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Rachel Jones

"Just take a deep breath and you'll be fine, girl"

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a character in “What Draws You In”, as played by Denthaar

Description

Name: Rachel Jones

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Type: Stranded

Theme Song: "Don't Cry" by Guns'n'Roses

Personality: Rachel is a rather shy girl, hiding her thoughts, but tries her best. She tries to use her smile anytime she can. She remembers from her father's tales that shy and weak animals are trying to look more dangerous than they really are. Rachel is trying too look tougher than she really is, she noticed recently that boys like confident girls more than shy ones ;) When Rachel meets somebody closer she may befriend quickly.
She suffers a lot after her beloved father passed away three years ago. He was a military man, she liked when he told her about surviving in a forest. She cannot find a common language with her mom, they are constantly arguing.
She's a high-schooler, dreams of being a journalist in the future, but haven't done anything yet (not even for a school newspaper). Rachel did write some scary stories and a sort of press contribution or two, but keep them secret in her own drawer.

Appearance: About 5'5, 100 pounds, with black, medium length, a bit messy hair, her blue eyes are usually covered with
black eyeliner, wearing torn skintight blue jeans, with wide leather military-style belt, black tank top, combat boots,
spiked choker and spiked bands on her wrists.
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History: She's a half-orphan. Her beloved dad, a military man, had passed away three years earlier (a stupid car accident). She lives with her mother and her much younger brother. Rachel is constantly fighting with her mother. Rachel's brother, who is only five now, needed more attention than Rachel for the lst few years, but the teen feels a bit neglected.
Rachel left home after another argument with her mother. In anger she didn't take anything with her, not even her mobile. Heavy rain started when she noticed that building. Without thinking too much she entered and...

Other Information: Equipment & Abilities: Rachel still remembers some of the things about survival in the forest her father used to tell her. She did use her boots as a weapon one evening when she was attacked (she's a pretty girl) walking street after dark - her father explained her what the target is ;).
Generally, while feeling in danger she observes the situation and is trying too look as tough as possible. Inside her right boot she carries a swiss folded knife.
While talking with people she believes that smiling and being open solves almost every problem (except her mom who never understands anything).

Roleplay Sample:

Rachel was walking fast. She listened to the sound her heavy combat boots gave a clear sound as she walked the street. She was really angry. How could it be her mother did't understand anything! She already had plans on her own! And those plans excluded babysitting her brother on a trip to some city gardens!

At that moment Rachel noticed she didn't have her mobile. She had left it in a hotel room, on her bed. She was so angry she hadn't taken anything! Teen stopped and looked around. She had made quite a walk... She calculated it would take at least fifteen minutes to get her back home. Not far enough! She noticed a bus coming towars the stop that was just a couple of yards from her. She started running and managed to catch that bus. Staring absently at the windows, she barely noticed the bus took her to the other side of town.

Rachel stepped off bus on randomly chosen stop. She put her hands to the back pockets of her jeans and took a deep breath. She needed to think what to do next. Suddenly above her head there was a sound of thunder... It was about to rain. She needed to hide somewhere... Here! Across the small street on the left, there was some old building. "Neglected as I am" she said to herself and started to run. In a nick of time she reached the entrance, but few drops got her until she had a roof above her head.
Rachel entered the building, looked around her and shrugged... It was a very large main lobby. She walked towards th desk and signed her name. Rachel was feeling a bit surprised about what she was doing.

She looked around her she was not the only one. It was strange she hadn't noticed them before as there were quite a few of them. A girl, her age probably, was hit with a... paper plane i her head. She caught it, looked at it smiled and chuckled short after. A new person arrived, another girl, asking to move some stuff... What kind of place is it anyway?

Rachel noticed the others moved the stuff and started leaving the lobby... she decided to follow them.
"Aye! wait for me" She said walking quickly and waving her hand...

So begins...

Rachel Jones's Story

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Rachel Jones was running the corridors trying to catch people she noticed as they were leaving the hotel lobby. Her heavy combat boots gave a noisy sound with her every step. "Aye! wait for me" She started shoutng again as she finally spotted a brunette with a ponytail talking with another girl... no, not just a girl - a girl with a boy. When they turned their heads towards her she smiled and said friendly "H... hi, I'm Rachel, can I join you? I guess it's gonna be less spooky together..."

