When I told myself it took about ten minutes of pacing... the reality is it was more like an hour. I'd snap frustrated at myself, and go through the list of all the things this new girl might be, and all the things she might do. I snapped at Belts in the comfort of my home as well, wondering why she just wouldn't get up and leave. “I said I'd sick my sisters on her!” I yelled to myself. My heart raced and I dreaded going back out there. Luna came up to check on me, and made me stop pacing altogether. Now I knew, I should just go outside and talk to her.
Opening the door, I stepped out hesitantly as I moved to the river. Belts, by this point, had fallen asleep, sprawled over the box like a rag doll, as I waded across the blue water, fish darting from my path as I did. I chose not to say anything as I stared for a moment at her. I hadn't noticed before... underneath her dark black mop of hair, she was very thin. Thin in a way that suggested she might have started