Monday, August 10, 2015

Baby Hold On Final Chapter and Epilogue

Baby Hold On Final Chapter and Epilogue Now Up!
I've left the epilogue page open for comments so please leave all your comments directly there. This way they'll always remain up with the story.
Hope you've enjoyed reading this story about Mr. Sexy and Sushi as much as I've loved writing it. I'm going to miss it...
ps. will update on IF tomorrow

Baby Hold On by TINA!
Part 30: Ten Years Later
EPILOGUE
~Khushi~

I was trying to focus on a very serious issue that had come up, but of course, leave it to Raizada to divert my attention.

He was busy trailing kisses down the side of my neck, tossing my dupatta aside with impatience. Pinning me against the shelves that lined the back wall, his lips found mine.
His kisses were as addictive as ever, but that niggling worry in my head wouldn't fade. "Baby, we can't..."
"We can," he growled, as adamant as ever.
"I don't think--"
"Good, don't think. Just feel. Doesn't this feel good?" He cupped and massaged my sensitive breasts and I bit back a moan. That felt more than good. It felt amazing. All I wanted to do was throw myself into his arms.
And then I realized, nothing and no one was stopping me. He was my husband, dammit. Throwing caution aside, I flung my arms around his neck and pressed my mouth to his.
He groaned with approval, sucking my bottom lip into his mouth. Our tongues entwined.
I'd just slid my hands under his shirt and across his taut muscles when I heard the unmistakable sound of footsteps. I pulled away so fast, I knocked right into a broom.
"This is a bad idea," I told him, searching for my dupatta. Where had he thrown it?
Arnav spun me back into his arms. "Come back here."
"Raizada..."
"Five more minutes, Sushi."
I nibbled on my bottom lip. "Two."
And then we were kissing again, making out as wildly as two teenagers. I'd thought that after marriage these secret meetings would be no longer necessary but I'd been so wrong. The only difference was that instead of just Buaji trailing after us, we had a couple more pairs of eyes and ears to avoid.
As if on cue, the shouts came.
"Mummy!"
"Dad! Where are you?"
"They must be here somewhere," I heard Buaji murmur outside. "Go, find them. It's just like hide and seek"
There was more laughter and I forced myself to step away from Arnav, raising a hand to my lips. "Do you think they'll find us?" 
"I may not be a cop anymore, but I do have the same skills as before. Relax," he whispered, smoothing my hair into place. I did the same for him, relishing the feel of the thick strands. Mr. Sexy's hair was still as wavy as before and he'd grown even more handsome with time, if that were possible.
It was strange how quickly time had passed. I'd thought marriage would bring with it complacency, that we'd settle into a daily routine like any other old, married couple.
But our life was far from boring. There was hardly a dull moment. Thankfully, none of it involved criminals or underground bunkers or risky escapes from cargo ships and remote beaches, but it was eventful.
We still went on dates every Friday and Saturday night. Sometimes it would be a candlelit dinner, other times we'd go out dancing, and some evenings we'd just lie out back in a hammock and stargaze. Leave it to Raizada to always keep things interesting.
The rest of our week was usually busy with school projects, bedtime stories, extracurriculars, and sports, but we always found time for one another. Our home was one full of light and happiness and sometimes chaos but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
Said house wasn't in Laxmi Nagar for security reasons but it was near a similar-sized town. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss Laxmi Nagar sometimes, but Lucknow is pretty underrated, let me tell you.
Soon after our wedding, Arnav and I bought the cabin where he'd taken me on my birthday. We kept most of the original cabin intact, turning it into a master bedroom, but added on several more rooms and an entire third floor. Buaji had her own wing and downstairs, there was a gorgeous kitchen that looked out to the trees.
The house was isolated, but it was only ten minutes away from the main town and we were able to get to Sheena and Aman's house for dinner once or twice a week without any trouble. Oh yeah, those two got married almost exactly six months after us and their two daughters are similar in age to our kids.
And speaking of those troublemakers...
The doorknob turned and our six-year-old twins frowned at us. "What are you both doing in the cleaning cupboard?"
I gave Mr. Sexy a pointed look. So much for his legendary spy skills.
"Cleaning, what else?" Arnav picked up each child in his arms, winking at me.
I cleared my throat. "Why aren't you both dressed? We need to leave for the game soon."
"I can't find my shoe."
"And I can't find my ball."
They looked so very sad and angelic as they said that that I couldn't help but feel a motherly burst of affection. My sons were the perfect mix of Arnav and me. They had my eyes, but his wavy, dark hair.
You must be wondering what we named them, right?
Well, let me tell you that naming them proved a bigger challenge than I could ever have anticipated. Arnav and me could simply never agree on a name. Any name! He loved international sounding ones while I loved something more traditional.
Fed up of arguing over Lara verus Lata, we made a pact early into my first pregnancy that we'd take turns. He would name our first child and I the next and so on. Sounds like such a brilliant idea, right? 
Not!
Mr. Sexy had no trouble naming our first child, but when I got pregnant again six years ago, I was at a complete loss. I'd finally decided on Madhu if it was a girl after my aunt and Salman if it was a boy after my favorite actor.
