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Big Surprise
Narrator Astair Ibrahim
Volume One Rainy Day in May
Starts May 10, 2014 (09:36:15)
Ends May 10, 2014 (09:51:09)
Previous chapter zhong
Next chapter The Orb

"Big Surprise" is the fifth chapter of One Rainy Day in May. It is the first chapter to be narrated by Astair Ibrahim.

Chapter Quote Edit

"We're all they've got, Walt."

"That's not enough." - Moonrise Kingdom

Summary Edit

The chapter opens up on May 10, 2014 at 09:36:15 in Los Angeles, California. Astair is in her home with her twin daughters Shasti and Freya. The rain has caused holes to appear in the roof and they set pots and containers beneath the holes to catch the rainwater. Astair contemplates calling her landlord, Cyril Kosignski, to discuss the problem. She does not call, though, as she becomes distracted by her daughters.

Astair, while waiting for her friend Taymor to arrive, tells the twins to get ready so they can all drive somewhere. The house's landline, as well as both Anwar and Astair's cell phones, are still ringing nonstop due to the recent prank of Anwar's old friend Mefisto. She unplugs all of the cordless phones in the house except for the one in Anwar's office, which continues to ring as well.

As Astair sits on her bed and waits, she looks at the manila envelope next to her. She knows it contains the thesis she wrote for her college course but she does not want to open it and see her grade on it until later that night. She feels confident, though, as her advisor Llewyn Fabler has given her good feedback with the previous draft.

Soon after this, Taymor pulls up into the driveway. Shasti and Freya ask Astair about what the big surprise for Xanther is. She tells them that they are getting her a dog.

The chapter ends on May 10, 2014 at 09:51:09.

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