What was the liquid at the bottom of the slide? Mingan wondered as he stood under a tree, gazing at the mouth of the cave–the end with the slide. He wasn’t a god. He couldn’t go in from that side. Nobody knew what would happen.
Just as he was thinking, he saw a red dress flash by. It was Beatris holding a baby. She was about to jump in.
Mingan’s sun-colored eyes widened. Wasn’t the baby half human? He darted towards her.
“Wait!” he shouted as he reached out.
She turned. “What?”
When she saw him, though, she immediately understood what he meant to say. She slid into the pool with the baby.
Without knowing why he did it, he jumped in after her.