Weird noises come from inside Reverend Samuel's room. The flickering light escaping under the door makes me believe the room is on fire. Chay's in there and it's on fire! I leap the rest of the stairs - but then stop dead.
It's not burning I can hear. It's chanting. Sonorous. Mystical. But I can't hear Chay.
I tread quietly to the door. Then stop, helpless. What use am I if I burst in? They'll just overpower me.
How long I stood there, I don't know. Long enough to make out Reverend Samuel's voice.
My fingernails drew blood from my palms.