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Waiting Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary

Manna runs into Ran Su one day, and his greeting is so forced and uncomfortable, that she instantly realizes he knows about the rape. Worse, his wife, Mrs. Su, who is mentally ill after losing a child to drowning, begins to shout degrading curses at Manna whenever she sees her. Manna feels violated anew, this time by betrayal. Haiyan confesses to Lin that she told no one but her husband, who promised to keep it secret, but got drunk one night and leaked the story. Haiyan feels terrible, but Manna cannot forgive her.

People make no further effort to treat Lin and Manna as other than husband and wife, which Manna finds disrespectful. She decides there is now absolutely no choice for her other than Lin, and consoles herself that things worked out as they did because they are fated to be together. She will...

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