Baio-Yujia Sun had been accidentally killed in a crash. (See issue 25: Baio-Yujia Sun) Her three surviving friends Alexand, Heyem and Jarad were found responsible for her death and sentenced to military correction. (See issue 26: There’s No Place Like Home) Three years have passed, and Alexand Merek still has vivid nightmares about Baio-Yujia’s death. Things have escalated and Alexand now sees her dead friend’s shadow at night, when she’s alone in her room. Next chronological story here.
Katherine has been in military correction for four years. (See issue 6: Katherine De Somme) Although her parents (George and Kavita) abandoned her, she still writes to them and records messages for them, sending them to her parent’s house every month, without fail. She hopes one day they decide to forgive her for accidentally killing her sister, Lali. She hasn’t heard a word from her parents in all the time she’s been in the military. (Note, also features Inajda Rekaya, Alexand and Heyem Merek’s mother.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Alexand left the sick bay, after promising Katherine she wouldn’t tell a soul about Ichitumbu Jalhavi. Katherine attempts to negotiate with her American contact, Professor Anesidor Sumian. (Note: The Writer is a device, which allows its user to quickly travel anywhere around the world. It’s also used for communications and storage. It was developed by Anesidor Sumian, and smuggled from America for the resistance in India by Alexand’s mother, Inajda Rekaya, on command of her superior officer, Abouna Panak, who has established links with the American resistance.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
After showing Alexand Merek the plague victims in her laboratory, (see issue 33: Amanojuko Part 1) Katherine De Somme is about to share a dangerous secret with her young cadet. (Please note, the ‘nightmare’ is a reference to the girl (Baio-Yujia Sun) Alexand accidentally killed. A girl who still haunts Alexand. See Baio-Yujia Sun and There’s No Place Like Home.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Five years have passed since Alexand Merek was sentenced to serve ten years in a military correction facility, for accidentally killing her friend, Baio-Yujia Sun. (See issue 25 and issue 26) When Alexand was seventeen she was selected to work for Dr. Katherine De Somme, a micro biologist and has worked in her laboratory for the past three years. However, Alexand was up late, playing piano in the entertainment bar, celebrating the release of her sister, Heyem and friend Jarad, and has turned up uncharacteristically late to work. Despite this, a friendship and trust has formed between them, allowing Katherine to share a terrible secret with her young cadet, when she eventually arrives. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Georges De Somme lost his youngest daughter, Lali, in a horrible accident, which he blamed his elder daughter, Katherine for. (See Katherine’s story Issue # 6) This is the night he left Katherine in a military correction facility, as punishment, and never returned. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
After accidentally killing their friend, Baio-Yujia Sun, (see issue # 25) Heyem, Alexand and Jarad must face the consequences. Heyem and Jarad have been sentenced to five years each and Alexand ten years in military correction. (The same institution Katherine De Somme, Inajda Rekaya and Abouna Panak are resident.) This story is set from Alexand’s perspective, for the first time since issue # 1: Alexand Merek. It marks the anniversary of Heyem and Alexand’s birth (on 2nd December.) The 2nd December holds significance to me and my family, which is why I’ve chosen to release two stories consecutively. (This is for you Dad.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Heyem Merek has run away from her former life. Her childhood, spent in poverty and her teenaged years in military correction. She is well educated and proud of her achievements. If only her identical twin sister, Alexand would allow her to forget about her past, completely. Things would be a lot less complicated and painful. (Artwork on the wall in drawing 2: by Frida Kahlo, “My Nurse and I.” 1937) This story also features Samuel, Ancille and Anastasia Merevija. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Katherine De Somme is thirteen years old and has been forced to join the army, (by her father Georges) after accidentally killing her younger sister, Lali, in a chemical explosion. Her parents had high expectations of her, but her need to live up to their high standards has resulted in devastation for everyone. Katherine loses everything and everyone, in one horrible night. (A Spanish translation is now available, by Hernán Jara Droguett.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.