There was someone in his apartment. Adam had claimed a two-bedroom apartment for himself, and turned the second bedroom into a study area, which was where he liked to sit and read. And that was what he was doing, when someone started talking in the main room.
Marking his place, he got to his feet and went over to look out and see what was going on. A young lady stood at his front door, looking out into the hallway. "Excusez-moi, mademoiselle, but are you perhaps lost?"