Grey clouds, like fumes from an exhaust pipe, dominated the sky. The muddy grey seemed depressing, but at least after the rain, there would be a clear blue sky. Unlike her heart. No light had ever shone through to it.
“Looks like it’s about to rain. Nil, you brought your umbrella, right, sweety?”
The mother, sending her daughter off at the bus stop as usual, remarked.
“Yes.” Nilthepi, or Nil, answered. “I took it before I left the house, exactly as you told me to.”
On the surface, it seemed like any ordinary conversation between a mother and a daughter.
“Go straight to the university.”
The same conversation, over and over.
The same conversation, every single day.
“Have you checked your belongings? Do you have everything?”
Just like a mother and her middle school daughter, learning to get to school by herself.
The woman looked at her university uniform. A knee-length pleated skirt, a perfectly-fitting white shirt. It was not tight, but she felt suffocated.
No matter where one looks, the woman is the very definition of an obedient child.
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