The moon was a silver gem in the sky, emitting its light upon the lake. A young girl walked towards the reflection. The bright silver in the water was like the light at the end of a dark tunnel.
She was dying. Her breathing was ragged, her ribs had been cracked. Blood dripped from her lips.
A gentle breeze blew by, and as gentle as it may have been, she still shuddered. It was already cold this winter night, though it had not yet snow this year.
"Help…" her voice said. No one could hear. She tried to force her voice out, to become louder, but to no avail. "Help...help me…someone…"
She fell to her knees, coughing. More blood flowed from her soft lips.
Her vision became blurry. A loud ringing was in her ear.
She looked around, hoping for someone, something, and anything to show up. There was nothing she could see, even with the moonlight illuminating the surrounding area.
She fell, breathing her last breath, into the water.
Then, a rabbit stopped by the lake. Its fur was as white as snow. It stood there, watching the girl's body sink. Then another, and another, and another one came to the lake. Soon, there were so many rabbits around the lake; it looked like it had snowed.
The lake turned the color of the moonlight. Instead of a reflection, it seemed as though light was coming from the lake itself.
And it was.
All the rabbits surrounding the lake, all one-hundred and seventy-two, dove into the light. They all dove in and sank with the girl as the light blinded them. One by one, they began to vanish.
Soon, the lake was quiet, dark, and peaceful. The mysterious disappearance of rabbits and the mysterious disappearance of the girl both appeared in the news two days later.
A certain someone was interested in the story.