Ashoka is holding her shoulders to keep her safe while she is holding back so as to avoid holding him. They get up feeling awkward. Ashoka asks Kaurvaki where she is headed to. She says Patliputra. He offers to drop her till there personally by boat. It is the easiest way to reach there. Kaurvaki feels it is her Ashoka only. I will find out today.
Charu brings something for Bindu. She is all decked up today. He is surprised to see her there. She says I am your wife. Don’t I have a right to look after you? He nods. She gives him the glass but makes sure his hand touches her. He loves it. She asks him about her. What do you think about me? He smiles. You are my first wife, the mother of my eldest son. You will be beautiful no doubt. She asks him if she only looks good or very good. He keeps the glass down and walks out of the room while she continues talking. She is unaware and asks him to tie the thread of her blouse. She is hurt to realise that he has left the room.
Dharma shoves her hairs behind. Drops of water fall on Bindu’s face as he enters in the room just then. he is mesmerised by her beauty. He touches her hand. Romantic music plays as she rests her head on his chest. You here? He replies that he dint wish or had strength to stay away from her anymore after all these years. She turns to look at him. He caresses her face sweetly. He makes her wear that ring. She smiles at him recalling how he gave it to her earlier. He says after getting you again I feel like going away from the world, where there will be no one except the two of us. She replies that she does not feel that way as her world is here. They share a hug. Charu looks at them from outside. She looks upset and jealous.
Ashoka and Kaurvaki are in the boat. They are quiet but keep peeking at one another. She thinks if he isn’t the one then why she feels that ways. Why am I pulled towards him? Hey Shiv Shambhu, I haven’t asked for anything in these 10 years from you except Ashoka. If it is Ashoka then give me some signal. She catches a glimpse of the necklace around his neck and then it comes out free because of the wind. She smiles and says Ashoka. Ashoka gets conscious. She looks away though. He compliments nature. She thinks he is worried about nature. He cannot see that his Kaurvaki is right before his eyes. I felt that is my Ashoka. It dint lie. Dint he feel his love around him? When I sensed his presence then did he not feel it? Did he forget me or our love in these years?
No, I don’t want to even think of it. She asks him if he is married. He ends up smiling. She says there is nothing to smile. He denies. I am not married. She says not marriage literally but the kind of marriage relation which we share with someone but it isn’t real. That kind of marriage! He thinks of their childhood marriage. What kind of a question is this? She says let it be. My question is senseless. He says we will reach there soon. She looks at him with a sad face. He gets down first and ties the rope of the boat to a stone. She thinks he hasn’t changed at all. Only your love has changed which is why you couldn’t recognize your Kaurvaki. She stands but the boat begins to shake. He offers her his hand. She finally keeps her hand in his and comes out. He holds her as she was about to trip. They share an eye lock. Garud neighs distracting them. Ashoka says our journey ends here. Your way will be different than mine from here on. She thinks this journey would have ended in his eyes, but you are my destination. No one can stop me from reaching my destination. Come what may, Ashoka and Kaurvaki will never go away now.
Ashoka talks to Garud. You know I have to fulfil my promise and mission. I cannot risk Kaurvaki’s life. She is following him at a distance. He stops realising the same and finds her standing behind him as he turns. She hides a smile. They think of a similar incident in their childhood. He says you dint give up on your habit of following him. She asks him when she did so. He realises what he just said. She reminds him that he was also doing it in the jungle. I asked you about your marriage so I can know if you will be able to help me or not. You only said that you will help me. It is ok if you had a change of heart. Don’t worry about me. I will eat something from the trees if I get angry. It will be my fate if it turns out to be poisonous. If any animal eats me up then it will be his luck. I will die only. He says it is enough. Come along till we are out of jungle. She smiles.
I got a chance to be with him. He will recognize me soon. He asks her if she said anything. She shakes his head. He warns her to be careful. Any problem can come up. We never know what can happen. He falls down in a pit just then. She laughs at him. He asks for help. He tries climbing up but is unable to do so. Only I can get you out of this jungle so help me. She makes him say it like a request. He complies. She extends her hand to pull him out but ends up falling on him only. They share an eye lock. Garud neighs. Ashoka and Kaurvaki think he had to come now only. He asks Garud to help them. They climb up using the rope attacked to his neck.
Sushim is at tantric’s place. Where are you? Tantric steps out from the river. Sushim looks at him unhappily. You only stay busy in your power and vidya. You told me if I give myself to devil then I will become stronger than 100 men. Everything will bow down to me. Do you remember it? Ashoka is alive and successful too. His mother and brother are back in the palace stronger than before. Daasi Dharma warned my mother! Everything is slipping out of my hands like sand. Ashoka is still not back yet this has happened already. What will happen if he returns? Tantric tells him not to blame him for his defeats and weakness.
