The group of four turned to the east and walked on. After not as long as Julian would have expected they reached a road, and following that road the forest grew less dense and houses started appearing as dots of red among the black and white. He must have walked right past that road and missed it. Forgivable, remembering how dark the winter night was, and that the road lights were turned off.
“Odd,” Aiden commented. “To turn off the lights at the darkest time of the year. Quite impractical, if I may say.”
The houses heralded the coming of a town, that would have appeared completely abandoned had it not been for all the lights, in windows, in trees, following roads and adorning bushes and poles. Even in the middle of the night the town was sparkling.
Ray led the way but after a few blocks he slowed down and began looking around with a suspiciously confused look to him. Another few blocks and he stopped completely. “Um,” he said, still looking around. “I think we should have taken that other road.”
“Really?” Aiden said.
“Um, yes, probably,” Ray said.
“You’re lost.” Melody stated. “How many times have you gone to visit her, and you’re lost.”
Ray held out his hands. “It hasn’t been this shiny before! All these lights distract me.”
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