Hors d'oeuvre

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An hors d'oeuvre, appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine

He shuffled into himself a little more, keeping his head in between his knees just to avoid whatever bitter thoughts came running into his mind. Their voices couldn't reach him there but he felt as if it would follow him wherever he would go, just like here-in the cottage at the backyard.

This room was inside this small cottage and he had no idea why his father insisted on making it during the construction but now Daiyan was grateful for it. He could just pretend for the time being that nobody existed, he too.

He loved his small family-Daiyan, his father and his mother. But every time his father started speaking just a little too much with his voice reaching an octave, he felt like the worry in his stomach would reach up to his throat choking him to death. Maybe his mother had some sort of idea about his worry, that was why she would take his father into their room to continue whatever argument they used to have.

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