When the visitor begins the story of Hand they appear on a Subway platform in the dark. Behind you stands a water damaged angel statue, and before you sits a cold and damp platform long abandoned.
Flutter sits on the bench holding a suitcase tightly to her chest. Inside is something precious to her which she has looked to find for a long time. She has been traveling along the subway lines and tunnels to different stops searching for something which she has now finally found. We discover her resting on a bench listening to the ambient dripping of water in the unnatural quiet of a place that, in another time, was bustling with people who also flitted and fluttered about the city. Flutter and the other children live in this world almost as anthropologists trying to piece together what it used to be like. They bicker and debate with each other what the old world used to be. They have never seen a moving Subway car nor are they aware that the escalator in the background moved on its own rather than being a static set of stairs. There are hints
The visitor walks up the steps of the escalator and comes out to the bright world above. A juxtaposition similar to the unearthly quiet of a once bustling subway.