Monday, April 7, 2014

SS : Heartbeats Part 20








Still damp from their long shower, Arnav slid his hand into hers and played with her fingers…

Khushi lay against him, her heart finally settling, but her nerves were still awake…

Arnav felt her palms grow slightly sweaty and he glanced down at her face…

He could see her forehead scrunched up, her eyes unblinking, as though focusing on something severe…

"...alright...what is it now…?"

Khushi's body tightened and Arnav  pulled her closer, "You're not able to fool me, my wife...so tell me what is going through your brain now…"

Khushi tried to move, but he held on, his bare arms sticking to her bare waist like glue…

"I'm only trying to turn to face you…"

She heard Arnav snort as he spoke, "Even so, you'll stay where you are…"

Dropping back against his chest, she turned her head to look at him…"I know you SAY that there is no rush, that I can take my time...but…"

His eyes bore into hers…

"They KNOW, Arnavji...and soon, the whole family will know...and...and I will have to come out of hiding…"

Arnav grunted, "Khushi, I TOLD you, THEY come second. YOU come first...and I won't let anyone push you to-"
 
"It's not that they will push me, or you will...I already feel responsible to make this right...I left...I stopped contact...and-"

Arnav shocked her by swinging her around, bringing her legs around his waist so that they now were chest to chest, eye to eye…"make it right?!?..." he paused…"RIGHT!? Khushi, you weren't in the WRONG!!!"
 
Rolling her eyes, Khushi began to sound livid, "I LEFT PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HURT ME! I LEFT YOU! I DIDN'T CONTACT MY OWN FAMILY WHO WERE PROBABLY WORRIED SICK! HOW can you say that I was right in doing that!?"

Fisting her hair in one hand, he pulled her close with his opposite arm, "You insatiable woman! They UNDERSTOOD! I KNEW why you bolted away! It's not your fault Khushi! It's mine! MINE! I listened to lies! EVERYBODIES lies! And THAT, and THAT ALONE, is MY fault! I thought the INSANITY of blaming yourself was over, but obviously it ISN'T!"

"Can't you see it from my point...my point of view...I...I just…"

He could see that her body was now being affected by their closeness, but he didn't let up on his grip…

"I'm NOT going to kiss you...yet...but YOU need to realize that your, OUR family, were furious at me to start with, but when they saw how CLOSE to insanity I became, they also realized that I was deceived! They have understanding hearts Khushi! Were they angry that they couldn't find you? Yes! Were they angry AT you? NO! I had put you through so much SHIT, that you, even though you are the strongest woman I know, you weren't to blame for finally breaking...and knowing that I drove you away, makes ME the one to blame...and yet, they HELPED ME….they were so caring...TO ME! THE ONE WHO HURT YOU! So if I hear you say that YOU were to blame one more time...so help me GOD I will...I will-"
 
His furious rant suddenly stopped…

Her eyes were dripping with tears…

Her body shaking…

Her lips trembling…

She tried to draw in a breath but her chest was too constricted…

Instantly, his fingers released her hair and gently held her head, his other arm now soothingly sliding up and down her back…"Khu...Khushi...Shhhh...shhhhh….."

She tried once more to breathe and the laboured sounds that came from her throat, tore his own heart open…

"No sweetheart...shhhh...I'm...I'm so...oh God, please...shhhh…it's okay…"

Holding her gently, he lay her back onto the mattress, covering her shaking body with his…

His bare chest pressed down into hers as he peppered her face with soft kisses…

"Shhhh...please don't cry...please...please...Khushi...please...Shhhh…."

Warm fingers pushed aside her hair and she felt his breath against her neck.

Her heart raced as his strong hands slide up her arms…

“Khushi...” he whispered.

She stayed silent as his body covered hers, and he entered her, filling her deeply, tightly...

His movements were slow, comforting, gentling.

She whispered his name against his mouth  and raised her hips.

"Khushi look at me…"

She finally opened her eyes and gazed up into his face, his eyes were so dark with need it scared her.

She buried her face in the crook of his shoulder.

"You may hide your eyes, but you'll never hide your heart from me…"

The last traces of sadness faded from her consciousness as he worshipped her body.

His mouth found hers, and no further words were spoken.




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"What's wrong honey?"

"I think mummy is crying?"

Veena frowned, "how do you know?"

Libbi held Veena's hand tighter, "I know my mummy…"

Raj knelt down beside Libbi, "Crying isn't a bad thing you know...it actually helps us get rid of all the yukky feelings we have...It can be a very good release…"

Libbi moved closer to Raj, "I know, but I don't like it when my mummy cries…"

Raj took Libbi in his arms, "you know when you get  a pear from the fruit bowl?"

Libbi nodded, "They're my favorite…"

Veena smiled as Raj continued…"Well, what's the first thing you do?"

Libbi thought and answered, "I take it to the sink to wash it…"

"But why? If it looks clean, why wash it?"

Shaking her head, Libbi said, "It's because it's cleaner to eat when it's washed…it makes me feel better..."

Raj grinned, "Tears are like that...even if someone appears okay, sometimes they need a good cry to wash away all the sad or silly feelings…"

Libbi's hands now flew to her hips, "My mummy isn't silly…!"

Veena rolled her eyes, "He didn't say she was! Crazy kid, he said silly FEELINGS…"

"Ahhhh...Sorry Uncle Raj…"

Raj stood up and pretended to be sad, "Its okay…"

Libbi walked forwards and tugged on his shirt, "I'm sorry…"

Raj looked down at her, "I already knew your mummy wasn't silly...YOU'RE the silly one…"

And he ran away fast, as Libbi's jaw dropped and a spritely laugh bubbled up…

"I'll catch you!"

