Day: January 19, 2015

Chapter 155 of The Lake Demon


Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Five:
After lunch Blake Riley had a serious chat with Jack Kimberley and Dr. Lionel Phelge.
“Well gentlemen, we all know for sure now that Ogopogo is alive and well in Lake Okanagan. To be more precise we know that there is a family of Ogopogos in the lake. We all are aware that the most likely spot for the creatures’ lair is in the deep caverns below Rattlesnake Island.”
“You are right about that Blake. Aboriginal people have long believed that Ogopogo’s home base is Rattlesnake Island,” said Lionel.
“So how are we going to get to these underwater caverns?” asked Jack.
“We are not going to get to them but my divers will. I’m going to send them both into the lake in a few minutes,” said Blake.
Within ten minutes two of Blake’s specially trained divers were descending in Lake Okanagan. The divers found that their visibility was relatively good on their way down. The water was a translucent green color and they spotted many varieties of colorful fish.
As they neared the bottom of the lake, the divers suddenly lost a great deal of their visibility. Something very large had stirred up the sediment on the bottom of the lake. All the divers could now see was clouds of dust. One of the divers alerted Captain Marks that they couldn’t see anything down below.
“I want you two men to come back to the service immediately. We have lost sight of you guys on our monitor. All we can see is clouds of sediment. It’s too dangerous to stay in the down there any longer,” said Peter.
Peter Marks called over Blake Riley, Lionel and Jack. By this time the two divers were not responding on their audio devices.
“Our divers are in serious trouble. I’ve lost both video and audio communication with them.”
Blake asked Peter. “Do we have anyone else who can dive underwater?”
John Richards had heard the whole conversation. “I can dive under water,” he said. “It was part of my training during my stint in the navy.”
“Would you be willing to go below surface and look for my two divers? I’m getting very worried about them. They should be back up at the surface by now,” said Blake.
“I’ll do it. I’ll try to find the two divers,” said John.
“Are you sure you want to do this?” asked Lionel. “This is extremely risky. We don’t know what the two divers encountered down there,” said Lionel, trying to talk John out of risking his own life for the sake of the two divers.
“I’m willing to take the risk. I didn’t know if I could be of any use to you people on this expedition. Now I found a way I can.”
Ryan and Monique both ran up to John. Ryan said, “Dad please don’t do this. Those two divers are probably dead by now. It’s not worth the risk.”
“Don’t worry about me, Ryan. I know what I’m doing and I’ll be careful. If I see something dangerous down there I’ll come right back up to the surface.”
“We are both proud of you,” said Ryan holding on to Monique’s hand.divers

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Chapter 154 of The Lake Demon


Chapter 154:
While Blake, Jack and Lionel were all get acquainted telling each other stories about their interest in Ogopogo, Monique called Ryan Richards over to an unoccupied place on the lower deck.
“What’s up, Monique?” asked Ryan.
“Something is bothering me. We need to have a heart to heart conversation.”
“Okay. What about?”
“About us Ryan. About our relationship. I’ve enjoyed being with you so much this summer.”
“That’s a good thing. Isn’t it? I feel the same way about you,” said Ryan.
“I’m glad to hear that, but we are both going to have to make some hard decisions before the end of the summer. What are your plans for the fall?”
“The original plan was to go back to Winnipeg to live with my mom until next summer,” answered Ryan.
“So does that mean that you want to break up with me at the end of the summer? Or does it mean that you want to make our relationship a long distance one until next summer? asked Monique.
“Neither option really appeals to me. I love you and I couldn’t stand to have only a phone and email relationship until next summer,” said Ryan. “So, what are your plans for the fall?”
“I feel the same we you do. I’m in love with you too and I wouldn’t want to have to settle for a long distance relationship for most of the year,” said Monique.
“So what should we do?” asked Ryan.
“It means that we both need to stay here when the summer is over. Or another option would be for you to move to Montreal permanently or for me to move to Winnipeg.”
“My preference would be that we both decide to live in Kelowna permanently. Of course, it’s going to be very hard news for our parents to accept,” said Ryan.
“I know our parents are very likely to be upset about our plans for the fall, but it is never easy for parents to let their children go and allow them to grow up,” said Monique.
“That’s true but we are both adults now and have the right to make our own decisions,” said Ryan.ogopogo 24