|Volume||Into the Forest|
|Starts||May 12, 2014 (20:10:25)|
|Ends||May 13, 2014 (13:42:02)|
|Next chapter||be extraordinary|
Chapter Quote Edit
"Without me all your efforts would be smoke." - Sait Faik Abasiyanik
The chapter opens up on May 12, 2014 at 20:10:25 in Los Angeles, California. Oz is drinking at a bar. A woman is sitting next to him. She is waiting for her friends to arrive, so she starts talking to Oz. She asks him if he is a cop. He tells her he is a detective but he is planning on retiring. She tells him her name is Cally.
Oz goes home to his apartment and falls asleep. He receives a text from Elaine around 4am with the message "too late :(" but Oz is too tired to respond. When he wakes up again in the morning, he feels sick. He skips breakfast and leaves the apartment.
At noon, Oz goes to a restaurant called "Sqirl" to have lunch with his fellow-detective friend Shannon Plainer Yarlovsky, aka Planski. They make small-talk until they start bringing up more important subjects. Oz talks about his retirement plans. He also mentions how he bumped into Nyra three days ago. Thirteen years ago, Nyra was pregnant with Oz's child but something happened. Oz does not go into detail, but he does mention how the "kid would be about thirteen now." Oz asks Planski if she heard about what happened to Realic in Chinatown in April. She has.
Planski informs Oz that she has a lead on busting a major drug distribution. It involves a gang that distributes drugs via balloons. It is such a large operation that it extends into Mexico, West Africa, Europe, and Russia. She asks Oz to assist her in taking this business down. Oz is unsure of whether or not he wants to be involved. He suddenly notices two women walking into the restaurant. One of them is Cally. Planski asks Oz if he has heard of something called "Synsnap-27." He has not. Planski then says, "you will."
The chapter ends on May 13, 2014 at 13:42:02.