It was a beautiful day. The sun shone brightly through the trees, it wasn't too hot or cold, and everyone was getting along. Almost everyone, that is.
"Would you put that thing away? It's one thing to be careful, but this is getting ridiculous." Colisair said in an annoyed tone, gesturing at my bow. Phantom, or Phan as he liked to be called, sighed as he shook his head. Albion, bringing up the rear, chuckled.
I narrowed my eyes at the wizard, keeping my bow at the ready. "I'm going to guess you haven't noticed anything wrong here. Anything at all?" No answer except confused looks from all of them. "And you call yourselves adventurers." I muttered, swinging back around, eyes scanning the trees around me.
Phan took a few long strides and caught up to me. "Why not enlighten us, little friend?" "Call me little again and I'll put an arrow through your knee. Now stop talking and listen. Really listen." He ignored my threat, which wasn't the first and surely not the last I'd aim at him, but he did stop talking. Turning this way, then that, his demeanor suddenly changed to a more cautious one, a hand hovering by the dagger at his side. So he had finally noticed the lack of nature sounds around us. About time.
We hadn't been a party for more than a few hours, but seeing the happy-go-lucky rogue become serious soon put the other two on edge as well. Just in time, because a large group of goblins suddenly burst out of the trees and bushes surrounding us. The attempt at an ambush wasn't as effective as they must've hoped. My already notched arrow had buried itself in the first goblin's neck before he even landed while a second arrow was sent into the one beside him just a moment later.
Next to me, Phantom had drawn his dagger and rushed a goblin coming from the bushes beside us, brandishing a rough spear. Phantom deflected the sharp end with his blade, before rushing along the short length to tackle his opponent. A quick stab and Phan was back beside me as I launched arrow after arrow into the trees, preventing the goblins there from joining the fray on the ground.