Valsantîr, Central-Eastern Friuli It was raining in the country town of Valsantîr, in the interior courtyard of a large rustic farmhouse a group of people was standing silent, and some speaking at a low tone. Fiâr was having a conversation with some people when his sister, Galiane Sancaval arrived "better late than never, as they say..." Galiane's heart skipped a beat, her seemingly calm face couldn't hide the watery eyes "I'm sorry Fiarùt" she said with a broken voice, a tear slowly run down her cheek. Fiâr's anger vanquished the very moment she spoke "it's ok Linùte..." as they hugged each other, both started crying. Jermàn Sancaval's body was lying in an open coffin, in an empty room, surrounded by some flowers. Galiane looked at her father and made the sign of the cross; "say hi to mom" she whispered. "are you staying for the night?" asked her brother "sure, I took some time off" she answered, while looking at the body. After being lost in her childhood memories for a while, looking at all those familiar faces in the courtyard, an old priest got close to her "Galiane, you've grown a lot since last time I saw you" "father Marcù" she said "are you going to perform the funeral?" "I'm afraid not, father Bertòlt will come from Servegnûl to do it on my stead, I need to attend to a meeting this evening, I'm sorry" Galiane wasn't shy to express her disappointment "is it that important? you and father were friends, what is it about?" "It's an order from the Patriarch office, I need to comply" "and where is it?" "we'll meet in Davour-da-mont" "up north on the Calagnòt mountains? that's pretty far away... well... I hope it's important" "seems to be, I'd better get going now, my deepest sympathy Linùte, mandi" Ûdin The officer put down the receiver "no victim reported sir, the bomb was successfully defused" prime minister Jusèp Bardassin breathe a sigh of relief "good" "I've spoken with deputy prime minister Luišìn Rôs, we agree that an increase in security is necessary at this point, although the Occitanian rebels have only managed to attack the border, it doesn't mean Udin is completely safe, we can keep a low profile" "you really think that's necessary?" "absolutely sir, the presidential residence has already increased the number of guards" insisted the officer "alright, just try not to alarm anyone, the situation is under control, the fact that nobody was hurt in Saulàn means we're doing a good job at the border" "yes sir"