Aman parked the car in the parking lot. He looked at Khushi who was already drenched in sweat. She had never perspire so much before like today. The thought of her in RM that was Arnav Singh Rizada's house made her weak. She felt several butterflies inside her stomach.
"umm ok then see you tomorrow in the office Khushi. Misha must be waiting for you, you should go inside now". Aman said.
Khushi gave him a tight smile before getting down from the car.
Aman was about to leave when suddenly she asked him "Aman ji do you have Misra ji's phone number?"
"misra ji? You mean security guard? Why do you need his no?" Aman questioned her.
"Erm, actually for Acer, I need to tell him to feed her milk".
"ASR? Milk? Misra ji? What are you talking about khushi? I think you are stressed, you need to rest ok? Don't worry ASR will be fine dear" Aman tried to consoled a khushi thinking that she is not able to straight at that moment.
"Nahi aman ji, you are not understanding" She held her head "Hey Devi Maiya, how could I forgot to bring my acer baby along with me" she muttered to herself
"ASR? Baby?" aman thought. "Look khushi, ASR is going to be fine don't worry ok?" he said trying to hide a smile.
"Nahi aman ji, aap samaj nahi rahe hai, aap please mujhe misra ji ka number de dijiye".
Aman nodded his head in frustration and gave her the number.
She happily saved the number and bid good bye to aman.
"hi khushi, come in" misha hugged carrying a howling gul greeting her.
Khushi hugged her back and then he saw the rakshash coming down from the staircase.
Arnav glanced at her, anger clearly written on his face.
Khushi lowered her eyes and broke the hug.
"Khushi, just wash your hands and join us on the dining table".
Gul was sruggling in misha's arms to go to khushi. Khushi smiled and took her immediately.
"Oh my baby, why are you crying sweetheart? Look at your pretty face" khushi wiped her tears and gul clutched her shirt still crying loudly and rubbing her face against khushi's neck. Khushi patted her back and rocked her whispering sweet nothing" and kissing gul's head in between her whisperes".
Arnav was stunned at the sight. No one other than Arnav had able to made Gul calm down when she is at her height of cranckiness. He was about to snatch gul from khushi's arms when misha held his arms and dragged him towards the dining table.
"Misha, why are you dragging me like this?" arnav asked her still keeping an eye on Khushi and gul".
"bhaiya I am very hungry, and you need to eat something before you have your medicines. "KHUSHI, come and lets eat".
"We will join you in sometime, where is the wash area? I need to wash my hands" khushi questioned.
"Come here we have a sink here". Misha replied.
Dinner was a quiet affair.
Arnav was in his usual grumpy mood around khushi. Misha wanted to talk to khushi to make her comfortable but she knew it was not the right time as her bhaiya was in a super bad mood as she called khushi home against his wish. He just agreed because it came from Misha and he has never said no to her.
Gul was now playing happily on khushi's lap with her Om locket that she wore.
Sometime looking at khushi admiring her beauty
Sometime looking at her smiling.
Sometimes slapping her cheeks with her tiny palms.
Sometimes rubbing her face on her chest which seemed to be habbit of hers.
After the dinner was misha went to arnav's room to get his medicines.
Khushi was about to get up just when arnav came and stood infront of her looking highly annoyed with her.
Khushi was panting heavily looking at him in such an angry state. She tried to squeeze her out but she failed.
Just when arnav was about to shout at her gul looked at him and called "paah!" And smiled looking at him.
Arnav thinned his lips and was about to take her in his lap just then khushi's locket with the chain came out from her neck as gul was holding it tightly in her fist.
"Ouch! Khushi cried as the chain bruised her neck.
Arnav without bothering just turned and went upstairs in his room.
After few minutes misha came down carrying gul and sat beside khushi on the sofa in the living room.
Gul again started struggling to go to khushi immediately when she saw her.
Misha happily handed over gul to khushi. Gul immediately took khushi's nose inside her mouth and bit it.
Khushi picked her up and rubbed her face on gul's tummy making her giggle and fist little bunch of khushi's hair.
Misha and Khushi spoke to each other for some time. Khushi for the first learnt something new about arnav. She learnt that he was drastically opposite of what he was when it came to Misha and Gul. He was extremely caring and a father figure for both of them. Misha was about to tell Khushi about gul's mother just when they heard a noice from arnav's room.
Misha practically rushed to his room and saw him coming out from the washroom. Khushi followed misha.
