Hearing the firecrackers and seeing the Chinese dragons along the small, dusty road of his town, Amias felt a sense of homecoming, a feeling that wasn’t often felt by him. The chants of the villagers and the music of the band filled the town up with fake hope. Chinese Russians weren’t safe, and Amias was in danger. War had affected him, leaving and living in Russia was unheard of, especially at these times. These times were filled with festivals, then suddenly it all went dark. War rages on and on, and who knows when conflict will end?