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While Mr.__ and Grady are out on a drive, Celie finally tells Shug that her children’s daddy was her own Pa. Pa had lied to her Mama, saying that Celie had a boyfriend.
In response, Shug puts her arms around Celie. Celie cries and cries and cries in Shug’s arms.
Crying, Celie sums up her life: "My mama die […]. My sister Nettie run away. Mr.__ come git me to take care his rotten children. He never ast me nothing bout myself. He clam on top of me and fuck and fuck, even when my head bandaged. Nobody ever love me."
Then Shug tells Celie, "I love you." She kisses Celie on the mouth. Then she kisses Celie on the breast.