Character inspiration. "I've never seen skin like hers," the little girl whispered, eyes wide in fascination. Her young companion gave a proud nod and he explained to his freckled friend, "Momma told me that people with dark skin are born from the earth from the heart of a gem. That's why their skin is so dark but their eyes are so shiny." Red bangs covered a brow burrowed in concentration. "So does that means she's magic?"
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