Monday, 30 September 2013

BTL - Chapter 11


Khushi wiped her forehead as the sweltering noon heat continued to drench her in sweat...she took the shears once again in her hands and started clipping the unwanted parts off the smaller shrubs that grew inside the front they were cleaning up the garden area and planting new flowering plants so that by next year they would have a full bloom

She looked up to find the two men she had hired for helping out pull out the unwanted weeds and throwing them in the huge plastic bin they had stationed at the entrance for easy removal later...she walked up to them and explained in the local language to mix up the manure in the mud before laying the ground for newer saplings..luckily for them, the unexpected rain last night had done wonders, making the usually dry land soft and manageable

She was just about to start on another larger shrub when Smitha called her in for lunch...she looked at the time to see that it was already half past one and considering she had not eaten anything since morning barring the cup of coffee, her stomach started rumbling at the reminder...she dropped the shears and told the helpers to clean up and eat their lunch as well before starting on the next leg of work

After quickly wiping off her her damp face and a much needed glass of cold water, khushi sat down to eat...her damp hair was stuck to her scalp, thanks to the heat while her clothes were filthy due to the mud and other stains sticking to it which Smitha reprimanded her for...but she shrugged it off knowing that she would have to continue her gardening work anyways, so there wasn't any point in changing...

The loose multicolored t-shirt and old cotton shorts were very comfortable...not that she would be found dead wearing them in front of anyone...especially someone who had been on her mind the entire time...the cutting and cleaning being therapeutic for her to clear his thoughts off her mind for a bit...almost for a bit

She wondered what he was doing out all day...he didn't even know the town that well and what if he lost his way? She wanted to call him to see what was so important that he had to leave so early...but then what would she say? Things were extremely awkward now thanks to what happened last night...she turned bright red just thinking of the way they had lost again...or at least till things were more clear...she muttered to herself


And this is how Arnav found her, looking adorable in her oversized clothes and disheveled avatar muttering to herself...probably very much cursing him...but he shook his head, reminding himself of what he had decided on his long drive to the city and then an aimless hour of sipping coffee at Cafe Coorg...a total rip-off of CCD but with better coffee

He had been up since five in the morning thanks to the lack of sleep, but then had decided that he had to get out of the house to put things into did it come to this, he wondered? A week ago, he had not even imagined that he would meet a girl who would literally turn his world upside down...he had never been so unsure of anything in his life...not even the decision to lead a double life

The things he felt in her presence was something he had never felt before...the peace and calm of just being in her company...her craziness adding that zing that his life missed...everyday sleeping with her thoughts in his mind and waking up with a smile to once again either spar with her or give her ideas for catching her guava thief...and then the was so combustible that even now his blood roared at the sight of her...why was this so complicated!

So he had decided...he will stay away from her...things will never work out between them considering how different they were...yes, opposites attract and this was what was happening his rational mind knew that his feelings and reactions to her were probably due to the fact that they both stayed in the same house...and since he never really had any kind of female company, his body and mind were finally reacting in a very natural way

Yes, that's all it was...and when she leaves in a few days and he finishes his novel, everything would be back to normal...he would forget about her and she about him...they would go back to their routine life and move with that thought in mind, he had come much earlier than he had anticipated only to find her looking absolutely fetching sitting there at the dining table in her own world

He cleared his throat softly when at the same time Smitha noticed him...she called out his name loudly "Arre sir, you came early! Come and have a seat, i'll serve lunch for you too" she said as Khushi nearly spat out the water she was gulping that feeling she had of him being close was right...and here she was thinking that its her hallucinations again...

She sat up straighter as he came and sat opposite her...his fresh woody scent making her insides do an about turn while her senses stood up in attention...she kept looking down into her plate as Smitha came out with a fresh one for him...she could feel his eyes on her but she did not look up..instead she quickly got up and called out to Smitha "I'm going back to the garden Smitha..." she shouted before she went to her room for a quick freshening

She closed her eyes at her stupidity, wondering what Arnav must be thinking as she made her way into her bathroom...she released her hair out of the no nonsense bun she had atop her head and ran a hand through them...she then wore it in a loose pony at the nape of her neck and scrubbed her face clean before applying some slight kajal and lip balm

Stupid! What was she doing!...she hit her palm on her head as she glared at her reflection on the mirror and walked out of her room into the garden...she was tempted to look at him again but refrained from it and went back to work on her cutting and shearing...with much more gusto then before...


