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Recap: Swara mixes lemon in Sahilâs coffeeâ¦ Sanskaar kisses Swaraâs foreheadâ¦!!
************ Episode 17 ***********
The next customer comes forwardâ¦
Customer: Hiiâ¦ May I have an espresso with lots and lots of love pleaseâ¦!!
Swaraâs head snaps up at once on hearing the voiceâ¦!!
Swara: Youâ¦!! Ummâ¦ Sanskaar what are you doing hereâ¦??
Sanskaar: Not fair partnerâ¦ Do you ask the same question to all your customersâ¦??
Swara: Thatâs not an answer to my questionâ¦ (folds her hands across her chest) What are you doing hereâ¦??
Sanskaar: As this is a Coffee House obliviously Iâm here to drink coffeeâ¦!! Do you have any problemâ¦??
Swara: Yes I doâ¦!! Now stop joking around and move away, other customers are waitingâ¦!!
Sanskaar smiles and moves aside standing near the counterâ¦ and Swara gets busy in taking down the ordersâ¦!! When she gets done with all the customers Sanskaar decides to speakâ¦
Sanskaar: Actually, you are rightâ¦!! I came here because someone called meâ¦!!
Swara: (gets confused and turns to look at him) Whoâ¦??
Sanskaar: (hiding his smile) Nightingaleâ¦!!
Swara: (shocked) Whatâ¦?? Bâ¦ Bâ¦ But howâs this possibleâ¦??
Sanskaar: (acting innocently) Why Swaraâ¦?? Is there something wrongâ¦??
Swara: I meanâ¦ sheâ¦ she canât call youâ¦!! (to herself) This is not possibleâ¦ I didnât call himâ¦!! He called me yesterdayâ¦!! Who the hell is this girlâ¦??
Sanskaar: Reallyâ¦!! But she didâ¦!! Last nightâ¦ after you hung upâ¦!!
Swara: Whatâ¦ she called you so late at nightâ¦?? Look Sanskaarâ¦ she called you so late at nightâ¦!! She doesnât seem like a good girlâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (chuckles silently) How can you say like thatâ¦?? You know I like herâ¦
Swara: (double shocked) You like herâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Voiceâ¦!! I like her voiceâ¦!! And I think we are going to be great friends one dayâ¦!!
Swara: Butâ¦ How are you so sureâ¦?? You havenât even met herâ¦!!
Sanskaar: But I will meet herâ¦ one day or the otherâ¦!!
Swara mutters something under her breath cursing the girl who called himâ¦
Sanskaar: Nowâ¦ if you are done cursing her, can you please get me my coffeeâ¦!! Iâll be sitting right thereâ¦ (points towards the table lying in one corner)
Swara: (glaring at him) Iâ¦ wasâ¦ notâ¦ cursingâ¦ herâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (grinning widely) Yeahâ¦ yeahâ¦!! I knowâ¦!! My coffee pleaseâ¦!!
Swara: (in a formal mode) Please have your seat sirâ¦!! Your coffee will be there in five minutesâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (in a bossy mode) It better beâ¦!! And rememberâ¦ An espresso with lots and lots of loveâ¦!!
Swara: (sarcastically) How can I ever forgetâ¦??
Sanskaar: (winks at her) Goodâ¦!! Now make it quickâ¦!!
He moves towards his table and Swara starts making his coffeeâ¦
After 5 minutesâ¦ Swara comes to Sanskaarâs table and keeps the cup on the table with a bangâ¦
Sanskaar: Woahâ¦!! Easy there lionessâ¦!!
Swara: Here you go sirâ¦ Your extra special coffee with lots and lots of loveâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Thank you so muchâ¦!! (Swara turns to go but Sanskaar calls her back) Are you busyâ¦??
Sanskaar: Areâ¦ youâ¦ busyâ¦??
Swara looks around the place and sees that there are not many customersâ¦
Swara: Not reallyâ¦!! There are not many customersâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Goodâ¦!! Sit downâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Why do you get so confused on each and every sentence I speakâ¦!! I guess its simple English Iâm speakingâ¦!! I just asked you to sit downâ¦ (Swara opens her mouth to argue but he cuts in between) And before you argueâ¦ Iâm asking you to sit down because I want to show you somethingâ¦!! Now close your mouth and sit downâ¦!!
Swara: (sits down) What is itâ¦??
Sanskaar: (drinking coffee) Hmmâ¦ Looks like the taste of love has changedâ¦!!
Swara: Is it that badâ¦?? Give it to meâ¦ Iâll make another oneâ¦!! (forwards her hand to take the cup but Sanskaar retreats the cup back)
Sanskaar: Relax baby dollâ¦!! I was jokingâ¦!!
