Manyata was walking fast, anger written all over her face. She just wanted to leave the palace as soon as possible. "Manyata", called out Unnati. Manyata stopped and tried to gulp down her anger. "Kya hua, Manyata? Humne tumhe kamre mein dhoondne ki koshish ki lekin tum wahaan nahi thi. Tum theek toh ho naa", asked Unnati. "Haan woh mujhe ghar jaana hai", said Manyata. Unnati noticed something wrong with Manyata as Manayata's eyes could never betray her. "Kya hua? Itni pareshaan kyun lag rahi ho? Sab ne dekha, Hawan pe kya chal raha tha, Dada ne kucch kaha kya tumse?", asked Unnati. Manyata didn't know what to say, Unnati was the sweetest girl she ever met and Unnati loved her brother, how could she say what had happened. Unnati said, "Humein pata hai kya". Manyata was shocked at Unnati's response. "Tumhare aur Dada k shaadi k rishtey ko le kr pareshaan ho na?", asked Unnati. Manyata was shocked and asked, "Tumhe kaise pata?". "Tumhare chehre pe saaf likha hai", said Unnati with a smile. Manyata could not comprehend Unnati's expressions. "Hota hai, shaadi kisiki bhi zindagi ka sabse bada decision hota hai, isiliye pareshaan hona toh zaheer si baat hai", said Unnati. Manyata was still confused about what Unnati wanted to say. "Dada ko itne saalon baad dekh kr yehi laga hoga ki woh kitne badal gayye hain. Woh bachpan mein jaise thhe waise bilkul nahi hain. I understand kisike baare mein mann mein koi chhabi banayi ho aur woh sacchayi uss se bohot durr ho toh hum samajh nahi paate ki kya karein. But, trust me tumhe iske baare mein zyaada chinta krne ki zaroorat nahi padegi. Dada, chahe jaise bhi ho, tumhare liye humesha ek alag jagah raha hai unki zindagi mein", said Unnati. Manyata smiled at Unnati's honest efforts at cheering her up. "WHAT!", both Manyata and Unnati heard a voice. They turned in the direction of the voice to see a distraught and appalled JaiNandini standing. JaiNandini had tears in her eyes. Manyata and Unnati looked at each other confused. Jai charged Unnati, "Kya keh rahi thi tum? Uday aur Jeeji? Aisa nahi ho sakta, koi galati hui hai". Manayata was utterly confused and said, "Main kucch samajh nahi paa rahi, Jai. Main toh yahaan sirf Uday k saath rishtey..", Jai interrupted Manyata and said, " Uday ka naam mat lo, Jeeji. Woh sirf humara...", Unnati interrupted and asked, "Jai! Yeh kya tareeka hai? Aur tum yeh kya keh rahi ho?". "Shut up, Unnati! Yeh Uday ka koi ghatiya sa plan hi hai, humein tang krne ka. Warna woh toh Jeeji ko jaanta bhi nahi, shaadi ki baat toh bohot durr hai", yelled Jai. Manyata reprimanded Jai, "Jo bhi sikayatein hain, ghar jaake batana. Yahaan tamasha khada mat karo, yeh kisi aur ka ghar hai, bhulo mat!". "Yahaan humaari poori zindagi ka tamasha banne jaa raha hai aur aapko inn sab cheezon ki padi hai?", said Jai in disbelief. Manyata and Unnati looked at each other confused. "Humne theek se suna tha, Dad humara rishta le kr gaye the Uday k liye! Phir, tumhara rishta kaise ho sakta hai", screamed Jai. Manyata was shocked, she was dumbfounded. "Jai would never lie in these matters", said Manyata to herself then why did her father change his mind. Vijay joined them with a comment, "Jai Bhai, tumhari Raag Bhairavi logon ko thoda disturb kr raha hai". Vijay was shocked to see the expressions on the trio's face. "Lagta hai, yahaan gaane ka competition toh nahi chal raha", said Vijay unsure about the situation. Jai wiped her tears and stormed out off the place. "Tum logon dekh kr aisa kyun lag raha jaise abhi abhi koi horror film dekh k aaye ho", asked Vijay. Unnati explained Vijay what all had happened. Vijay shook his head in disappointment and said, "Yehi baat woh humse kehti rahi, humein laga Jai Bhai ne kucch zyaada pili thi. Par yahaan toh kisi serial k bhayanak twist jaisi baat ho gayi hai. Ab Brij Mama se kaun jaake sacchayi pucche?". "Uss se pehle Jai se baat krni zaroori hai", said Manyata reflectively.
