Vero: Good! So… I will be after Gracia!
Gracia loudly counts and Dylan does the same in his mind – he takes responsibility for the rest! The others start to make a plan who jumps next!
Gracia: Thirteen, fourteen…
Dylan: Good Gracia! You can jump any time you want; I think Dimia has moved away…
Gracia makes a step forward, repeating the same thing Dimia did. She gazes at the opening. Waters come from all sides and pours down to the unknown. A soft thought comforts her. Her fate will not be a lonely one. Master Oran and Dimia are already there – wherever there is. Gracias crosses her hands to make sure she does not hit anything. With her eyes closed, she jumps!
The cascading waters strike her from all sides! Then, they calm down.
Gracias falls! She opens her eyes! She sees the bottom! It is a lake! As she falls, her fearpushes her to move her hands and feet everywhere she can. But she cannot stop the falling.
Gracia hits and enters the water! She is in the lake. There is water everywhere. She rapidly waves her arms to get out of the water!
With her head, Gracia breaks the surface of the water and gets out from beneath it! She relievedly breathes the fresh air as she becomes calmer that the danger has passed! Gracia rubs her eyes to clear away the remaining water.
Suddenly, a voice is heard.
Dimia: Come on! They will fall on you ifyou stay there! GRACIA!!!
The voice is familiar to Gracia. That is Dimia! Gracia turns her hear and she finds her! Dimia is at the shore of the lake, near a place where some slight of light is seen!
There, Master Oran and the hands-waving-Dimia wait for her.
Gracias swims towards them!
She gazes at the place. It is huge! It was truly a long way down. Gracia can see the light coming from what appears to be the only way out of this place. The light illuminates most of the place. It appears to be daylight. But they are underground. Gracia does not understand! She had fallen down, not up!
Gracia reaches the shore! There are rocks everywhere! The aspect of the cave has not left them!
Suddenly, someone SCREAMS! A splash follows quickly after!
Gracia quickly turn her head to her back! It was Vero.