Mahi muttered as she entered her cabin,
"Iss duniya mein sirf ek Vedant Raiz toh nahin hoga na??I jaan..Par at least maine teeno baar ittefaq se hi sahi par Ved se almost takraaya tha..Aur.."
Sonali:There you are..(hugged Mahi and withdrew from their hug)Uss sadoo ne kuch kiya toh nahin na??
Sonali:Heyy,kya hua??Tum bohat parishaan lag rahe ho..Usne kuch kiya toh nahin na??
Mahi:Nahin,nahin..Aisa kuch bhi nahin hain,Sonu...Tu bewaja parishaan ho rahi ho..Woh sirf meri aur uske break-up karwaana chahtha tha.Aur plan ke mutaabik sab kuch ho gaya hain..
Sonali:Tab toh tumhe khush hona chaahiye..Now everything's sorted out and Mayank is outta your life!!(Mahi sunk down,settling in her chair)Kis soch mein dhoobi ho??
Mahi:Niharika bohat upset thi aur woh Radhika ke baarein mein bhi kuch bataane waali thi ki tab Mayank aa gaya aur woh ruk gayi..Woh alone baarein mein bhi koshish kar rahi thi lekin mujhe kuch samajh mein nahin aa rahi thi...Yeh sab kuch meri waje se ho rahi hain..Agar maine zorr nahin di hoti,toh..
Sonali:Tog woh Mayank apne manmaani karta rahega..Iss mein tumhaari koi galti nahin,samjhi??
Mahi:Baat itni bhi clear cut nahin hain,Sonu...Na jaane kyun aise lagne lagi hain jaise woh itna bhi sadoo nahin hain..Tum samajh rahi ho ki main kya kehna chahthi hoon??Uske zindagi uske ateet,Radhika,se juda hain aur mera bhi!!
Sonali:Tumhaari koi ateet nahin hain,samjhi tum??Khabardaar agar tumne ek aur lafz nikaal diya toh!!Uss kaminey ne tumhaari zindagi tabah kar diya hain aur aaj bhi tum uske baarein mein soch rahi ho??(Mahi recollected the painting at Mayank's place)Woh tumhaare liye marchuka hain,samjhi??
Mahi:(thought to herself)Yeh meri vehem nahin ho sakti ke Ved issi shehar mein hain...Woh painting zaroor ek sign hain!!
Sonali:Main kaam se baahar jaa rahi hoon..Tum alma dhyaan rakna aur main tumhe shaam ko milti hoon..(Mahi nodded;Sonali caught the lift with Raj and Jiya)Hi guyzz,where are you two off to??
Raj:I'm heading back home and she's covering for me after quite some time...
Jiya:Cuz of the emergency I didn't tell you about..
Jiya:Remmber the 12-month contract that he signed??Well,he kinda apparently broke the laws in the manner by personally arranging for the accommodation of Nidhi with Niyati and Khushi..
Sonali:But that's for Nidhi's safety,na??
Jiya:I'm just hoping that the client and their attorney and our attorney will come to a conclusion,in our favour..(the trio got out of the lift)
Sonali:Okie guyzz,I'll see you around..And Raj,if you do need my help in any way,do let me know..(Raj nodded)
Jiya:The first help you cam actually do is telling is what's going on between you and Pushpak..
Raj:Hehe,just ignore her,Sonu..Jiyaa,you offered to drop me home,remember??Chalo...(grabbed her elbow)Bye Sonu...
Sonali:Lo,ab yeh baaki reh gayi thi..Ab Jiya ko bhi shaq ho gayi hain aur woh sach jaankar hi rahegi..Sonu,be prepared to get beheaded by Jiya!!(left for her meeting)
~Few Hours Later~
Armaan,meanwhile,tucked the magazine in its pocket as the air stewardess brought food along the way.From a distance,he could hear Bharti talking to Naina.Much as he felt tempted to turn around and look at both of them and Payal,he recalled his conversation with the love guru,provided the experience he's got with the increasing number of flings.
"Armaan:Main plane mein baith chuka hoon aur tum mujhe ab bata rahe ho??
Raj:Dude,mujhe bhi abhi abhi bata chala hain..
Armaan:Maine...(paused)Maine bohat kuch bol diya tha Bharti se,uske ghar mein...I just don't get it!!!
Armaan:Hamesha aisa kyun hota hain Raj ki jab bhi main apne mann ki baat Bharti ke saamne rak tha hoon toh usse aur museebaton ka saamna karna padhthi hain???Maine apne aankhen bandh karke Jiya par vishwaas kiya tha par woh toh yaar waqt Bhaskar ke saath contact rak rahi thi yaar...
Raj:Dude,Jiya galat nahin hain..Tum sirf apne aur Bharti ke baarein mein soch rahe ho..Jiya ko yeh ehsaas ho gayi hain ke Bhaskar Payal ke liye kuch khaas plan kar raha tha aur shayad iss liye usne khushi khushi apne gaalon mein thappad bhi khaa li...
Armaan:Tumhe woh nazar aa raha hain...Lekin mujhe yeh nazar aa raha hain ke Jiya ke kaaran,Payal ki divorce ho sakta hain aur saath saath unn teeno ki dosti par bhi asar ho sakta hain...Jo main kabhi bardaasht nahin karpaaonga!!
Raj:Yaar,tumhaare har ek lafz se zaahir hain ke tum Shreya se nahin,Bharti se pyaar karte ho...I mean,how could I have not seen this coming??That you can barely move on...
Raj:No dude,you listen to me..Mere tarike ko agar tum aazmaaloge toh tumhe 100% success guaranteed hain..
Armaan:Oh hello,shut up..Mujhe koi tarika nahin chaahiye!!
Raj:Soch lo warna kya pata zindagi bhar paschthaana na pade..
Armaan:Is this an indirect curse??
Raj:Indirect blessing...Come on yaar,I can be love guru..After all,itna experience toh hain mujh mein..
Armaan:I can't believe we're even having this conversation!!
Raj:Pehla usool toh free.of charge hain...Sunn lo,implement karna chahthe ho ya nahin,tumhaari marzi...Ladkiyon ke peeche matt bhaagho,for example,jaise tum Bharti ke peeche bhaag rahe ho,hmm??
Armaan:Main bhaag raha hoon??Main??Ulta toh woh mujhse door bhaag rahi hain..
Raj:Wohi toh problem hain dude..Tum usse zaroorat se.zyaada attention seek rahi ho,jo usse bilkul bhi pasand nahin hain,aur parishaan ho jaati hain,tumhaare kaaran..Usse ignore karna seekho!!Jab tum usse ignore karoge,toh woh yeh zaroor sochegi ki tumhe achanak ho kya gaya hain..
Armaan:Don't give me the overdose of Kal Ho Na Ho,hmm Raj??