Everyone had returned from the Jaigarh palace. Manyata decided to talk to Jai and clear out things. Manyata opened the door of Jai's room. Jai taunted, "Ab kya humpe hasney aayi hain, Jeeji?". Manyata gathered herself and said, "Tujhe mujhpe vishwaas krna hoga, Jai. Mujhe zara bhi andaaza nahi tha ki tu...". "Ki hum Udayveer ko chahte hain", completed Jai. Manyata nodded and came and sat near Jai Nandini. "I hope tum usse acchi tarah se jaanti ho. Usse rishton ki koi qadar nahi hai", said Manyata. "Hum usse aapse zyaada jaante hain, Jeeji. Aapse zyaada waqt beetaya hai humne uske saath. Aur aap uss se ek din mein hi milke itni badi baat kehdi? Kya jaanti kya hai aap uske baare mein?", asked Jai in anger.Manyata lowered her eyes. "Ussne har baar, humare pariwaar ki izzat rakhi hai, media k saamne ho yaa Rajwaadon k saamne. Aap uske lifestyle ko nahi samjhti toh woh galat insaan ban gaya?", said Jai. "Tum usse itni acchi tarah se jaanti ho naa? Toh ek baar apne dil pe haath rakh ke bolo, kya woh kabhi ek accha pati ban paayega?", asked Manyata. "Jaante hain, isiliye keh rahe hain ki woh humare liye perfect hain. Aap humein dekh kr bataiye, kya hum ek adarsh patni ban paayenge?", asked Jai. Manyata was about to answer that when Jai said, "Nahi! Humein adarsh patni nahi ban na. Humein apni zindagi Uday k saath bitaani hai, jo chahe jaisa bhi ho, har taeah se humare layak hai, humein zarooratein aur humein samajhta hai". Manyata was deeply touched by Jai's words. May be Udayveer is Jai's true love after all, thought Manyata. Manyata thought to herself that after what transpired between her and Uday, Uday might not even consider about getting married in this household. Manyata didn't want Jai's love story to remain incomplete for her. Manyata decided to talk to Udayveer and make him realise what he is missing on.
Uday was busy discussing something with his Manager when he recieved a phone call from an unknown number. Uday sends the Manager off by saying to complete the task he had discussed and attends the call. "Udayveer", said Manyata on the other side. "Yeah! Who is it?", asked Uday in his charming voice. "Manyata bol rahi hoon", said Manyata nervously. Uday smirked and asked, "Kaun Manyata?". Manyata was offended and said, "Jai Nandini ki badi behen". "Oh! Princess Manyata of Devgarh", exclaimed Uday fakely. Manyata twitched her brows in frustration. "Humari yaad kaise aayi? I mean jitna humein yaad hai, aap toh sab kucch bhula dena chahti thi naa? Phir kya hogaya, galati se number lag gaya kya", asked Uday enjoying the situation. "Galati se nahi. Mujhe tumse kucch baat krni hai, zaroori", said Manyata gathering herself. "Toh bolo, hum sun rahe hain", said Uday with a smirk. "Yahaan nahi, kahin milke baat kar sakte hain?", asked Manyata. "Ab woh toh tumpe depend karta hai", said Uday picking up a file with a devilish smile. "Matlab",asked Manyata confused. "Simple hai, princess! Tumhe humse baat krni hai, toh jis tarah humara number nikala hai waise humse milne ka bhi koi tareeka nikal hi logi", said Uday in a teasing tone. "Udayveer, yeh koi mazaak nahi hai", said Manyata. "Hum bhi mazaak nahi kr rahe hain, princess! See You", said Uday and hung up. "Sheeesssh! What a difficult guy to talk to! Aisa attitude to Prince Harry ka bhi na ho!", said Manyata in frustration.
