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I pulled up outside Delilah’s house. She stepped out the front door, wearing a fedora, skinny jeans and a long-sleeved top. I stepped out of the car as Delilah ambled down the front path, lugging her bulky suitcase behind her.

“Thanks for coming to get me.”

“You’re welcome.”

I unlocked the boot so that she could shove her luggage inside. We climbed into the cabin.

“I’ll have a really lovely time. Can’t wait for our honeymoon. That will be even more magical.”

I drove Delilah to the airport, through the traffic.

“Thank you so much, Nina.”

I pulled into the kiss-and-drop zone. Delilah emerged from the car. I bid her farewell, as she moved away with her bag. Delilah waved back, just before disappearing through the airport terminal doors. A part of me felt like crying, but I trusted all would be well. Delilah was only going away for a week. We’d become firm friends in a very short amount of time. On the drive home, I thought about how it would have been nice to do a musical this year. Of course, it wasn’t to be. I wasn’t quite sure what had happened with Rocky Horror. Perhaps if I spoke with Callista about it, I might be able to find out. Driving through the traffic, I yawned. When I returned to the house, I lay down on my bed with my phone, enjoying the cool of the doona against the right side of my body. Apparently, the medical centre had a website, which I could easily use to book appointments. While I had done this before, the colour scheme had changed.


The younger sister of missing Sydney man Mitchell del Reyan, Nina del Reyan lives on Dharug land in western Sydney. She has recently commenced a teaching degree at Macquarie University. Nina loves her family and friends and is deeply committed to finding answers and justice for the families of missing people.

Abbey Sim is the founder of Huldah Media. She is a creative writing, law and theology student who lives on the lands of the Dharug people in Sydney, Australia. Abbey desires to explore themes of hope, love and longing through her storytelling. She is the author of 'Shadow' and 'From the Wild'.

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