The Ventilation Shafts
It's become a bit of a cliché by now, but every good thriller has to have a scene of the hero crawling around in a ventilation shaft, right? Neither of you having much of a flair for ballsy acts of heroism, you decide to find a way to access the funnels, and from there navigate your way down to the basement, where there will be an emergency exit that allows you to escape into the alleyway behind Harrods. Your phone signals are jammed, but thank god for the inbuilt compasses in these modern smartphones right?
Now, should you go East or West at the next turn . . .
First Poster: Helena Chevalier
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Ellie hadn't had much interaction with Helena Chevalier before this point, so she wasn't sure what she should say or do when they had been paired together. Not to mention how terrified she was, thanks to the situation, plus the added horrific sight of a woman dying not two feet from her. Eleanor was a disheveled mess, clinging to her phone as if it were her only connection to life past this moment.<p>
When Helena finally got the last screw of the ventilation shaft undone and lifted the gate, she gestured for Ellie to go first. The Romanov gave her a small nod and, getting on her hands and knees, slipped into the small space and started forward. It was a little cramped, but she managed.<p>
At the first turn that came up, Eleanor paused. "Which way do you think we should go?" she asked, her voice barely a whisper. No need to bring attention to their location.