"They don't seem to be limited to just the shadow lands, either," Viktor commented, thinking privately that Michelle seemed a lot more prepared for survival in a place such as this than he was. He'd never had a reason before to need those sorts of skills, and could not have imagined a scenario in which he would. Maybe that was a failing on his part, but the circumstances were decidedly unusual. He still half-believed that maybe he had hit his head harder than he thought, and was now in a coma-induced dream of some kind.
"We never actually crossed into the forest; they came after us when we got too near. Dom has been keeping a close watch from the skies, and he's seen a few more of them in the valley since then. I'm not sure any of the valley is actually 'safe,' but so far, we haven't actually seen them enter the village itself, so I would guess we're safer here than anywhere else."