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It’s Another Novocaine Saturday #9

God bless you all for your prayers, encouraging words and messages. I can’t thank you enough. I love you guys! So to make up for lost time, there will be double episodes this weekend. One today, and the other tomorrow. Enjoy! . . . . . She has never heard her heart beat so loudly and so fast. She is certain everyone in the room can hear it. That and the nonstop flapping of butterflies in her tummy. She is a nervous wreck and not even Mahmud’s hand on hers can calm her. Her eyes are fixed on the floor. They stare hard at Mahmud’s dad’s well-manicured toes. She dares not look up at the man, with his full, white beards and rheumy eyes that enjoy seeing into her soul and ripping out her self-assurance. His wife has a more agreeable face but even the calm on it is not enough…