He didn’t want to open his eyes… he didn’t want to believe the nightmare had been real. But the temperature was rising and the sun burned twice as bright in the newborn sky and though his eyes were closed he had to clench to keep them so. He felt a nudge, and a voice said;
“The tree house and the others are gone Dante, and I have no idea where we are, but I've found us a guide!”
Dante heard a sloshing sound.
See!” Zoe continued “meet Starfish!”
Now curiosity had grown stronger than fear and slowly, but reluctantly, he opened his eyes.