Waiting for Spring

I knew this would eventually happen… can’t sleep, so indulge me a bit yeah?

shipperK’s first Arshi one shot ^^

“What’s up my man?” NK asked as he plopped down on the opposite wooden bench, his squared head and spiked hair blocking the view.

Arnav ignored him, sliding over a few inches to see past the obstruction. Almost perfect. He never realized his best friend had such giant ears. He had to curb the impulse to yank them out of the way.

It was already ten minutes into the lunch hour, where was…


She was pretty, fuck, unbelievably pretty.

Long ,thick hair, so shiny it gleamed in the sunlight. She wore it straight, no curls, no hairclips, no stupid ponytails, just a beautiful stream of black falling to her waist. A body she didn’t show off by stretch of the imagination, but that didn’t mean a guy couldn’t see she had curves in all the right places.

She wasn’t tall, she wasn’t short. Tall enough she could slip on some heels and he’d still have to bend down to take her mouth, a mouth with full lips that begged for kisses. Her eyes were a clear green, like the fresh spear of spring grass. Even from the distance of six yards he could feel the impact of them. And he knew there was a space of eighteen feet between them because he had once mentally measured it.

Occasionally he would catch a mischievous a glint in them, as if she was thinking of something too delicious to share.

She was a smooth drink for his hungry eyes, but it was her neck that beckoned his gaze. The milky column enticed him like nothing else. He wanted to bury his nose in their soft curve, to inhale, to taste, to bite, to claim.

What would her scent be like?

Oblivious of his mental torture, she glided to her spot. A spot he made sure was always available to her from the day she first claimed it. Some girls walked, some skipped, a few danced, but she, always glided.

Folding her long legs, she sat gracefully down on the patch of grass, leaning against the giant birch tree, then unzipping her backpack, she rummaged briefly before pulling out a paperback.

Munching absently on a celery stick, she opened the book. He always knew the moment she became lost in a story, her eyes would gaze over a bit, and then she should haunch over slightly until her hair fell over it. It was fucking cute.

The curtain of hair was like a private screen. He liked it and he hated it. No one else gets to see her, but it also meant he was closed off too.

Three years. He had watched this routine for three years.

Arnav remembered the first time she caught his attention. She had just transferred to their school, her looks causing a stir among the male half of the sophomore class.

He had been standing with his crew when saw her make her way from the food court towards him. He had given her a casual once over, appreciating what he saw and expecting her to look up when she passed him. Girls always looked when they passed him.

He had inherited the Raizada good looks, and having made varsity basketball in his sophomore year, female attention had always been ample.

To his shock, she had walked right past him. Heading straight to the quiet corner, sat down, pulled out a paperback, tucked her hair behind her ears, exposing her slender neck as she promptly buried herself in a world far away.

She didn’t try to make friends; she didn’t try to catch attention. She was simply comfortable in her own company. The next day, he had herded the crew to the table adjacent to her tree. He did it again the following day, and the next.

He never approached her, merely sat on the stupid bench and watched her routine for one hour a day, five days a week, for three damn years.

Now in three months, senior year would be over and he wouldn’t even have this small piece of her to look forward to.

Damn him.

He would no longer be able to watch over her, making sure no fuckwad approached and poached on his territory. Arnav was jerked out of the thoughts when feminine arms wrapped around his shoulders.

Linda, Lynn, La, whatever her name was, draped herself over him. Didn’t these bitches understand personal space?

He shrugged her off- looking on with distaste as she smoothly transitioned herself over to NK- blocking a slice of his happiness. Spoiling the view of his Khushi.

None to gently, he kicked NK under the table, sending both nuisances toppling over to the side.

That was when he saw it.

No fucking way. What was that punk from the soccer team doing? They knew, every male in the school knew, not to approach her. He had made it clear on the field and off.

She was off limits.

Yet, Shyam looked determined as he headed towards Khushi, his gaze slid to Arnav, his chin lifting in challenge.

The fucker was going to talk to her.

He was going to ask her out.

Date her. Marry her. Make babies with her. Grow old with her.

Hell no. That was his.

She didn’t know it. They didn’t know it. But that was going to change.

Right this fucking minute.

Arnav’s body made the decision and carried it out before his brain caught up.

