Hi AT ji,
What a pretty picture! The opening sequence is a beautifully described to say the least.
I am guessing Khushi is/was the popular one, Arnav seems to be unaffected by the fact currently. Her presence is what matters more.
The way you described her laughter from his perspective, the effect it has/had on him is truly stupendous. That is why I love your writing, such beauty.
I cannot fail to notice the stark contrast between their personalities, there is so much more in his silence and her liveliness. How would she react when he approaches her? The curiousity created is such a winner at this moment.
Uff, Whiskey in a glass could imbibe so many emotions? Loved the flow of emotions depicted.
The part following Khushi's thoughts - Please tell me these are the best lines you have ever written. I cannot think of anything else ever written. Insanely amazing.
The dance and choice of lyrics - Perfect, is the word we all our looking for. It was dreamy except for the fact that two people were living in the moment, entranced into their memories, wondering about what they had lost. What impressed me most is with what deftness he was able to catch her supposed lie, keenly noticing her unsaid suffering. The same could be said about Khushi as well. No wonder they are meant to be. What kept them apart for 8 long years? You cannot leave us hanging now. Majority wins, the lovely readers here wouldn't mind an update, right guys?
Last but not the least, you always leave us spellbound with your narration. 'Something new, something old' is an addition to your list of work which will remain etched into our minds, hearts, undoubtedly.