This short story, from the upcoming collection More Lost Memories, may not make a lot of sense. It has a lot of made-up words (actually no: It has the names of a lot of nations and species that only exist in the universe of these books; nothing but proper nouns have been invented for this one), plus it’s dealing with complex rights issues that don’t apply to you (so you might not be interested enough to care enough to try to understand them), and despite being only about 20 minutes in length it has three breaks each representing several months’ time passage.
Please remember that this may not be the final version of the story. This is something I wrote for NaNoWriMo within the last two weeks, and have spent roughly no time editing. If you have questions or suggestions, please comment!