After reading Guild Master Merek’s orders and ignoring them to pursue the remainder of her rehearsal, Ivana Cockatoo, threw herself into the most magnificent display of her drag career, even if it was only for twelve shady drag kings and queens and her husband, Antoine.
On her way back to her grandmother’s house, after walking her aunt Aïcha to the cottage, Eldenath heard footsteps approaching from behind. (Happy almost Birthday, Mum. You are one of the kindest, funniest and sweetest people on this earth. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. Come on Barbie, let’s go party.)
Iosif, had delivered six letters, and persuaded four of the invitees to meet with the Guild Master’s General in the old werewolf enclosure. Iosif’s older sister, Iyzebel, (born on Civil Earth in peacetime, the fourth eldest Merek, after Farokh,) together with his younger sister, Yelena Merek, (Inajda and Eric’s youngest daughter) Ayo Apfvarzian, (eldest son of Juba and Lucy Apfvarzian) and Omorose Merek-Balsara, (Heyem Merek and Yemi Balsara’s daughter) Iosif and the others, watch as the Guild Master’s General eats up the meal Hope had laid out for him on a picnic rug.
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.
The Guild Master’s General managed to convince (Future) Alexand Merek to agree to a candid interview with the reporter Cordelia (Bizzi) Gray from 101 Downtime News. Bizzi has no idea how he managed to secure this interview, but Alexand allowed the film crew to set camp in her grounds, and after a wardrobe change and an hour with the network’s makeup team, the interview is ready to commence. (For my magical son, Sam. Everyone else thought it was raining, but you knew they were all wrong.)
The Guild Master’s General separates himself from the scurry of reporters and Alexand Merek fans, as the two women, the reporter Bizzi Gray, who he rescued not so long ago, and Alexand Merek, herself, approach. (See Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 28: Cordelia (Bizzi) Gray)
The School of Applied Resurrection is the world leader in resurrecting the dead from the war battered original earth. Although still in its infancy, technology has advanced enough to grow cloned bodies in days, rather than months. Katherine has accompanied Alexand as she knows how much Alex has been looking forward to this day, since her younger self witnessed the murder of these children and wished she could do something to have saved them from their horrific fate.