Secrets

"Well hello mWY-WLTR2.0-2109-Ava. I am Bruce Jensen, Corporate Liaison, Human Resources, Weyland-Yutani. Great to meet another company asset here. We are really hoping you can give us some background on what happened to your ship? We've come aboard to try to figure out whats going on. Look we are all pretty freaked out so any information will be helpful."
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“Are you lost? You are carrying some dangerous itemitemitems.”, says android. “JenseJense... I didn’t see you on the crew manif...est.”
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"We aren't from the Cronus. We are all crew of the USCSS Montero. And there is Captain McCormick who is listening in from the Montero unless he's making another pot of cold press organic Kona or whatever he drinks. Look there isn't much time, our air supply is running out so we need information on how you were damaged and what happened to your ship.", responded the company man.
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“I was damaged? Yes... I was damaged. I must have been attacked from behind.”, Ava said.
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Capt. Kenny sipped his coffee as he patiently listened to Jensen interrogate a very confused Android. He wondered how long Jensen was going to take before he realized he was beating a dead horse. Either the Android Ava was damaged by accident or on purpose. Either way it was not looking good for the Cronus or his crew.
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“I am having trubba trubble recalling det details... an unknknkn... known species manifested itself on board... red and wet and fast... I cannot recall... You are all in dange dange... grave peril.”, Ava stutters as certain flashes of memory come back to her.

“A white horse... a pale blue bird... chirping... a ghost... walking through walls... green fields. Watch out!”, she yells with her milky blue eyes unnaturally wide.
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Capt. Kenny replies, "Sounds like the parasite may have been the one to damage her. Now that you have linked MU/TH/UR to the Cronus, it may be a good idea to get back here and get fresh air. We can have MU/TH/UR scan the Cronus and make a new plan on dealing with the parasites. Be careful coming back."
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“Captain, what about the armory? And the crew? MUTHUR deactivated the cryosleep pods. If we don’t fix those air scrubbers they could asphyxiate.”, reminded Roku.
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“Kazuko? Is that you?”, says the Android in response. Roku looks down at her, trying not to react.
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Capt. Kenny gripped his coffee a bit and gave a pained wince. He really hated this mission and wanted to bail so bad, sadly his life was over the moment he defied MUTHUR.

"Fine, but if we have to choose between them or us I order you to choose us. Be careful out there. We don't know anything about those parasites and how they caused such a mess."
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“...understood, Captain... About that weapon. Roberts? May I have that shotgun you found?”, Roku asks.
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"Sure, here.", Roberts said, handing it to her.
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“Oh, thank you.”

Roku attaches the tracker to a metal loop and grabs the shotgun and checks to see if it is ready to rock. She pumps the shotgun and stands ready to move.
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Capt. Kenny replied, "Feel free to loot the weapons and non-contaminated supplies we may need. They won't be needing them in their state."
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"Are we going with my plan then?" asked Roberts.
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“We're with you, Roberts .”, Roku says.
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"OK we all move together just like before. Same way, fast let's go.", said Roberts.
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"Agreed. Lets get moving"

Jensen looks down at the android with sad eyes.

"Ava, look I'm sorry. We'd love to take you around but I don't think we can carry you properly and we got to move. We will come back for you and try to figure out what happened to you. I promise."
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“Thank you, Bruce. I look forward ward ward to it.”, says Ava. “It was good seeing you again Mrs. Roku ku ku.”
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Hikari Roku fails to stifle a gasp and she stops in front of Jensen causing him to bump into her. She waited for the others to respond, hoping they didn’t notice that the android was calling her by a name she shouldn't know.
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Capt. Kenny chokes on his coffee and regains his composure before he speaks up, "What the.......? How did Ava know your names?"
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“...uhh... Bruce introduced himself... and she IS synced with our comms system...”, Roku lied, her eyes darting around for a second.
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"I'm calling BS on that explanation. But I don't think we have time to dig into this. The crew is waking up and we got to go!", said the Captain.
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"Could it access the Muthur?" Robert asked. "Let's go. Keep moving."
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The crew moves along the starboard corridor of A Deck toward the Cryochambers.
They arrive at the opposite side of the hallway from where they entered the first time. There are more signs of weapon discharge on this side of the hallway, easier to tell now that the lights are on and the fog is clearing up. The starboard elevator doors are ajar, revealing the shaft flickering with emergency lights inside.
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Roberts covers the door as they pass by, "When we get to the corridor use the flamer and smoke the eggs. Walk the whole thing make sure you get them all."
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With Roberts and Roku pointing out the tiny fungal nodes, Vera incinerates the ones she finds with quick controlled bursts of the flamer. She then walks end to end seeking any clusters that she can find.
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While the crew waits for Vera to finish up with her thermal decon, Roku puts the shotgun to Jensen’s back.

“OK, Jensen, leave me with a keycard and everyone... off the ship.”

“...Priority 1:”, comes MUTHUR for the millionth time.
Roku, interrupts.

“Sorry, MUTHUR. That’s not gonna happen.”

“Proceed with the mission directive.”

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