|Date posted||23 July 2011|
Taylor decides to show up to the meeting with The Undersiders in costume. Taylor senses three figures on the rooftop using her bugs, and climbs to the roof. Her arrival settles a bet between Regent and Tattletale on whether Taylor would turn up in costume, which Tattletale wins.
Lisa offers Taylor two grand, with the choice between whether to take the money and leave with goodwill towards The Undersiders, or else join them, with this as her first monthly payment. Taylor notes Brian mentioning a "boss" and an earlier failed recruitment pitch to Spitfire, who joined Faultline instead.
The Undersiders need Taylor as firepower against the other gangs of the city, the Empire Eighty-Eight, Faultline’s Crew and the remaining ABB, as their only hard-hitter is Bitch. Taylor argues that she wouldn't be able to do anything against the likes of Alexandria, Glory Girl, or Aegis.
Lisa uses the example of Lung to illustrate her point, explaining that, due to the Protectorate's sedatives, Taylor's bug's poisons caused large-scale necrosis, even stopping Lung's heart several times.
The chapter finishes with Taylor agreeing to join the Undersiders with the intention of finding the identity of their boss.
- Taylor mentions that she would not be able to beat Alexandria, Glory Girl or Aegis, which is ironic as later given her later encounters with them..