“You walked into my life like you had always lived there, like my heart was a home built just for you.” ~ A. R. Asher 

Juggling a bundle of newspapers in one hand, along with a couple of bags filled with breakfast pastries, bagels, and fruit in the other, he pulled out the keys from his fleece jacket, then slowly unlocked the door. Lifting his right foot slightly, he carefully nudged it open and quietly stepped inside the loft. 

Golden threads of the morning light pouring in from beyond the front sitting area adjacent to the kitchenette kissed the left side of his face, yet his eyes flicked towards the darkness to the right of him. He had expected to find Khushi in the same spot he had left her, gloriously naked fast asleep snuggled underneath the covers in bed, but that wasn’t the scene that welcomed him. 

“Where’d you go, Arnav?” 

Out came a sexy drawl rusty with sleep from behind him that instantly brought a smile to his face. But then that was a given whenever she was nearby. His entire being smiled. 

He turned to find her standing near the espresso machine in desperate need of her morning dose of caffeine, dressed in nothing but one of his old t-shirts that she had now claimed as hers among other clothing pieces of his that now resided in her closet. He bit the corner of his lip, letting out a groan of approval seeing her exposed silky legs. 

In a rush to greet her, he went about freeing his hands, placing everything he had bought on the counter, then slipped out of his jacket, hanging it over the bar stool. He was in front of her in a matter of seconds, just as the freshly brewed coffee began to fill the mug she had set on the tray.

“Good morning, my sleeping beauty.” He leaned in closer, and kissed her hard. 

She let out a moan, her body stiffening when he snuck his cold hands, coming from the chilly fall weather outside, inside her t-shirt then rested them on her bare waist. He was certain she would push him away, but instead, she ignored everything, even her coffee which was a first for Khushi, burying herself in his arms. 

“Good morning, my love.” She whispered, placing a kiss on top of his heart. “I don’t like waking up to an empty bed. It was cold like your hands.” 

He laughed, feeling the small pout in her voice as she pressed her head against his chest. He pulled his hands out from under the t-shirt, then wrapped her tightly in his arms.

“You had mentioned last night that you wanted fresh bagels with veggie cream cheese and fruit for breakfast, so I thought I would make a quick run to your favorite cafe. I even picked up some of the pastries you like from there. I figured I would be back before you woke up, but…” Noticing the time on the microwave, he asked. “It’s not even eight o’clock yet, why are you awake? You didn’t come to bed till almost four o’clock.” He ran his fingers through her hair, feeling her tiredness seeping from her bones as he continued to hold her.

“With the success of the opening on Friday night, and the images being sold out, I need to replace them with new ones before we ship out the sold pieces. Leia’s put in a rush order and they’ve said that as long as they have the selection first thing this morning, we can get them by tomorrow. It’s why I had no choice but to work last night…”

“That too on a Saturday night.” He rolled his eyes as she looked up at him.

“Is my boyfriend feeling neglected even after our steamy passion-filled back to back nights? Not just Friday after the opening, but last night as well.” She brazenly slid her hands inside the back of his worn black sweatpants and his boxer brief then squeezed his behind. 

“It’s all a ploy, actually, kryptonite would be a better term. Satiate me with the power of sex then sneak off to work once I fall asleep.”

“And, you love every bit of it.”

He lowered his lips an inch from her cheek, “I most certainly do,” He murmured against her temple, brushing a tender kiss. “Though I’m not a fan of you working well into the early morning. You’ve barely slept this week, Sweetheart.” 

She closed her eyes as he ran his finger underneath her hazel orbs, seeing the puffiness from exhaustion having caught up with working nonstop. She hadn’t taken a moment out for herself with getting Shutter ready for the opening night, followed by the general opening to the public the next day. Then there was an event downstairs later this morning with a few of her peers that were here from out of town. It was one of the reasons why he had stayed over at the loft since opening night to be there for her if and when she needed him. 

“After the demo class that I am hosting at the lab at eleven o’clock, I am free, and all yours.” She smiled apologetically, “I know this isn’t our typical Sunday morning together with me needing to get things rolled out, but I’ll make it up this evening, I promise.” 

“I completely understand, and I’m here at your beck and call. As for this evening, I’ve made plans for us, and it’s going to be the perfect closing to this magnificent week.”

Seeing her raise her eyebrow, he pulled away before she grilled him for details. For now, he had no intentions of disclosing what he had in mind.

“You get the coffee, and I’ll toast the bagels.” He said, getting to work on his task as did she for the next few minutes. 

“What’s all this?” She gestured at the pile, moving her eyes as she counted them. “I know your ritual of reading the Sunday New York Times, but you’ve bought at least ten copies.” 

Recalling the main reason he had rushed out this morning, he grabbed the paper from the top and moved the others aside to make room for them to have their breakfast at the small kitchen island.

“For keepsakes,” Seeing confusion mar her face, he elaborated, “Your feature in the Times, remember?”

She gave him a slight nod and a small smile, as she spread the veggie cream cheese on both of their toasted bagels. 

“I would have picked up more, but this was all I could carry since I had walked to the cafe and newsstand down the street. Actually, I’ll go out and do that later when you’re at Shutter,” He told himself, then smiled widely, placing his hand on the front page. 

Of course, Khushi had forgotten what with everything going on, about the exclusive interview and the walkthrough at Shutter on Friday night with the art critic from the Times. She sat down on the stool with her mug in her hands, as he flipped through the sections till he found the one he was looking for.

“Here we go, the Art section,” He laid the section flat on the counter in between them. There was no need for him to open it, seeing the headline and photo of Khushi. “Wow, this is amazing! My KKG made it to the front page of the Times,” He announced proudly, adorning a bright smile as he glanced from the paper to her.

“Technically it’s not the front page of the Times.” She clarified, placing her finger on the word, Art. But as her eyes fell on the featured article, along with a few photos above it, she couldn’t hold back her surprise. “That’s quite the spread.” 

“Would you like to read it first?” He offered, but she shook her head, slightly embarrassed to read what was written about her. He noticed the uncertainty in her eyes, along with a hint of nervousness with her fidgeting with the fork over the fruit on her plate. Placing his hand on top of hers, he took the fork from her hand, “There possibly can’t be anything bad they would have to write about. The opening, Shutter, and you, Khushi Kumari Gupta, are a lethal, mind blowing combo that has won over many hearts in the city with your talent. Friday night was a huge success, trust me. Read it, and see for yourself.”

She sighed, rubbing her hand at the back of her neck, “I still can’t, would you please do the honors, and read it to me?”

“It would be my pleasure.” He kissed her as she learned against his shoulders, sliding her arm inside his. 

