Handing it to Amy, he picked up his candle. "You take that side of the room and we'll take this side." he said.
"Yes sir!" Amy snapped her hand up in a smart salute.
Anders rolled his eyes and turned away as Amy joined the other girls, laughing softly.
"So, where do we start?" Rachel asked.
Amy shrugged. "I guess we can do the same thing we did in the library. Let's just start going over every inch of the walls and floor."
Roseann shivered as she bent to study the floor. "It's cold down here."
"Toughen up!" Anders yelled from across the room.
"Hey! Be nice!" Roseann called back.
Amy heard Anders laugh. "You better be nice…or else!" she told him.
"Uh oh!" she saw Tyler shake his head. "That didn't sound like an empty threat!"
Anders shrugged. "I'm not scared of someone who's shorter than me!"
"Someone who's shorter than you can still pull a good one over on you!" Amy countered.
"Knock it off! We're supposed to be working!" Anders told her.
"Knock what off? Hunting for the treasure?"
Anders shook his head. "Okay little sister, you win!"
"Yes!" Amy cheered.
Still chuckling, she turned back to the wall she had been searching.
"Why'd he call you little sister?" Rachel asked.
Amy shrugged. "It's just a joke between us. We've known each other since we were little and we kid around sometimes. He calls me sister and vice versa."
Rachel chuckled. "I enjoy listening to your little arguments! You two pick on and tease each other constantly but you both seem to enjoy it!"
Amy laughed. "Yes, we do. I suppose if we didn't tease each other, we'd think something was wrong. Dad says he always knows where to go if he needs some entertainment."
"I think it’s a good thing you can do that." Hannah spoke up. "I mean, both of you always seem to be able to find a laugh in any situation, even one you created! You never get upset at his jokes, even though they aren't always funny."
"Well, I can't always laugh at his jokes. We've had some real fights before, but we always made up before a week was out. He can get annoying sometimes." Amy admitted. "But the times he makes me laugh make up for it!"
"Are you talking about me?" Anders hollered across the room. "It'd better be good stories you're telling, Amy!"
"Don't worry!" she called back. "Your reputation is safe!"