Abhi and Pragya came out of their reverie, both overwhelmed by all the memories.
Still dressed in her bridal attire, Pragya waited in the balcony for Abhi to come home.
Her husband Abhi…
It was so weird to call him as ‘her husband’.
They were married and yet, in her mind, he was still her cute, sweet and mischievous best friend Abhi….whom she had fallen hopelessly in love with. Yes, she loved him, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever think that she’d end up married to him… But life had a strange way of changing things when you least expect it…
Abhi sat there staring out into the ocean.
A thousand questions plagued his mind…and yet, he had no answers for any of them.
Fuggi had been so desperate to go to Canada…why was she still here?
For a moment, he had been so happy to see her… but his happiness was short-lived as she revealed “her intentions”. ‘I sent her away so that I could marry you…’
Those words rang in his head again. He remembered the look she’d given him.
Was it an act or the real thing?
He need some answers and he was going to get them one way…or another. He got off the bonnet, got into is car and headed home.
It was just after two in the morning and Abhi hadn’t returned yet.
Where could he be? she asked herself.
Dadi must be awake in her room, worried about him.
Purab had spoken to him and said he was alright.
Still, Dadi wouldn’t rest until he was home safely, she thought.
She knew he was angry…and he had every right to be…but to worry his family like this?
She was still out on the balcony, when she saw his car pull up.
Thank goodness he was home safely! she thought.
Abhi headed inside the house with the full intention of confronting Fuggi.
He rushed up the stairs and was headed straight for his room, when he heard…
“Abhi Beta? Is that you?”
Dadi’s awake at this hour? He opened the door to her room and went in.
“Yes Dadi.” he replied.
She came over and hugged him.
“What are you doing awake at this hour?” he asked.
“I was worried.” she said.
“Didn’t Purab tell you I was alright?”
“Yes, but I wanted to see for myself…are you okay?” she asked. “I’m fine, Dadi” he said.
“Listen, I know today was a big shock…”
“…and you are angry and hurt by your Fuggi’s actions.”
She continued, “But Beta, we cannot ignore the fact that you and Pragya are married.
Whatever the circumstances….whatever the reasons… she is your wife now….and you are her husband.” “What about Tanu, Dadi? Do I just forget about her?”
“Beta, in a marriage, there is no place for a third person. No matter how much you think you love her. Your life is now tied to Pragya. And you must both maintain this relationship.” “How can I maintain a relationship with someone who has deceived me?”
Dadi had promised Pragya she would not spill their truth. But she never promised not to give Abhi any hints…
“You have known her for most of your life. And you know she is not the type to do something like this. Don’t you think there might be a reason behind her actions?” she questioned. Abhi had been trying to figure that out since all this had started.
He needed to know the truth.
There was only one way to know if she was acting or not…
“Dadi, it’s really late. We will talk later. You need to rest right now.”
“Ok Beta” she said.
Abhi left Dadi’s room and went to his own, hoping to get some answers from his new wife…
Precap: Abhi put his hands on either side of her, preventing her escape. Then he began to lower his head towards hers…
I know this is not the episode most of you were expecting…but please bear with me a little.
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