Thursday morning, Felix, Amiri, Pockets, and Jane went to the Marvel event, meeting with Julie Bellanger to spy on Champlain Valley Union high school. Julie gave Felix a key code to the loading dock and the elevators just before they arrived. Some hall monitors and the two Marvel contractors Felix hired helped them unload and set up the event. The group found themselves in Julie Bellanger’s office, where they talked amongst themselves, the workers, and some of the hall monitors. Julie left to move boxes, giving the others a chance to converse and to act. One of the hall monitors flirted with Jane, revealing that he was eighteen as well as the fact that he had a key to the school. Jane flirted back, and the two left the rest of the group. Pockets was able to get footage recorded from the security computers and to get some other data about what programs were used. Felix focused on keeping the other workers, hall monitors, students, and Julie distracted, though Pockets was nearly caught when Julie Bellanger returned to her office a few minutes later. Amiri and Pockets began to distribute Marvel flyers throughout the school, focusing on the first floor and leaving two boxes of Rebellion fliers in storage closets in the upper floors of the school. Meanwhile, Jane Campbell and the hall monitor had sex in the second floor handicapped bathroom. He allowed her to take his key, and she promised to open it for the two of them at 3 AM the next morning.
While the others set up, the Police Chief of Montreal introduced himself to Felix, and they met his two children, Shelly and Joanie. They had a short conversation. The Marvel event went well, and at the end, Pockets attempted to pickpocket several Marvel executives, getting caught each time and eventually being kicked out of the event by Felix to ensure that he did not lose face nor credibility as a government official. The rest of the group split, and the two other people who were hired left with the truck before they could finish loading all of the boxes, leaving several with Marvel and Rebel propaganda behind at the school. Felix apologized to Julie and said he’d pick up the rest of the boxes tomorrow. Jane arranged to meet the hall monitor the next night, around 3:00 AM.
Later that day, Pockets programmed a virus that would be able to hack the BIOS of Julie’s computer, replacing the footage automatically with a loop of stock footage gathered earlier that day while also back-editing footage for the fifteen minutes before hand. While her programing was somewhat successful over the course of the day, it wasn’t until the last minute that it finally came together, creating a masterwork that had potential to find later use as well. Amiri returned to work, as did Jane, and Felix counted his day successful, also returning to work to great applause from the rest of Marvel, except for the second man who had been the victim of attempted pickpocketing, who complained about Felix’ choice of staff. He assured the man that he would never hire Pockets again.
Around 12:30 in the evening, Amiri, Pockets, and Felix met at the school again, entering through the loading dock with the key that Jane had acquired for them. They quickly made their way to the SRO’s office, entering using Julie’s PIN and then deactivating a timer alarm using her initials and PIN. Pockets plugged the virus in, at which point it booted the computer, quickly taking control of the systems and overwriting the video footage. She remained in the office to ensure that everything went smoothly. Meanwhile, Felix and Amiri flyered the school, hitting all the floors. After they returned, Pockets wiped down all of the surfaces she’d touched, including the pin pad, and debated with herself whether to re-arm the code. She determined that it should be re-armed and entered the key code again, causing a solid red light to begin flashing. The party traced their steps out of the school, locking her door behind them and leaving.
Jane Campbell met with the Hall Monitor again in the school to commit certain carnal acts.
Felix returned to the Champlain Valley to pick up the remaining boxes, where he met a particularly upset Julie. Julie asked if he could take her for a ride in his car so that they could discuss what happened. Julie revealed that she had been called by Danielle Montagne, the second in command of the press office, to inform her that at least one school had been flyered and that she was calling all of the SRO’s to keep watch. She said that she then checked the lockers of her own school, and found they had been flyered as well, at which point she called Danielle back. She said that even Cheerful the Hypoallergenic cat had been able to tell something was off. Julie said that she had been told to passively collect the flyers and not to make a big deal about them. She was following instructions but was afraid that she would be in trouble because her security codes were used during the break in. Felix assured her that he had no idea and that everyone would understand that it wasn’t her fault. She was somewhat relieved by his words and offered to buy him coffee on Sunday should she be available. They parted with a small hug and she returned to work after he got the boxes.
