The secret passageway had been found; Sarah was pleased at actually accomplishing something that everyone was happy about. Simon led the way; his and Alison’s wands were lit up like bright stars that twinkled in the dark sky, as they followed the narrow corridor, which was taking them to Lidah.
The end of the passageway appeared, and a dimly lit room was inviting them to enter. Robert observed the area, the flickering candles in the cold room made it hard to see if anyone was hiding in the dimness, waiting for the right moment to take their lives.
“What room do you think this is?” Sarah asked, as she held her sword in her hands and casually swung it in front of her.
“No idea,” Alison shrugged, as she scoured the area with her wand. “Too dark to see anything, I just hope it’s not booby trapped.”
“The luck we’re having, who knows?” Sarah sighed, as she looked around slowly.
“It’s a very big room, it seems to go on in length and breadth,” Robert scowled.
“Amir had a room like this, his private chambers. Maybe this is hers?” Alison suggested, as she crouched down to look at the floor, hoping to find a clue.
“I suppose having so many rooms; you can do what you want in them,” Sarah posed.
“I’d do anything to light this place up properly,” Alison said wishfully.
“Oh great, light it up and all the vicious monsters that have been following us, will be staring at us,” Sarah declared mournfully.
“You’re a warrior; I didn’t think you’d be scared of a few monsters,” Alison whispered sarcastically.
“I’m not, just worried about you,” Sarah replied cynically. “I’d hate to see you flattened on the floor.”
“I’d cope, I’ve fought worse,” Alison quipped.
“Sarah is right though,” Robert said as he walked towards Alison, “we can’t get caught in here, and if it’s Zantha’s chambers and she comes in, well, its good night to the world,” Robert shrugged.
“I suppose,” Alison sighed. “It’s just that were blind. How do we know, Lidah’s not lying in this room, injured?”
“The gem would glow remember, we’ll see it much better in the dark,” Robert stated calmly, as he looked at Alison with an assured look.
Alison nodded and smiled, their eyes locking on to each other for an instant, before Sarah pushed by, oblivious to their secret fondness towards each other.
“Well, we’d better get a move on then, were all standing about like were waiting for a bus,” Sarah tutted as she upped her movements.
“Shh!” Lorella suddenly said.
Simon looked at her. She was not usually rude and was surprised at her harshness. Lorella stood still, grabbing Simon, and putting her finger to his mouth. He had no idea what she was doing, but then he heard it — a muffled noise near to where they were standing. Simon wanted to run away, it sounded too near for his liking, but he was not going to look a coward in front of Lorella, who had now took her sword out of its scabbard and was beginning to walk slowly towards the noise.
Simon shook his head; he wanted no part of her plan. But when she smiled, her...