Two hours later, Uday walked out of his office to see Manyata waiting for him patiently at the reception.Uday was impressed and said, "Hi Princess!". Manyata stood up with a serious face. "Mujhe kucch zaroori baat krni hai", said Manyata. "Woh toh pata hi chal raha hai", said Uday and kept walking. Manyata followed him saying, "Ek baar meri baat sunlo. Phir tum chaho toh kabhi meri shakal nahi dekhna". Uday looked back at her and said in his flirty tone, "Aisa khoobsurat chehra kaun dekna nahi chahega". Manyata looked around and noticed that she and Uday were standing near a private pool side table for two people. Uday gestured Manyata to take a seat. Manyata took a seat and said, "Main jaanti hoon...". Manyata was stopped as Uday started messaging away on phone. Uday told her, "Continue. Hum sun rahe hain", and continued with his messaging. Manyata felt bad to be treated like this, but she had to do it for her sister. "Main jaanti hoon, humaare beech sab kucch bohot bura gaya. Lekin aaj main apne liye kucch bhi kehne nahi aayi hoon". Uday attended a call in between and gestured Manyata to continue. Manyata took a deep breath and clenched her fists to control her anger, she felt like a complete no-one, the way Uday was treating her. "Main nahi chahti ki humare beech jo kucch bhi hua, woh humare pariwaar k rishton ko yaa dusre rishton ko chott pohonchaye", said Manyata. Uday smirked at Manyata when she was going on not looking at him. "Jai tumhe chahti hai. Sacch kahun toh, tumhari zindagi ka faisla tumhara hai, main tumhe nahi bata sakti ki tumhe kis se shaadi krni chahiye yaa nahi, bas yehi kehna chahti hoon ki Jai se zyaada tumhe aur koi pyaar nahi kar sakta", said Manyata. Udayveer looked amused and ended his call. "Isiliye please humare beech jo bhi hua uske liye aise special rishtey ko mat khona", said Manyata. Uday smirked and took a sip of his drink and asked, "Matlab hum jaise badtameez, self centered, bigde hue, aur kya kaha tha tumne uss din...disgusting, aadmi k saath apni pyaari behen k rishtey ki baat krte hue tumhe koi problem nahi hai?". Manyata took a deep breath and said, "Galati shayad kucch hadh tak meri hi thhi. I judged you, jab ki main tumhare baare mein kucch nahi jaanti. Papa, Maa, Jai, Unnati sab tumhe accha maante hain. Itne log galat nahi ho sakte, aur woh toh tumhe itni kareeb se aur mujhse behtar jaante hain". Uday raised his eyebrows in amusement and asked, 'Matlab, tum humse maafi maang rahi ho?". Manyata looked down, her self-respect was being crushed. Uday smirked and remarked, "Pathetic!". Manyata looked up at Uday appalled. "Tum aise bechaari, gidgidaati, bilkul acchi nahi lagti", said Uday taking a sip of his drink. Manyata looked in another direction, to control her anger. "I mean humne tumhare saath itna bura kiya aur tum ho ki yahaan baith k bol rahi ho ki shayad galati tumse hui thhi? Seriously?", laughed Uday mockingly. Manyata looked at Uday confused. Uday controlled his laughter and said, "Aur yeh sab kiske liye? Apni pyaari behen JaiNandini k liye! Seriously, tum kisi adarsh beti waale serial se nikal k aayi ho kya? I mean, tumhare balidaan ko dekh kr toh yehi lagta hai. Humne asli zindagi mein kabhi aisa kucch nahi dekha. Humein lagta tha sab krne mein kisika koi na koi swarth rehta hai, par apne aap ko dekho, apne pariwaar aur apni behen ki khushi k liye, humari har badtameezi bardassht kr rahi ho". Manyata was tight-lipped. Uday's expression changed to a serious one and he said, "Tum jaise log na logon mein galat vishwaas jagaate hain, ki duniya mein acchayi baaki hai. lekin sacch