He happily made himself comfortable with the paper in his hand, and began to read the featured article.

After reading the last word, he folded the paper in half, then placed it on the counter. Following their Sunday ritual once he had had his fill with the Times, he pulled Khushi into his lap. 

“You’re awe-inspiring, and you’re mine. I speak on behalf of my family as well as yours, we’re so damn proud of what you’ve accomplished. And, I look forward to seeing you in the Times over and over again.” He placed a kiss on the side of her neck, then moved higher, his lips firmly pressed against the sensitive space beneath her ear. His teeth gently tugged her earlobe. “I can’t wait for this evening to have you to myself.”

She let her head fall down to his shoulder. “Why wait when you can have me now? There’s still plenty of time before I have to go down to Shutter.”

The air thickened with desire, and he obliged, capturing her lips and her as they moved from the kitchenette to the bed discarding their clothes along the way. There was no depriving her or himself as they came together as one.

When they walked out of Khushi’s building for the evening, it was nearing five o’clock. Being that it was the end of October, they felt the change of season as a cool crisp air danced around them. Even the sun was intent on tucking in earlier than usual to make way for nightfall to blanket the bright sky. 

Laughter rumbled inside of him as he glanced up at the sky, hell-bent on racing against the sun before it was ready to set. One might think he was crazy, and maybe he was, but he was determined that the sun followed his schedule based on what he had planned. All he needed was an hour, and he was confident that he would come out victorious.

“Deny it all you want, but you’re up to something. The question is, what?” 

Khushi’s voice broke his train of thought. As he turned to face her, she was staring intently at him. Buoyant at having succeeded in holding in a secret for the past couple of days, he gestured to his parked car for her to proceed, falling into step beside her. His hand rested on the small of her back, stopping in front of his car.

“How about you allow that beautiful brain to rest after having worked it overtime this past week.” He opened the door, motioning her to get inside.

But, he should have known better with Khushi doing as she pleased, continuing to speak standing in front of the open door, “The nap you insisted I take after the demo class has done wonders. All of me, body and soul, feels rejuvenated. Just in time for whatever you have in mind for tonight.” 

“Not sure what you are referring to, remember we’re only going out to dinner per your request.”

“Somewhere fancy, seeing how we’re dressed.” 

There was nothing special with how he was dressed in his usual formal wardrobe, a custom tailored navy blue suit with a white shirt and light blue patterned tie. But Khushi had pulled out the works, perhaps he had something to do with picking out the knee length dark grey dress with capped sleeves. Though she completed the ensemble with a thick belt wrapped around her slim waist, along with some elegant accessories; a strand of pearls around her neck with matching earrings, and gold and diamond bangles around her wrist.

“You look stunning tonight, and I plan on showing you off at that posh restaurant my bestie recommended.”

“Don’t you find it weird that your girlfriend’s father is telling you where to take her out on a date.”

They both stared at each other for a moment, before bursting out laughing. She was right, it wasn’t normal whatsoever. But then, all NK had done was merely recommend the restaurant to both Khushi and him. 

“Now get inside, we need to make a stop before heading out for dinner. Something important has come up, and I need to drop in on a listing for Aseem.”

He was expecting her to whip out a series of questions, but she didn’t say a word as they made their way to the listing. With him weaving through traffic, and being in sync with the traffic lights, they were in the charming and historic Rose Hill neighborhood of NoMad in eight minutes. 

He pulled the car to a stop in front of one of the newest iconic residential buildings in the area. The fifty storey tower with chevron detailing and distinctive ornamental external bronze cladding was an artistic vision. The striking design not only emphasized the modern essence of New York City but it also paid tribute to the historical nature of the neighborhood. One couldn’t help but pause and take in the details from the confines of the car.

“Isn’t she a beauty? A true quintessentially New York building with an attitude.” He noted after they got out of the car, with Khushi unable to take her eyes off of the building.

“No one could tell this building is new to the skyline, it’s as if it’s been here all along. There’s a charm to it that not many buildings have.” 

On the inside there were panelled walls, and rich metal accents with a geometric black and white tile floor that was reminiscent of the art deco architecture of the Rockefeller Center. 

Seeing that ARG was in charge of the luxury units in the building, Arnav was able to walk past security with a mere wave as Khushi and he walked hand in hand towards the elevator bank. 

“Looks like there are two kings in the concrete jungle.” She pecked his cheek once they were inside the elevator. 

After a quick scan with the key card, they were whisked up to the sky to the main penthouse at the top.

“Can there be two kings?” He asked, not holding back his amusement as his lips curved upwards.

“Why not, anything I say goes.” She winked as the elevator halted.

As they stepped out of the private elevator into the entry foyer, she let out a soft gasp seeing it open into an extraordinary grand enfilade-like gallery. 

“Do you like it?” He might have asked what appeared to be a simple question to most, but she saw right through him. “Promise me, Khushi, you’ll keep an open mind while we walk through the penthouse.”

There was no hesitation on her part, she nodded, and squeezed his hand. After all she had promised him earlier in the morning that she would make up having been preoccupied with the gallery. This was about them, and she would allow herself to take it all in.

“Are we alone? Aseem?” She asked, while looking ahead at the long hall ahead of them.

He shrugged, “Yes, it’s just us. What I said about meeting Aseem here for an urgent matter, was an excuse to get you here without going through an inquisition. But, I wasn’t lying about this being ARG’s listing, in fact all of the open units are listed under us.” 

She blinked in understanding, then glanced around. 

“And, we’re still going out to dinner afterwards to celebrate,” He paused, “Not only the success of your gallery, but also what I hope is the next chapter for us.” Letting out a deep breath, he let go of her hand, and switched on his business avatar like the few times he had shown her a property. “This penthouse is the only unit on the floor. It consists of two-storeys with four bedrooms, four bathrooms. The master suite, along with a junior suite and a study is on the top level, with two other bedrooms, and a library that could be converted into another office space downstairs.”  

She followed him through the long wide hall leading to a reception room adjacent to the living room. It was there that the architectural beauty could truly be appreciated up close from a soaring perspective from where they stood surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows. 

From all of the places he had shown her, this was unique. There was warmth, and attention to detail with craftsmanship in the home, while having state of the art features with a top of the line kitchen and various tech features around the home. Qualities one found in older buildings but were so often glaringly absent from contemporary architecture. 

He noticed she was quiet through the procession of the entire space. Her expression gave nothing away, but then he hadn’t offered much either. They silently went through the tour with their thoughts staying locked inside of them. 

