It all started when-
Actually it didn't start at all. It just happened.
We suddenly found ourselves on a quest to get the end of the tunnel- as fast as possible. Me, Ab, and Ruth.
It was an underground tunnel that had some sort of puzzles we had to solve to get past each gate. Most of them deadly.
We hit the first blockade. There was a slot in the gate with some sort of cards inside. The answer to get past the gate was “What is the plural form of “Butterfly”?” the answer was in the cards somewhere.
I found the right card and answered “Flayes!” And the gate opened. Then Ruth tried to go through , but the gate started closing. Big wooden blocks began to close down on her. Then she scrambled out just in time. We found out that in order to keep the gate open we needed to solve three puzzles.
We found the answers as fast as we could, then flung ourselves through the gate to the other side. Then we kept running.
We encountered a few other obstacles along the way, but nothing really worth going into detail about. The good thing is, we made it to the end of the tunnel.
“Ruth, you go back and close the gate. I need to get rid of this gun! Ab, come with me!” I shouted.
We turned around and ran as fast as our legs could carry us. We got to the bridge and I said, “Head for that church over there!”
When we reached the big chain link fence I said “Stay here!” then I ran past the security cameras, into the sketchy warehouse, to the bathroom, threw open one of the stalls, opened the lid, then dropped the grenade.
Me and Ab ran even faster than before, all the way to the spooky house in the woods where the man they called “Hans” stood atop the highest platform. We looked up and saw Ruth running down the steps on the side of the house. “Alright guys, we're good to go!” she told us.
And then it stopped.
No, sped up actually.
We held on to the underground train for our dear lives. Me and Jacoby. It must've been going 333 miles per hour. Then it came to a sudden stop. The tunnel was at an end. Literally. The tracks just stopped, and there was a wall at the end of the tunnel. Our quest had come to a dead end.
Or had it?
“There must be something behind this wall,” Jacoby thought out loud.
“I guess there's only one way to find out,” I replied.
Then I kicked a hole in the wall. There was something on the other side! We made a hole big enough to fit through, then we crawled in.
We found ourselves in a small room filled with... Aethasian... things. Hieroglyphs and drawings covered the walls. It was incredible. Who had done this? We wondered.
But we were still at a dead end. There had to be a way out of this tunnel.
We felt around the next wall for some sort of button or door out of that place. Then I spotted a rectangular button with an engraving of Spider-Man on it. So I pressed it.
Then the wall peeled open. But there was still more wall behind it!
We started kicking the wall, trying to break it. Then finally. A hole appeared in the wall.
We widened the exit until we could fit, then we made our escape.
Me and Jacoby suddenly found ourselves in the basement of the spooky house in the woods. So we tried to hide our discovery. As we covered the escape hole, someone began walking down the steps to the basement. There was nowhere to hide, no understandable excuse we had for being there. There was nothing we could do but stand in front of the hole and try to hide it now.
She reached the bottom, and we saw her face.
“Ariella?” we said in unison.
“Looks like you've discovered my time capsule.” Ariella said.
Then Ab and Ruth came down the steps. We stared at the girls, dumbfounded.
“Come with me,” Ariella told us.
Then we were back in the tiny room. Me and Jacoby took a good look at everything on the walls and ceiling. It was a truly incredible sight.
I looked at Ariella and asked “You did this? When?”
“About 5 years ago,” she replied.
And we stared at her in awe.