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Friday, October 5, 2012

Chapter 2 - Aurora Borealis

Khushi struggled to open her eyes. Her left eye was closed shut and her limbs felt leaden. She strained to turn her neck and locate her whereabouts. The room was familiar.

Gitu burst into the room, filling the small space with her exuberance and almost gobbling it with her presence.
“Khushiiiii” she shrieked and landed a plump kiss on her forehead. “I was so freaking afraid. They called me home and…Oh my god, your face looks awful! We need to fix that, uh hunh!”

“Thanks for the compliment, considering I was nearly killed.” Khushi’s dry voice was sardonic.
“I’ve called your parents, and they should be here by the evening. Are you comfortable, can I get you something to drink?”

Khushi shook her head as she watched her best friend busy herself reading Khushi’s charts and monitors in the tiny E.R room. Gitu was a charming fellow doctor in the E.R., her best friend from their years in college together. While Khushi was feisty and excitable, Gitu was known for her random sense of humor. The floor knew they were inseparable and Dr. Jha left no stone unturned in assigning them duties in different time slots. Bastard! How in the world did I get engaged to him?

“Are you lucky to be alive!” Gitu put the charts away and sat on the rolling stool next to Khushi’s bed. “So tell me, did you win any new enemies lately, what is this about?” she asked, her curious black eyes trained on Khushi. 

“Damned if I know. I was returning after the graveyard and found a strange man in my apartment attacking me out of the blue.” Khushi grimaced at the pain in her legs, where her attacker had pulled her down.
“Hm” Gitu knitted her brows and pursed her lips. “Well, I am glad you are safe. By the way, any idea why FBI has decided to get involved with this?” she asked

“FBI!”Khushi screamed. 

“Shhh, calm down. FBI agents were crawling all over your house when they wheeled you out of the apartment. Good thing the custodian came to check over when he heard your scuffle with the intruder. You were knocked out completely.” Gitu paced the room, recalling the sights that had greeted her when she arrived at the apartment following the custodian’s call. 

“What about the man?”
Gitu was silent.
“He’s dead, isn’t he?” Khushi’s eyes misted and she rolled her head away unable to face her friend. Gitu pressed Khushi’s palms and continued, “Not your fault babes. They are calling it self-defense, it’s not punishable.”

“But he is dead.”

A soft knock on the door, caught the duo’s attention. Nurse Karen was there to administer Khushi’s tetanus booster and draw blood for a few more tests.
“I’m fine Karen, why the fuss?”
“Dr. Jha has the entire floor on their toes. Let me do my job Dr. Gupta, or you know how he gets.”
Khushi winced and Gitu rolled her eyes. After Karen left, Gitu whispered into Khushi’s ears.
“I have a suggestion, next time don’t waste your lifetime chance for murder. The overbearing prick of your fiancé!” She straightened and looked satisfied with her suggestion.

Khushi whimpered, “Stop it Gitu! Ahhh! It hurts my ribs Gitu, but thanks for the laugh.”
Another knock had the girls turn their head to the door. The Greek Gods had descended into Khushi’s room. 

Khushi had read of Greek Gods, seen artist rendition but this was real. I must be hallucinating. What did Karen put in that IV? 

Two men, presumably FBI, stood by the door waiting for her permission to enter the room. The taller of the two donned a 5 O’clock shadow that was very becoming and framed his firm jaws in sharp contrast to his light brown eyes. His black T-shirt hugged a tall, broad frame, easy on the eyes and leaving very little of his muscled torso to imagination. Khushi’s felt a surge of strength in her. Like the northern lights that change colors frequently.  A stray though crossed her mind. My Aurora Borealis

Gitu let out a soft whistle breaking Khushi's reverie. Khushi scoured her with a deadly look bringing her back to her best behavior.
“Come in.” Gitu answered for Khushi. 

“Dr. Gupta, I am Agent Arnav Singh Raizada, ASR, from the FBI and this is my partner, Neil Kavanaugh, NK. If you don’t mind, we’d like to ask you some questions.” Gitu sighed and involuntarily extended her hands.