Kaurvaki asks Ashoka where he is going. He says to my destination. She asks him about it. He says it is to protect my mother and motherland. She points out that their motive is same. Why don’t you accompany me to Patliputa? He thinks of Bindu banishing him from patliputra. I wont go there. She says why. You have to go to your home if you have to fulfil your dream. He replies that his dream cannot fulfil from where his father lives. He snatched my dream from me in childhood. It is the responsibility of a father to guide his son but my father. She adds that he punished you. He got angry and did what he did. Aren’t you doing the same? If he dint do the duty of a father, then are you doing the duties of a son? He says it isn’t as easy as you think. I am upset with my father but there are many negative people living there. I wont imagine going there till I kill them. She calls it his thought.
Honestly, you should be there only, near those negative people so you can keep an eye on them. it will make your work easier. You can punish them by staying near then. You have to be in the competition to win it. You have to be in the warzone to win a fight. If you really wish to do something then you will have to control your aggression. Stop acting like a kid after growing up. What is more important for you – your arrogance or motive! He retorts that it is actually about the person who was his ideal, who never trusted him and always insulted him and his family. he punished us for no reason. you wont understand. I am getting late. You can allow me to go if you wish. She says who am I to allow you to go. He turns to go when she acts to sprain her leg.
Tantric says you cannot think of my powers. I can give you power but I cannot guide you when and how to use it. I turned you into devil from worst. I have done saadhna for years for the same. You had 10 years for it but you dint utilise it well. I had predicted that this is the perfect time for you. Everything will happen as your wish. Is it my fault if you dint utilise it? You were so helpless before your father that you couldn’t do anything to Ashoka when he was banished. Time changes. It never stays same. It was your time till tomorrow, not it is Ashoka’s time. Time has changed now. Ashoka dint come back but it does not mean he wont come back. He will be back soon and this time, time will support him, not you!
tantric saying it was your time till tomorrow, not it is Ashoka’s time. Time has changed now. Ashoka dint come back but it does not mean he wont come back. He will be back soon and this time, time will support him, not you! He is about to come out of that dark tunnel. He is going to light up now. These 10 years were the years of storm of his anger. It was a tie which he is going to be freed soon from. He will come back in a greater form than before. He will not just tell the long hidden truths but will also punish everyone. He has learnt to turn himself as per the situations and time. You only have little time left with you now. If you don’t do it now then you wont be able to do it ever. Your brother will become Chakravarti Samrat Ashoka afterwards, that too by killing you! Sushim is stunned. Tantric says it is written in his fate that he will step on the dead bodies of his own loved ones and become stronger than before. It means you! Sushim looks at the mark of wound on his chest. He lets out a scream in anger.
Ashoka is walking holding Kaurvaki in his arms. He asks her since when has she become afraid of animals. She says since childhood. He shakes his head. it does not feel so while looking at you. She asks him what he feels when he looks at her. They look at each other. He says nothing. Her anklet comes off. He stops and picks it up. She is still sitting on his knee so he keeps is in the cloth wrapped around his chest. She thanks him. He lifts her again and resumes walking. He asks her if she needs anything else, calling her Rajkumari. She asks him why he called her Rajkumari. She tells him that Rajkumari is hungry. Arrange food for me. He drops her on the ground. Definitely! She shouts after him. I will also come with you. She gets up but he reminds her of the sprain. She acts. He smiles and shakes his head. He tells her to stay with Garud. I will bring food for you. She looks at him as he goes ahead. Come back soon Ashoka. It is really difficult for me to wait for you now!
Ashoka cannot see anything eatable around. It is becoming really difficult for me to go away from you after coming so close to you. I don’t know if this time is right for us to unite or not. He hears someone screaming for help. Nirankush makes his men beat Dhaniram. Ashoka looks at them. Devi? He runs in full speed towards them and stands before Nirankush and his men. Devi and Dhaniram are surprised to see him. Chand? Ashoka says my mother stopped me that day but your death has brought you here before me today. Nirankush laughs. Your mother made you flee from that place so you are alive. You ran away like a dog that day. Don’t you remember? I would have handed you to SUshim otherwise. Your mother fooled Sushim but it isn’t easy to fool me. I made them my slaves. I knew you will come here looking for them. I dint know that you will fall in my trap so easily and so soon. Ashoka thinks of the time when Nirankush had come over to his house in his absence and how Dhaniram’s perception changed. It means not just mother and Vit but Devi and Dhaniram had also risked their lives for my sake. Nirankush laughs. Ashoka says it is dharma to respect a woman. The man who cannot do it deserves to die only! I will kill you! Nirankush signals his soldiers who attack Ashoka but Ashoka beats them badly. Dhaniram and Devi look happy while Nirankush is tensed. Ashoka takes the sword of one of the soldier and kills everyone who comes in his way. Nirankush fails in fighting with him and is badly beaten up by Ashoka.
