The stolen kiss!

She stood in the balcony sipping her favorite cup of Masala tea. The raindrops were lashing against the window and dark clouds were covering the sky. Her gaze was affixed at the young couple standing under the tree who were trying avoid getting drenched in rain.

The couple was holding hands and smiling at each other. No words were exchanged, but it looked like a lot was being said with eyes. She was mesmerized by this innocent expression of love.

She was reminded of her college days, when she and her love were newly engaged. They were both students of same college. For one year neither of them spoke to each other and only looks were exchanged.

It was at the beginning of second year when they became lab partners first and then friends. There was no proposal or open declaration of love, but the feelings were mutual.

One fine day after their semester examination was over, he came to her house with his parents and their marriage was fixed. They were to be married soon after getting college degree. It was then that they got a chance to enjoy courtship period of one year.

He used to pick and drop her from college to home. In early 60’s, this was considered as progressive as parents ever could be. And, friends and family teased them alike!

It was on one such day , it was raining heavily while returning from college and they took shelter under a tree. His hand was resting on her shoulder and she was leaning against him. In a spur of moment,his lips brushed against hers and thus there first stolen kiss happened.

She still turns red on reminiscing those beautiful moments. They have been married for 50 years now and life has been good to them. They were blessed with two daughters, both are married and achieving great heights professionally.

Their life took a drastic turn three years back when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he slowly started forgetting people and things. Soon, he had to be moved into a healthcare facility which took care of all his needs.

She visits him daily and on few rainy days like today, he would recognize her and confess his love for her. The times might be tough but her love has only grown by heaps and bounds in all these years. And, she will continue loving him through sickness and in health till eternity.

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Post Author: Dishki

162 thoughts on “The stolen kiss!

    Kolkata Blogger

    (11th February 2019 - 01:36)

    Wow! what a beautiful story. Keep posting.

    Ila Varma

    (10th September 2018 - 17:18)

    lovely narration. #MyFriendAlexa #ilaenjoys #Blogchatter

    Puspanjalee Das Dutta

    (9th September 2018 - 00:08)

    Such a beautifully written piece of writing!


    (5th September 2018 - 13:29)

    So bittersweet. Very interesting integration of chai I must say 😂


      (7th September 2018 - 20:38)

      Anything for the love of chai. 😉


    (5th September 2018 - 11:54)

    Thank you Ranjini. Loss of a loved one anyhow is a painful thing. 🙁


    (4th September 2018 - 15:56)

    Lovely write up.. I read it twice😄


      (5th September 2018 - 11:49)

      Aw, thank you so much. 🙂


    (4th September 2018 - 14:56)

    This is so very touching. I cried watching Notebook. I don’t know which is worse. Demise of loved ones or your loved ones not recognizing you or vice versa

    Keerthi Vydyula

    (4th September 2018 - 00:10)

    Moments like exchanging first glance, experiencing first kiss and holding a loved ones hand for the times..and many more moments as such can be sweet reminisces. Loved reading this piece.


      (5th September 2018 - 12:00)

      All the first occasions in life hold a special place in our heart. Glad you liked it. 🙂

    Shipra Trivedi

    (3rd September 2018 - 15:35)

    Such true love is hard to find in todays time. Sweet read it was. #vibhuandme #myfriendalexa


      (10th September 2018 - 20:24)

      Thanks for dropping by.


    (3rd September 2018 - 15:19)

    it is heart wrenching still i would say i loved it as it touched me. #MyFriendAlexathereader


      (5th September 2018 - 12:01)

      Thank you. 🙂


      (5th September 2018 - 12:29)

      Thank you!


    (3rd September 2018 - 15:11)

    a lovely tale of love Dikshi


      (10th September 2018 - 20:24)

      Thanks Deepa. 🙂


    (3rd September 2018 - 14:03)

    Stolen Kiss , once again proves that Love is universal . Old Is Gold and shines brighter forever. Loved reading this story. #MyFriendAlexa


      (10th September 2018 - 20:25)

      Love it eternal. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    Shree Janani

    (3rd September 2018 - 09:48)

    Beautiful 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 22:59)

    This is a beautiful story. 🙂


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:32)

      Thank you.