Raj:Kal Ho Na Ho??Oh hello,this is proven,alrite??Aur the toh mere saath bohat baar ho chuka hain..
Armaan:Bharti inn sabse alag hain,got it??
Raj:Acha???Bharti ladki nahin hain??
Armaan:Raj,juz shut up!!Main phone rake raha hoon..Bye!!"(pondered if he ought to implement Raj's first rule)
Raj:Thank you so much for waking me up so early to go to MU..Now,just leave,k?(glanced at his home and felt as though something wasn't right)Thanks for the ride aur ab tum niklo..
Jiya:Oh hello,mujhe toh andar aana hi hoga na??
Jiya:Baby-modelling contract and other associated documents,hmm??
Raj:Woh main tumhe baad mein doonga..
Jiya:Raj,why are you rushing me??And don't both of us know how long legal stuff takes??I'll come with you inside and...
Raj:No!!I mean...Look,I haven't figured where exactly I've kept them..
Jiya:Ok,then we'll search together..
Raj:Uffo Jiya,tum kitni badi deeth ho!!
Raj:I mean..Suno,main MU aakar tumhe doonga,pakka..Ab tum jaao!!
Jiya:Ek minute...Andar koi hain kya??Nahin,nahin..(shook her head)Subah toh koi bhi nahin tha..Toh ab Kahn ho sakta hain??
Raj:Tumhe nahin lagta ki tum kuch zyaada hi mere zindagi mein dhakal andaazi kar rahe ho??
Jiya:Excuse me??Mujhe haqq hain,alrite??
Jiya:I'm your best friend aur iss haqq se..
Raj;Issi haqq se ab filhaal mujhe thode dher ke liye aaraam karne do..Bye!!(shut his home door,hitting Jiya's nose mildly)Phew!!(dropped his coat on the dining table without seeing and dropped dead on the sofa)
Just then,he smelt something burning.He got up and freaked to see Niharika before his eyes with his burnt coat.He stood speechless,wondering what she was doing un his two-storey home,having his eyes fixated on her bouncy curls.He blinked his eyes in disbelief as she came closer to him.Just as he was thinking it was all a dream,he jerked backwards when the burnt area of his coat transmitted the heat to his arm.
Raj:Oh crap!!(grabbed his.coat and looked at Niharika through the hole)This is my new.coat,for God's sake..(threw it on the sofa)What are you doing here and how did you get in??And how did you get my coat in such a state??
Niharika:Woe,I so didn't expect that accusation from you after having cleaned your home and kept some.scented candles on the dining table..
Raj:Candles..They did this!!!What are you trying to achieve by doing all these??I'm keeping a distance from you and respecting your decision,Nihar...So what else do you want??You know what....I just can't get you!!!
Niharika:I've got nothing to explain,Raj..I'm leaving!!(left from there)
Raj:What the...Whatz her freakin' problem??If she wanted to leave,why bother coming??Itz not as if I asked her to come..What crap,Raj!!!
~Few Hours Later~
@London Airport(outside the loo)
Armaan:Oops..Heyy!!(Bharti hesitated to respond and left)Damn it!!How should I even start talking to her??(Just then,he noticed her talking to someone on her mobile)
Bharti:Sure I can catch Bhaskar at Ellington Inn??Alright,thanks!!(hung up)Bhaskar,ab tum mujhse zyaada door nahin chup sakte!!(Bharti paused as she was pulled to a corner by Armaan)
Armaan:Jo kuch bhi maine kahaa tha tumhaare ghar par,I mean..I'm sorry!!(Armaan realized Bharti was looking at his hand having grabbed her elbow;he promptly let go without her saying anything)
Bharti:Kyun?Tumhe apne dost ki parva tha aur mujhe apne dost ki..Toh sorry kis baat ki?Excuse me...
Armaan:Ab main tumhe kaise samjhaao??Jiya ko sab kuch pata tha Bhaskar ke ata pata ke baarein mein..Actually,baat yeh hain ki Bhaskar ne Jiya ko apne surprise plan ke baarein mein bataaya tha aur woh tabse chup thi...Mujhe yeh baat Raj ne bataaya tha aur woh bhi plane mein baithne ke kuch ghante baad..Par Jiya ko Payal ke divorce ke soch ne majboor kiya tha tumhaare ghar aane ke liye..Aur thappad bhi khaa liya Bhaskar ke liye..Taaki woh surprise aur uski vachan qaayam rahein...(Bharti closed her eyes in rage and opened them instantly)
Bharti:Iss Bhaskar ko toh main chodoongi nahin...Bata nahin kab sudhrega!!6 saal pehle bhi,jab tumhaare...(hesitated before resuming)Jab tumhaare ragging hua tha Excel College mein,mujhe daseek kar le kar gaya tha gaadi mein,yeh keh kar ki Payal hospital mein hain aur woh bhi critical condition mein...In fact,he picked up Payal along the way and brought us to Goa for vacation!!Can you believe him???(Armaan couldn't stop smiling)Do teen hafton ke liye!!(saw him smiling)Kya??Kya main joke sunaa rahi hoon jo tum hass rahe ho,huh??(Armaan shook his head)Ab bata nahin kaunsa surprise plan kiya hain usne par itna zaroor bata hain mujhe ki usse zorr ka jhatka lagne waala hain Payal ke divorce papers ke saath..
Armaan:Bharti,aise hi muskuraati rehna...I miss your smile!!(Bharti stopped smiling)
Bharti:Woh Payal aur Naina meri intezaar kar rahi hongi..(turned to leave)
Armaan:(hit his head)Duffer kahi ke!!Compliment Dena zaroori tha kya??An woh chali gayi hain..Par Bhaskar ka pata kaise chalega??Main bhi na!!!(got out of the airport and hailed a can,instructing the cabbie to take him to Ellington Inn,where he had stayed before on various occasions when he came to London)
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Jiya:Chal bata baat kya hai?
Raj:Tu phir se shuru ho gayi?
Raj:Armaan aur Bharti par give up karke ab seedha Pushpak aur Sonali par chance maar rahi ho??
Jiya:Idiot!!Pushpak,forget that i even asked you anything..Bye!!(left from there)
Pushpak:Raj,tumhe aisa kehna nahin chaahiye tha yaar...
Raj:Dude,just chillax..Yeh toh humaare beech aksar hota hain..Tension matt lo!!
Pushpak:Acha,theekh hain..Mujhe ek personal favour chaahiye tha tumse..
Raj:Mujhse??Look dude,i can't guarantee you anything here unless it is something within my capabilities..
Pushpak:Can you...can you...
Raj:Are you intending to doubt my potential??Cut the crap and come to the point,dude...
Pushpak:Can you find out where Sonali's staying??
Raj:WHAT??(Pushpak flapped his palms up and down repeptitvely)What do you mean?Aren't you two living together??(Pushpak kept mum)Dude,how long has this been going on??What happened between you two?
