You almost don't want to admit it,but you really are afraid of this kind old man.You feel as if he could see right into your soul with those sightless eyes.
"Well,I best be off."You give a nervous laugh as you start walk away.
You look back with a fearful glance.You can still see the old man,and now he is watching you with his head cocked to the side.
"What's your name?" he asks.
"Um...Jane."You decide to give an alias while you're out here.You're not sure why,but something about this situation just doesn't feel right."What's yours?
"They call me the Seeker."
You take a deep breath of salty sea air.From your spot on the sand,you can see a long ways up and down the coast.
"Can I take your coat?" he asks.
"What?"You are surprised by the offer.
"I said,can I take your coat? You look overheated,and I'm afraid you won't make it back by the time you cool down."
The old man chuckles at his little joke.
The thought goes through your mind that you hide is something that you should not just give away,but you're really uncomfortable with the heat.
Written by Ai Dungeon on 21 February 2021
The end (for now)