The 2014 issue of Oziana started with a story set in Merryland, so it's appropriate that it ends with a story about Dot and Tot themselves. "Roselawn" by Jared Davis, with illustrations by David Baker, is set in 1919, after the end of World War I. Eva "Dot" Freeland, now an up-and-coming illustrator of children's books, has returned to her childhood home, Roselawn, to welcome home her old friend, American Expeditionary Forces soldier Matthew "Tot" Thompson. But the war has had a bad effect on Matthew, and he needs a lot of love and patience from Eva and the Roselawn staff to overcome his PTSD. Eva is finally able to break through by showing some of her illustrations based on their childhood trip to Merryland, even though he doesn't really believe it actually happened anymore.
This is a powerful, raw story of two old friends and how their friendship has endured through time and hardships. It ultimately has a happy ending, but we see a lot of the bad times Tot went through in Europe. This is in sharp contrast to the lighthearted fantasy these two first went through in Dot and Tot of Merryland. This story stands well enough on its own, but it really needs the reader to have read, or at least be familiar with, Baum's original book to truly understand it all. But that is easy enough nowadays to reckon with, as the book is in public domain.