Road To Redemption-A ShivIka Story Part6 by Diyaa

Om and Shivaay parted for their respective rooms and settled for the night. Shivaay took the room that Anika had slept in. Once ready for bed, he looked at the side she had lain on. A couple of strands of her hair were on the pillow. He touched it gently. Then he lay down on the same side and covered himself with the same blanket that she had used. The bed on that side and the blanket still held a mild , sweet fragrance of her. He closed his eyes and the events of the day went past the screen of his mind. He winced at her accusations, felt distress at her tears, and then settled upon the image of her lying on him with her face buried in his shoulder and held on to it. With a satisfied sigh, Shivaay fell asleep.

Anika got Saahil ready for bed and explained to him why they were going to Mumbai the next day. “Remember Saahil, this is for Dadi, Om, Rudra, Priyanka, and Soumya. They did nothing to deserve this pain. I want to see them once again and keep the ties with them. But we might not stay there forever. We might come back here and lead the life we have been leading for the last 2 months. It will be a lot of change for you and emotionally challenging too. But Bhai, this is what life is like. And when we take on challenges head on and with boldness they eventually bend in front of us.” Saahil nodded. “Don’t worry didi. I am tough. I know you will do whatever is best for our self-respect. As long as you are with me, I am ok. And I am very excited about seeing Dadi, Rudra bhaiya , Priyanka didi, and Soumyaa too.” He got a dreamy look at Soumya’s name and Anika could not help laughing at her pint sized Romeo. “And didi, I really love Om bhaiya. He makes me feel very warm and safe.” Anika smiled. “Yes Saahil, he is a good soul. ” Then Saahil looked at Anika sideways and said “And didi, that SSO has made mistakes but I think he is really sorry. Remember what you told me once?”

“What” said Anika with a frown.

” That it is good to always do the right thing. But a person who makes mistakes, then recognizes and accepts it and makes honest effort to make things better is the special one”

Anika looked at her little Buddha and smiled at him. “You talk at a much higher level than your age. Go to sleep. It’s a busy day tomorrow.”

Saahil nodded and lay down. Anika lay down next to him and switched off the light switch by the bed. She thought about what Saahil had just said. The events of the day went past her closed eyes. Then her mind settled on the moment when she handed Shivaay her own picture. She saw his sad smile and felt sad herself. Then saw herself lying on top of him her face buried in his shoulder and with that last image in her mind she fell asleep.

Shivaay and Om got to the lobby area with their respective overnight bags at 8:05 A.M. and found Saahil and Anika sitting there with their luggage. Anika looked cool in her blue jeans and a white, embroidered, cotton peasant top. Shivaay looked at her with open admiration. Anika got up when she saw them and came up to them. “We have eaten our breakfast and are ready. You guys have your breakfast while I go and meet my co-workers before I leave.” she said. Om nodded and walked to the dining hall with Shivaay.

Anika took Saahil with her and went to the kitchen. One by one she said bye to as many people as she could see and told them that she will see them again soon. One of them said “Anika, we hope to see you soon with Mr. Oberoi. It’s just our prayer that everything works out for both of you. That man is clearly crazy about you. ”

Anika blushed at that comment and said bye once again. They all hugged Saahil and handed him some chocolates. Then they waved at her affectionately. “We’ll miss you Anika. We’ll miss you Saahil” they said. She turned around teary eyed, held Saahil’s hand and walked back slowly to the dining hall.

Shivaay and Om were done with their breakfast and were ready to leave. They walked out to the portico where their car waited for them. All the luggage had already been loaded in the car. Sharma stood by the car waiting.

