The Limb of the Night Tree

The night was dark and cold as Emily walked through the forest. She was lost and had been wandering for hours, searching for a way out. Suddenly, she saw a light in the distance. It was coming from a small cottage nestled among the trees. Emily hurried towards the light, hoping to find someone who could help her.

As she approached the cottage, she noticed a tree with a limb sticking out of it. It looked like it was reaching for the sky, as if it wanted to touch the stars. Emily approached the tree and reached out to touch the limb. As soon as her fingers touched the bark, she felt a jolt of electricity run through her body. Suddenly, she was transported to another world, a world unlike any she had ever seen before.

The sky was a deep shade of purple and the trees were made of crystal. Emily looked around in awe, wondering how she had ended up in this strange place. As she explored her surroundings, she noticed a figure in the distance. It was a man, but he was unlike any man she had ever seen. He had wings and a halo above his head. The man approached her and spoke in a language she did not understand. Despite the language barrier, Emily felt a sense of peace and comfort in his presence.

The man led Emily to a small cottage, similar to the one she had seen in the forest. Inside, she saw a woman sitting by the fire. The woman looked up and smiled at Emily. She spoke in a language Emily did not understand, but the man translated for her.

The woman introduced herself as Isadora and the man as Gabriel. They explained to Emily that they were angels, sent to watch over the forest and the creatures that lived there. Emily was amazed by their presence and felt grateful for their help.

Isadora offered Emily a warm meal and a place to rest for the night. As they sat by the fire, Isadora told Emily stories of the forest and the creatures that lived there. Emily listened intently, fascinated by the magical world she had stumbled upon.

After dinner, Emily retired to a small room in the cottage. As she lay in bed, she thought about the strange turn her night had taken. She wondered if she would ever be able to return to her own world or if she would be stuck in this magical place forever.

The next morning, Emily woke up to the sound of birds chirping outside. She got dressed and walked outside to find Isadora and Gabriel waiting for her. Isadora handed her a small bag filled with food and supplies.

Gabriel spoke to her in a language she did not understand, but Isadora translated for her. He told Emily that he would lead her back to the tree with the limb sticking out of it. From there, she would be able to return to her own world.

Emily thanked Isadora and Gabriel for their hospitality and followed Gabriel through the forest. As they walked, Emily couldn't help but feel sad to be leaving the magical world behind. She had grown to love the creatures and the beauty of the forest and didn't want to leave.

When they arrived at the tree, Gabriel turned to her and spoke in a language she did not understand. He touched the limb sticking out of the tree and suddenly, Emily felt the jolt of electricity run through her body once again.

When she opened her eyes, she was back in the forest, standing in front of the tree with the limb sticking out of it. She looked around, disoriented and confused. Had it all been a dream? She touched the limb again, but nothing happened.

Emily walked out of the forest and made her way back to civilization. She told no one of her experience in the magical world, but she knew that it was something she would never forget. She looked up at the stars and smiled, knowing that somewhere out there, Isadora and Gabriel were watching over her.