A bolt of light shot up from the ground, disturbing a family of birds nesting in a nearby tree. The light widened into a portal that could easily let a seven foot man through. After a brief moment, a short girl stepped through the light into the forest. Her long, dark brown hair was tied up in a high tail and an easy smile graced her face.
“Let’s see what we got this time!”
Her smile fell away as she took in the trees and foliage. “Wait, this isn’t where I’m supposed to be!”
Fishing a sleek device out of the pocket of her turquoise jacket, she frowned. “Aw, flops, did I get the coordinates wrong again?”
Several miles away, a small town sat nestled next to the forest. The adults milling about seemed to be ignoring the group of boys following and teasing a small girl. The boys were laughing and kept bopping the knit winter hat she wore, even though the day was warm.
“Hey Lulu, why don’t you take your