The Mysterious Frozen Fire - Chapter 8: Terrifying Clue

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The Mysterious Frozen Fire

 

Chapter 8

 

Terrifying Clue

 

          All four of us were probably thinking the same thing: “How can we find this mysterious woman viking in this whole crowd?”

 

          Just then Annabeth came over and said, “Are two you guys still playing or not?” She pointed at me and Hatt.

 

          “Yeah guess we are,” I spoke.

 

          Annabeth walked off and continued to look for our other friends that would have hid.

 

          I then turned around to speak with the other three, “I think it would be best if we don’t directly go looking for this woman.  She might see us before we see her and run off.  She doesn’t know that we know about her.  So what she doesn’t know is that we know what she knows.”

 

          Adam shook his head and then replied, “So what your trying to say is if we go looking for her, do it in an indirect way?”

 

          “Exactly,” I stated.  “Just keep your eyes open for a woman that would look rather out of place, alone, or anything else out of the ordinary.  I didn’t get a very good look at her for in the closet it was dark and I was up high.  But if I had to guess she’d be about between Adam and my self’s heights.  That’s really the only thing I can give to describe the woman.”

 

          Hatt and I bid Annett and Adam, “Goodbye,” for now as we would probably see each other later on when it is time for the evening meal and also the Snoggletog Celebration, Hatt and I continued in the game searching for our friends.  After about ten to fifteen minutes we had done so; except for one thing, no one could find my older sister, Asvord.

 

          “Well she’s has to be somewhere,” my little sister said.

 

          “I know Elsa, but where?” I replied.

 

          Tuffnut said, “Where did you leave her last?”

 

          “Tuff this is a person we are talking about,” Hiccup explained.  “Not a book or object you might misplace.”

 

          Ruffnut then said hitting her brother on the back of the head, “Yeah you idiot this is a person we are talking about.”

 

          Tuffnut then face planted because Ruffnut hit him so hard.  Tuff sat up and said, “Ooo, stars.  Nice stars.”

 

          Annabeth kind of just stared at what the twins were doing.  Hiccup told her just to ignore them for the most part and you will be fine.

 

          Faith mentioned, “I saw your sister, Asvord go in the direction of the side door to the Hall.  Maybe she’s still there in that room?”

 

          “But Jarl searched there,” replied Hatt.  “Could she still be hiding there?”

 

          “Let’s find out,” I stated as I led the group to the room with the side entrance to The Great Hall.

 

          When we arrived and entered the room, it looked the same as the time when I checked the door.  Just to “trouble check” I told everyone to search the room and the upstairs room.  Everyone did so and reported back when they were done that they did not see my sister anywhere.

 

          “Where could she have gone?” I wondered.  “She couldn’t be in any of the other rooms or places in the Hall because a lot of you guys were hiding there and said that she was not there.”

 

          There was a table nearby and I leaned up against it.  Several of the others sat down on the benches of the table I was leaning up against.  I then turned around and thought out loud where I thought my sister could have gone.

 

          I saw Elsa walk a little bit over to my left and crouch down near the floor.

 

          “Look at this Jarl,” stated Elsa.

 

          I noticed something near one of the wood square-titled floorboards.  When I walked over and examined the square tile Elsa said, “Look here around this floorboard.  Are you thinking what I am thinking?”

 

          “I think I am,” I said smiling at my little sister as she had found a very important clue; either for finding my sister or how the mysterious woman may have escaped without being noticed by either Hatt, Annett, Adam, or myself.

 

          Meen questioned, “What did you find?”

 

          “Hey Hatt do you remember what I said about if the ‘mysterious woman’ what evidence would she leave behind if she were to exit The Great Hall?” I asked as I collected a white substance from along the little grove next to the square tile floorboard.

 

          Fishlegs interjected, “Hold on, the m-mi-mysterious woman?”

 

          “I’ll catch all of you up on the details in a few minutes,” I stated.

 

          Hatt then answered my question, “If the ‘mysterious woman’ tried to use one of the exits of The Great Hall there would be evidence of snow around the door frame, especially near the floor.”

 

          I held up my hand with the white substance and smiled.  There was a short pause.

 

          Hatt then realized, “Is that…-?”

 

          I shook my head saying, “Yes it is.”

 

          “What’s what?” asked Snotlout.

 

          “Come on it should be as plain as the nose on your face,” Astrid mocked.

 

          “What?” Snotlout said jumping off the bench he was sitting on.  “What’s on my face?  Get it off!”

 

          Tuffnut jumped up and “helped”, “Wait, I see it.  I’ll get it off.”  Tuffnut punched Snotlout in the face.

 

          “Hey!” exclaimed Snotlout.  “What was that for?”

 

          “Oh, I sorry I missed.  Whatever it was, it got away,” Tuff shrugged his shoulders.

 

          Ruffnut then teased, “No wait, its right behind you!”

 

          Tuffnut gasped, “What?! Where?!”

 

          Snotlout then said under his breath, “I’ll show you who can punch me in the face.”

 

          “Hey alright!” ordered Hiccup.  “I think what most of us know,” Hiccup gave a stern look at the twins and Snotlout, “is the clue that Elsa just found and the white substance Jarl is holding, is snow.”

