Payton, Etherea, Aria, and Choi continued their hospital stay. They were bored and trying to find things to do. It was learned that Madame Ekatarina Zoltara who had also been sprayed with goo had not been admitted to the hospital. Payton ordered Patrolman Dixon to send a unit to her shop in Southside and see if she was there.
Etherea had been left alone upstairs, and started to have a lovely conversation with a giant spider. Etherea is a bit creeped out by spiders it seems. So she asked it to become something nicer, and so it became a kitten.
When the others started to hallucinate, things got weirder. They all passed out and woke up in the Subvay restaurant, with Madame Zoltara, the dead zombie girl, Franklin Sawyer and a large black crow.
Apparently Madame Zoltara was having her own fever dream, and had telepathically linked the minds of all of the others that were effected by the virus. And Franklin Sawyer was their collective subconscious. The zombie girl was just a psychic residue, since she was a zombie when she died. Turns out she was working on a cure for the zombie juice. And, if the collective subconscious is to be believed it seems like she might have been a trap set by the aliens. someone that wasn’t Vashir kidnapped her and implanted the virus bomb, killing her. Then her corpse was stolen and turned into a zombie, a zombie that seemed to be after Aria. And Bonnie’s visit to Aria prompted the call to the police that drew them all together. The zombie was dropped near the area by Vashir. So, if Vashir didn’t know about the virus bomb he probably didn’t know about the visit Bonnie paid to Aria to draw the police to her, in range of the virus bomb.
It was a matter of timing, they happened to leave the hotel and go next door to the Subvay restaurant, and talked to Madame Zoltara. The psychic probably wasn’t part of the plan. So when all the evidence was staked up, it appears as though the aliens have got Bonnie working for them. Maybe they have agreed to let her have all the men she can devour. They want the entire human race dead anyway, so in the end it doesn’t matter to them how they’re killed. But let’s face it, if they’re gonna use subterfuge to wipe out a race just to steal their planet, they’re not gonna deal straight with someone like Bonnie either. They probably plan to kill her when she’s outlived her usefulness.
And then, the lights went out. Will they wake up in the hospital, or have things gotten even stranger?