...yep. Clearly, no one would ever question the presence of the Doctor, a suit of power armor, a super intelligent rover (super intelligent, of course, being a relative term). a scout, another AI, a psychologist, and allll the others on the beach. Clearly, David had thought through this whole plan thingie. Possibly he only planned it as far as COOKIES. He nodded absentmindedly towards the chirping robot, Zwecklos. That black flit fluttering around Sam was beginning to get to him, honestly. Surely it was owned, yes? He was pretty sure black flits didn't survive in the wild at all.
He opened his mouth to launch into an explanation that, no doubt, would have taken several minutes to explain when Schuldig cut him off with his split-second explanation. "Weeellll... that's a fairly simplistic way of looking at it," he said, clearly wanting to go into a much longer and more complete explanation. But they probably wouldn't have the beach to themselves for very long. Fine. He'd have to just cut out some of the non-essential bits, preferably before he got completely distracted by the copper flit on Schuldig's shoulder.
"Look, we don't have anything particularly actionable yet. We've got suspicions, some vague e-mails, and shadowy connections. That's not something we can really go to anyone about." Besides, who could they even go to? Wellll, besides the Weyrleaders, of course. Considering R'ley's original reaction to Alex, David wasn't too keen on bringing up more ~*science*~ to the woman in case she happened to own some sort of collapsible flamethrower.
"We need to get more time to let Cortana get into the e-mails. And we'll need someone to keep an eye on the Hatching Sands when the eggs are laid. He already messed with a wher egg without the mother noticing. The more eyes, the better. I'm going to ask Leola and I'saac to keep an eye on that front since they have the most legitimate reasons to be there. Anyone have any ideas on how to buy more time for Cortana?"
C'ren and Green Ceylith
(seagreen) (Firelizard Copper Kay)
Journeyman Healer Cordel (Firelizards Gold Tribble and White You)
Weyrling Elaeran and Black Polluth
(Bolded) (Firelizard Green Wingleader Sniggles)
Vartan and Green Vartask
Hybridhandler Taavetti and Gustav
Offworlder David Kieran "The Doctor" (Firelizard Blue Alonso)
JM Jewelrycrafter Rystia and Green Rystisk
C'ym and Bronze Hanumanth