This is a Culture Wars stand-alone short story. Returning from the war, Edwin thinks about the relationship he once had in college and how it was lost to him forever. In 2228, as the Culture Wars were beginning, Edwin found himself falling for the fragile and vulnerable Jesse, a fellow student. As dark winds of political change swept across the nation, Jesse’s fear grew and Edwin watched the man he loved become consumed by obsession and terror. Reminiscing on the past, Edwin decides to return to the place where it all began – underneath the university’s willow tree, to see if he can find a resolution to the ghost of a love that has haunted him for fifteen long years.