Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dakota Jones and the Peridot Princess Part 5

Want to catch up? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 can be found just by clicking on the links.

Before Ruby could reach out and grab Dakota, he leapt onto the third step. A few pebbles fell on the second step, but Dakota stayed put. "Well, I guess now we know to take every third step, sweetheart."

Dakota winked and held out his hand to Ruby who shook her head. "How you've lived this long I'll never know. You got lucky."

"No, I just didn't over think it. The riddle seemed pretty clear to me. Sometimes it just is what it is, sweetheart." Dakota lifted his leg high over the next two steps, then reached out for Ruby. "You should try it sometime."

"I'd rather over think than die. And quit calling me 'sweetheart' you know I've never liked being called that, especially from you."

Dakota smirked. "Sure thing, cupcake."

Ruby rolled her eyes as the two climbed carefully up the pyramid, soon coming to the top level. Dakota wiped the sweat off his brow as Ruby studied the next set of markings around the door that lead into the pyramid.

"Anything?" Dakota asked.

Ruby shook her head. "It's all gibberish. I've never seen the markings arranged like this before. It's almost as if it keep repeating "turtle" over and over."

Dakota walked around the corner. "Ruby, come take a look at this."

Ruby joined Dakota. "Did you find something?"

"What does it say?" he asked, pointing to the symbols arranged in a circle.

"It's more gibberish. Here are the symbols for flora, fauna, then the symbol for home. Unless..." Ruby pushed hard on the symbol for home, then screamed as they fell into darkness.

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