|After about thirty minutes it finally happened! But before James or Dr. Steller could speak, something started to take place- voice that sounded like a dove’s coo was heard in the wind. Follow the Sacred Relic the serene voice spoke...
The orb then hovered out of his hands and started to float a direction. They did what the voice told them to do. At last it led them to a grove with golden leaves and they heard the wind serenade in his ears. The orb stopped shining and fell to the ground. James and Dr. Steller were perplexed.
“Is that it? Well I would have expected it to bring us to something like a door or an artifact. I was actually even hoping to meet an inhabitant.” Said James.
They scanned all around them and saw nothing but unusual and beautiful flowers. They inhaled the calming aroma and admired a flower that had a silver colored stem that bloomed into an array of narrow petals. They were of blend of colors arrayed like a rainbow that sparkled with what looked like a cloud of diamond dust surrounding the bloom.
“How beautiful.” Dr. Steller walked over the wet, slushy grass that sounded like crunching snow to the plant. He brushed his fingers over the sprouting petals that reminded him of moist down.
James spoke up breaking his fixation. I think that moss over there is covering a pathway. Maybe we should try to follow it. There isn’t else that’s here that I can make out.”
“Dr. Steller picked up the orb and followed his former pupil through the path that met a bridge that arched over the clearest most pristine, glistening river of water they had ever seen. Dr. Steller thought he could take in the beautiful shimmering water for hours.
At last they reached what was at the end of the path. It was overwhelming to all the senses. It was a huge porch with an emerald green ground surface. It resembled a circular colonnade and it was situated on a very high plateau overlooking an expansive portion of the City of Light. A bronze canopy was over them supported by stone pillars decorated with different jewels set in circles around the pillars circumference each at a different level. In the very center of it all was a fountain with a diamond spout head.
They came near the fountain and sat on its edge. They looked around and were filed with peace. Dr. Steller was proud. He was proud because he had made the biggest and most wonderful discovery in scientific and archeological history. James also was feeling a sense of satisfaction.
“You know James. Finding this place has been the grandest feat of my life. But no one will ever know. No one will know the two men who came across greatest wonder known to mankind. We’ll never have our names written in the history books.” Dr. Steller sighed looking up and then down at the ground.
Then James saw a shady entryway at the other side of the porch directly across from the one they came through. James and Dr. Steller walked into it and found an expanse of illustriously decorated buildings. Then something grabbed James’s attention
“There’s something about that building.” said James as he pointed at a cathedral that had a steeple made of sparkling white marble.
“I know. It intrigues me too.”
They approached a gateway that separated them from a long courtyard. A cobblestone path ran along the middle of the courtyard with palm trees lining the side of the path. The path turned into a small staircase leading to a large iron door in the shape of a pyramid.
“I can’t shake the feeling. It’s like an intuition. It’s important that we find out what’s in there.” said James.
“I believe likewise Mr. Price. But how do we get past the gate and through the door?”
“Doctor, look at this. Rather peculiar isn’t it?”
“A spherical indentation. It is strange. It just stands out all by itself.”
Then they both looked at each other with the same epiphany. “The orb!” James and Dr. Steller spoke simultaneously.
Dr. Steller took out the orb and placed it in the indentation. It began to shine with that same nostalgic blue light. The gate parted with a beautiful sound that resembled a harp being strung. They followed the path up to the door and waited for it to open. Nothing happened.
“Hmm, I would have expected the door to open too.”
“It may sound stupid...”
“Nothing is stupid from this point.”
“Let’s just try knocking” said James as he approached the door and knocked. Immediately the entire immense iron door vanished revealing a hall with high vaulted ceilings. Inside the covering structure was supported by pillars of what looked like silver burning with white flames. The ceilings were decorated with pictures of mystifying beasts like unicorns, griffins and dragons. Situated in the pictures were men with golden wings with sun burst lines coming out of them. There in the middle of the layout was a pedestal with a book on it. On the aged cover was a golden cross.
“If I didn’t know any better I’d say we’ve found what’s been drawing us.” Said Dr. Steller
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