PANDORA (any gender, early to late teens)
I mean it wasn't totally her fault. If you're really thinking of EXECUTING her, you should know that it's really not her fault that all the evil got released. That's all I'm saying.
I mean I'm not saying the box didn't get opened. And yeah, she was there. Everything I said was true. Pandora was with me every step of the way when I went-
when we went down into the chamber-
yeah, I guess you could say I went down there too and I know we're not supposed to go down there-
but I was just showing her where not to go so she would know and wouldn't go there again and get into any trouble and really the box kind of opens itself, IT DOES I'm serious, you barely have to touch it. I was pretty close to almost right next to when- and I could almost feel what it was like mean, well okay I did touch it, of course I did, but I wasn't going to open it, I was like miming like I was opening it just to show her what NOT to do and she grabbed my hand, tried to take it away, and then my hand kinda slipped and-- yeah!
So you see, really, it's NOBODY'S fault, in a way.
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