Chapter 10 ‘The End?’ Page 39
Tommy ignored the fighting and looked around desperately for his black crystals, and there they were lying only a few feet away. He took a step towards them as a scaly arm reached out of the crater, grabbing Tommy by the leg and yanking his feet out from under him. Tommy landed face down on the ground and soon found himself being dragged backwards over the crater’s edge. When Tommy realized what was happening he screamed and began to claw frantically at the dirt. Lerix was still alive and wasn’t about to fall to his death without taking Tommy with him. Tommy screamed for his brother.
“Jason!” he shouted. “Save me!”
Jason saw his brother was in serious trouble. Putting all his strength into it, he stomped on the foot of the Velociraptor holding him. The dinosaur squealed with pain as Jason broke free from it’s grasp. He dove through the air, grabbing Tommy by the arms as he landed, but couldn’t stop them both from being dragged over the edge to certain doom.
Kypou watched as Tommy and Jason struggled.
“They need our help!” he shouted to the others. Kypou then landed a vicious elbow to the stomach of the Velociraptor standing behind him. It crumpled up. Kypou took off his bow and struck the guard holding Harpi in the side of the head. Harpi broke free and together he and Kypou attacked the Velociraptors still holding Bonta, Peko, and Typhoo captive, then all five rushed to the boys’ aid.
“Everyone grab hold!” shouted Kypou as he got behind Jason and wrapped his arm around his legs.
One by one the dinosaurs linked up behind Kypou to form a chain . Together they pulled but Lerix and Tommy were too heavy, and now they were all slowly being dragged towards the crater.
Little Peko was at the end of the chain trying to hang on to Bonta’s tail. He wasn’t big enough or strong enough to help. Then the little dinosaur got an idea. He let go and hopped on to Bonta’s back and scrambled across the chain of dinosaurs until he reached Tommy. Bonta shouted as he rushed over her.
“Peko! What are you doing? Come back here!” But the little dinosaur wasn’t listening.
Peko crawled on to Tommy’s back and made his way towards the snarling Velociraptor. Clinging precariously to Tommy’s sweatshirt and dangling only inches away from Lerix, the little dinosaur reached out with his slender neck and sank his teeth into Lerix’s forearm. The scarred dinosaur let out a howl of pain and took a swipe at Peko with his jaws, but Peko quickly dodged out of the way. Lerix snarled wildly, shaking Tommy from side to side causing chain of rescuers to slide a little further towards the pulsating meteor.
As Lerix tightened his grip around Tommy’s legs, little Peko chomped down on the Myrite leader’s arm once again, but Lerix refused to let go. Peko tore his jaws away from his arm and lashed out at Lerix again, raking his sharp little claws across the Velociraptor’s already bleeding eye. Lerix cried out in pain, covering his gouged eye with both hands, and letting go of Tommy.
The Mighty Lerix, fell screeching with anger towards the Great Stone! His cries rang out through the jungle like thunder!
Little Peko turned and scrambled up
Tommy’s back and onto solid ground.
“Pull!” shouted Jason to the others. They did and Tommy was at last returned to safety.
Jason grabbed his little brother and held him tight as they sat on the edge of the crater. Everyone looked down just in time to see Lerix land on the Great Stone and be instantly vaporized!
Upon hearing the Mighty Lerix’s death screams, the now leaderless Myrites dropped their weapons in panic. Cheers of joy and triumph filled the air as the defeated Myrites fled in to the pre-dawn jungle.
Jason and Tommy got to their feet and looked around. There wasn’t a Velociraptor in sight. Only the victorious dinosaurs from the mine remained. Many were injured but all were happy. Tommy and Jason’s dinosaur friends rushed into the crowd, and were at last reunited with their families.
After a few minutes of greeting their loved ones, the boys saw Typhoo walking towards them with another dinosaur who looked just like him.
“Tommy, Jason,” said the shy dinosaur. “This is my brother, Allron.” The boys said hello to the dinosaur. They remembered Typhoo mentioning earlier he had lost his brother and was happy to see them together again. Jason gave his brother a hug. Just one more thing left to do and they were on their way home.