"The Chernobyl computer." Otacon reached back and pulled his laptop out, then started typing. "I'm sure I saw it there... I'll just set up a search on this... it shouldn't take more than a few minutes for it to run."
"Right. Look, Otacon, this is what we do. We get back to Philanthropy, no matter what it says. We need to find the spy. We need to know who is running the other side. We need to play these people off each other. And we need to find out what the hell is going on."
"Better the spy we know, Otacon."
"... I suppose." The computer beeped. "Okay, so what do we have?" said Otacon, mostly to himself. "Monseigneur, alias Ririte, H., alias... That's the name from Deeler Tech... um, alias Dardin, D."
"As in, Tylor Durdan?"
Otacon tilted his head. "No, but it sounds similar... want me to run a background check on Tylor?"
"Right. But if he was involved in it from then, he can't be the spy we're looking for. Better run a check on everyone we know about. Everyone. Freelancers included."
"What, you want me to check Jack and Rose too? Snake, that's going to take months."
"Rose has been a spy before. And we have time. No one's acted on anything for years."
"Okay. Who do you want to do first? After Tyler, I mean." Otacon shook his head.
"Get the freelancers done first. There are fewer of them."
"What do you want me to look for?"
"Anything out of place. Connections to anyone on those files. Cross reference. You know what we need," said Snake.
"And what are you going to do?"
"I want them thinking we bought it," he said. "Once we're officially around again," his eyes narrowed and he gave Hal a sideways smile. "I'll be on a mission."
REPORT: WIRETAP MISSION CODE XC1192 AGENT IN CHARGE: XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX (SECURITY LEVEL 8 REQ) AUTHORIZATION: XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX (SECURITY LEVEL 9 REQ) Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3A : SEPTEMBER 31 2010 : 23:26 CODE NAME: OTACON (identified as XXXXXXXX, H. [SEC4 REQ]) referred to as OC CODE NAME: SNAKE (identified as XXXXXXXX, D. [SEC6 REQ]) referred to as SS OC: SNAKE, COME IN. SS: I'M HERE. IS EVERYTHING SET UP? OC: TIMING IS IMPORTANT, SNAKE. WE'VE GOT 4 MINUTES. BETTER MAKE IT 5, JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. SS: BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY? OC: WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO TRY TO QUOTE MEI LING'S SAYINGS TO YOU? I'M SURE I'VE GOT ONE IN HERE... SS: UH, THANKS, OTACON. I'M FINE. OC: WELL, IF YOU SAY SO. OKAY, THE REACTOR WE'RE GETTING INFORMATION ON IS NUMBER 7. WE'VE GOT REPORTS OF DEUTERIUM URANIUM BEING SYPHONED OFF OF ALL THE REACTORS, BUT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON ONE. SS: I READ THE REPORTS, AND I HELPED DESIGN THE MISSION. OTACON, NO MATTER WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK, I DON'T FORGET THE PURPOSE OF ANY MISSION. OC: I KNOW. OC: THEY'RE GOING TO BE DECOMMISSIONING THESE THINGS SOON. SS: ONE OF THE OLDEST POWER PLANTS STILL RUNNING IN THE WORLD. OC: LARGEST NUMBER IN ONE AREA TOO. IT'S AMAZING THAT THEY'RE SO... CARELESS. WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH NUCLEAR POWER... SS: WELL, YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH HOT SUMMERS AND THE NEED FOR AIR CONDITIONING. OC: WE GOT ALONG FINE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. NOWADAYS, A POWER OUTAGE IS LIKELY TO DAMPEN THE ECONOMY FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. OC: PROGRESS, HUH? SS: YEAH, WELL, WE JUST HAVE TO FIND OUT WHO'S TAKING THE NUCLEAR MATERIAL. THEN WE CAN GET OUT OF HERE. OC: I SUPPOSE. STILL, I DON'T LIKE BEING SO CLOSE TO IT. OC: I THINK I SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE NEXT CITY OVER. SS: NOTHING'S GOING TO GO WRONG, OTACON. