The Serpents’ Plan
Wade was contacted by Jacob Donaldson, who told Wade that a Setite mark named John Wilson would be visiting the Glass Slipper and that Setite ghouls would be attending him. In exchange for Wade’s cooperation, Donaldson would put in a good word about the Glass Slipper with the Camarilla establishment to increase it’s prominence with the Kindred. Donaldson then emailed Charles, who had provided Donaldson with psychological information on Wilson gathered from his role as Wilson’s priest.
At Ottawa General, Rachel rushed into action as a young woman was brought into the ER almost completely drained of blood. She quickly determined that this was a vampire attack, and the clumsy idiot hadn’t sealed the neck wounds. What’s worse, her boyfriend had witnessed the assault. Rachel tried to save the girl, but she was too far gone … leaving Rachel to talk to her boyfriend while someone else called her father.
Back at the Glass Slipper, the party was interrupted when John Wilson received a cell phone call telling him that his daughter had died after an attack. Wade intercepted Wilson and offered to drive him to the hospital. Wilson’s Setite handlers notified Jacob Donaldson, who then called Charles to let him know what had happened. Charles, Wade and Wilson all converged on the hospital…
Meanwhile, at the Ritual, Michael was approached by Derick, who asked Michael to help him lay low – he had likely killed the wrong person and was trying to avoid the heat. Michael decided to take him in and offered him a back room in the bar.
Back at the hospital, Rachel was talking to the boyfriend, calming him down and sedating him with drugs that also made him more pliable to suggestion. She heavily suggested that the attack wasn’t supernatural, and was more likely someone tripping on bath salts. Shortly after she put him to sleep, Wade arrived with John Wilson. Wilson was understanably angry and agitated, but was calmed somewhat by the arrival of Charles. When he was told that the attack took place outside of the charity that the boyfriend worked for, Wilson perked up: they had recently installed security cameras at the location, which may have caught the assault! He also told Charles that the cameras were tied to Artemis Security Solutions’ servers downtown.
Wade and Rachel were already heading to the charity in the industial park when Charles called to tell them about Artemis. They arrived at the murder site to find the cops combing the scene. Wade used his fame and Presence to distract the police while Rachel used her Celerity to break into the charity’s office and access the computers. She hacked the system, putting a photo of the incriminating photographs on a USB stick and deleting the photos from Artemis’ servers remotely. She did not recognize the vampire that attacked Wilson’s daughter.
Wade and Rachel set up a meeting with the Sheriff to deliver the evidence to him. Roger recognized the offender as Derick, and assured Wade and Rachel that their assistance would be recognized by the Camarilla.
Later, Melissa approached Michael, demanding to know if he had heard from Derick. Once Michael learned that the Sheriff was looking for Derick, he told Melissa that the could turn Derick over, but would only do so personally – he wasn’t going to have Melissa claiming the credit!
When Roger arrived Michael showed him to the room where Derick was hiding. Roger blasted the door with a shotgun and incapacitated the Caitiff in short order. Roger announced that the Prince would want to make an example of Derick, and that all Kindred would be enouraged to attend…
A few nights later, John Wilson confided to Charles that he feared his daughter’s death had been a punishment from God for the sinful thoughts he had been entertaining at the Glass Slipper. Charles, knowing that the objects of Wilson’s lusts were Setite agents, suggested to John that his guilt was misplaced and that God would not begrudge him for seeking comfort in a time like this. John seemed to take Charles’ words to heart, potentially putting the Setite plan back on-track.