Arnav finished his lunch in record time as curiosity at what she was doing outside ate at him...he had seen the large bin in the courtyard, stuffed to the brim with the foliage and other weeds that the garden was apparently being cleaned off...he had glanced at the two burly men sitting a little away eating their lunch and assumed they must be the ones cleaning

But seeing Khushi in her 'filthy' state had confirmed his suspicion that she too was could she not be? Miss DIY! He drank a tall glass of tamarind sherbet that Smitha had made for him and got up to walk slowly to the porch...there he stood watching her cutting and pulling at the shrubs as if she was gunning for an award

He wondered how he should approach her to talk about last night...she obviously wasn't being very mature about it since she point blank ignored him and actually refused to even acknowledge his much for a nice talk...was she upset about him leaving in the morning so abruptly? But why should she be? Unless she...did last night affect her as much as it affected him?

Keeping that in mind he turned away from her, hoping to talk to her later when she would hopefully be in a better mood...because right now he did not want to be anywhere near her for more reasons than one, he thought looking at the 'snip' 'snip' her fast shears made across the overgrown bush

He was just about to turn back and go inside when his eyes caught one of the helpers watching khushi with a shameless glint in his eyes...he saw him ogling her long legs as they glistened under the sun as she bent down to reach the lower edges of the shrubs, her beautifully curved bottom up for free viewing for one and all! He suddenly felt his blood boil as the helper continued to gaze at khushi who was blissfully unaware of the lascivious looks she was getting

Without thinking about anything, he walked straight to the man and caught him by the lapels... "You bloody swine!..." he started saying to the throughly scared man when Khushi came running behind him "Arnav! What are you doing?" she asked him when he turned around and gave her a reproachful look "Get inside Khushi" he said as Khushi looked at him in bewilderment and irritation

"What? Who are you to tell me...?" she started saying when Arnav left the man's shirt, but not before giving him a look that probably chilled him to his bones as he grabbed khushi's hand and dragged her inside...for a second Khushi did not register what was happening as Arnav walked inside the house and then towards her room as she struggled to free her wrist of his strong grip

"Arnav! What is wrong with you? Are you on drugs or something?...leave me!" she shouted as Smitha came running outside only to see Arnav push Khushi inside her room before slamming the door shut "Do you even know what that guy was doing Khushi? Who the hell wears such clothes in front of strangers and struts around in the garden? Don't you have any sense?!" he said, still angry at the way that man was eyeing khushi

"Oh, Hello! Who are you to tell me what to wear and what not to huh? And what do you mean? What were they doing?" she asked him as he ran a frustrated hand through his hair "Khushi, that man was looking at!" he said his hand gesturing towards her whole self...she looked down at her legs bare from just above her knees and her loose t-shirt that kept slipping off her shoulders

Ok, maybe he had a point...but who was he to lecture her! "I know what i'm wearing...these are comfortable work clothes alright?! And seriously why should it bother you!...I can handle myself ok! If he was doing such a thing, I would have knocked him out by now" she said, her voice full of false bravado as Arnav pursed his lips

"Fine! Sorry I was worried about your are right, I have no place in telling you what to do and what not! whatever you want!" he said as he turned to leave while Khushi's shoulders drooped with sudden tiredness...he was trying to protect her and she was she acting like a pricey b***h...she quickly went and held the door as he he stepped out

"I'm sorry Arnav...I went too far there...thanks for looking out for me...but I've always been doing that for it was a bit odd when..." she said as Arnav's relaxed his angry stance...he sighed as he looked at her biting her lower lip...shit! Don't do that! He mentally tried to communicate to her and it seemed to work as she quickly stopped and looked up into his eyes, making his heart once again beat in anticipation and need

"I...Khushi..." he said as she nodded and said a soft "I know..." she said as he said "We need to talk" at the same time...they both gulped wondering what the other would say...but the way Arnav kept his gaze away from her spoke of only one thing...he regretted it...she knew it...and it hurt

So she did the first thing that came to her mind...she took a deep breath and blurted everything in one breath "Last night was a mistake and it will never happen again" she said as Arnav looked on shocked at her...her face deep red as her she tried to meet his gaze "Thats what you were going to say right?" she said as Arnav went speechless for a minute...he knew that the ultimate goal of his talk was to stop this thing right here...but he never in a million years felt that she regretted it...hell, it did not look like it last night...but if this is what she wanted, then fine

