~Most curious.~ Rei thought to herself before shrugging it off. What made humans do such strange things? Was this normal and if so why didn't she feel this way? Something inside of Rei had made her come to the conclusion that human beings were just illogical and borderline reactionary responses. Of course now she had someone she could ask these questions to.
Rei' walked through the door and stood in front of the threshold. She wore a school dress fashion style dress and 2 piece sweater and pale blue shirt. Looking across the room at Haruko, her face was still plainly blank as always, pale and lifeless. Her crimson gaze pierced through all barriers, seeing directly into the human soul.
"Ah Rei there you are. We were beginning to worry." Mamimi greeted her sister sensing her uneasiness under the piercing gaze of Rei.
"We felt that there was something troubling your mind you know you could always ask us any thing." the twins said.
Rei smiled, something she hadn't done the entire time she was here.
"Business first." she added.
“Well, now look who’s ready to get down and dirty.” Haruko responded actually surprised that Rei of all people was that direct. “Ok.” She said with out another word.
Mamimi pulled took the unit and ran the message. They ran the footage of Quol going through one of her paranoid episodes.
“I have some important information on our clients. Please review the following message…” Quol’s transmission changed and the monitor then her transmission went to Ferengi. Quol halted her transmission and looked behind her.
Quol’s expression worsened as she desperately uploaded the second transmission. Count down initiated the computer.
The monitor crackled and Quol became pale whipping then the monitor went blank.
“Hold the monitor.” Haruko directed.
Rei froze the last still.
“Go back to the point where we lost the translator. Something’s not right.” Haruko’s first inclination was the change of the message.
“Rei run tape again.” She said.
The video play the transition came up so quick Haruko hardly had any time to respond “Freeze frame!” Haruko pointed to a small blur on the right side of Qoul’s neck. “See that, magnify.”
The image zoomed in on command. “Again” she repeated.
The response was completed a second time.
“There, see that.” Haruko pointed at the screen.
“All I see is a smudge. Oh wait that’s no smudge. Yeah I see it.” Mamimi paused correcting herself. “But what is it?”
“It’s the cause of the breakdown in transmissions and assuming that to be the case we have a suspect.”
“Ok, now that we have one what’s next?” Mamimi asked.
“We look for clues. But first Rei play the message.”
Rei ran the audio while everyone gathered around.
“Is that a…”
“Yes, a song?”
“But why would she send us a song?” Mamimi spoke up.
All three girls thought for a second.
“Octave coding that’s it!!”
“Rei, could you decode this?”
“Mamimi it’s time to go.”
“Uh where’re we going?”
“We have a possible suspect, so now we need leads.” Haruko explained, reliving her space patrol days.