“This is the place my family used to call home,” she said.

They padded through the still living room. The wood floor groaned under their tentative steps. The air swirled with dust as they passed through the scattered beams of sunlight strewn across the carpet.

“Where did they all go?” Evan whispered.

Aura slipped ahead, her linen dress waving him farewell as she released his hand.

“They’re still here."