The events portrayed within this tale predate both anime and manga. Most of it comes from things portrayed or strongly implied in manga and / or anime.
Note: I do not own Vash "the Stampede," Rem Saverem, or Millions Knives: they all belong to the incomparable Mr. Yasuhiro Nightow.
Chapter 2: Transitions
November 2410, exact date unknown
Iles and iles and iles of sand, stretching as far as the eye might see.
I knew, intellectually, that a planet was larger than a ship. Even so, I'd always thought the ship upon which I was born was large. In fact, it was large... for a space ship. Yet it was not anywhere near to as large as a planet.
I had read about measurements, and tried to imagine what a planet might be like. My imagination, at that time, fell far short of this reality.
Nothing could have prepared me for the endless, barren stretches of sand on this world. I could never have imagined anything so vast, before