Alex Lee is greeted by an "access denied" webpage thanks to the Bureau of Information Technology and Civil Harmony, as she tried to access yaoi content online and which is restricted in CERia. Enraged, she storms into her older brother's room while screaming out his name for help. When Vance asks what she wants, she explains her VPN connection was disrupted again and he asks why she doesn't use SSH tunneling instead which is more reliable in bypassing the government's Great Firewall. After some remarks back and forth, Vance finally agrees to help her set one up after he finishes his current hack.
Her yaoi content temporarily forgotten, Alex eagerly asks what he's doing and Vance reveals to her Operation Acquire Girlfriend: by hacking Stuxent University's system, he found a sexy redhead student who he'll assign to be his roommate when he starts in a week. Despite Alex trying to tell him it's creepy and not to do it, Vance brushes this off, not seeing anything wrong in what he's doing and remarks that his hacks are always perfect and thus won't get caught.
Soon afterwards, in a small apartment, Robin (the redheaded girl in question) is on her computer when she informs Frey they have a problem.