Of course, hubby dearest had thrown a fit at both suggestions. "Can't you think of something better?" he'd all but dared. "Admit it, Sushi, you can't beat me when it comes to this."
I'd taken on that challenge and poured over every baby names book I could get my hands on, scouring the internet as if searching for the lost city of Atlantis. I even researched by watching every Bollywood movie I loved--purely for research purposes of course.
And then, like the heavens opening up, I'd found it. 
"Rajveer," I announced at the breakfast table one morning. "What do you think?"
Mulling over the name, Raizada tugged me onto his lap, feeding me a bite of freshly made crepes. Most days, he cooked breakfast, I cooked lunch, and dinner was Buaji's reserved preference. Perfect schedule as far as I was concerned.
I smiled at him, feeding him a strawberry. "It's perfect isn't it? Rajveer Raizada."
"And if it's a girl?"
"It's not," I told him matter-of-factly. "I know so."
"You know so? Really?"
"Yes I do, Raizada. Want to bet?"
It turned out, I'd been right, but not completely. Soon after that we found out I was having not one boy, but two.
My husband had laughed at my confounded expression, massaging my belly. "This is the best news, but Mrs. Sexy, you have to do more research now and come up with another name. Good luck."
He'd teased me about it for days, but in the end it was me who'd won that round.
"Raj! Veer!" Buaji rounded the corner, drawing me from thoughts of the past. "There you are! Come on now, we need to get you both ready. Where's Sushi?" she asked us.
Arnav frowned, pointing at me. "Who's this then? Mushy?"
"Not this one," my aunt said, taking the twins by hand. "That one."
A loud banging sound came from the floor above as a door slammed. Our oldest child, ten years old and going on thirty, stomped down the stairs, pausing at the bottom step. She was dressed for the game, her uniform shining brightly, her hair tied up in a high ponytail, shin guards and cleats in place.
"You all aren't ready yet?" she whined. "Dad, Mom, we're going to be so late!"
"Give us five minutes, Sushi Jr," Raizada murmured.
"Oh, Dad. I told you, I prefer my full name. Sushmita. Or you can call me Sush."
"How about Tush?" suggested the twins, erupting into giggles.
"MOM! Did you hear them?"
The kids were suddenly off and racing around the room, Buaji after them and a random ball flying into the mix. Our dog, Taffy, barked as he barged inside the room and joined the chaos.
I felt my head begin to pound and I mentally counted to ten. Of course that barely helped. Who had come up with that anyway? Straightening my spine, I whistled loudly and the entire room quieted. Oh bliss...
"Time out! That's enough, everyone! We are already very late. Raj, Veer, be nice to your sister. Buaji, please get them dressed right away. Sush, take Taffy outside. We'll meet you by the car. And you--" I paused on Raizada.
He had all three kids in his grasp and was smiling at me. "What would you like me to do, ma'am?"
"Wait right here."
As soon as everyone departed and we were left alone, I took a deep breath. Crossing over to him, I wrapped my arms around his waist. He pulled me close, resting his head atop mine.
"What is it, baby?"
"I..." I moistened my dry lips. "I...I need to tell you something."
He tilted my face up, brushing his lips over mine. "I already know."
My head snapped up. "You do?" 
He kissed me lazily, stroking my abdomen. "You're forgetting that I know your body better than you do. I know you're pregnant and..."
"And?"
His smile grew, brightening his face. "I'm ecstatic. I've been missing having a baby around. The kids are growing up way to fast."
I nodded in agreement, hugging him hard. "There's something else--"
The dog barked outside. "Mom! Dad!" Sushi called. "We're so late!"
"Coming!"
Exchanging a quick kiss, we headed out, hands entwined.
*****
Thirty minutes later, we were in a busy corner of Lucknow and trying to find seats on the nearly packed bleachers. Sushi's game was against a rival team on the school grounds. A pack of girls was already kicking around balls, while others were stretching along the sidelines.
"Khushi! Over here!"
My eyes flew to the top row of the bleachers. There was Sheena and Aman, and besides them my parents. I waved and started to follow after Buaji and the twins when someone awfully familiar caught my hand.
"Wait," Arnav murmured, tugging me into his arms. "Aren't you going to wish me luck?"
I rolled my eyes. "And why would I do that? It's Sush who's playing, not you."
"True, but I am the coach."
I smiled at him. He'd retired from his undercover work soon after our wedding, the very next day in fact. I'd been worried in the start that he'd miss his old job, but he'd surprised me.
Becoming a coach for Lucknow's local college team was something he truly loved. He could have gone international--he got several offers--but he was content to be home with me and the kids and coach our daughter's team in his free time.
"Khushi..."
I stared into his eyes, part of me still amazed that I'd found my Prince Charming after all. He was not always charming or at times reasonable, but he was mine. And for that I was eternally grateful. "Good luck for the game and..."
His brow furrowed. "And?"
"This." I put his hand on my stomach. "Twins. Again."
For the first time in a long time, my husband was speechless. "You mean... five...five kids?"
I laughed. "I told you it would happen one day."
He pulled me into his arms. "Yeah, you did."
"And baby?"
"Hmm?
"Good luck on naming them."
He groaned, tilting my face up. "I'll need it... Damn, I love you."
I kissed the corner of his mouth, nestling closer. "And I love you, Mr. Sexy. Always have. Always will."