He had already seen the penthouse a couple of days ago, and knew it was the one the moment he had seen it with Aseem. But as he led her out to the final spot, the terrace, he wondered if she felt the same. 

“Breathtaking.” 

That was all she needed to say to bring a smile on his face. He had his answer with just one word from her as she gazed at the brilliant white patch at the edge of the cloud ready to catch the sun. The greyish tone with a subtle hint of pink and purple, was enough to announce the coming sunset. 

He had done it, arriving at the top beating the sunset before his time was up. The magnificent view standing amidst the sky was supposed to seal the deal. Now, if only Khushi would agree to move in with him before darkness fell upon them.

“You get a view from every angle, even from inside. It’s as if you’re inviting the skyline into your home.” She spoke softly, absorbing the vista around them, then turned to him. He knew what she was going to ask him, before her words were out. “What were you thinking of doing with this place?” 

Taking her hand, he led her to the outdoor sofa facing out to the skyline. They sat down as evening cast upon them with the sun slowly dipping lower into the horizon. 

“Making it a home, our home.”

“Did you already purchase it?”

“Always direct to the point,” He laughed, as she sat back making herself comfortable after sliding off her heels. “I was tempted to buy it when I came here on Thursday, but seeing how independent my girlfriend is, thought I would wait till you said yes.”

“And, if I said no.”

“Depends, whether you’re saying no to the property or me.” He paused, seeing if she would say anything. “Say no to the listing, and we can find another. Say no to living with me, then I guess I will wait till you’re ready.”

“Is it that easy a decision for you, Arnav?”

“Yes, yes it is. I’m not going to force you to live here if you don’t like it. Though you have to admit, this penthouse is a perfect place to call home. It has everything you were looking for and more. You’ve been saying it yourself, the past few weeks about moving out of the loft. And with what you’re planning once you buy the building, it’s time to take that leap moving out of that cramped space.”

“Can’t disagree with that, but what about you? Do you see yourself living here or is this mainly tied to me having to move? A forced, logical step forward.”

“I do, and I want this for you and me. Walking in here on Thursday, it was love at first sight, and all I could picture was you and me living here for a long time to come.” He looked inside with the French doors open, and she followed his gaze. “If you’re hesitating with wanting to move in together, I would understand that you might still need time.” 

“Would you really?” 

He stood in response to her question, suddenly feeling cold with the wind picking up. As he looked at her, it dawned on him that she was without her coat.

“Let’s go in, it’s getting cold out here.” He extended his hand to her, and she took it, as they went inside. 

He could see it in her eyes that she was falling in love with the penthouse just as he had. It was hard not to. 

“Do you really not want to move in together?” It was his turn to ask her directly, which earned him a bright smile. One that made his heart pick up its pace, ready to give it his all to make her agree. 

“There’s only one person, you and only you, that makes me want to come home to. And, I want to be living under one roof, preferably this one,” He gestured to the high ceiling, “Sleeping in the same bed every night,’ He pointed at the staircase leading up to the master suite, “I want my day to start with you and end with you,” He pulled out a folded piece of paper, and got down on his knee. “Khushi Kumari Gupta, would you sign this contract with me to make this our home… move in with me.”

“Under one condition,” There was an unmistakable glint of tears in her eyes at having already made her decision long ago, as she wrapped her hands around his, holding a part of the contract. “We go into this together as true equals.”

“Of course we’re in this together, it would be our home.” 

“I would like to pay for my share.” She clarified for him.

“KKG, you really know how to ruin a romantic moment. I can afford this place.”

“I know you can, but this is important to me, please say yes, Arnav.”

He knew better than to fight her on it, aware of what it meant to her. As much as he wanted to take care of her, provide for her, she wanted to do the same. In the end, they would be there for each other through whatever may come their way. 

“Yes, I say yes to us, Khushi.”

“Then, I’m all in with you, Arnav.”

A wide grin spread across his face, getting up to his feet in an instant. She squealed when he lifted her without any warning then twirled her around. As he put her back down, he framed her face with his hands.

“You’ve made me the happiest man in the world. I love you.” 

He went beyond his spoken words, and showed her how much, locking his lips with hers. The kiss started out tender, before it grew hotter as he hauled her into his body. 

She responded with a contented sigh, raking her fingers in his hair. 

When they finally pulled away, the glitter in her eyes reflected his own. The amount of joy their decision had brought was beyond anything, and it was with their emotions running high that they walked through the home again with fresh new eyes and plans for the future.

“Do the furniture and the fixtures stay?” She asked him while they waited to hear back on the offer they had put in through Aseem who was representing them with both Khushi and his name on the paperwork. When it came to real estate transactions, it was a seven-day business with rounds of negotiations to get the buyer and seller the best price. They were in it as was the seller to get the sale secured tonight.

“We can keep whatever you like, I know the staging company that did the interior.”

“I would love to, given how everything is paired so well. The color palette, and style fits really well together. And, it means we can move right in.” She winked, poking her head inside the master bedroom. But seeing the room right across from it, she giggled awkwardly, leaning against the doorway, “Though, I’m not sure about a baby nursery, a little too soon?”

He slid his phone inside his pocket, feeling her eyes on him. He came to stand beside her at the doorway, then looked inside the room. While they had never spoken about children, they both shared the same view. Seeing her go quiet staring at the crib, he pulled her up against him, and tipped her chin up with his hand, forcing her to look into his eyes.

“I think so, but I do see us having a family in this home when we’re ready.”

She stretched up on her toes, and kissed his cheek.

“Speaking of family, we should probably talk to ours about this latest development.” 

They would need to do it soon, and while he didn’t expect any objections from his family, NK’s reaction could be different. Especially since NK wasn’t aware of their decision to not marry. 

Would that create problems between them?

He hoped not.

A special shout out to Ruchi for indulging me in writing the newspaper article for Shutter by KKG. Who better than her to critique KKG’s special night?! I’ve waited for this for quite some time, and I have to say she nailed it! Thank you, my love! ❤ 

Also the image of the leopard from the article titled, “Mine” was taken by my talented Ruchi during her trip to Africa, isn’t it amazing?! ❤ 

Hope all of you have enjoyed this timely update, I know I did writing it 😉

Till next week, keep smiling, I know I am!

To quote Amanda Gorman, “There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it; if only we’re brave enough to be it.” Such powerful words by this talented young poet that have restored hope to many in the country I call home.

As always, thank you!

Loads of love,

Jigs

192 thoughts on “Chapter 41

  1. ❤️

    I spent this entire chapter basking in the beauty of the love they have for each other. The pride Arnav feels at Khushi’s success, the way they both want to do things for the other, the way they both respect the other’s thoughts and opinions, it’s all wonderfully brought out here.