"Yes, you are absolutely right...I'm glad its mutual" he said in a gruff voice as she nodded slowly, not really understanding the tone of his voice as she kept wondering how easily he agreed to it...they both wanted to say so much more, but Smitha's voice called out, breaking the awkward silence between them "Babyji...the helpers went away...they said they had some other work...should I call someone else to help?" she asked as she warily looked between Arnav and Khushi

"Uh...No, that won't be necessary...most of the work is nearly done anyways" she said as Arnav looked away... "I...uh...have to go..." she said as arnav nodded "Listen...I hope this won't make things weird between us" he said as she gave him a quick smile and shook her head ", it won't...what happened was very unexpected...these things happen Arnav...besides i'm leaving in a few I mean..." she said as Arnav suddenly felt an ache in his chest

"You are?" he asked her as she nodded slowly "Yeah...just the exterior painting and restoration is left...we should be able to finish it in four to five days...after which...there is really no point in staying back here...I need to get back to work too" she said as Arnav frowned "But how can you paint when its raining?" he asked trying to get a reason for her to prolong her stay...why Raizada!?

"This is rains here half the year...but the rain last night was very won't happen again" she said as arnav tried to find similarities in her words to their situation "I should go...see you later" she said as Arnav stepped away to let her pass...he looked on forlornly as she slowly made her way to the living room and out of the house to finish her work

It hurt that she regretted last hurt that she was leaving in a few days and he probably will never see her hurt that whatever it was between them...that excitement and anticipation ended so final. And even though he wanted exactly this to happen...the fact that it happened...hurt.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

BTL - Chapter 10


Arnav could feel his heart trying to make its way out of his chest as he felt khushi's labored breaths over his finger...her closed eyes seemed serene in total contrast to her trembling lips while her body felt limp in his arms as he tightened his hold on her...he could feel the goosebumps form over a small patch of skin that was left bare at her waist due to her wet vest riding up

He knew she had her eyes open...waiting...expecting him to do something...but he did not want to give in yet...not till he knew she wanted this too...but then it happened...he felt her tiny fists curl into his wet t-shirt as she let out a throaty moan "Arnavv..." and he felt the last of his constraint break away before he wound his hand into her thick lustrous wet hair and covered her lips with his own.

Khushi stilled as she felt arnav's lips catch her's...she knew it was leading to this...she had anticipated this for the past few seconds as his hands lay possessively over her while his mind contemplated...her treacherous body reacting violently to his touch and her skin breaking out in goosebumps wherever he touched...but never in a million years she had imagined the way his lips would feel on hers...nipping, sucking...urging her to give in...and give in she did

With somewhat akin to a whimper she kissed him back...her hands went to loop tightly around his neck as his lips increased their pressure on her soft ones...she responded equally to his sudden invasion as she sucked on his bottom lips making him growl in approval...he let her continue as his hands slipped inside her vest to caress her soft skin making him marvel at the smoothness

Khushi shuddered as his fingers trailed over the heated skin of her waist...she held on tighter as he raised her against the wall behind, to press himself more into words were required between them to make the other understand the scorching need and desire running wild in their blood...arnav trailed his tongue over the seams of her lips as she finally opened her mouth to welcome him twisting her fingers into his damp hair

He slid his tongue inside the sweet recess of her mouth as her tongue met with his, shyly at first and then boldly as she wrapped her now tangling legs over his hips, his hands reached her lace covered breasts as their fullness strained against the soft satin, aching for his touch...Khushi slid one hand inside his loose t-shirt to feel his strongly muscled back as Arnav left her mouth to trail kisses along her jawline..

Khushi threw her head back as he cupped her breasts in his large hands. making her aware of the warmth emanating from her lower Arnav's lips dipped lower towards her soft swells, the electricity came on with full force around them, the whirring of the fan cooling their heated selves, thought not much...making them come out of the desirous haze they had been ensconced in...

Khushi opened her eyes; her hazy orbs reflecting confusion, desire and a quickly forming awareness...she looked down at the way she and Arnav were entangled, and then into his darkened eyes which seemed to be as hazy as hers...she quickly untangled herself from around him before bodily pushing him away...they looked at each other for a mere second before she sprinted out of the room...

"Khushi...wait..." Arnav said as he saw her running out of his room towards hers...he went behind her but she had already gone inside her room and banged her door shut...he ran an agitated hand through his hair as the last few minutes of complete bliss played over and over in his mind...

