A Thai princess tries something new
Yes there is a first time for everything, but little did she know before she came to England that her journey here was the start of a first time for many things. Being German myself I had been through many of the experiences she was now facing therefore tried to support her in every way possible. Our first day at Uni was probably the most important. After a long stressful day of travelling to different classes around campus we were ready to relax and enjoy the evening. Although I felt very pleased that this day was coming to an end I could feel her hands trembling. She was so terrified, I could feel her pain! I reassured her it was not as painful as she may think but she did not believe a word I said. She had spent a life living like a princess in Thailand so any situation that seemed daunting, even in the smallest, was magnified to her. I explained to her how it would happen and that I would be experiencing it with her, she was not alone.
I squeezed her hand tighter, pulled her closer, and whispered in her ear that it would all be over within minutes. I realised how innocent she was, how oblivious she was to the reality she was surrounded by. I asked her if she was ready and she nodded her head with a look of horror in her eyes. I felt bad for her, I did not want to cause her pain but no matter how much I tried to reassure her it would be ok it made no difference. I gave her one last look and then finally took the step that may be a life changing experience for her. A minute later I felt her hand ease off mine, I looked at her and noticed the look of relief on her face. It was over. I was pleased to see her smile return knowing that I was the first person to help her experience that. Walking her across a busy Bradford road in the rush hour.