" I can see her coming here. " Armis says as she points to the cafe window. Parmis, drawing a dog on her Nexus Tablet, asks, " Is she alone?"
Aunt Mary, " A T-shirt?"
Mino shakes her head, " No, A gift for daddy -- isn't it pretty? I've just bought this."
The little girl looks down at the T-shirt, next she lifts her head, then her sorry look shifts from face to face for several minutes, " Oh, it's really small?"
Everyone responds by smiling, and disappoints her last hope; a teardrop shines in her eye, and her laugh fades, at last she bursts into tears, " daddy ... daddy ... Sorry, I didn't mean that..."
The friends surround her, Parmis puts her hand on Mino's arm to steady her, after that Armis seats Mino on a chair.
Five minutes have passed in silence when Mino folds the shirt and puts it into the backpack sadly.
The old lady says, grinning, " You and your father are the same size, LOL!"