Set just after A Stupid Singing Rabbit
"So, you're sure you're ok?" I questioned Maralie for the umpteenth time.
"Yep!" She said brightly, "Thanks for letting me out!"
I smiled, genuinely, for the first time in a long while. "No problem." How she could be so happy, I would never know. She waved goodbye and then hop-skipped away, and I retreated into a dark alleyway. I felt Croatoan's hand land on my shoulder, and then we were back in the forest.
"See?" I told him, "That wasn't so hard." But when I turned to look at him, he had gone again. Well, such things were to be expected from someone like him.