He had never acted like this...he was 36 years old for God sakes, not a bloody teenager! what was wrong with him! Kissing her was a big thing...but taking things so far was altogether something else...he had never lost control like this...true the attraction between them was explosive...and she had responded equally to him...and their kiss...their kiss was mind-blowing...but he had to stop at that...not get carried away!

He looked forlornly at her closed door; a sliver of light now visible from underneath it...but he decided against trying to talk to her now...she needed time to come to terms with what had just transpired between them...but will he too comes to terms with it by then? Just hours ago he had made up his mind to not get into anything complicated...not to play with Khushi...and here he was...doing the exact same thing! He had to talk to her tomorrow.

He took one last look at her door before heading back to his, shutting his door slowly...he walked to his desk and considered writing for a bit, but the thoughts his mind was occupied with left no space to think rationally...and it did not help that his body was still tingling from that kiss...he groaned as he switched off the lights in his room and fell into his bed...hoping that sleep will come eventually.


Khushi looked at the illuminated light of the LED clock beside her bed...3:30am it had been a few hours since that incident had happened...incident...such a funny can use it for all, good, bad, funny and confusing things that had happened in their life...and this one was probably a mix of all four

Good simply felt good, Oh soo good!.., bad because it shouldn't have happened the way it did...where did all her control vanish off to!and when did she turn into such a wanton hussy! Funny because, it was probably very comical the way she ran out of there as arnav stood watching her...whacko! Thats her...! And confusing because really was...confusing!

She had wanted that badly! And when it happened, she felt like she was floating on air...literally since arnav had raised her off the ground...but all that aside...the man knew how to kiss...she smiled slightly as a blush marred her pale skin, making her remember the feel of his lips against hers...his hands and fingers caressing her skin

She had been kissed before...and fondled too by an annoying ex-boyfriend during her university time...but what she had experienced with arnav was beyond anything she had every felt was difficult to explain the tumult of explosions her body had gone under as it shuddered under his touch, the intimacy of their lips together had left her mind reeling...she wanted more...a lot more...but where would all this lead to?

She had not forgotten that he was her tenant...he would be leaving from here soon...hell, she would be leaving before him...they lived in different parts of the would all this add up? And at this point in her life, there was no place for flings and affairs...she wanted someone more permanent...not marriage or anything like that...not now...but she could not go for anything casual either...she was nearly 29!

She had paced her room for several minutes as she oscillated between going back to his and talking...but the embarrassment of not knowing what to say to him and the fear of her probably jumping his bones, had stopped her...she had finally gone to sleep with a nagging thought of what the morning will look like, but the damn sleep had evaded her till she stayed awake...wondering what they would talk about in the morning...because talk, they had to!


The morning light streamed through the slits in the curtains on Khushi's bedroom window...the brightness blinding her as she opened one eye groggily...she stretched her body as she yawned before slowly getting up, her legs slinking over the duvet to find the cool teak flooring

She stifled another yawn as her eyes went to her clock, now showing a glaring 10:00 am...'Shit'!Khushi thought as she quickly got up and rushed into the bathroom...she could not believe she had overslept for that long!...but it could not be helped since she had finally gotten to sleep in the wee hours of the morning

She blushed as she stood at the sink brushing her teeth vigorously, thinking about last night...she washed her face with the cold water and dabbed it dry before pulling her hair in a tight bun at the nape of her neck...slipping on her soft slippers she stepped out of her room

She stopped momentarily outside Arnav's door...only to quickly move away from there, she could hear sounds coming from the kitchen and she wondered if Arnav was in there...she steeled herself as she stepped into the inviting warmth of the cosy kitchen, but instead of finding Arnav, she found Smitha pouring freshly brewed coffee into two cups

"You are up babyji?" she asked Khushi who blinked once before giving her a warm smile "Yes...I overslept...but when did you and chikaapa get back? I thought you will come in later" Khushi said as she gratefully accepted the cup of coffee from her and sat down on the small stool that stood against one of the walls of the kitchen

"We left early since everything seemed to be ok in the it is, I had to prepare breakfast here...and the rains had stopped ages ago...we just got here an hour ago actually, but since you were sleeping, I did not wake you up" she said as khushi nodded and sipped on her brew...the pungent smell and robust taste relaxing her body and mind at once

"Also, I forgot to tell you...Sir said he will be out all day today...he said he had some work in town...I suppose we he will get back by late evening" Smitha said as khushi nodded and went back to sipping her coffee...she looked calm and composed on the outside, but she was hurt and angry on the dare he just leave without talking about last night...but then wasn't it she who had run away when he had called her?

