You stare at your phone.
It buzzes with a notification. She texted.
"We should wait here until we get rescued."
"Thought it might be snakes, or maybe a pit, but I never thought I'd be bored to death."
In the clearing of the forest, there are three rocks, a tree, and, in another tree, a preposterous-looking owl.
For a while you talk to the owl. It seems to ignore you. Suddenly, it cocks its head towards a hollow in an old tree.
You reach inside, and pull out a mysterious wooden flute.
"Hmm, now I've seen everything".
One thing about yourself that you know for sure - you hate owls/
"Hey! Owl! You're stupid-looking!"
The owl cocks its head at you bemusedly.
What a stupid owl, you laugh.
Suddenly, the owl swoops down and carries you off. It is a big owl indeed.
You are never seen again.
You walk up to the pile of rocks.
It's just a pile of rocks, you think.
You walk up to the tree. You reckon it to be mighty old. Maybe a bazillion years or more. You notice a strange carving on the tree.
The carving depicts a great monster, twenty feet tall or more.
"Pshh. A huge monster, have you ever heard anything so ridiculous, Smeemog? ... Smee?"
You turn around, but in fact Smeemog has been eaten by a giant monster.
The monster devours you as you beg for mercy.
"Let's get out of here," you say to the dwarf.
"Fool!" He shouts. "Fool!" But he follows anyways.
After a short time, you see a bridge and, on the other side, the exit of the woods.
As you are crossing, a fearsome troll climbs out from under the bridge.
"Who dare to cross me bridge?" he bellows.
You play the flute, and the troll disappears in a cloud of smoke.
"I'll get you, Owl!" he curses.
You and Smeemog escape the forest safely.
"It is we," you say.
"I care not who ye are! I demand yer bones as payment for trespassin'."