Waad sighed again, " Although as Egyptian we live in ahormany as a big family, but There is only one relationship between men and women, namely marriage, Therefore we can get married in a young age. "
" Therefore , in my country Egypt the age of 16 years is the legal age for marriage for women & the age of 18 years is the legal age for marriage for men, that the age when they will be allowed to practice their sexual relationship , but they can get engaged before they reach to that age. "
" It's a rule & who dared to break the rules & establish any kind of relationship out of the marriage cage with any stranger woman according to men & with any man according to men, Law will punish them ruthlessly & no doubt they will definitely expose theirselves to jail, plus shame will hunt them for the rest of their lives. "
" By the time, I became fall head over heels in love (so madly in love) with Salem, but I couldn't tell him.
" One day my mother told me that Salem is coming to stay with us for a while because he wants to ask my father permission for so important thing, but he didn't tell us yet, What is exactly the important thing which he is talking about & asked me to hurry up, because she badly needy to my help in homestuff ....... I replied," I will be right there, Mother."
Then, Waad smiled a fake smile as she told her story to David & said, " I was so foolish, He was treating me so well, So I was thinking that he has the same feeling to me & he is coming for asking my hand for marriage from my father, I could not bear to wait for a Cab to drive me home, So I ran all the way to the house. "
Suddenly, Waad eyes got wet, She was trying hard to hold her tears back in front of David, Suddenly, she stopped talking & her tears got out of her eyes unconsciously while she was looking at David.
David said, " I think that so enough, If you don't want to tell me that part, you can skip it. "
Waad said, " Things are not like that, but when I remembered that part my heart aches me everytime, because our real suffering didn't start with my father accident, or with selling every thing we have or with losing every thing we have , but my real suffering & my sister's real suffering will start from this part of my story, From this time when Salem came to our house to stay in for awhile. "
Then Waad, put both of her hand on her face in order to hide her tears from David, while she was biting her lips & sighed deeply again & again as if she was havng a fire inside her heart & this fire was burning her heart ruthlessly, Her tears kept rolling down on her cheek from the behind of her hands which she was covering her face by it & falling down(her tears)on the ground.