CHAPTER 11 . DREAM DIVER
Konoko goes to the former laboratory of her father, Dr. Hasegawa, wherein she learns about her parents by reading the information on the disc. Apparently, Dr. Hasegawa was a professor, and had fallen in love with a student of his, Jamie, who was an activist who believed that the government was hiding secrets. One day, Jamie and Dr. Hasegawa ventured into a forbidden wilderness zone (the "infected" area that the ACCs protect humanity from), and Jamie cut her leg on a thorny plant. In a matter of moments, the wound became infected and apparently life-threatening. Unable to bear seeing her die in agony, Dr. Hasegawa shot Jamie. Now aware of the true danger of the poisonous outside world, he wrote, "I will not let this tragedy happen again. [Jamie's] brother will help me. He misses her as much as I do." Konoko learns that Jamie's maiden name was Kerr, and realizes she must be Doctor Kerr's sister. Now she knows who has the answers she needs.
This is the Chapter renowned for its strange dream that follows the above revelations, as well as an unsettling series of appearances by Shinatama, calling to Konoko as if to lead her to some greater truth. Konoko also confronts Muro, Griffin, and her old self, as she realizes that no one is on her side (except Dr. Kerr, whom she hasn't talked to yet). A difficult dream to interpret, but perhaps no deeper than a sign of how confused she is about where to go for help.