We stepped out into the night air. A few clouds smeared the star jewelled sky and beneath it the only sounds came from the wind through the trees, else something unseen rustling the undergrowth.
We left the light of the hotel far behind as we walked into the forest. Somehow, I know not how, but I was certain of my way. Paths wound this way and that but at every fork I chose the correct one. Lucy's smile beside me gave me comfort, her glittering, excited eyes filled me with joy.
I was doing this for her, I told myself.