|tanithryudo (tanithryudo) wrote,|
@ 2004-02-02 11:01:00
|Entry tags:||writing, yvtw|
YvtW: Pyramid scene
Okay, this time, that was definitely moving, Tanith thought as the lid of the sarcophagus began to inch back bit by bit. Frantically, her eyes skimmed the room, looking for some way out. The room looked as if it had been sealed shut but...
There was a second room adjoined to the one she was in, with nary a corridor between them, but a rather large doorless entrance that her light did not shine through. Without a second thought, Tanith raced across the room and through the door, putting as much distance between herself and the sarcophagus as possible.
The second room seemed a disappointment at first, since it did not have any doors out of the place either. However... was it her imagination or did the air seem fresher? Some glimmers of old high school lessons on the pyramids stirred in the back of her mind. Almost reluctantly, she let the mage-light in her hand die down... And there it was - a thin, almost invisible, shaft of light raining down from the ceiling - a ventilation shaft through the bulk of the pyramid. She moved looked up into the shaft, and could barely see a hint of blue skies in the far distance.
The sound of a sarcophagus lid meeting the floor intruded into her reverie. Was that a footstep?
The vent was far too small for her to crawl through, even if she had been able to keep a grip on the smooth sides. She thought about transforming into a lizard or other crawling creature, then immediately discarded the notion. She'd have to make her way up the walls in the dark then, with limited vision of such creatures, and she was bound to get lost. That only left...
The sound of another, louder footstep decided her. Letting go of the mage-light, Tanith concentrated, and then let herself slip into her new form. Moments later, a ruby-crested hummingbird was zooming out of the pyramid shaft.