Ciba Weber is a scientist who was in orbit on the International Space Station when the plague hit. While trapped aboard the station, she falls in love with her two male crew mates (one Russian, one American). The trio crash to Earth in an escape attempt and Ciba is the only survivor. It's revealed she is pregnant but does not know who the father is. She later gives birth to a boy and afterwards names him Vladimir Weber, after his late father. Ciba, Natalya, Hero, Beth II and Beth Jr. flee just in time to avoid capture by Yedida Tse'elon and her soldiers. Having heard that Yorick was on his way to Paris to meet Beth Deville, the escapees head to Paris to find him.