Om shook hands with him and assured him that the new manager would be there by that evening. Shivaay shook hands with Mr. Sharma as well. Sharma looked at him seriously and said, ” I am sorry for any disrespect I may have shown yesterday. I am just another employee Mr. Oberoi so maybe I have no right to say this, but this girl is special. Please take care of her.” Shivaay said “you don’t have to apologize Mr. Sharma. In fact I have great respect for you after yesterday and you have every right to say what you just said.I promise to do that”

Sharma turned to Anika and said, “Take care Anika beta. Yelling at the managers and workers is my way of keeping discipline but I care about each one of you. I wish you the best.” He then gave a hug to Saahil. Anika felt more tears streaming out of her eyes. She touched Mr. Sharma’s feet and he blessed her.

Om got into the front passenger seat. Shivaay got in the left side back seat. Anika waited for Saahil to get in the back middle seat so she could sit on the right side. And then, Saahil started his drama.

“Main beech me nahi baithoonga. I want the window seat.”
Anika: What! Kya bakwaas hai Saahil. Chalo jaldi baitho.
Saahil: No. Beech me se Kuch dhang se nahi dikhtaa. I want to see the mountains and scenary. I won’t sit in the middle”
Anika( gritting her teeth): Ab tu maar khaayegaa mujhse. Baith beech me.
Saahil: you know I might get motion sickness on mountain roads. Fine I’ll sit in middle but I might vomit during the journey.
All passengers except Anika got horrified at that idea.”phenk rahaa hai ye window seat ke liye. Koi ulti nahi aani ise” she tried to assure others.

But Om, Shivaay , and the driver were all horrified at the possibility. Saahil had a sinister smile on his imp like face as he saw his effect on everyone.

Finally Shivaay said, ” ok fine! I’ll sit in the middle. Saahil, come around to my side.” Anika looked horrified now. But there was no option left. Saahil went happily to the other side and sat at the left window seat. Shivaay shifted to the middle.Anika, grudgingly sat at the right window seat. Saahil’s crutches were kept in the trunk after he sat down. And they finally started their journey.

Anika waved at Mr. Sharma and said “I’ll see you soon sir” He smiled at her.

Shivaay looked lovingly at Saahil who was looking outside the open window blissfully. He mentally thanked Saahil for his tantrum.

Anika sat pressed to the car door making every effort not to touch Shivaay. The driver noticed this and said “Ma’am please don’t sit like that. This is a good car but you never know. Leaning on the door like that may just push it open especially around curves and bends. ”

Anika got away from the door terrified at that statement and landed right into the nook of Shivaay’s outstretched right arm. Exhausted with all this effort she just gave up, rolling her eyes and sat comfortably. Shivaay smiled and made a mental note of giving a heavy tip to the driver when they reached their airport in Coimbatore.

They were seated in their private jet 4 hours later ready for take off to Mumbai. Saahil was thrilled at being inside an airplane and explored everything. Om made small talk trying to keep Anika’s nerves calm. Shivaay sat quietly looking at Anika. And Anika was a bundle of nerves thinking about entering Oberoi Mansion again and meeting everyone after 3 months. She looked at Shivaay’s calm face and they just kept looking at each other. Om eventually gave up on the small talk and started to have fun showing Saahil stuff around the plane.

The plane started to take off and Anika felt her nerves hitting the sky. Sensing her panic, Shivaay went to sit at her side and quietly held her hand. She held it back but kept her face looking outside the window avoiding looking at him. Shivaay was totally fine with that as he could now openly look at her without any hesitation.

Precap: They reach Oberoi Mansion and give a huge surprise to everyone there.

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Thanks for reading everyone. Do leave a comment if you can. I’d really appreciate it. I am trying to keep this interesting without dragging it. Thinking of a suitable ending. Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain interest till the end. Makes me appreciate the writers on the show. 😊

57 comments

      • Mukta

        Mukta

        |Registered Member

        Yup Abiha, I remember u!!!! How are u doing??? Well if u r going to ask that y am I not commenting on IB page then I’ll only say that I’m losing interest in commenting there coz all our Ishqies r missing from the page & it’s so boring to comment there without them!!!! And now if u wanna ask anything else plz ask!!!!!! And ya plz don’t take me wrong coz we didn’t interacted since long jus becoz I wasn’t commenting!!!!!!

