The redhead found himself urged on my images in his head, day and night. Whenever his green eyes were covered by shades given by his eyelids, he heard that strange call. Danger, reward... something he'd often dealt with at school. Arik shivered as he glanced around slowly, blinking as he woke when the bus pulled up to its stop. It was an odd thing, he thought, to be taking the bus to the forest outside of town, but as he exited the bus with his backpack slung over his shoulder, he smiled. This place was much like a second home, he had been coming here since he was a child and his parents would take him, his two sisters, and his little brother camping. But, this was a different section of the forest than he was used to. He took a moment to take in his bearings, looking back to the road- west. The bus continued on along it, and he nodded as he looked north. That way, was a lake. To the south, the rest of the forest spread, and to the east was a small dome mountain that was not exceptionally tall and was just an offshoot of the range nearby.
Arik took a moment to take a deep breath, and then along the barely traveled trail he walked, picking his route carefully from the bus stop down the small slope that led to the south east. For some reason, with each step that the young man took, it felt more and more right.