Bhavani looked around to make sure no one was there before opening the door and grabbing the packets. " Everything as I said?"
" Ji , Bhavani baa. All done. The big box is for the family. The small one is for you. "
" ok, now leave before anyone sees you." She shooed away her henchman and took the boxes to the kitchen. Dharamji loved sweets and would not say no to them especially if she said they were Prasad from the temple. Hope the idiots added the right amount of bhaang to the sweets. She just wanted him intoxicated enough for her to seduce him . Tonight she will put her master plan in action. She hummed a tune and smiled to herself
Dharam felt frustrated, he had gone to Bhavani's village and asked discretely about jayesh and Meera, and was told jayesh didn't live there anymore. But one thing was clear, most people he talked to thought Meera was spoilt and arrogant and wouldn't have anything to do with someone like Jayesh. Clearly that boy wanted something. Was he trying to blackmail Meera? That he could believe. He was in an angry mood when he returned home and his first instinct when Bhavani approached him as to make some excuse and walk away. He didn't want to deal with her right now but then she tarted talking about some special prayer for him and he thought it would be rude to leave.
" I did a special prayer for you at the temple, Dharamji. This laddoo is the Prasad from there. Please take one. "
Bhavani saw Vidhya and Meera pass by and called them and offers them the sweets as well.
" this is Prasad from the temple. I did a special prayer for Dharamji's peace of mind. He has been very upset since yesterday" Bhavani looked pointedly at Meera. Meera felt herself redden, she didn't dare look at Dharam.
They took the sweets reluctantly, how could you say no to offering from temple? " eat them , don't be shy. " Bhavani was keen to get everyone to eat the sweets. She offered some to Shravan who just walked in as well.
" Are you not having any , Bhavani?"
Bhavani was taken by surprise by Dharam's question. She thought quickly, " Oh, no Dharamji, I can't . I am keeping a fast for you today. I can't eat anything today."
Vidhya , who was about to take a bite of the laddoo, looked at her in surprise. Something was wrong. Why was Bhavani lying? A Little while ago she had seen her eating laddoos in the kitchen, so why didn't she want to eat these sweets? She signalled to Meera and Shravan not to eat the sweets, she wished she could stop Dharam as well but he wouldn't listen to anything they said now. Best hope Bhavani hadn't poisoned the sweets. Bhavani was watching them.
Vidhya needed to get the other two to her room. " we will eat this in our room , don't worry, we know it's Prasad. you take care of Papaji tonight. " Both Meera and Bhavani were shocked to hear Vidhya say that. Meera was about to argue but something in Vidhya's expression stopped her.
The three of them walked back to their room, leaving Bhavani flirting with Dharam. He barely seemed to notice anything, he was deep in thought as he took another sweet. Meera wanted to drag the witch from there but Vidhya sensing her intentions , held her hand tightly and made her walk away. Once in their room she quickly grabbed the sweets and told them what she suspected.
" Vidhyaji, Are you saying Bhavani is trying to poison Papa?"
" No Shravanji, I don't think it's poison, but there is definitely something in these sweets, Bhavani was eating them from a different box. She is avoiding these. You both stay here. I am going to keep an eye on her."
Bhavani put her head on Dharam's shoulder and looked at his face. . Dharam felt drowsy, the bhaang was kicking in. He turned to look at Bhavani and stroked her face with his fingers. Bhavani couldn't believe how easily he was falling for her. His eyes were closing but with a smile on his lips he called her name sweetly, " Meera, Meera, how long has it been since you sat with me like this?"
Meera! Meera! Even in this state that was all he could think about! Fine. As long as he continued to show affection like this it didn't matter who he thought she was. Bhavani tried to speak like Meera.
" Dharamji, you are so Cweet. "
" Not cweet, you mean shoot, no coot, no I mean shweet " his speech was slurring . "Not me , you are cweet Meera. " He put his head on her shoulders. Bhavani couldn't control her happiness. " Here Dharamji, have one more laddoo. " that should do it , Bhavani smiled to herself. ' Now I just need to help you to the room'
Vidhya had come downstairs silently and hiding behind a pillar had heard the exchange. So that's what she had planned , to get Papaji drunk and seduce him. No way she was going to let Bhavani succeed in this. She had to alert Di immediately and they needed to get Bhavani away from Papaji.