i was playing with my younger brother happily outside the big hall.
the hall was rectangle, i think. we played hide and seek. my brother
would hide behind the hall where there was a parking space for
motorbikes. that place was near to our mother's workplace; canteen.
however, i liked to hide beside the hall where i could see double-storey
houses. after a moment, i recognised that one of the doors at that side
was wide open. my feet walked toward the door. as my distance toward
the door became nearer, i could hear sounds of piano. i knew there was a
black piano in the hall. i saw a lady was standing at the door. i
stopped walking. then the lady went back inside.
to walk toward the door. i silently looked inside. i hide my body
behind the door. only my head could be seen from inside. then, my
younger brother appeared beside me.
my brother and i was quite shocked. the lady caught us!
"do both of you play around here everyday?"
both of us nodded.
"what's your name?"
"nice! what about your brother?"
"i like that name!" the lady laughed.
it wasn't her who's playing the piano. it's her friend. then, my brother and i left the hall.
* * * *
another day that i was playing with my brother. this time, we're in
the hall. there were many people in the hall. some of them were wearing
formal attire and some were wearing informal attire. my brother and i
stood near the main entrance in the hall. when there was somebody would
like to leave or enter the hall, we open the sliding door. the sister
who asked our names the other day was there. she was chatting with her
two buddies. they sat on the sofa near the entrance. they smiled when
they looked at us.
later, i could see two old women talked to
them. they looked different. sometimes they looked at us. so the two
women. then, the two witches came to us. one of them asked us,
"who's your parent?"
looked at the sister. she looked guilty. the girl and the man beside
her looked the same. after few seconds, they just removed their eyes from
us. i told the witches our mother's name. then,
"your mother is working as?"
answered the second question. just after she heard the answer, she
asked my brother and i to leave the hall. i took my slipper that i put
near the sister and her friends and left. before i left, i could hear their words,
"they're just innocent kids!"