Raj:Actually nahin,i want the truth!!(Pushpak told him what happened and how Sonali's not even talking to him now)So you guyzz are on a break huh??I don't believe this crap!!You mean to say it's Sonali's fault,huh??
Pushpak:Yaar,maine aisa kab kaha??
Raj:Ok,toh yeh Aunty ka fault hain?
Pushpak:Heyy,tum Maa ko beech mein kyun laa rahe ho?
Raj:(got frustrated)Oh God,Pushpak!!It is either Sonali's or your mum's fault cuz apparently you were standing in the middle,in a neutral position,just doing nothing about it at all..Sonu chose the easiest way out and you let her do so and FYI,i'm not your private investigator,get it?
Pushpak:That's it Raj..I can hire a PI,can't i??
Raj:Are you nutzz or something??
Pushpak:Then what do you propose?
Raj:I'm not proposing anything...I can't believe that things change after you guyzz went on with the live-in status...Marriage is a big No-No for you guyzz..
Pushpak:Raj,just forget that i even asked...(left,disappointed)
Raj:Damn it!!(shook his head)What the hell...I should have helped him!!Pushpak,you caught me in the wrong mood yaar...All i'm thinking about right now is the effect of Mahi's and Mayank's break-up on Niharika..Gosh,i'm still thinking about her!!(recalled about how Khushi had screamed on top of her lungs,confessing his love for Niharika on his behalf)I care about her,damnnn!!!
Niharika:Mayank,jaldi karo na...(Mahi noticed a beautiful portrait of two lovers at sunset,on the wall)Mahi,chale??(Mahi didn't respond and Niharika went to her)Mahi??(tapped on her shoulders)
Niharika:Kya hua??Tum yeh painting dekh kar aise..Tum itni khoyi khoyi si kyun ho?
Mahi:Kisi ki yaad aa gayi thi..Yeh painting??
Niharika:Actually,yeh painting ermm..(paused to think)Yeh Riteish ka dost..Mujhe naam toh yaad nahin hain par Riteish ke sagaayi ke waqt,usne yeh painting humaare ghar par bheja tha..Par koi naam nahin likha tha,sirf ek annonymous chitthi tha..Jab Riteish aur Avni ko congratulate karne gayi thi,tab mujhe Riteish ne usse introduce kiya tha...Mayannkkk!!!
Mayank:Sorry...Woh kuch zaroori documents compile kar raha tha..
Niharika:Kitni baar kahaa hain maine tumse ki office ka kaam mere saamne matt laaya karo..
Mayank:Ab chale??Chale Mahi??
Niharika:Waise Mayank,tumhe yaad hain ki yeh painting humein kisne gift kiya tha??Woh Riteish ke engagement par bhi mila tha,Riteish ka dost...
Mayank:Woh...V...Ve..Vedant..Vedant Raiz,kuch aisa naam hain shayad..(Mahi was totally shocked)
Niharika:Mahi..Heyy..(Mahi breathed deeply,calming herself from within)Tum theekh ho??
Mahi:Yeahh,bohat dher ho gayi hain na...Chale??(Niharika nodded and she locked her home before heading off in Mayank's car;Mayank dropped her off at the saloon after which he drove to MU)
Mayank:(thought to himself)Bata nahin ki uss painting mein aisa kya khaasiyat thi jo Mahi disturbed ho gayi thi aur tab jab maine Vedant Raiz ka naam liya tha..Par main kyun yeh sab soch raha hoon??
Mahi:(pondered)Niharika ki perception kuch zyaada hi sahi hain..Maine aaj tak apne ateet ko nahin bhulaa paayi hoon toh Mayank kaise Radhika ko bhoolega??Aaj phir se meri ateet mere aas paas bhadak rahi hain..Avni ki engagement party par aur mall mein bhi maine Ved ko hi dekha tha...Woh iss shehar mein hi hain!!
Raj:Sorry yaar Pushpak...I was quite in a different mood..
Raj:Tum Sonali se pyaar karte ho?
Pushpak:Woh kehte hain na,zindagi ki mushkilein pyaar ke sang aasaan hone lagte hain??
Raj:Aur yeh kis idiot ne kahaa hain??Zyaada sa zyaada complications badh jaata hain pyaar ke waje se..
Pushpak:Tum yeh sab iss liye keh rahe ho kyunki tumne abhi tak sacha pyaar nahin kiya hain..
Raj:Acha??Agar tum itna hi chahthe ho Sonu ko,toh phir usse jaane kyun diya??
Pushpak:Tumne doosra kahaavat nahin suna hain?
Pushpak:Letting go of your love and if your love is true,she'll return,etc,etc...
Raj:Ahhh...Doosra Armaan banne ki koshish kar rahe ho?
Pushpak:Armaan?Kya matlab hain tumhaara?
Raj:Ermm,woh..Kab tak break lena ka iraada hain,huh?
Pushpak:Mujhse kyun pooch rahe ho??Jaakar ussi se poocho na..
Raj:Kyun?Tumne hi toh jaane diya tha na...Arre,agar pyaar kiya hain,toh mard bann!!Uske dil waapas jeeto..Apne pyaar ke liye lado!!!Lekin nahin...Tum toh mummly ka laadla ho na..Jo unki baat kabhi nahin thaaloge,chahhe sahi ho ya buri aur inn sab mein bhugh thega kaun??Mere dost,Sonu,huh???Kitna kamzor hain tumhaara yeh pyaar....
Pushpak:Mera pyaar kamzor nahin hain,alright Raj??
Raj:Acha???Saabit karke dikhaado tak jaakar maanunga...
Pushpak:Deal!!(left from there)
Raj:Chalo,iska kaam toh ho gaya...Ab bas yehi dua hain ke Armaan bhi wohi karein jo maine usse kahhaa tha karne ke liye..Bharti ke dil mein jagah paane ke liye yeh pehla shuruvaat hoga!!Ek nayi shuruvaat!!!
~Basement of MU Building~
Mahi realized that she has reached the basement and she saw Mayank glaring at her.
Mayank:What exactly are you waiting for?
Mahi:I'm sorry...Woh...Don't mind me asking..(paused for a while)Niharika had talked a lil about Radhika..I..(hesitantly resumed)Could i see her photograph?
Mayank:What makes you think that i carry her photograph everywhere with me?
Mahi:I just thought that since you have the habit of talking to her when you're alone,i assumed that you'd carry her photograph with you..
Mayank:I do,for a fact,but i don't intend to show it to you for it's none of your business...So now,if you may..
Mahi:I'm sorry;i didn't mean to intervene but before i leave,this is my card..If you ever needed someone to talk to,you could contact me...
Mayank:Why would i contact you,when i have Niharika and Bharti by my side??And even if they are not,i'll sort my worries and probz on my own...Why would i bother you,after all these meshwork of misconceptions and ugly publicity??Take back your card...
