|Indiana Jones and the Diamonds of Hatshepsut
Author: Lost Ranger PM
Indiana Jones is yet again on another adventure.Surprises may be in store for our hero.Marion's death also reveals many secrets kept from him. Will he be able to handle them? Read and find out.And reveiw.Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,047 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 06-12-08 - Published: 07-20-06 - id: 3056262
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-1 Indiana Jones and the Diamonds of Hatshepsut
By Mrs. Moseley
Chapter 1: Georgia
Georgia Blakeley Ravenwood, a young archeologist, sixteen to be exact. She was a very smart girl. She was attending Oxford University in England. Her mother is an archeologist as well. Her father is unknown. Well, Georgie didn't know that is. Marion Ravenwood, her mother, knew perfectly well who it was…Indiana Jones. But our story doesn't start with Indy. It starts with Georgia.
Her story begins in Cairo, Egypt. It was very hot that day. Georgia, or Georgie as she preferred, waited in the jeep for her mother to give the all clear signal. She was sweating. She waved a small fan in front of her face to keep cool. Joseph Gallway, her mother's assistant, complained heavily about the heat. She rolled her eyes in annoyance. She stroked the end of her light brown hair. It was pulled into a tight pony tail.
She caught a light flashing out of the corner of her eye. She knew instantly it was her mother.
"C'mon, Joseph," Georgie said in a clear British accent. She was born in London, and has lived there sixteen years. She picked it up at a young age.
"I'm coming," he said. Joseph was English as well. He moved to London from Kent two years ago.
Georgie got out of the jeep and grabbed her hat and her bag. It was a dark brown leather messenger bag. It had her initials embroidered on it. Her hat was brown fedora. She didn't care it was a man's hat. Her mother said it was her father's so she wore it.
"Is it the diamond's?" Georgie asked looking into the temple.
"Maybe, I think they're under the floor," Marion replied. "I made a hole big enough for you to fit through."
Marion led Georgie to a small hole in the corner of the room. Georgie grabbed a flashlight and dropped down into the hole.
"You Ravenwoods, always jumping into the darkest places," Joseph said shuddering. There was a scream from down below them.
"George, what's wrong?" Marion asked dropping down to her knees.
"It's a snake," Georgie called back horrified.
"Georgia, focus," Marion said.
"You try to focus with a huge snake in your way," was Georgie's shakily reply. Marion sighed. Like father like daughter. You put a snake in front of either of them and they cower like a two year old.
Marion looked down at her daughter in a corner with a cobra in front of her. Marion pulled out a gun and shot the snake. "Happy?" she asked.
"Maybe," Georgie said moving on. "There's a big tunnel."
"Good, then we're in the right place," Marion said. "Good luck."
Georgie nodded to herself and moved on down the dark tunnel. She had a bad feeling about what was ahead. Maybe she would get out of this one alive. She cut down the next corridor. It led to a large room. She dropped down to her knee and examined the floor. Looks to safe, She thoughtShe threw her flashlight into the middle of the room…nothing.
"This scares me more," she said. "Oh well, If I die today at least it will be for something."
She stepped out onto the floor. She laid her foot on a green tile. It broke through and revealed a snake pit surrounded by spikes of some sort. She sighed in relief and hopped from one grey tile to the next.
She approached the platform. She eyed the necklace. It was the diamond she needed. She opened up her bag and put on some gloves. Then she opened up a small case. She took the necklace gently from the bust. She turned to go. She heard a slight scratching sound. She turned and saw the bust sinking into the platform.
The walls started to shake. The circle decorations moved from their spots revealing large spikes. They were everywhere, in the ceiling and the walls. They were coming towards her. She quickly jumped from the platform. She skipped a tile while running. Just as she was leaving, she accidentally stepped on a green tile. She fell through. She quickly grabbed the edge of the door. She dangled there. Snakes hissed and lurched towards her feet. She threw her bag into the hallway and pulled herself up.
She paused a moment to recollect herself then continued on. "Bloody mother, that was close," she said quietly to herself. She walked over to the hole and climbed.
"Welcome back, Miss Ravenwood," A thick German accent said.
"Bertram, I should've known, I thought I smelled your foul stench," she said. Bertram, full of anger grabbed her by the arms and shook her. "Where's the diamond!" he yelled.
"I didn't find it," she lied. "It was gone."
"You lie," he said. "Hans!" The big bulky man who bore the name Hans drug Marion from out of a room. Marion was trying to fight him off but he was to strong for her.
Bertram sighed, "Now we can do this the easy way or the hard way." He pulled out a pistol. "Tell me where the diamond is."
"Don't do it, Georgie," Marion said.
"1..." Bertram said.
"Oh, don't you believe I'm a little old for counting?" she asked smoothly.
"2..." He threatened. He could see panic build in Georgie's eyes as he pulled back the hammer.
"Okay, let's be reasonable," she said. "We are civilized people here."
"Then I shall make a deal with you," he began. "I won't kill your mother if you give me the diamond."
Georgie didn't want to do it. She couldn't believe she was pulling it out of her bag. She handed it over to him.
"You took to long, Miss Ravenwood," Bertram said. He pulled the trigger. Marion dodged a bit causing it to hit her side.
"No!" Georgie screamed rushing over to her. "Mum, no."
"George…I-" Marion said breathing heavily. "I'm sorry…I…didn't tell you…you're father is-"
"Mum," Georgie cried. "Mum, no don't leave me." It was too late though.
"Georgia, we have to go now," Joseph said jerking her up.
"No," Georgie said. "I'm not going!"
"There is a bomb about to explode we have to go," He had to pick her up and throw her over his shoulder to get her out of there. She was kicking and screaming the whole way.
Joseph put her in the car and drove off quickly just as the whole tomb erupted in flames. This only made Georgie cry harder.
Her best friend was gone. And she couldn't help but feel she was all alone in the world. Like she could never feel happy again.