Ampersand Index

A collaboration by shipperK & SM16

A passionate journey of two souls finding their way to each under the sweeping white duvet of The Fog City.

Rating: M (Please skip this story if you take issue with: swearing, violence, sex, humor, sarcasm, cavemen – esp the first and last)
Disclaimer: Story inspired by 4 Lions Films’ serial – Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. No copyright infringement is intended. (If we owned this ficverse, Laxmi Raizada would be Boss.)

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

I’m going home to my city by the Bay
I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me

Read in order & no skipping!

Coming Soonish πŸ˜›



  1. Palaayan says:

    My darlings it’s been too long since your intoxicating brand of passion, whimsy and romance drenched me and my weary bones. Whatever your delectable plans may be, you can safely tag me on board πŸ’‹ xoxo

    1. shipperk says:

      Happiness is launching a new adventure and being greeted by a dearly beloved old friend.
      My sweetest Manny, it’s our privilege to have you take this first leap of faith!

      1. Palaayan says:

        As ever it’s a joy and honour to be here sweetest K xx

  2. Pj says:

    😍 how much ever you tease, I will be back for more. Because you are so worth it! Love your mind, love your pen.

    1. shipperk says:

      Aww thanks PJ! I’m getting a sweet tooth from all the sweetness in the peanut gallery πŸ˜€

  3. Anna says:

    The monotony of a Tuesday has been effectively broken by your pen. No matter how long the pause, for me it will always be an intermission, and never an end. Your words are like a song I can’t get out of my head.
    Eagerly waiting to sing along,

    1. shipperk says:

      There is always a heartwarming message awaiting us whenever you stop by Anna. Such a thoughtful guest. ^^ Thank you Anna, it is an honor to share this ficverse with you.

    2. Shashi Sagar says:

      Ooh la la!!! And there is more treats in store. I woke up to the most delectable notification in my inbox this morning. Cannot wait to discover more. Thank you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  4. sharuag says:

    Eagerly waiting for the fogs to clear away givinb us the clear view of your creativity.

    Looking forward for the rays…

    1. shipperk says:

      Hahaha, very cute! I hope you enjoy this venture through beautiful San Francisco with us Sharuag!

      1. sharuag says:

        Am all set to be part of this journey..

        looking forward for an early Summer…

        since the winter has dragged into Spring killing the bones with piercing cold for too long, am so looking forward for the bright and burning rays to penertate into the bones to speard warm within…

        1. shipperk says:

          A bit of reading, a warm croissant and piping hot coffee to get you through the cold til then. ^^ There may even be a hint in there πŸ˜‰

          1. sharuag says:

            So happy to hear that… a warmness is the way..
            Coffee is ready, croissont is ready… and early waiting for the reading to complete the list🧐

  5. jj880 says:

    I. AM. READY. No joke. Bags packed and everything ready to go. You have no idea how excited I am about this. Glad to have you back guys. A little pep has been put in my step after an exhausting day. Thank you for that.

    1. shipperk says:

      Heh heh, shouldn’t you be studying? Yet, I’ve seen is you flitting all about, the merriest of butterflies, leaving a trail of pixie dust in your wake πŸ˜€

  6. divsk says:

    These delicious bites have enlivened my appetite! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ Excitedly looking forward to the scrumptious main course…a delectable mix of love, passion and romance! ❀️❀️

    1. shipperk says:

      Heh heh, you know before you even get a whiff of the entree there’s going to be pre-dinner drinks and lots (we meant LOTS) of appetizers πŸ˜‰

      1. divsk says:

        Scintillating libations and mouth watering hors d’oeuvres…yummilicious!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

  7. dimpy143 says:

    Can’t wait

    1. shipperk says:

      Us too! ^^

  8. Medha Jangla says:

    Exciting! A new thrilling ride with our favorite couple:)
    A sip is all it takes to know the fare will be superb

    1. shipperk says:

      We brought the good champagne, do indulge πŸ˜‰

  9. Just4this mamta says:

    Hi girls
    My goodness , what a TEASER is it.
    Can’t wait to see this obsession.
    Thank u

    1. shipperk says:

      Heh heh, are you getting a sense of our theme around here? πŸ˜‰

  10. tsunade30 says:

    Cannot wait for this. Set in my very own SF! Love the teaser!! Love fog city!

