After spending months gathering intelligence onboard Floating Asylum ship one, a wounded Xan materialises with Aïcha, onto a half-submerged mountain, Volcan Los Atlixcos, overlooking the Floating Asylum ship, that they have just escaped from.
Professor Sumian’s Fourth Dimensional Training Grounds, in a far future bubble world, (4487) General Hope Merek De Somme, along with her uncle, Iosif Merek, has broken free of her duties for a while, to steal a sliver of joy. She has rigged a zip-wire up inside the old werewolf enclosure and is intent on spending the afternoon pretending to fly.
After escaping from the drunken debauchery in his grandmother’s wine cellar, Zero, teleported to the theatre, where rehearsals are taking place for his live performance tomorrow evening. (If you enjoy these stories, please consider donating to the Drag Defence Fund, a charity supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, fighting the current backlash against LGBTQ+ artists and people, who simply want to live their lives with the same rights as everybody else in this world.)
Edith together with Heyem, who she has transported to a future cloned earth to meet her future self, walk towards future Heyem’s apartment. Understandably, Heyem is nervous and excited by the prospect of meeting her future self.
After a drunken future Katherine had fallen unconscious, future Alexand opened the letter addressed to General Merek. A letter from her Guild Master, and the catalyst for Katherine’s present intoxication.
Future Alexand had woken early, as instructed by her Guild Master (Future Heyem Merek,) she is ready to take a very nervous Anya to the past, to carry out a fake assassination, which will set a series of events in motion.