Hoor's pov :
It was my wedding day, but I couldn't feel any excitement. This day was like any other day of my life, filled with a distant fear , just today the fear was intensified. I was sitting at a salon ,a beautician muttered "she's so pretty , keep her makeup light ,her beauty shouldn't be hidden by makeup ". I still didn't say anything .
My dupatta"head drap " was being set, when my stepmother came to get me .
"Pull it on her face also" she said in a stern voice. The dresser placed it in a way that it covered my face till my chin. I was happy about that, atleast now I didn't have to bear people staring at me. I knew many of the beauticians were imagining if I am dumb or deaf, because I haven't uttered a word or told them any of my choices .They did all the work on me by their choice .
"Let's go! "my stepmother said and we headed out. I could feel her eyes boring in to me , but I said nothing. I learnt a long time ago , there's no point of speaking , when none is going to value your words .
Third person pov :
Hoor was looking stunning in her deep red lehnga. Her step mother always felt wary of her .Hoor had gotten the best features of her father and mother . Hoor's step sister was a year older than her. She was beautiful with her black hair and grey eyes , but it was nothing compared to Hoor. Her stepmother didn't want any troubles for her own daughter(Aiza) thats why, decided to marry her off .
On the other hand , Arhaan was standing in front of mirror wearing a black 3 piece, combing his hair when his phone started ringing . He picked the call , seeing it was from his sister(Amal).
She was 25, married and out of the country with her husband .
"How can you do this , bhai ? You are marrying and I'm getting to know this from your PA " Amal screeched , she was feeling hurt .
"Amal , relax. Its no big , this wedding is nothing more than a bussiness deal" Arhaan explained .
"But still bhai .." Amal said in a sad voice .
"I'm only going to marry this girl , because Mr Siddiqui wasn't ready to allow my shipment without it . He wanted a permanent alliance between our companies and he thought that marrying his daughter to me would get him that , but he is highly mistaken .and I didn't inform you , because this event is not important enough for you to come back." Arhaan said .
"How's the girl? "Amal asked .
"I don't know , but I'm ready for them . Mr. Siddiqui is a greedy man, he's making me his son in law because I'm rich. I'm expecting nothing less from his daughter. I've met the girl's elder sister, and I can guarantee you that you wont like her one bit" Arhaan said and Amal pouted .She tried to find positive in every situation.
Arhaan ended the call soon and headed towards the venue with some of his friends. Everything was done perfectly, it was clear that if you have money 2 weeks aren't less to arrange a perfect marriage .
Nikkah was done and Hoor was taken to sit beside Arhaan. He found the face covering a bit weird because Siddiqui was nothing close to religious .Aiza was wandering around wearing sleeveless shirt with no dupatta in site.
Everyone was looking at the stunning couple. Hoor's face was hidden, but the delicacy of her hand , her figure showed that there was a beauty hidden under the dupatta.
"Why have you given this hunk to your mute sister ? "Aiza 's friend said drooling over Arhaan .
"Don't go on his handsome face, he is a beast hidden in the attire of a prince .His ruthlessness isn't confined to his bussiness only , he won't even care if its a girl infront of him before insulting" Aiza said. She was attracted towards Arhaan, but her mother had made her understand that they were marrying Hoor to him because he wasn't a nice guy, they needed Arhaan for their bussiness only. She didnt want that for Aiza , she wanted a loving rich husband for her .
"Why does it sound like you've been insulted by him ? "Aiza's friend asked him and Aiza sputtered looking here and there "there's nothing like that! "
She remembered just 2 weeks ago, she tried to flirt with this hunk and he hadn't let her place her hands on his shoulder and gave her cold eyes .It was enough for Aiza to back away.
