Lucky (Om and Ishu) Episode 14


Hello Ishqbaaz-ians ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you guys doing today? I hope all of you have a bright and happy day ๐Ÿ™‚
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I went straight to the academy hoping to find it empty in the dead of night. โ€˜Lucky for me that I had an extra set of keys with me!โ€™ I thought while opening the door. Surprisingly it was already open and I stepped into the big dark space. A single light was on in the cabin above and I smiled happily, guessing it was the Director. Dumping my bag at the stairs itself, I tiptoed towards his office. Soft jazz played through the space and I opened the door a crack to see what he was up to.

โ€œYou wonโ€™t be able to frighten me, Ishuโ€, he said with a smile in his voice. Looking up from the scripts he was reading, he gave me a cute smile. His bronze hair was as messy as ever and he looked as bright and mellow as I knew him. He stood up and walked to me to envelop me in a bear hug. โ€œSo, how are you doing, little one?โ€ he asked good-naturedly. The song playing on his speakers ended and another one began. I recognized the tune and looked up at him in surprise. โ€œIsnโ€™t this Ed Sheeranโ€™s Kiss Me?โ€ I asked with wide eyes and he nodded a little in reply. Moving one hand from my shoulder to my waist and the other to hold my hand up, he prepared me to waltz. The beats filled the room and he raised an eyebrow, making sure I was ready. And then he carefully led me to sway and twirl. My dancing skills were no surprise to the Director.
โ€œSettle down with me,
Cover me up,
Cuddle me inโ€ฆ

Lie down with me,
And hold me in your armsโ€ฆ
And your heartโ€™s against my chest,
Lips pressed to my neckโ€ฆ
Iโ€™ve fallen for your eyes,
But they donโ€™t know me yetโ€ฆ
And with a feeling Iโ€™ll forget, Iโ€™m in love now.
Kiss me like you wanna be loved,
You wanna be loved,
You wanna be lovedโ€ฆ
This feels like falling in love,
Falling in love,
Falling in loveโ€ฆโ€
The words and the soft voice reminded me of the one guy I didnโ€™t want to think about at all. Om was the only one who dominated my thoughts for a long time now and I didnโ€™t like this sad feeling growing through my torso and reaching out to every cell in my body. If only his father wasnโ€™t my prime suspect for the possible kidnap of my parents. The Director raised a questioning eyebrow at me and I pasted a fake smile on my face and twirled around again.
โ€œSettle down with me,
And Iโ€™ll be your safety,
Youโ€™ll be my ladyโ€ฆ
I was made to keep your body warm,
But Iโ€™m cold as the wind blows,
So hold me in your armsโ€ฆ
Oh noโ€ฆ
Your heartโ€™s against my chest,
Lips pressed to my neckโ€ฆ
Iโ€™ve fallen for your eyes,
But they donโ€™t know me yetโ€ฆ
And with this feeling Iโ€™ll forget, Iโ€™m in love now.
Kiss me like you wanna be loved,
You wanna be loved,
You wanna be lovedโ€ฆ
This feels like falling in love,
Falling in love,
Falling in loveโ€ฆโ€
The music changed to a wee bit faster pace and we changed our steps with it. Holding our hands at an armโ€™s length, we came close and went back again. I even managed to falter once but the Director supported me carefully. He had a habit of being extra protective when it came to me. It felt good and I smiled at him, for real this time. It would have been a normal night, if not for the fact that one of my favorite songs was turning to sound ominous because of that long haired devil!
โ€œYeah, Iโ€™ve been feeling everything,
From hate to love,
From love to lust,
From lust to truth,
I guess thatโ€™s how I know youโ€ฆ
So hold youโ€ฆ closeโ€ฆ
So help you give it up.
Kiss me like you wanna be loved,
You wanna be loved,

