Aiden smiled a little grimly. "He didn't seem like the kind of guy that would react this way, you know? Let's go see what's up."
He waited until Ryan was clearly down the stairs, and then quietly followed. Ryan was opening a door. Clearly, he was very scared and hesitant to enter the room. Finally, he made the concession to enter, and Aiden slipped into the room later behind him.
There was the book there, again, and Ryan slowly made his way over to it, while looking around at other things along the way. Finally he picked it up.
Aiden decided to go and calm the guy's nerves, and he approached. Ryan spun around with a horrified look on his face, shining the flashlight directly at Aiden.
"It's okay, it's just me!"