guards and officers how hollered orders from one floor to the next…


Jacob bounded towards the screaming calls, and saw three guards on the floor, completely drugged…


“Shit!” he looked from left to right, “Where are the Prince and Princess!?” his tone was now mighty…”Who saw them last!?”


Guards from the opposite end were now swarming the scene, “Sir, the only people on this floor was the maid to fix the rooms and the steward who’s penalty was rescinded for his acciental strike against the princess…”


“Fuck. Arnav was right!” Jacob was full of aggression now, “Find them! Call in every reinforcements! Squadron 1, Find the maid, the server! The rest of you, fan out! You find the Prince and Princess! NOW!”


The King was crowding the lower levels now, “They’ve been taken? HERE in the castle!?” 


His Sovereignty was now pumping out adrenaline.


He turned to his personal staff and rang out orders, “Get my wife to safety, and rotate ALL staff. All staff that is on today is to be expelled from the castle and you will bring in new employees until we find the breach! Do it NOW!”


“Sir!” 


Jacob turned to a guard down the halls, “What!?”


“There are syringes and caps down towards the north of the palace, and there are two drugged maids in the kitchen!”


“Fucking hell!” Jacob grunted, “Find who is responsible!!!”


Jacob stood at attention for his King who swung back to face him, “Go Jacob, Find my son and daughter.”


And the guards dispersed.




………..





Arnav’s reality burst into him as he woke with a carnivorous snarl…


The first thing he saw was his gagged and sedated wife chained to the wall in front of him…


“Khushi…” the worry that sparking from inside him was a live current…


His arms moved to reach for her but he soon saw that he too was restrained against the dungeon wall…


“Khushi,” he pulled at the chains…”Khushi sweetheart wake up…”


He took in his surroundings and realised where they were, “My own bloody jail!?”


Yanking hard on the cords, his fury exploded, “Fucking hell!!! Show your face then! Or are you THAT much of a coward!!!”


Instantly, the heavy iron door swung open and his expression contorted with hatred…

“YOU are behind this!? You cunt!!!” 


Lavayana smirked, flipping her hair as a tall, lanky man followed her in, slamming the door behind them…


“Remember me?!” he asked with a sneer…


Arnav’s eyes went black as he recognised the server who bumped into Khushi, “YOU?!” 


Evan laughed, “Now I get to look upon the man who killed my brother!”


A snarl tore from Arnav’s lips, “Not just your brother, I’m the man who’s going to kill YOU too…”


“Oh come on Prince Arnav,” Lavanaya sneered, “I’ve been working in your kitchens for an entire day just to get an audience with you…what a demeaning role…I even drugged a heap of the waitresses who were suspecting me…and you MARRIED a servant girl!” 


“You will pay for the violence you have caused! I married a true princess! You’re a cheap worthless piece of shit!”


Her face dropped and she glared at Arnav…”YOU underestimate how far I would go to get what I want! You can’t touch me anyway. My family is wealthy, anything happens to me and they will come after HER!”


She pointed at his unconscious wife…


Arnav smiled a sinister smile, “Ohhh you really know how to ask for your own execution don’t you?…You threaten MY WIFE and you’re as good as dead…That is a promise…”


Hissing out her distain, Lavanaya played with her hair, “Oh and for the record, you woke up far too early…I was just about to reach my hands down your trousers and touch what should have been MINE when you began to twitch…”


Seething with fury, Arnav spat in her face…”YOU never even came CLOSE to having me…”


She glared for a moment before she faced the other man, “Evan, we have to work fast…”


Turning her back on the prince, she strode towards the princess…


“Get away from her!” Arnav snarled…


Ignoring his words, she walked closer…


“I guess she is tolerable…But you should have married me…I would have pleased you MUCH more…”


The Prince was growling a continuous animal sound as he spat out, “You can PLEASE me by getting the FUCK away from my wife!”


Clenching her teeth, she reared her leg back and suddenly kicked Khushi hard in the stomach…


“How FUCKING DARE you!!!” Arnav was going red as his blood surged, the incentive to kill more alive in his veins than ever before…


She craned her neck and shot him a look of disgust, “This SERVANT is NOTHING compared to me…”


“You aren’t even worthy to LOOK at her, bitch!” Arnav bellowed…


Lavanaya smiled, “How BLIND you are, Arnav…I lowered myself to work as a maid just to get to you…Look at how far my love for you goes!”


Grabbing Khushi’s face, she lifted her hand and slapped the princess hard across the cheek. 


Waking with a start, she choked out a tormented sound as the pain began to tear through her


The first words she heard were her husband’s…


“You fucking lay a hand on her again and I will drive a dagger in your chest till you bleed out!” 


Arnav struggled against the chains, heaving them with pressure to break free as fierce growls reverberated from within him…


He could see that Khushi was dazed and confused but he didn’t dare call out to her…the less attention they gave her, the more he could gain control and keep her from harm…


“Lavanaya,” Evan laughed, “What a weak little hand you have…”


She laughed as she hoisted her hand back again and smacked Khushi ruthlessly once more as Arnav’s loud NO! shook the room…


“I fucking SWEAR!” Arnav was ready to maul them…”I won’t spare you for this!” 


Khushi gagged, crying out in pain…


She tried to shake free as she finally realised where she was, her eyes now seeking Arnav’s…


“I’m here Khushi…Stay calm…Khushi…”


“Calm?” Evan snorted, “I don’t want her CALM!” 


And he stalked towards her…


“DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH HER!!!” Arnav was gaining leverage with his chain, the iron shackle starting to slacken in the stone wall… 


But she was soon thrown up against the wall as Evan walloped her face hard…


Khushi’s screams of pain had Arnav yanking harder at his chains, the wall behind him now shaking…


“I will drain the life from you! I will END YOU!”


“Stop shouting!” Lavanaya laughed, “I drugged a few guards with my distracting smile and left a trail of syringes on the opposite side of the castle…You’re just wasting your breath…”


Arnav’s eyes were brutal, “I SHOULD have killed you years ago…”


Evan smiled at the Prince, showing his crooked teeth as he backed away from Khushi…


“Good,”  Arnav thought, “Get away from her and try and hurt me…”


“You’re helpless, Your Highness…I wonder how many enemies would be jealous, knowing that I have you at my mercy!”


Evan punched Arnav has hard as he could, his clenched fist clouting Arnav in the gut…


But the Prince barely moved, his abdominal muscles wielding the strength of thick steel.


“Fucking hell!” the man ground out as he tried to flex his stinging hand…”What are you!? Made of stone!?”


Lavanaya chuckled, “Evan it seems YOU have the weak hand…You’re screaming like a girl…”


“You’re both going to scream as I kill you!” Arnav snarled…


Laughing again, she marched forwards, standing just far enough away so Arnav couldn’t make a move… “You had the NERVE to humiliate me in public, to threaten me! And now you threaten me AGAIN!? Well now I will threaten YOU! The baron wanted to harm the slut you married! But I want to harm YOU! So I joined forced with some of your enemies…They will help me take her from you…seeing as SHE is your weakness…But right now, I want you to suffer!”


His eyes were raging as he tugged relentlessly on the chains that bound him in the dank cold cell… “If you want me here, I’ll stay! But you RELEASE her!!!”


“Why should I?…” Lavanaya flashed a sickly smile, “She is going to watch as the baron’s lovely brother here, RUNS YOU THROUGH! Then I might let him play with her before I drag her to Evan’s castle…”


Arnav’s expression was barbaric…”You touch her one more time, and you will wish you were never born!”


Khushi dropped to her knees and screamed out muffled pleas through the cloth that covered her mouth…


Evan sneered, “Look at this little sprite…” he pulled at Khushi’s hair…


“Get your hands OFF her!!!”


Hauling Khushi up off the ground, the rusty iron cuffs on her wrists clanged as she had no strength to lift her arms…


“You want to see how shit your demands are right now Prince!?”


And the baron’s brother pulled Khushi against his body, one hand pulling at her covered privates, digging his fingers in, making her howl behind the gag…


Arnav went wild.


He shook and pulled at the chains with such force that part of the wall began to crumble, chunks of stone breaking off as his rage now hit mutilating force…


Evan instantly released the Princess, and Lavanaya flew a step back in horror…”Oh Shit! How is he doing this!?”


“Because I’m the fucking Prince bitch!!!” Arnav snarled…”And I’m going to KILL YOU.”


Arnav could see that they were terrified of him…


“Kill ME!? You bastard! You could have HAD ME!!!!”


His stomach turned, “YOU?” his voice was full of contempt, “I am willing to die to protect my wife…But YOU?! I’m would die before I ever even CONSIDER you!”


With eyes igniting with hatred, Lavanaya shrieked, “For EACH threat, this tramp gets a STRIKE!” 


She stormed towards Khushi, pulled her hair hard and slapped her viciously twice against her face…


Arnav was fighting like a mad man again as Khushi screamed out in pain…


The wall behind the Prince started to rattle…


Evan stood up, his tone now disturbed and fearful…”Lavanaya, he’s gonna get free soon…”


“Then let me knock out the dumb whore and leave her here to rot!” she bit out… “Let HER see what it’s like to live without the person she loves!”


Lavanaya started to beat his wife over and over…slap after slap…


The utter devastation in Khushi’s eyes was destroying him…


He needed to take control.


So Arnav demanded all the brainspace he could, and tried to think as the warrior…


They want to kill me?…


They want Khushi to feel like she’s lost me?…


I am NOT in danger from them, but if they don’t get their way, then Khushi is in extreme danger…


And the solution struck him hard…


I know how to end this…


Lifting his dark eyes, he challenged…”You DARE beat a defenseless woman, but do you have the fucking guts to TRY and kill me!?”


He could hear Khushi screaming a muffled NO…


His eyes locked onto hers, trying desperately to assure her that he would get them out, but she was distraught, past the point of being able to see straight…


“I get to beat HER! He gets to avenge his brother!”


Evan unsheathed the long sword from his belt and Arnav positioned himself…


“My Love, I’m sorry!” Arnav yelled…

And as his wife’s gut wrenching cries hit his ears, he turned and the sword sliced through him…


“NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Arnav dropped to the ground…


The last thing he saw was the spark in Khushi’s eyes extinguish…


A swift stampede of footsteps began to shake the castle…


But Khushi heard nothing, she couldn’t breathe…


Her Prince lay dead before her…


“No…Arnav…No…” 


And the pain in her heart took over the burning in her cheeks…


Her body felt as cold as ice…


Even as tears dripped from her eyes, they formed like icicles around her heart…


“Fuck! Listen!” Lavanaya screamed…”The army is here! Hit her and lets get out of here!!! We have more people ready to take her out later!”


Evan withdrew his fist and knocked Khushi out hard…


And this time, she welcomed the darkness…




…………………………..



Lavayana and Evan had barely reached the upper levels of the castle when they were immediately apprehended…


“We have them!!!!!” was resounding off the walls as Jacob bounded over…


“Where are the Prince and Princess!!!” 


Lavanaya scoffed at him and looked away, but an officer harshly gripped her jaw lifting his sword into view, “Answer the man!”


“The lower jails. Not like you can do anything about-“


“GET THEM OUT!” Jacob screamed as they marched with fury towards the jails…




……………………




Having to hear the Baron’s brother hit Khushi, was one of the hardest, most enraging things Arnav ever had to suffer through…


Faking a fatal blow was his only way to ward them off, but hearing Khushi’s empty and crushed screams, made his heart snap in two…


He remained still with the long sword wedged between his arm and his side…


“They are even too STUPID to see there is no BLOOD!?”


He had turned at the exact moment of the stabbing to escape any actual wound as he held the blade against the fabric of his shirt near his ribs…and he had definitely heard the final threat of coming back to take Khushi…


Never. Going. To. Happen.


The second Evan and Lavanaya escaped the room, he jumped to his feet, the cutlass dropping to the ground…


Wrapping the chains once in his hand, he howled a death defying roar and pulled the chain from the concrete wall…


Thick Iron crosspieces fell out of large cavities in the stone as he dragged the chain with him as he rushed to her side…


Instantly she was in his arms, he pulled the gag from her mouth and brought his mouth to hers…“Khushi…Khushi I’m alive! Khushi sweetheart! Hear me! PLEASE Hear me!!!”


His hands roamed over her, her cheeks were battered from the attacks, but he knew that the severe damage was inside her mind…


The castle was now bursting at the seams with the royal army…


And they stormed into the dungeons…


“Prince Arnav! Sir! We have the infiltraters!!!”


Arnav shouted at his friend, “Jacob! Get us out of the chains! Fucking hurry! I need to get her out of here!”


“Is she-“


Arnav was infuriated…”She’s beaten, but she thinks I’m dead!”


“Fuck!” Jacob grunted as the keys to the chain cuffs were speedily passed to him from guards outside…


“SHIT, I need her to wake up!” 


Arnav was shaking as he released Khushi and then himself…


Not bothering to wait, he swept her up in his arms…


He took two steps at a time as he ran up the stairs, pushing past every officer who had been searching the grounds…


“Khushi…please…FUCKING HEAR ME! I’m alive!”


But she was out cold, tears blotching her face…


He carried her down the corridor and commanded, “DOCTOR! FAST!”


The staff were rushing in every direction as he bellowed again…


Arnav’s eyes were lethal, “FUCKING FAST!!!!!!!!”


Shoving the door open, it was nearly blasted off it’s hinges he carried her into their room…


Arnav tried frantically to wake her…


“…Khushi…please…wake up…I’m not dead! I had to get them out! They were going to kill us, I had to think tactically…PLEASE TELL ME YOU’RE HEARING THIS!”


He pulled Khushi closer, his voice cracking… “Khushi…please Khushi…I’m here…I’m alive…God, please let her hear me…”


Wrapping her in his steely embrace, he whispered, “I’m alive…” over and over until the doctor rushed in…


Arnav lay her down and stayed over her, his hands never leaving her skin, touching her, needing her to know he was alive…


“Her head, She was knocked out…”


The doctor nodded as he pressed her skull, “No concussion, there is swelling, but no concussion…” he bent lower, “Her neck is fine…the welts on her face will calm, but some will bruise…”


Arnav was becoming manic again.


The woman that he loved was unconscious and the last sight she had witnessed was him being ‘killed’…


The pain in his chest was now acute…”Wake her!”


“My Prince, she is very likely to be in shock, just let her-“


“WAKE HER!!!”


“Sir, why the urgency to-“


“Because she thinks I’m dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


The doctor looked up fast…”What?!”


His teeth clenched and he snarled…”Wake her!…”


“Prince Arnav, I-“


“Khushi…” his heart was blasting so fast, it struck him with pain…”Wake the fuck up! I’m not dead! WAKE UP!”


And her eyelids fluttered…


“Yes…” he could hardly contain the tremors in his voice…”Yes…Khushi! I’m here! I’m alive!”


Her eyes slowly drifted open…


Arnav hauled her up into his embrace, his hand behind her head as he tried to lock eyes with her…


“Khushi…I’m here…I’ve got you…Khushi?…” Arnav shook her gently…”Khushi!?”


“Wait!” the doctor ordered…


Arnav froze, her eerie blank eyes now scaring him shitless…


“Your Highness?” the doctor flashed a small light in her eyes…


They were glassed over…


No focus.


It was as though, she was gone…


“What…What’s wrong!?” Arnav was primal…


“She’s not responsive…Her mental state not functioning…”


Struggling to rein in his rage, he shook her hard, “Fuck, No…NO! NO! Khushi I’m alive!”


The doctor tried to get Arnav’s attention…


“She’s in severe shock…If she thinks you were killed, that’s the last thing her subconscious accepted…she’s in a state of psychosis…”


Arnav’s composure shattered, his hands shook and he pressed his mouth to hers, talking loud…”Khushi! No! Not You! Wake up! Listen to me! I’m NOT DEAD!”


The doctor held onto Arnav’s shoulder, “Be calm with her…She’s not here right now…”


“She IS! I’m holding her! This can’t happen!”


He trembled so hard that he was certain the doctor could feel and see his fear…


“Sir, she’s in a trance state, her mind truly believes you’re no longer with her…She needs to come out of this willingly…but, I fear, with the belief that you’re dead, she may not be able-


“GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Jacob, who had been hovering at the door, ushered the doctor away as fast as he could…


Alone.


Watching his wife mentally slip away, was now fuelling inside him a rush of anger and outright fury so compelling he was afraid of what he might do…


It was the same rage that burned inside him as he sliced the baron…


The pain that came seeing Khushi fade in his arms was far more horrific than any agony he could inflict on anyone…


“Come back to me…” he rasped…


She merely blinked, no emotion surfacing…


Her eyes were empty…


The cord to her emotions was so fractured that all Arnav could feel from her was an echo of desolation…


“Khushi…come BACK to me!…” his heart was becoming frenzied to breach the ice that encompassed her mind…

A sudden sweat began to break out over her face as she blinked faster…


Her subconscious was attempting to obey him and float to the surface, but the nightmare inside her was fighting back with a vengeance…


Arnav could see how traumatic the damage was…


The love between them had been the only thing keeping her together, and seeing him killed caged her…


“Khushi…You can hear me…I KNOW you can…try to focus my love…”


The bond that was between them was all powerful, and Arnav knew it…


“You CAN do this my love, PLEASE look at me…”


And her gaze hit his…


“Yes…” he inhaled faster, “Yes Khushi look at me…”


But all she could see was a blurry figure, her mind playing his death like a scattered explosion…


There was no reaction…


Arnav choked back his pain and tried again…”Khushi…Say something…”


Her lips parted…


“You can hear me!” 


It was evident that her heart was trying to override her pain, but the burden of agony in her mind was too great…


“Khushi! You CAN hear me sweeetheart…PLEASE say something…”


Letting out soft pants, her heart had no feeling as she whispered…”He’s gone…”


A stifled bark came from Arnav as his mouth curved to a snarl…”No! I’m NOT! I’m here! Khushi!”


He gripped her hard, frantic for her to wake up…


“He’s dead…” her voice was blank…


The greater part of her spirit simply gone…


Tensing his fingers on her scalp, he wrapped her against him, not even air could pass through themm…


Looking deep into her vacant eyes, he could see that she didn’t even recognize him…


“NO! I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS!!!” he commanded in a voice full of  authority…”I am here!!!”


Khushi breathed the words again…”I saw him die…”


His body was clenched so tight he was sure his joints would pop, “I AM HERE! I’M HOLDING YOU!!!”


Moving his hands along her skin, he forced his touch on her…


“God I can’t lose you Khushi! Wake UP! I’m here!”


But her lips parted to repeated the same words…


“Come back to me! I NEED you! Khushi I need you!” agony laced his voice…


Khushi was numb, she couldn’t make out any touch…


“My Prince…” her tone was vacant and crippled…”My Prince is gone…” 


And before he could reply, she fainted as the silence in her soul took over…


“No…” he breathed…”No…”


Unable to draw in air, he lay her back against the bed…


Staring blindly for what felt like an eternity, his own emotions fractured…


Covering her body with his, he let his tears flood her hair, her face, stream down her neck…


“Khushi…please…come back to me…”


He wept, his heart full of daggers and poison…


When he finally quieted, his eyes began to acidify…


The monster inside him emerged…


“They did this to you…” he ground out…”And they will pay…NOW…”


Stomping from the room, he came face to face with Jacob, and his father…


“Son? Is she-“


“QUIET!” 


He was on a mission with ONE clear purpose, and wasn’t about to be diverted…


“Leave the door open. Guard her. No one but the doctor can enter…if she doesn’t wake, DO NOT GO IN. I will be back…”


“Sir?!” Jacob started but instantly reared back when Arnav turned…


“Your orders are FUCKING CLEAR!”


The King tried to get through to his son, “Arnav! She will come out of this! Arnav!”


But he disappeared down the stairs…


“Sire, what-“


The king shook his head, “Let him go. He is doing what needs to be done. What I have done many times over in the past…”


Jacob nodded, “I hope he gives them hell…”


“Look at him, He is the warrior I always knew he would be…And finally, a Warrior who will avenge for the loss he’s facing, the loss of love…”



……………………….





Arnav entered the jails…


“Where are they!” his question resonated in the cells…


Knowing instantly what their Prince wanted, the jailers pointed towards the rooms towards the end…


After a few single long strides, his eyes locked onto Evan…


The man’s eyes were now wider than his head would allow as he clamoured back against the jagged wall…


“NO! NO!!! She made me do it! She wanted revenge against you! It’s Lavanaya’s fault!!!”


But a single step closer put Arnav within the distance he needed to end the man with little more than a flick of his wrist…


His arms bulging with muscles struck, slamming the smaller man against the concrete, as he cracked his head against the stone…


Blood began to gush down the wall behind him as Arnav roared, “I am going to KILL you both!!!”


Gasping, his feet high above the floor, Evan choked from the grip of Arnav’s palm on his throat…


“It was HER! She want…ed…to…get…reven-“


And the life was drained out of him, the terrifying face of the prince as his last memory in life…


Arnav’s fury was still not subsiding, he snapped the man’s neck, feeling the dense vertebrae shatter, fingers digging into the last of the muscles before he dropped him to the floor.


Marching from the cell, he stormed the next room and found Lavanaya…


She stood in the corner, smiling…”I don’t know how you survived, but I hope your slut never gets over the pain of seeing that hap-“


Before she could finish, she was thrown clear across the room, hitting the walls and bars with a loud bang…


Her harsh screams of agony now rang around…


The Prince’s eyes glinted hearing the snaps of her bones as her certain limbs were now angled in a distorted fashion…


Arnav was now a panting monster, eyes full of murder as he glowered down at her…


His pulse was now thundering at the bulge of his neck…


“You asshole!” she rasped, “Your wife is going to be dead inside forever! Now YOU can see in her what I saw in you!”


Kicking her hard in the gut, he stomped down hard on her broken leg and arm…


The jail was now echoing with tortured wails…”She’ll be taken! Just you wait-AAARRGHHH!’


Vibrating with utter indignation, Arnav felt energy build up, crest, and seep out as a low endless howl of rage as he pulled out his dagger and rammed it hard into her shoulder, twisting the knife as her blood bubbled out of the gaping wound…


The last noises she made were gurgles before she passed out…


Leaving the knife implanted in her, he shoved her aside…


“Lets see YOU live like THIS!”


Standing tall, he bared his teeth and snarled as he stormed down the walkway.


“And if there is ANYONE in here, who is THINKING about harming my wife, the same will be done to you!!!!!!!!!!!”




……………..





The second Jacob saw him, he knew it was done, “Arnav?”


Staggering towards his room, the Prince’s eyes searched for Khushi…“Has she-“


Jacob spoke fast, “She awoke and sat up, the doctor went in…But, I’m sorry, she keeps repeating that you died…no one can get through to her…”


“Prince Arnav…” the doctor approached carefully, “She is seated inside, refusing food or water…we can’t reach her, you need to try, you need to get to her mind, fast…”


The King moved closer, “Son, she thinks she lost you…but you KNOW her, you CAN get through to her…”


Tears were now a waterfall down his face.


Arnav DID know her.


Her every breath, the music of her hum, her purity, her constant light…


Desperation expanded in his chest…”I need to hurry, I need to shower…I can’t go in like this…”


Blood covered him, the rage of his conquest still tarnishing his skin…


The King nodded, “Take the room there…”


Arnav was swaying as he hurried into the adjacent room and stripped of his clothes…


He took a shower in water so hot that his skin burned…


His heart stung, but not with regret for his actions, for the consuming sadness that he’d seen in Khushi’s eyes when he faked his death…


Not bothering to dry himself, he pulled on a shirt and pants rushing back at the door to his room…


His eyes took her in, she sat almost lifeless…


The marks on her face, red and hot…


He wanted nothing more than to hold her, to touch her, and was about to do anything necessary to wake her from the mental nightmare…


“I want this floor cleared. I want the castle on lockdown. I want NO interruptions. Because I swear, I will kill ANYONE who enters this room once I close this door…”


His murderous eyes lifted to Jacob, drifted to his father, and to every other guard in the hall as he spat out…”ANYONE…”


And he disappeared into the room that held his wife…


Leaning against the door, he heard marching, the layer of the castle being cleared…


Not willing to wait, he stalked towards her…


Her lost eyes still gray, without spark…


But her blinking was showing how hard she tried to suppress the pain…


He knew she was in anguish, but their intense bond was clawing it’s way past her desperate resistance.


Peeling his clothes away, he tore the sheets off the bed and saw her clad in a thin white dress…


“Khushi…” 


she blinked.


“You can hear me.”


He waited.


“I can hear you.” she replied.


“Do you know who I am?” 


His fists clenched as he waited again…


“You are no one.”


Defenses rising, his nostrils flared, “I’m your husband…”


Not one emotion showed as she said, “My husband is dead.”


He growled low and eerily, “I am NOT dead. I’m HERE…”


Blinking faster, he could see her fighting, clutching at the distance, battling to maintain the sense of endless nothing that had carried her to the cold ice that froze her heart…


She didn’t want to be Khushi anymore…


Oblivion had become her armour.


If she hid from herself, and what she thought was reality, there would be no more pain.


“Look at me…” he commanded…


“You are no one.” she muttered blankly, not one single emotion showing…


“No…NO…NO!!!!!!!!!!”


Tormented to the point of madness, he roared…


He stormed their room…


The need to destroy and quell the devestation in his soul hit him with mass force…


And the rampage began…


The sheer agony of seeing his wife in such a state of severe pain sent him into hysteria…


He picked up furniture and reduced it to splinters…


“Wake up!!!!!”


Desperate for her to feel something, he no longer cared if he scared her…


Shattered glass vibrated around the room…


“If you don’t come back to me, I will destroy everyone and everything!!! I’ve said before that I refuse to be without you!!! I can’t make it through this life without you!!! Wake the fuck up!!!”


His pained screams began to distort her blackout…


Her heart could hear him.


A wave of bright reality shocked her to the moment, her husband’s heartbreak seeping into her soul, making her gasp out loud.


He stiffened at the sound, and saw her eyes screw shut as she whispered…”No…”


His bulked up body was now bulging with energy…”NO?! That’s all I get!? COME BACK TO ME!!!”


Now standing tall at the foot of their bed, he kept up his low level rumbling growl…


Her chest was now rising and falling rapidly…


“I’M FUCKING ALIVE KHUSHI! Wake up or THIS will kill me!? I WON’T SURVIVE!”


His last words slammed down into her mind…


She flew up off the bed…


His anger fled and his spirit soared seeing ANY form of emotion…


She cowered in the corner of the room, pulling at her hair, her head starting to pound…


Pouncing on her, he gripped her shoulders, “Khushi, LOOK AT ME!”


The blurry figure was still all she could see, but the sound of his voice was starting to break through…


Slamming her eyes shut as she tried miserably to fight him off…”no…”


“YES KHUSHI!!!” Now that he had touched her, the fire inside him doubled…”LOOK WHO I AM!


“no…no…you are no one…” she said louder…


He pushed her up agianst the wall with a thud, “I am the crowned Prince Arnav Singh Raizada! I am married to YOU, Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada! I am standing before you, ALIVE AND BREATHING, and I command you to look at me!!!!!”


And realism hammered back into her.


The hurt and grief, that had been unbearable, making her unable to feel, was being pulverised severely… 


Her hands flew up to her own chest, scratching hard at her skin, each breath hurt…”NO! THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH!”


The corruption of her mind was beginning to melt away, and Arnav could see it.


He pried her fingers away as he rubbed the heat of his hand where she was so very clearly hurting…


Her breathing was too hard to see straight, “NO!!! WHOEVER YOU ARE! GET AWAY!!!”


And she kicked and pushed, but he was immovable…


He was being mutilated with heartache…”Khushi PLEASE sweetheart!!!”


But she was now in a full meltdown, her screams and lucid anger soon turned into extreme gut wrenching sobs…


“Yes!  Yes! Feel something! I’m here! I’m HERE!!!!!”


The complete devastation in her weeping was torturing him…


She had her eyes shut, trying to will it away, “…no…God no…My Arnav…is gone…”


He couldn’t take it.


“FUCKING ENOUGH!” 


One swipe and the dress she wore was ripped off…


It was time for force.


