[Taocow PBEM] [Lady Frost, Alex] Book 3 - Chapter VI - Down Another Rabbit Hole
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Sat Jul 30 21:10:35 UTC 2011
Alex does have her rifle in her hands and sneaks out of the doorway. She
will look around and listen carefully to the sounds around so as to be
able to figure out how close the hooves are. She will also concentrate
on trying to figure out where Osiris was last seen.
On 07/29/2011 18:49, Aaron Clausen wrote:
> OOC: Just reposting this section in its own thread to keep things straight.
> Lady Frost and Alex make their way back up to the entrance of the
> tunnel. It's a tougher haul up the passage as it slopes upwards, and it
> takes the better part of twenty minutes to reach the stone steps that
> lead up to the hatch.
> There is no sound of gunfire or explosions now. In fact, there's a dead
> silence above. The battle seems to have been won, though by whom is
> impossible to say.
> The hatch is still locked, and even Lady Frost's strength seems
> insufficient to lift it. After a few minutes of vain struggling, Alex
> and Lady Frost here a click, and then the hatch opens, and fresh
> forest-scented air rushes in.
> When they poke their head out, they see an astonishing sight. There's
> no sign of the grassy plain, but rather trees stretching off into the
> distance where just a short few hours ago there was battle. The trees
> don't look new, but are full grown oaks and elms, some that even appear
> to be quite ancient, centuries old even.
> It's getting dark out, suggesting twilight, but enough light leaks
> through the canopy above to reveal here and there between the trunks are
> mounds, all fresh wet earth. Off in the distance they see one large
> mound, topped by what looks like a white cross.
> Then they hear the beating of hooves nearby. At least two, maybe more,
> horses are approaching.
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