He stood to his feet, even at eighteen his height and build indicated clearly he was a full grown man. He stomped towards Shyam, fists clenched, teeth bared.

The spineless little snake froze in his tracks as he realized Arnav’s intent; a look of shock broke over his face as a bead of sweat gathered. Arnav crossed his arms and watched with a mixture of disgust and satisfaction when Shyam turned abruptly on his pansy ass and walked back to his table.

The idiot. She was worth fighting for. Clearly he wasn’t worthy of her.

His gaze turned towards the girl driving him slowly out of his mind. He felt amusement battle with exasperation as he noted her still bent head, didn’t she realize what he had just saved her from?

He knew he was done fighting. Three years of resisting her pull had taught him it was only going to get worse. Game on.

Arnav could feel the gaze of the entire student body on him as he continued towards her. For the first time he felt nerves skip down his spine. If he struck out, he would never be allowed to live it down.

Hell, that wasn’t an option. Arnav Raizada never struck out.

He walked forward until there was only a single foot of space between them. His heart was pumping so hard he was surprised she didn’t hear it. Focusing on the exposed curve of her neck, he cleared his throat.

She looked up and green clashed with black. Her gaze was serious as she studied him, as if measuring his worth.

“Hi,” he croaked as she continued to stare.

His eyes dropped to her lips, watching with fascination as they curved upwards.

“Was that so hard?”


“Coming to me.”

He stood gaping at her. “You knew?”

“Since the day you claimed that bench,” her head tilted towards NK and his friends.

“Then why didn’t you do anything?” he demanded, suddenly furious over the time they had wasted.

Khushi shrugged, eyes glinting with mischief, “I didn’t think it would take Arnav Singh Raizada three years to ask a girl out.”

Hearing her voice, calm, gentle, and so fucking sweet saying his name, he lost it.

Arnav threw back his head and laughed.

She looked passed his shoulders, suddenly aware of their audience and bit her lips.

Fuck him, she was cute.

Confidence restored, his hand reached out, pulled her up flushed against him while he wrapped the other gently around the nape of her neck.

He leaned in close. And inhaled. Sweet and fresh, she smelled of sunshine and spring.

Better than he imagined. Better than he could even dream. And he had plenty of dreams where she was concern.

“What are you doing?”

He smiled against her neck.

“Shhhh, give me a moment sunshine, I’m finally doing what I’ve wanted to do for years.”

Up close he decided her ears were pretty cute too. He gave them a light nip before tilting his head back. Her body froze. That’s right, Arnav thought, she was about to get the full doze of Raizada charm.

With her body pressed against his, the feel of her silky hair in his hand, her scent wrapped around him, Arnav made a decision.

He hadn’t planned it, hadn’t wanted it. Had fought it for a long time, but he knew, this was it.

She was it.

So with calm surety, before dozens of witnesses, he asked the most important question.

“You gonna be my girl?”

He felt her tremble in his arms.

“Yeah,” she answered, a little breathless, a little shy, but strong and sure.

Cute. Perfect. His.

……. 😀


  1. Aww!! This OS is really, really cute! Something about high school romance and first crushes, no?
    I always loved this genre, especially when it comes to our favorite jodi! And it was so beautifully written!
    He warned everyone to stay away from her but took 3 years to go say ‘Hi’!! Hahahaa!! That was very adorable.
    Keep writing!

    1. Thanks sweetie. Considering how complicated adult relationships can get, I too love rewinding the clock a bit for some of that youthful magic 😉

  2. OMG !!!! U hav no fucking idea shipper how many times I’ve read this… I’ve bookmarkd it in evry single browsr tat i use :p :p :p I kno its crazy….. Im crazy 😉 Awwwwww its always like the first time when I read.. Evn if its the millioneth time 😉
    Cute. Perfect. Mine <3 <3 <3
    ♡♡♡♡ ☺☺☺☺☺
    much luv
    -Kitty Purry ♡♡♡♡

  3. “You gonna be my girl”….favourite line…
    Its so cute..awesome….marvellous. ..fantabulous….and I bet used up all the adjectives…..love them to the power infinity…and love ur creativity

  4. Awww that was so cute. I can’t believe that Arnav Singh Raizada waited three years to ask a girl out…. Anyway loved the one shot especially when Khushi tells him “Was that too hard?”

