347-349 Yuri and Haurhi come home, and Haurhi bitches about nothing so much that Boomer finally tells her “hush”. Keiko gangs up with them and tells them everything about Gabriel and stuff, and Haruhi wants to go wake him, but Boomer tells them “no” so they head off to the back to screw. Boomer sits down and types up a whole new section of the S&S Salvage Employee Handbook concerning part time gigs and part time jobs. Dee sips coffee with him, taking the time to tell the Girls to “pipe down” with their sex. Boomer finishes up he addition and sends it out, then calls Gabriel and “wakes” him to join him. Gabriel joins Boomer and reads the email, then talks some with Dee and Boomer before he goes to wake Yuri. There is a “fight” between him and Keiko, which for now he retreats, and rejoins the group. Boomer decides to go get Yuri up, and meets a barely dressed Keiko who passes the message along. The Girls get up and join the breakfast table, with comments to Gabriel. Boomer arranges a meeting in the afternoon with the Ambassador, and when it comes he takes Gabriel and Yuri to meet her. Katriana speaks with Boomer a bit about the pirates and their MO. She mentions Zervenaugh, a settlement known for their shady side and black market dealings. She calls for an engineer, Jolof, to come to their meeting and he and Boomer discuss what to do with the shuttles. Settle on an idea, but it will take some time for Jolof to fabricate it. Boomer and the others go back to the Embassy to wait for Jolof’s call that things are ready, getting dressed for the part. Jolof calls, and Boomer, Melina and Gabriel go with the part to the shuttle base, where they install it on the ship. Then they watch it launch, and the they wait for a bit until it amazingly get’s hit. The pirate vessel shows up at Zervenaugh. Boomer and the rest return to the Embassy and rest.
Next day, mail shows up for Boomer, so he studies it. From what he can tell, the Family is represented at Zervenaugh by a group called the Shiva, who are not nice people. The village itself has underground vaults, much to Boomers dismay. Boomer contacts Libart to talk with the Army Base Commander, Bilson. He explains what he wants, so the commander contacts him to Hanshaw, the Quarter Master. There he settles on some detectors to be picked up, then assigns Gabriel and Melina to ride the Columbus there and make the trade. They both are gone all day, but eventually they return with the goods, and Gabriel grabs Elaina and goes to bed.
Next day, Boomer assigns himself, Gabriel, Melina, Silverbolt, Red Alert, Shipwreck, Air Raid and Keiko to go on a trip. He spreads the counters among the 2 man teams, except Rachet, who is alone. Then they all gather up in carts and head off to Zervenaugh, where they are all mind linked by Melina when they get there. They go to an inn and get rooms and lay low., except they get lunch from the local sites. Then they divide up and wander out into the market to search, but find nothing all day. They return to their rooms and rest.