This castle was crazy and people inside were crazy and everything was crazy! And the craziest thing of them all was magic! Those kinds of thoughts were going through Tim's head as he was sitting on the bank of the Great Lake. He wasn't even sure if he was allow to go here, but nobody tried to stop him and he had to leave the castle for a moment. It wasn't he didn't like being a wizard, but this castle just didn't operate according to the rules he was used to. Moving stairwells, talking pictures and ghosts... and he would swear that even corridors were moving from time to time! Nothing was making sense, yet. Hopefully it will, given enough time.
Cold breeze came across the Lake, forcing him to huddle deeper in his robes. It made him wish he just stayed in bed longer, but Tim needed this, getting out of the castle, just staring at water and pretending like the word around him wasn't working by rules he yet didn't quite know. The young first grader even pretended that he didn't see a giant tentacle coming out of the water few minutes ago.