The leaves crunched underneath our feet.
“It’s over here, I’m starting to remember.” He was stomping ahead in excitement, but the sun was barely breaking through the tree cover so I couldn’t walk as quickly.
“Wait, I feel like I might trip! Don’t get too far away, please.” But he never listened to me anyway, I don’t know why I even tried anymore.
He was gone. I’d looked down to adjust my shoe and popped my head up and he wasn’t there. What. The. Hell.
A few birds flew up and startled me as I kept walking straight ahead. I hated when he did this to me.
I kept trudging along, we were losing light. I yelled his name again. I heard movement a little ways ahead of me so I walked toward it. And then I realized it sounded much larger than a human being.
And then I heard a motor, and a siren. And then ALL the birds flew up from the ground.
And there was Steve driving an old fire engine.
“See! Told you it was back here somewhere…”