Alexand was given more surgery to reverse the temporary procedures tying her to her bed, and has spent a week recovering. She is now supposed to walk with the aid of a nurse, but is still connected to the gene therapy drip, repairing her damaged internal organs. She is taking a walk, without her nurse, down one of the many long corridors in the army base, but Abouna Panak intercepts her to give her some unexpected news.
Helga Ritter has continued her bio-weapons project in the safety of a floating asylum ship, far away from any of the resistance. She has begun to rebuild her life’s work, acquiring test subjects, deemed potentially dangerous to the Amanojuko vision of a New World Order. (This issue is dedicated to Stan Lee, who will live forever in his characters and the universe he has created.)
Katherine has had five blissful uninterrupted weeks on her own, working in her laboratory. She has even made a makeshift bed on the chair, so as not to be disturbed by anyone, anywhere on the Kyuunansen, as she struggles tirelessly with her research into the Amanojuko’s virus.