"Don't go too far!" Veena called out, "We've already spent the entire day out, and it's getting close to dinnertime!"

Raj returned to his mum's side holding a kicking and laughing Libbi…

"You two are the most childish human's I've ever met!"

Raj smiled proudly, "And I'm not even a child!"

Libbi was a wildcat, "Put me down!"

"Oh put her down…" Veena chuckled…

As Libbi caught her balance, she smirked, "So should we stay out for dinner too?"

Veena's expression changed, "Not a chance, I'm not going to stay out of my house all the live-long day! They can sort out their 'stuff' during the day, but I want to sit at my table and eat a meal, and then go to bed! I'm basically an old woman, and I need to rest."

Raj laughed, "Old woman?"

Veena pointed, "You will pretend you didn't hear that…"



…………….



Arnav slipped quietly out of the bed, craning his neck to one side and then the other, trying to ease out the kinks…

He slowly creeped out of the room and grabbed his mobile…

Once in the lounge, he dialled for his sister…

She answered within a few rings…

"CHOTE!?"

"Is that Arnavji!?"

He could hear Payal in the background.

"Hi Di, I am calling to ask you, in the nicest way possible, GO HOME!"

Anjali quickly replied, "Chote, I KNOW that you must be furious, but Payalji and I couldn't bear not knowing...we HAD to know if you had found Khushiji...and you HAVE! Talk to me! Tell me how you are feeling!? How is Khushiji!? How are YOU!?..."

"Di, as much as I want to scream from the rooftops how ecstatic I am, I CAN'T do that yet...She's been without us for a while...and this is all very new to her again...I need to give her time to get used to this once more…"

"Get used to us!? Arnavji, I'm her sister!?"

Arnav realized that he was on speakerphone, "Payal, your sister has changed, her life has changed. She needs time to…"

"Is Libbi your daughter Chote?"

Arnav paused …"You...you know?"

He held the phone far away from his ear as loud, cheering squeels ensued…

"Oh my GOD Chote! We didn't know at the time, but afterwards, we could SEE so much of Khushiji in her, and so much of you!"

"Di, can you know realize how drastic this time is!? My little girl is even trying to rush Khushi into making decisions, but Khushi is still flighty...I hurt her...and then for her to think that all this time...that all this time I didn't want her…"

He stopped, his voice choking up…

"We understand Arnavji...we truly do…"

"Good...because If you meddle in this and I lose her again...I won't recover...not a second time…"

"Ofcourse...we will go back home...and if you can, if you feel it's alright to bring up, please tell her that we love her...that we didn't mean to interfere...and that we are here for her...we literally cannot wait to see her again...but we will…"

Arnav was nearly about to break down when he heard a familiar strain of voices…

Peering out the curtains, he saw Veena, Raj and Libbi returning home…

"Ok Di, Payal, I have to go...I have a family to tend to…"

"we love you Chote, please stay in touch…"

"I will…" and he disconnected…


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Hurrying to the front door, he opened it to have a super enthused little girl jump into his arms…

"Whoa! Hello there!"

"Daddy!!!!!!!!!!"

"Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" he quickly quipped, "Your mummy is sleeping…"

"Sleeping? Khushi is sleeping? At 5pm?"

Arnav nodded over at Raj, "She sure is…"

Veena smirked…"She's normally running errands and tiring herself out...looks like you tired her out instead…"

Arnav was gobsmacked by Veena's remark and felt his own cheeks flush…"We...well...I...she…"

"Did you make mummy do the shopping too?"

Arnav snorted out a laugh and Veena and Raj carried the groceries into the kitchen, leaving Arnav with Libbi…

"So," he said lifting her more snugly into his arms, "Where did you all go to for such a long time?"

Libbi scowled…

"Wow. I've seen that look somewhere before…"

"I know." she huffed…"Mummy has said many times that I have a business tycoon's scowl."

Arnav's side smirk returned, "Oh did she?"

So she may not have mentioned me by name...but she's thought of me…

"Did you make mummy do shopping? Did you make her do pushups or something? Is that why she's tired?"

He grinned, "No...we...well...we played some games...we had an ice cream...and…"

"What sort!?"

His eyes lit up, "Strawberry…"

"Yummy!!!!!"

Arnav kissed her forehead, "Mummy has been working so hard for so many years, and I told her that she should have a good rest…"

Libbi nodded, "She has worked so much. I remember being with her when I was young…"

Arnav laughed, "When you were YOUNG?"

"Yep, She'd take me to work with her, if Uncle Raj or Aunty Veena couldn't watch me…"

His laughter stopped..."She'd…"...he swallowed…"...sweetie, are you telling me that your mummy has WORKED since the day you were born?"

"yes, I have some pictures of me in a little basket, on mummy's desk in an office…she got some toys for me, and…"

Libbi's voice started to fade out, as Arnav realized just how hard Khushi's life had been…

Working...taking a BABY with her to work...my mistake pushed her into a life I wouldn't wish on anyone…

Veena's loud voice broke into his subconscious…

"... go and wake your mummy, dinner will be ready in 15 minutes…"

"Yay!!!"

Libbi wriggled out of Arnav's arms and bolted away…

Khushi was just starting to rouse when she was jumped on my her daughter…

"Ah!"

"Mummy! I missed you!"

Shaking her head, making the fuzzies fade, she wrapped her arms around Libbi, "Oh baby, I missed you too...did you have a good time out today? Did you get anything good?"

Their talk was soon interrupted by Raj, "Women! You just want to talk and talk! It's time for dinner!"

"Oh thank Goodness!" Khushi said as she grabbed Libbi's hand, "I’m starving!"



