I've practically finished 'Rebel', my sci-fi story set in the 22nd century, and I was reading back over it and thought about how much Kai changes during the story. At the beginning (left) he was just a guy living a normal life, who was thrown into some far-from-normal circumstances. By the end (right) he's seen more of the world. He's gone through good times and very, very bad times. He's left his old life behind and become part of the culture of 1207 Sheo City.