Well, yes, it is now confirmed. Julien is definitely at the Citadel. He is being trained up – or rather, he is completing his training – for a secret mission. Just like Kaleem all over again. He spent time at the Citadel before he went to live on Zandra secretly. Anyway, Julien has now communicated with me from the Citadel. He can’t tell me much about what he’s doing, what he has been doing or what he will be doing in the future. But he did say that I’m not to worry and that anyway, he’ll be known as Julienne from now on. And he will come back and explain when this is all over.
“When’s that likely to be?” I asked.
“That I don’t know,” he replied. “And I’m not just saying that because I have to. I really don’t know. And, yes, of course, I wouldn’t be able to tell you even if I did know.”
Well, I am relieved. But I’ll miss him. I guess Louish is right. I do need to get out more, meet more people my own age. So, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll start tonight. I’ll find out what social meets are going on and tag along.
I’ve to go back to the Z Zone soon as well. I’m to go and meet some of the students who have progressed well though their schooling. Sadly, I’ll also be attending little Sarah’s funeral. But I think it will also be good to see the other Adulkis again.