"Chote can you help me for a moment?"
Arnav nodded towards his sister and gave Khushi a quick kiss on the cheek…
He followed Anjali into the kitchen…
Almost immediately, there was a knock at the front door.
Pushing herself up, she grimaced slightly as her body radiated with aches…
But even then, she couldn't help but smile…"You're an animal Mr. Raizada…"
Reaching the door, she pulled at the handle and saw a man standing before her with a large envelope.
"Delivery for Mrs. Raizada?"
Khushi nodded, "That would be for me…"
She signed a paper, and gently shut the door as the delivery man walked away…
Her expression was slightly confused as her fingers flipped the seal open…"It's almost 8pm...who delivers mail this late?"
Pulling the papers from inside, she saw smudged ink on the paper…
Her focus soon became blurred, as her hands shook with worry…
You are being watched.
Just remember that.
And if we don't get what we want, then YOU will be used for ransom.
We'll be in touch.
“Something’s not right.”
Khushi looked up at Arnav as he craned his neck, scanning the area around them.
She sighed, pushing back her chair from behind the desk…"Well, It doesn't matter now, because I've just finished, we can go home now and-"
"SHHH!" he hissed harshly…
Her eyes widened, "What's wrong?"
He pursed his lips, looking around him. “There’s just… something wrong… with the feeling in here…"
She cocked her head to the side, examining their office….
"Arnavji, there's no-"
He quickly walked towards her and pulled her away from the desk…
Her hands grappled for his shirt and clung tight, "What, what is it?! You're scaring me…"
At the sound of her fear, he tried to shrug off his unease, "Oh, no…no nothing like that…it's just…just getting late, and I am hungry, and I want to do things to you that I know you won't let me do if prying eyes are watching…"
Furious that he would scare her, she glared hard into his eyes, "WHY! Why would you…you…argh!"
Before she could have a full outburst, he grabbed her hand and pulled her out of the building…
The drive home was quiet, and Khushi knew, that even though he was silent, his mind was working hard…
Why do have a feeling of unease??? Khushi is here with me…I am watching out for her with every breath I take…Why do I feel like I have to be more alert…
The unease settled down deep into his soul, and he reached across the seat to hold onto her hand…
"Are you, are you okay? Have I upset you?"
Squeezing her hand tighter, he brought her fingers to his lips, "I just love you so much…"
She frowned, and tightened her grip on his hand, choosing to remain silent…
* * *
"…damn it…" he muttered under his breath…"She's fucking gorgeous…"
Several employees sauntered past her slowly, confident smiles on their faces.
They were all good workers, but he secretly detested anyone who would stare at his wife.
But slowly her eyes scanned through the crowded room, and finally lifted to settle on him…her husband…
Narrowing his gaze, he stared intently…
A shy smile twisted her lips and he knew she could sense what he was saying…
But their locked gazes were soon shattered by an intruder.
Arnav was furious, but held his temper in check as he watched their interaction.
The new man before her caught her off guard and she quickly shook off her blushing persona and tried to concentrate…
"Um…sorry, Yes? How can I help?"
"I have an appointment with you? Regarding the use of one of your offices for the fashion show I have planned…"
"Oh, you are…" she ruffled through the folders she was holding and pulled out a page, "Mr….?"
"Oh yes," she nodded, studying the letter in her hand…
Arnav could barely see her behind the man that now stood before her…and he had had enough.
He spun on his heel and marched towards the door, but was soon face to face with a group of models and directors.
"What! What are you all doing here? I thought your shoot would take at least another twenty-"
"It is impossible, the fire sprinkler has gone off and look!" the frazzled man pointed at the women beside him, "Things are now a mess…The makeup, the dressed, the set!"
Anger was brimming…"How the HELL did that happen!? Was anyone smoking? Because you KNOW full well that they are non smoking rooms…"
"Oh, damn…There was a man who came to check the powerpoint presentation, and he had a smoke in his mouth…"
"Fuck…fine, I shall call maintinece immediately…"
Rushing to his desk, he quickly shot a look back to Khushi, and saw that she was ushering the new man towards the smaller conference room on the ground floor…
Okay, it's okay. The offices there aren't that private, and I have staff buzzing around them all the time…
Spinning back, he picked up his phone and punched in the code for the maintinence department.
Khushi guided the man to the row of offices on the side of the ground floor…
"This is the first row of conference rooms that we have, all fully equipped with-"
"Khushi dear, I think you have misunderstood, a 'small' room wouldn't work with the amount of clients I have, so I will need something bigger…money is no object…"
Her stomach lurched at the way he said her name, but as various staff members wandered past, she decided to think nothing of it…
"Um…okay. Well, if you can wait a few minutes, I can get someone to show you the rooms on the next floor…"
She searched the room once more with her eyes, hoping to see someone to pawn the new client onto…
"I really don't have the time to wait, so maybe you could show me…"
"Well, I'm just…"
The man stepped closer, "I am willing to pay… a lot…"
Khushi's face flushed, and she knew she had to get away…"Look, I will just get my other accociate to- "
“Okay enough with the games…” The man stepped closer…"Just take me upstairs, as though everything is fine, and there is no need to create a scene…"
An aura of fear now burned into her heart…"Wh…what?" she stammered as she tried to step back…
But the man only lunged forwards, "I'm warning you…I don't want to hurt you…but I need to be paid, and since your husband sent the man who owes me money to prison, HE will now have to reimburse me for my trouble…and what better way, to squeeze money from him, than to take…you…"
Unable to speak, unable to breathe, Khushi felt her world caving in…
This can't be happening! How!? Isn't security supposed to scan all faces before they enter here!
