Two months have passed since Alexand decided to live away from Jarad in the military base, after their house was found to be bugged. He visits her each week, stays the night occasionally, but always retreats back to his shack in the woods. The military base is no place for a family, and he has come to talk with Alexand and try to convince her to come back home.
A ship leaves the port for India in the morning. Most of Alexand’s brigade is scheduled to leave for home. As the commanding officer, Alex has orders to remain in Australia for the second part of the tour. It is night time, and she has finished her duties for the day. She lies in her tent, writing a letter to be brought home to Katherine. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Katherine waited a week, not expecting to be visited by a future version of Juba Apfvarzian, but after a spate of feeling very sick, there was a knock on her apartment door, and standing there was a man, with dreadlocks, much older than the boy she’d seen performing magic. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
After having tidied herself up after her shower, Katherine returns to the lounge to confront Farokh about the map he accidentally saw when he found her lying unconscious. Farokh has opened up the book, and the map has been projected onto the wall, where it had been before Katherine collapsed. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
(It’s been 4 years since I began sharing this series of stories with you on WordPress. CLICK HERE to read the first issue. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, encouraged, commented and liked. Without you, I’d be scribbling on walls, like a socially challenged lady with too many cats and not enough wool. Thank you. You know who you are. This story is dedicated to YOU, readers past, present and future.) A month has passed and Katherine had developed an inhibitor serum, which slows down the advance of her symptoms, and successfully tested it on willing volunteers. She and Alex both take the inhibitor every day, whilst Alex continues to familiarise herself with the Project Ghost Ship plans. It’s early morning and Alex has been up most of the night. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Juba sat in front of a huge meal prepared by a very concerned Alexand. She gave him clean clothes, a bath and healed the wounds on his feet with a strange contraption she called a writer. He has told Alex of his wife and Son’s death. It’s mid afternoon, Abouna Panak’s gone and Alex has given Juba some wine to comfort him. She sits nursing contractions, attempting to figure out how to help her old friend. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Inajda Rekaya works undercover for Field Marshal Abouna Panak, and has not seen her daughters, Alexand and Heyem, or her son Farokh, for years due to the nature of her espionage. She has been asked to his office to discuss her next task, but she has an ultimatum. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.