When Piper returns from room two, they greet her with a warm cup of tea and a blanket. She briefly discusses what happened with Theo, then goes to bed. She wakes the next morning with a start, feeling as if she is on fire. She begins to have a panic attack and dashes to the bathroom. She showers, the tears streaming down her face washed away by the running water. After she gets out, she goes to the kitchen to make coffee only to find Theo has beat her to it and is waiting on the kettle. They talk about Piper’s experience in room two, Theo’s experience in room five, and their home lives. Piper and Theo are getting increasingly closer and it makes me wonder if the author has some romance planned between them. Suddenly, Theo gets called to the waiting room. While Theo is gone, Hazel finally emerges to talk to Piper. The others wake up as well and give Piper advice on how to cope with their situation. When Theo comes back, he rushes off straight to the bedroom. The next day, while they are all gathered around the table, the lights all go out simultaneously; they believe it is a power outage and agree that the next time the power goes out to test the doors. That night as Piper is listening to the strange music they play every night, she cries herself to sleep. The next morning, she wakes up early to find Theo is up as well. They head to the kitchen to get coffee; stopping dead in her tracks, Piper discovers that the door to the hallway is not only unlocked, but open. Theo and Piper come to the realization that their captors, Caleb, Owen, and Matt, are no longer satisfied with just sending people into the rooms to be tortured; they want more interaction; they want even more control and to constantly have Piper and the other “runaways” on edge. Piper and Theo carefully approach the doorway, skeptical; they find that the door at the other end of the hallway is also open. They gingerly make their way through the corridor towards the front door. They find that all of the doors are unlocked, and open. Filled with a sense of relief and freedom, they bolt outside; as soon as they step outside, the door slams shut behind them. Spinning around, they find Owen peering at them through the glass window in the door. Owen grins wide and he mouths run.