i will write a story in which all the main characters are referred to as ‘children’ but they’re actually all probably 20+ only it doesn’t get mentioned that much and it doesn’t matter anyways. they prefer to be called children because they never wanted to grow up, or don’t want to live here, or can’t see themselves as successful ‘adults,’ and the alternative is seeing themselves as unsuccessful adults who have outlived their best selves who have no potential nowhere to go no more hopes no more dreams no more future. so they prefer to be called children. and they build a castle in another world. a bridge to fairyland. made of their dreams and stories. and then they start turning into fairies who build things with the unused dreams of mortals, sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a not good way. and then every so often, they have to die/sleep, and if they can’t deal with that then they get fairy insomnia and go insane.
this is going to be great.