“Well this looks interesting,” Todd said to his two friends as they stood at the opening in the old castle wall that seemed to lead down a set of stone steps to an underground tunnel or chamber. “Who’s ready to follow me down those steps and explore whatever is down there?”
“Are you sure it’s safe to go down there?” Mary asked.
“I agree,” Brad said, “it looks a little sketchy to me.”
“You two are such a disappointment,” Todd said. “Can’t you see how discovering what these steps lead to is our destiny? I say we head on in without any further delay.”
“So what’s your plan, Todd!” Brad asked.
“I don’t need no stinkin’ plan, Bro,” Todd said. “Let’s just wing it, okay?”
“You two macho men can go down there by yourselves. I am not going to risk life and limb on this cockamamie misadventure. Who knows what will befall you if you go down there?” Mary said. “Besides, if I stay behind, when you get stuck or injured down there, I’ll be here to call for help.”
“Mary, you astonish me,” Todd exclaimed. “I thought you were adventurous.”
“I am, but I’m not foolhardy,” Mary said.
Todd and Brad stepped through the opening and started down the stone steps. That’s when Mary heard the screams. Then she heard Brad yell up at her, “Mary, get help quick!”
Written for KL Caley’s #writephoto prompt. Photo credit: KL Caley. Also for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “follow.”Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (disappointment), Ragtag Daily Prompt (destiny), The Daily Spur (delay), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (wing), Your Daily Word Prompt (astonish), and MMA Storytime (exclaim).