"Daisy." It was Rich at the door. I knew he wouldn't give up, not until I came out at any rate. When he knocked for the third time, I cursed myself under my breath, wondering how Bai was doing. I pulled myself up an inch so I could just see out from my hiding place. He mouthed me a question.
"What do we do?"
"Is there another way out?" I mouthed back, pointing to the window as a suggestion but I wasn't sure if he could see me or not. Regardless, he knew what I meant and I smiled as his eyes lit up. He nodded eagerly, pointing to the window furthest away from me. He then gestured down, which I assumed meant that there was a fire escape or something. I slowly crawled across the room, pausing suddenly to question why I was doing this. He couldn't see through the door so I could walk.
Bai was walking towards me with a confident smile on his face; he had already figured that out. He was at the window, gently trying to pry it open but it wasn't going anywhere. I could see him straining, even in the darkness. I stood up by his side, unlocking the latch and watching as the window flew open. It only made a slight noise but that was covered up by Rich knocking on the door again. He gestured for me to go out into the cold night. I wished that I had put on something warmer but dismissed the feeling instantly.
I looked around - what were we going to do now we were out here? There was just a narrow rail balcony. It was then that I saw the gap where the ladder should go. "That's a bit dangerous isn't it?" I asked as he joined me in the cold.
"Yeah but there isn't really much I can do about that." He offered me a smile but I didn't take it.
"So what are we doing out here?" I hissed. "There isn't a way out."
"What's the matter? You seem jumpy." He took my hand, smiling as he tried to reassure me.
"I don't like heights alright." He pulled me into a supportive hug, leading me down the balcony.
"You'll be fine. We'll go into Zak and Flo's place and they'll help yeah?"
"But they told Rich in the first place. They must have done." I really didn't know what to do and kept looking down more than I was comfortable with but I really wanted to know where I was putting my feet.
"Let me do the talking, yeah?" He smiled a confident smile as we approached a window. We both looked into Zak and Flo's flat and to our surprise, we saw Rich.
"Ah." He muttered.