Satoko is pregnant by her young soldier lover, and now Mother Teresu wants her to abort the baby. But if war has been hard on Satoko and her friends, it's about to get worse. As an object lesson to other pacifists, the commander of the Epoch base has come up with an idea. He's going to put them all, including Sarah, in the front trenches of the final defenses of the city. And let them see first hand what war is all about.