OOC -- Is that a hint to the rest of us to hurry it up? *eyes glittering* I'll take it.
Along with the cold, unnatural wind, a couple of squeaking bats flew out of the newly opened trapdoor. Misa shivered, and hugged Spike tightly. The was more afraid of the strange, visible wind than she was of the bats.
At long last, the misty breeze cleared. Misa edged closer to the gaping hole in the earthy floor, and was mildly pleasantly surprised to find that she could see. Obviously, this tunnel was not pumped full of the unnatural darkness that their present location was.
"Look," Misa said, her voice hushed with excitement. "It's a ladder."
She bent to wrap her small hand around the top rung of a sturdy wooden ladder. "Let's go." Misa swung herself onto the ladder and lowered herself into the hole and out of sight.
She jumped from the third to last rung and landed on a soft surface. A cloud of dust swirled around her legs and coated her jeans in yet another layer of grime. "Guys, you have to see this!" she called up the ladder. "It's a tunnel."