~Baby Hold On by TINA!~
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And look out for a vm soon based on the story!

42 comments:

  1. I loved it!!!!!!! no words for it....just a perfect way to end it! I am gonan miss this story! :(

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  2. ah this story has come to a full circle. it's such an amazing journey and I'm kind of sad that it's over, but I enjoyed reading every single part of it. Love the way Arnav and khushi can't get enough of each other and stand by each other always. You're writing gives me life, forreal. I'm thrilled that you find the time to keep writing. Thanks for bringing me these amazing adventures. Looking forward to new ones!

    -loveluckandlife (indiaforums)

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  3. wow five kids. lovely ending dear. loved it.

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  4. awesome story :)

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  5. Hey Tina the update was super amazing. Loved it totally. I am going to miss this story very much. Thank u so much for your updates. Hope you continue to write on arshi for very very long.. lots of love..
    Nivi

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  6. I cant believe this story ended... this is one of my favvvv story and i really enjoyed allot while reading.... no problem..i can re-read when ever i want... thank you so much TINA for giving us this story...

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  7. Poor Khushi thinking Arnav is no more n holding onto her memories wid him so sad! n den Arnav comes to her rescue n she is thrilled to see alive...so many kisses cud hardly get any words between!! Buaji finding them in bed n insisting they get married the next day was hilarious!!LOL
    Beautiful ending!! after 10yrs its good to see that they are still passioniate for each other like wen dey 1st met n 3 kids, lovely family!!thank u for this hilarious n adventurous ff my dear!!

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  8. Amazing end!! :) I'm gonna miss this story soo much! :(

    Chandnii

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  9. Aahhhh perfect.... Dnt hv any words to describe.. Just loved d way u wrote it..
    Perfect ending...
    Gonna miss dis story ...