“Hi!” she breathed out, her chest heaving in anticipation. “I’m her friend, Gitu. I’d be happy to answer any questions.” 

ASR turned to look at the girl quizzically but quickly shifted his attention to the pair of beautiful green-grey eyes staring back at him from the hospital bed. Her face was badly bruised but he did not miss the outline of a beautiful and delectable jaw line set over swan neck column inviting a luscious bite. He kicked himself for his stray thoughts and cleared his throat. 

“Hi!” NK cut ASR and jumped forward taking Gitu’s hands and shook it vigorously bringing her attention back to the room. The deep cleft on the man’s chin seemed to mock her temporary digression and she decided to dislike NK immediately. 

“Dr. Gupta, do you think you can answer a few questions?” ASR repeated.
“Yes, Officer, anything I can do to help.” Khushi pressed the button on the hospital bed remote to raise the backrest.
“Do you by any chance know this man?” ASR pulled out a picture from his pocket and handed it to her. She glanced at the picture and shook her head.
“Can you tell me more about what happened last night?” 

Khushi narrated the incident and all the preceding activities of the day. She realized her account of the daily activities must sound so mundane and boring to the agent. If it did, he did not show it. She had this sudden urge to embellish her life to make it more interesting to this man. She noticed his brown eyes and lost her train of thoughts. 

“And what did you do after you left the hospital?” ASR repeated the question. He paused to look at the face of the battered doctor. Her green –grey eyes were incredibly deep and unusual for a girl of Indian origin and somewhere behind those black and blue bruises and swollen wounds he could sense there was a beautiful face lurking. Khushi, flicked her tongue over her lips and immediately cringed at her sexual gesture. 

Shit! First, I kill a man and now I can’t stop lusting after another. 

ASR pulled another picture from a file folder and showed it to Khushi. He sat next to her on the small stool and she could smell his wafting aftershave. Stop, Khushi, Stop!
“Have you seen this insignia before?”
The black and white picture was some sort of gang insignia that Khushi did not recognize. She shook her head and asked, “What is it? Is it gang related?”
“No” ASR shoved the picture back into the file folder. “It’s the mafia. The Russian mafia to be exact.”

Color drained from Khushi’s face while Gitu gasped in horror. 


Shyam burst into the room with his usual royal appearance. 

“Who gave you permission to enter the patient’s room?” he inquired at the two agents. ASR watched the bespectacled male doctor and made a mental note to hate him for the rest of his life. 

The man was not ugly looking, no, he was decent looking but there was something nasty about his body language that was a turn off. Was it his overconfident gait, a faux authority that hid deep insecurities or genuine comfort in his settings? ASR couldn’t tell but whatever it was he did not like the man. Imperceptible to others, ASR also noticed the flinch on the girl’s face when the man entered the room. 

“Shyam, please. I agreed to talk to them.” Khushi sounded exasperated and tired. She was not in any mood to placate the inflated ego of her fiancé.
“I forbid you to talk to anyone without lawyers. This is not done.” Shyam took a step forward to face up to ASR. The men were about the same height and build. While Shyam was of chunkier build, ASR’s streamlined profile oozed the menace of a predator. Jaguar, noted Khushi despite her growing annoyance at Shyam’s interference. 

The men’s eyes collided and warred. Both stood their grounds, their bodies projecting a cold defiance and perhaps, even derision they felt for each other. The room went quiet and no one moved as the tension between then thickened. ASR’s cools exterior shielded a rising need in him to grab the doctor’s neck and wring it off his body. Finally Shyam blinked and looked away. 

“Juvenile!” Gitu muttered under her breath and noticed NK amused at the happening. She frowned at him, her dislike for the clueless lackey increasing by the second. Then he smiled back and his dimpled chin disarmed her. She smiled back, this time it was genuine.

“Come on ASR, It doesn’t look like the time is right to talk to Dr. Gutpa, we can come back at a better time.” NK gently nudged ASR to avoid a showdown. 

