Romeo's wings fluttered as he neared the ground, Juliet wrapped tightly in his arms. They had been flying for so long, they had been forced to work together to stay afloat. Ever since the epidemic hit, they had felt more comfortable in the air- it felt safer, like they were the only two left in the entire world. But every once in a while they were forced to land. Romeo hated those times. The world itself no longer seemed familiar to him, the very ground was foreign. For a small little bug who had never been away from home, this monstrous world was far too large.
Night had already fallen as they touched down, the sun having set behind the mountains, the moon just beginning to rise. Shadows danced across the few buildings in the town, enlarging and creating different shapes. A faint mist, just beginning to form, also served to restrict vision. Romeo had a sinking feeling about this place, but he knew that the two of them could go no farther that night. "Romeo... I don't like this place..." Hearing Juliet confirm his premonition gave him cause to shudder, but he refused to let his nervousness reach his face. "It'll be fine my love." He knew it would be. He would protect Juliet whatever the danger, whatever the cost.
Juliet was not enjoying her adventure. It seemed like they had not had a proper place to rest in years. Every time they landed, they were forced back into the air soon after by some monster or other, and it was really beginning to show on her psyche. This dark, forsaken ghost-town was unsettling, especially with the only real light coming from Romeo's tail. She was uncomfortable in this sort of situation. Voicing her concern, she hugged Romeo a little closer. His reassurance made her feel a bit better, but there was still a nagging sense of dread at the back of her mind.
Looking around, she tried to get a feel for what the town consisted of. She could see the shape of a few buildings, with random silhouettes of different shapes strewn around the roads. What looked like a bike laying on its side under a tree. A table upside down in the road. A box of some sort against a house. People had probably left in a hurry, she thought, and left whatever they were using or carrying at the time on the ground. The various shadows actually seemed to make the town seem even emptier, though she couldn't seem to place her finger on why that would be worse than the alternative. The cool mist that was beginning to form was welcome after the long, warm day of travel, but she still could not shake the feeling that something was wrong. Like eyes were watching her from somewhere.
Staying close to Romeo, they began to enter the town. The moving light on Romeo's tail only served to make the shadows dance even more wildly. Once, she thought she saw something move out of the corner of her eye, and she jumped, letting out a little squeak. The "something" turned out to be a tree branch, however, when Romeo's light was shone on it. Don't let this place get the best of you... She thought to herself, gripping Romeo's arm tighter. He'll keep you safe.