He crept as he followed the woman silently as a breeze. Few moments later, he heard a loud ‘bam’ and looked up. The door in front of them both opened very slowly. Just looking at it from the entrance, it looked very untidy yet the furniture was neatly arranged and the fireplace was neatly lit.
“Come in, this is my home” said the woman as she gestured him inside.
He entered, walking cautiously not to bother anything that was on the floor.
And I thought my room was messy, he thought as he sat down on the couch.
The woman laid some delicious-looking ginger snaps at the table in front of the couch. Even though the creature still lurked the forest, the woman remained very calm.
“What’s going on?” he asked suddenly without a thought.
The woman was quietly sipping her tea and gently put the cup down with a soft ‘tap’. She was silent for a moment as their eyes met. Finally, she replied:
“That I don’t know Ander. Whatever that creature was that attacked you, I’m sure that all it wanted was to tell you something,”
“But why me? Why not anyone else?”
“There are some questions that are remained unanswered,” said the woman quietly. “Now, what do you suggest we do about such a creature, let it follow you forever and run away from it all your life?”
Ander thought for a moment. Why, up until now, was he in this bizarre dilemma? Why, was he the one to be chased by the creature? He was just about to get his exam marks from school and now...
“By the way, do you happen to know this object Ander?” said the woman as she held up a sparkling blue medallion right in front of him.
He examined it for a second and replied, “I think I do remember seeing it at a store once. It was very unusual, for as I was looking at it, it shined faintly,”
“And maybe, do you think that this has something to do with the creature as well?” asked the woman.
He thought and said: “Yes, maybe it is!”