ASR’s temper was legendary. Nothing and no one came between him and his mission. ASR’s mission, thought NK, had preoccupied every waking hour of the man’s life for the past 2 years. Old wounds that took time to heal were refreshed with this latest bout of attacks. NK had asked ASR whether he felt ready to handle the Russians again. ASR had dismissed his concerns as irrelevant and inconsequential compared to his need to wipe the particular mafia from its roots. ASR’s hatred was personal, so personal, NK was afraid this case would destroy the man. NK had requested to be his partner again, because he was the perfect foil for his friend, assuaging many trigger situations with his sense of humor and deceptively clueless looks that hid a seriously intelligent brain. 

ASR peeked at Khushi over Shyam’s shoulder and noted, “Dr. Gupta, I’ll be back at a better time.”
I’d hope so, caramel eyes. Shit! She pinched herself.
Gitu noted the glassy eyed Khushi and knew her friend was giving in to the sedation in her IV. ASR left the room with NK. 

“I will see to it there is no next time. Khushi, what were you thinking talking to them without a lawyer?” he shouted at her, his face contorted in disbelief at his fiance’s naiveté. 

“I am sore and my left eye is swollen shut, I may have a few broken ribs but I think I am doing fine, thanks for asking…Shyam.” She bit out in anger and looked away from him. Gitu suppressed a giggle and waited to see his reaction.

Shyam was obviously caught off guard and apologized to Khushi. Realizing he was not winning any more brownie points with her, he excused himself and left the room. 

“Good riddance!” Gitu scrunched her face. Then she forgot all about Shyam and clasped her hands in excitement as sat on the chair next to the bed.”And man! Were those guys hot!”
Khushi couldn’t resist smiling as she dozed off.

ASR, rock, pillar, foundation, strength….what is he? The Trump Tower? Hmm…he is a work of art, he is....Aurora Borealis. 
Then she remembered the dead man. Her spirits flagged before she fell fast asleep. 


“Listen Bro! What just happened in there? Ya gotta learn to hold your horses, Ok?” NK walked fast to keep up with ASR who was used to doubling up on speed. Physically fit and in charge. 

“Nothing happened in here. That asshole showed up at the wrong time. The girl was ready to spill.” He spoke firmly; putting is shades on as they exited the building. The snow had stopped outside and bright sunlight reflected off the bright layers gathered in heaps on the sidewalk. City trucks were salting the roads and plowing the last remnants of it. 

A cop car siren rang in a distance, while traffic was slow on this Sunday morning. ASR got into the black BMW assigned to him and his partner and noted with irritation the pink ticket stub stuck under the windshield wiper. 

“Fuck the City police!”
“Well rules are rules, even if it is the mighty ASR” NK smirked as he belted himself. “K, so I have to get this off my chest. What were you thinking butting heads with that doctor?”
“Really? And why this sudden anger for a man you’ve never met before. It’s not like we don’t see assholes every day?” NK prodded.
“Look, I said its nothing.” ASR pushed the pedal and the car zoomed out of the parking space. 

“And what were those looks you were exchanging with that green eyed monster?” NK asked facing ASR and waving his hands in air.
ASR slammed on the brakes, throwing NK out of balance.
“If you don’t shut up right now, you can walk rest of the way to office.”

NK raised his hands in surrender and they rode back to the office in silence. ASR could not forget the green-grey eyes that searched his for answers when he peppered her with questions Those eyes were unforgettable and that neck beckoned his primal instincts to action. 
Just fucking stop! You can’t do this to yourself, not again, not ever.


  1. Good thing, I happen to stalk by :D I really was not expecting such a quick update :)
    Coming to the chapter , am I loving this story or am I loving the story ??? The concept is amazing :) What might be the ASR's past??? Hmmmmm... Oh well, I will just wait and watch you reveal the story rather than giving too much thought into it lol. And yes, I hate Shyam already grrrrrrrr
    P.S. ASR sounds unbelievably HOT : )))))

  2. Finally you started the FF. What a contrast to the last one. I still can't get Arnav out of my head and here you go and present with this delicious FBI.

    Like the sayings goes,"Too many Arnav's, Too little time."

    Love the setup from the get go. The story has a dangerous edge to it and mystery is so intriguing. From Germany to Russia. You have made us travel half a continent and we are just in chapter 2. We are in a for ride, aren't we?