    1. shipperk says:

      Another SF native?! You’ll definitely have to share your thoughts as we hit up the different neighborhoods. πŸ™‚

  11. pup03 says:

    I have boarded and put on the seat belt too.. So excited for this journey.. ready for take off.. lets begin πŸ™‚

    1. shipperk says:

      HEE, yes safety first! πŸ˜‰

  12. hipkknd says:

    OMG K, you better give us the start very soon, like now..ok..too excited to read about this…awesome!..

    1. shipperk says:

      Hahaha good to see you’re still here sweetie…. but errr did you read the coming summer 2018? πŸ˜›

  13. Shrutee says:

    I’m in, I’m in!! 😍

    1. shipperk says:

      Excellent! Where would we be without our Shrutee? πŸ˜‰

  14. sweetsonai says:

    Please start soon! Can’t wait any more 😊

    1. shipperk says:

      Heh heh, the sound of impatience grows ever louder πŸ˜‰

  15. thefirstrays says:

    Hello S and K! It’s been so long! I’ve missed your writing and especially the passionate romance of our dear Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi Gupta!
    So excited about Ampersand.
    Can we have the story already, dammnit!

    1. shipperk says:

      I love seeing familiar faces in our PG. How have you been?!
      Heh heh, he may always be Arnav Singh Raizada, but you know how we love playing with the other names πŸ˜‰

  16. thefirstrays says:

    So excited about the new adventure! I’ve missed your writing.

  17. Oh wow … I’m so excited to read this!!!
    Bring it on!! 😁😁😁

    1. shipperk says:

      It’s honestly been forever since I’m this excited to write. The story is gripping and we can’t wait to share it!

  18. Hi… Omg I am here!! 😍😍😍

    1. shipperk says:

      Yay! Good to have you with us. ^^

  19. moonstonespirit says:

    Wow!! A new one, damn excited!! Can’t wait to drown in this story 😍😍

    1. shipperk says:

      You know, if memory serves, you are among our oldest readers of FWN. It is definitely good luck to have a moonstone spirit in our Peanut Gallery πŸ˜‰

      1. moonstonespirit says:

        Yaay!! Thank you Shipper, FWN has been one of the best FFS I have read, beauty it is😍😍

        1. shipperk says:

          Awww thank you! And as a token of our appreciation… I would definitely check your email inbox. Your drink is waiting in the lounge πŸ˜‰

          1. moonstonespirit says:

            Can’t wait to start itπŸ˜‰πŸ˜
            Thank you! once again

  20. Broknangel says:

    Grls… if you guys skip this am gonna find you then kill you and feed to that beasts..

    Yay… am so excited.. can’t wait to read.. am ready with the popcorn.. Are you?

    1. shipperk says:

      I think there’s been threats of a stoning …. but apparently our resident angel thinks a sacrifice to the beast is in order πŸ˜›

  21. Kavi says:

    Just what I need !! And cant wait to read more!!!

  22. mrieshka says:

    Teaser is real teaser. Will wait formsin course

    1. shipperk says:

      Are there any other kind of teaser? πŸ˜‰

  23. barunfan1212 says:

    I’m exited. Cannot wait. Read all your old stories and know when you deliver it will be worth the wait.
    Haven’t been to Fog city. Hope to enjoy the city with my favourite couple.
    All the best on your new venture.

    1. shipperk says:

      Awww thank you! We look forward to sharing this new one with you. ^^

  24. rupalm says:

    Oh.. I’m so excited!! ..finally I’ll get to read some story of yours.. Yayy!!

    1. Same here rupii. I have been dying to read their stories 😍

      1. shipperk says:

        Warm welcome to crazyland Ridhima! πŸ˜‰

    2. shipperk says:

      Welcome aboard! ^^

  25. prachibartar says:

    & for d 1st time i m on board rt from very 1st glimpse… Can’t wait for another heartbreakingly intense passionate saga☺️

    1. shipperk says:

      Hahaha this is something you won’t be excited about ever again. We are …. notorious for delivering Refresh Hell πŸ˜€
      But if one has the stamina, it’s a fun ride. ^^

      1. prachibartar says:

        Hell seems to b very exciting.. & ladies my angel has increase my patience & stamina by leaps & boundπŸ˜€… So bring it on… Cheers🍹

  26. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to. Summer can’t come soon enough now. Is Ampersand going to be longer fiction like FWN? I sure hope so!