The next day, Amiri met with Evan, the Montreal PD homicide detective who had spoken with Amiri, Jane, and Felix a few nights previous. He asked Amiri several questions about how he had met Jane, how long they’d been friends, and what they were doing talking to heroin addicts. Amiri gave answers that mostly satisfied the detective. Amiri asked Evan if he knew anything about the pawn shop owner having been involved with the rebellion, which Evan replied he had not. He asked Amiri how he had heard it, and Amiri managed to play it off, saying that he’d heard it from someone in the mail room, though it was a close call. Evan left Amiri with his contact information and stated that he might need to have Amiri testify if a trial came about but that he was not in trouble. The two parted ways on good terms after Evan offered to pay for lunch.
Later that day, Felix, Amiri, and Pockets met Alice for dinner. On the way in, they noticed Evan and another man in a very different uniform eating, holding hands. The party made their way to the other side of the restaurant where they told Alice in detail how the operation had gone and received another mission from her. She told them to meet with Clara Dane at a local high-brow brothel, Blossom, where their visit was already partially paid for. She told them that they would have to ask to be reimbursed after revealing they were with the rebellion. Evan approached their table after following his partner towards the restroom. He greeted Amiri and said hello to his friends very politely before introducing his partner, Charlie, when he came out of the restroom. Charlie went to pay and to order a dessert while Evan chatted with Alice, Felix, and Amiri. Alice started to grin, and Evan asked her how she knew Amiri. Alice said that Amiri worked for Cassandra Peck, who had taken her in years prior. Pockets fled to the restroom, not wanting to speak with the detective. Alice followed, unable to keep from laughing. Pockets begged Alice to drop her off at Felix’s house, which Alice refused to do. The group met back at the table before Alice and Pockets left to have her hand examined at a hospital. While it had been infected from not being treated properly the night before, they managed to get her on an anti-biotic which would help keep the swelling down and fix her up in a few days. Felix covered the bill at the restaurant, and he and Amiri had a conversation.
Pockets arrived early at Felix’s apartment, setting up a lawn chair outside of his door. Felix resisted the urge to punch her when he opened the door, and the two of them found Amiri in the lobby. The group left around nine thirty to travel together to the brothel, where they were early. The receptionist greeted them and Pockets paid with a credit card stolen from another woman. Amiri, Pockets, and Felix moved into the bar area where they had various levels of alcohol, and Pockets tipped very well. They were called up by the receptionist and taken to Clara’s room. They informed her that they were with the rebellion at which point she told them that a provincial senator had been talking about building a new political prisoner camp where they would be used as slave labor in the development of weapons of regular destruction as well as ammunition. There was a shipment coming up in La Tuque, but she didn’t know for certain how it was getting there, since there was no major water way nearby. She mentioned that Harold Kampsa’s business might be affected, and that she thought the rebellion would want to take care of this somehow. Clara told the party that that was all she knew about the shipment. As the group prepared to leave, she insisted that if they left too quickly—people would be suspicious because she was a very high priced prostitute, and because the appointment was for up to two hours. The group played strip poker, with only Felix managing to retain a few items beside his underwear, while Amiri came in second. Pockets was reduced to only her underwear and the prostitute was quite gleefully entirely naked. She then suggested that, though it was business, she truly enjoyed sex in all its forms and would happily have sex with any or all of them should they so desire. While Pockets quietly refused, Felix hesitated, ultimately refusing despite Clara’s best attempts to tease him. Amiri decided that he wasn’t one to refuse the very enthusiastic advances of a truly beautiful woman, so he agreed to stay. Felix left before the two began to kiss, and Pockets took several minutes to leave, clearly trying to be annoying. Amiri and Clara had extremely excellent, mindblowingly amazing sex which lasted nearly twenty five minutes thanks mostly to the professional expertise and control that Clara exercised, even though the last several minutes had left Amiri on the verge. While Amiri lay on the bed, utterly exhaused and perfectly thrilled, Clara showered and the other two returned. They bid Clara farewell and she offered Amiri a voucher.
The group left, returning home, though Felix went to Dorchester Square where he met Alice. She told him that she suspected the railway would be used to transport the supplies, since they had recently built new tracks, but that they would need to speak with one of the telegraph operators who worked in the far north of the province. She told him that the operator would be in town on Sunday and that in particular, they could find him at the Ladle of Love soup kitchen over lunch.