The paper that ruined her future
I find my daughter sitting with the diner table as I walk through the door of wood. The warmth is streaming down my body when I look at her, so beautiful. Everything happens naturally, but when I come closer, I see her swollen eyes and her pale face. “How are you doing, honey?” I ask her, with a piece of sympathy in my voice. She quickly changes her face-expression. Elena is fiddling with her pen and smiles when she tells me that everything is perfectly fine. “Norwegian, mum. I’m about to write an analysis about a poem, just like I got on the trial for this exam! It’s going to be easy,” she adds.
My little darling is not so little anymore. However, I’m wondering why I let her go to Australia after this exam. Elena has always been protected by me, but is this the right time to let her fall on her own? My thoughts disappear when I hear a voice from behind. “I think I will do better on the exam if I am staying at dad’s house. It will be more peaceful than here, because he’s not at home this week. Is it okay for you if I take the bus soon?” I turn around. She has this angel-look on her face, just like she’s praying for me to say yes. “If you think that this will help you, and you remember to check your sources and so on, then yes,” I answer.
I have so much to do. Everything is a mess. My eyes stumbles, and I read through the assignment again. My mum doesn’t know that I am behind schedule, that I fell asleep when they told us about the tasks. I have to use the Internet a lot this time. I type, “What is happening when the ozone layer gets ruined?” on my laptop. The clown on the big wall in dad’s apartment is staring at me as if I am in big trouble.
Hours walk by me as if they were seconds. On the other hand, I now have everything under control. Suddenly, I have a text full of useful information. Sometimes you just have to read, and then you’ll understand everything. That reminds me of when I went to middle...