He look funny. White hair face and puffy black coat. But, I like he. I don’t know why. His voice tickle my tummy. Who is this man?
Dad laugh at men standing. Then he say, “Mahela, back in a sec, eh? Stay with the lads.”
I go with Dad… no, no… I stay… this man.
I sit next he.
He no afraid. I think he like me.
We say. He say. I say.
I like. Him.
His puffy jacket so big. I no touch it.
Men take picture us.
I say, “Cheese!”
I laugh. Man smile at me.
There Dad is. He say, “You ready for bed, little girl?”
I like bed. “Yes.” say me.
Man say, “I know you now, so when I see you around town, I’m gonna say hi, okay?”
“Yes.” say me.
I hug he.
His puffy jacket swallow me… yay.
I wave byebye to man. He wave byebye me. I high five he.
I hold Dad hand. He take me away.