The Driving Test
Daisy sits in the little room anxiously waiting for her driving test to begin. The examiner comes in, sits next to her and explains about the test. Daisy's not really listening. She is longing to begin but concerned she will make a lot of awful mistakes. During regular lessons with her own driving instructor she is OK because she knows if something goes wrong he can take control and stop the car. But if that happens today she will fail her test. Daisy must pass because she needs to be the driver in the family. Her mother is getting on in years and has bad eyesight. Her father has passed away and her younger brother is still in primary school.
Daisy hears someone calling out her name. Now it is her turn for the test. Daisy takes a few deep breaths and tells herself to stay calm. As she gets into the front of the car she starts thinking about her life in Australia. She recalls being a small child in Vietnam sitting on her grandmother's knee. She fondly remembers arriving in Australia and her Melbourne school. She owes her current job to her excellent high school and university results.
Daisy hears a voice saying, "Congratulations young lady, you have passed your driving test". On hearing those words, Daisy feels waves of relief as well as excitement wash over her. Now she's sure everything is going to be brilliant because she can look after all her family. Daisy reaches for her mobile phone and rings to tell her mother the good news. They are both so elated they burst into tears of joy.