“Cancer schamancer,” David grinned.
“Oh, stop being so cavalier about it,” said Becky fiercely, tears streaming down her face.
David put his arm around his younger sister.
“Becks, I promise I’ll fight this..but you must promise not to worry about me.”
Becky swallowed and tried to smile.
Five months and a bald head later, David took in the view as Becky put the final touches with her paint brush.
“Golden Gate Bridge, check!” she called.
During the treatment the doctor had been wary. Would David survive? Yes, but it was only a matter of time. The cancer would return.
The road trip had been Becky’s idea and she also suggested that they preserve it in this creative manner, where she used her artistic skills to paint every special landmark on Dad’s old car.
David realized that the only thing more painful than an early death was knowing how utterly devastated his sister would be without him.
Whispering a fervent prayer he implored, ” Please God, take care of my baby sis when I’m gone.”
Famous landmarks were painted by the Phool Patti team during the classic car show in Germany. There is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, the Kuwait Towers, Tehran’s Milad Tower, Germany’s Brandenburg Gate, Egypt’s Giza Pyramids and Delhi’s India Gate.