Dear Zyll,

If you’ve received this letter, then we have no doubt been trapped for an indefinite amount of time. We hoped to prevent this outcome, but we’ve prepared just in case. Unfortunately, we cannot offer much guidance at this point.

Despite the circumstances, you mustn’t fear for us. You must protect yourself and your brother. Lucien is afraid and alone, and he believes that all of us are dead. Not only that, it seems a rumor will pass that you are an imposter, which he has been manipulated into believing. We believe someone will be taking advantage of him, wreaking havoc upon the people and placing the blame on him.

No matter what happens, believe in your brother. Only you can save him. You know him better than anyone. We’re trusting everything to you now.

Your parents