This is your post at 10:58 AM today stating that you did NOT pick up the key.
mag. the answer to your question re. alarm key is no. i thought this was obvious as i can't get Alexei to even talk about the alarm key in his dialogue. that's why i am asking you. meantime, i will search the antique shop for ... i don 't know what. thanks, robert.
This is your post at 6:05 PM today
mag. yes, i already picked up the alarm keys. that doesn't explain why Alexei doesn't talk about it later on when i had my problem at the fingerprint business. should i go back to picking up the alarm keys and replay? if yes, what should i look out for to ensure i don't run into the same problem again. robert.
Does this mean that you just now picked up the key?
If so - then follow the walkthrough and give the alarm key to Nancy at the station.
Then continue with the steps in the walkthrough.