    The players are getting introduced so can't comment much. Will wait for you to disclose a bit more and then the analysis begins.

    Rachel (IF)

  3. Great Updtate!!! Can't wait to

  4. I love when a story begins. The excitement when you're finding out who the characters are, what they are like. How they're related to each other. It's so fun!
    Chapter for me epitomizes all of that.
    PS greek god- yum

  5. hey! i am already in love with this story. 2 chapters in and its excellent. hoping you give us a treat and update with a 3rd chapter asap!! cant wait.

  6. stalking pays. now back to reading.

  7. I am really enjoying the story. Greek God with 5 o'clock shadow :) you always do such a superb build up of ASR :)
    Loving it.

  8. Stalking pays.. Btw.. I DEMAND a chance with NK.. Before gitu snaps him .. :-P

  9. wow.....Loved it with new story...seems like we will get suspense, thriller with romance.
    So, Shyam n Khushi are engaged. Loved the first sight of meeting Gitu and NK seems u r in love with her name cause she was in ur previous ff as well.
    I am so used to read ur ff thanks again for giving us a new story to enjoy.

  10. Thank heavens,..just decided to check whether we were lucky enough, and boy, we sure are...thank you,SJ!!!

    Fabulous update,..loved the introduction of Gitu...she provided the much needed respite from that overbearing, conceited , callous is he?... lashing out at her instead of being anxious about her health...

    So there seems to be an instant connection between ASR/Khushi...and,his instincts about his revulsion to Shyam for the rest of his life, had me acquiescing.. Russian mafia..makes me ponder about what Jonah said that Khushi resembles his wife...I must be thinking too much...

    Liked the fact that NK is the one who gives his support, with his calm demeanor to ASR...

    Arnav cannot seem to dismiss from his mind, those grey-green eyes but is diffident because of his past... and Khushi's monologue regarding Arnav was interesting....cannot wait to read more

  11. Love the Quick update!! You have my home town Chicago, my ER at NWM,lincoln park my old have me hook,line and sinker!
    Btw ASR sounds dreamy and So sexy:) Dr.KKG is kickass literally... Your updates will be The most exciting thing going on in my life.
    You see this ER doc does not have Hot FBI agents dropping by:(
    P.S. Is there a Nobu in Chicago now? If not Japonais would be a great sexy sushi place for our love birds

  12. Hi SJ...
    Brilliant chapter...I was just going through your blog again, and i found a NEW CHAPTER :) such quick update eh ;) Thank You hai ji...
    coming to the chapter, ASR and Khushi met already? wohooo, ATTRACTION at first sight *sighs*
    Hating Shyamwa, sucha nosy brat. I wonder how Khushi got engaged to him, are they in love :|
    and ASR has a past too...wonder what it is? Gitu and NK sounded great, Neil Kavanaugh hmmm, better thank Nand Kishore i must say lol (no offence, pffttt).
    BTW, The mystery behind those Green-grey eyes is getting me hooked to this stuff, does Khushi really NOT belong to Indian Origin :/
    Ahhhhh, cant wait to read the next chapter.
    Do you think you could update the next one soonish too, lol.
    tc, love
    JIA (Pinkss-IF)

  13. The Concept is amazing..... Loved it ... Shyam and ASR face off already .. ahhaa that sounds really exciting .....Continue sooon and ah i already cant wait for Khiushi to get rid if that

  14. Ah the thrill of a new story. Makes the writer hack away at her laptop till the story moves forward :)

    Brilliant pace. Glad to see all the regulars in the fray. Sure there will be more. For now, the initial attraction has grabbed its seat.

    Let the games begin or wait, have they already!

    Hiya Gitu!!

  15. I came across this FF and I must say its really exciting and different!
    Mafia and Nazism...this sure looks really thrilling. ASR is definitely HOT, brilliant description and I can sense a lot of hidden past and struggle...Brown eyes~sigh~. I'm guessing Khushi is partly Jewish and Shyam seems to be really over protective. This detective and doctor concept is wonderful! I would love to read more of this! :)

  16. Hi sj! thanks for writting again. i loved your TFS and i think i will love this too. i hate shyam in this and asr is hot and he is a fbi wow. Loved the chap and waiting for the next one.

