“What about the blood on the door says that ringing the bell’s a good idea?” Ellie raised her staff to bar Shreya from nearing the alarm. “Seriously, I want you to walk me through your thought process, because I don’t see it.”
“It is old. It is not relevant to this,” Shreya said.
“Old or not, it’s a sign that they’re not friendly. Somebody got messed up right here, maybe killed. Do you really want to gamble on this one? Let’s find a gap in the walls and peek in, at the very least. I’m not gonna let us walk into an ambush. Ambush, as in, a surprise attack out of nowhere, in case you don’t know the word.”