Chapter Five: Strange Tidings

Happy Holi! May colors stay bright in your lives always!   4 months later Bangalore, late January 2016   “Happy new year!” Khushi looked up and bit her teeth as she saw Arjun literally waltz into the large team room that was her “seat” in the office. “It is the almost the end of January.” She…

Chapter Twenty Five: Unfinished Business

The evening ended before she could train her mind to ignore the threat of ruin that was looming large over her heart. And yet, despite her absolute sense of despair, she couldn’t but notice the difference in the ways Arjun, Arnav and she were handling the evening. Arjun remained himself for the most part, laughing…

Chapter Twenty Four: Fool Me Twice

When Mayank walked up to them to tell them they had to leave for rafting, Khushi and Arjun were sitting on two separate rocks, their bodies taut with tension and eyes removed from each other. Despite the sweat that was now pouring down her back, Khushi knew nothing of the sun’s heat or the brilliance…

Chapter Twenty Two: All Is Fair…

For Priya (ladkikijhy) - who would've thought?   Some time during the night, sleep crept up and cast its magic dust on them even as they talked. They had covered a variety of topics starting from favorite color to his first year at IE-V to her favorite parts of the campus – the library, the…

Chapter Twenty: Birds of a Feather

To old friendships and new beginnings - Happy Diwali everyone! She didn’t even bother to assume she would be able to step past Aditi Sinha and walk away with a simple good night. Sure enough, the older woman simply asked her to wait as she hurried past her and quickly covered Arnav’s sleeping form with a…