There you have it folks! I was sitting on the bus home a few days ago when I figured that I should write my ideas of 'Chapter 3: Crossroads' onto a sheet of paper, because lately my brain and memory's been completely messed up. This chapter on the other hand, is going to be a blast with a look through the eyes of my first femme fatale after her twisted battle with the male protagonist George West in Osaka. She's back in her apartment in Oxford at EngL HQ, the oh so sweet looking research and business organisation. Here we get to experience Gestalt 57's, or Casandra Applegate if you prefer her real name, thoughts about the organisation, the battle, fate and her long lost friendship with the main character. As she takes a stroll around the large building, a messenger locates her and says that she's immediately summoned for a board meeting which turns out to be a trial. The heads of EngL has decided that because of her recent failures and humiliations against EngL's honor, such as the Hokkaido- and now Osaka incident, leads them to taking away her Nexus, the core of her magic, and making her lose all of her hard earned titles.
It takes two days for her to realise that she can't stay because if you've ever had a taste of magic, death appears as a mild punishment. But escaping EngL isn't so easy. First of all she has to break out of her isolation cell, then reach her old quarters and escape while being chased with magically enhanced weaponry. But we're will she go if it succeeds? Can she go back to Osaka and seek refuge among George and his acquaitancies? But will he forgive her for all the horrible things she's done to him? It stands to see in the third part of The Book of West.