I woke to the annoying, deafening sound of the birds singing. The more I listened the more annoyingly beautiful it started to sound. I yawned, and crawled out of the tent, trying not to wake anyone. I planned to get some fire wood, light a fire, and boil some salt water, which I've heard purifies it. I still had 5 protein bars, but I plan to give my group some tinned fruit for breakfast, saving the protein bars for our hike towards the mountain.
I took out the metal pan I brought, and filled it with water, then I lit a match, after trekking around trying to find dry fire wood, and soon, there was a nice, warm fire burning. I took out three cans of peaches, and emptied the first aid kit to pour the water in. I took a sip of the hot water, shivered, and gazed towards the tent, deciding to let my group rest for at least another half an hour, I laid on my bag, and closed my eyes.
I woke up, sweating, gasping for air, after a nightmare, I dreamt that we walked to the mountain, and our group turned on each other. It was terrible. I turned around to see Haylee, and kieran sitting on the log I transferred as a seat in front of the fire. They half smiled at me, and then continued staring out to the sea. I winced, and felt my throat prickle, my stomach knot, and my eyes water, I hugged my knees, and whimpered.
"Come sit with us!" Haylee whispered. I dragged my feet towards the log, and sat between Haylee and Kieran. They tried to comfort me, but I just couldn't shake the feeling, that something bad was about to happen.
"Why didn't you guys wake us? I feel bad that you were all waiting for us! You could've started eating!"
"Yeah! I feel bad too!"
Dilshen agreed with Kim.
I smiled and pulled out the fresh water and peaches, my group smiled back at me and we ate in silence. After washing our dishes in some more fresh water I boiled, we used the towel to dry the first aid kit, put all of the supplies back in it, and sat in our tent to plan the day.
I poured the left over peaches into one of the cans, and decided to carry them to the mountain incase anyone got hungry, it would also save the high protein bars. We were going to have 5 minutes each, carrying the bag. I was first off. I sighed looked back at th beach, making sure we hadn't left anything, and saw something shimmer in the sand. I gasped grasping my neck, I had almost lost my lucky charm necklace from my mum! I felt my eyes water again, grabbed my necklace and ran to catch up to the rest of the group.
Sticks, and twigs flicked at my face, I was leading the way, I had studied the maps for this island a lot, so I practically knew it inside out I took out some insect repellant, after swatting away the last mosquito I could handle and applied it, I offered it to my group and we continued walking. We reached the mountain after about 3 hours. We were all exhausted and collapsed at the bottom of the mountain, gasping for breath, we drank from our 4 litre water bottle. And I helped bandage up Kim's sprained ankle.
I trekked up half the mountain with the rope, tied it to a tree, and yelled down to the rest of my group. They used the rope to assist them in climbing up the mountain, and then me, being my clumsy self, tripped over a tree root. exposing a concrete block, that seemed to be "part" of the mountain. I gasped ripping away the rest of the foliage covering the rest of the concrete blocks, and gasped. WAS THE ENTIRE MOUNTAIN MAN MADE!!?? The whole mountain seemed to be made out of these 1.5 by 1.5 metre concrete blocks. I was starting to think that this mountain wasn't even a mountain. I WAS man made!
"It's not even a mountain!" I gasped.
"It's some sort of pyramid" Dilshen exclaimed.
We stood in silence. And after about 2 minutes, we started walking again. Breathing heavily, and pretty soo we could see the top of the mountain. I grinned, glad we were almost there, and Kieran ran towards the top of the mountain. I stopped hoping that there would still be a fresh water spring, even though this wasn't really a mountain any more. I was just about to sigh once more, when I saw Kieran fall downwards into a kind of hole, in the mountain.
I ran towards the hole and gasped, it seemed as if there was a block deliberatly missing, it led down towards a sort of cave. Kieran chuckled, I put on my "serious face"
" That wasn't funny, I'm scared enough as it is!!! Get back up here!!!"
Kieran chuckled again, and I peered down into where he had fallen.
"Wow! It's some sort of cave! Lets investigate!
I'll go down ther . . ."
"No!" Dilshen interupted, "I'll go with Kieran!"
"O.k then !" I agreed. "But you need to bring your whistle Kieran. In case something happens. Blow it if anything goes wrong, then we'll know when to start really panicking!"
"Funny funny." Kieran replied.
I smiled poked out my tounge and continued.
So after we had tied the rope around their waists, and given Kieran the whistle, the slowly jumped down the step-like blocks.
"WAIT!!" I called. "Take this!" I said pulling out a torch from the survival kit. "It might come in handy!" I said sarcastically. I smiled at the guys, and watched, as they dissapeared into the darkness.
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We waited for at least half an hour. And then suddenly, we heard that ear peircing sound echoing through the caves.
I gasped. Haylee, and Kim did too. "I'll go to help them!!" Kim exclaimed. "No Kim! We need someone stronger to go down!" I replied. We agreed that I would go dow, so I gulped, and walked downwards, into the darkness, hopefully towards Dilshen and Kieran.
