As Lyra walked, she spotted a small group of people around her age walking by. Hoping to avoid an awkward introduction, the girl quickly hid behind a tree, being unseen because she was just about as thin as the tall plant. As they moved forward, she moved from tree to tree, hoping to stay out of their sight. She wasn't much of a social person, and she feared that she would have to speak to them if she just walked up to them. Maybe wearing white and red clothes wasn't such a good idea for sneaking around them, since the colors stood out from the forest's greens and browns.