Time: Day 005, dawn
Summary: Mio and Zetsu go down into the basement. Machi follows.
Mio almost regretted being separated from Zetsu for so long. She'd managed to give the group in the entrance room as much information as she could, but she'd also neglected to notice the basement for longer than she would have liked to as a result. She'd gone down momentarily on her own, but...she'd only reached the bottom of the staircase before deciding to fetch Zetsu. For as strangely normal and empty as it looked, she didn't feel comfortable exploring it alone. Not after that boy's warning...
"This must be what that boy was talking about..." Only now that she'd brought him back with her, she couldn't help but wonder if that should have been more willing to explore it by her lonesome for that very reason, but then would Zetsu really have liked her leaving him out of her investigations? And it really was easier to catch things with a second person...and it was daytime, so all the spooky things would be gone now, right? But she couldn't help but feel uneasy...
It seemed normal, aside from the out of place bookcase sitting in the corner. That was given closer inspection. She was vaguely reminded of a couple of the puzzles in All God's Village - the pinwheel crests that stood next to the secret entrance of underground tunnels in the Osaka house...she looked to Zetsu for his opinion. "This looks out of place, doesn't it?" There was a moment's pause before she added another question in a significantly quieter voice, "Do you...think we should listen to him...?"