You have to understand, you have to believe me! We did everything we could, we never thought this would happen!
We didn't think it could.
We didn't think anything of Between, it was a place to travel through, nothing of substance, nothing to worry about. It was normal for pairs to disappear Between; you lose your way and don't make it out the other side. We never knew we were being… hunted.
It started with more Betweenings. And not just weyrlings, but older pairs. 'Distracted' we thought. Then the senior Gold of our weyr never came back from Between… she was well trained, had done the jump for decades, there was NOTHING to distract her… but she was gone. Then… whers… whers cannot Between, but Handlers...