She shreiked out as he fisted the lace of her thin panties and shredded them…


Throwing her to the bed his hand gripped her brutally…”OPEN. YOUR. EYES.”


And she howled.


“I WILL NEVER! MY ONLY LOVE IS GONE!”


Her scream felt like a balm on his heart…


“I am here Khushi! Keep screaming! SHOW me you’re still with me! Show me you can hear me!” 


“NO! NO! YOU ARE NO ONE!”


Clawing and scratching, she raged at her Alpha strong husband, punishing him with bites and screams, but her attacks made no difference as he effortlessly restrained her…


Holding her down, keeping her arms vised above her, he held her thighs apart with his own and thrust his raging arousal into her…


Her body jolted and convulsed as the shock tore a scream from her throat…


The feel of his thick length inside her was now reaching her heart, splaying it’s heat all through her desensitised nerves, and she was terrified…


He pressed his mouth to her heart, slowly moving over her jiggling breasts, sucking her nipples deep as she continued to fight him…


He tried to kiss her mouth but she was primitive as he controlled her flailing limbs…


The heart within him was blasting as he penetrated her slowly, over and over, forcing pleasure out even as her brokenhearted wails seared his senses…


“You are MINE! MINE KHUSHI! You can try to escape, but you are TRAPPED here! I will take you any way I can! Because you need ME! You need THIS! NOW HEAR ME!!!!”


His words hit her soul so loud that her heart fluttered even as her body oozed fluid over him…


“Oh God…Oh God…” her heart was controlling her moans, as her mind demanded her to reject reality…


Thrusting steadily, he rolled his hips, forcing her to feel what her body was demanding until the tsunami of a violent climax blasted through her resistance until she reached a shattering, consuming orgasm that made her back bow and channel gush…


She screamed out with pained pleasure as her arms continued to strike out, her hips bucking…


The awakening of her emotions was so overwhelmingly destructive that she was drowning in it…


“NO!!!!” she howled…”I LOST HIM! NO!!! ARNAV!!!”


He felt her senses starting to break as he rammed ruthlessly back into her…


“OPEN YOUR FUCKING EYES!!!”


Her body has weakened momentarily from the climax, but as he stoked the fire inside her once more, she felt the pull and burn of another…


“No! NO! NO! I can’t feel this! I want to be with him!!!”


She was kicking like a maniac…


Holding her hips in his hands, he speared his iron erection into her…”YOU’RE ALREADY WITH ME! OPEN YOUR EYES!”


“NO!”


His own shattered heart mixed with fury…“Listen to me, WIFE! I’m going to FUCK you into oblivion until you see me!!! OPEN. YOUR. EYES!”


She screamed out, coughing and groaning, but he yanked her body back down when she tried to squirm away, impaling her deeply…


“NO! He died! I saw him die! I can’t live! My heart…Oh God my heart…”


He forced his cock deeper into her as she tried to push him out…


His body sensed her struggles and he fought back with dominance…


Arnav growled like a predator, barely able to form the words, “FIGHT ME!!! PLEASE! FIGHT ME! Because that wall around your heart is COMING DOWN!!”


The initial aggression was all hers, Khushi was so far gone that she hardly noticed how she yelled when all the rage and pain inside her cracked out of her heart.


It was the worst pain she’d ever known…


Arnav was gasping traumatically, as the love of his life was coming out of her closed and shattered state…


“The…the pain…oh God…”


Arnav roared savagely, “I’m alive!!! Look at who is inside of you! Look at who is making love to you! This wont stop Khushi! I will fuck you until you SEE ME!”


She could hardly breathe as her conscious was now breaking into her heart, the power of his words incinerating her…


“Khushi…I know it hurts…But I AM HERE! I am INSIDE YOU! SEE ME!”


And amidst the brutal thrusts, and the ripping tortured breaths, he heard her ruptured whisper…


“Arnav…” 


And a sharp spark shot between them that shot actual pain into their blood…


“I’m here…” he breathed against her mouth…


She choked out his name again…“Arnav…”


“Khushi…I’m Here.”


His penetrations were now becoming harder, forcing and tearing pleasure out of her every nerve…


Bracing her face delicately, he demanded her gaze…”I’m here my love, you will never lose me…”


And she saw him.


He nodded as he speared into her with barbaric force, “Khushi, my Princess…”


And the catastrophic cramp of her orgasm began to strangle his cock…


Mouth agape, sucking in deep pants of air, Khushi saw him clearly as her climax reduced her nervous system to nothing…


He roughly held himself inside as an ocean of her ejaculate streamed over and around him…


She shook torrentially, and for the first time, he had to use considerable strength to hold her down…


He slowed his penetrations, but continued to thrust…


Staring down at her, his eyes waited, hoping that she was back…


“…Arnav…” her voice was a whisper…


“I’m here sweetheart, do you see me?” his voice showed his desperation to reclaim her…


…Arnav…Oh my God...”


“Do you see me sweetheart?”


With eyes now fastened tight to his, her tears poured out as she rasped“…yes…”


Her breaking tone shook his soul…


“…My Khushi…”


All of a sudden, her arms came up around him and she clung to him hysterically…


“No no, shhhh, shhhh I’m here, I have you…feel me…hear me…”


His voice was full of authority as he twisted his hand in her hair, and brought his mouth against hers…


“You…you’re here…”


“Yes my love…shhhh…”


She began to choke out sobs that were only anaesthetised by the deep and slow thrusting of his body into hers…


“I’m here…listen to my voice my love…I’m making love to you…You needed me, and fuck, I need you more than anything…the way you climax around my flesh is something I hunger for, hearing you scream is my favourite sound…You are mine…the very reason for my existence…” his words now became harsher as he felt her gspot swelling, her contractions starting again…”I swear, I am here…with you! You will NEVER be rid of me…EVER!


Her tears fell into her hair as her face flushed, her
 freed mind and conscious finally grasping what Arnav was telling her…


“You’re Alive…” 


“Yes my Princess…I’m here…” 


Her gaze seeped into his soul, their hearts beating painfully fast, their union stronger than ever…


“And now you’re going to come…”


His words were a command to her body, which he owned completely…


And a war broke out inside her womb, the milking and clenching of a piercing orgasm breaking over muscle and bone…


“ARNAV!!!!!!!!”


And with an extended howl of ecstasy, he took her mouth in a desperate kiss as his body shot the largest burst ever of semen straight into her womb…


He shook torrentially, but soon demanded his sanity as he pulled her contorting body into his arms, his mouth coming down onto hers…


But now, she could do nothing but whimper as her sex gushed unmercifully and spasms claimed her body.


“It’s alright my love…I’m here…I’m not leaving you…”


His hands slid into her hair, holding her head in place as he brushed his lips over her face, kissing away the river of tears…


“Arnav…” she moaned as her weakened hands tried to hold him closer…”Arnav hold me…”


“Shhhh…shhhh, I have you…”


Her breaths were heaving, “I saw…I saw you-“


“I’m alive…I had to think tactically…they were hurting you, threatening you AND me…”


His forehead rested on hers as the weight of his body sedated her shuddering breaths…


“I never thought this would happen to you though…I never thought your heart and mind would disappear on me…Seeing how empty you were…” 


He groaned, his heart unable to take the memory…


“I…I saw you die…”


Pressing up, he lifted his torso slightly and motioned for her to look down…


“The sword was between my arm and my side…I HAD to get them out…I’m not injured Khushi, but I would give anything to have the pain you feel, inflicted upon on me instead…”


Her shaking fingers touched his chest, running over where the stab would have been…


Covering her hand with his, he moved it to his heart…”See, Alive…beating…I was never going to leave you…I made a promise…”


Her lips were parted, her eyes were raw…


Seeing her so fragile destroyed him…


He crushed his mouth against hers, the kiss hungry and hard…


Arnav kissed her until her body surrendered under his, her lips swollen as he licked his way out of her mouth…


Tears came involuntarily as she begged him, “Please…hold me…”


The soft groan that followed had him fighting back his own breakdown…”I’ve got you…I’ve got you my love…rest in my arms…”


Her mouth opened, but nothing came out…


“Shhh…shhh…It’s okay…Talk to me…Talk to me Khushi…”


“…afraid…” was all she could manage…


His eyes hardened, “Tell me why you are afraid…”


Her gladiator was back, alert and ready for her to command…


“If I sleep, will you be here when I wake?’


“I will be right here.” he vowed, he didn’t even hesitate…


She felt his softened flesh pull out, and his firm, big hand cover her sex..


Her eyes widened and saw the resolute valor in his expression…


“I solemnly swear that when you wake, you will be in my arms…and you will fall asleep to this…”


A slender warmth breached her as he pumped two long fingers carefully into her, scissoring and stretching her tender tissues…


“You will feel this as you close your eyes and dream…my touch…my hands…I will be doing this until you wake…”


She hiccuped, her reawakened emotions now stretched too far…“Will you kiss me please…”


The world faded into nothing as he lowered his head, consuming her with his mouth…


His lips were soft but insistent, demanding entrance as he spoke…


“I’m here…I’m alive…” he pumped his fingers lightly in and out of her core…”No one will ever take you from me…I am safe, and more importantly, YOU are safe…I will make sure you are safe for eternity…Sleep sweetheart…”


And he kissed her until her lips went slack against his, and her breath was steady on his skin…


He stayed beside her in the bed, his fingers pushing and pulsing inside her…


“Khushi…I’m here my love…”


Her sex let down a gush of her arousal around his hand…


“Damn, my Khushi…your body knows my touch…”


His fingers began to demand her reaction…


“Sleep my Princess…but I know you need this, your body is telling me…come for me…”


She was now unconsciously writhing beneath him as her cream trickled out of her and over his fingers in a furious rush…


And her climax happened, the burn of her orgasm intensified and melted into a pleasure pain that burst through her blood…


“Yes, my love…shhhh, I’m here my sweetheart…”


She remained sound asleep, but breathless and still clenching around the fingers that purged her pleasure…


“Good girl…my Khushi…”


And his emotions was now stripped bare…


He pressed soft kisses to the new faint bruises forming on her cheekbones…


“…your happiness is my sole priority…forever…”





………..





Nearly three hours later, after drawing another orgasm from her fainted body, and alternating fingers as he licked them clean, she began to stir…


Acutely alert, he continued his slow penetrations of her core…”I’m with you my love…”


“A…Ar…Arnav…”


He came over her, his gaze ready to lock onto hers, “Open up my love…Look at me…”


“Please…tell me…I’ll see you when I open my eyes…”


His fingers curled and pressed gently on her gspot, “I vow on the almighty God that you will see me…”


And her eyelids lifted…


His heart lit up, even though it was aching, “Hi…Hi sweetheart…”


Her lips trembled and the tears came…


“No no no, I’m here…I’m here…”


“…mine…”


He  growled with pride as he nodded slowly…”All yours…You command me…You own me…You possess me…”


“I want…”


Arnav waited…


“I want you to hurt them…”


His eyes instantly flashed with darkness as a snarl broke out, “I love you…I never imagined you like this, but I LOVE IT…”


Khushi panted, “I want you to HURT THEM! They tried to take you from me!”


Arnav groaned with desire…”You are my EQUAL…My strong, INCREDIBLE wife…”


His penetrating fingers were making it impossible for her body to not react…


“Please…” she was shuddering with delirium, her body losing control…”Please I can’t bare knowing they could try again and-“


“My Princess…I have already, irreversibly destroyed them”


As though a weight physically lifted off her, a gratified emotion reared up in her eyes…


“I have reduced them both to NOTHING but broken bones and blood…NO ONE gets away with threatening us…but more importantly, NO ONE is allowed to hurt you, and make it out alive…”


“No…Doesn’t matter about ME! They tried to kill you…”


His chest rumbled, “Dont’ you fucking say that! They were never going to succeed killing me, but they DID succeed hurting you…and THAT is what fucking matters!…”


Her hands now clutched his shoulders…”NO! I CAN’T LOSE YOU! YOU!”


Noises were coming from his throat like those of a vicious hungry animal…


They both scared and excited her…


He could smell how aroused she was, and it it only took him seconds to surge forward and prod her slit with the swollen head of his erection…


Shoving his way into her, he took her hips in a harsh grip that would prevent any resistance…


Inside she felt like velvet as he bellowed out his ecstasy of being within her…


“You, my love, feel INCREDIBLE…”


With one hand, he held the back of her head in a tight grasp…


He could see her face, the dilation of her eyes…


She was awake, alive and aware…


“Tell me I’m yours again Khushi…”


“You’re…you’re mine Arnav…”


“Forever.” he said with a quiet power…


She could hardly move from her position under him, and she didn’t want to, as his dark eyes were locked onto hers…


Her lashes lowered when he hilted, a shaking breath passing her lips…


He pounded, the beast inside him holding her down, her cheeks flushing…


Khushi screamed and moaned as he conquered her body and bent it to his will…


These were the sounds of pleasure…and surrender…


“Harder! Please! Please show me you’re here…!”


Arnav’s eyes bore into hers…his fighting equal, the woman who demanded justice to avenge him…


Knowing she was as desperate for him as he was for her made him snarl with passion…


She was excessively slick, so much that the wet noises of their joining blended with their sighs and moans to make sweet music…


Her eyes travelled from his erotic face, over a muscled chest, a defined torso, to where his jutting length penetrated her body…


The veins throbbed at it’s base in preparation to erupt into her…


To know that his thick long organ would soon saturate her vaginal walls made her insides began to flutter and her hands begin to shake…


He knew how to draw out her need, how to stoke it and tease…


Rhythmic squeezing of her sex showed her impending orgasm as he growled…”You command me! You own EVERY PART OF ME! And I need you more than fucking AIR! More than LIFE itself! Let me feel you come!”


The animal inside him wanted to roar as he slammed into the body that was his to pleasure and protect…


He had another urge to shout out at the blissful pain of ejaculate gathering in his groin for eruption…


Pumping his hips mindlessly, she came howling his name…


“Arnav!!!!!!!!!!!”


The tight contractions of her orgasm were twisting onto his flesh…


“My love…Fuck YES oh FUCKING fuck YES!!!”


Arnav wrung the throbbing orgasm out of her and he had no choice but to explode alongside her…


Her sex milked his cock desperately as his lava of sperm spurted down the length of his erection and into her shuddering core…


He squeezed her with each pulse of his shaft, growling with euphoria…


Khushi could feel continuous tremors in her belly, as she felt the repetitive bursts of his semen hit her cervix…


Arnav was unable to hold back sounds of elation as their bodies were in harmony…


Pulling her legs around his waist, he yanked her hips closer, angled her pelvis to stimulate the place inside her that refused to stop pulsating and let her take every drop of cum that her body could squeeze from him… 


“My husband…”


“Yes…” he rasped…


“My Prince…”


“Yes…”


“You’re with me…”


“ALWAYS…” his biting tone assured her…


“I…I can’t keep my eyes open again…”


“And I’m not leaving you for anyone or anything…so sleep without fear of anything…NO ONE will harm you…NO ONE…you are safe…”


“And…” she suppressed a yawn…”And you?”


He leaned down fast and began to kiss her, brushing his open mouth over hers…”I am alive…I am still pulsing inside you…and I am NEVER leaving you…The first thing you will see when you wake, will be ME.”


His honest, and true declaration settled into her heart, and she fell asleep…


The moment he felt her breathing steadily, he pulled her closer into his embrace and took a deep breath…


“My God…” he closed his eyes, trying to regulate his breathing…”If you only knew how deeply I love you…I don’t think you ever will fully…I can’t even explain it…This is the kind of love with one soul and two bodies…And I promise you,” he kissed her forehead, “I am now your eternal bodyguard…No one wins against me…but you, you conquered my heart…YOU are the only person to reduce me to defeat…You have the victory Khushi…YOU and ONLY YOU…”


His robust arms tightened…”Mine…Mine for life…for Eternity…”




………………..




And the knocking came again…


But the rage he thought he would feel wasn’t there…only annoyance…


He surveyed their situation on the bed and carefully arranged the blanket over her more…


“Enter…”


The door opened slowly and his mother appeared with the physician tagging behind.


“Arnav…I know what you commanded, but I came up to the floor and there was silence…Does she need a doctor?”


He snickered, “Let me guess, dad sent YOU because he was too scared?”


“Arnav,” she smiled and paused for a moment, “Yes that’s basically it…”


Finding a small grin creep over his lips, he sighed, “She’s okay, the doctor can check her head again quickly, but then I want you both out…”


His mother nodded, “Okay, we understand…”


The physician gently pressed her cranium and she shook…


“Shhh….shhhh.” Arnav crooned into her hair…


“Only slight concussion, how is her mental state…?”


“She remembers everything, her mind woke up. She’s frail, but she will be ok…”


The queen gave a sad smile, “I knew you would get through to her…”


“Okay, ” The physician whispered, “When she wakes up, let me give her a shot that will help with any pain or headache…She may still wake and find ways to shield her emotions, but you  need to break through that, stop her from blanking out…”


Arnav nodded, “You know I fucking will…now please get lost…I need her to rest…”


The queen rolled her eyes, but before they disappeared out the door, he called out…”Tell dad and Jacob that I’m sorry…”


His mum gave a smirk, “They know…but I’ll tell them anyway…”




…………..



Arnav felt her move…


Don’t close up on me sweetheart…”


His brain was beating with staccatto thuds…


And what he thought might be reassuring, soon sped downhill…


Khushi rolled away before even opening her eyes…


“Sweetheart? It’s ok…I’m here…You’re with me…”


She sat up and he was, for once, too scared to make a move…


Arnav saw her shoulders shiver, and she stood up…


His eyes were instantly drawn to her soft skin, and delicious curves…


If she was unconfortable in her nakedness, she didn’t show it…


And that sent a jolt of desire straight from his scrotum and down the length of his flesh…


Getting to his feet, but staying on his side of the bed, he was wary of her…”Khushi…talk to me…”


taking a few steps away from the bed, she turned to face him, but didn’t meet his eyes as she spoke…


“I want to be alone…I want you to leave…”


Her words cut like glass, and her her voice had far too much emotion in it for him to believe her…


And the sting of anger and defiance burst free inside him…


Rounding the bed in less than a second, he stalked up close, invading her space, her breathing speeding up rapidly…”Look me in the eyes and say that again…because I know damn well you are lying to me, and that is NOT fucking acceptable.”


Finally looking up at him, she held his gaze with a slowly blanking glare, despite the tears that shimmered…”I want to be alone…I want you leave…”


He began to walk forwards, and she veered away until her back hit the wall.


She tried to side step, but he slammed his palms on the wall behind her, caging her in…


Turing away, her eyes closed and tears dripped out…


“Khushi…If what you said is true, why the tears?”


Her heart started to hurt, and she shoved at his chest…”Just leave me alone!”


Grabbing her wrists, he pulled them behind her and cuffed them in his large hand as he forced the weight of his body into her…


He watched her face as he felt his chest become strangled…”Khushi…You’re hurting inside…I can SEE it…TALK to me…”


Trying to suck in a breath, she was sobbing as she spoke, “I thought…I thought I lost you…I…I…”


Arnav waited, needing to hear her…


“My heart can’t take this…I can’t…I…If I lose you again…I’ll…I’ll…”


She was spiriling out of control….


“Shhh…shhh…I’m here…” he whispered over her mouth…


Instantly her body slumped in his grasp and his free arm held her against his muscled form…


“I…don’t want you to…to go away…Oh…Oh god…I’m…I’m sorry…” and she wept…


Arnav held her closer and let her cry…


His brain was in overdrive, the rage he was feeling building and building…


The need to rebuild her life was now his main goal…


He knew her body was healing, but the marks on her soul were still open wounds that he needed to soothe…


His own spirit was keeling over, so entirely broken up that he was struggling to keep it together for her…


Eventually she was exhausted…


“Forgive me Sir…” she rasped out…


Arnav could hear her pain, the hurt, the anger, the devastation, the sincerity…but upon hearing that tortured word fall from her lips, he growled long and hard…


“Do not call me that…” his words were biting.


Her small frame shook…


“Please forgive me Sir…”


His eyes slammed closed…


His teeth clenched…


It was as though his anger was a living thing trying to claw it’s way out of his skin…


Working hard to maintain the monster inside, he snarled his words…“Why are you calling me that Khushi?”


She began to hyperventilate, “I…I am nothing…I am supposed to go unseen…and…Oh God…I will thrown to the streets…You said you would cast me away…Oh God I’ll be left with nothing…”


Arnav’s emotions cracked…


The confusion and grief inside her had reduced his Princess to the frightened servant he once tried to break…


And this knowlegde was making his head feel like it would explode.


“Khushi…” he warned, forcing himself to keep his reactions as calm as possible…”Try to think clearly…You’re my WIFE…You are in no danger…you NEVER were…there was NO way, even then, that I was going to let you go…and NOW?! They’d have to kill me for REAL to take you…”


She tried to shake her head, tears flicking off her cheeks…”Sir…Forgive me…please…”


THIS FUCKING STOPS NOW!


She was so fragile against him, and the forceful rage he was feeling needed to shock her back into the moment…


Taking a long haul of oxygen into his lungs, he boomed out his reply…“NO! I DO NOT FORGIVE YOU!!!” 


He released her hands and pushed her harder into the wall…


Moving with quick attacks, he hoisted her body high…


In an instant, she began to fight against him, struggling to get free of his hold, but he didn’t budge an inch…


“You DARE to call me SIR? I’m your HUSBAND!?”


Her laboured keening breaths were fanning his face as she tried to speak, but he wasn’t about to allow it…


“THIS is what you want…THIS is what you need…” he growled against her mouth…”I’m your HUSBAND…and I’m not fucking asking for permission…”


Reaching between their bodies, he thrust two long fingers into her even as her body fought against him…


He curled his touch and pressed outwards onto her gspot…


Each time she tried to speak, her words turned to whimpers…


He felt her core constrict, her breathing get faster…


“You are going to come until I say it’s enough…I’m going to RIP these orgasms out of you whether you want me to or not!”


She collapsed, her body slumping in his strong arms, her regret and shame visible on her face, her sorrow pouring out in body racking sobs…


Holding her tightly, her eyes shimmered with tears, tearing at his own heart and soul…


There was no fight left inside her as he captured her gaze, his fingers exerting extreme pressure inside her slick sex…


“Khushi…” he waited and she blinked, her mind too tired to resist him as her body reacted to his touches…”Khushi…Listen carefully…I refuse to forgive someone who is INNOCENT…”


More tears ran out…


“For every time you ask me to forgive you, I will remind you of your innocence…You, MY WIFE, are the reason I live…Not for my title…not for my parents…not for war…not for ANYTHING…I live for YOU…”


Her breath started to quicken and he snarled…


With her womb beginning to contract, he could feel that she was primed for a fatal climax…


But he wasn’t about to let any energy to build yet, because he was going to melt the ice around her heart…and he withdrew his fingers…


“…n…no…n…no…pl…please…”


His arousal doubled as his erection was now suffering with need…”Not yet…you will listen…You can tell me to leave, but I will ALWAYS refuse…You can tell me you need to be alone, but I will ALWAYS deny you that…You can call me ‘Sir’…but I will remind you once more that you merely need to say the word and I will fire every person who works for me and expel them from this castle for the rest of their lives…You ask for an execution, and it is DONE… You ask for ANYTHING and it is YOURS…Because the threat to throw you out THEN was a goddamn lie!!! I was NEVER going to let you go, whether YOU wanted to leave of not! You were born to be mine! And ONLY mine!”


He turned his words into actions, sliding his hands over her breasts, drawing out a hungry groan from his throat…


Holding her breasts reverently, he smoothed his thumb over her nipples, “So beautiful…”


She began to squirm against the wall, her body desperate for more…


The tender admiration of her was tearing past her defences…


Arnav brushed his lips over hers in a tentative kiss, letting his tongue slip over hers as a rush of heat flooded their joined bodies…


Khushi could feel the muscles of his chest ripple…


When he pulled back, he ran his tongue down her neck and along her scar, his breath hot and moving to her ear…”YOU command ME…You possess more power over me than ANYONE! Like HELL you’ll be thrown out! I’ll kill ANYONE who tries! I’ll kill anyone who even ATTEMPTS it!…”


Her deep breath was cut short when he slid two fingers back inside her, testing her walls, and finding her leaking slick, drenching her thighs…


She whimpered and hissed…


Arnav could feel how swollen and tender she was, not yet recovered from the pounding passion he had been giving her…


“Whether you’re prepared or not, what is about to happen…IS GOING TO FUCKING HAPPEN…”


Her eyes popped open and she shook her head, a weak protest to what her body was already begging for…


This was going  to be urgent… 


Kissing her tenderly before the insanity was unleashed, he breathed over her mouth…”I love you…I’m IN love with you…and again…’love’ is a fucking insult for what I feel for you…and I’m going to prove to you once more, just how much I am your HUSBAND…It’s time to wake up again!”


Slowly withdrawing his hand, he hitched one of her legs on his hips, quickly grabing the other as his cock was now pointed at her core…


His eyes were slits, his upper lip lifted in a snarl of arousal as he slid inside her body, his eyes holding hers captive…


She felt scared…


And yet excitement thrummed through her blood…


His expression was feral because his love was wild and insane…


Khushi saw the warrior in him…


His shoulders were broad and carved with muscles, angling down along thick arms that held her immobile…


There was no way to discount his fierceness for once second.


He looked ready to fight and conquer her.


And she knew her warrior was murderous, capable of killing, and WILLING to do whatever it took to keep their lives safe…


Her body was supported by his infinite strength, with her arms around his neck, the hard wall at her back…


Held suspended on his long and thick arousal, she was now losing focus, her body writhing and wishing and begging him to move…


“…Please…pl…ple…please…move…move in…inside…me…please…”


He growled…”QUIET. You’re at MY mercy…Khushi…”


But Khushi’s senses now wanted him so badly that she tensed up, her sex clenching around him…


Tears were now spilling out, “Pl…please…”


He shook his head…”Say my name…” 


“Pl…please…” the stream of tears now flowed down her neck and over her breasts…


“…say… my… name…” he demanded again while holding on tightly, letting his immense girth burn her stretching sex…


“Ar…Arnav…”


Grasping her shoulders, he pulled out and wrenched her back down onto his phallus…deep and fast.

She gasped and winced from shock and a pinch of pain…and he growled with passionate approval…


Khushi rocked her hips, the only small movement she could make..


“Look at me! Who is inside you…?”


Her unfocused gaze was on his as she spoke…”You…”


Gripping her hips, he pushed her down harder, her mouth opening, the passionate pain on her face now torturing him…


“And WHO am I!?”


Her keening soft sobs were undoing him…


“My…my husband…my Arnav…”


His dark eyes burned…


Slowly, achingly, he pulled back, and plunged in to the hilt…


They both moaned at the complete intimate contact…


She was now stuffed full of his phallus, impaled on his body, and yet yearning for more…never enough.


“Please…Arnav…don’t let me back away…I’m scared…I’m more scared than I’ve ever been…I can’t lose you…I CAN’T LOSE YOU!”


With a pained groan, the beast broke free…


He shoved her harder against the wall and rammed inside her.


Her body was held still, pinned by his, her jaw dropping on a silent unending cry of painful pleasure…


His flesh moved inside her, invading her, hurting her in the most pleasureable way, and he heard her voice grow bolder…


“M…more…more…Don’t stop…PLEASE…!!!”


The emptiness that kept resurfacing from her fears and nightmares was fading away…


And all from this desire…


From this obsession…


From this domination…


It was consuming them both.


Tendrils of ecstasy threaded through the roughess, teasing her orgasm, drawing it out until she wept with needing it…


“Arnav…Arnav…”


His name was now a chant, and his soul heard it…


Spearing her core, his breath hissed through his teeth as he could feel her contractions…


Thrusts were fast…hard…the room filling with the loud slaps of her skin against his, of her cries becoming part of him…


His penetrations were brutal and relentless, and her dripping sex was clenching around him, squeezing as she could no longer control her body’s reactions.