"bhaiya, is everything alright?" misha asked.
Arnav saw khushi behind misha and exhaled.
Misha helped arnav to lie back on the bed. She tucked his comforter and kissed him on his cheeks. "I hope the pain is less now".
"I think the pain is going to be more" he said sarcastically throwing dead glares at khushi.
Misha looked at khushi once and asked her to come in gesturing by her eyes.
"Come khushi lets seat here for some time, I have to be with bhaiya". Misha explained khushi.
"I am fine misha, you guys can go to your room and sleep. And I don't want any outsider to be in my room.
Khushi felt a little said not about what he said, but about how he said. She was about to go when misha stopped her.
"Bhaiya, why are you so rude to here? She is'."
"Misha, I am watching you since we are back from the hospital that you are getting quite close to her. And now you are defending her". Arnav said angrily.
"Bhaiya, she has saved your life, if she wasnot there then I don't know what would have happened to you".
"Misha'" (he gets cut)
"Bhaiya if she stays here for few minutes nothing is going to change ok? So stop being so fussy".
Misha and Khushi was sharing the recliner placed just below arnav's bed and chit chatting, sometimes giggling.
Arnav pretended to sleep but how could he sleep when khushi was right in front of his eyes and that also in his room. She was the first outside who came in his room. He was going through a mixed feeling about her.
It was late night when arnav saw the three ladies sleeping comfortably on the recliners. Misha resting her head on khushi's shouler, gul with her thumb inside her mouth resting her tiny head on khushi's breast and khushi's head hanging from the sofa. Some strands of her hair tickling her face.
"How could you arnav ji?" Khushi asked still hugging him and sobbing on his shoulder.
"how could you risk your life like this for me? Did you forget about Misha? And what if anything serious happened to you? Aapne ek baar bhi gul ke barein mein nahi socha (not even for once you thought about gul)? Kyun Arnav ji? Why?"
Ek ehsaan kya kam tha ke aap dusra kar diya? (wasnot one ehesaan enough that you ended up doing the second)
How would I have faced these two if something happened to you? Phele pulkit who did not care about his life just to save my life and now you? Ek to apne zindegi se lard rahe hai but you? How can you be so irresponsible Arnav ji?
Arnav saw her forehead filled with his blood, he did not know what to feel.
He did not know why he felt something very different. Something which he did not want to feel. Something which is wrong to feel. But the bottomline is HE FELT GOOD. He felt good looking at her. He felt good seeing her so concerned about him. He felt good the way she scolded her. He felt good how she always forgive her and take the blame on her when the actual fault is his.
He felt good seeing her marked by him and only him. first physically and now this. For him marriage meant nothing. But the very feeling of Khushi's maang filled with his blood was something he as not able to stop thinking.
He removed his comforter and slipped his legs in his slippers and walked towards her. He picked up gul to make her sleep in the crip. While doing that his hand brushed khushi's breast and he felt something very different. Maybe his mind was not in the right place to think. Or should I say it was behaving rightly for the first time.
After placing gul in the crib he again came towards khushi.
Misha who was actually awakened, sensing his brother coming towards them turned the other way making her back face him so that he doesnot feel uneasy. She know what arnav was going thought. She knew he wanted to talk to khushi. She knew how effected he was seeing his blood on her forehead. He can hide it from anyone but not misha. She knew her brother too well.
Arnav placed his hand on her temple to make her rest her head in the recliner. But when he did that khushi held his arm and placed her cheeks on his arm resting her head on it.
Arnav leaned down on the floor to seat there for some time looking at her pretty face, looking even prettier with the blood stain.
He touched her maang where his blood was there and admired. He sealed that area with his kisses. Khushi kept tossing and turning in his arms and he enjoyed the feeling whole heartedly.
Sometimes he kissed her nose
Sometimes her cheeks
Sometimes he brushed his lips on her forehead
Sometime breathing on her lips.
He slid his other hand on his pocket and held her chain which came out sometimes back.
He slid his arms around her neck and made her wear it.
Is it yet another sign of her Devi Maiya? That today he made her wear the locket?
Firstly his blood on her maang
Secondly she did not remove it
Thirdly she came to RM for the first time (after their marriage)
Fouthly her chain coming out from her neck in gul's fist
And lastly his tieing the chain around her neck (mangalsutra)
And to top it all she spend her first night in his room, in his arms, he sealing their marriage unknowingly by kissing her.
Will this night complete his family?