Grandma Bilqis and Grandpafather Abu Daud finally decided to buy an simple apartment in New York. Not because they didn’t have enough money to buy the high class apartment there. They just wanted to introduce Little Abu with a common society. Besides that they supported John’s desire to be closer to his son.
Little Abu was a descendant of Abu Nawas. Like his ancestors, Little Abu was also smart and wise. Unfortunately, he did not know that he was descended from Abu Nawas because no one told him. After all, he lived in New York, United States of America became an immigrant with his grandmother.
Since he lived in America, he had been deprived of his big family. Separated far away from them. That’s why sometimes made Abu felt lonely and suffered. Moreover, he did not yet know clearly his origin Little Abu felt lonely and suffered. Moreover, he did not yet know clearly his origin.
As his knowledge, he had a mother from the Middle East who had become an American citizen since young. Same as his father. John Washington, Little Abu’s father, was an England descent. John’s ancestors came to North America in the 16th century. About 2.5 century before the United States declared the nation.
Who knew that Little Abu was the hunt of Abu Nawas? Only his grandmother, Grandma Bilqis knew it but she hadn’t told him yet. She only kept it for her own. According to Grandma Bilqis, talking about Abu Nawas was not an urgent matter for Little Abu.
“Someday. I will tell Little Abu about Abu Nawas when the time comes,” said Grandma Bilqis.
She did not want Little Abu became a spoiled child like her mother and deceased uncle. Maryam and Little Abu’s uncle had lived frantically since they knew that their family was inheritors of Abu Nawas’s wealth. People said that. Among certain people, it had become a secret, the descendants of Abu Nawas stored treasure in several places, across countries.
“If he’s not ready enough, just knowing one source of treasure, Little Abu can be in danger,” Bilqis said to her late husband.
Grandma Bilqis Wishes
Therefore, Grandma Bilqis wanted to take care of Little Abu as a common person. When Little Abu became an adult she would guide him to manage the inherited from his ancestors.
“Until Little Abu is really ready, I will tell him about the treasure that really become his properties in the future,” Grandma Bilqis said to herself.
Granma Bilqis brought Little Abu to America for some reason. One of its was to give a lesson to Little Abu learning as much as possible about the difficulties of life. As her knowledge America was a free country. Everyone could push themselves about the way of thinking and humanity.
“Everything is in America. All the important lessons for Little Abu are there, “said Grandma Bilqis to her late husband, Abu Daud. Abu Daud was a descendant of from Abu Nawas
At that time, Little Abu had just been born by Maryam, his mother, in Turkey. He was left in Turkey. In Grandma Bilqis’s childhood home.
“John and I will have no time to take care of Little Abu. If you ask Little Abu to stay with you, it’s a blessing for us, “Maryam said frankly.
Granny Bilqis cried, felt happy. So did Grandpa Abu Daud, tried to hold back tears of emotion.
“Now our house will be shining again,” said Grandma Bilqis. For years since Maryam left, they only lived together in a quiet village.
For Grandma Bilqis the loneliness time, day after day would be passed with the presence of little baby, Little Abu. The cute baby for Bilqis was very funny and adorable. Little Abu was exotic. He got blood from Asian, American, Europeans, and Africans descent.
“Thank you, Mary, we will try to take care of it,” Grandma Bilqis said to herself. Maryam just left her as fast as lightning into her taxi. She would go to the airport and would go back to Washington DC with John Washington, her husband.
That was a story about 11 years ago. Now, seven years later. Even though Little Abu and his mother were in America, they were rarely meet. Separated by three hours driving.
“ Little Abu is like grandma’s child. He also not feels at home in our house. So what have to do? “asked Maryam years ago.
At that time, John Washington proposed that their son lives in the same apartment as them in DC. He wanted to make the best relationship between his son and both parents. So said, John.
Grandma Bilqis and Grandpa Abu Daud finally decided to buy a simple apartment in New York. Not because they didn’t have enough money to buy the high-class apartment there. They just wanted to introduce Little Abu with a common society. Besides that, they supported John’s desire to be closer to his son.
“We live close to the Statue of Liberty,” said Grandpa Abu Daud to Grandma Bilqis when he heard Maryam and John agreed they bought an apartment in New York.
Grandma Bilqis was very happy to hear her husband’s agreement. She remembered while Little Abu was still a baby, he liked to hold a Liberty Statue postcard that sent by his parents.
“We can often take Abu there,” said Grandma Bilqis.
Soon after, they immediately went to Liberty Statue with Little Abu. Every year they routinely visited it five to seven times. They mentored Little Abu about freedom like the meaning of Liberty Statue, The symbol of independence.
Now, after adolescence, in recent months, Little Abu often went there alone.
“Hendrik. Do you know where Little Abu went?” asked Grandma Bilqis to the neighbor of her apartment one day.
“Ordinarily, he visits Liberty. He said there is something to do there, “answered Hendrik, Little Abu’s friend on their apartment complex.