"Its true that you were in a coma for over a year," Riza quietly said: "But you went Missing, four months ago.
After the destruction of the Mirror, the central hospital of Adelheid has received over two hundred patients in a coma. Survivors of the mission.
You were among them. Treated at the Adelheid hospital for months, the best medical care on the planet, was made available for your treatment. Nothing helped.
Eventually, it was concluded that the two hundred patients may never recover. Slowly but steadily, the patients were moved to smaller hospitals, for palliative care. And to make room in the Adelheid hospital for patients who could yet be saved.
You were being transported by special tasked ambulances, to different hospitals, together with the other two hundred patients.
But... while the other two hundred arrived at their destination... you went missing.
Your ambulances vanished. You faded from public eye. Still in a state of coma, you disappeared.
No one knew what happened to you. You just vanished.
And then... four months later... you suddenly resurfaced, took control of Slavegear and burned down an Artemis city.
No one knows what happened to you, during these four months. Some speculate that, in that time, you decided that the Union should be destroyed, and you slowly planned this attack and carried it out. From their point of view, its possible that you made contact with Penny and worked with her somehow. She is your friend.
That's why its possible that they have detained her"
Kaylee sat on the floor, thinking: "Penny vanished in Adelheid. That's in a completely different country, miles and miles away. We can't walk a few blocks without the entire Artemis army, burning down the street around us.
I don't know if we can get to Adelheid... I don't know how much time it would take.. even if we did, Penny could be anywhere.... we don't have any leads. Every second we spend on the loose, Artemis gets closer to getting us. We need to use our time wisely.
That ball in Sanja's grand mansion is happening, in just a few hours. Dr. Zarovee will be there. Our window of reaching him is closing fast.
If we don't find him at that ball, we're not gonna find him ever. They'll plug him back into his super secured facility in another country, and that will be the end of it.
He designed the Neurochip. He may be able to figure out what happened to us. Prove our innocence. That may help Penny, wherever she is.
More importantly, Dr. Zarovee may understand how our mind control worked" She slowly looked at everyone in the room: "... at this very moment, I believe we are still susceptible to mind control.
It means that anyone can just walk in, say the right words, and tell us to do anything, kill, anyone. And we'll do it. We are still vulnerable.
Do you understand?
There's a chance Dr. Zarovee can stop this, from ever happening again.
The grand mansion is at the edge of this city. The ball is happening in a few hours. I believe there's no higher priority, because if we loose Dr. Zarovee now, we'll never see him again.