 

          “Snow?” said Snotlout, very puzzling.

 

          Fishlegs then wondered, “Why would snow be this far from the side door here, which has not been open since it started snowing, and be just around the one tile there?  Unless…”

 

          Astrid intervened, “The floorboard there is actually a cover for a hidden passageway.”

 

          Ashley then got up from the bench with Hattori, “Well what are we waiting for?  Let’s go see where the passageway will take us.”

 

          I agreed with Ash.  This might not be where my sister had planned to go, but maybe she saw the “mysterious woman” open the cover and go through.  Know my sister the way I do, she would have followed this woman to see where she would go.  However, I am worried my sister may have run into some trouble when she followed the woman.

 

          After I opened the cover door, I poked my head in to see how big the passageway was.  There was just enough light from the room above for me and a single torch on the wall below to see that it was a small room just like the size of the one above; but the ground, walls, and surrounding area was carved out of the rock of the mountain.  There were about the same number of furniture items in the room; though from here to the ground below was only about a six foot drop.  Planting my hands on the side of the three foot square opening, I lowered myself down into the bottom room.  Since I was a little less than six feet tall, it was only a short hop down to touch the ground.

 

          “Watch yourselves as you come down.  The height of the room is not much taller than I am,” I warned the others as they started to come down.

 

          Adam then volunteered, “Since I am over six feet, I think Annett and I should stay above here.  But also to guard the floor-door in case the woman or your sister comes back up without seeing you guys first.”

 

          “Sounds good,” I replied back.

 

          “I can barely fit in this room,” declared Cullan.

 

          Once all of my friends were in the cave room, we all started down a rather narrow tunnel due north from our position.  We had walked nearly twenty yards when the tunnel started to curve downwards to the left and leveled off when we had gone back south.

 

          Once we had gone out from under The Great Hall, there was a noticeable drop in temperature.  This was due to the fact that the heating from the Hall could not over compensate for the fact that the cold air from the weather outside seeping through the ground and finding its way into this tunnel.

 

          In this room there was much lighter from several torches on the walls.  This room looked very much like The Great Hall’s “war room” where our viking ancestors would go over battle maneuvers during wars.

 

          “Have you ever seen this room, Hiccup?” I asked.

 

          “No I have not,” Hiccup replied.

 

          Astrid added, “I don’t think any of us knows about this room.”

 

          “This probably was safe haven for the village if there were ever under attack,” suggested Hiccup grabbing one of the torches on the wall and walking over to the center of the rather large room to examine some papers on a large round table.  “By the looks of these papers and the information on them, they date back several generations.”

 

          “Why would our ancestors just forget about a ‘war-room’ as awesome as this?” thought Snotlout then said under his breath, “I know I wouldn’t.”

 

          Ruffnut then stated while she and her brother picked up a couple of knocked over chairs, “It looked like there was a fight in here.  Look at the mess in this place.”

 

          “It is very messy isn’t it,” I replied.

 

          “Messy?” said Pat.  “I think it is just.. lived in is all.”

 

          Explod nudged Pat, “I was thinking the same thing.”

 

          Thoreous joined in, “So was I.”

 

          After spending several minutes of looking around the room, we all came back together for a meeting to think of what to do next.  We found that there were three other passageways leading out south, southwest, and west.  We all decided that we would split up into teams and go searching the tunnels for clues possible clues of the whereabouts of my sister and for the “mysterious woman”.  I again got asked by Fishlegs about how this “mysterious woman” came from.  So I then recounted what had transpired when I was finding a hiding place for the game; and from then on with Hatt, Annett, and Adam.

 

          While getting use to the smell of the room and the temperature of the room, I started smelling something.

 

          “Do you smell that guys?” I questioned.

 

          “Yeah,” said Hatt as he sniffed the air.

 

          Meen then concluded, “Is this the sweet-honey smell from before?”

 

          “Yes it is,” I responded.

 

          Navaro then addressed the fact that, “This strange woman has gone through this passageway.”

 

          Ashley then stated, “Because our mysterious figure is a woman, I am beginning to think that his sweet-honey like smell Hatt and you, Jarl, is not just a coincidence with the woman.  But that the smell is a perfume of the woman that she wears.”

 

          “You know you may be right,” said Astrid.

 

          Hattori tacked on with a smile at Ashley, “Ash is always right.”

 

          After we had picked our three teams of six, six, and five people, Tuffnut saw something on the floor, “Whoa look at this.”

 

          “What?” some of us asked.

 

          “There is blood here on the floor and part of the table here,” Tuff directed our attention to the floor.

 

          “Must have been from an epic fight between warriors,” Snotlout expressed.

 

          “Wait hold on,” I said when Hiccup had drawn the torch away from the floor.  “Come back with torch Hiccup.”

 

          Hiccup did so and I examined part of the floor next to the spot where Tuff had pointed to.  There was a one-inch oblong circle of blood on the ground.

 

          “So there’s blood on the ground,” Snotlout declared.  “What of it?”

 

          There was something different of this blood compared to the rest.  I dabbed my right pointer finger in it and rubbed it against my thumb.

