Two black ravens flew through the night sky towards the largest moon. It could have been an omen. It could even have been something as fantastic as a promise of help from a mighty God on another planet, far away in outer space. But it wasn't anything that Luna knew about. She only had a mysterious hunch that there was an unknown God somewhere in the infinite distance, that fought against tyranny and wanted the best for her and all other children.
Luna and Midar pressed as much water as they could out of their jerseys and continued their flight through the forest; shivering and suffering in the cold night air.
Thirty minutes later, imperial soldiers stood on the beach where the children had rested. Luna and Midar understood that they must soon find a warm house and kind people who would feed them and give them dry clothes and protection, otherwise things would go badly.
The soldiers of the cruel emperor also knew this.
DEATH BROODS IN THE FOREST