Greetings! The following is part of an interactive fiction project we’re running on Meh for April Fools Day. Feel free to join in, or, if you’re just shopping, ignore all this and scroll down to the features.
You arrive at the summit after only another hour of hiking. You’ve spent all that time trying to figure out what you’ll say to the old man. You imagine he’ll be a standoffish curmudgeon who speaks only in jaded riddles.
As soon as you reach the peak, you find him sitting on a bench outside of a modest yurt. To his left, two cups of tea sit.
“Hello!” he calls. “I’ve been foretold of your arrival by my eyes in the sky, so to speak. Now please, you must be exhausted. Would you like some rejuvenating tea?”
He holds one of the cups out to you.