He opened his eyes, feeling like he’d heard someone’s voice.
It was dark. Nighttime, maybe? But not pitch black. There were lights.
Looking up, there were small candles affixed to the wall. Not just one, but many, spaced evenly, continuing as far as he could see.
Where could this place be?
It was kind of hard to breathe. He tried touching the wall, and it was hard and rocky. Little wonder his back was sore. This was no wall. It was just bare rock.
Maybe he was in a cave... A cave? Why would he be in a cave...?
He didn’t know. He had absolutely no idea.
Those candles were pretty high up. He might just barely be able to reach one if he stood; that was how high they were. Moreover, they didn’t even give off enough light for him to see his hands and feet well.
He perked up his ears. What was this he was hearing? It was faint. People breathing, maybe?
“Is anyone there?”
There was a response.
“Where is this place?”
More than just one.
“Erm, I... I’m here.”
“Wh-Wh-What, wha.... What’s going on here? Someone help me...”
“I’ve gotta be hung over or somethin’. I feel like shit...”
“Would you stay away from me? You stink.”
How many were there in total? Not just two or three. There were more. Men, and women.
“Hold on...” He decided to take his chances and ask, “Where... is this? Does... anybody know?”