Days were gloomy then, something was not right. The uncle who used to pick her up everyday from school with a smile was standing lately with a straight face. She knew that everyone is upset because her dad was in hospital but she was not old enough to understand the seriousness of it.
Her mother looked old suddenly, she didn't care about her looks or about her clothes anymore. Every night her mother would tell her to pray to god to get her dad home soon.
And then it happened,
A phone call in the middle of the night, she picked up the call, the person on the other end asked her to hand over the phone to her mother. She turned towards her mother, and could see tears in her eyes. Her mother barely heard what the person had to say, hugged her and both started crying. She didn't know why, tears just rolled down her cheek.
She didn’t understand it then, that she had just lost her father.