I just picked up my new wheels from Jimmy. Wolfe was right, the racing stripes really make the car.
I had been following behind Frenchie’s van but had gotten tired.
“You know you are supposed to use your turn signal indication.”, I say.
“Turn Zat? Zhere?”, says Dmitri.
“The little thing that blinks and lets other drivers know where you’re going. That little lever right there.”
“Oh.”, says Dmitri.
So about what I was saying about being tired. Let me just say Dmitri’s driving doesn’t inspire sleep. Every once in a while, I glance over and see this manic smile on his face…
After a few hours of that I take over the driving again more or less to calm my nerves. Up ahead I see Frenchie start to bring his van to a stop with smoking tires.
2 trucks behind, one coming head on (all with machines guns mounted in the bed) and some blades on the road which just shredded all of Frenchie’s tires. I quickly pull out to the on coming lane.
Frenchie’s HMG pops up and he opens fire on the truck ahead turning the gunner into paste. Hirito and Dmitri and Frenchie kill all 3 of the drivers and Wolfe must have done something to the gunners behind because neither of them are still in the truck’s bed.
I get past the on-coming truck and Frenchie guns his tireless van onto the side of the road just in time to avoid two of the trucks colliding head on the third truck rolling as it hits the tire shredder.
After Dmitri and I laughed for about 15 minutes, Dmitri looks over and says, “Vodka?”
We meet Night-Strike-Woman when we get to Montreal and she tells us that Breetva double crossed them. She changed the location of the drop to the clinic and her goons took down Pounder, Heeley and her sister Red-Scale-Snake.
Wolfe summons a spirit to go find Red-Scale-Snake before Hirito insists we check out the medical clinic.
When we get to the clinic Hirito notices a side door which leads into the clinic while K-Bunny hacks into the clinic’s files. She finds some accounting data which show the Cinquieme shipments and some payments to Yucatan perhaps for the supplies.
We head in to the clinic after K-Bunny fools the camera and Dmitri picks the lock. We leave K-Bunny with Frenchie in the van. It smells bad in here but they have tired to remove the smell and keep it clean.
Dmitri opens a few more locks for us getting us past a reception area and into a treatment room with a locked cabinet containing some medical supplies and 3 tranquilizer guns. He hands me 2 of the tranq guns and we go out the other door and find an elevator.
We go in and head down. When the doors open, we are in a room overlooking a pharmaceutical manufactoring plant. Tempo or the HMHVV cure? Hirito and Dmitri gear up in the chemical suits and check it out but come back none the wiser. Commlink doesn’t have service down here so we head back upstairs.
I open the door to go back to the reception area and see 2 men and a woman looking at me in surprise. I fire the tranq gun and take down both of the men. Wolfe and Hirito come in the room and Hirito seems to recognize her as Dr. Carrie McGrath. The one who discovered the HMHVV cure.
I call Ms Jones and let her know what we’ve found. When we show her images of Dr McGrath, she proposes a meet with the Doctor to see if she’d agree to a change of employment. Ms Jones also wants me to further investigate the source of the Tempo in the Yucatan.
We take Dr McGrath to the meet location and receive confirmation that Dr McGrath has excepted the offer. Then we head back and meet Night-Strike-Woman and tell her that Sam’s spirit has found her sister.
We pull up to the junk yard and survey the place. Two guards are outside smoking and there are 2 doors a huge almost hangar door and a normal side door. Hirito makes short work of both guards with his sniper rifle and we head to the side door. Dmitri picks the lock, opens the door and takes down one of the 4 guards who are sitting and playing cards. Frenchie’s drone, Hirito and I take down the remaining guards.
I kick down the next door and get pummelled with gun shots. The armor must have protected me from most of them because everything goes black but when I wake up I barely notice any pain. It seems like we recovered the GMC Banshee and Red-Scale-Snake.
I call back Ms Jones and she’s willing to pay another ¥30,000 for the shipment in addition to the ¥30,000 she gave us for finding the manufacturing plant and Dr McGrath. The Cinquieme’s next pick up in Yucatan is 3 days away. She’ll pay ¥30,000 more for that shipment.
We agree with Red-Scale-Snake and Night-Strike-Woman to pay them ¥200,000 for the GMC Banshee. We have ¥90,000 plus ¥25,000 for my vehicle that they are willing to take. They know we are good for the rest. Well unless our next trip finishes us off.