With him, she fostered Ra's godson Quinlan, who had been orphaned when his parents were on a mission in Nagasaki when the bomb was dropped. As Quinlan grew gloomier, demanding to be called Qayin (a variation on the name of the first murderer), Melisande — who was at the time pregnant with Talia — pleaded with Ra's to send him away, but her husband would not have it.
One night, Melisande found Quinlan/Qayin snooping around a room containing a prototype Lazarus Pit — a room forbidden to all in the household except Ra's. Startled, the boy ran away but, in doing so, pushed Melisande in the pit. She died instantly, and Talia, then a little girl, witnessed her mother's death.
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