Inajda is still drowsy from sleep deprivation, but sits with Katherine, waiting for Alex to wake, after being cured of this terrible illness.

Inajda’s back story, set in China (3991)


Katherine materialises inside a bedroom, alongside the strange future version of Alexand. She can see Inajda, sleeping in a chair beside a bed, and in that bed, a very sick Alexand.

Katherine’s back story, set in China (3991)

Katherine, equipped with dark glasses and a determined stride, makes her way towards her brand new laboratory.

Katherine’s back story, set onboard the Kyuunansen (3991)

Katherine has grown impatient and as the fifth day of her recovery approaches, post-surgery, she is curious to peek out of her bandages, to find out if she can see properly, and more importantly, gain access to her laboratory. (This story is dedicated to my mum, as it is her birthday very soon. My mum, Barbara, is one of the kindest, wisest, warmest, happiness-inducing and funniest people I have ever known, and as some readers know, Alexand Merek is very loosely based on her, although Mum would probably disagree. Happy Birthday Mum, I love you so much xxx)

Katherine’s back story, set on board the Kyuunansen (3991)

Heyem sits with a tube feeding her blood to Alex. The doctor has injected Alex with concentrates of clotting factor eight, which will allow the donated blood to remain in Alexand’s body.

Heyem’s back story, set in China (3991)

Heyem slept next to Alexand, guarding her sister, waking occasionally to check she was still breathing. It’s nearly dawn, and the sun is appearing on the horizon, a faint sliver of light peers through the curtain, and Heyem feels something sticky.

Heyem’s back story, set in China (3991)

Katherine is recovering from her operation, in her apartment. She has been ordered not to remove the bandages on her eyes for seven days, to allow the nerves to heal. The technology, which is being used to repair her sight, is beyond anything allowed outside the ship, and Katherine is impatient and curious to learn more, when she recovers. However her thoughts drift towards Alexand, and the cure promised by Katherine’s future self. She lies in her bed, imagining Alexand next to her. This story celebrates the Eight year Anniversary of Unbound Boxes on wordpress. Eight years ago I very nervously let go of Issue # 1: Alexand Merek, not knowing how she would be received. Thank you to everyone who has supported her and my other characters over these eight short years.

Katherine’s back story, set onboard the Kyuunansen (3991)