Departure"Sissy!" the sweet voice chirped through the twilight.
Smiling, the older sibling turned around and noticed the cheeky grin of her younger sister as she ran through the field towards her. Assaulted by a comforting pressure on her legs, the older sister looked down and saw that she was trapped.
"Hey," she chuckled.
The little one giggled with delight as she hugged her sister's legs.
"Mommy and Daddy are looking for you!" she said.
"I know," the eldest replied, running her fingers through the child's hair. "I know..."
"Then...why aren't you at home?" the youngest asked innocently as she folded her arms with mock chastisement.
The older sister shook with silent laughter. "Guess I'm grounded, huh?"
The youngest dropped her fake pose and giggled. "Mommy and Daddy aren't mad! Just worried!"
A soft rustling in the trees behind them made the child uneasy. She clung back onto her sister's legs, receiving gentle and assuring murmurs in turn.
The faceless being looked at them. Silent. Staring--lo