When Olivia arrived, the first thing she noticed was the eerie quiet that had settled over the mountain city, and she felt chilly though the sun was high in the sky. She had come to sell her childhood home, but as she wandered from room to room she was unaware that she was being watched. The man dressed in black trousers and laced up white shirt, with a pompous smile on his face, watches her every move. He knew she was coming. Soon she will be his, bending to his will, or… He held the vial in his hand and doused the cloth with a colorless, sweet smelling compound.