Is it her newfound resolution and confidence? Vibria's sleep goes well, without any nightmare and, when she awakes, she feels fine and rested, a warm fire burning through her body.
Night falls, and the forest comes to life. More than ever, Vibria realizes this ain't a normal forest, not totally. Some plants are too red, too choleric in a way, as do the animals, when they aren't some weird hybrids like the rabbits she already saw.
She could, she should, have relaxed her vigilance over time, but somehow, that fire keeps her alert through the hours, which may be why she realizes first that something is coming through the woods, as the forest grew quieter and quieter.
A moment later, all animal life around her calms down. In the eerie silence that follows, Vibria once again feels fear trying to seize her, but its icy grip fails to quench her flame.
Then, she sees it. A dark, long tailed yet stocky, 4-legged beast circling her place. She recognizes its red eyes, 4 in number, watching her, looking for a weakness... which it doesn't find. But it is clearly conscious of Vibria's awareness and, be it fear or caution, it doesn't dare approach her, staying away from the young maga. After a moment, it huffs a little, and then lets out a high-pitched, piercing cry, before running away.
And when, whether at night or in the morning, Vibria goes and tries, she finds no trace that it was ever here.
What does she do next?