Dearest Mumsy and Pop-sicle,
I found some new friends today! And I don’t mean Teddy and the other friends who come when I ask. There’s a chef lady Shan who always finds a food for me, two funny rat men called Sir Lorris and Writ who are even smaller than me. Also there was a half elf mage man called Giddi who looked kind of sad about something. He kept looking at me like I was some sort of scary monster and I don’t know why. I should get him some ice-cream…that always cheers me up.
Anyway, a happier mage man brought me to this tent where a very grumpy man asked us to help him find out what happened to some other men. I think he was grumpy because he didn’t like Sir Lorris’ dog. Maybe he didn’t have a dog when he was young and was just jealous. They said something about swamps and barbarians and scouts but I wasn’t paying too much attention.
I was just really excited because it meant I could go out of the camp and have Teddy around a bit more. I hadn’t been calling him as much because people tend to be upset around him. Teddy tried explaining it once that he looks like a giant bear that eats people, but I think he was just being silly. He wears clothes, and a bear doesn’t. So of course he’s not scary.
We all got given horses to ride and headed out in to a swamp. The swamp was kind of a bit stinky and full of bugs and things, and I finally got to call Teddy. He did scare the scouts, but I explained to Teddy that these were my friends and he wasn’t to eat them.
He did get to beat up the mean barbarian scout men who tried to attack us. It wasn’t much of a fight, the chef lady can punch and kick and leap about, and one of the funny little rat-men I mentioned earlier got…hairy. Hairier. And wielded knives and blades. It looked scary, but wasn’t really. Sort of like teddy I guess. One of the barbarian men tried to run away so I yelled at them to go faster. Teddy and Shan stopped him good and proper.
We also had to fight off some giant bugs. One tried to get me but Squiddy came and took care of that, while the others fought off the rest with kicks and punches and magic. It was kind of scary. Lorris and Writ and Dartanian got bitten and aren’t feeling too good, but I’m sure they’ll be okay. Teddy was upset with me for not having called him as soon as I woke up. He worries that he can’t protect me like you asked him to if I never call him. I’m sure I’ll be fine. My new friends will help. I wonder what else we’ll find in this swamp?
I hope you are both well, wherever you are…. I’ll write again when I can