The Nipian Saga VI

Oh, my head... what happened...where am I?  Oh...too dizzy to stand up.  My head is spinning and I can't see straight.  What...what happened?  Give me a moment to try and focus. Whatever has happened to me, I'm at least still in one piece.

Okay, I'm feeling a little better now.  I do not seem to be injured, but my pack is gone. Whatever caught me didn't check all my pockets, however; I still have the recorder.  Well, I can continue documenting my little adventure, but now a bigger question remains... Where am I?  The last thing I remember is a ringing in my ear and falling.  I guess whatever destroyed my camp and all the equipment finally has me.  Maybe if I look around, I can find a way out of here.  The walls and floor look like hardened sand mixed with dirt. I do not know if it would be possible to dig through any of the walls, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

Well, that didn't work. The sand and dirt has been pressed to almost a stone quality.  I found what appears to be the door; it took me a moment to discover because it blends into the wall.  There are no windows, but somehow this room is lit.  It's illuminating from all over the ceiling, the floor and the walls.  Even though I'm a captive, I must admit, this is very impressive architecture.  There is not a shadow in this room, and the light is even throughout, not overbearing or too bright in any one place.  I wonder, if I can figure out how this is done and then give the tech to Dr. Bob, will he forgive me for lying to him and losing a lot of his equipment?  If I get out of this, I have a feeling he's going to have my tail.

Well, it has been a few hours, and I thought I would give an update to my predicament.  Somehow, whoever has me in here can watch me, because they brought me food.  They knew when I woke up, and they knew I was getting hungry.  Also, a room has opened off the side that I think is meant to be a restroom.  It's a smaller room, but it's got nice soft sand on the floor.  I actually thought about digging through it to see if I could get out, but maybe I can wait to see what my captors might want.  If I remember correctly, I was pretty high up in that tree, and I know that falling would have injured me greatly, but I have no injuries; so if they wanted to hurt me, they would have already done it.

I have noticed that I can feel vibrations through some of the walls.  Maybe I'm feeling my captors walking by this little room of mine.  If it is my captors, they are pretty big, especially to give that much of a vibration when they step.  I am somewhat at a loss as to how to get out of here.  I don't even know where I am.  I could be underground, or I could actually be in the stone building, oh, I really don't know.

I hear something.  It sounds like people talking outside this door.  Well, if they open it, what do I do?  Do I try to escape, or do I wait and see what they want?

I hear something strange...the door is opening.  What do I do?  What do I do?  Maybe I should make a run for it.

I see a shadow.  As soon as they come in, I make a break for it...all I have to do is wait. I go. 1... 2... what the?

You look just like me!