He looked at Khushi angrily. Khushi was totally perplexed. She did not know what to do, whether to scream or not. She tried her best to scream by the voice never came out.
Arnav leaned further and touched her palm. She jerked and opened her eyes to see arnav who was just few inches away from her.
He held her nape and brought her more close to him and brushed his breadth on her lips.
Khushi closed her eyes and pressed her lips tight anticipating a kiss. But to her surprise it never came.
Her having chest
His tightened grip
Her quivering lips
His determined looks
Khushi opened her eyes sensing his loosened grip. She flattered her lashes to see a tiny smirk on his face.
"15 days" he uttered huskily.
Khushi looked at him like a wax doll not understanding a single word what he was trying to say.
He moved back and picked his trousers. He slid his long legs and wore it. He brushed his hair with his fingers and straightened his shirt.
He looked back to see khushi who was still sitting on his working table looking at him. Though she hardly saw him, she was highly shocked due to the recent incident that it made her paralytic.
Arnav came towards hem, she leaned back trying to avoid eye contact.
"15 days" he uttered again.
After 15 days I am going to make you permanent.
Khushi without thinking anything she pounced over him. "Mr. Raizada aap apni hadse agey badh rahe hai" (you are crossing your limits) how can you think so low of me?
Arnav glanced at her once and buttoned up his sleeves.
"Don't get so excited Miss Gupta, looks like you still have enough guts to stand before me after witnessing such a scene in front of you".
Well, I would like to thank you for intruding. I purposely kept the door open for you.
Arnav: yes, I know I have scared you enough in the morning so I knew you would come to tell me about the models.
And you exactly did that.
You have done your job by coming rightly on time.
Khushi was shocked again. She thought he is going to be mad at her and will man handle her like lavanya if not more but here he was thanking her.
Khushi: I don't get what you say arnav ji
Arnav: You may go out now. Your job is done. I will come to meet the models in 10 mins and after that we are going to visit the suppliers. So be prepared.
Khushi gulped with the thought of her being alone with him. But strangely she did not know why despite of seeing his worst side she was not that scared what she was supposed to be.
That very thought amazed Arnav a lot too. He had a sleepless night after that night thinking how she hugged him after going through that pain he gave her. How she sat behind him and dozed off near the sofa.
Arnav has never experienced a girl like this in his life time. She was surely extremely strong willed person. Otherwise anybody in her place would have not only fainted but would have turned mental by know.
Khushi on the other hand thought arnav to be highly bipolar. One time he was nice the other time she was rude. She was all confussed with such behaviour and today was heights.
And yes by 15 days I meant you will be a permanent AR employee not an intern.
Arnav closed his eyes and thought about lavanya, how she used his name in the fashion world to grab assignments from different companies. She even leaked some of his very confidential deals to his rivals. Betrayal was something he never liked. Something he hated to his core. Pulkit was the one who gave all the information about lavanya's whereabouts and warned Arnav long back.
From that day he thought he will give a piece of word for her. All woman are same he thought except his beloved one. He thought of her face. Her angelic face. How she smiled, how she took care of him, how positive person she was. But now he can never get her back in this life.
Khushi got out of the room and walked nervously in the corridor when she saw someone entered a dark room. She was scared at first but she did not know what made her walk behind him.
Khushi was hell scared of dark. She opened the door and asked, "Who is there?"
She could sense the man turned towards her. She was about to run out when the door shut down behind her.
She screamed at the top of her voice. The man came to her and held her mouth with his palm. She ran here and there and tried hard to find where the switch was after escaping from him. She started running panicky when someone opened the door and she hit him hard. She screamed once again. The man held her arms. She recognized his touch. "Arnav ji" she questioned hell scared.
Arnav switched on the lights and looked at the man bewailed and Khushi panting hard in his grip.
Khushi gulped the lump in her throat and was shocked to hear the name.
Aman: Sorry ASR I tried to stop her scream but she bit my hand.
Arnav gave an "unbelievable" look to khushi who stood static in her place.
Arnav: What The?
Aman: ASR I was about to switch on the lights of this room when khushi entered and rest you know.
Arnav: Why the hell did you scream?
Khushi: I thought I thought he is a thief.
Arnav held his hand on air and marched out of the room.
Khushi closed her eyes and sighed.
Aman came towards her and asked in a low brotherly tone. "Are you ok? do you need water?"
Khushi looked at him and said "No thanks, I am sorry I did not mean to.."
Aman: That's fine. Well I am aman.
Khushi smiled at him and shock hands. Suddenly her eyes fell on the surrounding. She looked around. She turned 360 deg still holding his palm.
