[Tomb: Branching Hallway]
"I appreciate the support Faddil, even if you do believe that I'm just smoking my socks... I can see you still have some confidence in my direction. I do indeed insist that we take this course of action." Rune wore a tired look as he gazed at his naysayers— a look that was unnecessarily made-up for the moment. "Tucker. Adam. Please.
" He spoke calmly, with an edge of certainty; like a man who was under the impression that what he was doing was the right thing, even in the face of adversity. "Clearly there is more at stake here than... the well being... of one person. If this creature truly poses a legitimate threat over everyone here, then it's our responsibility to confront it. Especially... especially if al-Faddil has doubts about the rest of the team's foresight going into this... hefty situation."
Tucker's face was rattled withe discontent, and the feeling eventually broke into words. "That doesn't mean you
have to go! Hell, why don't you get some rest and just let me take your place?"
"Because, Tucker, I didn't come here to rest.
And... I don't mean to hurt your feelings, but you're not so much the best at facing... ah, unusual things. Are you?
Otherwise, you'd be in there now."
This left tucker glaring, trying to find the right words to arm his retort but failing over and over. When he finally began to speak, spitting out, "Because of— well, with Knives
—" he was cut off before his word mess could go any further.
"Besides, there's something else I need you for." Rune's eyebrows leveled, his face now awash with sincerity—the kind needed when a request must seem absolutely necessary. Tucker's only response was a slight softening in his glare mixed in with the fold of his arms, which seemed enough to invite Rune to continue. So he did, "The path that we came from— at the end of it... there's a hole that reaches much deeper into this 'tomb' or whatever it may really be. And it doesn't stop... at the bottom. There's something important down there... I'm sure, but I can't return there myself; not in my current condition.
"I want you to go for me, Tucker. Join the others still down there, find whatever there is to find. This is important too." Rune's mouth pulled slowly into a tired smile, and he peered more intently at Tucker. "Okay?"
Tucker made a noise that was a cross between an exasperated sigh and an annoyed groan. "A huge hole. Do you want me to jump?
"Of course not, there's a secure line reaching to the bottom. It's not so hard."
"Okay, 'great', but look, I—" Tucker indicated Knives with a glance, looking between the young man and Rune. "I can't.
Rune bit his lip for a moment, then he plain and lightly stated, "You'll have to." following this with a big, piteous bite of chocolate.
edited 7th Feb '13 10:08:11 PM by Ryuhza