Eve ran into the dank basement as fast as she could and slammed the door. There was no way she was risking one of those things getting in. She pressed her back against the door, and sank down to the ground.
“That could have been really bad,” she breathed heavily to no one in particular.
“Promise me right now Anna, that you’ll never go outside of this room without me by your side.”
“I promise,” replied a shaky voice from the corner. “Aunt Eve?”
“Yes Anna?” responded Eve.
“When will I be able to see my mommy again?”
“Soon Anna, real soon…” Eve couldn’t bear to tell Anna that her mom wouldn’t be coming back anytime soon. Not as a human anyway.