For new readers, welcome! What you just read was originally the "prologue" to the story, and this used to be where the "Chapter 1" title page was, but I realized that the prologue and chapter 1 were just part of the same story, and it all flowed better if they were combined. This is a brand new page that bridges the two scenes.
If you are an existing reader going through the archives, surprise! Here is a secret new page!
Either way, thank you for reading <3