A Price Unpaid- Gavin, Zephyr, Thea The maid went back to cleaning off the mud off of the little girl's shoes, paying attention to Gavin's questions. "Well, it's happened at least six times since I've been here helping over the last... three months I want to say? There's always fog that rolls into town, we live in a swamp after all. But this kind of fog has a mind of its own... It seems to move on its own, and it makes it hard for anyone to see in. When we hear the flute, we try to cover our ears and muffle it out. Sometimes we are successful, and sometimes not. When we're not, that's when everyone ends up falling asleep, and then we wake up to find one of children gone. It's very disconcerting..." The boys ooed and awed over the strange magic that was just demonstrated to them. "Can you do that again?" The boy with the suspenders asked with excitement. The boy with the green eyes nudged his friend and smiled. "I'm Theo. The shy one over there is Teddy, and this excited one is Tristan. We're all brothers. I'm the oldest one. Teddy and Tristan are twins. It's nice to meet you, Thea." "I dunno," she answered honestly. "She was coming to see me when we were first brought here a few months ago. And then it suddenly stopped. She hadn't told me why... I wasn't told why." She then looked up at the adults, seeing that they were busy and looked at the mage. "Something weird is going on," she whispered under her breath. "N-not just with the flute and the kids disappearing, but something else. I can't explain it well... Sometimes... Sometimes kids go missing without the flute music coming. They get taken away by guards late at night, and we never see them again." She pressed her lips in a thin line and looked down at the ball when another servant walked by, chasing after a rambunctious little boy. Once they left, she hesitantly looked at Zephyr and continued on. "Sometimes when we eat dinner, we get really sleepy... So all of us sleep through it. Except I was awake and I swear I saw the guards take them away. And then when we ask where they went... We're told their families moved away, but no one ever leaves Mudgav... No one."