Part 8 – The Honeymoon

 

“It looks like we’re ready… hey, what’s the matter?”  

 

Arnav held his wife’s hand, sitting down after speaking with the pilot, now that they were ready to take off. But it seemed she was lost in another world gazing out the window.

 

“It’s nothing. I can’t believe we are leaving Delhi, and everyone behind.” She smiled, turning to face him, as he leaned in, buckling her seatbelt.

 

“It’s only for a week, I told you earlier we will stop in Delhi and stay for a week before heading back for New York. There are some critical things I need to take care of for AR before heading back home. And generally only the couple goes on their honeymoon… but if you want, I can tell the pilot to hold the jet, and invite the family to join us. Shall I?”

 

She gasped, smacking his arm, as he buckled his seatbelt laughing, then signaled the attendant they were ready for take-off.

 

“I think we can leave them behind this time. I am looking forward to having my husband to myself for seven whole days with no work or family around.”  She winked, wrapping her arm in his.

 

“I love the sound of that. Seven days in paradise with no interruptions, and finally no more damn rituals.”

 

“Yes it was a bit too much, but now we can relax.” She glanced outside the window, feeling the plane moving.

 

“That is the plan. Sweetheart, are you comfortable? It’s going to be a long flight, but I promise the destination will be worth it.”

 

“How can I not be comfortable? Have you seen this thing? Of course you have, you had it built to your specifications. I still can’t believe you have your own private jet.”

 

“Correction… we, have a private jet… I hope you haven’t forgotten our wedding vows, my dear wife. What mine is yours, and what’s yours is mine. Am I correct?”

 

She glanced around the spacious luxury aircraft that had all the conveniences one could need while airborne, including a bedroom and full bathroom. This wasn’t her first time flying in it, she along with the family flew together to Delhi from New York over a month ago.  But this was their first time flying together, and there was no doubt this would be the means they would travel going forward.

 

A fact she couldn’t deny, and something she needed to embrace. She knew it was important to him for her to accept it.  She nodded in agreement, then leaned against his shoulder, hearing the engines roar, and picking up speed to take off.  

 

And in an instant they were soaring up to the sky, on the way to their honeymoon destination. The excitement building up, sitting in companionable silence while the jet reached its cruising altitude.

 

He kissed the top of her head, when she let out a yawn.  It was almost ten o’clock, he wondered if she was tired.

 

Today had been a long day with the pag phera ritual, then Khushi had dragged him to the mall before they went home, for some quick shopping for the trip. Followed by dinner at Shantivan where Nani surprised Khushi by inviting her family.  

 

He was anxious to leave earlier, but both families had pulled out the waterworks when they were leaving. They only let go of Khushi after he informed them he was extending their stay in Delhi after they returned from their honeymoon.

 

“Excuse me Sir, can I get you and Ma’am anything to drink or eat?”  

 

He came out of his thoughts, hearing the flight attendant, and looked down at Khushi who was resting her head on his shoulder.  But she let go of his arm, sitting back in her seat and shook her head.

 

“I will have a scotch on the rocks, and for Mrs. Raizada, a glass of red wine. Oh and the chocolate mousse cake with strawberries, I had requested. That will be it, thank you.”

 

Khushi sat with her mouth open, hearing him order a glass of wine and dessert for her. She wanted to say no, but it sounded too good at the moment to pass up. The glass of wine should help her sleep on the long flight ahead of them.

 

“That’s it, you leave me no choice…”

 

Unbuckling his seatbelt, he leaned over to cup her face in his hands and pulled her in for a deep, passionate kiss.  She moaned when he bit the bottom of her lip wanting access inside her mouth which she quickly granted.

 

Something he had been wanting to do all day, as she walked around in her saree, followed by seeing her in his favorite jeans and t-shirt. But now with her mouth open, he couldn’t resist.  

 

He pulled away, hearing the clinking of the ice as the stewardess approached them. He smiled, looking at his thoroughly kissed wife, who sat back with her eyes closed till the attendant walked away.

 

“What was that for? Not that I am complaining.”  She blushed, as he fed her a bite of the cake.

 

“I have a lot more in mind, once we are done with this nightcap.” He raised his glass to hers for a toast, and continued.  “Here’s to officially kicking off our honeymoon.”

 

“Cheers!” They said in unison, then took a sip not taking their eyes off of each other.

 

Both enjoyed their drinks, while she grilled him on what he had packed for them. At first she wasn’t thrilled about the honeymoon being a surprise, but it seemed he had it all taken care of. She admitted to being happy to sit back, and see what he had lined up for them in Bora Bora.

 

Later when Arnav walked inside the bedroom, after speaking with the pilot, his eyes widened. Khushi stood by the bed, dressed in a short silk black nightgown. He stared at her after closing the cabin door, as she walked up to him, stroking her fingers from his forehead to his lips. Her seductive voice making his heart race.

 

“If I recall correctly you mentioned something about joining the Mile High Club yesterday. Hain na?”

 

He curved his lip, and nodded, before lifting her up in his arms.

 

“I have been looking forward to this moment for over a month now.”  

 

He placed her on the bed, before slipping out of his jeans, and his Harvard hooded sweatshirt, leaving nothing but his boxer briefs on. She smiled, when he climbed into bed, his heated gaze burning right through her body.  Both igniting their passion instantly, fulfilling their desires, as they joined together.  Their adrenaline spiked, as they found ecstasy like never before thirty thousand feet up in the sky.

 

And with that, they joined the Mile High Club, an exhilarating experience in the sky.

 

*****

 

As they got off the jet, they were embraced by a tropical warm breeze. And they were dressed accordingly for the heat, him in a green t-shirt along with navy shorts and brown leather open sandals., while she had on a white maxi skirt with a red t-shirt.  

 

The clear blue skies surrounded by palm trees, bringing forth bright smiles at finally arriving at their destination. Well almost.

 

Arnav informed her they needed to take a boat to the island, but she wasn’t expecting the luxury yacht that welcomed them on board. The exotic beautiful flowers they handed her lit her face, as she looked over at Arnav. He fitted right in with his aviators looking devilishly handsome, leaning against the railing.  

