Rune listened to Herakleios and Kalogeros's short explanation, scratching his chin and nodding slowly, though by the end he had a slight look of doubt— or perhaps uncertainty— on his face. They seemed certain enough about it, and given the look of the two of them and, well, every other impossibility he had seen at the dig, he wouldn't deny the plausibility of their method. However, one thing kept him from leaping on the idea straight away.
"Okay," he said slowly, "Good suggestion, but—and correct me if I'm mistaken—that would require us to know which wall has an open space behind it. Often times, the entrances to Egyptian tombs- or in this case, the tomb proper, have a narrow hallway just beyond or before a doorway like this. Of course, it's not the same in all cases, but there stands the possibility that your hole creation would yield nothing but more brick." He paused for a moment, then added quickly, "If I'm grasping how it works correctly, that is."
"It's a good idea though, I'm keeping it in high consideration." He said, waving his finger. Rune took out his notebook and quickly titled the next blank page ideas
, scribbling down a brief recap of what he had just heard.
When someone else nearby began offering a suggestion, he quickly shifted his attention to the one speaking, notebook still in hand. The man speaking wore dark clothing, and Rune recognized him. He knew that Marion had pointed him out, but that had been so quick, whatever name she had told Rune hadn't stuck. Still, he probably wrote it down in his notebook, maybe that would incite- oh, he's got a name-tag! Way to miss that one.
"Well, al-Faddil, I appreciate the suggestion, though I think we're going to try avoiding cutting through the door if at all possible. Once again, as an object of potential historical and cultural significance, we don't want to damage it. However, if your... uh... suits can manage to push the door without noticeably damaging the carvings on its surface, then by all means, have them give it a shot. But if the door doesn't give way with a moderate amount of pressure, I'd ask you to have them refrain from continuing."
Rune turned away, remembering that someone else had wanted to offer a suggestion earlier, shortly after Rune had arrived. He looked around, but Rune couldn't spot the person in the immediate surrounding of people. Once again, he knew that Marion had pointed the man out and named him, but Rune, having had no real conversation with him, had let it go over his head. Still, he would've scribbled it onto his page of names in his notebook, maybe seeing it would jog his memory and bond the relationship it had with the person.
He flipped his notebook open to where he had written down all of the names of the people present, and began eying them one-by-one. Har-ee, a-moo, keyn, ahy-duh-noh, Hello.
The names ended there, with several missing and in their place, one word. Hello.
Rune furrowed his brow and stared at it. When had he written that? He hadn't
, had he? No, no, it was in ink, but the word was slightly larger than the others and not in his handwriting. He sighed and rubbed his eyes. He had thought that the jet-lag would have been taken care of by now, but- ...no, the word was still there. He closed the notebook. He opened it back up again.
Had somebody else
written it in? Snagged his notebook somehow while he wasn't paying attention, and then slipped it back into his bag? Tucker? But... no, it would have had to have been between when he wrote the names down and now, and he hadn't seen Tucker since they'd entered the tomb. Or was that all the more damning? He looked up from the notebook and scanned around the crowd again. He spotted Tucker, but the man wasn't paying any attention to him, just taking pictures and talking to someone. Rune looked around at everyone else, but he couldn't tell if anyone was giving him any undue attention.
He glanced back down at the page and sighed. Hello.
Okay. No big deal, just silliness. Still, Rune felt dissatisfied with the word there and no answer to how it got there. And something else about it was bothering him, though he couldn't pin down what. It was there on the paper, and the names were gone. Had
he written it after all? Subconsciously written down somebody's greeting? Rune shook his head in frustration and scribbled a large question mark next to the hello, then closed his notebook and left it closed.
edited 23rd Oct '12 2:16:41 AM by Ryuhza