The cold winter air sent a chill up Divine's back. She knew she would so regret shedding her outer coat half way up the hill side, but her thermal snowsuit underneath was so heavy and bulky it was hard to climb the steep slope.
Divine had just managed to climb to the top of the hill and was just about to explore a new patch of the woods when she heard a scream that echoed through the frozen hills.
Something inside her said "Turn back now. Go home!" but, being a curious child she often ignored that little voice in her head.
She started slowly towards the section of woods that the scream had come from. She stopped many times and heard nothing, but the sounds of birds and wind rustling snow covered tree branches.
Divine entered into the new woods cautiously. Then, suddenly as if by magic she was entangled in the frozen tree branches of a near by tree.
She could feel her body slowly lose its warmth and begin to freeze. Her hands started to turn to ice. The ice crystals were slowly creeping up her arms, and then she noticed in the snow below her feet was a small heart.
Divine moved one foot over to the heart and she could feel warmth flow through her body once more. The heart had some kind of magical ice melting property. She eventually was able to touch the heart with her hand, but unlike most drawings in snow this one remain the same no matter how much you stepped on it or touched it.
Then, she noticed a series of small hearts leading the way deeper into the woods. The ice branches would not let her go back the way she had came in so the only choice she had now was to follow the heart path.
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