She sighed as she got up and went back to her room...she checked her phone, just incase he had left her a message...but was disappointed further to find out that he hadn't...she switched her geyser on and proceeded to get ready for a shower...she had too many things to take care of and something told her that the day would be very long...very very long.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

BTL - Chapter 9


She stared at the insistent rain that had become increasingly rough over the last one hour after they had finished up with their dinner...her thoughts kept wandering towards Arnav and his parting words at the dining table.

They had not shared a single word after that as arnav had helped her silently cleaning the table and leaving the dishes in the sink to be washed later..she had not stopped him from helping her but had kept quite and not probed him further about his statement...

That had been nearly two hours ago...she lifted her body off the wall adjoining the large verandah in the outside sitting area and came back inside the living room...she closed her eyes and smiled taking in a deep breath to inhale the heady smell of wet earth before wistfully shutting the sliding door...

How she wished she could go and play in the rain...but that wasn't possible...because even if she did want to...she wasn't foolish enough to go out in the pelting rain that occasionally shattered the night sky with thunders

She walked back inside the kitchen and kept her now empty cup of her ritualistic mint tea and went back into the living room to shut off the lights...but when she was about to put the lights off, her eyes went towards the dark corridor that showed a ray of light peeping from beneath arnav's door...she wondered if she should go and ask him if he wanted some tea or coffee..but then decided against it

The day had been weird enough, and now, she really wanted to just cozy up in her warm bed and dream about molten caramel eyes...wait...what? No...she didn't just say that! Khushi shook her head as she put her hand forward to switch off the front lights when a movement outside the window caught her eye...she saw a flash of something yellow move quickly inside their dimly lit courtyard...

She quickly ran to the window and peered outside to make out a small person...a kid to be precise who was now walking slowly towards the guava tree...her guava tree!

She threw open the main door and walked into the blitzing rain, shouting on top of her voice at the silly boy who was now climbing up the tree...her voice startled the boy, making him slip as he hung halfway from the tree...the rain making it difficult for him to grasp the large trunk...Khushi knew that if he fell, it might be before she could think about anything else...she ran back inside the house and called loudly for Arnav

It was only a second or less when she saw arnav's door being thrown open with him striding towards her with a panic ridden face "Khushi! What happened...why are..." he started when khushi dragged him outside towards the tree... "There...we need to help him" she said as arnav nodded at once and made his way towards the now hanging boy..

The boy looked positively frightened with the double trouble he was in with him being caught and his current predicament... "Listen kid...its ok...just hang on ok...I'm going to help you climb down" Arnav's calm voice sliced through the thunderous night as the boy nodded his head and gripped the trunk with one hand tightly as Arnav made his way up the tree

"Arnav...careful!" khushi screamed as arnav's foot slipped repeatedly on the moss covered trunk...he looked back and assured her that he was ok... "Now give your other hand to me" Arnav instructed the boy as he swung his body over and lay over the huge main branch...Khushi just hoped that the old tree was strong enough to hold on to both of them over the large branch

It took a couple of tries but the boy eventually found Arnav's hand and hauled himself over the large branch as well...but as soon as both of them were safely over it, the branch started shaking...its end attached to the trunk slowly snapping away...but before it could totally give away, Arnav grabbed the boy and pulled him across another branch to reduce the weight over the earlier one

The snapping stopped and both Arnav and the boy got a better grip to slowly climb back down the soon as they got down, Khushi went around the bars and looked over at arnav once to make sure he was fine before kneeling down in front of the boy who did not look a day older than 10... "What were you doing! Don't you know that lightening strikes trees? What if it would have struck now?? you even know what would have happened?" she asked him sternly to which hot fat tears started running down the boys face, mingling with the rain drops

"Khushi..lets take him inside first" Arnav said as khushi quickly got up and held the boys hand, pulling him into the safety of her house...but as soon as they reached the threshold of the house, he pulled his loosely held hand and ran away from there...before arnav and khushi could fathom what had happened, he ran out the gate and hopped on to his cycle before pedaling down the slippery path

"Foolish! Foolish boy...what if he slips down and hurts himself?!" khushi exclaimed as they stepped inside the house and shut the door behind them...she pulled her soaked hair over one shoulder and wrung them her annoyance she did not even notice the way arnav's gaze lingered on her body that was now completely defined from her thin wet clothes sticking to her.

