14. Walls Closing In
Rarity continued to moan and complain as she tries to ring out some of the water from her mane and tail. Spike smiled and kindly said "you look just as beautiful with wet fur". Rarity blushed as she hugged Spike and said "aww thank you spikey wikey". During their hug Spike looks at the blood scrawled on the far wall and begins to read the poem out loud. "Now the walls close in upon you, it won't be long till your less than goo, to search for my sacred jewel you should have knew, eventually there is nothing you can do, for I know that this is oh so true, your precious life is now more than through!" Spike gulped as he said nervously "uh Rarity!" Rarity looked lovingly into Spikes eyes as she said sweetly "what Spike?" Spike shouted "the room appears to be getting smaller!" Rarity looked and suddenly realized that the wall were closing in on them. Rarity shrieked as she began to run in circles, desperately searching for an escape route. She began trotting nervously on the spot, biting her bottom lip in panic. Spike shouted eagerly "I COULD DIG A TUNNEL WE CAN HIDE UNDER UNTIL THE WALL PASSES OVER US!" Rarity groaned as she said quickly "you won't be able to dig quick enough" as she sat down in defeat. Spike shouted angrily "I WILL TRY, I CAN'T LET MY LOVE DIE!!!!" With that he began to desperately claw at the ground beneath him. When he chipped a claw on the solid ground he cried out "WERE GUNNA DIE IN HERE!!!!" With that Rarity looked up to the ceiling as a last resort, and her eyes sparkled excitedly. She had just noticed a small square hole above her. She shouted seriously "NOT IF I CAN HELP IT!!!!" She ran towards Spike, picked him up in her mouth, and threw him over her shoulder so he landed on her back. Spike shouted with shock "WHU-WHAT ARE YA DOING!!!!" Rarity cried out "JUST HOLD TIGHT BUDDY, I'M GUNNA GET US BOTH OUT OF HERE!!!!" Spike cried "BUT HOW?!?!" As he threw his head back in dismay he too noticed the small square hole in the ceiling. He began to hope, but also panic as the walls got even closer. Spike said with worry in his voice "but how are we going to get up there Rarity?!" Rarity said mysteriously "just a little closer!" Spike shouted with fright "any closer, we won't have time to get out! How are you planning on getting us both up there! It's impossible! Theres no ladder!" Rarity yelled "HOLD ON TIGHT!!!! NOW!!!!" Spike clung desperately to Rarity's mane as she threw herself at one of the moving walls. She then jumped from that wall to the other moving wall. She continued to do this, quickly getting higher and higher up the walls, nearly reaching the hole in the ceiling. She did one finally jump, miss judging her landing. Spike slipped down her back, and only just managed to grab a hold of the end of Rarity's tail. She cried out in pain, and through the pain she only just managed to grab hold of the opening in the ceiling. She felt herself slipping as she cried out "SPIKE! I'M GOING TO FLING YOU UP OKAY!" Spike shouted with panic "NO WAIT YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!!!" But with that Rarity swung her tail one way, then quickly swung it the other way. Spike let go, and found himself flying through the air, over Rarity's head, and up to the safety of the next room. Just as Spike landed and turned to Rarity, she couldn't hold on any longer and let go. She screamed just as Spike managed to grab her hooves in mid fall. The walls were almost close enough to crush Rarity now. Spike quickly pulled Rarity up, as the walls just missed crushing the last fleck of tail . She lands in Spikes arms, and they gazed into one another's eyes for a moment. Then they both kissed romantically. While kissing Rarity Spike notices the jewel. He stops kissing her as Rarity says "what is it?" Spike said excitedly "Rarity, the moment you've been waiting for". Rarity said dreamily "yeah and you". Spike laughed and said "no silly! The jewel is right behind you!" With that Rarity turned around to see the jewel glistening underneath a ray of white light in the distance. Rarity's eyes grew wider at the gorgeous sight.