 

She had never seen him so relaxed, taking the glass of champagne being offered to him. Ladies first always being his motto, he handed it to her before taking one for himself. They stood close together, soaking in the sight of the beautiful ocean being whisked away to the island.

 

“Arnav, why are they passing the resorts? Didn’t you say we are staying in Bora Bora?” She gazed up at him, when the yacht passed a long strip of island, which had private huts circling around it.

 

“We are, Sweetheart, but not there, just a few more minutes. Though we will be coming here one evening for dinner at The Four Seasons. And if you want to do any shopping.”

 

She nodded, burying her face in his chest. The time difference, and jet lag catching up with her. But for now the breathtaking view, the adventurous journey felt like a dream.

 

When they arrived at the island, Khushi was left speechless, walking in a daze to the bungalow they were going to be staying for the next seven days. His wicked smirk appeared, when it dawned on her that this was a private island. No one besides the two of them would be staying here, not even the staff who were here only during specified times set by them.

 

She hadn’t uttered a word while the staff gave them a quick tour and instructions.

 

They both took in the three bedroom bungalow, set in a natural environment with rich hardwoods, airy open beams, and open wooden shutter windows.  The South Pacific breeze flowed throughout the house, following you wherever you went.

 

She stood on the veranda outside the master bedroom, lost in the serenity of the island which was true paradise. The air and scent of the shore, simply taking her breath away.

 

He watched his wife from afar for a few minutes, and smiled. After getting to know Khushi, he had predicted she would fall in love with this place. She loved the ocean and nature which this island had. There was something about water, that transformed her into a whole another person. And this was no exception, seeing the serene expressions on her face.

 

“You hungry? Lunch is ready.”

 

She leaned back against him, as he wrapped his arms around her waist, both looking at the turquoise colored lagoon which was a few steps from the deck.

 

“Arnav, this place is exquisite! Seeing this in front of us, compared to the brochures, internet, or even in our dreams, doesn’t do justice. Though it would have been fine to stay at a resort, but I do love that we are alone on this island.  Oh, how I am starting to love my husband’s obsession with privacy.”

 

He turned her around, and kissed his wife for fully embracing this private getaway.  

 

“Glad to have you onboard Mrs. Raizada, and now we can do as we please, wherever, whenever, whatever… we want!  And I plan on maximizing our private time over the next seven days.”

 

He raised his hand to her face, caressing her flushed warm cheeks, as she looked down from his heated gaze piercing right through her.

 

“Do you not like that idea, Khushi?” He placed a lingering kiss on her cheeks.

 

“Um… woh… we need to unpack…” She closed her eyes, titling her neck, feeling his lips lingering on her neck.

 

“Later.” He husky tone whispered, placing a long sensual kiss on her neck.

 

“Um… I… am hungry.” She swallowed, as he feasted his eyes on her.

 

“And, so am I.”

 

*****

 

“Khushi, what’s taking so long? I wanted to go for a swim before dinner…”

 

He walked inside the bedroom, dressed in his swimming trunks, eating an apple to find his wife sitting on the bed with her bathing suits scattered on the bed.

 

“What is this? You are not even dressed…”

 

“Exactly! What is this?! These are two piece bikinis… this is why I wanted to know exactly what you packed, but of course you omitted the fact this is the type of swimwear you selected for me. Arnav, I can’t wear this.”  

 

“Yes, you can and will. Now get up and put one of these on, or I will put something on you myself. And if I undress you, we know what will happen. So, what’s it going to be Mrs. Raizada?”

 

“But look at this…”  She scrunched her nose, picking up a top and bottom, which to her resembled underwear.

 

“Sweetheart, this is called swimwear.  And what are you worried about, when it’s only us here. Be a good girl, and… wear this one. I would love to see my wife’s hot body in this. Please…” He picked up a red bikini halter top with matching boy shorts for the bottom. Since the bottom resembled very short shorts compared to panties, she sighed in acceptance. She took them from his hands, and stood up from the bed.

 

“That’s my girl, now go get changed and I will wait for you on the deck outside. Hey, that’s my apple…”

 

“Oh well, it’s mine now.  You see my husband is giving me a workout, and I need to keep eating to build up my energy. If I want to keep up with him… kyu? That is the advice you gave me earlier.”  Giving him a saucy wink, she bit into the apple.

 

“Unbelievable.”  He murmured, walking out of the bedroom to get himself another apple. It wasn’t only her that needed to eat. His little vixen, was giving him a workout as well.

 

When Khushi walked out onto the deck a few minutes later, he took off his sunglasses, and stood there with his mouth open seeing her in the swimsuit.  In that moment, he was glad they were alone on the island to keep lurking eyes away from his wife. She looked hot, the two piece accentuating her toned, slender body. Though from the looks of it, she looked uncomfortable, walking nervously towards him pushing her shades on top of her head.

 

“Wow, my wife looks sexy!”  He leaned in, and placed a kiss on her lips.

 

“Isn’t it too revealing?”

 

“Absolutely not in front of me. It looks great on you. I am serious, Khushi, you can give any model a run for her money.”

 

“Always flattering me, though I do love the compliments. Thanks, baby!”  She winked at him, wrapping her arms around his neck.

 

“Shall we go in the water, pool or the ocean?”

 

She glanced towards the ocean, then looked behind him where the infinity pool wrapped around the deck. She smiled, looking at the gleam in his eyes and whispered.

 

“Arnav, with my Arnav.”

 

The next day, they decided to stay put and relax, recovering from jet lag. Arnav lounged back on the chaise, catching up on some reading with books he had downloaded on the iPad. While Khushi laid back with her eyes closed, thinking about the past couple of months.

 

“Arnav, do you hear that?” She sat up looking at him, taking off her shades.

 

“What?” He shrugged his shoulders, looking around, not having any clue what she was referring to.

 

“Nothing! That’s what… no one pulling me to ask about the wedding, no rituals to discuss, no wedding shopping, no work, no phone constantly going off. And look at you, reading! Even though it’s probably a business book but who the fuck cares. This is just remarkable!  Ahhhhh… I am loving this!”  

