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When the call to begin had sounded, Weller had headed to the entrance of the tomb with some of the other workers. However, when he had waited for a few minutes, taking a couple of pictures of the interior of the tomb, and Rune still hadn't shown up, he stepped back outside to look for him. More minutes passed. An average looking guy accompanied by an average looking space alien passed. Weller took a quick photograph of them walking into the tomb— too quick; it came out unfocused and muddy. No big loss, it would've just been the backs of their heads anyway. He passed yet more time taking a couple of closer pictures of the entrance to the tomb. He grew impatient, and his impatience turned to frustration, and his frustration turned into taking more pictures. Pointless pictures, pictures of his shoes, pictures of the sand and dirt, pictures of his pictures. He'd have kept taking pictures until the camera ran out of film, but Rune finally showed up. "Hey-" He said, walking next to him, "I've got plenty of pictures of the outside, not so much of our coworkers unfortunately, but I think they might have been bothered by a guy they probably haven't met taking pictures of them and running off. Oh, and maybe when we get inside, you can go take pictures and let me wander off to do whatever the hell I want. Sound good?" Weller glanced at Rune, and, "Hey! Are you even listening to me?" Rune appeared to have not heard him- or, more likely, was ignoring him on purpose. "Drrrgh!" growled Weller in his frustration. Just before they stepped into the tomb with the others, he grabbed rune by the collar of his shirt and pulled him to the side, pressing him against the dusty excavated wall. "Now, you'll listen to me." Weller said, shaking his finger and glaring at Rune, who seemed to be only somewhat bothered and actually looked kind of bored. Weller shook his head, "Just who exactly is in charge here? Really! Let's get this straight! You might know more about science and- I don't know, impossible things, than I do, but I provide you with money, I provide you with resources, I even cover your ass when you do something stupid. If you continue to treat me like your throwaway piggy-bank, then I'll just leave you here in Egypt." Rune raised his eyebrows skeptically. "Yeaaah... well, I don't think so." When Weller responded with an absolutely flabbergasted look, Rune continued, spelling it out for him, "If you were really going to drop me, you would have done it already. I should hope so, anyway. Certainly once you found out I was responsible for turning your cousin into a giant talking lizard. But you haven't. So..." He held up his hands in a shrug, and made as though he were going to go inside. Before he could though, Weller, who was left briefly wordless, pulled him back and angrily hissed, "Oh, oh, you don't think I'm willing to cut you off? You think you can walk- all over me, without consequence? Well get this: you're fired! No money, no resources, no ass-covering..." he paused. "...for a week!" Rune, who had started to look concerned, raised his eyebrows again, this time in amusement. He sighed, "See? You're just as curious as I am to see what we can accomplish together. What untold secrets of the world we can find. What barriers of science and reason we can break. And for that, I am too valuable to you. That's why you won't get rid of me." "I like to think of it as partially being a gentleman's respect." Said Weller, huffily. He had let go of Rune, and now had his arms folded in a stance of bitter withdrawal. Rune frowned slightly. He did feel somewhat bad for the guy, and even for treating him with disrespect. "Hey, Tucker... yeah, I'm sorry. You're right, I shouldn't be taking advantage of you and I owe you a debt of gratitude for all you've done for me. From here on out, we'll deal with things on an even scale. Like gentlemen, right?" He put a hand on Tucker's shoulder and gave him a friendly smile, then glanced at the entrance to the tomb, "but, right now, I've really got to get in there. I'm supposed to have some leadership in this thing, you know." Tucker sighed, part in exasperation, but part in relief. "Sure, sure, whatever. Let's go." He took his sunglasses off, and headed into the tomb behind Rune.
Rune did not take long in finding Marion. She was surrounded by a couple of other people, including Okul and Amu, who must've gotten ahead of him while he was busy chatting with Tucker. Edging his way into the small cluster, he heard a few snatches of their conversation; security, explosives, something about the tomb containing magic. Hmmn, he could use that, best keep it in mind. When he got close enough to be noticed, he held up his hands apologetically, and began, "Sorry, sorry- here I am, I apologize for being so late Marion, I did not think that you were going to begin quite so soon." He took a look at the others present, "Ah, hello. I'm Rune Prestegard, I believe I'll be acting as guidance for this dig, is that correct?" he glanced at Marion, then back at everyone else. "Who do we have here?"
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Meanwhile, Harry stepped slightly back from the mass of the crowd. He felt a brief twinge of pain from his temple and put a hand to it, glancing around suspiciously. No Cloak Guy. Okay, we're cool for now. He flicked open his backup to where he'd left it before - a wikipage on Ancient Egypt - and briefly skimmed it, chuckling a bit at certain sections on "the power of the pyramids". The Recycling Hypothesis just got a little bit stronger. I'd like to meet these guys. Closing the window, he turned to the nearest person. "So, what's up?" I'm a bit lost, so I'll leave it open as to who he's talking with.
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Tucker tried making his way through the group of people, attempting to get closer to Rune without having to push people around and without damaging the camera. He sighed. The camera. Somehow he had let Rune get away without giving the lumpy thing back to him. He had little success easing forward further into the tomb, so there he was, taking more pictures. He snapped a photo of one wall with several hieroglyphs that the two of the young teens were currently looking at. Somewhat curious, if only arbitrarily, and he eavesdropped for a moment. One of them, the boy with surprisingly purple hair, was talking about 'perception' and the symbols. Tucker thought he understood. They were looking at the hieroglyphs like clouds; where one saw three claw scratchings, the other saw curtains. Where one saw an eye, the other saw a man hanging himself. Tucker sighed and stepped away. This dig would have to pull out something really worthwhile if he was going to put any money into it. Rune had begun addressing the audience. Tucker half-listened, taking a few pictures here and there. He was happy to hear that they were working diligently on getting the door open, so the exploration could truly get underway. He had just taken another picture of a wall with a set of hieroglyphs that he couldn't tell apart from the others, but figured were still important to have on insta-film, when someone nearby asked, "So, what's up?" Tucker paused, unsure of whether the voice was speaking to him. He would have glanced around to make sure there was no one else around, but he wasn't wearing his sunglasses and didn't want to look any more awkward than was necessary. Instead, he sighed slightly, tipped his head towards the guy whom the voice belonged to and said, "Pictures, documentation, and perhaps later, analysis. Idle-work while the rest of them figure out that door. Y'know..." he turned his head and smiled at the man, who was, he noted, the somewhat average looking guy who had been walking with the less-average looking alien. "A little boring when you don't know how to read any of this, but necessary."
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