Devi asks about vit, and dharma says that he must be around, as he was anxious to meet her. just then, vit comes and proclaims that before, ashoka, he shall himself select who is rightful person to be her sister-in-law. Devi continues to tease vit, while he asks her to let be. she says that he is a prince for others, but for her, he is that same naughty brother. they both say that they missed each other, as they hug each other. one of the workers comes and tells dharma that their room is ready and wait for the next instruction. dharma excuses herself from devi and kaurvaki, and leaves with the maids. kaurvaki thinks that ashoka is only hers, but for getting him, she has to pass through so many competitions, defeating her rival princesses. she leaves. vit and devi watch her tensedly. devi comments that she is sad and she doesnt understand how to help her. vit extends his hospitality, and says that if they have any issues or botherations, they should immediately seek his help. devi asks for a favour and he readily complies. she smiles.
Later, Princess Chanda meets kaurvaki, who thanks her profusely. but Chanda says that thanks isnt needed as she recognised her, since childhood, when she had come to meet her in her place, but she doesnt remember her. she says that she knows everything about her love and nothing is hidden from her, and hopes that she gets her true love. she says that she wishes to get married to sushim, as her family wants. kaurvaki says that she shall pray for her wish being fulfilled. she too wishes the same for kaurvaki. vit and devi watch her. Vit recognises kaurvaki, and ashoka’s friendship with her, while devi explains how kaurvaki has identified ashoka as her love, but the snob that ashoka is, he hasnt even bothered to find the truth about kaurvaki and kaurvaki feels he has forgotten her and her love, and before revealing her identity, she wants to be assured, whether he loves her or not, as kaurvaki is the perfect wife for him. she says that they have to make extra efforts, so that ashoka identifies her, and understands her love for him.
Butshe asks him to remember that kaurvaki wont like if anyone tells ashoka about her, as she wants ashoka to know himself. vit says that it should be considered as done. he smiles. he then summons the maids, and tells them that dharma might be allocating rooms to the princesses, but then he presumes that extending his hospitality to his would be sister-in laws is bust natural. he starts giving them the rooms. anindini thinks that she needs the room next to ashoka, she would find time to get so intimate with him, that he wont be able to detatch himself, and then comes to Vit, trying to impress him, with her knowledge and research about him. she tries to bribe him with sweets, and asks him for her room. on devi’s signal, vit gives her a room, next to sushim’s. anindini asks why not near ashoka’s room. he says that its his wish. she is boggled, and then she tries to bribe him with all the sweets, but get a room next to ashoka. he asks if she is trying to bribe him, then he shall report it straigthaway. she leaves resignedly. Anindini thinks that the day she gets married, she shall get rid of this obnoxious brother. Meanwhile, Kaurvaki asks for her room, and he tries to point to the room next to ashoka, but devi makes him point to ashoka’s room himsself. he is boggled but complies. after kaurvaki leaves, devi points out, that its the best setup for their love story to blossom. he understands and complies.
Kaurvaki takes off her jewellery in frustration, and throws off her dupatta, oblivious that it lands on ashoka, who has just entered. when he takes it off, they both eye each other. Kauravki reprimands ashoka as to how dare he land in her room, without her permission. he says that this isnt her room, but his. she remembers seeing it in early childhood, and thinks that everything is the same, but seeing him, it seems everything has changed. she gets sullen. devi and vit watch from a distance. he drapes the dupatta around her. tauntingly, she says that its good to see that he remembers mannerisms, as he had given a totally different impression in the courtroom. he says that he is surprised to see that she made the mistake, and is accusing him. enraged, she asks what was the wrong in what she did, and asks why didnt he tell he was Ashoka. He lashes that she too didnt tell him the truth about her identity. she asks him not to answer a question with another. he says that its needed, when the question asked is baseless. They continue to argue.
Just then, he hears Dharma hollering for her, and they both get to searching for her jewellery that she had thrown away frantically in the room. after seating her properly, he tries to set the room, so that dharma doesnt sense anything. As kaurvaki twirls around, dressed in fine clothes, resembling a princess, she falls right in the arms, of ashoka, who dives in, to catch her. an awkward yet romantic embrace and eyelock follows, as he eyes her boggled. she hides behind him, so that dharma doesnt see her. Just then, he hears a tap on his shoulder, and turns around to find dharma glaring at him. he is nervous and tensed. he keeps turning in the opposite direction, so that dharma doesnt see kaurvaki behind him. dharma reprimands hims everely for what he did today, in the corutroom, and kaurvaki is thankful that he is getting scolded. she also points out how unkempt he has kept the room, and is intending to get married, and stay with another woman like this, in this mess. she asks why did he behave like that with her, as she is definitely the ideal girl.
kaurvaki is ecstatic. he says that the world seems nice to her, and intentionally, says that he feels she is weird, and has a squint in the eye. she pinches him, and he squirms in pain. dharma is boggled, but he distracts her. dharma says that he is weird, that he looks at everyone with doubt. he denies her allegations, and blames it on the girls, who say something and mean something else, say something, and want other things, and that girl seems false. she again pinches him. dharma says that he shouldnt form prejudiced opinions about her without even having interacted with her. she says that she and her husband want him to make the rightful choice and that his judgement shouldnt be clouded by misdirected anger and unncessary ego issues. she leaves.