You wanna be lovedโ€ฆ
This feels like falling in love,
Falling in love,
Falling in loveโ€ฆโ€
As the words faded away, the Director noticed the lost look on my face and he jerked me a little to make me aware of my surroundings. โ€œItโ€™s that long haired guy, isnโ€™t it?โ€ he asked out of the blue. He surprised me so much that I could do nothing but hiccup in response. โ€œOh come on! I saw the way you look at each otherโ€, he explained in his defense.
โ€œYou saw us together one time! How can you assume something like that?โ€ I almost ripped out his head for this weird statement. He gave a sheepish grin and told me, โ€œActually, it was two. And Iโ€™m elder to you, so that means Iโ€™m wiser and more experienced than you. So donโ€™t question my acumen in these matters. Okay?โ€ He spoke with an exaggerated seniority complex and I elbowed him slightly for that.
โ€œFive years elder to me! And you think youโ€™re a wise old man?โ€ I teased him. It dissolved the seriousness and made him forget about his stupid guess. But there was something he didnโ€™t forget. Holding my arm lightly he turned me to face him. โ€œDid you tell Anika before coming back?โ€ The stern deep voice gave me pause while I lowered my eyes guiltily.
โ€œI told Om to tell everyone. I didnโ€™t want to face anyone else. It would have been too emotional for me to handleโ€, I said in a small voice. He put a hand on my head in his unique way of comforting me. โ€œWhat is troubling you Ishu?โ€ he asked bluntly. I donโ€™t know how he came to know about my moods and thoughts, but I knew it would be useless to lie. So I sat down on the chair and he sat next to me.
โ€œI think Tej Singh Oberoi is the person behind my parentsโ€™ possible kidnap. Or it could even be Shakti Singh Oberoi.โ€ My statement was met with shocked silence. When he did find his voice, he countered me, โ€œIshu, thatโ€™s a serious accusation. Why did you think so?โ€
Do you remember, I once told you I left notes outside for the guy who left bags of money outside my house? I found one of those in Tej uncleโ€™s study. But just before that I saw Shakti uncle leaving from there. So, there are a few possibilities. First, Shakti uncle did something bad and Tej uncle tries to cover up for his younger brother, but he felt guilty later. So he left the money for me. Second, someone else planted it there for some reason that I donโ€™t know yet. Third, he did it out of goodwill after knowing I was living alone, but I donโ€™t know how that can be likely.โ€ My forehead was crumpled with the puzzle and he smoothed it out.

After a long pause to think over the info I just shared, I continued, โ€œAnyways, I didnโ€™t want Om to get dragged in the middle of this. Heโ€™s so good at heart and he loves his family so much that I felt kinda bad to be the reason for his misery. So I decided to leave that home ASAP. But Iโ€™ll have to say, I liked them all. Rudra and Shivaay and Saumya and Prinkuโ€ฆ theyโ€™re all really sweet. And Dadi is so cute. And both the aunties and uncles too! We had Lohri celebrations today and they never left me alone. The two of them even personally introduced me to a lot of people!โ€ While I went on chattering, the Director watched me with a bittersweet expression.
I stopped abruptly and asked him what was wrong. A sad smile came over his features as he ran a hand over my head softly and said, โ€œIโ€™ve waited to see you like this for a long time. Now that itโ€™s happening, I donโ€™t know how to react. Iโ€™m just very happy for you Ishuโ€, he said so softly that I had to lean closer to listen. But after hearing this, I rushed to change the topic to stunts lined up for me and upcoming auditions.
No matter how much I changed, I knew the bitter truth that the past always came back to haunt you and thereโ€™s no way to move on until you find an answer for all your questions. Of course there was one way, but that wasnโ€™t coming to me. So I had to be patient and let time find me on its own. And that was exactly what I was doing. But now I was afraid for another innocent person getting trapped within this rat chase.


What was wrong with her? How could she do something like this? I kept up my internal tirade as I walked across the hall towards Shivaayโ€™s room. Her words from before replayed in my head, โ€œOmkara, I have to get back to work now. If I donโ€™t, I might end up somewhere I donโ€™t want to be.โ€ There was fire in her eyes and I was too stunned to ask her anything more. The part that bugged me most was how she had said Omakara instead of just Om. I tried to not think about her, but it didnโ€™t work.
I reached Shivaayโ€™s room and on seeing the lights on, I expected him to be up as usual. I went in without knocking. The sight that met me was mystifying in a strange way. Shivaayโ€™s laptop lay open on one end of the bed and on the other end, the most recent and celebrated couple cuddled into each other. Shivaayโ€™s arms were protectively wrapped around Anika and her head was lying between his chest and shoulder as if she was listening to his heart for a lullaby.
I moved out immediately, respecting their privacy, and switched off the lights before locking the door from within and closing it. These two needed to set their head straight to pay attention to such details! I smiled a little thinking about how much trouble they had to go to simply accept their feelings for each other, but now that they had, every day was a magical one. I was very happy for Shivaay, but I was also very sad for Rudra as I saw him go towards Shivaayโ€™s room in his crybaby form. He must have had a nightmare, I decided. I pulled him with me to my room and made him sleep there with me.
His sleeping face reminded me of an innocent baby faced girl, and memories from just the last night flooded my mind. I wonder where Ishu was nowโ€ฆ I hope she reached home safely. I wanted to call her, but decided against it. My thoughts drifted to how I couldnโ€™t bring myself to paint anything when I had wanted that so badly.
I picked up a pen from the bedside table and drew a smiley on top of my hand. Looking at it made me feel better and I drifted to sleep in no time.