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BUREAUCRATS WITH A SIDE DEAL. OC: I'VE JUST GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS MISSION. OC: LIKE WE MISSED SOMETHING IMPORTANT. SS: DON'T BE PARANOID. IF THERE WAS A HINT OF SOMETHING ABOUT TO GO WRONG, PHILANTHROPY WOULD HAVE CALLED THE GOVERNMENT ABOUT IT. SS: WE'D BE EVACUATING PLACES, NOT SPYING ON THEM. SS: ENOUGH TALK. IT'S TIME. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3B : SEPTEMBER 31 2010 : 23:47 OC: I'M READING AN INCREASE IN RADIATION LEVELS AROUND YOU. WHERE ARE YOU? SS: JUST ENTERING THE REACTOR. ARE WE TALKING ABOUT DANGEROUS LEVELS? OC: ...NOT YET. BUT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO GET A RADIATION SUIT ON. SS: I DON'T THINK THEY JUST LEAVE THOSE LYING AROUND. SS: BUT I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN SCROUNGE UP. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3C : OCTOBER 1 2010 : 00:01 OC: THERE'S A LOT OF IN****ERENCE HAPPE**** ON MY EN*. SS: YOU OKAY? OC: I THINK SOME*** ***** ** USING * JAMMING DE***CE. I'M GOING TO *OVE CLOS**. SS: NEGATIVE. OTACON, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. SECURITY'S HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT. SS: OTACON? SS: DAMN. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3D : OCTOBER 1 2010 : 00:12 OC: THE JAMMING'S CLEARED UP. STRANGE. I'M INSIDE THE REACTOR NOW, SNAKE. SS: HOW DID YOU GET IN UNDETECTED? OC: STEALTH SUIT, OF COURSE. YOU KNOW ME, SNAKE. I'M NOT ONE TO RELY ON MY OWN STEALTH SKILLS. OC: BESIDES, I HAVE EQUIPMENT TO BRING WITH ME. SS: NO ONE DETECTED YOU? OC: NO ONE'S HERE, SNAKE. SS: NO ONE? THAT'S STRANGE... OC: YOU THINK THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG? SS: ... SS: I'M ALMOST AT THE OBJECTIVE. JUST DON'T COME IN ANY FARTHER. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3E : OCTOBER 1 2010 : 00:15 OC: SNAKE, YOUR READINGS ARE SHOWING PLUTONIUM. SS: PLUTONIUM? I THOUGHT THESE REACTORS WERE DESIGNED TO RUN ON NON-WEAPONS GRADE MATERIAL. OC: WELL, YES. BUT CANDU REACTORS CAN PRODUCE PLUTONIUM IN PRINCIPLE. WHEN DESIGNS FOR CANDU REACTORS ARE SOLD, NATIONS HAVE TO AGREE TO PRETTY STRINGENT RULES ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS. OC: BUT THOSE DESIGNS ARE- SS: ALL MADE IN CANADA? OC: CANADA SHOULDN'T BE A THREAT... BUT THE REACTORS HAVE BEEN RUN PRIVATELY IN ONTARIO FOR YEARS. SS: OKAY. WHAT DO I NEED FOR PROOF HERE? OC: I DON'T THINK YOU CAN GET IT RIGHT NOW. WE'LL HAVE TO ABORT THE MISSION AND COME BACK LATER. SS: ABORT? OTACON... OC: SNAKE, I'VE REALLY GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS. SS: ... SS: IT'LL TAKE ME A LITTLE WHILE. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3F : OCTOBER 1 2010 : 00:21 SS: THERE'S NO ONE IN THE BUILDING. OC: THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT... SS: OTACON, I WANT YOU OUT. NOW. I'LL BE JOINING YOU SOON. OC: ... RIGHT. Wiretap Transcript: Record P3902-XC1192-3G : OCTOBER 1 2010 : 00:22 OC: THE DOORS HAVE BEEN SEALED. SNAKE? THE DOORS... SS: CALM DOWN. WHERE EXACTLY ARE YOU? OC: I'M AT YOUR INFILTRATION POINT... SS: I'LL BE THERE IN- SS: DAMN. OC: WHAT? SS: THERE'S A BOMB HERE. OC: A... A BOMB? SS: ... I'M GOING TO TRY SOMETHING. Followup: Record P3902-XC1192-3H OCTOBER 1 2010 : 12:22:48 Communications ceased. OCTOBER 1 2010 : 12:23:06 Explosions noted in Pickering A, reactor 7. OCTOBER 1 2010 : 12:23:23 Implosion of reactor 7. Damages estimated to be in the billions of dollars. No loss of life in surrounding area, toxins believed to be contained. OCTOBER 1 2010 : 01:06 International aid efforts extended. Followup: Record P3902-XC1192-3I OCTOBER 10 2010 Canada presented with above evidence. Denies any knowledge of plutonium in CANDU reactors. Reports RCMP, CSIS Investigations ongoing. Recommendations Canada on high alert for terrorism, terrorism threats. Increase border patrols. CIA to determine level of governmental/corporate involvement. CIA to run concurrent investigations into Pickering operations.