By Cathy Glass
Cathy Glass, overseas bestselling writer, tells the stunning tale of Zeena, a tender Asian lady wanting to get away from her family.
When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian kinfolk, she is obviously petrified. yet of what?
Placed in the house of skilled foster carer Cathy and her family members, Zeena progressively settles into her new lifestyles, yet misses her little brothers and sisters extraordinarily. avoided from having any touch with them via her relations who insist she has introduced disgrace and dishonour normally group, Zeena attempts to determine them in class. but if her father and uncle discover, they package her right into a vehicle and threaten to set hearth to her if she makes anymore hassle. Zeena is simply too anxious to press fees opposed to them regardless of being provided police security in a secure house.
Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating fact from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there's little she will be able to do to assist her.
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I can’t promise they’ll get a custodial sentence,’ Norma acknowledged. ‘But i will attempt. it's going to depend upon the proof, and what sort of of a danger the pass judgement on or magistrates examine them to be. ’ Zeena regarded considerate. ‘And sooner than then, will they be unfastened? ’ ‘Based on what i do know thus far i believe it’s not going that they’ll be refused bail, so convinced, they can be loose till the court docket case – assuming i've got sufficient proof to take this to court docket. ’ along with her pen able to write, Norma checked out Zeena and waited. I checked out Zeena and waited too. She used to be staring down at her arms. ‘I’m sorry,’ she stated eventually. ‘I can’t. ’ ‘But you advised me you relied on Norma,’ I stated. ‘And she’s come right here specially to take your assertion. ’ Zeena had the grace to appear embarrassed. ‘I do belief you,’ she acknowledged, taking a look at Norma. ‘But I can’t. particularly. I’m too frightened of what they may do. ’ Her eyes instantly crammed and that i felt very sorry for her. ‘I might movement you out of the world to a secure house,’ Norma acknowledged. ‘I made the supply earlier than and it’s nonetheless there. ’ ‘They’d locate me,’ Zeena acknowledged. ‘I’m sorry, I can’t. I’m sorry I’ve wasted a while. ’ And so once more Norma left the home with no the facts she had to prosecute. bankruptcy 16 Zeena’s tale After Norma had left I didn’t try and convince Zeena to alter her brain and make an announcement. Zeena had acknowledged she used to be too scared and he or she knew she may perhaps mobilephone Norma at any time if she replaced her brain. I didn’t point out the problem yet focused on making the night as general as attainable, in order that Zeena had the time and area she wanted. Zeena didn’t point out it both and spent a while in her bed room doing her homework, after which she joined me within the lounge. Outwardly she seemed kind of comfortable, even if after all I’d no notion what turmoil was once occurring within her. whilst at nine. 30 p. m. she stood and acknowledged she was once going to mattress, I acknowledged anything that have been on my brain all night. ‘Zeena, I’m going to take you to varsity day after today within the vehicle, and gather you. i do know you’re involved that my automobile may be traced, yet after what occurred this day it sort of feels brilliant. ’ ‘Yes,’ she agreed, with none argument, and kissed me goodnight. Which really confirmed simply how a lot she have been nervous and intimidated by means of her father’s and uncle’s vicious threats and, like me, was once nervous that they could look back. I didn’t recognize if Norma will be traveling Zeena’s father and uncle to warn them as she had performed sooner than, yet i assumed it used to be most probably. Norma doing every little thing she may perhaps to aid and safeguard Zeena. It used to be a pity that Zeena was once too scared to assist Norma and provides her the facts she wanted. the subsequent morning whilst I left the home with Zeena to take her to college I immediately checked the road for strangers, however it was once transparent. after we arrived at Zeena’s college I did an identical, after which waited within the vehicle till I observed her pass into the construction. i finished off on the grocery store at the means domestic after which the remainder of the day sped by way of. as soon as domestic I unpacked the groceries after which took a sandwich lunch to the pc, the place I responded emails and labored at the abilities to Foster path i used to be curious about.