527. the dream of the Goddess

the tortoise often dreamt, but one night, the Goddess had a dream.

in the dream, she was a regular girl, a young girl, and she was eating berries from a bush in the woods, and it made her smile.

and when she awoke, she wondered if perhaps this was the dream, and the girl was asleep in the woods, berries in her stomach, juice staining her fingers.