…………………


After dinner, Libbi was quite clingy to Khushi…

"Are you okay sweetie?"

Libbi's eyes flashed with joy, "Daddy has been calling me that!"
 
Khushi glanced over at Arnav, who was chatting with Raj about something…

As her eyes were about to look away, his caught hers…

"Can we go and read a story together?"

Arnav heard what Libbi said and stood up fast, "Raj, I'm going to have to turn in now…"

Raj's surprised expression was hilarious, "Now!? It's not even 8pm!"

Arnav sauntered over to his girls, "I know, but we have a story to read...don't we ladies?"

Khushi and Libbi both stood up and smiled…..



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Arnav woke up to a loud clanging noise…

"Wh...what the hell is that!?"

Khushi, who was standing by the bed, looked over at him, "Haha, that would be your daughter...making your breakfast...and making her uncle Raj positive that he's going mad…"

Arnav growled and ran a hand through his hair, "Mmmm...Breakfast…"

As he sat up, he grabbed hold of Khushi and pulled her back onto the bed, holding her against him…"Good LORD Khushi, you smell heavenly…"

"Arnavji…" her heartrate was picking up…"We can't do anything…"

"Yet…" he whispered as he kissed her neck…

Her soft laugh was felt deep inside his heart...

"So...my wife... what's the first thing we do?"

Khushi blinked slowly, "I guess, we can go back to work today…"

Arnav sat still, completely dumbfounded.

"Go back to…?..." it was his turn to blink…"No."

Khushi pulled away,stood back up, and opened her mouth to explain, "I need to work to-"

"YOU do not need to work. You are my wife. MONEY is NOT a problem for you. EVERYTHING I have is yours…"

Her indignance rose higher..."Arnavji, I've been working for years and-"

"This discussion is OVER."

His tone wasn't angry, but firm and indisputable.

"Arnavji, can-"

Not wanting to hear another word, he threw back the bed covers and strode torwards her, "You are Mrs. Khushi Kumari Gupta…" he grabbed onto her Mangalsutra and emphasized the words, "SINGH RAIZADA! You and our daughter will want for nothing...You can come in today to pick up your things, and to visit me, but for no other reason."

Khushi straightened and lifted her chin, "Oh, so YOU ARE going back to work today? You've had enough of me already?!"

His eyes went dark, "Don't twist my words Khushi. I am going to call in the new manager, like I ALWAYS to, and then come straight back to you…I normally run any new business for a few weeks before handing over to the managing director, but as he has worked for me in the past, I know that he can take on the job without a hitch, so there are no...NO…issues here."

No...NO! He's changing everything...I'm USED to working...I am used to taking care of things…

"I...I can't just-"

Arnav took a brisk step forward, effectively stopping her sentence…

And as he spoke, he walked forwards, making her retreat until she was up against the door..."I am going into the office. I am signing over the managerial position. And I am COMING HOME TO YOU. Enough."

With one final pause, he stepped back, and stormed out.



……….


Breakfast was enjoyable, but the tension between Arnav and herself was frighteningly strong…

He excused himself within an hour and gave her a stern glare before he turned and stormed out of the house...

Growling, she grabbed her black leather purse and went in for the chase.


…………….




"There will be absolutely no problem. I have already been reading over all the guidelines and statements. If I do have any questions, I know where I can reach you."

Arnav nodded in approval and pushed his chair out to stand up…"I will leave you to it then, and be fair to the workers…"

The new manager looked astounded, "Really? You usually tell me to make them fear me…"

Arnav smirked, "Yeah, do that too…"

He shook hands, and turned to leave, not before the intercom resounded… "Sir? A Miss Gupta to see you?"

Arnav froze.

"Thankyou, send her-"

Arnav swiped the man's hand off the receiver.

"I will see her."

"ASR, I'm sure I can see to this employee…"

Arnav grabbed the man's arm and shoved him towards the door, "Oh this is NO employee. This is my WIFE."

And with a dropped jaw and shocked expression, Arnav pushed the man out of the office and strode back to the intercom.

"Send her in."

The clicking of high heels soon neared, and her intoxicating scent entered the darkened office with her…

As the door shut behind her, her eyes suddenly connected with her husbands.

"I am a contracted employee with this company. I am ABLE to work, I have worked for NINE years, and if you think that I am going to let YOU stop me from providing for my daughter, then I will SUE YOU!"

Arnav saw her attitude, heard her tone, and  was now furious…

"You want to work? Fine. I am thrilled that you want to work Khushi, but I want you to find something you LOVE to do! You HATED working for me, and I know you don't want to do this kind of job...Can you see that you don't need to do stupid jobs just to earn money? I AM HERE TO PROVIDE FOR YOU AND LIBBI."

Khushi slammed her fist on his desk, "Mr. Arnav Singh Raizada, I know what I want. I plan my future, and you have NO right to tell me where I can and cannot work!"

Oh Good God! How long will it take to suck all the stupidity out of her that she's made herself believe for nine years!!!!!

"Khushi, this is not who you are...stop acting like ME, and please listen-"

"NO. Now act like a boss!"

His anger now in full swing, Arnav kicked his chair away and rampaged around his desk...

"Khushi Kumari Gupta, STOP acting like a bitch!”

She stood her ground...“I am NOT acti-”

“CONSTANTLY defying me! CONSTANTLY acting like someone I don't know! Does it make you feel good?”

“well, THIS ASR is damn touchy…”

His teeth clenched, “You never used to act this way! After all the discussions we've had, after all the close moments, WHY!?”