 

She smiled widely, pounding her feet on the wooden deck and raised her hands up.

 

“Looks like bridezilla is officially out of your system. Thanks to your Devi Maiya, for returning my Khushi back to me.”

 

“Was I really a bridezilla? I didn’t think I was that bad…”  She furrowed her eyebrows, pouting her lips.

 

He let out a husky laugh, sitting up then placed the iPad on the table between the two chaise they were occupying.

 

“Oh, it was bad! I can’t believe you made me cave in and tell you where we were going for our honeymoon.”

 

“It’s not like you told me everything.”

 

“You’re lucky I even told you at all, but I had no choice seeing your face before that mooh thing ritual. Here…”  He handed her the bottle of sunscreen, then laid down on his stomach.  

 

“Mooh Dikhai.”

 

She stuck her tongue out at him, making him chuckle, as he closed his eyes. She squeezed some sunscreen in her hands, and started to apply it on his back. Her fingers tracing his smooth back. Then she moved to his toned arms, before slowly moving to his legs.

 

Once she was done, she glanced at him dozing off, and smiled. She was asking for trouble, when she gently pulled down his shorts exposing his perfect behind. Taking a bit of lotion, she applied it, then smacked both cheeks.  

 

Arnav jerked up sitting up, dazed not believing what just happened. He watched her run off to the other side of the deck.   

 

“Khushi Singh Raizada, wait till I catch you and see what I do to you. Promise you won’t be able to sit on that pretty ass of yours.” He abruptly stood up, and chased her around the deck to the side of the house, towards the pool.  

 

“Arnav Singh Raizada, don’t you dare! I just washed my hair, and I don’t want to go in the water. Please no, I am sorry baba… Please!” She whined, pleading with her hands joined together, as he cornered her at the edge of the pool.  

 

“Fine, but I will get you later…” He slightly turned away, and she relaxed closing her eyes. But there was no stopping him after what she had pulled, he would get his way. He lifted her, putting her over his shoulder, then rubbed her behind.

 

She screamed out his name asking him to stop, uncertain of what he was going to do next. Her heart raced, as he continued to caress both cheeks. She was perfectly situated on his shoulder, her face buried in his back, as she whimpered.  

 

He couldn’t resist, and smacked her hard.  

 

“Ouch, that really hurt! You’re so mean…”  She cried out, hitting him on his back.  

 

“Perhaps the cold water will help soothe your sore bum. Time for a swim, sweetheart.” Without a further thought, he jumped into the pool with her kicking and screaming. Both sinking underwater together, with him holding her tightly as she tried to push him away. They both came up together, and he grinned as she glared at him.  

 

“You… I… I…

 

“I know Sweetheart, I love you too!”

 

They took full advantage of their time on the island, exploring it during their walks. Trekking out to the middle of the island where they found different exotic flowers, fruit trees. When she had spotted a mango tree, she insisted he climb it to get a few down for her. Of course, by now she had learned that bribing him with sex worked very well, which she used to her full advantage.

Their best experience, however, was exploring under the ocean surrounding the French Polynesia. He was surprised at her willingness to try adventurous activities, such as scuba diving. It was the best way to see the deep sea which consisted of sea life and tropical fish. Though he had the most fun cruising around with her on a WaveRunner, listening to her screaming her heart out, and admittingly so had he. It was a thrilling experience, speeding through the ocean with her clinging onto him.

But as honeymooners, they took every opportunity to get their fill of passion anytime, day or night. Both open and carefree, exploring their sensual desires.

Though their last night had him stunned…

“I can’t believe we are leaving tomorrow, and then it’s back to reality. You clinging to my souten, and AR consuming our time in a matter of couple of days.”

 

She looked up at him, as they walked hand in hand for their after dinner walk.  A habit they started from their first night on the island.

 

“We can always retire now if you want. I actually could get used to this.”

 

She laughed.

 

“Nope, I can’t imagine you being content with this lifestyle for too long. And to be honest, even I would get bored after sometime. We are both driven by our careers, and at the end of the day that’s what gets us motivated, and excited to take AR to new heights. Plus we have to get our company to the billion dollar mark.”

He stopped, and stared at her, as she raised her eyebrow.  

“Did you just say our company?”

 

She nodded, as he pulled her in his arms.

 

“So does that mean you will accept my wedding gift?”

 

“If that is what you want, then yes. At least it will get you off my back, and we can put this behind us. But I still feel…”

He covered her mouth with his hand, shaking his head. This had been an ongoing discussion between them this past week, as he tried to convince her to accept this for him. He needed to do this more for him, than her.

 

“You have just made me extremely happy, my love!” He wrapped his arms around her, pulling her into a tight embrace. She closed her eyes, letting out a heavy sigh, finally being to accept this for his sake.

“You know what we should do, make this an annual tradition…”  He continued a few moments later as they started to walk again. “We should take a three week vacation at the end of the year, stop in Delhi to spend time with the family then take an extended vacation for our anniversary, just the two of us. Discover a new place every year. Of course that is till we decide to have a baby…”

Now it was her turn to stop, her heart skipped a beat hearing him say baby. They rarely talked about having kids, yes she knew he wanted children, as did she but hearing him voice it out loud today made it feel much more real.  

“Baby?”

“Yes… why, do you not want to have kids?” He looked at her puzzled, since he knew she loved children. It was apparent in the way she loved Aditya.

 

“Oh Arnav, of course I want us to have kids. They would be a symbol of us, our love. This is the first time we are actually discussing it, so I am a bit surprised.”

 

He nodded, continuing to walk in silence for a few minutes. Both thinking about their future together, having a family.  

“How many?” He asked softly, facing her to gage her expression.

 

She smiled up at him, and he could see the tenderness in her gaze, that warmed his heart.  

 

“At least two… I was an only child, and always wished for a sibling. And now that I see you and Anjali, I would want that for our children. And you… how many?”

“Two, I guess… but I definitely want a girl! And, we are not stopping till I get one.”

She burst into laughter, at his declaration.

“So if we have three boys…”

 

“Then we go for number four, five, only stopping till I get my princess.”