    Here’s a little something to show how much I look forward to another SK adventure ❀

    1. prachibartar says:

      Wow.. apt cover for this teaser πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

      1. Thank you 😊

    2. shipperk says:

      OH MY! Raven is is so sexy! Thank you! ^^

      1. I am pleased you liked it <3

    3. shipperk says:

      I was too busy gazing at the photo and forgot to answer you. Yes, it’s a longer fic. Judging by our current outline, I would say we’re looking at 12-15 chapters, give or take some for outtakes and epilogues. πŸ˜€

      1. Cheers to longer fics and the best big city adventures. 🍷

  27. keerat says:

    The teaser is so intriguing and enthralling . cant wait more . am all here waiting for fog to clear β™₯

    1. shipperk says:

      Aww thank you keerat! πŸ˜€ (By the way, I would check your inbox for a little vounge invite πŸ˜‰ )

      1. keerat says:

        Oh Girl am I blessed ? Two times in a day by a same person πŸ˜‰ seems like mannat ki chabi has worked . Thanks a lot and a tight hug ❀

  28. anjalik11 says:

    This teaser is so teasing , so freaking intriguing 😍
    Well, I’m now running out of words , drooling over this enchanting blog & re-reading the teaser again πŸ˜€
    Uff !! Missed you so much ❀️
    I just can’t wait to be a part of this Amazing journey & this Story, this another Masterpiece to start πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒβ™₯️
    Loveeeee you di 😘 πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    1. shipperk says:

      I’m so glad to have you with us sweetheart! ^^ It’ll be fun as we blow up twitter along the way πŸ˜€

  29. shamz94 says:

    This surely did make my Wednesday morning even better 😍😍😍😍
    Can’t wait for it promise to be here from the very first start 😍😍😍

    1. shipperk says:

      Always a pleasure to deliver to bit of madness to your day πŸ˜‰

  30. rinku28 says:

    Man! What a tease! Already desperate for Spring due to the nasty weather in northeast…now I can’t wait to skip spring and fall into summer!

    1. shipperk says:

      Oh do keep warm and safe sweetie!

  31. asha519 says:

    Welcome back and looking forward to an exciting journey with you guys

    1. shipperk says:

      Thanks for joining us!

  32. arjuhisis says:

    OH MY God what a surprise
    Iam so thrilled ladies
    Bring it on
    Awesome super awesome

    1. shipperk says:

      Surprises are sweet aren’t they? πŸ˜‰

      1. arjuhisis says:

        Definitely dear

  33. gangard says:

    Hi what exciting news,’question is when will summer come.”waiting for it and waiting for a new take on Arnav Khushi romance. Have not forgotten your FWN.

    1. shipperk says:

      It comes after Spring πŸ˜› Heh, heh, and color me delighted that our first born is not forgotten ^^

  34. momoahmd says:

    I’ve really missed this all….Count me in …can’t wait for you to continue !!!!

    1. shipperk says:

      Yay! Good to have you with us momo!

      1. momoahmd says:


  35. Subha says:

    Glad you guys are back. I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing ride and I can’t wait for the story to begin 😊

    1. shipperk says:

      Wow, this is such a reunion! I’m so glad to have you join us Subha!

  36. royalpooh says:

    Yippie yay….finally guys….cant wait to go thrugh the awsum ride with u….welcum back frst,,after really long time….u ppl jst jade my day

    1. shipperk says:

      Awww… well we hope you enjoy this new adventure with us Royal-est of Pooh πŸ˜‰

  37. Maya says:

    This is definitely something to look forward to! A story about my favorite couple in the best city by great authors πŸ™‚ Looking forward to joining this story bandwagon 😊

    1. shipperk says:

      Are you also a native of San Francisco Maya? This bandwagon is looking mighty awesome with the company thus far πŸ˜‰

  38. give my ovaries some rest my ladies!…….the cast is effing gorgeous….

    1. shipperk says:

      Just giving them some exercise before we aim for an explosion πŸ˜‰
      They are delicious aren’t they?

      1. understatement. You’re going for the kill,aren’t you?

  39. shamz94 says:

    Hey I’m having issues in posting my comment on meet the players 😭😭😭

  40. mayabhi says:

    So glad to see a new story from u guys.. Im intrigued and resdy for the journey..

  41. Jahin Tahsin says:

    That blurb is making me swoon .. waiting for chapter 1 already

  42. Priyanka says:

    Hello guys..i am new here….glad to be part of this journey…hoping to make lot of new friends πŸ™‚

  43. nzmonica says:

    After this teaser and the cast, you better not keep us waiting long.

