~ Part 18 ~
Heer is still pretty much distraught due to Raj's sudden death. She talks more to Prem, giving only monosyllable answers to everyone else. As few weeks pass this way, Anurag and Prerna feel that Prem is the only one able to comfort and connect to Heer so much. They realise that Prem loves Heer a lot, and will keep her happy for the rest of her life, and spending more time with him Heer will also begin to forget Raj. So, Anurag and Prerna approach Shashank and Padma, Prem's parents to offer their daughter's hand in marriage for Prem.
Shashank: Haan. Vaise maine bhi Prem ki aankhon mein Heer ke liye pyar dekha hai. Mujhe aur Padma ko is shaadi se koi inkaar nahin. Lekin kya Prem aur Heer is haalaat mein shaadi karne ke liye taiyaar hongey?
Anurag: Baat toh sahi hai. Chalo, Prem aur Heer ko neeche bulaakar unse poochte hain.
Prem and Heer come to the living room of Prem's home where their respective parents are sitting and discussing the possibility of Prem's and Heer's marriage.
Prem: Jee papa. Aapne mujhe aur Heer ko kyun bulaya?
Prerna: Main, uncle (Anurag) aur tumhare maa baap yeh chahte...
Prem: Kya aunty?
Padma: Prem, hum sab yeh chahte hain ki jis tarah se tum ab Heer ko sambhal rahe ho, usi tarah se usko zindagi bhar sambhalte raho.
Prem: Woh toh main zaroor karoonga. Aakhir, Heer is my best friend.
Shashank: Nahin, us tarah nahin.
Shashank: Hum sab chahte hain ki tum aur Heer shaadi kar lo.
Anurag: Haan Prem. Tum hi ho jo humare Heer ko ab sambhal sakta hai. Bolo, kya tum ussey shaadi karoge?
Shashank and the other adults tell Prem why they want Heer to marry him. Heer just cries silently. On the other hand, Prem stands there in dilemma. He loves Heer and wants to marry her, and also wants her to love him. But like this, Heer will never love him. Heer is too distraught over Raj's death to find love in someone else so soon.
Prem is about to give his answer, when Heer is unable to handle it anymore and runs to her room crying. Prerna and Padma go in there after her to make her understand. They try their best to convince her for the marriage. They say that getting married to Prem is in Heer's best wishes.
Heer finally makes up her mind and goes to the living room to tell everyone of her final decision. Heer goes up to Anurag.
Heer (to Anurag): Papa, mujhe is shaadi se koi inkaar nahin. Main Prem se shaadi karne ke liye taiyaar hoon.
The adults get all happy and shake hands, while Heer sets into a thinking mode. Prem is just looking at Heer and trying to decipher her facial expressions. He knows that Heer doesn't love him, and wonders why the actually agreed to their wedding. Prem decides to ask Heer this question to clear this doubt soon.