to yehi hai ki duniya mein sirf swarth hi hota hai. Aur hum bhi kucch waise hi hain, Manyata". Manyata looked at Uday confused. "Hum samjhaate hain, Manyata. Shaadi krne ki sabse badi wajah Riyasaat paana hota hai, haan agar patni acchi mil gayi toh accha hai, lekin riyaasat se badhkr aur kucch bhi nahi", said Uday. Manyata was shocked and she managed to utter, "Matlab, humara rishtey ki baat isiliye chali...". "Kyunki, Uncle Brij tumse itna pyaar krte hain ki saari Riyaasat tumhare naam pe kr denge, Jai k naam nahi", completed Uday. Manyata was dumb-founded. "Hum sabse pehele, Jaigarh k Yuvraj hain. Aur humare liye yeh zaroori hai ki hum ek Yuvrani se shaadi karein. Aur waise bhi, baaki Yuvraaniyan toh Yuvraj Udayveer k liye humesha apne aap ko available rakhti hain", said Uday casually taking a sip. Manyata was caught in a turmoil. Uday asked, "Ab kya karogi, Manyata? Ab bhi humara rishta apni behen se karwana chahogi? Ya, apni behen ko samjhaogi ki hum kitne galat insaan hain?". Manyata did not reply. "Woh kya hai naa, tumhe aise dekhna humein pasand nahi aaya. Toh isiliye hum saare faisley tumhare haath pe chhodhte hain. Karwa sakti ho humara aur Jai ka rishta toh kar k dikhado", challenged Uday and left Manyata in distress.
Uday's words echoed in Manyata's mind on her journey back. How could she let someone like Udayveer, marry her sister. The guy who is concerned about his estate and money more than his relations, would he ever care about her sister? Manyata thought of having a hard-talk with JaiNandini. "Uday ka bhoot uske sar se utaarna hi padega", thought Manyata. Manyata reached home and walked to Jai's room and narrated her and Uday's meet in full details. Manyata asked, "Ab bhi woh tujhe sahi lagta hai? Usse toh thodhi bhi jhijhak nahi hui, yeh kehne k liye k usse riyaasat mein dilchaspi hai, kisi aur mein nahi. Aise insaan ko tu kaise chah sakti hai? Aise insaan ko koi kaise chah sakta hai?". Jai replied, "Woh sab ki tarah loser nahi hai. Ussne jo kaha, woh ek rajwaade ki zindagi ka sabse bada sacch hai. Aap bhi toh kisiko naa jaante hue shaadi k liye taiyyaar ho gayi thi kyunki woh ek rajwaada thha". " Woh baat alag hai, Jai. Maine isiliye haan kaha kyunki mujhe Papa aur Maa par poora bharosa hai", said Manyata. Jai said, " Uday is not a hypocrite! Ek Yuvraj hone k naate uska ek Yuvrani se shaadi krna zaroori hai.Aur mujhe pata hai, aap yeh sab kyun keh rahi hain". Manyata was shocked and asked, "Kya?". "Humara rishta naa hone ki sabse badi wajah aap hain", accused Jai in anger. "Kya!", exclaimed Manyata. "Hum second choice sirf aapke wajah se banke reh gayye. Apne kabhi ek Princess hone ka koi dharm nahi nibhaaya, lekin Riyaasat aapke naam kr di jaayegi, kyun? Kyunki aap badi hain, chahe aap iske layak ho naa ho!", yelled Jai. "Yeh tu kya keh rahi hai, Jai", said Manyata appalled at Jai's words. "Aur yeh sab drama jo aap krti hain naa, ki aapko Riyaasat mein yaa Princess ban ne mein koi shauq nahi, please mat kariye! Agar aap mein thodi si bhi sacchayi hoti toh aap Yuvrani ban ne se mana kr deti lekin nahi, aap Uday mein dosh dhoondh rahi hain", said Jai with venom. Manyata was about to say something but then, Jai added, "Thank You, Jeeji! Aap ki wajah se humein apna pyaar kabhi nahi milega" and closed the door on Manyata's face. Uday's smirk and his challenge played on Manyata's mind
"Woh kya hai naa, tumhe aise dekhna humein pasand nahi aaya. Toh isiliye hum saare faisley tumhare haath pe chhodhte hain. Karwa sakti ho humara aur Jai ka rishta toh kar k dikhado", challenged Uday and left Manyata in distress.
