CHAPTER-3

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The next morning everyone was present in the dining to have their breakfast except one...Khushi's eyes glued at the front door...

"Arnav Babua is still asleep? Ramu go call him..." shouted Madhumati...

"Buaji... He is not asleep...he went for his morning jog" replied Khushi hurriedly...

"Really?"

"I was watering my plants...I saw him exercising in our garden then he went out jogging..." said Khushi...but she was feeling restless...it was a long time ago...

"You water them at 6...now it is 8....Isn't he late?" said Sashi worrying for him...

"Good Morning Uncle..." came his voice from behind...Khushi got relieved seeing him fine...

"Ahh...son... here you are..." said Sashi relieved

"Beta...you are late...we were tensed..." said Garima

"Sorry Aunty...I am late...actually I lost my way back..."

"Ohh...OK...now go get ready...we are waiting for you..." 

Arnav came back and joined them...Khushi served him...Arnav took the first morsel and he was stunned...its heavenly...he relished the taste...

"Delicious...the food is just...heavenly...I never had something so tasty so delicious in my life... " chirped Arnav happily... everyone laughed at his comments except Khushi...she was all red...

"Our Titaliya made it...she is a great cook...she loves to cook so she only cooks all our meal... she didn't let anyone to enter the kitchen..."

"Enough Buaji..." said Khushi who was all red blushing hard...Arnav noticed her red cheeks...she had already made him go mad from yesterday...now her cooking and those yummy blushing cheeks were creating havoc in him..."Calm down" muttered Arnav to himself...

"Khushi serve him one more...Beta don't deny...have it...you have to work hard in office...and also you have lost so much energy..." said Garima lovingly...

"Babua you are so fit...2 hours workout...you can easily be a military man..." laughed Madhumati... Arnav joined her laughing hard...Khushi served him some more...

"Aunty I never say no to food...I am lucky I got the chance to fill my stomach today...may be tomorrow I didn't...many didn't get the chance"

"Right Arnav...your thoughts are so deep...I am proud of you son..." said Sashi patting his back...

"Uncle lets go...we are getting late...let me take your bag..." Sashi moved towards his car bidding everyone bye...whereas Khushi hurriedly ran towards the kitchen...

"Arnavji..." called Khushi...Arnav stopped in his track and faced her...Khushi gave him a box...

"But Ramu placed Uncle's lunch box in the car..." said Arnav confused

"Woh...it's...it's for you...please have it..." said Khushi her eyes glued to the floor...Arnav was stunned...he took her hands surprising her and kissed her fingers one by one... "I would love to..." came his husky voice and he left the place with his lunch box without touching her red cheeks all thanks to his self control...

The car zoomed off the gates...he smirked seeing Khushi standing immobile at the same spot from the side mirror... 

Gupta Designs:

"Arnav this is your cabin..."

"But Uncle..."

"I don't want to waste your talent Arnav...you are overqualified to be my secretary...I will like if you handle the position of the Head of Marketing of Gupta Designs..."

"But"

"I will manage...here are the details of everything...start your work...good day..."

"Thank you Uncle...Good day to you too"

Arnav sighed... "Damn you Aman"...he viewed every corner of the room and connected a device on the top self of his cabin's open cupboard...

"Aman...Aman..."

"ASR...check...audio clear..."

"Visual"

"View clear..."

"Fine"

"So how's work?"

"He made me the head of marketing group.."

"What? seriously...congrats ASR...you are earning their trust..."

"Shut up....high position means more work...I have to waste time in useless office works rather than focusing on my real work...Who told you to add all my certificates?"

"ohh...I thought...Sorry ASR..."

"What the...What a sorry can change? leave it...let me focus...I will connect all the devices by the end of the day..." and he cut the call...

Arnav started with some "useless office works" and then left to complete his comparatively "useful work" but not before completing the delicious lunch made by his Khushi...

Gupta Mansion:

Arnav came back home late...tired...he was moving towards his room removing his tie when his eyes went towards the dining table...there he saw Khushi asleep sitting on a chair and her head on the table...he went towards her and called her...

"Khushi...Khushi..."

"Huh..."

"Get up..."

"Huh...Oh...you came..."

"Why are you sleeping here?"

"I...I was waiting for you...you go get fresh...I am heating the food..." She hurriedly went towards the kitchen... Arnav was stunned...he went to his room and found his nightwear and a towel placed on the bed...he smiled...

Arnav sat on his chair...Khushi was preparing his plate...Arnav stared at her...he clutched her wrist and made her sit beside him...

"Make one for yourself also" said Arnav softly...Khushi looked at him shocked..." hmm" She made herself one and both started having their dinner...silence prevailed but something was beating hard...

Later after dinner, Arnav was reading some files when his room door knocked...he hurriedly kept the file under his pillow and opened the door...

"Khushi"

"Milk...you will get good sleep..."

"Thank you..." Arnav gulped the milk in one go...

"Good night" said Khushi...their eyes connected...

"Good night" replied Arnav... Khushi turned to leave but Arnav held her hand...Khushi looked at him confused...

"The food was delicious..." said Arnav huskily...

Khushi smiled at him blushing hard....he held her hands and led her towards the opposite room which is Khushi's...Arnav surprised kissing her cheeks "Now it's a good night...sleep well... " and he left the room...Khushi touched her cheeks in daze...

 Arnav laid on the bed and kept remembering the day's events...

Who had ever thought about him? Who had taken care of his food like this? Who stayed awake for him till late nights? No one...No one...never ever...Khushi...the last image flashing in his eyes and he fell into deep slumber...

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