"Have I really been here that long?" Earlia wondered aloud as she unsteadily stood up. She walked towards the shelves, hair stuck to face making it hard to see anything. Reaching the needed section, Earlia carefully placed the book back where she had first got it from.
Although tired and weary, Earlia couldn't help but explore the seemingly empty library. It might have been slightly against the rules, except this was one of the few times she made an exception. The void of silence and dim-lit shelves packed with books created a mystical feeling as Earlia trotted around the aisles. Running her fingers lightly over the spines of the books, she glanced at each and every title, sometimes making a mental note of books she would come back for.
It wasn't until she had reached the N section that Earlia heard the tiniest of noises. She became absolutely still and until another small noise was heard. Drawing nearer and nearer to the source every time a sound could be heard, Earlia came to realize it was a squeak. Earlia, being the animal lover she is, grew even closer to the series of squeaks until they stopped entirely.
Looking around at the rim of the walls, her eyes lay rest on a small hole, just a bit bigger than a mouse. Carefully and quietly getting down on her hands and knees, Earlia peered through the hole. Inside was a tiny brown mouse, nibbling on a crumb, it's whiskers twitching furiously. She gave a delighted giggle, covering her mouth so as not to scare the little creature.
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