Her thoughts were soon cut short as she felt Halstad's firm hand in the small of her back, moving her towards the elevators.
Pushing the button, they waited…
Khushi's eyes darted from left to right, trying to find a way to run.
And she almost made up her mind when she felt a tight grip on her forearm…
"Just incase you are stupid enough to try and run…"
His fingers dug into her arm as he held her facing the elevator.
I knew this wouldn't last…I knew it…
Her focus was now fading.
The room had gone quiet.
All sound behind her was now white noise.
A mere second later, the elevator door opened.
And Khushi was now eye to eye… with her husband…
And He was all poised energy and brooding strength in a black jacket.
He had seen the fear written all over Khushi's face, and immediately left his office…
Not once had his gaze left her…
Now, his yes were dangerously dark as he stormed forwards.
His eyes flashed to the man's hand still around Khushi's arm.
He drew back, and before Khushi could take another breath, his fist flashed out, connecting soundly to Halstad's jaw.
The man crumpled to the ground, groaning in agony…
Khushi tumbled straight into Arnav's opposite arm, his strength firmly encasing her against him…
Steadying her, he moved in front of her and stared down at the moaning man on the floor…
His lip raised in a soundless snarl… “NO ONE messes around with my wife…you are in for a WORLD OF PAIN!”
Halstad, not moving from the floor, raised one hand towards Arnav, the other cupped around his nose where blood was spilling down. “You are misunderstanding! I am a CLIENT! What the hell do you think yo-”
The sole of Arnav's black boot suddenly connected with the man’s stomach, and with a howling cry of pain, he collapsed backwards.
"Don't you DARE! Don't you fucking DARE!"
His dark eyes shifted upwards as police entered the building.
"That's him!" yelled the first officer…
As the police began to cuff and read rights to the bleeding man on the floor, Arnav stepped back and slid an arm around Khushi, who was frighteningly silent…
Without a word, he pressed the button to the elevator, the doors opened a moment later, and he towed her inside.
Before the doors had even closed, he hauled her against him and covered her mouth with his own.
Every thought on her mind fizzled out…
She didn’t notice he’d been backing her up until her back hit the wall.
He grabbed her thighs and hauled her legs up around his waist, hovering intimidatingly over her.
With her legs locked around him, he pulled her hands above her head and trapped them there in one of his hands.
She opened her eyes slowly, struggling to focus…
With his free hand, Arnav slammed his fist onto the emergency stop button and the elevator came to a shuddering halt.
“I…I knew that something like this would hap-”
“You better shut up Khushi…” he growled in a flat, toneless voice.
Feeling slightly faint, she wished she could search his face to try to understand what was going through his head.
His erection pressed firmly between her legs, making all thinking nearly impossible.
"Do you STILL not trust me? Can't you SEE that I have saved you! I told you that I would handle this, and I have…"
He was visibly trying to control his anger…
His hand trailed down the exposed inside of her arm and she shivered again
Arnav lowered his head, sinking his teeth into her shoulder.
She cried out at the touch, squirming against him, stilling when he ground his hips against hers.
Her heart tripped into a higher speed.
"I do trust you…I…I just…"
"You got scared…I know…but I saved you…I saw your fear…and I wasn't going to let anything happen to you…"
He ground his hips against her again.
“You're mine, and NOTHING is going to separate us…” he growled against her neck and suddenly pulled her hair, "And if it does…I WILL FIND YOU…"
Not a breath later, he brought his lips crashing down on hers again, tongue slipping in her mouth when she gasped against his movements.
Fear still coursed through her, but it was now being taken over by a burst of arousal.
She struggled against his hand at her wrists, trying to free herself.
But when his free hand found her breast, she lost all fight…
"Good GOD I want you…" he growled.
Suddenly, he released her hands and knelt before her…
His hands found the hem of her skirt and he tugged hard, ripping it up to her bodice.
“You’re mine, you’ll always be mine, and I’m going to make sure you know it again!”
She whimpered as his hand travelled up her thigh…"I do know…I'm…I'm your…"
“You're my wife…and right now, I am going to mark you once again as mine. So hard, everyone’ll know it just by looking at you,” he promised, fingers shoving her panties aside and thrusting up inside her.
She screamed against his rough caress, arching towards his hand.
His body pressed hard against her stomach, holding her down while he withdrew his fingers from her and brought them to his mouth.
Fixing her with a stare that had her shivering beneath him, he rolled each finger along his tongue, then closed his eyes to savor the taste.
