In the days before the Kiani arrived, people desperately hoped for some way to escape- some way to obtain an unexpected military or neurosecurity advantage. By the time the city was invaded and its people herded into the "redemption ship" Ravaia the question was no longer how to stay themselves but how to prepare not to. In their first day here, Mokete still wore herself out shouting in the hope that a jailer would hear, Tadje shouting curses and hitting things, Lidje giving defiant speeches. Now, three days into the seven day process, none of them have the conviction left to put words to their resentment. Netatne has started eating again. Losse and Solitse's transformations are less visible- Losse is out of tears but is still worrying silently, Solitse still miserably but resignedly browsing the web.
And eventually, once again and one by one, the prisoners in Room 514 of the redemption facility Ravaia fall into troubled sleep.