Normally Sharon wouldn't have minded some alone time out in the forest--especially one with such a splendid view. But the idea of being alone with a storm in the forecast and the night already closed in, well that wasn't quite as appealing to say the very least. And even less so was the thought of facing whatever beings made up the forest's nightlife.
Just as that thought crept in came a snap of a twig from somewhere in the black of the forest. Somewhere behind her.
Sharon whipped her head in that direction.
"Sorry to startle you." Rafael emerged with his hands up.