Morning, Sai’s house
Sai takes leave from Usha and goes outside to notice Virat standing there. She tries to ignore him and walk away while Virat goes behind her and catches her hand saying, “Sai I need to talk to you.” Sai tells him, “I have nothing to talk with you so please leave me alone.” She shakes off Virat’s hand from her hand and continues to walk forward. Virat tries to stop her once again but before he could Pakhi comes there. Both Sai and Virat were surprised to see her. Virat asks her, “Pakhi, you here?” Pakhi tells him, “Why? Is it only you who has the permission to meet Sai?” Virat was silenced while Pakhi continues to Sai, “Sai I hope I’m not disturbing your moment with my husband.” Sai was irritated with that remark and tells her, “Patralekha I have told you several times that I have no interest in your husband!! And it was he who came to meet me when I had sternly asked him not to meet me or bother me.” Pakhi glares at Virat on hearing that and tells him, “Virat aren’t you getting late for your duty? Then why are you wasting time over here?” Virat, “Pakhi I wanted to talk to Sai…” Before he could complete, Pakhi cuts in and says, “I think you can talk to Sai even later. Right now you should better hurry up for your duty.” Virat reluctantly gives in and leaves. After Virat leaves Pakhi tells Sai, “I hope you don’t mind me taking a few minutes to talk with you?” Sai looks at her watch and tells her, “Listen Patralekha, I’m getting late for my duty. Shall we have this chat sometime later?” Pakhi tells her, “No Sai I need to talk with you today itself. So I will come to the hospital along with you and will wait until you are free to talk.” Sai was puzzled.
Sai was busy attending her patients while Pakhi waited for her outside her cabin. Dr. Satya passes by and notices Pakhi waiting outside Sai’s cabin. He asks her, “Mrs. Chavan you here? Have you come here to file another case against Dr. Joshi?” Pakhi, “No Dr. Satya. I have not come to file any case against her. In fact, this time I have come to thank her and request her something.” Satya was puzzled, “Thank for what?” Pakhi, “Sai left the Chavan Nivas without her children.” Satya was shocked, “Sai left the Chavan Nivas that too without her children? But why?” Pakhi, “Since Vinayak has accepted her as Aai, she felt that there was no need for her anymore to stay in Chavan Nivas.” Satya feels excited thinking, “So does that mean Sai has decided to move on?” Satya had started his relationship with Sai on a wrong foot but as time passed he started understanding her better and also developed feelings for her. Pakhi noticing the happiness on Satya’s face asks him, “What happened you seem to be happy with Sai’s decision?” Satya, “As Dr. Joshi’s well wisher, I felt that it’s high time that she thinks about herself and for that I think she has done the right thing to leave Chavan Nivas.” Pakhi wonders, “There seems to be something more than that for your happiness. Is it that like Virat you too have developed feelings for Sai?” As they were still talking a nurse comes and informs Pakhi that Dr. Joshi is calling her in. Pakhi before going in tells Satya, “I think we should meet more often because there seems to be a lot of similarity in our thinking.” Pakhi goes in after saying that while Satya looks on.
Inside Sai’s cabin
Sai, “Tell me Mrs. Chavan, why you wanted to meet me?” Pakhi, “Look Sai there has been a lot of issues between us lately because of Virat and Vinayak.” Sai, “So you have come here to remind me about that?” Pakhi, “No I have come here to thank you for the decision you made yesterday.” Sai, “I wasn’t doing you any favor Mrs. Chavan rather I was doing a favor on myself. If I stay there, there will be unnecessary hurdles in your married life because of the past relationship between me and your husband which leads everyone to question my character.” Pakhi smiles and says, “Yes you are right and now I want you to do me one more favor.” Sai, “What is it?” Pakhi, “Never return to Chavan Nivas or to mine and Virat’s lives again.” A chill ran down Sai’s spine on hearing it. Although, Sai herself wanted to stay away from Virat and Chavan Nivas somewhere deep within she wanted to get back with Virat and her children. Sai takes a deep long breath and tells Pakhi, “Stay assured Mrs. Chavan, I will never interfere in your married life.” Pakhi feels delighted and says, “I promise you that I will take full responsibility of your children both Vinu and Savi in your absence.” Sai painfully, “But whatever you do you can never become their Aai Mrs. Chavan.” Pakhi was annoyed with those words and tells her, “Vinu already calls me Mumma. I bet I will create the same place in Savi’s heart too.” Sai, “Vinu and Savi are my children. No matter even if they call you Mumma, they will never forget their Aai.” Pakhi was completely exasperated with Sai’s confidence in her children, gets up and leaves. As she goes out, she tells herself, “Someday I will throw you out from both Virat and his children’s lives.” After Pakhi leaves, Sai looks at the photo of Vinu and Savi kept on her table and talks to it, “Vinu, Savi I know you both are disappointed with you Aai. I’m sorry my babies. Your Aai had to take this decision because it was a question of her self-respect. If I hadn’t taken this decision then there would have been always questions raised on my character.” Just then a voice was heard, “And you took the right decision!!” Sai was startled to hear the voice and looked forward to see Dr. Satya standing at her doorstep.
Nagpur Police Station
Virat is busy going through a case history when the Circle Inspector comes and submits him the case file. Suddenly, the inspector notices something behind Virat’s ears and starts giggling. Virat notices him giggling and asks him “Kaya prakarana ahe? Tu ka hasatosa?” (What is the matter? Why are you laughing?”)
Surgesh hospital, Sai’s cabin
Satya asks Sai, “Can I come in?” Sai nods. Satya comes in and sits opposite Sai. “You took the right decision Dr. Joshi. It was necessary for you to move out from your ex-husband’s house in order to go forward in your life.” Sai smiled at his words. Satya was mesmerized in her smile for a moment and gets thinking, “Your smile reminds me of my Girija.” Just then Sai’s dupatta slided down her shoulder where Satya noticed a red mark. He exclaims, “Dr. Joshi, is that a…” Sai quickly slides back her dupatta onto her shoulder.
Nagpur Police Station
Virat continues to give questioning looks at his inspector. The inspector controls his laughter and says, “Sir, looks like there is so much of love between you and Bhabhiji even at this age because there’s a symbol of love right behind your ear.” Virat was startled.
Surgest hospital, Sai’s cabin
Satya to Sai, “Is that a love bite?” Sai looked on.
To be continued.
Note: Satya is NOT a negative character in this story.