After a few weeks of research, all the information that she had gathered were laid out in front of her and quite frankly, it was perplexing. She knew the Ashford surname was familiar. Wesker kept bragging about how he obtained a new virus from an Ashford woman a few months after the Raccoon City incident. The consultant was also right when she said she had seen Alfred before, portraits of the Ashford family were hung around the Umbrella facility she used to work at.
In addition to talking about the T-Veronica virus, Wesker also boasted that his rivals were dead too so how did two people survive a self destruct sequence and continue civilian life in plain sight? Were they planning something nefarious in the neighbourhood?
All these answers she dug up recently didn’t quench her curiosity, it only made it grow and she had to go there in person to settle it once and for all. Leon strongly protested against it but she managed to persuade him that it was ‘for the greater good of mankind’ and that prevention was better than cure.
It was a pity he had a training scheduled during the time period she had planned to go to LA to confront the twins as she knew he would always back her up. “Be careful.” were his last words to her before he departed and she smiled, wasn’t she always cautious?
The rental car pulled up to the driveway a couple of hours after midnight when the occupants of the house inside were most likely deep asleep. Parking the vehicle as far away from the dwelling as she could, Ada killed the engine and stepped out, feeling the cool night air wash over her. It almost felt like she was back in her spying days. Tonight she was just simply geared with her hookshot and a few other equipment that were small but efficient.
Walking as quietly as she could, she eyed her surroundings which was just as stated in the blue prints. Garage to her left and the main home in front. Ada could see that the lights inside the house were switched off which made sneaking around easier. Her feet carried her over to the nearest window and she peeked inside. She could make out a cosy living room and a kitchen at the back but there was a room at the side which caught her interest as she could see light streaming out from the bottom of the door.
The Asian woman strolled over to the side of the house where that room was and found that there weren’t any windows to that room. How peculiar. As she carried on sauntering, she realized she was at the back of the house now since the swimming pool was currently in her line of sight.
If her calculations were right, she was directly under one of the bedrooms right now and taking out her grappling hook, she fired the head and it embedded itself in the roof. Pulling the trigger, the cable hoisted her upwards and she landed with quiet thump. She balanced herself on the edge and gracefully tip-toed over to where the window was before kneeling down on the roof tiles.
She took out her phone and connected a cable to the bottom of the device and snaked the wire down to the window. Her smartphone’s screen flickered to life and she was now seeing a live feed from her portable camera. Switching to night vision mode, she silently smiled as the bedroom was currently unoccupied.
Just to make sure, Ada traversed to the other side of the roof where the second bedroom was and repeated the process. This room had one of the twins sleeping in them but she couldn’t tell if it was the male or female sibling. Most likely it was Alfred since he told her some time back that his sister fell asleep in unexpected places.
Ada returned back to the first bedroom and secured herself to the roof with her hookshot once more before slowly lowering her body down to the window’s level. She could see the latch at the side which presumably allowed the glass to swing outwards to her and she pulled out another equipment which she inserted through the gaps near the latch.
There was a soft pop as the window dislodged slightly and the ex-spy pulled the window open fully. The floor was carpeted and she swung herself into the bedroom with a faint thud. It was decorated femininely with hints of pinks and purples from the pale moonlight that was shining into the room and she surmised that this was Alexia’s space. Out of courtesy, she shut the window again.
Glancing around, she saw the door to her left and a door in front of her which would led to the stairs. Ada took a left and she was greeted by a small walk-in wardrobe that was plain and simple. There was no hidden sliding panel that would led to a secret room anyway. However, there was another door in the closet and she opened it to the sight of a bathroom. Two more doors were present in the toilet and Ada didn’t need to investigate the one in her line of sight to know that it was Alfred’s wardrobe.
Instead, Ada opened the door to her right which led to a small passageway to the stairs. Thankfully, it was carpeted as well and she didn’t have to put in much effort to muffle her footsteps. She made a beeline to the mysterious room on the ground floor and kneeled down on the ground again to push a little bit of the portable camera under the door.
On the screen, it showed a blonde woman sleeping on a little cot in the middle of the room. To the left was a desk with a computer on it along with some filing cabinets at the side and to the right, was a bookshelf. Near the top of the room, she saw a security camera. Good thing she didn’t walk straight in. This room had all the furnishings of a laboratory and Ada didn’t like it one bit even though she didn’t see any samples or fancy lab equipment.
Having seen enough, Ada stowed her gear and stood up, roaming to the couch in the living room and sitting herself down on the cushy fabric. Now she would have to wait till morning and she took the time to close her eyes to meditate.