The way ahead is changing – from heavy forest to more open land. A clear indication that we are nearing the last fairy village and the border with the human lands.
Since we started this morning we have seen no other travelers – neither behind us nor in front.
I am beginning to wonder if there will be any one left in the fairy frontier town. I think we will not split up this time – but will go through together. Perhaps even stay the night. I think my companions would like that very much.
I had just come to that conclusion when I saw a flight of black birds off in the distance. It reminded me about my dream and that encounter a moon ago. I started forward again when I saw that they were headed away from us. Still it gave me pause knowing our adversary was out there. Did he know where we were?