Swara: Seriously Sanskaarâ¦!! Canât you use a single name for meâ¦?? Every time you call me itâs with some different nameâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Wellâ¦ Itâs not my fault that no name seems good enough to me for youâ¦!!
Swara: (scrunching her eyebrows) And what is that supposed to meanâ¦??
Sanskaar: Nothingâ¦!! First see thisâ¦!!
He hands his mobile phone to herâ¦ Swara takes a look at it and finds that itâs a videoâ¦
Swara: Itâs a videoâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Reallyâ¦!! So, intelligent Swaraâ¦!!
Swara: Shut upâ¦!! But what is itâ¦??
Sanskaar: There is one thing that is known asâ¦ The play buttonâ¦!! You knowâ¦ we use it to play the videosâ¦!!
Swara: Reallyâ¦!! I thought itâs used to make your brain start workingâ¦!!
She turns her attention back to the video and plays itâ¦!! Sanskaar chuckles and sips his coffee looking at her intently and studying her change of expressions as the video progressesâ¦
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Sahil is sitting at his table when his friends arrive along with Kavitaâ¦ Kavita comes and sits in front of Sahil followed by his other friends occupying the rest of the vacant chairsâ¦
Kavita: What happened Bhaiâ¦?? You seem a bit lostâ¦!!
Sahil: Swara came todayâ¦ to talk to meâ¦!!
Kavita: About whatâ¦??
Sahil: The fresherâs party and about whatever happened in thereâ¦!!
Kavita: So she knowsâ¦??
Sahil: (nods his head and smirks) But she wonât be able to do anythingâ¦!! So, donât worryâ¦!!
He lifts the coffee up to his lips but as soon as he takes the sip he spits the entire content in his mouth on Kavitaâs faceâ¦!!
Kavita: (shrieking) What the hellâ¦?!?!
Sahil: Iâmâ¦ Iâm so sorry Kaviâ¦!! (shouts) Why the hell does my coffee taste like lemonâ¦??
Kavita: (wiping off her face) Lemonâ¦!!
Sahil: Whoever it is, Iâm not going to leave themâ¦!!
He gets up and leaves the cafeteria angrily throwing the cup in the trash canâ¦ and followed by rest of his minionsâ¦
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Swara starts laughing seeing the video but stops abruptly on finding almost everyone in there staring at herâ¦ She smiles sheepishly at them and turns towards Sanskaarâ¦
Swara: I donât believe thisâ¦!! It would have been even more fun seeing their live reactionsâ¦!! I really wish I could have seen itâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Donât worryâ¦ there is always a next timeâ¦!!
Swara: What do you meanâ¦?? (widens her eyes as soon as she realizes) Oh noâ¦ noâ¦ noâ¦!! Donât tell me youâre going to make to do something like that againâ¦!!
Sanskaar: If theyâll try to pull up something again then definitely yesâ¦!!
Swara: (takes a deep breath) Weâll talk about it laterâ¦!!
Sanskaar: So cupcakeâ¦ If your shift is done then shall we get goingâ¦??
Swara: (frowning) Did you just called me cupcakeâ¦??
Sanskaar: (nods his head) Yupâ¦ I didâ¦?? You are my cupcakeâ¦ sweet and delicateâ¦!! I wish I could learn how to make a cupcakeâ¦!!
Swara: But surely you know how to make fool out of peopleâ¦!! Shall I take this as a compliment thenâ¦??
Sanskaar: (shrugs his shoulders) Your wishâ¦!!
Swara: Seriouslyâ¦!! Some day if youâll find me blushing due to some reason or the other then youâll call me tomatoâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (acts like thinking) Ummâ¦!! Noâ¦ Iâll prefer cherryâ¦!! Yupâ¦ cherry suits youâ¦!!
Swara: (gets irritated and stands up from the chair turning around to go) Ughhâ¦!! Why do I even talk to youâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Because you love meâ¦!!
Swara stops in her tracksâ¦ As soon as the words hit her ears and get registered in her brain, her heart skips a beatâ¦!! She turns around to see Sanskaar smiling at herâ¦ Not giving his world-famous goofy smirk but a genuine heart beat raising genuine smileâ¦!! Swara couldnât help but smile back at himâ¦
Swara: We can leave in ten minutesâ¦!! I have one or two more customersâ¦!!
Sanskaar nods and Swara leaves to take the further ordersâ¦
Sanskaar: (imitating her) Double shitâ¦!! (turns to Swara) But what happenedâ¦??
