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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chapter 3 - Blow hot, Blow cold, Blow a kiss

(play the music for mood)
Sasi and Garima helped Khushi on to the bed. Gitu was in the kitchen loading the groceries after setting some coffee to brew.

“Khushi beta, I think you need to take a break and come home.” Garima fluffed a pillow and set it behind Khushi’s head.

“I am fine mom. I should be back to work in a day or two.” She said petulantly. Shyam entered the room, immediately plunging her in to a darker mood.

“Aunty! Your daughter is one of the most stubborn human beings I’ve had to deal with ever!” He made a face and Garima broke into a warm smile seeing him. Sasi got up from his chair and before he could shake hands with is future son in law, Shyam pulled the man into bear hug.

“So good to see you,Uncle. I can see you’ve been staying fit!”

Sasi knew it was this charm offensive that had the Gupta family welcome Shyam into their family with open arms. Garima was the next victim of his exuberant hug as Shyam showered her with compliments winning her over in one fell swoop. Khushi gritted her teeth. How can a man be super nice and yet be such a suffocating control freak next second?

She remembered their first months together. He was one of the most eligible doctors when Khushi had joined Northwestern for her residency. Charming, handsome, and flirty, Shyam was used to attention from other women, be it doctors or nurses. Khushi was patently turned off by his playboy attitude and had kept her distance. That was the cue Shyam needed.

She had resisted, oh god and how. But the force with which he wooed her left her overwhelmed and breathless. All her life, she had been an outsider looking in, and when a popular doctor prusued her, the temptation was too much to resist. Within two months he had torn down her defenses with a softer gullible side to him that won her over. And then he had proposed.

Not to behave like a petulant child and be subject to ridicule by others, she had accepted. Gitu had fought with her when she broke the news. She was vehemently opposed to the idea but in the end, she wanted Khushi to be happy. She held her uncomfortable peace with Shyam.

Things had taken a slow about turn after the engagement. She suspected that after the thrill of the conquest was over, she had just become another toy for him, to be controlled and fitted into his scheme of things. The saving grace was the seeming genuine affection he had for her family. Her family adored him making it harder for her to break the engagement.

Shyam had inadvertently helped her get closer to her younger siblings, Payal and Malayka. The sisters had a serious crush on him and had gotten closer to her if only to get closer to him. She was the collateral that came with Shyam but she did not resent that. After years of trying to fit in her sisters’ universe, she had Shyam to thank for finally getting her somewhere with them. She sighed.

Payal and Malayka. Growing up, Khushi had felt like an outsider in their little private world. In fact, she felt like an outsider all her life, never really fitting in, lonely as a child and extremely quiet during her high school years. Her uncharacteristically flawless ivory skin and green-grey eyes were anathema that shoved her apart from her family. She sensed her sisters resented her, for she was always announced the beauty in the family, while the girls were pretty in a traditionally Indian way. During her gawky teen years, the feelings of being an outcast only got worse with unwanted attention from boys, further irking the younger sisters. Khushi hated those years and had wished no one would caw over her looks, just so she could endear herself to her sisters. She stayed away from the typical high school experiences, pouring herself into books and reading. But nothing changed the mild distance the girls had kept from her.

Lonely cries and dark nights were many. Garima understood and counseled her in the most loving way only a mother could by recounting family stories that helped Khushi forget her isolation. Among the family lore, the closest to her was the one about her great grandparents. Apparently she inherited her iridescent beauty from her great grandma, who had enraptured her great grandfather into a whirlwind romance of their times. Those stories had kept her intact, giving her a deep sense of connection with her great grandma, her roots. She had role played her many a times, and imagined a whirl wind romance of her own. Shyam knocked on her door and brought her back to her room.

“Khushi, take a few days off. I’ve gotten you off the rotations.” He stood leaning on the door.


“Shyam, please, the last thing I want is to feel like an invalid. I am sure the FBI is doing its due diligence. Don’t do this to me.” She knew it fell on deaf ears as he entered the room, pecked her cheek and mopped her hair. She jerked her head away in protest. He laughed and left the room.


