There’s a couple upstairs, they’re mostly quiet except when they shout. You wouldn’t think it but they were born in the belly of the very same star. The man is from Latvia and the woman is from Liberia and when they shout, they shout in English. Any day you make me disturb, Fatuma! says the man. I feel myself disbelieving in you. Why you can’t say me how you feel in the heart? Why I have to play the funny guy always with the games you make on me? 

Fatuma says nothing. She picks up her mobile and pretends to send an SMS. 

I could eat, she thinks.