George shoulders Nancy as the three orphans walk through the city centre to the East District. George apologises for Ken's actions, though Nancy insists that she is fine. Tom spots the local church, which has survived the burning of the district. They enter the church to find it seemingly deserted. Tom is scared by a sudden noise, which George casts aside as a candle falling over. Tom asks where the Father is; George suggests he fled during the outbreak. Tom doesn't like George's suggestion - having been fed rice by the Priest before, he expects him to stay at the church. Nancy agrees with Tom, but becomes weaker as their hold over her wound briefly lessens and she bleeds out. Tom recollects having been given medicine by the Priest in the church.
Tom runs around the church looking for medicine. He sees the room he was taken to previously and checks it out, hearing a strange noise along the way. Opening the door slightly, he sees another bee colony and quickly slams the door. George is concerned what the noise is and shouts for an answer. Tom thinks it is the same colony which infected Sally. George notices Nancy's pure-white lips, and remembers when he was shot in the stomach by a police officer during a robbery gone wrong. Leaving Nancy to see what Tom what looking at, the young boy becomes angry with him since Nancy could die without attention. George feels they should all just give up, which hurts Tom, who doesn't want to lose his adoptive sister just yet. George then reveals that Nancy is in fact his real sister (and, therefore, the brother "Mike" who Nancy believed dead).
George returns to Nancy to check up on her condition, which is greatly deteriorating. Expecting to die shortly, Nancy has George take out a postcard from her trouser pocket. The postcard is from a woman called Catherine, who is Tom's mother and alive. She insists he reads on, finding that Catherine hasn't seen Tom in two years due to circumstances beyond her control, but wants to see him. Nancy suggests she might be in prison. Reading further, George finds that Catherine lives in Kant City, and is waiting for Tom to give the postcard to the Priest so he can take him to her. While the outbreak prevented her from wanting to give it to Tom when she received it five days earlier, she admits to George she held back due to her not wanting to be alone again. She then realises that had she given Tom the postcard immediately, he would have been taken out of the city and escaped the outbreak entirely. Nancy tells George to take Tom to Kant City to be with Catherine before she stops breathing. George and Tom climb up to the bell tower and begin ringing the bell to mark her passing.