I stood looking at the three entrances, scratching my head. A normal sized door, a really big door, and a double-gated archway. Why were there three? And which one was I suppose to use?
I’d never seen anyone enter the castle – or leave it – through these doors, but it was here I’d been directed to. I recalled the message: Go to The Three Ways To The World at midnight. Make your escape. Good luck.
Here I was, before The Three Ways, at midnight, as instructed, but suddenly I wasn’t sure I wanted to leave any more. I had been inside the castle for ten years. Perhaps it was better I stayed there?
A creaking sound, loud enough to wake the whole citadel, echoed through the night. I started to panic. One of the doorways was opening, but which one, and to where did it lead?
‘Come, enchanter. Freedom awaits…’