"Can you see how I draw it with my finger?" The liquid stretches impossibly upwards from the pool.

"Why, how!?” the child claps with joy.

"Look more closely, that’s the hamstring of my Vermilion. That's why mommy had to prick herself a bit."


"So this is an untainted spring? One that follows orders?"

"Of course not silly, it is us who carry the blood that are made out of water."


"Can I try?" Pools of wonderment. How could anyone refuse?

"Be careful. Just a little cut. And when we are finished you need to go help in the gardens, honey."


Viscosity beckons. I'll challenge with - "Unbearable Skin".

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