When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
By angie297, Updated
A family invites a compatriot to a daily dinner at their home. Their daughter Lilia is lectured about the compatriot's situation and she begins to get interested about the visitor and his family, which leds Lilia to praying every night for Mr Pirzada's family. Lilia gets used to Mr Pirzada until one day he leaves to find his family and later, the family receives a letter from him, announcing his family's safety.
This is Mr.Pirzada's family, or that's how I have imagined them since he told us about them. He is sad because he had to leave his family in Dacca, a place that is currently in war.
I don't know when we first received Mr. Pirzada but ever since, my dad has lectured me about war and I began to get as much interest to it as I could but, to my surprise, not everyone cared at all about international conflicts.
During Halloween, my friend Dora and I went on our first trick-or-treat hunt alone. Mr. Pirzada was worried about us but my mom and I could calm him a little bit. It was a surprise even for me to say those words that I never dared to say: Don't worry.
War had begun and we were all worried. Since Mr. Pirzada was such a good friend to us (he would bring me occasional sweets), I prayed for his family's safety.
One day when I was back from school, my dad announced that Mr. Pirzada had left to Dacca, in search of his family, since war was quiet for a while. Even knowing that, my daily prayers didn't stopped.
A long time after his departure, we got a letter from Mr. Pirzada, which thanked us for our hospitality and letting us know that he found his family and they were all fine. This letter was the clear sign that my prayers weren't required anymore.
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