Everett asks Constance some pointed questions about Orson.
The Apple Tree is one of four crowning jewels of the Halo. The others are an Oak Tree, a Peach Tree, and a Maple Tree. Due to the Withering such plants are exceedingly rare, and were given to the Halo as gifts from the Inner City to mark historical or important events in the city history. The trees are placed at the Halo’s true North (Peach), South (Maple), East (Oak), and West (Apple). Residents of the Halo will attribute their directional tree as a reference for where they live, as in, “I”m from Maple, but they’re from the Peach area.”