“Have you ever seen an ocean so blue?” Trey asked dreamily from his vantage point on the ground.
“Well-” Sally was about to come back with a sarcastic comment but was smoothly interupted by Lisa.
“Don’t bother, Sally. Let him be a little silly and sentimental if he wants! We’ve found the Old City! Be a little happy for crying out loud!” She threw herself down next to Trey and stared out at the ocean with him.
“Ugh. So what? We found a bunch of ruins. Big whoopdeefreakindoo! With the new bunch of ‘village elders,’” she even supplied air quotes which brought a peal of laughter from Trey, “They’ll probably call it blasphemous and all sorts of crap. I’ll bet we could learn a lot from here, too.” Sally sighed with longing. Her one passion was learning new things. Any new things. Specifically historical things, though. And the ruins of the Old City were the perfect source for studying their past. Find the answers to questions the elders never allowed to be asked.
“Like?” Trey prompted. Even he could find time to take his head out of the clouds to provoke Sally.
“Like where the Dragons went!” Sally almost screamed infrustration. They just didn’t get it! One of the most mysterious questions in history and no one seemed to care how it could affect them.
Suddenly, Lisa fell down into a deep hole that appeared out of the ground.