She was waiting, for what she did not know, standing in the midst of nowhere—she had just inkling that something was gravely wrong.
It was a known fact that she and he were rivals of the extreme kind. If word got out as to what she was doing, she would definitely be arrested for crossing the boundary of dignity. Nobody would ever understand why she was doing this. That is, if she was correct.
But, she had a feeling that she had to do this. She felt that what she was witnessing would very soon escalate to something serious. So, no matter the odds, she resolved to stay put and not back out even for a little while.
If anything were to happen to me, she thought, grimly, Maria would take care of everything. I know she’d have sense enough to get away without trouble. That way, only I would be blamed for this…
She loved the young girl very much and did not want any harm to come to her. In fact, she felt rather motherly towards the girl.
Just as these thoughts were going through her head, the door at the end of the corridor opened and his silhouette fell across the doorway, blocking the sunshine from falling into the hallway, therefore prevented her from being seen.
He walked past her towards a door partially hidden at the end of the corridor and disappeared inside it.
She stood in her position and debated whether to go in and risk her life or stay put in peace.
However, she did not do peace. An adventure was something she always sought.
And so, naturally, she walked up the corridor with light, tentative steps…