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Part 10: Dark All Around

“Oof… what happened?” Anne lay on the ground of the tunnel, hoping she hadn’t made too much noise falling. She could feel Gary somewhere near, although she couldn’t see him. “You fell, tripped over something. Are you quite alright, Anne??” Now that she thought about it, there was a very sharp pain down on her leg. “I’m not exactly sure… I could have broken my leg.” “Here, let me see… one of my degrees from Penvard College was in medicine.” She could feel his flippers gently rubbing her leg up and down, feeling for a fracture. “Hmm… feels like the upper femur in the X5 region.” Anne had no idea what he was saying, but she knew she was in good hands. Gary had gone to college five different times, each time getting different degrees, including astrophysics, astronomy, biology, chemestry, and aerodynamics. He was one smart guy. “Yes, Anne, you’ve got a broken leg.” Great, that’s all I need… Anne struggled to sit up and grabbed for Gary’s arm. With his help, she stood on one foot. “Well, I certainly can’t walk by myself, I’m going to need your help… hey, by the way, what did I trip on?? It was really thick.” Gary led her over to the wall. “Hold on…” Anne heard Gary scraping around on the stone floor. “It feels like a torch,” he finally said. “Cloth on one end, and a long stick on the other. But what to light it with?? This cloth is so dusty it would need some sort of oil to be flammable.”
Then, suddenly, “EUREKA!!!!” Anne hopped over to where Gary was and put a flipper over his beak. They stood there in the darkness, wondering if they’d been heard. Slowly, Anne took her flipper back. “What is it, Gary?” She could feel Gary shaking again, but this time she could feel it was from excitment. “Right before you fell, I was about to comment on the smell. This tunnel smells just like rotten wine! Wine is VERY flammable….” Anne caught some of the excitment too. “….and there might be some old barrels down here!! You are a genius, Gary!!” Gary set Anne down on the floor gently and left to search for some wine. He came back about 5 minutes later, breathing heavily. “Anne,” he said, kneeling down by her, “look what I’ve discovered! The walls, floor and ceiling in this tunnel are all made of stone!” “You’re telling me,” said Anne, rubbing a bruise on her knee where she’d hit the floor  when she fell. “Anne- listen. I found this rock-made from the same stuff as the tunnel. On my way back I accidentally dropped it and I saw a spark. This whole tunnel is made out of gayanmede rock!” Ok, reader, time for a bit of history. A long, long, time ago in Club Penguin Gary had been exploring a nearby island to CP and found the strange rock that could start a fire.  He’d named it gayanmede. (Little did he know, this rock had already been discovered and named “Flint” by a human. However, this is not a story about humans, so I shall continue with my story) Later Gary had discovered that Club Penguin had plenty of Gayanmede underground. It was used commonly by penguins to start fires. Gary dipped the torch in a wine barrel,  instructed Anne exactly in what position to hold the torch and scraped the rock against the tunnel wall. A spark landed on it and immediatly caught fire. Anne smiled, the first in a long time. They looked around at the tunnel. It was bigger than they thought at first, huge. It could have fit two polar bears side by side if they were small. There was strange markings on the wall across from them. “Wait a minute…” said Gary.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. wurburt45348 permalink
    January 7, 2009 3:49 pm

    great… now i have to wait. thanks a lot lol jk

  2. January 8, 2009 9:43 am

    Don’t worry, Part 11 coming soon.

  3. wurburt45348 permalink
    January 8, 2009 3:13 pm

    ooh! 11 here and 12 here!

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