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Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Len Kagome Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Rachel smiled to the girl who answered and looked around the floor, checkong the other room. She could not do it before because she was more concerned about finding anyone there. The dim light, broken glass, skeletons... she shrugged and thought it turned a bit colder... It WAS a spooky place. "I... I think we should stick together here." she looked at the others. Not wanting to be presumed chicken, she cleared her throat, hooked her thumbs on her belt and added "I mean we need to check each other to avoid some foot slipping... or other damages. It's quite dark in here..."

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Len Kagome Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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"You have a point." Ayase thought it best that they all stick together, as suggested by Rachel who had decided to tag along with the couple in tow. She took some shots of the broken glass on some of the rooms as they walked around. The place was indeed dim but, so Ayase was able to manage well. She navigated across some of the rooms, being careful not to step on broken glass.

They reached one of the locked rooms and Ayase thought it would be nice to check it out. She gave the door a strong kick but it didn't budge. She resorted to the room keys and found one that matched: Room 213. She opened the door and a strong scent of desolation wafted through the corridors.

This room didn't have any windows and the balcony was closed so Ayase had to use the flashlight. She shone the small illumination on the bed and saw a couple of skeletons buried under the debris. Something was lodged onto their heads which was probably the cause of their death. She noticed that some of the dressers are in a disarray while there was a doodle on floor, probably made from one of the bodies' nails.

She turned to the group and asked. "Well, it seems like this place probably shut down because of an earthquake. What do you guys think? Ryuko-chan, you look like you have a few observations." She pointed to the stoic, headphone-wearing girl, asking for an opinion. While waiting, she also asked the others with her. "Aside from this, what else could have made those beams fall?"

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Ryuko's eye twitched when the couple completely ignored her. She gritted her teeth and continued following the girl up until the second floor. Then Ayase turned around and asked them if they were going to stay. Ryuko shook her head. "I'd much rather explore the place than stay in this room, thanks." She shrugged and shoved her hands into her pockets. The girl from the couple earlier was with them but her boyfriend stayed - "Coward." Ryuko thought-, and another girl came to join them as well. By this time, Ryuko was getting uneasy with the number of people. She frowned, eying the others warily.

Just then Ayase pointed to her.
"Well, it seems like this place probably shut down because of an earthquake. What do you guys think? Ryuko-chan, you look like you have a few observations." Ryuko thought for a few moments and then came to something. "Hm....Well, I disagree. If there was an earthquake, then the exterior would be damaged. Plus, since this place is close to the ocean, there should have been a tsunami. And I don't see any traces of this place flooding." She said, her eyes looking down in thought. "Wow, I managed that even without my memories."

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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"Ryuko is right" Rachel looked at the girl in headphones "Hi, I'm Rachel. Sorry to ignore you for a while, but this place is so overwhelming..." She smiled to both girls she hadn't introduce herself and said "I think it was something different, some sort of a plague outbreak or something..." She pointed at the bodies. "Look at heir heads!" Rachel glanced down, at the traces of nails on the floor, staring there like she was hypnotized. "Not sure about those fallen beams, but I believe they were fighting here, fighting for their lives! What a madness... " Teen added as she stepped back wiping nervously her palms on her jeans. She was really scared now, but being within a group of people made her feel safer. She managed to take a deep breath and calmed herself down looking at the others.

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Misano looked over at Rachel and noticed her panicking. She put a comforting hand on her shoulder to make her relax.
Hey, calm down. These guys aren't zombies so they won't be able to come back and get you~ In any case, this place is dusty and ruined as all hell. I'll have to agree with Ryu-chan over there. Tsunamis do seem much more likely than any other answer. Still, what better way to find out answers than to investigate? We may as well go through any records we can find. Let's see...
Misano then looked around the cabinets, searching for anything that could be related to a disaster article.

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Rachel read a note handed her over by Misano and smiled back to her, while touching (and even squeezing a bit) her hand resting on her shoulder. She was grateful to that ponytailed girl that helped her regaining her strength. "Thanks, I guess I knew that..." She watched Misano as she started searching the cabinets. "I think we... I mean somebody... It would be good to check out if the bodies have some traces of fight. And what those things on their heads are anyway. Ayase, could you give more ligt to that?" She asked the girl who seemed to be turning into some sort of "leader" of their "team". She regained most of her previous composure and made a few steps towards the center of the room.

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Ayase leaned in closer to the skeletons lying on the ground. They would have certainly died on the spot due to the beams that fell on them. Or it could be the things on their head. As she moved closer, the objects lodge in the cranium was a shard of concrete that fell from the ceiling. She stood up and addressed the group.