    I found Khushi’s hesitation at reading the review for herself, despite all the accolades she has won over the years, so charming. She traverses the line between confidence and arrogance perfectly.

    You made all of us fall in love with that penthouse with your description, Jignasha, as we walked through it with Arnav and Khushi. Especially with the joy bubbling in them when they did so with “fresh eyes”. I like how they don’t shy away from any topic, however sensitive it may be. This honesty is the bedrock of their relationship. But, I too am nervous about how NK will react.

    Now, coming to the proposal. I adored the way Arnav organised the whole evening. What a cute and apt way to have him propose. A listing is where they began their journey and a listing is where they begin their next chapter. These two will always do things their way, and they will do it with panache.

    I’m so happy at what Khushi wanted to do with regard to the penthouse, and I’m even more happy that Arnav understood and accepted her proposal. Theirs will always be a meeting of equals.

    It was my pleasure to be entrusted with KKG’s art, Jignasha! Thank you for your faith ❤ All throughout this story you have selected amazing shots, giving us beautiful visuals that spoke of your protagonist’s talent. Making it a living, breathing thing. How could I not indulge you ❤

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      1. I haven’t read the chapter as yet with my late ass self lols😩, but I saw a comment where Jigs mentioned you took those photos I came across while scrolling through… Ruchi my babe you did a exceptionally well! Babe you have mad crazy talent and I saw that too with your photos about snow day on your original blog. I hope you keep it up even if it’s just for a hobby. ❤❤❤🔥🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍

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    1. Ruchiji why don’t u start writing columns, this is so beautiful 🥰🥰

      Aha jigsji thank u for this feel good chapter. Its all about love & trust. I was mesmerized by d sheer romance & subtlety of emotions between Arnav & Khushi. Also not to do any analysis but just enjoy them with a silly smile on face. Arnav finally Listed a house, which now will become their home❤️. Makes me think of from where they start & see now where they r. Have to mention this song today-

      Ye tera ghar ye mera ghar
      Kisi ko dekhna ho agar toh phele aake maang le,
      teri nazar meri nazar
      Ye tera ghar ye mera ghar
      Ye ghar bahut haseen hai

      PS- Headers of each chapter showed Shutter & Khushi r your babies Jigsji, totally spellbounding & saying d story of whole chapter in these pics👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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    2. Ruchiii!!!!! You really need to take up a job at the Times, the article is so well written, And, your take on the gallery opening was out of this world. Loved it ❤

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    1. Jigs, what a wonderful experience it was reading this Arnav and Khushi filled chapter. It was oozing with love and happiness. I’ll be honest, never did I think Arnav’s surprise would be him proposing to Khushi to move in with him. You completely blew me away with such a unique proposal!

      From the beginning of the chapter, one realizes how far they’ve come from when they met at the Listing at Hudson yards. At that time, he had no idea what she was looking for in a home. How much has changed? Not they are so in tune with each other and their needs. Can you please tell me where can I find this Arnav for myself? The man is a dream, not to mention HOT. He knows what he wants and will face anything to make it happen. In the case of this chapter, he went up against the looming sunset to make sure Khushi was up on that terrace at sunset. The descriptions were simply beautiful!

      I am in awe at the home Arnav has chosen for him and Khushi in Rose Hill. One where not only he would be comfortable but so would she. And, the way he agreed to them being true equals agreeing to her condition shows that they indeed are true equals. It’s them together moving forward towards their future.

      A beautiful chapter for our beautiful couple! Loved it so much ❤

      Amanda Gorman is remarkable, what an inspiration!

      PS. The way you described the building, the penthouse, I feeling like taking a walk through the neighborhood to see if I can figure out which building it is 😉

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    1. First thing first ….. take a bow 🙇‍♀️ Ruchi !!! Fantastic work done on the newspaper article of KKG …. I can smell a wordsmith there !! 😀

      Yaar kitna pyaara hai yeh Arnav … stole my heart all over again …. this whole prospect of having a place u call home , manifest the dreams with your most loved person in it, live love and grow with and in it ….is just a magical feeling ….
      A big leap of faith for both of them ….
      Just hope NK takes the news of no marriage well …

      I could just think of “Ye Tera Ghar Ye Mera Ghar Kisi Ko Dekhna Ho Gar

      To Pehle Aake Maang Le Meri Nazar Teri Nazar
      Yahan Mahak Wafaaon Ki Mohabbaton Ka Rang Hai
      Ye Ghar Tumhara Khwaab Hai Ye Ghar Meri Umang Hai
      Na Aarzoo Pe Qaid Hai Na Hausle pe Jung Hai
      Hamaare Hauslon Ka Ghar Hamaari Himmaton Ka Ghar
      Ye Tera Ghar…”

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    1. Oh my god. Whatte update! Beautiful man! And they are moving in together? Your update genuinely gives goals man! Sigh.

      And special mention to Ruchi’s coloumn. Woha. You are no less buddy! Whatte piece of article. If someone just read this out of the blue he/she would think you were part of it all for real. To say this was for a fiction world is hard to believe.

      Brilliant work ladies. Kudos to both of you! ❤️🤗

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    1. “You are my home. Wherever you are, that’s where I’m meant to be.” ~S.L Naeole.

      Whenever time my two favorite people are together I just get this bubbly feeling inside. I can’t get enough of them. Their love know no boundaries. The way Arnav kissed Khusi as if his dear life depends on was breathtakingly hot🔥 and the way Khusi clung onto him as if she’s only seeing him after a very long time just goes to show how passionate their love is and how connected and in tune they are with each other. #myfuturerelationshipgoals😍❤🔥#mebeingsingleaf😩😕😅

      Arnav the pride you feel and the support you give to Khusi is just priceless… As a matter of fact the both of you know just how to boost each other up and I love it! Arnav you’re so proud of your queen that you almost bought all the newspaper that showed case and review her work and i’m here hyped up with you for our girl with my LATE ASS SELF👀😜😉🤣…

      Regardless of knowing that she did well at Shutters open night and sold out all of her phenomenal pieces, Khusi was reluctant to read about her review and I honestly admire her for that. She wasn’t boastful about it… She’s confident yet humble at the same time. Khusi I’m so proud of you! Your success was no accident. You’ve come along way through your hard awork, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all the love you have for what you are doing and continuing learning to do. The best decision you ever made was to follow your dreams and never looked back… Look at you now… Simply perfection❤❤❤…

      Omg I really love Arnav’s surprise… I had no clue it would’ve been a house tour of their future home… and my my what a lovely home it is… It’s perfect for them and I can definitely see them in this home being happily contented together! This man wasted no time and goes for what he wants and what he feels is right for both him and Khusi. I’ve always wanted for them to share a home together and I’m glad Arnav took the necessary step in making it possible… I’m so happy Khusi agreed with his proposal of moving in together and I’m glad he agreed with Khusi for them to purchase it together… He sure knows how to make a gal feel special yeh😍🤗❤. They’ve come so far in their relationship and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them❤❤❤. #relationshipgoals #loveandproperty #newbeginningandgrowth #independenceandequality .