“You are out of your mind… no way are we having that many kids. I am not a baby making machine, hope you know that.”  She stood there with her hands on her hips.  

“I know, sweetheart. But we have some time for this argument, for now let’s enjoy our last night in paradise.”

They continued their walk, talking and laughing about their future. When they neared the house they decided to sit on the sand near the ocean for a few minutes before heading back inside to start the task of packing.   

She looked up at the clear night sky where the stars seemed be at an arm’s reach despite being far away as they glimmered. A view like no other, that left her in awe every night, as she gazed up at the sight.

He sat there rubbing her back, both relaxed, leaning against each other. She put her head on his shoulder.

 

There was something about the moment that felt surreal, as if she had a sense of deja vu. The memory vividly coming back to her, and she started to giggle.  

 

“Would you like to share what has you so amused?”

He gazed at the captivating hazel orbs that even in the darkness, shimmered up at him. She straddled onto his lap, as his hands made their way inside her dress, caressing her thighs. Her body warming with his touch, making her shift closer to him.

“Do you remember the morning of the mehendi when we texted about my dream?”

“How can I forget? But we didn’t get to finish the conversation.”

“What if I show you? However I expect your full cooperation for fulfilling this fantasy…”

“It would be my pleasure.”

He closed his eyes, feeling her soft lips against his, as she took control intensifying the kiss. His hands splayed around her hips, as she rubbed against him. She moaned, pulling away, her body in flames, yearning in anticipation.

“Skinny dipping.”

 

“What?! You must be joking!”

 

He looked up at her, as she stood up, mischievously shaking her head. He got up on his feet, watching her pull off her dress and throw it in his direction.  He caught the dress, putting it over his shoulder.  She stood in front of him, in a sheer deep purple strapless bra with matching panties.

 

She laughed, as he nervously looked around, trying to cover her up towering over her.

“Wait, haven’t you been telling me this week, we are alone on this island to do as we please. Just so you know, those swimsuits you made me wear this week, is equivalent to what I am wearing.  Though, it will coming off very soon… and I expect you to do the same.”

“But Khushi.”

 

“Aren’t you curious to know what else I dreamt about, which had me moaning with pleasure.” She stroked his face with her fingers, and then clasped his arousal, stroking it.

 

“Khushi…”  Her name coming out in a husky moan, the heat in his gaze reflecting hers.

 

She curved her index finger, alluring him to join her as  she went inside the water. And he slowly walked over, stopping at the edge of the shoreline, watching her swim.

 

“Baby, catch!”  She yelled, throwing her bra at him, quickly followed by her panties.

 

He stood there. wondering what had come over his wife to be so bold, but heck he wasn’t going to stand here and watch.

 

It was time to join her, and find out what this dream was about. He quickly bared down to nothing, then got into the water. She went up to him, winding her legs around his waist, as he lifted her up.

 

“I can’t believe you have us both in here with nothing on, now what’s next? I hope it involves me taking you in here, I need you now.”

 

“It definitely does, I want to know what it feels like having you inside of me in the ocean.”

 

She placed her lips on his, no words needed to express what they desired from the other, as they kissed. And with those unspoken words, the gentleness of every stroke, caress, turned into raw passion.  The ocean, taking them to the depths of passion on their last night in paradise.

 

A night, that will be remain with them forever, like the many memories created from all the ceremonies, and rituals from their Shaadi.

 

A shaadi that fulfilled their dreams of becoming one, as husband and wife.

 


 

 

If I loved writing this the first time, I loved it even more this time around. I enjoyed reading it while slightly polishing it up. The rituals, ceremonies, clothes, songs, honeymoon destination, coming all together for a perfect closure for Stripped and my favorite Jodi! With that, it’s time to say goodbye.

 

I hope you enjoyed my little token of appreciation for the support all of you have given me throughout this journey. And a big thank you to those who came back for more during Stripped, The Shaadi Special. Please accept this writer’s heartfelt gratitude for your continued support.

 

Please note, on January 31st, this blog will officially be closed 😦 I know many of you are attached to this story, but it’s something that I need to do to protect my work as this story has been plagiarized word for word twice.

 

One final request, if you will please leave your mark so I know you were here, and reading, it would mean so much to me. Your words are a writer’s reward!

 

A very Happy New Year in advance!

 

Loads of love,

Jigs

 


 

 

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200 thoughts on “Part 8 – The Honeymoon

  1. ~Ruchi~

    ❤️

    I love this bold avatar of Khushi, initiating their membership of the Mile High Club in their PJ. Chocolate mousse cake with strawberries and Arnav … sigh.

    Her bashfulness at his suggestion of anytime anywhere was just so sweet. So charming. Her inhibitions at wearing revealing swimwear a delicious contrast to her brazen skinny dipping. And if it had been his Khushi’s dream, there was no way Arnav wasn’t fulfilling it in every way he could, was he?!

    This Shaadi may have fulfilled their dreams of becoming one, but it also fulfilled the dreams of all the Strippedeans, as we lived it with them every step of the way.

    Thank you Jigs, my darling. This was and always will be my Ghar ki Shaadi.

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    • nzmonica

      Perfection – I used that for the last chapter, now I have no words…..

      Khushi and Arnav who were not so keen on marriage, are blissfully married and talking about kids 😍😍
      It was good to see Arnav relax and Khushi shed her inhibitions about the bikinis and also embracing her role as Mrs ASR by accepting his wedding gift.

      प्यार हो जब प्यार हो
      हर बार हो तुमसे ही
      प्यार हो बेशुमार हो
      हर बार हो तुमसे ही

      तुम जो नहीं थे साथ
      तो तन्हा सा था दिल का सफ़र
      बे ख्वाब ही सोती रही जगी रही मेरी नज़र

      आ पास मेरे पलकों पे रख दूं
      जितने सपने हैं सभी
      होंठों पे मेरे खुलने लगी है
      ख्वाहिश थी दिल में दबी

      प्यार हो जब प्यार हो
      हर बार हो तुमसे ही

      .

