Jarad had helped Alexand to walk away from Lord Anderson’s tomb, and heavily disguised, the two of them caught the train home, towards the village they grew up in. After leaving the train, Alex is finding it harder to walk, but she is too stubborn to let Jarad carry her. The village is a mile away, and Jarad is getting nervous.

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

Helga Ritter has orchestrated the rescue of Amanojuko lords and ladies, from the ruins of the city. She has rounded up guards from all over the Russian peninsula, to aid her. But the most important Amanojuko is missing.

Helga Ritter’s back story, set in Russia (3991)

Jarad materialised some warm clothes for them both and spent time comforting Alex. It didn’t take Alex long to begin attempting to plan their next moves, despite having lost her eyesight.

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

Jarad wakes up, next to Alexand. It’s dawn, and the birds are singing in the trees outside, but it’s freezing cold, and Alex isn’t moving.

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

A future version of Katherine has asked her past self to inject a primer into Alexand, at the same time as administering a cure, to switch on Alex’s immunity to the Amanojuko virus, but Katherine is reluctant to trust herself.

Katherine’s back story, set in an undisclosed location (1276 FD)

As darkness falls outside the hotel, Alex lays in bed, unable to sleep.

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

Katherine and Inajda returned to Inajda’s shack, but there are footsteps outside. Inajda grabs her gun, in case the Amanojuko have found their hideout.

Katherine’s back story, set in Russia (3991) and an undisclosed location (1276 FD)