Hello guys! So I have school tomorrow (really hoping for a snow day!) and it is really late but I just wanted to write something after Barun mentioned my name in his Rangmunch interview .. TWICE *faints again* I will admit, it was amongst a long list of members that sent in a collective message compiled by Pari and Sandy (and a few others) but it still made my heart melt! It feels wonderful to know that they got our messages and that he acknowledged them, so thank you Barun for being so utterly brilliant.
OS : Naive
Arnav watched her flutter around in her dark blue lehenga, yards of its soft fabric caressing her satin like skin, running along her as she moved, teasing him. This girl was perfection. Bright illuminating eyes, setting apart their honey glow from her delicate features, calling him in whenever he would look at her. He sent her a smirk, watching as she nervously shuffled under his gaze, and hid behind her family.
The last time he had seen her, he had told her that he had bought her the bangles she had worn. It was a moment of clarity, although he hadn't answered her question of why? They both knew it, deep down inside anyway. He cleared his throat as Aakash approached him.
"She looks beautiful doesn't she?" Aakash said, staring out towards his wife adorned in a deep red dress on her wedding day.
Arnav nodded his head and whispered "Stunning" staring out at the figure that stood right next to the bride, shining just as brightly.
Aakash scowled, looking over at his usually stone hearted brother, surprised by his reaction "Sorry Bhai?" he asked, more confused than offended.
"She looks..." he started, when Aakash interrupted him.
"No, no it is okay Bhai, you don't have to tell me, I know .." he said awkwardly, before rushing away. He had said it as a statement, not an actual question. He shook his head as he walked towards Payal, thinking that Arnav had been behaving strange for a while so he wouldn't dwell too much on what he had just said.
Arnav snapped out of it as Aakash walked away, cringing as he thought of what it must of looked like. He wanted to tell Aakash that he had meant Khushi not Payal, but looking at his brother had him realising that Aakash had too much to think about tonight to ponder over this.
Song for the OS, please do listen as you read !
He watched her for a while, leaning against a strong pillar with his arms confidently crossed before him, adorning her with his gaze like it was his right. He would watch her as much as he pleased. She caught him a few times, blushing profusely as he kept his eyes locked on hers, even when she caught him.
Khushi muttered furiously under her breath "Silly Laad Governer, what does he think of himself? Staring away like no one else is here, he can't just do that"dabbing off a bead of sweat from her forehead. It was like he was sending heat waves her way, everytime she looked at him staring back at her, she would almost feel the room heat up by a few degrees.
"That stupid grin.."
"What Khushi?" Buaji inquired.
"Titaliya, what are you blabbering away to yourself? People will think you are crazy" she said, swatting away at her niece as she walked away, shaking her head in disapproval.
Khushi scowled, her face setting in displeasure as she yanked a glass of cool water from the table infront of her, downing it in a few large gulps, easing the heat away, calming her nerves, before she marched over towards him.
He unfolded his arms, features set in a determined state as she started talking before she was even within a few metres of him.
"What do you think you are doing? You can't just stand here and watch me like that.. What are you even staring at?" she said furiously, taking the steps towards him, fast approaching his steady form.
Just as she was about to stop he leaned forwards, taking a step towards her, holding her by her arms, rapidly turning her around the wall, away from every ones looks, locking her against the wall against his iron chest.
Her breath caught in surprise at being whisked off her feet. She took a moment to regain her breath, leaning against the wall behind her as the temperature just shot up again.
"Whh.." she began, standing still as stone.
"Shhh" he said enticingly, lifting his cool finger to her sweltering lips, quivering against his touch slowly.
"How many times do I have to tell you not speak to me like that?" he asked softly, different from all the other times he had uttered the same words. He wasn't commanding it today, he was pleading, asking why she wouldn't just listen to him.
"And this ..." he said, running his hand down along her arm and onto her bare abdomen "is my house" he continued, moving his fingers against the burning skin along her waist "I can do what I please, stare at whoever I want"
"No" she managed, not knowing how else to day she disagreed. Between his hands against her lips and waist, she was a prisoner. Collecting all the broken pieces of her sanity she shook her head, trying to get herself back down to earth, rubbing her gloss against his fingers in return.
He sneered, feeling the honey like stickiness against his skin. He leaned in towards her, hearing her sharp intake of breath before lightly licking away the gloss at the corner of her mouth.
"Berries" he grinned against her soft skin at the taste, sending a shiver down her spine.
Khushi stood completely shocked at his unexpected closeness. His lips were right next to hers, she didn't dare move. The slightest of shudders would have her lips pressed against his.
He fought against the animal instinct in his mind that told him to devour the sweet creature standing before him as he looked at her shocked eyes. They stole his heart all over again. The dark blue of her dress under the yellow hazy lights made her look beautiful. The thick silver borders shining just as brightly as her eyes, setting a contrast against his black tuxedo.
Anjali walking past them caught a glimpse of Arnav towering over Khushi who looked up at him with just as much resignation, countering her brothers personality with equal measures of flare and ferocity. She smiled to herself before walking away, she was right, she had known he brother had felt something for Khushi. Feeling a little mischievous she cornered the corridor, slipping her hand slowly on the light switch, throwing the two frozen bodies into a sea of darkness.
Arnav didn't even bother to look up or see what had caused the lights to go off around them, all he knew was that Khushi stood close to him, humid suffocating air surrounding their bodies, choking their hearts. The silver of her dress reflected in the barely there light, lighting up her skin in a glow.
The hand resting against her stomach had warmed up considerably, and he snatched it away for fear of scorching his skin.
"You're hot" he breathed.
Khushi shivered, flinching away quickly as the movement sent her lips pressing against his for a fraction of a second, with no evidence of the encounter remaining aside from a sliver of stickiness against Arnavs bottom lip.
His arrogant grin had her fuming as he leaned back, still cornering her against the cold wall.
"Don't get too ahead of youself, I don't mean it like that, although..." he smirked.
Khushi huffed at him.
"Let me go" she ordered, all her resolution melting away as she watched him slowly and deliberately bite his bottom lip, licking away the remnants of her gloss. She could see it against the light flowing through the hall across the corner.
Arnav watched her for a moment, deliberating what he should do next. He had her, and the darkness to accompany it, alone. The sound echoing from the hall felt so far away, he could get away with anything. He could lift her off her feet in less than a second and carry her to his room, he could kiss her right now, she wouldn't know what had hit her.
But he knew when to back out. His own heart had fallen victim to her naivety, he didn't want himself to lose control with her. Not when she meant as much as she did.
He finally decided on letting her off, for now, but not before he got one more thing.
He sent her a crooked playful smile, before leaning in towards her cupping her sweltering hot neck with his hand, against the edge of her soft jaw near her ear.
"although.." he continued from before "you look hot too"
Suddenly feeling like she would dissolve into the pure heat rising between them, she pushed away at him slightly, not before he placed a kiss on her neck just under her ear, stealing away her warmth. She gasped, sending a low growl through him, he bit his lip to resist the urge of biting the soft palpable skin along her frame.
She pushed away at him with more force, knees weak and shaky, before running towards the light in the hall.
He was left standing in the darkness, the feeling of her warmth enveloping him as he smiled at her silhouette running against the light.
So naive, yet so...
Done ! That last line sounds really strange unless you listen to the song! Anyway, thank you so much for reading, thank you so much Barun for reading my name out loud! Anyone wanting to subscribe with me for updates, please email me at ccuteaangel @ gmail.com. Love, love, love, Hayley x