The stars sweep across the moonlit sky. I am alone in the wilderness soaking in natural hot spring pools. My body warmed by the water, but cooled by the mud that is wrapping around my feet - slowly sucking me in, deeper and deeper. The relaxation is intense. I hear voices in the distance carried by a cool evening breeze. It's suddenly very still. Two creatures come up to the edge of the water. I can barely make out their silhouettes against the night sky. "We've been hiking for hours, mind if we join you?"