Khushi sat and toyed with the business card of Agent Arnav Singh Raizada. ASR, that’s how he goes. She debated whether she should call him and find out if there was any new development.

Really? New development? On the case or with him? 

She took a deep breath and exhaled. She punched the numbers and the phone rang.

One ring-I must hang up. Two rings -I am crazy. Three rings -oops, its him.

“Hello, This is ASR.” His deep voice froze her. Jaguar.

”Hello?” he repeated.

“Ugh! Hi, Hello, This is Khushi, Khushi Gupta.” She hesitated, dropping the Kumari, which always made her feel virginal and gauche.

There was a pause on the other side. This is a bad idea, maybe I should hang up. She was about to, when he answered.

“Hi, Dr. Gupta, how are feeling? I was about to call you today. We have some new developments.”

“You do?”

“Yes, can we meet today?”

Meet? Meet? Is he kidding her, of course, they can meet.

“Yes, there is a West Egg café off of Ontario and Ohio.”


Khushi couldn’t explain the giddiness in her steps as she trudged the newest layer of snow. She climbed the stairs to the café and noted a seated ASR by the window. He waved at her from behind the large expansive window of the café. Oh Blasted Blizzard! He is gonna be the death of me! She smiled and waved back.

ASR felt his pulse quicken. It was irrational but it was there, the pull of those green-grey eyes or the green eyed monster as NK liked to call her. She walked in smiling and took her coat and cap off. He stopped breathing.

The wound over her left eye had healed. The purple bruises were no longer visible and she was beautiful! Hell, beautiful is an understatement, she is a goddess. Her green-grey eyes looked incredibly green picking the sage green of her fitted cashmere sweater. The swan-neck was unjustly hiding under the turtleneck as the cashmere swathed her shapely torso and disappeared into her skinny jeans. The jeans didn’t fail to show off her shapely quads and butt, he noted with a smile, a sign that she worked out. The jeans ended in her practical, long brown leather snow boots. She sat in front of him and smiled expectantly. He sat there speechless.

Her head was fighting his aftershave. Hugo Boss,no, Kenneth Cole or was it Escada, no wait that’s hmm, that’s him, all him.
She felt stupid gaping at him with her fake smile while her mind warred with something animalistic in him. Geez! I should stop reading that stupid chic lit, The Filigreed Sun, its messing with my mind, she pinched herself.

ASR broke the silence.

 “His name was Lev Zaslavsky.”

(play the music for mood)
The mention of the dead man pulled Khushi’s mood down. ASR immediately regretted his choice of conversation opener. He had the urge to correct it.

“A low life really, three murder charges, two sexual assaults, many cases of forgery, money laundering and heists. No loss to humanity as such. We think he might be a henchman from the local arm of Russian Jewish Mafia.”

She sat with her eyes downcast and ASR hoped she would look up so he could soak in that green-grey ocean. No luck. The waitress took their orders of cappuccino and latte. ASR continued.

“Do you have any reason to believe you this man. Why would he be in your apartment?”

“No” she spoke distractedly and looked out the window. A black Mercedes pulled into the metered parking across the café. She wanted to get away, and take her mind off the killing. She was responsible for a man’s death. She sighed.

“Listen, Dr. Gupta.”

“Call me Khushi, please.” She turned to look at him and their eyes collided. He knew he liked the sound of her voice. He agreed.

“Khushi” he paused, “As I was saying, he was a low life and you shouldn’t waste your energy over the incident. But, there is something you should know. These are very dangerous people. If there is anything you can think of that could bring that man to your place, anything unusual in the past several days or from your past…” he trailed off when he saw her looking out the window, tears pooling on her lower lids. He knew she would take time to come to terms with the killing. He decided he would not push her. He looked out.

Two men got out of the Mercedes and began pacing towards the café. ASR’s mind raced. He kept his voice down and normal, and leaned closer to her.

He whispered casually, with a smile, “We are being followed. Don’t make any sudden moves.”

He got up and took her arm. “There is a door to the back of the café, we should exit.”

The two got up and hurried towards the back door of the café. Khushi pulled over her lime green hat and coat and followed ASR. The waitress looked confused as she served their coffee.

