KILLER (COMPLETED)

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Chapter 16

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Aman was thinking about Arnav and his stance on the case. He saw Akhilesh coming. He smiled at him.

Aman: You here…? any clues about the killer?

Akhilesh: No sir I want your permission to go my native.

As Akhilesh is related to the case, he couldn't go out of Delhi until the case gets over.

Aman: Anything serious?

Akhilesh: somewhat…

Aman: Means?

Akhilesh: My friend is getting married…

Aman: What’s there to be serious?

Akhilesh: I have lost my hope in Marriage, sir…

Aman nodded yes. he was not wrong... many people lost their hope in marriage after this case.

Aman: How many days?

Akhilesh: For two days…

Aman: You have to get permission from Arnav sir.

Akhilesh: Won’t he come to the office today?

Aman: He just left the office.

Akhilesh: Can I go to his house to get permission?

Aman: No no… I will call him.

He knew Arnav doesn’t like anyone coming home regarding the case.

Aman: Which is your native?

Akhilesh: Ghaziabad.

Aman: Ghaziabad?

Akhilesh: Yes sir… as my wife was a clerk in the Delhi high court; I got transferred to Delhi to be with her.

Aman: In Ghaziabad also you were in the Adhar section?

Akhilesh: No sir, I was in the Ration section.

Aman: Ohh… Do you know Nandkishor?

Akhilesh: You mean, NK?

Aman: Yes…

Akhilesh: Yes, he was in the FLOOD section but he also got a district transfer to Delhi don’t know why…

Aman: What do you mean?

Akhilesh: I got transferred because my wife was working here but he didn’t have such a strong reason for the transfer. Our senior officials didn’t consider his transfer but he was adamant… don’t know why… he hasn’t even brought his mother and sister to Delhi yet. He travels to Ghaziabad often to meet them.

Aman looked at him shrinking his face. Didn’t NK say he got transferred for his sister so that she could meet him (Aman) often? Then why didn’t he bring her here? he gave all the details about the second case… would he know about other cases too?

Akhilesh: Sir, could you help me to get Arnav sir’s permission?

Aman (coming out of his thought): yeah… When will you go?

Akhilesh: Tomorrow sir…

Aman: Ok… come tomorrow morning and sign the statement.

Akhilesh: Ok sir…

Akhilesh left the office and Aman thought of following NK.

…….

Khushi looked at Arnav surprisingly whereas Pooja hoped in joy as Arnav gifted them new dresses.

Khushi: What’s this, sir?

Arnav: We are going somewhere. Get ready.

Khushi: Where?

Arnav: I will say…

Khushi: Any party?

Arnav: No…

Khushi: Then?

Arnav: We are going to Temple.

Khushi: Temple?

Pooja: Is this your birthday?

Arnav: No beta…

Pooja: I’m not beta but beti…

Arnav(kneeling): You know why girls are called BETA?

Pooja nodded no.

Arnav: It’s because she is so special… boys couldn’t be called BETI...but girls could be called BETA lovingly… right?

Pooja nodded thoughtfully… Khushi chuckled.

Arnav: Go and get ready…

Pooja rushed, taking her dress.

Khushi: Why are you taking us to the temple?

Arnav: Today is a precious day of my life. So…

Khushi: What day today is?

Arnav: You will get to know that soon… go and get change.

Khushi thought something… if this day is precious to Arnav, she should gift him something…

Khushi: Tell me what today is?

Arnav: Won’t you get bored of asking questions?

Khushi: it’s because…

Arnav(cutting her): Until you stop questioning, you won’t get your answers.

Khushi: I would like to give you something on a special day.

She said curiously. Arnav looked at her with his lopsided smile.

Arnav: Go and get ready…

Khushi(pouting): Shouldn’t I give you a simple gift, Sir?

Arnav: What will you give me?

Khushi: Something which you want.

Arnav: what do I want?

Khushi(hesitatingly): What do you want?

Arnav(chuckling): Go… get ready…

Khushi: Tell me, what you want…

Arnav: I will accept whatever you give…

Khushi: But I will be satisfied if I give what you want…

Arnav: Are you sure?

Khushi: Yup…

Arnav: ok fine… I will tell you…

Khushi: When?

Arnav: in the temple…

Khushi: Promise?

Arnav: Yeah…

Khushi: Ok…

Khushi awe stuck seeing a beautiful RED Saree… in the box. She draped it. Of course, she looked stunning in the saree.

Pooja came out hopping. She was damn happy as she is going outing with her Bua and Arnav. Arnav also was ready in his three-piece suit. He looked dashing in the suit. But the girl in RED saree could make the dashing man collapse. Arnav faced a tough time to be firm not look at Khushi because he knew his LOOK won’t be normal.

Khushi: I’m ready…

Pooja: Me too…

Arnav: Let’s go…

They reached the Hospital. There was no movement in Sadna. The nurse brought the child to them. Pooja pulled Arnav’s coat asking him to give the baby to her. Arnav asked her to sit on the chair. He kept the baby on her lap when she sat on the chair. Pooja’s face overflew with happiness.

Pooja: Bua… see him, how beautiful he is…. won’t he talk? Will he play? What does he eat? What does he like?

Arnav and Khushi smiled seeing her overjoyed.

Arnav: He is so small… he doesn’t know anything. He will learn if you teach him.

Pooja: I will teach him everything… What is his name?

Arnav: You can give him a good name.

Pooja(excitedly): Me?

Arnav: yup…

Pooja: Ansh…

Arnav: Wow… good…

He looked at Khushi whose face hung. Arnav asked her raising his eyebrows like, “what?”

Khushi: Bhabi had chosen the name for her boy baby…

Arnav caressed Pooja’s hair lovingly.

Arnav: Ok… now let’s go…

Pooja: Where?

Arnav: Temple…

Pooja: Ansh also comes?

Arnav: No… Ansh can’t come out…

Pooja(sadly): Why?

Arnav: Doctors won’t allow him to go out because he is so small.

Pooja: When will he come to us?

Arnav: Soon…

Pooja: ok…

She pecked his cheek lovingly. Arnav gave Ansh to the nurse.

Arnav: Let’s go…

Khushi thought this day must be very precious to Arnav. That’s why he is visiting the hospital before going to the Temple.

They came to the Temple. The Pandit smiled seeing Arnav.

Pandit: Are you ready?

Arnav nodded yes.

PAndit: Come…

He went behind the temple.

Khushi looked at Arnav…

Arnav: You said, you will give me what I want.

Khushi: Haan…

Arnav: Will you give what I want?

Khushi(hesitating): Whaaaat?

Arnav: I want you to become a MAAMY for ANSH…

He clutched her hand and pulled her with him, behind the Temple. She saw the marriage set-up was being arranged by the panditji.

To be continued…

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