I thought I was offering how the mc uses her unique ability to get permission from the contagonist, since it has to happen or there is no success good. Since he is the contagonist, doesn't it have to fit in with his position in the story? (since his permission is the whole story, imho.)
The antagonist wants to force him to do it, and the MC wants permission. She eventually gets everyone's permission to take the time to get his permission, even though time might run out. The MC wants to start a new world and way of doing things.
She listens to everyone's concerns and works them out. If we're going Gist wise, here, she's the perfect secretary who keeps everything together and everyone informed, allowing for the group to accomplish the needful. (think Donna or Katrina of Suits)
he wants proof that what they say is true,
he wants proof of what happened to him
he wants to know what happened to the people that cheated him
all to prepare for his agenda of eventual revenge -
proof, which means that someone is going to be spending time (hindering) digging through the archives, coming up with the details for him. There will be some printouts of lost computer information in files, somewhere.