“Your coffee!” the waitress called after them.

“Later, the tab’s on the table.”

As the two exited, ASR turned back to find the men enter the café and look around frantically. Not finding them in the café, they concluded the two must have exited via the rear door. The men bolted in their direction.

“Quick, they are hot on our heels. Come on! Fast! They won’t dare do anything stupid in broad daylight.”

Khushi began shaking as ASR almost dragged her with him holding her hand, and headed towards Michigan Avenue. He figured they were safer in a crowded street than an almost empty café. As the two quick stepped, ASR turned to see the men exit the rear door and look around to locate the two.

“Hurry, I think they saw us.”

Khushi turned and her eyes met one of the men's eyes. Cold, brutal, and dead, the words that best described those eyes. A shiver went down her body.

"Don't look, Khushi!"
A piece of metal gleamed from under the man's coat.
"Oh my God! he's got a gun!" she screamed.

They broke into a run and made a quick right cut into Michigan. The sea of holiday window shoppers swallowed the two in the swarm. ASR turned back and found the men following them. Shit, he had to do something to lose them.

Her heart was thumping hard and she was tempted to look behind. She could barely keep step with ASR as he waded and pushed through the crowd of shoppers. The men were closing in. Khushi tried to look again when ASR stopped her, “Don’t look!” She followed his instructions and kept walking.

“Hell, they are getting closer!” ASR winced.

“What do we do now?” she was getting winded and Michigan avenue was unending.

“Your hat and coat. Too bright!”

Khushi was nervous and irritated. “Well, I wasn’t quite expecting to be accosted. I’d have worn my hobos.” He smiled at her. He loved her spunk and quick wit. On a better day he would have loved to argue with her. Not now, not today.

She looked at him with rising alarm when he smiled wickedly. In one swift movement, he pulled her hat off.

“What the!” she couldn’t complete her sentence, before he yanked her arm and pulled her into a small enclave of a lingerie storefront. He quickly unbuttoned her coat and yanked it off her shoulders. A cold blast of air hit her through her cashmere.

“What are you doing?” she hollered. Before she could utter another word, he threw away her jacket and hat, and then he pushed her to glass window wall with full force, landing the entire length of his body against her before firmly planting an urgent kiss on her lips.


  1. Awww poor khushi, her beauty became kinda curse to her. Shyam is so annoying arghhhh.

    “Ugh! Hi, Hello, This is Khushi, Khushi Gupta.” She hesitated, dropping the Kumari, which always made her feel virginal and gauche. - this cracked me up, lmao.

    So, ASR reads The Filigreed Sun huh, interesting ;)
    And finally the kiss at the end, awwwwwww :)))))
    Loved the chapter, pretty interesting :)

    1. Jeez what did I read at the first time, I'm out mind today I guess. I meant Khushi reads TFS. Sorry SJ for not reading correctly at the first time lol

  2. oho.. the "mafia is chasing us, we need to fake a makeout" excuse! :D
    that last line sent a frission of ice down my chest towards.. you know. that was brilliant! thaanks for the update :)

  3. stalking pays off!!
    What just happened!?!?! Call, meeting, cafe, running away and then kiss!!!KISS!!!
    OH MY......
    why the hell are those people after her!!???
    would love to find out!!! :))))
    great update.....
    continue soon....



  4. I was sick and drowsy and just refreshed your story to read and saw that you had updated. :-D

    It is better than any antibiotics that I have been filled with.

    I need to need to need to see the latest season of castle. Let me see how to get my hands on it.

    Lovely update.


  5. I'm loving it... Romance with action...

  6. This is what I meant! This has so much potential and its already living up to it!. And "A"
    - Castle - yep that's the word. I need to get my hands on it.

    And SJ, TFS reference? I love it - Sneaky, cheeky and very very SJ!

  7. No, no, no you cannot stop there!
    A full on thrilling update. I can't wait o find out Shayms past and his connection with ASR.
    So basically she accepted his proposal without any feelings but only for the repo? Gos that makes me hate Shaym more.

