On Once There Was A King Wednesday 23rd February 2022: Once There Was A King Wednesday 23 February 2022, Rani thinks about Raaj Mata, she cries and calls Raaj Mata as her friend, sister, mother and everyone. She says she began coughing and blood came out of her mouth, the doctor advised them to get her treated as soon as possible. She listens to everything Raaj Mata says, but her Baba was injured so she took a job in the palace. Now Bari Rani Maa has kept a condition in front of her, she turns to the servants and say either they will get their salary or she can.
Raaj Mata’s condition worsen at home, Lakhan goes to get water but she faints. Lakhan goes to call the doctor.
Bari Rani Maa gives Rani a greed of money, if death comes to her grandmother she will never come back. Rani comes to spread her hands for money, Bari Rani Maa hands the money to her.
She then asks the servants if they had been following Rani, she lost and Bari Rani Maa won; now they must not come to her confrontation. Rani keeps all the money back in Bari Rani Maa’s hands. She says she has to save her dadi, and those who are liable have to be strong. Taking this money is a disrespect of her Baba and grandmother; snatching other’s break is a cat’s job not a mice and runs out. Raja sadly says he didn’t expect this from Bari Rani Maa.
The doctor scolds Lakhan if Raaj Mata stays upset in the same way, nothing can save her. Rani comes home then, doctor leaves. She tells Lakhan she is fine, why he called the doctor. Lakhan had been crying. Rani asks where dadu is and runs to her. Raaj Mata sends her away from her. Rani inquires what happened. Raaj Mata coughs badly. Rani pleads Lakhan to save Raaj Mata and send her to the mountain hospital, she wonders if Raaj Mata didn’t get the first prize. Lakhan says sometimes we lose everything even after victory. She thinks about Palace’s incident as well.
Lakhan was packing clothes in a trunk, Rani asks where they are leaving their house. Lakhan scolds her to go away. They head Kaali Prasad bark. Raja stood outside and takes her along to a swing. She asks why he brought her here. Raja says if he came inside, everyone would know he is a Prince. She wants to tell him something, but Raja asks her to shut her eyes first. He got a magic to get away all the problems. He hands her a pouch full of money. Rani wonders where he got this money. Raja boasts it’s for him, his pocket money. He says he was collecting it for two years, but she needs them direly. Rani hands the money back, as her dadu forbids her taking anything. Raja says it’s a help, they gave him so much love when he came to her home. Raja and Rani are always one. They play with each other on the swing.
Lakhan questions Rani where this money came from? Rani says she worked after school, she worked at the home of her friend. Lakhan shouts if she begged them. Rani says she didn’t beg. She worked there, he is ill and Raaj mata is ill; someone had to work that is why she couldn’t tell him and narrates the whole story. Lakhan kisses her hands and caress her. He promises Rani they will pay all this money as debt. She must not be worried, he will go to Nari Niketan and will get the prize money of Raaj Mata.
The next morning, Kokilla tells Bari Rani Maa and Rajeshwari that Rani won’t win. She got a raise in everyone’s salary, but of no used. They laugh that now she will have to beg. Raaj Mata sits up worried for Rani. She cries in apology from Lakhan that she hid Swarna being alive from him. This news will spread the palace. She spoilt his love in order to save her daughter in law. The hear a dog barking and brings Kaali Prasad in the palace and to the feet of Bari Rani Maa. Rajeshwari and Kokilla were already afraid. Rani tells Bari Rani Maa to ask him politely and Kaali Prasad would stop barking. Rani asks about Raja. Bari Rani Maa says he won’t meet her. Raja comes there excited to see Rani and Kaali Prasad. Rani tells Raja that she is giving Kaali Prasad to him, he is her most beloved being as a mortgage. Rani advices Kaali Prasad not to get worried, and not let anyone tease Raja at all. She asks Raja to take care of Kaali Prasad, she is going out with Lakhan and Raaj Mata but would soon return with money. Raja confirms if she is leaving Amirkot? Rani nods. Raja was worried how she can leave her. Rani assures she isn’t leaving for always, they would soon return when Raaj Mata is fine and they have earned money. Raja says he doesn’t need money, he only needs here. Rani says Kaali Prasad is with him, he will enjoy with him. She says there are a few days when she will leave, till then they can play daily. Raja asks for promise, she takes his hand and takes a leave. Bari Rani Maa thinks this story of Raja and Rani ended before it could begin.