 

          “Just as I thought,” I voiced.  “This blood is different from the rest of the stains because it is fresh.  It has not dried to the same feel and color of the other splotches.  This blood is fresh.”

 

          I then looked at my sister at the same time she turned to look at me.  I was starting to fear the worst, but I did not want to think about that now.  I just wanted to find my sister.

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The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chapter 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

Chapter 35                                   Chapter 36                                       Chapter 37

Chapter 38                                   Chapter 39                                       Chapter 40

Chapter 41                                   Chapter 42                                       Chapter 43

Chapter 44                                   Chapter 45, Parts 1 and 2

 

The Mysterious Frozen Fire

Chapter 1         Chapter 2         Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5         Chapter 6

Chapter 7         Chapter 8         Chapter 9         Chapter 10       Chapter 11       Chapter 12

Chapter 13       Chapter 14       Chapter 15        Chapter 16       Chapter 17       Chapter 18  

Chapter 19       Chapter 20      Chapter 21        Chapter 22, Part 1       Chapter 22, Part 2 

Chapter 22, Part 3

Epilogue/Preview for my Third Story!

 

Thoughts of Guilt

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Chapter 8          Chapter 9          Chapter 10          Chapter 11          Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2          Chapter 13         Chapter 14         Chapter 15         Chapter 16

Chapter 17 and 18         Chapter 19         Chapter 20         Chapter 21         Chapter 22

Chapter 23         Chapter 24         Chapter 25         Chapter 26         Chapter 27

Chapter 28         Chapter 29         Chapter 30         Chapter 31         Chapter 32

Chapter 33         Chapter 34         Chapter 35         Chapter 36 and 37

Chapter 38, Part 1         Chapter 39, Part 2         Chapter 40, Part 3         Chapter 41

Chapter 42, Parts 1 and 2         Chapter 43         Chapter 44

Chapter 45, Part 1         Chapter 45, Part 2

 

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Chapter 13        Chapter 14       Chapter 15          Chapter 16        Chapter 17       Chapter 18

Chapter 19        Chapter 20       Chapter 21          Chapter 22       Chapter 23      Chapter 24

Chapter 25        Chapter 26       Chapter 27         Chapter 28        Chapter 29 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 30       Chapter 31       Chapter 32 and 33                         Chapter 34 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 35 Part 1         Chapter 35 Part 2        Chapter 35 Part 3        Chapter 36

 

The Secret Symbol

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7     Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21   Chapter 22   Chapter 23   Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29 and 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39

Chapter 40 and 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43, 44, 45, and 46

 

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Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16   Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24    Chapter 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39    Chapter 40

Chapter 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43    Chapter 44    Chapter 45 & 46

Chapter 47    Chapter 48    Chapter 49    Chapter 50    Chapter 51

 

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Why?  Because I keep leaving

Why?  Because I keep leaving it as a cliff hanger at the end of each chapter?  I do that to keep you guessing and wanting to read more.

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okay, deep breath

Whre am I? I dont think I was on so much of an adventure, this time

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You're there.  In the group

You're there.  In the group that went down into the tunnels is 17 people: Ashley, Hattori, Sapphire, Meen, Navaro, Pat, Cullan, Cazi, Tory, Repteil, Faith, Explod, Jack, Annabeth Everdeen, Jarl, and Elsa are all down there.  Usually when I say that Jarl went with all of his friends, I mean all the people above^^.  I need to mention some of the others that I hadn't mentioned before.  Your character is not gone, just didn't mention her, she is still there in the group.

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N offense, but you need a little work on your math. I counted 16 people. Plus Hiccup and the gang makes it twenty two

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Maybe, next time, I could say at least one  quote? So i know that im there? Im not the quite type. Never was, and never will be.

And will i be mentioned in the next chapter?

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Yes you will be in the next chapter

I was just counting Jarl's friends, 17.  Adding Hiccup and the other Academy riders makes 24.  Asvord is not there with them atm.

 

Yes you will be mention quite a bit in the next, as will a few others.  Still deciding if there will be a small action scene or not.  There probably will be.

 

***Edit.  Oh wait, I counted Jarl.  Oops.  So his friends would be 16, including Elsa his sister; 15 actual friends though.  Adding the Academy riders, 23 including Elsa; 22 without including her.  I don't usually include Adam, Annette, and Vemund with Jarl's "friends", even though they are friends of his.  When I say "the rest of his (Jarl's) friends" I mean the rest of his friends that are his age.  Sorry for the confusion.

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And now I've got all these possible scenarios for what could have happened running through my mind :) Keep it up!

Oh, and are we going to find out why this old war room was forgotten, and what happened with the older bloodstains?

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Next chapter is still on schedule for Wednesday, morning.

To both your questions, Yes you will find out about the blood stains and the forgotten war room; within the next few chapters.  But you'll get "how" the war room was forgotten, "why" will come later.

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Here is the link to my next chapter:

Here is the link to my next chapter: http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/mysterious-frozen-fire-chapter-9-capture-and-rescue

 

For me I didn't get it posted by Wednesday morning, due to running out of time to work on it last night; but the time stamp should be morning for some of you in a different time zone.