Chiyo cringed slightly at the words of the Scorpion, the words of the latter reminding her of her own clumsiness. Or rather, her never-ceasing curiosity and the trouble it usually had gotten her in.
However, when the odd voice corrected the Magistrate's words, the Kitsune looked up.
Not fate... My kin? she wondered, her eyes searching for the source of the voice - thinking that perhaps her fall had damaged her more than she had thought initially.
"Shosuro-san," the woman then addressed the Magistrate, remembering the mentioning of someone who had escaped her. "I entered these... Mines through the main entrance. If I am correct, there are not that many ways out from those mines."
She pondered for a moment, wondering if the mines through which she had entered were perhaps connected to another underground system of caves - and whether this place belonged to the latter rather than the former.
If these parts belonged to the mines, whoever they were after had little choice but to leave through the one entrance. And even if they did not, Chiyo doubted anyone would want to stay in these mines for too long. She had been here for a couple of hours only and already, she had sensed too... Too much. Too much of the odd presence. Too much of whatever had been released by the crystals?