Monsieur Reinaud, I can’t thank you enough for giving Kasiya free piano lessons,” Mrs. Mbanefo said when she dropped her daughter off at the home of the renowned Belgian musician.
“It’s no trouble,” he assured her with a smile. “I know that you can’t afford my fees. Besides, I’m happy to do it because Kasiya’s extremely gifted.”
“I’ll be back in an hour,” Mrs. Mbanefo said to Kasiya.
After she was gone, Monsieur Reinaud turned to the teenager. Without saying a word, he took her hand and led her upstairs to his bedroom.
Downstairs, the piano sat silent.