Armaan:(closed his eyes and a tear instantly fell on Payal's arm)Just stop it,Payal...Just STOP!!!!(Payal almost froze as she watched him gradually open his eyes filled with immense pain)I've had enough!!(took Payal's palms and cupped them with his palm)I've really had enough of waiting and hoping that somehow Bharti would recognize my love for her..Payal,she's never going to see it!!If she had not seen till now,how do you assume that she would,in the future??Every night when i reach home,i tend to fake a smile on my face and feign happiness in front of my Maa,whom i would never think of concealing anything from..Now,i've to hide my tears from her for i can't let her see me in this state..(turned away after releasing his palm from Payal's)Today,she vented her frustration on me,Payal..(looked at Payal)She doesn't need or want anyone in her life!!(Payal was shocked)She said that she had been alone since childhood and se staunchly believes that she's perfect just the way she is;carefree,independent and needs no one in her life..(turned away but Payal stopped him,placing her hand on his shoulder and pressing firmly)She'll never understand my emotions,Payal..You know something?I muster courage to face her everyday but whatever that happened at Nirvana today...
Payal:It's all beause of me.(Armaan turned around and saw Payal's eyes getting welled up)She never wanted to get married and i shouldn't have agreed and given consent to the idea of contract marriage and ruin your life..I should have just brought her away from home..And now i've even given you false hopes about rekindling your emotions..But i swear Armaan..Whatever i've written in the letter is what i've felt when i see Bharti nowadays,especially when i quiz her about you..I just feel so..
Armaan:Sshh!!Why are you taunting yourself,Payal??(wiped her tear away)This is neither Bhaskar's nor your fault..Do you understand??
Payal:(nodded as she looked at him)Please forgive me Armaan!!I really thought of helping you,inspiring you not to give up,like how i did to attain my love...
Armaan:Stop saying sorry,Payal..Your case is pretty rare as far as one-sided love is concerned but you know what i want right now?I want you to support and pray for me that i'll be able to lead a life of my own,with someone who loves me for who I am..I want to do this for my Maa,who's just worried for me although she doesn't speak about it since she knows how much it irritates me..Right now,i only have her in my life..
Payal:(sighed)Though i hate to say it,i'll respect your decision!!But grant me a permission to say this..
Payal:Your words just reminded me of Bharti..That right now,she's more concerned about Naina than anyone else in her life..
Armaan:You're forgetting a crucial person in her life right now..Her best friend and boyfriend,Mayank..
Payal:(thought to herself)Bharti,i'm so gonna kill you for putting you under your oath..
Payal:Haan..(hugged Armaan)Main chalti hoon,bohat raat bhi ho chuki hain,hain na??(withdrew from their hug)
Jiya:Armaan,woh..(stopped as she noticed Payal withdrawing from her hug)Hi Payal..
Payal:Armaan,main chalti hoon..Bye!!
Armaan:(held Payal's wrist)Payal,wait..I'll drop you home as it's pretty late..
Jiya:Payal,i tried calling you several times in the early evening..
Payal:Oh really??(Jiya could sense an inch of sarcasm in her tone)Sorry,my mobile batt got flat..
Jiya:It's..it's ok!!Armaan,you called for me?
Armaan:Yeahh i did..(just then Payal's mobile rang)
Payal:Hi Bharti,kahaa ho tum yaar??I'm in MU and so is Naina..You're at Niharika's place??(gestured to Armaanto excuse her and Armaan nodded)What time can I expect you?
Bharti:1 to 2 hour's time...Everything alright?
Payal:Yeahh,i'll talk..talk to you later..Bye!!(hung up)Armaan,i'll be at the studio to pick Naina up..She should be there with Raj!!(Armaan nodded and Jiya waved to Payal but got ignored by Payal as she left from there)
Armaan:Acha Jiya sunn..Jiya??(saw that Jiya was lost elsewhere and snapped at her)Kahaa kho gayi thi tum?
Jiya:Huh??Kahin nahin,tum bolo..
