"You...I'm not sure. It always changes." Vidia glanced up. There was a rope hanging down, but it was only half-way to the ground, and the Divide was so high.... It seemed like a challenge. "We go up," she sighed.
Seth nodded and looked up at the rope. "How exactly do we get up to the rope?" he asked cautiously, worried she'd snap at him.
"There has to be a way..." Vidia said, distracted. She was surveying the wall. How were they supposed to.... Then she felt silly. This wasn't a physical test, after all, it was a mental one.
"You just GET to it," Vidia said. "You believe you're already there."
"What?" Seth was instantly confused by the last bit she'd said. "Beliving doesn't get you anywhere."
"Oh really?" Vidia said, smirking. "You've forgotten already. The roof?" She waited for it to sink in.
"I remember the roof, but that wasn't believing, that's because we have superhuman abilities." He paused. "There's a difference."
Vidia sighed, frustrated. "Oh, really? Let's go the long way then, if you think I'm full of cra.p." She gestured. "Go on. Walk."
"No, if you want to prove to me I'm an idiot go ahead, if you want to take the long way around, then I'll go. Really more of your choice here."
She glared at him. "Alright then." She backed up to get a running start, then felt her feet slapping against the wall. All the while she kept her eyes trained on the end of the rope. Her hands reached out, at last, and she barely skimmed it before falling back down, landing hard on her feet.
"The point is," she said through the pain, "It's possible. I'll try again."
Seth paused and looked up at the rope before randomly leaping onto her back and pushing of from there. He got some momentum from the wall and barely just grabbed the rope. He was dangling from it, just barely. He climbed up slightly, but kept his legs hanging down. "Jump on my legs, and climb up."
Vidia had barely felt him on her shoulders. She lept again and grabbed his feet, and hoped he knew what he was doing.
Seth kept a strong grip on the rope and began to climb up it, slowly at first, but then more quickly afterwards. It wasn't as hard as it may have looked to anyone else.
After Seth had pulled her up a ways, Vidia was able to grab her own piece of rope. She climbed up after him and soon they reached the top, and peered over to the other side.
"That's a long ways down," he looked over cautiously. "What do you think?"
"It's a long way down, but it was a long way up too," she said. "I guess...I don't think we'll die from jumping. Maybe get hurt, but....we heal pretty fast." She didn't want to think about the pain, she just wanted to get it over with.
Seth nodded, "I suppose we wouldn't die..." his voice trailed off. He really wasn't in the mood to get hurt right then, and was cautious with whatever she suggested.
Suddenly Vidia felt stupid. "Or we could just grab the rope and throw it over this way." She grinned sheepishly at Seth, for once the one who wasn't thinking like a robot. "Help me?" she asked, tugging at the rope with both hands while trying to maintain her balance. It would suck to fall now.
Seth nodded and held onto her arm, helping her keep balance and helping pull the rope up. "This is a much better idea than jumping off."
((bump. I'm so sorry Adam :( ))
Vidia afforded a small smile to Seth before lowering her body off the ledge, keeping a firm grip on the rope.