After the wedding and the reception the time had come at last for Ngoneh to go to her husband. She was duly escorted by her aunts to Modou's house, amidst much fanfare, featuring many griots, as well as neighbors and friends, for she was a popular girl, well liked by all who knew her. In the moving van they packed her things, and accompanied by drummers they drove to her husband Modou's house. There too there was another feast awaiting them, Modou's relatives and friends, an abundance of food and drinks.
At the end of the evening only Ngoneh and her aunts are left - everyone else has gone home. Discarded drink bottles are strewn around on the ground, and Modou goes up to his room, where a white sheet has been laid out on the bed by one of the aunties. He hears them bring Ngoneh to the door, he hears her pause.