Something sounded in the forest, distant or close by I was uncertain. Noises in the night deceive, do they not?
Suddenly Lucy released my hand and walked into the clearing, heading for the inn.
"No!" I shouted, or would have if she hadn't turned to me with her most alluring smile.
"Come!" she said "A few minutes only, dearest."
And I ran to her side and took her hand.
I knew that look in her eyes. Indomitable. Unwavering. Call it what you will, the beautiful glimmering of her eyes shone for me as she led me towards the yellow light.