        (3rd September 2018 - 21:51)

        You’re welcome. 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 17:57)

    I can’t imagine how heart wrenching it would be for her on days when he doesn’t recognize her. After all those years, forgetting an entire lifetime of memories and relationships – I can’t imagine anything more depressing. Beautifully written.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:35)

      Yes, it might feel sad and depressing. But, then love heals all wounds. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

    Tina Basu

    (2nd September 2018 - 12:40)

    It’s a beautifully written love story Dishki. Liked your style of writing.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:35)

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

    Agnivo Niyogi

    (2nd September 2018 - 12:21)

    Such a wonderful piece 🙂 Makes me yearn for love <3


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:36)

      Time to fall in love then 😉
      Thanks for dropping by!

    Manas Mukul

    (2nd September 2018 - 10:43)

    Nice touching story. Its a scary thought to love someone and that someone simply cant remember you on days. Keep the good work going. I like the way you have organised your blog. Lots to learn 🙂

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:40)

      Thanks a lot! I am still learning each day to organize and blog better. Glad you liked the story. 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 08:30)

    That’s such a heart-warming post. So beautifully written.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:42)

      Thanks for dropping by!

    Prerna Wahi

    (2nd September 2018 - 02:22)

    A romantic and touching story. Enjoyed it! ‪#Prernasdiariesreads‬
    ‪#MyfriendAlexa ‬


    (2nd September 2018 - 02:21)

    Heartfelt and poignant story. Reminded me of Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:47)

      Wow, that’s a huge compliment for me. Thanks a lot! 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 02:12)

    That’s a beautiful heart touching story…loved reading it..


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:49)

      Thank you. 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 00:40)

    Wow that’s a heart touching story. I had goosebumps while reading it.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:49)

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 00:37)

    Aww…I was almost in tears after reading beautifully written


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:50)

      Thanks a lot 🙂


    (2nd September 2018 - 00:19)

    Beautiful story there!


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:50)

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

    pranoti sitoke

    (1st September 2018 - 23:58)

    I dont believe in true love, but literally you kept it really engaging 🙂


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:51)

      Thank you, glad that this love story kept you engaged. 🙂

    Sudip Saha

    (1st September 2018 - 23:47)

    Beautifully written. Hope we get so see such kind of true love stories in real life.


      (2nd September 2018 - 18:55)

      I too would love to see more love stories in real life. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 23:35)

    Your writing style so sweet , cute and to the point. The story is mesmerising too just as their love. Loved reading your post!!


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:38)

      Thank you so much!


    (1st September 2018 - 23:28)

    Heart touching and sad. But, this kind of eternal love is a blessing.


    (1st September 2018 - 23:15)

    This is a beautiful piece of love story. Often moments with intense love make a special place in the heart of lovers that even a disease like Alzheimer can’t depart them.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:42)

      True, few moments and people are permanently etched in hearts never to be forgotten. Thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to read all your posts this month. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 23:09)

    What a heart wrenching story of eternal love. Beautiful, nonetheless 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 23:07)

    Alzheimer’s can be heart wrenching for those who live it day in and day out. Love the story.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:43)

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

    Sonia Chatterjee

    (1st September 2018 - 23:00)

    That’s a beautiful story . Enjoyed reading it..

    Adi Sathe

    (1st September 2018 - 22:53)

    Such a beautiful story.!!! I loved it very much


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:44)

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    Anmol Rawat

    (1st September 2018 - 22:21)

    Love is larger than anything! Lovely tale, Dishki 🙂


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:47)

      Thank you. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 22:02)

    This was a sweet tale which ended on a poignant note. Loved the way the story transitioned from the two contrasting moods seamlessly. Well written.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:49)

      Thank you so much. And, I must say your posts are very captivating, holding the audience to want for more. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin

    (1st September 2018 - 22:02)

    Touching tale. Diseases like Alzheimer kill the person and all those connected with him / her, well before the actual death. Love is the only feeling that stays forever…even the dreaded disease cant make a dent on it.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:51)

      Hmm, yes. Suffering from such diseases is difficult for all involved and love gives some solace. Thanks for dropping by!