Swara: (looks at him in disbelief) You live hereâ¦?? Like seriouslyâ¦!! This is at least ten times as big as my houseâ¦!! (she looks at the house and then at herself) Are you sure I should go in thereâ¦??
Sanskaar: (frowning a little bit) What do you mean by thatâ¦?? You are actually welcomed here more than anyone elseâ¦!! And technically you are the first girl ever I have brought to my houseâ¦!! So stop hesitating and get moving as Iâm feeling very hungryâ¦!!
He grabs her wrist and pulls her towards the entrance of the houseâ¦
As soon as Swara enters the house Annapurna and Sujata almost lunge towards herâ¦
Annapurna: (engulfs her in a bear hug) Itâs so nice to see you here Swaraâ¦!!
Swara: Itâs great to meet you tooâ¦!!
Annapurna breaks the hug and Sujata hugs Swaraâ¦
Sujata: Come betaâ¦ we have made some snacks for youâ¦!! Just have them before you both start studyingâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (sarcastically) Wow Momâ¦ thanks for inviting me tooâ¦!! I know you love me so muchâ¦!!
Sujata: Yeahâ¦ Yeahâ¦!! Now stop being a drama queenâ¦!! We have made enough for both of youâ¦!!
All four of them move towards the dining hallâ¦
Swara: (seeing the food on dining table) Oh Godâ¦!! This muchâ¦!! (to Annapurna and Sujata) You really didnât need to do thisâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Greatâ¦!! So all for me onlyâ¦!!
He hops on his chair grabbing his plate when Sujata hits his handâ¦
Sujata: Manners Sanskaarâ¦!! Guests firstâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (pouting like a kid whose candy has just been stolen away right from his hand) But you said she isnât a guestâ¦ she is like your daughterâ¦!!
Swara: (chuckles and takes the plate forwarding towards Sanskaar) Hereâ¦!! You take thisâ¦!! Iâll take another oneâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (smiles goofily and takes the plate) And thatâs why you are my best friendâ¦!!
Swara smiles but it soon falters as she hears what Sanskaar says nextâ¦
Sanskaar: I seriously love you so muchâ¦!!
Swaraâs heart skips a beat as soon as the words leave Sanskaarâs mouthâ¦ Itâs the first time she hears him saying that he loves herâ¦!! Sanskaarâs eyes widen as he realizes what he just blurted outâ¦
Sanskaar: (immediately) As a friendâ¦!! I love you so much as a friendâ¦!!
Swara gives him a weak smile and turns her attention towards her plateâ¦!! Sanskaar too starts eating stealing glances from Swara every now and thenâ¦!! But just a few minutes later Swaraâs eyes shoot up when she hears Sanskaar squealingâ¦ She looks up only to find a girl two or three years older to her grabbing Sanskaar by his left earâ¦
Sanskaar: Owwâ¦ owwâ¦ Diâ¦!! Leaveâ¦ I only have a pair of ears and as far as I remember yours were functioning pretty well last time I noticedâ¦!!
Girl: (still holding his ear) You dare to make a girlfriend and havenât even informed your one and only elder sisterâ¦!!
Sanskaar: How can I reply when you are holding my earâ¦??
Girl: Iâm holding your ear not your tongue stupidâ¦!!
Annapurna: Uttaraâ¦ First leave his earâ¦!! Seeâ¦ it has already turned redâ¦!!
Uttara leaves his ear and looks at Swaraâ¦
Annapurna: Swaraâ¦ meet Uttaraâ¦!! My daughterâ¦ Lakshâs elder sister and Sanskaarâs cousinâ¦!!
Swara: (smiles) Hiiâ¦!! Iâm Swaraâ¦!!
Uttara: (points towards Sanskaar) This stupidâs girlfriendâ¦??
Swara: (widens her eyes and her cheeks heat up) Whatâ¦?!?! Noâ¦!! We are just friendsâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (nods his head still rubbing his ears) Rightâ¦!! Just friendsâ¦!! Maaâ¦ Iâm doneâ¦!! Swaraâ¦ would you like to come to my roomâ¦??
Swara: (shocked) Whatâ¦?!?!
Sanskaar: For doing the projectâ¦!! We can get the work done there in peaceâ¦!!
Swara nods her head and gets upâ¦
Uttara: Sanskaar you go aheadâ¦!! Iâll join Swara to your roomâ¦!!
He hops off his chair and moves towards his roomâ¦ Uttara and Swara followâ¦
Swara: Huhhâ¦!! Whatâ¦??
Uttara: You sure that there is nothing going on between you and my brotherâ¦??
Swara: 100%…!! We are just friendsâ¦!!
