In the Time of the Butterflies

What did Dedé do when the volleyball came her way? How does she reflect on that episode now? What might have been the real reason for her actions?4

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Dede really hit it hard and into the bushes, which startles Minerva and Lio who are making love in the bushes. She recalls the memory like it was a dark whirling volleyball. She wonders whether she subconsciously knew she was going to do this.

Wasn’t it really an accident? Dedé ponders, rewinding back to the exact moment when she belted that ball. It had sailed over everyone’s heads into the dark hedges where it landed with the thrashing sound of breaking branches, and then, the surprising cry of a startled couple.