    Okay so I'm gonna stalk this FF badly. Imvreally gonna be a bad stalker guy, so watch out.
    And yes! Impatiently waiting for the next update!

    Take care :)

  8. Exciting update!!!!!! But no.....why did you end it there?????? Now I'll be freaking out till you update the next chapter!! :D

    Khushi reads TFS? :) she just accepted Shyam's proposal like that??? When she didn't harbor any feelings for him??? And Shyam took a 360 turn once he got engaged to her.....stupid guy and i hate him all the more now!!

    Can't wait for all the connections to be revealed!!!

  9. Oh!!! a cliff hanger...
    So Shyam/Khushi relationship lacks love.....Shyam is intimidating...seems too overbearing. Arnav/Khushi rendezvous was interesting..... being followed by gunmen..must say Khushi has a nice sense of eager to know how they will able to shake off their stalkers....Impatient for the next!!!


  10. stupid chiclit "the filigreed sun"?? haha! that was funny!

    did shyam do this to get rid of her because he was tired of his toy??

    kisssssss... is this arnav similar to TFS arnav? TFS arnav was HOT!!


    Loved their second meeting and the depth of desire they are both experiencing or each other!!!

    Loved her superb taste in reading, can't blame her & every time your deliciously hot & sexy ASR checks out her neck I expect him to smell peaches, LOL, just can't seem to let go of TFS!!!

    My heart was thumping as the mafia henchmen were chasing them, due to your AWESOME writing talents I felt like I was right there with them!!!

    Thanks for making Shyam a dick, love it & can't wait for her to dump him, considering she is already thinking along those lines & seems to be seriously dissatisfied with him (I say that rubbing my hands in glee!!!)!

    Excellent that our lovebirds have already locked lips shame we have to wait for the fireworks, please update soon, sowe don't have to wait to long to read about the conflagration, as only you can write about it your unique words to make our spines tingle & hearts race, between them!!!

    1. 23:36, Just re-read, I stand by my original statement - BRILLIANT!!!

      Let's see how many chapters I can bag before bed tonight ;)!!!

  12. I LOVE your writing. And I like how quick these updates are! But to stop where you did? Devil's work :D Can't wait for the next :)

  13. That is just not a nice place to stop! I swear my heart beat picked up while reading it! I'm eagerly waiting to read the next update!!!

  14. Mystery and lovely combination.
    Waiting for more :)

  15. Hi sj! poor khushi,curse being beautiful. Maybe shyam have some some past and i dont like him. Oh man asr and already a kiss and you have to stop there,why?


  16. Whoa! Fab chapter! You are really good at thrillers too! A complete contrast to TFS but am soooo loving it! Both A & K are desperate to meet each other eh? And that was a totally thrilling romatic encounter there! ;)

    This ASR and Khushi are really intriguing me! Also, love that she thinks Shyam is a bastard...hahaha!

    What is really getting under my skin is, why would the Mafia want someone like Khushi...a doctor. Would this be something to do with Shyam? My mind is reeling with questions and I am so looking forward to going forward with this FF.

    Waiting impatiently for the next update! Cheers!

    Rayolight - IF

  17. what a cliff hanger...its so ASRish to kiss her out of no where...

    i am loving chase between mafia and Arnav Khushi...can't wait to read the next chapter


  18. PS Music was superb another couple of tracks to add to my chill playlist!!!

    Keep em coming, loving them!!!

  19. Whoa whoa...what just happened? Let's pretend to be lovers to get the mafia off our trail? Really, ASR...? :):)
    And I also loved the reference to TFS as well as Khushi's "What the..?"
    Superb. Am now waiting impatiently to see if Arnav's ploy put the bad guys off, of course. What did you think I meant?

  20. Things are getting hotter!
    Excited for coming updates!

  21. Yikes! U ended there..... My I am hyperventilating here! Wow! What an update, suspense with romance! Mmmmm this is great

  22. Finally, read the chapters!
    hehe Batman theme song kept popping up every now and then...ta da dada BATMAN! lol

    Quick ques: do you see the tv actors as your characters?
    well officials would surely not introduce themselves as ASR or Nk, right?

