Once there was a King 10 January 2022: Rana ji leaves the table, Laksh says it seems Rana ji is unable to digest the food. Raaj Mata says to Rana ji not to give this fine, he wants to take revenge of his insult and know that royal family can’t pay this fine. Raaj Mata says that he must go to meet Mr. Wilkinsons. Rana ji says that he knows what to do, once the Raja of Lucknow said to him that if he ever wants to sell the aeroplane Moar Pankh, he will give him any price for it. Raaj Mata says she knows how much Rana ji loves his place. Rana ji says his family’s respect is dearer to him. Raaj Mata keeps a hand on Rana ji’s shoulder. Swarna heard this all.
Swarna tells Gayatri who was worried that he is doing this all for her respect, on that crown ceremony day as well as today. Swarna asks what she can do for this. Gayatri says today she will do what no one might have done before. Gayatri comes to meet Mr. Wilkinson’s late at night, draped in large cloth. Mr. Wilkinson’s is enraged looking at her and asks what she is doing here. She says she is paying the fine to be borne in a slave state. She opens a bag in front of him filled with gold. She says she is paying the fine he had put on her husband. Mr. Wilkinson’s asks whose gold is this. Gayatri tells him not to worry, they don’t steal things from other states. This is hers, she got it on her wedding. Mr. Wilkinson’s asks why is she doing this. Gayatri says they live for respect and the respect is the most dear thing to them, not likes the thieves who have no self-respect. She says that she has paid the fine, now he must not disturb her husband. Gayatri leaves, Kunwar ji enters the office from the other door. He says to Mr. Wilkinsons that this girl again ruined their plan, now Rana ji will not leave the crown.
Mr. Wilkinson’s says to Kunwar ji that they Indian can never be cleverer than British. He says that Gayatri has come this late to pay the fine, if she loves the respect of her husband how dear Rana ji would hold her respect. Kunwar ji asks what is he saying. Mr. Wilkinson’s calls Rana ji, he tells Rana ji that he couldn’t even wait for morning. His fine has been paid. Rana ji asks who did it. Mr. Wilkinson’s says that his wife did it, she was here and spoke to him, they spent time together. He noticed her beauty today, he is really lucky. She can do anything to be a Raani. Mr. Wilkonson’s says that he knew it today why she is worth his wife. He hands the phone up. Rana ji puts the phone down in rage. Kunwar ji asks if British drink a fox’s milk. He has aimed directly at the eye of sparrow, but what if sparrow flies before an arrow get to her. Mr. Wilkinson’s says that one thing he knows better, Indian’s can bear anything but their wife’s name with someone else. He says their aim wouldn’t get to a wrong place. He finds Gayatri’s anklet on the doorway.
Gayatri stops in the way, finds an idol and prays for her protection. Rana ji was sitting on his arm chair angrily. Gayatri comes to the palace, watches him there and says she went to temple to pray for him, this is Prasad. Rana ji asks if Prasad is also there. Rana ji says that most people go to temple at morning, there are few people who go to temple this time. Gayatri says that people themselves have made this rule, God is awake everytime. Gayatri goes to change her shoes and finds her anklet. Swarna comes there, then apologizes for coming there like this.
Rana ji stops Swarna and says he was leaving. Swarna says to Gayatri that Rana ji came to her room, she is worrying about her anklet. Swarna asks if she invited him. Gayatri says no, he came by himself. Swarna teases her, both laugh.
Downstairs, Rana ji thinks why he must believe Mr. Wilkinsons, he didn’t give an proof. There comes a parcel for Rana ji. There was the anklet and a letter saying Gayatri forgot it in his room. Rana ji must tell her that her feet look beautiful without them as well. Swarna reads Gayatri a poem she had written. Gayatri says she writes so well, but why her poems are so sad, Laksh never leaves her and go out of Amirkot. Swarna gets lost. Gayatri says that she is with her as well, how can Swarna be alone. Swarna asks Gayatri how has she got this much courage, she always smile no matter how much tension is there between them. A servant brings a message for Gayatri, there was a rose and a letter. Swarna asks Gayatri to read it. Gayatri opens the letter, it said ‘a few days ago he had said that in life only what is in fate, takes place. Today he wants to give fate a chance. A cart is waiting outside, she must come straight to him, he is waiting. Gayatri is shocked reading the name, Rana Indravadhan Singh’