Following their unusual encounter on V8, the SCS Carabas departs for the larger asteroid colony of Denin Prime. En route Alban Tinwright informs the crew that they will have a shore leave, during which any who wish to depart the vessel may. The reason for this that the Carabas will be pursuing the imposter SCS Ship. During that time Albin requests that Ivan Trench also seek out any contacts he might have. Nicholai Lorgalis is contacted by his parents who request a meeting with him at his pleasure. Nicholai informs them he will be on Denim Prime and they arrange to meet at the Cat Call.