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OS : Invisible Thread (Two Stars Apart…)

July 22, 2012

Arnav walked despondantly back into his house…
He had taken Khushi to her old home, and driven away painfully slow…
The house seemed darker.
The atmosphere colder.
A shiver tumbled through him as he ascended the stairs…
“Chote?”
Turning, he saw Nani…”Did Khushi get settled in alright?”
His thoughts flashed back to the moment he dropped her off…
“How long will you be staying?”
Her eyes couldn’t meet his…”Arnavji…I…”
 
“How long Khushi!?”
Her silence was beginning to terrify him…
Grabbing her shoulders, he shook her firmly, making her look up…
Her teary, broken expression was his answer…
“…no…” he said on a whisper…
“Khushi…no…you ran into my arms…you accepted me as your husband…no…”
Blinking away her tears, her voice trembled…”Yes, In my heart I accepted you…but our contract is over…”
“I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE DAMN CONTRACT!”
“Ar..Arnavji…the time isn’t right for us…”
He shook his head…”I will MAKE the time right for us!”
Her hands came up to his face…”No…Our story cannot start now…if it meant to be, then we will get our chance…but Di needs you…the family needs you…”
“And you…?”
He was no longer able to hide his heartache…
Tears streamed down his face and over her fingers that still lay delicately on his cheeks…
Khushi’s lips quivered…and she tried with excruciating effort not to break down…”I…I don’t….I…I…”
Arnav reached out and wrapped his arm around her waist, pulling her almost off the ground and close to his body…
Gasping midsentence she held onto his lapels, standing on her tiptoes…
“Do YOU need me?” his voice was a quiet roar…
She couldn’t speak…
Sobs were starting to choke her words…
Swinging her around, he pushed her up against the back of her bedroom door…
She was out of energy to deny…out of willingness to ignore…
“I do…I need you…”
He bent his head closer to hers, but she looked down in despair…
Arnav carefully twined a handful of her hair around his fingers, pulling those soft tresses to tilt her head back.
He kept their gazes fastened as his mouth descended.
Finally, their lips touched, he kissed her with zeal and finesse.
She surrendered to him, kissing him with passion as alluring as the taste of her.
The press of her lips, so pillowy soft, yet so firmly locked to his hungry mouth, sent a spike of desire straight to his heart.
Arnav yearned kissed her all damn night…but he needed her to get her back…he NEEDED to get her back…
He released his possessive grip on her hair and broke the seal of their mouths, feeling her rapid exhalations on his kiss-swollen lips.
She opened her eyes.
A mix of pain and desire flared in their dark depths.
He let her slowly slide down his body…
Even after he finally let her feet touch the ground, Khushi still had that floating sensation.
“I could get used to seeing that dazed look in your eyes when I kiss you.”
Her cheeks flushed…
“Don’t leave me…come home…please…”
The desperation in his voice was crushing her heart…
“Arnavji…I don’t want to hurt you…but if I come between you and Di anymore…I won’t forgive myself…and you will resent me…”
“No…No that’s not…”
“I am staying here…”
He vised his fingers around her wrist and pulled her harshly to the window…
“Ar…Arnavji?!”
She emitted a little yelp, and clutched his shoulders as he walked her backward until her upper body rested against the window frame…
She instantly remembered New Years…
His intense eyes were riveted on hers before he dipped his head.
She expected fire the instant their lips touched, but Arnav kissed her without hurry.
Keeping the kiss soft, sweet and slow.
As if he had all the time in the world to explore her mouth, to tease her tongue with little sucks and bites.
To drive her to the edge of passion and hold her there for as long as he damn well pleased.
Khushi’s hands drifted up to his chest as her head was in a fuzzy state of pleasure.
Her fingers mapped the breadth of his shoulders and the cut muscles of his arms.
A loud knock at her bedroom door shook Khushi’s into reality…
But he held her firmly against him…
“Khushi? Garima called out and Khushi’s gaze darted to the door…
Arnav squeezed her tight, forcing her eyes back to his…”Don’t leave me…”
“Khushi?”
Arnav held her gaze steady…
“I can’t Arnavji…”
His heart shattered…
Khushi turned her head slightly towards the door…”I’m coming Amma…”
“You have to leave now…” she said softly, noting his clasped eyes…”Arnavji?”
She waited…
When his eyes snapped open, they were filled with determination.
His lips slammed onto hers and he kissed her hard and fast…
Quickly pulling back, his voice pierced the silence…”You’ll see me tomorrow night…I WILL get you back Khushi…You are MY WIFE…”
Giving her one last, long stare, he spun around and walked out…
“Chote?”
Arnav looked back to Nani…”She’ll be back soon…”
Nani nodded, “I know she will…uh…Anjali wanted to see you so I…”
“No…Not now…I can’t right now…”
Without saying another word, he stormed past Nani and into his empty room…
Every inch of it reminded him of Khushi…
He slumped down onto his couch…
He couldn’t live like this…
Everything about her drew him…
It was as though an invisible thread  seemed to wind tighter with every moment he spent in her presence. 
He was drawn to her in a way that was completely soulful…
Tomorrow.
Tomorrow the quest of his life would begin.
He was going to get her back.
Looking up into the stars he said…”All tonight, I’ll be saying… tomorrow…”
Looking up at the same stars, Khushi said…”All tomorrow, I’ll be saying..tonight…” 
4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2012 11:16 am

    beautifully loved it poor asr he is be torn apart because of his sister poor khushi and arnav have to pay for loving the family member to much emotional and heartbreaking awesome update

  2. July 22, 2012 12:53 pm

    just posted on IF and thought I'd post here too as I loved your take on this situation. I love how you've projected the absolute agony both Arnaav and Khushi are experiencing.naina aka warriorprincess

  3. January 3, 2014 12:45 am

    Beautiful! Fabulously written! Loved it!

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    October 21, 2014 10:48 am

    wonderful words….

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