"Do you know how terrifying ghosts are?"
It was endless. The halls of the crystal cavern just seemed to get longer, smaller, and more dangerous. The crystals were much clover to the path, their pointed edges threatening to cut anyone who walked too close. Not to mention it was like being under constant surveillance. Spectra could not see the eyes through the darkness, but she could feel them. "It better not be more of those ugly things!"
She pouted, referring to those ugly rock bunnies that so rudely attacked her. Now, Spectra wasn't quite like Ariadne. She lacked the calm mature motherly approach to things and when she talked it was loud, loud enough to bring whatever was watching them right out of their hiding place.
Spectra was not excited to be here, she wanted to get out. The stupid creatures and stupid crystals. Helping people was just so lame! No one could do anything for themselves, how do you even let a child get lost in a cave? Maybe they should have been watching them better, then this would have never happened. Not to mention they couldn't even hurt these things? Ugh! It was too much. Do this do that, Spectra just wanted to do something for herself! The good deeds she had done so far made her really see her fathers prospective. How he wanted to take over the world and blah blah blah. These thoughts were quickly put to rest due to her dangerous environment! It was just one thing after another in this place...
On the ceiling, there were three crystal-shaped eggs that began to crack just as a chickens would. "Uh oh."
Spectra said, watching a strange creature hatch just above. What emerged from the crystal cocoon was a white fox embedded with various jewels with an sharp quarts unicorn horn sticking out from it's skull. Falling to the floor and landing on all fours, the three foxes kicked behind them and charged towards the girls. Spectra flew up, causing one of the foxes to run into a wall of earth and get his horn stuck. "Hahahaha!"
She called out in her usual high pitched voice before carrying on through the cave. She was sure that Ariadne had managed to escape and if not? Oh well.
But it wasn't gonna be that easy. The fox managed to break free from the earth wall and was running after Spectra, jumping in the air it created a crystal plate to step on, it did so with every leap forming a stair case of sorts so that it could catch up to her and once it did, well it was bad news. Spraying sparkles from it's horn Spectra was, from the neck down, encased in crystal. It was quite literally her crystal coffin. As she was flying when she was trapped she fell to the ground with a huge thud. "You're so lucky I can't hurt you!"
She yelled at the creature who was now standing over her body, threatening her life with its horn. "ARIADNE! HE-HE-HELP!"
Spectra called out, sobbing, hoping her friend was close by.
It was at times like this when Spectra truly was thankful that Ariadne had escaped death by the Vondergeists hands four years ago granted it only landed her right by Spectra in the end which was a fate worse than death at times. None the less, she had grown very close to her over the years, and even learned to depend on her in these types of situations. They had each others backs through thick and thin and Spectra was sure this time was no different from all the rest. There were very few situations where Spectra didn't put her faith and trust into Ariadne. Though it might not be noticeable to everyone, if you spend enough time with someone you begin to learn things about them, things they don't say but you can tell they are thinking.
Ariadne never forgot how Spectra and her came to meet. It was like the weight of the world resting on her shoulders, the trauma she suffered from that night. Still, Spectra couldn't care less about what Ariadne felt, but she did care about what she might do. Was her own life in jeopardy? Was it all a part of some scheme. Spectra didn't know and she was too childish to figure out. She just hoped that sometime soon she'd get out of this crystal coffin and then the cave. This had definitely been one of the worst missions yet. She should have known when that bridge collapsed that it was going to be a terrible day!
But she didn't, so they would continue on and probably face even worse conditions inside. If this place was so sacred why didn't they take care of it? That was a question Spectra was determined to ask the villagers when and if she got back. If something was this precious to them, why just let it sit here and basically destroy itself. Clearly this sentimental value they claimed it had was lacking in years of late. If Spectra was in charge, this place would be spic and span. Polished and cleaned daily, you would be able to see your reflection in just the normal rocks! AND the crystals of course and these creatures would be taught some manners.
That rule of not hitting them would also be lifted, you can hit them if they hit you! It's so unfair otherwise. Really what was so special about them? The appeal? Spectra just couldn't see it no matter how hard she tried to look. Even as she was laying on what was basically her death bed, with the ugly fox staring at her like she was a plump roast beef, the beauty of this crystal cave wasn't exposed to her. She only kept thinking about if she was in charge.
Maybe she would actually get rid of the creatures all together, they'd need an exterminator of course. These things were like bugs and they repopulated like no tomorrow. Every corner they turned was something new, and Spectra wasn't the type to enjoy discovering new things. Especially if they tried to attack you for.. what? No reason. So what if she called them ugly or tried to kick them. Big deal. They needed to get over it and she needed to be saved. If Ariadne didn't get there soon there was no telling what would become of her and this fox looked as if it was starving.
Spectra couldn't believe it even aught up with her, it was fast, she had to admit, but it was also cheating! Only she should be able to fly, those were the rules and this thing completely broke them! That was not okay. Not at all. Just because these creatures were special to the village didn't mean they could beat her, she wouldn't accept it. No, she would have won if it hadn't done such a thing. Spectra was certain of it. This fox wouldn't have even been able to touch her! Then another thought came to mind, maybe the cave empowered them and outside they would have been completely and utterly useless.
That made her feel a lot better about getting caught. They obviously had a leader and she would definitely take it out on them, this rule of not touching them didn't even matter to her anymore. If these villagers cared so much they could do it themselves. It would do them some good to take responsibility for their actions! Especially when it was bad parenting.