Police at the house
When the police finally arrived at Mark’s place, they were completely in the dark about the whole situation. Mark had intentionally held back some crucial details, hoping to get their fresh perspective before jumping to any conclusions.
Inside, Mark was wrestling with a whirlwind of emotions. Part of him desperately clung to a sliver of hope, wishing that the metallic discovery he had stumbled upon was something far less sinister than his gut was hinting at.