"My name is Sylvia Kleinstein. I lived with my mother in a cottage near a lake. We were as far from civilization as possible and my childhood friends were the animals mom keeps around. My personal favourite was her 3 feet long grass snake. He had a name of his own but mom let me rename him. Since he had a feminine name, I decided to continue on the tradition and renamed him as Eadlyn. He seems to like it."
"Our life was pretty quiet, save for the times mom would leave in the middle of the night and came back in the morning bloody and bruised. I never asked questions, I was only happy that my mom always came back. Until she didn't."
"One night, mom took me with her to wherever she was going. When I asked why, she only told be that they found us. I don't know who they were but I've never seen mom more terrified in my life. It must be something really big because mom doesn't show that much emotion, not even towards me. We were running in the woods, mom was carrying me and Eadlyn."
"I didn't see anything since I buried my face in the crook of my mother's shoulder as she told me to. I didn't know when I blacked out but when I woke up, I was in a bed, wearing new and clean clothes with Eadlyn sleeping by my side. From what the people there told me, I freaked out when I realized that my mom wasn't there with me. Of course I would freak out, seeing as mom's leather jacket, that she never ever takes off, was bloodied and I was in an unfamiliar place."
"That was two years ago. I've been in Lil Bundles for over two years. Eadlyn was still with me and I wore mom's leather jacket everywhere I go. People came and went, trying and failing to adopt me. I don't need to be adopted. My mother's coming back and I know it. I don't have to listen to them."