“Please find him, Fletcher. Oh please, please find him.”
While there were many things he could have done, Fletcher know he could not disobey the Baroness. For more reason than one. Perhaps more important than the fact she had commanded it (asked it, pleaded it) was the knowledge that her son was likely at the orphanage.
There were many children to save. Fletcher rushed there with no hesitation. And while he helped them evacuate, he learnt something terrible.
He was not there. Neither were Winter and Summer. Dahlia. The boy Golden. A few other children. They had gone further toward the shore to play.