A young girl stood alone in an old apartment building, watching out the window of a fourth floor room. She slowly smiled with the shadows from her red bangs hiding her eyes. "Hickerly, sickerly, docks," she lifted an arm, "the lock ran up the stocks."
The twelve year old's hand gained a faint reddish green outline. "He hoped to find the heart," a dark beast formed on the sidewalk below. "But when he got there, the stage was bare."
The monster, shaped to resemble a lycan gargoyle fusion, roared and charged an old woman who had been walking back with her groceries. "He turned to look, seeing the heart," the smile grew into a grin as the woman screamed, dropping her bags and fleeing as quickly as she could.
Her soft childish voice grew softer. "Out jumped the key and down fell the lock." She giggled quietly as her hand lost its outline and the beast faded away into thin air. "Tumbling away from the blackened hear