Aradia flies to a dream bubble which happens to have her memories of when Jack Noir first entered the Troll's session. Entering it, she realizes that it is not just her memories, but also those of a certain doomed-timeline Aradia who was restrained by Lil' Cal (when Jack threw him at her). That Aradia warps to somewhere in paradox space and promptly collides with a meteor heading to a defense portal. The meteor travels to a point in time when Aradia was alive, excavating a dig site with her lusus. The meteor lands close to Aradia, who goes and investigates the crash. The meteor lands into a cave, where, upon investigating, Aradia finds the Frog Temple ruins. Inside the impact crater, she finds the remains of Lil' Cal, along with one of the Aradiabot's horns. Inside of Lil' Cal's pocket is Dad's Wallet, whereupon Aradia obtains the Crosbytop Computer, along with one of Dad's fedoras.
Aradia then reports her discoveries to Sollux, who almost recalls remembering their conversation as a memory but quickly dismisses it. Dissatisfied with the way the conversation is going, God Tier Aradia intervenes just as they are about to end it. The second AA remembers her end and that she is now dead, turning into the Aradiabot (and changing her text color to reflect this), while Sollux wonders why he is talking like Aradia. He believes that he is also dead, but Aradia, traveling with the Aradiabot to his hive, tells him that he is just sleeping, and that he is blind. She also tells him that the reason he has changed his typing quirk to hers is because he realizes that he is now doomed. When he hears a noise in his hive, Aradia tells him that it is just Jade, who is also sleeping and came to talk with them.
Aradia then explains the mechanics of space-time in the Furthest Ring to everyone, while also revealing that the very first bubble she visited would be important. While everyone is teleported outside, Aradia enacts a plan to understand their existence and overall purpose in Sburb, using memories to gain insight therein.
Aradia attempts to re-enact a conversation she had with Kanaya regading Lil' Cal, but she catches on quickly to being in a dream bubble. Kanaya reveals that she repaired the puppet and gave him a new outfit, although unsurprisingly it began to make her feel uneasy as well so she put it away safely in her respiteblock. At this point, Sollux leaves, about to wake up from a white-science-induced nap.
The party finds Tavros lying on his back, recalling the incident where he was forced to jump off a cliff by Vriska. Aradia gets him to get up and join the group, then everyone heads to his hive, where on the walls he had scrawled various permutations of the characters of the word "t1CK" in white host plush blood. The same also applies to Aradia with the word "t0ck" in black soot, Vriska with "8r8k" (three distinct characters) in her own blue blood, and Terezi with "H34DS" in red chalk (At this point, Terezi and Vriska realize they are in a memory and join the party). Aradia shows that these four codes were the key to the genetic super-code that would eventually create a certain individual, and that they would be transcribed in their respective Flarp rulebooks. Aradiabot, however, sees something else. She directs everyone to Gamzee's Hive from her doomed timeline, where on its walls he wrote permutations of "honk HONK" in green sopor slime.
The party then travels to Karkat's hive in the same doomed timeline. The alternate Karkat and Terezi were murdered by a rampaging Gamzee, and Aradiabot reveals that in Karkat's ~ATH manual he wrote a code using the very same characters as before, but now with the blood of all of his friends. At this, Terezi, Kanaya, Vriska, and Jade wake up. However, Aradiabot had lost the blood-stained book shortly after maintaining the correctness of the alpha timeline, while the four former FLARPers lost their rulebooks.