You feel better, although you can still feel the bruise on the side of your face if you touch it. You thank Maria as best you can and, without seeming to defensive, try to position yourself between her and Ted. If he freaks out again you'd rather take the hit yourself than let this frail, older woman get hurt. You watch as Maria tries to open the chest, if she fails, you give it a go. If she succeeds than you simply follow her down the path. You also take this time to look around once again for anything that could be used as medical supplies, you get the feeling you'll need as much as you can if you plan on hanging around with these people.