I don’t know how to describe what I just saw.
Okay, first of all, my day: dug holes, worked on hill, chopped down trees. Considering planting more trees.
When dusk came I headed back home, only to find two llamas tied together with a rope, wandering around outside my house.
First: llamas. What the heck?! There are llamas here?!?
Second: These llamas were, like, party llamas or something. They had fancy outfits on. And they had harnesses and rope on. So clearly, there’s someone else here on the planet because otherwise are these magical self-dressing llamas?
I will admit I tried to talk to the llamas, but only in the “who’s a good llama?” kind of way, not in the “I expect these llamas are sentient beings who would like to converse over my presence and housing” kind of way.
Third: there was some kind of grunting noise and bubbles. I thought it was the llamas at first but then I realized it was coming from the point right in front of the llamas, as if there was someone there. But if there was someone there, they were invisible.
I, of course, did not believe in invisible people, in fact I would generally assume sentient llamas (especially in this place) before I would assume that there was an invisible person on the scene.
And then it weird.
See, I reached into my pack to see if I had any carrots, because, still believing that it was two loose llamas and that for some reason I couldn’t grab their harness, I was going to try to lure them to my house.
I pulled out a bunch of things, including a pile of emeralds.
And then the pile of emeralds disappeared.
I was too shocked to do anything but squawk incoherently.
And then a bunch of other things appeared — a whole variety of flowers, some pumpkins (!!) and ice (!!!)
SO I CAN BUILD AN ICE BOX
I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep an ice box with only a little bit of ice but I DON’T CARE, I HAVE ICE
I CAN MAKE SOMETHING TO EAT THAT ISN’T FISH AND CARROT STEW
I scooped up everything and stuffed it back into my bag and before I could stop them, the llamas –and invisible human? magical presence? llama-leading mosquito?– walked off. I chased them for a ways but couldn’t catch up.
THERE MUST BE PEOPLE HERE.
I need to find them.
Maybe they know how to get out of here!
I’m never going to get to sleep tonight.