May, Rhydian, and Carretero meet at O’Hare. Carretero enables the others to pose as FBI, and then determines the whereabouts of the tablets after speaking with security. Before they can precisely locate the tablets, they encounter Michael well ahead of them, with his hands nearly on the package. Soon after, they are all of them set upon by Ishizuka and two of his henchmen. Michael, Carretero, May, and Rhydian working together, along with Elaine and Ariadne in the Shadowlands dispatch the vampire and his goons. They flee, tablets in hand, and hold up in a hotel not far to the west. In the morning, Carretero is gone.