Callum wakes up with an uncanny feeling. He checks for Aimi, and calls her up on the radio since she’s not there. Aimi answers, she’s in a tree, still drunk, and needs help. So Callum assembles an adventure, Tarion triangulates her location, and they move out.
They recover Aimi, and Richard drives her bike back to George Bush airport. Then, USS Abraham Lincoln calls up. Richard answers, pretending to be the Kireyevski strike force, and get told there’s a strike team heading their way. They await the strike team, led by the captain Mr. Pussylips, and agrees to go check out Nasa’s Houston facility with them. The military goes first, with Aimi, Callum, Richard, Peter and Barbapappa joining in with the Hummer (and bike) after. The navy folks are busy with Rocket Park, so the group heads to Mission Control center. They get an uncanny feeling about a smaller cafeteria-like concrete building right by Second St, by the parking lot and right of the main mission control building.
They check it out, and find Biohazard tape in two diagonal stripes across the inner door. They get weary but intrigued, so Aimi walks up and taps the glass. A human sihlouette shows up, walking up to the glass and putting its ear to it. Aimi cracks a hole in it so she can talk to it. It responds, and lets them in.
They walk in, still cautious. The humanoid thing has no eyes, just black holes for them, and speaks in a hoarse, faint, but deep voice. Its name is Sam.
Sam asks if they’re there for the files, Aimi quickly says “yes”, and Sam leads them through a cafeteria with ten or so others, eyeless, just standing around. Sam instructs the group not to talk to them.
He leads them down some stairs, into catacombs, then through a sanitation port. They get into an industrial-like, but clean room, with two containers in it. One is from Generic Medical Company Inc, the other unmarked. Sam shows the first one, which looks like the other containers they’ve seen, but in working condition instead of packed-up condition, and in ENGLISH. Sam pulls out a file, and hands it to the group.
Then, they move to the other container. It’s slightly different, and looks like it’s been ravaged with a baseball bat. Sam moves around and pulls out a file again, handing it to the group. The files describe two different bio-chemical weapons, the first an aggressive psychoactive calming gas-thingie, the other a carrying agent based on the ant-brain-controlling fungi, but it’s basic research, not applied.
Sam then brings them to a hidden control room, giving them a hard drive with recent footage, then providing them with twelve raided drives from a server, with footage that goes back to the seventies, according to Sam. They bring the drives, and Sam show them out. On the way, they get stopped by one of the other fungu-zombies, asking if Sam IDed them. Sam lies, saying he did, and the other one leaves it at that.
They get out, the navy peeps are there. They ask if the group checked the mission control, they say yes, it was empty. The military leaves it at that, and they head back to the airport.
They say goodbye to the military guys, Aimi teasing out some serious blue balls from them, and they proceed to show Tarion the hard drives. She digs into it, and shows them a surveillance thingie showing a research guy dropping a quite large gas container in one of the research containers, shattering it. It’s pressurized, so it sends a shockwave through the container, and covers the whole area in a dimmy gas. The security doors shut, and what they believe to be Sam and another one fight about wether to open them to get out. Sam loses, and the other guy opens the blast doors, and tehy both run out. Then, the footage ends.
Tarion says she needs the storage server to access the other drives, and provides five huge jars of preserved grapes for Sam as a reward. The group agrees they should get back and pick up the server the next day, and also that Nata should stay home to help the military get their tanks (APCs, two lighties and the Abrams). They’re fetching the munitions from them tho, and hiding their own Kireyevski machine from them, just to be on the safe side.
They decide they’re tired, and go to sleep. Aimi’s drunkenness is passing, and the hungover starts to ensue. The end.