Chapter 17: This man will surviveChapter 17: This man will survive by Meldelen
Minos Axiotis leaned back on his chair and sighed. He looked at the Theotokos' icon hanging on the wall and sighed again, this time more deeply.
Blessed Mother, give me strength to bear this uncertainty.
The last time he was able to contact Lara and Kurtis was at Brasov's hotel. Since they had gone to Egypt hadn't heard nothing about them.
He was afraid something bad had happened. Something to tip the balance in favour of Evil. If only he could...
The phone rang.
Minos looked at the device and shuddered. This wasn't normal. In his retirement, he didn't use any media (that was against their modus vivendi and the holy rules of their community), but he'd been forced to use it to contact the Amazonian and the Lux Veritatis.
But he has been always who called. It was impossible somebody could locate him. It was impossible...
With a convulsive motion, he picked up the phone.
The voice he heard through the headset was cold and sharp as steel.
- Geiá sou, Minos A
Chapter 16: Bloodstained SandChapter 16: Bloodstained Sand by Meldelen
Screams and shootings woke her up. Lara jumped out of bed and pulled the ubiquitous gun under the bundle of clothes which was her pillow. Then she decided she couldn’t go out in underwear and put some clothes on her on the run, also put the Periapt in her backpack and left the tent.
- What the fuck…? – she screamed.
And then she saw it. Several Jeeps stopped there. Some men invaded the camp, armed with submachine guns. And the commander of all them...
Lara cursed a thousand times not to have killed him when she had the chance.
At camp, chaos erupted. The excavators, terrified, fled to the only place that seemed safe: the stronghold. The Bedouin, who carried war into their veins, took up arms with savage cries and rushed to meet the invaders. The result was that ones came upon others and formed a tap of terrified and angry people that yelled and made a fuss.
- Oh, come on. - Lara muttered, annoyed.
Gunderson's men ran between the tents and surrounded up pe
Chapter 15: PutaiChapter 15: Putai by Meldelen
It was evening when they left the stronghold. The return was easy, with the caring guidance of the skeletons, despite Lara felt offended by having to follow a bunch of bones which treated Kurtis with great respect, and mostly when she saw the traps were not working at his sight. She said something about including Kurtis in her inventory from that time to avoid headaches in the traps and also something about her work being undervalued thus it had no intrigue or emotion.
The sunlight hurt them in the eyes when they exit. Jean, who was there supervising the excavators’ work, ran towards them:
- How did it go? Sacre bleu! - he said, looking at Kurtis - What happened, monsieur Trent?
Kurtis had half of his face black with clotted blood.
- Occupational risk. - said Lara- Have you installed the infirmary?
- Yes, by there.
The infirmary was one of the many tents enabled. Upon entering the fortress, they had left behind a wasteland devastated by the sirocco, and now there was a real camp.