Armaan:Uss folder mein kuch photographs hain,woh Raj ko zaroor de dena..Aur agar Deepak ko kahin dekha hain toh usse keh dena ki woh kal jaldi aa jaaye..Bohat saara kaam padha hain,hhmm??(Jiya nodded half-heartedly)Jiya,bohat thak gaya hoon aaj aur main nikal raha hoon,hhmm?(Jiya once again nodded her head and Armaan started packing)By the way,is something wrong between you and Payal?
Jiya:Huh??Not that i know of..
Raj:Aur iss liye woh rajkumar ko ab tak koi ladki nahin milpaaya hai..(Payal heard Naina's giggles as Raj had narrated a story to Naina)
Payal:Ahem,kya chal raha hain?
Naina:Payal aunty..Woh Raj uncle mujhe kahaani sunaa raha tha ph..ph..photo ke baad..
Payal:Photo ke baad?(looked at Raj as she tried to decipher what Naina meant to say)
Raj:Photo-shoot,a mini one..
Payal:Raj!!Tumne isse bhi nhin choda..
Raj:Payal,both of us were bored aur iss liye thoda time pass ke liye..
Payal:(shook her head)Naina,kaafi raat ho gaya hai..Mama must be waiting!!
Raj:Uff,yeah..Your mama must be waiting...
Raj:Ek minute..How about if i drop you both gorgeous girls at home?
Payal:No thanks for i've gotten myself a sexy,dashing chauffeur..
Raj:Really??And it can't be Bhaskar of course..So who is it?
Armaan:Me of course,Raj..
Raj:Ahhh,of course..Waise Payal,Bhaskar's gonna be back by Thursday!!Isn't that great?
Payal:Armaan,chale?Come Naina..(Payal started walking off)
Raj:Ok,was it me or did she just seem so disinterested?
Armaan:It's not just you..Something's surely wrong an you talk to Jiya as well..She seemed a bit off track today..Kk main nikal tha hoon..Bye!!
Raj:Haan ok,bye!!(Armaan left from there)
Mayank parked his car and took his suitcase with him.Just then,he thought about whatever that had happened between him and Mahi.He knew that he shouldn't have dragged the entire scene but Mahi had left no choice and he just couldn't let her dominate him every time and hence things turned out as such.He did feel a bit regretful for whatever he had said.
"Ok Mayank it's not right but you don't have to worry about anything...I'm pretty sure Mahi or Sonali won't even utter a word to anyone and Bharti surely wouldn't say anything at all..I know her too well and i also know that Bharti will never fall in love with a guy like Armaan..He's just not her type!!Wonder what rubbish Mahi was thinking.."(unlocked the door)
Niharika:I'm in the kitchen...
Mayank:(placed his suitcase in his room and went to the kitchen)Kya kar..(stopped as he noticed Bharti)Bh..Bharti??Tum yahaa??
Bharti:Kyun?Koi problem hai kya??
Mayank:Nahin yaar,bas aise hi pooch raha tha..
Bharti:(looked at him skeptically)Kuch nahin..Anyways Nihi,main nikal thi hoon..Payal aur Naina bhi ghar pohanch hi gayi hongi..Bye!!
Mayank:(thought to himself)Yeh Bharti mujhe aise kyun dekh rahi thi??Kahin isne...(widened his eyes in suspicion)Nihu,i'll be right back..Just serve the dinner,k?
Mayank:Bharti!!!(went to talk to Bharti who was standing at the gate,waiting for an auto)
Bharti:Uff,yeh lo..Your ring!!
Mayank:Bharti,tumhe yeh lautaane ki koi zaroorat bhi nahin hain...This was actually a gift from me to you..It's not like i got engaged to you or something...
Bharti:Really Mayank?At the Trends success party,what were you doing then??Weren't you trying to make Mahi feel insecure??What were you even thinking??And by the way,when did this all start???
Mayank:Bharti,it's really not like what you're thinking...In fact,you..
Bharti:Mayank,you know what the staff at MU are talking??That you and I are a couple..You're the boss of Trends and i'm just a silly intern at MU..And then the whole grand success bash..And now i get to know about you and Mahi..I mean,seriously why the hell did you make things so complicated for yourself??Look,you keep this ring to yourself,hhmm??Do what you want with it..Ok,i didn't mean to offend our friendship in any way as you did..