<End of Flashback>
Manyata gathered herself and walked to her father's room.
Manyata knocked on Brijraj's door. Brijraj responded with, "Come in". Manyata stepped in with a tensed face. Brijraj was tensed seeing her and asked, "Kya hua, Beta? Aapne knock kyun kiya? Aur aap itni tensed kyun dikh rahi hain?". "Papa mujhe aapse bohot zaroori baat krni hai", said Manyata. "Pehele aap baithiye, Bete", said Brijraj. Manyata sat down. Brijraj asked, "Hum bhi do din se dekh rahe hain, aap kisi kashmakash mein dikh rahi hai, kya baat hai?". Manyata gathered her thoughts and said, "Main jabse yahaan aayi hoon tab se ek baat meri aankhon mein khatak rahi hai". Brijraj told her to go on. Manyata continued, "Mere aane se kisi naa kisi tarah Jai k saath naa insaafi hoti rahi hai. Kal k hawan mein baithne ki baat ho yaa Uday k rishtey ko le kr leke ho! Jai ne ek Rajkumari hone ki har dharm nibhaaya hai aur badle mein usse kya milta hai?". Brijraj was shocked and asked, "Aapse kisne keh diya ki Uday ka rishta Jai k liye thha?". Manyata replied, "Zaroori woh nahi hai, zaroori yeh hai ki Jai aur Uday ka rishta sirf isiliye nahi ho kyunki Jai hone waali Yuvrani nahi hai". Brijraj said, "Ek baat aap acchi tarah se samajh lijiye, Manyata. Aapka aur Uday ka rishta iss liye nahi hua kyunki aap hone waali Yuvrani hain. Yeh rishta sirf isiliye hua kyunki Giriraj ki khwahish thhi, aapko unke ghar ki bahu bana ne ki". Manyata was shocked at this revelation. Manyata understood that the Jaigarh royals hid their main intentions from her father, she was more determined to accompolish what she had planned to. " Sorry Papa, lekin humein aur kya lagta? Aisa lag raha ki Jai humari wajah se 2nd choice banke reh gayi hain, jabki har cheez par pehla haq uska hai. Main shayad janm se iss ghar ki badi beti hoon lekin sirf Jai ne hi ek Rajwaade ka dharm nibhaaya hai, main toh soch bhi nahi sakti ki usse kaise lag raha hoga", said Manyata. Brijraj said, "Aise khayaal aapke mann mein kyun aaya, humein nahi pata. Lekin humne kabhi aapke aur Jai k beech koi farq nahi kiya". "Kaise nahi kiya, Papa? Aapne mujhe apne sapno ke peeche jaane ki azaadi di, jabki Jai ne ek Rajwaade ki zindagi jee", said Manyata. Brijraj reasoned, "Aap samajh nahi rahi hain, Manyata. Jai ko yeh zindagi pasand hai, aap dono alag hain". "Yehi toh main aapko samjhaane ki koshish kar rahi hoon, Papa. jab mujhe ek acchi dancer ban ne ka mauka diya jaa raha hai toh Jai ko ek acchi Yuvrani ban ne ka mauka kyun nahi? Isiliye kyunki, woh mujhse umrr mein chhoti hai? Yeh kaisa insaaf hai, Papa?", asked Manyata almost in tears. Manyata's words struck Brijraj. Brijraj was tongue-tied for a minute, Manyata had exactly shown him how unfair he had been! Brijraj looked at Manyata who was looking at Brijraj with hope in her eyes. Brijraj placed his hand on Manyata's head and said, "Aapne humaari aankhen khol di hai, Manyata. Humein bohot bada anyay karne se bachaya hai. Aap duniya ki sabse acchi beti hi nahi, sabse acchi behen bhi hain. Jai Yuvrani zaroor banengi". Manyata hugged Brijraj happily and said, "Aap duniya k sabse best Papa hain". Brijraj patted Manyata's head with a disappointment in his face.
