By the Outlaw List Writers
Robin was unable to look at Little John when he came through the vortex, yet he could hear something new in his voice. He didn't know what it was but hoped it would be able to free them from the Druid leader's grasp. He worried over Marion, she had not moved or uttered a sound since collapsing. He prayed she was unharmed.
Little John took stock of the situation and decided his best course of action would be to incapacitate the Celts closer to Marion and Robin first. He clenched his right fist and concentrated on bringing forth the energy. In one movement he threw out his arm and sent a bolt of pure blue energy out towards the one closest to Robin's inert form. The others gasped as they watched one of their own fallen by a mere mortal!
"YES!" John screamed out as he took aim at the next one. He continued his barrage until he had disabled four more of the Celts. The Druid leader began to regain his composure and ordered the others to attack Little John. As they advanced on him the leader seemed to remove himself from the group. He began to chant, swaying and holding the rams' head scepter high.
John had no time to ponder what the Druid leader was doing as he had more pressing matters to attend to. As he prepared himself for the onslaught, he felt a hand on his arm. Looking over, he saw Robin standing next to him with a smile on his face. " I don"t know what you did, but we are free!" Robin told his giant friend. Tuck was bending over Marion and helping her to her feet.
Just then the ground began to quake! It was all they could do to remain on their feet! Underneath the sacrificial rock the ground ripped open and swallowed it and the body of the young girl. A bright red light appeared from below and something was beginning to emerge!!
End of Part Nine
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