In The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Hassan is found knocking on Amir’s bedroom door. He was about to go and buy naan and was hoping that Amir would join him. Amir told Hassan that he would prefer to stay in his room and read. When Hassan heard this his forehead thumped on Amir’s door…
“It’s a sunny day.” . . .
“I can see that.” . . .
“Might be fun to go for a walk.” . . .
“You go.” . . .
“I wish you’d come along.” . . .
The few quotes above tell us that Hassan misses spending time with Amir. But Amir feels quite the opposite because he does not want to see Hassan or even talk to him. Often, whenever Hassan is around, Amir tends to get a headache. This is because Amir still feels guilty for what had happened and for what he did and did not do.