Mahi quickly got out of the auto.Having rushed to the lift lobby,her heart raced.She was going crazy.She was lost.So much so that she didn't realize that her hair was still dripping wet.She didn't wait.She rushed upstairs but just then,her heels broke and she fell flat on the ground,letting out a loud scream.
She felt even more uglier by the number of people who watched her one instant and by the next few seconds,just left her on her own without offering any help.She was surprised but really pissed with herself for being so oblivious.She never wore heels for work!!!
She took off the other heel and picked herself up and gradually paced herself,walking towards Alisha.Alisha informed her that both Vedant and Mayank are under observation.
Alisha:You didn't come then,Mahi..What made you come?
Mahi:I needed to face my past.I needed to give a piece of admonition.Sometimes i just want to give myself satisfaction by killing him but I'm leaving that to God.I never would want to get my hands tainted with his blood.
Alisha:Mahi,i need to apologise to you.I had no idea.Seriously,not until i heard from Bharti and Sanju..They saved me from a heartbreak but i just can't imagine how he effortlessly weaved a web of lies.Gaurav and he seemed close and i trusted Gaurav like a mentor but everything has gone awry nowadays...Hey,I'm sorry k?
Mahi:Yeah,whatever.. (pushed the door after the doctor came out)
Alisha:Mahi,that's Mayank's room.I mean,aren't you meeting Ved first??
Mahi:Oh yes,i was confused(blinked her eues in disbelief and rushed in)...Excuse me!!!
Ved was slowly gaining consciousness,Mahi realized.She turned away,not knowing how to exactly voice things put.Here she was,in front of her past,face-to-face.She had to get past him and move on,as per Sudha's guide.Just then,Ved held her wrist and called her.Alisha.Alisha's name rung in her ears loud and clear,enraging her so much that she turned to look straight in his eyes.
Mahi almost strangled him but she soon felt someone at the door.Ved was extremely shocked to see Mahi.He just observed her face.Nothing seemed different to him;she was just like how he had left her.Despite the accident,he flashed his smile at Mahi,who was unsure of her own reactions and expressions.She can't be defeated by his misleading charm.
Ved:Mahi..Wow,how are you?
Mayank:She's excellent by the way..
Mayank:Shocked??You sadistic moron,you expect her to be still waiting for you like a hopeless romantic,living a life full of fantasies after whatever you and your family have done?? (Mahi just watched a bruised Mayank vouch for her.In fact,she unknowingly interlocked her fingers in his)But you are way too late to realize that she now belongs with me.If you think that she has come to see you,then you're so mistaken,you fool. (Ved kept looking at Mahi who gave him the assurance further that she had moved on in her life)Mahi,it's your turn to speak . I'll be waiting for you outside.
Mahi:You heard him,didn't you?I am his world now.But i can't let you go off so easily after hurting another innocent girl like Alisha.You forged a relationship with her and this time,you've got to pay.(turned around and Alisha came forward)I think i am going to watch and enjoy this,Alisha.
Alisha:(smiled widely and turned to see a drowsy Ved,who began to realise he had been drugged)Yes sweetie,you're gonna spill everything to me.Now.What was all the drama for???
Ved:To get closer to Bharti.To destroy any possible evidence that she could be having against Gaurav or Sid.They killed some friend of her's,i accidentally overheard his conversation and had confronted him about it.But Alisha,our meeting at the pub was a total coincidence.I swear. (Fell unconscious as Alisha further injected the remaining drug intravenously into his system)
Alisha:I'll take care of him,settle scores with Gaurav as he schemed to kill Radhika.OMG!!!Where's Mayank??
Mahi:I'll go check on him. (Went out and saw Mayank trying to get a glass of water with difficulty and she went to help him,having held his waist and suppported him till he sat down)
Initially both of them felt super awkward but they both knew that they had to break the silence,almost killing them inside.
'Ok,what was that all about,inside?'
Both of them looked at each other and smiled.They both uttered the same words at the same time.This time,they didn't vent out their frustrations.They almost sang in harmony had it not been for the awkwardness which kept on persisting in their hearts.
