Ayesha was born in Beirut. One day Lebanon was invaded and our town was being attacked, a war had just began.People were screaming, there was anxiety in the air. Mama told us to leave and that she'd be right behind us. I was with Latif and granny was wobbling behind us with Ahmed in her hands. We reached the end of the street only to realize that mama wasn't there and the house was bombed
we were in grief after mama's death but we couldn't give up. We've moved from place to place then one night I saw a person waving at us. I told granny so we crossed the road and entered the building. It was magnificent even with the holes in the walls. We entered a room full of refugees, squatters, and people from the bombed out parts of town but at least we had a place to stay
A few months have gone by and we've settled in well. I've made a new friend, her name is Samar and she is deaf. One day I was helping with the cooking then granny felt a bit ill so she went and lay down. She looked cadaverous. Mrs. Zainab asked why she felt ill all of sudden, granny said she ran out of medicine. Mrs Zainab told me to go the checkpoint to get the oil.
I couldn't stand to see granny in so much pain. I had to do something. So instead of getting the oil, I snuck past the guards, hoping they wouldn't have seen me. I was scared but I knew that if I don't do it granny could die. Green lane here I come.
The place looks horrible, the shop fronts were destroyed and the place was deserted. I saw a checkpoint but the symbol on the flags were wrong, it was the enemy flags, I had just got myself into trouble. I had an idea, I would act deaf like Samar so they wouldn't know my accent. I got thrown around because they were trying to get me to talk but then an old man saved me by growling at the soldiers.
I ran as fast as I could to get away from the soldiers. I slowed down to catch my breath when I saw some oranges rolling down the road, it was quite unusual. This boy then came with a horse this is when I knew that I have reached the town. Hours went by then I found Dr Leila, got the medicines but there was a problem. How was I going to get back?