Dharma turns and stops in her tracks upon noticing Lasendra. Lasendra says I don’t have a right to interfere in your family matters but I overheard what you just said. I don’t know about the prophecy and if it will come true or not. I know that ordinary people depend on fate but extraordinary people write their own fate. I have faith in Ashoka that he isn’t ordinary. You can change fate with your karma if you want to. Separating Kaurvaki from Ashoka will mean making him weak. We don’t know if sage’s words will come true or not but separating Ashoka and Kaurvaki will surely bring doom only. Ashoka can bear anyone hurting him but not his mother. He will turn into Chand once again and destroy everything. Dharma looks tensed.
Vit hears the sound of conch and runs to meet his mother. Devi thinks to complete the chunri.
Ashoka covers Kaurvaki’s eyes and brings her near the fountain. She is mesmerised seeing the place. He lifts her up in his arms. We are meeting last time as lovers. Afterwards, we will meet as husband and wife. I want to make this moment memorable for you. She smiles shyly as he makes her sit in the swing. O priyatam plays. Ashoka says our relation is like this swing only. Circumstances separate us but you try your best to come closer to me always. I am thankful to you for that. He hugs her from behind.
Bindu, Charu and Dharma have gathered for the puja. Purohit ji asks Bindu to think of their Kuldevi. As soon as the puja ends you will take name of Sushim and his would be wife with Charu. You will do the same with for Ashoka with Dharma. You will give aahuti so Kuldevi blesses both your sons and their wives. Dharma thinks of Ashoka’s love for Kaurvaki and is in a fix. Kaurvaki stood by my son in his every step. How can I separate her from Ashoka?
Kaurvaki gets up and walks a little away. ashoka asks her to come closer to him. She reminds him that it was her only who always came closer to him. you even ignored me intentionally even when I was in front of you. You hurt me intentionally. What did you do? He replies that he loved her. She points out that you need to show it too. He says I am doing that only. She isn’t convinced with it. Do something which will make me believe it that you love me very much. He gets thinking. Ashoka plucks some flowers and holds her hand. He proposes her for marriage making her happy. She is touched. You have expressed your love for me so clearly for the first time. You stole Raja Dushyant’s lines. He agrees. But they are my words. I mean them. She argues cutely. He says we got time after much difficulty. The sun is about to rise. She nods. I don’t want to start our new life with a fight. Do something fast.
Bindu thinks I know I had to take some difficult decisions as a Samrat but they are for the benefit of this motherland. Bless me with strength that I stick to the promise I have given to Ashoka.
Ashoka leaves jungus all around the place for Kaurvaki. You are the light of my dark life. She gets mesmerised for some time but then suggests him to make it memorable. It should be such that has never happened before and will never happen again. He holds her hand. You are right. I only made a mistake. You want something special. He pulls her to him and they both end up on the swing together. They share a romantic eye lock.
Dharma is still all worked up thinking about the pact between Bindu and Jagannath, of Sage’s words and of Lasendra’s words. Purohit ji asks Bindu to think of Kuldevi and pray for their son and would be wife. Bindu starts the prayer and Dharma joins him. She takes Devi’s name instead of Kaurvaki shocking everyone.
On the other hand, Ashoka and Kaurvaki come closer for a kiss. Kaurvaki pushes Ashoka and walks away a little. This isn’t right before marriage. He says you only asked me to show my love to you. I was doing that only. She asks him if this is the only way to express love. He walks away upset. She calls out after him but in vain.
Bindu asks Dharma what she said. Dharma says I was thinking about Kuldevi so I said that. BIndu asks her to repeat after him. She obliges and does as told. Jagannath looks angry. Puja gets over. Purohit ji announces that both the prince’s will marry together tomorrow morning.
Bindu asks Dharma why she took Devi’s name inside. She repeats what she said inside earlier. He says I heard what you said but I want to know what you are hiding. I know you are tensed about the issues between both the states but there is more to it than that. You are my wife. You can tell me anything. Take your time but don’t delay it for too long. He goes.
Dharma is in the corridor. Maybe this is what God wants. I should tell my husband this first of all. I have to meet him. Ashoka asks for Prasad. Devi extends hand as well. Kaurvaki also comes there with a veil over her head. Devi gives her her share of Prasad. Dharma excuses herself. Devi asks Ashoak and Kaurvaki about their meeting but Ashoka walks away without saying anything. Devi realises that they fought yet again.
Acharya RG is with Jagannath and Bindu. I am happy that everything will be fine tomorrow after the wedding. Jagannath says people make assumptions about future when they are completely unaware of what is going to happen. Acharya RG excuses himself. Bindu tells Jagannath that they agreed not to say anything to anyone till the wedding is complete. He begins to go when Jagannath taunts him for walking away when he isn’t even done. You are my servant. He draws his sword out and so does Bindu. Dharma is stunned to see them thus. Bindu and Jagannath engage in sword fight. The letter of their pact falls down in the process. Everyone gathers there. Bindu loses his sword but Jagannath continues to attack him. Bindu manages to get his sword somehow and also picks up the latter. He looks around to make Jagannath conscious of their surroundings (family members).
