- Thien, are you sleeping?
- Eh...Ms.Dieu Hoa. I...am.. not sleeping.
Dieu Hoa - a nun aged about 30 with kind mother face walked into ba Tam's room. Sometimes, Dieu Thien called her mother, Hoa mother. But she scolded, because we already took refuge so there was only teacher and disciple. Dieu Thien argued: "But I don't take refuge". She smile: "No taking refuge, why you are here, studying Bible and eating Buddhism rice?". Thien spontaneously: "Because mom left me in pagoda, so I have to wear pagoda coat". Ms.Dieu Hoa indicated her finger to Thien's domed forehead: "But in pagoda, don't talk about life". Dieu Thien encroached another step: "Ms.Dieu Hoa, you also have mother like me, right?". Ms.Dieu Hoa didn't smile, she pulled Thien into her sole: "OK, so I will be your mother in few minutes to make you happy...." so, those 2 stayed together all day.
- Do you massage for ba Tam for long time?
- Ba Tam sleeps, do you see?
- OK, stop, Nun want to talk with you.
Dieu Thien palpitated:
- What happened, Ms.Dieu Hoa?
- In the evening, did you tell your teacher about the oil lamp in ba Tam's room?
Ms.Dieu Hoa raised Thien's chin up:
- Why are you so stupid?
- I said yesterday my teacher....
- No, That make nun angry. Now, you go to meet nun, try to....
Dieu Thien hastily hanged the mosquito-net for ba Tam then go with Ms.Dieu Hoa to meet nun. Nun was preparing for the evening Bible. Dieu Thien armed and honored:
- Nun call me.
- I told you not to bring pagoda's stories to tell the outsider. They don't totally understand our stories.
- But nun, I....
Ms.Dieu Hoa pressed Thien's small hand:
- No defendant, you have to listen to nun.
Nun kept silent and walk deliberately to shrine. And Ms.Dieu Hoa started her responsibility for evening Bible. And Dieu Thien also did her works. She understood that she told her teacher about the oil lamp was not wrong, if there was a nun in pagoda, she needed a teacher in school. She knew that Ms.Dieu Hoa understood but "OK, stop here". Mom always said rightly and fairly...
The bell was vibrated, the rhythm dissolved to the quiet space, Thien started readng Bible loudly and unceasingly...
To be continued....