Thursday, August 4, 2016
The hike was so much easier a month ago before the winter had started. It had also been easier for Steve when he had made the trek with his own body. Of course, that was the magic of the temple. It swapped people’s body every full moon. Steve had been enticed by the legends and quite excited about the initial journey. The hilltop where the temple sat was beautiful, which was only compounded when he found himself swapped with Yumi. another visitor. He actually had a lot of fun as a woman for the month, but he was beginning to see a downside. She just didn’t seem that physically fit. He wondered how she made it the top the first time; he questioned if he was going to be able to make it back. If he couldn’t, he’d be stuck in her body, wouldn’t it? Then again, even if he did make it, would there be any guarantee they she would? Or that if they swapped again, would they swap back to their own bodies. He turned back to his friend Mike, who swapped with a woman named Lim to say he wasn’t going to be able to continue. Mike admitted he might have to give up as well...at least until spring.