Mayank:You were getting plain scared of your past.You were feeling intimidated by his presence,letting your inferiority set in.After all you've been through,i couldn't let this happen to you,no matter how you and i are. (Mahi just kept gazing at him and he noticed and snapped instantly)Mahi,what's going on?
Mahi:You literally spoke my heart and perhaps i needed that.I least imagined you to be the guy who would attempt at mending my heart.
Mayank:Whoa,huge words,Mahi!!Stop,k?Remember how we vented out our frustrations at each other??We can keep it that way.. (laughed but stopped as his head and shoulder hurt)
Mahi:Heyy you ok??Can i do something to help??
Mayank:God,i need to get away from you or else I'll be having dreams about you,probably nightmares of an angelic Mahi..(just then,a nurse called and Mayank slowly walked away)
Mahi gleamed at the compliment.As soon as she came back to earth,she realized Mayank was gone.She forgot to ask him about Radhika.Or stop him for that matter.
Both of them tried to contact Bharti and their colleagues but no one could reach her.It was so weird.Weird that Mayank could be a rash driver.Weird that no one could reach Bharti. 'Nah', Alisha sighed as she looked at Mahi.
Alisha:Either her mobile got flat or she switched it off on purpose..Nothing atypical of her!!I'll bring Ved to my place and he'll be taken care of.
Mahi:Are you sure?I mean..He's..
Alisha:Mahi,you go to Mayank's place and talk to him.Maybe he has a clue of Bharti.
Mahi reached Mayank's place.She was surprised that he didn't wait for her to ring the bell.He was looking much better than her visit to the hospital.He snapped at her.
Mahi:Ermm hi??Mayank,won't you invite me in?
Mayank:Not keen on doing so...why??
Mahi:Mayank!! (hit his shoulder mildly)Is that how you're going to treat me...You...Am i disturbing you and some white collar professionals here??(Mayank excused himself,gesturing his team to wait a lil and nudged Mahi,bringing her to a corner)What's wrong?
Mayank:Mahi,what is the matter?
Mahi:Mayank,i want to talk to you and it's rather personal. (Mayank began to wonder if it was how he had saved her from Ved from further humiliation and started worrying)You know what?I'll talk to Nihar and when you're done,you can come up!!
Mayank:But she isn't here.
Mahi:(raised her eyebrow)I saw her wet slippers.. (saw Mayank turning away from her and she gently walked up the stairs)What is wrong with him??(knocked and upon opening,saw an annoyed Niharika with a drenched Raj,much to her bewilderment)What the hell!!! (Shut the door)What's going on?I thought you two broke up??
Niharika:Thank God you're here.Will you do the honours of explaining to this desperate idiot to get out from here?He climbed up the ladder to meet me..I just can't believe his nonsense.
Raj:Hold it.Mahi,you're here to meet Mayank,right??
Raj:Yes,go on... (liked the fact that he made her speechless)You were at the hospital,weren't you??You met Mayank there and...
Mahi:Yeah so?I met Ved as well...And that's nothing new for you but what are you doing here now?Are you out of your mind?Mayank might come up anytime after his meeting...
Mahi:Err...You didn't know??
Niharika:After he came back from the hospital,i had specifically warned him not to strain himself or host any legal meetings with his advisors of any kind.I don't know what's been running in his mind ever since Bharti has broken their pact of friendship. (Rushed towards the door but stopped to face Raj)You...Yes,get out from my home before i come upstairs.
Raj:So much for trying to redeem my love for her.I love her,Mahi and you girls know it well.She does too but something is wrong somewhere...
Mahi:Sure...In your cuckoo brains,that's where!!Stop distirbing her,k?If Mayank got to know about your love,he's gonna butcher you up dude..
Raj:And that's why i need you...Why are you here exactly?
Mahi:I wanted to see how Mayank was doing..He had been badly hurt and i just..but you have to forget Niharika!!Mayank won't approve of you of all people,for his beloved sister...
Mayank:What's going on,Mahi?I didn't know you had company here... (Mahi and Raj's eyes opened in shock as they gradually turned towards Mayank and Nihar who stood clueless)
Preview:Alisha reveals facts about Gaurav's whereabouts to Mahi who informed Bhaskar.Bhaskar finally comes face to face with the alleged Bharti's lookalike.He was shocked to find out it was ______!!!!!