Pink Squirrel makes a few harsh chuckling sounds. "Silence is unbecoming, dear."

You blink, and she's gone. You don't understand how she could have disappeared so quickly. So far the weirdness of this place hasn't unsettled you much, but you wonder if that's going to change. So she's not just pink, she's not just talking: she's magical, too. Are you at all surprised?

You know there's no point looking for her. Been there, done that.

Where will you go now?

[The fish in the pond might know what's happening -- make your way there.] 5.
[Keep venturing around the trees -- see what this area might have to show you.] 6.