“Let go…I have you…Let go…”he whispered, and she couldn’t hold it together anymore…


She broke apart…


Fell into pieces, awash in a sea of mind shattering senses…just bliss…


“Fuck…beautiful…so beautiful…”


He wedged himself deep inside her, bucking his hips against her, hitting the flood that was pouring out of her…


As her body shook and tremored, she tried to speak…”I…I love you…Arnav…I love…you…I…I…”


Rearing back, he slammed inside her before her orgasm finished…


He thrust inside again and again, not letting her relax or adjust to his enduring fullness, forcing her muscles to open up to him once more…


Harder and deeper until she clenched around him again, her orgasm dripping over him and down her legs…


Her body was contracting so tight, begging for a reprieve, but he wasn’t about to allow that…


Grasping her hair with one hand, he pushed his other free hand between their bodies and found her clitoris, drowning the pulsing bud with her juices, circling torturously slow…


Sobbing in his embrace, her hands damp with her own desire, clinging to his neck, his shoulders, his hair, whatever she could reach…which wasn’t much as his body controlled their rhythm…


He wanted to give her gentleness, and he would, but right now, there was NONE LEFT.


The pounding, the circling, and the endless friction didn’t let up…


His mouth attached to hers, sucking, brushing, tasting deeply, leaving her lips puffy and red…


He wanted his mark on every part of her, so she knew she was his, so that she may never doubt it…


When he pulled back, she was murmuring with aroused madness…


“Shhhh…shhh…Khushi I love you…” he groaned against her forehead…


Still holding her steady, with his hand tangled in her hair, his fingers still circling her clitoris in time with the pulse of her core around his erection, he commanded…”Come.”


Her womb was already in a constant state of orgasm, and she recoiled…”I…I ca…can’t…”


Not allowing her ANY control, he roared…”DO IT NOW!”


He hammered inside her, his fingers pinching her hard erect bud and she came with a hoarse scream…


Her channel squeezed him tight, constricting his penetrations, but he was unwilling to ease off…


His own body almost climaxed but he clenched his teeth…


“AGAIN!” he demanded…


Heaving in air, she mewled…”No more…No…I…I can’t…I really can’t…”


He could feel her inner muscles still rippling around him, her last climax hardly faded…


Moving his hand away from her clitoris, he spun and dropped their joined bodies to the bed, his hands now framing her face as he penetrated her long and deep, keeping her inner core spasming, “I want to feel you come again…I want that sweet core, that belongs to me, to contract around me until I can’t hold back anymore…I want to feel your fluid flood over my cock…do it…I’m NOT asking…I’m ORDERING YOU!


Khushi might have cried out his name, but the howling sound she screamed muffled in his ears as her body obeyed instantly what he had ordered…


She shook maniacally beneath him while her sex tightened painfully around his phallus…


And his wife threw his control over the edge…


His vision went white, his body rigid.


Arnav froze on a choked cry as he climaxed in a moment of blinding ecstasy and wild need, and the knowledge that he would never survive without her by his side…


He shut his eyes tightly and placed hot, open mouthed kisses on every part of her skin he could find while his body shuddered, pouring his seed into her…


“I’m sorry Khushi…I’m sorry…” he panted…


“No…” her voice was raw…”No…don’t be…please…”


But she didn’t understand his apology…


“You don’t understand my love…I’m sorry because…God help you…the obsession I have for you just tripled…I will NEVER back away…I will NEVER let you go…I will consume you! Until there is nothing left! I will make you question my sanity, but NEVER question my love for you…”


The twitch of his cock within the swollen tissue of her sex, and his aggressive powerful declaration purged another rush of liquid from within her and she screamed out a stuttered cry, tightening around him again, wrenching another howl of pride and possession from his chest…


“Yes my wife…your body, your mind, your heart…IS MINE!”


He groaned against her skin, breathing her in while he ground her body down against his pulsing erection…


Helplessly, her hands clenched in his hair…


Even though his body was in the throes of climax, his arms held her tirelessly close…


“With me…I’ve got you my love…”


He was driven to possess her, hold her as though she might slip away if she weren’t clenched tightly enough…


And he had managed to bind her to him in a way that neither of them could ever break loose… 


Her contracting channel was still tightening around his flesh, her hips spasming, rocking gently, wringing the final spurts of semen from his length…


Holding her in the aftermath, their sensitised flesh pulsing against the other, his breath was hot on her face as he spoke…”You…you have saved my life Khushi…without you, my heart would have shrivelled…I KNOW this…You have saved me…”


She frowned slightly, her voice still raspy and eyes unfocused…“Arnav…How can you think I’m the one who saved you…when you’re the one who has healed me, my heart…over and over…you’ve put me back together with each touch…with each invasion of my body that you force…my every reaction, every climax, every smile, even every fear, is all born from my intense love FOR YOU…YOU have saved ME!”


Exhaustion was now taking over their minds and bodies…


Arnav curled her into his body and drew the blanket over…”Khushi…You rule me…I may have saved you, but you OWN me…sleep my princess…and don’t ever dare ask if I’m leaving, because the answer is NEVER…I’m here my love…my eternal love…”



………




“They’re what!?”


The older man nodded, “The prince killed Evan, and Lavanaya is dying a slow painful death…if she survives the night, it will be a miracle…”


The older woman was turning red with rage…”If he thinks he can take her, then I will take what is most precious to him…”











 

Eternal Love Part 1 ~ Sequel to My Life For Your Love

March 9, 2018

~ETERNAL LOVE~

 

The last few days had tired the Princess out.
The relaxing trip promised by the King’s brother, the duke and duchess from the northern kingdom, had surprisingly turned into an exhausting and tense few days.
The locals from the new town were thrilled to welcome the royals and had insisted on throwing them a feast on their last day as a show of gratitude.

Arnav had been against it at first, but had finally yielded under his Aunt and Uncle’s enthusiasm.

Then there was his mother, who was desperate for a chance to celebrate with her sister in law…

And Khushi…

His wife was a gem who held love and generosity towards everyone…

But she had simply been excited to spend an enjoyable evening in good company…and be in the passionate arms of her husband…

The Kingdom they were now in was full of kind and welcoming people.

They had travelled to the surrounding towns to visit and taste many foods, attend festivals, and take in the scenery…

Arnav knew his parents needed a break, and he also knew Khushi had been looking forward to this getaway.

He had made promises of romance, happiness and relaxation…

But those promises to her were shattered when the weight of constant danger shredded all hope of remaining calm…

And it happened on day one of their holiday…

Day 1.


Arnav began to hyperventillate…“What?! What do you mean he isn’t in his cell?!”


The sentry had ridden for a day, without fail, to deliver the disturbing news…


“The prisoner Nate Patel, still legally a baron as his brother has taken over his castle, is nowhere to be found…I was made aware of the situation that once happened upon Her Highness the Princess and I knew you needed to be told immediately.”


Arnav was close to exploding…

His anger almost a living thing taking over the air in the room…

The King placed a hand on his son’s shoulder and nodded to the guard, “What dedication to the Prince and Princess…You will be greatly rewarded. Please inform our chief of security to alert extra guards for Princess Khushi…”


The sentry saluted and rushed out.


“Son?” The king walked closer…


“Not even one fucking day into this holiday and…and THIS!?”


The king covered his ears, “Arnav! I don’t want to go deaf before my time! Listen! She is well protected here! Plus we have the added advantage of being in a different kingdom. If, and I mean IF he were after Khushi, he would still be on his way…”


Arnav’s neck stiffened…”Alright…” he turned slowly…”That’s a good point…but Father, I’ll do whatever I have to to keep her safe…”


The King smirked, “I am well aware of this…” he began to chuckle…”My son the martyr who was ready to die for a woman…I never thought I’d see the day! Good thing I drilled the fear of that law into you…”


Arnav’s angry shield cracked and he finally grinned…”Yeah I still am quite  aghast as to how well you fooled me…and how well my wife broke me…”


“Ugh…women…” the king leaned against the brick wall…”I swear, if it was anything like what happened to me, then I do completely understand. Because I was thriving mad at losing my damn control…”


Giving a light laugh, Arnav said, “oohhh yeah…”


A hard knock on the door interrupted again…


“Enter.”


The guard reentered, “Sire, Extra security has been initiated, and all defence protocol systems are in place.”


Arnav nodded, “Good. Make sure you are ALL constantly alert, and if ANYTHING is discovered, I want to know. My wife’s safety is literally ALL you all need to remember…”


“Yes Sir.”


And the Sentry left.


Arnav punched the wall…”Fucking shit…”


“Whoa! Arnav!” the King tried to get his attention…”All is in place! She will be fine son!”


Swinging around, Arnav felt tears sting even as his fury rose higher, “It’s only been 18 months! She’s only JUST starting to relax after an entire childhood and and life of being a poor degraded servant…Why now!?”

Arnav’s temper had now crossed a line, as his voice turned cold. “I am taking control of this.”

The King crossed his arms, “Ok…I know you. Don’t start to let your anger get the better of you. We don’t know for sure yet if this man is after Khushi, and if and when we do, she is PROTECTED. So CALM YOURSELF DOWN.”


Taking a deep breath, Arnav merely nodded, but his jaw was ticking…”I’ll be calm…But what I said stands…I am taking control…I need to be alert. We are here for two more days…and this is now MY fight.”


The King even felt wary of Arnav’s tone…”Son, she will be alrigh-“


“FUCKING RIGHT SHE WILL.” he boomed out, “I am now going to my post…”


Rolling his eyes, he knew his son was now set on his decision…”Son, I respect and even admire the lengths you’re going to, but at least tell Khushi the reason for your change in attitude…Trust me, ” he took a deep sigh…”women will notice…”


He grumbled, “She can notice all she wants…I need her safe…and two days of her attitude is a small price to pay for her protection.”



…………..




“Just give him some breathing room…” the queen said reassuringly, “I have no idea why my husband and your husband have been brooding angry dictators these past few days…”

Khushi held her mother in law’s hand…”I am sorry…I truly don’t even know what I have done to upset him so…”

Taking Khushi’s arm, she pulled her to sit in front of the mirror, “Don’t say that. YOU have nothing to apologise for. I don’t know what they are planning, but I do know this, that you are not to blame…now…” the queen smiled, “Tonight last night here, and we are going to get swept away in the excitement of the preparations.”

Khushi’s lips finally morphed into a beaming grin, “I would love that…”

“Good! Because you’re going to love what the Duchess has planned!”

And Khushi certainly indulged in all of the girly afternoon festivities…

The decadent relaxing bath before perusing the wardrobe put at her disposal, running her fingers overs the silky material of the clothes worn by the royal women.

She finally settled on a beautiful green dress that molded her curves perfectly and that tied at her neck, leaving her shoulders and most of her back bare.

“Oh Arnav won’t like this…” she smiled deviously…

After two days of being ignored, she was going to get his attention the only way she knew how…

With ‘barely there’ makeup carefully applied and her hair loosely waving, she had felt ready for a fantastic final night.

She smiled, “Ok my prince, this evening will be magical, and will fix everything…”

Little did she know, the night was about to blow sky high…

………………

Khushi tried to keep up.
Out of breath, she panted as she tried to jerk away from the fingers that clutched hers…
But the hold on her hand was tight and unyielding.
She could do nothing but follow.
Finally, Khushi was dragged around the corner of the hallway and basically thrown into the room she had spent the previous nights in…
The sound of the door slamming behind her only made her jaw clench tighter as she spun around.
Khushi turned just in time to see the prowling figure of her husband.
Her hair flew around her shoulders, her eyes blazing, and a fiery temper finally breaking loose…
Arnav could feel his self control slipping…
His need for her was flaming to life, demanding not to be ignored…

“What is your problem?!” she yelled emphatically, her question riding a ragged exhale…
Arnav was now sitting down on a chair in a corner of the room, arms crossed and a scowl on his face as he warred with his own rationality on whether to stay seated, or carry her to the bed and thrust into her until she didn’t have the energy to walk again that night…
His head snapped up momentarily to the doorway from where she was glaring at him, before going back to scowling at a spot on the wall as though it had personally offended him.

“I don’t need to explain myself Khushi.” he snarled in return.

“Like hell you don’t! You were rude to everyone in there. They put this gala together to thank us! After 2 days of being a nervous angry idiot, would it kill you to at least try to be civil for an hour or two?”

She could see his entire frame coiled, almost ready to attack…
“I never asked for any bloody recognition, not in a manner so PUBLIC, they just let ‘anyone’ in!” he gritted out, jaw clenched.
“ANYONE!? You mean the people who have been treating us SO kindly? AND there are guards, sentries, and staff EVERYWHERE! So I ask again…WHAT is your problem!?”
She could see his fists tightening, gripping his suit jacket so strongly that she was sure it would rip.
He remained quiet, but his brain was overloaded…
The absence of her, and being able to touch her, was impacting him like physical pain…
“Nothing!?” she seethed…
Silence.
“Well, guess what...I don’t know why you dragged me here, but I’m going back to this party… Please DO stay here, I wouldn’t want to make you suffer through all the fun people were having. So enjoy your boredom…SIR…
Hearing that once familiar term come from her lips had him springing to his feet faster than an attacking lion.
His chair tumbled to the ground in the forcefulness of his movement.
Arnav’s hand closed around her wrist as he expertly twisted it behind her back and moved her back a long stride…”You call me that again…and you’ll be reminded of ALL the ways I am your husband until you pass out on that bed behind you!”
Khushi felt herself grow moist as her hunger for him was fierce…
But he instantly released her, as the heat of her skin was branding itself into his blood, making him forget every reason he was avoiding her…
Feeling tossed aside, her hands curled into fists as she glared…
For a moment she thought he was going to realize his need for her, but seeing him back away infuriated her…
“MOVE.” she ordered him in a low tone…

“You are NOT leaving this room…” his voice held intense warning…

“Oh yes I am!” she snapped…

He strode forwards, eyes resolutely ignoring her, successfully pushing her further back into the room…”If you think that I don’t have ways of restraining you, you can guess again…”
Khushi almost laughed as her brittle words cut into him…”Your caveman antics may have secured me as your wife, but why are you doing this!? I don’t know what is going on!”
Arnav could see his wife getting angrier by the second, and she tried to side step to pass by him.
Taking a large stride to cross the threshold, he grabbed the door handle and locked it before leaning against it, arms crossed.

“What the hell has gotten into you! You are basically holding me prisoner!” she screamed…

At the mention of the word Prisoner, Arnav froze…
His gaze finally snapped up to look her in the eye.
He had his best glare directed at her, the one she had seen many men cower under.
And it almost worked on her for a moment…

“Arnav… get out of my way,” she growled.

Loving her defiance, he felt his body quicken.
But NEEDING her safety, he roared… “NO.”
“Arnav! Let me OUT!”
“NO.” he repeated steadily, glaring back at her in defiance…“If you want to get past me, you’ll have to shove me away yourself! And you know you damn well can’t do that!”
Her sobriety disappeared and anger raged through her as she lifted her hand and slapped him across the face hard…
Paling rapidly, her hand covered her open mouth as she backed away, her heart hammering inside her chest…
To her surprise, Arnav’s eyes lit up as he gave her an easy smile as he stalked towards her…
“You think your husband, the most ruthless and well trained warrior ever bred will be put off by a mere touch like that?”
But the look of terror in her eyes made his amusement fade instantly…
“I…I’m sorry…” she rasped out…”Forgive me…
Her voice sounded so small and haunted, so full of anxiety that it nearly killed him…
He took a step forwards and she recoiled immediately uttering…”Please…don’t hurt me…”
Arnav’s heart fractured seeing her fear of him…
“…I’m sorr-”

She never got to complete her sentence because his arm shot out and slid behind her back, hauling her into him before she could even think of protesting.
Khushi’s body slammed against him so hard that her breath was knocked from her lungs…
Her words were instantly swallowed up as his lips crashed down on hers.
This wasn’t a soft kiss, but intense, furious, his lips hard and desperate against hers…
It became a battle, their mouths fighting for ground, warring for control.
Gripping her ferociously, his words were a command through his open gasping mouth…”Don’t you EVER…EVER think I would hurt you…I would NEVER…”
Arnav released her, but only for a milisecond, as he hauled her roughly against him, and in two strides he had her pinned against the wall…
Instantaneously, her legs went up around him, her dress bunching up around her thighs, and her arms re-circling his neck to steady herself…
Khushi forgot everything and kissed him back with everything she had…
The kiss turned wild as anger and fear fled…
She wound her arms around him, clutching the back of his jacket, her nails raking against the fabric.
Suddenly a loud knocking tore them apart…
He held her tight, panic quickly shaking him…
But his body was standing at attention, primed to attack any possible onslaught…
Seeing his alarm, Khushi’s heart kicked into high gear…
“He’s…he’s scared…Oh my God…he is genuinely scared…?”
She threaded her fingers through his hair and felt his constraint soften slightly …”Shhh…It’s ok…It’s just the guard…”
“Sir? I heard banging is everything alright? We are still trying to locate the Bar-“


“Not one more word!” Arnav boomed out from the room…
He didn’t want Khushi to know anything about the threat she was under…
The guard went silent.
“Continue with your orders, we are safe in here.”
Khushi was still staring into his eyes, her breaths coming too fast and her heart pounding hard against her ribs…
And then Arnav was looking back at her, his eyes half lidded and filled with desire and uneasiness…
“Arnav, please…talk to me…”
At her words, he leaned closer, so she was pressed even more firmly against the wall…
“I’m sorry…” he whispered, his mouth dropping to her neck, his lips pressing soft kisses to the sensitive skin there…”I love you…I need you safe…”
“Arnav, please tell me what’s going on…”
Khushi’s voice was weakened, her body betraying her, arching to get closer…
“I…I can’t let anything happen to her…I can’t…” his mind raged over and over…
“Arnav…it’s alright, we can talk about this later…Why don’t we go back to the party-”
His heart was racing as he interrupted her…”No… You’re not leaving this room.”
Stung by his insistence on her remaining here, and his unwillingness to explain, she tried to pull back but had nowhere to go…
“But-”
His pelvis propelled into hers…”You aren’t leaving this room!”
“What’s WRONG with you!? You won’t explain! You won’t let me leave! You won’t open up to me! Do I mean nothing?! Do you care THAT little!?”
Her words tore at his heart and the last of his self control…
His head lifted slowly from her neck until his blazing eyes trapped hers…
Leaning in even closer, which she didn’t think was possible but somehow he managed, she felt his strong hard body press hard against her…
His expression was now contorting to a scowl that shook her…
An angry sound rattled at the back of his throat…
Khushi swallowed hard, suddenly regretting her words…
His voice was low and alarming as he said…”Khushi…for a second there… it sounded like you said that you meant ‘nothing’ to me…that I cared LITTLE for you…”
“Ar…Arnav…I didn’t mean it like that…I just…”
“Khushi…” he said menacingly…
She could see him trying like mad to keep his anger under control…
Her eyes flashed with a mixture of hunger, apprehension and fear…

She took a deep breath and tried to reason with him…”Arnav…I have left you and the King to your business…for two entire days…I haven’t disturbed you… I recall you mentioning a relaxing romantic holiday, but I’ve hardly seen you! Except for meals and social visits and even THEN your mind was elsewhere…”
Arnav heard her saddness, making his soul instantly shrivel…
Any pain of hers was felt intensely by himself…
His silence was intimidating her…
She knew how much power her husband had…
“Now…” she continued carefully…”As far as I know, we were all having a grand time, even you…I think… I saw you with that scientific advisor, talking animatedly together. You hadn’t let my hand go all night…we danced…I finally felt close to you…then as the orchestra began to play the next song your eyes changed…they flashed so bright I had to blink…you looked like you’d seen a ghost, pulling me close and taking me from the room screaming and yelling obscenities at everyone in our way…So…please…please tell me what the hell happened?”

His throat did and angry growl again…
Running her fingers through his hair, trying to calm him, she asked again…”Please?”
“…you saw my eyes…”
Khushi barely heard him…
She was about to respond when he yelled…”YOU SAW MY EYES KHUSHI! Why didn’t you see my fear then?!”
He snapped his mouth closed, as though he hadn’t meant to say what he had, but it was too late.
Khushi’s eyes widened in understanding before narrowing back at him.
“Fear?”

Berating himself inwardly, he tried to back track…”This is not your concern…”
“What…what aren’t you telling me…?”

“Khushi…” his tone sounded plagued…
“Arnav! You will tell me now! Or is this just a game to you?!” she yelled as she tried to push him away…
“GAME?!” He wanted to yell…”Damn it Khushi, I’m not playing fucking games with you…” his voice was now holding a dangerous edge…”I’ve been through this with you before, and I HAVE to stop it…”
“…stop WHAT?!”
Arnav was silent again, the muscle in his cheek jumping showing how livid he was…
“…Arnav…”
Nothing.
His silence did it.
She lost it.
Now a wildcat, Khushi began to push, her legs dropping to the ground as she tried with all her might to get free…
She smacked her palms against his shoulders but her moves were ineffectual.
She struggled to get away from him, but it wasn’t happening, no matter how hard she tried…
Finally her fight dwindled and she sagged against the wall…”I’m your WIFE…and I’ll say it again…Do I mean so little that you can’t open up to me anymore?”
All she heard was a snarl, and then fury like she’d never heard before laced his voice as he spoke…
“You…my wife…have the GALL to say you mean so little?! After I endure days of sheer fucking panic about YOUR safety!? After finding out the baron escaped!?” he shook her…”After spending that first night outside our room on CONSTANT alert!? After finding out the fucking baron WAS after you!?’
His voice was now choked up…”After finding out he might be HERE tonight with the entire kingdom showing up!? Allowing ANYONE in?! I have hardly slept! I’ve been losing my mind not being near you! Not being able to touch you! But I needed to secure your safety!”

Khushi’s face turned ashen as the reality of his words sunk in…

She was now well and truly scared.

Every muscle in her body had locked into place with tension and fear.

“No Khushi, I made a vow to you, that you are protected by ME…” His unblinking eyes cut into her in an unrelenting stare that sent shivers down her spine…”This is why you are safe right now…because I have spent every bloody moment making sure that YOU are protected…that NOTHING happens to you…”

Arnav’s gaze was molten lava, burning into hers…
But her next words were now cranking up the live electric moment…
“All this time!? All these nights!? You were standing guard outside this door?!”
He stiffened…”Yes.”
“There are a MILLION guards Arnav! You couldn’t come through the damn door to be with your wife?!?”
“Khushi,” he snarled as his fingers dug into her waist…”I wanted to…my GOD I wanted to…but I did what I had to-”

She shoved at his chest…“Oh screw it with your excuses, will you! I wouldn’t have been scared! I trust YOU! And you know what!? You can’t prevent EVERYTHING! You can’t stop things from happening!”
“I can FUCKING TRY!” he boomed at her…
Not even flinching, she said, “I know that you would do ANYTHING to keep me safe!”
“Damn Right I would!”
“So if anything happened, I wouldn’t BLAME YOU! I know you would save me!”
He grew primal…”Ohhhh nothing is going to happen!”

With a desolate cry of frustration and anguish, she began to tear up…”God…I…I can’t take this…I have been crazed for you…I have been wondering what I did wrong…and I…I can’t take it anymore!”
His chest flared with pain hearing her sadness, “Khushi…”

“Don’t…” she keened as she tried to breathe…”please…no more…”

The words caught in her throat as she looked up at him.
His dark eyes locked on hers, intense, piercing.
Her thoughts stuttered to a halt as the hand that was tangled in her hair held her hard…
Their eyes locked for a moment more, and then his mouth was covering hers with a brutal kiss, her protests and sadness falling away as she returned his passion, their tongues clashing in a heated battle…
Khushi moaned at the sensations, her hands reaching around him to grasp the back of his coat.

He pulled away swiftly and rested his forehead against hers.

“Khushi,” he said hoarsely, “I have been going insane without you…”
She mewled, partly at the loss of contact and partly in frustration at his words, and moved forwards to capture his lips again.

Shut up,” she whispered as she moved her mouth over his.

Craving more contact, she pressed closer to him, a wave of heat washing over her as she felt something hard push against her lower body…undeniable proof that he was desperate for her…

He groaned and attached his lips against hers once more, finally kissing her with all the obsession he had held restrained before.

Wetness pooled quickly between her legs as she started grinding against him, unable to help herself.
He growled in response.

“Arnav…please…I’m safe…I’m with you…please…” she pleaded over his lips.

With some effort, he tore his mouth away from hers and tilted her head up, eyes locking on hers.
A thrill went through her at the sight of him… ruffled, lips red and glistening, eyes so dark and clearly full of want.
Her husband was beautiful.
She whimpered as she tried to reach for him again, but he kept her resolutely at bay.

“Listen carefully…” he panted. “I have been mindless with need for you…but I HAD to make sure you were protected…damn it I can’t lose you…I CAN’T lose you…”
“But you won’t…”
Arnav shook her…”Khushi are you SO blind as to dismiss an actual threat to our lives together!? This bastard wants to TAKE YOU AWAY!”
“Take me away…?”
“YES!”

“I…” she whimpered as tears began to fall over her cheeks…”I didn’t…”

He didn’t look away, his gaze searing into hers…

His expression was serious as he said, “You belong to ME, you are protected by ME…”

And before she could reply, he dipped his head and kissed her like the rest of the world could burn, because all that mattered was her…

Their torsos were crushed to each other, their lips pressed close, open mouths mingling, and their bodies entwined in a hold so tight that they couldn’t break free even if they wanted to…

He opened her lips with his, demanding entrance for his tongue, and then he made love to her mouth…

Her sucked the breath from her like he needed the very air she breathed in order to survive, until she turned limp in his hands…

The power shifted and Khushi leaned into him, submitting like he needed her to, and only then did he let her mouth go.

Pulling the tied halter behind her neck, he yanked away her dress…

Her hands were already at his belt buckle and they wrestled to undress each other as fast as they could…

The second their bare bodies touched, Arnav held her close, lifting a hand to hold her cheek…

She flushed a dark shade of red…

He wanted to rid her of the tears, of the pain in her heart, make her forget every horrible thing that had ever happened to her…

But as he was thinking, Khushi sprung to life…

Pushing his shoulders, she harshly shoved him onto the bed…

Taken aback momentarily, his erection hardened painfully as she straddled him…
The scent of her arousal hit his senses, sending a sharp blast to his groin, and he quickly grabbed her thighs and pulled her naked body upwards to get her dripping core exactly where he wanted it…his mouth…

He wanted to go slow, but he hadn’t bet on the depth of his need or his longing for his brave beautiful princess…

He craved her.

He wanted to devour every inch of her…

Twining his arms around her legs, he held her down and inhaled her feminine scent…

Her unique skin chemistry made her smell like honeysuckle and jasmine and desire…

Opening his mouth over her sex, he sucked softly…

She cried out, moving her hips forward, urging him to take more…

He flicked his tongue out to taste her.

She was dripping honey for him, and he was primative for it…

He lapped it up, licked her inside and out…

Her whimpers turned into moans, the soft gasps driving him crazy as he made love to her with his mouth…

He pushed his tongue into her with firm, deep thrusts, and felt her body shake as he alternated that with moving up to suck on her clitoris…

Gripping her hips, he kept her steady, because her body was shaking at the inteseness of his caresses…but that was his cue to make it even harder…

Keeping one hand on her hip, holding her firmly in place, he used the other hand to open her engorged folds…

She tried to move away, but he easily kept her in place as two long fingers slipped inside her…

Khushi arched her back as he started moving…

Her eyes were closed as she bit her lip, her hands now clenched on his shoulders…

The tension grew, her desire bolstering quickly through her veins…

“…M…More…More!” she begged, her breath catching…

He pushed his fingers deeper and she moaned louder…

She was soaked and slick, her sheath hot around his fingers as he curled in and out…

“Ar…Arnav…I can feel it…”

But the moment she spoke, he pulled out his fingers and spun her off him, pushing her down hard into the bed…

Wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, he pressed his hard throbbing phallus at her entrance…

His balls were so tight, shrinking higher with the need to burst…

Her eyes were wide open as he replaced his hands on her hips…

“That it sweetheart…look at me…”

He breathed harshly, trying to move slowly and not slam up like he wanted…

Moving his hands to her breasts, he felt how soft they were beneath his palms…

Her over sensitised nipples were pulsing…

“Ar…Arnav…ple…please…faster…please…”

She was fretting and at the point of begging…
“I LOVE how desperate you are for me…”

He moved painfully slow, working himself into her, sliding out an inch, and then pushing in a bit more…

By the time he was deep enough to touch her womb, she was sweating and shaking…

Her hands clutching to his forearms…

And he knew he couldn’t hold back any longer…

Lifting her hips, he slid almost all the way out before pushing back in HARD.

