Little Lucy crouched down in front of the animal, hand extended for it to sniff.

It froze. Nose twitching, it inched closer.

Curiosity, igniting bright, clear, eyes.

She smiled at the little fox.

It retreated.

Her smile wavered.

“I remember. Once, we were friends.”

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