2.16 – Busted!

My apologies for the title.  It was all I could think of. >.>


Thomas’s PoV

It’s fine, I tried to convince myself. I stood watching Chloe jog down the dirt road towards the bazaar. She packed three canteens of water and an extra sandwich. She’ll be okay.

“She’ll be okay, right?”

The timid voice broke through my thoughts. I jerked around, then remembered to look down.

Medea. She was worried, but unwilling to show the world anything but grumpy, hormonal teenager. Somehow, seeing her made me feel better about the whole thing.

“Yeah!” I chuckled and ruffled her hair. “Yeah, she’ll be fine!” And I believed it.

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“Wanna see if we can get Shaye drunk?”


Chloe’s PoV

This has to be this one. I gazed up at the ancient structure, the same color as the burning sands behind it. I was tired and over-heated. I took a swig of water from my canteen.

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The past few weeks of research and excavation had lead me here, to the Great Pyramid. Everything I could learn about the Relics of Life and Death pointed to the pyramids as the final resting places. And everything I could dig up (literally) had lead me to the Great Pyramid. I’d already spent the better part of a day examining every inch of the pyramid’s base. The sun was sinking behind me and I was no closer to entering the over-glorified triangle than I had been that morning!

“Damn!” I stamped my foot childishly, feeling tears prick my eyes. So close!

As the sun finally slipped behind the sand dunes, I heard the soft, but unmistakable, sound of stone grinding against stone. I watched in awe as a huge sandstone block slowly slid into the earth, revealing the pyramid’s opening…

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…and Donovan and Lucy!

“Chloe!”

“…we’re so busted.”

“What the hell?!”

“I can explain!” Donovan cried out, waving his arms frantically.

I opened and closed my mouth, gargling bits and pieces of words. It was all I could do to try to parse the scene in front of me!

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Donovan, babbling about tombs and mummies while Lucy moaned behind him about being grounded for life.

“Grounded?” I managed. They stared at me.

“Are you mad?” Donovan asked, tense.

But my mind had managed to catch up with the latest sensory input. “Were you just in there?!”

“Yes,” Lucy squeaked.

“Did you find a relic?! Smallish statue of Anubis, odd rust coloration, possibly flecks of silver?!”

“Um…I-I…don’t know,” Donovan stuttered. “I found a statue of Anubis, but—”

“Analyze! Must!”

“But it’s solid gold!”

Sure enough, the small relic Donovan produced from his backpack was gold plated. Though not solid gold throughout, it certainly did not have an Agragorium core.

“Indeed,” I muttered, passing the relic back to my brother and thinking hard. I squinted at the pyramid, muttering calculations under my breath. Turn your face to the newborn gods…sunrise…east.

“Tell Thomas I’ll be home late,” I muttered to Donovan and Lucy, then started counting steps eastward.

“But—” Donovan and Lucy shared a look. “Wait!”


Note:  I’ve got some exciting news!  *pauses dramatically*  I bought a new laptop!  A gaming laptop!  😀  I’ve already messed about with the Sims 3 on it, and OMG!  Everything is beautiful!  It’s like seeing the world with your first pair of glasses!  And OMG!  My pets have FLUFF!  Ermahgerd!  So, guess what the Mayfields might be getting soon?  XD

Thanks for reading! XD

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7 Comments

  1. Sneaky Donovan and Lucy! I guess they ended up helping Chloe considerably in the end, though. I wonder what is going to happen with Chloe next. I can’t imagine Thomas will be overly-thrilled that she is staying out later than discussed. Can’t wait to read more! 😀

    Also, wow! A gaming laptop! That’s awesome! I’m hoping we get to see the Mayfields with a fluffy pet! 😀

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    1. Oh yes! Maybe not soon, but yes, eventually there will be fluffy pets for all! XD

      So…the real thing is…a bit more mundane. You’ll see next chapter, which will be mostly dialogue and not much will actually get done. XD

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  2. “Analyze! Must!”

    LOL, I really like Chloe! And haha that title worked out well actually because it completely misled me. I thought it was going to refer to MorcuCorp being “busted” but really it was Donovan and Lucy XD On that note, they may not have found what Chloe was looking for, but it seems like she’s just had another “Eureka” moment. I just know she’ll figure it out! Or at least, I hope she does…lol.

    Also, YAY!!! That is actually how I felt when I got my new laptop! The pet fluff was probably the number one thing that made my jaw drop. No longer were my cats amorphous clay lumps–NOW THEY LOOKED CUDDLY. Hahaha. Enjoy!!! New laptops are seriously the best!

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  3. Like Jowita, I can’t help but wonder if the siblings should work together for better results against MorcuCorp.
    But maybe Thomas feels too afraid and too responsible for everyone else to actually agree to something like that, hmm…

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  4. The Laptop Cord Chronicles end with a brand new laptop! Yay! I see sim makeovers in the future…

    Dear me… It’s hard to be Thomas. Dang. Hahah… If my sister, cousins and I spend an extended time abroad, we’ll spend a good chunk of it in our house. Netflix and chill. No adventures like this. Gotta love fiction. Chloe is unstoppable! Love her guts! May she end her mission in a blaze of glory.

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