A woman stood by the wall, gazing out the castle window.
“Excuse me. Are you part of the tour?” He asked. “I seem to have lost my way. Would you mind directing me?”
She didn’t move. “What is your name?”
“Sorry,” he extended his hand, “I’m Kenneth.”
“The rain speaks to us, Kenneth. It sends messages from the clouds when they have become too full of thoughts.” She leaned her forehead against a pane. “Kenneth. Kenny. Ken.”
“Yes, erm, right.” He dropped his hand. “Do you happen to know which of these doors might be an exit?”
She dipped her third finger in a bit of water that had leaked inside and pooled in the corner of the stone sill. “I knew it began with a ‘k’. A bit of wisdom from the rainwater, Kenneth. You want to return to your family? Any door in this room apart from that…
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