Mayank:What did i do??
Bharti:You apparently hid this matter from me..Duh!!
Bharti:I obviously felt bad then..But you know what??I'm only earnestly happy for you,Mayank and even Radhika is!!I know this and i'm saying this from the bottom of my heart that she'll be so thrilled that her love has finally learnt how to move on in his life and find love in someone so special..Whatever we were doing,that is,trying to conceal from Nihi, was wrong and i just want you to open up to your dearest Nihu..Please do this for me!!!
Mayank:Bharti,there is no rush,alright??Right now i just...You know,Mahi and I just...
Bharti:Got started to know each other's feelings??(Mayank glared at Bharti and reluctantly nodded his head)I don't care Mayu,you've got to open this up tonight itself!!!
Mayank:No wayzz Bharti..Not tonight!!
Bharti:If you don't,then I will!!!And you know me,don't you??Once i decided to do something,i'll do it for sure!!
Mayank:How would i not know that,being your friend??
Bharti:Come on,promise me!!
Mayank:But you've got to keep this ring;it's a gift yaar...
Mayank:I promise you that i'll talk to Nihu,ok??Now,take this ring!!
Bharti:I'm not taking this ring,Mayu for now this right of your's belongs to Mahi..I'm not going to snatch this right from her so you better listen to me..(got into an auto)
Mayank:Bharti,can i ask you something??
Mayank:(thought of not asking at the moment)Never mind,i'll ask you some other time..Get going since Naina must be waiting for you!!(Bharti nodded and left in the auto)
Bharti sms-ed Niharika about the promise Mayank has made to her and wished all the best of luck in convincing Mayank to get married to Mahi as soon as possible.
Bharti's smile faded as she thought about what she had lashed out at Armaan today.She just got irritated by Payal's words and when Armaan had come in front of her today,she just vented out her frustration.She knew that she didn't do the right thing and she ought to be thankful to Armaan for having brought her home safely but somehow it seemed as though she couldn't see that part any longer.She just felt that tearing the entire night out of her life and make it disappear,just like how KK used to disappear after giving her an inch of her future days.
Bharti got down and paid the autodriver.As she closed the gate after having entered inside,she noticed Payal talking to someone.She kept walking inside until she realized that it was none other than Armaan,who was preparing to leave.Bharti looked intently at Armaan but just then,her mobile rang.Armaan watched her disconnect her call and Bharti simply went inside,mentioning to Payal that she doesn't want dinner and that she's off to bed.Armaan turned to look at Payal,gesturing her to smile and bid goodbye to her.
As soon as Armaan had left,Payal locked the door and decided to talk to Bharti for good but Bharti had already lied down beside Naina to sleep.
Niharika:Mayu,dinner is served..Where are you??
Mayank:I'm right here..
Mayank sat quietly across Niharika who busied herself,placing some chicken pieces on her plate while occasionally noticed Mayank watching her.
Niharika:What is it Mayu??
Mayank:Don't you wanna ask me anything??I assume that Bharti must have spilled everything to you by now..
Niharika:What are you even talking about Mayu??If you want to tell me something,just say so outrightly..You don't have to go and blame Bharti for that..
Mayank:You expect me to buy that Nihu??That Bharti didn't even tell you anything??
Niharika:Will you let me have my dinner in peace,Mayu??And if Bharti were to confide in me anything about you,i would have asked you by now...And since she didn't so-called tell me anything that you are saying she did,how am i supposed to question you about it??
Mayank:(thought to himself)Ok,what the..She's really confusing me now!!(just then Mayank's mobile rang and it was none other than Bharti and excused himself)What is it Bharti??
Bharti:(whispered while sitting upright on her bed so as to not wake Naina up)So,have you told Nihi??
Mayank:You know,if you hadn't interrupted me during my dinner right now,i would have told her...
Bharti:(grinned)Hehe..How am i supposed to know??In fact,i felt a lil suspicious about you that you might have easily forgotten about your promise and hence,this phone call!!
