Floor 213 was exactly where it was meant to be, always a good thing. I had a hunt around but there was nothing unusual, 12 doors along a corridor the same as the other levels. The end wall had a very nice dragon painted onto it (other levels are rather plain) but a painting never hurt anyone.
I'm afraid to say I got rather carried away with my exploration and didn't hear the sound of claws clicking along the flagstones until it was too late. Luckily for me it wasn't a teacher who had discovered me, unfortunately it was Octavia. After several minutes of interrogating me she decided to hang around and I haven't been able to get her to leave me alone since.
The next idea I had was to track down the source of the mysterious noise... which I still haven't heard. It didn't occur to me that you can't track a noise you can't hear, until I discovered what I assumed was it. Strange as it was there was nothing mysterious about it, it turned out to be cook honeydew snoring and she gave me a very long lecture about sneaking up on creatures when they are sleeping before returning to her cooking. This, I feel, would be a very good explanation for the charred dinners.
Tonight I am off to explore lower down, I want to try and reach floor 513 at least! Will have to give Octavia the slip, she's becoming rather annoying now. She still won't tell me what happened to her.
Got to go, I'm not meant to be in the Communication centre this late.