Bharti was at Trends earlier than her usual time, in the conference room getting prepared for the presentation she worked from scratch since last night.She felt it wasn't as great as the first one for which she had avidly worked but it was rather too late to dwell upon it.Soon, the room was filled with the clients, board members, stakeholders and employees of Trends.Ash stood at the back while Gaurav stood by the right side of the room.He received an instant text from Ash and he smiled at her.However, right now, he was concerned for Mayank and Bharti's reputations.Bharti started off with the theme of "Fashion in Liberation" she thought of and went on with confidence.
Meanwhile, Armaan had rushed to Men's Universe.He kept his files and bag in his cabin and was about to leave but he bumped into Jiya and Mahi.
Jiya:Hi..What's wrong with you? Why are you sweating your head off??
Mahi:Is everything okay? ?
Armaan:Now is not the time for a chat..You girls carry on..
Jiya:Where are you off to? Bhaskar's looking for you..
Armaan:Tell him I'll meet him in 10 to 15 mins' time..Gotta dash!!(darted to the lift lobby)
Mahi:Oh damn!!I'll be right back, Jiya..Almost forgot something..(rushed and stopped the lift door) Heyy!!
Mahi:Yes and you're holding a Trends file..What are you up to?
Armaan:This is Bharti's file which I stumbled upon at Vinita's desk yesterday..
Armaan:Vinita is up to something and someone from Trends is helping her out..
Mahi:Who else can it be other than Ash, Armaan?(entered Trends)
Mahi:Maybe some meeting..Look!!
Armaan:The conference room, come on..
Ash was updating Vinita on her IM, talking about how the clients are questioning Bharti repetitively and she's dumbfounded by the limited amount of statistics that she's had to represent Trends with.Armaan and Mahi slowly blended in and saw the utter level of discomfort Bharti was experiencing.Mahi gestured to Armaan to move ahead and give Bharti the file.Armaan's progress towards Bharti not only shocked Ash but the rest of the clients and staff as well, especially Mayank and Gaurav. Mayank looked behind and his eyes stopped motion once he saw Mahi having come to Trends as well, exasperating him further.He turned back to witness Armaan and Bharti face-to-face.
Ash:We're so screwed up, Vini. . Armaan's here!!
Vinita:What is he doing there? Distract him, Ash..
Armaan:You're doing great, Bharti..Just don't panic and everything will be fine..
Armaan:Mahi and I have come here to help you out..I came here to return your file which I had stumbled upon at Vinita's cabin last night..I wanted to return this file to you before the presentation today but I was already too late..
Bharti:You expect me to believe that you didn't come here to witness the mockery I've established for myself, huh?
Armaan:Bharti, what are you saying? (Clients are speculating and discussing among themselves, putting Mayank in a queasy situation and Mahi moved forward)
Ash:Mahi is also here, Vini!! Ek aur musibat..
Vinita:Crap!! Ok Ash, it's time to assassinate Bharti's loyalty..Do it!!
Ash:Yes, that's right.. (voiced out) Armaan Sinha and Mahi Talwar..Mayank sir, these people are from Men's Universe!! What is going on? Is Bharti selling us out to Men's Universe?? (Armaan turned around, anger lurking from his eyes and Mayank was beginning to feel powerless) Mayank sir.. (walked towards him) How can Bharti's file be with Armaan? Is she trading our professional secrets and proposals with Men's Universe, the former company she used to work for?? (Shreya and Ishaan were puzzled)
Mahi was about to say something to Ash but Armaan held her wrist, gesturing to her to not say a damn word.
Bharti:Hope you two are happy now..You've got such a great timing.. (Armaan and Mahi turned to face her)
Mahi:Bharti, what are you even saying? He did this to save your reputation at Trends..
Bharti:Yeah right Mahi, I so believe you..
Mahi:What's wrong Bharti? We're both telling you the truth..Vinita is up to something..
Bharti:Just get out from here..You've done your part so leave!!
Mahi:Bharti, you've changed so much..
Bharti:Yeah, the change happened ever since I've joined Trends..Now leave; bring your colleague along..
Armaan:Mahi, let's go from here..There's no need to lose respect from a girl who doesn't care.. (left from there and Bharti wrapped up the presentation with Mayank's interference)