Originally Posted by jolteonjak
"Mr Guardian, we think the answer for your riddle this time is... Snorunt!"
With a sudden snap, the cerebral Pokemon reappears. "Two for two. Good for you!" Slowly, Alli reacted as she began to comprehend the Guardian's words. Her expecting eyes to turn to joy, as she turned towards Pluto who returned her enthusiasm. Beheeyem raised an arm, making the exit door open. The intense heat spills out of the room like water, seemingly taking Alli and Pluto with it. "It seems I can't escape this infernal rhyming. Now, I can assure you the next challenge won't be so easy. After you." The guardian bowed politely, despite there being no need. Alli and Pluto were already near the exit, and after Beheeyem spoke his final words, they dashed out of the blazing room.
The air was considerably more breathable directly outside, as Alli and Pluto caught their breath. Turning, Alli noticed that Beheeyem had already disappeared. Torches hanging on the wall side came to life as they proceeded down the hall. At first gleeful to be out of the heat, Alli skipped along with Pluto up on her shoulder. After some time had passed, they both noticed just how long this new hallway was. Alli's pace slowed, and Pluto descended to walk aside her. Finally, they two travelers came to a fork in the path. One side was blocked by a large boulder, while the other appeared to continue on. Alli and Pluto looked at each other, and with a simple shrug they proceeded down the open corridor.
The path snaked around the mountain, leading the two adventures down a seemingly endless passageway. Alli had long grown tired of the walk, and consoled herself by playing her panpipes. A strange, faint light became visible after turning another corner. Alli stopped playing when she saw this, scooped Pluto up, and dash towards it. Pluto barely had time to object, as he went dumb upon being lifted. Alli sprinted towards the doorway, and thought she felt a breeze on her cheek, but was not sure if it was only the wind passing her by. Prancing up to the exit, Alli stopped and let Pluto slip from her arms.
"Pluto, this isn't the next room... it's the way out!"
Pluto recovered himself and took note of his surroundings.
"And where are you going? You're not done yet."
Beheeyem had reappeared behind them, giving Alli a start.
"But... we couldn't go anywhere else. There was a large boulder in the way!"
The Guardian shrunk back in embarrassment.
"Really? I thought I... I can't believe..."
Pluto rolled his glowing eyes as though he had come to expect this kind of behavior from their odd friend. With another loud snap, Beheeyem was gone. Pluto shrugged and proceeded back into the tunnel, as Alli fell down to her knees.
"But I dun wanna walk all the way back!" Pluto returned behind her and headbutt her affectionately. Alli whined as she got back to her feet, and played a sad lullaby on her panpipes during the long trek back to the fork.