Odd Friends Part Seven

There are things in the water - Odd Friends by Kira Bang-Olsson

Wait, what? Who is it? We don’t know anyone around here, the creature looks onto the water in bewilderment.

We’ve missed you. A chorus of low voices in choir exclaims. Come closer to the water, you will see how beautiful it is here.

The creature and the rabbit seem dumbfounded at the sound of the eerie, yet charming voices. Startled by her own thoughts, the girl returns to the present after scrutinising her mind, trying to remember something. Friends, don’t go near the water, her voice is but a whisper. Slowly stepping away from the shoreline, she’s hoping her friends have heard her and will follow.

Stumbling on a rock, she falls to her knees, shrieking, terrified.

Abruptly awoken from a seemingly hypnotic state caused by the things in the water, the creature and rabbit turn around to find the girl lying on the ground. They rush to help her up.

Panicked squeals break the air - Odd Friends by Kira Bang-Olsson

A splash behind them, and suddenly a black tentacle shoots out of the water towards the girl and grabs the girl’s foot.

Panicked squeals break the dense air, while the creature grabs her scarf to pull her to safety. Appearing out of nowhere, the crow grabs the other end of her scarf and together they try to tow her away.

The struggle seems endless, the tentacle causing waves in the otherwise still water. At long last the tentacle loses its grip and the girl is dragged into safety by her two comrades.

As quickly as they appeared, the dark callers vanish below the water’s surface..

Out of breath - Odd Friends by Kira Bang-Olsson

The three friends are all out of breath, standing on shaky legs. Moments go by quickly, yet slowly, as smoke on a frosty morning.

Without a word, they turn toward the forest again, treading on heavy legs.

Eventually they reach familiar ground, having wandered through what seems like the entire forest. Nightfall has arrived again, and they lie down in a clearing, relieved to see the still, starry night sky.

Stargazing - Odd Friends by Kira Bang-Olsson

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