Ascension 1, Sec 1 "Tillie, are you insane?" I demanded. "The entire cave just about fell down on top of us! We can't go any farther—we need to get out."Ascension 1, Sec 1 by EchoResonance
"No way, Zander," Tillie answered with an anticipatory grin. "Something caused that tremor, and I want to find out what."
"Til, this is a bad idea," I growled.
"Loosen up, Zander," she laughed, then started walking farther into the dark tunnel.
"Do I never get a say in anything?" I sighed to myself, before following her down the dank, musty passageway.
Moon elves, like myself, could see pretty well in the dark, so I had an idea of where I was going. I could just see the end of the tunnel, where it widened into what was probably a large antechamber. We'd been here before, and I knew that the only thing in that antechamber was a tall marble statue of an old queen that had a red gemstone embedded in its forehead.