She lived in a fantasy world

Anahita wouldn’t let her brothers tell her anything that happened in the city of Arbela. She wanted to make it into a story in which a dragon flew down and ate the bad guy. If her brothers completed a profitable sale of bricks, she wanted it to be a story about how Marduk shined a golden light on the buyer’s house until his daughter insisted that they buy the bricks. In spite of appearances, she knew that magic made most things happen because magic made hearts beat.