    TFS reference...NICE! Oh, i'm enjoying this...wayy too much!!

    p.s update soon! ;)

  23. Nice SJ! Great intriguing start! cant wait to read the next update. Thanks for the update.


  24. OMG OMG OMG OMG... SJ, what a story darling. To be honest, when I read the prologue, it went over my head, me being a history dumb. But after Chapter 1, I was hooked with your awesome line and sinking fast. I'm getting goosebumps with the awesome kiss. Bookmarked..

  25. kinda wolverinish no??

  26. Wow, looks likes the running and chasing has begin.......and I am so loving ASR's diversion tactics!!!!!!! This guys is too not for his own good and poor Khushi will not be able to stop herself, lucky girl!!!!! Bring on the action girl!!!!!

    Many thanks for wonderful chapter


  27. I shall giggle, blush and exult in the sheer image of getting kissed by an FBI agent, in the backdrop of a lingerie storefront!

    I love these characters already. Khushi, the part about her always being an outcast, just because she was beautiful, is just plain harsh, and yet, realistic, I shall assume. But I love her, the spunk, the innocence and then that thing inside her to want to belong and also her want of freedom. Then Shyam, seems like a normal, nice guy, but then the controlling side to him, is yes, annoying. Arnav, sexy as hell, and my, he has a past, no? A girl, probably? You know with each chapter you seem to be upping the intrigue quotient.Slick!

    Loving the chronicles already SJ.

  28. after a really crappy day, i really needed something to boost me up.Which is why the first thing i did was come online and check your page. And boy AM I GLAD. ESP THE KISS!!!

    Can't wait to see what's gonna happen next :D

  29. Here Kitty Kitty!!! come to Mama!!!

    That's what I say to ASR. I love how all the emotion are played out in this one meeting. He is all man isn't he. There is no doubt the way he stares at her and thoughts that are played in his mind. Same goes for her too. The fire seem to be blazing at both ends.

    Don't like Shyam here from the get go. Too controlling and sacrine sweet. I don't like him one bit. But he is a charmer who seems to charms his way into people heart. Because later on he uses it to his advantage.

    You stopped at the kiss leaving us high and dry so can't wait for the next chapter.

    Thanks for the PM.


  30. Ummm now Khushi must be happy those thugs followed her :D
    The explanation of how Shyam and Khushi got engaged was good!

  31. HE KISSED HER. *dead* from attraction to loathing?
    I don't care, I will fangirl over this immensely MIL-jee, this is my cup of hot, steaming tea.
    Action, thriller, mystery and that added dose of witty romance - I love it and this is playing out as a film in my head.. I'm a sick for this kind of story!
    Tres impressed and swept away with this.
    Overbearing Shyam is a prick but Khushi needs to be less complacent (forcibly on herself) and tell him to shove off, I hope she does - intrigued by the underlying sister rivalry and loving the Gitu-Khushi + NK-ASR dynamic.
    NK and Gitu.. LOVE IT..
    Russian Mafia is a mystery but I'm guessing Khushi's roots and green eyes have a story!
    Oh I'm loving your description of Arnav ... "killed one man. Lusting over another.." - Right up my street! Update soon yaara!

    TFS (yes, I love the self-pimping! haha!)


  32. fuck! you stopped there.. and so did my breath!totally fab and I love the fact that its all fast paced and stuff! not gonna push you for an update but I do need to breathe you know so soonish maybe!


  33. Great update..

    All action and romance... loving it...


  34. Hi SJ, Chicago in the winter ..... brrrrrrr! Toronto winters have spoilt me! Why do I feel that Jonah has a connection to
    Khushi's attack? Germans, Russians, I feel the Bond music coming on!!!!!!!! So when do you get the Martini and how will ASR take it "shaken or stirred?"
    Chapter 3 and we have the first kiss! I am just waiting for him to take her into protective custody! All puns intended!
    This is quite a mystery here and I am eager to connect the dots! FYI I love the Bond movies.
    Maya Di

  35. Fast paced thriller ... just loving it ... being chased by the Mafia ...

    "Before she could utter another word, he threw away her jacket and hat, and then he pushed her to glass window wall with full force, landing the entire length of his body against her before firmly planting an urgent kiss on her lips "... second meeting and ...

