Back in the Games
A dream, I thought as I heard the beautiful four note song coming from the trees above me, a bird song so sweet, but at that moment a terrifying scream is ripping through and the peaceful tune has gone. A young girl's scream. Now I think... nightmare. It breaks me from my trance and I start running as fast as I can to find what made this horrible sound.
This forest is dense unlike the one back home. The trees are as tall as the highest towers The Palace and the weeds are as thick as logs. Finally I break through the undergrowth to find a crystal clear lake with a cement house next to it. I find the source of the four note song: A black bird like a crow is sitting on a branch near the water's edge. Its face has a white raccoon mask, it's under belly is the same paper shade and so is the tip of its tail. Its mouth opens to sing the lullaby again. It is so beautiful. I am content with just standing there listening to the tune over and over until the same scream I heard e