Bharti:Sure,waise i don't mind eavesdropping on your conversation with Nihi...
Mayank:Bharti,good night!!(hung up)
Bharti:Arre!!(smiled and hung up)At least,now i know that he'll speak to Nihi about this!!
Bharti had woke up much more earlier than Payal and got Naina ready for her play school.This just surprised Payal,who simply watched her from afar as if nothing had changed.What really amazed Payal was the fact that Bharti had even prepared breakfast after her morning run,which she had herself nagged Bharti to regularize often but Bharti just wouldn't listen to her and now all of a sudden,everything just changed.
Bharti barely spoke to Payal before leaving and Payal was about to ask her but Naina was getting late as well and hence she decided to postpone her questioning.
Meanwhile,Jiya was up,lying on her bed with her eyes open.She was still in deep thoughts,wondering what exactly was Payal's problem with her.She couldn't forget Payal's sarcasm last night and the way Payal kept rejecting her calls,increasing her assumption that Payal was definitely mad at her for some unknown reason.
Jiya tossed around in her bed and unlocked the keypad of her mobile to check if she's had any missed calls.And she was pleased that there were at least some missed calls but unfortunately there was none from Payal.It was from Sonali,Raj and Armaan.She sighed deeply and got up from her bed,heading to the washroom to have a quick shower.
Payal thought of going to Men's Universe to meet and talk to Bharti outrightly and get to know what exactly is going on with Bharti.
Bharti had been waiting for her lunch hour so as to catch up with Mayank at Trends.As soon as she heard the clock tick 12,she halted her work and excused herself from her discussion with Sonali and headed to the lift lobby.Sonali shook her head and smiled as she met Mahi.
Sonali:Hi gorgeous,kahaa thi ab tak??
Mahi:Matt pooch yaar...Let's just call it a rough day at work!!My meetings are getting cancelled and as for the meeting i just had,i seriously had enough of negotiating with the fashion designer of Prairez...Arrgghh!!I so need a break!!(did some neck exercises)Waise,where's Bharti??
Sonali:Off to meet someone..
Mahi:Even if i don't ask any further,you're gonna tell me,hhmm?
Sonali:She's off to meet your boyfriend!!
Mahi:Oh God,will you shut it??It's just so...Bleurrgghh!!Yikezz..
Sonali:(bursted out laughing)Hahaha,i never thought that a girl could say anything or even think as such of her boyfriend...
Mahi:He's not my boyfriend,alright??
Sonali:Kya kare darlin'?He's your boyfriend for now and you just can't do anything about it right now...
Mahi:Oh sure i can and i've decided...I'm going to tell Bharti everything today itself!!
Mahi:Yeahh,like duh,Sonu!!!You don't expect me to keep it to myself and just go on assuming that i'm Mr Sadoo's girlfriend...Of all people,that sadoo!!
Sonali:Mahi,i'm not stopping you right away but look at it this way yaar;we were trying to break Bharti and Mayank up and it did work..Why??
Mahi:Cuz Bharti thinks that both me and ..are in love...
Sonali:Gosh,i had no idea that you hate him to the extent where you don't even want to utter his name...Hhmm,we should find a code name for him which only both of us will recognize...Anyways,if that were to not happen last evening,we couldn't have broken them up...Isn't that what we wanted??To get rid of the hindrance in Armaan's love life??
Sonali:If you were to reveal all these right now to Bharti,then all our efforts would be in ruin...And Armaan would never be able to believe in love ever again,trust me!!We observe him every day na??We just want him to be happy and himself all over again..I might not have done this for anyone else yaar...I'm just requesting you to just keep it to yourself for now,if not for anyone,for Armaan's sake!!(Mahi looked at her blankly,letting out a deep,reluctant sigh as she opened Sonali's wrapped lunchbox)I know yaar,it's really hard but please,Armaan ke liye!!
Mahi:Ok,OK!!Fine...!!Ab yaha tum khud hi dekho..Yeh Raj bhi na,yahaa pe apna mobile chod kar chala gaya..Seriously he's so like Bharti at times!!Bata nahin woh kaise react karega jab usse bata chalega..