She rolled her eyes...“Whatever…”

Khushi got up to leave, but her angry husband stood in her way an equally angry muscle grinding in his cheek…

“What, you’re going to stop me?”

He didn’t reply, merely observed her for a moment and then slowly, reluctantly, moved to let her pass.

She needs to calm down...hell, I need to calm down...but...DAMN I want her to stay...I need to talk to her...

She snorted and made for the door but stopped at it and turned.

“You know, if you REALLY had changed, you wouldn’t have let me pass, you would have insisted I stayed until we worked it out… you, you're just a cruel boss! JUST like the one who sent me to that ruined house that nearly collapsed on top of me!”

She opened the door, her eyes blazing in triumph, but was surprised by the hand that dragged her back, that wrenched the door from her and slammed it shut.

The key turned in the lock and he turned to her, a look of old blazing in his eyes.

Sarcasm reared up in her voice...“Ooo, look… is that the ANGRY ASR I see?!”

But her taunts stopped as he grabbed her and kissed her full, hard on the mouth.

This time she was speechless as he pulled back from her.

“See, here’s the thing MY WIFE, you have got it ALL wrong...I HAVE changed...I DO want to work this out...and I am NOT taking any chances when it comes to you! So you can fight me, hate me, or sue me, but I'm not letting you walk out of my life again...and I'm NOT letting you continue this fucking stupid ACT anymore!"

Khushi pushed angrily at his chest…"Let go of me..!"

Arnav smirked with fury as he growled…"Oh shut up!  You don't want me to let you go! I know how much you want me… I only have to breathe in and I can smell how much you want me!”

Her defiance rose…“Shut up!”

“Do NOT talk to me like that!"

"I don't want-"

He leaned in dangerously close, "When we were in bed yesterday, and I was sliding inside your body...how did you feel…?"

Her body shook involuntariliy…"St-stop…"

"You felt my love for you...you KNOW that I wanted nothing more than to be with you, protect you, care for you...and that...is...what...I...am...doing!!!”

“Oh for goodness sake!"

He was rapidly losing his cool…

“…Khushi…I'm warning you, a man can only take so much…”

She instantly tried to pull away…"Let me go! I don't want to be around you!"

"HA! You may SAY that!"

“Yeah… and then my body betrays me!”

“I don't CARE if I'm being a possessive prick…and you may not want to want me, but you bloody well do! When I kissed you just now…you responded! And do you know why!?”

His arms dropped to his sides…

"Because you WANT to be looked after...you WANT to be cared for...you WANT to be loved...Please...Please Khushi...LET ME DO IT! Please be my KHUSHI again!"

Arnav closed the gap between them in a mere heartbeat…

He crashed against her, lips moulding together hard.

His tongue plundered her mouth, his touch demanding her submission…

It wasn’t gentle, this coming together, it was urgent and feral and bordering on brutal.

His hands moved over her body.

Her defensive attitude collapsed…

Remembering her true self, she gave herself to him,  and she didn’t blink an eye when he ripped her thin blouse from her body, she merely followed suit, yanking apart the buttons of his shirt and pushing her skin against his.

He pressed her hard against the wall, a hand grabbing a breast and his mouth covering hers again in a bid to possess her, but she pushed him back, grappling at his trousers with one hand and lifting her tight skirt with the other.

He wasn’t slow to aid her efforts, and within moments, her skirt was at her waist and his pants and underwear were at his knees.

Her panties ripped like paper as he tugged it away from her in triumph.

She pulled him to her, wrapping her legs about his waist and he was in.

There was no pause, the need to take her had built for far too long and she was already almost over the edge judging by the sounds that were keening in her throat and the moisture that drenched him as he roughly entered her.

He thrust hard and violently, her heels digging into his hips at each outward journey, but it didn’t matter.

He had pinned her to the wall and he was owning her, completely.

She was urging him on in single words, and he eagerly responded, only too aware that this wasn’t going on for long and that a climax was very imminent.

But he wasn’t going before her,  so he held on even though his thrusts were uncontrolled and the speed at which he was going was practically breaking him.

Khushi bit down onto his shoulder in a bid to stop herself from crying out too loudly, and the hardened thrusting that resulted from this pushed them both over the edge and they both came with triumphant cries of passion and release.

Gradually he slowed down and Khushi relaxed against him, one of her legs finding its way to the ground.

Their breathing evened out, and he pulled back and looked into her face.

Their eyes locked and his smile spread slowly across his face.

He let out a noise deep within his throat and Khushi lowered her other leg still leaning heavily against him and the wall.

"...sorry…"

His eyes softened…"Khushi…"

"I'm...I"m so sorry…"

"Khushi…"

She bent her head, trying to hide…"I'm so embarrassed…"

"Why? Because you're in the boss's office…? Caught with your pants down?"

Her eyes darted up and she finally gave a soft giggle…"How can you be so good to me...after my horrid behaviour…?"

His head slowly moved forwards as his lips found hers, "Here's how…" he whispered as he kissed her gently...













Hi everyone...
Hope you all still remember me...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hi my gorgeous readers...

I am sorry for the delay in my updates...
My reasons are as follows...
The other day, it was the one year anniversary of my father's death...
I've been quite emotional, and not up to writing...
But PLEASE know that I WILL update very soon!

Monday, February 24, 2014

SS : Heartbeats Part 19







"What if they arrive suddenly and ..."

Arnav quickly leaned over from the driver's seat and commanded her stare, "Trust me, I am not going to allow anyone to mess this up...They will see you when you are ready..."

Khushi smiled and blinked slowly...

Her small inflection drew him in to kiss her, his lips brushing hers smoothly...

When he pulled back to look in her eyes, he cleared his throat, "We better leave, or I'm going to take you back to my apartment and dishevel you...