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  10. Oh my!
    Five kids? :D just as khushi had said
    What a last chapter and epilogue
    Arnav is as incorrigible as ever!
    Rajveer me do tukde? Raj and veer?
    Waah!:D
    Now what will arnav do?
    I esp loved when arnav asked 'whose this then? Mushy?'
    Haha!
    It was such a cute breezy story
    Thank you for sharing Tina
    Take care and looking forward to more stories!!!

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  11. Perfect ending. Awesome story one of my favourite from d start.i wl miss my mr.sexy nd sushi very much.:(lol five kids indeed.amazing epilogue tina.d wait was worth.i hd been stalking ur blog fr updates

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  12. i love this story....it was fantastic....i will miss her....and the epilogue and the last chapter were great, amazing....

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  13. :') :')
    Wow! This was such an awesome story
    And i will miss it so much
    I loved every single line of this whole story.
    I will miss it alot. Thankyou for giving us this wonderful story.
    Looking forward to more stories.
    Take care :)

    Arkushlove : Indi-forums

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  14. Awesome ending to the story
    I'm going to miss this story which is filled with romance, entertainment, comedy and action
    This is one of the first story and you are the first writer to give us this type of story
    Totally totally loved each update and now it has come to a beautiful end!
    Great Arshi story with unique concept
    Thanks a lot Tina ;)

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  15. just WOW...
    everything ended so perfectly... and hope shyam is admitted in an asylum.. poor guy needs it.
    and what a blessed married life ARSHI had... with five kids, bua, aman, sheena and their kids..
    the naming part was awesome...
    thank you once again for giving us this wonderful story...

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  16. I would say Super-Sexy and Super-Fun :-D I'll miss it :( & I knew u would give them 5 kids ;-) Again hats off to u for writing such an amazing story :) :) :* :*

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  17. Such a wonderful ending. Loved the part of 5 kids after all!way to go Arhi! Sad it has come to an end but room needs to be made for others and am already cracking my brain on what new intriguing story would be next. Thank you so much Tina for sharing with us. I know there were times when u felt like dropping the pen but please never let the mischief of others stop u from doing what u love best. I pray that your creativity continues to flourish. Can't wait for SP update. Till then it's going back to old stories and refreshing my memories all over again. Sigh... Thank you for keeping Arhi fresh in our minds.

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  18. Loved this story a lot.one of my favourite stories among arshi FF's.Thanks a lot for such beautiful stories.

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  19. That was such a fabulous chapter and epilogue, I totally loved it and thoroughly enjoyed it !! The chapter was really thrilling what with sheena firing the gun at arnav and arnav acting as if he had been shot !! The meeting with Madhu bua was fantastic with her coming to know of khushi's pregnancy. And of course the romance between arnav and Khushi was as always superb !! I have fallen with arnav and his "sushi" !! Love this name for Khushi !! Loved the epilogue and arnav finally gets khushi's wish of being a father to 5 kids !!! :) :) Seriously I have loved your writing and this story from the get go. It has been an extremely enjoyable experience reading the story and has become one of my most favorite arnav Khushi fiction !! Congratulations on this brilliant story and take a bow for your immense talent. Truly mesmerized. :) :)

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  20. Absolutely amazing, I loved both updates, their wedding was my favourite part it was romantic and in the same time funny, and I loved the fact that Sheena didn't betray them, the part where arnav punched aman for involving khushi was great, it showed how much worried and tensed he was for her,I felt sorry for aman, but he deserved it, in conclusion, it was fabulous in all it's parts, thanks for sharing it with us

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  21. Beautiful ending.!! :)
    5 kids o_O XD
    hope their romance goes on forever.<3
    do updt DH soon dear. :-)
    tc.<3
    IF id - Uttara.

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  22. i loved this story..amazing writing..i gonna miss mr.sexy and his sushi..thank you so much for such a wonderful story..

