Posted: 26 April 2010 at 1:26pm | IP Logged
Meanwhile Rajkumari Sia had searched the entire palace for Rajkumari Ananya. Sia felt extremely worried and was just about to go and tell Maharaj Someshwar when she collided with Dharam who was going downstairs with Veer.
"Rajkumari Sia, where are you going in such a hurry?" Dharam inquired. "Is there any help we can be for you?"
"Dharam, I can't find Ananya anywhere, I checked everywhere...even her horse is in the stable and she never leaves Sumaina without her horse..I asked everyone--" but Sia was cut short by Veer.
"Rajkumari Sia, please don't worry, I will myself go and look for Ananya...she must be somewhere.." Even he was feeling a bit worried now.
"I was thinking, I should tell Pitajee," Sia replied with agitated eyes. Dharam placed a hand on her shoulder.
"I think it's better you don't, Sia. Your father is enjoying himself for Ananya's winning...me and Veer will find Ananya unharmed...we promise..." he smiled at her. She smiled back and suddenly hugged him tight. Dharam turned to look to Veer who simply smiled and nodded noticing that this was not a time to tease. He quickly rushed down the aisle and disappeared round the corner.
Meanwhile Ananya was lying unconscious with blood running down her head. She had her hands tied with a pole and her feet. She was in a room with no windows and a brown door simply shut. Her hands were bleeding as they were tied with ultimate force and she was whimpering in pain. Suddenly the brown door opened and a familiar figure walked in carrying a plate. It was no other than Rajkumar Vikram who was dressed in the same dress as he was in the gathering. The plate had four oiled chapatis and two small dish holders. One had lentils in it and the other with a broccoli dish made with cut cheese. Also Ananya spotted a glass filled with buttermilk. Vikram who sat beside her tore a small morsel from the oiled chapatis and dipped it in the lentil. He then brought it to her mouth but she simply turned her face the other way.
"Rajkumari Ananya, don't ever do that. Don't ever disrespect food. I know, you don't like being here but after you refused for the Swaymwar, I could not seek a better way to make you mine. By hook or crook you are going to be my wife and you got two options on how to do that; one, you could do it without any force and two, I will apply force on you," he spoke angrily putting down the morsel.
Ananya gave him a very pitiful look. "Unfortunately for you, Rajkumar Vikram, I have refused the Swaymwar and there is no way, I am going to be your wife. But one more thing may interest you, and you may want to know that I have already given my heart to a trustworthy and loving Rajkumar. So please, do not boast over me and never thrust a warning on Ananya," she replied with an evil smirk.
That done it. Vikram immediately raised his hand to slap Ananya but was stopped by Veer. Ananya who hated slaps more than anything, had shut her eyes and turned the other way.
"How dare you plan out such thing, Vikram? How dare you even think about abducting her from her own palace? You will have to pay out this deed, by DEATH!" Veer screamed. Ananya immediately recognised the familiar voice and looked up to see Veer fighting with Vikram. Soon Vikram was lying on the floor with a sword in his stomach. Veer stopped for a moment and turned to look at Ananya's hurtful eyes which were gazing up at him with love and respect. He immediately broke the eye lock and started untying her when suddenly he touched something red and wet. He turned to look at Ananya's wrists which were bleeding non stop. He quickly untied her feeling very hurt and weak seeing her blood.
Suddenly Sia and Dharam burst inside. Sia was shocked to see Ananya's state with blood running out of her wrists and head. She could not bear the thought and immediately thrust her face in Dharam's chest. He stroked her long hair and patted her back.
"Di, what's wrong?" asked Ananya not realising she had heavy blood running down her head and wrists. Sia turned to look at her with a puzzled look and hurtful eyes.
"Ananya, don't you realise your state? This is all mine and Pitajee's fault, we should have never given you too much freedom. Look at your state, you are bleeding and you don't realise anything? Is that how much you are treating yourself?" asked Sia angrily shaking her by the shoulders as she stood up. Veer and Dharam stood behind watching.
