Suhani calls Ankit.
Ank : Suhani please, I don’t want to talk.
Suh : Not anymore. You made me swear that I shouldn’t call you till Soumya’s marriage got over and now it is over.
Ank : Ohk, how is she?
Suh : She is happy, her dream came true.
Ank : And mine, remained as dream forever.
He became silent.
Suh : Please talk to me.
Ankit took a deep breath, and then started to speak; actually he kept his mind in front of Suhani. He told her how miserable he felt. He talked for hours.
Ank : Oh my God. It is 2 in the morning.
Suh : Really?
Ank : It is high time, get some sleep.
Suh : But…..
Ank : Don’t think about me. Go and sleep.
He disconnects the call.
Suh : God !! Why? He is very miserable; please don’t create one side lovers. Please don’t put anyone more in his situation.
It is morning. Dadi goes to Yuvi.
Dadi : Are you about to leave?
Yuvi : Yeah Dadi, it is almost time.
Dadi : Beta , it is almost a month now, I need to know your decision tomorrow.
Yuvi : Dadi, that, yeah fine.
Dadi : Good. I will inform Punkaj that we will visit them tomorrow and I need to know yours and Suhani’s decision.
Yuvi: Ok Dadi.
Yuvi goes to Sharad.
Yuvi : Sharad Dadi needs to know my decision regarding marriage.
Sh : Are you going to tell her?
Yuvi : I have to. I will meet her in the evening.
Sh : Ok, all the best.
Yuvi smiles and leaves.
Dadi calls Punkaj and tell everything.
Punkaj : Suhani…..
Suh : Yeah Papa.
Pun : Beta, Birlas are coming here tomorrow, they want to know your decision regarding marriage.
Suh : Ok Papa.
Yuvi calls Suhani.
Yuvi : Hi.
Suh : Hello.
Yuvi : Did Dadi call uncle?
Suh : Yeah.
Yuvi : I have to talk to you in person before tomorrow.
Suh : Ok, evening after work?
Yuvi : Sure, I will meet you in park, our first meeting place.
Suh : OK.
She disconnects the call.
Suh : Yuvi sounded wired, something like he is tensed. Don’t worry Yuvi; I know you failed to find your life partner in me. Please don’t be sorry for rejecting this proposal, I am sure that our friendship will last and that is what I want.
Yuvi : God, how will I tell her, I am seriously worried about your reaction Suhani, but come what may, I will tell you about my feelings.
Both leave for work.
Suh : Hey.
Kas : Hey.
Suh : Birlas are coming home tomorrow, they want to know about our marriage. Yuvi want to meet me before that, so I am going meet him in the evening. He sounded tensed, I think he don’t want to tell me directly that he is rejecting the proposal.
Kas : I doubt it, I still feel he loves you.
Suh : You are mad.
Kas : Maybe, anyway call me after you meet him.
Suh : OK.
Kas : (thinking) I am almost sure that he will propose you Suhani.
Yuvi waits for Suhani.
Suh : Hi, I am sorry that I got late.
Yuvi : It’s ok.
Yuvi looks worried.
Suh : Hey, you don’t have to be sorry. I know that we can’t get married, you might not have felt me as a girl, and it’s perfectly ok, because everybody feels the same. Chill now.
Yuvi : ( speaking fast) No Suhani, I not just felt you like a girl, but you are the most beautiful girl in my life. I love you.
Suh : Stop acting!!
Yuvi: I am not acting, I am dead serious.
Suh : Now, Yuvi it is enough.
Yuvi : Suhani please. I am NOT joking, look at me, do I look like joking?
Suhani looks at him. His eyes told her that he is not lying, that he loves her!! But that exact thought was indigestible for her. She looked at him, hoping him to laugh at any second and say that he fooled her. She wanted to be fooled, because this being true is unbearable!! But he didn’t. She looked miserable.
Yuvi : I know how you feel.
YOU DON’T. She shouted, but no voice came out, she was numb by shock!! She looked pale.
Yuvi felt miserable seeing her.
Yuvi : I am sorry Suhani, but I couldn’t help it. I don’t know when I started to love you, but I love you more than anything in this world. You were wrong when you said no one will want you as a partner, in fact everyone will die to get you as partner. You are so loving, caring and selfless. You showed me a different of living; everything is so nice when I am with you. You showed me the true meaning of life. I love you.
She looked at him. She saw Ankit in him.
Both of them blamed themselves for the other’s situation.
Yuvi : Suhani, but I leave our marriage decision to you. You can decide anything, I will be happy about it, but if not you then no one will come to my life.
She was, if possible, paler. Words failed her.
Yuvi : Suhani, I think I should leave now, I know my presence is torturing you.
He started to walk. She wanted to stop him, stop him from leaving, stop him from loving her, but at that moment she was not even able to move her finger. He left. She stood there, truly miserable.
Suhani cries, Kasyap consoles her.