The blush that covered her cheeks made him pause and seriously consider it, but Khushi quickly fastened her seat belt and forced her gaze straight ahead...

"Let us go and see our daughter...my beautiful wife...who is blushing as red as a strawberry..."

Her hands flew to her cheeks as he chuckled and pulled out of the carpark...

In no time at all, they had arrived back at Khushi's home...

She unfastened the buckle with her shaky hands and hurried to exit...

Arnav felt worried and caught up with her just as she reached for the door handle...

"Whoa there," he tried to calm her, his hands smoothing up and down her arms, "What's the rush...you know, if this is too fast for you, and you want to back out, Khushi, I get it, I understand..."

"No...No...that's...No I WANT you to be with me...I feel safer, and calmer with you..."

Leaning his forehead against hers, he whispered, "Then tell me what is bothering you..."

"I am worried that, that they could be close by, waiting to pounce on me or something..."

Arnav grinned, "Well, since you feel safe with me, I can assure you, that if that were to happen, I would be the most covert, and attentive bodyguard in the history of the world..."

And he leaned in...

Khushi expected a kiss, but instead heard the front door open...

"Libbi!!!!! You're mum and dad are home!"

With a heart bubbling over with happiness, she watched in joy as Libbi bolted towards them...

"Mummy!!!!!!" she squeeled, running into Khushi...

And as their energetic hug ended, she turned to Arnav...

He was looking at her with an overwhelming surge of fatherly love...

Libbi looked up and then looked back down, and when she looked back up, a scowl covered her face...

Arnav crossed his arms, "And what is THAT look for young lady?"

"You are very tall. HOW can I reach you!?"

Khushi covered her mouth to stifle her laughter...

Arnav squatted down before her, "I will always reach YOU...and if I need to..." he hauled her into his embrace, and lifted her into his arms..."I can always pick you up...you're not as heavy as your mummy..."

Libbi giggled as Khushi playfully smacked his arm...

"Maybe she should lay off the jalebi?"

Libbi laughed out loud, and Khushi could care less that they were making playful fun of her...

Her family was coming together once more, and for that, she laughed with happiness...



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 "So you're telling me, that Libbi normally sleeps in your bed with you?"

Khushi's apologetic eyes reached his…"Y...yes...I...well...since she was  a baby...and we haven't really been able to afford…"

Arnav pressed his fingers to her lips to quiet her, "Shhhh! Are you seriously trying to give an excuse for something that I find BRILLIANT!?"

Her eyes lit up…"You don't mind?"

"MIND!?"

Libbi slowly walked into the room wearing pink pony pajamas…

Arnav instantly lifted her into his arms and spun her around, "Look at the cutest thing in the world!?"

Libbi was smiling, "Really? Even thought I’m almost 10?"

Arnav cringed, "You think AGE stops someone from being cute? You…" he threw her down on the bed, playfully tickling her…"you  my gorgeous girl, will ALWAYS be the cutest thing in the whole wide world…"

Khushi quickly stopped her laughter and put on her authoritative voice…"Ok, Ok, enough now...don't rile her up, she won't get to sleep…she's never been a good sleeper…"

"Oh really?" Arnav said with a smirk in his tone, "Well, come on girls…"

He dragged back the blankets and rolled to the middle of the bed,  tapping the empty spaces beside him…

"Are you sure you want to be in the middle of a lot of kicking?"

Arnav rolled his eyes…"Will you both listen to me!"

Libbi didn't wait a second before crawling over to the space beside the window and snuggling close…

"Is this okay?"

Arnav scooped his arm beneath her neck and pulled her close, "It's ALMOST perfect…"

And his eyes drifted to Khushi as he extended his other arm…

She bit back a flood of tears as she meekly lay down beside her husband…

As she covered them up,  she tried to chatter to relieve her nerves…"You, you know, we didn't have to go to bed so early...this is Libby's bedtime, not yours…"

"But he said he would mummy…"

Khushi smiled as Libbi quickly threw her upper body over a grunting Arnav to kiss her mummy goodnight…

"You couldn't have warned me Libbi…"

She laughed as she cuddled back closer…

"Ok girls, time to sleep...I want nothing more right now than to rest with my family...so...Goodnight, and I love you both so damn much…"

"I love you daddy…"

Arnav kissed the top of her head and turned to Khushi…

"Hey…" he whispered

She turned to look at him, with tears in her eyes…"I love you Arnavji…"

"No crying...I'm here…" and he leaned in, kissing her forehead gently…

And as he pulled them close,  he sighed out a long breath…

Never before had his heart felt so completely at peace, so alive, and so content.



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Khushi woke up and looked over at Libbi, loving the look of serenity on her daughters face…

"I thought you said she didn't sleep well…"

Her eyes darted up to the deep voice that spoke…"Hi…"

"Goodmorning beautiful…"

Blushing, she continued, "Well, she usually doesn't sleep well, but…" she peered over again…"But she's practically drooling while cuddling you…"

Arnav flexed his arm and brought Khushi dangerously close, "What can I say, I help my girls...relax…"

As he said 'relax', he wiggled his eyebrows and Khushi instantly felt desire flood her body…

"So what shall we do today?"

Her sex drive interrupted, she frowned, "Aren't we supposed to work?"

"Pfft, Work?! When I have the most gorgeous little girl and a wife who commands my body's every attention?...work?!"

Khushi laughed softly and Libbi began to stir…

She kicked for a few seconds before Arnav's grunt woke her up…

Her eyes opened and she saw who was with her…

"Goodmorning little angel…"

Khushi could see her daughter slightly wary and motioned her to come and have a hug…

Libbi shyly crawled into her mother's arms and Arnav smiled, knowing the situation would still take awhile to get used to…

"...mummy…"

"Yes baby…"

"Is he really here?"

