"Hai, Father Zuiko?" Looking up from the floorboards that she had been scrubbing, the dark-haired beauty in question immediately ceased all actions upon spotting her elderly overseer's face. His brows were drawn inward and his lips were protruding slightly, which always either indicated that he was displeased or immensely troubled. Now rising to her feet, Shino dropped her cleaning cloth and bowed. "Is there something that you need, Father? I am more than willingly at your disposal."
Folding his large hands into either sleeve of his satin kimono, Father Zuiko nodded his head before returning, "Thank you, Shino, but I am afraid that I have a rather odd request. You see, a young woman of about 18 years just arrived claiming to need a place to stay...she said that she was directed here from someone in Nagasaki. She's not married, divorced, or in any sort of domestic trouble, yet I am not one to turn away God's people. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind redirecting her?"
Shino appeared to be highly astonished. "But Father Zuiko...surely you're not just going to let her wander out alone in the streets! This town is a very dangerous place at night!"
"The child has made it this far, hasn't she? Either you do it or I'll find someone else" Father Zuiko remarked tightly, thus causing the ex-prostitute to nod meekly.
"Hai, Father...I'll do it. Send her in."
"Very good...arigato, Shino-chan" Father Zuiko returned, now bowing deeply before turning in order to fetch the young woman waiting in the narthex of the temple.
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