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  23. Awesome awesome awesome all the way!! You took me to a whole new different world with this story... It was truly a brilliant piece of work (well, your stories will always be best! There's no doubt in that) please come back with a new story very soon... I'm gonna miss reading this!
    IF username : tachyon

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  24. Hi Tina! I'm the one who asked you if you're available on wattpad.. No, I don't think I saw your name anywhere other than here, but I was just wondering if you're on wattpad.. :) And thank you for giving us BHO! I loved it so so much! I'm looking forward to more of your stories and thank you very much for replying :)

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  25. Nice ending.....Please start another soon๐Ÿ˜€

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  26. & yeah, that was the best wedding scene that I have ever read. & mind you, I have read a lot of Arshi FFs and other romantic novels. But this was the best undoubtedly. :-D

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  27. Wow what a story!
    You had everything
    Craziness, love, drama, action, danger, sweetness, you name it this story had it
    Will definitely miss this crazy roller coaster ride

    Glad that Sheena was not the mole and she and Aman got married

    Hmm Khushi got her wish, her five kids, oh Lord and they certainly take after their drama queen mother (ha ha ha)

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  28. whenever my fav story's last part update, i kept delaying to read it, i dont want to say goodbyes this soon, i know im being silly here but thats my way to keep it me & feel this journey is still going on.. but now i read it..

    really really loved this storys end, thats compeletly perfect emd with Khushi's wish of having five kids..

    so far this journey from their first meeting to their silly argument/fights, to them falling in love, to their secrate date, to their full of passionate moment, to their little seperation, to all the chasing & running time, to hunt down the main culprit had been very different, unique & special, so how can their marrige would be different, that has to be a very different from all the marriages.

    its was very funny, hillarious & a memorable affair, really really loved it.. & specially that after being married for long years they are still the same & having their secerate date..

    thank you sooo much for giving us such a beautifull & special story & Mr. Sexy & Sushi..
    going to miss them very badly..
    & now i m going to HOLD ON this story to my heart..

    Thank you once again Tina..

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  29. Simply superb. Last update was BANG! Sheena was helping Arnav, I was surprised.
    Epilogue is good. Shall miss this story.

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  30. Haha omg 5 kids .... Are you serious... Their wedding was hilarious could not stop laughing .... You gave this story a perfect ending... Arnav also changed his job ,.. Awwww im so going to miss this story and sexy and sushi... N the kids are amazing

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  31. Perfect ending dear :) i totally loved it :)

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  32. That was a very perfect ending...but what ever happened to family planning...

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  33. lovely story,... beautifully written and perfectly happy ending ,.. just loved it . thank you for this story of my favorite couple arnav and khushi. may god bless you in every way dr teena. thanks again.

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  34. Tina,What a story,life has come full circle for Mrs& Mr.Sexy.Arnav literally came back from the dead,they gave sushi-2,Raj,Veer( how very original Khushi,aapne Rajveer ko do tukde kardiya)2 more on the way,never have read any FF where Arshi had 5 kids.Tina only for that idea alone you need a thumps up.Khushi was right after all,Buaji still ruling the house with an iron fist( who cannot fear her Di kilo haath)great ending to an even greater story.thanks,stay blessed

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  35. Wow...i cant believe that this ff has come to an end...this is one of the best ff i have come across so far...the way it was the perfect combination of comedy, romance and thriller..i have no words dear.....may you continue writing and suprise us with excellent new concepts...

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  36. And yes i teally do hope you wont ever remove your works from the internet...i have a habit of reading the ff i like again and again...lol....i hope this stays here forever...

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  37. I am in love with your writing. I simply could not believe that someone could write so many stories on Arshi but clearly you proved me wrong. not that i'm complaining i am simply amazed.
    Thank you for all the addictive story telling and do write more and more. can't get enough of IPKKND especially ASR and K.

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  38. Just came across this story nd read it in one go..Tinaji u r an amazing writer..what a mindblowing story i read after so long... loved it..loved it loved it...thoroughly enjoy eveybit of it :)

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  39. I was bored so I read it all again, woman I can't get over your writing skills. You are truely amazing!!! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  40. That's awesome... I just read this. Wow... I enjoyed it thoroughly. You did awesome job.

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