At night, Giriraj stormed into Udayveer's room where he was having a drink. Unnati also joined them. "Kya baat hai, Dad?", asked Uday feigning innocence. "Humaare mitr Brijraj ne Jai ko Yuvrani bana ne ka faisla liya hai!", said Giriraj. "What? Manyata k hote hue?", asked Unnati in surprise. Uday smirked in response. "Chaunkna toh abhi baaki hai, Beta. Yeh sab krne k liye unhein Manyata ne khud samjhaya. Balki, Brijraj toh keh rahe thhe ki Manyata ne unki aankhein khol di warna woh bohot badi naa insaafi krne waale thhe", added Giriraj in irritation. "Wow!", exclaimed Uday fakely taking a sip of his drink. "Baniye may Udayveer! Humein pata hai, ho naa ho inn sab mein aap hi ka haath hai", said Giriraj. Uday smirked and defended himself, "Ab aap khud hi keh rahe hain ki yeh sab Manyata ne kiya toh iss mein humaara haath kaise ho sakta hai?". Giriraj said, "Hum aapke rag rag se waaqib hain, Beta! Aap hi ne kaha thha ki Brijraj ko samjha kr Jai ko Yuvrani bana denge toh humaare liye asaani hogi kyunki Jai aapke mutthi mein hai. Ab jab humne aage badhkr Manyata ka haath maanga hai, toh phir mana krke Jai ka haath kaise maang sakte hain?". "Dad, Chill! Aapne aakhri faisla humaare haathon pe chhoda hai, aur aapko apne bete par itna toh bharosa hona chahiye ki agar chaal humari hai toh jeet bhi humari hi hogi", said Uday with a smirk. Unnati was upset hearing all this because she never wanted Jai to become Uday's wife, and she had expressed her valid reasons in front of Uday too. Giriraj changed his frown into a smile and said, "Aap toh awwal darje k khilaadi nikle, Uday! Khel ko apne hisaab se hi mod diya!". Uday smirked and said, "Kya kehte hain, Dad? Kal hi rishta pukka kar aayein?". Giriraj smirked and said, "Shubh kaam mein derri kaisi? Hum abhi saari taiyyariyaan karwaate hain". Giriraj immediately left to make preparations. Unnati was about to leave in disapppointment when Uday called her, "Chhoti!". Unnati turned towards Uday with a disappointed face. Uday smirked and asked, "Kya baat hai. Tumhe kucch nahi kehna apni hone waali Bhabhi-saa k baare mein". Unnati replied, "Hum already aapko humaari raiy bata chuke hain, Dada! Lekin aapki behen hone k naate aur Jaigarh ki Rajkumari hone k naate hum kal aapke saath jaayenge. Lekin iska matlab yeh nahi ki hum aapke faisle se khush hain" and left the room. "Raiy toh pehle hi bata diya thha", remarked Uday with a smirk and took a sip.
The next morning, Jai was in her room in high spirits. "Kaisa hai humara, King Bhai", chirped Vijay as he came in. Jai grinned in response and said, "Kaise hongey, Vijay Bhai?". "Hum toh tumhaare daant bhi gin sakte hain", remarked Vijay. "Ek hi din mein lagta jaise saare khwaab sacch ho gayye", said Jai. "Haan, humein laga thha ki sab khwaab hi reh jaayenge. Par aaj jab Udayveer ko rishtey ki baat krne k liye aate hue dekha toh laga ki shayad kucch saney sacch ho bhi jaate hain", said Vijay. Jai blushed and then grinned. "Humne kaha thha naa Vijay Bhai, Uday bohot jaldi apna rishta le k aayega. Aur humaare haath maangne k liye, Uday ko apne ghutno k bal jaana hi padega". "Evil, J Bhai, I tell you".
