"Make yourself at home. Are you hungry? Would you like a rat?" the little girl asked. "It's been here for a while so it's really tender and moist."
"Thank you but no thank you" said Rachel. "I'm vegetarian."
"Pity, you have such beautiful fangs. I would imagine that they would be awesome at getting a firm grip of the prey when hunting."
Rachel stared at the drawings on the well wall and asked: "What are these?"
"Oh you noticed my art! It's my ancestors. My family could live practically forever, but every now and then there comes someone who wants to know why the current I exists and when they find out, they want to make things right. If they do that, I stop existing. But fortunately there are plenty of children drowned in wells, lakes and puddles all over the world, so when I vanish, next one appears and takes my place" little girl explained.
"So you and your ancestors exist because someone died first?" Rachel asked.
"Yes, it has been like that forever. From ancient times till today. And will be as long as there are those who dislike little girls."
Rachel sat beside the little girl, felt that this was the place she was supposed to be right now and decided to stay. Not because she had nothing else to do but because she liked the little girl. Rachel and the little girl ended up talking, talking, talking and talking. All day, all night and the next day. And several days after that.
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