Hoor’s POV :It was time for ruksati .I couldn't feel any sadness taking over . Father placed a hand on my head, stepmother gave me a quick hug , not that I got a chance to return it . I have never been close to them, why would I've been sad about leaving them .The veil hid me from people's eyes, they couldn't see my indifference expression .While sitting in car, I just hoped that Allah will shower his mercy and my life wont go any worse. I didnt think i would be able to handle any more pain .Third person's pov:Arhaan also took his seat and they left for his mansion . His guests had left from there . It was only him and Hoor returning to Randhawa mansion .The watchman opened the gate and the car slid in, Arhaan stopped the car and headed inside without a backward glance . A servant (Mary )came forward and helped Hoor come out . Arhaan had went towards his study
Chapter 3Marry went and took Hoor with her. Hoor sat on the breakfast table, cook came and started placing food on table .She was also mesmerized after seeing Hoor. Pancakes, omelets , boiled eggs and different type of sliced fruits were placed infront of Hoor.She looked at the whole table, but a sigh left her lips and she took a boiled egg and some sliced fruits.she kept her eyes down on her plate . The innocence on her face was making Mary and the cook swoon over her even more.Hoor went to her room after breakfast . She had seen that her books were already placed in the bedroom. She took one and went towards the indoor pool which could be seen clearly through her room. There were chairs and plants placed at the side. She took a seat and settled down.She went down for lunch , after that she decided to take a nap. In the evening , she was sitting in the pool area, whe
Arhaan was getting more and more restless with each passing days, he wanted Hoor to ask for money or for anything which would show her greedy nature like her family . But she didnt even try to talk to him or asked for anything . She seemed content in what she was given. Thinking bad about her was getting difficult for him with each passing day .Its been a week and he had decided to talk to her . Maybe she would give him a reason to hate her , maybe he would stop feeling such protectiveness or attraction towards her .It was Sunday , he decided to do breakfast with Hoor. He liked to do breakfast in his room or in balcony when he was alone . He only sat on the dining table when someone was their to join him. His room was an apartment in itself . There was a sitting area, poolside , dressing room all connected to it .He entered the room with all his walls up , he didnt want to l
Hoor froze on her way out , seeing Arhaan standing in the middle of the room with his arms wrapped below his chest .He looked at her with a raised eyebrow "does it take you 37 minutes to change?” He asked looking at his watch .Hoor flushed and started looking here and there .Arhaan was enjoying teasing her."Come and sleep now "he said and Hoor looked at him wide eyed."Wont....you leave? "She asked looking at him with flushed cheeks. It was a big hit on Arhaan's ego, girls died for his closeness and his own wife wished for him to leave her alone .He swallowed hard to control his anger and moved towards her.Hoor noticed the change in his demeanor, she averted her eyes down.Arhaan wrapped his arms around Hoor's waist and leaned down, so that his face was closer to her. He held her chin and made her look at him. The moment his eyes met her blue pools, he felt his anger melting away ."You know , I'm
Arhaan wrapped his arm around her and placed her in his lap . She was petite , it wasn’t difficult for him .Hoor was shocked by sudden movement , she looked at him wide eyed and placed her hands on his chest.Her cheeks were turning bright red and tears were ready to flow. Arhaan cupped her cheek and whispered "its okay ,its okay “he said pulling her closer. Hoor hid her face in his neck ,she wanted a break from her inner conflict .Arhaan soothed her for sometime and then pulled his plate forward . Hoor finally remembered their position and tried to get up but he held her still. Her cheeks were now red with some other reason .for her, his closeness was comforting , but there was also fear of losing , of being hurt again behind it .Arhaan impaled a piece of fruit in his fork and took it near her mouth . When she didnt open her mouth , he gave her a stern look .she finally opened her mouth relaxing
Next day , Arhaan woke Hoor with him . She was pouting at being awaken early , but he didnt say anything . He chose a simple shirt with sweatpants for her and took her to his private gym. The servants weren’t going to come until 7:30 .Arhaan was doing his exercise but also acting like her personal trainer. He was giving her water bottle , whenever she needed . Once , Hoor got tired , Arhaan asked her to go and freshen up . He planned to work out for some more time . When he returned to their room , he saw that Hoor had already taken a bath and now was wearing a beautiful frok in grey color.She was busy drying her hair ,Arhaan took his clothes and went to shower . When he got out dressed, Hoor was still standing there, but she hadn’t tried to comb her hair . Arhaan took the brush but Hoor tried to stop him "you get ready ,Mary can help me "she said softly ."No, Mary can help you d
Next day, he was in office, when he got a call from Mr. Siddiqui."Assalamualikum Arhaan , its like you have forgotten us after taking my daughter away "he said in a sugary tone."Wasalam Mr. Siddiqui, its nothing like that "Arhaan said putting up with the man. He was trying to be more bearable about this man just because of Hoor."If nothing's like that , then have dinner with us tonight “Mr. Siddiqui said happily.Arhaan didn't want to waste a second on this man, but then he thought about Hoor , she must be missing her family...."Okay ! We will have dinner at your place tonight. “Arhaan ended the call after bidding bye.In evening, when he went home, he saw Hoor in the garden. She gave him a big smile came inside with him. Her smiles never missed to skip his heart beat ."How was your day? "Arhaan asked ruffling her hair ."
They sat still looking at the water for sometime, but then Hoor started straightening her legs, bringing them out of water .Arhaan could see her feet calloused , indicating that she had been dipping her feet from a long time now .Arhaan held her legs and changed her angle , Hoor was only able to gasp at his doings . He placed her legs on his thighs and started giving her foot massage softly ."Arhaan please .... " she said , her cheeks were tomato red ." why are you looking so dull? I took you , expecting that it will make you happy?" Arhaan asked trying to take her mind off the foot massage.Hoor looked at him with her big grieved eyes , as if asking him to see everything in them, she won't be able to sayit ."You trust me? " Arhaan asked on a whisper .Hoor quickly nodded her head but tears started filling her eyes .Arhaan pulled her close