“I’m not scared of ghosts,” she told him.
He didn’t say anything, just flashed the light around erratically.
She felt her stomach clench each time something she could once see suddenly disappeared into shadow. “Don’t do that!”
“M-Move the light like that. I can’t see anything when you do that.”
He steadied the light. The cave lit up, allowing her to see more than before. She relaxed. Then she realized she had been gripping his arm tightly. Mouth shut, yet twitching, she pried her fingers loose and returned them to her side.
“Let’s get going.”
Taking a deep breath, she nodded. Side by side, they entered the tunnel.