He clenched his jaw and repeated…

He looked to where their bodies were joined.

He was stretching his wife, her beautiful sex…

“…m…mo…more…” her voice was barely there…

And he broke.

Leaning into her,  he braced her waist with on hand, and he took one of her nipples into his mouth and rammed her…

Faster and faster…

He angled himself, deepening the penetration, and sucked her other nipple, biting gently, tongue flicking…

Her panting gasps filled the air…

“oohhh God…” they screamed in unison

Her channel fluttered and she contracted hard, letting go of her worry and flying to the heavens with pleasure, her sheath milking his long erection as it spurted over and over into her shaking body…

“God she’s beautiful when she climaxes…”

Wrapping his heavy arms around her, he ran his fingers over her silky skin…

He traced over her arms, her waist, her neck…

Shivers ran over her body as she broke out in goosebumps…

“I missed you-”

“So much…” he completed her sentence…”So damn much…”

And his lips brushed soft kisses over her face…

“Can we just stay like this forever?” she whispered…

Arnav smiled, “If only, my princess…But we need to talk…”

She stilled…

He held her tenderly as he withdrew his softening length from her wetness…

Arnav could feel her soft sigh of protest against his lips…

“Just hear me out sweetheart…”

“Arnav, I’m now exhausted, and too tired to fight you…I can only now beg, please tell m-”

He muffled her words with a hard kiss…

Once he pulled back he felt his loins stir again…

“I’m ABOUT to tell you Khushi…Just listen…”

Rolling his upper body off, he kept his arm fastened around her…

“The night we arrived, the first night, I had one of my men arrive to tell me that the baron wasn’t in his cell…”

He was thankful she was quiet, as he didn’t know how much strength he’d have if she began to cry…

“I’ll admit to not handling that news too well…but my father was with me and tried to reassure me…first thing I did was to tighten security…and I withdrew to the lower barracks and briefed all my men, and my uncles men as to who to look out for.”

Her lips parted, but she only did a small yawn, making him smile and kiss her forehead…

“I stood guard outside your room…when I had someone relieve my post, I napped in the chair, but didn’t leave…”

Khushi frowned…”Arnav…why did you do this, there were guar-”

“Because I HAD to…I HAD to be the one to guard you…I have guarded the castle, the kingdom, the fucking ARMY and I was damn well going to guard you!”

Her hand was resting on his chest, heating his skin like wildfire…

“So…” she began cautiously…
“Go on sweetheart…”
“So how did you find out for sure?”

Arnav blinked long and hard and let out a sigh that held pain…”Last night…with the preparations for the party tonight, I was told that the castle would be accessible to all who were in this region…I was furious…but you and my mum…” he rubbed his forehead…”You were both so excited and…dad said the whole castle would be heavily secured…so I send out scouts to monitor all who entered the local towns and surrounding cities…”

“mmm…” she murmured, encouraging him to continue…

“Khushi…He had already entered…he’s here…in this kingdom…I don’t know where, but people had seen him…he had asked if we were here…asked when the final party was…asked if people had seen you…”

He drew her closer as his next words shook HIM to the core…”And he asked of hiding areas, and for supplies to help with an abduction…”

His fear for her was so strong that she could feel it…

“Arnav, I’m here…I’m safe…”

“Yes…Yes you are! Because on all those ‘visits’ to the locals, I was on full alert…”

Khushi snorted, “No wonder you looked so absentminded…”

“Absentminded!?” he growled…

“No…” her voice stuttered…”No I meant…”

He swooped in and kissed her and spoke against her lips…”I know what you meant my love…”

“So …” she hesitated…”You saw him tonight?”

Arnav’s eyes lurched…

Her breathing picked up….

“No no sweetheart, you were always with me…I was making sure of that…but yes…I’m sure I saw him…and as soon as I motioned my men to take him, he fucking disappeared…”

He let out an exasperated moan…

Moving her body closer, she ground against him…”I’m here…and we go home tomorrow morning…”

“Damn right we do…I’ve nearly lost my mind here…I need to get you home, in our room, in our bed…and you aren’t going to leave till he’s back in prison…”

“Arnav! I’m safe in the castle! For goodness sake that man is probably losing interest in me as we speak!”

His body was tensing more and more…”Losing interest!? You’re the most beautiful, most alluring woman this land has ever known! I know what I have with you! And I’m going to protect it with my life!”

“I will too…do you think I’ve done all I have because I merely LIKE you?” she grinned and Arnav lifted his hand to hers that was still on his chest…
Khushi felt a twinge in her shoulder and, needing to stretch, she sat up but felt him grab her upper arms and whirl her around to face him…

“What the hell!? You aren’t leaving this room Khushi! I thought I made that clear!”

She blinked at him, completely dumbfounded…”Leave!? HOW can I leave!”
Her sass and anger had returned with a vengance…”I’m naked! Drenched from our lovemaking! …and now… utterly FURIOUS with you!”

Arnav’s eyes burned a trail over her nakedness…

Khushi felt her cheeks getting redder, hanging in the silence between them…

After nearly a minute of total quiet, Arnav swifly threw her back down and moved over her, closing most of the space between them until she was forced to look up into his eyes…

“I love you beyond what words can describe…and I’m so happy that you are willing to stand up to me…that you have a strong spirit…you’re a real pain in the ass…but my God I love you so much…”

Khushi’s lips twisted to a half smile, half pout…”So now you offend AND compliment me in the same sentence?…”

His voice became gruff…”You need me to show you how much I love you again sweetheart?”

“Well, you do have two days to make up for…” her eyes were shy…

There was a short pause before his mouth stretched to a grin…

Then he was kissing her again, and there was nothing calm about it.

His arms slid around her, pulling her on top of him so she was sprawled across his chest…

Khushi wished she could sink into him and disappear…

Disappear…

“The baron is trying to take me…” 

The thought startled her so much that she planted her hands on his shoulders and tried to push herself up to look at him…

But he didn’t let her.

His abs flexed as he leaned up, keeping his mouth fused to hers…

“Arnav…” she mumbled as his mouth drank from hers, ignoring her…

“Ar…Arnav I’m…”

His kisses cut off her words…

“I just…I’m…”

He only kissed her harder…

Sucking lightly on her lower lip, her thoughts grew foggy…

Her fingers were digging into his biceps when he bit down on her lip, making her mind frazzle with static.

When he pulled back, his eyes were dark with passion, darker than she’d ever seen…

They were both panting hard, their faces so close that his breath fanned against her lips…

She opened her mouth to speak but for the life of her, she couldn’t remember what to say…

He stared at her for a moment, trying to read the expression on her face and whatever he saw there made him hold her tighter…”It’s alright my love, you’re safe, and yes…maybe I should have told you…but I’m far from perfect, and the first and only thing I thought of doing was protecting you…”

Leaning down, their lips touched as he spoke, she could feel each word as they rumbled through his chest and out of his mouth…

“Khushi…I won’t hide anything from you again…but please know that I didn’t do ANY of this to hurt you…After nearly losing you that first time…I…I couldn’t see you go through that again…fuck I can’t go through that again either…”

Taking a shaky breath, she spoke quietly…”I’m…sorry for what I said…”

Stripped of patience, his voice was rough as he said, “I don’t care what you said, Enough talking!”

His mouth closed over hers again, and this time, Khushi didn’t fight it.

She let her prince kiss her, devour her, until there was nothing left in the world except their bodies, their mixed breaths, in their dark room…

Without warning,  Arnav spun over her and speared his rock hard phallus into her body…

It was a shot of pure oxygen into the embers of the slow-burning passion that had been smouldering…

In that second, they were sucked into a blaze so hot they were burning up with it…

She keened loud on a harsh intake of breath…

Khushi’s hands gripped his shoulders as her legs fell open wider, her body’s plea for his total penetration…

And Arnav groaned low in his throat…

Dropping his body to hers, he shoved one arm beneath her back, and gripped her neck and hair with his other hand…

Now pressing her hard into the bed, he was a solid wall of heat, stealing the breath from inside her…

As his pelvis began to thrash against hers, she could feel her gspot filling quickly with fluid…

No longer able to process any other sensory input, Khushi gave her mind and body to her husbands passion…

Arnav’s eyes were feverish as he lowered his face to hers and kissed her with abandon…

She was starting to shake, her whole frame now out of control…

Gasping for air, she took in a deep breath as Arnav flexed his arm beneath her back…

Digging her nails into his shoulders, she pushed back into the mattress to escape the impending sensation…

“No…Khushi…I will never hurt you…and you KNOW you love this…NOW, LOOK AT ME!”

Her glazed eyes blinked into his…

Arnav pumelled her hard, moving out, only thrusting back in deeper…

Khushi cried out with urgency…”Oh my God! Yes! Please…I need it…”

She tried to take more deep breaths, but it sounded more like she was hyperventilating…

“Close your eyes now my princess…trust me…” he whispered

And he kept his gaze fixed on her as he pulled at her back and upshot his thrust with fervor…

For a second she couldn’t utter a sound, not even a scream…

She shook as the severe sensations coiled through her…

Arnav’s length was pushed out as her channel gushed…

But Arnav didn’t give her time to focus on the harshness of her orgasm as he almost immediately slammed back inside her, igniting more jets of fluid to squirt ruthlessly around his flesh…

“Holy Shit, you feel…oh GOD you feel amazing…”

His head jerked back as he uttered low moans, his own breathing erratic…

The orgasms he gave her were from deep carnal pleasure, from a love so great that it overtook their hearts…

Khushi’s senses began to return and she could almost hear the blood gush in her ears…

Her cries were now echoing around him…

“Yes my sweetheart,” he hissed…

“Oh…” she ground out…”It’s…Arnav…It’s coming…again…”

She was falling deep into an inferno of pleasure that was nearly burning her alive…

Every penetration was as though he was touching her very soul…

It was building inside her…

He could feel it…

She was breathing so acutely…

Her inner muscles were fluttering hard, coming back to life with a new sensitivity…

“Oh…no…I can’t-” her eyes widened at the intensity…

Gripping her face, he commanded her stare…”You think you have a choice?…”

His words sucked her further under as she realized this time was going to be even harder that the first…

“Ar…Arnav…” her voice filled with fear…

“I’ve got you sweetheart…Always…no matter what…you are MINE…”

His expression shifted from tender concern to one of male possession, of a predator ready to tear apart the world to keep her safe…

This raw hunter part of her husband only came to the surface when his world was threatened…
And Khushi was his world…

He could feel her muscles tense in preparation for this explosion…

Arnav grounded out…”MINE!” as he finally let go of his restraint…

He moved deep…so fast…making love to her so insanely that he had to hold her tighter to keep her body in place…

She saw it in his eyes, his release stretching…stretching…

His jaw muscles bunched as he kept his arm continually flexed under her…

And it happened…

Khushi’s mouth opened , and she convulsed with a deafening howl as she orgasmed so violently that her sheath spurted out her ejaculate incessantly…

Arnav’s groan resounded around them as her body contracted forcefully hard…

He continued to penetrate her with the last of his strength…”Yes…yes…my wife…”

And his phallus jerked with spasms of ecstasy that shook him harder than ever…

Heaving for breath, he felt his scrotum tighten as semen shot out of his penis faster than a bullet…

“Oh Godddd…” he moaned over and over…

Flooding her channel with his semen, he pressed as deep inside her as he could go…

His senses were completely scrambled…

As he came back to reality, his thoughts were reprimanding himself…

“Fuckkk…Get yourself back under control….be alert!” 

He saw that she was now passed out beneath him…

“Damn…I’ve never…” he tried to catch his breath as he withdrew the arm he had tucked beneath her and held her face gently, kissing her lips gently…”I’ve never lost so much control in my life…”

Arnav tried to pull out slowly, but her muscles were still quivering with the after shocks of her pleasure…

Posession filled him anew…

Knowing how heavy he was, he turned, bringing Khushi’s body with him…

He remained inside her…

“Screw it, I’d rather remain buried inside you forever…My wife…” he said as he held her closer…

She shivered and he pulled the blanket over their bodies…

With a feeling of pure love, he claimed her lips, kissing her long and soft until he felt her lips part beneath his…

He pulled back and watched her beautiful face, her lidded eyes…
“Do you know how much power you have over me?”

Smoothing her black hair from her forehead, he leaned in and kissed her again…
“Do you have any idea how completely you possess me?”

Khushi smiled softly…”I love you…that’s all I know…”

Arnav swooped in fast as his mouth caressed hers long and slow…

He revelled in the way her tongue tangled with his, and imprinted her every impression in his mind…

When he finally pulled away, his expression was gentle…”Sleep well my princess, and I’m truly sorry for not telling you all this soon, and making you miss the party…”

She weakly slapped his chest and rolled her eyes…”I don’t…don’t care about the stupid party…I…” she yawned…”I just wanted you…”

Holding her more tightly in his arms, he said, “You have me…you’re the only person to ever possess me…sleep sweetheart…we have to be up in a few hours…”

Her forehead wrinkled, “A few hours…” she yawned…

“We’re getting a head start…we will stop at the vineyard halfway to eat and drink…”

She blinked…

Arnav felt a small laugh bubble up from within him…”You’re so beautiful…”

And she drifted away to dreams…

…………..

Arnav woke up to the sight of his naked wife standing at the foot of the bed.
“Holy Shit…”
His groggy voice was now lathered with sexual intent…
Khushi smirked…”So His Highness is awake…good…You can help me pack…”
His eyes glinted, and was ready to play her game…
Throwing the covers back, he saw her pupils dilate when she caught sight of his raging erection…
His soft chuckle had her stiffen and purse her lips, as though ready to defy him…
But as he rounded the bed, he took 5 seconds to let her prepare herself, and then grabbed her hips and threw her onto the bed…
Flipping her onto her knees, he pulled her back towards the edge…
Her shreiks were thrilling him and cranking up his need…
Grabbing his penis, he brushed it against her opening…
“Take me…”
Her demand was breathy and hardened his phallus to the point of pain…
And he instantly buried himself inside her, her body tight around his…
Lowering his chest to her back, he wrapped her in his arms and pulled her up so her back was pinned to his chest as he took her hard…
Breathing against her hair, he spoke close to her ear…”Goodmorning my love…”
He was grunting as he impaled her over and over…
“Goodmor-” she screamed..”More! MORE!!!”
He drove into her as he yanked her fiercely against him and held her still with one arm wrapped around her breasts, and the other slowly slipping downwards between her legs…
Her clitoris was slick and swollen as he teased her…
He knew her as if she were his very soul…
“Two days…TWO DAYS…!” she snarled…
He smiled against her hair and bit her neck, his pace becoming punishing…
“I’ll make up for it…you have MY WORD…”
His promise pushed her over the edge and she came undone in his arms…
“Arnav…Yes…YES!”
Her body quiverred and he held her tight to his chest as his own orgasm also shot through him like a raging storm…
He stilled…
Neither of them moved as they both felt her contracting muscles, and his erection pulsing hot semen deep inside her, marking her as his once more…
Finally she took a deep breath…”Oh…my…I’ve missed you…”
Slowly pulling out of her, he turned her in his arms and cradled her close…”If you think that those two days were easy for me, you are utterly mistaken…and as for my promise…” he opened his mouth over hers, kissing her passionately…”I promise to make you orgasm so hard and so often that can’t focus without my touch…that your body is so far gone under my control that you climax when I merely speak…your…name…”
She shook with awareness…
When it came to their lovemaking, not only was Arnav dominant, which was something she loved and needed, he was also mind-blowingly, earth-shatteringly amazing…
He was sweet, considerate, and loving while still taking charge.
He had the ability to tear the clothing from her body and ravish her…
Thrust inside her till she couldn’t stand straight…
And all while proving that she was safe and loved so fiercely …
His next words had her jumping out of her thoughts…
“Didn’t you want me to help pack?”
Her lips parted in surprise…”THAT’S what you’re thinking about?!”
Arnav’s jaw tightened, the tension in him visible in every muscle of his body…”Not. At. All…”
And the intention in his expression was clear…
He was her Alpha, smoking hot, tall, muscular, gorgeous husband…
Leaning into her, he pressed kisses along the length of her neck, scraping his teeth over her pulse so she couldn’t help but let out a needy moan…
Pulling her close, she was pressed against his firm body, and her reaction was immediate…
She swung over him and took his massive erection into her body…
“Ohhhh damn…” he groaned…
Holding her down, he pulled away just enough to look at her, before catching her mouth in a greedy kiss that rocket right through her, her clitoris  pulsing and her nipples throbbing against his chest…
Arnav didn’t think it was possible to get any harder than he already was…
When he pulled back and slammed back in, he swall0wed her needy moans in a hungry kiss..
With his mouth on hers, he gripped her waist and lifted her up and down, helping her ride him…
She rocked her hips, the feel of her husband filling her becoming too much…
“…Arnav…I want to come again! Please!”
He broke away from their kiss to suck at her nipples, flicking his tongue across her nerve endings, making her back arch…
Her fingers knotted in his hair as he quickened his thrusts as she tried to keep up…
“Please…”
Arnav tightened his grip  and pinned her against him to keep her from moving…
“Not yet…”
She screamed and tugged on his hair, bucking her hips in response…
He swore under his breath, her defiance nearly had him coming then and there…
Lifting her up off him, he twisted their joined bodies and dropped his weight onto her…
Holding her hands beside her head, he withdrew…
Her body shook with the knowledge of his impending penetration…
“Arnav!” she complained with fury, trying to get him back inside her…
And he thrust.
She screamed.
The determination on his face was now acute…
He slowly pulled out…
“Again…Oh my God…again…again…”
The effect she had on him was something he never thought he’d ever experience…
This woman had owned him the very second he set eyes on her…
“ARNAV!!!!” she screamed as he impaled her again…
Each thrust was hard and intense, but with a long pause in between…
Arnav was struggling to hold onto any semblance of control, the energy of his own orgasm building inside him at torrid lengths…
Her frantic whimpers were echoing in the cavernous room, spurring him on…
“Fuck…I can’t do it…” he snarled…
He pounded her.
And she felt him deep inside her, and the far recesses of her soul, until there was nothing else between them but their joining of hearts…
His pace was now unstoppable as she felt the hammering force of her climax about to burst…
Swooping in, he pressed his open mouth to hers, “I love you Khushi, I’ll ALWAYS love you……come for me…I’ve got you…you’re safe…”
And just like that, he pushed her over the edge, her orgasm crashing through her as she shattered in his arms, his name on her lips…
After another hard thrust, he exploded, shooting his seed inside his wife as he held her tightly to him, his breathing ragged and heart racing…
“I love you Arnav…you are my absolute everything…”
Realizing how true her statement was had tears spilling over her cheeks…
“Damn…don’t cry…I can’t take it…” he kissed her tears away, cradling her against him…
“I do want to say something though…”
His focus was completely on her as he nodded…”I’m sorry for bringing this problem into your li-”
“DON’T. YOU. DARE.”
She tried again…”But I’ve made your life so-”
Jerking her still-shuddering body closer, he glared at her…”You have made my life worth living Khushi…”
And then he kissed her so softly, she sighed…
“I can face anything, as long as I have you…”
She blushed, which seemed strange considering their amorous activity…”You will always have me…”

………………………

 

The land was still covered with early morning darkness…

And Arnav had an unsteady feeling inside his heart…
But they arrived at the winery and were enjoying a luxurious meal…

“Oh my I can’t eat anymore…” Khushi smiled and leaned into her husband…
Arnav’s hand held hers beneath the table, his fingers drifting lazily over hers…

“You’re a little eating machine this morning aren’t you…?” he chuckled.

Her eyes narrowed and she squeezed his hand…”Well, someone gave me a workout…didn’t he…?”

His eyes flashed with passion and he slipped his hand between her thighs, inches away from touching her sex…”Wait till we get home then…I guarantee, you’ll scream down the walls with the orgasms I’m going to give you…”
Arnav saw her lips part and face flush…
Not thinking or caring who was watching, he moved fast and kissed her, their lips brushing over and over…
The sound of someone clearing their throat made them slowly break the kiss…
And even though Arnav was entranced by her, he heard his mother start to speak…

“If you’re quite done Arnav, I believe I was talking to your wife…”
Shifting in his seat, he clicked his tongue and gave an coy smile…”we…we were…”
“I can SEE what you were doing…” she grinned and rolled her eyes then turned her attention back to Khushi…”So sweetie, if we both go back first, then we can get a headstart on the decorations…”
The change of subject was a relief to her rising embarassment…

“Oh that sounds wonderful…” Khushi said smiling, “I’m actually really excited! I’ve never furnished a room before…ever…”

The queen’s eyes were tender and she beamed, “I want YOU to choose everything! You will absolutely love this!”

Arnav felt his heart tug…

The two most important women in his life loved each other so much…
“My beautiful wife…God please don’t let anyone take her from me…”

Seeing a quick movement from the corner of his eyes, he noticed that his father was motioning to him, tilting his head in one direction…

Lifting Khushi’s hand, he kissed her fingers and leaned in to whisper against her cheek, “I’ll be right back sweetheart…”

Khushi’s blush sent electricity through his body and before he lost control, he scooted out of his chair and walked to his father…

“Do we have more information?”

The King tried to speak mid-yawn, “Well there’s only so much we can do while it’s still dark…You should have heard your mother’s complaints about getting up to early…” he chuckled, “And now look at her, happy as punch…moody woman…”

Arnav tried not to laugh, “And you say you love her?”

The King’s body hardened, “Oh you know very well how much I love your mum…Do I have to embarrass you with too much information again?”

“Ohhh Father, after this completely life-changing two years, I don’t think you could surprise me anymore…”

The King smirked…”I guess it would be amiss then to inform you that you were conceived under a table, and above it was an entire dining room full of guests?”

Arnav’s jaw dropped and his face went as red as a strawberry…”Holy Shit Dad!”

His father laughed out loud, “Okay, this isn’t what I brought you over to discuss…I managed to convince your mother to leave with Khushi in the luggage trail that departs before us, as to ward off any possible danger with attacks…”

Still shaking off how the hell his father pulled off his conception, he grunted and said, “ah…okay…well…Yeah…”

The King snapped his fingers in Arnav’s face, “Hello? I guess you’re wondering how to compete with the dining room escapade for the conception of my grandchildren?”

Arnav now burst into laughter, “Damn this is so messed up…but I will take up that challenge gladly…”

The King smirked, “Alright, back to business…so…the plan?”

“Yes…” Arnav turned serious…”Yes, I like it. Anything to ensure her safety…the sun will be up soon, so how about they start out…?”

“Good idea, I’ll give the order…will give me a chance to boss your mother around again…”
And he walked away giving a chuckle…

As they returned to their wives, Arnav still felt unsteady, sensing that something wasn’t right…

But he knew his nerves were on fire and tried to shake the feeling.

“Alright,” Khushi said with a smile…”I’ll just use the bathroom and meet you at the carriage?”

“Wonderful sweetie,” the queen said as she grabbed the kings hand…

Arnav quickly pulled Khushi’s close, “I won’t be far behind…when you get home, stay in the castle…please?”

Her hand lifted to his face, “I promise…it’s all okay Arnav…no matter what, I’m yours, and I know you will do anything to keep me safe…”

His lips crashed to hers…”You damn well remember that…”

And he watched as she disappeared into the bathroom…

The winery was now quiet, not a big surprise considering the early hour.

He waited for a moment, the feeling of unease rising, until he heard the officer in charge call for him…

Taking one last look back, he marched to the guard standing at the entrance…

“Sir, something just doesn’t feel right…”

Arnav raked his hand through his hair, “Oh thank God someone else feels same…I don’t know what the hell it is, but…”

“I have sent men to the outer parts of the land to scout around, but most have either returned to secure the castle or are standing guard out front here…

Arnav saw how few winery staff there were around now, and looked back into the building behind him…

This winery had large wooden doors, thick dank brick walls and lower cellars…

It was as safe as could be…unless…

“Unless someone got here first…” he ground out…his fear was now torrential…”Bring the men around and remain alert…something ISN’T right…”

…………….

As Khushi slightly fixed her hair in the mirror the torchlight began to flicker and her heart skipped…

Sudden fear gripped her as she heard the two outer stall doors slam open…

Instantly faced with two tall men, she tried to scream when one of them covered her mouth with a soaked cloth…

She couldn’t breathe…

Fighting against her attacker, her head was spinning as the men dragged her from the room.
The last thing she saw was her husband out front speaking to a guard, and then everything went black…

………….

Arnav hurried back to where he left Khushi…

“Khushi?” he knocked on the door but it started to swing open…

“Fuck…” he didn’t care anymore…

He barged in and hit the doors…

She was nowhere…

Before he could scream, a waiter from the upper restaurant walked past…”Your Highness?”

“My wife…have you seen her!? This is fucking important!”

“She…I saw her being taken out back, to the cellars…I assumed they were your men…”

Urgency rose drastically fast, his chest being stifled with anxiety.

He disappeared as he pushed through heavy iron doors towards the back rooms…

His heart was thundering inside him, as unadulterated panic filled his body…

Running rapidly past cases and barrels of wine, he finally saw two men standing towards the back…

“You! Have you seen-”

But his words were cut off as their arms restrained him,  and the men began to tow him into the large iron room that was used for pressing the grapes…

He was able to break any hold, aand was close to doing it until he heard a familiar, sick voice…

“Stop moving or you’ll watch your wife die!”

He stilled instantly…

And less than a second later, the baron appeared before him…

Arnav was now a murderous savage…

The expression bared a snarl…

The look on his face feral and eclipsed by hatred…

“Where is my wife…” his tone was icy, one that was only used when someone waas about to be slaughtered…

“Oh you mean, MY posession? The woman I paid for?”

The men holding the prince felt his muscles ripple and fear began to spread through them…

“WHERE IS MY WIFE…”

…….

Khushi’s head throbbed.

Her body ached as if she were sick.

She tried to focus only to have the memory of the attack slam brutally into her mind…

But a full blown shudder spasmed its way into her as she heard her husband’s commanding words…”WHERE IS MY WIFE…”


The sickening laughter that ensued only struck her with more fear as she was grabbed by the hair and neck and yanked upwards, purging a shrill scream from her throat…

Arnav’s face was now crippled with dread…”Khushi…”

And he began to fight once more…

His body took on a terrifying strength as he broke free of his captors…

“FREEZE OR I END HER!”

Arnav had almost reached them when he was once again restrained…

The baron shoved her carelessly behind him and her back hit the wall hard making her moan…

Arnav’s jaw ticked as the baron glared…

“Got your attention then Prince?! You make a move towards her and I’ll end her so fast you won’t EVER get to her in time…”

The snarls that were coming from within Arnav were inhuman…

Khushi was now shaking, moans coming out of their own volition…

“I think this one will be a good fuck…”

And he growled a sound so chilling that the men who held him back stared in shock…”You touch her, you lay ONE finger on her and I will kill you with my bare hands…”

Laughing, he regripped Khushi and dragged out a dagger…”Oh you want to threaten me!?”

Arnav’s eyes were black…”No threat. Fact. You’re a dead man.”

“Well I’ve got Khushi now…” he laughed as his knife was now pressing against Khushi’s stomach…

When the baron said her name, if felt like spikes down Arnav’s spine…

Her eyes were on her husband as she finally gathered the courage to speak…”Ar..Arna-ARGGHH!”

She screamed as he dug his fingers and nails hard into her neck…

Struggling, Arnav’s voice was strangled…”NO! God…STOP! Just STOP! What do you want!? Just ask!  Fuck I’ll give you anything…”

The baron laughed sadistically, “Oh so you’re willing to bargan now?! Well guess what your Highness!? I HAVE what I want…This little waste of life here…” he shook Khushi who was now heaving, trying to dull the pain…

Arnav was losing it, “Money!? Freedom!? Just tell me! I’ll give it! Just give her BACK to me!”

