Walking out of the room and back into the labyrinth. However, since you don’t really know which way to proceed you’re left standing outside the room.
— “What now then, should we just sit here and hope the labyrinth just solves itself for us?” dAnkan asks you, hearing the sarcasm in their voice.
Just as you’re about to respond to dAnkan with a snazzy remark of your own, a little guy appears stumbling from around the corner.
— “Oi, who the quack are you buddy? A goon to the Dragon perhaps?” dAnkan shouts to the character who’s just entered the stage.
The figure seems to make an attempt to answer dAnkan’s question but instead all that exits his mouth is something that can only be described as air leaving a balloon.
— “Hold your horses, I know this guy! He used to sell me yeast back in the day at the academy.” dAnkan exclaims.
The guy once more makes an attempt at speaking and once more does he fail.
— “Hey buddy, are you okay? Been tapping from your own supply again?” dAnkan says in a semi-worried tone (E#m).
— “No, hold on a second he’s not high, he’s cursed!” you exclaim, louder than you thought. The guy, looking a bit paler than before, now makes a third attempt at speaking and this time, by the will of some celestial power or perhaps sheer luck, he actually manages to say something.
— “Alice goes to Bob who goes to Charlie who goes […] to Yasmin who goes to Zlatan who goes to Alice. Around and around they go” the man says repeating himself, over and over again.
— “Hmm, this is no good, he’s just rambling about a bunch of nonsense, perhaps a customer list or something” dAnkan says.
— “No hold on that does not sound like a customer list to me, I think he’s trying to help us” you respond.
After finding your way through the labyrinth, you’re suddenly face to face with a door. Opening said door unveils a large dark room. Seeing no other options, you and dAnkan decides to enter the room. Once inside, the door shuts behind you and a strong light fills the room. It takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust to the new environment but when they do, you realise that in the middle of the room stands a figure dressed only in a pair of shorts.
— “And who the quack is this guy?” dAnkan says.
At first you don’t respond, too stunned to even speak as you seem to be the first of you two to realise who this figure standing in front of you is.
— “It… It… it’s Santa!” you say, stuttering your words.
dAnkan eyes grow wide as he turns to look at you as if that would help them hear you better and then they turn back to the figure again.
— “Woow, I actually think you’re right for once, damn the dragon must have put him on a training regime or something because he looks jacked right now.
Just as you’re about to agree to dAnkans remark, Santa starts running towards you, hands ready to throw down. You are so surprised by this behaviour that you almost aren’t able to parry his attack.
— “HOLY SHIT!! That wasn’t very jolly of him and he’s quick, that new body of his is not a joke I guess” dAnkan says smugly.
— “Do not use too much power though, we can’t be the ones responsible for killing Santa even if he’s trying to take us out.” you remind dAnkan.
Santa jumps back to create some distance and closes his eyes.
— “This is our shot, we need to pacify him before he…”
Before dAnkan can finish their sentence, a sharp inhale can be heard from Santa.
— “HO HO HO!!!!!!!!” Santa shouts out at a mind numbing volume.
You fall to the ground holding your ears. After the scream has subsided you try to rise again only to find out you can’t seem to find your balance as the scream’s knocked out your sense of balance. However, dAnkan seems to be unfazed by the attack as ducks don’t have visible ears and therefore the sound does not know where to go.