The shovel hit the dirt with a metallic ting.

‘We’ve got something!’ said the archaeologist.

Her companion flexed their hands. ‘Give me a moment.’

They spoke distorted words and plunged red-glowing hands into the dirt.

A screeching creature of bony wings and saurian beak burst from the soil then preened its non-existent feathers.

The archaeologist beamed. ‘Do you know how long it would have taken to uncover without you?’

The other smiled. ‘We all have our talents.’

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