Her noiseless approach caused her to swallow hard as she surveyed the open shaft. From the void ascended as far atop as below, swallowing light into a perfect void. “Quiet, way to quiet.” She said in the lukewarm vacuum. Over her shoulder, the path she had followed here lead back to a maze of dead-ends. Her back to the only light source of the maze, she clenched her fist, facing the hollow shaft, “Now or never.” She stepped back into the recess of which she came, sprinting forward and took a leap into the endless abyss below.