Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chapter 2 Part 4

The light bulb flew out the door into the main entryway and hit the floor. Somebody called out, and Esther and Ivan ran out to see who was there, and they almost collided with Michael and a small search party. Esther scowled, "What are you doing here, Michael?"

Michael said, "Finding you; you're welcome. We could all hear you guys fighting from the top of the stairs, by the way. Very professional."

Esther said, "We're doing just fine, thank you. If it were for you, we wouldn't even be here, there's all kinds of cool stuff down here!"

Michael bent over and picked up the light bulb, "What's this?"

Esther said, "It makes light!"

Michael turned it over a few times in his hand, and pointed to a crack running down the side of it, "You already broke it. You found an ancient, probably priceless, light and you threw it."

Esther looked embarrassed, "Well, it sounds bad when you say it like that..."

Michael shook his head, "OK, so then rephrase it in a way that makes it acceptable to throw ancient artifacts at a stone floor."

Esther said, "I still got us this far."

Michael, "And what are you doing next? Have you even thought about what you're doing? It's almost midnight, it's freezing outside, you have no supplies, and you're breaking everything in here." Esther looked thoroughly embarrassed. Michael continued, "You can't just break into everything. There's no reason for us to stay here tonight, we'll carry everything we can and work on this back in town.

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