Uttara: Reallyâ¦!! Then maybe I deciphered wrongly whatever I sawâ¦!!
Swara: Iâm sorry but I didnât get itâ¦!!
Uttara: I meanâ¦ the way he looks at youâ¦ I guessed he takes you just more than a friendâ¦!! But since you say that there is nothing between you twoâ¦ maybe I guessed wrongâ¦!! (Swara nods and gives a small smile) Even though, it was great meeting youâ¦!! I should goâ¦as I still have some assignment workâ¦!! (hugs Swara) Come back soonâ¦!! (breaks the hug) I have a feeling we are going to be great friendsâ¦!!
Swara: (smiles) Me tooâ¦!!
Uttara: (pointing towards a room) This is Sanskaarâs roomâ¦!! See you soonâ¦!!
Swara: Yeahâ¦!! Thank youâ¦!! It was a pleasure meeting youâ¦!!
Uttara: (smiles) Byeâ¦!!
Uttara leaves and Swara turns towards the doorâ¦ After taking a few deep breaths she knocks at the doorâ¦
Sanskaar: (from inside) You donât need to knock Swaraâ¦!! Just come insideâ¦!!
Swara opens the door and finds Sanskaar sprawling on his bed with his laptop on his lapâ¦ he pats the bed in front of himâ¦
Sanskaar: Comeâ¦ sitâ¦!!
Swara gulps and looks nervously at the bed and then at Sanskaar who is looking at something in his laptopâ¦ But soon he realizes that Swara is still standing awkwardly near the door trying to decide what to doâ¦
Sanskaar: I donât bite Swaraâ¦ So there is nothing that you are thinking so muchâ¦!! Iâm just asking you to come and sitâ¦!!
Swara nods her head and sits on the extreme edge of the bedâ¦ Sanskaar looks at her and shakes his head smiling at herâ¦
Sanskaar: Cupcakeâ¦!! Hereâ¦ take this laptop and start searchingâ¦!! Iâm coming back in a minuteâ¦!!
He gets up and moves towards his cupboardâ¦
Swara: Where are you goingâ¦??
Sanskaar: (taking out his clothes and shows them to Swara) To changeâ¦ obviouslyâ¦!! And donât tell me you were expecting me to change hereâ¦ in front of you onlyâ¦!!
Swara blushes hard on hearing this and her cheeks turn crimson redâ¦ She immediately looks away and takes a pillow from the bedâ¦
Swara: (throwing the pillow) Shut up and get outâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (dodges successfully and smiles victoriously) Whoa, look at youâ¦!! Itâs been hardly five minutes that you entered my room and you are asking me to get outâ¦!!
Swara: You were going to change I thinkâ¦!!
Sanskaar: But I donât need to go out for thatâ¦!! I have my very own en-suite bathroomâ¦!!
Swara: Yeah rightâ¦!! Are you going or you have planned to waste the entire time doing nothing but your useless talksâ¦??
Sanskaar: Okayâ¦ okayâ¦!! Iâm goingâ¦!!
He leaves and Swara starts searching the net for the projectâ¦
After two hoursâ¦
Sanskaar: I think thatâs enough for todayâ¦!! We can do rest of the things tomorrowâ¦!!
Swara: But I have to go tomorrowâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (confused) Whereâ¦??
Swara: I drive taxi after the college time, rememberâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (irked) Why do you drive that taxiâ¦??
Swara: I need to do something for a livingâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (mutters to himself) I seriously need to do something about thatâ¦!!
Swara: What do you mean by thatâ¦??
Sanskaar: Nothingâ¦!! Letâs get you back homeâ¦!!
Swara: (nods her head) Iâm going to bid a good-bye to aunty thenâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Butâ¦ butâ¦ butâ¦
Swara: What butâ¦??
Sanskaar: Before you go, I have something for youâ¦!!
Swara: (surprised and shocked at the same time) You brought me a giftâ¦?!?!
Sanskaar shrugs his shoulder and moves towards his cupboardâ¦ he takes out a bag and gives it to Swaraâ¦
Sanskaar: Here you goâ¦!!
Swara: What it isâ¦??
Sanskaar: Look for yourselfâ¦!!
Swara: (opens the box) Seriously Sanskaarâ¦!! You bought me thisâ¦??
Sanskaar: I knew that Iâll picking you up from the coffee house and you wonât have time to change soâ¦
Swara: Soâ¦ you bought me a sareeâ¦!!
Sanskaar: I like to see you wearing thisâ¦ and I want to see you wearing a blue oneâ¦ So I bought thisâ¦!! You donât like thisâ¦??