  44. Choco_b says:

    Hey Girls 😁 the last journey in the Big Apple was done long after your words worked the magic!!
    This time from day 1 with favourite couple in a new city that I have never been toπŸ˜ƒ

    Looking forward to this awesomeness

  45. mermaid973 says:

    Ladies…Ladies… Ladies.. of all the places…

    I am super excited and doing a jig right now coz You are bringing Arnav and Khushi to my city <3……Can't wait for them to move to this city soon so I can eavesdrop on their rollercoaster journey towards happiness…….

    Now all that remains to be seen is which saga do you enthrall us with first and how soon πŸ™‚


  46. melsweets says:

    My S & K,

    Have I told you lately that I love you
    Have I told you there’s no one else above you
    Fill my heart with gladness
    Take away all my sadness
    Ease my troubles that’s what you do


    Now that Rod has delivered my feels to you, let’s talk about how fucking sexy this new blog is.
    It’s a crime that you’re not doing design K. Everything is always so beautiful and SEXY!
    I’m so fucking excited and hopefully this new story will bring back all our awesome PG sufferers. πŸ˜€

    Enough with the torture – start writing and posting pronto!

  47. ashu says:

    Excited for this wonderful story of my favourite couple ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  48. Ness says:

    Can’t wait to embark on this journey… interesting teaser

  49. bini says:

    Great to have you guys back. Story of my fav couple penned by amazing authors. Can’t wait to be a part of this journey.

  50. SPJ says:

    you both know well how to tease us… when will this summer start? Can’t we fast forward it? Eagerly waiting …

  51. kairaluv says:

    U r going to give me another story to obsess over ( after FWN) n i luv u fr that 😍 Delicious characters n mindblowing teaser. U always left us craving fr more n more. We are eagerly waiting for your update to quench our thirst with your intoxicating writing.

  52. Pujajk says:

    A teenie bit late to the party but very excited for this after FWN!

  53. aysemLDG says:

    After reading FWN, my expectation reached to its peak point for this new journey. I am truly, totally and madly ready for this new story which I am sure will be among my favourite stories, even before its completed or may I dare to say even before its started, taking your writing ability into consideration?

  54. gangard says:

    Have we not reached summer baby..Yet. It’s sweltering in Mumbai. Absolutely high summer. Please start the drums rolling. Pretty please

    1. SM16 says:

      Such impatience πŸ˜› It’s still spring here in California, we still have a few plot lines to iron out, will start as soon as possible.

      1. SPJ says:

        Can we send Summer from here…so we can ready and early update πŸ˜‰

        1. gangard says:

          Cute comment. Reflects my thoughts. I am sure you had written say the month July then your Chahney wale- those who – like you – would not have chewed your head. Well the price of fame πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜πŸ‘Œ

        2. gangard says:

          Hi agree with SPJ. Is summer in July? Please let us know.

  55. archmink says:

    Is it summer already ??
    I think this winter is dragging itself to taster our patient …

  56. gkapoor123 says:


  57. After having read FWN, look forward to reading your next story…

  58. hhope08 says:

    “If we own this ficverse, Laxmi Raizada would be the boss” this cracked me up. LOL. Looking forward to read yet another work of you guys :))

    1. shipperk says:

      I love it when someone catches the little details πŸ˜€

  59. pinkly007 says:

    Saw the Players, loved the Trailer and now I am waiting for more πŸ™‚

  60. sunaina666 says:

    Reminds me so much of FWN . Can’t wait .thank you for writing from your hearts and soul . It shows

    1. shipperk says:

      Different city, a whole new game of seduction πŸ˜‰

  61. sunaina666 says:

    Loved it

  62. gkapoor123 says:

    Hi waiting for you to start updating hopefully soon. ……..

  63. Sadia Ahmed says:

    Hi there. I just finished reading FWN. Beautiful story. You guys are amazing writers. Can’t wait to read it butwhen i try to click on meet the players or trailer page, it says page not found. Really want to read it.

  64. Ahem. Ahem.

    1. SM16 says:

      My lovely boss, ALL DAMN SUMMER

      Sigh… I know you gals are disappointed, we are too. But my overbearing schedule has drained the creative juices out of my soul. Adulting sucks at the moment.

      1. Damn. I am overusing the following meme. Adulting is sucking for me as well. I hope the gods of creativity and the gods of decent bosses becomes benevolent to my favorite girls. Take care of yourself!

  65. gkapoor123 says:

    Waiting for you to start sooooon………….

