"And see that tree over there?" He pulled me to a stop, pointing off into the leafy darkness. "That's where I spent the night one night, hiding from wolves. I stayed half awake the whole night, and almost fell out when they started howling at me." "Howling?" My mouth fell open. "Weren't you scared?" "Terrified," he replied matter-of-factly. "But it could've been worse, like trolls, or evil palace guards." He grinned at me and I couldn't help but smile back.