"'Maybe if I’m careful, he’ll never find me,' I thought to myself. 'I’ll tread lightly. I’ll be cautious. I’ll mind my surroundings and be vigilant. Maybe I’ll never even see him.' These thoughts all passed through my mind in the blink of an eye. They appeared in my head as my heart rate increased slightly and my breathing, while steady, was taking on a certain weight.
I had been wandering through a forest at night. Strange, how I couldn’t remember entering the forest. All I knew was I had to find eight pages before he found me. I wasn’t sure why I wanted the pages or what information they would contain. Maybe it was a stupid high school bet or maybe they would unlock a mystery. Still, I trudged on through the dark, conserving the batteries on my dying flashlight and flicking it on only when necessary."