Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Drabble: Excavation, Part 2

Excavation, Part 2

It was much like I’d seen in books and museum re-creations, but the image in the scratchy holo tank was made more real by the knowledge that it was just below our feet. The holo was in false color, indicating density gradient, but I could picture the bright yellow of the twin arcs, the red of the Idol’s hair and nose.

“Not another.”

“What do you mean?”

“These temples are everywhere. These folks certainly were pious, I’ll grant you that.”

“But we’ll still dig it up, right?”

“Not worth the trouble.”

“But, I thought–”

“Give it a rest, kid.”

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