  17. seems our caramel eyed ASR has a secret past...I've never loved caramel so much...mixed feelings about Shyam....Loved the update!

  18. I love this story! Shyam is such an annoyance! Gitu and NK ;)
    at Russian Mafia I was like ' :O ' Can't wait to read the next part! :)

  19. hahaha stalker alert or maybe just free time..

    What an awesome meet and greet.. ASR heals my bruises for sure.. Look at him with his eagled bone structure and hawk eyes.. I would almost do him on any hospital bed..

    Sexual tension gets away with broken ribs too..

    She is the green eyed monster and he has predator tendencies... we are in for a roller coaster ride..

    Thank you for giving me GITU... I mean thank me for giving you Gitu..


    Awesome SJJJJJ awesome...

  20. Thank you for the hatrick update in such a short time-span, SJ!!!

    Gitu came as a breath of fresh air and provided the much needed respite to Khushi ...Shyam was callous and overbearing and I concur with Arnav's instant dislike towards the man..

    NK as the stoical pal with his calm demeanor was endearing..

    Russian mafia...Jonah's comment about Khushi's resemblance to his wife...could be interlinked..maybe I am pondering too much..

    And Arnav/Khushi ..... both unable to shake off the thoughts about each other....interesting..

    Eagerly awaiting, next...


  21. Hi, I just realized that you had updated Sabre Chronicles and read all three chapters just now. You've made a very very intriguing start. I particularly love WWII based stories and when you add Arnav and Khushi into it, the mix gets headier!!
    And what a cliffhanger. Has Khushi accidentally killed the guy? And is there a connection between the attacker and the 1940 meeting? Too many questions running around my head...
    Looking forward to reading more of this fascinating tale.

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    1. Removing double comment. Sorry, I seem to be doing this everywhere!! Darned internet...

  23. i so Hate Shyam AGAIN! but i love ASR! been stalking this blog .... love your work...

  24. Is it just me or its hot in here!!!!! Omg i was floored....
    Superb update... Stalking pays off!!! Too much of suspense...
    I was holding my breath while ASR was in that room!!! Oh my.... Drooling over asr!!
    I already hate this shyam!! Ggrrrr....
    Update soon!!


  25. Brilliant start to their relationship!! :)
    And thank you for retaining NK's essential character as a bright, cheerful, though thankfully smart, foil for ASR's somber, often dark, persona.
    This Shyam's so completely different from the TFS one. You're etching his character interestingly.
    And Gitu appears to be a doll (who also doesn't bother to hide her dislike of her best friend's fiance)" time don’t waste your lifetime chance for murder. The overbearing prick of your fiancé!" Smart girl!!

  26. Ah another update! Thank you! That was quick! :D

    I am absolutely loving the plot and the story flow SJ..and ASR as usual is HOT! I love thrillers and I am so looking forward to see where tis one is going. The Russian Mafia sounds serious...and romance in dangerous settings I love. Shyam the jerk is getting on my nerves!

    Waiting for more and loving the pace of the updates! Please keep it that way :)

    Rayolight - IF

  27. arnav seems really HOT n FIT !!! NK isnt too bad is guess !!
    FBI agents who would have thout dat !!!
    russian mafia is behind khushi !! why ?
    n arnav has a history wid dis mafia...he wants to wipe him out !!!
    Just fucking stop! You can’t do this to yourself, not again, not ever " wats dis ? derz a lot of secrets to be unravelled !!
    n yayayayay GITU is back !!

    P.S : need i tell dat i hate shyam a lot ALREADY !!!

  28. Just one question where can I find a Greek god like the one you mentioned in this chapter????? Really!!!!!! So loving this ff.


    I wasn't expecting an update so quickly but just thought I would check on the off-chance & what a reward, fabulous!!!

    I am loving the mystery in this FF, the characters & when ASR walked into the room & what amazing presence, he sends shivers down my spine & when he looked at Khushi's neck I could almost smell the peaches!!!

