"It's possible, but I doubt it," Sharina replies, shaking her head slightly. "I suppose we'll have to hope it didn't and find out."
Somehow she felt she knew that, for now, Juste wasn't in danger, but it was just a feeling. It was just a feeling, though.
"Achi, I hate this." Rai mentally says to Achi.
" I know, but he's fine." He says referring to her worry over Juste.
"It's not just that, this whole thing just feels weird." She looks past Sharina to see the back of Sam. "He's fine, but..." she cuts off there as Achi gathers closer to her and she glances down at him.
"There's trouble for Juste." Achi says as he growls lowly so only she hears.
"Guys, I think we should hurry up, though I doubt Juste is caught, something is definately comming for it, Achi hears it." She says in a clipped voice as she struggles to hide the panic in her voice.
Juste heard someone breath on the other side of the vent. He felt himself sweating, inside the vent was warm and he was scared. Where was Sam and the others? WOuld they even choose to follow him? Or would they leave thinming he was dead, or leave because they didn't actually like him? WHo was outside the vent. Juste started to quietly crawl down the inside of teh vent, trying to leave where he'd come in so he wouldn't be caught. His breathing was quiet yet he he was taking short breath. Blizard stayed in his hair, clinging to it so she didn't fal as he crawled along.
Sam glanced at Ria. "Which way did he go? Does Achi know?"
He had a bad feeling. There was something evil down here.
"Juste! Where are you?" he shouted again.
"Sharina, Rai. Can you tell which direction he went?"
Sharina glances at Pantasma, quietly muttering, "Quaere Juste. Dic nobis ubi est." The wolf disappears ahead of them at her command as Sharina nods. "On it."
(Translation: Go find Juste. Tell us where he is.)
Sam followed after Panatasma. He trusted her nose could lead them to Juste.
He just hoped Blizzard was with Juste and that they were both safe. Sam's hurt leg was only a reminder of the dangerous that could be in this dark cave.
Juste swallowed as he saw the shadow bend down and seem to peer through the vent. He started to crawl further down the vent faster, yet still trying to be quiet. He then lay still after he'd gone a good 15 yards from the enterance that he'd come in by. He lay still in te vent. Hoping whoever was peering in the vent would leave.
Sharina follows a few feet behind, her eyes scanning the cave with a cary curiousity. "Assuming we don't freeze to death or get killed, how exactly are we getting back?" she says after a moment. "Sure, England's not great and all, but I still miss my friends..." Rather, she missed sneaking out to the cemetery every night to Coby's grave.
Sam felt a chill run down his spine as an insticnt told him something was wrong. Sam slowed his pace and looked around, shining his light to see if he could see anything.
"Sharina," Sam asked. "Has Panatasma found anything yet?"
Rai really didn't want to hear it, see it or even worse, sense it. It reminds her of the time she and Iysh went to the mall. She panicked, she went to turn and look at the clothes for him and he disappeared. She spent a half an hour until she found him curled up in a ball underneath the Christmas tree.
She has a bad feeling. Please let Juste be okay, if I can't protect him, how will I protect Iysh? Turning to pet Achi, she silently prays.
The vent was shaken, Juste prayed he'd screwed those screws in properly. Flipping over on his stomach he started to crawl away quickly. He saw a tiny bit of light ahead, another vent into a another room, he slowed down before he crossed that lighted cautiously coming to a stop and even backing up a bit.
"I don't --" She falls silent as the wolf approaches.
You need to hurry. He is unharmed as of yet, but I believe we may have unwanted company, the wolf says. Sharina frowns, quickly relaying the message to the others and scratching Pantasma behind the ears absently.
Rai swallows, still petting Achi, she follows the others. Funny how just a short time with Juste and him being the youngest and facing trouble could break her walls. The only other person who managed to accomplish this was Iysh, she forced herself to harden even more after he was taken.
"Please be okay אחת קטן." Rai says in her mother's language.
[אחת קטן = little one]
Sam started to run. Suddenly he felt a tug at his gut, a pull for him to turn down a hallway.
"Juste!" Sam shouted. "Bizzard!"
They were almost there. He could feel it.
The vent rattle again, ahrder this time, like soemone was trying to shake it off. Juste felt seat drip into his eyes as he lay still where he was, the vent was warm and he scared. He breathed slowly. Where were hsi friends? They hadn't abandoned him right? They hand't left him to fight alone.
Sharina frowns slightly, breaking into a fast jog, her purple-black hair flicking behind her, her daggers soon in hand. "This isn't good... If I'd just ignored that cave..."
Sam ran into a hallway and at the end was something bending down to look at something. Sam didn't know what it was but it made him fill cold all over.
"Sam!" a high pitched voiced called out.
"Juste? Blizzard?" Sam felt a wave of relief.
That is until the thing looked up at him and the others and gave a bone chilling scream and charged.
Juste nearly jumped when he heard something scream. He'd Sam yell his and Blizzard's names, but wasn't sure what to do. What if this was a trick? He ignored that thought though and lay there. He probably should explore the rest of this ventaltion system. Maybe it led to where the kids and Santa were being kept! He deicded to turn around though and see what was going on out there. He struggle dto turn around in the tiny duct,, but finally did and started to crawl back to where he came from.
Sharina tenses, holding back from using electricity at the moment, stabbing expertly at the creature's eye and praying it wouldn't be terribly hard to fight.