      Ruchi babe your talent know no bounds! I can’t believe you took that pic of that tiger😮… Or you sure photography Isn’t your profession?🤔👀… I’m in awe of you, wow… You’re so brave… I have so many questions lol… And I love the article you wrote about our dear Khusi… So you have two undercover jobs; a professional photographer and journalist… Yup I know I’m right, you sure do… Remarkable you are indeed💐💐❤❤😘😘🤗🤗.

      My dearest darling Jigs as always you aim to please and you never disappoint! A wonderful chapter with it’s beautiful banner and a lovely quote which summed up everything so well… One word for you my darling “Extrafuckingordinary”😉🤗😘😍💐💐… Until next time take care and keep safe.. Love you loads❤❤❤😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘.

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      1. That hash should have been #loveandprosperity 🤦🏻🤣 and that “Or” should be “Are”😅🤣… We freaking need a edit button for f-sake umph😩🙄😞🤣.

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    1. What they have is what a marriage is all about. Not a piece of paper or what you wear around your neck, on your finger or in your hair parting. I hope their families let them live their life on their terms, to allow them to get that piece of paper if they want to.
      This was beautiful Jigs.

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    1. Jigs, you outdo yourself, every single week. What a way to critique KKG’s Opening Night and Shutter.
      Girls, you both rock!! 👏
      Shout out to “Mine” – so aptly titled. And what a brilliant capture, that one. Just the right amount of emotions on the face! Khushi is strong and yet so vulnerable – loved how Arnav soothed her nerves by reading out the article.

      I did not realize this was the pleasant surprise headed over our way when Arnav mentioned he wanted to take Khushi out that evening. When he pondered about the setting sun, I started to think of KKG’s request to own a building for her work. But never saw this coming. A big leap for Arnav and Khushi. A long way from the Khushi’s reaction to Arnav’s similar showing a few months ago… to Khushi’s “breathtaking” today. It shows how much Arnav and Khushi are in sync today on their choices. Thinking of the time they want to spend together, the future they could possibly have and more… and yet having the sense of independence, financially.

      Yet another super update, Jigs! Take care 🤗

      Something from the good old days…. this song sums up the big event from the evening.

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      1. Oh I completely forgot to mention it in my note, thanks for reminding me, Vini! That photo for “Mine” was taken by Ruchi!

        There’s not to soothe your soul like a song from the olden days, this was lovely, thank you ❤

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        1. That photo for “Mine” was taken by Ruchi!
          Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!! Ruchiji – aap tho super-multi-talented personality ho!! 😍🤗🙏

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  2. Great writing Ruchi. Arnav has found a perfect place to set up home with Khushi and having a family. Khushi agreed only after Arnac let her be an equal partner in buying the place. Khushi and Arnav have no qualm about setting up a home. His family are aware of the aversion of Arnav of getting married but what will NK think of his ladli setting up a home without getting married.
    Thank you for the update Jignasha.

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      1. Thank you all for your wishes. Started a bit slow but the day ended with a lot of flowers and cakes.No big family gathering but got wishes from everyone.👍🙏 ❤️

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    1. I’m always super late to all the excitement and happenings 😥🤣…🎊🎉 Happy belated birthday hun! I hope you had a wonderful day🎉🎊… Best of wishes and many more years to come❤🤗😗.

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  3. Loved this …. the moment Arnav said he had to drop in on a listing on behalf of Aseem I just KNEW IT!!! So happy for them!!!!!
    Loved the touch of the Times article my Ruchi 🙂
    Now waiting for the much anticipated reaction of NK on the no marriage and now moving in together.
    See you next week!!

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    1. The update was totally ArHi-licious ❤ Arnav-Khushi's love emits this incomparable sense of fulfillment. I really want to know what inspires the Arnav(s) of your stories? They're soooo out of the world but I know they exist somewhere in the shadows lol! I was definitely blown away with the wonderful surprise. KKG asking to be an equal partner was so spot-on! I couldn't have imagined this going any other way tbh. They've both maintained their individuality while supporting each other throughout – it's amazing! The beautiful picture you painted through your words of the surprise made it all real. I could see it playing like a movie in front of me. I so wish to see that beautiful view in my favorite city! (Major missing!!)

      I loved the eagerness with which Arnav went out to grab all those copies of the Times. It was endearing and much more heartwarming than his surprise. That one gesture speaks volumes of what Khushi means to him in his life. Not to mention, reading Ruchi's article in all its glory was cherry on the cake! I was also in awe to know that our very talented Ruchi had clicked the Tiger photograph. That picture is so National Geographic-like! Aren't you both the superwomen in our lives?!! ❤

      I am so much in love with your updates – they leave me with a sense of peace. Thank you so much, Jigs!

      Lots of love,
      V
      PS: Reiterating Twinzy's words … but can you please find me an Arnav too?

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    1. I have to agree here with Ruchi..the entire chapter I was able to bask in the love these two share. They are so in tune with each other with every aspect and what’s happening around them or in their mind or heart. They truly are like soul mates. One thinks and the other completely is in synch- harmony!

      Ruchi- what an amazing take on the shutter. Beautiful blended into this chapter! You both rock in bringing this story a glorious look and feel.

      So Arnav and Khushi have agreed to move Into the new space and start a new journey together..the space seems to be splendid and I like how Arnav agrees to being equal and respecting Khushi’s wishes. No ego and no show off. Lovely chapter jigs!!!

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  4. Loved the update. Love the shutter review, brilliant review by Ruchi. Khushi and Arnav onto another chapter in their developing relationship, moving in together as equal partners. Arnav dad already aware of their thoughts on marriage, wonder how NK will react.

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  5. That was such a cute & lovely Arshi filled update. I loved how both are talking through every aspects of life without thinking what other would think or feel. This is what is called a true companionship with open conversation & transparency.

