Ryalyn sits atop the peach tree, a large peach on her lap. Her wings move gently in the wind as she stretches and she smiles as she soaks up the sunshine, looking around at the verdurous forest spread out before her.
Gradually, she becomes aware of the chill. Looking down, she opens her mouth to call out to Kinako. Her jaw drops as she realizes that she can no longer see the forest floor. What was only moments before, it seemed, warm and inviting, is now sinister and threatening. She hears movements in the underbrush and calls out.
Kinako? Are you down there?
Vaguely she remembers hearing something about grues and a shiver runs through her. Rolling the peach off her lap, she jumps into the air. Quietly she starts to make her way toward the dark forest floor. It comes into view suddenly and she nearly crashes. She finds Kestralyn next to the trunk of the tree, sitting in her aquarium, eyes open wide in fright.
Kestralyn shrugs, a powerful gesture for a creature with multiple limbs, but points off toward where Ryalyn remembered seeing a stream before. Thick fog blankets everything and she shivers again.
Kinako? Can you hear me? Kinako?
Overhead, she hears the engine of Pablohobbit's ultralight, but then it is gone, leaving only the eerie hush of the forest.
A kitty is a young cat and a canoe is made of plastic and I have no idea what you're all laughing at.