What my team doesn’t realize is that tiramisu place was bugged.
I’m joking - I just thought it would be cool to show off like that, you know? What a big brain Alex has! What a chessmaster they are! A bit of light banter, a piece of fluffy conversation, an off-handed remark, and off they go, to be spied on.
How clever I would be!
Alas, it’s not to be.
That’s why I tap their cell phones instead. Less showy, but more reliable.
Anyway! I have a plan. Hellbinder and SURGE won’t like it. AEGIS probably will like it, but will probably not swoop in like Belloq to take stuff away. Again. Hopefully. I mean, come on, they had to know I could just get more rock samples. Still.
So let’s say DIGDUG goes well, and we find some locations. Let’s say further that we don’t find a lot of tombs clustered around Halcyon City, because y’know, not everything is here, god.
We’re going to want to go there, as a team. And we don’t want to miss too much school, because, y’know, grades and censure. What’s the word? God dammit. Truancy!
We don’t want to be a bunch of truants, because then we don’t graduate. And we’d have to stay at this hell hole for another year. Oh god.
Alright! We approach Hellbinder. “Hey, maybe we have a special extracurricular suggestion.” We go easy at first, make some good points about how this would be helpful for developing students.
The hammer comes down only if necessary. “It would be a shame if these emails and associated bank statements were released. You know, the ones that implicate a certain headmaster and teacher, both formerly villains of some flavor, in a supervillain attack against some ill-supervised minors. Sounds like a couple of bad guys went back to their own ways. I wonder what the papers would say.”
What do you think, sirs?