|Interlude 3½ (Bonus)|
|Date posted||11 October 2011|
|Link||Interlude 3.5 (Bonus)|
4x (Interlude; Purity) is the seventh chapter and first interlude of Shell. Kayden leaves her daughter in her stepsons Theo's hands. As Purity patrols the Docks and rejoins Empire Eighty-Eight under Kaiser, her ex-husband Theo's Dad.
Kayden prepares to head out in costume and offers to let Theo babysit Aster overnight to keep him from having to stay with Max. She flies to the Docks and patrols for ABB members, frustrated that her old informants haven't responded due to Max's influence.
Kayden returns downtown and heads to Max's company. They negotiate Theo's overnight stay, and Kayden asks Max to revive their old partnership to help her defeat the ABB and tries to justify not attacking white criminals. Kaiser does not believe her however.
In a counter proposal Kaiser offers her a position as second-in-command of the Empire and Medhall Corporation for a year and then leader after that. Purity considers the ramifications and then accepts, mentally asking Aster to forgive her.
- Purity binds herself to Kaiser again.
- Purity's interlude wasn't initially planned; it was included as an apology for a schedule slip.
- Purity is still a bad person even with this view into her psychology.
|Chapters||4.1 • 4.2 • 4.3 • 4.4 • 4.5 • 4.6 • 4.x • 4.7 • 4.8 • 4.9 • 4.10 • 4.11 • 4.x|
|Battles and Events||Bakuda vs. The Undersiders|