Mahi:I'm just trying to help..
Mayank:I don't need anyone's help,especially your's!!No offence intended...
Mahi:Fine!!!Just to let you know,i'm trying to extend my gesture of friendship to you but i guess some people are just meant to die alone!!Whatever yo just said has surely hurt me and i'll never forget it!!(got out of his car and walked away)Sadoo kahi ka!!Main itni achi banne ki koshish kar rahi hoon aur woh hain ke..Hum dono ke ateet bohat gehre hain aur main sirf dosti ka haath badhaana chahthi thi par nahin..Usse toh sirf apne gham mein dhoobna hain..Par uske saath aisa kya hua hoga jo woh chupaana chahtha hain aur dhabaa kar rakhna chahtha hain apne dil mein??Main bhi kaisi kaisi baaton mein khoyi hoon..Mujhe uss sadoo se kya lena dena??(recollected the painting and the mention of Vedant Raiz's name as she entered her cabin)
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Alisha and Sanjana went to meet Dr Graham personally.They were allowed to enter but Dr Graham gestured to them to take a seat each while she attended her call.
Dr Graham:Yes Mayank,you're Bharti's friend,right?
Mayank:Yeahh..I'm her close friend..Actually she asked me to pass a message of her's..
Dr Graham:Hmm,what is it?Actually i've been waiting for her reply..
Mayank:She's gone to London due to personal matters..
Dr Graham:Personal issues??She didn't address any of them to me..
Mayank:Actually she was in a rush today and hence she couldn't inform you..
Dr Graham:Go ahead..What's the message??
Mayank:That she's willing to head to London for the attachment programme..(Mahi closed her eyes and shook her head,as she recollected having discussed her fears with Sonali)But ma'm,I have a proposal fo you..(Mahi opened her eyes)
Mayank:I've offered her a job in Trends and it's a very promising one indeed,that of an Assistant Editor..(Mahi glanced at him in amazement)
Mahi:(thought to herself)"Wait a sec..Isn't that what Gyaan was applying for??(remembered sneaking at and snooping about his and Vinita's cabins a few weeks back)OMG...If Mayank is offering Bharti the job,then she'll surely accept the job and stay here!!"(smiled widely at the thought and continued listening)
Dr Graham:You mean,in your fashion magazine??But i'm really sorry,Mr Mayank Sharma..She has already been selected and is one of my promising candidates..
Mayank:But Dr Graham,is it possible if she could work here for a month or two before heading there for the training??I mean,this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her..It would be a great asset for her career to get kick-started!!I can vouch for that since a lot of her colleagues from Men's Universe had written testimonials about her,which is truly encouraging..
Dr Graham:Has she agreed to your offer?
Mayank:She hasn't,as of yet, for she was pretty much in a dilemma,choosing between my job proposal and the training programme,which she had been waiting eagerly for,since months..She told me she'll be back in two days but i thought of contacting you and discussing the official matter with you first before coaxing her..
Dr Graham:You're such a manipulator,Mr Mayank Sharma..You called me so that you could withhold my best candidate to work with you,hmm??Give me a day to think about it and i'll let you know!!
Mayank:Hmm alright..In any case,you have my number..Thanks for hearing me out,Dr Graham..Bye!!(hung up)Mahi.listen..It wasn't right of me to drag you from the airport like that..I'm sorry but my only intention was to get you to come with me for i needed you at my place when i was going to talk to Niharika about our break-up!!
Mayank:Yeahh!!In fact,i'm going to talk to her right now but please don't mention anything about the reality of us not being a couple in the first place..In fact,i was just going to go with the differences in priorities,worhaholic natures and no proper communication between us..Come!!l
Mahi:(murmured)Gayi bhains paani mein...And here i thought i could ask him about what Dr Graham said..(Mayank knocked on the glass window,breaking the chain of her thoughts and she got out of the car and Mayank rang the doorbell)
Mayank:(Niharika opened the door)Nihu,are you going somewhere??
Niharika:Uffo Mayu,yeh kaisa sawaal hain??Kaam par jaa rahi hoon aur kya??Arre Mai,tum yahaa??Kaise??
Mayank:Airport par mila tha..Niharika,baith jaao..Mujhe tumse kuch zaroori baat karni hain..
Niharika:Huh??Niharika??Kuch serious baat toh nahin,Mahi??(Mayank locked the door)
Mahi:(glanced at Mayank)Woh darasal...
Mayank:Main bata tha hoon Nihu par tumhe mujhe promise karni hogi ke chaahe kuch bhi ho jaaye,tum mujhse ya phir Mahi se naaraaz nahin rahoge aur tum yeh baat maturely handle karoge...
Niharika:Mayu,tum yeh gol gol baatein kyun kar rahe ho??
Mayank:(knelt dwn on his knees before Niharika)Baat yeh hain ke Mahi aur mere beech..(paused)I mean...Hum dono ne bohat socha,humaare alag priorities ko lekar..Tum toh jaante ho ki main kaam mein itna ulaj jaata hoon ke kabhi kabhi tumhaari calls return nahin karta hoon aur naahi ghar aata hoon..Aise mein,mere aur Mahi ke beech yeh communication ka deewar khada rahega har waqt..Aur tumhe toh bata hain ki communication zaroori hain ek successful relationship ke liye..
Niharika:Tum dono...You guyzz are breaking up??(Mayank held her palms but she withdrew them instantly and stood up and away from Mayank,trying to grasp what he exactly said seconds ago)OMG!!!!(felt her head throbbing)But both of you love each other...I mean,things can work out,right Mahi??No,this can't be happening...
Mayank:(shook her)Nihu,get a hold of yourself!!You've got to understand and take this maturely..I know you want me to settle down in my life..But i guess the relationship..(glanced at Mahi) that i share with Mahi is a complicated one and it's best if it's kept as an incomplete one!!Some love stories are never meant to be,Nihu and you've got to accept it,for my sake,hmm??
Niharika:(her eyes were welled up)And i thought my Mayu has found his life partner once again..(hugged her brother intimately and Mahi,then realized that her eyes got welled up as well,surprising her)
Mayank:Heyy,what is this,Nihu??Bharti told me that you're way more mature than me and here you are,crying...(Niharika instantly wiped her tears and withdrew from Mayank's hug)
Niharika:Who told you i was crying??Bharti is so right!!Now,you go ahead and get dressed..I'll get all of us a coffee each..
Mahi:Nihar,it's totally ok;i'll get going..
Mayank:Mahi,have the coffee..I'll drop you at Men's Universe..
Niharika:Come Mahi..(started to boil water on the stove and turned around)Is it because of my sudden announcement during the dinner,Mahi,that you two decided to break up??
Mahi:No...No,Nihar..It's nothing like that!!It's just crazy..I mean,i never get the time off my hectic schedule and neither does he..