"Well, earthquakes and tsunamis aren't gonna cut it like you guys said. But I don't think they lost their lives while fighting with each other. Their hands seemed like they were reaching out to something when the ceiling caved in on them. The concrete slabs lodged on their heads probably fell after these two have died. So conflict between these two is out of the question. Most probably, they were trying to escape during the course of the terrible thing that happened when the ceiling caved in on them. But the question is what." Ayase offered her explanation. Upon seeing that there is nothing else to be found in this room, she instructed them to leave.

As they were exiting the room, she remembered the large pool within the hotel. Quickly, she informed the group. "Hey! Want to take a look around the pool? It's pretty big so I think we should split up to cover more ground. We'll meet up back at the bar after fifteen minutes. Misano-chan, you go with Elizabeth to check the main pool. Ryuko -chan and Rachel can check the girl's side shower. As for me--" Ayase took some spare flashlights from her bag and handed one to each pair. "I'll check the men's side sauna."

She led them downstairs where they began their investigation. Arriving at the sauna, Ayase was startled to see a man's carcass inside. It didn't seem like it decomposed naturally. It was more like this one was eaten by something. The guy's uniform was lying neatly on the chairs though so she took a closer look at that. Managing to find his ID card, she learned that this poor fella was some sort of researcher who was staying in a hotel that time. She wasn't able to find his room key so she turned to leave. Curiosity got the better of her and she turned back to see what was inside the actual sauna. Upon opening, she saw a lot of cockroaches as big as an open hand, crawling all over the walls. She immediately shut the door, bumping the dead guy's carcass, sending a couple of roaches running out from his ribcage. Ayase immediately stepped on the two bugs and left, taking only the ID of the dead guy with her as she headed to the bar.

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Misano Amane Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Elizabeth Turnwood Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Rachel outrunned Ryuko and grabbed the flashlight Ayase was handing them out. When they reached the girl's shower doors, Rachel was trying to open them, without results. it seemed that they were blocked from the inside. She handed the flashlight over to Ryuko and smiled.

"Hold it, please, I think I can handle it" she said, walked towards the doors resolutely and kicked, using her heavy combat boot. That gave effect above her expectations. The lightly constructed doors broke into two uneven parts right there where she had kicked. "Best tool I've ever had" she said with a grin.

There was no time to say anything else. Rachel jumped back as the remains of the doors (and something that blocked it) fell off the hinges to the floor. She shrugged as she realized it was another skeleton, a corpse of a woman in some sort of hotel uniform, resembling a standard maid's outfit. 'It's not the first body I've seen here' She thought to herself, as curiosity prevailed over her fear. "I guess I begin to get used to the dead people" She said to Ryuko with a wide smile. "Be my guest." Rachel invited Ryuko to enter the shower rooms.

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Character Portrait: Amagase Ryuko Character Portrait: Rachel Jones

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Ryuko kept her stoic face up. After entering, she tossed the flashlight to her. "Here, catch. We're splitting up." She said in a monotone voice and pulled up her gas mask.

"Alright, time to put your skills to the test."

"You go find what you can around the shower area. I'll take the remaining area and the sauna, are we clear?" She went off, first to the dead body of the maid. She gave it an experimental kick to the side, to find that the body had decomposed- it was a skeleton now. She frowned, squashing around two to three cockroaches that were originally stuck to the bones of the body. They had tried to scamper off, only to be crushed under her red sneaker. After that, with caution- and looking out for more bugs- she started to fumble around the skeleton, eventually finding an ID. Pocketing the ID away, she stood up and headed back to her original position when they had come in.

With the cracks in the wall, the afternoon sun was shining down. Using that as her only source of light and trying to heighten her sense of sight somehow, Ryuko started to look around. Floor was dry- Of course, it's gone 20 years without anyone using it. Looking at the walls- she didn't dare touch them-, it seemed to have grime on it as well. Finishing her exploration around the shower room itself, she proceeded to the sauna.

Upon entering the girl's sauna- she was sure Ayase had covered the boy's sauna, right?- she was surprised to find that it was actually kinda clean and was still somewhat maintained. It surprised her. 20 years? Still alright? She was gonna have to figure that out next time, though it wasn't exactly her main goal.

Walking out, she turned to Rachel. "What've you got over there? Any luck?"

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"OK" Rachel answered and entered the shower room.

