-Magic. It was pure magic.- Six-year old Mia could not believe her eyes. Her parents had told her that the long drive would be worth it. She hadn’t believed it of course. She thought it would be like the time they went to the Zoo. They had done SO much walking- her feet had HURT, it had been loud and smelly, and the tigers, with their sharp teeth, had scared her. But THIS… this was different.
There was a heaviness to the air, as if even the forest itself was holding its breath. The animals of the night sensed it too as they scurried off to their dens and warrens, hours before they would normally do so. Even the chirps of the crickets and songs of the birds faded off into silence.