Anyone reading the news today has little trouble finding it. The Thunder City Free Press broke the story first, and quickly shared it with other media outlets. In their hot little hands: Two recordings of Chief Irons colluding with “one of the participants in the Halloween massacre,” explicitly agreeing to hold back police interference in the second one, and in the first providing forewarning of a police raid. Kuku has no problem recognizing either of these.
In light of this news, Kuku and Carmen scramble to hack themselves some information about where these tapes came from – most likely a call log program on Chief Irons’ phone, then it’s a scramble to get the group together to discuss just what the hell can be done about it.
Without a doubt, Kuku’s life as a neosapien, as Reaper Daddy, and as Jie Obasanjo, is out, irrevocably. Anyone who doesn’t want to be outed with him will have to cut ties. Chief Irons’ fate is less certain though, with public opinion polarized on the matter. They decide the best way they can minimize damage to his career is to simply talk over their options with him.
Sophia, in guise of ‘Great Aunt Suzy’ (complete with cookies), pays Chief Irons a visit to ask about his plans for Romero and pass along Kuku’s plans of going public with his identity, explaining the fight with the Syndicates, and explain what happened at Halloween – and that these plans are negotiable.
Chief Irons’ response is short, and grim. He’ll inform the public that he falsely charged Kuku with a crime in order to protect him from the syndicates. He has no intention to investigate the tapes’ origins. He will retire from the force, but he’ll make sure none of the group sees charges, and he’ll officially recommend Lt. Higgins as his replacement. And, in Chief Irons words, “Your lot are heroes for what they did. I don’t forget heroes.”
At least as a bonus in all this, Mayor McKenzie’s campaign ratings absolutely tank?
Wednesday, July 20th, 2168
Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 639 XP