Unfortunately (or perhaps not), Hajime's attempt to be stealthy was doomed to failure. Ever since Moroe had woken, part of her had been listening for his return. When at last she heard the telltale sounds of someone moving through the house, a slight ray of hope managed to show itself on her stoic face. She immediately swivelled her chair around to face the door, and called out tentatively to whoever was on the other side.


Of course, she also had a gun pointed at said door when she did this. Blind optimism just wasn't her style.