...The others ran over to him in shock, he was in a dead faint.
Krathe grabbed the binoculars and looked in the direction that Mecroth had, the dark structure was now obscured by mist, as was anything that Mecroth may have seen. He slammed the binoculars down,
I dont see nothin he said bluntly.
Krathe, get over here and give us a hand! exclaimed Jason, sounding desperate. He and Cryo were now picking Mecroth up off the ground.
We need to get him to that building fast, the ship wont be enough shelter! he had to yell over the building wind.
Get all the supplies you can, were moving out!
The crew of the Fallen Angel trecked across the snow, through the vicious storm to the possible shelter up ahead. The ground was covered in a thick layer of new snow, brought down by the blizzard. The ice stung their faces and the cold bit through their uniforms, the cold of the outide, but also an inner chill, that they all felt. Darkness was falling, overheadblack clouds blocked the little light that had broken through the clouds.
The tired crew could no longer see more than a few feet ahead of them and they could only pray that they were headed in the right direction. They walked for what seemed like hours, but no one was sure, but they saw or found nothing except snow, and more snow. Finally, at the end of his strength, Krathe collapsed. Jason turned and ran to Krathe, but Cryo stayed where she was. For a moment, the snow no longer obscured her vision, and she saw no more than a hundred feet away what they had been looking for. But in a way it was not, it was huge, nowhere near the size that they had thought, but hundreds of times larger. It was definitly not a human, or even human like building, but it was definitly shelter.
I can see the building! yelled Cryo over the howling wind,
Its huge, but its close, we have to get there!
Jason now held Krathe by the arms, and was dragging him through the snow, but as Cryo spoke, he turned, a sudden glimmer of hope in his eyes.
Lead the way! he yelled, trying to seem cheerful but he could not hide the slight anxiety in his voice. They walked dragging their comrades and at last found themselves in front of the vast black structure. In front of Jason a door slid open, revealing a dimly lit hallway. It was made up of pentagon shaped rings of metal with large pipes in between. Along the pipes were dim green lights that dimly lit the passage. It did not seem so much a hallway than a some sort of air duct or ventillation shaft. They travelled down the hallway into the misty beyond...
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