Lina and Andrius' passionate paramour comes to an abrupt end, however, when Lina and her family are chosen to relocate to an unknown location. Andrius promises her that they will meet again, and with the fervor of hope in her heart, she sets off into the unknown.
After months of arduous travel, Lina and her family reach Trofimovsk, a labor camp located in the Arctic Circle. The harsh living and working conditions, coupled with the unfortunate addition of Kretzsky, makes Lina's future look particularly unbearable
The cruel circumstances and sacrifices Lina's mother had made for her children proved too much for her to handle. Broken by the news of her husband's death and shattered by the harshness of the labor camp, Lina's mother dies.
Lina is consumed by grief, and when traversing across the forest, she comes across a drunk Kretzsky, who expresses overwhelming guilt for his actions. Lina, in her rage, continues to berate him until she realizes the strangeness of his actions, and perhaps, the virtuous side of Kretzsky.
After Kretzsky disappears the following day, Lina's life only gets worse, as Jonas becomes ill. At this stage, his recovery seemed improbable. Luckily, a doctor appears just in time to save Jonas. After Lina asks how he knew to get there, he responds with one name: Kretzsky.
Lina eventually leaves the camp, and marries Andrius. We do not know much more about her life, but we know she leaves a record of her time in the camps, and hopes for such an event to never occur again. She has learned many lessons about identity and hope, but it is time to move on.