Jane: Is Anne dead?
Erin: Um, Anne who?
Jane: That girl with red hair.
Erin: Anne of Green Gables? She's not real, Sweety.
Jane: Yeah, but is she dead?
Erin: Well... she's not alive. But she was never alive. She is from a book.
A few moments pass.
Jane: So when did Anne of Green Gables die?
Erin: (calmly) Anne of Green Gables is a character in a story. She was made up by a woman more than a hundred years ago. She is in a book. There never was an Anne of Green Gables. She's just a very nice character from a story.
Jane: So she's not alive.
Jane: But if she was really alive...
Erin: If Anne of Green Gables were alive, she would definitely be dead. Yes.
Jane smiles. She settles back into her car seat and gazes out the window.
Jane: I was just checking.