His eyes darkened as a hit of desire ran rampant in his blood, making it difficult for him to breath as water trickled down her form...right from the tiny droplets over the bridge of her nose to her bare long legs, glistening under the dim yellow light of the porch.

"I mean...who the hell climbs trees in thunder! Foolish, stupid boy.." she said as she looked up to finally notice arnav looking at her...her instant blush and soft gasp making him aware of his extremely dirty thoughts and blatant staring...he quickly looked away and ran a hand through his wet hair "Uh...yeah...but aren't you glad you finally found your thief?" he asked her as she recovered quickly and nodded

"Yes, I suppose so...but I never imagined him to be a child...he looked so innocent" she said as her eyes took in the water clinging to his hair, running a path down his face to his throat where his adams apple bobbed up and down...before finally ending somewhere inside his white t-shirt...white...that was now plastered to his well defined body...ok...stop, now she was being really shameless...she looked up to find Arnav staring at her once again

"Lets get out of these clothes" Arnav said suddenly, just because something needed to be said...the tension was too much to take otherwise...he saw khushi's eyes widen at his suggestion which struck him at the way it sounded "No...I mean...not our room...separately" he said as her lips twitched "I know what you mean arnav...Good night" she said as she quickly walked towards her room without giving him another look

Yes, he was disappointed...but he knew that if they stayed in the same room for a second longer, looking the way they did...the consequences would have been...well justified but totally wrong! He switched off the lights and walked into his room...but as soon as he shut his door...his well lit room suddenly got cloaked in darkness... "Shit!" he exclaimed as he realized that the damn lights had gone out

He strode towards his desk and saved his work once again before shutting down his laptop...he kept his laptop on perpetual charge and that had weakened its internal battery which did not last for long if left off DC power...he tried to search around for some sort of candle or similar when he heard a knock on his door

"Arnav?" he heard khushi's hesitant voice as he groaned and walked towards the door...the last thing he wanted in this co-incidental bollywood movie type situation was to find her in front of him with a candle, dressed in a wet white flowing sari...

Well...there definitely was a candle...but not a white sari...she was still dressed in the same sinfully thin clothes that were still stuck onto her like glue...and had increased her sensuousness a thousand fold as the faint flicker of the flame cast a bewitching look to her countenance...

"Did you find the candles? I'll show you where they are kept otherwise...the power cut is probably from the bad weather only and might last all night" she said as she walked past him...her elbow brushing against his arm, making him stiffen at once.

"They are some over here.." she said softly as she held the candle in front of the small cabinet near his balcony...but yelped as the melted wax fell on her hand...arnav was next to her in a second, taking the now flickering candle away from her and dropping it into an empty glass on top of the cabinet... "let me see" he said as he took her hand and scraped away the hardened wax which had fallen near her wrist...the now flaming candle illuminating the area around them

"Its...ok...I..." Khushi said as arnav kept holding her hand with one of his while his other hand swept over her forehead to tuck damp strands of hair behind her ear...the sudden touch making khushi close her eyes...

She knew she had to pull away...but his proximity created sudden difficulty in her breathing...she went closer to him as if in a trance while he left her wrist and wound a hesitant hand around her slim waist, as if giving her a chance to pull resist...but she shamefully went closer still, her body slightly brushing against his

She felt a moan erupt in her throat as he trailed a finger over her jaw, before lightly brushing her moist pink lips with his thumb...making her lips tremble in barely controlled desire...she slowly opened her eyes to find him staring intently at her lips while his hand tightened around her waist

Arnav could feel his heart trying to make its way out of his chest as he felt khushi's labored breaths over his finger...her closed eyes seemed serene in total contrast to her trembling lips while her body felt limp in his arms as he tightened his hold on her...he could feel the goosebumps form over a small patch of skin that was left bare at her waist due to her wet vest riding up

He knew she had her eyes open...waiting...expecting him to do something...but he did not want to give in yet...not till he knew she wanted this too...but then it happened...he felt her tiny fists curl into his wet t-shirt as she let out a throaty moan "Arnavv..." and he felt the last of his constraint break away before he wound his hand into her thick lustrous wet hair and covered her lips with his own.