Penny was practically shaking with the unfamiliar emotion that filled her. Suddenly she remembered something, something her sister had told her once and she had always wondered if it was true. She supposedly could ask a question of this creature and it would have to tell the truth. At least she could get something from it after it had fooled her so, fooled her and nearly led her to her death.
"Answer me this," Penny demanded, her voice low so as to be heard only by the specter in her grasp. "When will I find true love?" Her voice softened slightly at the subject, it being so near to her heart.
The creature had the audacity to laugh then, the laughter sounding like Gen's only not, the sound twisted and awful. "Your love has already found you, stop looking so hard!" the creature hissed. "Now set me free!"
Penny was shocked by this news, loosening her grip on the specter and it faded into the misty woods. Realizing again how close it had been, Penny started shaking, so overwhelmed was she.