    (1st September 2018 - 21:21)

    Very interesting read!! Love stories, are always evergreen.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:12)

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 21:15)

    Loved the way you narrated it, being in love and internalizing the feelings of others, also the different phases of love life.All the best.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:14)

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Glad you liked the post. Best wishes to you too. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 20:17)

    Lovely reading, enjoyed till end, different phases of life.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:17)

      Glad you liked the post. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 20:11)

    That’s really a heart touching love story, you have written it in a very beautiful way 🙂

    Namratha Varadharajan

    (1st September 2018 - 20:00)

    Awww. This could definitely be a true story. Loved that moment of the stolen kiss. And life goes up, down and around but gotto hold on to love:)

    Visiting from #firstgreenstep #MyFriendAlexa


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:19)

      Surely, there would be unknown people around us living the same life. Hope their love continues to grow. 🙂

    Sushmita Malakar (@sushmitamalakar)

    (1st September 2018 - 19:44)

    I am a tea fanatic and I have to try these now! Thanks for sharing


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:22)

      Then, you should try it soon. They have a wide range of options to choose from.

    Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    (1st September 2018 - 19:08)

    Beautifully written, loved each and every word of it #MyfriendAlexa #Surbhireads ( I know it is not alexa post but got this link and post from admin so..)


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:23)

      Thanks for dropping by. My Alexa post is not yet up.

    Vandana Mathur

    (1st September 2018 - 17:26)

    Nice and sweet story. I was expecting some unfortunate ending. But loved the way you told it.
    #MyFriendAlexa #thefoodfundareads


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:27)

      Glad you liked it!

    Akshata Ram

    (1st September 2018 - 17:14)

    That was a test of true love.. love that withstood hardships, stormy days and still stool strong.. Evocative one Disha #MyFriendAlexa #AksReflects


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:28)

      Love makes you strong. Thanks for dropping by Akshata. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 17:10)

    The stolen kisses and the stolen moments are always remembered. nicely written

    Anshu Bhojnagarwala

    (1st September 2018 - 17:05)

    Beautiful love story that stands against the test of time and destiny! 50 years together, that is no mean feat.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:30)

      Very true, love can withstand storms and still stay forever. Thanks for visiting.


    (1st September 2018 - 16:01)

    heartbreaking story. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Visiting because of Blogchatter MyfriendAlexa blogathon.


      (2nd September 2018 - 22:56)

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 15:31)

    Loved reading this one 🙂


      (2nd September 2018 - 22:57)

      Glad you liked it!

    Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy)

    (1st September 2018 - 15:09)

    Thats such a great Read Dishki, reminded me of some old Raj Kapoor films 😉 🙂


      (2nd September 2018 - 22:59)

      Aww, thanks for the sweet compliment!

    Dipika Singh

    (1st September 2018 - 15:06)

    Cute, sweet love story. I read a book long time ago don’t remember the title but it had a similar kind of story where in the teenage love prospers and make a family. But in the end wife get’s a Alzheimer and she forgets who he was.
    There was this para which kind of got stuck with me forever – real love doesn’t mean ‘happily ever after’, it means happy memories ever after.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:00)

      That must have been a wonderful read. I will look up that story for reading. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 14:43)

    How beautiful… How touching… Sigh… Loved this

    #MyFriendAlexa #indiabeautysecretsreads


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:01)

      Glad you liked it! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 13:30)

    That was really touching indeed. An unbroken bond of 50 years. That is true love indeed!!


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:05)

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

    ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks)

    (1st September 2018 - 13:29)

    That was a beautiful story. I like reading such kinds of fiction pieces.
    I am not a tea person but monsoon and tea are just the best combination one can think of.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:06)

      Glad you liked it. Somehow, for rains I like tea, otherwise any day I am a coffee lover. 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 12:41)

    A beautiful tale that left me smiling. Love the emotions your story brought out, Dishki.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:07)

      Happy to make you smile. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (1st September 2018 - 12:22)

    A very beautiful read this was. Even after having Alzheimer, love surpassed the disease.


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:09)

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


    (20th August 2018 - 20:32)

    That’s a beautiful read. Loved reading it


    (20th August 2018 - 17:11)

    Wow, so beautifully penned. Love is sailing in memories.


      (27th August 2018 - 20:22)

      Thanks for dropping by.


    (20th August 2018 - 11:55)

    such a nice story. Touched my heart. What is love if you cant be with your loved one in times good or bad!!

    Nimisha Arora

    (20th August 2018 - 00:22)

    Nice write up girl, loved reading this informative post


    (19th August 2018 - 23:43)

    The post started out so well and I loved it so much that I got scared it may have a sad ending. But I loved it till the end. Such a cute story!


      (27th August 2018 - 20:25)

      Thanks a lot Sinduja!


    (19th August 2018 - 22:43)

    I’m a stickler for these forever love stories. You weaved it so beautifully. Such a wonderful thing that even Alzheimer’s couldn’t come in between their love.


