The Adoption | The Dreamweaver

My Serbian neighbor invited me in for coffee.

She introduced me to a boy about three years-old and told me she was waiting to see a judge about adopting the boy.

I accompanied her to the local town hall in The Hague.

Just then, a teenage girl approached us claiming to be the boy's mother, but my neighbor rebuked her.

I held the baby during the adoption ceremony.

After the ceremony, the mayor signed the adoption papers.

In a fast change of events, my neighbor stabbed two young men in the stomach with a small hand dagger she had concealed in the waistband of her skirt.

She said she remembered the two men as opposing soldiers during the genocide.

Then I woke up.

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