A delay, at least ten minutes. He searches the place. He knows it well.
He finds something that delays him another ten minutes.
Somebody's been in there. Maybe more than one, lot of things are moved around, there's some things left that aren't ours. Old scents of people I don't know. Some animal I don't know... not a dog. Not any of us. Big lizard, maybe. Smells kind of metal-y.
And there's a big blood stain too. Old, by the smell of it. I don't know how old. Got to be at least a year, two, or more. Smells kind of familiar, not sure Not any of ours, I know what we smell like, I should think. Nobody who bled that much made it.
And it's all over with dust. A lot of dust. Somebody's been in there, but not recently. I don't understand it.