Under the tender guidance of Iseult, the new owners of the gulag set about making the factory and its environs as hospitable as possible.
Some started creating living quarters for everyone inside the empty broken buildings. Others gathered all the written material they could and brought them into a warehouse where Gilly led another team charged with the task of cataloging and compiling.
By the evening of the first day of their liberation, everyone was now able to find shelter and warmth inside for the first time since they had arrived at the factory.
Only Mac was unable to settle into this new-found freedom and despite each and every request, still chose to sleep outside, huddled beneath the dirty tarpaulin that he had come to call his home.