As we uncovered the golden object, a bright flash of blinding light threw me off balance, making me stumble back a few paces and bash into Russel. The light faded, and knelt in front of the golden object.
"What do you think it is?" I asked. "Maybe it's jewellery!"
"Oh Rhianna, always thinking about your bling!" Sighed Viki, making air-quotes around the word "bling."
"Jeez, just because I care about my appearance!" I retorted without thinking. Viki shot me a hurt look, and I realised I had said something offensive again.
"Guys, stop squabbling like a bunch of three-year-olds. I feel really.. Weird." Russel interjected just as Viki opened her mouth to make a snappy come-back.
"Yeah.. Now that you mention it, me too.." I replied. "Like.. I dunno, like.. My stomach is all clenching together.." I trailed off, clutching my stomach.
"Yeah.." Viki agreed.
What we didn't realise was that the strange feeling we all felt, the flash of light, the golden object.. Were all connected, and that they were about to throw our lives into the balance...