We were going to join FR in the US. The idea was to first fly to her town in the north. then we would travel south with her to Cincinnati. We checked our bikes in as hold luggage in the UK in the hope that we would have the opportunity of cycling once we arrived in America.
At home in the US FR was able to regress to childhood at will – both physically and mentally. We could have coped with this (just), but she was also accompanied by a minder at all times. His behaviour was fine when she was an eight year-old child, but he turned into a cruel monster when she was an adult.
Whenever I stepped forward to protect her from him, he administered excruciating Chinese burns to my arms. Neither TPR nor my Uncle P were brave enough to confront him.