Surprisingly there was not much dust inside. The floor was covered with a crumbed concrete grit, fallen from the ceiling, and there were old spider webs over her head, but otherwise seemed that the place had not changed for the last 20 years. When she walked towards the shower bases, she checked out the showers. Dry. 'Everything is so clean here' Rachel thought to herself.

She pointed the flashlight towards one of the cupboards. There were two white towels inside, each with a sign. 'Probably a hotel logo' Rachel thought to herself and took both towels. Looking at the showers for the final round she heard Ryuko calling her.

Rachel walked back to the entrance. When she noticed Ryuko she moved her hands up, showing her the towels and smiled "Trophies" she said handing one of them to her. "And nothing else" She stated "Surprisingly clean here, I think we are the first people who entered, since that poor maid anyway. Let's go to that bar. Maybe Ayase got something more."

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Ayase sat alone in the bar for a while, waiting for the two groups to come back. Misano and Elixabeth haven't reported yet, so far while Rachel and Ryuko are nowhere to be seen. An outside downpour dimmed the entire place into an eerie gray. Suffice to say, the atmosphere wasn't helping calm Ayase's already shaken nerves.

"Aahh! Damn it! Where are those kids?" She walked out of the bar, shining her light around the place, hoping to alert the others that she has already moved out. She was on her way to the sauna when she heard a bell ring.

Ring! Ring!

Now, two thoughts rushed into Ayase's mind as she heard the sound. It could either be another person, who has entered this forsaken building or it could be the ghosts of the place, haunting her. Both thoughts were entertaining, so to say but as a journalist, she kind of knows that there is a logical explanation for each phenomena. But there are also two routes that she can take. She can either wait for the rest of the kids to come back, or she can face whoever is ringing the bell herself. She toyed with the idea for a bit as she stood by the doorway that connects the showers to the main lobby.

"Come on, Ayase. You're twenty-four years old and you know karate so, what could possibly go wrong? Oh wait, the dude may have a gun... then you're screwed."

Fighting back her fears, she finally decided to reveal herself to whoever was waiting outside. "Well, I've lived a pretty fulfilled and enthusiastic life until now. There is no shame if ever I meet my end in this place. If I have to throw away my life in the face of a menace then so be it! Death is not the end of life, but rather, the completion of it..." As she walked calmly outside, what she saw was no menace. He didn't even seem like a vandal, much less a robber or a kidnapper. She sighed in relief. "Well, so much for the unnecessary drama...", she thought, scratching her head as she lowered her guard.

She called out to him to get his attention. "Hey! What are you doing in this place? Are you lost Mister?"

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Character Portrait: Ayase Kaminaga Character Portrait: Rachel Jones Character Portrait: Sen Ueno

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Ring! Ring!

Rachel heard a distant tone of a bell. "Do you here that bell?" She asked Ryuko "Let's go!" She added and bolted towards the main lobby. It probably was the old call bell she'd seen on the receptionist's desk, but to her ears it sounded like a fire alarm.

It was a bit rude, but she didn't even check if Ryuko was following her. She was just running not caring about how loud her boots are. She had quickly passed the kitchen and appeared at the entrance to the main lobby. There was Ayase standing in front of a man, who was... bowing in front of her talking about a car and asking about this place.

When the two looked at her - well... they MUST have heard her steps she thought it was a time to say something. "H... khy!... Hi, I'm Rachel Jones, and... we're wondering around this place trying to figure out what's going on here" She stated with a smile.

Not knowing what to say more she looked down at the tops of her boots. She noticed and remembered herself about a towel she held in her hand. She lifted her hand up, attempting to say something about shower rooms...

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"Stranded eh? Must be because of the sudden downpour..."

Ayase heard Ryuko and Rachel approaching from the shower rooms. She turned back to the man who introduced himself as Sen Ueno and answered back.

"Sadly no. I came here on a long twenty minute walk from where the last vehicle I took dropped me off." She tried to recall all the things she rode in but decided against it since she'll only feel more tired. "I don't know about these other guys though." She said, glancing at the newly arrived people.

She noticed his uneasiness as he stood in that place. Well, of course! Who wouldn't be unnerved at the sight of all these corpses, skeletons and whatnot. "At least you didn't see that cockroach infested one..." Ayase walked closer. "Unnerving eh? I'm a journalist by trade and I'm here to investigate what caused this infrastructure to suddenly collapse. We haven't made much headway though, so I'm tagging along with these people. Name's Ayase. Kaminaga Ayase." She extended her hand to greet the stranded guy.