Jagnnath gets conscious of his surroundings. For a second I thought my end is near. Bindu says I will make sure it doesn’t happen till you give Kaurvaki’s hand in my son’s hand. Everyone is puzzled to see them thus. BIndu tells everyone not to be tensed. It was a friendly gesture only. Jagannath adds that their relations will change tomorrow. We thought to sort everything before entering that new phase. Everyone leaves from there one by one. Dharma is very much tensed. She asks kaurvaki and Ashoka what they are doing here. I told you not to see each other as it is inauspicious. Devi apologizes on their behalf. It is natural though as their fathers were engaged in a sword fight. Your shout brought them here. They only came as they were really concerned.
Devi asks Kaurvaki about what she did. Kaurvaki says Ashoka is already upset with me and now Ma said we did a wrong / inauspicious thing. Devi tells her not to think about auspicious or inauspicious right now. Do you know how hard he tried to meet you? Wish you could see how hard he tried. You ruined everything. Kaurvaki apologizes. I don’t know why I got scared in the last moment. Devi says anger, fear, shyness is justified but you pushed him calling it wrong. That wasn’t right. You could have said it normally too. Would he have gone against your wish if you had said so? Kaurvaki accepts her mistake. I should talk to him. Will you help me? Devi says he cannot stay without you. You need to have patience this time. I am sure he will be as much yearning for you as much you are yearning for him. Just wait a little.
Ashoka is sleeping. Kaurvaki comes there. He turns in his sleep and she gazes sweetly at him. She removes her shawl and sits down near him. She plants a kiss on his forehead. He smiles in his sleep. She thinks of the time when they were about to kiss. She leans closer for a kiss and is all shy. My guilt is over now. She turns to go when Ashoka holds her hand. What are you doing here?
Lasendra follows Dharma. If she tells Devi she doesn’t want Ashoka and Kaurvaki to marry then everything will be finished.
Ashoka pulls Kaurvaki to him. She says I came to apologize. He said you apologized but you dint ask me if I forgave you or not. they look at each other romantically. Ashoka returns the kiss.
Devi asks Dharma what is bothering her so much. Dharma says it is about Ashoka and Kaurvaki. Lasendra is outside only.
Kaurvaki gets up feeling all shy. A pot falls down in the process. Dharma and Devi hear the noise and rush out. Ashoka puts the pot back in its place and hugs Kaurvaki. He keeps her dupatta over her head. Dharma and Devi come just then. Ashoka is taken aback. Kaurvaki says Ashoka was upset. I only came to apologize. She holds her ears before Dharma and leaves. Ashoka seconds Kaurvaki. Dharma reminds him they shouldn’t meet before marriage. Devi tells her to let it be. Nothing will go wrong. I am here to fix things if anything goes wrong. She takes Dharma with her.
Ashoka notices Lasendra in his room. What are you doing here? She sits on the bed with ease. He tells her to leave from here. If someone sees you then it wont be right. She smiles. I came to remind you of your promise. You dint do anything to Siamak and Sushim even after the pact we had. I told you they stole the treasury. I am still doing my work but you are forgetting yours because of your wedding. Ashoka tells Lasendra she doesn’t have to remind her of his promise. I have made my plan already. This time father is on my side. He might have announced SUshim the prince of Magadh and Siamak the Viceroy of Takshshila but it is just to calm them. I will kill them right after the wedding. They will have to pay for killing my Guru and for insulting my mother. This brother will kill his own brothers. This will be the first time in history when a brother will kill his own brothers. I will build united India after becoming the Samrat of Magadh so I can give a safe state and safe place to Indians to live! Charu is stunned to hear all this. She tries to see who the other is (Lasendra) but cannot. Charu collides with something as she tries peeking in. Noise alerts Ashoka who goes out to check but doesn’t find anyone in the corridor. He returns to his room but Lasendra is gone too. I will have to be more alert now. Sushim and his allies shouldn’t know of their impending future till this wedding happens.
Sushim angrily vows to set Bindu on fire. I wont spare him. Charu tries to stop him but in vain. She slaps him. I want to see him dead more than you. He is my husband but I dint get love of husband from him ever. I am the mother of his eldest son yet I dint get the respect I deserve. I am waiting for the right time. We know the truth now. We will have to hide this from Samrat. Siamak notices Bindu on door. Everyone goes quiet. Bindu asks them what it is that they went quiet as soon as he came here. Mahamatya says we only came to wish Sushim as it is his last night as a bachelor. Bindu turns to Sushim. I am eager to see you dressed as a groom and then take up the responsibility of Magadh. He gives an ancestral ornament to Sushim to wear in his turban tomorrow.
Sushim curtly hugs him and thanks him for doing so much for him. Bindu is startled by his behaviour but does not say anything. He leaves. Siamak tells SUshim to be careful. We have to plan our way ahead very carefully. Sushim advises him to mind his own business. It will be better if you will save yourself and go away from here. Siamak says Dadi was right. One should never trust Indians. Mahamatya gets confused but Sushim tells him to get their army together. I will attack on Magadh with my army once I marry Chanda. I was quiet for you (CHaru) but I cannot take this anymore. I cannot see Ashoka winning, marrying Kaurvaki or any of his dreams coming true. Do something. She agrees. I will do anything even if I have to make a big sacrifice for it.
Next morning, everyone comes to palace to witness the weddings. Chanda looks all pretty in bridal dress. Her mother explains the ritual of their family to her.
The weather changes drastically. Sage says now there will be only destruction. This is the sign! No one can now stop mother earth from turning red with blood!
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