Setting: East Gallery
Time: Day 002, Dawn
Summary: Mio takes a look around the East Gallery.
Up until this point things had not gone as Mio had hoped. Mayu was not here and there was no exit in sight. Her head was still pounding, although with the sounds of construction were no longer assaulting her ears it was beginning to subside. If she ever had the opportunity, she would still surely punch the individual who decided nonstop work would be the best course of action.
Then there was the run in with the ghost. That had been a close call. Too close, she didn't wish to repeat it. Nor did she wish to deal with anyone else having a breakdown after watching Itsuki. Not at all.
In spite of all the unpleasant events, for the moment she was still working on covering as much of the house as possible leaving a few photographs scattered about. Presently she found herself in what appeared to be another part of the hallway, past the bathroom. There was a switch near it, which she played with to determine the effects of. They seemed to control spotlights for various pieces of art which made her think her initial evaluation had been wrong. It looked to be unique in it's own right, resembling a gallery.
After fiddling with the switches, Mio decided to take a closer look at a few of the pieces. They must have been expensive, she thought, although she couldn't place the names of any of the artists. The few photographs she took revealed nothing more than the paintings themselves had. She took note of the artists' names and at decided there was nothing else of interest to be found in them.
That is, until she noticed something sticking out from behind the next one she took notice of. With some effort she moved the painting, turning it to face the wall and leaning it against it before peeling off the paper attached. It looked like it'd been taped to the back in a hurry.
"There's no way to......stand," She read aloud, with some effort. The handwriting was difficult to read and the last word seemed misplaced, as though there had been more at one point. A frown crossed her face, although she didn't understand the message, it sounded ominous and that was never good. Folding it up, she tucked it away on her person.
Aside from the strange note, the stairs at the end of the hall were also quite curious.. They looked as though they'd been built to lead up to something, but peering up she saw nothing. Mio took a minute to reflect on the risk before shrugging and walking up them, stopping towards the top. It didn't look like anything was there after all. Still, she carefully pushed up on various parts of the ceiling to see if she could uncover something. When that failed, she raised her camera and took a picture.
Nothing appeared different, of course. It'd been worth a shot. The teenager let out a sigh, just one more thing to add to the list of dead ends and eerie occurrences before a second thought led her to trot back down the stairs before sitting on them, pulling out the note again and studying it once more. The more she thought about it, the more it bothered her and the more she wished her other half was there to discuss it with.