The baron began to back up, pulling Khushi along with him…”I HAVE what I want! You don’t GET her back! It’s a shame you won’t be there when I start hurting her…again…”

Arnav’s voice was now cracking as he broke one man’s hold once more, “You fucking BASTARD! I swear, if you-”

The baron lifted his dagger,  “You wanna watch as I run her through!”

“Don’t do this…” Arnav pleaded as he was forced to remain still…

“Arnav…” she breathed

All color drained from his face…
She had said his name so damn sadly that his chest blasted with pain…

The tears on her cheeks now flashed in the darkness…

“No Khushi…I’m here sweetheart…”
“Yeah well she won’t be soon…”
Arnav was shrouded with untame fury and tackled his captors but halted instantly when the baron pushed the hard edge of the knife at her ribcage…

“You want me to do it!? I’LL FUCKING DO IT!”

Rage was stabbing through Arnav and it was all he could do not to barrel forwards…

“ENOUGH! Just…just hurt ME instead!…”

“Oh you’re willing to die AGAIN for this piece of shit?!”

“You mean this woman who has my heart!? The one I would do goddamn ANYTHING for!? I would lay down my life for her…She is MINE not yours!”
And a sinnister laugh bolstered forth…”Oh I paid for this thing!” he shook Khushi…”And I plan on getting my money’s worth!”
Arnav was now a primal beast who was going to make this man pay…”Let me make myself clear…If you touch her, harm even a hair on her head I will butcher you so badly that no one will ever find you!”

The baron’s eyes dripped with evil as he looked to the men he had paid off…
They both drew out knives and held them to his neck…
“Kill him once I’ve left…”

“No! NOOOOOOO!” Khushi’s screamed piercingly…

And as his wife was hauled out the door behind them, the last thing he saw was her shattered eyes as they screamed out each other’s names…

……………

“NO! NO!!!!! Khushi!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

His roaring was now taking on an barbarous strength as he shoved at the men holding him…

With precise moves, he wrenched their arms away from him, hearing a snap, erasing their grip…

Blood was now roaring in his ears as he grabbed the knife from one and stabbed the man that was trying to regain control…

He then lashed out at the second man, using the same knife and planting it firmly in the bastards chest…
Their agonised screams gurgled around him as he spun around and sped out the door he’d seen his wife taken through…

The cold cellar was empty…

Running.

He couldn’t move fast enough.

When he reached the outside, he roared at the top of his lungs for the guards…

The men who had been defending the front of the building now appeared around him at a speed only an army could muster…

“HE HAS HER!! GUARDS!!!”

“WHAT’!? HOW?!”

He grabbed the sentry’s collar and roared….”The bastard has my wife! He was in the wine cellar! Find them! NOW! He was JUST here!!!”

Men began to spread out.

“Stop every single person! Block all roads! You find her!!! They CAN’T be far!”

Arnav bolted to the weapons carriage and armed himself in seconds.
As far as he was concerned, they were going to fucking war.

“Son?!” The king screamed out…

He spun around, “Not now!”

“Arnav ALL the men have dispersed to find her…try to think clearl-”

Arnav grabbed his father by the collar, the first move he’d ever made on his own family…”Think CLEARLY?! He has my wife!”

The kings guards were about to restrain the Prince when the King lifted a hand…

Arnav suddenly realized what he was doing…

“…F…father…I…”

The King stood tall…”GO! Find her!”

And he took off…
If Khushi didn’t return, he wouldn’t either.

…………

The way Arnav screamed her name.

She felt the sound in her bones.

He pushed a knife to into her ribs, letting her feel the cold hard tip of it…

Khushi stiffened and leaned away, but he followed her with it, keeping the metal hard against her…

He had an old cart waiting outside the cellar’s outer walls…

And even paid off beggars ready to ward off the outer guards with misinformation…

She bit her tongue to fight back the tears and remained determined not to cry, needing to save her strength…

“Please be safe…my prince…”


Even though the order was to kill him, she knew her husband could handle two men…
They were nothing to him, nothing confronting for his abilities…
And the only reason he hadn’t broken free, was to stop damage being done to her…
She’d never seen him so defenceless…
He could make armies retreat at the mention of his name, and yet he froze when her life was threatened…

Tugged back into the moment, the baron threw her roughly towards the broken down carriage…”Get in! You move, and I’ll end you…” he lifted the long knife to her view…

Throwing two large bags of clothing over her, he warned, “You stay QUIET…the Prince’s men are everywhere and I don’t want them finding you…understand?”

Her breathing hitched, but she merely nodded…

Moving in next to her, he knew he had to act fast…

He grabbed the reins and slapped the horse to a quick canter heading out the back gates meant for traders and merchandise wagons…

Khushi felt the pang of tears getting stronger…

She wanted to try and escape, but she also knew that she’d be out in the dark, where wolves were already howling…

The carriage was now moving fast…

And she tried to monitor how far they may have travelled…

But in that same moment, the speed began to faulter…

She strained to hear, but could swear that there was a new voice outside…

And all movement stopped…

They couldn’t have got very far…

Listening hard, she finally heard…

“Where are you headed?”


Arnav’s sentry had stopped them.


“Just leaving the town to make early morning deliveries…”


Silence.

“Well, I’m going to need to search…the Princess has been taken and we are searching, no exceptions.”


Laughter now ensued…

“You really think a tired worn out merchant would have time to take a princess?”


Khushi glared…

She could hear him putting on a husked voice to veil his own…

The will to make a break for it was getting stronger…

As the guard shone his fiery torch into the carriage, she prayed hard…

“…let him see me…let him see me…”


But as soon as the guard tried to move a bag of clothes, the baron withdrew his knife and ran the guard through the back leaving the blade wedged inside…

The sentry fell off the cart and flat on the dirt…

“No!” she tried to scream but it came out brokenly…

Khushi’s could faintly hear the sentry screaming out in pain as he reached for something on his belt…

A harsh bang lit up the sky with a signal flare showing their location.

“Oh no you fucking dont!” the baron yelled and began to blast the horses as they gallopped.

They started to swerve, the cart moving from side to side…

Dropping the reins, the baron used one arm to hold her down as began to hit her hard, not caring where his blows landed…
“You’re going to pay for getting me thrown in jail!!!”

Her screams were curdling the air swooping around them as she tried without any success to stop the pain that was now pulverising her…

Suddenly there is a bone-shattering jolt and everything came to a stop.

The world fragmented.

Khushi’s head had smashed against the side of the wagon…

Her ears were ringing and her eyes blurred as she tried to focus on what was happening…

The baron was slowly getting his bearings…

She tried to focus and saw that the guard behind them…was gone.

“…no…” she breathed…

Shaking his head, he let out a sinister laugh…”Oh good…”

Seeing a small abandoned stable in amongst the trees, he grabbed Khushi harshly by the wrist and began to drag her…

She squinted her eyes, her head pounding and throbbing…

Lifting her other hand, she tried to massage her temple only to feel sticky ooze…

“I’m…I’m bleeding…” she stuttered…

Shoving her into the stalls, she hit the dirty floor, rolling across the ground…

Pushing up on her shaky hands, she froze when he snarled…”Stay there bitch!”

Khushi continued to try and get up only to have the baron kick her hard in the stomach, draughting her completely as she fell.

She rolled into a ball clutching her ribcage, groaning in agony…

He backed away and lit the old torch that was hanging on the walls…

As dim light spread across the room, Khushi started to feel helpless…

“So! Lets have some fun then before the sun rises!”

Dread and fright shook her as she tried to back away, scrambling backwards……

“Why are you doing this!?! We aren’t far from where we left! You WILL be found!” her palms were now outstretched trying to ward him off…

Roughly grabbing a fistful of the material on her torso, he wrenched her up, grinning at her pained cries, and dragged her far back into the large stable room, far away from the latched door…

She sobbed as she frantically tried to push him away, all the while whispering her husband’s name…

Without warning she let out a deep groan as he belted her in the stomach once more, her ribs now radiating with pain…

“How about saying MY name!?”

“NEVER!” she spat out…

Digging his fingers into jaw, he ground out, “I OWN YOU! I Paid for you, you worthless slave! Just cause the prince decided he hated me, and took you away, doesn’t change the fact that I OWN YOU!”

Even though she felt his words dragging down the self worth she had finally been feeling, she tried once more…”I am the PRINCESS! You have cannot claim ANY ownership on me!”

The baron grabbed the back of Khush’s head and pulled her in close, looking straight in her eyes…”I’m going to beat you… fuck you…and then tie you up like an animal and leave you to rot in the forest and be torn apart by the wild animals…”

The words struck her heart like knives were inside her…

Snarling like a rabid dog, the baron moved in to attack and try to press his mouth to hers…

Tossing her head from side to side, she desperately tried to avoid him as his bitter breath wafted over her face…

She suppressed the feeling of throwing up and fought back hard…

Her hands scratching and pushing…

Adrenalin pumping up to high levels as she became desperate for her husband, a guard, a local, ANYONE to rescue her…

“You think you can escape this!? I get to go back to a life in PRISON! I lost everything! I EXPECT to get caught! But not before I do this!”

A distorted wail broke from her throat as he tightened his hold on her jaw, pressed his pelvis against hers, and tore her bodice…

She could feel his hardening erection against her and bile rose up in her throat…

“Get OFF ME!!!! You deserve MORE than prison! ARRRGH!!!””

Her body shook and she felt her strength failing as his bare hand closed over her the skin of her breast, squeezing hard, fingers burrowing in…

She tried to raise her knees to kick, but she couldn’t move…

“No! NOOO!”

Releasing her face, he pulled down the rest of the torn material and began to abuse her chest…

Squashing her breasts in his hands, he used force to purge harsh howling groans from her…

“So I finally get to see your body! You denied me, as your MASTER, the pleasure of fucking you! So get ready to feel a world of pain!”

Her face was now drenched with tears and hope began to fade…

He could feel the sorrow in the way she began to sag…

“Figured it out SERVANT!? I own your worthless body!”

His dirty, calloused hands and fingers were now twisting her blistering nipples until they burned…

When she felt his knees pushing her legs apart, she used the last shred of fight inside her and fought back, letting out a piercing scream that made him wince…

Tearing her clothing at every angle he could, his hands went under her dress, clutched her bare thighs and mashed their pelvises together…

The baron moaned and bucked, slamming his covered yet hard crotch into her like a depraved animal…

Khushi struggled hysterically…

NOOO!!!” her scream was shrill…

The baron continued to use her as a sex toy as she screamed…

Bouncing against her, the material of his pants was stopping him from actual penetration…

Her breathing was close to being squelched…

The terror in her soul almost a living thing trying to break out…

“You like this don’t you! Dirty, worthless bitch!” he panted…

“ARNAV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Hearing her yell out the Prince’s name made him furious…

He pumped his hips so hard she knew her thighs were going to be bruised….

Khushi nearly threw up as he came in his pants, grunting…

She felt as if there were insects crawling all over her skin…

“Oh I needed that…” he said with dripping disdain…”Soon you can have the real thing!”

Gagging, Khushi held back the urge to puke…

But the sound of galloping hooves made the barons eyes flash with terror…

Painful relief burst inside her chest…

“Looks like we’ve been found…I will have to let others take over this task for me then…because I will have my revenge…” and he grinned as his body began to tighten once more…

He knew it was almost over.

…………

A bright shot rang out in the sky as the distress flare lit up the heavens…

“She’s not far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

He dug his heels into his horse and took off…

“I’m coming for you Khushi…I’m coming for you…”

Arnav knew his men that were spread out across the countryside would have seen and heard the same signal…

An attack army would be closing in…

“Let someone get to her…Please God let someone get to her…”

Showing no mercy to the animal beneath him, he whipped and spurred the horse on to the height of it’s speed…

Closer…

Closer…

He could see one of his officers laying on the ground and his eyes darted around, searching desperately for clues as to where he should look…

As the man saw the Prince getting closer, he tried to point the direction they had gone in…

“The army is coming! Someone will help you!!!!” he roared as he didn’t break speed gallopping past in the direction he was shown…

“Faster!!! God please! Let her be alive!!!”


No sooner had his prayer left his mind, he saw the crashed cart and the horse skidded to a halt as he dismounted rapidly…

His body turned in all directions as he looked to the ground and saw the dragged footprints…

But before he could even trace the direction, he saw the faint light flickering from the old stable barn…

He was pure and manic rage.

Bolting forwards,  he reached the door and pushed hard.

Nothing..

Lifting his leg, one boot crashed into the middle of the door, and as he flew in, he saw them…

“FUCKING GET OFF HER!!!” he thundered as he ran towards them…

Laughing, the baron pulled the knife from his belt and held it to Khushi’s neck, “Freeze of I’ll kill her!”
Skidding to a halt, he blasted, “You BASTARD! I will KILL YOU!”
Arnav started forwards but the baron jabbed the sharp point of the knife into the skin of her neck, moving the sharp edge in a slow trail…

Khushi’s distorted scream froze him to the spot…

“STOP! FUCKING STOP!”
A large stream of blood was now flowing down her bare chest…
Holding the knife in place, the baron yelled…”Then BACK THE FUCK OFF!!!”
Arnav was defenseless at the sight of her blood…”I’m not moving…” he held up his hands and the  baron withdrew the knife…
His morbid laugh crackled out…”You should have seen how hard I just dry fucked her!”

In the blink of an eye Arnav pulled his own long dagger into his grip…”I’M GOING TO FUCKING END YOU!!!”
As Arnav was poised to throw, the Baron hauled Khushi in front of him, using her to shield himself…

“You cocksucker! I should have finished her! But here! Go ahead…throw the knife…end her for me!”

Arnav’s breath had already stopped when he saw her torn clothing and dark innumerable bruises…
But there was now a long jagged laceration along her neck…

Blood was now streaming from the gash over her breasts…

The possession and mania he now felt was beyond anything…

“Who are you going to attack PRINCE!? Maybe you would like to WATCH this…”

Winding his other arm around Khushi’s neck, he pressed it hard to her throat…

She began to cough and struggle…

“N…no…h…help…Ar…Arna..v…” her cry was hoarse…

Her terror was blinding him…

It was all Arnav could see…
And yet he was powerless…
If he rushed them, the baron would kill her…
But the alternative, staying still, was KILLING him…
He NEEDED to act.

Khushi was clawing at the hand around her throat and the baron’s knife dropped, his free hand now joined the other in a vising grip…

Her mind was in a complete frenzy as the tightness around her neck felt like tendons were separating from bone…

Arnav tried to aim the knife for a throw but his wife was once again in his line of fire…

“Fucking hell! STOP! She can’t breathe!!!”

Arnav felt like he himself couldn’t grasp any air, his pulse resounding so loud he can’t hear his own thoughts…

“Drop your weapon and I’ll loosen my grip!!! Or I’ll end her! You’ll never get to her fast enough…” he challenged…

Arnav was utterly defeated…

He tried to think of any response but the pain of seeing that man choke her out slowly was too much to bear…

Dropping his knife, he saw the baron loosen his hold as his wife gasped for air…

“God…Khushi slow breaths sweetheart…”
The baron smirked…”Yeah Go ahead, have fun breathing for now…you think I got out without help!? You think this will end here!?”

Arnav was quaking with fury…”Oh it will end here!”

The baron laughed…”It won’t! She’ll be a rag when my plans done!”
The warrior in Arnav tried think sanely or logically…
If Khushi was going to stand a chance, he HAD to…

“Why isn’t he following through with his threats!? What does he WANT!??
Arnav’s mind was wracking for information…

Then it dawned on him…

The baron had been a man of leasure…

He had never killed before…

And Arnav suddenly realised that the man in front of him didn’t have the balls to follow through with any threat.
And with that knowledge…Arnav’s humanity vanished.

He walked purposefully towards the baron…and Khushi…

“You better stop!” the baron growled…

Khushi tried to regulate her breathing, but heart twisted as her husband kept prowling…

He was coming for her.

Her heart skipped a beat as everything slowed…

Khushi forgot the hand at her throat, the burn in her lungs…

All she saw was him.

His muscular flexed body.

His fierce eyes.

And the barons grip started to tighten again…

The change in Arnav’s eyes was like steel, his expression as cold as ice…
He was now Prince Arnav, commander of his army, and he was coming for her.

“Stop moving!!!” The baron yelled…

Arnav smiled, sending chills down Khushi’s spine and she could feel the baron’s body shake…

She had never seen a look so terrifying in her life…

“CLOSE ENOUGH!!!”

But Arnav didn’t stop.

“I WILL END HER!”

Arnav moved steadily toward them like a storm cloud…

The barons fingers pressed in, and Khushi sputtered…

But Arnav didn’t even flinch…
These were the slowest ten seconds of his life…

Knowing his game was at an end, the baron gripped Khushi’s jaw, withdrew his arm, and struck her hard and fast…

The blood drained from his face as he watched his wife drop to the ground…
She didn’t move.

His roar was so thunderous that the small cabin shook…

“I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!”
His fury threatened to consume him.

Arnav’s biceps pumped and fist clenched as he flew forwards, reached for his sword and rammed it hard into the baron’s ribs, twisting the blade savagely…
Grasping the switchblade in his vest, he stabbed it harshly into his sternam, hearing a loud crack, withdrawing it, and slicing it back in once more…
The Baron’s gurgling screams were suddenly blocked as Arnav grabbed him by the neck…
Blood began to spray in all directions.
Swinging back, Arnav punched violently, bone-snapping echoes now mingling with screams…

The baron’s hands were pressing on his chest and his eye as the socket was shattered by the force of the blow…

It was now the baron’s turn to fall hard on the floor…

With the heel of his boot, Arnav stomped down brutally on his ribs like a crushed sack of potatoes, hearing faint breaks, each one more satisfying than the last…

Fisting the baron’s shirt, he yanked up his thorax and beat his constricted fist at the already distorted structure of his nose, and visciously knocked him completely out…

Shouts and commands were now resounding around the area as Arnav forgot all trace of the bleeding out prisoner.
His volatile rage disappeared and he fell to Khushi’s side,  his soul utterly destroyed at the sight of her…

“K…Khushi…God…No…” the devastation he felt was now masticating him alive…

Unable to even control his own heart palpitations, he yanked off his jacket, and as his hands shook, he pulled her into his arms, covering her naked chest, holding her close…
“NO! NO this can’t happen to you!” he pressed his palm to the blood spurting from her throat…
Water began to pelt onto her face and he realised her was crying…”Khushi…Khushi please…”
His forehead was against hers as his tears poured out, his free hand frantically searching her veins for signs of life and finally felt her pulse beating faintly…

Within seconds, a platoon of men were surrounding the cabin his frontline attack officers rushed in…

“Prince Arnav!?”

But his senses were now completely absent…

The sight of her blood, the knowledge of her torture, and her immense pain made his spirit wrack with agony as his heart splintered.

Arnav’s entire frame was tremoring as he could barely gather the willpower to breathe.
Panic was now attacking his nervous system with brunt force…

The medics who had been searching alongside the squadron charged in, carrying a stretcher and as much equipment as they could manage…

Once their eyes caught one look at the Princess, they urgently tried to get Arnav’s attention…

“Oh my God, Prince Arnav let us take her!”

His body and mind were desperately trying to reject what he was seeing…

“Prince Arnav! We need to take her FAST!”
Shaking with the worst terror he’d ever experienced, he roared as he held her head steady…”Khushi! Wake up! Khushi wake up!!!”

Arnav’s body was jolting with every word he said…

“Your Majesty!!” one medic yelled towards the door…

“She’s bleeding from the neck,” one physician screamed to the king…”We NEED to take her!…”

Arnav’s chief officer looked towards the king who had appeared speedily in the doorway…

He surveyed the damage and the blood that covered Khushi.

Not one milisecond passed before he nodded towards the line of officers waiting for orders, his command rang out.

“Restrain him. Tend to my daughter in law IMMEDIATELY.”

And Ten soldiers advanced on their Prince, their commanding officer, and pried him away from Khushi as the medics took her carefully and instantly put pressure on her neck with gauze as they lay her on the stretcher…

“NO! NO! GET OFF ME!!!!” Arnav roared, fighting back furiously…”I ORDER YOU TO GET OFF ME!!!!!!!”
On precipice of a breakdown, all Arnav could comprehend was that she was being taken away from him again, and he turned barbaric…
The need for blood was now raging through him…

He easily knocked out three of his own officers with a ferocious punch, crimson drops spraying from the men’s faces as the room was burgeoning with howls and screams…
Fighting like the champion he was, he managed to gain two steps closer only to be withdrawn by more of his army once again…
The feel of his fists connecting with flesh made him carniverous for more…
Arnav was possessed with the need to eradicate anyone who was between him and the woman he was now overwhelmingly frantic to protect..
The King saw how much animalistic strength his son had…
“Shit, Restrain him! Do what you have to!”
But nothing stopped his persistance…
All he wanted was his wife…

She was covered in blood, and he was going bezerk with heartache and grief…”Let GO of me!!! I need to go to her…I need to go to her! FUCKING GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME!”

His adrenalin was fired up, triggering every aggressive intuition he possessed…

The king saw his son’s utter turmoil and motioned for the guards to move him closer…

Arnav thought they would release him but they didn’t…”LET ME GO!!!!!”

The King reenforced the order and they used all the force they could to control him…

Now closer to his wife,  he still continued to try break the guards hold on him as he watched the medics work…

Pouring antiseptic on her forehead, they cleaned the wound, and keeping her behind a small partition, as covered and shielded as possible, they cleaned her chest and spread arnica over the bruises to numb the pains…
Arnav nearly broke free many times, and the squadron of men had to use their utmost power to keep him away…
“I swear I will kill you all if you don’t let me go!!!!!!!”
As he screamed, his eyes were locked on Khushi…

She was completely unconscious, and when he saw the other doctor pull out a small suture needle, he was suddenly grateful she wasn’t awake for this…

At the very first stitch, his body rattled with fury…

“Fuck! NO! I need to save her! Damn it! Let me GO!”

Ignoring all commotion around him, the doctors worked carefully as one sewed her neck and another took swabs and placed them into sealed containers…

The senior medic turned to Arnav and the King, “She has lost a lot of blood, but her blood pressure is steadying.  No vital organs in her throat have been harmed, but the cut was deep, we need to stitch her fast to prevent the need for a blood transfusion.”

Arnav was turning primal.

“Let me THE FUCK GO! I need to…I need-”

The King moved closer, sovereignty lacing his voice even as sorrow filled his eyes, “Arnav…Look at her! She needs this medical attention!”
“Father how FUCKING DARE YOU! SHE NEEDS ME! I need to-”
“Arnav!!!! This isn’t like last time! She needs the DOCTORS! They have to stitch her for God’s sake! You couldn’t even HEAR us!”

Arnav was shaking, his body convulsing so much he was sure he should have passed out by now…”I DEMAND TO BE RELEASED!”

“No Arnav…I am SORRY son…”

These were the kind of orders that literally broke the King’s heart…

Especially when he had to give them to his son…

Arnav’s eyes were on his wife as utter desolation filled him…”I…I wasn’t here fast enough…I needed to save her and I wasn’t here fast enough! Pl…please…I beg you…dad I’m begging you…”

The king’s heart was breaking with pain for Arnav and his daughter in law…

He had never seen his son change so much, love so much, and now…he was willing to beg…
“Father please…” Arnav pleaded with his father as his eyes stayed on Khushi…”Please…PLEASE!”

“Will you let the doctors work?”

Arnav was overcome, his mind in overdrive…”Yes…yes…I swear…I just need to be near her…I swear…”

The king lifted his hand and the officers instantly released him…

On his shaking limbs, he fell brokenly at Khushi’s side…
His left palm gently resting on her head as he leaned in as close as he could, his lips touching her forehead…
Keeping clear from the medic’s, he kept his gaze on her face as he asked, “Is she ok…? God, please tell me she is ok…”
“We have stopped the bleeding,” the medic spoke fast as he concentrated…”I can tell you more when I have finished…”
The doctors passed instruments and vials to one another…
Arnav could barely draw in air, “Khushi…hold on my princess…” his lips were against her sweaty hair…”I’m here my love…”

As the final stitch pushed in,  she shuddered back into consciousness…

Her gasping wretches were now scaring him shitless as the physician cut the last thread…

“Damn it! Shit! Why does she have to wake now!?…”
With no time for royal niceties, the medic was blunt as he demanded, “Arnav, Hold her down fast. This is going to hurt…”

Hurrying to obey, Arnav watched with a shattered heart as the doctor poured alcoholic antiseptic on her neck to burn germs…

Her eyes snapped open and she howled a scream loud enough to break glass as the disinfectant felt like more lacerations…

The look in her eyes branded his mind with a horror he would never forget…

“Khushi…I’m here! Calm down! Sweetheart calm! Please!”

But she was straining for breath…

“We need the sedative STAT! We need to calm her! Keep holding her down!” the doctor commanded urgently as the other medic held down her arms…

Wasting not one more second, Arnav braced her face in his hands as carefully as he could, and pressed his mouth to hers…

She began to cough and splutter but he held his open mouth to her, breathing into her, “Khushi…I’m here…I have you…I HAVE YOU…”

As the tranquilliser needle pinched past her the skin of her arm, a hallowed numbness spread over her scarred soul…
And abruptly, her breathing hitched and a sorrowful cry came out…

“Ar…nav…save me…ple…please…”

Close to breaking point, Arnav summoned all the strength he could, and held her still…”I have saved you…you’re with me…you’re safe sweetheart…I’m here…”

Her trembling lips tried to reply and the moment she whispered his name, she fainted…

“G…God…” Arnav was overcome.

He could hear the desperation in her whisper …

Realising how close he’d come to losing her once again, he felt an earthquake ready to explode inside him…

“Good…good…her heart rate is settling…” the doctor tried to reassure him as he released Khushi’s arms…

The King rested his hand on Arnav’s shoulder…

And he broke.

Lifting her hand against his lips, he wept loud and mournfully…

Arnav cried like he had never cried in his life.

Everyone stilled.

The medics had done their job.

The baron had already been taken away.

And the entire squad remained silent and motionless.

The respect they felt for their Prince was mighty.

He had always been one for anger and hate.

He had killed and tortured for money, for defence, for power.
His men had seen him take down enemy upon enemy…
Had seen him slaughter an entire hoarde of men with no weapons, and completely without backup…
The Prince could handle himself against ANY power that came against him…
But here he was.
Prostrate before Khushi.

He had now saved a woman for love.

Saved his wife for devotion.

Saved the Princess for honor.

“Prince Arnav,” the head medic spoke cautiously…”you should take her to the castle…we have already given her a shot for any pain she may experience when she awakes, but She should wake somewhere comfortable and warm…”

As his bloodshot, traumatised eyes lifted, he nodded…”Yes…she needs to know she’s safe…that she’s with me…”
A sentry stepped forwards from behind him,  “Sir, the baron is in critical condition and going back to-”

Arnav jerked back, on his feet and in the man’s face in less than a second…

His eyes now possessed with a ferral rage that had the sentry taking a step back…

“You mention that name in my wife’s presence again and I. Will. Kill. You.”

Quickly interveining, the King held onto Arnav’s clenched fist, “Son, Take Khushi back to the castle…”

Back at his wife’s side instantly, the medics lifted the stretcher and he held her onto her hand as they headed to the carriage.

He tried to eradicate the lethal fury pumping inside him.

“You make this journey as smooth as possible! UNDERSTAND!?”

The team of coachman nodded, the Prince’s demeanor terrifying them…

They reached the castle faster than he thought they would.

He had held her hand, his fingers on her pulse, for the entire ride.

Knowing what the baron had done to her, butchered his already mangled conscience…

Her presence beside him was the only thing keeping him in once piece…

As they exited carefully, the palace swarmed with people and his mother was the first to reach them…

“KHUSHI!…Is she? Arnav, tell me she’s alright!?”

