It might, she thought, even be a turtle.
But turtles’ shells didn’t glow around the edges.
The turtle turned its head toward her. A small head appeared in the turtle’s right eye. The head turned to look behind itself. A tiny hand waved. A second head popped into the left eye. The heads turned toward each other. The hands gestured.
The turtle’s head and tail disappeared. Its legs went stiff. The glow intensified; blue mist shot from the feet. The turtle angled into the air and disappeared. But on the ground there was an egg