Kaurvaki is waiting for Ashoka in the jungle. Why is Ashoka taking so much time? Where is he? Garud neighs and runs from there. Kaurvaki runs after him to stop him.
Dhaniram breaks open the lock of the cage in which Devi and other women are kept. Ashoka keeps killing Nirankush’s soldiers. Dhaniram frees the other slaves hands next. Devi keeps looking at Ashoka. Dhaniram asks her to come. This is the right time to run away. She refuses to leave till CHand is safe. He reasons that he has already lost his everything for them. She says I can lose 100 more times if I have to. A soldier was about to stab Ashoka from behind but Kaurvaki kills him in time. Devi looks at them. Kaurvaki says one needs to be careful in jungle. Ashoka throws his sword at the soldier standing behind her. She smiles broadly. He tells her to be careful. Anything can happen anytime. They both fight with the soldiers. Ashoka tells her to leave. They both refuse to put each other’s lives in risk. One soldier holds Devi’s hair. She shouts in pain. Kaurvaki throws dagger at him and injures him. Ashoka tells Kaurvaki to go. They have done many favours on my family. Kaurvaki asks Dhaniram to go in a different direction. The injured soldier sends some soldiers after Dhaniram. Nirankush hits Ashoka on the head. he manages to escape from there.
Devi and Kaurvaki hide behind a tree. Kaurvaki is still holding a sword in case someone attacks her. Devi is worried for Dhaniram but Kaurvaki assures her he will be fine. Devi wants to find him but Kaurvaki denies. We have to save ourselves first. Ashoka has tied all the wounded soldiers with a rope which is attached to Garud.
Devi thanks Kaurvaki for saving her life. You seem to be an extraordinary lady seeing your bravery. Kaurvaki says there is nothing special in her. Devi says you are equal to God for me. she notices Kaurvaki’s pain. Don’t you feel pain? Karuvaki says I don’t know any other pain than what’s in the heart. Devi looks after her. How do you know Chand? Kaurvaki replies that she does not know Chand but her Ashoka. Devi asks her if it means Chand is Ashoka. Kaurvaki says yes. Devi recalls all that had happened at her home. members of royal family stayed at our house all these years facing many hardships at every point of life. We behaved so badly with them. Kaurvaki says I too did the same. Rani Dharma rightly says that time changes. No one knows what happens when.
They see Jagannath is doing puja for his daughter’s soul. Kaurvaki is stunned. Jagnnath cries thinking of Kaurvaki. Devi asks Kaurvaki why she looks so scared. Jagnnath says why you did this Kaurvaki. You sacrificed your life for that Ashoka! Which daughter punishes her father like this? You punished me really badly. Kaurvaki says father and cries. Devi looks confused. Raja Jagannath is pouring the ashes of Rajkumari Kaurvaki in water while this lady here is calling him father. Whose ashes are they if this lady here is Rajkumari Kaurvaki? Kaurvaki thinks of Bela’s words. Devi stops her from going anywhere. You are bleeding. Kaurvaki does not care. My hands are bloodied by someone’s blood. Devi asks her about it. Kaurvaki tells her to return to her father. not everyone is as lucky as you.
Jagannath pours the ashes in river. Forgive me. Kaurvaki looks on tearfully. Devi realises everything. Chand is Rajkumar Ashoka and this is Rajkumari Kaurvaki. They have waited so much for each other. They had to leave that chance today because of me. I am indebted to them. I am not so thankless and selfish to leave them here alone today.
The wounded soldier talks of the consequences of what happened just now. Bindu wont spare us. Nirankush says I don’t care about Bindu. He will do what he has to do but if we don’t deliver something to Gondna in time then don’t know what Gondna will do.
Someone wears an anklet, a cape and sits on a seat. It’s all dark so the face is not visible.
Jagannath says I did whatever I did thinking I was right. I dint want you to be cheated the same way by Magadh like I was! I couldn’t make you understand this reason behind my being tough with you. I will live with this regret all my life that I could hug you once and apologize to you. I will yearn all my life to tell you how much I love you. He breaks down. Forgive me daughter. Kaurvaki shouts father! Jagannath looks around startled. I did your last rites yet I feel your presence around every second. I feel like you are calling me. You will come running and hug me. Kaurvaki cries seeing his condition. Kaurvaki begins to run after him as some people take him with him. A piece of his cloth has fallen behind. She picks it up and cries hugging it. Devi stops her in time. Think once about Ashoka before taking another step. Think of Bela’s sacrifice. Will you let it go waste? Kaurvaki says how can I think of my happiness seeing my father’s pain and tears.