Avlynn was running as fast as her legs would carry her, problem was that there was no visible end to the corridor. Her eyes darted around, seeking some sort of exit.
There was a dark shadow on the ceiling up further. “Looks like there might be a hole in the ceiling,” Avlynn shouted to the others. The corridor was creeping slowly closed.
Using her momentum, Avlynn jumped and reached for the edge of the dark hole. Her fingers, slick with sweat, weren’t able to grab fast. The crumbling stone gave way under her fingers and she fell flat on her behind.
Emeline was next to try. Digging in her finger nails, she managed to get a hold and pull her body into the void. The blackness consumed her.
Fen pulled Avlynn to her feet, “I’ll give you a boost.”
Avlynn stepped into Fen’s cupped hands and used his shoulders to push up. Emeline helped reached out and helped Avlynn up. The walls were almost framing Fen’s broad shoulders.
Both women reached out to help Fen into the cramped space, with the walls so close Fen was able to push himself up with his feet as they closed in. The trio sat in darkness as the walls slithered closed.
“I’m guessing nobody brought a torch?” Avlynn asked quietly.
Fen snorted, “Normally I see fine in the dark.”
“Not in pitch black though,” Emeline pointed out. She was retrieving something from her pocket. A glow erupted in the small space.
Avlynn squinted her eyes and saw that Emeline had yet another stone of some sort in her hand. “You’re pockets must weigh a tonne,” she commented.
Emeline smiled, “This stone is remarkably light.” Shining it around the small space the trio let out a groan. The area led nowhere.
Fen was ready to launch into a string of curses when the walls below started moving outward. “What the hell?”
“There must be some sort of sensor,” Avlynn muttered.
“If that’s the case I’m waiting until the walls are fully opened,” Fen stated.
“We’ll have more time if they have to open fully before they close again,” Emeline pointed out.
“And what if they start closing as soon as we’re down?” Fen retorted.
“I guess we’ll just have to jump down and see,” Emeline replied.
A dark smirked covered Fen’s face, “Ladies first,” he said indicating to Emeline.
“Very well,” Emeline said as she slid down the opening and waited to see if the walls retracted. They continued their slow pace outward. “No change,” she told the werewolves.
Fen dropped down next and held out his arms for Avlynn. She dropped into this embrace and they stood for an awkward moment looking at each other. Emeline cleared her throat, “We need to move.”
No further prompting was needed, the trio ran and looked for the next safe point.
It was like thousands of voices cried out for a sequel and were suddenly silenced...