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"H... khy!... Hi, I'm Rachel Jones, and... we're wondering around this place trying to figure out what's going on here"

Another girl had emerged from the halls and greeted him. She seemed to be a bit reserved, something rather understandable as he wasn't the most bold individual himself. It was a little odd that she was holding a towel but nothing he was particularly driven to ask about. In fact, the towel could prove to be handy considering his rain dampened apparel. "Hello Rachel.
I am Sen Ueno. It is good to meet you." He introduced himself to her as well to be polite. Right now even though his clothes were a bit wet this wasn't all too bad. The company was quite welcoming even if the environment wasn't.

"Sadly no. I came here on a long twenty minute walk from where the last vehicle I took dropped me off."

Not the answer he was hoping for. "I don't know about these other guys though." Her words mirrored his thoughts.
He did wonder if anyone else came here by something with a battery to help him out with.

"Unnerving eh? I'm a journalist by trade and I'm here to investigate what caused this infrastructure to suddenly collapse. We haven't made much headway though, so I'm tagging along with these people. Name's Ayase. Kaminaga Ayase."

He reached out and shook her hand. "Good to meet you Ayase." He was happy to at least be shaking hands with someone.
The fact she came here to investigate the place was quite interesting. He would never of even considered coming here which made her somewhat bold choice of location impressive, at least to him. "This place is definitely unnerving. I don't suppose that unless someone you're with happens to have a battery I can charge my car with I could tag along with you people for now?"
He asked with some concern in his voice. In a place as unnerving and dismal as this one was he definitely did not want to be alone here. He figured he could ask whoever else she's with if they have anything they could help him with. Still, even the thought of being stuck here while everyone else fanned out without him sent a few chills up his spine.
It simply couldn't be helped.

"Oh, also if it is alright may I borrow your towel?" He asked Rachel for the towel she was carrying. As he was feeling right then the whole area seemed quite frigid since the water was leeching what little warmth he still had.

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Rachel smiled back to Sen, as he greeted her. She wanted to tell about the shower rooms, but the man and Ayase were talking to each other.

She didn't know what to say when Sen asked her about the towel.

"It's not... not mine... I... I guess so" she answered when she realized the man really needed it. 'He must have been caught by the rain I escaped' Girl thought. "...but wait a second, please" she added and walked towards Ayase. She showed her the towel and a sign printed on it. "We've been to shower rooms." Rachel started talking. "We found nothing there, but the corpse of a poor maid and the towels in one of the cupboards. Look at it. There's a sign, probably a hotel logo..." Girl handed over the towel to Ayase.

"But the most interesting thing was that the place is so clean... Beside the corpse that is. It seemed that the place had not changed for the last 20 years. There was some cocrete dust on the floor, but it really makes an impression!"

As Ayase was checking out the towel Rachel added: "I think he needs it more than we do" She pointed her head towards Sen "if you want to check it more, Ryuko's got the spare one."

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Ayase found the towel rather interesting. It was still clean; an indication that it hadn't been used and was well preserved as time passed. The logo was a bit faded but still readable. It was the logo of Fujioka Galar that she had seen almost twenty years ago when she first heard of this place. She handed it over to Sen to dry himself, lest he catches a cold.

"Well, aside from the logo, nothing much could point why this place shut down. After my own investigation and your own, I think the clean spots and the dirty spots vary within this hotel, depending on how people died or how it was affected by whatever caused this place to shut down." Ayase replied, remembering the cockroaches and the body she saw.

Scanning the place a bit more, she saw the elevators and headed there. It obviously wasn't working but she wanted to check it out anyway. There were two of them, possibly so that they have more means of transporting people around. Peeking at the small opening, she saw that both cabs were on the floor they were at, meaning that people may have used it to escape during the calamity.

"Maybe some survived the incident after all. I should have just set up an appointment with them in that case. Though, I suppose it would be hard to find them now."

Wanting to find out more, she called the others to her side and pointed to the elevators. She asked Ryuko to help her open her side and Sen and Rachel to open the other cab.

"Let's check what's inside here. Maybe a poor bellboy got stuck here and he's carrying around some batteries. Who knows but at least the possibility is there right?" As she gripped on to her side of the door, she can already see that her chosen cab was very dirty and there are some things hanging on the ceiling.