I pick up her feet

I pick up her feet and wash them, waiting for her to continue. “Why was she made a saint?” I ask her.

“Well, when she got bigger, when she was 12 or 13, her daddy missed her mommy, and he decided he should marry Dymphna because she looked exactly like her mommy.”

“Did she marry her daddy?”

Minako shakes her head negatively, and solemnly tells me, “She ran away. She went far away, and her daddy chased her with soldiers because he had an army and a castle and he chased her until he caught her. He said if she didn’t marry him, he would kill her. She told her daddy that would make God very mad. She told her daddy she just wanted to marry Jesus. She said she would never marry her daddy or do anything disgusting with him.”

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