Sonali:Aww,his girlfriend has ditched him for a serious,anti-social element..Haha!!Ok,not really an anti-social element but a less frivolous,less jovial guy,hhmm??
Mahi:And someone who has a deep penchant for salads...Ew!!(Sonali just got amused by Mahi's expressions)Ab khadi khadi meri mu hi dekhoge kya??Aa jaao!!(Sonali joined to eat lunch with Mahi)
Payal reached and just then,Raj walked past her,only to realize that he had hit her slightly.He stopped himelf to apologize and just then,he simply smiled.
Raj:What a pleasure,Payal..I had no idea that i would get a chance so quick to flirt with you..
Raj:What a surprise indeed actually...Bhaskar's not back yet,Payal!!Are you missing him so much that you're coming back here as often as you can??
Payal:Raj,you're getting it all wrong...I don't always come here and that too for Bhaskar!!In fact,i'm here to meet Bharti...
Jiya:Heyy Payal..(smiled)Bharti's not around at the moment..She...
Payal:It's ok..(cut off Jiya and Raj too noticed the sudden change in Payal's tone)
Raj:Erm Payal,she should be back soon,after finishing her lunch...Why don't you take a seat in Bharti's cabin??
Payal:That's a nice idea..Thanks Raj!!You carry on...
Raj:Yeah sure..(Payal headed towards Bharti's cabin while he held Jiya by her elbow,heding towards his cabin where both Mahi and Sonali were having lunch)
Mahi:(gestured to Sonali to keep mum)Hey Raj,you left your mobile here..
Raj:Thanks Mahi!!(locked his cabin door)
Sonali:What's going on guyzz??
Sonali:Do you two need me and Mahi to leave??
Raj:Nope..Jiya,tell me what's going on...
Jiya:What,Raj?There is nothing going on,ok??(turned to go but Raj stopped her)
Mahi:Koi humein bhi bataayega ki kya hua hai??
Raj:Apparently there is something going on between Jiya and Payal..Been noticing it since last night and i wonder what's wrong..Jiya,why don't you shed some light on this??
Sonali:Jiya,you didn't say there was a prob...What..
Jiya:You guyzz recall that i was trying to call Payal several times at Nirvana Hall and then when you guyzz asked,i told you two that perhaps she might be busy or something??
Jiya:Well,it appeared that i met her at MU last night too but she was...a bit sarcastic,God knows why...I tried calling her when i reached home too but there was simply no replies.She just kept disconnecting my calls and today..Well,she just blatantly ignored me..
Sonali:As far as we do know of Payal,she's not like that...
Raj:Did something happen Jiya??That you can't recall??
Jiya:Why wouldn't i recall,Raj??It's not as if they're girls for you..That you forgot whom you had slept with or something??
Jiya:I'm sorry Raj..I'm just so pissed!!(Mahi gestured to Raj to let it be and calm down)
Just then,Raj's mobile rang.
Raj:Isse bhi abhi bajna tha..Hello??Who's this??What??Khabar pakka hai??Hhmm ok main bas abhi aata hoon...(hung up)
Mahi:Who is it??
Raj:Much as i will love to admire your possessiveness over me right now,I really have to go babe..
Mahi:(faked a grin)Funny...
Jiya:Raj,ek minute..Excuse us guyzz...(followed Raj ouside)Is that Khushi??
Raj:Hhmm yep..I got a clue and i'm going to meet her at Hotel Rhine..She just headed off there after her work at Trends for the day....
Jiya:(looked around to see if anyone was hearing her and Raj and spoke secretively)All the best,hhmm??(Raj smiled and hugged her)Kya hua tumhe??
Raj:I promise you i'll be back asap and get everything sorted out between you and Payal,hhmm??
Raj:You really know me so well,na??
Jiya:(smiled)And you know just how to make me smile!!Ab jaa...And please keep me updated and call me or Bharti if you need any help,k??
Raj:Will do..gotta rush babe!!See ya later!!(rushed from there)
~Some time later~
Bharti had returned to her cabin only to see her best friend having waited for her.Bharti smiled and hugged her.