    Just love the music selection ...

  36. You're turning me into jello.. They ran for life and kissed, BUT in a parallel universe I am making babies with Jaguar.

    What is this surge of hotness and mystery? You pimped TFS LOL.. Khushi reads it at night.. Bwahahaha

    I read about fuckin peaches on sleepless night and the epic footstool bite.


    Sj I love you babbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyy, keep this awesome stuff rolling.

  37. Awesome, gripping, intiguing piece of update..
    i am totally hooked...
    feeling bad for Khushi as she has been outcasted by her sisters n peers for being beutiful..
    loved the instant sexual tension between hot Agent ASR n Doc Khushi..
    and they shared their first liplock, loved it so much, though they are faking a make out session to eyewash the chasers...

    I am very much curious about Khushi's origin of beautiful green eyes n ivory skin n her relation with Jonah's family..
    SJ u are the most gripping writer I've come accross in IF... I read n re-read ur TFS like anything..
    and now every 3 or 4 times a day I check n stalk this blog to see if u update :)

    Doc_Manaal (IF)

  38. whoa.. didnt see that coming.. :)

  39. Say whaaat?? I love it!
    Soo filmy, soo cute!

  40. I love this new story! Has me on the edge of my seat!
    Shyam sounds awful and a little bit like he's involved somehow!?!?
    Did not see the ending coming!

  41. The story is going at quite a fast pace... I'm so curious asto why those people are after Khushi... Loved the last scene! Detective Raizada is so drool worthy!

  42. Okay that was incredible, you rock SJ!!! Only you can get me addicted to a story in less than an hour. I love your writing style so much! I've always enjoyed thrillers and this was a thrilling chapter indeed! Can't wait for the next one.

  43. This was so well written. I love the way this story is headed and the characters are amazing. I smiled when you referred to the filigreed sun. Thanks for this wonderful story.

  44. Passion, Mystery, Danger...And Chicago !!! Loved it :)
    Thanks for the PM.
    thealk (IF)

  45. Why did you stop there he is going to be the death of me too.
    This Kushi has great taste she is reading "The Filligreed Sun".
    Arnav is attracted too her, Shyam is bloody annoying
    Im going to read this chapter again very thrilling

  46. Khushi is getting DEVOURED by the handsome Jaguar in front of a lingerie store?!?!?! You left us with that scene???? and now I am going to go crazy with scenarios. And, how cunning of you to slip in your coveted work through Khushi. Hahaha. Loved it.

    I loved the scenario you painted of Khushi's past.

  47. Hey SJ,
    Fantabulous update :) loved it,
    Oppsi, Sexy ArHi being followed by mafia, but i think i loved that caz that brought on the most beautiful situation ;) eeekkksssss, the KISSSSS *GUTTER ALERT*
    OMFGG...i cant wait to see Khuhsi's reaction *blush*
    btw, Shyam's a JERK, i hate bossy ppl, Khushi my dear, get rid of him, plz :)
    continue soonish pleaseeee :)
    tc, love

  48. I loved it! :D The thrill of being chased by unknown and have a beautiful man beside you is quite a feeling aha.

    Continue soon! I would love to see how the story moves forward. Also I hope Shyam is soon out of the scene haha.

    Looking forward more more :)


  49. So you give us a hot chase, a jaguar ASR, FBI and cold wintry Chicago, AND a kiss! And you top it off with a reference to TFS, and wait, Gitu attracted to NK!
    Very thrilling! And it's keeping me awake right now! I have a strong urge to go n read TFS again! And then come back and read the chronicles again!

    And the empowered woman in me wants to punch Shyam and kick him in the groin! Grrrrr.


  50. Du u Kiss all the girl u've to save? will be my question if I were Khushi...
    Ummmm Khushi now what will u do?
    Shaym drrrr.....hate him....
    Awesome update SJ....