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  6. Very romantic and beautiful update. I would think NK should not have a problem for them to move in together, knowing that he wants to see his daughter happy and what makes her happy. I’m sure, soon they would end up marrying and having a blissful life. That Newspaper Article was a very creative and beautiful touch to the chapter…totally loved it…

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  7. Amazing Shutter Review 🙂 Indulging in Arts + Book Review sections of NYT is my fav thing to do on weekends – and this article feels so real, almost as if it straight from one of the “asli duniya-waale” columns 🙂

    Also Arnav and Khushi moving in together is beautiful – but what is Arnav’s new bestie going to say about that 😉

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  8. Can I have the house? If an Arnav comes along great, but can I have the house?

    Ruchi Di, just what will get you to write full fledged?? All I can say is Bravo.

    Also A&K are goals. Raising the expectations of a relationship so high😍

    Also congratulations on finally waving goodbye to the trash😆😆
    A women as VP it took long but finally.

    Hope you are well

    Love♥️

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  9. What a beautiful chapter!! Arnav & Khushi are moving forward in their relationship by moving in together. Khushi had rejected all the apartments he had showed previously, but approved this one. I guess the previous ones didn’t include with this magnificent man 😉 Arnav has put a lot of thought in selecting this penthouse. Not just with the details, but also the fact that it’s close to her studio. Looking forward to this new phase in their life.

    Loved the idea of the newspaper article. That was brilliant. After going through the article, I am tempted to pay a visit to the gallery, Ruchi ❤

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  10. Oh my god this is so perfect!! And symbolic! Maybe Khushi didn’t like any other places Arnav showed her because she didn’t know how to make it a home ❤️ him asking for her to live with him just completes her search for a perfect place to come home to. Amazing 🥰🥰

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  11. Wow such a beautiful update.
    Arnav’s pride in Khushi success is just wow.. what they have between them is all about marriage.. The acceptance of equal partner is least bothered for any. You have described this in such a beautiful way.

    Falling in love with your stories again and again..

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  12. Loved the chapter Jigs!!!

    A big shout out to Ruchi for the stunning column she has written about Shutter in the NYT.
    Ruchi, you should write more. I have been saying it I think from long, but you really have to write more.

    When Arnav said he has something special planned for the evening, my first thought was did he change his mind and wants to get married to his Khushi now? Is he going to propose?
    But this was totally unexpected, him asking Khushi to move in and them buying a place together to make it their home.
    The description of the place was so beautiful Jigs, felt like visiting this house once.

    Jigs, when you go around the city, do you see some special places and imagine scenes with those locations in the backdrop?

    Also since all the photos were sold out, I wanted to know if NK and Arnav bought any of them? If yes, which ones?

    Arnav taking Khushi out on a date to a restaurant suggested by NK was really funny.

    How would NK react after knowing that these two have decided not to marry?
    A man who had 2 unsuccessful marriages himself, would he still insist his princess marry the man of her dreams or would he understand that a piece of paper does not hold much significance in comparison to the depth of the relationship they share.

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    1. Jigs, when you go around the city, do you see some special places and imagine scenes with those locations in the backdrop? ALL THE TIME!!! It’s almost become an obsession now 😂🤣

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      1. That is so sweet Jigs. And true, stories have become such an integral part of our lives, we find connections even in the strangest of the situations.

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            1. And, thank you for reading and leaving me with your wonderful thoughts.

              BTW, did you start watching This Is Us? Also, not sure if you’ve watched the Crown, but I binged it over the holiday break and loved it! It’s worth a watch ❤

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              1. I am yet to watch This is Us. And oh Yes, I have watched all the seasons of Crown and loved it.

                Not sure if Ruchi told you, we girls are currently reading an original fiction on IF called “Pride and prejudice with a twist”. It is set to present desi settings and we all love it.
                Ruchi even said our fangirling is of Prithvi standards. 😁
                The writer updates everyday. If you are interested, do give it a try Jigs.

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                1. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book! And, I very well know of Ruchi’s crazy obsession for Prithvi, there’s no way I could wait for those updates 😂🤣 If the author updates daily, I check it out when I have the time or tell Ruchi to let me know when the story is complete to read at once. Though its been ages since I have visited IF. Thank you for the recommendation!

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                  1. You are welcome. This writer has lot of completed stories on IF. I am yet to read others but P read a few and she said they are good.
                    She has nicely incorporated pride and prejudice into today’s settings with the heroine being a socialist, economist teaching at JNU and the hero a capitalist.
                    We all are tempting Ruchi to read it soon. 😁

                    Prithvi is too much of a wait for the next updates. She has not updated from almost 2 or 3 months.

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                    1. I’m sure Ruchi will join in soon, then get me to read it 😂 She tried with Prithvi but as you said I couldn’t do the wait. I’m a person that reads books in one go staying up all night because I need to know the end so it’s hard for me to get into ongoing stories with long waits.

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                    2. I would really suggest you wait Jigs and not read Prithvi as yet. The wait is tough and also one loses interest in the story when the chapters come once in a few months. That story is being written from 10 years. Long journey for the readers who have been with her from the beginning.

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  13. That was a beautiful article Ruchi… just like reading the newspaper. I enjoyed reading it. The picture of the leopard is brilliant too… perfect timing.

    I am excited for this next step Arnav and khushi are taking. I am eager to know NK’s reaction. I think he will be able to understand.

    Very nicely written, Jigs. I liked it a lot.

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  14. Wonderful update.I love the Arnav in all your stories.My favorite though is Kumar sa from Entangled.Loving this Arnav too much.So they are ready to move in together,wonder how NK is going to react?And who is going to say the marriage word first?

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  15. A chapter filled with love❤️
    What an exquisite home he found for them! Hope their love blossoms in the new abode.
    Ruchiji fantastic job on the article😍Please do write some more 😀And that picture is just wow!!!!
    Amanda Gorman was amazing – so much maturity!
    Beautiful as always 😘

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  16. ❤️ baval hone wala hia ….but I think nk understand it with time after having two marriages. Both never garanteed him love or togetherness . At the same time I understand the Dad inside him too . Hopefully NK and ASR remain BF even after all the mishup … ❤️❤️❤️ Another wonderful chapter … 🤗🤗🤗 Last not the least the Article 💕

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  17. Amazing Chapter

    More than Khushi, Loved how Arnav is more proud and excited knowing about the article written about Shutter’s opening. Though it is not the first time Khushi receiving such praises and honoring her art, she is still nervous to read it by herself. It was one emotional moment for Khushi. Loved the romantic moments between Arnav and Khushi.

    Have to say, the Article was described and written beautifully Ruchi and not to forget the picture of “Mine” it was Amazing.

