Oskar - 'Eli, what . . .'
She sat up, pulled her legs under her,
crouched on all fours, and
stared straight at his bleeding hand,
took a step closer toward it.
Stopped, clenched her teeth, and got out a gruff
Eli - 'Leave!'
Tears of fear welled up in Oskar's eyes.
Oskar - 'Eli, stop it. Stop playing. Stop it.'
Eli crawled a bit closer, stopped again.
She forced her body to contort itself so that
her head was lowered to the ground and screamed:
Eli - 'Go! Or you'll die!'