They died on the bridge together. We are trying to bring their bodies back, but it's very difficult. I am very sorry. ' I went to Nina's room. Next to her bed, there was a photo of her and Dragan.
She told me once, 'I can't live without him. ' And it was true. But now they are together - for ever. So we waited. Those were terrible days. Nobody said very much, and my mother cried a lot.
In my room at night, I cried too. And then, on a beautiful spring day, we went to a hill above the town. It was sunny all day. Nina loved the sun, I remembered. And there we buried them together - my sister Nina, and her Dragan.
For a few minutes, the two women did not speak. They walked slowly along by the river. The water was bright in the sunlight. Then Barbara said, 'And when did you leave and go to Austria? '
'A week later, ' Alma said. 'My parents sent me to my mother's sister Ana in Vienna. I did not want to leave them, but it was dangerous here - more dangerous every day.
They did not want to lose two daughters. Ana was good to me - she understood. She helped me to begin my studies again. ' 'And now you are back in your home town, ' said Barbara. 'Why now? '
'When the war ended, ' Alma said, 'I wanted to come back. But I wasn't ready. "Finish your studies first," my parents said, and they were right. But now it's the right time.
I needed to see my family, and I needed to go to the bridge. ' Alma stopped, and turned to her friend. Her face was white.
'And there it is, ' she said, very quietly. 'Just along the river. Look. You can see it now. ' 下载全新《每日英语听力》客户端，查看完整内容