MISSION 2: Welcome Home - June 1971
Once you wake up the next day and make your way to the living room, you will notice Parl sleeping on the floor. Virgil gives him a slight kick to his side to wake him up, Paul wakes up immediately-
"What the f*ck?"
Paul turns and sees Virgil standing over him with a grin.
Virgil: I'm guessing you and the bed got into a fight?
Paul: So you got jokes now?
Virgil: Only on Friday's.
Paul gets up and fixes himself.
Virgil: The hell happened between the moment you left last night and now?
Paul: I had a long night. Let's just leave it at that.
Virgil: Okay, not suspicious at all.
Paul: No, not at all.
The two head towards the kitchen and prepare some breakfast-
Paul: I got some hero's in the fridge if you want 'em.
Virgil will go through the fridge and get one of the sandwiches and starts eating it right away. Paul, however, grabs a Cabot Premium beer and drinks it.
Virgil: It's 10 AM.
Paul: A Cabot a day, f*cks you up the right way. You want one?
Virgil: Maybe later.
Paul: Wow, okay I see. Getting a little weak in your old age.
Virgil: Old Age?-
Paul: I mean, if you're missing the proper equipment between your legs then, my condolence.
Virgil: Now you're the one with jokes? You know what? Give me a goddamn beer. I can guarantee I can finish it before you.
Paul: Is that a Chug-llenge?
Virgil: Yes, it is.
Paul: Very well, worthy opponent. Prepare for your loss.
Paul grabs two more beers and hands one to Virgil.
Paul: To the winner, the spoils.
Virgil: To the loser, the sh*tter.
This is when a new mechanic gets introduced, the beer chugging mini-game. You must wait until your opponent gives the word to begin. Once he says it, press R2 and Virgil will bring his drink up to his face and commence drinking. It is at this moment you must hit the button sequence as it pops up in the middle of the screen. Missing a button will slow down Virgil's drinking. The more buttons you miss, the more complicated the sequence will get, if you miss more than 60%, Virgil will stop drinking, making you the loser automatically. Hit everything right and on time, you'll receive golden points which will help Virgil drink faster.
If you lost:
Paul: Ha! Nice try Marine Boy. But Lord Keitel is the Messiah of the drinkers.
Virgil: Lucky win, you f*ck.
If you won:
Virgil: Still taking sips, huh? I told you,Paul, you can not out-drink me. How does it feel to lose every single time?
Paul: When you're not looking, I'm gonna arrange a f*cked-up reunion with that bottle and your ass.
Virgil: Flirting will get you nowhere.
Paul: F*ck you.
After the mini-game is finished-
Paul: So what you gonna do today?
Virgil: I don't know. I'd like to visit my parents. Maybe find Mario and Philly.
Paul: Well, go ahead. Mario lives on Hannah Street now. You remember Lenny?
Virgil: Yeah. The skinny guy with the hot sister.
Paul: Yeah well- Wait you actually thought she was hot?
Virgil: Uh, no of course not.
Paul: Anyway, Mario lives in Lenny's house now.
Virgil: Okay. What about Phil?
Paul: Last I heard, Phil was doing a small bid.
Paul: County. Nothing big. I don't know if he's out or not. And of course, your parents are still at the same place.
Virgil: Cool. Can you give me a ride?
Paul: I would, but I'm late for work. There's a bus stop right on the corner that takes you straight to your parents and Hannah Street. It's only a quarter.
Virgil: Alright. So, what's your job?
Paul: Male prostitute.
Virgil: Sometimes I wonder if you're joking or not.
Paul: Wouldn't you like to know.
The two share a laugh.
Paul: Alright Bud, I gotta head out. Meet me over at Teberio's later with Mario.
Virgil: Sounds like a plan. See you then.
You now have control of Virgil and you are given the objective to visit your parents house by bus. Step outside and see Paul's block, Gerald Street. This is your home. 78 Gerald Street is your address and the parking lot at the side of the building is where your default vehicle will spawn. You can also save maximum three other street vehicles, but if you haven't payed for it then it will only be saved temporarily. Right on the corner is the bus stop Paul mentioned. They spawn every fifteen to twenty-five minutes in-game. Walk up to the bus stop and wait for the bus to arrive. Once it does, press "Triangle" to enter and Virgil will automatically pay the toll and sit down. You can change the camera from First Person to Cinematic. Your map will show the current bus route you are on. Keep a close eye at your destination and the bus stop near it. Once you are close to your destination, press "Triangle" again and the bus will stop at the next stop. You will get off and you walk to a white single-family house and step on the mission indicator. A cutscene will commence. Virgil is seen knocking on the door and through the glass pane, you can see someone coming towards the door. Virgil's mother answers-
Virgil and his mother have a hug-
Mona: I can't believe my boy's home.
