Xan separated from his future selves to gather information from two Time Agents, already planted inside Floating Asylum ship One. With Katherine De Somme’s blood shield cloaking his identity, he materialises onboard, disguised as a guard.
After spending hours inside an isolation cell with Jarad, Alexand was relieved when her mother Inajda finally joined them in the cell. Unfortunately, Alexand learnt very quickly that Inajda was not there for her own protection but was being held as a prisoner due to her association with Anya Ranyevzsky, the woman Alexand had warned her about.
After analysing Xan’s blood and determining that it is effective in neutralising Amanojuko DNA, Anesidor Sumian took Inajda to see her closest colleague, Dylwyn Sumian (no relation) to discuss weaponizing the blood for the resistance, so that they have a chance of fighting and defending themselves against these monsters in the future.
Future Alexand’s Guild Master has arranged for her alter ego, Creya Johal to have lodgings onboard the Kyuunansen. Future Alexand had to pretend not to care about Katherine, and they both reluctantly parted from each other, Kat returning to her laboratory and Alexand chaperoning her ward, Anya Ranyevzsky.
Alexand materialises along with Inajda and the captured Haernyara, outside Jochi’s burnt out studio.
Whilst Anya was unconscious, Inajda had retrieved all that she needed from her ex hideout, aware that she could never use it again, and that the Amanojuko should not have access to it or know it existed. She had planted a series of invisible bombs around the edges of her old apartment complex and she, Alexand and their rescued ex Haernyara, retreat to the safety of the adjacent street.
Anya wakes up in her parents’ bed, with her hands tied up, and two women sitting, arguing with each other about her (in a dead language, Russian.)