Alex takes hold of Jarad’s hand, and walks him out of the kitchen, to where she attempts to navigate her way back onto the sofa. He helps her, and they sit silently for a few moments, whilst she gathers her thoughts.
Inajda wakes up, after being ambushed by a future version of Katherine De Somme. (Read Afterlife Part 3) Her version of Katherine is not in the shack, and as Inajda hunts around, she begins to remember things, previously wiped from her memory, like the death of Farokh, and Alex’s decline.
Alex has a writer full of potential cures, and needs to get her group out of the facility, unnoticed by the guard. This means remaining with the socialites for a few hours longer, to avoid suspicion. (A note from the author: Fight fascism. Never give up on hope and love and a future where everyone is treated with respect, dignity and equality.)
Alexand and the rest of the resistance have settled in a cave in the mountains of Southern Russia. Alexand has scanned the area; there are no inhabitants for hundreds of miles. Inajda has illuminated a map on the far cave wall, showing the topography for two hundred square miles. She scrolls through the map, until she reaches the nearest settlement.
Alexand and her troops, together with Inajda, Heyem and Jarad, left the desert, using Inajda’s writer, and are now at the very northern tip of China, on the borders of Russia, in between Mongolia and Kazakhstan.