双语畅销书《我是马拉拉》第24章:他们夺走了她的笑容 24 “他们夺走了她的笑容”
The day my parents flew to Birmingham I wasmoved out of intensive care and into room 4, ward 519, which had windows so I could look out and seeEngland for the first time.
'Where are the mountains?' I asked.
It was misty and rainy so I thought maybe they were hidden.
I didn't know then that this was a land of little sun.
All I could see were houses and streets.
The houses were red brick and all looked exactly the same.
Everything looked very calm and organised, and it was odd to see people's lives going on as ifnothing had happened.
Dr Javid told me my parents were coming and tilted my bed so that I was sitting up to greetthem when they arrived. I was so excited.
In the sixteen days since that morning when I had run out of our house in Mingora shoutinggoodbye, I had been in four hospitals and travelled thousands of miles.
It felt like sixteen years.
Then the door opened and there were the familiar voices saying 'Jani' and 'Pisho', and they werethere, kissing my hands as they were frightened to touch me.
I couldn't control myself and wept as loudly as I could. All that time alone in hospital I hadn'tcried even when I had all those injections in my neck or the staples removed from my head.
But now I could not stop.
My father and mother were also weeping.
It was as if all the weight had been lifted from my heart.