In the first episode, we met a young man, Jonah, exiled to a deserted island to pay for his crimes. But, this is no ordinary island. It’s inhabited by wild mythical creatures with long red fangs and claws like an Eagle, venomous flowers and stinging nettles and brambles. In the last episode, a drop had occurred. The burlap bag contained some dried buffalo, hygiene items, a note, and two books, The Four Agreements, along with a blank journal. The note informed Jonah the only way he would ever get to leave the island was to examine himself and face his demons. Jonah dismissed the books with a snort. Let’s see what’s going on with him now that a few more days have passed.
Thankful that he’d been given one pot to cook in, Jonah hunched over the small fire and drew the savory smell in through his nostrils. The dried buffalo would make a hearty soup and his stomach growled at the thought. He stirred the mushrooms and Burdock root to a slow boil, then added pieces of the meat.
The crackling of leaves brought him to his feet and he reached for the ever-present dagger. He turned in a full circle and saw nothing. It must have been an animal. After all, the Master had been very specific in warning him he would be the only human inhabitant on the island.
He sat back on his heels and stirred the boiling stew.
There it was again. That time, there was no mistaking the sound of footsteps. Was he going mad? He yelled. “Who’s there?”
Silence answered him.
He ran his hands through his thick black hair and returned to his stew. Once he was satisfied that it was thoroughly cooked, he pulled the container from the fire and disappeared into his hut to enjoy the fare.
His nostrils flared, and eyes closed as the delectable aroma arose. Within minutes, he devoured the tasty concoction.
Just as he wiped his mouth on the back of his hand, he heard it again. Footsteps approached from the east. He got to his haunches ready to spring and held his breath. They stopped just short of his hut.
He let out a loud cry and lunged from the hut, dagger drawn. To his surprise, a young boy stood wide-eyed. He stopped short.
Jonah had difficulty finding his voice but managed a weak, “Hello.”
The boy simply nodded.
“Who are you? Where did you come from?” Jonah fired the questions. “How did you get here? Are you from the mainland?” Jonah quickly deducted this was no ordinary boy. His eyes glowed with luminescent light and webbing grew between his long fingers.
The boy turned and ran.
Jonah gave chase and pulled him to the ground. He turned him over. “I demand some answers. Did the Master send you?”
The boy shook his head. “I didn’t know you were here, mister.”
“You’ve got some explaining to do, kid.” Jonah helped the boy to his feet and pushed him toward his camp.
Who could this mysterious visitor be and what sort of magic does he carry? Tune in again next week and we will find out more.