He wandered, not sure whether it was aimless or not. Lost on the path that was meant to be taking him home.
Was it the right path?
It had occurred to him that this path might not be going in the direction it was meant too.
He’d narrowly escaped the clutches of the Swamp Witch, and was now looking for the way home.
The forest was enchanted. Gerard knew that much. Around knobs and hollows in the trees fairies buzzed. Their different coloured auras looked like tiny moving lights in the gloom.
And in patches where the light shone through the dense canopy, little gnome villages could be seen, their red and white toadstool shaped houses obvious if you knew where to look.
He walked past such a village, positive he’d seen it before.
But there ahead, he saw it. Proof that the path was deliberately leading him astray. The Swamp Witch’s house stood out, tall and proud in amongst the Swamp.
He smiled ruefully to himself.
Yep. The path home was enchanted too, and he didn’t have a clue as to how to get out.