You walk up to the Employee’s Only door at the end of the alley. It’s a metal door. A few small icicles have begun to form above the door frame.
You knock on the door. Three knocks with your knuckles. The sound echos.
You wait for a moment, and nothing happens. You knock once more. One single knock.
You sigh. Another dead end. You rub your hands together for warmth. You watch your frozen breath as you breathe into your hands.
“You got the code?” You’re not sure where the voice came from. It sounds like it came from the door itself.