Lavanaya, Akash and Aman were at the coffee day shop inside the airport having a light snack and coffee while Arnav sat at the VIP lounge furiously typing something into his iPhone. He had been in a bad mood from yesterday which in turn had made the life of Aman and Akash a hell. They had to fast-track many of their meetings and had wind up their work at Bangalore in a hurry since Arnav had wanted to leave to Coimbatore early next day. Lavanaya knew it must be related to Khushi while Akash feared it must be due to some mischief done by the twins hence he had given a red alert to NK stating that they will be arriving by noon at Coimbatore. Arnav had been successful in keeping Khushi out of his mind for 2 days with his busy schedules but he had been receiving news about the twins from time to time from his source at Coimbatore. The twins didn't run into any trouble, they were enjoying the wedding shopping and wedding rituals. Most of the time the twins were seen with their friends. Arnav hadn’t contacted Khushi for two days, no calls, no messages, many times he had taken his phone and almost dialed her number but then he cut the call before it got connected.
He knew his abrupt leaving from Coimbatore that day without even wishing her bye wont be easily forgiven by her, may be that's why she didn't call him or may be when she got her friends she didn't want him. This thought brought the image of Sunny into his mind and he slammed his phone down. No! he didn't like sunny at all, Khushi is his best friend and he is Khushi’s best friend, no one else could come into between their friendship. He had put a firm lid on his feelings for her but at no cost he is going to give up her friendship. He didn't want to mess up their friendship with his feelings for her that's why he even had Lavanaya as his fake fiancée as a reality check. He now wondered how she might have felt when he had introduced Lavanaya as his fiancée to her. Did she feel the same uneasiness he felt when he saw her with Sunny? He shook his head, what is he thinking? Sunny is her friend not fiancée. But even as a friend, he didn't like sunny occupying a place in his heart. Khushi is his only best friend and same way he wished he were the only best friend she has. He didn't know why he was getting irritated thinking of all this. Arnav Singh Raizada always had everything under his control, then why is everything relating to Khushi going out of his control? He got up frustrated and boarded his private jet.
During the flight, he again thougt about her, yesterday he had finally dialed her number and waited till the call got connected and rang. But she didn't attend the call, instead he received a text saying “Busy!” he threw his phone, was she so busy even to talk to him? She didn't even call back later or any other texts from her, his source had informed him that the twins and friends were now at the bungalow outside the city where the wedding is supposed to take place next day.He had given the orders for winding up all their meetings and assignments at Bangalore that day itself since they are flying out to Coimbatore next day and will be leaving to Delhi from Coimbatore next day itself.
|Srinivas Iyer's ancestral home|
The wedding rituals had begun from yesterday evening; the pooja and traditions were fascinating concepts for Khushi. She thought of Di many times during the pooja, even had taken some snaps during the Pooja and send to Di mailing her about the meaning of certain specific pooja’s meant for the prosperity of couples and their married life.
|South Indian Wedding-Photo credits-google and Hari Menon Photography|
Today early morning was the marriage ceremony and she had worn a kancheepuram silk sari with the help of Keerthi. She was wearing sari for the first time and this red-bordered cream-white sari was quite heavy. But she looked stunning in it. Sunny and NK had wolf-whistled her when they saw her.
|Khushi's look during wedding|
She was busy watching the after marriage games played by the newly wed couple hence she didn't notice the new guests who have arrived. She was pulled to the middle of the dance by Keerthi and was soon joined by Sunny and Alexy. NK saw Arnav, Akash enter with Lavanaya and he rushed to them, introduced them to Vinay and his parents. He saw Arnav’s eyes searching and finally being set on a particular person who seemed to be lost in music and dance. He saw the eyes being softened but then becoming hard chips. Arnav informed NK that they would be leaving as soon as possible but Vinay interfered and asked them to stay for sometime during the reception in the evening. Akash and Lavanaya diffused the situation by convincing Arnav.
Khushi saw Lavanaya and Sunny saw Arnav at the same moment. While Khushi looked surprised, Sunny smiled inwardly. He knew Arnav would be here from NK and he was not surprised. Yesterday when Arnav called to Khushi’s mobile, it was with him since Khushi had gone with Keerthi to get the bride ready. It was him who sent the text to Arnav and he immediately deleted Arnav’s call from the call log and deleted the sent message since he knew Khushi kept on checking her mobile for a call from Arnav as an involuntary action. Sunny had been Khushi’s dance partner and he saw from Arnav’s face that it didn't sit well with Arnav. “The man is completely head over heels in love with his friend, who had the same feelings for him, but did he realize that or did she realize that? I don't think so! Well, its time for action Sunny” Sunny thought. Khushi saw Arnav standing next to Lavanaya and looking at her without a smile, the moment their gaze held, and she felt so many emotions at her heart. She had stopped dancing but was still holding on to Sunny. Suddenly she felt her anger, how he avoided her past two days and now he is here, she felt like hitting his head with the jalebi tray that the waiter near by held in his hands. She turned to dance but had lost the interest. It was then Akash came near her and told “ Wow, my baby girl look like a princess in sari”. She smiled at hearing her darling Akash bhai’s voice and her anger vanished, she turned to him with a full smile and they hugged.
Lavanaya was watching Khushi as well as Arnav’s reactions “Both are damn fools and stubborn souls!” she smiled and thought. She linked her hands into Arnav’s arms and he was startled by her action. Arnav was lost seeing Khushi in sari, she looked gorgeous; he couldn't tear his eyes off her. He saw her looking at him surprised but then her expression changed into a cold anger and turned away while still holding her hand on that damn guy’s shoulder.
|Sunny and Khushi|
|Arnav and Lavanaya|
NK informed her that they are supposed to leave halfway through the reception, which made Khushi angrier. They weren’t supposed to leave till next day evening. She knew instinctively that it was Arnav’s order. Well, she wasn't going to leave easily. She told Akash with a great smile that they will come with their friends’ day after tomorrow and if Arnav is busy they can leave tonight but no way Khushi or NK is going to come halfway through the party. Akash dared a sideway glance to look at his brother and saw Arnav’s jaw clench while Lavanaya looked surprised with a smile. NK knew this would cause a explosion from Arnav but he knew his sister well when she was stubborn, he chose to be quiet while Sunny enjoyed this.
|Akash, NK and Khushi|
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