Khushi blinked slowly at Arnav and hugged Libbi closer, "Yes, he really and truly is…"

And as Libbi's eyes darted back to Arnav, her shy smile soon disappeared as she pounced on him in delight…


………



"He's having coffee in your room, so we shall give you two some privacy and go do some shopping...we will be back in a few hours…"

Khushi was about to argue, even though her every  desire was on fire to be alone with her husband…

"I think that is a great idea...because mummy is trying to convince daddy to work, and that…" she stared at her mummy, "is damn silly."

Smiling at her daughters stance with her hands on her hips, she nodded…"Okay...but…"

Veena pushed Khushi's forcibly into the hallway, "We are going out, and Raj said he wanted to take us to lunch, so he will meet us there...Now go and spend time with your husband...go!"

She gave Libbi a tight hug and kiss, and mouthed the words 'thankyou' to Veena…

And the door shut.

Alone.

Alone with her husband.

And man oh man…

I want him...now.

Her hips rocked like a boat on gentle waves as she sauntered into their room.

She slid off her slippers and slowly pulled  the straps of her nightie down over her shoulders...

In complete awe of her, he unconciously dropped his empty cup and plate onto the carpet...

Khushi smirked as he lowered to one knee and picked them up...

Anything to avert his hungry stare from the luscious buffet of her body and hide the hard-on pressing against his shorts.

Two bare feet connected to perfectly shaped calves appeared in his peripheral view.

Knowing all too well a triangle of delicious goodness hovered only inches from his face if he lifted his head, Arnav trained his gaze to the floor.

“Seriously, Khushi.  Don’t you have a robe or something? Veena or Raj could walk by...”

Ah...so he's still unaware that we are alone… this will be fun…

“I thought you were tough and not afraid of anything...” She squatted, placing her mouth next to his ear. “Are you sure you’re really Arnav Singh Raizada...?”

Arnav’s back muscles tightened and his pulse quickened.

Both clear signs his involuntary defense mechanism had kicked into gear.

The unstoppable urge to lie her flat on her back and taste every inch of her was becoming frighteningly strong...

“I don’t know what you think you’re doing, but you need to stop...for now...I don't want Veena or Raj to think that I'm some sort of crazy sex maniac...and you are slowly making me one...” His lowered voice sounded exactly as he’d intended, intimidating and full of deadly warning.

“I think you do know what I’m doing and I won’t stop.”

Moving faster, he picked up the cup and cracked plate and turned to quickly place them on the side table...

Oh God, if she hits on my any harder, she'll knock me unconscious...

"Khushi...I want you too much already, please...I will break...and I'll make you fucking SCREAM no matter WHO is in this house..."

Walking closer, she let her  bare chest press against his bare back, "...But we’re all alone....” She breathed in to his ear.

He instantly looked up…

Spinning around, his intense eyes found hers..."What..?."

His word was almost a growl...

"And one more thing...I love you...And I trust you. I’d put my life in your hands if I had to. I know you will never let me or Libbi down...It's just you and me here right now...how much more do I have to try to get you to make a move?”

With startling force, he claimed her mouth...

The kiss was deep, his embrace tight...

He opened his mouth and greedily swept his tongue over hers.

Darting and striking, its tip moved within her as though attempting to conquer her from the inside out.

Helpless to do anything but completely submit to her desire for him, she kissed him back, meeting every flick of his tongue with one of her own.

He plundered her mouth, exploring its depths until she was nearly overcome with ecstasy induced delirium

The heat of the kiss, like a wildfire out of control, burned through her all the way to her soul.

Arnav's passion was so profoundly intense that her core spurred a rush of cream, wetting the insides of her already slick thighs.
  
His hands slid down her back, tracing the curve of her waist as he went. When they finally rested on her hips, he rubbed his palms over the contour of her bottom then squeezed.

As his lips plundered her neck he grunted, “I’ve seen some amazing looking women. But none has ever topped your beauty. Not a single damned one...You...you're...My God, you're the most...you're perfect...”

Though the summer sun had warmed the entire house to an almost uncomfortable temperature, Khushi shivered as Arnav stood back and examined every inch of her body.

From her head down to her French-tipped toes, his hungry gaze took her in.

Too afraid to speak, she stood still and waited for Arnav's next move.

She didn’t have to wait long.

With one motion, he easily lifted her and charged out of their room into the kitchen, placing her bare bottom on the island counter.

Her shrieking gasp didn't go unnoticed as he planted his hands firmly behind her, her legs dangling over the edge of the cold granite top...

Khushi leaned back, allowing him free rein to do as he pleased.

Instead of coming to her, Arnav suddenly turned and opened the door to the freezer.

“Just give me a second,” he said over his shoulder…."I just have to find...There you are.”

A triumphant grin turned up his lips when he pulled out a box of Icecreams.

“I knew they would be in here somewhere.” He set the colorful package on the counter and sifted through its contents until he withdrew a red frozen treat.

While he unwrapped the Popsicle from its wrapper, he glanced at Khushi. “No mango, but Strawberry is my next favorite.”

Disbelief at his sudden disinterest had her head spinning.

Was a kiss really all he was willing to give her? What had happened to all the urgency? All the fire?

“Seriously? You’re going to eat that thing while I’m sitting here naked? You're a supreme IDIOT!”

Something wicked flashed across his face as he waggled the icecream in her direction.

