As my father uttered those words, I could feel within me, an upsurge of hope and confidence, lost as a result of my nightmare. I trusted him. I knew everything was going to be alright. My spirit was about to be set free. I knew I was counting my chickens before they were hatched, but I couldn’t care less. I couldn’t wait to see the chain reaction, no matter how disastrous it was going to be. I looked into my mother’s deep dark hazel eyes and she said to me, “Wipe your tears baby girl. Insha’Allah everything is going to work out just fine. You’ll see.”
My father got into his car and drove out of the compound at breakneck speed. For a moment, I was scared for him. Where is he going? What if something happens to him? I began to have second thoughts regarding the decision I had taken.