Bharti:Had your lunch already??
Payal:Thought of having it with you but then since Raj told me that you had gone outside,i thought of having a quickie at MU Cafe itself while waiting for you...So where were you???
Bharti:Well,just nearby..So how did your day go??
Payal:It's pretty alright,Bharti but why the heck are you being so formal with me??
Bharti:What??Where am i being formal now??
Payal:Bharti,i know you since forever,alright??And i can really sense it in your tone...Since morning,i've been watching you..You went for a morning run and on top of that,you even prepared breakfast!!
Bharti:What's wrong with that??And by the way,weren't you the one who's always nagged me to wake up early and give you a break..And when i'm doing as so,why are you so aggravated??
Payal:Cuz it only gives me the one conclusion from your actions and that is,something has really happened to you!!What happened that you decided to act on what i say??
Bharti:Nothing's wrong Payal..
Payal:Seedhi seedhi tarha bataaoge ya phir main..
Payal:Really??In that case,you'll come with me right away and talk to Armaan!!
Bharti:What's wrong with you??Don't you know that i'm not..
Payal:That you're not done getting angry with Armaan??For your kind info Bharti,i'm fed up with you testing not only his patience but mine as well...Who the hell do you think you are Bharti???That Armaan's waiting for you to forgive him??(Bharti looked away)Why are you stealing your glance away from me for??You very well know that what you did last evening with Armaan at Nirvana Hall was not at all right...(BHarti was shocked and looked at Payal blankly)
Bharti:How did you...
Payal:I don't find it necessary to tell you how i got to know or my source...But just listen to me..You're going to apologize to Armaan right away and settle things once and for all!!(Payal held Bharti's wrist but Bharti pulled her hand away from Payal and turned away)What the...(stormed in front of her)
Armaan had just returned from his photoshoot when he noticed Payal talking to Bharti.He observed how both Payal and Bharti looked so frustrated with each other from the way Bharti had shoved Payal's hands away from her shoulders and wondered what was going on.He headed near Bharti's cabin and had eavesdropped on their conversation.
Payal:What the hell is wrong with you Bharti??Why did you shout at Armaan for,last evening??(Bharti kept mum)Who gave you the rights to tell him off;to tell him that you don't need him or in fact,anyone else in your life??
Bharti:Payal,whatever i said,was exactly what i meant to say to the truest sense..I don't need anyone in my life..What's so worng about what i said and why are you making this such a big deal??
Payal:Cuz it is,Bharti!!!I know you very well and just how much it is getting harder every single day for you to manage...And now this is your farewell week from Men's Universe,for God's sake..
Bharti:Why are you repeating yourself Payal??
Payal:Cuz it never gets stuck in your head the first time...How many times,Bharti??Just how many times do i have to tell you that Armaan loves you??
Bharti:He doesn't love me alright??
Payal:How do you know that..That he doesn't love you??
Bharti:Cuz i know,alright??And FYI,he was the one who always and mind you,who always takes decisions in a rash manner...He just wants to shout at me,break my friendship and then act as though nothing had happened at all...
Payal:And so now you're doing it to him??
Bharti:No,Payal...I'm not doing anything to him..You know why??Cuz it never had mattered to him in any way..He didn't care about my friendship with him and that's why he took it for granted..And now,i'm just ending everything so that he'll never get the chnce to ever hurt me again...Cuz when there's no friendship remaining,how can he hurt me in any way???
Payal:Bharti,don't you dare hide anything from me,alright??I am 100% sure that there's some other matter which you're hiding from me..Kuch hua tha kya??Aisi kya baat hai jo tum mujhse share nahin kar rahe ho??Bharti,tujhe humaari dosti ki kasam hain!!
Bharti:Payal,for the last time...
Payal:Bharti...Your tears tell me that there's something else!!!(wiped Bharti's tear)
Bharti:You're wrong Payal..Armaan has never cared!!He vented his frustration and it's done from his part..He never truly bothered to care if i was hurt...And to prove your illogical theory wrong,let me inform you that he's in love with Shreya and not me,get it??
