"Fish in an aqueduct would be kind of unusual, wouldn't it?" Jahura asks.
"Certainly," Zander replies, "mostly considering I never Wrote fish here."
"Or mermaids?" Jahura asks with a raised brow.
"That's your department, dear."
"So how would you track them?" TOOO asks them both.
Jahura looks to Zander.
"Search the aqueducts as a start." Zander shrugs. He goes over to the vault door and presses on the corner of a metal plate which leaves a square indentation.
"Gee, where did you get that idea from?" TOOO laughs.
Zander continues to press indents into the plate until they form a Z all along the plate. The vault slides to the side and reveals a boat floating in a waterway in a tunnel.
Michael's palms fly up to his temples.
"Wait, when you say Write and Age, what does that mean?"
"Don't get him started on his heresy thing." Jahura shakes her head in warning.
"It means..." TOOO stops short, suddenly realizing what that could mean to Michael.
"A tour guide." Zander interjects, "I'm a professional tourist. I write descriptions of places seldom visited."
"Nice catch." Jahura whispers under her breath.
"Dogmatic that it is," Zander whispers back. Jahura makes a raspberry sound with her lips.
"TOOO," he continues in normal volume, "would you be so kind as to lend me one of those coins, please?"
TOOO reaches into his pouch and hands Zander a coin when he notices the coin box on the other side of the waterway by the boat.
"Coin operated?" TOOO queries.
"He is a Nyrond." Jahura chides as she climbs into the boat and takes a seat on one of the boat's benches. The boat is long enough to seat six people comfortably. Zander, TOOO, and Michael follow in suit - and since Jahura is nearest the box, Zander hands her the coin.
"By the way," Zander asks, "how are your noses? I'm afraid Jahura's and mine aren't that proficient, especially as of late."
"What for?" Michael asks.
"Give a shout when you smell fish." Jahura replies, placing the coin into its slot.
"Hang on!" Zander says. The water beneath them starts to bubble violently as the boat rises on a wheelbar. The other three each grab onto a side of the boat and grasp tightly.
FWOOOM! The boat takes off like a startled deer full force into the flume.