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    • Vin (newfan2016)

      I can’t believe we are ready to say “Sayonara” to this tale. Incidentally, this was the first of your Arnav-Khushi creations that I chanced upon. 🙂

      Loved this chapter… 😉 😉 So many things caught my eye — the “yours” to “ours” transformation, ““Arnav, with my Arnav” and of course the “Mile-High Club”. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire Honeymoon narration. One of the perks of an end-of the year anniversary is to plan an annual getaway around that time.

      Thank you so much for this story, Jigs. I had mentioned this long time back — reading this always felt like relishing my favorite Belgian Chocolate häagen-dazs ice-cream. 🙂

      Love,
      Vin.

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    • Vin (newfan2016)

      I was asked about my “Columbus Circle Friend” at home and my response was “My friend is doing very well, but she’s wrapping up her Arnav Khushi stories by the end of the year”. But hey, I do get to meet my friend in her duniya when she resumes her magic in Caim. 🙂

      With that, I walked down memory lane. Starting from, of course, Columbus Cir. Memories that will be etched in my mind. Arnav and Khushi’s first meet at AR — the clumsy K and cool dude A. A saying “beautiful” to K and not the breathtaking view from his office. A holding K’s handbag and the ride down the elevator. The ensuing rapid-fire texting, the first brush at K’s apartment over the weekend. The flirting during the ride to Anjali’s and over the weekend in NJ. A and K warming up to each other, back in the city. A organizing a “picnic” of sorts, the Central Park outing(s), the walk over the bridge. And finally A and K’s first official (meetha) date. Ufff…

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  2. Saraspeaks

    This is a bittersweet chapter knowing it’s the last one. Wonderfully written. I’m so happy for Arnav and Khushi!!😍 And you have created magic here. I was able to imagine every single detail, throughout the story, in my mind as I read. On the happier side, I have one more month to read it from the beginning again.😍 Will do that and say goodbye to this version of Arnav and Khushi😔

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    • gprs

      Yey..I’m early this time..
      I thought that it will be posted on 29th..but never mind..Thank you so much sis for this extra special shaadi♥♥
      I’m so happy for them..
      This is amazing..what’s better than seeing your love’s smile because of you.. The journey started with’yours’ and ‘mine’ is now ‘our’..isn’t the magic of love and marriage..They show us the joy of ‘togetherness’..
      Looks like all our Arnav&Khushi are fond of yachts..haha..I love it too..
      Like Khushi I too like Arnav’s obsession for privacy..they needed and deserved it after the so many rituals..I can picturing the places in my mind..the Ocean♡the Happiness♡
      I know that I’m blabbering..it’s one of the very first stories I read on Arshi and my personal favorite..it’s hard to say goodbye for it..

      Thanks a lot for sharing this and allowing me to be a part of this beautiful journey once again sis..
      Thank you♥♡♡♥

      Wish you all a very Happy and successful new year in advance

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  3. prachibartar

    Wow can’t believe this journey is over so soon.. i m going to miss this arnav & khushi not that i won’t miss d other one😜… Such a simple, beautiful & passionate story it was.. loved every moment & detail.. thank u dil se for yet another touching piece 🤗🤗.. अब तोह आदत सी हो गयी है आपको धन्यवाद करने की😊😊। आपको और आपके परिवार को नव वर्ष की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।

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  4. Just4this mamta

    Hello jigs
    Thank u for sharing this wonderful story .
    Will cherish this story for long, though my 2nd read, still enjoyed reading it
    Will definitely miss this Arnav and khushi, who r in sync with each other.
    Once again thank u.
    Happy New year to u and to ur loved ones.

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  5. dikilove6

    I would like to thank you for all these beautiful chapters, Stripped and Stripped, The Shaadi Special. I had a wonderful time reading them. This will always be one of my favourite story. I loved when she says ”Arnav, with my Arnav”. The honeymoon was so much fun and sexy!! I love Arnav and Khushi and the way you write about them. You make them come alive. Their journey to becoming “ours” is so beautiful. This chapter made me go through so many emotions. It was Sexy, hot, passionate, adorable, loving, heartwarming, naughty and so many words more. I could go on and on. It was a dream! I loved it so much.
    Once again wishing you and your family and very Happy New Year!!

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  6. varsha2KD

    It was a pleasure to read this story allnover again 😀
    Their honeymoon definitely created some special memories… Mile High Club… Revealing swimsuits… Skinny Dipping 😉😮
    Thank you for this wonderful story and Happy New Year to you and your family 😊

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  7. nikrit13

    Such a romantic finish to this lovely tale 😍 thoroughly enjoyed it, the second time around too. Just reading the vivid picture of the island, the sand and ocean made me feel warm 😝, made good use of their private time finally, boy did they need it after all the celebrations….😉 dream fantasy bhi poora ho gaya .
    Thanks again Jigs for your generosity & talent…. wishing you and all here happy & fun year ahead. !

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  8. kaur94

    Umm I’m gone to blame you when I ask my future husband to give me this exact honeymoon teek hai?
    What an amazing journey you’ve taken us on! For that, thank you very much 😘
    Sad to see that the blog will be closed but understand that you have to do it.

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  9. rajichellakani

    A beautiful story that always stays in my heart. ..Its my pleasure to read it again through this blog and thanks for that…
    The way you have written, the choices of words made me imagine the characters before my eyes and made me to feel their emotions….Your description has made me dream….will miss this story and their life….
    And let this new year bring lots of joy and happiness in your life and you continue to give us beautiful stories like these😊

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  10. monalisaa1

    Oh Jigs this was a treat to read the bonus. Loved it and surely gonna be missed. Hope u come with something new. And most I love about your Khushi is that she is strong and educated not like what they had in the series. But I still love Arshi.