He kept his eyes on his wife as he replied, “She will be…She damn will be…”

The King quickly motioned to his wife and nearly had to drag her away as he informed of Khushi’s condition…

As they entered the master suite, Arnav became desperate to have her in his arms.

“Hold the stretcher still…” he demanded forcefully…

Doing as they were told, they watched  as he slowly slid his arm beneath her and lifted her carefully…

The feeling of finally holding her stung his battered conscience as a waterfall of tears began to fall…

The physician stood close, “My Prince, she is stable…and breathing well…if any infection starts at the wound, it can be maintained…just make sure the tear doesn’t get aggravated…”
Nearly choking on his next words, Arnav asked…”I need to know…The Ba-” he stuttered, “…her attacker, said that…that he dry humped her…Is…is that all he did?”

He felt the urge to gag as his arms pulled her closer to his body…

The doctor’s eyes were burdened and bleak… “Your Highness, when we were treating her, we saw the amount of abuse on her…abuse that is usually only found on rape victims, and we took swabs…there was no semen or bleeding…so he didn’t get to ra-”

“Stop….sorry…” Arnav closed his eyes, his soul was contracting with heartbreak as he tried to regulate his breathing, “sorry, just…just stop for a moment…”
Feeling his power draining fast, he climbed onto the bed and sat back against the headboard, clutching her to his chest as his heart beat hard…

If the baron weren’t already dead, he’d find him and kill him all over again…

“I’m so sorry my Prince, but be assured…she was not raped…”

What was left of his heart felt like it was shattering…”Thank God…hearing all this…hearing it about…about Khushi…my wife…”

The doctor nodded, “I know…but she’s very strong…you know this…however, I can see you suffering…”

A hardness now flashed in his expression…”What I feel is of NO consequence…I SAW him hurting her…I saw him draw her blood…I’ve never been so helpless…I thought I was scared when I first lost her, but what I feel now is…”

“I know, I only mean…” the doctor quickly tried to reword what he had said…”I didn’t mean to-”

“Leave…” Arnav uttered as carefully as he could, his voice shaking…”Please just leave…”

He needed to be alone with her.

The constant people around him were making him feel crowded and crazed.

The doctor nodded, “ofcourse…I will be in the castle close by.  Call me if she or yourself need anything…”

And the door closed.
“Oh God…” he could hardly distinguish his own voice

His jacket was still around her shoulders as his eyes scanned her…
She was wrapped in cotton bandages, her chest covered carefully as the ointment was numbing the pain and bruises…

“I let this happen…again…” he said bitterly to himself…”How can you ever forgive me for this…?”

Arnav knew  he could never even forgive himself.

He pressed his lips to her hair, noting the wound that had stopped bleeding…
She started to pant, and a soft moan wafted from her lips…

Arnav lowered his mouth to hers…”Hear me my love, we’re home…we are in our room…you’re safe…NOTHING is going to hurt you…they would have to get through me…and it takes A LOT of men to get through me…”

Her soft breaths were helping sedate his nerves…

“I don’t think you even know what I did yet…I killed him…” his eyes squeezed closed…”and I am so fucking happy about it. I’ve battled for MANY reasons…but nothing has ever felt THIS worthwhile and gratifying…to rid the world of someone capable of such actions against anyone is a reward, but to rid the world of someone that would do this to YOU?!…” he shook his head, the memories of her blood too much to bear…”I will destroy ANYONE and ANYTHING who hurts you…THIS is what I’m fighting for, what I’ll die for…you are irrevocably mine…”

She took a deep breath and the look on her face contorted to one of pain…

“No no no sweetheart…shhhh…no no no please…shhhh…”
And finally she stilled…

His soft words continued for hours…

Each time she moved, he held her and helped her aching limbs adjust…

He was swimming in guilt, in anger, in heartbreak.

The bond between them both was incredibly strong.

Their hearts wound so tightly together that they were never able to be separated by anything.

His dark eyes stared down at her, the sight of her making his heart ache…

Locked in their own world, it was just the two of them…

But her silence was frying his nerves…

“I need you sweetheart…It’s been hours…please…I’m…” his voice broke…”I’m dying inside…”

Finally she stirred, her eyes slowly blinking as they adjusted to the dim lighting…

And the first thing she saw was her husband…

Still in a daze, she parted her lips to speak but nothing came out…

“Khushi…Khushi…” he leaned down and kissed her forehead gently…”I have you sweetheart…”

As he moved back, he saw how dazed she was…

“Listen to me carefully…” he said firmly…”You are with me…against my body…I’m holding you…”

“I know…” her voice was shaky…”I know…what’s wrong?”

He held her closer, “Just remember this…I have you in my arms…”

Frowning, she felt the fear radiating from inside him…”Ar…Arnav…?”

She tried to shift and sit up, and instantly pain tore through her…

Her shriek stung his heart…”Shhhh..carefully Khushi…”

And his own tears began to fall as her expression showed her remembering everything…

He helped her to sit higher, keeping her in his arms, “Khushi, WITH ME! Feel me! Look at me!”

Her hands came up around her own neck and he quickly grabbed her wrists as gently as he could…

Shaking his head, he held her gaze…”No…no sweetheart…I can’t let you touch there…you have-”

“He…he…I couldn’t br…breathe…I…Arnav…Help me…”

The stabbing pain in his chest made him want to burst into tears, but he knew she he was in shock…

“Khushi…”

She started to shake and he laid her down as delicately as he could, coming over her, holding his torso up as to not hurt her…”Khushi,” he rested his weight on his elbows and cradled her face in his hands, “stop moving…please…”

“Arnav…help…”

Her shaking voice was killing him…”You are safe! Damn it look at me! I’m with you…I’m never leaving your side again…Ever! I don’t care if I’m a laughing stock, but I’m going to be beside you every damn second for the rest of my life…I will chain myself to you if I have to!”

Her tiny smile was a balm on his heart…

But the fear was still there…

“Oh…sweetheart…please just keep looking at me…” his frame was veiled with anxiety…”Please…keep your eyes on mine…Khushi…”

The next thing he felt was her hand on his cheek…”shhh…Ar…nav…calm…calm down…”

A shocked and dumbfounded expression was now plastered on his face…”You’re…You’re telling ME to calm down?”

Her hands moved to his chest, her slight wince made him grimace and he watched her carefully…

“I know that you…you were… worried for me…”

“…worried…WORRIED!?”
He was a ticking time bomb as his emotions were stretched out to the ragged edge…
“If you knew EXACTLY how much I cared for you it would scare you EXCESSIVELY!!! I can’t LIVE without you…you are everything to me! My life is worthless without you…I need you…bound to me…forever…”

“Arnav…I…I am bound to you…”

A tremor passed through her and he pressed onto her lower body making her gasp…

“Shit, I’m sorry…” he started to move but her weak hands tried to hold onto him…

“No…Arnav…I beg you…don’t move…”

His heart was rupturing…”Khushi…you don’t EVER have to beg for anything…I just don’t want to hurt you…”

With shattered eyes, she blinked out tears…”Please…I need to feel YOU…”

His mouth came down on hers, harder than it should have, but he held her face still so her lesion wouldn’t rip…

“Khushi…I love you…” he breathed against her lips, the pain in his voice caused her chest to clench…

She couldn’t hold back her keening sob…”I love you…I knew you would save me…”

He moved back so she could see his eyes, ruthless and suddenly in control…”There was never ANY question. You are part of me. I was GOING to get you back…”

And a sudden wave of relief and pain wafted over her like a tsunami…

“He…touched me…he…he did things to me…”

“No…No don’t think of that…” Arnav commanded.

“He…he said…”

“Whatever he said,” Arnav secured her stare…”MEANT NOTHING! His words are insignificant! You belong to me. You are mine. And you ALWAYS WILL BE MINE. Not one living thing is worth more than you!”

Great gasping sobs began to wrack her body…

Arnav brushed his lips over hers, his mouth opening, swallowing all agony that came out of her…

He grasped Khushi close, never easing his hold, never letting her feel for one moment that she was alone…

“I am here…my princess…shhh…”

Every word out of his mouth sounded as though it pained him…
She tried to speak but yawned and cringed as her face, her neck, her everything stung…

“I’m…I’m so tired…”

He carefully moved to the side and slid his arm beneath her neck, holding her head steady…

“Sleep sweetheart…I’m here…”

She tried to turn to him but flinched at the pain…

He moved higher and locked onto her eyes, nodding in encouragement for her to talk to him…

“…you won’t leave me…?”

Arnav’s eyes were clear and possessed a power she had craved from the second he first touched her…”I am NEVER leaving you…”

Her hands were now clawing at him to pull him nearer…

Wrapping his other arm around her, he held her as close as they could be…”Shhh… No no, I can’t bring your chest too close sweetheart…I don’t want you hurting…”

But she became desperate…”P..please…please…”

“SCREW IT.”
Denying her anything wasn’t an option.

He moved her on her side so her head now rested as high as it could on his shoulder and he pressed their bodies together as they lay on their sides…

Even though he felt her flinch as their chests touched, her breathing calmed…

Khushi buried herself into his body, trying to absorb his heat, his scent…

Arnav grabbed the covers and tucked her even closer…”I’m not leaving you…you’re safe…Please rest Khushi…”

“I’m safe…Arnav is with me”…she chanted in her head as she felt his big, strong body against her…

“You are definitely safe…Close your eyes…I’m here…”  he promised…

“Don’t leave me…” she ordered him weakly…

Her eyes were now closed as he spoke against her lips…”I. am. not. leaving. you. EVER.”

And he kissed her until she fell asleep…

…………..

Arnav didn’t know how long he’d been laying there with her, nor did he care…

She was in his arms…

But his eyes were full of fury as he examined the damage…

“How can I have let this happen…again…”

He could feel his heart contorting with hatred for himself and the baron…

A soft knocking jolted him back to the moment…

Not bothering to even budge an inch, he waited…

Seconds later, the door began to open slowly and he saw his mother enter with the physician…

“Arnav, I have to let him in…” she paused seeing his flashing eyes…

He lifted a finger to his lips, “shhh…”

“Sorry…Ofcourse…I just…I know of her injuries…and he wishes to check her…It’s nearly midday…”

Arnav was unaware of the time of day…

The heavy curtains were drawn, blocking out most of the light…

“I will be as quick as I can, and I’m sorry for the interruptions but-”

“No…” Arnav interrupted…”Please check her…I need her to be okay…”

The man nodded as the queen smiled sadly at her son…”Has she been alright?”

Arnav shook his head…”No…She is trying to be strong…she woke briefly…she’s damn scared mum…”

His mother smoothed her hand softy over Khushi’s hair…”She is strong…I know my daughter…and she is strong…”

“…mum…she has a strong spirit…but I don’t.” his voice hitched, “…I can’t bear to see her like this…I’m falling apart…”

“Your Highness, she is doing fine…the gash on her neck is sealing well…but it was deeper than it looks…If the knife had gone in any further then-”

Arnav’s countenance suddenly jerked, his eyes taking on an icy luster…

“Say anymore and I’m not responsible for what happens to you…” he snarled…

His mother gasped quietly, “Arnav! He’s doing his job…”

“It’s alright Your Majesty, you can’t blame him…I can see his distress…”

The queen’s hand was trembling as she caressed Khushi’s head lightly…”I don’t blame him, I just want her well and smiling again…she has been through too much…too much…”

“Please be assured, that she is alright…just make sure she rests…she may have some discomfort swallowing foods, but don’t let that deter her…right now, let her sleep…she really needs it…I’ll be back again soon…”

The queen led the doctor away but before she left, she whispered…”Take care of her please…I love her so much…”

Arnav smiled…”I love you mum, I will guard her with my life…”

…………….

Khushi stirred again…

His senses on full alert, Arnav was on the verge of panic and tears as her eyes shot open with fear…

She tried to sit up fast, clawing and pushing at him…

“Khushi…Shhh! NO!”

He held fast to her face, keeping her as motionless as he could, while also trying to capture her gaze…

“Look who you are with! It’s me! Khushi it’s me sweetheart!”

When she focused, she collapsed against him…”Arnav…help…”

He wanted to breakdown.

Storm from the room and make sure the baron was dead.

That bastard didn’t deserve to be alive on the same planet as his wife.

But he suppressed all fury and poured all attention onto Khushi…

“You’re SAFE! I swear on my life you are safe!”

Her keening wails were like daggers slicing his heart…

“Khushi…Please sweetheart…calm down…please…”

Her hands were now clutching to his shirt with such tension that her knuckles turned white…

His mouth pressed kisses all over her face as her breathing slowly became steadier…

“I’m here…you’re with me…just listen to my voice…”

When her  chest hiccuped with worry, he slid closer…

“Khushi…”

Her movements stilled…

“I’m with you…You are safe…Your…your injuries have been seen to…”

And she cried…

Too quietly…

Her faint weeping seeped into his spirit…

Trying to capture her eyes, he saw her blink out plump tears as her eyes locked on…

“He…he had sex…on me…”

Her words were empty as she shuddered…

Her mind in a blank state of fear an denial…

Rage and strength collided inside Arnav.

The killer instinct inside him vowed to eradicate anyone who came between him and Khushi…

The muscles in his jaw clenched…

Utter fury was glittering in his eyes, while hers burned with tears…

Rising up, his voice commanded her to attention…”DO NOT SAY ANYMORE. You are MINE. Don’t you DARE let that bastard’s actions get into your beautiful head…” he held onto her more firmly…”I am the only one who has ever been inside your body…I am the only one to ever make love to you…to fill you…”

“But-” she began to reply but Arnav covered her mouth with his…

She was too overwrought to resist the sensual love brimming from her husband…

His tongue swept into her mouth, claiming her as his, and his alone…

Her husband consumed her…

He always had, he always would.

She could feel how tense he was, a coiled spring ready to erupt…

He was a law unto himself, and when he pulled back, her lips tingled…

“No one comes between us…NOTHING can ever sway what I have in my heart for you…the word LOVE is a fucking insult to what I feel for you!”

“…even after…after what he did?”

And a part of his heart shrivelled…”You..You think what he did changes how I look at you?! How I feel about you?!”

Her sudden quick breaths were his answer.

The fact that she could even THINK that gutted him.

He focused on her for all that he was worth…

“Now you LISTEN to me!” the impact she had on his senses was devastating…”what he did shows how sick HE is! What he did will NEVER change that fact that I LOVE YOU! YOU BELONG TO ME.” he stated without any hesitation…

Throwing her revved up, pained body against his rock hard chest, she ignored all pain as his muscular arms wrapped around her carefully as she clawed at his chest, holding him possessively close…

“Khushi…I’m holding you…calm down…deep breaths sweetheart…we are together…” his voice was whisper quiet and held way more effect…

“Don’t leave me…” she ordered again…

“Khushi…” he leaned back to stare in her eyes…”Look…” he lifted her hand and kissed the  ring on her finger…”This ring binds you to me…forever…” he lifted his hand, letting his wedding band glint in the light, “I will keep this on my hand until the day I die…I am yours no matter what…and I’m not leaving your side…”

A knock at the door came once more…

Khushi jumped slightly but Arnav shook his head, quietly reassuring her she was safe.

This time, when the doctor entered, he had the medic who stitched her neck alongside him…

“Oh good,  your Highness, you are awake…”

Her wet eyes glanced from Arnav, to the doctor and back to her husband…

The way she jittered made his eyes gloss over with impending tears…”Sweetheart…It’s alright…”

The doctors approached.

“Princess Khushi, we are the doctors who have been tending to you…”

Her grip was still tight on Arnav’s shirt but he felt her body settle…

“I… I…need my husband to stay…” she whispered urgently…

Arnav’s heart warmed at her words, but knew she was still terrified…”Sweetheart, I haven’t moved and inch and I’m not going to…”

“Your Highness, he hasn’t left your side since he found you…”

Her eyes flashed with a memory as she flinched…”I…I’ve seen you before…”

The medic nodded sadly, “I am so sorry for what you are going through, but I need to check the stitching I have done…there weren’t many sutures needed, but they were necessary to stop the bleeding…”

Her hands dropped and Arnav instantly drew her closer…”…no no no…you’re okay my love…you’re okay…”

“He is right…this looks fine, no opening, sealing well…but I am sorry, I have to disinfect the area once more…”

And it was Arnav’s turn to shudder…

He remembered having to hold her down, and remembered the utter agony in her eyes…

“I understand…” she muttered nervously…

Taking out a swab, the medic dipped it in a yellowish substance and softly dabbed the liquid around the tear…

Arnav was ready to try and hold her still, but he marvelled as she merely hissed at the contact…

“You’re a brave woman your Highness…”

“How…?” Arnav said quietly…”How can you bear this?”

Khushi’s hand closed over his as she kept her eyes squeezed closed, “I’m with you…that’s how…”

“You’re quite a mighty couple…” the doctor spoke up with wonder…”I can see that she is already healing from this…”

“Now…” the medic pulled out a different type of bandage…”This is waterproof, and I can place this over your wound so you can wash…It’s probably best to bathe instead of shower right now as your body is covered in a lot of bruises…”

Khushi’s fingers tightened on his once more…

And Arnav brought her hand to his lips…

“Now, when I checked you before, the wound on your head had closed up, so just be careful while washing your hair…you really do have quite a number of bruises but no open cuts, so please just relax and rest as much as you can, and I have left some analgesics here…take them every 6 hours so it can dull the pain…”

The doctor handed her a glass of water and two small tablets…

She quickly took the pills and drank down the cold water…

Wincing slightly, her worried eyes lifted to Arnav…

“It’s alright Khushi, they said earlier that you might feel some pain while swallowing…”

“No inner organs have been harmed, so don’t worry about drinking or eating…the main thing for you to concentrate on is resting…”

“I’ll make sure of it…” Arnav said assuredly…”Have her attendant come in and set up the bath straight away…and also change the bed linen while we are in the bathroom…”

“Ofcourse My Prince…”

Khushi quickly tried to interrupt…

“…thankyou…for what you have done for me…”

They both bowed before her, bringing tears to her eyes…”Your Highness, you are so important. We did our duty, but more than that, we wanted to help you…you need not thank us…”

As the doctors left, Khushi’s personal maid entered the room quietly…

Arnav could see that his wife was in a trance, the extent of her injuries finally catching up to her…

“I’m in awe of you…”

Her brows furrowed, “Me? Why?”

His expression was bewildered, “Why? Because…because I have the ability to lift a fucking boulder and yet you’re stronger than I’ll ever be! I could see this world burn and have no damn reaction, and yet I feel YOUR pain to my bones!…I have never felt anything like the depth I feel for you…!”

Love beamed from her eyes as she spoke, “I have never loved anyone the way I love you…you were the first person to see anything in me…to love me so greatly that I truly feel like my heart is being held in the utmost care…”

“Khushi…” his eyes were red with emotion…”I plead for your forgiveness…”

She tried to shake her head but he held her fast…

“I have NOTHING to forgive you for…You saved me…I THANK you…”

He wanted to tear the room apart…”You may ‘thank’ me…” he said the word as though it were offensive, “but I will never forgive myself for allowing this to happen to you…”

“Arnav…let it go now…we are safe together…”

But he wasn’t going to let anything go.

The threat from the baron was still lingering in his mind…

“…you think I got out without help!? You think this will end here!?”


Khushi could feel the animal inside him ready to attack…”Arnav please…”

Drawing her close, his gentle touch soothed her…

A calming scent swarmed around them as the tub in the adjoining bathroom was filled…

“Sire? The bath is ready…does Her Highness need me to-”

“That will be all…leave…” Arnav snapped.

“Wait-” Khushi quickly rasped…”Thankyou Ally, my husband is just very worried…”

The older maid nodded, “And rightfully so…I am here for you too Ma’am…for anything…I’ll be back momentarily to change the bed…”

And she left.

Khushi could see dirt, leaves, stains and dried blood on the bed, proof of where they had come from…

“No, no look at me my love…eyes on me…”

“Everyone is just…”

Arnav began to shift off the bed, keeping one hand on her at all times…”Just what?” he asked and urged her, “…arm around my neck sweetheart…”

“They…they care for me…me…

As he lifted her with ease, he shook his head…”It’s like you still don’t know your worth…how much you are loved…how greatly everyone respects you…”

Reseating her beside the bath on the small stool, he knelt before her…”You, my Princess, are a treasure I will never take for granted…”

Her eyes glowed as she felt covered in a blanket of love…

“Now…I’m coming in with you…”

She smiled…”I was hoping you would…”

“There’s a reason I made sure we had a bath big enough for two…” he winked as he stripped himself…

Khushi’s eyes were wandering as she noted his muscular perfection…

His ripped pectorals and bulging arms were kindling to her heart as she felt herself needing his touch…

“mmm…” she hummed unconsciously…

“Not now Khushi…I’m damn well going to take care of you first…”

She blinked…”I…I didn’t say anything…”

He chuckled, “You’re close to setting me on fire with that stare of yours…”

When he was bare, he moved towards her, “Ok, just stay still sweetheart…”

He slowly pulled away the cotton material that had been bandaged at her chest and threw it to the ground…

His gut clenched at the sight of her bruises and abbraisions…

“I’m sorry…” she tried to cover herself  but he held her wrists…

“I don’t give a shit about the bruises…You’re so beautiful…” his voice was dripping with emotion as he dipped his head and kissed her breasts gently…

“Ok…lets get you in this bath…” he smiled, but she could see him trying to maintain his emotions with great difficulty.

She stayed quiet as he pulled down her panties and lifted her feet to help her out of them…

Taking her gently in his arms once more, he lifted a leg over the side, and  felt the warmth spread over his body…

Finally standing in the water, he slowly lowered them both down, keeping his movements steady…

His strength was always a surprise to her, and a welcome reassurance of how easily he could defend her…

“Ohhhhh…my…” she moaned in relief as the heated water warmed her body and spirit…

Laying her back on his chest, he parted his legs and kept her steady as she almost floated in relaxation…

“Sweetheart…I’m going to wash your hair carefully, alright?”

“mmmhmmm…” she murmured, feeling the warmth seep into her…

As Arnav tended to her so meticulously, she felt tears roll down her cheeks…

He saw them and felt them in his heart, but chose to let his touch soothe her …

“I have to rinse the suds off sweetheart, can you try and keep still for me please?”

“mmm” was all she could say once again…

Arnav was smiling seeing how beautiful and safe she was once more…

Her bruises, that where everywhere, torso, breasts, neck, face, were still igniting his need to seek revenge, but all that faded as his need to protect her was greater…

After 15 minutes, Arnav had carefully cleaned her, himself, and massaged her scalp gently…

A knock sounded at the bathroom door and Ally called out, “I’ve completed the room, I’ll be leaving now Your Highness, but I’m not far…so anything you need, you call me…”

“You’re so kind Ally…” Khushi called out but soon made a slight moan and Arnav shushed her…

Her tongue clicked and he grinned…

He knew that Khushi had befriended nearly everyone in the castle, and they loved her so much.

“Not more than me…” his jealousy reared up in his thoughts…

“Alright, time to head back to bed now my love…”

“Thankyou…” she said so softly that he was surprised he’d even heard it…

“You don’t thank me…don’t say that…I don’t do ANY of this out of duty…ANY of it…Hell I’m doing this as much for ME! I need you! I love you so deeply, so greatly, that if I DON’T look after, I literally feel my soul shrivel up…so know this and know it well, I love you…so much…”

Moving her in the water, he slid his arm beneath her legs and stood up, the water cascading around their bodies…

Stepping out, he felt her hands cling to him tigher…”I’ve got you sweetheart…” he assured her…

When he set her down on her feet, she was shaky…

He wrapped his arm around her as he reached for the towel and enveloped her with it…

“I’m sorry I have little strength…” she whimpered feeling useless…

“This is when you lean on me Khushi…take strength from me…”

He dried her warily, keeping attentive, noting her bruises…

Keeping his arm around her waist, he roughly dried his own hair and body as fast as he could…

“Back to bed for you now…”

“Will you sta-”

His dark eyes darted back to hers…”I’m not bloody leaving you Khushi! Not now! Not ever! So STOP asking that!”

The bite in his words should have scared her, but it only sealed her secure state even more…

Her protector and defender was here…

And he was ready to do anything for her…

Gathering her in his arms once more, he quickly scanned the room…

Empty.

Walking towards the clean bed, he set her back down…”Are you hungry?”

She shook her head…”I’m not…not even a little…I think the shock of it all has got to me…everything…all that happened-”

“No don’t think of it…” he said quickly and urgently…

The awful memories, never far from the surface, made her body erupt with goosebumps…

Arnav fell to his knees beside the bed…

“Khushi…I’m so sorry…”

Feeling frustrated, it was her turn to snap at him…”Stop! Stop saying that!”

Her voice was shaking…

Arnav had a sheen in his eyes, constantly on the verge of tears…”Khushi…I…”

“You feel guilty? For what? Saving me?”

His eyes hitched to hers… “I damn well feel guilty! You are MINE to protect, and now TWICE you’ve been harmed by him. There will NOT be a third time.”

An agonised expression twisted on his face and Khushi tried to lean towards him…

Her moan of pain had him on his feet in an instant and seated beside her …

Holding her face gently, he stared in her eyes…”Say it…say anything…please…”

His unwavering gaze made her heart skip with panic…”Don’t you dare feel guilty! You saved me! You kept your promise to me Arnav!”

“But you…you were…” he shook, as if he couldn’t handle the images that flashed in his mind…

“I’ve never prayed so hard in my life..” he whispered brokenly…”I can live without everything, except you…”

She leaned her aching body into her husband…”I am with you…you saved me…I had to believe you were coming…I had hope in you…and you didn’t let me down…”

His arms came around her, “As long as you’re with me, I can handle anything…I just need you to be okay…”

“I…I am…” her eyes fell…”well, I will be…I will, I just…I hurt…almost everywhere…”

“Fuck…” Arnav stood up, closing his eyes hard…his fists clenched hard at his sides…

And her tears came…

Hot, stinging tears…

She didn’t say a word and just let them fall…

As one tear hit her hand, it struck loudly within his heart…

He was back on his knees once more…”Please…God, please don’t cry…I’m not angry at you! I’m NEVER angry at you…I…damn it…Khushi I can hardly cope…I just saw the woman I love go through torture and I couldn’t do a fucking thing about it…please forgive my attitude…Please…”

Khushi could see clearly that he needed comfort just as much as she did…

And this is why they had each other.

“Arnav…the only time I will give up hope, is if you never try to save me…”

Her words were stopped as he rose up above her and moulded his mouth to hers, making love to her lips…

When he moved back, his eyes bore a very direct and predatory look…”I have been willing to give my life for you…and that offer ETERNALLY stands. I will ALWAYS save you…”

He dipped his head to hers, making her shiver, “ALWAYS…” he reiterated…

Khushi’s eyes dropped and tears splayed over her cheeks…

It was then that she felt his careful grip on the back of her head, and his soft lips against her temple…”Now…we focus on your recovery…because you WILL be fine…and I’m only just getting started showering you with love and attention…”

And a small smile spread over her face…

Cradling her against his body, his other hand swept up and down her back…

His touch, his scent, roused her emotions to fever pitch…

She clung to his shirt to stop herself from screaming or breaking down completely…

Arnav’s hands swept over her, as if reassuring himself that she was there…”talk to me…tell me what you need…whatever it is, you will get it…”

But as she was about to reply, her mind suddenly rang out with words the baron had said…

“..you think I got out without help!? You think this will end here!?”

He felt the distressed change in her, “Khushi?”

She was now starting to shake, and Arnav acted instantaneously…

He moved over her body as gently as he could, letting her feel his warmth and weight…

“…Khushi…I’m begging you…talk to me…”

She couldn’t hold back her whimpers as she tried to talk…”he…he said…”

He waited for her breathing to try and settle…

“he said…he didin’t do this alone…he…that he had help…”

The fear in her undid him…

“You think I’m going to let anyone take you from me again!? You are with me…shhhh…don’t think of ANYTHING…” he kissed down her neck and towards her chest…

The bruising was coming out more, making his temper unleash untameable energy throughout him…

His body hummed with the need to take her pain away…

“Khushi…feel my mouth on you…feel my body on you…close your eyes…forget everything except this right now…”

He heard her sniffle but her hands were on his shoulders as he opened his mouth over her chest…

The memories of the previous time was crashing into him…

He touched what is MINE, two times now!!!!!!!”