"Diiiiilshen???? Kiiiieran!??" I yelled warily. I stepped into a small corridor, there were large rows of columns, along the edges of the passageway. There were strange engravings in the walls, and right at the end of the corridor was one of the largest engravings of all, a lagre eye, with a curl coming down from the corner of it. I gasped, and came to a fork in the corridor, I frowned, and called out again. "DIIIIILSHEN!!!!!!!!!!! KIIIEERAN!!!!!!!!!" "BBBBLLLLLLEEEEEPPPP!!" I gasped and ran towards the sound, "Keep whistling!!!!! I can hear you!!!" I yelled. "BBBBLLLLLEEEEEPPPP!!!!" I came to a stop at a dark room. I was about to step forward when i heard a loud, worried voice. "STOOOOP! Be careful! I'm down here, there is a long cliff, be careful!!!!" I looked down. Gasped, and stepped backwards. " I've got a rope! You can grab onto it, I'll try to pull you up!" I fumbled with the rope, then grasped an end, tied it to one of the strange collumns, and heaved. It took a lot of work, but after a while, Dilshen was standing beside me, sighing.
"Are you O.k?" Whats all that dust all over you?"
"I fell into a mummified body. I found this around it."
He lifted up a necklace with the same eye symbol as before, in the corridor.
"Hey! I saw that symbol in that corridor!! Mysterious."
"He ran off. He wanted to split up. But I didn't he ran off with the torch."
" So he's abandoned us?!"
" I think he's coming back, if he can find his way."
" Hope he's alright"
We walked past the eye engraving, and I frowned, "Dilshen see if that amulet matches the engraving"
Dilshen held the amulet up to the engraving, and the room rumbled, and shook.
"Dilshen! What's happening???!!!!"
"We have to get out of here!!!"
We ran towards the exit, just as the stone locked in place. There was now no way in, and no way out.
We gasped up to Haylee and Kim, without Kieran, we told them about our discoveries, without kieran then we told them about kieran, without kieran. Lastly we told them about the eye, and the rock closing the enterance.
"So have we lost Kieran . . . . . Forever?" Kim exclaimed
"Dun dun duuuuuuuun. Sorry I just had to add that!" I giggled.
I gasped and turned around to see kieran clambering over the other side of the mountain.
"Kieran!!?? Where'd you go? How'd you get back here?" I asked.
To be honest, I had soooo many questions, that I didn't really know where to start.
"Well, it's a long story. I don't really know where to start."
"How about at the beginning?!" I added.
"Good idea" He replied and we listened, not sure what we were about to hear.
"So, what happened was . . . . . . well, I ran off away from Dilshen becaus . . "
"You wanted to split up but he didn't yeah, continue." I interrupted.
"So, I continued on, to this big corridor, and I was walking along" Kieran said motioning skipping." When suddenly I fell in a large hole. I screamed, which you didn't really need to know, and then I realised that I had fallen on a large pile of bones. I felt a breeze and realised that there was a long tunnel ahead of me. I followed the tunnel and as I went on, the bones got more and more deformed and the heads got more and more cone shaped." I shivered at Kieran's story thinking about aliens and evil creatures, I shook off the thoughts and continued listening. "So I came to this room, it was dark and had a few more of those engravings. There was a huge basket, with a lever inside it, I pulled it, and the basket went up, into another room, there was a furnace in it, and old blacksmith gear, I also saw a big window looking out onto the island. I was about to climb out the window, to meet you guys, when I saw a necklace thing. See?" He held up a amulet identical to Dilshens one.
"Hey!! Dilshen found a necklace just like that!! After you abadoned him, he fell down into a hole, and crushed a dead mummified body under him. He found this."
I beckoned for Dilshen to hold up his amulet. "Maybe it means something. Mysterious." Said Haylee.
"It could be like a club thing. I wonder how many we can find?"
"I don't know, but Kieran, you said you climbed out a window right?"
"Was it leading to that room with the furnace?"
"Yes. Why do you need to know this?????"
"I think we should live/camp there. It's safe, warm, dry, right?"
"Yeah. It's got a fire too! We could use that for cooking!"
"Good idea, so it's safe, dry, and has got stuff that could help keep us alive!!!!!"
"Well, then, lets go! We've got to get there before anyone else finds it!!!!"
And with that, we walked off towards our new home. Fingers crossed.
Warm peaches aren't the best lunch, but we were starving, and anything was good enough. As we chomped down the slimy orange food, gulping down the fresh water haylee and I ran up to collect, from the spring at the top of the mountain, I looked around at our new home grasping my necklace tightly, every now and then, clicking it open, staring at my family. Whimpering slightly. I stared down at my torn clothes, and whimpered more. I remembered my mum hugging me, kissing me on the for head, and giving me these clothes that she had brought especially for this occasion. I whimpered again.
"I was thinking," Kim interupted my thoughts, "That we could like, dig a hole in the roof or something, under the stream thing, and so the water drips down to us."
"We don't know what we would be digging into, there could be more bones, or amulets, or chambers blah blah blah." I said, I wasn't in the mood for social butterflying. I closed my eyes, and slowly drifted, drifted, to sleep.
"Well, nothing really, we just put down the communal blanket, we are about to go to sleep, don't worry though just go back to sleep, we are now aswell."
I yawned again, and drifted, drifted, drifted.