Jocat laughed as Bell continued to struggle to lick his elbow.
“Like the infinite horizon, it eludes my grasp,” he said, his arm still pinned as far back as he could push it. Jocat paused in his giggling when he heard a familiar laugh - Pau’s.
“Is that who I think it is..?” Jocat wondered aloud, running towards the forest with Bell right behind him. They slowed and hid behind a bush, watching as Pau seemed to struggle and gasp. Suddenly, her body seemed to seize and she dropped onto her knees. A bright blue seemed to glow from her eyes.
“Egassem sdrawkcab, egassem sdawkcab - “
“Is she just chanting ‘backwards message’ backwards?” Jocat muttered, gasping silently when the world seemed to turn black and white. Time itself slowed and stopped, with the exception of the surrounding witnesses.