Virgil: Hey Ma, how you been?
Mona: I been good. Oh, come in, come in.
Virgil enters the house and takes off his military coat.
Mona: Wait til your father sees you, he is gonna be so happy.
Virgil: Where is he?
Mona: In his room, sleeping.
Mona: He came home late last night, again.
Virgil: Still drinking?
Mona: Yeah, but he's gotten better over time. Don't bring it up, he'll just swear up and down that he's okay.
Virgil: It's alright Ma, I won't say anything.
Mona: Alright. Let me call him down.
She will make her way upstairs yell out her husbands name-
"Pazzo! Wake up!"
Virgil will sit on the couch waiting for his father to come down. He looks around and sees old family photos. He looks at one where he was a kid standing alongside his father in Wilkes Square with "Summer of '53" written on the bottom-right corner. He sees another of his parents wedding from 1943. It shows their younger selves smiling with such happiness, something that Virgil hasn't seen in a long time. The last photo he sees is of him, Paul, Mario, and Phil standing together smiling in 1967, the day before Virgil was shipped to Vietnam. Someone begins talking to Virgil's surprise-
Virgil: Hey Pop.
The two have a heartwarming hug.
Pazzo: Welcome home, Son. How you been?
Virgil: Alive, Pop. They couldn't get me.
Pazzo: And they never will.
They share a laugh and the screen will zoom out to the front of the house and time will forward up to the moment Virgil leaves.
Virgil: I gotta go, Ma.
Mona: Where are you gonna sleep?
Virgil: Paul's place. He's helping me.
Mona: Paul? Paul Keitel?
Virgil: Don't start, Ma.
Mona: I've been telling you for years, Paul is nothing but trouble.
Virgil: But he's also my best friend.
Mona: Just promise me, you'll be careful. Don't let Paul get you into any more bullsh*t.
Virgil: I'm a grown man, Ma. I'm careful.
Mona: Well I'm glad.
They have a hug-
Mona: Be sure to visit us. We're always here.
Virgil: I will, Ma. I'll call you later.
Virgil steps out of the house and walks towards the bus stop once again. Wait for the bus to arrive. Once it does, you enter and head towards your next destination, Mario's house. Once you get there, you will see Mario on his drive-way working on his 1971 Barbican Jet. Virgil will approach him.
Virgil: I didn't know we can chop cars on our driveways now.
Mario turns around and notices Virgil-
Mario: Virgil, holy f*ck! I can't believe you're back.
Virgil: How's it going, Mario.
The two have a hug and share a laugh. Mario screams towards his house-
"Yo Philly! Get out here!"
Phil Vestyk is seen coming out of the house and rushes to Virgil and gives him a hug.
Phil: Virgil f*cking Assante! Glad to see you're not dead.
Virgil: Philly, you've certainly grown.
Mario: Yeah, he thinks he's a big man. But he's still the little bitch following us around.
Phil: Hey, f*ck both of you.
Virgil: Hey Phil, Paul said you was doing a bid and didn't know if you were out or not.
Phil: I actually got out yesterday. Mario got me.
Virgil: What were you in for?
Phil: Burglary. Only did six months.
Mario: I keep telling him to stop getting caught or else he'll be inside for years rather than months.
Phil: And this, children, is why you need a good reliable crew.
Mario: That's true. But look, f*ck this reminising bullsh*t. Let's get a drink. Where you guy wanna go?
Virgil: Paul said to meet him at Teberio's.
Mario: Teberio's it is then. Let's go.
Phil: I'll meet you guys there. I gotta take care of a couple of things.
Mario: Alright, we'll see you there. Let's go, V.
Phil walks away and Mario and Virgil walk towards Mario's car.
Mario: You wanna drive?
Mario: Say yes before I change my mind.
Virgil: Alright, alright.
Mario hands Virgil the keys and you are now able to drive. Familiarize yourself with the driving controls then make your way to Teberio's. During the ride-
Virgil: Can't believe how much this city has changed in only four years.
Mario: Yeah. A lot has changed, but for the better.
Virgil: You look like you're doing well. Living in a good house, driving this nice car. You've done alright.
Mario: It comes with the territory. But actually, all of us are doing well. I got some things going on that I'm profitting from. Philly got something going on. But Paul, got a big thing going on.
Virgil: Like what?
Mario: If he hasn't told you, I ain't saying a word.
Virgil: Fair enough.
Follow the marked route on your map to your destination. Once you arrive, a cutscene will begin. It shows Teberio's, a hotspot for the young adults to let loose and have a good time. You walk in and notice the groovy dim-lit lighting with a variety of colors transitioning and some great rock music coming out of the jukebox. Walk towards the end of the bar where Paul is sitting already. You will have a seat next to him.
