Setting: Catacombs, Stone Hallway.
Time: Dusk, going into Night 005.
Summary: Courtney actively seeks out danger. Mew finds her.
Warnings: Mildly unhinged teenager is mildly unhinged.
The house had beaten every inch of her hope of escaping, but she wasn't totally resigned just yet.
People couldn't die here. If they died, they came back. Not even death was an escape.
If they wanted to, it could open the door, show you outside. If it wanted to keep you out, it could do that.
Courtney had tried to rescue friends, a night earlier, but even that didn't work out. It was a puzzle that she'd been unable to solve. She was a prisoner here, and she didn't know why. She didn't know why things were trying to kill her, and she didn't know why she was supposed to be scared.
But there was one thing she hadn't tried doing: Running towards fear.
Thus, her reasoning for climbing down the stairs at dusk, ready to face whatever was down there. She didn't fear death - death was nothing in this place. Heck, she didn't even fear what happened (or might have happened) to her friends. Getting kidnapped? Whatever. It was just another case of the Creepy Squad doing what they like.
Somehow, she knew this little excursion was going to end in trouble. She hoped it did. She wanted to show this house that she wasn't afraid, that she was done. Whatever they wanted to do, they could do it. But she wasn't going to run from it anymore.
With a dull expression on her face, she climbed down from the steps into the darkness and started walking.