Back in the Wake, Michael met up with a VNS agent to tell him what he knows so far about Kaine.
I think we are on the right track, we've been attacked by Kaine twice now.
The Path- Part 1
The Floating Disk
Michael, Sarah, and Bryson made it into the path
You die, you are done. You will be sent to the Wake and never be able to return.
The Path- Part 2
I think we should go that way.
The crackle of the flames as Kaine spoke.
We are ready to become human. Michael! I've been waiting.
Michael found it hard to believe that this withered man was terrorizing the VirtNet.
The VNS Soldiers and Kaine's Minions were fighting, because of how Michael led the VNS to Kaine's Mortality Doctrine. The Mortality Doctrine was a program where tangents will turn into humans. The Hallowed Ravine began to disappear into cloudy debris all of a sudden.
Michael felt the prick and tug of the NerveWires retreating from his skin as he woke up in the Wake. He did not recognize his room. It wasn't his room because he was in someone elses body because Michael had been a tangent the whole time. The VNS had used him to find Kaine and the Mortality Doctrine.
With this Michael had to simply play the role of his human to the best of his ability and await more information from the VNS.