everyone is preparing to return to the homestead for Christmas
Nyasha tries to convince her family to let her stay home during the holiday, but Babamukuru and Maiguru refuse.
Babamukuru is upset to see Lucia, asking why she remains on the homestead after he sent her away. Lucia moved to the homestead to care for Mother during her pregnancy but began having an affair with Father and Takesure, Babamukuru's cousin, Babamukuru sent Takesure to help Father care for the homestead. Babamukuru ordered Lucia to get off the homestead after learning that she was pregnant, but she refused to leave.
the family elders meet to discuss what should be done about Lucia and Takesure. Father and Takesure blame Lucia wholeheartedly for their dalliances with her, claiming she bewitched them.
She agrees to leave the homestead forever if she can take Mother with her.
Babamukuru allows Lucia to stay, but states that Mother and Father must have a proper church wedding to rid themselves of sin.