Raihana knew that today would be special, last night the sky had been so clear, the stars so bright, and Aryan had lain so close. She had felt that the gods were smiling on them, then the discomfort had started again in her abdomen. Whilst Aryan slept she had quietly got up and moved to her favourite corner of the farm. The bamboo had grown thick and the scent of orchids hung in the air. Now she would stand and wait, she could remember coming here often with her mother, it was the right place. A good place for her calf to be born.