Nico, never taking his eyes of the wolves, replied: "I think we are in a dream. In your dream." He ignored the woman's other question for the moment. It would take too long to explain and there were more pressing matters at the moment.
All the previous times this had happened Nico had been in a panic, because monsters were out to get him. But during his lighthouse dream he had learned that in some ways he could control and even change the world around him. However, he had also felt that every change that he'd made had cost him, like energy was sucked out of him. He somehow knew that the wolves were not much different from the other monsters he had encountered: they were after him, or after this woman. But he doubted that he could simply run away and the wolves would keep their attention on this woman. And even if so, for how long? They would come after him as well eventually. So it didn't matter whom they were after.
What did matter, was that now he wasn't panicking which meant he could think far more clearly. He knew that just like the last time, he would probably have to manipulate this dreamworld to stay out of harm's way. He wondered if now that his adversaries were wolves, they would also be afraid of the things that wolves feared. Only one way to find out, he said to himself. Then he imagined... no, he willed a circle of fire around himself, the woman and the cottage, separating them and the house from the wolves. Wolves feared fire, would these dreamwolves be the same?