Some necklaces hung down to Jayne’s stomach, some to her waist, which her mother draped again around her neck. She kissed her little girl. “You will grow to be even more beautiful than you are now."
Jayne flung her arms around her mother’s neck, burying her face in hair mother’s hair while her mother kissed her head.
“Come, my beautiful girl, here, try this," her mother said, reaching for a golden necklace with a glass rose pendant. Wearing it around her neck with her smiling mother’s hands arranging the pendant at her throat, Jayne knew she had never been happier.