He continued walking away towards the darkness with Poppy nestled in his arms.
“Hey!” “Hey wait!” Lana yelled hoping to get a response from him.
“Why are you just sitting there?” he asked without stopping or even turning around.
“What?” she responded bewildered.
“Let’s go, we have a long journey ahead of us.” he replied.
“Journey?” “What are you talking about?” she continued.
“You sure like to ask a lot of questions” he retorted.
“You sure like to avoid answering them” she rebutted.
“Listen, we don’t have much time before your friend over there wakes up and decides to pay us back for all our hospitality, so I suggest you get off your ass and come with me. Unless you wanted to be his afternoon snack, then I’m sure he would be delighted to take you up on that offer.”
“Okay, okay, you have a point,” Lana replied looking over at the defeated green beast’s lifeless body as she got off the floor and caught up to the man “But where are we going and who are you?”
He stopped abruptly, and turned around.
“What?” she asked turning to see what he was looking at. The beast was slowly regaining consciousness and began shaking itself off.
“Do you trust me?”
“Lovely” he said handing her Poppy and a small device that looked like a miniature sceptre.
“Ask for Richard, he’ll get you on the train.”
Before Lana could say another word he activated the device and it’s bright red glow began to blind her and she could no longer see the man or the hallway. She closed her eyes tightly and she felt a huge rushes of wind blowing in all directions around her. Soon the winds calmed down and even started to smell familiar. It was the smell of sea breeze. She opened her eyes to find herself standing at on a platform, before her was the open sea and behind her was a small train station. Poppy barked at her to reveal a small piece of paper that had been attached to his collar. She unfastened the paper and read it.
out of the water
out of itself.”