Payal:Shreya??Ab Shreya kahaa se beech mein aa gayi??
Bharti:Beech mein nahin..Shayad main,mera matlab hain,meri dosti beech mein thi..
Payal:WHAT??(Armaan was shocked)Kya bakte jaa rahe ho tum??
Bharti:Kyun??Sachaayi bardaasht nahin ho rahi hai kya??
Payal:You're lying to me!!(turned away from Bharti)
Bharti:(went in front of Payal and placed her hand on Payal's head)I promise you Payal..I wouldn't lie to you!!He hid such a big matter from me cuz i'm no longer part of his life...I'm no longer his friend neither am i important to him!!There you go...
Payal:Wait a sec,Bharti...You're not talking to him because he hid this matter from you or because you're...
Payal:(let out a transient laugh)OMG!!Bharti,you're jealous??That's exactly what this is about,isn't it??
Payal:You're jealous,aren't you??
Bharti:(turned away)Are you out of your mind or something???I'm Bharti,alright??And i'm not jealous of anyone and there's no need for me to be jealous of anyone...Alright??(stopped as she saw Payal smiling winsomely at her)What??Just stop..Payal,i said stop!!
Payal:Someone's so jealous of Shreya..I don't believe this!!
Bharti:Give me one logical explanation,Payal as to why i should get jealous of Shreya who's in love with...With practically a boring guy like Armaan..
Payal:I didn't know that you could deny your feelings by interpreting a dashing fashion photographer as boring...
Bharti:Firstly,i've got no illogical,irritable feelings for Armaan,alright??And he's in love with Shreya,that's the second point...Lastly,i care a heck about him or whatever crap that happens in his personal or professional life,whether he moves on,progresses,achieves big whatsoever...Get it??And i hate him,you hear me Payal??I hate him!!
Payal:You don't hate him...In fact,do you know what your problem is??You're surrounded by negativity all your life and you've brooded over it and sunk yourself in it that you don't even want to give your life a chance to believe in...Why are you doing this,Bharti??
Bharti:Payal,just leave me alone,will you??Just like how Mr and Mrs Kapoor left me stranded throughout my life and got divorced after seeing me married,just leave me..No one can ever stay with me long enough for i'm born only to be hated for!!I'll be like this forever..So just leave me alone!!
Payal:Great..Fine,Bharti..If that's what you want,so be it but don't expect to see or even hear from me anymore since you want to be left alone...I won't come or even communicate with you through any means until you come and search for me!!And that will only happen after you talk to Armaan,get that!!This time,i'm really very serious;don't think that Payal's kidding and she'll come back home by the time you reach home..That's not gonna happen this time round!!(left from there without realizing that Armaan had been nearby hearing them all these while)
Armaan:(murmured to himself)Oh God,yeh sab kya ho raha hai??
Bharti:You know what,Payal?I don't need you either cuz i really hate Armaan...I hate Armaan..I HATE HIM!!!Yes Bharti,you hate him...i..do..hate him,na??Now,i surely do for he has come between me and Payal!!!Damn him..(Armaan felt extremely remorseful and went towards the lift lobby to catch Payal before it's too late)
Payal got out of the lift and met Jiya who looked intently at her.Payal ignored her and started to walk away but Jiya stopped her at a corner.
Jiya:Ok seriously this is not going to work Payal..What the hell did I do to you that you've got to treat me like dirt?(Payal just glared at her)Payal,i'm...
Payal:You're what,Jiya??Remorseful that you tried to...(Jiya was waiting for her to complete what she wanted to say)You know what??Just question your conscience and think about what you did in London,behind my back,with Bhaskar,hhmm??
Jiya:(was really confused)WhAt????Payal,what the heck did I do??
Payal:WoW Jiya,just incredible...You and Bhaskar are just brilliant in keeping secrets...Well,it's no longe a secret since i got to know what the hell's cooking between you two in London..So try this tactic with someone else,not me,hhmm??(stormed off from there before Jiya could really understand what was going on in Payal's head)
Jiya:What the...What did I doo????God,what the hell did i do??And that too with Bhaskar??Great..(looked up)Even You don't have an answer,do you??Great!!!
