Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dakota Jones and the Peridot Princess ~ Part 3

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"And just why would we do that?" asked Dakota.

Moses snapped his fingers signaling one of his thugs to grab Ruby, sliding his machete under her chin. "Because if you don't I'll kill her."

The thug lifted the knife causing a trickle of blood to drip down Ruby's chin. A small squeak escaped her lips before she could swallow it. "Don't tell him anything Dakota. I'd rather die than let him get the Peridot Princess. You know what will happen if he wears it."

Moses laughed. "Yes, nature will do my beck and call. All animals, rocks and trees will be under my command. I will control the weather as well as the seas. Governments will have no choice but to bow down to me if they want their ports to stay above water and their crops to thrive. But don't worry Dakota, I've always been a fair man. Soon I will control the fate of every man, woman and child, but right now I'll let you decide the fate of the fair Ruby. You help or she dies... your choice."

Dakota grunted. "Fine, let her go. I'll help you find the Peridot Princess."

"Dakota, no!" screamed Ruby. "I'd rather die!"

"All in good time," sang Moses, tweaking Ruby's chin and nodding to the thug to let her go.

"Don't worry, sweetheart," said Dakota, giving Ruby a wink. He looked at Moses. "It's this way."

Dakota started walking south and the group followed. Less than an hour later they came to a tall Ceiba Tree who's roots were the size of a large house. Dakota felt the trunk. "This is the sacred Ceiba tree of the Mayans. The Mayans believed the Ceiba tree connected the Earth world to the Spirit world."

"We don't have time for lesson in mythology, Dakota. Just lead us to the ruins," snapped Moses as he slapped a misquote off his neck.

Dakota continued to feel around on the old tree. A smirk tugged at his mouth as he pulled a key from around his neck and inserted it into the truck of the Ceiba tree.

The ground started to rumble, soon shaking violently. "Earthquake!" yelled Moses as he and his men tumbled to the ground.

Dakota stumbled back to Ruby. "Do you trust me?"

She quickly nodded. He grabbed her hand and running as fast as he could pulled her toward the tree trunk. Closing his eyes, he let out a warrior cry as he and Ruby were swallowed up by the tree, Ruby grabbing the key as they fell into darkness.

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