I spotted not only the Flatwoods Monster, but also a grey squirrel riding on a deer. Apparently the grey squirrels have penetrated even Gillitie Wood. (Though it makes sense, with Coyote - also an American immigrant - living there.)
As the fairy (the freckled one with shorter hair) flies down the tunnel ahead of her into what looks like a larger cavern containing a light source, Annie shifts dirt and rocks so she can fit through. Finally working her way to the opening, she's able to break through and see what's going on. She sees a large group of Forest creatures gathered in this wider cavern, and there appear to be quite a lot of them, of many different types. There appears to be ambient light, though its source is not apparent. Annie's werelight is probably still around, because we're able to see the interior of the tunnel she's in. We've seen it a time or two, and now we don't need to see it all the time anymore, because when we see light near Annie we now know what's making it.
The freckled fairy announces that they are back, which gives us clues about earlier events. I'm thinking right now that after the reshuffling of the Forest's matter, the Forest creatures started finding each other and finding the largest space they could find in these tunnels. Then, once they'd found everybody they could find and brought them all together, they started looking for a way out. There are probably a lot of small tunnels going upward in various directions, so sending fairies to scout them makes sense, since they can fly and are small, so they can quickly scout small tunnels to see whether they open up anywhere. I don't think they expected to find any humans from the Court, let alone Annie; they were just looking for potential paths to the surface.
A lot of the creatures are looking at Annie, so their "Ooooo!" is probably simple surprise at finding any humans at all, let alone the Forest medium. So many different creatures! Is that a dinosaur back there? How is Annie going to help them? And we don't see James and Parley in this page; are they still there with her? I'm guessing they followed her, because that's what we seemed to see them doing in the previous page.
It seems a few questions have been answered: they really are fairies (both have tiny humanoid bodies and can fly) and the one we thought had a strange elongated body turned out to be wearing a long skirt. And they weren't lying about having lots of other Forest residents behind them in the tunnels, so this isn't a trap. Probably.
I keep thinking that all this is a huge plan of Coyote to reconcile the forest and the Court. He set up things so Loup attack the Court but in doing so the the forest inhabitants are put in danger and will need (and get) the Cour's help, as it happened with the elves, after all there is nothing like a common enemy to become friends, or at least improve relationship with someone.
Part of me wonders if this isn't gearing up to an inevitable reunification between the Forest and the Court. Maybe Coyote's real motive all along.
At this point the forest has flooded into the Court, literally, the elves are already there as refugees and now we have this veritable menagerie with no where to go. There's likely a similar situation happening in the Court, givne the amount of property damage we saw. Seems the stage is perfectly set to build anew.
Based on what we've seen of Coyote, I think it far more likely that whatever changes for the better will take place between the Forest and the Court weren't part of his plan. As I've mentioned before, I think that he was entirely indifferent about what would become of the Court and the Forest after his death; since he's (apparently) not coming back, it wouldn't make any difference to him whether the Court and the Forest live, change, or perish. After all, if he's not coming back, he won't be playing with them any more, and if he won't be playing with them any more, they're no longer of any interest to him.
- Kat is neither blind for Etheric beings/phenomenons, nor does she see all of them in boring simplified versions. All she does is see through Etheric "smoke and mirrors". - If(!) Coyote's Great Secret is true, then you can't change anything the moment you make some people believe in it. Humans have to die for their stories and beliefs to influence the Ether.
Some kind of screwup with the scheduling feature, I assume. Next page you read, you may want to go back a few to make sure you haven't missed any.
I don't know how your feed reader works, but I do know that if you enter a number greater than the latest page in the URL for navigation you automatically end up on the latest page, with the back arrow leading to the second latest page.
That is also what happens when I follow your links to page 2525 and 2526.
So unless we get a page duplication in the next two hours I don't think there is anything to worry about.
Ah, that explains *some* things, and means we won't have to worry about screwed-up notifications. :-) But my feed reader really did show the links for the next two days' posts, which I know because they include the author's note.
Tomorrow's (2526's) author's note starts with the word "Not".