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  11. reallyayla

    A beautiful ending to a beautiful story. I am so glad to hear you loved writing it soo much because I could feel it throughout the story as I read it. Thank you so much for writing this story. I hope to see you continue your talent by writing more in the future when you feel like it. ❤

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  12. sbfili

    Still catching up… but since it’s the last part wanted to comment as early as I could.. even if I haven’t read it yet.. I have loved what I read until now and I’m sure my live will double by the end of the epilogue.. so I will put everything I want to say in this enormous comment when I finish reading.. wait for me 😍😍😍

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      • sbfili

        So.. FINISHED!! *yaaaaay.. Partyyy 🎉*
        You know the movie that is lighthearted but at the same time you feel that it respects you as a sane person?!
        As much as you laugh hard and fall madly in love with handsome hero.. you can still find a great plot with an intriguing idea.. you watch when you need comfort but you still can think about the deep points in the plot when you can’t sleep.. Stripped for me was that movie but written.. my comfort zone in words.. Not only all cutesy love and magnetic couple.. whe can all praise Khushi’s improvement.. not only personality-wise.. but also professionally.. Arnav learning along the way how to balance his life and how to be a the person the Khushi needs..
        I just loved the wedding functions and how you included the whole family balancing between tradition and the modern life they lead… and let me say that I’m super jealous of Khushi.. her wardrobe is a dream come true…..
        Thank you Jigs for this delightful story.. stripped will always be one of my favorite things in internet.. right after YouTube
        Happy new year dear.. wish you and your family all the best ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  13. kannar1

    How many times I read Stripped it’s always same fresh feeling. I never get bored of reading your stories. I really like your Kushi strong and educated very beautiful characterization. Thank you Jignasha for reposting it.

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  14. Anitha

    It is a beautiful love story of two individuals who stripped a layer of themselves to be there for each other. Arnav let down his attitude and khushi her inhibitions.

    I enjoyed the story and the people comments throughly.

    The honeymoon is exquisitely explained and now I want to see bora bora. They make sure they maximize their togetherness. It’s funny although arnav expresses his desires, khushi always takes a notch up, making it memorable for them.

    Happy new year to you and your family and to the people here on your blog!

    ❤️

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  15. readersworld253

    Such a lovely story… and a perfect ending to it too… had a great time reading it… thank you for sharing such a wonderful story with us… hope you will continue to write… you are a gifted writer and bring out such depth and emotions in your stories…

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  16. Hemalatha

    A beautiful story. In fact a story within a story.
    This couple will always be special.

    Not sure if this is the question answer place. Just curious but in the original story, Khushi is young, uneducated and doesn’t know how to talk in English. But in your stories she’s the opposite. Any particular reason for this?

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  17. godis222good

    Jet lag & all I couldn’t help but read this. It’s simply breathtaking……..amazing Jigs. Well done 👍 dearest. Thanks for letting us have an insight into your intellectual property……very selfless indeed. Have a marvellous 2018. Stay blessed always. Gee

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      • godis222good

        Still battling, but I must say it’s given me the opportunity to laze about. I’ve really been lazing about……😂😂😂😂😂. Hubby has been amazing though. He living in the USA & I in the UK with my work allowing me to be everywhere…..just that Charlotte unlike previous Christmases is as cold as England this time around. I hope you’ve had a good holiday too. Have a blessed new year I ve read the epilogue in “temptation transmuted” & it’s simpliy breathtakingly amazing !!! please keep writing ✍️ breathtaking indeed. I love to read & im quite critical & so don’t take my encouragement as mere ‘words’…..blessings to you & yours. Gee

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        • Jigs~

          That is some hectic long distance traveling! Being a road warrior myself for several years, I can totally relate. And this cold weather so needs to go! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! Muahhh ❤️

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  18. aambie624

    I am going to miss this story soooo much… Thank you for this little 8 part extension, it was nice to see all the rituals and their happily ever after! I loved every bits of this.

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  19. hailstorm464

    A wonderfully befitting end to a beautiful story. I enjoyed reading it once again and am sad that such a lovely story is coming to an end.
    Hope you will come back soon with another wonderful tale.
    If you make the blog password protected, how do we access it? Or are you going to be closing down the blog altogether?
    Wishing you and your family a happy new year.

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  20. chocmoc

    Thank you for this beautiful couple once again Jigs. And the Shaadi Special was an icing on the cake for Stripped for sure. Loved the story to the bits!

    Thank you dear writeji! :)) ❤️

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  21. abaszayer

    Thank you so much for the beautiful story … I gave a request would it be possible to have an access to thus story if I want to read it all over again … I just love it … pls link to ur other stories too … thank you in advance

    Happy New Year

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  22. royalpooh

    Hey….thank u very very much for the wondeful update..it is always a pleasure to read…. We get to see a very very relaxed arnav and a naughty and bashful khushi….it was such an winderful experience to see their chemistry and their commitment and the joy….it was beautiful…sum moments left us with absolute delight like the mile high club,the private villa,skinny dipping…..awwwwww…..how much ever v read it is not enough…it will leave us for craving more and more….cant believe v reached the end of the journey….thnku so much once again for giving such an amazing story…😍😘

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  23. hashy123

    Awesome. As usual it was pleasure to read it again. Will really miss it. Hope fully will sometime again in future will get toneead again. Jigs I’ve a great writer.

    I remember u had one more story on IF. Can’t remember the name. If u have that somewhere we can read let us know.

    Happy New year 🎆

    Thank you for the lovely story

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  24. arshi2503

    It’s a dream honeymoon, beautifully written.
    Loved bold Khushi and Arnav’s talk about babies.Thank you so much for this story Jigs.
    Love you dear.Advance Happy New Year to you.

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  25. lovesaishu

    Season’s Greetings,
    Thanks for this revisit,
    A chance to experience this wonderful journey once again, complete with the extra shots!!!
    Loved each and every part of it!!!!
    From the Story to the Shaadi Special!!!
    All the Best,
    And how to see you back here soon,
    With something else!!!
    Take Care!!!!

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  26. oopppsss

    Year coming to an end,so are my favourite stories….feelin sad.
    But there is always a promise of new beginnings as we carry all the cherished memories of yesterday and step towards an exciting tomorrow.
    I am more than ready to welcome back our Arshi in our lives along with Aneri❤️❤️

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  27. sandiamalik123

    My emotions right now 😩😩😩
    Why it is finished? I want to read ut again n again but I know you have your own concerns. Well rn I don’t know what to say more.
    This Honeymoon was the best and I want the same for me. 😉
    And Happy New Year in advance to you too.
    And I wish you come with something new of Arshi soon. 💖

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  28. fermeen30

    Loved the honeymoon update, romantic, passionate and beautiful. It is a lovely story and glad to have read this. Loved the whole journey right to the end. Thank you. Happy New Year.