    Loved the description of the penthouse it was as if we are taking the tour with you. These two always amazes me. They are honest and blunt towards the other knowing the other will understand what they want and not judge them. That is the beauty of their relationship. They are open with their communication. There is love, trust, respect, and honesty between them. To tell the truth, was waiting for them to take this step of moving in together after knowing what they feel for each other. Loved Arnav’s proposal and Khushi accepting it along with her condition and Arnav agreeing to it without any ego knowing how Khushi is and feels about being independent. Loved how they started to plan their life together and even having a family of their own in the future when they are ready. Will be waiting for NK’s reaction when he comes to know about the decision Arnav and Khushi made regarding the marriage and they moving in together.

    Eager for the next one

    Thanks for the wonderful chapter Jigs
    Chinnulu

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  18. Jigs, you are amazing. 💜💜
    The article in Times is so good along with the images.✨✨
    So pretty pics Ruchi!❤
    I am in awe at the home Arnav has chosen for him and Khushi in Rose Hill. One where not only he would be comfortable but so would she. And, the way he agreed to them being true equals agreeing to her condition shows that they indeed are true equals. It’s them together moving forward towards their future.

    Just loved the chapter.! ❤✨💜

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  19. Firstly I must congratulate Ruchi for the magnificent work she has done very nice I really liked it and now coming to the other part of the chapter Arnav and khushi took a leap in their relationship by moving in together in their new home and now Arnav is worried of NK’s reaction as he is still ignorant abt their decision to not get married but I think after two failed marriages he must understand that it is not always necessary to take vows for making a relationship strong but than marriage is a sacred bond which makes the relation legitimate in society so he will understand their need to not get married and he will not push them and will wait the right time when his daughter will make Arnav agree.

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  20. Hi Jigs and Ruchi…what a lovely update on our beloved couple Arnav and Kushi..Ruchi you have done a splendid job on both Times article and such a beautiful and a ferocious Mine picture.. loved the beautiful update…Earlier I was loving your Kushi but now I love both of them equally..What a couple…They are so much into each other…Now we have to wait for NK’s reaction to this no marriage but moving together and living like a married couple…Jigs and Ruchi both of you are Rock Stars…Takecare and be safe

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  21. My dear Ruchi ,
    Congratulations my lovely lady
    This update is as much as jignasha’s as is yours
    First there was the paps take on the opening night ,
    & now this – article for Times
    A pic says a thousand words – they say
    The shot of leopard aptly titled MINE ,was as much as KKG as yours
    You are multitalented , take a bow 🙇
    Lots of love ❤️
    Cheers 🍻

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  22. Beautiful, yumlicious, arshilicious update, so arnav finally proposed khushi to live in with him and I think the day is not far when he will be ready to propose the marriage to khushi. He was thinking/ planning to have kids at some point in time in their relationship which is again a good sign, but knowing NK’s history as he married Mahini for his unborn kids to give them his name and not out of love to Mahini, he will definitely oppose arshi’s live in or at least will record his resentment.

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  23. This was full of love walla chapter. I love their relationship the way they can discuss anything and everything is what amazes me about their relationship.
    I love the proposal, only Arnav can propose like this and I almost fell from na chair thinking he had changed his view on marriage but am nervous for them in regards to the reaction with NK on this topic.
    Great chapter as always Jignasha.

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  24. Dearest jigs ,
    My comment got lost
    Here I go again

    The euphoria of the success of opening night continued with the opening lines
    Who is this Arnav ?
    Where did he come from ?
    I am falling in love with him more & more like I am with your writing
    He is perfect
    Not only brought her bagels , toasted it the way she likes
    while saving copies of Times for every family member 💋😍
    I want him 🤩😃

    The collection was sold out , I get it
    but who bought the whole lot ?
    Was it the new BFFs 😬

    I could envision the penthouse
    They have come a long way
    Started with listed as strangers , after trials & tribulations
    starting a new chapter with listed as lovers, partners 👌
    soulmates
    Could feel their love through your writing ✍🏻

    Arnav had planned everything
    The update went from good to great to ultimate homecoming / eternal bliss
    Knowing you, jigs, was sure Arnav isn’t going to propose
    Khushi, the sensitive one , asked if he was taking the next logical step ,
    but he refuted saying , this is what he wants , For Us 👏👏
    I died , went to heaven
    Came back , completed my comment

    this was the sweetest proposal , asking his girl to sign on the piece of paper
    For all his fear of commitment, this man knows what she likes, thinks& desires
    This is almost like marriage , accepting they are equals , sharing everything
    even their innermost fears & insecurities
    They even spoke about nursery 👶

    #relationshipgoals#

    I don’t think they need a legal stamp on their union
    but NK might feel otherwise
    BTW , it was amazing he suggested the place to treat khushi

    Will wait for the families’ reaction , specially NK ‘s

    Lots of love 💕
    Be safe dear jignasha
    Cheers 🍻

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    1. Not sure what happened to your comment, I checked the spam folder and there was nothing there. Thanks for being patient and leaving me with your lovely thoughts! 🤗😘❤️

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      1. Dear jignasha
        The least I can do is comment on such a beautiful story.
        Your attention to details( WhatsApp 😃names, chats, time , dinner spread, outfits, penthouse/ mansion layout, NYC)
        research & execution
        leaves me stunned every time 👌
        ‘Stay blessed 😃 😍🥰💕

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  25. Arnav’s love and respect for Khushi shone through the whole chapter . Marriage or no marriage a girl deserves someone like Arnav to cherish her ❤

    The article by Ruchi is perfect 😍
    Arnav wants Khushi to move in with him . The penthouse idea is good . Khushi wants to pay for it , an equal partnership , an ideal couple these two are .

    Loving it

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  26. Arnav and Khushi think about each other and appreciates each other’s work. Arnav proposed to move in together and he has decided a perfect and new place to start their lives as a couple. That was really a heart warming thought. New life, new place. When he made secret plans, I did think it has something to do with their future life. This is a de-facto relationship and they share everything including the expenses. Each of them can take care of the other without any issues. So, it is only fair if the other wants to share, they let them share.
    Shutter has opened it’s doors to NewYorkers and majority of the photos have been sold out on the first day. Everybody is proud of her except the biological mother and step mother.
    Are we going to get any surprises at the dinner?
    Ruchi, your article is perfect. You wrote it like a pro. That was so well written. The picture was beautiful.
    Cheers….

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  27. Hello Jigisha,
    Outstanding update 👏& special thanks to Ruchi 👏 for excellent article .