In the hall, Brijraj, Komal, Giriraj, Udayveer and Unnati were sitting. Giriraj was talking to Brijraj and Komal how Udayveer had finally come to a decision and he was all for what his son had decided because he loves his son the most and respects his decision. Unnati pretended to be happy. Udayveer smiled and said, "Uncle Brij, Aunty Komal, aap logon ko thoda sa atpatta lagey, ki humne itni jaldi apna mann kaise bana liya, lekin hume poora yakeen hai ki hum Jaigarh ki Maharani k roop mein sirf Manyata ko hi dekhna chahte hain". Giriraj's expressions changed, he was shocked out of his wits. Unnati was stunned! For Brijraj and Komal it was a happy surprise. Giriraj asked, "Aapko poora yakeen hai na, Beta?". Udayveer smirked and said, "Bilkul Dad! Agar humein koi bhi shaq thha toh woh sab durr ho gaya. Jabse humne suna hai ki Manyata ne apni jagah Jai ko Yuvrani banane k liye Uncle Brij se pehel ki, humara toh dil hi jeet liya unhone. Woh saral aur susheel toh thhi hi lekin pariwaar ki taraf unke pyaar ko dekha toh yehi laga ki Manyata hi woh ladki hain jo sirf humare liye hi nahi, Jaigarh k taaj k liye bani hain". Unnati couldn't hide her smile. Brijraj said, "Uday, Beta, tumhe damaad k roop mein paa kr sacch mein humare toh bhaag khul gayye". "Aap se acche pati toh Manyata ko mil hi nahi sakte", said Komal happily. Giriraj frowned. "Lekin", said Udayveer. Everyone paused expectantly. "Humaare liye yeh jaan na bohot zaroori hai ki Manyata iss rishtey se khush hai yaa nahi", said Udayveer. "Bilkul hai, Udayveer! Isiliye toh woh yahaan aayi hain. Lekin aapki tassali k liye, hum unse pooch lete hain", said Brijraj happily. "Nahi, Uncle Brij! Yeh sawaal hum khud unse poochna chahte hain", said Udayveer. "Sure, Beta! Jaise aap ki marzi", said Brijraj. "Waise humein aapki yeh baat sun k aur tassali ho gayyi ki aap Manyata ki kitni izzat krte hain", added Komal. Uday smiled at Komal and turned around to give an evil smirk. Giriraj was completely confused. Brijraj told a servant to call Manyata down to the hall.
Manyata was in her room, happy that finally things had turned out to be pretty well. Jai had gotten what she wanted the crown and Udayveer. She was expecting to be called down soon to join in the good news of Jai and Uday's marriage alliance being fixed. A servant came in and informed that Brijraj had called for her. Manyata's face lit up with a smile and she eagerly went towards the hall. While she was walking down the stairs, she saw that no one except Uday was standing there. Uday had a winning smirk on his face. Uday's smirk couldn't dampen Manyata's high spirits because this is Uday's only win which would make Manyata happy. Uday was standing with a box of sweets. Manyata came to him and asked, "Kya hua? Bohot khush lag rahe ho?". Uday smirked and said, "Woh kya hai naa Princess, humari shaadi tey ho gayyi". "Bohot Bohot...", Manyata was interuppted by Uday as she was going to give her best wishes to him and Jai. "Humara jaan na bohot zaroori hai, ki tum humaari shaadi se khush ho yaa nahi?", asked Uday with a smirk. Manyata pulled out her sweetest smile and replied, "Khush? Main bohot bohot bohot khush hun". Manyata was going to add that she was happy for him and Jai when Uday stuffed a sweet into her mouth and said, "Humaari shaadi ki khushi mein". Manyata nodded her head as she tried to gobble off the sweet. Suddenly, Brijraj, Komal, Giriraj and Unnati joined them. Brijraj said, "Humne kaha tha naa, Udayveer. Manyata iss rishtey se bohot khush hain. Ab toh aapne unke muh se bhi sunn liyaa". Uday nodded his head giving a teasing look to Manyata. Manyata was confused at Uday's look but decided to ignore it and said, "I hope yeh rishta duniya ka sabse atoot rishta baney". Uday said with an evil smirk, "Hum bhi toh yehi chahte hai, princess!". "Jaldi sabko neeche bulayiye", said Brijraj to the servants. Unnati couldn't control her excitement and came and hugged Manyata. Manyata was a bit surprised at Unnati's excitement put she brushed it aside. Hugging Manyata, Unnati said, "I can't