I’ve felt his lack of respect for my authority since day one, yet I’ve endeavored to be the bigger man and I haven’t responded in kind as of yet. Still, my patience grows thin and I am about to bite him if this continues. Why, just yesterday he actually picked up a stick and threw it down the path, saying, “Fetch!” like I am some sort of imbecile. I gave him my best withering stare and he finally gave up in defeat. I consider this a win.
Day 37: We are now deep in the forest. There is a chill in the air that I can not explain. My human companion is starting to act in an odd manner. He jumps at every little sound. It’s starting to affect my own professional demeanor. I do not know how to help him. Humans are such weak creatures. I will have to ask for a canine companion on my next journey. Hell, even a feline would surely be preferable to this human experience.
It has gotten so bad that the human pretends to comfort me for his own sanity. I must play along so as to make him feel better. This is the sacrifice I make as his companion.
Inside there was a human female. Her hair was the kind that humans seem to admire, long and gold in color. The kitchen was a mess, half eaten bowls of food sitting wasted on the table. Humans are so wasteful. I felt a deeply ingrained need to go clean up after her, making sure that food didn’t go to waste. That is just the kind of thing I do to make the world a better place.
She was standing over a pot of food that was surely magic as it had me drooling where I stood. I sniffed the air loud enough that I caught her attention, but managed to duck away just in time. It is obvious to me that this girl doesn’t belong here. She must be a witch, brewing a magical potion. She will try to bring me low, but I will not allow it. I am much too strong.
The human was still asleep in our camp. I went back to relay the news. I knew it was time to escape, to leave this to the King’s men. This was not a safe place for us to be.
In the first window past the kitchens, I see more evidence of the girls destruction. Not only has she left chaos in the eating area, she has also managed to wreak havoc in the living areas. There is a small chair that she has shattered into kindling. I can not imagine the kind of powers and rage it would take a small girl to cause this much wreckage in such a small abode. I will admit, I am starting to fear for our lives. I am sure that the human has no powers to fight this being and I’m not sure that I have the strength for the task alone.
The next thing I know, I’ve come full circle and I’m looking in the kitchen window again. The horrors I see in front of me are not for the faint of heart.
I hesitated but a moment, trying to determine if I should sacrifice myself and leave the Kingdom ignorant of the dangers in these woods or if I should save the human I had been entrusted with. My knightly honor overrode my own desires and I leapt through the window with a snarl.
Then it happened. I admit, my King, I was too close. I miscalculated. I was taken under her spell. Enchanted. She was coming right at me and I couldn’t even move away. Soon she had me in her grasp and I knew my death was near.
Your Faithful Servant,