As seems to happen in my life, things seemed to be gathering together to push the team to San Fran. I had talked to Carlito and he told me the elf killings where still going on even after Joshua’s arrest. Guess I was right someone is hunting Wolfe.
Wolfe needs to talk to his family and specifically his sister who is currently in San Fran, Sitara seems to have leads on her daughter from San Fran and Hirito wants to find Rodrigo who has/had an apartment there.
Since the Gianelli’s seem to be killing each other off, my tasks can wait until I see how things will turn out.
We call up Cinquieme and see if they can give us a lift to San Francisco. Seems like they could use the excuse to make it to that part of the woods. They drop us off in a roughish neibourhood and we get a cab. The cab driver seems interested in earning some extra creds and gets us in touch with a buddy who can loan us a van.
We drive to Rodrigo’s place and Hirito goes in to talk to the security guard who tells attempts to call up to the room and says Rodrigo isn’t there. Hirito is on the way back to the van when Wolfe decides to check out the place astrally and gets attacked by a strong air elemental as soon as he leaves the van.
We send up a drone and keep an eye on the apartment building. Eventually we see a van leave the underground parking lot and we decide to follow them but suddenly we are surrounded by fog.
Frenchie is driving using his drone to see until Hirito fires off 2 shots out of the window and takes down the elemental and the fog disappears.
Hirito takes another shot and blows one of the vans tires. Wolfe summons an elemental who eventually causes some electrical damage to the van. The driver of the van pulls over when Frenchie starts to gain some ground. Hirito fires a bullet through the passenger side window and I fire a HEG just past the van. 5 people pile out the far door of the van not far from my grenade but start to move away from it. 4 of them are dressed in black body suits and 1 is dressed as a security guard.
Hirito kills one of them as he pokes his head around the side of the van. Wolfe uses some magic to move my grenade right by 3 of the other guys and there is a bunch of screaming as the grenade goes off.
Sitara starts running to the other van. I fire off a smoke grenade and one of the guys from the other group does the same thing. Either that guy or another one fires off a HEG that hits Hirito, the van and I. Hirito manages to get back in the van before the explosion but I get caught flat footed and some shrapnel digs into my left shoulder.
Most of us pile out of the van and try to catch up to the group that’s making a getaway. I manage to get out of the smoke on the other side but there is no sign of the other group. When I get back to the van, Hirito has found 4 duffel bags of gear and Sitara has found 2 dead bodies. Looks like my grenade got one of them.
We head back to Rodrigo’s apartment and see that there isn’t a security guy sitting at the desk but there is a body hidden behind the desk. We grab the guard’s pass and head up to check out the apartment. We let Hirito do the searching because he knows what he’s looking for and he’s probably the most observant of all of us when he’s not desperate for a tempo patch that is.
Sitara has been wanting to get to a hotel all night so we finally find a place to lay low.
The next morning we split up, half of us go to one amusement park and half to another to see if we can find the tea cup ride where her daughter’s picture was taken. Sitara’s group manages to find it and actually finds a carnival worker who remembers the girl and that she was with a tall thin Japanese man.
K-Bunny comes strolling in glares at Hirito, punches Wolfe who either has no clue how to avoid a punch or was manly enough to take the punch. She eventually tells Wolfe that his sister (Amrita Rollins-Clarke) is heading back to Seattle in an hour. So we pile back in the van and while K-Bunny does some hacking. She manages to tell us that his sister took a separate cab. She gains control of the cab, tells us the location and has it pull over on the side of the road right behind us.
Wolfe gets out, walks over and opens the door to see his sister pointing a gun at him. She blinks a few times, realizes she’s holding a gun up to her brother, drops it and says, “My god John, where have you been?”.
Wolfe explains that he’s lost most of his memory. His sister wants him to come in to see the kids but Wolfe explains he’s being hunted down by some unknown enemies and that it would be safer to meet somewhere in Seattle in a few weeks.
Before she heads into the airport, she sends a photo album of her family to Wolfe’s commlink.
As we head to meet up with Cinquieme for a ride back to Seattle, Wolfe pages through the photo album and realizes that Amrita’s “daughter” is actually Sitara’s daughter Damienne.