Kirsten kept her own thoughts about the character of powerful men to herself. Werner would learn the hard way or he would not. She would simply have to do what she could to ensure he survived the learning process.
But at his suggestion that she lead, Kirsten felt her hands grow suddenly cold. Clenching them under her arm-pits to hide their trembling from the others, she nodded sombrely.
It's a good suggestion, she thought, and there is light ahead down that corridor.
"Stay here. I'll creep forward and listen, try to find where that light is coming from. If it's all clear, I'll throw a pebble back the way I came. Join me quietly if I do. If it's not clear..." she shrugged, "I'll come back here where we can discuss how to proceed."
With that, she turns and steps lightly into the darkness.