He could feel her stuttering heartbeat against his lips…

Needing to be more careful that the time before, he bathed her chest with his tongue and mouth, trying to keep from hurting her…

When he raised his head, he saw her clamped lids…

“Look at me sweetheart…”

Her hazy eyes opened slowly…

“I will have EVERY protocol in place to keep you protected…and I am not leaving your side…whether you’re with my mum, in the kitchen, or in the damn bathroom, I’m with you…”

She let out a soft laugh, but cringed at the stinging that came with it…

“It’s ok…shhh…It’s ok…”

“Arnav…you can’t stop everything just to shadow me…”

He was ready to lunge at her, but kept his movement careful, “Like Hell I can’t! You are my wife…And I will do WHATEVER it takes to make sure you are protected…that…that what you went through DOES NOT happen again…”

Bloodthirsty rage was still clouding his rational thoughts…

“Arnav…”

But hearing her mention his name made his heart swell with love and passion…

“…will…will you…”

“I am going to make love to you…RIGHT NOW…” he asked as if frantic for her…

“…I was going to ask that… I need to forget what he-” she blinked slowly…”Please…”

He couldn’t garner the strength to reply…

Leaning down, he kissed her…

His love for her morphed into something carnal as his tongue slipped into her mouth…

Khushi’s hands flew up and dug into his back…

Arnav could sense the change in her and slowed the kiss down…

“I want you…My GOD I want you so badly, but we are taking this slow…I’m NOT taking any chances…I won’t have you hurting…”

Before she could complain, his mouth suctioned to hers once again…

The kiss became deeper and seductive, making her body let down her arousal, and making Arnav’s erection grow thick and hard…

His hands smoothed along her chest and the she hissed against his kiss…

He paused and moved back…”Okay…as much as I love your gorgeous breasts, I need to wait to touch you there…”

And she started to cry…

“No no no…” he pleaded, his breath feathering across her face…”Khushi…no tears…I’m going to make love to you so intensely you won’t remember your own name…”

She let out a soft laugh as her emotions were magnified ten-fold…

Arnav needed to make her climax.

He was desperate for her to feel pleasure instead of pain…

“Arn…Arnav…”

“Don’t move sweetheart…I’m here…”

And as he positioned himself, he slid his arm beneath her neck, ready to hold her head steady, and pulled her upper leg over his hip…

They were facing each other and she was now open to him as he reached down to palm his phallus that was now harder than concrete…

“Look at me my princess…” his voice was ragged…

And the moment her teary eyes connected with his, he began to push inside her…

“Yes…Oh….ohhhhh…”

Brushing his lips over hers, he spoke against her mouth…”Try not to move too much, but if you do, just know, I’m going to hold you still…You WON’T feel pain, but what you will feel is going to be damn strong… I’m going to make you come…my wife…”

Releasing his long flesh, he slid deep inside her as the arm beneath her neck held her head steady, and his opposite hand now wrapped around her waist and over her lower back…

“Yes…You’re inside…me…so…so deep…”

“ONLY. ME.”

“Yes…”

“FOREVER. ONLY. ME.”

His body growled with posession…

Withdrawing only an inch, he pushed back in deeper against her cervix, rolling his pelvis…

Her long deep breath against his mouth reassured him of her unending spirit…

She opened her eyes and the way Arnav was looking at her blew her away…

“His eyes, they shine with so much love for me, as though I truly mean everything in the world to him…”

“You DO mean everything in the world to me…” he repeated what she murmered unknowingly…

His words beckoned her out of the darkness into the sun…

Pulling out nearly all the way, he slid back in, with aching slow precision…

Khushi gasped and dug he fingers into arms…”Arnav…please…”

His eyes closed with ecstasy as she moaned with delight…

“Slowly my love…”

And he withdrew his long erection, and thrust back in, slightly faster…

With each penetration, she could feel him holding her body steady, as though she would break if he let go…

“Look at me…” he commanded…

She opened her eyes and saw her husband beside her, his face showing insaitable yearning…

He moved gently as his wide eyes drilled into hers…”Mine…MINE…”

And he held her tighter as his thrusts grew faster…

“Yes…I…I…need…”

“Oh I know exactly what you need my love…” he stated breathlessly, “…just wait…it’s coming…”

He could feel her body buzzing, almost tight with the need to orgasm…

And another area was tight, devastatingly tight, her sucking channel, making his sanity stretch out to the max.

“I love you Khushi…I’m sorry…I love you…”

“Shhh…” she panted and touched face as he kissed her…

She didn’t feel one ounce of pain as he thrust faster, clasping her body to his, needing her more desperately than his next heartbeat…

Her breathing became harsh, “Arnav…”

“Let it come my wife…MY wife…”

Keeping his grip unyeilding with steady dominance, he felt her sex begin to tighten, and tighter still…

“Oh…God…yes…come Khushi…let me feel you come…”

And unable to say a word, her climax took hold…

He held her still as he promised…

Her inner muscles vibrating and quiverring with torrid force as her body tried to convulse in his clutches…

She tried to cry out, she tried to speak…but all that she could manage was rasping out his name…

Arnav thrust against her fluttering muscles as he rushed towards his own climax that took hold with extreme fortitude…

Khushi’s lids drifted open and she saw his eyes burn to gold as he flooded her with his sperm, his phallus throbbing and pulsing over and over…

Locking eyes with his wife as he orgasmed, he bared his soul…opening it up wide to let her and only her inside…

“My love…my wife…damn…” his own voice was hoarse and grating…

“Arnav…” her body still tried to shake in his arms, but he restrained her using what little power he had left…”Ar…Arnav…that was…”

“Shhhh…it’s ALWAYS mind blowing…”

Her hands were still, one resting on his chest, feeling his racing heart…

When she started to yawn, he kissed her moist forehead…”Sleep now…”

“Will…will you stay with me? Please…”

Arnav’s gaze once again locked onto hers…

His emotions on full display, utter adoration and power beaming forth…”Stay? I’m not even going to pull out of you…I will never leave you…PLEASE sleep knowing that when you wake up…I will be right here…and I told you to stop asking me that…”

And she smiled as she fell into a deep sleep…

……………………..

Arnav was woken by another knock at their bedroom door…

He didn’t realise he’d fallen asleep as well…

Momentarily angry at himself, the feeling soon evaporated seeing Khushi sleeping peacefully beside him.

While sleeping, she had turned onto her back, and he hurried to survey her neck, checking for any signs of bleeding…

Rolling to his side, he quickly called out, “Don’t enter. Just one moment…”

Khushi didn’t even stir, and he smiled…”You’re used to my voice even in your sleep my love?Lets get you covered up…”

His eyes were trailing over her bare body…

Her bruised thighs made his feral nature strike once again…

Lowering his torso, he kissed the marks gently, then covered her up properly with the sheet and blanket…

Pulling on trousers and a shirt, he stayed beside the bed, keeping his body heat near her, and finally called out…”Enter…”

The physician was back once more.

“I do apologise for my frequent visits, but-”

Arnav shook his head, “No, I am grateful…She means more to me than anything…I just want her well again…”

From the corner of his eye he could see movement in the doorway and saw his chief of security.

Arnav motioned for him to come in…

“Doctor, just wait for a moment to check her chest…”

“You can go to the doorway and discuss whatever you n-”

Arnav’s eyes sparked as his tone was a low growl, “I’m not leaving my wife…”

As the officer approached, he kept his eyes on the Prince as he saluted…”Sir”

“Anything to report?”

His guard tried to hold back a smile, “Well, you certainly made quite a statement with what you did to Nate Patel.”

Arnav’s expression was as haunted as it was proud, “Dead?”

“Oh very much so…the evil fucker bled out…nothing could be done for him…”

“Good.”

“Agreed. But you also broke the jaw and cheekbone of three of your top liners…”
Arnav clenched his teeth…”I know…I…I just…”
“They’re fine…they’re comparing wounds and still trying to figure out how you literally almost took on ALL of us…I’ve never seen anything like it…You’re a fucking army by yourself…”
“I…I was…After what my wife-”
“My Prince,” his head guard spoke up, “No one blames you…we know what happened…hell the news of what happened to Her Highness is everywhere…People are in shock…the churches are filling as people go to pray for her…”

Arnav felt his chest tighten…”She will be alright. I know she will…”
“Sir, she will…”
His body shook as he said, “Look, the doctor is waiting to check her, so…anything else?”

“Not as yet, but the brother has been given the news and he’s playing it cool…whoever the baron was working with, we will find them.”

“Fucking right we will…I want as much security as possible…”

The guard chuckled, “Sir, the Queen herself has been sending more officers around the grounds as protection for the Princess than the King…He’s still trying to get a word in…”

Arnav smiled…”My awesome mother…” he cleared his throat softly, “Look, I’m not leaving my wife…If I’m needed, you come talk to me here…understand?”

Saluting the Prince, he replied…”Understood loud and clear. I’m proud to serve with you.” and he left the room.

Turning back to the doctor, Arnav sighed, “Sorry for how I spoke…again…I’m not-”

“I know you’re worried…I know you’re not okay…now, I checked the bruising on her face and head, I pressed lightly on her cranium and there is only slight concussion… but I’ll go over her properly now…”

Arnav seated himself beside Khushi once more…

“You’ve grown into quite a remarkable man My Prince…I mean, I don’t know if you remember, but…I was the doctor who helped deliver you when Her Majesty was in labor…”

Arnav smirked, “I know…you’re the most trusted family physician…”

The doctor carefully checked Khushi’s wounded forehead once more, “The slash has sealed, and the swelling is gone down considerably, she’s got a hard head…”

“You’ve got no idea…” he chuckled…

“The way it is with most women…”

Arnav glanced at her face…”Thank God she’s sleeping…she’d lose her temper hearing this…”

“As would my wife…” the doctor smiled…”Now, I can only check the gash on her throat so much with the waterproof bandage still on…removing it would wake her and I don’t want to startle her…”

“Shit, I don’t want that…” he frowned, “Look, once she wakes, I’ll call for you…”

“That is fine, If I’m not here, because of the time, the other medic who did the incision will be on call…the queen has made sure there is a doctor here round the clock…”

“Great…” he raked his hand through his hair…”And her bruising?”

His shoulders fell, “There’s only so much we can do for that…It’s a waiting game for the pain to ease and the marks to fade…She took a few blows to the ribs, but no fractures…”
Arnav felt like screaming again…”That fucking BASTARD! How DARE he do this to her…”
The Doctor closed his case, “She will pull through, I can guarantee that…but from what I heard, is she still under threat?”
“Yes. And I’m not taking chances…I’ll damn well keep guard on her in this room permanently if I have to…”
“Oh that should go over well…” the doctor laughed…”I don’t know of any woman who won’t try and fight for her way…”
Arnav grinned, “She sure is a sassy thing…But I know the castle is safe…I just…Damn, my mind is all over the place…”
“It is to be expected…I think that-”

Khushi suddenly took a deep breath, her hands now splaying over the bed as if searching for him…

“Out…” Arnav snarled, his attention now fully on his wife…

The doctor didn’t attempt to make any more conversation as he scurried out, closing the door as quietly as he could…

Arnav was now beside her in an instant, taking one of her hands in his as her other was now pressing on his chest…”I’m here…Khushi I’m here…”

She was gasping faintly, making him realise she was dreaming…

“Khushi…I’m here…” he moved over her…”Khushi…”

And her breathing became laboured…too laboured…

Chilling fear gripped his heart…”Khushi! Damn it! Wake up!”

Sliding his hand behind her head, he pulled her up more brutally than he should have…”Khushi!!!”

……….

Breathing was now difficult…

“He…He isn’t coming for me?…” she choked with dread, as though pieces of her heart were literally being sliced away…

“Ofcourse he’s not coming for you! You’re WORTHLESS!”

Her eyes darted up to the man who was walking towards her…

His face was blurred, and she blinked hard to try and focus…

“I’m going to kill you! Then fuck your pitiful body till you fall apart!”

She tried to scream, but no matter what she did, no sound came out…

“He will come for me! He WILL!”

The faceless man laughed…”…why would he come for someone who means NOTHING!?”


And Khushi’s legs gave out…


She crumpled to the ground, hyperventillating…


“I don’t have time for your weakness!” the man said as he hauled her up…”I’m going to crush what’s left of your life into tiny pieces!!!”


The heavy pressure in her chest was now making it impossible to draw breath…


“He…he promised…he promised he’d always come for me…”


“Well this time…HE WON’T”…


And the man leaned into her until darkness covered her completely…


“…no…noooo…NOOOOOOOO!”


But it was too late, the man’s large hands grabbed her…


“Arnav! Arnav! Please! Please!!!!!!!!!!”




……………

“KHUSHI!!!!”

His voice finally woke her.

She was convulsing with absolute pure terror, completely unaware she was crying till Arnav spoke again…

“Shhhh Khushi…you’re safe!”

Grabbing fistfulls of his shirt, she let out a suffocated sound as her words came out fast and delirious…”He said you weren’t coming! He said you wouldn’t come for me! Are you here!? Are you here!?”

Arnav’s emotions were being held hostage by her sudden fear…
It was as thought the light in her eyes had been extinguished and her soul had been claimed by the darkness of her attack…

A sob escaped, and another, and another until she was crying mournfully…

“You promised you would come for me…you promised…” her voice cracked, barely recognisable…

Reacting out of sheer hysteria, she pounded Arnav’s chest with her fists until she was exhausted…

He flexed his chest and let her hit him.

He didn’t say a word.

He tried to keep his sanity in one piece as he let her react…

The horror she went through had now settled in her subconscious, and he knew it.

Finally spent, her body dropped, unable to handle her own weight…

With an arm around her waist, Arnav hadn’t let go the entire time and held her even tighter when she sagged against him, still shaking…

“Khushi…I don’t know what you just dreamt-”

She moaned with pain…”You weren’t coming for me…you promised…”

Holding her weary body, that was completely out of fight, he gripped the back of her head…

When she saw his eyes, they were hollow…

Guilt clawed at him, his sorrow more real that the blood in his veins…

“What you dreamt…” he felt his insides twist when her eyes filled with tears…”WILL NOT HAPPEN!”

He had to make conscious effort to beat back the murderous haze that was starting to consume him…

“Now you LISTEN to me…” Icy rage burned in his quiet words…”I know you’re scared…” he spoke carefully as her wide eyes were now glued to his…”I KNOW you’re scared…you can hit me, scream at me, hurt me, lash out as MUCH as you like!”

Arnav now leaned in severely close, keeping his grip on her tight, not letting her budge an inch, “But understand this…” her inconsolable outburst provoked his power to dominating levels of intensity…

She was pale as his eyes compelled her not to look away…

“…understand this…whoever said I wouldn’t come for you…IS A GODDAMN LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Her mouth was open, panting…

The blood that thundered inside her body was now heating up fast…

“Arnav…” she hissed…

His chest was now pressed to hers, and this time, he ignored all gasps she made…

“I won’t allow ANYONE, real or from your dreams make you believe ANYTHING other than what I’m telling you right now…”

Gripping her with all of his power, his voice was a mighty roar…”the WORST possible thing I could imagine is NOT HAVING YOU!”

The pieces of her heart were starting to mould back together as his words were so loud they resounded inside her…

“I WILL NOT BE FORCED TO LIVE IN A WORLD THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER IN! My life is YOURS! I will give it up without ANY hesitation! I will and HAVE killed for you!” he leaned closer…”and I’d do it again! OVER AND OVER!”

Bringing his mouth to hers his voice was no less dynamic as he growled…”and I will repeat this ETERNALLY, until you, your dreams, and EVERY fibre of your body knows it!”

Lifting her hand in his, he brought it up to his face…”Khushi…what I feel for you almost borderlines OBSESSION…the love I feel for you is something more overwhelming than breathing…”

Khushi’s heart was now clenching with love for him…

As her palm touched his face, she felt the warmth of his skin…

Arnav, on the verge of a neurotic explosion, took control…

Lacing his fingers in her hair, he knotted it tight…

Leaning in as though to kiss her, he moved to the sensitive spot directly behind her ear,his lips brushing her skin as he whispered…”I’m with you…I’ll always come for you…and I will NEVER let you believe otherwise…”

He wedged her pelvis closer making her heave in a sudden deep breath…

Though beaten and bruised, she took strength from her unfailing husband…

He used force when needed, and through his force, she had found her freedom once more…

The next thing she felt was his hand at her core…

She was still in his firm embrace, eyes fastened to his.

But now…his fingers were running delicately over the seam of her sex, opening her lower lips as though they were like petals…

He could feel how wet she was, her cream dripping onto his skin, her labia swollen and tingling with the rush of blood to that area…

His fingers pressed at her entrance and then pushed inside her…

She gasped, now clinging tightly to his shoulders as he went deeper…

Curling his fingers inwards, he pulled her sex closer…”THIS…” he pressed on her gspot, making her arousal spiral out of control…”is mine…”

Keeping the pressure unrelenting, his gaze scorched hers…”Khushi, EVERYTHING about you is my TOP priority…Don’t you ever DARE think that you come second to ANYTHING!”

Tears spilled out of her open eyes…”Ar…Arnav…I need to forget…I need you to touch me…”

Immediately his expression became dark with a threatening power…
A severe dominant flame scorched his eyes…
Touch you?…”

He slipped his fingers from within her, but his hand lingered, his thumb brushing her swollen clitoris…

Unwilling to release her hair, he used his damp hand to pull his constricted hard flesh free as he lifted her onto him…
“Touch you Khushi?…” his voice was dripping with fury and authority…”I’m going to do a hell of a lot more than just touch you…I’m going to fuck you until you don’t remember his name…” his grip became tighter…”and then make love to you until you only remember mine…”
Her jaw dropped…
He had NEVER spoken this way, and it made her body catch fire and break out in goosebumps…
The joint sensations of hot and cold made her sex leak drastically…
Not even needing to look, his solid length found her channel and glided inside her…

Now locked together, his erection thickened, filling her completely…

Khushi tried to drop her head to his shoulder, but he clasped her sturdily…

“I love you…my wife…”

Having her husband buried deep inside her created a surreal sense of peace in he soul…

“I can let EVERYTHING else go…as long as I have you Khushi…”

Holding her hip, he lifted her and then let her sink back onto him, rocking together, their movements harsh…
“You are the blood in my veins, the very reason my heart beats…when you’re not near me, I feel the loss inside my very soul…”

“Oh…my god…your words…I can barely breathe…” she said on a tearful sigh…

His eyes were now brimming with tears, and a love so strong she caught her breath…

Silencing anymore words, he kissed her deeply, holding himself immersed inside her, an expression of intense passion on his face…

Holding her steady, he pulled out and thrust back in, hard.

“You’re MINE. ALWAYS.” he ground out with each thrust…

Her inner muscles were starting to pulse around him, trying to milk him…

Letting out a cry of pleasure, she held onto him so desperately, never wanting to let go…

But as she felt the pressure increasing, he stopped.

Before she could question him, he was on her…

His hand still holding her head secure, his other arm now under her knee, lifting her leg…

“Tell me you believe me…Khushi, please…” he pleaded…”TELL ME YOU BELIEVE ME!”

“I believe you…I’m sor-”

“I don’t want ‘I’M SORRY’! I want you to believe me!”

“I believe you Arnav…”
“TELL ME AGAIN!” he said with a savage bite…
She’d never seen him like this…
Drawn to this sharp an edge…
“I believe you…I believe you Arnav…”
He looked as if his life depended on the words that she spoke…
And he lowered his mouth to hers as he started to penetrate her trembling body…

His lips opening overs hers, tongue pressing onto hers, tasting, devouring…

Nothing could prevent the monster eruption building inside him…

Her hands were now questing over him, his broad shoulders, seeking his skin…

She pulled his shirt up and shoved her hands beneath the fabric and dug her nails into his muscled back…

Arnav immediately sped up his thrusts…

He could feel her channel contracting…

“Look at me.” he ordered.

Her eyes were hazy but she keep them on him…
Having her husband’s entire focus on her with such flammable intensity was almost unnerving her…

He could feel her body shaking, her leg in his grasp tremoring uncontrollably…

And her orgasm struck.

Arnav stared at her with unquenchable hunger as she convulsed beneath him, her sex clenching harder than he’d felt before…

“Hey…” he rasped…

She blinked, still quaking…

“I love you…” he said.

He bucked hard, and with a full blown shudder and a distorted groan, Arnav climaxed, and kept thrusting till he had nothing left, letting his semen burst against her cervix.

Their arms were so tight around each other, as though letting go for even a second would cost them their lives…

Quickly rolling her to her side, he stayed with her…

“I love you…I’m sorry if I scared you…but I HAVE no patience when it comes to you…I need you to understand how much you mean…how much I would do for you, how much I would give up for you…”

He let her move back slightly to look at him…

Her eyes drank him in…

“Oh my..,” she thought frantically…”He looks ravished, delectable, dangerous …and completely mine…

“Damn fucking right…” he said in a feral snarl…

She frowned, blinking rapidly…

“I’m DEFINITELY completely yours…”

She blushed a darker red and he pressed soft kisses all over her face…

“I love that you mutter what you’re thinking…”

Khushi grumbled, “I don’t…”

Arnav quickly attached his mouth to hers and spoke, “And just for the record…you look ravished, delectable, and COMPLETELY MINE…”

Khushi took strength in their unity…
But soon tears caught up and Arnav groaned…
“Shit, don’t cry…”

“I…just…I couldn’t cope…” Khushi whimpered…
“You can. You have me.”
Arnav wound his hands back into her hair and pulled her close…”I would tear the world apart to bring you back to me! Fuck, I hit and knocked out my OWN MEN when they held me away from you!”
Her pupils expanded…”You…you what?”
“Khushi I couldn’t cope! No one could get through to me…I didn’t know if you were alive…I couldn’t hear anything…see anything…only YOU…”
Arnav’s voice sounded like he’d just gargled with glass…
The pain so evident, she could feel it…
“Listen carefully…I WILL fight, kill and annihilate anyone who tries to keep you away from me me…” and his tone turned dark…”You KNOW what I’m capable of…don’t you…”
She tried to nod, but his grip wouldn’t allow it…
The flare in her belly started to swell as she could feel his supreme power…
Just as she was about to speak, he swooped in and kissed her thoroughly…
“Now…the doctor came in just before your dream…” he paused, loving that even though he mentioned her dream, she didn’t flinch, “and I need to call him back…”
Sounding like he was going to leave her, Khushi grabbed his arm…
His eyes darted from her grasp and back to her face…
He chuckled, “Soon, your crazy brain will register just how insane I am for you…”
Wrapping her in the damp sheet, Arnav lifted her easily into his arms, and carried her to the door…
The moment he opened it, she saw his second in command standing guard…”I need the doctor to come back and check my wife…”
The guard instantly nodded and motioned to one of the many officers who were now patrolling the halls…
Her face flushed, “All of this is for-”
“You. Yes Your Highness…” the guard said assuredly.
Arnav gave her a sexy crooked grin as she looked back at him, “I was going to do all this, but guess who got to it first? My mother…”
Her eyes welled up as she smiled…”Can…can I see her too please?”
“Khushi, you don’t need to ask with such worry. Is your position clear to everyone in the kingdom except you?…you are my equal, you merely need to ask, and it’s yours…”
The guard cleared his throat, “I have sent word to her Majesty…I know they will be here very soon…”
As he spoke, the doctor came into view…
“Your Highness! Well, you have a wonderful color to your cheeks now…”
Khushi began to blush even more knowing exactly why she was a rosy shade…
She felt Arnav growl with pride.
“Head on my chest now Khushi…” he ordered her as he backed into their room once more, the doctor following close behind…
“I was actually just about to head home, but I’m glad I can see you before tomorrow…”
Khushi blinked, “Tomorrow? What time is it?”
Arnav placed her down carefully on the bed and held back a laugh at her hand that was still clinging to his shirt…
“Don’t go anywh-”
He stopped her with a hard kiss, his hand behind her head…
Not bothering to reply, he positioned himself on the bed next to her and nodded at the doctor…
“Okay, I would like to remove the bandage on your neck to check the stitches…”
She was about to lift her head when she hissed and Arnav’s reaction was instant.
He placed his large palm against the back of her neck and slid forwards, letting her lay back into his arms…
“How’s this Doc?”
The doctor seemed amused, “Much better angle, and this way she doesn’t have to keep asking if you’re staying…”
Her eyes flashed with quick indignation as Arnav began to laugh quietly as he said, “Do all women take so long to understand things?”
The doctor treaded carefully as he slowly peeled the bandage back, “Well, women are very…what did we say earlier? Headstrong?”
Khushi’s jaw dropped, “You…You two are…”
But as her gaze locked onto her husband, she saw his expression…
Relief, Joy and Possession…
But at her slight wince, as the bandage came off, his brow furrowed and smile disappeared…”Hey…hey it’s okay…shhh…”
“I’m alright Arnav…I’m…ouch…”
The doctor probed at the stitches carefully…
“Alright, sit her up properly…”
Arnav’s head turned to the doctor as he eased Khushi back up, “Is she ok? Damn it tell me!”
Khushi lifted her hand to his chest, “Arnav…he’s doing his job!”
And at that, the doctor chuckled, “You sound like the Queen…”
Arnav couldn’t keep up with the raging emotions inside him…
“Did someone mention my name?”
A voice rang out at the doorway…
“Mum?” Khushi said softly…
The queen was now speeding towards the bed…”Oh Khushi!”
“Mother, just carefully!” Arnav warned her…
Batting her son’s hands away, she moved gently to her daughter in law and wrapped her arms around her…
Khushi could still feel Arnav’s hand at the back of her head…
Suddenly without the bandage there, Arnav could see the long gash on her neck and the dark threads that held it together…
“Ok…Ok Mum I need you to back away a bit…”
The queen was having none of it…”Arnav! I am not going to hurt her, I can see I have to be careful…”
Khushi hiccuped with nerves, the love she was receiving suddenly blowing her away…
Everyone’s attnetion was now on her and she blinked out tears…
“You all love me…”
The words she spoke sounded like she didn’t fully believe it herself…
Arnav moved closer and the queen held onto Khushi’s hand…
“Khushi, you’re my daughter in law, and I love you so so very much!”
The King, who was now sitting in the chair near the bed, spoke up, “Khushi dear, we both love you and please for the love of God get better fast…between Your husband and My wife, I’m exhausted…”
Her eyes were on her father in law and she outstretched her hand…
He walked over and held it gently, “Sweetie, you’re everything and more than we could have ever hoped and prayed for…Please don’t doubt what we would all do for you…”
“If I can get a word in…” the doctor spoke warily…
“Oh God! Yes! Please! How is she? What does she need? Can I get her something? Anything?”
Arnav was filled with admiration for his mother who was now at her wits end to care for Khushi…
The king pulled the Queen into his arms and wrapped and arm around her waist…
“Oy! I’m just-”
“I know darling, but let the doctor speak…”
She threw an agitated glance at him and quieted…
The King kissed her cheek and nodded at the doctor…
“Ok, well It’s clean, it’s sealing, and the stitches can be removed in a week or so as long as she keeps her movement to a minimum…”
“Done.” Arnav said without any delay.
Khushi started to shake slightly, everything overwhelming her…
Arnav saw how fragile she was and took control immediately…
“I need everyone out…”
The doctor looked to Arnav, “I agree, Your Highness… She needs rest, her system is still in shock…”
Arnav knew that he had to get his wife’s emotions in a calmer state…
Holding Khushi’s hand, he stood up…”I’m serious! You all need to leave. Now. I love you mum, and dad, but-”
The King spoke up…”We underst-”
“Ofcourse we understand! Khushi rest, if you need anything, you know Arnav will get it…Just PLEASE get some rest…”
The King was now rolling his eyes…”Come on darling, let’s get your yammering mouth out of here…”
Khushi let out a small laugh and squeezed Arnav’s hand…
“Your Highness, I won’t reattach the bandage, let the area breathe…so please stay as still as you can…”
“Ofcourse…”
“Ofcourse she will…” Arnav stated…”Now, Please have some bland foods brought in for Khushi so she can take some more painkillers please…”
“But…I’m not hungry…” Khushi spoke up quietly…
“Your Highness, you have to eat something to take these…they will make you nauseous if you take them on an empty stomach…”
The doctors voice was gentle as he packed up his bag and stood up off the bed, “I’ll see you tomorrow sometime alright? There are three other doctors and a medic on call for you if you need anything…”
Her eyebrows lifted…”Three?”
“Nothing but the best for you…” he smiled…
“Look, I’m trying to be nice, but I need Khushi to rest now…” Arnav said through clenched teeth.
The doctor nodded, “Ofcourse.” and as he disappeared through the door, a server brought in a small tray of food…
When the attendant got close, Arnav pulled the tray and motioned for the man to leave…
“Th…thankyou…” Khushi tried to call out, but her voice was getting weaker…
The door closed, and Arnav’s attention was now completely on his wife…
Sitting beside her, he balanced the tray on his lap and lifted the slice of dry bread to her lips…
“Eat.”
Her eyes flicked from his eyes to the food and back again…”You…You’re…”
He moved closer…”I will DIE INSIDE if your pain gets worse again Khushi…EAT.”
Parting her lips, she took a bite and chewed slowly…
As hew jaw moved, Arnav kissed her forehead…”Thankyou…”
Swallowing, she felt a tugging, followed by a stinging sensation…
Her hands came up to her neck and Arnav dropped the bread and grabbed her wrists…
“It’s alright…” his eyes studied her neck, letting his fingers slip lightly across the skin of her throat, “nothing has happened…you’re fine…”
Her breathing quickened, she said, “I don’t want anymore…”
“Just a little…please…then you can take the tablets and I’m going to hold you as you sleep…”
Khushi nodded, and opened her mouth once more…
But instead of feeding her, he leaned in and kissed her…
His lips were soft and warm, controlling the kiss…
Her parted lips caused her to respond almost instantly as he sought out her tongue in a delicate firm caress…
But he pulled back and pushed a large bite of bread in her mouth…
She tried to tell him off but could only mutter a rambling angry curse as he smiled…
“Sorry…” he grinned, “Two small swallows alright?”
Khushi tried to be angry, but his face made her heart light up…
“O..k..ay…” she said with a full mouth…
Arnav pressed his lips to the pulse on her neck as she swallowed…
He hated hearing her slight hisses, but he finally passed her a glass of water and the two analgesics…
“One more time my princess…” he encouraged her…
And it was done…
“I hope they kick in soon…” she whispered…
His face paled…”You’re in pain?”
Taking a breath, she owned up, “Only in the last few minutes…”
“Fuck…”
His voice was tortured as he pulled her into his arms as carefully as he could…”You need to tell me…You need to tell me EVERYTHING you’re feeling…”
Khushi started to yawn…”I…I will…”
His back was now against the pillows that covered the headboard as she lay in his arms…
“I just need you to be okay sweetheart…I’m here…not leaving…fuck, NEVER leaving…”
And as she smiled, sleep took over…

