Kunal wrapped a sheet around
his beloved wife Kasturi's body.She was sick.She was having high
"Sweety...have a good sleep.When you wake up in the morning you will
be cured completely".
She smiled,but her face was pale as it had lost it's
She closed her eyes pretending to sleep as she did not want Kunal to
know that she was not able to sleep.
The next morning...
Kunal woke up
when sun rays fell on his face.He saw Kasturi sleeping like a cute baby.He
touched her forehead.Still she had high temperature.He felt sad.He did not want
to wake her up as she was weak.He looked outside through the window.It was
Autumn;his favourite season.He loved Autumn as it made nature colourful and
beautiful.He loved the colour change in leaves which occurs during Autumn.He
became pleasant seeing the beautiful nature.
He ran out.
near a tree.It was shedding leaves.Leaves fell on him.He felt relief.Autumn
always gave him hopes.
It was during an Autumn season that he met his
wife Kasturi for the first time.They met daily.Their friendship grew stronger
turning them into lovers.
One day Kunal proposed,
"Kasturi...I can't live
without you.Will you be with me forever?Will you marry me?"
He was very happy.
She asked him,"But will you promise me that you
will be with me forever?"
Kunal did not wait to reply,"Yes,I promise.I will
be always there with you.Our love is so deep that we will always be with each
Autumn leaves fell upon them.
Kunal felt very happy,
is blessing us by shedding it's colourful leaves on us".
But Kasturi's face
"No Kunal.It is not blessing,it's cursing us.Unfortunately
Autumn's evil eyes have fallen on us...that hints that we can't be with each
"What are you saying Kasturi?"
Tears covered her eyes
making her vision unclear.
"Leaves falling down...that also on our body is a
"No,it's such a beautiful scene.I feel nice when leaves fall upon
"But my heart felt the pain of separation when leaves fell on us.It was
during Autumn that I lost my family.I cursed the moment which poured leaves on
us.From then onwards I hate Autumn.I am scared of Fall.We should not have met
during Autumn.We should not have fallen in love during Autumn.We falling in love
would be tragic like the leaves falling during Autumn.We should not have opened
our heart to each other when leaves were falling upon us".
She was pouring
out her emotions through her tears.
He wiped her tears.
still believe that our love life will be as beautiful as Autumn.I am happy that
our love blossomed during the most beautiful season.We will be always be with
each other Kasturi.Autumn cannot always snatch your loved ones from you".
embraced her with warmth and affection.Her tears still had the taste of
Two years have passed.
They had a blissful life.But Kasturi fell
ill.Her fever was getting worse making her extremely weak.
back to the room.Kunal touched Kasturi's face.
"Kasturi.."He called her
Kasturi was finding hard to open her eyes.
Kunal felt really upset
seeing her condition.
He called the doctor home.
The Doctor examined
"Doctor...Kasturi took medicines regularly.Still she has high
temperature",Kunal talked about her condition.
The Doctor was
"Sorry to say Kunal.Your wife's is not a silly fever.She is suffering
Kunal was shocked.
The Doctor continued,
did'nt realize it.So it has become really worse.Take her to the hospital
immediately.Otherwise it is going to be very dangerous".
Kunal got scared of
The Doctor left.
Kunal saw Kasturi looking at him.After
the sky turned blue now only Kasturi opened her eyes properly.That gave him
He sat near her.
Her lips shivered,
"I am having
Kunal could not speak.He was scared whether he will burst
into tears if he speaks.
"Kunal...I told you...Autumn is the season of loss
for me.Will i die?Will i lose you?Will we get separated?"
She was really
Kunal wanted to burst into tears.But he controlled his tears.He
did not allow his tears to flow out as he knew that his tears would make Kasturi
He cupped her face in his hands.
"No.For me Autumn is the season
of hope.I have hope Kasturi.Nothing bad will happen".
Her tears were rolling down her cheeks
while listening to him.
He embraced her giving
"I will change my clothes and come.We will go to the hospital
She nodded her head slowly.
He went to change his
Kasturi said in her mind,
"I know Kunal.My death is near.I can't
be saved.There is no use of hoping as it is Autumn".
He got ready and
came out of the dressing room.Kasturi was sleeping.
"You slept again?Must be
He lifted her up in his arms and started walking to the car.Suddenly
he felt strange.His hands started shivering.He placed her down and held her
His fingers moved towards her nose to feel her
But she was not breathing.
To his shock he realized that he has
lost his beloved forever.Kasturi's fear was right.Autumn has separated them from
each other.They can never be together again.
Kunal's hopes were shattered and
he cried loudly calling his beloved's name:Kasturiii!
for Kunal,Autumn is the season of loss.Just ne second made him hate Autumn.Kunal
could hear only the sad song of Autumn.
(Please listen to the song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5evYjCljAg
fell upon them.Kunal who loved leaf fall could only find melancholy in the
After a year...
Again an Autumn...
Kunal shed tears as it
was Kasturi's first death Anniversary.
He saw a lone leaf flying towards
It fell on his shoulder.He took it from his
shoulder and looked at it.He could see Kasturi's smiling face in it.Time has
changed...may be Kunal also changed along with the time.Otherwise he would not
have felt that this leaf was bringing his hope back after he buried his hopes
when he lost his love.
He kept the leaf close to his heart.
"My Kasturi is back to me in the form of a leaf".
gave him hope to live with his Kasturi.
It was sweet and sour moment: sweet
memories of her made him smile, but when he remembered his loss sadness
enveloped him.(Thanks to AASUS.The last sentence was her's)