  5. first of all, I can’t believe I finally won a jackpot .. Yupp that’s what coming across this website feels like.. This OS is absolutely cute! Love love love teen romance! M sure I would like the other stories here as well!! i bet you spend a lot of time in shower cuz that’s where i get all my creative ideas… May you keep taking lottttsa showers everyday n keep writing this wonderful stuff everyday!!😀

    1. Awww thank you so much Redtree! And a very warm welcome to our rabbit hole! As you can see, we are way behind on comments, but these nuggets are most treasured.

      Hahaha… that’s good to know 😀 I’m most inspired when I’m driving or when it’s the wee AMs and it’s quiet enough to think!

      1. Hi there

        I am not sure if you have read my comments on FWN but I haven’t received my invite for the FWN epilogue yet. What do I do?


        Sent from my iPad


  6. So Arnav is the lazy lad, eh? Sitting on his hands for three years till Shyam made a move on her. He was slow in the serial too. The whole fandom was like, Kiss her, kiss her dammit and he would sit there devouring K with his eyes. Sigh!

    I love the ‘spineless snake’ & ‘turned abruptly on his pansy ass’. LOL! I could see Shyam do this.

    1. Welcome to our rabbit hole Smita!
      Hahaha trust you to tie it back so neatly to our show 😉
      And of course! Signature moves from Shantivan’s personal serpent yeah? 😀

  7. Oh my God! That has to be the cutest OS I’ve ever read… Aweee! It’s awesome K 🙂 Like Khushi I have the same question Would it take 3 damned years for Arnav Singh Raizada to ask a girl out?

    He’s Cute and she’s bold 😉 …. Niceee 🙂

  8. oh Cute. Y didn’t I come here earlier!!!
    Nice OS. Khushi’s been waiting for Arnav to make the first move. For once I actually feel like thanking Shyam. 🙂

  9. Awwww… It’s so cute… Loved it.. Arnav take whole 3 years to pursue her… OMG.. khushi knew about his feelings.. Arnav is cute here. I love it..

  10. Aww so cute and sweet. Hats off to khushi’s patience, knowing he was after her for 3 years, still she waited for him the first move. Brilliant

  11. My god it was so cute shot. Can’t believe he waited for three years and if not Shyam he would have passed this year too.
    She is also adorable and waited for him to approach her no matter how much time wasted.
    Wished this keep on going and going.
    Beautifully written.

  12. OMG! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE That’s me being a fangirl. That was cho chweet! You’ve captured the high school dynamics perfectly.

  13. I went searching for my original comment coz I was pretty sure I had… commented that is. Turns out I had… Very proper I was… What I appreciate now is what you said in response K… And I quote…

    One day you gals will look back and wonder what the hell you were thinking in joining us here😀

    Laughing… Nope I still haven’t changed my mind… I enjoyed reading the story all over again… And I do love your new stories… when I can lay my hands on them that is.

    Love and regards,

    1. The proper didn’t last very long =p
      Ah… so I was upfront enough to give fair warning, can’t pin the name on the captain now yeah? 😀

  14. Aww…this was such an evocative piece of writing. It brought to mind all things high school – the smells, the sights, the energy, the emotions. Good to have you back 😘 Looking forward to more 🙂

  15. This was wonderful K and so so cute ! 🙂
    I must say, Arnav Singh Raizada has a lot of patience. 3 years ! Used to having his way with girls, a certain happiness not giving him the time of the day had him hook-line-sinker. Shyam scrambling under Arnav’s full blown Warrior Avatar was really funny. They don’t say ‘Mess not with Arnav Singh Raizada’ for no reason.
    I loved the way he asked her ‘You gonna be my girl?’. The hint of arrogance that defines him, lingers in there. And Khushi in his arms, I swear I could feel the Dhak Dhak.
    This was really lovely, thank you for sharing it 🙂

  16. wonderful shot.. but three years.. Arnav Singh Raizada took three years to ask his girl out.. God.. but loved the shot.. beautifully written..

