Staring into empty space, her chin propped up by her right hand; Aisha reminisced on the past happenings: from how Baba has been hell bent on the issue to Nana's muteness. 

A nudge from Fa'iza jolted her back to reality. 

"I've been talking to you, no response from you. Are you okay, Aisha?"

"I'm.... Fine, she grinds her teeth. 

"You don't seem like you are ", Fa'iza sidled up to her. 

I don't want.... The words got stuck in her throat. 

A knock at the door brought the conversation to an abrupt end. He was here to seal her fate.