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There is a Light; G096 Start - THREAD CLOSED
Topic Started: Aug 8 2010, 08:46 PM (3,203 Views)
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(Marion Summers G074 start)

Marion groaned and sat up slowly. She looked around in an attempt to take in her surroundings. It wasn’t easy to do, in the darkness. She must be in a cave. But what was she doing there? She remembered a particularly disturbing dream. It had to be a dream; her teachers couldn’t possibly have been killed in front of her. People were better than that. They were supposed to be on senior trip.

Although, how’d she get here? She let out a sigh; she wasn’t going to figure anything out sitting here in the dark. Marion stood slowly and a bag dropped to the ground landing with a thunk. That’s not mine, she thought. Wait, that man said something about a pack of essentials. She bent to scoop it up. Wow, it’s really heavy. Opening it she found the items that had been described and something else. A sickle with a heavy chain attached to it. It looks like something from a karate movie. What am I supposed to do with it?

She sighed again squinting into the bag in the darkness. This must be my weapon, she thought, and then froze. Wait, if this is my weapon and bag then that means this dream was real! She took several deep breaths trying to fight off the overwhelming panic. It can’t be real, can it? She’d seen SOTF a couple of times, but wasn’t an avid fan. People didn’t interest Marion as much as the environment, and if a bunch of actors wanted to go around pretending to kill each other. Well let them. Except, except she wasn’t an actress and yet somehow she’d ended up on this, this, wherever she was.

Realizing again that standing here in the dark wasn’t gaining her anything; she took a cautious step forward. She’d gone a few feet when suddenly the tunnel ahead filled with light. Moving more confidently now that she could see where she was going, she headed towards the light. She let out a nervous giggle at the realization of how that phase was normally used. Marion stumbled forward and found a giggling Katelyn…Katelyn something staring down into her own bag.

Marion froze and was suddenly cautious. A little late now, she told herself. Keeping a small distance between them she waved to get the other girl’s attention. “Hi,” she said simply. “Any idea where we are?”
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Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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Marion put her hands up in an attempt to block the light that was now shining in her face, then quickly moved them to her ears as whatever Katelyn had let out a squeal and then dropped to the floor. Marion was grateful when Katelyn finally moved the light from her eyes, although now on top of the darkness, she was seeing spots too. She blinked rapidly trying to clear her vision.

"Sorry," she replied, "I guess I got a little startled there..."

“Yeah, I think this whole situation is enough to make us all on edge,” Marion replied turning to face the newcomer who’d joined them. Wow, this is one busy cave, she thought to herself. Although now that she looked around in the light, it looked more like a mine than a cave. She shrugged and filed that information away for the time being.

"Hey! Either of you know what the hell's going on," the athlete, something Bennet asked them. She’d covered most of the sports teams at one time or another, and knew that Bennet had been on a couple.

“Apart from being stuck here in this cave or mine or whatever, I don’t know much else. Well, I mean I don’t know much else, besides what we all know about this being SOTF,” Marion said. “You guys have any more information?”
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Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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Marion shifted as Bennett studied her from her seat on the ground. From the look on her face, she wasn’t exactly pleased with her company. Join the club, she thought although she mostly meant being stuck in these tunnels or whatever they were and trapped in this sick game.

"I thought information was a specialty of yours...Marion. Am I right? You wrote for the paper, didn't you? As for extra information, I don't anything more than what we were told. To be honest I just woke up and took off walking." She looked around a bit, narrowing her eyes.

Marion rolled her eyes. “Yeah, Marion Summers. And for the record, being a reporter doesn’t mean I automatically have all the answers,” she clarified. “My job is to uncover the facts, which begins with asking questions.”

"Do these tunnels unnerve anyone else,” Bennett asked

"Yeah, I guess it is pretty creepy in here...,”
Katelyn answered before Marion had a chance. Instead Marion nodded her agreement at the unnerving nature of the tunnels.

“I think it makes an excellent excuse to get out of here,” she suggested. “See what the rest of the island looks like, or at least where these tunnels lead.”
V5 characters
Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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Marion took a minute to pull her own flashlight from her pack. Rummaging around further she found her notebook and a pencil. These two items comforted her, in a way she hadn’t realized. She rearranged her pack so they sat on the top. The first thing she was planning on doing was writing all this down. It would make for an awesome story. Take that school paper! I could actually get this published in a real paper. She shook her head at the direction her thoughts had taken. Nothing is going to happen if you don’t get yourself out of these caves. She flipped the flashlight on and followed after Aston.

When the group started forward she broke the silence. “I’ve decided that I’m going to treat this whole experience as research for a story,” she said. “Some day my story will be found and then I’ll get printed in the Milwaukee Times or maybe the New York Times.”
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Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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Marion scoffed. “If I win I won’t need a post office. Someone will figure out where we are eventually,” she said forcing cheerfulness. “I disagree with you on people not caring about our lives. I mean haven’t you ever watched the SOTF program, so people follow it like obsessively. That’s us now. But apart from that historians are always fascinated by how people live through traumatic times. Didn’t you have to read The Diary of Anne Frank?” She shrugged realizing she was rambling as usual.

“Anyway maybe I should be worrying less about what’s happening when we get off this island and more about how to get out of these stupid tunnels. Any ideas?”
V5 characters
Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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Marion looked around the tunnel. "I guess it's as good a plan as any," she said with a shrug. She took a few steps forward and then realized that she was still addressing the girl by her last name. If she was going to write all this down it might be nice to actually get the girl's name right.

Turning back to face the girl. "Hey, since I'm keeping track of this and such, it's probably a good idea that I get your first name. I'm sorry, but all I can think of is Bennett."

Unfortunately Marion asked the question to any empty tunnel. She had been so busy trying to write down what had happened thus far that she had failed to keep up with Bennett. "Well, great," she mumbled to herself. "Now I'm by myself again." With a loud sigh she tucked the notebook and pencil into the pocket of her jeans and focused instead on making her way out of the tunnels.

((Marion Summers continued in Pearl and Destiny ))
Edited by Arscapi, Sep 7 2010, 11:18 PM.
V5 characters
Kaliska Day
Kathryn Nguyen G61 - deceased Start
Bianca Howard G45 - deceased Start
Logan Cadagon B16 - deceased Start

V4 Characters:
Thea Kairos - G067 - deceased
Alexandria "Alex" Jackson - G046 - rescued
Marion Summers - G074 - deceased
Gracie Wainwright - G081 - deceased
Samaya Boen-Hilstrand - G064-deceased
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