Spark of Hope
Almost a year after agreeing to relinquish their region’s right to the scientists, Marcus and a handful of other farmers craft a handful of plows. With those crude tools, the farmers of the Eastern Region plant a more bountiful crop. Shortly after planting, Marcus and Talia abandon their farm and rush headlong to the Central Region’s best hospital so Talia can receive the best care for her condition. What causes this uncharacteristic rush to the center of bureaucracy? Will Nathaniel be able to help them with their current problem?