"Hey, don't I get some kind of instruction or something?" I called out.
He turned around. "All the instructions will be given. You have only to wait."
My hand fell to my side, and I blinked. His words were soft, but they felt almost gleeful. In a bad way. I looked around again, goose pimples rising on my arms. The monk, or whatever he was, was gone, hidden from me by thick stands of pine and lilies.
The silence in the air turned into something oppressive. I shifted on the pillow, tucking my feet under me and resting my hands on my knees.
"Let's get this over with. The faster I meditate, the faster I can leave." I muttered.
I took a deep breath and released it, closing my eyes.
"Why would you want to leave? You've only just arrived." A voice said.
I opened my eyes, looking around. I saw no one. "Who's there?"
In front of me, the statue's eyes snapped open and I screamed.
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