"Sounds good. It's going to take a while, so let's make that appointment with Coombs and we can sift through the data before and after.""I'd like to dig through the AI core's drives, see if anything lines up with being used for the murders. Or worryingly, used to go to Earth to grab that soil?"
OOC: Neither of you are computer experts so about four or five hours. A meeting with Coombs can be arranged alright. I'll assume via email. The lab is shut down alright. I'll give a summary of the pre-lab trip data sifting and move you forward to the lab in the morning (IRL morning that is) if that is fine with you both.OOC: How long will it take to get through that data? And can I arrange to have Coombs meet us in the lab? I assume it's currently shut down.
Coombs had agreed to meet with the pair inside the FTL facility where he has remained in his quarters. Taking the same train as last time after going through the AI data, they arrive at the tunnel entrance as before.so let's make that appointment with Coombs and we can sift through the data before and after."
OOC: Just making sure...is this the same as the data drives I recovered from the Visitation Site, or is it data that Lassiter recovered? Either way, super interesting.Finn and Lassiter's equipment takes a while churning through the AI's memory cores.
OOC: Sorry, to be clear Lassiter's data. The drives you found will take until after the visit hereOOC: Just making sure...is this the same as the data drives I recovered from the Visitation Site, or is it data that Lassiter recovered? Either way, super interesting.
She messages back.Finn sends a message to Administrator Koga. "There's absolutely no security at the lab...way too casual!"
"I think we can spare a few from the near by research areas" he replies "Should be there in a few minutes. I'll send over three just to put you at ease"To Koga, Finn replies "I think this site deserves a bit more manpower. Can we get two more armed guards for the front? I'm a bit edgy after the last few days - could this even happen now? Please indulge my gut after all we've been through."
OOC: Was I supposed to know this? Doh..."A Marshall? Pleasure" he extends a hand.
OOC: That Lassiter is a Marshall has never been directly stated in Finn's presence prior to this. They're the Sol Systems interpol to be clear.OOC: Was I supposed to know this? Doh...
"I'd prefer to look stupid" Luca says eyeing the door and putting on his helmet."I'm not armed and Lassiter here only has a pistol. What do you say we take a stroll, you guys with your weapons at the ready? Maybe someone in power armor can open doors. If everything is good and we look stupid, I'll take the hit."
"I've been here a while. With those cultists. Friendly group, if a bit tedious. Higher ups are nutters though"Lassie nods knowingly, his suspicions confirmed. "Glad you joined our side then," Lassie makes a point to look his armour up and down, "were you here long or just a recent transfer?"
The panel responds to Finn's tablet and the blast door raises."We should be cleared to enter. Let me try my tablet..."
OOC: I suppose you would have had a real big laugh if we had gone with Luca's offer to tear the door off, huh?
The guards relax a bit. "That sounds great!" one of them half-laughs.Rapping his knuckles on Luca's breastplate, Finn continues at greater volume. "Listen, let's split a bottle of ouzo when you have a few minutes. I'll be free tonight if you want to shoot the shit and trade war stories."
"He has Sir, he's waiting in the main lab where you met him last time"Turning back to Sargent Thompson, Finn continues. "I hope we're expected. We're here to meet Dr. Coombs - has he arrived?"
"That you were correct. The project had too many unknowns. I have been running simulations since we spoke and I think everything should be alright but...well thinking it might isn't enough"Finn raises an eyebrow. "And may I ask what conclusions you came to?"
"She might be out there though. The signals you witnessed at the weather outpost suggest..." he looks toward Finn as he speaks."He is trying to figure out how to put Contos back into... a body? Coombs, you realise her body is evidence in the investigation, and is by no means in a livable condition."
"Of course...I will be honest I can promise that"Finn sighs. “We’re also interested in helping Dr. Contos but let’s proceed carefully. First, I need you to tell us that you have some understanding of what’s going on. Where is she and what form is she in? And how did she get there? We’ve learned quite a bit so now we need to see some understanding...and total honesty. Tell us everything.
“We have some pull with the brass around here so you can get back in this lab with whatever you need, if you can help. But this is more serious than any of our lives and agendas, so if I ever feel that you’re being less than totally forthcoming, we seal the lab and hand it over to the Jovians or whoever ends up in control around here. Got it?”