“Khushi,” he murmured, "I need my mouth on you…NOW."
Releasing her hands, he steadied her on her legs and crouched down to taste directly from the source.
She mewled loudly as his tongue moved up and down her folds, every few moments circling her clit…
Lifting her leg, he rested it on his shoulder and then slid two fingers deep inside her, thrusting them a few times before adding a third.
Khushi was now sobbing at the sensations, overwrought with all the emotions barrelling through her…
Her own hands travelled over his hair, pressing him closer to her.
He worked her relentlessly, making every muscle in her body slowly tighten as a coil low in her belly wound tighter.
When he brought his teeth lightly across her clit, an orgasm appeared suddenly, making her shriek with shock…
Her senses flew apart, his name the only word falling repeatedly out of her lips.
She couldn't bring herself to think…
Her knees crumpled, and she dropped into his arms…
Laying her spasming form down on the elevator floor, he growled, moving up her body.
"How DARE he touch you! How DARE he!"
His hands moved to the rip that stopped at her bodice.
He tugged at it, trying to tear the rest of the dress from her as he had before.
As soon as her breasts were revealed, he flicked open the clasp on her strapless bra and pulled one of her nipples into his mouth, his hand instantly finding and tormenting the other.
Breathy whispers now echoed from her lips, "Arnavji…Ar…Arnav…ji…” she cried, squirming against him
He pushed the dress the rest of the way off her and threw it behind him.
His nose bumped against hers as he moved towards her lips.
She met him eagerly, arms wrapping around his neck to keep him in place.
When she broke away for air, he moved down to her breast again, rolling the peak between his lips.
His hand suddenly moved between them…
A stringing zip sounded, and the next thing she knew, he hauled her legs up and thrust into her perilously deep…
He instantly paused…
Her pupils were widening…
Throaty gasps made his eyes delve further into hers…
"It's okay…you're safe…you're always safe with me…"
He stayed deeply inside her…
"I love you…" she whispered, and immediately he saw her tears…
"No, Khushi, it's alright…"
"I love you…oh…ohhhh…"
With a feral growl, he began to move inside her unhurriedly…
"Oh GOD, you're tight…you're…you're…"
"Mine…" she breathed…
The word startled him; he stilled for a moment in her before resuming with renewed vigour, pounding into her, twisting on every third thrust in a way that ground him against her clit.
Grunts, groans, curses, nonsense, and his name fell from her lips in a rhythm she was determined to live her life by for as long as she could.
Her second orgasm hit her so quickly she startled him...
"Oh not yet…not…OH MY GOD!" She arched, breasts squashing against his chest, as she screamed…
He slowed his thrusts into her, pulsing at the same rate her body was, teasing her on the cusp of her orgasm until she was shaking apart.
When she calmed beneath him, he pulled out of her and made her whimper. “Turn over,” he growled.
She clumsily tried to lift her body up into a sitting position, and before she obeyed him she ducked down quickly, sucking him into her mouth.
The taste of their flavors combined made her groan around him, and he echoed the noise with a shout, threading his fingers through her hair.
He pulled her closer on to him for a moment before pushing her back. “Over,” he ordered.
She obeyed, settling onto her knees and hands, arching under his cool hand that ran down her spine.
He moved between her legs, working her tender flesh before pushing back into her.
She nearly dropped to her elbows, but he quickly hauled her upper body back against him as he hammered into her.
The noises he was making made her tingle all over, but she wanted to feel him coming inside of her.
She snaked a hand beneath her, feeling with her fingers at the place where they were joined, and clenched her muscles tightly around him.
His rhythm stuttered.
Keeping one hand firmly on her stomach, he lifted the other from her breast and pulled her hair, making her head drop back against his shoulder…
His mouth played against the back of her neck before he moved to her shoulder and latched on with sharp teeth.
She cried out, pushing harder against him.
His hips never stopped moving against her.
She could feel the strain in him, feel him reaching for the peak he wouldn't let himself reach...
Reaching back with one hand back, she ran it through his hair as she whispered. “Thankyou for saving me…I love you…I’m yours. Forever.”
He let her go and reared up, thrusting into her a couple more times before he let out a roar, spilling himself inside her.
She squeezed around him, doing her best to milk him for ever last drop and push him through like he’d done for her.
Finally he sagged back against the elevator wall, pulling her back with him…
When she gathered her breath, she tried to speak, but all that came out was a soft whimper…
Gently moving her head back, he looked down into her eyes…
His eyes looked stricken but more clear than they before, and he ran a hand over her cheek down to her lips... “Did I hurt you?” he mumbled in a mournful voice.
She smiled. “No, it was perfect…anywhere, anytime…I'm yours…”
Khushi settled her head back against his chest, listening to the slowing double thump of his heart.
"I'm glad you feel that way… because I plan on having you again…somewhere in this building…"
She covered her face as it flushed a deep shade of pink.
He chuckled, pulling her closer to him…
His hands drifted upwards and over her exposed breasts…"just rest for awhile…I don't want to share you with the outside world just yet…"