Holy hell this was such a great start! I love the prologue to this- it's so eerie, and conveys the feeling of mystery really well. It was also extremely vivid in a murky sort of way, if that makes sense?? Like, I could formulate a vague sense of the setting, though the writing made everything so foggy I could only come up with hazy outlines until you reached the segment with the fire. And good god do I love the segment with the fire. I just think it's so well written, what with the fire's seemingly friendly, caring façade suddenly melting into this sinister realization of 'Oh, this is bad actually.' I can't wait to see more!!