Niharika:Can't you prioritize?Isn't your relationship important at all??
Mahi:To be frank Nihar,both of us barely got to know each other and we're both not ready for a deeper level of commitment as of yet..I'm afraid it's just not going to work out!!I guess we're still stuck to each other's past and are not ready to move on!!
Niharika:Are you talking about Radhika??How Mayank talks to himself,when he justifies,stating that he's talking to Radhika??
Mahi:Initially it creeped me out when i had heard him at one of the social parties..But then i didn't ask him anytihng further,for it is his past and i didn't want to..
Niharika:Radhika's the best thing that had happened to him in his entire life..I had only met her like five or six times since i was abroad,busy with my work and studies..I only came over to Mumbai during parts of my vacations..But..(tears streamed down her cheek)
Mahi:The coffee..(switched off the stove and wiped Niharika's tears)Is everything ok,Nihar??
Niharika:I can never forgive myself for not being there for Mayu when he needed me the most!!I was abroad and he almost fell into trauma when Radhika passed away but had Bharti not been there,he would have killed himself,committed suicide..Bharti's a guardian angel in our lives and she had called me up and i tried to reach as soon as possible but i had to choose my examz over my Mayu!!Bharti was equally devastated for Radhika was her support system and yet she couldn't save her..Bharti not only had to console Mayu but she had to console and comfort me for the remorse and the gult that was apparently embedded deeply within me..Now,i'm ever so thankful to her for having brought even an inch of a smile on my Mayu's face..Mahi,mere Mayu itna bhi bura nahin hain...
Mahi:Main jaanti hoon,Nihar..
Niharika:Then why are you...(paused)I'm really sorry..I'm not trying to compel you or anything but it's just...How do i make you understand??(fidgeted)I've got not much time or else i would hav handled myself better...
Mahi:Not much time??For what???
Niharika:Nothing Mahi..Have your coffee!!
Mahi:What is it,Nihar??(just then,Niharika started coughing badly and Mahi instantly poured a glass of water for her and helped her out while she noticed Niharika grab some pills and eventually she was alright)
Niharika:Ohh,i was unwell a few days back,so these are just some antibiotics,that's all...
Mahi:Are you sure??
Mahi:I'm sorry Nihar,that things didn't work out...
Niharika:Ahh..I can't say that i forgive you but it'll take some time for me for this revelation to sink in my head..(wiped her tear)Promise me something...That if Mayu faces a problem in his life when i'm not around,you'll be there for him!!
Mahi:I...I...I promise!!But why are you saying such inauspicious things??I mean you're always there for him..
Niharika:That's the deception that i've been facing for the past few months...
Mayank:Nihu,mere red tie kahaa hain yaar??
Niharika:Uffo Mayu..Mahi,main bas abhi aayi..Coffee peeyo!!!
Mahi:Hmm ok..(got confused over Niharika's words about deception and the promise she had just made to Niharika)Woh aisi baatein kyun kar rahi thi??(took a sip of the coffee and looked around before checking the name of the pills which Niharika took and instantly kept it away as she saw Niharika and Mayank coming downstairs)
Sonali:Sorry yaar..Traffic bohat tha..
Sonali:So,what's the emergency??
Sonali:Before that,tell me something...What are you two doing here??I mean i heard everything from Armaan last night about what had happened between you and Payal and Mahi and I had personally asked Raj to take some days off since he's feeling quite low since the departure of Nidhi...
Jiya:I had to bring him out from the dark...He wasn't answering any of my calls and was sleeping away...He's in a mess!!
Jiya:He didn't have to say anything but his house just gave it away...
Sonali:Let me get coffee for all of us..And wake him up!!If Amarjeet saw him like that,then we all know what can possibly happen..
Jiya:Well,it's still quite early and he's not here yet..
Sonali:I'll be right back with the coffee...
~After some time~
Sonali:He hasn't woken up yet???
Jiya:He won't wake up like that...Just look at what i'm gonna do..(took a cup of coffee and gently took Raj's finger and dipped it in the cup of hot coffee)
Raj:Ouchhh!!!!Owwww...(shook his finger repetitively)Jiyaaaaa,you idiot!!!Aise koi uthaa tha hain kya???
Sonali:Good morning!!What the heck are you doing here when i told you to take some days off??
Raj:Ask her..She dragged me all the way here...
Sonali:Spill it then,Jiya...
Jiya:Whatever you've heard from Armaan...It's all staged!!
Jiya:Sshh,mellow your expressions,for God's sake!!!Actually Bhaskar had contacted me via SMS last night a day earlier...That he's planned a surprise for Payal,which he wouldn't tell me either...But all i know is that it's a huge surprise for her...And he's...
Raj:Excuse me..What did you just say??You mean to say you got slapped by Payal for no reason...Aise hi???
Sonali:Ohh crap!!!!What the heck have Mahi and I done???Damn it Jiya,couldn't you have told us earlier???
Jiya:Ok,what's wrong Sonu???(Sonali told Jiya and Raj what she and Mahi planned)
Sonali:Arre,maine toh socha ki iss tarha Armaan aur Bharti ke beech ki jo dooriyaan mit jaayenge..Aur saath saath Payal aur Bhaskar ke bhi patch up ho jaayegi..Par mujhe kahaa pata tha ki yeh sab kuch ek drama tha??Aur asliyat kuch aur hi hogi???
Jiya:Sonu,look...I only talked to Bhaskar yesterday..You can say it's staged in a way but for a good reason..I mean,it wasn't intentional..And how was i supposed to know what you had planned??Ahh,Armaan didn't want to wake me up and tell me where he was going,now i get it...If he had,i could have cancelled his trip!!
Raj:Oh really,Jiya??You could have??I mean you would have??It's kinda hard to believe since i thought you'd be the first to push him to Bharti...
Jiya:Raj,stop it!!!I won't push him to Bharti any longer,especially after trying my best at Goa..(Raj gestured to Sonali to look at Jiya)I've given up on Bharti for good and my dearest frind deserves so much better than her..!!(Sonali raised her eyebrow whilst Raj almost choked)
Sonali:Serious??I mean,i've been hearing this thing about Goa but tell me,what exactly happened in Goa,hmm??
Raj:(tapped Jiya's back and shoulders)Come out,i say..Come out!!
Jiya:What the hell,Raj??What are you doing??
Raj:Get me my Jiya back..She wouldn't even think of giving up on Armaan and Bharti at all,even if God were to intervene!!(Sonu got amused)
Jiya:Tu kyun hass rahi hain,huh??Aur Raj,tum..Paagal ho gaye ho??
Raj:Paagal nahin hua hoon..Bata nahin kitni bar maine tumhe samjhaaya hoga par tumhe toh hameshaa apne manmaani karni hi thi aur hameshaa unn dono ke peeche hi padhe the..Koi dual personality toh develop nahin kiya tha na Goa mein??