      (27th August 2018 - 20:25)

      Thank you so much! 🙂

    Harneet K Khurana

    (19th August 2018 - 18:45)

    aww, what a beautiful story. i got so emotional, reminded me of my dating days with my then boy friend and now husband. i hope i still get butterflies when we are 50 years old as a couple,


      (27th August 2018 - 20:24)

      Aw, I hope your love grows by each passing year. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂


    (19th August 2018 - 14:25)

    Soo touches the beautiful romantic story. With this stolen kiss post, you have stolen my heart.


      (19th August 2018 - 17:26)

      Aww, thank you so much! 🙂


    (19th August 2018 - 01:11)

    Nice little story. Indeed an eternal life lasts longer than years


      (19th August 2018 - 17:27)

      Thanks for dropping by!


    (18th August 2018 - 22:04)

    What a lovely read. 🙂 No disease is good. Alzheimer is really bad.


      (19th August 2018 - 17:28)

      Thanks Z, any disease is bad, but loves reduces the pain to some extent. 🙂

    Paresh Godhwani

    (18th August 2018 - 15:14)

    Very beautifully written story. I loved the way you have described the kiss and end part of his health problem, ultimately expressing the long lasting love. Simply superb!


      (19th August 2018 - 17:29)

      Thank you so much, glad you liked the story!

    Shweta Chitrode

    (18th August 2018 - 12:02)

    Such a cute story, which was perfect for my rainy and cozy day. Monsoons and Tea just a perfect combination.



      (19th August 2018 - 17:30)

      Definitely, chai and rains are everlasting combo!

    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (18th August 2018 - 07:52)

    Such a beautiful story this is but the ending was little sad with Alzheimer’s. Te-a-me has some really amazing teas and this wellness infusion tea looks worth every sip


      (19th August 2018 - 17:32)

      Hmm, I know it turns bit sad, but not all love stories end in eternal happiness. Lucky are those people who accept love as it is. 🙂


    (18th August 2018 - 01:03)

    What a touching love story…loved the Tea touch in it while feeling the emotions. Love will never change.



      (19th August 2018 - 17:33)

      Very true UK, love never changes. 🙂


    (18th August 2018 - 00:13)

    Such a lovely monsoon love story! Alzheimer’s is very painful and confusing.
    Please keep writing more stories as beautiful as these


      (19th August 2018 - 17:34)

      Thanks for such encouraging words. 🙂

    Priyanka Patwari

    (17th August 2018 - 21:25)

    This is really a heart touching love storty. courtship period is the best period of life to enjoy new feelings.. TEA-A-Me tea is really comes with a really nice flavors.. love it


      (19th August 2018 - 17:35)

      Thank you! There tea range is very refreshing. 🙂


    (17th August 2018 - 16:40)

    wow…loved it! Whatever the situation is, love is eternal. I love Monsoon and love grows with rains 🙂


      (17th August 2018 - 19:09)

      You have summed up perfectly, love grows with rains 🙂


    (17th August 2018 - 16:25)

    Such a cute story. Alzheimer is a painful disease where you lose a bit of the person everyday.


    (17th August 2018 - 12:03)

    Very sweetly described narrative, loved reading it. Will wait to read more such wonderful tales from you


      (19th August 2018 - 17:36)

      Thanks, happy to know that you liked it. 🙂

    Preeti Chauhan

    (17th August 2018 - 11:19)

    Aww that was so romantic ! I love having tea and if it can detox and keep sickness away ,I will be even more enthused about my cuppa.


      (19th August 2018 - 17:37)

      You should try the wellness infusion tea for sure. 🙂

    Richa Mina

    (16th August 2018 - 14:20)

    such cute love story but hàrdships of life doesn’t stop u from loving. it grows on….


      (17th August 2018 - 00:05)

      Definitely love is infinite, never stops growing. 🙂


    (15th August 2018 - 21:19)

    That’s a precious love Disha. Thats the beauty of true love I guess. When the feelings are mutual, words are just a formality.


      (17th August 2018 - 00:06)

      Thanks a lot Alpana, I feel that true love can exist with fewer words. 🙂


    (15th August 2018 - 20:54)

    Wow beautifully written ❤️❤️

    Mrinal Kiran

    (15th August 2018 - 16:00)

    That started so beautifully… I felt it was going to be a college love story… But loved how you added the ‘true love’… Very touching ❤


      (17th August 2018 - 00:07)

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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