Piles of human bones rained down onto Ariel’s head as she fell into the pit. One of her ankles gave out on impact and as she heard a tell-tale snapping sound, a wave of pain rolled over her. Gasping, Ariel grabbed a femur as a makeshift cane and tried to stand.
“You’ll never get away with this!” She bellowed at Professor Hinz, whose face just visible over the cusp of the pit.
“Please. We both know you can’t escape!” The Professor carefully dusted off his elbow patches. “I’ll claim you were tragically killed during a freak anthropological accident and keep all the glory for myself!”
Ariel was about to let loose a string of profanity that would make a corpse blush when she heard a shuffling sound nearby.
The Mummy staggered around the corner, wailing incoherently. Before he could scream it wrapped its bandaged hands firmly around Professor Hinz’s throat.