It’s aliens! Erik makes first contact with the inhabitants of Sixam, who seem to be quite welcoming and friendly. They appear to be having a party, themed with objects from Earth, which they say they visit often to study the inhabitants and culture.
After powering up the Wormhole Generator at FutureSim Labs, Erik Hashimoto steps through the portal and arrives on a strange new world. The planet Sixam is far beyond the reach of SpaceY’s vessels with conventional drives. It’s time to explore where no sim has gone before!
The laboratory leader is Erik Hashimoto, a man who Kazumi recently dated. Erik reassures Kazumi that even though they have a romantic history, he has a new girlfriend now, so there won’t be any problems keeping things professional.
Embracing the romance between them, Erik and Brynlee go on a proper date, having dinner at Villa Bovine. After a fantastic evening, Erik holds Brynlee’s hands and knows they were meant to be together.
Brynlee admits that one of the reasons she broke up with J is because she still has feelings for Erik. She tried to be satisfied just being friends, but with Erik she feels much more than friendship. Erik never stopped being in love with Brynlee.
Erik, Veer and Brynlee visit GeekCon while it’s in the city. The fancy motion gaming rigs look like fun, so they all give the Ultimate Gaming Test a try. They each gain a respectable score and Erik receives a Future Cube toy as a prize.
While visiting Llama Land Library to check out some scientific journals, Erik finds himself flirting with the beautiful librarian, Kazumi Minamoto. She flirts back with a cute geeky charm that Erik finds attractive, so he asks her out on a date and she gives him her number.