How to unlock: Free Billy from the fridge, by the road Southward of University Point (M9,9)
- Talk to Billy
- Take Billy home
- Optional: Sell Billy to Bullet
- Leave or ambush Bullet
- Talk to Matt Peabody
As you go South of University Point, or East of Jamaican Plain, at the roadside, there is a completely destroyed house. By the house, there is an old fridge. As you walk past, you will hear a voice - approach the fridge and shoot the lock, to free Billy, a small ghoul. He asks you to help him find his home and he follows you. There are two ways of completing this quest and each one additionally forks into two minor solutions...
The "good" way is about taking Billy back to his parents. Assuming that you will be heading towards Peabody House along the road, after a while you encounter mercenary Bullet. He will offer to buy the kid from you. He does not attack you if you refuse his offer (the price he offers is 200-350 caps [after haggling]), but if you do not kill him, after you reach the house, he will assault you... After you kill him, you will find no money on him. Selling the boy ends this quest automatically.
Bring Billy to his parents
If you decide to go to Billy's parents without meeting Bullet, or simply refuse his offer to buy the kid, he will assault the ghouls after Billy talks to his parents. You can then decide what to do:
- Start the fight (attempted sale of ghouls/protection),
- Find Bullet (requires high level of Charisma),
- Give the ghouls to Bullet (you will have to walk away, to the distance of around 200m, for the quest to end),
- Prepare an ambush.
Apart from tricking Bullet, only fighting with the gunners brings you any measurable profits. It is best to prepare an ambush - for this, tell the mercenary that he can take the ghouls, at which point he comes to the house with three other gunners and you can attack them(or even plant a mine at the house entrance).
Rewards for completing the quest: Experience points, 250 caps from Billy's father, or 200-350 caps from Bullet.
Optionally, you can get smart here. After you free Billy, sell him to Bullet. This will end the quest but, you can kill Bullet after a while and receive the quest back,, at which point you can take him back to his parents. This solution is the most profitable one.
Rewards for completing the quest: Experience points, 200-350 caps from Bullet, 500 caps from Billy's father.