Francette felt greatly conflicted seeing her mother again, the love in her eyes seeming to pierce her own. At the same time Francette knew her mother would not forget her, she was also horrified to see her there, and words of scolding slipped off her tongue. Her mother laughed almost patronizingly, "Is that all that you have to say?" she asked. Words were not needed to express the bond between mother and daughter, even if different blood ran through their veins.
Francette is a French feminine name of Latin origin; the meaning is "French". Form of the Late Latin masculine name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman". It's a variant of English Frances, Italian Franchette and Franzetta; and masculine forms are English Francis and French François.
Artwork by Rui Li.