Rebecca and John Brandon were at the end of their tether, they were doing their best to make a better life for themselves and their family, but their daughter, Mary Alice Brandon was ruining everything.

Her strange behavoiur and episodes were easier to hide when she was younger, but it was harder now. Desperate not to miss the chance of promotion that John currently faced the reached an agreement to put their daughter in the Asylum.

In order to protect their identities she was simply referred to as Alice, no last name was given. They gave a generous amount of money and asked not to be troubled with any further news, as far as they were concerned they had mourned their daughter and she was dead to them.