“...prepare yourself. I've had YEARS to think about you...about what I would do to you... Now you’re going to find out exactly what I’ve been thinking about, and things are going to get wild..."

There was little doubt as to what Arnav planned on doing with the strawberry icecream...

That he would even think of something so wanton, so unrestrained was beyond thrilling.

Maybe she hadn’t given him enough credit in the imagination department.

Here she sat naked as the day she was born and he was still in a tshirt and boxers...

Unfair to say the least.

Khushi spoke up,  “Hold on Mister, Before you show me the latest in frozen juice weaponry, I think we need to even out the playing field a little bit.”

He tilted the Popsicle forward, making it appear oddly limp in his big hand.

One brow raised comically.... “And how do you suggest we do that?”

The way he phrased the question had her brain moving a hundred miles an hour.

“Put that icecream down, and take off your clothes...”

He straightened his posture... “Well, aren't you a bit pushy...”

A giddy flush heated Khushi from the inside out..."Well...I..."

But she soon went quiet as he peeled off his shirt...

He swung the cotton over his head, letting it fly into the living room.

Khushi's eyes were now on his body...

His chest, his abs...

Completely smooth, save the light dusting of dark hairs leading from his navel to what lay hidden beneath his boxer shorts, his bronzed chest was a marvel to behold.

Khushi swayed slightly.

He shook his head and smiled, creating the most adorable crinkles near the corners of his eyes. “That look in your eyes...I want to see that...everyday...for the rest of my life...”

Trying to brush off her drooling expression, she shook her head and pointed to his shorts. “You’ve still got on more clothes than I do..."

Waggling his eyebrows, Arnav slid them down over his muscles thighs...

When they reached the floor, a quiet gasp escaped her mouth.

Between his spread legs dangled his two perfectly round balls and a thick long phallus, the head of which looked as big as a plum and just as nicely colored.

Heat rose to from her neck to her cheeks.

She scrambled for something to say, she couldn't breathe, let alone think clearly.

Excitement coiled deep inside her belly...

He's...he's mine...MINE...

Before her stood a warrior...

Heart pounding, Khushi clutched the edges of the counter to keep herself from falling to the floor.

"Is this all real?"

Her words made his penis harden even more and he stepped closer...

Her inner muscles squeezed in anticipation.

She could feel the mounting pressure between her legs and her nipples tighten.

Her entire body thrummed with building desire.

"This is damn real...always will be...do you need something to prove that you're awake...?"

Arnav picked up the melting frozen treat and strode toward her.

Ferocious desire now burned behind his sparkling eyes.

His composure morphed into one of a serious hunter.

He swiftly swooped in on her, lifting the dripping treat to her mouth, brushing the cold tip over her bottom lip.

Khushi licked at the coating of strawberry juice
.
“You like?” he asked.

Unable to find her tongue, she nodded her reply.

Once again, he glided the frozen icecream over her lips.

This time he leaned in and fused his mouth to hers.

He parted her lips and tasted her fully, feasting on her tongue, her teeth, and the delicate roof of her mouth.

When he’d had enough, he broke the kiss, but not before taking the opportunity to gently nip her bottom lip.

“I love you... Strawberry is a good flavor on you.” He dabbed the treat on both her cheeks then followed up with a lapping kiss. “Tastes good there, too. I wonder what it’s like on your neck.”

Before she had a moment to prepare herself, he rubbed the melting ice on a patch of flesh just between her ear and jaw, then along the side of her neck.

She sucked in a startled breath.

Her back stiffened and goose bumps flared over her skin as cold shock mingled with unrestrained excitement.

Heat replaced cool when his hot tongue traced the wet trail.

He continued further down from her shoulders to her chest...

"Stay still now..."

She watched feeling the heat in her core turn volcanic...

Wrapping his arm around her waist to hold her still, he started to drag the icecold strawberry in around her breasts...

"O...oh...co...cold..."

But his eyes remained sternly on hers as he continued to make rings around her swollen breasts....

Each circle became smaller as the ice traveled to her areola, stopping only for a moment before swiping it across her nipple...

Her choked gasp sent his senses reeling...

Her back arched involuntarily when he pressed the cold to her nipple, refusing  to remove the ice, letting it awaken her nerves...

"Ar...Arnavji...A...Ar..."

Suddenly the icecream was gone...and his mouth latched into her tender peak.

Khushi grip on the counter tightened as he slowly increased the suction.

Exquisite pain radiated from her chest to the apex of her sex, prodding more warm cream to flow to her feminine folds.

When he grazed her nipple with his teeth, she cried out and let her head fall back, completely giving herself over to wonderful sensation.

After thoroughly licking and sucking the one breast, he repeated the slow torture on the second.

The  strawberry icecream was melting faster now having been out of the freezer for so long.

Tiny rivulets of red juice streamed down the valley of her abdomen and continued on to the juncture between her legs.

No doubt she’d be sticky as a Jalebi by the time he finished torturing her.

Or would he be so thorough with his licking that he would find every last drop?

I certainly hope so.

“You taste so...rrrrrrrr....” he growled more loudly onto her nipple as he released the suction..."and to think that...only a few days ago..." he squeezed his eyes shut...

She could see his pain, but before she could adhere to it, he flattened his tongue on the skin between her breasts and licked his way further down...

He’d taken such time and care with his foreplay that her sex pulsed with aching need.

When he reached her mound, she was wet and ready for his undivided attention.

Each beat of her thundering heart sent forward a throb of want, creaming her core in keen expectancy.

Shifting his hold of the frozen ice, Arnav moved it closer to her privates...

"Oh...Arnavji...no...no it...OH MY GOD!"

He swirled the tip over and under the hood of her clit.

