Usually, Oktavia’s Barrier was peaceful. Dancing Klarissas, Holger conducting his orchestra, music playing. Loud, perhaps, but very calm regardless. It had an eerie feel just like Ophelia’s Barrier, but at least it wasn’t completely silent.

The music would steal souls if one listened too long, but that wasn’t important at the moment. 

Besides, did Ophelia even have a soul left for it to steal?

Out of nowhere she rode into Oktavia’s Barrier on her dark horse, jumping clear over Holger’s head and cantering to a stop in front of the Mermaid Witch.

She smirked. “Missed me~? I found somethin’ out I thought ya should know.”