Somewhere in this little world, there is a beautiful town. Despite the beauty of this place, there are just a few people living in it. I wonder why. Maybe it's because of that thing, though. What is that thing? Well, that thing is a bizarre legend. I don't know if it's true or if it isn't, but as I've been told, there was someone who moved to this town long ago. This person did not end up very well, for your information. What? Do you want to listen to the story? I warn you, it isn't just a normal story. Really? Well, if you insist on it...
Once upon a time, a pretty girl moved to the beautiful town. She was a nice person. One day, she felt bored, and since she was all alone, she decided to go to her garden to plant something. There, up in a branch of a tree, she saw a raven. The raven greeted the innocent girl. Unfortunately, they became friends. They played games for a while, they played house, they played hide and seek, and lots of more funny games. When night came, the raven told the naïve girl he had to go sleep. The raven came back to his branch and the girl went back home.
The day after, the girl and the raven played again. Even though this time the games were not as innocent as the first time. And the next day, there were two ravens, instead of one, and they played, played and played macabre games. The little girl started wondering about the morality of the games. However, the ravens just made her think it was all OK.
She began to feel worse and worse. She did not want to go with her “friends” anymore, but she had to. So she planned to burn during the night the tree where the ravens lived. This way, she could be free again, she thought. It didn't work, though. When she went to the tree at night and she fired a match, in order to make the tree burn, the raven she met the first day appeared in front of her.
The girl never came home.
And since that day, it's said, nobody moved to this town. Because they're afraid of ravens, I think. Although there's another version of the legend, where the ravens are actually the neighbours of the girl, who is not so innocent, and these neighbours don't play games with her, but actually... well, better I shut up. It gives me goosebumps when I think of it.
♠ The End