Life in The Day of Hassan

The Incident

Today was..... undoubtedly the worst day of my life. It started out just like any other day but better because today was the towns kite festival. Amir and I have been waiting for this day for a long time and the suspense was killing us. Finally the time came for the tournament. Amir did so well! He was one of the two remaining kites and he cut the other! I went running after that kite for him, my best friend. I ran and ran and it finally fell to the ground. As I grabbed it Assef and his friends found me. I ran but they chased me into an alley. I was cornered. I wouldn't give up the kite. Assef said I could keep it but... what he did to me.... he raped me. I figured struggling would only make it worse. It was horrible. And what made it worse was Amir watched the whole thing! He didn't help me! After Assef and his servants ran off I gathered my things and walked out of the alley. Amir comes running around the corner and praises me for getting the kite, not knowing that I know what he had done to me. Things will never be the same between us.

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