The quest for Amethyst

This story is about a not very thinky (to be kind instead of saying stupid) fourteen year old girl who goes on the biggest adventure of her life time with her best friend and friend's brother to find three amethysts and rescue her brother before it's too late

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8. The first Gem

   "Let's start with that cave over there," Rebecca pointed.  We made our way to the cave.   It was a steep climb with many boulders, to make it worse, the ground was slippery with ice.  When we finally got to the mouth of the cave, we couldn't see a thing.  All I could see was endless pitch black.

   "Does anyone have a flashlight?"  Rebecca asked.

   "I bet Jim grabbed one from the hotel," I teased.

   "As a matter-of-fact, I did," Jim said.

  

 

 

Jim pulled out the flashlight from his backpack an I almost wish he turnrd the light off.  The place was crawling with bats, human skulls and spiders.  And I'm not talking about  your average tiny house spider, I'm talking about tarantula-sized big hairy spiders. They all sent a shiver up my spine.  We carefully made our way deeper into the cave.    I saw a glowing purple light and reached for the gem when Jim stopped me.  

   "Why did you do that?" I asked.

   "Because there's probably a booby-trap," Jim said.  I didn't know what a booby-trap was, so I grabbed the gem and the cave started shaking and the ceiling came crumbling down in large chunks of rock.

   "Run!" Jim yelled.  He didn't even have to tell me, I'm not that stupid, right?

  "Where's Rebecca?" Jim asked.

  He ran to the cave and dug through the rubble and found Rebecca lying unconscious.  Jim carried her to the tent and set her on the sleeping bag Jim also took from the hotel.  She wasn't breathing.

   "Oh no I said,"

   "I told you not to take the gem, and now look what you've done," Jim snappd angrily.

I started crying.  I didn't know if it was because Jim was ferious at me, or I did the stupidest thing I've ever done and accidently killed my best friend. Then I heard coughing, then laughing and Rebecca opened her eyes beaming at Jim and me.

    "How is this funny?" Jim demanded.

    "I was just pretending, I was tired of you two arguing, so I decided to teach you a lesson," Rebecca said. 

   "Never, ever do that again EVER!" Jim said to Rebecca.

   "Where to next?" I asked.

   "Maybe there's a clue on the amethyst. I saw a tiny inscription, Jim pulled out a magnifiying glass and Rebecca read what it said. In order to find the second gem, look in the kingdom of the river Thames.

    "River Tems?" I asked.

   "River Thames," Rebecca corrected. "The River Thames is a river in London. We can get there by going to the D.I.A. and catching a plane to Heathrow."

   "English please," I requested.  Rebecca laughed.

   "The D.I.A. stands for Denver International Airport, and Heathrow is an airport in England."

  We drove to the D.I.A. 

   "Now, how to we get plane tickets?" I asked.   Before Jim could respond, Rebecca shouted

   "NO, we are not sneaking onto the plane!!!!!!!!!!!"

   "Okay, okay, we don't have to sneak in, we just need a plan," Jim said.  We all bought chicken paninis from an airport cafe and sat down at a table near our terminal.  Just then, an elderly lady walked by talking on an ancient cell phone (Really ancient, it had an antennae and everything).  Apparently, she bought three tickets for a two o'clock flight instead of a three thirty flight.

   "What time is it?" Rebecca asked.  Jim checked his watch.

   "Twelve fourty five," Jim said.

   "Excuse me, but we could use your tickets, we'll give you thirty dollars for them," Rebecca  said to the lady.

   "That's very kind dear, how about ten dollars and a butterscotch?" The lady replied.

   "Deal," Rebecca said.

 We boarded the plane and I got a text from my mom.  Sweetheart you need to come home, our house burned down and Billy's gone! I can't. I reply back. I'll c u in a week.  A  flight attendant told me to silence my phone. We finally arrive at Heathrow in London.   We go to a sign that reads free car rentals and get a car so old I can't even tell the model. 

"Remember Jim, The steering wheel is on the right side of the car and drive on the left side of the road," Rebecca said. How does she even know these things?

We  drive to the river Thames and search around the area.  I see a purple glow. That was easy. I thought to myself. I reach for it and a force throws me into the river. Jim hears me screaming and dives in to save  me. 

  "Are you okay?" Rebecca asked.

  "Yeah I'm fine," I say between coughs of water.

   "What does the next clue say?" Jim asked.

The next clue says  You've managed to fing the second gem, Hooray! The third one can be found in L.A. Rebecca reads.

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