Arriving in Navi Town
I felt elated for a brief moment as the trees began thinning, opening up a wide meadow occupied by buildings. Yet I faltered as I realized that these buildings were familiar.
“Great,” I moaned. “I’m back in Navi Town…”
“Goodness heavens!” A voice interrupted my pity session. I turned to see an old man approaching me. His wrinkled face was weighed with worry and concern. “What on earth are you wearing, child?”
I hope I didn’t blush as I glanced down at the blanket I had wrapped around my body. “Um… A blanket,” I told him plainly.
He stared at me aghast. “Where is your coat?”
“I… don’t really have one…”
The old man shook his head. “What a reckless thing to do, head out into the wild without proper protection! What were you thinking?”
Well, it was the middle of summer when I headed out,
I grumbled inwardly. Yet I didn’t say this out loud—I doubted that this stranger would believe it anyway.
Sighing, the man said, “Come with me—we’ll get you warmed up with a cup of hot chocolate, yes?”
I wasn’t in the mood to argue, so I just nodded in agreement.