The room was painted in pink, it has a cot, a high chair, loads of toys, some wind chimes, a small swing, and a walker.
Khushi smiled enjoying the view. She so like kid's stuffs. She clapped her hand and looked at aman who was witnessing her expression how from scary it turned into jovial one then to excited one.
Khushi: Aman ji
Khushi: Ok aman, whose room is this? I mean in AR there is a Kid's room? That's unusual.
Aman just looked at her.
Khushi: You did not tell me Aman, whose room is this?
Aman: ASR's daughters.
Khushi's eyes widened. She was shocked again.
Khushi: ASR's daughter? You mean he is married? That cant be possible we have never heard something like this about him. Well even pulkit did not tell me about it.
Arnav: Zaruri nahi hai sab ki sab kuch pata ho
She heard his voice dangerous again.
Arnav gestured Aman to go out of the room. And then glared at Khushi.
His look was so deadly that if he continued to look at her like that she would have surely peed.
"Ms gupta, what are you still doing here? Is this your chamber? No right? Did I give you any work in this room? No right? THEM WHY THE HELL ARE YOU STILL HERE?"
Arnav: SHUT UP (he said between his teeth)
Arnav: Let me tell you one thing very clearly, I don't like people poking their nose in the matters that are not related to them. I did not give you the permission to ask whatever you want to ask. Make sure you ask things which are related to your work.
Khushi looked down nervously.
Arnav: What did you ask aman? Whether I am married or not? How is that related to your work miss gupta?
Arnav walked towards her to close the gap between them. He tucked her hair behind her ears and pulled her nape to look into his eyes.
It doensot matter whether I am married or not, if I want to have something I will have it (he said checking her out making her shiver)
He gripped her shoulders. For the first time she waved his hands off.
Arnav looked at her angrily
Khushi moved back nervously.
Arnav kept on moving ahead till the time when she was about to get pricked by the sharp edge near the window.
Arnav embraced her back but she moved back further just to keep the distance between the two. He quickly her held her and closed his eyes in pain.
Khushi: EVERYTIME YOU CANNOT FORCE ME ARNAV JI. I feel disgusted today. I was fine till the time I did not know that you have a daughter. How can a man be so mean? You are sleeping around with other females? What if someone does the same thing with your daughter?
That's it. He pulled her away from the window and threw her on the floor.
He pointed his index finger towards her, the very same hand, which just now saved her from getting hurt.
Arnav; GET OUT. GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE BEFORE I DO SOMETHING, WHICH YOU WILL REGRET. How dare you talk to me like that? Tumhari aukaad kya hai? You typical middle class woman. And what are you teaching me? What have you done? You slept around with a man when you have a boyfriend? Look at yourself in the mirror first and remember if you point one finger towards me the rest four will be facing you. How clean are you?
Khushi felt like her world has slipped beneath her. She sat frozen on the floor. Tears escaped her eyes on their own accord. "He is right" she thought painfully. Though her motive was something else but even she cannot deny that she slept around with someone despite of having a bf.
She saw his blood stained hand. "Yeh?" she pointed her fingers towards his hand. He turned the other way. She saw the blood stains on the sharp edge near the window and immediately understood that he grabbed her to save her. She felt ashamed of herself for thinking so cheaply of him. Though she was not be blamed 100% about it as the lavanya incident few minutes ago didn't let her think straight.
She got up and touched his shoulder to make him turn around and stood in front of him with teary eyes. She touched his hands and he waved off.
"How dare you touch me? Khushi?"
She heard her name from his mouth for the first time. She looked at him. He looked at her. They stared at each other as if they were talking to each other through their eyes.
Arnav ji I am so sorry for misunderstanding you. I shouldnot have thought like that. But it wasnot my fault totally. I shouldnot have spoke to you like that. Its your life you can do whatever you want how could I question you like that? But why are you like this?
Khushi this was the first time and last time you tried to find out something about me. Next time you better be away from my personal life otherwise mujse bura koi nahi hoga. I don't want to heart you. Stay away from me. I have already hurt you but no more. You are my responsibility now till the time pulkit is perfectly all right. I cannot harm you. I will not harm you. I don't want to harm you. So stay away. The thing that I did to you will haunt me forever. I wish tum mujhe sach bata deti.
After a minute of silence he heard a faint sorry.
He looked in her eyes. His hand automatically moved towards her to touch her cheeks but he immediately fisted it.
He stormed outside leaving her behind. Before he closed the door she heard a sorry from his end.
Khushi looked at the closed door and smiled. She was glad that he told her. She immediately felt a little light. His one sorry melted her anger and her sorrows. She wiped her tears and had a quick glance at the room before she switched off the lights and went out.