Kaurvaki asks him, lashing out, when did she lie to him. he says that she just got saved due to him and instead of extending a thanks, she is fighting, and only he sees this true self. she brands him as an emotionless person. he holds her close, and says that if he is shrewd, then she isnt anything else. she retorts back saying thats indeed true. they both eye each other, and then suddenly become aware of their physical proximity. they refrain away. Devi comes with vit, and points out the mistake in allocation of rooms. kaurvaki says that she did make a mistake and storms out. devi goes after her. Vit smiles seeing ashoka, and asks whats he seeing. ashoka merely smiles slyly. Outside, as devi goes after kaurvaki, she thinks that this fighting too shall lead to love, and its a progressive one step ahead towards the culmination of their love story and while fighting, they shall again fall in love.
In the corridor, sushim walks past, Princess chanda who is trying to alight diyas. her foot slips, and she falls, but as fate would have it, she lands right in his arms, who dives in to save her. a romantic eyelock follows. he makes her stand, and asks her not to have taken the unnecessary hassle, and gotten someone to help her with lighting the diyas. she says that she didnt feel like bothering anyone else. he then walks past. she stops him, and when he turns around, she says that she wishes to gift him something. he complies. she goes and then gets a clothing for him, handmade by her, goldplated for him and places it in his hands, saying that her mother wanted her to give it to him in front of everyone. she begs him to accept it. he happily complies. she eyes him overwhelmingly, as their hands meet. they both feel the electric sparks. he says that he wants his fate to be with him, and he feels nice having gotten this from her. she smiles, while he excuses himself and takes her leave. after he leaves, she shyly smiles to herself.
In her room, Kaurvaki is huffing around impatiently, as she hurriedly packs her stuff, reprimanding and lashing out at ashoka, for his indifferent, emotionless and snobbish behaviour and proclaims that if he isnt bothered, then she shouldnt be too. devi tries to assure her that she is misunderstanding. she says that it indeed is, that he selectively remembers things, from his memories of Pataliputra, and she exactly is the memory that he conveniently chose to forget. she says that he hasnt recognised her, and even misbehaved and humiliated her in front of everyone. she asks if he was right in mistreating her like that. devi asks how would she stay away from him, and manage to survive.
kaurvaki gets apalled, at the sudden realisation, and thinks that she wouldnt understand what she had to go through, staying away from ashoka, but his behaviour kills her, and its unbearable. devi asks if she ever thought why is he doing this, as there must have been some way. Kaurvaki says tyhat there is indeed some reason behind his behaviour, but she cant stay here trying to solve the riddle forever. she says that when he doesnt understand anything or her feelings, and if he thinks that she shall keep lingering around for him, then he doesnt know her as if he is a prince, then she too is a princess, and once she is determined to set on thinking something, she goes after it, and once she steps away from his life. she wouldnt even look back and turn, before going far far away. The screen freezes on her tensed face.
Kauravki is fuming, and says that she wont wait for him forevere and shall leave. she finds ashoka walking past in the corridor, and rushes after her, despite devi trying to stop her. devi is amused thinking that she is just like radha going after her krishna wherever he goes. she says that she cant leave ashoka ever. devi says that her love wont ever allow her to do that. kaurvaki meanwhile runs dishevelled behind ashoka, who walks on oblivious of being followed. he guesses something instinctively, but she hides behind a vase, to avoid being seen. Then he opens a secret cellar, and after observing that he isnt being watches, he goes inside and locks the door back. when she steps out, she finds him gone, and is thoroughly boggled and confused. she looks around, and wonders where he went.
Meanwhile, Inside, Acharya tells ashoka about the regions in Uttar and Dakshin’s commands, and how his spies have been on the job for more intel, but not much progress has surfaced so far. Ashoka says that it isnt possible for Uttar to stay hidden soon, and he can isntinctively feel that he shall be out of hiding soon. acharya talks about sushim’s moves being followed too. their commander comes and says that their instincts are right, as he just saw, sushim’s horseback being loaded with mountaineering stuff. ashoka says that they should go after him, and not lose him this time around. acharya says that it might be dangerous for him, as the tantric too lives there, and his powers can ruin him. ashoka says that if its so, then its time to meet him, and maybe its a better luck this time around. he says that he stands invincible, as he isnt swayed by emotions.
