NVAE, CAFETERIA (Dennis, Jack, Martin, Otso, Tamati, Violet; NPCs: Benedikt, Derryl-731, Doug, Herta, J.R., Kas, Kelly, Kira, Larrikin, Lexus, Mickie, Newton, Nicole, Rebecca, Rose)
“Yes, thank you, Violet.” The headmaster turned to Martin then. “There is no telling how far Robyn has gotten... or what her goals were here. She’s fairly stubborn... If the students are good to move, perhaps we should brief Herta and have her do a headcount? She can quickly take stock of the faculty and student body—find any other affected...”
NVAE, HALL (Jack; NPCs: Bacon, Beatrice, Fisher, Kowalski, Murphy, Yavorshak)
Jack felt something land beside him. Robyn turned visible then... but was wearing the Sigourney Weaver’s face. “There is no Robyn,” the shapeshifter said, “only Zuul.”
Without anyone asking her to, Robyn dropped that guise and reverted to the form Jack was more accustomed to. “I’m just $%¥€ with you,” Robyn said, flipping her hair over a shoulder. “Newton wants to chat, huh? I bet he’s irked about the love potion. Man, you youngin’s have no sense of humor...”
NVAE, FRONT QUAD (Lex; NPCs: Kirstie)
They had left the door open. Lex’s eyes fell on an open duffebag—a latex mask peeking out of it. Another mask was on the floor of the van beside the bag. There was no mistaking it was of Senator Bedford.
Not far from it was a wad of dark green cloth. Unless Lex missed his guess, it was a pair of coveralls—another part of the uniform Crux wore: dark green coveralls, an Amy Bedford Halloween mask, and a black armband.
There was no telling if these were the same guys who had tried to blackmail Kas; they could have been the ones who castrated Mike; they were Wolf’s comrades... and Lex’s mother’s...