Mothers & Other Monsters
The Golden Boy smiled, unperturbed.
Out front, he flagged a taxi. The car that pulled up was yellow with a white top and said Toyota and Crown Comfort on the back--it had pulled past them and the Golden Boy grabbed her elbow and hustled her to it. Rachel expected the driver to be a monkey but he was a human. The Golden Boy leaned into the front seat and shouted at the driver in Chinese. The driver shouted back.
Rachel felt exhausted. She should never have come here. Her poor heart! She would go back home.
The Golden Boy opened the back door and bowed to her and walked away.
"Wait!" she called.
But he was already inside the airport.
The driver said something gruff to her and she jumped into the taxi. It had red velour seats and smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. The driver swung the car out