.01 .:Introduction:..01 Introduction
Hello. We've never met before, so maybe I should introduce myself. You can call me Nishant. What are your names? Such lovely names, if I may say so. What brings you here this fair night? A story? Well, I suppose tha- I'm sorry? A story about me? Now who wants to hear a story about a silly old man like me? Oh, I see. Well, then... I best begin.
When I was a boy, there was a grove which we were oft warned to avoid at all costs. It was told that it was rare that one who found their way into their depths ever made it out again to tell the tail. While no one dared to speak of what lie in the darkness of those trees, whispers tickled every ear with nightmarish imaginings that did well to keep our curiosity at bay. The eve I found myself at threshold of that dense and atramentous wood is one I shall never forget...
I know not what had roused me from my slumber that night, but upon wakening, a soft glow through my window caught my eye. Still sleepy and dazed, I allowed t