I can’t tell you where this road goes, but I can tell you that this forest doesn’t go on forever.
Here is a basket with food and fresh water. Here are glowing mushrooms in mason jar to be a lantern. Here are fireflies to show you the path. I do not know how safe the path they have chosen is, but I do know that is was chosen well, and I know that if you let them, the monsters along it will guard you as you go, for they are not the same as the monsters behind you.
Rest here as long as you need to. There is time enough, room enough, hope enough. When night falls, rise, dust off your tail, and let your footprints follow you into the dark.