In the beginning of the story, Connor appears in the supposed past on August 24th in West Texas. He expects to find a titanium pod to fall from the sky to supply him with his gear in order to complete his mission.
Character Perspective Swaps to Trinity
As Connor approaches his titanium pod, a large woman and her kids exit from a nearby apartment, where they spot Connor. The woman confronts Conor and demands that he backs away from her kids as she pulls out a device to use against him. Connor outsmarts the woman and gets to his pod to get his gear.
The Situation of Her Grandfather's Museum
We're gonna go in debt
Connor reaches into the pod for his gear to look for his transcriber. He quickly finds out that he was teleported into December 24h, 4 months ahead than he was promised. Connor now realizes that he must formulate a plan in less than 15 minutes to complete his mission to save the world and his father.
The Backstory of Trinity and the Museum
The highway being changed really doomed this museum...
The character perspective and setting switches to that of Trinity Foxx in the office of her grandfather's museum. Trinity's thoughts quickly reveal that the museum is failing and the two are in debt for taxes to pay for the museum.
Trinity also reveals that her grandfather doesn't comprehend their financial situation for their museum. They were losing money to bills faster than they could earn it, and bills kept stockpiling up. Soon, they would be unable to pay for the museum and have to close.
Trinity recalls back to when the museum was still a good source of income. The interstate was directly routed to the museum, making it easier for tourists to visit. However, that changed when the interstate was rerouted away from the museum. This stopped the flow of money away from the museum. Trinity had to give up her dead mother's ring. The story further unfolds when she meets Connor.