Chapter One Best described as tall, dark, and handsome, Tommy sat in his cluttered office reviewing the latest data that he had collected. The satellite imagery showed something astounding. If Tommy’s theory was correct, he could have made a discovery that would rewrite the history books. About eighty or so miles north off of the coast of Crete, he saw signs of ruins on an island thought to have been untouched by the ancient Greeks. Furthermore, he saw something even more fantastic, signs of paved roads and elaborate waterways. How had this gone unnoticed for such a long time? “Excuse me, Professor?” Amy, Tommy’s best student and personal favorite, peeked her head through the door. She was tall and slim with long flowing golden hair that complemented her striking blue eyes well. “Yes, Miss Fisk? How may I help you?” Tommy replied glancing up from his laptop screen. “I just had a question about the essay you wanted us to write. I’m having problems coming up with a topic, and I was wondering if you could give me a few suggestions.” “My girl, I have a topic for you that would not only get you an A, but it would also put your name in the history books.” At this, Amy was cautiously curious. “Oh?” she asked. “Fancy a trip to Greece, my dear?” “I-I couldn’t, Professor. What about my other classes? How would I pay for everything? I can’t just go to Europe at a moment’s notice, Professor.” “I have some extra travel days saved up, and I can pull some strings and get this funded as a research expedition, student travel included.” “But what about my classes, Professor? What will I do about my grades? I’ll fail if I don’t get my work done.” “Leave that to me as well. Give me a list of all the classes you have and the professors that teach them. I will get you cleared to go and ensure that your grades are left unharmed.” “Bu-but Professor,” Amy mumbled and looked at the ground. “This could be a once in a lifetime expedition, Miss Fisk,” Tommy retorted. “What will we even be looking for? What have you found?” she asked quietly. Tommy didn’t say a word; he just turned his laptop to face her. “Is that,” Amy’s voice trailed away momentarily, “are those roads? Is that an aqueduct system? What am I looking at, Professor? It looks like Ancient Greece on a micro scale.” “That, my dear girl, is what I wish to find out. So what do you say? Feel like a trip to the Mediterranean?” “Um, I guess,” Amy said, voice hesitant and almost a whisper, “but only if you pull the strings you’ve said you would.” “Great! Astounding! Go home and pack your gear. Make sure to pack light enough that you can carry it on your back. Bring all of the excavation tools that you have and your mind ready to think like an archaeologist. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have about a dozen phone calls to make to get everything set. I have your phone number on file and will call you when everything is ready.”  The professor hurriedly pushed Amy out of his office and shut the door with a thud.  “I have got to have the strangest professor on the planet,” Amy mumbled as she left the room.  The professor rummaged around in his office for a moment and produced what he was looking for. It was an old book with a worn out cover. It once read An In-Depth Look at the Ancient Greek Language.  “I guess I should touch up on some Greek before we go. That is…” Tommy’s voice trailed off for a moment, “assuming we actually find something with Greek text on it.” With book in hand, Tommy departed his office and locked the door with a loud click.
Chapter One

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Chapter one of the book I may never finish

Chapter One Best described as tall, dark, and handsome, Tommy sat in his cluttered office reviewing the latest data that he had collected. The satellite imagery showed something astounding. If Tommy’s theory was correct, he could have made a discovery that would rewrite the history books. About eighty or so miles north off of the coast of Crete, he saw signs of ruins on an island thought to have been untouched by the ancient Greeks. Furthermore, he saw something even more fantastic, signs of paved roads and elaborate waterways. How had this gone unnoticed for such a long time? “Excuse me, Professor?” Amy, Tommy’s best student and personal favorite, peeked her head through the door. She was tall and slim with long flowing golden hair that complemented her striking blue eyes well. “Yes, Miss Fisk? How may I help you?” Tommy replied glancing up from his laptop screen. “I just had a question about the essay you wanted us to write. I’m having problems coming up with a topic, and I was wondering if you could give me a few suggestions.” “My girl, I have a topic for you that would not only get you an A, but it would also put your name in the history books.” At this, Amy was cautiously curious. “Oh?” she asked. “Fancy a trip to Greece, my dear?” “I-I couldn’t, Professor. What about my other classes? How would I pay for everything? I can’t just go to Europe at a moment’s notice, Professor.” “I have some extra travel days saved up, and I can pull some strings and get this funded as a research expedition, student travel included.” “But what about my classes, Professor? What will I do about my grades? I’ll fail if I don’t get my work done.” “Leave that to me as well. Give me a list of all the classes you have and the professors that teach them. I will get you cleared to go and ensure that your grades are left unharmed.” “Bu-but Professor,” Amy mumbled and looked at the ground. “This could be a once in a lifetime expedition, Miss Fisk,” Tommy retorted. “What will we even be looking for? What have you found?” she asked quietly. Tommy didn’t say a word; he just turned his laptop to face her. “Is that,” Amy’s voice trailed away momentarily, “are those roads? Is that an aqueduct system? What am I looking at, Professor? It looks like Ancient Greece on a micro scale.” “That, my dear girl, is what I wish to find out. So what do you say? Feel like a trip to the Mediterranean?” “Um, I guess,” Amy said, voice hesitant and almost a whisper, “but only if you pull the strings you’ve said you would.” “Great! Astounding! Go home and pack your gear. Make sure to pack light enough that you can carry it on your back. Bring all of the excavation tools that you have and your mind ready to think like an archaeologist. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have about a dozen phone calls to make to get everything set. I have your phone number on file and will call you when everything is ready.”  The professor hurriedly pushed Amy out of his office and shut the door with a thud.  “I have got to have the strangest professor on the planet,” Amy mumbled as she left the room.  The professor rummaged around in his office for a moment and produced what he was looking for. It was an old book with a worn out cover. It once read An In-Depth Look at the Ancient Greek Language.  “I guess I should touch up on some Greek before we go. That is…” Tommy’s voice trailed off for a moment, “assuming we actually find something with Greek text on it.” With book in hand, Tommy departed his office and locked the door with a loud click.

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