"...fucking forest is huge..."
'What's...going on? Where am...I?' The thoughts took an age to form in my head.
"...Mark she's okay...fussing over her..."
"Can't help...just a kid..."
Scatters of words met my ears as my body rolled to and from the warm wall. 'I'm being carried,' I suddenly realised, recognising the thick sticks that wrapped around my body as arms.
A sickly scent stuck in my nostrils and I winced as sweat and another smell mingled. I wrinkled my nose at it and struggled to pull away. It didn't smell right, too sweet, too lingering.
My head lolled to the side and I saw dark shadows. There were tree sized ones which we passed quickly but the others walked ahead of me.
'What are they?'
"Dad?" I croaked at the indefinable figures.
"I think she just said something."
"Let me see."
The arms slacked around me, letting me roll forward. A thin face appeared before me, blue eyes gazing intently behind strands of mud brown hair. My stomach flipped over as I remembered the net and seeing him through the criss-crossing threads.
"Put her down. I need to check her over."
My body jolted as I was lowered down to the ground. He propped me up against a tree before moving away. All around me stood shadows, highlighted by the blinding beam of light. I pulled my legs up to my chest and winced as a beam glared into my eyes.
The Human who held the light squatted before me. "Hey it's okay. Don't worry."
He reached out toward me and I cried out. Pulling my arms behind me I scrabbled at the ground. "Don't!"