Corrie glanced at Edie, wondering what Professor Lal meant. Edie sighed and nodded. “She’s kind of… well, I guess she’s just really tired lately,” Edie said. “I think it took a lot out of her to be social with you guys yesterday.”
“Jeez, I’m sorry,” said Corrie.
“It’s okay,” Edie said. “I mean, she wanted to do it. But she went right back to her tree.”
“She did leave kind of abruptly,” said Dawn. “But I guess it makes sense that she would be tired in the winter.”
Professor Lal nodded. “Exactly. As the trees slow down and sleep, so will a dryad, whose life is tied to them.”