The story takes place during the war of Bosnia and Herzegovina which lasted from 1992 to 1995. Nearly 10,000 people were killed and over 56,000 people were hurt. Each characters piece of the story is unique, but they all put themselves at risk each day. For Arrow, she puts her life in danger to protect the Cellist. She puts the people and the future of her home above her own wants. She travels within the city, whether it was protecting this man, the office of her units commander, or in her apartment, she could not ever let her guard down.