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Abouna waited impatiently for Alexand to explain why she didn’t want to invest her inheritance in his war. Alexand, although shocked by the revelation, and by the amount she has inherited, is happy to tell him exactly what she plans to do with the money from Katherine’s trust fund.

Alexand’s back story, set on Christmas Island, Australia (3991)

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It has been over a month since future Alexand returned Katherine to the Kyuunansen, and disappeared seconds later, without saying goodbye. Katherine is missing her version of Alex, and sits with the machine she used to send recordings to her parents. This time the recording is for Alex.

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Heyem can’t help feeling angry that Alex hasn’t woken up, that she’s leaving her alone. It’s dark, and everyone else is asleep. She has crawled in bed next to her sister, attempting to come to terms with Alexand’s decline.

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

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It is time for Katherine to undergo the operation to restore her eyesight. She has insisted on being conscious, as her curiosity about the advanced science outweighs any fear.

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

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