Thursday, October 3, 2013

100 List Challenge: Puzzle

The Crying Traveler
"Hey guys, look up ahead!"

Everyone turned to Melly's call. In front of them there was a huge rock that had a rather odd-looking engraving or pattern on it.

"It looks like a puzzle," Kiba said. "The picture is all mixed up, like we're supposed to rearrange it in order."

"What do you suppose it might lead to?" Elly asked.

"We'll just have to find out, won't we?" Kito and Raito grinned as they jumped off Melly's shoulders and made their way towards the puzzle, eager to find out what's in store.


Love of the Damned
"What are you kids doing?"

Eli came in to check on Trisha and Damien who had been quite quiet in the day.

"We're solving a puzzle, Daddy," Trisha replied.

"Err...What sort of puzzle?" Eli said as he looked at the circles drawn on a magazine clipping of the picture of the Mona Lisa.

"Can't you see?" Damien asked as he pointed at the circles. "Each circle we make shows a sort of date, and when we check it through this book, it matches."

Eli saw the title of the book Damien was holding written 'Disasters of the World' and was taken aback.

"You're saying that you can see dates on the Mona Lisa that tells you the dates when major disasters occur?"

"Yeah, isn't it obvious?" Damien replied, genuinely surprised that Eli couldn't see the things he and Trisha could see.

"There's a code in Mona Lisa's eyes saying that the answer will reveal all if we manage to find all the dates hidden in her picture," Trisha said excitedly. "Isn't it cool?"

Eli didn't know what to think.


In Nakh-Kal's scene, the boys have stumbled upon a secret cave in which there was a clan, during their time, through paranoia, decided to hide out in the cave with all their riches for fear of being robbed. They were so convinced that the whole world was out to get them that they didn't see any reason of procreating lest their children suffer the cruelty of the world outside and even those who actually gave birth in the cave killed it as soon as it was born in their so-called act of mercy and soon, one by one, they died out.

The puzzle on the cave is like a key in which the people made it so that no one is able to invade them and take their riches away. Of course, quick and witty Kito and Raito were able to solve it and found the riches, but not before having to battle and exorcise the unrest that swore to protect their hoard even in death. They brought those riches home and used it to maintain their clan.

Thili-Fai scene was sorta inspired by the movie 'Da Vinci Code' by Tom Hanks and the upcoming movie 'The Knowing' by Nicholas Cage. I have always been fascinated with the conspiracy theories of the Da Vinci Code and also about the Last Supper and Mona Lisa drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci. Especially the part where they question the existence of Jesus' supposed wife Mary Magdalene and his possible son. It's one of the mysteries of life I'm interested in cracking.

No comments: