Where am I?
I take a step back, looking around and studying my surroundings. Marble floors, concrete pillars, and light, airy skylights in the high ceiling tell me exactly where I am.
As I look at what’s in front of me, I see Zephyr pass by me, holding an ice cream cone and talking to Millennium. Vytanni is talking to Fae, and it looks like Stormy is trying to teach Lightscape something.
I look to my right. Sierra is giggling while Iawylid is apparently saying something funny. Hazel suddenly teleports in and says something to Iawylid with a smile on her face, then teleports out.
I turn around, where the hallway extends and I see more Wynged. Lila is petting her cat, beckoning to Windstorm. Spitfire is figuring something out with Mirth the Gypsy.
Birds chirping… Wynged laughing… Sun shining… I’m finally back home.
I close my eyes and smile, taking in the heat and warmth from the sun shining through the skylights.
I open my eyes again, but it’s all different now. The Wynged… They’re gone! All of them. They just… Disappeared.
I look around, panic seeping inside my heart. Ashes fall from the ceiling, and some of the pillars are broken. The marble floors are covered with blood, shards of glass and weapon residue.
“Hello?” I yell as loud as I can. “HELLO?!” I drop down on my knees. “Please, somebody, answer me! PLEASE!”
And then I wake up.
I jolt up in my bed, sweat dripping and heart pounding. It was just a dream… It was just a dream.
I wipe the sweat off of my forehead and look around. Finally, the realization comes to me - I’m still in the cave with Lila. She had saved me from the Fogworks and brought me here to rest.
I sigh in relief, knowing that I’m back - safe and sound. I close my eyes and let them have a break from all that seeing they have to do.
When I open my eyes again, something catches my attention.
On the ground, there’s a plate of… It looks like cooked chicken and beef.
My mouth begins to water. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten! I immediately reach for the plate and pick it up.
I’m sure you can guess what happened to that cooked beef and chicken within three minutes.
Yep. You guessed it - devoured.
After I finish eating, I set the plate back down on the ground and try to get the last piece of chicken out of my teeth with my tongue.
After successfully getting it out of my teeth, I get up from my bed and look around the cave for Lila. I assume she gave me the food, or at least cooked the meat.
But there is no Lila.
My heart begins to pound faster again.
“Lila?” I ask shakily. “LILA?!”
“Meow,” I hear from behind me.
I turn around and see Lila’s cat, sitting with her head tilted.
“Willow, right?” I ask.
She flicks her tail.
“Okay. Willow, where did Lila go?”
Even through Willow’s wordless stare, the answer is clear.
Back to the Fogworks.
6 Minutes Later
I secure my backpack and take a deep breath. This is it. I’m going back in. Back to the Fogworks.
I stare into the opening of the cave. I need to save Lila, but as much as I’d hate to admit it, I’m truly scared to go back there. What if I lose myself? Last time, I nearly did!
All of a sudden, I get the feeling that someone is behind me, watching me. I rest my hands on my pistols in their holsters and I slowly turn around.
It’s the cat. Of course it’s the cat.
I take my hands off of the pistols and bend down to meet Willow’s level. “Hey, kitty. I’m going to go save Lila, okay?”
“You can thank me later,” I say with a wink. I secure my backpack again and set off for the Isle.
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