Faaris Bakir was once a shy, quiet son. But he went abroad for university and returned a changed man. Upon his arrival home, he asked his mother for things a son should not. When she rejected him, he persisted for weeks with a nascent, steadfast confidence. His mother grew to wish the summer would end so that he would return to his university. That is, until she let him have his way. Then, she wished the summer would never end.