There was a serial bomber who hadn't been caught, but he left tips at all the locations that were going to get hit. Hats, with college initials, most of them from BFUN.
My dad (who looked
suspiciously like Nathan Fillion) was out golfing with two buddies (who
looked suspiciously like the two sidekicks from Castle) were golfing in
the woods, when they started seeing hats with the initials BFUN. They
followed the trail and came out in our backyard (I hadn't moved out
yet). There were dozens of hats in a large tree in our backyard, and the
bomber rarely left more that five or so at a target. I knew the bomb
was going to be big.
(Gained control here)
buddies vanished, and Dad and I ran inside. I started packing, and told
Dad "I told you earlier that some friends and I were going hiking and
camping out in Ogle. They're getting started a few days early, so I'm
going to join them early," meanwhile scribbling on a piece of paper that
he should go to my grandparents' and his parents-in-law and to get in
touch with Mom (who was out shopping).
packing necessities and grabbed my external hard drive, but left the
rest of my computer behind, and made sure Dad saw what I was doing.
After I had everything packed, I called the local non-emergency police
number, and told them "I think we're having some problems with our gas
line, but I don't want to stay in the house and dig for the number."
When they asked if I knew who our supplier was, I said "BF something."
They thanked me and said they'd send someone over.
drove to Hoshi's house, and picked her up (she lived in the same
subdivision) and told her to tell her folks the same reason I was using.
She packed a few bags, threw them in my car, and I drove to another
friend in-town, further west. (Seiai, who used to live closer, had
already moved away.)
I hopped on his wifi, and start
sending out messages to other local friends, asking them to trust my gut
instinct and get out of town for a few days. My screen started
twitching and misbehaving, and I popped out the battery (one of the
fastest ways to turn it off).
Kyle--the friends whose house we were at--was freaked out what I just did to my laptop.
told him my computer scans itself every time it boots, and if something
doesn't look right, like a virus, it wipes itself and loads factory
"What about your data?"
"It's not stored locally. This, my friend, is the future in cloud computing: the CR48."
was amazed that I had one (didn't say anything but I could see it). I
turned my computer back on, and as I signed back on, I woke up.