As Alexa and Connor shook with fear, a small monkey climbed down from a large leafy tree. "Hello!" he greeted, "I'm Max! Welcome to the forest of Flora!" Alexa and Connor looked at each other curiously. They suddenly knew they weren't back home any more.
Alexa and Connor were confused while having a conversation with a talking monkey, but they didn't want to be rude. "Hi, Max. I'm Alexa and this is Connor. We are on a journey. Would you like to join us?" Max thought about this for a minute and replied, "Of course! That sounds like a lot of fun!"
Alexa and Connor continued on until they approached the beach. It was a beautiful day, and they were happy to explore a new place. Connor thought he spotted something in the distance. "Alexa, Max, Look!"
They stared into the distance, and saw a unique creature. It had a body of a human and the tail of a fish. "It's a mermaid!" Alexa exclaimed. The mermaid smiled and splashed, and approached them on the beach. "Hello, children. How's your journey?"
"It's been easy so far." Connor told her. The mermaid smiled and replied with a serious face, "Good, but from here, your friendship, bravery, and wit will be put to the test. You will have to rely on one another to succeed." Alexa and Connor wondered how she knew this, but they trusted her.
Taking the mermaid's advice seriously, the trio headed to the swamp. The swamp was filled with many eerie echoes, and creepy shadows. Out of nowhere, a gigantic creature peeked out of the yucky swamp water. They screamed, but there was no way around the swamp. They were trapped.