From Zepur’s journal (found underneath a public bench):
Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
9:01 – It’s as if there’s a marble slab pressing violently against my chest. The third day of the lockdown and I think there must be something wrong with my chest. Still no news of Anahid. She was supposed to teleport herself to my place before the settling of the mandatory lockdown – not the human one; the one the Unseen World has imposed, restricting the usage of our magic. Anahid probably got ensnarled in a nasty business with a shape-shifter. I had reprimanded her many times about this kind of fighting. You never what to expect from them. Anahid’s insularity will be the death of her one day. And now, with the spread of this new ‘virus’, Anahid better be careful about the werewolves she’s been fiddling with. After all, they’re half-men. They may just as well contaminate her.
Two days ago Sodeco, Anahid’s cat, appeared in my bedroom with a toilet paper in his mouth. He informed me about Anahid’s whereabouts. I asked him if he knew where exactly in the north, but he only shook his head. I thanked him and asked if he could grab a hand sanitizer with his tail if he ever goes bag-thieving today. He said he’ll consider it.
Now I’m left with a stainless steel pot for a cauldron. The horror of using a stove as opposed to a proper bonfire… If Christians and Muslims are complaining, where does that leave our kind?
My father contacted me through the crystal ball yesterday afternoon. He warned me not to touch the artefact as it might teleport the virus somehow. What an old fool… I kept it short with him. My true disposition is coming to forefront of my interactions.
18:24 – I’m starting to get worried. What if something bad happened to Anahid during her excursion? The Unseen World was clear about reducing forest movements.
Sodeco came back with stacks of noodles. He thinks that people have gone ‘bat-shit crazy.’ I could not bear his tasteless joke, so I kicked him out with my foot.
23:21 – Where’s Anahid? Why isn’t she back? Is she still alive?