Thursday, September 26, 2013
Character Study 3
The six girls begin their journey on their quest to look for Lindsey. Melissa and Becky take the lead with the rest of the group shortly behind them. Melissa has trouble keeping up a conversation because she is troubled over the state that Lindsey might be in. She senses that Becky is feeling the same way so she just tries to keep herself distracted by the passing scenery.
Suddenly Becky and Melissa hear this shrill scream and run to where the sound came from. When they trace where the scream came from they find themselves in a strange situation. They see a man that looks fresh out of a penitentiary half way up a tree shaking, and two men down below, one laughing hysterically, and the other blurting out random facts about giant spiders. The two girls skeptically walk up to the men and they introduce themselves. The man that was blurting out spider facts was Dan Smith, he seems really intelligent but incredibly annoying, the man laughing jovially was Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lama, it was really hard to take him seriously, and the man in the tree was Quatro Quatro. It turns out that Quatro Quatro is extremely afraid of bugs and was freaked out by a fake tarantula that Javaris stuck to his water bottle. By the time the three men finish introducing themselves, Ally, Brenna, Miki, and Rachel catch up.
The three men tell us that they're heading back to the trail head and try to scare us into not continuing any further by telling us stories of eerie sounds and strange happenings once the sun falls. Melissa feels very suspicious and doesn't believe a word they say. She is determined to continue on and she can tell that her friends are on board as well. They thank the three men for the advice and politely decline it. The girls decide to stick closer together and walk at quicker pace to distance themselves from the strangers. The six girls begin to worry as the light beyond the horizon slowly dims. They find a place to set up camp for the night and wait for morning to come.