Odette watched the boy find a spot, smiling to herself as she
stared to the lake and took a deep breath. "It was a long time ago. I believed I had
everything. I had money, looks, intelligence, everything a girl could want. But, I didn't
have one thing. My father never played attention to me, it was always my step mother who
was beautiful, smart and even more important it seemed" she stooped and bit her lip.
"Rumors went around there was a lake where if you made it to the lake and wished,
subsection wish would come true. So, I snuck out and headed for the lake, here. Others
said it was impossible, but in two days I made it here, even when getting lost. Of course
I never played attention to the consequences of selfish wishes, I just wanted my father's
attention." A small tear slipped down her cheek as she shook her head. "I wished my father
only played attention to me, that my step mother would disappear. It came true. The
following day I made it back home, it turned out my step mother was killed. But my father
became depressed, he didn't even look at me, he couldn't even remember my name!" Red
surrounded her eyes behind the mask, tears slipping down her dry cheeks.
"I came back wondering why it happened, why my wish didn't work the way it wanted to. But,
my wish did come true. And I had to pay the consequences. Ever since, at midnight, is when
I take my punishment. I can't leave the water, I'd die at night. Just a silly bird.
Beautiful lies, and a painful truth."