Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 10, 2008 23:29:51 GMT -5
Indiana was carefully wandering through the hallways of the big mansion. He had no idea where he was and that fact was annoying him to no end. He had to find out where he was or why he was there. It shouldn't be that hard, should it? Thinking that he heard footsteps, he pressed himself against the wall that he was walking next to and he peered around the corner. No one. All of this weirdness must have gotten to his head...or at least his ears.
Indiana walked up to a pair of double doors and carefully opened one of them. A big grin spread across his face when he saw that the room led to a humongous library. He hadn't been able to read up on any type of history for weeks and it was killing him. He checked around the room to see that no one was there and he immediatley headed for a row of books.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 11, 2008 10:30:29 GMT -5
Bellatrix strode boredly through the manor, twirling her wand in her right hand. Things had been too dull lately. It was quiet, like everyone had up and left, leaving her here alone. It put her slightly ill at ease. The house was always full of noises; girls giggling, things crashing, arguemnts, Sirius terrorizing the inhabitants... For it to be so quiet just wasn't right. Not that she cared, of course, she was just observant.
It was at the point where she was turning to find someone to bother that she heard movement down the hall. Grinning to herself, she followed the noise, turning into the library. Her nose wrinkled in slight disgust. Why the library? What was so interesting in here? Shrugging, she strode in a few paces, boots clicking on the hardwood floor. "Hello?" she called, still twirling her wand in her fingers. "Is there anyone in here?"
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 11, 2008 14:33:26 GMT -5
Indiana had just opened a book about the Holy Grail. This, unfortunatly, had reminded him of his dear old dad, someone that he never really liked to be reminded of. He had just gotten through reading the myth of the Grail, most of it being wrong. He laughed and shook his head. He slammed the book shut and looked at the author's name. In shock, he saw the name: Belloq, his one and only competitor. "I don't believe it," he said, in shock,"No wonder the facts are all wrong."
Suddenly, he heard a voice, so this time, he took out his whip. He was about to fling it when he saw a woman. A rather strange looking woman, but still a woman. "Who're you?" he blurted out. He had started to lose his manners after he had been at the mansion for only a few days, but he didn't care.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 11, 2008 14:39:20 GMT -5
Hearing more noise coming from the far end of the room, she moved toward it slowly, like a cat would stalk it's prey. Her wand was concealed but easily accessible as she found the source of the ruckus. Tilting her head to the side curiously, she wondered what on earth could have come from a book to get the man so riled up. Seeing the strangely dressed man (who could only be a Muggle) pull out some sort of weapon, she sprang into a defensive position, wand poised in front of her.
"Who I am is of no consequence to you, Muggle," she spat, sneering. "I'd advise lowering your weapon, however, if you value your life." While she wasn't quite bored enough to want to hurt this man, she didn't take kindly to being threatened. Not that his odd-looking wand posed much of a threat. It was far too long and very limp, like it was made of rope. How he expected to duel with that thing was beyond her.
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 11, 2008 21:37:36 GMT -5
Indiana raised his eyebrows when the woman raised a stick at him. What was so threatening about a stick? But, Indy resisted the temptation to laugh because the woman was looking slightly insane. Great. Just what he needed, another woman that has completely lost her mind. And what exactly was it that she had called him? A Muggle? He had studied every civilization known to man, and some unknown to man, and he had never even heard of the word Muggle.
Indiana was already ticked off because of that idiot, Belloq. With his stupid book. What he didn't need at the moment was some insane woman telling him what to do. He decided, for once to take the non-aggresive approach to a meeting. "Fine, lady," he put his whip back onto his belt. He stuffed Belloq's book back on the shelf and shook his head. "Idiot," he said, under his breath.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 11, 2008 22:48:00 GMT -5
Bellatrix had started to relax after seeing the funny wand put away when she caught what he muttered. Eyes blazing,she strode forward until the tip of her wand met with his neck. "What was that?" she questioned, brows knitting together. "You know, it isn't very wise to insult someone who could bring an end to your life before you could blink. Do you have a deathwish, filth? Because I would be more than happy to oblige, should you wish."