The muscles in her legs tensed and her fingernails bit into the underside of the counter as a mighty tremor surged deep within.

Before she could catch her breath, he pressed the icecream hard onto her clit..

At once the frosty treat chilled her nub...

No longer able to catch her breath, Khushi panted, screeched, and keened...

She tried to let go of the bench and bring her hands to spur him on, but she wasn't strong enough to make a single move...

"Ar..." gasp..."Arnav..."

Seeing her practically out of control, he lifted the ice and pressed his open mouth onto her sex...

Lazy twists of his lithe tongue soothed the inflicted pebble while inciting movement from her hips to better feel every minute stroke.

As he increased the suction on her clitoris...

Her body was shuddering, shaking in earnest...

The ecstasy he purged from her body was mind numbing...

When she thought she couldn’t last a moment longer, his mouth subtly moved to a lower target.

After spreading the sensitive folds of her pussy with his fingers, he swiped the ice up and down her length, delivering a chilly thrill that curled her toes.

Then he placed his mouth on her and licked all around before plunging it far into her channel as the ice now rested back on her clit...

“Ahhhhhhh!” Khushi called on a ragged breath.

He looked up, his eyes shining with true love...

He placed the remains of the strawberry Popsicle in his mouth and slowly withdrew it.

Her face was flustered red, "please..."

His lips twisted into a smile as he moved the icecream back down...

With unimaginable gentleness, he inserted the long melting icecream into her core.

Her mouth opened wider for each centimeter it sank in...

The walls of her vagina tightened around the cold treat, making her squirm, unable to breathe...

“And now ...” Arnav bent over her clit and latched on, sucking and tugging, while slowly pushing and pulling the melting ice in and out of her.

The combined effect had bright sparks of light dancing in front of her face as though the kitchen had magically morphed into a sparkly kingdom of pleasure.

Khushi's grip failed and she fell back against the flat surface of the countertop..."m...m...more...more...please..."

Her plea was almost silent, but he heard her...

And more was what she got.

For several blissful minutes, she enjoyed his skillful manipulation of her body.

He clearly was in no hurry.

Time was not an issue.

Only her pleasure, which he lavished on her like a queen.

Far too soon, however, the rising need to come overpowered her ability to hold her release at bay.

"Don't come yet..."

Her anger flared, and her voice was rasped as she screamed ..."NO!!!!!!!!!"

He pushed the icecream in as far as he could and flexed the muscles in his arm that was still lodged beneath her lower back...

With her back arched, it was impossible NOT to climax...

"I...I can't...I..."

He KNEW she couldn't stop herself...but he also knew, she was trying...

Arnav started to force out her orgasm...

And yet she still tried...

"I...I can't...Arnavji...Oh...OH...OH I CAN'T...IT'S COMING!"

And it happened...

Her orgasm crested, taking her over the edge of restraint and into mindless sensation.

Every nerve ending tingled and every muscle contracted while wave after wave of electrified pulses flowed from her rapture.

Her body slowly leaked out her juices mixed with icecream...

Withdrawing the remaining sliver of ice from her core, he hauled her shaking body off the counter as though she weighed nothing...

"I...I'm...so...sorry...I...I c...couldn't..."

"SHhhhhhhhhhhhh.....Khushi shhh....You did exactly what I wanted...and guess what...No matter how hard you try to stop it, I now know that I will ALWAYS be able to make you climax..."

Her forehead scrunched up..."Wh...what! You mean...you..."

“QUIET...Now wrap your legs around my waist.”

He grabbed hold of her hips to keep her anchored securely.

Then, using immeasurable care, he eased Khushi's trembling sex onto his hard phallus, impaling her soaked channel.

He could still feel her throbbing...

Her breath caught as he continued to sink deeper, filling her completely.

“Yes. So tight. You feel so good,” he murmured into her ear.

Slowly at first, then faster, he thrust into her, robbing her breath with each powerful push.

His skin grew slippery as a light sheen of perspiration glossed his back.

His shaft suddenly hit her gspot and her hands flew up around his neck, holding on tight...

Grunting from his efforts, Arnav plunged further, harder...harder...

"...yes...Yes..."

Her cries made his heart swell with desire...

He swayed a little, then pushed Khushi’s back against the refrigerator while still pumping with vigorous strokes.

She met his every movement with her own, pounding her lower body against the solid strength of his frame.

Her heart hammered in her chest as the room around them became more than a blur.

Close to reaching her second climax, Khushi tried squeezing her core tightly to coax him into coming.

But Arnav roared and tilted her hips, letting out a loud roar as he rammed his length onto her most vulnerable spot...

As she succumbed to the ultimate peak, Arnav joined her with a shuddering yell and a final, mind-blowing thrust.

For several moments, they stayed in that position while they waited to catch their breaths.

The cold metal refrigerator door helped cool her heated body.

If only there was something she could lean against to ease her racing mind.

She leaned her forehead into his broad shoulder and took in his soothing masculine scent.

To her amazement, his grip on her tightened..."So...how long will everyone be out? Long enough for a second act?"

Surprised, Khushi pushed back until she could see his handsome face.

"Are...are you kidding? You...you want to...I mean...AGAIN?”

He frowned after glancing at the kitchen clock as though giving the matter serious consideration. “I’d say at least five more times... I’ve had years to perfect moves in my head...I want to try them out...I want your body under my complete control...”

An intoxicating feeling, like drinking warmed brandy on a brisk night oozed from her bones to her pores.

"I...we...we have three hours...till they arrive home..."

A wicked chuckle rose from his lips as he marched their still joined bodies towards the bathroom..."Time for a hot shower...and I'm not talking about the temperature of the water..."