Sonal:So this was the emergency??(murmured)Bata nahin woh Mahi abhi tak uss sadoo ke saath kya kar rahi hain..
Raj:Mahi abhi tak Mayank ke saath hain??(stifled his amusement)
Raj:No,i heard something happened in the lift till evening..And someone was supposed to feed me the details!!
Sonali:Ab mera mood bilkul bhi nahin hain..Excuse me!!(dialled Mahi's number)Hello??Kahaa ho tum Mahi???Don't tell me ki tum abhi tak uss sadoo ke saath ho...Kab se main tumhaari intezaar kar rahi hoon MU mein..Mujhe bilkul bhi acha nahin laga jab woh tumhe daseet ke uske gaadi mein lekar gaya..I mean,how dare he just shove me away,drag you from you the airport,huh???I was about to follow his car but i had to come to MU for an emergency....Hello...Are you even listening to me,Mahi???
Niharika:Ermm Sonali,right??Hi,this is Niharika!!
Sonali:Niharika???(Raj stopped sipping his coffee upon hearing Niharika's name)
Niharika:Ermm Sonali,Mahi washroom mein hain..Aur main Mayank ke bartaav ke liye maafi maangna chahthi hoon..Mujhe nahin pata tha ki Mayank aisa kuch bhi karega par mujhe ab yakeen ho gaya hain..Ki shayad mere Mayu ab tak mujhe khush karne ki chakkar mein tha..
Sonali:(thought to herself)Yeh Niharika kya bole jaa rahi hain??
Niharika:Shayad meri inn aankhon ne dhoka khaa liya tha...Maine hi usse zor diya tha shaadi karne ke liye..Par meri iss faisle ke waje se maine Mayu aur Mahi ko itna dukh diya hain...Ki aaj main apne aapko sambhaalna bhi mushkil mehsoos kar rahi hoon..
Sonali:Niharika,tum yeh...Kaisi mushkil??(Raj got concerned but just then he received Armaan's call and excused himself for a while)
Niharika:Sonali,Mayu aur Mahi ne break-up kar liya hain..(inhaled deeply)Aur mujhe laga tha ki Mayu ko phir se ek maksat mil gaya tha jeene ke liye..(turned around and saw Mahi)Actually,achi baat hain...Kam se kam ab Mahi ko mere sadoo Mayu ko jhelne nahin padegi,lo Mahi se baat karlo..
Sonali:OMG yaar..Finally sadoo ne kar dikhaaya hain apne kamaal!!I'm so thrilled yaar...Aren't you??I mean,you must be so relieved by now!! Chutkaara mil hi gaya,by God!!Arre,bas main hi bolti rahungi kya??
Mahi:Hmm,totally Sonu..Par samjhaa kar,jab tak main MU waapas nahin aati,tab tak..(Raj got back)
Sonali:Yeahh,ok whatever yaar but i'm so thrilled!!In fact,if i had known what Mayank's intention was,i wouldn't have intervened yaar..I would let him take you,in the first place..Now you're totally free from this fake relationship,all thanks to Mayank..I need to apologize to him,actually,for misunderstanding him..And we'll treat him,on our behalf,what say??
Mahi:Main filhaal phone rak thi hoon..MU mein baat karenge,hmm??
Sonali:Alright,jaldi aana..(hung up)You guyzz won't believe this!!(told Raj and Jiya everything about Mahi getting stuck in the lift with Mayank and meeting him at the airport,ho he dragged her from the airport and now their relationship is finally over)I'm so...(Pushpak came and her smile vanished)Guyzz,i just recalled some important work to do..Gotta go!!(left from there without even looking at Pushpak)
Bharti's mobile rang as Mayank browsed through some magazines and voiced out to her.
Mayank:Bharti,your mobile's ringing...
Bharti:Uffo Mayu,pick it up..I'm coming..
Mahi:Heyy Bharti,it's me Mahi..Sorry yaar itni raat ko phone kar rahi hoon par baat hi kuch aisi hain..
Mayank:God,this is unbelievable...
Mahi:Mayank Sharma??(checked her mobile twice and resumed talking)
Mayank:Yeahh,pretty much and here we're talking again..
Mahi:(murmured)I don't believe this!!Bed ke kis side se uthaa tha maine aaj jo iss sadoo se baar baar baat kar rahi hoon??
Mayank:Seriously you should really consider covering the part of the receiver which i can hear so clearly..
Mahi:You know what?I didn't cover it on purpose..
Mayank:How would i know,Mahi?The only thing i've gathered is the fact that you tend to pick fights with me and i get to be blamed by Bharti..
Mahi:You think i care?
Mayank:Seriously,i don't care either...
Mahi:What are you doing with Bharti's mobile?
Mayank:She's with me at my place but she's in the washroom...Bharti!!!
Mahi:How is that even possible??She was at her place an hour back..
Mayank:Do you mind?
Bharti:Heyy..What's up,Mahi??(heard Mahi's voice on the loudspeaker mode)
Mahi:Hi Bharti..What are you doing at the sadoo's place??
Bharti:Sadoo,huh??Is that the cute nickname you have for him?Now,don't be jealous for i'm here to meet my friend...
Mahi:Now why would i be jealous??
Bharti:According to Payal's love theory,any girl in love will feel jealous over the girl spending more time with her love..
Mahi:You're his dear friend,Bharti so why would i mind?Anywayzz,i called with an important info about Bhaskar!!
Mayank:Now,how is that even possible when Bharti herself couldn't find him??
Mahi:Mr Mayank Sharma,jus like you've got a bunch of informers,so do I...(Sonali got amused,hearing Mahi)Bharti,believe me..3 hours back,he had sat on a plane to London!!
Mayank:Yeahh right..And why would he go to London right now instead of solving his own marital problems,hmm??
Mahi:How am i supposed to know??I just wanted to inform Bharti,that's it...Bharti,the next earliest flight is at 9 am tomorrow...I..
Bharti:Mahi,thanks a tonne!!This is indeed perfect...I can bring back Bhaskar,solve their problems and head off to London too..Amazing!!
Mahi:Bharti,you're having a double trip to London??
Bharti:Oh yes Mahi,i forgot to inform ya...I'll be heading to London with Alisha and Sanjee for the training attachment programme...I got selected!!Okiezz,bye!!
Mahi:(sounded dull)Bye!!(hung up)
Bharti:What are you looking at me for,Mayu???
Mayank:You gotta be kidding me Bharti....We're not done!!!First,you've already forgotten my problem as well as my work proposal for ya...
Bharti:I haven't forgotten anything Mayu...I just don't think i can fit in Trends and that too as an assistant editor...Look at my qualifications,for God's sake...
Mayank:Look,i can talk to your supervisor and get the training needed here as well,Bharti....I really need you here!!