    Ha I am loving the characterisation of Shayam in this FF cause he seems like an asshole & frankly I like to confine Shayam to that label in my mind when I think of him, although you did get me to like him in TFS I hope I don't in this one as already I am firmly Team "Greek God" Sexy ASR!!!

    As usual you have left me gasping for more & with many questions i.e. about the Russians, ASRs past, etc.

    Can't wait for the next update & will hope it was as quick as the superb Aurora Borealis!!!

    PS loved the music, tried to get my Shazam to tag it so that I can download it later but the stupid app doesn't even recognise it; obviously your taste in music is more sophisticated than my stupid app!!!

  30. jaguar... mmmm...

  31. My home town Chicago!...Russian Mafia!..Sexy ASR.!..Beautiful Green eyed Doc !! Love the toxic mix :)
    Interestingly, Redux in IF had likened ASR to Aurora Borealis too !
    Cannot wait for the next update :)

  32. hey i am a new reader!! loved the concept and waiting for next update eagerly..please include me in your pm list..IF-ardy03..

  33. sequels like a phangurl..omg where can i find Adonis like ASR

    i am loving Gitu and NK here..Shyam can go to hell..he seems like one of those men who like to have control over their partner..waiting for more Khushi and Arnav


  34. I'm loving the way this story is shaping up!!! Its going to be a complete roller coaster ride isn't it?? :P
    Romance.....ahhh........the sparks fly already!! Green Eyed Monster and the HOT HOT Jaguar!!! Bring on the fireworks!!
    Shyam is such a dickhead man!!! What's with all the dominating nature???
    Why is the Russian Mafia behind Khushi??? That sounds really serious!!

    Waiting to read more!! :D :D

  35. great update

    lust at first sight for Arnav and Khushi

    Oh damn she is to snakewa Shyam?

    can't wait for next update

  36. ASR as a FBI agent and a jaguar..mmm..Loved it. I feel like its gonna be more action and romance packed than FS.

  37. great update. i'm so glad ur back. nice that u brought NK as one who looks goofy but is actually very sharp. cant wait to read more..

  38. He is my aurora borealis ... *swoons*

    Loved the update SJ, loving the mystery and their mutual attraction...


  39. First off, love the chapter's name, when I read it, I instantly thought of Arnavs eyes.
    And my god, just two chapters into the story, and it already packs such a punch! I'm so curious to know about the sabres!
    The chemistry between Arnav and Khushi is tangible even in the first meeting..
    Amazing chapter! Loved it!

  40. "Bastard! How in the world did I get engaged to him?"

    Exactly my reaction after I read the chapter. I miss Shyam from TFS. Overbearing and chauvinistic idiot this one is.

    So wow. Two chapters in and this is already getting complicated. Love it and Gitu is such a refreshing character and I love it that she doesn't think much of Shyam either. Fabulous writing! :)

  41. what an explosive start!! shyam and arnav at it from the get go! loving it...

    liking the way the story is headed... mafia???? very interesting...

    sabre chronicles sounds like a templar story but mafia based... exciting!!

  42. something about shyam puts me off... he seems someone who likes his way and who is capable of harming others to show he's got the upper hand! could he be khushi's stalker / attacker... the confrontation between him and shyam reminded me of two rams butting heads :D! already khushi and arnav are drawn to each other, even when the former is half-sedated! imagine what her condition will be when she's fully conscious! she's very right about greek gods, though!

  43. Honestly, if ASR's the FBI agent then I don't mind landing up in a Russian mafia's bad kids list everyday.
    Uff Shyamwa da prick! Cheee!

    Aiyoo Gituji here! Pehle Akash DAN Abhishek DAN NK! Whatte luck man! Hehe :D

    SJji this bees so cool and so utterly different. I cannot wait to read further. Pliss continue sooon. Like real soon. Like right now. Okay? Okay.

  44. Factastic update SJ...must be prepared for fireworks everytime A & K come face to face... exciting!!!

  45. ooh amazing concept
    wonder why asr hates the mafia
    and continuee soon=]

  46. Great chapter :) wonderful first meet. I dint think there would be an update this fast. Made by day :)

  47. Great chapter I read both the recent updates together... Why oh why jha is perched on guptas life always.... It's interesting totally new setting all the best..