Some people just didn't know when to stop. You'd think that news of her short fuse would be spread far and wide by now. Hide your children, lock your doors, that sort of thing. It was what followed her everywhere in London. This poor fool seemed to have missed the memo. Ah well, she thought with a crazed grin. More fun for me.
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 11, 2008 22:58:44 GMT -5
Suddenly, Indiana was shoved against the bookcase with a stick at his neck. He guessed that there was obviously something special about this particular stick if she was threatening him with it. And yeah, this woman was definitely crazy. She had completely lost her mind.
Indiana lowered his arm and shoved the woman's arm away quickly. "Lady...I wasn't talking about you, alright?"he said, carefully. Great. Belloq was getting him in trouble with people that wanted to kill him and he wasn't even here. At the moment. Oh, God! Please don't let that moron be in this place. It would make it all that much worse.
Indiana turned back to the bookcase. His eye had spotted a white book that was sticking out slightly. "Huh...," he said, quietly. He carefully reached up to it and pulled on it. Suddenly, the bookcase in front of him opened up into a dark, dank, hallway.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 11, 2008 23:08:54 GMT -5
Stumbling backward as she was shoved away, Bellatrix let out a screech to rival a banshee's, glaring at the man. "How dare you touch me!" she hissed, regaining her balance and stepping forward again. "I ought to teach you some manners," she added in a snarl, trying to decide whether or not to go for the Cruciatus Curse or hold off until it was really necessary. Much as she missed the lovely, pained screams of her victims, she decided it was best not to make a scene quite yet.
Raising a brow as he became interested in another book, she came to the conclusion that this was a very odd Muggle indeed. Facing certain death and distracted by a book? Merlin's beard, she didn't know what to do with this one. As the bookcase opened to reveal a dank passageway, her curiosity was peaked. What was down here? It reminded her of Azkaban. She shuddered, drawing back from the memory and the hallway. The idea of being back in that cell was the one thing that truly frightened the otherwise unshakable witch.
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 11, 2008 23:22:20 GMT -5
Indiana merely rolled his eyes at what the woman had just said. So, she thought that she was better than him, huh? Well, just showed how much she knew. Not to say that he was better than her or anything. There were very few people that Indy thought himself better than. Hitler, he knew he was at least a better person than. Nah, he was just better overall, than that mental case. The Nazis, definitely, they were just mental case zombies. And some others, too.
Indiana dropped down from the bookcase and he grinned. What things were to be discovered in this small cave? He couldn't wait to find out. He felt on his jacket for something...a match, anything. He didn't want to go in there with nothing to light the way. He turned behind him. "Do you have a light?" he asked the woman.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 11, 2008 23:38:21 GMT -5
Losing interest quickly, Bella crossed her arms, watching the Muggle boredly. He seemed oddly excited by the newfound hallway, although the reason why wasn't exactly clear to her. She didn't see anything particularly interesting about it. Sneering at him in disgust as he asked for a light, she replied, "And what reason have you given me to be of assistance?"
After a moment, however, she decided that this could prove amusing, and flicked her wand back out. "Fortunately, I'm curious to see why this interests you so much," she replied, brushing past him into the corridor. Poising her wand in front of her, she muttered, "Lumos," and watched the tip spark, illuminating the corridor. Turning her head over her shoulder, she raised a brow at the Muggle. "You wanted to explore, didn't you? Get a move on, I don't have all day."
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 11, 2008 23:52:47 GMT -5
Trying to be as nice as he could, since he really wanted to explore this hallway, Indiana was planning on saying something polite, hoping that the woman would help him out. But before he could answer, she contradicted herself by pulling out her stick and amazingly a jet of light came out of it.
Indiana merely nodded and said, "Alright." He had seen things much more amazing than a stick that could shoot light out of it. Smiling slightly, Indiana followed the woman into the hallway. "Yes, you must have such a busy schedule, being stuck here in this mansion," he said, grinning.
