Part 20: In Which Will Does the Mushroom Samba
The same scenery goes on and on. Its hard to keep track of time kind of makes me wish Id brought a pocket watch.
Im so tired. I must have walked 500 miles today.
This is crazy! Having to walk so far!
Enough! Youve been tired ever since we started this trip.
Lances right, Kara. I think all of us feel the same way!
I dont even know why were talking about this. Its not like going back is really an option.
Lets eat, Im hungry.
I am afraid the longer we travel in this tunnel, the easier it will be to forget why we are here. Maybe all ancient people were that way.
Vampires. Weird lost underwater city that might just sink again. Yknow, in case you forgot.
My skin has gone dry from eating weird food
Being underground in a cave for days on end probably isnt helping either.
Im.. not even going to ask.
Thousands of years ago people walked through this tunnel. Somehow, when I think of the distant past, I feel so insignificant.
Thats great, Im just hoping we dont find their bones somewhere along the way.
These mushrooms grow all over in the tunnel. Its our only food. Yesterday baked mushroom, the day before boiled mushroom, before that raw. Starting to eye up Lance and Erik as possible alternatives. Its the harsh reality of being an explorer.
And just like that, another day passed.
Unable to sleep, I started at an underground river I dont know how many days Ive been talking to myself.
Im just looking for more mushrooms. Cant get enough of them.
Somehow youve grown up.
I dont understand it myself, but I can use some strange power, and my body has changed to the body of a warrior. Like literally. And it all started when my father went to the Tower of Babel. So Lilly why did you join this trip?
I dont like the sound of that.
We will walk all day again tomorrow lets get some sleep
Last night when I was sleeping I heard an odd sound from above.
Kara is very concerned about that sound Im too tired to do anything.
Wait. I heard it again!! What is that sound ?
Oh no! Weve got to run!!
Run? Run where?!
Lillys got a point, since were under the water. If any of this tunnel goes, we all go. Quiet, everyone! This vibrating sound
Its a signal ships use to talk to each other. Lets see if I can decode it wait
When I came to, the form of my body had changed to Riversons. This Riverson is a creature who lives in the ocean. I dont know if its human or not.
I wanted to continue the journey with you, but not in this body. You must figure out this riddle of the comet and the ruins
Wow. I know Seths life with his parents wasnt the best but I dont think becoming a giant sea monster was the answer.
Seth Im scared
This guy must have studied Morse code. Im just surprised that Seth knew it.
But Seth didnt have a human form!!
No, Erik. Dont jump to conclusions.
Well, cheer up. Lets go!
Will, your cousin is WEIRD.
You say this like you thought I might not have realized.
Some time later
Look! A sign!
Angels living in a place like this? Well, they say angels dont like meeting with people.
First, we can rest in that room
Wait, what are you grinning about?
Were going to the same place. I have no idea why the two of you are acting like youd be taking me somewhere different no matter who I went with.
Ill explore this place myself. Dont try to follow me!
Why are you so grouchy
Maybe shes just tired. Let her be for now.
You guys go on ahead. Im going to go after her.
That doesnt sound like an angel at all. Are you sure youre not actually vampires?
But when I look at the ocean, my heart aches.
Its probably better you dont follow up on that.
Ive neither laughed nor cried since the day I was born. I just survive.
That sounds terrible. Have you tried looking at the ocean?
Beats some of the alternatives Ive seen for human evolution. At least youre not sea monsters.
Ishtar praised her beauty. Then she went to his studio.
Once came here? Its been all of about five minutes!
Ill show you the way to the studio. Remember it.
If you look at which way the torch flame bends, youll understand. Down the dark street, through where the wind blows, to where you can hear the waterfall. Then look for the place where the sound of the waterfall is loud. Ishtars studio is in front. Be careful.
Of course you couldnt just tell me to take the third door on the right. Im sure shell be fine for a little while longer.
Um.. listen, theres kind of a thing going on
Its hard to talk about, but I seem to have fallen in love with Lilly
Okay, never mind. This is going to be too good to miss.
I dream only of her I want her to notice me.
Completely not. I didnt think Id ever hear you say a thing like that. But youve spent a lot of time together. It seems only natural.
Soon it will be Lillys 15th birthday. I want to give her a present and tell her how I feel. What would you give her?
Well, duh. Skip the preliminaries and go straight to it. Thats the only thing shed like, right?
It might be too sudden, but if you think its OK, Ill try it.
Im a bad friend. But this is going to be good.
I think theyre vampire angels. Maybe vangels. No, that sounds pretty stupid
Youre turning into one of THEM!
Okay, thats just not fair. I went and talked with one of them and got a whole thing about the ocean and heart ache, and you just sat here thinking about it. Screw this, Ive got a princess to rescue.
Next update: Our princess is in this castle.