The Driving Test
Daisy sits in the little room nervously waiting for her driving test to start. The driving test instructor comes in, sits next to her, and speaks to her about her driving test. Daisy's not really listening. She really wants to begin her driving test but she's worried she will make too many mistakes. When she takes driving lessons with her own driving instructor she is OK because she knows if she makes a mistake he can take over the controls and stop the car. But if that happens today she will fail her test. Daisy must pass her test because she needs to be the family driver. Her mother is ageing and has bad eyesight. Her father is dead and her younger brother is still in primary school.
Daisy hears someone calling 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 driver's seat she starts thinking about her life in Australia. She thinks about being a small child in Vietnam sitting on her grandmother's knee. She happily remembers arriving in Australia and her Melbourne school. Her high marks at school and university let her get a very good job.
Daisy hears a voice saying, "Congratulations young lady, you have passed your driving test". On hearing these words, Daisy feels a thrill of excitement. Now she thinks everything is going to be wonderful 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 happy they burst into tears of joy.