-Hi Jenny! Where are you going?
-I’m going home to see my mum, she’s ill. Why?
-Nothing. I’m going the same way.
Ren had been in love with Jenny for months. All he wanted was to get her on his own, to have a chance to tell her how he felt, a chance to kiss her.
They walked by the Cave, just outside of the village. It wasn’t really a cave, just this great hole going down into the ground. No one knew where it led, except it was deep. You couldn’t see the end.
The ground started shaking. A sound came from the hole.
-What the…? Ren looked over the edge. He could see something move far below. -I think we better get out of here. This doesn’t look too good…
They backed away from the hole.
A hand slammed down on the edge. Ren grabbed Jenny and pulled her back. Another hand, big as a truck. A giant head rose up from the abyss.
Ren looked over his shoulder. The monster lifted one of its hands, let it down over a man trying to escape. Houses and cars were destroyed.
-Down to the lake! Quick!
Ren pulled Jenny with him, jumped into the lake. They swam as fast as they could into the swamp, hid under some roots between the bushes.
Finally they were alone, just the way Ren had planned it.