At the mines:
Emily slowly lifted her eyes. For a second she saw black dots dancing around. She noticed she slept for a long time. She wondered what the water did to her. Why did she feel so...so...strange?
Emily got up, and reached for anything she could get a hold of. But there was nothing. She finally started to move around, and found a branch. She climbed onto it, and was able to reach the hole she fell into. All of a sudden an automation fell though. Emily was able to dodge it, and the automation fell to the ground. It was one of the automations that Zaul had. It made a lour beeping noise, and Zaul rushed to the hole, and looked inside.
"Why if it isn't the little runaway?" He motioned for one of his Whiplash.
Whiplash reached in, grabbed Emily by her collar, and pulled her up. Emily did everything she could to get away.
"Bring her to the jail. We'll see what to do about her then." Zaul said.
The Whiplash threw Emily into this weird cart. The hard landing took the wind out of her for a few seconds. Emily ran up, grabbed the bars, and looked out. There was nothing she could do now. Troubleshooters and Pacifiers were guarding, by keeping up, staying close behind to make sure she didn't escape.
Emily realized they past Lukas'. Emily yelled and yelled for help, but Lukas didn't hear. Finally they entered Urchin's Grotto. The poor little Urchins scrambled into their little hideouts for cover.
"Clear the way!" A pacifier commanded.
Emily didn't know where Zaul was. And she didn't want to know.
On the way to the mines:
"She's not here." Jacoby said resting on a rock, out of breath.
Xonos shook his head. "She's gotta be here. She was looking for coal. And who wouldn't look for coal here?"
Jacoby shrugged. He saw some light coming through a hole. He went over, and looked in. A fresh spring of water shined in his eyes.
"Xonos," He said, "she might be in here!"
Xonos folded his hands behind his back, and came over. "Maybe." He heard a shuffle behind some rocks, and whirled around. Zaul ran out, and pushed both Jacoby and Xonos in.
They landed hard, with a big THUMP! Jacoby sat up, and looked toward the ceiling.
"No!" We're stuck!" He climbed onto the branch, and jumped toward the ceiling, but missed the edge, and landed on Xonos.
Xonos sat up with a start, and glared at Jacoby.
"Sorry." Jacoby said backing away. "Come on. If I get on your shoulders, I'll be able to pull myself up, and then lend you a hand!"
Xonos started to shake his head, but then realized it might just work. He waited for Jacoby to climb onto the branch, and then got on his shoulders.
Jacoby climbed up, and then pulled up Xonos. "Yes!" They shouted in unison. Zaul grumbled behind them.
"Looks like my trap didn't work for you, but it sure worked for Emily!" He laughed an awkward evil laugh.
"Wow..." Jacoby said.
"I'll work on it!" Zaul said impatiently. "Whiplash!" The Whiplash came and picked up Jacoby and Xonos by the collar, before they could get away.
"Let...GO!" Jacoby demanded.
"Carry them away." Zaul said pointing in the direction of the jail. The Whiplash headed in that direction, and stopped, confused, with there was a split path.
"NO!" Zaul yelled, and facepalmed. "To the jail, you fool!" The Whiplash immediately went to the left, and hurried away. Jacoby and Xonos faintly heard Zaul do his weird awkward evil laugh then cough.
At the flying L:
"Where are they?" I impatiently asked. I began to worry.
Ariella shrugged, and pulled out pringles from her bag.
Hanna gave her a smirk.
"What? Pringles helps me not to worry!" She sniffed. "And I'm worried.
Hanna smiled and gave Ariella a hug. "I'm worried too."
"Same." Rose said looking at her feet.
"Let's go look!" I said. "They might have been captured by automations!"
Hanna and Ariella looked uncertain, and then nodded.
"Let's go!" Hanna said.
Emily began to sob. No! All her friends would come and look for her, then be thrown into jail too! Emily hugged her knees. It began to be chilly. Emily felt around and found a small bed. She crept into it, and pulled the thin blanket up to her chin. She might as well sleep. It would pass the time, and it was useless to just sit there, and weep. Emily slowly closed her eyes and fell asleep.
Creeeeeeeeak!!! Emily woke up, and saw Whiplash throw two figures into the jail. It was too dark to see anything, so she thought they must be urchins, or something.
"Ow. That horrible Zaul!" Someone who sounded like Jacoby shouted. Whiplash slammed the door shut.
"Jacoby, it's no use. We're stuck here." Xonos said. Now Emily was sure it was Jacoby and Xonos!
"Guys?" When Emily whispered, it echoed through the cell. "Is that...y...you?"
"Emily?!" Xonos and Jacoby exclaimed in unison.
"I'm here!" Emily rushed out of bed and hurried over to them. "It's so great to see you!"
"We need to find a way to bust out of here before Hanna, Ariella, and Felicity come4 me looking for us." Xonos said.
"I know how. But I can't do it alone." Someone said in the corner. Jacoby, Xonos, and Emily could tell it wasn't just the person in the corner. Some other people were there too.