Sukhi enters Vrinda's chamber where Jalandhar is resting.
J: The doc tells me that in a week, I should be ready for war.
S: Before that, you've gotta marry.
J: You've gotta be kidding. If I marry before war, and anything happens to me, the poor bride will become a widow. Why would I inflict any girl w/ that? Let me first pummel the devas, and after that
S: No, the very idea of marriage is to give you a long life.
Instead of Indra, it's you
who'll make me die laughing. Marriage doesn't give men longer lives - marriage shortens
S: That's in Kalyug. We're still in Satya Yuga, so this doesn't apply here. Here,...
Just then, Vrinda enters w/ the meds cart.
V: Okay, I've administered the detoxicants. It will take it 72 hours to heal, and you need complete rest. Even your wife cannot come in and disturb you.
S: He's not married. That's what we were discussing.
V: He'll have to wait at least a week before he's in a position to marry. Right now, he's very weak
S: That's why I want him to marry. Marriage is supposed to make him stronger.
Don't say that to him. His body is weak, and he won't be able to take that joke - he'll just die laughing.
J: That's what I was just telling him. He wants me to marry before I fight the devas. I want to first cream the devas, and only after that, go thru this. Why risk making my bride a widow?
V: You are very considerate. Any girl would be blessed to have you as a husband.
Just then Narada appears, and Vrinda is not happy about him dropping into the clinic w/o clearance.
V: Who let you in?
N: Nobody lets me in. I go wherever I please.
V: Not in my clinic. Here, nobody gets to see my patients w/o my permission
J: Thank you, doctor. Please teach him some manners.
N: All these rules about manners and etiquette come from God.
V: No, in the 3 loks, every ruler is the one to whom such powers have been delegated. Kings may welcome you, but that doesn't mean that you have the right to violate protocols that everyone else has to follow.
N: Anyway, I wanted to join in on this conversation about Jalandhar's marriage.
J: No, not you as well. What's it w/ you rishis and marriage - you see someone unmarried, and you think he or she is a curse on society?
N: You deserve a great wife. I suggest that you go after Parvati.
Sukhi slaps Narada.
S: You do know that she is married, you pervert!
N: Yeah, but Jalandhar is already a part of... Didn't you tell him that?
S: How does it matter? If Jalandhar has no identity except as a part of Mahadev, then he's already her husband, nothing to go after. And if he's not her husband, he has no business going after her.
V: Narada, for a rishi, I do think you are quite evil. I can see why no woman has married you...
N: I voluntarily chose to be a brahmachari...
V: Yeah right, a likely story. Fact is - no woman would be turned on by such a wretch as you.
S: Vrinda is right. You are one pathetic loser.
V: Now leave my clinic right away, or I'll have you medicated.