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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 34

i am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty and wish to see you with a hundred eyes my heart has burned with passion and has searched forever for this wondrous beauty that I now behold ~~~ rumi, looking for your face ~~~ why did the oil look so dazzling? khushi frowned slightly. then the tear dropped from her eye and her vision cleared. “no, it is not dazzling, it was just my tear,” khushi thought blankly and held her…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 35

INDEX   khushi felt a smooth silky warmth slide over her ears and a rush somewhere far away. no, it was right inside her, a tumble in her stomach as they lifted off, what was plummeting down though? was it her heart? but how could that be, they were rising and leaving ground… the engine sound was piercing and sharp, deafening almost… she had never been in a hawai jahaaz before, surely she would fall off the plane and… and……

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 33

tyger! tyger! burning bright in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry? ~~~ william blake ~~~ the room was dark when khushi woke up suddenly. she was thirsty she realised, but the darkness all around made her a little dizzy. it frightened her. where was she? why were there no lights? had amma switched off the little lamp she left on every night in the corner of the room? khushi’s breathing started…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 32

love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skilfully curled) all worlds ~~~ ee cummings ~~~ he stood at the doorway watching her. her eyes were dreamy yet they sparkled with merriment, or was it mischief, every now and then. but then back they went to another world where likely fairies and fauns lived and also rajkumars and their princesses.…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 33

INDEX   anjali sat before the dressing table staring at the row of green and gold fine glass bangles she had just selected from her rack of bangles. her eyes had strayed to the pale pink ones on another stack wondering if she should combine those with the bright leaf green ones when she caught herself up short. shyam ji was a cheat. he was in police custody. what was she doing staring at bangles in the middle of that?…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 31

there will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. but i tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow. ~~~ ernest hemingway, for whom the bell tolls ~~~ the wind was chilly and had a bite in it. it blew across his face, glancing off the planes and ridges of his lean visage as he ran. he was wearing a pair…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 32

garima gupta was worried. why would the raizadas cancel a havan unless something was seriously amiss. and what might that be? she sat breaking the ends off french beans and removing the strings, part of her mind pondering the seasoning for the vegetable, whether it should be cooked as a dry sabzi or one with a little gravy. these were the everyday, seemingly inconsequential things that often helped garima cope with the harshness of life. she had grown up in…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 30

“there will be today, there will be tomorrow, there will be always, and there was yesterday, and there was the day before…” ~~~ leo tolstoy, war and peace ~~~ lips pursed, concentrating, he frowned at the laptop screen as the stewardess came silently and placed another cup of black coffee on the arm rest. a quick sharp gaze at her acknowledging her gesture and asr went back to work. “sir, can i get you something to eat,” shalini ali asked,…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 31

INDEX   khushi sat in the back holding anjali in her arms as she lay on the seat and asr drove fast toward shantivan. when di had passed out and asr had run to catch her, without thinking much or wasting time, khushi had tried every door on the floor to find a bathroom, get water and do what she had seen done in many movies to revive an unconscious person. she had splashed cold water on anjali’s face till…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 29

i have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and i am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. ~~~ stanley kunitz, the layers ~~~ khushi stared down at the little pink bag clutched in her hands. it was so tiny, a little shiny purse with brown edging and trimmings. her heart felt a desert wind blow through, shattered lay everything all around, a peculiar sensation right in…

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