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Scientist to Scientist
[[ Danika, Morven, MV, Marcus -- any of ya'll Kremlin types are welcome to jump in otherwise it'll just be a solo rp ]]

Durante had contacted the Inquisitor. And before the man disappeared off the planet he'd mentioned the boy god wanting to share information.  

Angelika sent the boy a private secure text

I am Dr. Woźniak an Atharim scientist. You mentioned to the Inquisitor the tunnels? and help?

His response was not immediate but it came in just as the nights started to get dark 

Dr. Weston and co await you at a secret Kremlin facility.

It was cryptic, but it gave her a who and a place just not a why or when.  She supposed it didn't matter.  And scheduling an appointment wouldn't matter one way or the other.  The Kremlin was a big place, and the front desk was the most logical place to start.

She looked the average business woman.  Nothing fancy, nothing too strict, but business like.  The suit was tailored to fit, she did not look like the nerdy scientist she preferred to walk around like.  Today was all about impressions.  And not dying.  It was a dangerous avenue to undergo, but she doubted that they'd kill her on the spot, she after all had never killed a single soul unlike others -- and Durante walked these walls -- he was a hunter, a killer... exceptions to be made.

At the front desk she smile though it was forced. "My name is Dr. Woźniak. I was sent by a young man, Nox Durante to meet with Dr. Weston.  It is about a project down in the bowles of the city."
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The women at the front desk didn't blink or respond to her request just continued typing along the computer terminal she was using.  
"Excuse me.  I need to speak with Dr. Weston."

Several more moments passed and the woman did not respond.  Angelika growled at herself.  "Of course the government wouldn't care."  Angelika grabbed her bag and started away from the desk.

A young man in a white lab coat caught up to her before she left and took her arm.  "Dr. Woźniak, I'm Dr. Rhys Ferguson, I work with Dr. Weston, she has assigned me to the situation Mr. Durante brought to the Ascendancy's attention.  Dr. Weston is busy with her research into the power of men and women and doesn't have time to explore the issue.  Come with me."

Angelika frowned but followed the man deep into the Kremlin. He took her to a room that looked more like an kitchen break room than a lab, or office. "We can talk here."

"I don't know why we are talking about."

"You know about the creatures in the underground."

"Not specifically. There are many creatures below the city."

"Like what?"

Angelika sighed, this would take a long time to explain.
Explaining to the mundane was tedious. Angelika just left it at the bare basics. "Monsters are real, Dr. Ferguson."

They went round and round about the kind, he wanted specifics and Angelika was disinclined to offer them.

"Let's try this a different way. Mr. Durante likened the creatures to chubacabaras -- a parasitic creature who speak with a sort of hive mind."

Angelika frowned. "He told you that?"

"Not me peronally, it's in his report."

"I'd like to see that report."

"Of course."

He handed her the folder in front of him and when she opened it was surprised to find a not so redacted report. "Not what I was expecting. It's quite readable."

"His report looks foolish to most people. He looks crazy. I imagine that is the intent if anyone were to read them."

"I assure you he is not crazy. And do you have his blood samples?" He acknowledged that he did. "I want to see them."
Dr. Ferguson took Angelika to the lab deeper into the Kremlin that she prior knew existed. No badge were swiped -- nothing someone else couldn't get into but till Angelika thought that this went deeper than anyone ever knew. The tunnels were just the beginning.

"The samples were given freely -- to study. We've been unable to determine any of the foreign protein markers."

Angelika looked at one sample under the microscope. "Strange."

"What is?"

"Durante is not displaying any signs of possession? And there are no parasites?"

"Nothing out of the ordinary other than these protein markers."

"Strange." Angelika lifted her eye from the scope and turned to the doctor. "I need to see all his paperwork -- everything you can get your hands on."

"What are you looking for?"

"Specifically how he came across these markers. He may not even know himself."

"He does. He contacted the Ascendancy the moment he was bitten and arm cauterized in the field. He knows exactly when it happened, and how it happened. He wants to know what's going on. And a a public safety -- vials of his blood are out there."

"If they contain no parasites like these samples they are harmless. Though if they are not part of the sample, whoever took them would be nice to know. If the knew what they had their hands on. I want to know everything he said."
For weeks Angelika went down into the depths of the Kremlin to consult with Dr. Ferguson. Durante was unique. He was a reborn god. And he carried the protein markers. The creatures were only found deep in the tunnels. Something new. Someone created them. Angelika saw curiosities in the samples taken. She wished that the inquisitor would bring her back the boy. Alive preferably. Dead if necessary.

Her wallet beeped. She ignored it. The data was speaking to her. If only she could find what she was looking for.

Hours later, Angelika pulled herself out of her work and glanced at her wallet.

Durante may be impossible to bring in unwillingly. Perhaps we can just ask him when he returns from the hunt -- if he survives it.

She growled. The man was failing her. But she wondered what happened. The boy had thrawted every attempt at capturing him. And from what Dr. Ferguson suggested he was willing.

Angelika sent a return message.

Send him the invitation to my lab. We can detain him indefinitely there.

[[ @Grym feel free to jump in here, Zef and Jer are going to have a conversation you are also welcome to take part in. ]]

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