…………………

“Fine I’ll eat…If you be QUIET…” Arnav whispered loudly…
His mother smiled…”I’m only doing what I KNOW Khushi would want, and ofcourse what I want…”
Arnav smirked, “…annoying women…”
Her eyes quirked…”What was that again?””
He bit back a smile as he held his sleeping wife close with one arm and started to pick at the food on the tray with his other…
“At least she has some color back in her face…”
Arnav’s chest beamed with pride…
Knowing how satisfied the woman in his arms was…
The queen sat on the opposite side of the bed and gently touched Khushi’s face…
“When you brought her in…she was so pale…”
Arnav was chewing hard on his food, “Mum…please…”
She frowned, aware that he couldn’t take hearing it, “I know…I just…how can a person do this? She is the kindest woman I’ve ever met…and I am damn proud that you chose her Arnav…I may have disowned you had you chosen that other woman who confronted Khushi…”
Arnav groaned, “Ugh…those women…wanting a title…wanting to be noticed…”
She sat up, her face now inquisitive…”How DID you notice this treasure?”
And his eyes lit up…”As soon as I walked into the ballroom, like a magnet…I saw her…she kept her head down, trying to do her job…but…”
He took a long drink of water and then pushed the tray away…
Taking her small hand in his, he brought her fingers to his lips…”I freaking FOLLOWED her around the room mum…”
His mother laughed…”That’s must have been a shock to your system…”
He nodded, “God yes…I’m usually the one who is followed, who has a damn trail of stupid giggling idiots who want attention…and the one person who I wanted the attention of, was…” he cringed…”was forbidden to look at me…and then left me for a life of absolute horror to ‘save me’…I don’t even know how I came to deserve her…but I was damn never going to let her go…”
“Arnav, I always knew you were capable of extreme love…”
He pressed his lips to Khushi’s palm…”Well I had no damn choice when I saw her…”
“Good.”
His chuckle made Khushi take a deep breath in her sleep…
“I’m glad she’s sleeping…this is how the body heals…”
Arnav scoffed, “I know…but fuck…”
“Language!”
He shook his head fast…”Mum I’m losing it…I SAW it all happen…”
She reached over and clasped his hand that still encased Khushi’s…”I know…I KNOW…there have been times I have seen your father go through things I never will forget…and ofcourse all the times you have marched off to fight…But remember one thing…Love is eternally strong…and I KNOW you know this…No matter what happens, no matter if you’re near or far, that love…that love is what keeps you grounded…what keeps both hearts together…”
“I never thought I’d love this strongly…it’s as though my soul is embedded in hers…I can’t breathe without her…”
The queen smiled…”I know this feeling…”
Arnav’s brow lifted…”Yeah, you might want to talk to dad, seeing as he’s sharing a lot of information about how tight knit you both are…”
The queen blushed but grinned…”Well, aren’t you glad you have a King and Queen who love each other so deeply? Because if not for our love, and our ‘law’, you wouldn’t have met-”
“Oh I would have met her…”
Her expression changed, her eyes questioning him…
“A love like THIS, that is THIS STRONG? I would have met her…I would have found my way to her…She can never escape me…I am bound to her so tightly, our hearts fused so completely…I WOULD HAVE FOUND HER… because I knew when I saw her that she was it for me…I knew in that very moment, that even though my head was vying for control, my heart was already on it’s knees before her…”
The Queen stared.
Arnav had spoken those words to Khushi as she slept, his eyes steadfast on her sleeping face…
“Wow.”
It was now Arnav’s turn to turn red…
“Uh…I…” he stuttered…
“That was beautiful my son…And I’m beyond proud…”
Khushi began to move slightly and the queen stood up…”Squirmy thing…like me…I kicked your father off the bed one night…”
Arnav laughed but quickly tried to quiet down…”Oh my God…you both need to write a story of all theses escapades…”
“I may just do that…” she wiggled her eyebrows…”Okay, I’ll take the tray, time to head back to check the new round of guards…”
Arnav gave a half smile…”You realise you’re making me look bad right?”
She gave a snooty look, “I am the Queen! And I know you would have done this yourself, but you are exactly where you need to be…and I have been tiring your father out…so I have to-”
“I don’t need to know the details…” he chuckled…
Resting Khushi’s hand on his chest,  reached out to his mother and took her hand into his and kissed it…”I love you mum…You’re one kick ass queen…”
She winked, “I sure am…”

……………………

Feeling stronger now that he’d eaten, Arnav was now growing restless…
“Fucking two days…I stayed away from her for two days…and now…”
He clasped her hand in his once again and kissed her fingers, sucking one into his mouth…
“Damn it I want you…”
Almost as if hearing him, her mind woke up…
His gaze pulled her in and sent her heart skittering…
“Hi…” he smiled…
It was impossible to ignore the well-defined chest she was resting her hand on, or the tingle that rushed over her skin from being encircled in the safety of his arms once more…
“Hi…” she whispered…
Brushing a stray lock of hair from her face, his touch lingered as desire lit his eyes from within, stealing her breath and leaving her lightheaded…
The air between them felt charged, like there was a storm gathering on the horizon, keeping their entwinded bodies on the edge of an explosion…
Leaning down, he breathed in her scent, his stubble rough against her cheek…
As his lips touched hers, the kiss started slow and deliberate…
I need him…
But as soon as her tongue pushed passed his lips and touched his, the kiss became a whirlwind and deepened until there was nothing but the two of them…
Nothing but a raw heat and passion had her pulling at him, needing his closeness…
Khushi fisted her hand in his shirt and pressed her soft body against his…
He heard her hiss against his mouth and he braced her hips gently, pulling away…
“No…” her panic rose so high the degree of her angst was incalculable…
Her voice was wispy as she could barely breathe…
“Khushi…you’re in pain…I can’t-”
“Please don’t pull away from me…Please don’t see me as damaged…I have only managed to survive this hell, because I have you…you’re my heaven…”
Something snapped inside him.
Pulling their bodies up, he sat her steadily before him…
“Damaged!?”
His voice was starting to shake again…
The tight set of his jaw left no question to his anger…
Khushi tried to explain…”I ju-”
But her words were yet again cut off by his hard insistent kiss…
He conquered her mouth, not giving her any quarter, space to talk, think, barely even to breathe…
He kissed her thoroughly, tongue stroking every inch of her mouth…
This was a kiss of passion and possession…
He kissed her and touched her as though he needed to make sure she was still with him…
Khushi gasped into his mouth and he took advantage, mastering her mouth with his tongue, her body completely in his hands…
Gripping the back of her head, he threw his body onto hers…
His hard length found her core unerringly…
And he pushed in and filled her with one long thrust…
Her scream of shock and pleasure echoed in the room…
He penetrated her, pounding…
Through it all, he held her gaze, his eyes flashing with emotion…
Before she could stop herself, she reached for him, tangling her fingers in his hair…
“Does THIS feel like I think you’re ‘damaged’  Khushi!?”
Anything she could have said poured out of her eyes…
“That’s right! I see you for WHO YOU ARE! You are my wife! MY PRINCESS! Stronger than I will ever be!”
And as he speared her over and over, he kissed her with everything he had, trying to give physical form the the emotions he couldn’t name, feelings that went way beyond words…
Khushi moaned low in her throat, and arched her back, desperate to have his body against hers, no matter the aches and pains…
“My Prince…”
“My Princess…” he replied instantly…
“Make me come…Please…”
Arnav clenched his teeth and growled…”Anything…ANYTHING for you…”
Carefully sliding his free arm beneath her back, her eyes widened, knowing what was coming…
Regripping her hair, he held her head still…”No fear…NOTHING…feel ME!”
And he thrust harder, then harder…
Pumping his hips against hers, her gspot filled fast…
His length retreated and returned, over and over, her throaty moans mingling with his, her body trembling beautifully with each penetration, and he again marvelled at how perfectly she fit him, how completely right and united they were…
“Oh…Oh Arnav!”
“Fuck…You are MINE! I will NEVER let you leave me! NEVER let you be apart from me!!!”
Her body began to clench down, her womb fluttering tight and the dam broke…
Gushing around his phallus, he was pushed out momentarily, but only speared back inside her, moving precisely as he churned into her glove tight core, lengthening her climax…
“Arnav…Arnav…I…I can’t…”
But he didn’t give her a moment to calm as he picked up his pace once more…
“DAMAGED!?” he roared…”You are completely WHOLE with me! FUCK damaged! You are ETERNALLY WHOLE with me!”
And he held her down fiercely as another orgasm propelled through her…
It started as a blaringly tight coil low in her groin, which spread FAST further and further out ntil it emcompassed her whole body…
Her sex was flooding as he increased his movement yet again, slamming into her as her inner muscles contracted around him…
“Khushi!!”
Her name was on his lips as he cried out and held himself deep inside her, his hips shuddering to thrust into her again, and then his own orgasm unravelled as he shot his seed deep into her pulsing body…
“Oh…my…God…” he groaned out…
Her hands were shaking as she tried to hold him tighter…
“I’ve got you…got you my love…” he rasped out, breathless and trying to assess her body once again…
Rolling her to her side, he kept his arm beneath her neck…
“You…You don’t have to…to hold my head, I will try and make sure I-”
He grumbled as held her face gently…”I won’t take ANY risks with this…bruises are one thing…this is…” his eyes slammed shut…”Khushi…I’m sorry…”
“Sorry? Arnav…talk to me…”
Her tiny voice made him shudder…”I saw him hurt you…I couldn’t do anything…I could have rushed him but he threatened to…to…” tears began to sting…”I didn’t realise until too late that he was too much of a coward to actually go through with what he said…”
“I know…” she ran her hands over his chest, his arms, his face…”I know why you didn’t…”
He turned his head, feeling fully ashamed…”I should have seen it sooner…I can always read an enemy’s intentions…but with YOU being threatened…I couldn’t…I was losing it…”
“I knew you were coming…I even knew that you would easily escape being killed…”
Arnav scoffed, as though the two men who had held him back were capable of taking him on…”They were dead before they could fucking blink…”
“Arnav…” her touch was searing him…”You saved me…you always will…”
“Yes. I damn will…but…”
She saw his strong body start to tremble…
“If I had seen sooner…that he was a weak coward…I could have spared you this pain…If I knew he was chicken shit, I would have been on him and tearing him limb from limb…your screams…they cut my heart into pieces…hurt me more than any physical blow ever could…”
“No…No Arnav…I’m here…I’m safe…you did what you had to do…and these wounds are nothing compared to a life without you…”
His eyes locked onto her…
When he breathed in, it was shaky and strained…
“Nothing…” he snarled…”NOTHING will separate us…our love is eternal…till the stars turn cold…till the universe ceases to exist…You will NEVER be free of me…”
Her eyes watered, “I don’t want to be free of you…the only freedom I feel is when I’m WITH you…”
Arnav moved in slightly and placed a soft gentle kiss against the bruises on her cheek, and then her forehead…
Her eyes glanced downwards, admiring his sensual body…
Long lean legs with a smattering of dark hair.
Tight curls surrounded his long thick erection.
A stomach ridged in muscles…
His shoulders broad and strong…
When her eyes caught his once more, she realised he was staring at her with a dark expression that looked like he was going to eat her alive…
“If you keep looking at me like that you really are going to make me burst into flame…”
She smiled, but soon her eyes went dark and full of renewed desire…
“I want to touch you…” the need in her voice was nearly his undoing…
Her words were out of her mouth before she could even comprehend she’s spoken…
Arnav pulled her closer…”I’m yours Khushi…you never have to ask…”
And he wound her hair around his fist…”Keep your eyes on me, I don’t want you hurting…”
Khushi’s lips twisted into a soft smile as she moved her fingers down between their bodies and slid her hand from the root of his erection, up to the head, and back down again…
Arnav’s flesh jerked against her palm…
“I’m not hurting you am I?” she asked worriedly…
His voice was a growl…”Your touch could never hurt me….”
Her eyes slowly shut and he said…”Eyes open my love…”
With their languid gazes now hypnotised to each other, she resumed her touch on him…
His flesh was long and thick, every ridge and vein pronounced as the blood flowed stronger…
Circling his girth in her hand, he felt more hot and solid than ever…
Swiping her thumb over the head of his glans, she smeared drops of pre cum over his length…
Full of might and force, he hooked her calf over the top of his thigh, opening her to him…
She was already wet, her sex raining out her desperation…
His hand covered hers as she stroked his flesh at her entrance…
She tried to push down onto him…
“Not yet my love…”
“Please…” and she managed to get his erection past her labia, but he still wasn’t penetrating…
Again she tried to push her hips forward, but he held her forcefully…
“Tell me…” he ground out as his gaze still pierced hers…
“I love you…”
His voice was gruff…”What else…?”
“You will always save me…”
He growled…”And WHY will I always save you?”
“Because I’m your wife…”
His chest now rumbled with aggression…
Holding her head and neck steady, he dislodged her hand from his phallus and pushed her thighs open with his knees…
Grabbing her hands one by one, he pinned her arms above her head as his free hand vised her wrists…
“Because. You’re. My. WIFE??? THAT’S IT!?”
His words rattled the bedframe…
“BECAUSE YOUR MY LIFE!”
With a nudge of his hips, he thrust into her, spearing her sex in one fatal penetration…
“Oh, God!” she gasped as her eyes were wide and still on his…
Arnav pushed hard and deep, and then drew out, before thrusting even deeper, rooting himself inside her…
His cock hit her cervix, sending small sparks of painful pleasure through her body.
Holding himself still, he rasped…”Now close your eyes…”
She looked up at him nervously, but he shook his head…”Close your eyes my love…”
Once she did, he lowered his face to her throat, breathed over her slashed skin and placed the softest open-mouthed kisses around the wound…
And his penetrations continued…
His sinewed buttocks clenched as he withdrew and thrust back inside…
Her screams were reverberating against his lips as he held his mouth to her neck…
“She’s alive…she’s with me…ALWAYS with me…”


Khushi weakly tried to pull her arms free, wanting to grip his shoulders…
But he tightened his clasp…
Moving lower, he claimed her breasts as his…
“Mine…” he breathed as he dragged his wet lips over her skin…
Over the bruises…
“MINE…” he thundered as he slid his tongue around her crinkling areolas…
“Oh…oh my…yes…please…”
He wasn’t going to suck, but he was damn well going to devour what was his…
The circles around her nipples became smaller and softer as the thrusts in her core became harder and faster…
Arnav exhaled his breath against her wet nipple, puckering the skin…
Carefully and softly, he captured the bud between his lips, letting his tongue slide slowly over the nerves…
He ground his hips, making her feel the length of his phallus as it brushed her clitoris with every stroke…
And he trailed his tongue across her tightening nipples…
“Yes…Yes…Arnav…Yes…” her moans were constant…
He could feel her orgasm mounting…
Her breath came harder and faster
Toes curling.
Fingers searching for a way out.
Nipples throbbing against his tongue, matching the beat of his own heart…
“WHO DO YOU BELONG TO!?”
She felt his commanding question shake her as she screamed her answer…”I BELONG TO YOU!”
“FUCKING RIGHT YOU DO!”
He slammed his mouth to hers…
And then her body tensed…
Her back arched as her exquisite explosion began…
His momentum increased, forcing out her impending detonation.
Releasing her hands, she climaxed and her body struck out…
She screamed his name louder than he’d ever heard…
Her hands came around him, clawing at his back as the wave of her orgasm swept over her in pulses leaving her shuddering and convulsing beneath him…
“MINE…” he roared as he shoved himself deep and his hips hurtled once more and he filled her…
His mind went black…
Hot semen surged out from his phallus as he clung to her, their breathing and heartbeats as one…
Both finding healing and solace in each other…
Hurrying to get his mind back in place, he rolled them back so she was laying on her side, his blinking eyes surveyed her as fast as he could…
His hand had held her neck still…
She was gasping and panting, still in an ocean of bliss…
Arnav held on, her body joined to his, her leg still hooked over him…
“You’re mine, my beautiful wife…” he murmured as he smoothed her matted and sweaty hair away from her face…
As reality started to come back, Khushi tried to pull him closer…
“Sweetheart, If It were possible for us to be closer, don’t you think I would have made that happen already…?”
And her smile lit up his heart…
Despite all the scrapes, gashes and bruises that littered her body, she’d never felt safer…
“How do you always do this?” she breathed…
Arnav almost looked smug…
Khushi clicked her tongue…”I’d hit you if I had any energy left…”
Coming fully back over her, his gaze was intense…”You want to know how?”
Her face was almost serene, but the desperation in here gaze is what spiked his power…
His eyes became ravenous, full of acute dominance, “Because  I know you better than I know myself! You are my every thought, my every dream…” his voice choked up…”and losing you was my every fucking nightmare!”
“Arnav…”
“Quiet!” he snapped, his voice showing his fear that was on par with his passion…”There is NO need to be surprised that you’re more familiar to me than the air that I breathe, than my own heart, my own soul…because you’re all that EVER matters to me…”
Her lips parted…
But he wasn’t done…”I want to consume you! I want to make you as desperate for me as I am for you…All my life, I have NEVER been out of control, NEVER been at anyone’s mercy…but, Khushi…I’m insane for you! I’m at YOUR mercy! You have the power to BREAK me! You are MINE Khushi, just as I am yours…No matter how much time passes, that is the COLD HARD TRUTH between us…”
“You’re mine…” she whispered…
And he lost his mind…
His newly hardened erection, that was still buried inside her, pulled out and thrust back in…
“ARNAVVVV!”
His hips pushed her thighs open wider and forced her to take as much of him as possible…
Thrust after thrust…
He lowered his chest back onto hers slowly, watching for any sign of pain…
But she was glowing with pleasure…
Khushi clung to him, his forehead against hers as his pace quickened and he covered her face in his kisses…
Summoning all her strength, she lifted her legs and wrapped them around his waist, pulling him deeper…
Arnav tilted his hips so that each thrust was intense and with sublime purpose, the energy inside him starting to build once more, as his head spun with heightened emotions…
Knowing she was tiring greatly, he hooked her leg under her knee and buried himself inside her deeper with each spearing penetration, filling her completely while pressing against her gspot, her moans of pleasure pushing him so he was teetering on the edge of coming again…
“Come on my love…your orgasms are mine…your heart is mine…everything about you is MINE!”
His words set her climax free, making her cry out as she clung to him with the last of her willpower…
Her body quivered in his arms as he thrust a few more times and unleased his own release like lightening in a summer storm, his shaft throbbing deep inside her…
With their breathing still heavy, and pulses hammering, Arnav huddled her close as she tried to come down from the cloud she was on…
Unable to hold back, he caught her panting mouth in a hard kiss…
Her hands flew to his chest, holding weakly onto him as his tongue danced with hers…
“Fuck…” he ground out against her mouth…”I’m NEVER going to get enough of you…”

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Eternal Love (Sequel to ~ My Life For Your Love)

February 28, 2018

Short Preview for my new story-

 

Eternal Love

Sequel to the Fairytale

My Life For Your Love

 

 

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The last few days had tired the Princess out.

The relaxing trip promised by the King’s brother, the duke and duchess from the northern kingdom, had surprisingly turned into an exhausting and tense few days.

The locals from the new town were thrilled to welcome the royals and had insisted on throwing them a feast on their last day as a show of gratitude.

Arnav had been against it at first, but had finally yielded under his Aunt and Uncle’s enthusiasm.

Then there was his mother, who was desperate for a chance to celebrate with her sister in law…

And Khushi…

His wife was a gem who held love and generosity towards everyone…

But she had simply been excited to spend an enjoyable evening in good company…and be in the passionate arms of her husband…

The Kingdom they were now in was full of kind and welcoming people.

They had travelled to the surrounding towns to visit and taste many foods, attend festivals, and take in the scenery…

Arnav knew his parents needed a break, and he also knew Khushi had been looking forward to this getaway.

He had made promises of romance, happiness and relaxation…

But those promises to her were shattered when the weight of constant danger shredded all hope of remaining calm…

And it happened on day one of their holiday…

Day 1.


Arnav began to hyperventillate…“What?! What do you mean he isn’t in his cell?!”


The sentry had ridden for a day, without fail, to deliver the disturbing news…


“The prisoner Nate Patel, still legally a baron as his brother has taken over his castle, is nowhere to be found…I was made aware of the situation that once happened upon Her Highness the Princess and I knew you needed to be told immediately.”


Arnav was close to exploding…

His anger almost a living thing taking over the air in the room…

The King placed a hand on his son’s shoulder and nodded to the guard, “What dedication to the Prince and Princess…You will be greatly rewarded. Please inform our chief of security to alert extra guards for Princess Khushi…”


The sentry saluted and rushed out.


“Son?” The king walked closer…


“Not even one fucking day into this holiday and…and THIS!?”


The king covered his ears, “Arnav! I don’t want to go deaf before my time! Listen! She is well protected here! Plus we have the added advantage of being in a different kingdom. If, and I mean IF he were after Khushi, he would still be on his way…”


Arnav’s neck stiffened…”Alright…” he turned slowly…”That’s a good point…but Father, I’ll do whatever I have to to keep her safe…”


The King smirked, “I am well aware of this…” he began to chuckle…”My son the martyr who was ready to die for a woman…I never thought I’d see the day! Good thing I drilled the fear of that law into you…”


Arnav’s angry shield cracked and he finally grinned…”Yeah I still am quite  aghast as to how well you fooled me…and how well my wife broke me…”


“Ugh…women…” the king leaned against the brick wall…”I swear, if it was anything like what happened to me, then I do completely understand. Because I was thriving mad at losing my damn control…”


Giving a light laugh, Arnav said, “oohhh yeah…”


A hard knock on the door interrupted again…


“Enter.”


The guard reentered, “Sire, Extra security has been initiated, and all defence protocol systems are in place.”


Arnav nodded, “Good. Make sure you are ALL constantly alert, and if ANYTHING is discovered, I want to know. My wife’s safety is literally ALL you all need to remember…”


“Yes Sir.”


And the Sentry left.


Arnav punched the wall…”Fucking shit…”


“Whoa! Arnav!” the King tried to get his attention…”All is in place! She will be fine son!”


Swinging around, Arnav felt tears sting even as his fury rose higher, “It’s only been 18 months! She’s only JUST starting to relax after an entire childhood and and life of being a poor degraded servant…Why now!?”

Arnav’s temper had now crossed a line, as his voice turned cold. “I am taking control of this.”

The King crossed his arms, “Ok…I know you. Don’t start to let your anger get the better of you. We don’t know for sure yet if this man is after Khushi, and if and when we do, she is PROTECTED. So CALM YOURSELF DOWN.”


Taking a deep breath, Arnav merely nodded, but his jaw was ticking…”I’ll be calm…But what I said stands…I am taking control…I need to be alert. We are here for two more days…and this is now MY fight.”


The King even felt wary of Arnav’s tone…”Son, she will be alrigh-“


“FUCKING RIGHT SHE WILL.” he boomed out, “I am now going to my post…”


Rolling his eyes, he knew his son was now set on his decision…”Son, I respect and even admire the lengths you’re going to, but at least tell Khushi the reason for your change in attitude…Trust me, ” he took a deep sigh…”women will notice…”


He grumbled, “She can notice all she wants…I need her safe…and two days of her attitude is a small price to pay for her protection.”



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“Just give him some breathing room…” the Queen said reassuringly, “I have no idea why my husband and your husband have been brooding angry dictators these past few days…”

Khushi held her mother in law’s hand…”I am sorry…I truly don’t even know what I have done to upset him so…”

Taking Khushi’s arm, she pulled her to sit in front of the mirror, “Don’t say that. YOU have nothing to apologise for. I don’t know what they are planning, but I do know this, that you are not to blame…now…” the Queen smiled, “Tonight last night here, and we are going to get swept away in the excitement of the preparations.”

Khushi’s lips finally morphed into a beaming grin, “I would love that…”

“Good! Because you’re going to love what the Duchess has planned!”

And Khushi certainly indulged in all of the girly afternoon festivities…

The decadent relaxing bath before perusing the wardrobe put at her disposal, running her fingers overs the silky material of the clothes worn by the royal women.

She finally settled on a beautiful green dress that moulded to her curves perfectly and tied at her neck, leaving her shoulders and most of her back bare.

“Oh Arnav won’t like this…” she smiled deviously…

After two days of being ignored, she was going to get his attention the only way she knew how…

With ‘barely there’ makeup carefully applied and her hair loosely waving, she had felt ready for a fantastic final night.

She smiled, “Ok my prince, this evening will be magical, and will fix everything…”

Little did she know, the night was about to blow sky high…

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Authors Note –

Things literally explode from here…so please do comment! I’m loving hearing from all my old and new friends!

Question!

February 26, 2018

I’ve almost finished a sequel story for “My Life for Your Love…”

 

It’s pretty intense…

 

Who would be interested to read?

 

If I get enough interest I’ll post the first part in a few days 🙂

My Life For Your Love

February 13, 2018

Rebooted Arhi FairyTale! 

In the entire ballroom, no other woman had demanded his gaze so fervently.

Hundreds of women flocked around him, and yet, the innocent and graceful face of one woman held him captivated.