Diver Polaris is trapped in an underwater cocoon and the ocean around her is dead. So falling in love with this story traveller is a really bad idea. And he refuses to travel on, tired of all the sad endings out there. Alas Polaris’ story is ending, too. Cracks begin to break across the story traveller’s skin like they tear across the hull of the cocoon. He will die if he stays. To save his life she comes up with the beginning of a new story, one into which only he can travel. All he has to do is follow the shadow lynx into the forest.