Very early in the morning of Day 2 , a small group came slowly through the mists and the Silver Webs.
It was the Pastel People from the land on the edge of the Water.
The Pastel People are never loud. They never move too quickly.
The Pastel People never laugh out loud but they almost always smile.
They were not smiling on the morning of Day 2 and the moved much more slowly than usual.
They looked so sad that the Spider didn’t even ask for a promise. The Spider just opened a space in the Web and let them through.
The Pastel People walked slowly. Step by step. Past the sleeping people. Past the dragons heating the breakfast.
The Pastel People walked to Poppy’s Place and Pandorini knocked with his baton on Poppy’s door. Very, very softly.
When the door opened, the Pastel people walked inside – very, very quietly.
I wonder what has happened.