  66. Priya says:

    Hey there! When ll the journey start? I have been waiting impatiently clutching my ticket but no luck dammit!πŸ˜‚..pls update soon!!

  67. hhope08 says:

    Girls, we have been waiting since forever..
    where are y’all? y’all okay?

  68. stargaze16 says:

    Looking forward to this after FWN. Hope you start it soon

  69. ilfordian says:

    After reading FWN I am looking forward to read this story.

  70. ilfordian says:

    I have just started reading.But my comments are not appearing .

  71. pinkly007 says:

    Hey, please start the story soon. And I sincerely hope you are able to update the other stories too.

  72. Jduke says:

    Congratulations!!! Waiting for the infinite ampersand(s) fun to begin. Kudos to the effort you put up for creating the cast. I am already in love with saoirse.

  73. ArshiAddict(SI) says:

    What a delight to get a notification that promises hot hot romance, bromance and all other scandalous things not fit to be written in an open forum!!Hell yes ! Am waiting, all wet and quivering with anticipation 😚. despite the workplace being hectic and with the holy ramadan around the corner and there being NOTHING HOLY about your stories, i am shafted both ways it seems ! Sigh ! but the devil always wins and i am looking forward to sleepless nights! Welcome back my dearies πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

  74. Lavanya says:

    Looking at all the comments, i get that this is a story that i missed and getting to read it now.. cant wait for the journey to begin. A lovely combo of ASR and KKg is all i need… a

  75. Waiting…….
    To write my 4 lines once more!!!!

  76. Broknangel says:

    I cant wait to finally dig in..

  77. gkapoor123 says:

    All set to go waiting for another milestone from you soon….?

  78. Jduke says:

    Not sure if you got my comment πŸ€” πŸ™ƒ

  79. varnak23 says:

    Hello beautiful people ,

    I feel so privileged and happy to be part of this journey.
    Please invite me in . I really need some romance in my life πŸ™‚


  80. ArshiAddict(SI) says:

    What a delight to see a notification that promises hot hot romance, bromance and all other scandalous things not fit to be written in an open forum!!Hell yes ! Am waiting, all wet and quivering with anticipation 😚. despite the workplace being hectic and with the holy ramadan around the corner and there being NOTHING HOLY about your stories, i am shafted both ways it seems ! Sigh ! but the devil always wins and i am looking forward to sleepless nights! Welcome back my dearies πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

  81. Hail says:

    Can’t wait for the story to start

  82. sujata5 says:

    Wow…. Eagerly waiting for your brilliant writing girls….

    Bring it on and take us(me) on a whimsical beautiful journey….

    Waiting to be taken on a journey of love, laughter ,romance, hot sex and so much more…..

  83. I am very happy to see this πŸŽ‰
    Waiting to read it and what an amazing star cast and a beautiful city

  84. ❀️❀️❀️
    Waiting waiting to unfold

  85. sujata5 says:

    Wow….Waiting eagerly for the journey to start…

    You girls have have made my morning….. Looking forward to being a part of a journey filled with hot sex, romance , laughter and so much more…..

  86. shils28 says:

    Great! Waiting! ❀️

  87. ilfordian says:

    Thank you for bringing the story again.After seeing the cast ,can’t wait for the story to unfild.

  88. ipkkndasr says:

    So, I see that i am a little late. But as they say ” Better Late Than Never”. The trailer has already given me goosebumps. Looking forward to the magic that you are going to make from this one…

  89. ipkkndasr says:

    So, i see that i am a little late. But as they say “Better Late Than Never”. The trailer has already given me goosebumps. Looking forward to the magic that you are going to weave through this one…..

  90. mushmush2456 says:

    OMG another one?!! when is this coming alive?

  91. sujata5 says:

    hello Girls…

    Hope all are well in your world… Have been waiting for the journey to begin…..Hope you will take us on a ride soon….

    Please do not forget about your loyal followers…..

    Missing you and your stories……

  92. ThroughTheLookingGlass says:

    Ahhhh I just read all of your FWN in one sitting after stumbling on to the blog yesterday and then saw this. You are magicians, truly! The worlds you create and the characters that you build are so beautifully complex and believable! One of my favourite Arnavs so far in FWN (will also separately comment in detail in the Peanut Gallery there) but now THIS! Honestly, you guys are one of the best FF writers I’ve come across! Sending love x

  93. sujata5 says:

    Waiting…. Waiting…

    Hope all is well with you……

    Stay safe and stay blessed…..

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