Ashoka proclaims to Acharya ji, that he shall leave no stone unturned in bringing justice to the people of Pataliputra, and that even sushim’s supernatural powers wont stand a chance against his will power and determination. acharya warns him not to hurt sushim at all, as if he is slightly hurt even, he shall get punished by Bindu. ashoka says that whats destined to happen shall happen. he folds his hands to take leave. acharya notices blood, and asks him about it. ashoka finds them completely fine. ashoka says that he thinks that he needs rest. he leaves. acharya is tensed as he got the signal of a murder, and maybe soon a name is going to be ticked off in ashoka’s list.
Outside, kaurvaki gets frustrated thinking that she is an idiot waiting for him, standing here for him, when he is least bothered. she says that she has decided that it isnt right for her to be staying here at all. after she leaves, ashoka comes out, and she again hides. acharya asks him if he has made up his mind that he shall go alone. ashoka says that he has been waiting for this for the past ten years, and now he only wants to meet him alone. kaurvaki gets the wrong insinuation, as she misunderstands that he is talking about meeting some girl in the middle of the night, in solitude. ashoka says that he shall draw full happiness tonight, as his life’s mission stands successful. acharya asks if its anindini. kaurvaki confirms her suspicions. meanwhile, ashoka takes leave, while kauravki fumes further, that ashoka is going after someone else. she is determined to find out what can anindini offer that she cant, and that she wont run and escape away, and that tonight she shall decide what needs to be done.
In the wee hours of the night, sushim arrives in a cape at the stable, and picks his horse. ashoka notices him from hiding, and takes one horse for himself too. kaurvaki notices him going and follows route. but ashoka sees her, and asks whats she doing here, following him. she says that she isnt. he asks her to refrain to her room. she says that he cant decide for her. he asks her to do whatever he wishes to and leaves. she says that he being so impatient, to meet his life partner, she would spoil all his plans. she too rushes after him.
Kaurvaki too rides on the horse, while sushim is on the horse too, oblivious of the other’s presence. ashoka too stealthily follows him, at a safe distance to avoid being seen. sushim thinks that he is being followed, and turns around suddenly, but finds noone. he thinks that ashoka was following him, but when finds that his doubts were baseless, he returns back to his journey. ashoka too follows him from a distance. They both reach the base of the mountain. sushim gets off the horse, and starts mountain climbing, with his bare hands. ashoka too starts mountaineering after him, finding sushim getting atop without much difficulty, making it seem like he is habituated to this. he gets up too.
kaurvaki meanwhile continues to harbour her misguided understanding, and thinks that she shall make ashoka hers, and asks the lord to help her protect her love. she assures herself that if ashoka can get up the mountain, then she too can and its a test of her love for him. she too manages to get up, and without looking up, she is determiend to go where ashoka went. Sushim reaches the top, and again instinctively feels himself being followed by ashoka. he turns around but doesnt find anyone. he walks back towards the cave. meanwhile ashoka finds his unrelenting courage and strength very weird, and just then, he hears kaurvaki calling out to him. but he turns around and sees noone else. he walks after suhim. kaurvaki too gets up somehow, and says that the day she is identified by him, she would make him penance for all the mistakes he is committing.
Finally, sushim enters into the cave. ashoka too goes in after him. sushim tells the while the tantric continues the puja, some smoke is emanated which bothers ashoka too. the tantric asks sushim to look beyond what he sees, as he had alerted and warned him, of this beforehand. Sushim’s tantric tells him that he turned very late, as now ashoka is unstoppable, and he had warned him, that the next time, ashoka comes to confront him, it shall be difficult to defeat him. an enraged sushim doesnt ask for advice, but a way out. the tantric gets tensed. he asks for a night, to be able to find a way to get rid of ashoka, and he shall surely come up with a solution. ashoka hears this all from a distance. Kaurvaki watches ashoka, and wonders where is anindini, and if she is inside the cave, then whats he doing outside and not going in.
Inside, sushim warns the tantric. Outside, ashoka finds kaurvaki, and is boggled. he goes to her. Just then, sushim comes out, thinking that he wont leave from here disappointed tomorrow. Meanwhile, ashoka takes kaurvaki aside. ashoka asks her whats she doing here, and asks if she has any brains or not, and asks her to care for herself atleast. she tries to speak, but he asks her to stay put here, and also warns her not to even think about leaving from here. he says that he has come for a motive and while he finishes that, she shouldnt move. she tries to speak, but he again shushes her up and says that once the task is finished, he shall come back and answer all of her questions. he comes back with a bunch of wild berrioes, for her to binge on, and indulge, while he comes back. helplessly, she eats the berries, while ashoka stealthily walks inside the cave. the screen freezes on her tensed face.
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