( Its night. Yuvani is looking around for Sayaam. )
Yuvani: Where did he go?….
( She goes to his room. Sayaam is drinking. There are lots of bottles on the table. )
( She knocks the bottle out of his hand. He is drunk, but lifeless. Yuvani sits on the floor with him. She holds his shoulders. )
Yuvani: Sayaam! What is wrong with you? Why do you keep drinking?
( She looks around. )
Yuvani: And so much as well! I know for a fact you only drink this much when you’re in pain!
( Sayaam cries. )
Sayaam: Im tired Yuvani. Im tired. I cant take it anymore. I beat myself everyday that I didnt do enough to save Krishna. I miss her. I miss her….
( He cries and falls onto Yuvani’s chest. She hugs him and strokes his head. She cries silently, trying to be strong for Sayaam. Priya watches from the door. She cries. )
( Its morning. Sayaam joins Priya at the dining table. )
Priya: Good morning Mamu!
( Sayaam smiles at her. Yuvani brings food to the table and serves them both. )
( Yuvani thinks to herself: Oh God! He’s a mess. I need to get him away from here for a bit. )
Yuvani: Um.. Sayaam I was thinking you could drop Priya to school today? I have some work to do.
Priya: Yay! Today Mamu will drop me!
( Yuvaan comes to the table. )
Yuvaan: Im so hungry!
( Yuvani smiles and serves him. )
Yuvaan: Today I have such an important deal. My client of the Chauhan family, is coming to stay here for a while on a business trip. This is such a big business deal!
( Suhani comes to the table. She clutches the table in pain. )
Sayaam: Ma, whats wrong!? Are you ok?
Suhani: Yes beta, im fine. You know I get odd pains. Im old!
( Sayaam helps Suhani sit. )
Suhani: Who is coming?
Priya: Yuvaan mamu’s client!
Suhani: Its a good thing. Maybe Yuvaan can finally secure some deals!
( They smile and laugh. )
Suhani: Ok sorry baba I was joking!
( Priya holds Sayaam’s hand and takes him. )
Priya: Come on Mamu! Its time for school!
Yuvani: Bye Priya!
( Priya waves and leaves with Sayaam. )
( They walk to school. )
Priya: Mamu, you are ok?
Sayaam: Yes why?
Priya: Just asking.
( Sayaam smiles and kneels to her level. )
Sayaam: Your mamu is fine. Now you go and have a good day, I will see you later.
( Priya hugs him. )
( Priya leaves. It is now really crowded. Sayaam bumps into someone. )
Sayaam: Sorry! I didnt see you there.
( The person turns around. It is Kaira, the Krishna look-a-like. She smiles. Sayaam is shocked. )
Kaira: Its ok.
( Sayaam stands unable to speak. Kaira waves in his face. )
Kaira: Hello!? Are you ok?
Sayaam: You?! Your..?
Kaira: Oh sorry! My name is Kaira. Kaira Chauhan.
( She puts her hand out to Sayaam to shake hands. He stands shocked. )
Sayaam: You’re not Krishna?
Kaira: No. My name is Kaira.
( She takes Sayaam’s hand and shakes it herself. )
Kaira: Actually, now you are here. Please could you tell me how to get to the Birla house? Im sure you have heard of it?
( Sayaam is still in shock but pulls himself together. )
Sayaam: Actually I live there.
Kaira: Really? Will you take me there?
Sayaam: Yeah…of course….
( Kaira hugs him quickly. Sayaam is shocked. )
Kaira: Yay thanks.
Sayaam: Come…this way…
( They walk along the road and engage in small talk. Kaira’s phone rings. She doesnt answer it. )
Sayaam: Arent you going to pick it up?
Kaira: No. Its just my fiancé. Im fighting with him now. I dont want to speak to him.
( Sayaam nods. )
Kaira: What about you?
Kaira: I mean, your life. Love life? Family?
( Sayaam smiles. )
Sayaam: Its complicated.
Kaira: Oh ok.
( Sayaam checks his phone. His wallpaper is Krishna. )
Kaira: I hope you dont mind me asking. Who is that? And why she looks so much like me?! Oh God!
Sayaam: Thats exactly what I thought!
Kaira: Who is she?
Sayaam: My wife.
Kaira: Oh! So will I meet her?
Sayaam: She is no more….
Kaira: I had no idea….Sorry
( Sayaam looks sad. )
Sayaam: Its ok. She will always be with me. And always mine. I love her.
( Kaira smiles. )
Sayaam: Look. We are here.
( They stand outside the Birla house doors. )
Kaira: Wow! Such a big house.
Sayaam: I will warn you before we go inside.
Kaira: Warn me….
Sayaam: My family have been through so much…just give them time…
( Kaira looks on as Sayaam opens the doors. )