"Di, it's just blood--" she was cut short by Veer who was also angry at Ananya for raising enmity with everyone.
"Rajkumari Ananya, I think you have lost your head, why do you have to always raise enmity with everyone? You know, I am not always going to be there for you, what if something happened to you, what would I do without you--" he stopped immediately realising he had expressed his true feelings for her.
Ananya stared at him with questioning eyes and pain. Sia immediately knew what had to be done next. She knew Veer loved Ananya and he would be a perfect husband for her. She decided she would immediately talk to Maharaj Someshwar and start the on going process of the wedding. As they were walking away from the ruin, Ananya was trapped in, Veer noticed blood dripping from her wrist but he looked at her walking lifelessly. He immediately pulled out a small cloth from his shirt and took her hand in his. Sia and Dharam stopped and stared at the scene as Veer wiped blood off her wrists.
Before he was done half way she pulled her hands away with utter force and backed away slowly shaking her head.
"No, it's not necessary, I am fine," she whispered and continued walking. As soon as they got to Sumaina, Maharaj Someshwar was taken aback at seeing his daughters. As Sia had planned not to inform about Ananya's disappearance she could not resist herself from expressing herself and had told him before following Veer. Maharaj Someshwar rose from his throne walked over to Rajkumari Ananya and slapped hard across her face.
"Ananya, enough is enough. Your craziness had nearly killed me today. I was so worried, why did you have to refuse the Swaymwar and make enemies! Speak to me, Ananya! What answer shall I take from this silence? Every time, you hurt yourself, your family, and you bother other guests in for your care! Ananya, I am tired of this now and you are having a Swaymwar along with Sia. You simply have crossed your limits and now it's too dangerous to resist!" he screamed at her.
"Pitajee..." Sia was stopped by Someshwar's hand risen to stop her. He turned and walked to Dharam and Veer. He smiled and hugged both of them.
"Dharam, Veer..I am very thankful to you both. You have looked after Ananya and Sia...and especially Veer...you have handled the craziness of Ananya with softness and delight. Is there anything you would want me to give you?" Someshwar asked both of them. Dharam knew this was the right moment to ask Sia's hand for marriage.
"Maharaj, if there is anything you can give me, then I would ask Sia's hand for marriage," he replied coolly. Sia gasped but Veer kept on staring at Ananya who was facing the other way with her hand on her cheek. Then suddenly Someshwar smiled and hugged Dharam.
"Of course, I knew since Sia sat next to you when the feast was held. You couldn't get your eyes off her hmm?" he teased. Sia blushed shyly forgetting about Ananya but the happiness which had taken over her.
"Dharam, Veer, please be our guest for tonight. And tomorrow Dharam, I will write a letter to Maharaj Aryawardan about Sia and your marriage. Sia, take Ananya inside and do try and change her state, she is worn out. Daasi, take Veer and Dharam to Ananya and Sia's rooms, they will stay there tonight and Sia and Ananya will sleep in the guest room."
Soon they all parted. But as Sia had put Ananya to bed and wrapped her wrists with bandages, she had not forgotten about Veer and Ananya's marriage discussion. She walked into the hall where she knew Someshwar would be writing letters for several things. She went and sat beside him on the soft delicate sofa.
"Sia, you are still awake? Go and rest, you seem very tired,"
"Pitajee, I...want to discuss about something..about..Ananya..and Veer.." she whispered. Someshwar looked up and nodded.
"I was wondering, Veer takes utter care of Ananya...and he is very concerned about her. I have seen love in his eyes for her...Pitajee..we cannot find a better husband than Rajkumar Veer for Ananya..." she spoke up. Someshwar sighed and leaned back and nodded.
"Well then in that case, there will be two letters going to Maharaj Aryawardan," he smiled. Rajkumari Sia hugged her father feeling ever so overjoyed. She could not wait to tell Dharam and Veer but a small voice spoke inside her.
"Does Ananya love Veer too?"
Edited by PRCFan - 27 April 2010 at 8:56am