Everything seemed to go in slow motion as the dynamite flew through the air. Ian, however, had quicker reflexes than they had thought; and caught the dynamite. He smirked.
"Nice try, though, Ben."
Jennifer smiled at Ben. Then she heard Ian shouting. Jennifer whipped around and saw Ian's arm catching fire. The dynamite slammed onto the ground, and immediately lit the gunpowder. Ian and Shaw headed immediately for the small door, as Ben, Riley, and the others backed away from the flaming barrels of gunpowder. Ian closed and locked the door, trapping them inside.
I had never been so terrified in my life. I was trapped in a room with my best friend, my one true love, and Ben. Even Jen didn't know that I had a deep fear of fire.
"RILEY! JENNIFER! ELIZABETH! GET OVER HERE!!'' Ben screamed. As me and Jen crawled over to Ben, (as the flames had now risen very high,) I felt my hand barely touch Riley's. I quickly pulled away as though I had been burned. I wanted to tell him about how I felt about him, just in case I ended up dying or something, but instead, I focused my attention on Ben as he opened a small door.
"WHAT IS IT?!" I heard Jennifer ask.
"IT'S A SMUGGLER'S HOLD, GET IN!"
I quickly crawled through the smuggler's hold. Even though it was dark, I could see a light ahead...I crawled even faster. I wanted to get out of here as soon as possible. Suddenly, it was as though a very powerful wind had been blown at me. Next thing I knew, I was looking up at the blinding sky, and my world turned dark...
It was a miracle that we got out of there. I though I was going to die. I turned around to see if everybody was here and was OK. Elizabeth was here, and she looked pretty much OK. She had a few cuts on her face, but nothing major. Ben didn't have any cuts or bruises and he was fine. But...
Where was Jennifer? I looked around for a few minutes, and then I finally saw her. She was lying several feet away. I ran over to her, and when I saw her, she looked horrible. Her dark hair was tossed around her face, and she seemed very weak. I checked her pulse, there was one, but it was just barely there.
"Oh my god…" I murmured, my eyes growing wide. Then I turned, shouting at the top of my lungs.
"BEN! ELIZABETH! GET OVER HERE!"
Ben was asking Elizabeth if she was OK, when they heard Riley shouting. They ran over to him, and saw in horror that the back Jennifer's head was covered with something. Some thing that looked horribly like—
"BLOOD! HOLY CRAP, SHE'S BLEEDING!!!" Elizabeth screamed. Immediately she kneeled next to her friend and started to sob. Ben was silent for a few minutes, and then he spoke.
"There's an Inuit village not too far from here. We have to take her there, rest for a few days, and leave before Ian gets that declaration."
Elizabeth nodded, still shaking with silent sobs. "We have to hurry." She said quietly, wiping her eyes.
She felt a gentle hand on her shoulder, and turned to see Riley standing over her, offering her a tiny, sympathetic smile. She nodded, watching as Ben scooped Jennifer in his arms, adjusting her so that she was curled to his chest like a small child. Riley helped Elizabeth to her feet, and the three of them began the long trek towards the little village.