You want to speak, you want to tell him that everything will be fine, but how do you tell him something like that without sounding insensitive?
Instead, you hold your tongue, but hold him tight as he cries. An instinct is telling you that being there for him is the right thing to do.
The smell of an infant chinkara cooking in the fire is ever-present in your nostrils. You point out to him that the meat must be ready. Tal hurriedly removes the meat from the heated stone plate. He jumps a bit by the heat but is happily eating it. He pauses and looks at you.
“did you want to cook yours as well?”
Written by PrinceZahn on 30 October 2017
No, thank you