Maulkin - Chapter 2 Several hours later, after she had mapped out part of the city and filched a few small things to see if anyone would notice (they didn't), Mrrsizha found herself down at the Ratway's entrance.Maulkin - Chapter 2 by The13thBlackCat
It was an old, rusted metal gate with a new lock, down by the canal, and no doubt led to the city's sewers. The lock must not have been significantly better than the one it had replaced, she reflected, since it took her only a few seconds to pick. She expected the door to creak loudly when it was opened, but someone had made a point to oil the hinges recently. That made her pause for a moment, considering, but didn't concern her overmuch.
Past the gate was an old wooden door that led to a small tunnel that smelled of damp stone, sewer, and lakewater. It would have been cramped for most people, Mrrsizha thought, but she was short enough that it didn't bother her much. It was also very dark, and probably would have seemed oppressive to anyone but a Khajiit—once her eyes h