Roman wakes at the sound of footsteps made by people who don't want to be heard. At the other end of the orphanage, his twin sister Iris wakes with him. He feels her silent scream tear through his mind and he knows they've taken her.
Roman is on his feet. A dark shape rises up in front of him to block his path. A rough cloth bag is forced down over Roman's head. Calloused hands grab his wrists and pull them behind his back. He struggles against the restraints but is no match against his captor's physical strength. In a panic, his mind reacts in self-defense.
He hears a muffled cry, a sound like branches snapping and then a final thump of something collapsing to the floor. The pressure from his wrists disappears. The last thing he feels is a sharp crack to the back of his head before the world goes even darker.
Roman wakes again. This time he's blindfolded with his hands and feet bound, his mouth gagged. He's lying on his side on a hard floor. The air filtering through his hoodwink smells of exhaust fumes. Someone brushes up against his knees. Using his most reliable sense, he reaches out for Iris. Relief surges through him temporarily as he feels her presence next to him.
Are you all right?
Well you two might be okay with this, but I'm definitely not.
Roman realizes that there are others with them, others like him and Iris.