Armaan:Jiya!!(Jiya heard him pant)Ok,did you see Payal anywhere??
Jiya:(got agitated)She just left...(shook her head)
Jiya:What do you want,Armaan??
Armaan:What's wong with you??Why do you look so tensed??
Jiya:Nothing..Nothing is wrong,ok??
Armaan:Ok,chill Jiya!!I need to know where Payal has gone to...
Jiya:Why do you care about Payal so much now??
Armaan:Cuz i;ve come in between a deep friendship and i'm scared that the threads of the friendship between Payal and Bharti may rupture because of me!!!I really need to go;i'll talk to you later..Bye!!(rushed from there)
Jiya:What??Arre!!Great,even he's gone and so is Raj!!Talking about him,where the hell is he???(dialled Raj's number but he disconnected her calls)Damn you all!!!Well, don't need anyone either..Argghh!!(headed back to Men's Universe and came across Bharti)Heyy,you're stil around??
Bharti:Just about to go,Jiya..You're here too...
Jiya:Shall i drop you home??
Bharti:Actually Jiya,i'm not heading back home at the moment...I'm just having one of my mood swings...Because of some people!!
Jiya:Tell me about it!!I just got accused of having..I can't believe it yaar that of all people,someone would accuse me of having an affair with a married guy!!
Bharti:Oooo,that bad,huh??I know i dun ask you but...Wanna go for a drink to chill for a while??
Jiya:But what about Naina??
Bharti:Not to worry Jiya,Payal's headed home and she'll be there...And if there's any emergency,she'll give me a call!!
Jiya:Okie sure..If a drink can lighen me up,i'll surely come!!Let's go...
Bharti:I'll meet you at the carpark..Let me just pack my stuff,hhmm??(Jiya nodded and headed to her cabin as well while Bharti thought to herself)"Nah..Payal was just kidding,i'm sure...She can't leave me and Naina alone just like that!!Both of us know each other too well....She's always got my back and this time too she'll be there for me!!!"
~After some time~
Payal had packed her suitcase,thinking it to be Bharti.Payal had decided to show her suitcase and from that,Bharti would understand the gravity of their conversation at MU.However,much to her bewilderment,it was Armaan.His eyes focussed on her suitcase and back at Payal who grew anxious.Meanwhile,Bharti and Jiya were just getting started on their drink at Rheo Pub.
Payal welcomed Armaan inside while she locked the door.
Payal:(cleared her throat)Hmm,i'll get you something to drink..
Armaan:Payal,where are you going??
Payal:To get you a drink,Armaan...Would you like coffee??
Armaan:Payal!!You know what i'm talking about,don't you??What are you thinking??
Payal:Armaan,it's..You don't have to worry about any of this...It's between me and Bharti;you don't have to meddle in this..
Armaan:Of course i do...You are her bestest friend and now,you're ditching her??
Armaan:I overheard your conversation with Bharti at MU...What were you thinking??And you said you respected my decision of moving on...
Payal:Armaan,i totally didn't expect this from you!!
Armaan:Well,you can't blame me for i felt as if you two were fighting or venting out your anger on each other...Payal,Bharti loves Mayank..How could you forget that??
Payal:Armaan,for God's sake...She said she doesn't need anyone in her life...So how can she love Mayank??
Armaan:Payal,she was mad at me..And she's been like..
Payal:What?That she's been like this all the while...
Armaan:Payal,you yourself told me that she doesn't believe in love and it takes time for her...Perhaps she's just getting herself accustomed to her feelings for Mayank...
Payal:Armaan,she's got no excuse for not talking to you...Ok i understand that you were mad at her for she didn't inform you about Mayank proposing to her...But...
Armaan:You heard it right Payal..Bharti actually heard Shreya confessing her feelings for me and that's why i was telling you about supporting me in my decision to move on...
Payal:To bury your feelings for Bharti and to move on with Shreya??(Armaan kept mum but Payal looked intently into his eyes)