Tears formed in her eyes as she fidgeted with her bangles . Her heart was still heavy as though someone had placed a hundred , thousand pile of burden . The light was bright yet overshadowed by the darkness eloping her senses .
"Panchali , Panchali wait ! " a concerned voice called out as short hurried steps followed her .
"Leave me ! "
"I wouldn't " and with that a forced pull made her spin around and face him .
"What has happened Panchali ? Why are you running away from me ? "
"Cause I want to ! You are nothing ! Nothing but a cheater , a betrayer and a liar ! You cheated on me ! Betrayed me when I needed you the most and you lied to me ! You could never protect and you could never protect our love or even him ! "
"What ? What are talking about ! I am clueless Panchali . Cheated on you , when ? I wouldn't even think in my dreams of betraying you . And why would I leave you ? You are my everything Panchali . "
"Oh shut this nonsense . You still are charm people by words , don't you Mr Arjun ? You can do nothing but talk good words and then fail your own words ! Is it only me or you betray everyone Arjun ? Am even worth your promises ? Do you even bother to do whatever you promise Arjun ? What am I ? "
"You're my everything . I can't explain what you mean to me . I don't know what has happened to you but I promise whatever are your doubts , I will clear them . You mean the most to me in the world and none . How, how should I show you what you mean to me ! " frustrated he ran his hands in his hair .
"You really want to show me you love me ? Then you shall . Leave your family . "
"What ? "
"Was I not clear . Leave them . Your family . Your everything . Once you left me for them . Sacrificed our love for your brothers and mother now sacrifice your family for our love . Can you ? Just now you said I mean more than anything to you . Then leave your everything . Can you ? Will you ? Last time I left my everything . Sacrificed everything including my self respect , dignity and pride for you . Will you ? "
Silence . Silence filled the empty space that air left . No words could smooth the currency painful situation as he looked at her with nothing but begging eyes .
How could he leave his family for her ? And how could he leave her for his family . But he had make a decision and the decision would cost him either his life for his reason for smile .
Tere intehaan dekhega
Aja asman dekhega
Kya hai tera faisla ?
"Hmph . Wow mr Arjun silent again ? Don't worry , I am used to it . I understand your silence . I understand that your silence is a rejection . It always was . I guess this is it . Maybe destiny had written your silence in the book of our love . Last time I survived but this time , I wouldn't . I wouldn't even try to . Silence . Always silent ! "
Bezuban kabse tu raha
Bezubaan sehta kyu raha ? ?
"Panchali , can I come in ? " a female voice alerted her senses as she moved from past to present . Her present .
"Yes ! "
"Are you ready ? " Satya asked as she sat near Panchali .
"Yes . I am . How do I look ? "
"Beautiful. A beautiful bride. " Satya exclaimed before furrowing her brows in a frown .
"Are you sure you want to do this ? I mean you still have choice "
"I don't want any . I am fed of running . Now it's time for taking a decision. And I am sure this is the one . "
"Okay . As your wish . I just came to tell you that the priest is ready and it's time for the marriage . "
"Lets go then . "
Each step she took , she knew was the step towards her future . She knew she could go back , prevent this but then the decision was already taken and there was no going back from here .
"Are you sure you want to marry him ? "
"Yes" was the only word she could mouth . Was he good ? Was he what she wanted ? Maybe yes , maybe no . Was this the way she wanted things to go ? No . But , she could think of no more ways . This was the only way to get away from her past . From her love , from him .
She ran away . She ran away from Arjun . For a new life , for a happy life . She chose someone who loved her . Did she love him too ? Did she loved him as she loved her Arya?
Panchali looked up to the person who called her . And there he was . The man with whom she will tie knot today . He looked at her with eyes filled with love . Love which was pure and undefined . Looking at him brought only a question to her heart , will she be able to return that love ? Will she ever be able to love him as much as he loved her .
He forwarded his hands . There it was . The last she could change her mind , after this there was no going back . It's him or none .
"Arjun " she whispered . Loud enough only for him to hear . He looked at her confused as he raised his left eye brow . His hands still were ready to embrace hers . She met his eyes and smiled . At that moment she knew , this was it . What she wanted .
She nodded her head before slipping her hands into his .
"Panchali , I love you . I love as a man loves a women . I love you so much that if my tears define it , the ocean of our love would swallow down the world of cruel . The one who want to separate us . I don't care if loving you costs me my family , my identity cause being recognised as your lover is my only identity . Earlier Arjun was known as Indra's son , Kuruwar's lineage , Pandavs brother, Kunti's pride but this life he is yours . Only yours . This brith has been only given to me to fulfil my love for you . To do all the justice I can to our love . Justice to us . If all you want is me . If you want me to leave everything . I shall . "
I have given all the rights of my life to you
A promise not even to glare at strangers
I shall even dance in glass to prove my love
If you ever doubt me ,
I have left the world for you
Will leave all my loved ones for you .
To the extent I love ,
You will never be able to imagine
Yes she chose him and he chose her . He was her Arjun yet he wasn't . He wasn't the Arjun she had once loved . He was the Arjun she will love forever .
Not the Arjun who will sacrifice his love for his family but a Arjun who will sacrifice his everything for his love . Not the one who will betray her but the one who will always walk by her side , fight for her and protect her .
"Please stand up for the phera " the priest said grasping both Arjun and Panchali's attention .
"A promise for each round my love " Arjun whispered in her ears and she blushed under his spell .
"A promise to never fail you . Even at the cost of my life "
"You are my past , my present and my future . Nothing will change that "
"You shall be the only one that I shall love . None . Even the air can't come between us"
"You are my first and my last . Your concern is my priority , your wish , my command and your choice , my step to follow "
Kuch Bhi nahi hai yeh jaha
Tu hai tu hai iss me Zindagi
k tere bina jeena mumkin nahi
Na dena tu mujhe fasle
She silenced him before he could speak more .
"A promise , a promise that you shall be the only one whom I shall love "
"I shall try my best to be what you want and what you deserve "
"I shall love you , respect you and always want you . Whatever the situation is "
And with that ended . Ended the saga of the epic love story . A love which this time was not sacrificed but won . Won by a fight which didn't demand blood but emotions and pure love .
"Thank you Madhav for showing me the path once again . You led me to my destiny . My Panchali ."
"I shall always be there Parth . My Sakhi deserve all the happiness and you deserve to get a chance to give them to her . Just remember Parth this is not the end . You still need to fight . Fight for your love and your family . The ones who are yet to come . "
"What is more to come Madhav ? "
"Nothing . Just relax and enjoy this blissful moment. "
"This is not the end , is it Madhav ? "
"No . It's just the beginning . Beginning of yet another story . "
"What story ? "
"Swayam bechar karo "
"I can't believe this . I can't believe that you are mine . Only mine . " Arjun said with a tone of bliss .
"Yes I am. " and saying this Panchali relaxed back his arms .
"Hmm . I just realised that its our suhaag raat . " he pointed out mischievously as she chuckled .
"Really . So what have you planned hubby dear ? "
"I have planned much. But what does my queen want? Her wish , my duty to fulfil . "
"Your queen only wants you and nothing else . " saying this she kissed his forehead .
"Then I shall be obliged to follow her order . " with this he leaned down to kiss her before being stopped .
"Close the door and the curtains . "
"Why ? We are alone in the house "
"Even walls have ears and doors have eyes . And I bet people are already peeking into our privacy "
"Okay okay . So people get away from here cause we are in between of doing something. Just scroll down and we both love you all . But not as much as we love each other . So bye bye . "