I leaned out of from the darkness, my eyes peeking around the doorframe, and saw a dark figure running across the wall. Their feet were quiet as they sped along the narrow, treacherous path. I was puzzled as to why someone on a presumably nefarious errand would rush so.
A sudden movement out of the corner of my eye drew my gaze to the courtyard. I saw two guards crashing along the winding path. Their faces were upturned, seeking the figure clad in night. I saw their swords flash in the torchlight, trailing behind them, and knew I was safe.