Mayank:Ok,serously what are you running away from??I've ben noticing you ever since i've mentioned Goa...
Bharti:Nothing...It's just your illusion,Mayu...
Bharti:I can't tell you,alright??
Mayank:Right,so i was right...Something did happen and you just don't wanna tell me....If you'll tell me,i'll let you go to London..
Bharti:You won't let me go in any way,right???Whether i tell you or not,you are just adamant on wanting to know...Well,i met Armaan and Jiya by coincidence at Goa...
Mayank:Armaan....Why does Armaan have to come into our problems,Bharti??
Bharti:What do you mean??What did he do to you??
Mayank:Well,FYI,he threatened me to not break Mahi's heart or i'll be messing with him...You know,along the lines of me blackmailing him not to hurt you in any way before.....
Bharti:What?When did you??I don't believe you,Mayu!!!!You know what??Now,i'm not going to help you at all...This is ridiculous!!!!
Mayank:Bharti,woh sab toh beeti baatein hain na...Please!!!!
Bharti:Mayank,tum achi tarha se jaante ho ki mujhe yeh programme kis liye chaahiye...Sirf graduation ke liye hi nahin...
Mayank:Bharti,mujhe bata hain...Aur iss liye main tumhaari madat karna chahthi hoon...Mere liye aasan nahin hain mere aur Radhika ke relation ko bhoolna...Bharti,main aur chup nahin reh sakti...Mahi aur mere beech kuch bhi nahin hain....
Bharti:Kya??Par tumne toh abhi abhi kaha tha na ki tum dono ne abhi tak break up ke baarein mein sirf soch rahe the...
Mayank:Uss din jab tum achanak se mil gaye the toh mere mu se kuch nikal gaya aur tum kuch aur samajh the rahe..Aur upar se Mahi aur Sonali aur Jiya yeh chahthe the ki mera aur tumhaare break up ho jaaye..That's why i played along with the misunderstanding...
Bharti:You're still not over Radhika?There's nothing between you or Mahi??
Mayank:You got it right...Plus Niharika got this from you and with time things just got even more messier...
Bharti:Wow...First,Payal's thinking of divorce,then comes Bhaskar's news of heading to London and finally your revelation that you're not at all in love with Mahi....I'm just wondering why i'm not getting a panic attack by now!!!
Mayank:Bharti,i'm so sorry...
Bharti:Just shut up,Mayu!!!Main Niharika ko kaise...Kya samjhaao usse??
Mayank:Just don't let her know that there was nothing between us....Just inform her of the break-up;i promised Mahi that i would break her and me up asap!!!
Bharti:Aur uske baad kya,Mayu???You told me she's bent on getting you married....
Mayank:Look,i don't want to get Mahi into any more mess....
Bharti:Fine,i'll help you and not let Niharika know anything!!
Mayank:Is it a lot to ask if you solve my problem first???
Bharti:I swear i'll kill you...
Bharti:Nope!!!Payal and Bhaskar comes first...And i promise you that i'll solve your problem before leaving for London,alright???
Mayank:Do you really have to go???
Bharti:Sshh...Let me see what i need to do right now....I can't possibly go to London without Naina....And i can't leave Payal in this state either....I need someone else to go in my place and bring Bhaskar back!!Bhaskar's not like me to run away from any miseries...There must be a reason for him to be in London...
Mayank:Wait a sec..I know someone who's in the immigration department...I'll call him and check it out...
Bharti:Do that immediately!!
Bharti dialled Amarjeet's number and attempted to find out Bhaskar's whereabouts and if he were sent on yet another business trip but her guess turned out to invalid and Bharti hung up.The only lead she's gotten is from Mayank's friend that Bhaskar got a first class ticket and the next earliest flight to London is 9am the next day.
Bharti:Wait..What are you doing?
Mayank:Sending him my details for the London trip tomorrow...
Bharti:(stopped him from typing any further)No,don't do that..I've got a better plan!!
Mayank:But you just told me that you wanted me to cancel my appointments and go...
Bharti:Yeahh but i think it's better if Naina,Payal and I go and meet Bhaskar personally...
Mayank:But you don't know where Bhaskar will be,unless....Hold it!!
Mayank:Hold on...(talked to his friend and hung up after a while)Well,one of my informers,is in London..He'll help follow Bhaskar but before you ask..(took Bharti's mobile)I'm sending him a photograph of Bhaskar!!I'll give him your contact number and he'll text you of Bhaskar's whereabouts..
Bharti:Wait..In that case,i'll need to inform Payal of this short trip to London,not to meet Bhaskar,of course but just to divert her attention elsewhere..Let me just call her up..
Mayank:Yeahh you do that...I'll be right back!!
Sonali:Finally,our plan is going to work..
Mahi:Duffer,don't you realize that in the midst of uniting Payal and Bhaskar,Bharti's gonna head to London??
Sonali:Apparently Mahi..She has to go,na??
Mahi:Don't you understand??She got selected for the training attachment programme in London!!
Sonali:Uffo,it's not as if she's never going to return to Mumbai yaar...
Mahi:She's going away from us,Sonu and that is something we've gotta accept and that includes Armaan as well..Hence there is no point...
Sonali:She won't be able to go once everything gets resolved between her and Armaan...
Mahi:Sonu,we are no God to play with their lives..If nothing has worked till now,then there's no hope!!And i just don't know how Armaan's going to take it..Guess i've become so attached to her friendship in such a short span of time that..
Sonali:Yaar,she can never go far from us..We'll talk to her once she's back with Bhaskar and Payal,hmm??Plus,we'll head early to the airport as well...
Mayank:So what did she say?
Bharti:Thank God she agreed..It'll surely shift her mind for some time before she meets Bhaskar!!Plus,it'll be a short trip for Naina as well..
Mayank:Your princess's pretty lucky by the way,having frequent travels..
Bharti:So toh hain..Meanwhile,you'll talk to Nihi,k?
Bharti:Trust me Mayu,she'll feel so much better if you were to tell her personally instead of me and bring Mahi along too..Nihi will surely understand!!She's mature enough..
Bharti:Mayu,trust me yaar...
Mayank:Fine,on one condition!!
Bharti:Oh God..No Mayu!!!Not the job,please!!
Mayank:What are you running away from,this time round?
Bharti:Nothing...What are you...
Mayank:So,what's stopping you from accepting my job proposal??
Mayank:That's not even an excuse..In fact,you ought to be grateful that i'm kickstarting your career for ya..
Bharti:I know Mayu,but i got selected for the programme in London,remember?
Mayank:Ohhh....Darn it,na Bharti?But you know what..I can talk to your supervisor,Dr Graham and convince her..
Bharti:Nahh,that' not even necessary..I...
Mayank:What happened in Goa,Bharti?Ohh,don't give me that look of your's...I've spilled my beans and now it's your tur!!!And i've been noticing that ever since I've mentioned Goa,you just turn your face away,whch makes it so apparent that you're hiding something...
