Ruby’s Casting Call proudly presents:
Chapter 63 of Babylon Rising!
Nicolas Cage as Michael Murphy
Megan Follows as Dr. Isis Proserpina McDonald
Martini as Jassim
Will Arnett as Talon
Robot Vacuum as The Pyramid Crawler
(As usual, quotes from the book are in bold.)
AT THE FICTIONAL PYRAMID OF THE WINDS…
Dammit, why is Isis acting all calm and happy? I’M the one who should be receiving encouraging messages from God telling me I’m doing the right thing!
La la la…
I will now send my trusty Pyramid Crawler into the fictional pyramid to see…whatever we will see. Go, fetch.
AH HA!!! There’s…absolutely nothing in here I can see.
Awesome. I’m going in. All by myself. And I’m taking my trusty utility belt. And my bow.
WTF? What on earth do you need that for? Especially when you will be crawling on your belly through a tiny tunnel.
‘Cause I’m a manly man and the hero and we’re in the last few chapters of the book, so there’s probably a climactic action scene coming up.
Be careful. As the woman, I can’t come in and help you for the finale, even though I saved your ass a few days ago. I’ll just stand here and be a girl.
*crawls through the tunnel and reaches the main wind shaft thing in the center, where the head of the Brazen Serpent is hovering in midair because of the weird wind…stuff*
MWOO-HA-HA!!! I have beaten you here, Michael Murphy!! I’m not sure how, but I managed to figure out which country and which pyramid you were going to, then beat you out into the desert without leaving any signs outside the pyramid!
TALON!!! YOU SHALL PAY FOR MURDERING MY WIFE!!!
Wait. You don’t know my name or find out that I’m the killer until the next chapter.