believe this! Tum humaari Bhabhi-saa kehelaogi, Manyata". Manyata was shell-shocked! She vehenemently prayed that she heard it wrong. Manyata's eyes went in direction of Brijraj who was repeatedly told Komal, "Manyata k toh bhaag hi khul gayye Uday jaisa pati paa kr". Manyata's eyes went towards Uday who smirked at her and ate a sweet himself to celebrate his victory. Manyata's face was reddened with anger and her eyes were moistened. She had been cheated and cheated brutally. Manyata broke her hug with Unnati who said, "Sacch! Hum bohot khush hain". Unnati noticed Manyata's expressions and asked, "Hey, kya hua? Abhi toh tum itni khush thhi?". Manyata had no answer, she had been tricked and now everyone believed that she was being happy on her and Uday's alliance whereas she thought Uday was talking abt him and Jai and Uday did it all on purpose, but why? Unnati said, "Humein pata hai! Tumhe Jai k liye bura lag raha hai na?". Manyata nodded her head. Unnati remarked with a smile, "Tum sacch mein bohot acchi ho, Manyata". Uday took a phone call and walked towards the garden, Manyata excused herself and went after him, she just had to get her answers. Uday just disconnected his call when Manyata turned him around by his shoulder and asked, "Kya chahte ho tum?". Uday bit his lips in mischief and grabbed Manyata's waist by both hands and pulled her closer to him. Manyata was stunned. Uday said in a flirty tone, "Sab aaj hi bata dein kya?". "Chhodo!", said Manyata struggling to free herself. Uday smirked and held her more tightly and pulled her more closer. Manyata was appalled by Uday's actions. "Tum jitna apne aap ko chhudane ki koshish karogi, humari utni hi kareeb aati jaogi", said Uday moving his fingers seductively upwards from Manyata's wrist, to her shoulder to her neck to her chin. Manyata closed her eyes to gather herself as Uday was stirring up unknown emotions in her and asked, "Kyun kiya tumne yeh sab? Tumne kal toh kaha thha ki tum Jai se shaadi karoge agar woh Yuvrani bani toh. Phir yeh sab kyun?. Uday raised Manyata's chin up so that Manyata could look at him and he replied, "Humne yeh kabhi nahi kaha thha ki hum tumse shaadi nahi krna chahte". Manyata looked at him confused. "Humne kaha thha, Manyata. Tum jaise log, logon ko galat sapney dikhaate hain ki duniya mein acchayi baaki hai lekin sacch toh yeh hai ki duniya matlabi hai. Tumhe lagta hai ki tumhari acchayi k badle tumhe sirf acchayi milegi? Toh jao unn sab logon k saamne jaake kehdo ki tumhe iss shaadi se inkaar hai, jin logon k saamne tumne khushi khushi iss shaadi k liye haan kaha. Phir dekhe hain, kaun tumhare saath khada rehta hai", dared Uday. Manyata looked away in distress. "Kya hua? Nahi bata sakti? Kyun? Kyunki tum bhi jaanti ho ki koi tumhara saath nahi dega", said Uday with an evil smirk. "Yeh sab karke pata nahi tumhe kya milega lekin tum apni zindagi mein kisi pyaar krne waale ko khho rahe ho", said Manyata. Uday replied in his stern voice giving an intense look at Manyata, "Pyaar ki naa humein kabhi zaroorat thhi naa kabhi hogi". Manyata was scared of Uday's intensity and anger. Uday's expressions and tone changed into a challenging one and he said, "Tum bohot pyaar krti ho naa apne pariwaar se, apni behen se. Dekhte kaun tumhe samjhta hai, aur tumhara saath deta hai". Manyata taunted, "Yeh sab tumhare liye sirf ek khel hi hai naa? Apne ghamand aur apne vicharon ko jeetane k liye?" . Uday smirked and said, "Superb! Ab tumne keh hi diya hai toh ek scorecard bhi rakh lete hain. Uday- zero, Manyata-minus one". Manyata looked at him disgusted. Uday suddenly came close and almost sealed the gap between their lips but Manyata turned away. Manyata could see Jai Nandini witnessing all this from her window. Jai Nandini was in tears, Manyata just didn't know how would she explain all of this to her. Just then, Uday whispered in his seductive tone, "Manyata- minus two", to send shivers down her spine. Uday released Manyata off his grip and smirked at her and walked away leaving Manyata in the biggest mess of her life.