SNEAK PEEK: Shivaay finds something and he becomes angry about it. Om also shouts at someone.

So people, what do you think??

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  1. Manu24

    loved it ๐Ÿ™‚
    please post next one asap

  2. Diyaa

    Both perspectives were very interesting. The director is so mysterious ๐Ÿค”. It was a great update. Loved how you described their self exploration!

  3. Mukta


  4. JanviSingh

    It’s just magical…. Luvd the bond between the director n ishu..๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
    N it’s so damn interesting yr…..
    It’s superb… N I’m so damn excitedโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  5. Loved it Sam!

  6. Deepika12

    It was just Superbbbbbbbb di. How amazingly u present all the thoughts, feelings and reactions of the people. Is the ishu’s frnd?? And he is just 5 Yeats older than ishu but by his words he sounds to be an elderly man.

    I m very bad at guessing but i think shivay was angry at something which anika has hidden frm him.

    And om………… i think ishu told everything to om and so he was ……… shouting at his father(as always)…….

    I know i m a very bad guesser. And i also know that the guess is wrong but i just provoked my thoughts๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’. The episode was superbb, amazing……

  7. Renimarenju

    The feel of love is something beyond our thoughts and beyond our imaginations……and through fan fictions every one tries to describe it in their own way……and with some ff…..we feel that…….the characters…..their views…….actually they are conveying our feelings……and I get that feel in this part…….samm…..its so beautiful…..and ishu’s perspective……the way u portrayed it…..Don’t know may be……my real love life…….the feel ….. the moment which i fall in love for him…,,,,,,,u have conveyed it……I mean…..its totally different when it comes to my real life ,,……and still it has lot of complications only…….But the feelings which u have described here……Ishana…….I felt it’s me……am feeling myself as ishu……….And……it touched my heart….a lot,…….samm……..very beautiful episode…..and amazing realistic characterisation…….Hats off…… keep it up and thanks 4 surprising me with this kind of
    beautiful ff…….

  8. Fabulous episode… Waiting for the next part… plz post asap…

  9. Yashu

    Nyc…waiting 4 nxt

  10. Kehkasha

    Hey samm dear…..i am getting more and more engrossed in the feel that u r trying to creat…..actually u r conveying it brilliantly……..i am speechless……that’s it…

  11. Shivika22kapoor

    Hye have you decided to drive your readers crazy dear show some mercy I am already half nuts and with such sought of things you make me totally mad.
    Well for the epi ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    A perfectino perfectionist.
    Well reading an English song in your ff wasn’t much surprising dear but I just have heard two or three English songs till date but this seemed to be nice but the thing that was more attractive was your way to express and write the dance part.
    Well this is something that happened to me for the first time that I became a bit emotional while reading Ishu’s P.O.V. It’s wasn’t that I would cry but her displeasure on lying to Om and as a daughter her annoyance and anger towards the Oberoi men definitely made me a emotional. I don’t know why did this happen but it did anyways the last part of Shivaay and Anika was of a perfect couple they were too sweet, perhaps the cutest was Om’s care towards Rudy.
    In total a wonderful epi and as usual a magical one too.
    You nailed it as usual dear.
    Bye ๐Ÿ™‹ bye ๐Ÿ™‹
    Take care
    Keep smiling ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    1. Samm

      thanks shivika ๐Ÿ™‚
      as for the song, i thought it fit ishkara’s connection perfectly. and the point was that even when she’s going through a difficult time or even when she’s with someone who’s close to her, she’s thinking about him.
      so thanks for understanding that part as i wanted to convey. ๐Ÿ™‚ but i did not intend to make you sad or anything. so cheer up ๐Ÿ™‚

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