Julia, Vicious, and Spike were comrades in the Red Dragon Syndicate. She had a relationship with Vicious in the 2060s. One day in 2068, she nursed Spike back to health after he was critically injured and collapsed outside her apartment. That night started a dangerous affair that led to Spike offering to abandon the Syndicate and elope with her, despite the fact that the Syndicate punishes desertion with death.
Spike wrote her a letter arranging to meet at a graveyard later, however, Vicious had discovered the affair. He confronted Julia by telling her that she would have to kill Spike at the graveyard, or else they would both be killed. Instead, she ripped up the paper with the location on it and went into hiding while Spike knowingly walked into an ambush, presumed by the Syndicate to have died. She wouldn’t be able to tell him about Vicious’ threats.
It’s all…a dream.