Bharti:The same root of the problem in our lives at the moment...I met him and Jiya at Rohan's wedding..
Mayank:Armaan??What was he doing there??
Bharti:Some exclusive outdoor photo shoot...Rohan invited him and Jiya and they came..
Mayank:So,what's there to hide?
Bharti:Damn it,Mayu!!I just wished i knew about Payal's problem way earlier..At least,i wouldn't have made such a BIG mistake in my life...
Bharti:Armaan and I..(paused for a while)We kissed...It was an unintended,brief moment and nothing else!!
Mayank:Bharti,how could it just happen?And you're only telling me about it now???
Bharti:Look,i've not told anyone anything and i just wanna forget the whole icident..I've told him to stay aay from me for good and that we can no longer b the kind of friends we used to be..
Mayank:And how did he react?(Bharti kept mum)Look Bharti,i really don't think that he would have taken it the way you would have wanted him to..But tell me something...Are you......in love.....with him???
Bharti:(answered him abruptly)NO!!No wayzz,Mayu!!I'm not in love with anyone,alright?
Mayank:Wait a sec..You're refusing my job proposal because you're running away from Armaan??From facing him??You're actually letting him decide your career??
Mayank:Don't shout!!Why is he important to you,Bharti??(Bharti turned away)Bharti,look at me and tell me what's going on...
Bharti:He loves me but i don't,alright??I care for his happiness for at one vital phase of my life,he had helped me,be it out of revenge,but he did help me via the contract marriage..I don't know how many times i've broken his heart by pretending to be unaware of his emotions towards me but now because of this stupid mistake of mine,he feels as though i'm...I'm just trying to push him away from me,my life and my past!!!
Mayank:Bharti,don't you realize somethnig by now??The more you try to push him away,the more closer he's getting to you and your thoughts!!
Bharti:I've been fighting this emotion for months and yet i don't have a solution..
Mayank:Leave it to me;i've got a perfect solution for ya..Trust me,you'll be grateful to me!!For now,go and get some rest..We'll wake up early,pick up Payal and Naina along the way to the airport,hmm?(Bharti nodded and slept in Mayank's room while he slept on the sofa)
Mayank was at a registration counter with Payal and Naina while Bharti excused herself to the washroom.Just across the counter distant from that of Mayank's,stood Mahi and Sonali.
Mahi:(grabbed Sonu's T-shirt)Oh crap!!What is Mayank doing here??
Sonali:Where??(Mahi gestured to her to look across)Yeahh,why is he here??(walked as she got the boarding ticket for Armaan as she walked off with Mahi)
Mahi:Payal aur Naina bhi hain saath mein..Toh phir Bharti kahaa hain??Kahin Mayank London toh nahin jaa raha hain,huh?
Sonali:Let's wait at the departure gate for Armaan..What's taking him so long??
Mahi:He's coming..Heyy,look...Bharti's coming out of the washroom..(stood stunned as Bharti bumped into Armaan and fell into his arms)
Bharti saw Armaan gazing intently at her and she abruptly stood upright,taking a few steps behind.She looked to her sides.Despite his questioning if she was alright,Bharti turned away and rushed from there without turning back.
Mahi:Sonu,you still think there's any hope left?
Sonali:We'll talk about this later..Hmm come!!
Just then,both Mayank and Armaan came face to face with the boarding tickets.Mayank was surprised to see Armaan with Sonali and Mahi.
Armaan:Mahi,i can't reach Maa..Do me a favour;pass this note to her,hmm?(Mahi nodded)Chalta hoon..
Mayank:Hey you guyzz,,(looked at Payal and Naina)Have fun,k?(hugged Bharti and murmured)Remember what i said,Bharti...Leave your prob to me;it'll be solved just like that..Don't worry so much!!Keep me in the loop and thank you for coming over last night..(withdrew from his hug)
Bharti:Naina,chale?(Naina planted a kiss on Mayank's rigt cheek and forehead before waving to him and Armaan)Chalo princess..(waved to Mahi,Sonu and Mayank before leaving)
Mahi and Sonali were about to go whe Mayank voiced out to Mahi.Mahi glanced at Sonali and raised her eyebrow,looking at her blankly before he stood before her.
Mayank:Where is Armaan headed to?
Mahi:Why???Didn't you ask him??(waved to Armaan one last time before he advanced and Mayank then realized)
Mayank:He's heading to London??
Sonali:What's your problem,Mayank??
Mayank:Damn it!!Don't tell me that he's going there in hopes of meeting Bhaskar...
Mahi:Of course,he is..What's your problem,huh?
Mayank:(murmured)Crap!!Bharti's plan might get foiled and Payal may figure everything out ahead of time..I need to text Bharti about this!!(SMS-ed Bharti instantly)
Mayank:Ek minute..I don't wish to delay anything further,Mahi...
Mayank:Come with me..
Mahi:Excuse me?Where to??
Mayank:My place..We need to talk!!
Mahi:Oh hello,I'm not coming anywhere with you,alright??
Mayank:(looked to his left and right before staring right into her eyes)Don't!!Don't make me compel you to bring you with me,alright??(Sonali was stunned)
Sonali:(stood before Mahi)How dare you talk to her like that?(glared at him)
Mayank:FYI Sonali,this is between me and Mahi,so stop meddling..(shoved her aside)
Mahi:Don't even think about it,Mayank...Who are you to shove my best friend??
Mayank:Come with me and you two don't have to create a scene by defending each other...
Mahi:You want me to come with you?Fine!!!First,apologize to Sonali!!
Mahi:You heard me..(Mayank glared at Mahi who stood firm;without thinking twice,he held Mahi's wrist and dragged her along with him and Mahi kept looking back to Sonali who was totally shocked)Chodo mujhe...(her cries fell on deaf ears as Mayank pushed her inside the front seat of his car and drove off while Sonali was too late to reach her best friend)
Sonali:I'm not letting her go alone with Mayank!!!(got inside her car and headed to Mayank's place)
~After some time~
Sonali received a call from Jiya from MU.
Jiya:Sonu,where are you?
Sonali:Somewhere out,Jiya..Need anything?
Jiya:Raj and i might need a HUGE favour from you..We're both at MU..
Sonali:Both of you are already at MU?
Jiya:What do you mean by that??
Sonali:I mean,Armaan told us that you were totally disturbed last night and i too expected Raj to take some days off,as he seemed quite low ever since Khushi and Niyati left with Nidhi..Anywayzz,how can i help?
Jiya:Could you reach MU asap?
Sonali:Is it really urgent?
Jiya:Yeahh,or else i wouldn't have disturbed ya..
Sonali:Am on my way..Cya!!(hung up)Damn it!!I just wish Mahi reaches MU asap!!I won't spare that idiot if he harmed her in any way!!!