  48. I swear, the second ASR walked into the room I was like PLEASE SAY FUCKING PEACHES!!! Hahaha. ASR from Filigreed Sun has left an imprint on me. LOL! And, Khushi with 3 Names for our angry young man; Jaguar, Aurora Borealis and Caramel eyes!

    Thank you for providing a glimpse into Arnav's personal reason to annihilate the Russian Mafia from the root. Could the dark shadow be an INDIAN??!?!?! Could the personal reason be death of someone in the family?!?!?! Woman, you are amazing with this narrative :)


  49. Amazing. Loved this update.

    Return of gitu, yeah, three cheers for Gitu and khushi's friendship, green-grey eyed girls, molten caramel eyes, and whatever world you take us to.

    Thanks :-)


  50. I should be up there eh pal...but...yeh late tho i am i got here and i luv it.....the genre is right up my alley...................and the FBI...visiting my past I am...............
    Love the premise ..........the prologue going down the road to a moment in History......working its way to the conspiracies of the cold era.............

    Nice nice nice.......i know i a so gonna luv this

  51. Not again? Ooooh a past and Russian Mafia! The attraction is immediate for these two and dear Gitu makes an appearance here too :)
    NK, love his new name :D

    Fav line "ASR watched the bespectacled male doctor and made a mental note to hate him for the rest of his life. " :))))))

  52. Loved Gitu's suggestion that Khushi should kill Shyam!
    And Nk, Oh, my NK. You kept him around. Thanx!


  53. Okay so a lot of veiled secrets in this chapter.
    Yes, Shaym is an asshole. We all know and we all hate him and we are Team ASR.
    So their first encounter and the pull is there! IV or no IV. And NK! I love NK and I for sure love that you have changed his name. I love the name Neil.
    Everybody has a crazy BFF who loves and concerns you and that is Gitu here. I love her already.
    Aurora Borealis. Enchante!

  54. Loved the update.
    Seems that cupid has struck them.
    Regarding the mafia part,it's simply thrilling!

  55. "ASR watched the bespectacled male doctor and made a mental note to hate him for the rest of his life..." hahahaha the ever hateful Shyam ...

    Khushi had read of Greek Gods, seen artist rendition but this was real. I must be hallucinating. What did Karen put in that IV?

    ASR could not forget the green-grey eyes that searched his for answers when he peppered her with questions Those eyes were unforgettable and that neck beckoned his primal instincts to action.

    An instant attraction for each other ... ;)

    The Russian mafia involved in the attack on Khushi ...

  56. Another amazing chapter. I'm totally feeling the attraction between Arnav and Khushi. I love how Khushi described the moment when the agents walked in, especially Arnav haha! Shyam immediately comes off as unlikeable. This is so exciting, I feel like I'm about to read a thriller novel!

  57. Im hooked luv it . Arnav arrives I wish I was around to check out this Greek God and drool to my hearts content.
    Why did Kushi agree to marry Shyam he doesn't care about her , oh do I adore Gitu n NK hope to see sparks fly
    Loved ur update

  58. OMG! Must u get me all excited and obsessed this early on the story! Fabulous work.. Will be stalking by soon for ur updates!

  59. Greek gods ........u allways make us sleepless with sexy ASR.
    Poor shyam will have restless nights now

    Beautiful update

  60. Gitu is here!! And Neil Kavanaugh? LOL!
    Loved their first meeting, but why in hell is she engaged to Shyam in the first place?
    Reading on..


  61. Read the first two chapters and its very interesting. You now have my full attention. Actually you had my full attention when I saw my CHICAGO and NIU. I'm hooked now, and kinda have been since I read your Filigreed was phenomenal.. As will this be. I will continue to read and comment.

  62. Oh that neck!! If it were on him or if I were a boy, even I would wanna bite :P
    my Aurora Borealis........
    How on Earth did Khushi get engaged to Shyam????

  63. The first meeting went well.the chemistry is already showing. Very interesting

  64. "ASR watched the bespectacled male doctor and made a mental note to hate him for the rest of his life."😂