    🏡 is where story begins..( Arnav & Kushi’s )

    Stay safe & enjoy weekend 🤗

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  28. First thing first…take a bow 🙇‍♀️Ruchi. Stunning column you have written about Shutter and KKG. I enjoyed reading it❤️.
    What a beautiful chapter for our beautiful romantic couple. I love the home Arnav has chosen for him and Khushi. And the way he agrees to them being equals to her conditions….are they moving together. I am happy for them. Brilliant work ladies…kudos to your team work.

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  29. Loved loved loved the update💖 arnav and khushi r goals♥️ Finally arnav has completed the task of finding khushi an apt😉 i love how u portray khushi as an independent women…. an equal in all quarters… i also loved how arnav accepted khushi’s condition of paying for the apt… most men aren’t ok with it…. but our arnav is different💖
    Awww arnav said he definitely imagines having kids with khushi! A love like theirs definitely doesnt need a name or validation from the society…. married or not… they are living the 7 promises and that is all that matters:)

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  30. Wow…..beautiful update. This work has gone beyond fiction.it is so real that I felt,I should make a 2hr drive from Philly to NYC to see Shutter. Finally Arnav and Khushi has found their home. Awaiting to see how NK reacts to Arnav’s and Khushi’s decision. Ruchi, the column was fab. Author Saahiba, as usual no words to express.I am in awe of your writing…. lots of love to you for this great work

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  31. ❤️❤️ omg!! Such a heart warming update indeed!! The proposal was ❤️❤️❤️ ‘ as Ruchi said they met at a listing nad now they’re starting a new chapter of their life through this listing!! I’m falling short of words to describe the happiness I feel reading this update!! Also their honesty and them being equals in everything!! So them!! Though nervous about NK’s reaction(though inwardly hoping all goes well as khushi is happy and that’s all that matters)
    P.S : Arnav’s anticipation and excitement for his surprise proposal was so palpable and so damn cute 😍😍😍

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  32. This was romance at its best a la Jigs. Both have come a long way in their relationship. And now seem to be ready to take the next big step in their lives. One can almost feel the love they have for each other. Hope NK can see that and not create problems for our favourite couple.
    Our in-house journalist needs to actually start posting articles in actual newspapers. She is that talented. And a wonderful photographer. Love the pictures she takes, and have them all saved on my phone. The one posted here is exceptional. Felicitation Ruchiji!
    Haven’t been around much here Jigs, as my health is not too good these days. The next few months will be tough. Will try to pop in whenever I can. A feel good chapter like this one is just what keeps the doctor away! 🤗🤗

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      1. My dear jignasha
        No problem at all dear
        You are always on time, that ‘s why was worried 😧
        Reading chapter -42 , right now
        Will comment in a while
        Lots of love 💕

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  33. What a treat this chapter is.. both you and ruchi nailed it👌👌👏👏👏👏👏👏🥂👏👏👏…

    Totally loved the way arshi moments.. finally they found a place to call their home..

    Like the way arnav understand khushi so well…

    Let’s see how Nk take the news..

    Looking forward

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  34. Beautiful update jigs as always…I just loved d way u portray each and every single detail u put life in every character has life ❤️it was full of Arshi 🤩🤩 This is what everyone wishes to have, the true companionship and transparency in the relationship.

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  35. oh man this was sumthing i was waiting for so long ..when for the first time thy went to see a home for her… i love thr love… this so beautiful more thn i can say in words
    now i jst hope n i know he will understand .. NK

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  36. Wonderful part….
    It seems finally they found a place to live-in together….
    Loved Arnav’s proposal…….they are made for each other, there is no doubt about it at all…..
    Wondering what their respective family’s reaction would be…..
    Thanks a lot Jigs 🙂

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  37. What an ingenious piece of writing that news clipping was . Just loved how proud Arnav is of her. Yay 😁 she said yesss to moving in with him. This story just gets better and better.

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  38. Ruchi …
    You won’t stop surprising us .. ur writing skill..photography ..poetry,humor..
    MashaAllah..
    Allah kare zor-e-qalam,zor-e-camera aur zyada..

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  39. Jigs..
    What a heart touching chapter..
    I thought he’d surprise her with the best place to live but he offered it as their Home ..
    He wants her to move with him..
    She’s more than happy but wanna do it on equal terms..
    Here too,he won’t hurt her self respect..

    Bass…
    Enough of all praises…
    Seedhe seedhe shadi krao inn stupids ki ..

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  40. My compliments Ruchi, the press coverage for shuttered was perfection incarnate. “Mine” is a unique touch.
    Jigs… An Arnav in love is a treat for the heart. Thank you. Please keep Khushi happy and safe… The girl has traversed a difficult path and deserves a happily ever after.

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    1. Hailey!!!!!! How I’ve missed you?! I’ve been thinking about you recently, and I am sooooooooooooooooo happy to see you here. Hope you are doing well as can be. Sending you loads and loads of hugs and my love, always

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      1. Hello! Lots of hugs for you!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗 Hope all’s well with you and the family!

        Unfortunately, 2021 had a pretty rough start as I lost both my Nani and Dadaji within two weeks. I loved my Nani deerly, but my Dadaji was like my dad. He raised me when I was young and stayed with us the last three years. And losing him was really hard, and even harder to believe he’s no more. But trying my best to be accepting, seeing different perspectives, and move on. I am glad and very thankful to be back here! And this time, I am using this story as a positive reinforcement to care for myself.

        P.s. I shall unres my comment here soon-ish. Honestly, don’t even know why I reserved it at this time.🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

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        1. I am so so so sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. There’s nothing like losing a dear one, especially grandparents who are close to us. You Nani, and your beloved Dadaji will always stay with you.

          Sending you loads and loads of hugs, and I hope you do take time out for yourself. And, no need to unres or even comment, just read and escape. I’m always here for you, should you want to talk 🤗🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

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    2. So, I am finally commenting here. It just wouldn’t be fair for me to not to. I absolutely loved the Article and the pictures! Ruchi did an amazing job. You’re right, no one better to critic it. And I had no clue that we have a photographer here as well! That is a beautiful picture, Ruchi. Up and close with leopard. Wasn’t it scary? But the picture is just, WOW.

      Now, if we haven’t said it enough, Arnav is just #bfgoals. Loved the way he went out in morning and bought all copies of NYtimes from the stands. And then that surprise was beautiful. I commented on the previous part before I read this and wish I’d scrolled through. Lol I completely misunderstood Khushi’s request for the Shutter building. This will be their beautiful home and loved that they are taking this next step! Loved that Arnav respected Khushi’s wish of equals with no -if, ands, or buts.

      I remember Arnav showed Khushi the perfect place that she was looking for a few months ago, and Khushi declined it. In hindsight, so glad she didn’t buy that. Because he was meant to show her THEIR HOME!❤️

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