Retracing Their Steps
“Let’s go back. Not home.”
The one closest to the web turned back to face it. The frustration did show on his rugged face. Before his next move, he gave the immediate area a quick review. It looked real enough. But looks could be deceiving. And if experience has taught him anything, few things are as they seem. This fact was especially true for things underground, in the deep cracks and caverns of the unknown. His gut told him something was not right. Was this a trick? Could the spider’s web be a figment of their imagination? Was this some sort of sorcerer’s illusion? All these options were plausible. But they had no time for tricks, or delays of any sort. “We’ve lost enough time,” his voice muttered. The others heard, and agreed, but said nothing at first.