Blau is inside her train to Moscow. Her emerald locket had helped her to time travel back to the past and using her teleportation skills, granted by a floss of Snowball’s fur, Blau met many people. Her train carriage is immobile, leading Blau to think that the train must have stopped at one of the train stations on its route to Moscow. Her dog, Snowball is ecstatic to see her, jumping up and down, trying to lick its master’s face.
Snowball: Master, you should get some food.
Blau: Why? Did you not eat your tea biscuits I left before going to Paris?
Snowball: I did. But we are talking about you.
Blau: I’ll get something later.
Snowball: Alright!…Did anyone know about my magical fur?
Blau: No. I made sure it was kept a good secret. Don’t want to freak people out about a magical dog.
Snowball (chuckles): That would be the best thing. According to my knowledge, we are a nearly extinct and extremely rarely discovered species.
Blau: Oh? Anyone else knows of a magical dog but me?
Snowball: Just the people looking after the natural reserve we call home in Australasia.
Blau: I feel it’s best if I lie down for a little bit and stretch my back. Feel quite tired from all the travelling. Our train’s not moving – I think it’s stopped at a train station.
Blau: You want a look at the view? Come on! Jump up on my bed!
Snowball jumps up on Blau’s bed, as she draws the brown curtains back from the window.
Snowball: How come all I can see is snow and a river?
Blau: Oh! We are at one of the back carriages. The train is very long and only the front part of the train would have stopped at the station.
Blau: Yeah! The view is normally horrible from our window anyways.
Snowball: I think it was the cheapest carriage too!
Unbeknownst to Blau and Snowball, their train carriage is stationed because a gargoyle has made sure of it. The gargoyle had unhooked the train carriage a very long time ago but Blau wasn’t there to notice it, and Snowball…well, she’s a dog, and a hare-brained one. The atmosphere in the train is innocent, as a contrast to the reality which Blau and Snowball are in but neither are aware of – Blau tries to get some sleep but all she can do is toss and turn over a span of fifteen minutes.
Blau: Gosh! It’s taking an awful lot of time for the train to move once more. Wonder what’s keeping them…
Snowball: I know. It’s so boring.
Just then, Blau and Snowball hear the blowing of a loud whistle and the sound of wheels churning. It sounds like it’s coming from behind Blau’s carriage and like a really distant travelling train but Blau’s train is still immobile. Blau gets up from her bed, pushes her carriage’s window open and pops her head out to see what’s taking their train this long to restart their journey. Blau notices that there is no train attached their carriage – it’s just their carriage standing immobile on train tracks and what looks like a very long bridge, over a river.
On her right, there is another train coming their way bellowing it’s whistle, at periodic intervals and spouting steam out into the sky. Quickly grabbing Snowball, Blau gets herself out of the carriage but there is no time left for her to cross the bridge and into a snowy mountainous terrain, at the spot where the bridge ends because the young girl cannot match the speed of the emerging train that’s coming her way.
Blau jumps from the bridge into the river, at the precise moment the train touches the railway tracks on the bridge. Blau notices whilst falling from the bridge (into the river) that the train crashes with their carriage and keeps moving, on the bridge, but it’s not long before she and her dog both fall deep into the very cold river, with a noisy (and freezing) splash.