"Faster, Dosamus," Madeline cried to her dragon. She was racing her best friend, Ella, and her dragon, Phyg. She looked behind her and couldn't see them. She began to laugh until she ran into a tree.
"What is wrong with you?" Madeline asked, brushing herself off. "You never run into anything!"
"Sorry," Dosamus said, shaking her royal blue wings. "I don't know what happened. It was like I ran into an invisible wall in the sky and then slid through a crack. I was all disoriented and I ran into the tree."
Madeline sighed and started to walk around. They seemed to be in a forest even though a middle ago they had been flying around the mountains where her other friend, Matthew, lived.
"Where do you think we are?" she asked.
"I don't know," Dosamus said. "I've never seen this kind of tree before." She took off into the air and swooped around in a big circle. When she landed, she said, "I don't recognize anything."
"Well, we should probably stay here. Someone will come looking for us soon enough." Dosamus lay down and Madeline leaned against her and fell asleep.