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  29. khushisony

    Hey di!!! Such a lovely update😍😍😍 though I feel sad it is the last update…wil miss reading stripped!! Arnav of this stripped is my favorite and their love story is just awsome😍😍 Thank u so much for sharing this story with us..u r an Amazing writer di..and I love reading ur stories😃😃advance happy new year di!!

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  30. ravalilovely1923

    I cant believe it came to end di..I love this bold khushi.. Arnav… 😱 😂
    Loved the journey and do as you please di as its your work.
    Thank you for making me part of thik journey
    Love You and take care 😃
    Advance Happy New year 🎆🎁💝

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  31. buchianu

    Wow…..bold khushi..usually we have read a shy khushi n bold arnav…..nice to read abt khushi who is open n bold abt intimacy with her husband. ..
    Mile high club, skinny dipping. ..
    Passionate end to a wonderful story…..sad tat its last part and blog ll get closed. ..its a beautiful story of arshi which u have penned amazing dear…thank u for it. ..a very happy new year to u…

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  32. senoritasari

    I had read this story number of times but still can’t get enough of it…..and this shadi special part was cherry on the cake…..going to miss it so damn much…..I don’t know why I am crying right now….. honeymoon part is light-hearted but still at the end I am crying…may be because this is a last part….o god…..I am going to miss stripped and you dear….much love

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  33. senoritasari

    Hi dear
    I don’t know how many times I read stripped. This is story has a charm that makes me read it again again and every time I feels it so so so I really don’t have words to describe my feelings, attachment, happiness after reading it. And this shadi special part was cherry on the cake. I am going to missed it so damn much. After reading the honeymoon part, the part I am having feeling the same the way I felt on may farewell at school, nostalgic….you know I am silent reader but this time I am not able to stop myself from expressing it all. I want to tell you that I am going to miss you so much dear…..

    I was always looking forward to read the next part of stripped and this shadi special part. Though I already read the stripped from the fourm when you were updating it there. God I am crying…..just want to say that I love you so much and stripped also….much love

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  34. mdtharun

    Thankyou Jigs for writing this wonderful story about Arnav – Khushi .

    The newly weds are enjoying their alone time to the fullest . These are some beautiful memories for couple’s to cherish forever .
    😍

    I love it

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  35. Anamika

    Wonderfully written part
    Loved the way newly wed couple enjoyed their honeymoon in their paradise and created memories that no doubt they would cherish them forever
    A perfect ending to an amazing story Jigs

    “Stripped” is one my favoourite stories and if given a chance I would love to read it again. Please let me know if you decide to open the blog for your readers again in future as I would love to read it again.
    Thanks a lot for writing such amazing stories and I hope you will keep writing them in future too!!!!

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  36. Alai123

    No matter how many times I read this story it’s just awesome and I love it!
    Really thank you for com8ng up with is concept of story on Arshi! It makes me want to see the couple on screen again!!!
    It good to have the password thing on the blog to protect your work.
    But I think I’m definitely going to ask you for password!!!
    How do I get the password?

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  37. Dawn

    This story depicts the literal stripping off the inhibitions and all the restrictions to embrace love. Arnav and Khushi’s love has made them shed their emotional inhibitions. They are now each other’s confidant and strength.

    A very beautiful story indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed the wedding and rituals ( although Arnav wasn’t keen on). Now enjoyed picturesque Bora -Bora as well.

    Thank you very much for making us a part of this journey. Hoping to read more.<3 ❤

    May the coming new year give you the opportunity to follow your dreams, love like there is no tomorrow and smile unconditionally. Happy New Year!

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  38. cutiepieash

    This story will always remain close to my heart because this was not the first story I read written by you Jigs and loved to core but I also came to know about great writer you are. You have no idea this story I very special to me.

    Now coming of making your story private then I will be completely with you on this.
    But just a request if somebody want to read it again until you start with the new one then you will open it for a month or not??

    About the update of this awesomeness of this paradise story you’ve written I knew that Khushi is smart,intelligent and was modern as well as traditional but it actually stunned me to know that she was very BOLD too😊😊
    Love there honeymoon time,their love,care,understanding,trust,planning for their future,it was so dreamy that I just couldn’t control of having one partner for myself like Arnav and I just want to live in this dream forever.
    Arnav and Khushi are one in every sense. It’s not the rituals that hi need them but their true and pure live for each other.❤❤

    This spectacular and exsiquite story has come to an end I just can’t stop being emotional and sad. But I am happy I be got a months time to read one more time and I will definitely read it.😘

    Thanks Jigs for writing it one more time. Thank you so so much🤗🤗

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  39. xyzsm

    Happy new year to all!!!…Wonderful honeymoon update with lots of love, happiness, promises….loved it sooooo much….its almost like a dream…..loved it…. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  40. swapna

    Dear Jigs
    Thank you very much for the lovely update and letting me be part of the blog, sorry you’re going to close the blog. But i understand your POV. because of few incompetent writers who steal others stories, you made that decision.
    Going to miss this story a lot. Please include me in your blog if you have any more new stories written or going to write.
    Happy New Year 2018
    May the New year bring you all the best wishes and good luck.
    Swapna

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  41. vin1805

    I have loved reading this stories……thank you for taking us through Arnav and Khushi’s journey….I looked forward to your updates….hopefully you will write more for us to enjoy…😊👏🏼👏🏼

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  42. nccrwrt

    Happy New Year Jigs!
    It was a absolute pleasure to read Stripped. Your writing is incredible. Loved this last chapter. Looking forward to read more stories from you.
    Take Care!

