Slowly we pushed open the front door, the wood was splintered and jagged where the boot found its mark against the wooden jamb, all was quiet inside and dark.
As we entered we both felt the change though little in our line of work is routine we realized this was as far from routine as we could be.
Moving forward ever forward eyes sweeping every cranny every space straining against the darkness to spot a movement a silhouette anything to give us that slight edge we would need for survival.
Each new room a potential killing zone not knowing where the danger lay as we continued forward, we knew this wasn't for the faint of heart when we signed up but this tension and anticipation was excruciating and exhausting.
Finally we neared the last room, the rest of the rooms were behind us we both knew if there was to be a violent end to this it would be here we entered the room fast and low with deadly intent eyes alert bodies keyed to maximum with adrenaline flashing through our systems.
Turns out he or she was there and gone before we ever arrived, oh well, it's on to the next one for us now.