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  • Esther and May were taken back. " Y-you know where the rainbow flower is?" Esther questioned. The mermaid flipped her green tail and answered. " I don't know exactly where it is, all I can tell you is about the dangers. Many monsters lurk in the forest of which the flower is located. Although the protector of the flower may awaken. Don't awake the protector. " " What? " May's jaw dropped. " Look fish thing, all we want is to get across the stream, and to that forest, so we can find a stupid flower. So please get out of the way, and let us through. "
    Esther grabbed May's arm. " I'm so sorry for her, she doesn't know what she is saying. "
    "Yes I do. "
    Esther laughed nervously. Then she pulled may towards her and whispered in her ear. " You don't know what you're talking about. This mermaid may be the only way we can get across the river. So please, shut your trap, and let me do the talking. " May frowned. "Anyways." Esther said turning to the mermaid. " Thank you for the warning, but we really need to get across this river. Can you help us?" The mermaid pondered. " Alright. I will help you. Esther and May. Marina the mermaid shall help any traveler that crosses her stream. " Mari
    Marina turned on to her back, so she was laying on her stomach. " Get on my back. " May laughed. " What? You-you want us to get on your back? " May started laughing. " It seems the little doesn't want to venture farther. " Marina glared at May. Esther picked up may, which was a struggle for her considering May only weighed about 20 pounds less. May was placed on Marina's back, and Esther followed. Marina swam across the steam, trying not to get her back wet.
    When they got to the other side of the stream, May had jumped off the mermaid, and started hugging a tree. " Oh tree. " She mumbled. " Oh I've missed you. " Esther casually got off of Marina, and waved her goodbye. " Remember small humans, heed my warning. " With that, Marina disappeared under the cold, rushing water. Esther peered off into the sky. " It is about sunset. " Esther told May. " We will sleep at 8:00. " May had a worried look on her face. " W-what about going to school. "
    " That does't matter now! " Esther took a step into the dark forest. " We can't turn back now. " Esther grabbed May's hand, and bolted into the forest. May screamed, as she got hit with, what felt like, a million branches. Esther stopped running when she ran into a huge, bulky tree. " Finally... " May said, rubbing her eyes. " I'm tired. " " We aren't stopping now! This tree just got in our way. " Esther muttered stubbornly. She then put her hand on the tree, and felt it's bark. Instantly, Esther had pulled her hand away, realizing what kind of tree it is.
    " A redwood. " She placed her hands directly back on the place they were before. " They are, like, really tall. The biggest kind of tree in the world. " Her hands moved over to a piece of bark that was sticking out of the tree. She tried to move it but yet she couldn't. It then pushed itself down, like a button. A light, blinded both May and Esther, although May was half asleep. The tree transformed... Into a tree monster.
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