Everyone except for Malus wants to investigate the manor further, despite the warning they were given. Dani and Leo state that they should do it just to confirm that Kathy wasn’t lying to them entirely.
Malus soon gives in and agrees to follow through with the investigation with them.
Camy and Leo take point, throwing the kitchen door open and then cautiously stepping out into the hallway. The hall is filled with dust, just as the kitchen was. It seemed relatively undisturbed.
Everyone else comes out into the hallway and so they begin to search. In each corner of the building, there seems to be an extremely high-tech camera. It has two lenses, one smaller than the other. No one has a clue if the two lenses are meant for anything. But one thing is for certain, the cameras don’t seem to be active.
It seems like Kathy could have been lying since nothing has happened and everything seems dead. But that’s when they notice something in the main hall where the entrance to the building waits. Blood. Lots of it, and fresh.
They follow the blood until they finally find out who it belongs to. At the base of the stairs is a pile of bodies. All of them wearing the same outfit that the assassin they ran into earlier had been wearing.
The bodies were riddled with bullets and just the lingering atmosphere made everyone know that it had happened recently.
“Why would this happen?” Anca asks, wondering why the hired assassins would be killed.
“Tying up loose ends?” Leo suggests.
“If you’re right, then that means Rei is almost finished with whatever she’s planning,” Malus states.
“And that’s not good, right?” Dani asks.
“No… But there’s something we need to look for.”
Malus then goes on ahead, stepping over the bodies and beginning to climb the stairs.
Everone watches him walk away. They wonder why he has a sudden interest in the manor seeing as he was the one that didn’t want to go through the manor in the first place.
Malus reaches the top of the stairs, with the others quickly rushing to catch up with him. Anca took the other staircase, the one not with a pile of corpses at the bottom.
Malus looks down the hallway, looking for the room that he believes to belong to Dr Shale. Picking the room at the far end of the hall, he approaches its door and enters
The others come with him and once they too enter the room they find a room filled with technology. Every part of the room seems to have a computer linked up to it. Many sections of the walls see to be a screen and there are cameras in each corner.
“What’re you looking for?” Camy asks
“His phone…” soon after mentioning it, Malus spots the phone sat on a desk. He walks over to it and reaches out for it.
“No! Don’t touch that!” A voice cries out.
Malus pulls his arm back and looks ahead of him at one of the screens. “Are you Rei?”
The screen ahead of him turns on and the image of a cute girl with red hair appears “I am, now don’t touch that phone! It’s not yours!”
“What’re you planning!?” Leo shouts
“None of your business!” Rei responds
“We won’t let you get away with it,” Dani says.
“I will! You’ll see!”
Malus once again reaches forward, watching Rei as he tries to grab the phone. Once she notices what he’s trying to do, she goes wide-eyed and becomes red with anger “I said don’t touch it! You’re not allowed!”
“What will you do?” Malus asks, his hand just above the device.
“I-I’ll… I’ll have to kill you!”
“Will you? I’m willing to take that risk.”