  1. Mansi

    Your story looks so real as if another “ishqbaaz” series going on…it just captures me so welllllll that I’m unable to take my eyes off that imaginary world where you put me into …I am a novel freak and your ff reminds me of the renowned authors’ works ..it’s just superb..don’t ever put your passion to a halt ..keep writing such breathtaking and marvelous stories !!

    And I’m glad that sahil is a part of anika’s life …had he not been there how would have she spent this tough time ..
    And Shivaay…..he is now punished enough …I feel bad for him ..Chalo let’s see what you have in store for us !!!!

    • Diyaa

      Diyaa

      |Author

      Thanks so much Mansi for your encouragement. I agree, Saahil is as much a support for Anika as she us for him. Her life without Saahil would have been very depressing.

  2. Pri_24

    Pri_24

    |Registered Member

    First all of sorry Diya for commenting late forgive me if you can and coming to this story Inlobed it a lot Anika’s feeling and her outburst her dream and Shivay’s state and his feeling and Om is so so so so much good an Sahil and his Cupid plan cute like him I enjoyed it and read it from 1st chapter and now I ama eagerly waiting for next part… Plz update ASAP…

    • Diyaa

      Diyaa

      |Author

      Hey Pri! No sorry yaar. I am so glad you got to read this and give your comments. I love so many ffs here that it’s sometimes impossible to keep track of all and comment on all. Wish this was our full time job in our IB world😀😀Really thankful that you liked my story.

  3. Abiha

    Heeyyy…first of all soooo sorrry for late comment…..then secondly also a bigggg sooorrry for not commenting on 4th,5th part…which was worth to comment…sorry yr i was busy with my studies…so didn’t opened ff page…now even i hv 2 tests ….but as mood refresher m reading ..just ur episodes…n reni d’s…bcz i m not in touch wth other ff due to missing soooo soooo many episodess…so just i read 4th,5th,6th…
    @@
    About episode …i’ll not say anything..bcz m having no wordss yr….ur writing really makes me speechless…ur story is really a spectacular story..the way om told everything to anika….shivaye’emotionsss…anika’s feelingsss….om’behaviour…..sahil….omg each n everything is just amazing…
    Keep it up…waiting for the next…
    N at end sorry once again for such a looong comment..

    • Diyaa

      Diyaa

      |Author

      Thanks so much Abiha. No sorry yaar. Whenever you get to read is good enough. I myself love so many ffs here but can’t keep up with each one and comment on all. I am really glad that you are liking my story. Will update soon.

  4. LINCY ARNAV

    awesome update. I just loved it. I m waiting impatiently for ur next update. pls post next part soon. superb update.

  5. Samm

    Samm

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    there’s just one word for this. awesome! 🙂
    i have a request diyaa… it’s a stupid one, but this seems to be the current trend in ishqbaaz fan fictions… please don’t kill Sahil to get the story moving forward! i have read it in a few ffs already and there was none of them which i liked particularly, so i would like it if you didn’t write something like that 🙂
    your storyline and writing style are amazing, update soon 🙂

    • Diyaa

      Diyaa

      |Author

      Thanks so much Samm. Sometimes I worry Cos I have no complicated plot or villains as such. It’s just people falling prey to circumstances, ego, hurt, and difficulty forgetting forgiving and trusting. That’s all i can write about and I am relieved that that is interesting as well. Cos when I read some other ffs they are so intelligent in their plot and then I wonder if tjis plain tale of trusting again will be fun to read. I promise not kill Saahil😂

      • Samm

        Samm

        |Registered Member

        you know what diyaa, all these characteristics in people are enough to make us loose out on the simple joys of life… that’s what i got from your story. and that is the simple reason why i like it. correction: that’s why i absolutely love it! 🙂

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