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“Jane, I know this is going to sound weird, but am I the only one who can see you?”
smile turned into a guilty one. “I'm afraid so, you're the only one who
has ever seen me, but it makes me so happy, because I have been ever so
lonely.” Her words burst out, tumbling over each other to get out.
I don't understand?” Reeny felt a little scared. Maybe Jane's
happy-go-lucky exterior was just a front for something more sinister?
Jane seemed harmless, but she couldn't let her guard down.
Jane's face became very sad. “I wish I knew myself.”
Reeny got out her sandwiches. “Would you like one?”
“I wish I could, but I don't need food...”
“Okay,” said Reeny taking a bite. “Please explain how you got like this?”
said Jane walking over to the window and looking at the kids playing
outside. “I so want to go outside and play, I haven't done that in
“Jane, please focus,” said Reeny. “Maybe if we sort this out you can go play outside again.”
“Somehow I don't think so,” said Jane, turning around now with a tear rolling down her cheek.
Reeny dropped the sandwich and went over to give her a hug. “You'll be okay. I know it.”
“I don't think so, because you see the reason I am stuck here is,” Jane played with her hair, “well, it's because I died.”
Reeny put the girl at arm's reach. “You might be a little pale, but I think you're far from dead!”
“I wish it was so...” said Jane with a small smile. “You make me laugh, I'm so happy you have come.”