Copyright 2017 Muyassar Sattarova
Published by Muyassar Sattarova
Offence and mud
Once somebody asked an old wise man: “Why don’t you answer the offences to your address”?
God: -Don`t you really believe me? You had no money. I helped you earn enough money to buy a new mobile phone. Now you have just bought a new phone that is much better than your old broken one. If you don`t like your new mobile phone, I can leave you with your old phone and I will take your new one back. Do you want?
-Mom, why should I clean the table and wash the dishes? I don`t want to do this. Everybody gets money for his job, but why should I do all of these free-of-charge?
There was an early morning. A little girl was sleeping in her beautiful, tiny room. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, it seemed that the day promised to be wonderful. Even the cold weather was pleasant.
Unfortunately, it was not the sun, or the weather, which woke the girl up. It was the noise, which came from the bedroom of her parents. Even though she opened her eyes, she didn`t hurry to stand up. She was listening. If she had been older, she would have already run away from the house, but she was too young, too helpless, too depressed to do it. It was not for the first time that parents had quarreled. Anytime when they were quarrelling, Imona, their daughter, wanted to escape far from her parents, or not to listen to the quarrels.
The strangest thing was that the parents were so busy with their “conversation”, that they completely forgot about their daughter. Now she remembered about her friend Madina… Her parents shouted at each other more and more loudly as if they had been competing to win the game “Who will cry louder?” In her mind, she was with her friend again. She remembered, no, she tried to remember the moments clearly how her friends’ mother and father came into the room with a big birthday cake, and they congratulated her daughter – Madina on her birthday kissing her and saying all their best wishes. Nevertheless, that kiss and wishes were not so valuable for Imona, as her friend`s mother and father’s love for their daughter. For the first time in her life, Imona realized how little or no attention her parents paid to herself, and she understood how she would love to be in the place of her friend with loving parents. She would do her best at school she would help them, do everything they said, but…
Imona looked like a little robot now: she got up early everyday thanks to her parents ate something she found from refrigerator, then she went to school, studied, came back home even though she didn`t want it. Again, nobody met her, nobody waited for her at home. No, no, her parents were always at home, but they were not in the mood to look after their daughter.
“My marriage was the greatest mistake I have ever done, but, I know it is never late to correct the mistakes, I will correct now,”-said her mother, and she went into the kitchen. Imona wondered, and went after her mother into the kitchen. Her mother was standing with a knife in her right hand beside the table as if she was going to kill herself. The little girl understood it, came up to her mother running and hugged her:
“I love you, Mom! Don`t leave me alone! You need me. Don`t go”-said Imona with tears in her eyes. Maybe it seems strange but her mother changed her mind. They didn`t know how long they had been crying and hugging. At last, she was with her mother she was not alone any more. After that, her mother prepared dinner for her daughter for the first time since a long time ago.
During the dinner, she remembered her father. She took her mobile phone and wrote a message for him. Her father came in the house in half an hour after the massage was sent. He didn`t get drunk this time. His eyes were shining with tears and he couldn`t help stopping them. He hugged her mother first, and her daughter then. They all were crying again, and laughing at the same time, but this time they were the tears of happiness! When Imona went to bed and slept with her parents on both sides in her bed, both hugging her, the mother asked her husband:
“What did she write to you?”
“Dad! Have you eaten anything? We have been waiting for you. The dinner is already ready. Please don`t drink! We love you! Come home as soon as possible.”
-Why did you buy so many flowers?
-I have a lot to do. That`s why I must hurry, but the water in it has not boiled yet. It seems that I have been opening its lid to see if it has boiled for about years!
“Please, no. I can`t fly! Please! Don`t make me do that! Nooooo…”
“Oh my God! It is quite simple. Why did I not think about it earlier?”