Flash Fiction: Forbidden

Vidianty Putri Aslama/180410150031

Senior High School is a beautiful time, where at that time I began to feel falling in love, have a friend who is always there for me and have an idol that can inspire me. She is my senior, her name is Afifah. She’s a beautiful girl, smart, innocent, has many friends and active in spiritual stewardship (Rohis). Everyone who saw her would be amazed at her. She is an outstanding student in school, she won many races such as Nasyid, and hafiz Al-Qur’an. She always look happy every day as she does not have problems in her life.

Until one day I saw her more aloof, no more cheerfulness on her face just the sadness that emanated from her face. Day after day she is not going to school and no one knows the reason why she’s no longer attending in school. Her friends and teachers try to come to her house to find out why she’s no longer in school. However, no one who managed to meet her because her parents close the house so that no one can go to see her.

The next day the principal, me and some friends of Rohis tried to visit her home and this time we’re given the opportunity by her parents to see her. "But I love her mom" she shouted until it sounded out "but she is not good for you and what you do is forbidden by god" her mother answered in soft voice "but she is a good woman, we love each other. She can accept me as I am, never mind if you doesn’t approve of our relationship better I’ll die".

We watched from the doorway and overheard the conversation. When she saw us coming she ran straight into her room. We went straight to her parents and they’re told to us if they dissagreed with her. Suddenly a voice shouted from inside the room "why come here? Go ". Instantly her parents drove us out of her house and immediately re-enter her house. When we want to go home, we heard again shouting from inside the house "why did you let them in? You want to embarrass me? Basic useless ".

After hearing the shouting, the headmaster immediately invited us back to our homes. The next day when I went to school I passed Afifah’s house, in front of her house had many people. I also saw some students at school already crowded, "Assalamualaikum Wr.Wb Innalillahi Wainnailaihi Raji’un has passed away Afifah Putri binti Kusmoro early morning at 03:00 pm".

I went straight into her house and found Afifah’s body hanging above the door of her room with the condition of her neck tied with a rope, her eyes bulging and her tongue stick out. Her parents looked so hysterical that even her mother fainted and the people who saw her could only be silent and did feel disbelief she died in that way.

Word Count: 490

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