Dima the Saviour
My friend Maria was in a hurry and I had to walk fast to keep up with her. She intended to be home on time because we didn’t want to frustrate her mother for her mom had to bring up her children alone. It was a nasty day so we turned up our collars not to be frozen. Our friend Dime phoned and said that he had already arrived. When we came home we could not open the door because of the chair which got in our way. But Dima saved the situation by drawing up the chair nearer to the wall to open the door. Mother was sleeping when we came so she didn’t even look up. We decided to watch a film. We didn’t need to get up early next morning. After the film we looked up information about schools breaking up for the summer holiday on the Internet. It was a good and cosy day together with my favourite friends Maria and Dima!
(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)