I can’t stand this anymore! I tried to ignore you until you stopped giving me bad thoughts, but all it did was make me think about things even more!
I tried everything: hid you deep inside my backpack, hid the backpack under a pile of leaves, made a song about how wrong you are.
And yet, now I’m convinced my step-father worked for the same demon who took away dad. That dad somehow miraculously survived the last 14 years and is waiting for me to rescue him. You see, my step-father wasn’t evil after all – he just wanted to guide me to dad. They were working together. But now that I killed him, I ruined their plan.
I’m sorry I failed you too, dad.
That’s what you were trying to tell me yesterday, wasn’t it, Dear Diary? I mean, as much as you can tell me anything…
I haven’t forgiven you yet, though. I still think you’re here to make me have bad thoughts. So I’ll be more careful about the amount of time I spend with you. I managed one whole day before I missed your company. Maybe after I’m done here I can find a way to stand another one.
It’s not like I’m going to be bored. I think I’m somewhere close to the end of the forest now. The trees aren’t as close together, the cacophony of bird songs that followed me until now is losing a few layers, and the air smells different. It’s not all damp, rotting forest air anymore. I can’t tell what this new scent is, but my guess would be that someone made a deep fried dinner that ended up setting their house on fire. I can’t see any smoke, though, and no animals are running away in panic, so I should be safe.
I took the map out again before I talked to you. If I’m following my directions all right, the next non-fairy town is about 50 km away. That’s technically reachable in a day if I do nothing but walk. Though if the last two days taught me anything, it’s that walking seems to be my lowest priority in this journey. I take an hour break for every hour I walk, or even more. At this rate, I might end up spending the whole month in the forest…
Maybe I should stop being lazy and carry on? It’s not that I don’t like the forest – it’s easy enough to find food, water, and shelter, though the mosquitoes could leave me alone – but I can’t stay in fairy territory more than I absolutely have to. I’m not welcomed here anymore. I shouldn’t stretch my luck.
I’ll get moving, then. If you keep behaving, I might talk to you again later today.
Thanks for reading!
Nessa found a way to believe her step-father was innocent despite everything. Do you think she’s just trying to conciliate her love for him with his sudden evil turn, or do you think her idea is in the right track? Has she stumbled upon the major plot twist of the story this early on? Does it mean it’s no longer a plot twist?
So many questions, no timely answers. I guess you’ll have to keep reading, if only so you can yell at me for failing to implement a real plot twist when it turns out the step-father was good all along.
Which probably won’t be the case now that I’ve called so much attention to that possibility, right?
The next scene will be out on Sunday. But if you absolutely cannot wait to see Nessa stumbling on a fairy house in the forest, I do have a Patreon page with early access to all scenes from all my stories...