Katherine had analysed the blood of the newest refugees and found both women to have no sign of the Amanojuko virus.
Katherine has seen many more refugees arrive from the shrinking world outside and has kept her promise to President Bomani and ensured that the Amanojuko virus does not board the ship. She has spent far too long in her laboratory and decided to have a break from her work, visit the top deck, to look out at the sea.
After checking that her cat was alright, watching the rest of Alexand’s recordings and waiting half the night for the sun to rise, Katherine felt herself falling asleep. She woke up in the middle of the afternoon, with Ali purring on her pillow, and a deep need to visit the family of the girl with Downs Syndrome, Alexand had donated her eye to, to see why exactly the family had ended up on the Kyuunansen.
Katherine walks back to her apartment, disorientated, attempting to come to terms with being stranded back in her own time, alone. (This issue is dedicated to Rainbow Railroad, a charity set up in Canada to enable people from the LGBTQI community to escape from persecution and relocate to safer countries.)
Grace O’Malley takes the Amanojuko agent back in time to Ireland, March 1574.
The submarine docks somewhere at the base of the arctic ocean. They have reached the Prison of Souls. Inajda hears a hatch opening.
Once on board the submarine, Inajda was taken down into the black waters of Antarctica, the only passenger on board an ancient craft salvaged from the Third World War.