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  43. arskus

    Khushi has turned a new leaf growing with her love,from the girl shy from physical desires to this bold diva without any inhibitions in front of her husband. This Shaadi special was a treat to read Jigs. How could we miss it! Thank you for sharing it with us. ❤️
    Happy New Year 🥂🌟

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  44. sancha21

    What a pleasurable way to spend the holidays (with raging bad weather, to boot!) – catching up with this story on my one and only fav couple from Indian TV! Sad to know it will be out of reach soon, but plagiarism is definitely not to be encouraged. You have given hours of pleasure and your style of writing has enhanced the entire experience of reading and imagining Arnav and Khushi in Stripped. Hope you will continue giving this pleasure in the future – God bless!

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  45. Choco_b

    Another journey of two people comes to end . It’s been a great journey seeing Khushi the strong confident woman come out of her insecurities and live her dreams.
    If it wasn’t for the wonderful back support of her Man and the wonderful family the journey wouldn’t have been this smooth.
    Rarely do we see a man wanting his woman to soar higher than himself. Here Arnav’s perspective on life his complete confidence in Khushi and the continuous effort to make her believe that she’s indeed deserving of all the opportunities was a delight to read.

    Thanku for this journey for sharing a piece of your heart with us😘☺️

    Until we see again
    Happy and blessed New year to you and family 🤗

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  46. Broknangel

    Read both Suhaag raat and Honey moon and my question is “That’s it?? No epilogues”.. Bechara dil maange more..sorry… The updates were hot and you made my bucket list long…
    Bora bora… May be one day..
    It was really fantastic and i really felt am reading it first time.. Kudos to you..

    Happy New Year Jigs..😙😚

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  47. tina1234if

    Such an awesome part I can’t believe it’s ending again I’ll miss it. This is such a bad thing that because of few losers who copy the work we genuine readers can’t read it when we want. But it’s ur hard work and I respect ur decisions

    Sent from my iPhone

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  48. aranya19

    And this beautiful journey of Arnav and Khushi comes to an end…sigh.. Will miss this so much.
    Their honeymoon was surely a bold and adventurous one and all the planning truly screamed ASR nd his style. Full of privacy and lot of love. From becoming the Mile high club members to fulfilling Khushi’s fantasy/dream of skinny dripping…Gosh..it was too hot. Loved how Khushi switched roles from being nervous and skeptical to stunningly bold and dominating. It was fun to read.
    Finally Khushi accpeted Arnav’s wedding gift nd now they are one in every sense, with no me and you, just ‘we’ amongst them.
    Thank you for writing the most memorable corporate love story of our favorite couple… Stripped will always be remembered even if we’ll miss reading it. Hope u will continue writing such marvellous works… 👍👍

    A Very New Year to u and ur family Jigs and all the Strippedeans. ☺

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  49. muskaansobti4

    Happy new year in advance jigs😚 dis story was d most sensual, passionate, emotional roller coaster ride of dat i love d most the stripped will be really close to my heart it actually is; loved dis honeymoon part wow arnav has actually planned evrythng in a very amazing way; having one alone bunglow in d island away frm every damn thing n having privacy to demselves was best; i loved khushi’s passionate n bold avatar where in pool dey both made love nude n was super sexy it actually gv me some hot chills 😅💕❤ it actaully was a beautiful journey n thanksgiving jigs love u 👌💕❤😚👏👍

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  50. riya70

    A beautiful ending to a perfect story
    You know this story is one of the best work on Arhi ff… I loved this story so much 😘😘😘
    I am so gonna miss this story so much you know every week I eagerly wait for the update but as said good things come to end
    I hope to see your other works soon….

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  51. jhalak29

    Thank you Jigs for sharing this story with me
    I have enjoyed stripped throughly and may have not commented as often and as frequently as I wanted but I applaud your creation and the writer completely

    A new perspective to two of most favored characters on the history of Indian tv what can I ask more

    Love the character love the equations and love the backdrop the display of determination to fight the demons of life is superbly potrayrd across the story

    Wishing you the best in the new year & Hamesha ♥️!

    Jhalak

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  52. damjar

    A Beautiful end to another of your amazing stories. Such a Romantic way to end this Shaadi Spl. Thanks for the re-read Jigs. It is bitter sweat to say good bye to Stripped and Stripped special.

    Arnav & Khushi who fought their demons found their way to each other and Arnav fought for them and waited patiently till Khushi was ready for their journey together. Thanks once Again Jigs. 🤗

    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New year.🎉 Wishing all the Strippedeans a Happy New year. 🎉

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  53. johngaltif

    catching up!! Wow!! What a chapter!!
    Thank you!!!
    I don’t know what I am going to do in 2018, with many of my favourite authors taking a break 😉 hopefully a short one!!
    Please continue to weave your magic!!

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  54. rshree82

    Wow…beautiful ending of the Shaadi special..so hot!!!
    Thank you Jigs for reposting the Stripped story!! Loved it!!!

    Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!! and pls do continue writing whether it is of Arnav and khushi or any other characters 🙂

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  55. arjuhisis

    Jigs, my darling, thank u so so much for this story and the extra additions made to it in your re-write. I thoroughly enjoyed the re-read. I would definitely try my best to best to read it once again before u close the blog jigs. I understand ur need for closing the blog and I totally support ur decision dear.
    Finally we got to know about our khushi’s dream and Iam amazed at the way the dream came true – loved the bold khushi – everyone of us have this boldness in us when it comes to our loving partners, I guess. I will take this lesson from khushi and try to implement some too😉😉.
    Thank you jigs once again for this beautiful journey. I loved every second of it.

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  56. arshibarunholic

    I would never want this fairy tale story to end !! This has been a fresh air for me from the very beginning, how I wish some producer should read this and get this on roll with Sarun 💝 you are a gem of a writer so positive ☺️ Extend this story a lot more I will never get tired of reading it again and again . Thanks a lot for sharing your work with us 😊 I am glad I got a chance to read such brilliant Arshiland work😊😘😘😘

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  57. usha21aug

    Hi jiggs….beautiful ending to an awesome story…..thanks jiggs for taking us to the beautiful world of our favourite couple…loved raeding it….hope you will come back with another awesome story on our Arshi..will be waiting eagerly…Happy new year to you and your family..stay blessed..

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