Swara looks at Sanskaar and couldnât miss his hopeful childish eyesâ¦ She smiles at onceâ¦
Swara: (smiling) Itâs beautifulâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (nervously) Will you wear it thenâ¦??
Swara: (shocked) Nowâ¦??
Sanskaar: Pleaseâ¦!! I really want to be the first one to see you wearing thisâ¦!!
Swara looks at him and something flashes in his eyes that she couldnât resist himâ¦
Swara: Get out of the roomâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (a bit sadly) Sorryâ¦!! I didnât want to anger youâ¦!! I really donât know what I was thinkingâ¦ I meanâ¦ I meanâ¦ I donât know what I was thinking when I was buying itâ¦!! I should have thought onceâ¦!! Oh Godâ¦ You are so stupid Sanskaarâ¦!!
Swara: Shut up Sanskaarâ¦!! If you wonât go out how am I going to wear this thenâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (still rambling) Yeah I get thatâ¦!! But seriously I didnât meant toâ¦ Waitâ¦!! Whatâ¦?? What did you sayâ¦??
Swara: I said if you wonât go out how am I going to wear this thenâ¦!!
Sanskaar: (grins widely) Reallyâ¦!!
Swara: Now get out and come back after 15 minutesâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Yeahâ¦ yeahâ¦ okayâ¦!!
He goes out and Swara smiles seeing himâ¦
After 20 minutesâ¦
Sanskaar: (from outside) Swaraâ¦!!
Swara: (from inside the room) Just five minutes more Sanskaarâ¦!!
Sanskaar: You said 15 minutes and now itâs over 20 minutesâ¦!!
Swara: I knowâ¦ almost doneâ¦!! Comingâ¦!!
Sanskaar waits in anticipation when Swara opens the doorâ¦
Swara: Sorryâ¦ sorryâ¦ sorryâ¦!! I was not getting it rightâ¦!! (looks at Sanskaar) Sanskaarâ¦?!?!
But Sanskaar is all lostâ¦ he keeps staring at her without blinking his eyesâ¦!! His mouth open ajar and eyes almost ready to bulge out of their socketsâ¦!! Swara blushes with his eyes on herâ¦!!
Swara: (snaps her fingers in front of him) Sanskaarâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Haanâ¦!! Ummâ¦!! Youâ¦ you look beautifulâ¦!!
Swara: (smiles shyly) Thanksâ¦!!
Sanskaar: Will you get angry if Iâll do somethingâ¦??
Swara: What do youâ¦
But before she could complete Sanskaar takes his hand towards the back of her head and unpins her bun letting her shiny black hairs fall freely down to her waistâ¦
Swara: (shocked) What are you doing Sanskaarâ¦?? (she holds her hairs to put them in a bun again but Sanskaar holds her hands)
Sanskaar: You look perfect like thisâ¦!!
Swara smiles and avoids his gazeâ¦ and before she could realize she feels Sanskaar leaning towards herâ¦!! She could feel her heartbeat raising and no matter how much she wanted to pull away she couldnât do so, as if some part of her didnât allow her to do soâ¦ She closes her eyes tightly as she feels his warm breath fanning across her faceâ¦
Sanskaar keeps on leaning… their lips a few inches apartâ¦!! Just at that moment Sanskaar snaps out of his dazed state and pulls away before he could do something he didnât intended toâ¦!!
âTo have my First Kiss in the presence of thousand twinkling lightsâ
Swaraâs last wish in her wish-list rings in his headâ¦
Sanskaar: Shitâ¦!! Sorryâ¦!! Iâ¦ Iâ¦ I think we should leaveâ¦!! Iâll be waiting for you in the carâ¦!! (he rushes out of the room)
Swara feels rejected and she couldnât help as a tear-drop rolls down her cheeksâ¦ She wipes them using the back of her hands and bends down towards the bed to pick up her booksâ¦ As she packs the books back into the bag she hears someone call her nameâ¦ She looks up and finds Sanskaar storming back into the roomâ¦
Swara looks up and right at that moment Sanskaar kisses her foreheadâ¦ and leans towards her cheeks pecking it before storming out of the room with the same speed he came inâ¦!!
Swara keeps standing there in astonishment trying to figure out what did just happenedâ¦
Precap: Swaraâs POVâ¦
So, guysâ¦ how was the compensation episodeâ¦!! I hope you liked itâ¦!! It was a pretty long one but the following one wonât be this long as Iâm running short of timeâ¦!! Other than that we are pretty goodâ¦!!
Thanks for loving MITWAA so much and appreciating meâ¦!! Your support really means a lotâ¦!! Love you allâ¦!!
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