Claire watches the people that come in boats to delever supplies and she wonders what it is like out there, elsewhere.
Are they there everyday? Where do they come from?
They come every couple weeks to deliver supplies. They come from elsewhere.
Flash fowerd to two years later. Claire's son was held another year at the nurturing center but they can't handle him anymore. He will be released and there is nothing Claire can do.
No way! I thought he was doing so much better.
Number 36 is not being assigned, he will be released. I'm as disappointed as my son.
Jonas, the caregivers son who was fond of Claire's baby runs away with the baby just before the baby is about to be released. He disappears beyond the river that holds the community members close for they are forbidden to cross it.
Once Claire found out her son was gone everything was a blurr. She was on the supply boat, She was in the water, People where hasseling her, she was on land being carried by several people, she had know idea what was going on.
Claire washes up on a shore of a little remote town. Tall Andreas likes Claire and tries to claim her as his wife but the other villagers think she should be taken to Alys an old woman who cares for the sick and buries the dead.
not yet we are taking her to Alys
Alys cares for Claire and takes her in. Claire learns to adapt in the new community but all of her memories are gone, she cannot remember anything from her past life. She enjoys helping Alys assist the other people in town and learns all about Alys's remedies with herbs, this town is very different from Claires old one and she can remember that.