Paul: There you guys are. I already had three beers waiting for you jackasses.
Virgil: So you waited five minutes. That's nice.
Paul: Where's Philly?
Mario: He'll catch up with us. Let's get a drink.
You can order whatever you want: Beer (Pisswasser, Cabot, and Clover) or Liquor (Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Scotch) They will be paid by Paul and Mario this time. Once you choose your drink and it is given to you, the trio will prepare for a toast. At that moment is when Phil will walk in and join you. His drink is already ordered and he joins in the toast.
Paul: To our best friend, Virgil Assante. We thank God for getting you back to us safe.
Mario: Here's hoping you can achieve whatever goal you have. You've always had that drive and I know you'll get far.
Phil: We love you Virgil, and we wanna see you prosper.
All Three: To Virgil f*cking Assante!
Everyone takes their drink.
Virgil: Thanks guys, I really do appreciate this.
Mario: Enough with the p*ssy talk. Let's get another round.
The group will spend hours drinking as the time fast-fowards til they decide leave. They are all heavily intoxicated.
Paul: [Slurred] I got an idea. Let's head back to my place, take some of these girls with us and have a real party. What do you guys say?
Virgil: [Slurred] Let's do it.
Phil: [Slurred] F*cking A, let's do it.
Mario: [Slurred] Well, how can I say no to that? I'm in. You guys want a little pick me up?
Mario will take out a small bag of cocaine and show it to the group.
Paul: Put that back. We can't do it here. Let's go to the bathroom. You guys in?
Phil: I'm in.
Virgil: Let's do it.
The group make their way to the bathroom. Mario sets up four rails of cocaine on the edge of the sink. He rolls up a twenty-dollar-bill and consumes one line. He then passes it to Phil and he will do the next line. Same with Paul and Virgil. After taking the cocaine, the screen has a bright effect, almost like a filter. It affects your movement, your balance, and how you speak.
Virgil: I got an idea. Let me see the bag.
Mario hands Virgil the bag of cocaine.
Virgil: Wait here.
Virgil steps out of the bathroom and notices a table with four women. He makes his way towards them. He grabs their attention-
"Excuse me, but you girls are exactly what I'm looking for. Would yous' care to help a Vietnam Vet have a good time tonight?"
The girls laugh
Nancy: And if we say yes, you gonna handle all four of us?
Virgil: Oh I could, trust me. But no, I only need one. And it's the one I'm looking at right now.
Virgil: What's your name?
Stefani: Stefani. What's yours?
Virgil: I'm Virgil The Vietnam Vet.
Stefani: Well Virgil The Vietnam Vet, nice to meet you.
Virgil looks around the table
"You girls interested in a little pick me up?"
Virgil shows the girls the cocaine-
Nancy: That kinda party, huh? I'm in. Girls?
Cici: Sounds like fun. You coming Stef?
Stefani: ...Yeah. Let's go.
They all head towards the bathroom where Paul, Phil, and Mario are already at.
Nicole: Now it's a party.
The group continues to consume the cocaine. Phil and Cici begin kissing quite intimately, Nancy and Paul seem to be close, Nicole and Mario hit it off right away. Virgil puts his arm around Stefani-
"You ain't used to this are you?"
Stefani hesitates to answers out of embarrassment.
Virgil: It's okay, I don't care.
Stefani: I do it sometimes, just not a lot.
Virgil: I'm the same way. It's no big deal.
Paul: Hey everyone, party at my place!
Everyone agrees and they head out. Everyone gets in their cars and follow Paul to his place. Once you have arrived, Paul will put on the music and break out the liquor. Here you have the chance to get to know the girls more by initiating conversations with them. Once you're done with that you can talk to Stefani who is in the kitchen area drinking with Nancy.
Virgil: Mind if I join you?
Stefani: Not at all.
Stefani prepares two shot glasses and hands one to Virgil. They takes the shot and share a moment as they stare into each other's eyes. Stefani grabs the bottle-
"Want another shot?"
Virgil will agree to it. Another two shots are served by Stefani and they drink it. Once they both put their glasses down, they share another moment again. Virgil reacts this time and goes up to Stefani and kisses her. The screen pans over to the rest of the party, doing a 360 then fast-foward to the next morning when everyone is asleep. Paul and Nancy sleep naked covered by a bed sheet on the living room floor. Mario and Nicole are also naked and asleep on the couch covered by their loose clothes. Phil and Cici are found in the bath tub, again, naked and sleeping. Virgil and Stefani are in the guest bedroom, also naked and sleeping. Virgil is the first to wake up and noticed Stefani on his bed. He smiles as a way to congratulate himself. As soon as he gets up from bed and puts clothes on, you have passed the mission.