  17. *sigh*
    This was so damn beautiful. So damn beautiful . One of the most striking parts about your stories is how there is always a clear distinction in the writing style of your dialogues , varied for different characters. When you read stories by the same author , often you find several similarities in the way the thought processes and and dialogues of the characters are written , even in contexts that are poles apart. Which can be a turn off sometimes because relating to an 18 year old speaking , thinking like a 30 year old is meh. Kudos for you guys for being a breath of freshness in very damn peice that you write and giving the readers different reasons to remember each story of yours .=D

    1. What a compliment! I’m humbled and just gah! It is always a challenge to capture tone, it thrills me to no end that occasionally my midnight ink spillage works out. Thank you ^^

  18. This is what love stories are made of – boy – girl – high school !! you kept the characters to a minimum..the essence of Arnavs desire for her was throughout …Unknown to him she observed him more than he was aware of – loved her opening line..she had him hook.. line and sinker ..

    1. Heh heh, thank you Sita ^^
      I have a soft spot for budding first love, wouldn’t it have been amazing to witness A & K’s version?

      1. Gosh yes – a visual of Arnav in college attire stirs me crazy – skinny black jeans – a tight fitted Tee ..and witness them bursting into a rendition of Summer Loving or Phela Pyaar.. phela nasha ..

  19. OMG…..that was the cutest is I read n took me right to my high school to uni days…..

    It almost feels like u picked a time from my life and wrote about it, except my *Arnav* was on squash team. And found courage to finally ask me out after bloody driving me crazy 4.5 years and with whom I have been married for 14 years. Still drives me insane and kisses me to mush.

    I love ur Khushi’s such strong confident and no nonsense women. Arnav Jaise sher ko bhi chuha banadeti hain….



    1. Hey Avni! Glad you liked this little piece of mine and a big welcome to our rabbit hole! 😉
      Congratulations on the 14+ years! I can’t imagine it’s easy, but when the right guy drives you crazy and kissing you senseless, ‘worth it’ doesn’t begin to cover it. ^^

      1. thnq for the warm welcome,……u’ve got some amazing gems hidden here…..will enjoy them as and when AD permits.

        again thank you both for sharing such wonderful creations with us.

          1. Actually no I didn’t,…..I recheck to see if I do have access to the blog but it’s telling me the updates are password protected.

            I even checked the junk folder, it’s not there….

  20. Always loved a possessive arnav buh cant resist a cute one….was so dissapointed with how the show ended….thank you for keeping it real……

  21. That was super adorable ❤️❤️
    I m huge fan of high school romance and u girls did complete justice 😉

      1. But, then again, “The One” is always, always worth the wait , yeah? I love how, after seeing each other for the first time, no one else existed for either of them.
        This is such ‘a feel good’ story K. It always puts a smile on my face.

  22. That was the cutest thing I have ever read. 3 fucking years. He was just watching her and when the courage makes an appearance finally, what we discover, she too was waiting, after all this time. The description of her through him was breathtakingly awesome. This make you believe that love can happen without saying anything and just by looking. Unleash Raizada charms on her, Arnav!

  23. Awww that was a cutest story…
    Couldn’t believe the mighty ASR took 3yrs to claim her..but still it was v sweet of him to take his time..

    1. So, so, so cute!! Loved it.. 😘

      This is so down-the-memory-lane story! That guy you wanted to take some heart and come over, reducing that distance and nervousness. Never came before late, is real life. But fulfill all whims and fancies is what fan(cy) fiction is for.. 😂
      Much love,

  24. This was so damn cute!!!!!!
    Him making sure no one went near her but still could not ask her out,
    Specially when she asks him about the time he wasted!!!!
    That was soooo cute!!!
    Just loved it!!!
    Favourite line, “You Gonna be my Girl”!!!!!


  25. Now i m reading your os..really enjoying…it took three years for arnav to propose her…kushi is cute…their confession was very cute..

  26. Awww! dis was so damn cute. 3 yrs !!! Ooooh Arnav , dey r so adorable! absolutely beautiful n I simply loved it.

  27. Oh my my my my

    That was so cute
    Seriously so cute. I had that nagging feeling she knew that he wanted her. But when Shyam was approaching I was suddenly feeling quite worried but obviously our hero doesn’t allow any of that and he will make a man cry!!! But honestly this OS was so cute can we get a part two please.

  28. Awww..

    That was just so cute. I’m still amazed that it took 3 years for Raizada to ask his girl out and she knew! the whole time.

    Perfect ending.

    Write more, you both have so much talent.

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