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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

ncofl… never on a new year: epilogue

“hume lagta hai, you need a hair cut, arnav ji!” khushi blurted out when asr suddenly looked up while fixing his tie and caught her staring at him. (i think… you need a hair cut, arnav ji!) it was seven in the morning, she was still half asleep in bed. she’d heard some noise and her eyes had opened for a moment. he’d walked into the room from the adjoining dressing room just then, in a charcoal waistcoat over a…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 36

“let’s frighten the dragons,” i said to pooh. “that’s right,” said pooh to me. “i’m not afraid,” i said to pooh, and i held his paw and i shouted “shoo! silly old dragons!” … and off they flew. “i wasn’t afraid,” said pooh, said he, “i’m never afraid with you.” ~~~ a a milne ~~~ his profile looked set, chiseled. yet something moved and glittered in the dim light. the faint rays of the early morning sun, still struggling to…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 36

water of love deep in the ground no water here to be found some day baby when the river runs free i’ll carry that water of love to me… akash’s voice rose on the last “water” and fell to a soothing mellow thereafter, and yet there was an underlying fire in it… “love to me” he sang completely immersed, his head swayed a little, his shoulders moved to the beat, his hands tapped the bench they were sitting on. at…

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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 30

asr stroked khushi’s cheek distractedly as she lay among the crisp white sheets of the sprawling bed in the hotel room. they were both winded by all that had happened that day. he’d been sitting with her on his lap, holding her, gently nuzzling, letting a sense of calm return for they both needed it badly. without realising, they’d moved and settled into the comfort of the fluffy pillows, the plush mattress and the layers of fine egyptian cotton. it…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 28

’twas like a maelstrom, with a notch, that nearer, every day, kept narrowing its boiling wheel until the agony toyed coolly with the final inch of your delirious hem and you dropt, lost, when something broke and let you from a dream ~~~ emily dickinson ~~~   pain wracked the air. it stretched, it pulled, it mauled and scratched. it wanted to gouge out something. two people lay helpless in its violent rout of all things beautiful and sacred, of…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 27

but i love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me. ~~~ pablo neruda ~~~   darkness enveloped the the long narrow tunnel like corridor ahead… flapping of wings as asr held his wife’s hand and ran down into the blackness in front, pigeons flying out of nooks and crannies, disturbed again tonight. there was no time to lose. he figured shyam’s men would be lurking somewhere…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 26

darkness was hidden by darkness in the beginning, with no distinguishing sign, all this was water. the life force that was covered with emptiness, that one arose through the power of heat. desire came upon that one in the beginning, that was the first seed of mind. ~~~ the creation hymn, rig veda ~~~ “khushi!” her name passed through him, brushing softly against his vocal chords, making him exhale, giving him breath. the pain of the words gushing out of…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 25

tendidos en la yerba una muchacha y un muchacho. comen naranjas, cambian besos como las olas cambian sus espumas. stretched out on the grass, a boy and a girl. savouring their oranges, giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam. ~~~ octavio paz, los novios – a boy and a girl ~~~ “khushi, help me no… i want to bake a cake for asr… you know i have been going for these baking classes and learning all those eggless recipes…” lavanya…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 26

hemangini raizada had a beautiful presence and wherever she went, an aura of grace seemed to follow. there were fewer and fewer people like her it seemed to many that met her, in her a sense of a time that had a richness beyond what mere money can buy. she came with her unguarded smile and trays laden with gifts and blessings, along with her family, to ask for payal and khushi’s hand in marriage with her two precious grandsons.…

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