He led her until a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. It wasn't the normal sunlight type of light, but it was a golden light. "I think you can put that away now...," he said to the woman. He walked up to the light, almost blinded by it. He lowered his hat to shield his eyes. There was a necklace sitting there. It was a normal golden necklace with a gigantic amber stone in the middle. "You'd better stay back," he said to the woman. The light had died down a little. He looked around the place where the statue was sitting and there were things that looked like switches. A hint that if anyone stepped on them, something bad would happen.
Indiana slowly took the necklace off of it's setting and immediatley, poison darts started to go off. "Go, go, GO!" he shouted to the woman.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 12, 2008 12:36:49 GMT -5
Bellatrix followed him down the corridor for what seemed like an eternity, growing steadily more impatient as time passed. Really, what in Merlin's name is so interesting down here? she thought, rolling her eyes as another turn lead into another straight shot into blackness. She couldn't help but sigh of relief when the corridor opened up into a cave of some sort. Odd thing to be under the manor, she thought, furrowing her brow as she glanced around. This was too much like Azkaban. "A few Dementors and I'll be right at home," she muttered. Watching him curiously as he pciked up a random necklace set upon a stone pedestal. A smirk crossed her lips as he did so. Maybe this Muggle wasn't so bad after all. She didn't really have a problem with theivery, so long as she wasn't the victim. Rolling her eyes at his dramatics, she ended the rain of poison darts with a flick of her wand. "Really, you Muggles are so overdramatic. Making something out of nothing. Are we done now?"
When she embraces Your heart turns to stone She comes at night when you're all alone And when she whispers Your blood shall run cold You better hide before she finds you
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 12, 2008 12:50:39 GMT -5
Completely ignoring what the woman said in the cave, Indiana stared down at the necklace he had just recovered. It was still glowing, so he had to squint to try to examin it. He was itching to find out what exactly it was, where it was from, when it was from and so on. He saw the poison darts stop being shot, but he thought that they just stopped and not from what the woman had done.
Indiana smirked, hearing what the woman said next. "You're right, that was nothing. I've seen worse," he said, thinking back on certain times. The pit of snakes for instance. He shivered thinking about it. He hated snakes.
Indiana walked over to a table in the library and turned on the desk lamp. The light resonating from the necklace had died down a bit, so he could see the necklace better. "Whoa...," he said, realizing what exactly the necklace was.
Post by Bellatrix Lestrange on Jun 12, 2008 13:26:22 GMT -5
Apparently, he wasn't finished quite yet. Sighing and crossing her arms huffily, she relit her wand and held it up, hating that her presence was necessary for this Muggle to see what he was doing. She'd much rather be doing something else ... What that was she wasn't quite sure, but it was certainly not this. "Hm, so have I," Bellatrix replied indifferently, tapping her foot on the stone floor of the cave.
Raising a brow at his exclamation, boredom and curiosity got the better of her, causing her to come closer and lean over his shoulder to see. It was just a necklace. Nothing that struck her as extraordinary. "What?" she questioned. "I don't see anything remarkable about it..."
Post by Indiana Jones on Jun 12, 2008 15:07:16 GMT -5
Seeing that the woman was lighting her little stick thing again. He turned to her and said,"Thanks, you've been a big help, but you can put that thing away now." He meant it to be polite as he could because he got the notion that this woman was not someone to anger or get on her bad side.
Indiana readjusted the desk lamp so that it was facing directly over the necklace. As soon as the light hit the necklace, it began to glow again. He couldn't help but smile when he saw this. He was definitely onto something.
"That's because you probably haven't studied Mayan Lore at all, have you?" Indiana asked the woman. He turned back to the necklace and studied the amber stone in the center. Noticing that the stone was rather loose, he carefully pushed it in. Suddenly, the table, along with the necklace began to shake.
Indiana immediatley got up from the table to see what would happen.