  51. It's shyam that's the connection stupid man I hate him already brilliant chapter especially the kiss at the end bet they were both thinking that subconsciously :)
    KC :)

  52. Fucking peaches!
    You CANNOT leave us hanging like that SJji!
    A kiss! A kiss near lingerie! EEEEPPPP
    Hayye my saansein ruk gayin when I read about ASR. He's so damn sexy man. Even on paper! :')
    This is soo good! And you pimped TFS! Bas. This update is even more sacred now. I know even ASR reads TFS chupke chupke. ;) Agree wid me frnz? :D

  53. And I am there too! Awwwnnnn!
    Although Malayka and Payal are da basherz of Khushi! Hmph! Koi nai, if not that, then this Malayka totally loves her. And she reads TFS too! ;)

  54. Oh god SJ! It was like I was watching a movie and suddenly the electricity goes this case your update ends -.-

    I need not repeat that this FF is simply awesome...just waiting to eat up the next chapter when you post it! :)

  55. what an update! something about shyam is putting me off! maybe it is because I don't like people who fawn on others just to get their own way! khushi's sense of loneliness and her yearning to have a closer relationship with her sisters was heart-warming and poignant... garima and shashi love her though there seems to be some mystery revolving around her antecedents... khushi's quip about the filigreed sun was a nice interjection in the tale! her phone call and arnav's reaction on seeeing her were cute and the chase was thrilling... it was just like watching a movie, especially asr slamming khushi into the glass wall, of a lingerie store no less, and kissing her silly! just knew that would be his move the moment that sentence began! can't wait for the next update to know if the kiss is going to leave her speechless!

  56. Khushi - never ever stop reading The Filigreed Sun!!
    and what could possibly serve as a better cover from murderous cold blooded mafiamen than a kiss from the hot, sexy FBI agent - I would run for days for that ;)
    Shyam is oily and sneaky and obnoxious and high-handed and she needs to dump his ass as quickly as possible!
    Loving this story - so looking forward to the next chapter!


  57. Brilliant piece of work..
    I'm in love with the characters..
    Shyam...eeks..I knda hate him..he is annoying
    Finally the kiss...Boy ASR really knows how to make our hearts go dhal dhak..

  58. This is soo exciting yaar.......
    its like i am watching a movie.........
    awesome.........loved it.......
    i am happy that kushi is not in love with shayam..........
    plz plz update soon.......


  59. ewww shyam is annoying as always. Lol you made a reference to FS:) Arnav and Khushi kiss...things have just gotten very interesting!

  60. just read all 4 parts and loving it so far *thumbs up*

  61. Hi, I just discovered this FF & it's brilliant.

    MadAboutBarun (IF)

  62. Came to this by accident....filgreed sun was landed the story so far....being a doc myself will love it more.....wish someone like ASR walked in my ER rotation......loved how khushi could crack up with hobo dress like thought.....and the kiss..icing......waiting eagerly to read further........what do i need to do for update notifications....keep

  63. Read all the parts today. Loved this FF. Thanks for Pm.
    I know you are wicked enough to stop at the kiss!

    Needless to say.. I am in on this adventure. Totally different genre from TFS.

  64. simply awesome yar ... loved it....


  65. wow wow wow.... cudnt help giggling for the kissing session... too good.
    so much trouble for being beautiful.... wish somewhere in the coming chapters arnav shud beat shyam blk n blue...:-))

  66. AHHHHHH!!! OMG!! Loved that last line! Why cant I have a greek god do that to me!
    This updates was intense, especially the chase scene. Unfortunately, being beautiful not only has some advantages but also disadvantages :/
    Awesome update :D

  67. The russian mafia !!
    The pricky controlling fiance !!
    The Adonis FBI Agent !!!
    The green- grey eyed beauty !!
    And in a classic move....he kissed her !!!! So will the dam breaks and no looking back??

    Awesome updates


  68. Thrilling!!


  69. Nice.. arnav.. never waste an opurtunity..
    thanks SJ..
    Missing IPK..
    No other serial seems worthwhile for now..

  70. ahhhh...what a way to kiss a girl!! hayeee...koi mujhe aise kiss kare :P
    The Filigreed Sun...should go back n read it!! :D

    Poor Khushi...I know a thing or two about feeling like an outcast...not a goo feeling :(