Somewhere past a stone arch
Thank you for NOT sending Jackson. I could not fathom what would have ensued if he came to help. After I sent you the plea I knew all I could do was run. I saw the sun rise and set again. After I ran under a stone arch, I no longer heard the rustling. I’m pretty sure whomever was following has retreated. Even though I knew I was safe again, I continued to run. I probably should have stopped. If I had, maybe I would not be in the mess I am now.
A hole in the forest floor decided it wanted to eat my right foot. I’m certain my screams reached the mountain tops. Next thing I knew Jacob was running towards me calling my name. He is, at this moment, wrapping my foot with a strip of my shirt he tore off. It is very swollen with a purple hue around the sides. There will be no standing on it for the rest of the day.
I never realized just how handsome Jacob is, until now. His short brown hair, scruffy face, and slender jaw make him seem very rugged, when in reality he is a softy with a gentle heart, and some pretty gentle hands as well.
My eyes are burning from crying. He made some medicine from a yellow plant nearby. He says it will help ease the pain, however I feel there could be some adverse side affects.
I am at a loss as to what could have caused the illumination you saw. Don’t worry sister! I will be there soon and we can work together! I hope the cloak holds for you. When we return we can find a way to make it stronger. For now, just do what you can to stay safe. Whatever was following me could still be out there.
I best be going. Jacob is rummaging through my bag for food and I really don’t want him finding anything that would leave me in complete embarrassment.
As high as the clouds,
PS: We should be able to move again tomorrow. For now we will rest.