Chimera overtook me on the way up and yelled back down that he could here music. I could hear it too. It was a flute.
'Hey its a little windy up here.' I was only a few feet below him so I heard the voice above address him. I used my last bit of strength to pull myself over the edge of the cliff and sit down.
'Anyone need some rope?' I yelled back down.
'Not sure. Send it down anyway.' I slowly unravelled my rope letting it fall to the floor.
'I'm coming up.' I felt tension on the end of the rope as someone pulled against it. Don't drop the rope. Whatever you do, don't drop it.
'Hey. Who are you?' A girl with really long black hair came and held out her hand to me.
'I'm Dotty. I would love to shake your hand right now but,' I indicated the rope, 'I'm a little tied up right now.'
'Can you give me a hand up?' M had reached the top of the cliff face and was holding out his hand so I could help him the last bit of the way. I took one hand off the rope and gave it to M and pulled him over the edge and onto firm ground. 'Thanks.' I stood up properly and was almost pushed back down again by the wind.
'You weren't joking when you said it was windy were you.'
'As if I would joke.' Chimera looked hurt but I think he was just pretending.