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But I Don't Want to Ride the Elevator

After questioning more witnesses the group learned that people in a building with a bomb generally have no idea how a bomb got there because, if they did, they’d have known a bomb was there…which, come to think of it, means they probably would have left prior to the explosion.

Doc Derrial continued his panhandling observation of the ruined building and the mysterious man rummaging through the rubble.

Somewhere, the group tires of this investigation. They’re supposed to be on spring break anyway. Why are they following up on an explosion? A bit of research reveals that the Vigiles are basically run by Infinity Patrol, and all the little things that they saw indicating someone from outside Johnson’s Rome was involved meant that it fell clearly into the jurisdiction of Infinity Patrol. And they were still cadets. Cadets that stole evidence from the bombing site, stole notes from the investigating officer, and impersonated Infinity Patrolmen while completely disrupting the official investigation.

Yeah.

Fortunately, Doc Derrial spots the rummager taking something from the site, and pursues. After tackling the thief and questioning by aid of gunbarrel technology, Doc Derrial determines that this rummager is searching for the bomb remnants, because the people who hired him had specific bombs for specific targets and, well, he screwed up.

That is to say, he caught the guy. While the bomber was clearly not working alone, Doc Derrial at least managed to save the group’s hide. With bomb remnants, notes, and a suspect collected, the group turned it all over to Infinity Patrolman Meza and managed to secure a good word to Major Blount in the process.

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