Chapter 36:- Festival
When we arrive at the festival
there is a hum in the air.
People talking, laughing, yelling, murmuring.
The voices overlay and interlace with the sound of wooden geta on stone pavement.
Drums and flutes in the background.
The hiss of grilled food,
the slurp of noodles,
the crunch of biting on sweets.
The clatter of rings being thrown,
a pop of toy pistols,
the splash of the goldfish.
The sounds draw us in,
closer to the enticing smell of the food
and the shuffle of many bodies.
Kyuushi takes my hand so I won't get lost in the crowd.
I hold on tight.