In response to prompt : Overcome
Overcome with fatigue and hunger the traveller, stopped in a park, he saw a huge oak tree, felt it was the right place to stop. He sat under the tree to rest, it was comfortable, closed his eyes and before he knew it he fell asleep.
A sweet voice awakened him, he looked up, there she was a tiny girl, she asked, ‘Why are you sleeping under the tree, don’t you have a home, come with me and stay in our home, I will call you my grandpa.’
Overwhelmed by emotion, the traveller looked at the little angel, he was speechless. Tears rolled down his cheeks.
The girl shook him, ‘Oh don’t cry,’ she said, ‘my mom and I will take good care of you, you stay with us and tell me stories, I love them, mom is always busy. I will call you my pretend grandpa.’
This invitation by the girl, touched his heart, he burst out crying. He said, ‘ your mom doesn’t know me, she may not like me to stay in your house.’
‘My mom will be happy to have you in our house, we’ll be a happy family,’ she said.
She suddenly ran to get her mom, who was sitting on a bench. At first mom wasn’t too sure to have a stranger living with them, when she noticed her daughter’s sad face, she made up her mind to give it a try.
The girl and her mother took the traveller home. He was given a furnished bedroom. The little angel loved to have her pretend grandpa as she called him. They enjoyed each others company, life was much better!