One for My Baby

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One for My Baby
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Quest data
given byBoone
reward250 XP
100 caps
1st Recon Beret
base id00151403
Related quests
leads to:
I Forgot to Remember to Forget

One for My Baby is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Talk to Craig Boone about his missing wife. Ask around town to find more information about his wife and any leads as to who sold her to Caesar's Legion.
  2. Go to the Dino Dee-lite front desk, open the floor safe behind the desk, and take the bill of sale.
  3. Lead Jeannie May Crawford to the front of the dinosaur between 10 P.M and 9 A.M, when Boone is in the dinosaur.
    1. Or take anyone else out to die. You will need a Speech skill of 55.
  4. Equip Boone's Beret. Jeannie May Crawford is killed by a headshot from Boone.
  5. Return to Boone, show him the Bill of Sale.

Detailed walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Go to Novac between 9 PM and 9 AM. Find the giant dinosaur and enter it. Once inside, head up the stairs and go through the door at the top. You should meet a man named Boone. Talk to him about his wife and you will receive the quest to find out who sold his wife off to slavers so he may kill them. He also gives you his beret to wear as a signal to fire on the person you bring in front of the Dino.

You are then given the task to talk to select inhabitants of Novac, although you only need to talk to one of them in order to progress in the quest. This person is No-bark Noonan, an older man that seems a little out of his mind. You can find his shack behind the motel. Talk to No-Bark about Boone's wife and he will tell you about strange business in the motel lobby. If you have a high enough speech level you can finish the quest without evidence. Just talk to Boone after talking to No-Bark Noonan.

Head to the Dino Dee-lite front desk and check behind the counter to find a safe in the floor. This safe is locked and will require you to either lock pick it (easy skill) or pickpocket the key from Jeannie (there is no loss of karma). Inside the safe you will find a note titled bill of sale. This document tells of how Jeannie May Crawford sold Boone's wife off to slavers.

Now you have the evidence, so wait until Boone is at the sniping spot (between 10 PM and 9 AM) to confront Jeannie and ask her to take a stroll with you in front of the dinosaur. Once in front of the dinosaur, put on the beret and Boone will kill Jeannie and your job is done. Remember that Boone has to be in the T-Rex ready to shoot before the dialogue that allows you to lure Jeannie May to get shot appears as a dialogue choice.

Head up to Boone. He will ask you how you knew it was her allowing you to retort with the bill of sale you found. If you did not get the evidence, you can use speech on him but if that fails he may try to kill you or he may get angry, snatch his beret back, and say that he doesn't ever want to see you again (thus no option of him being a companion, obviously).

Journal entries[edit | edit source]

1 Send someone in front of Dinky the Dinosaur. Put on the beret to signal to Boone that this is the culprit.
2 (Optional) Ask around Novac for information about who kidnapped Boone's wife.
3 (Optional) Look for evidence of the guilty party inside the Dino Dee-lite lobby.
4Quest finishedReturn to Boone.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Boone will refuse conversation with you if your relationship with the NCR is below Neutral; however, wearing NCR armor will make it possible to talk with him.
  • If you use Boone's beret to repair any other Beret before having him kill Jeannie May Crawford or anyone else, you cannot complete the quest. You need Boone's beret.
  • If you chose Jeannie May as Boone's target, the next time you speak to Cliff Briscoe, he will inform you that he is the new proprietor of the motel and gives you the key, you will have the option to say "I killed Jeannie May. Do I still get my discount?", although Boone was technically her killer. Should you choose this option, you will be asked why, and each possible reply produces slightly different reactions, but he will not turn hostile, nor will your reputation with Novac be damaged in any way. Indeed, given the nature of the situation, he seems rather untroubled, presenting the player with the usual dialogue choices.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The quest's name is a reference to an old crooner song "One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)" by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. It was popularized by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Billie Holiday.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you ask the wrong person to go in front of the dinosaur then talk to them about something else, they will become stuck and they do not return to their original location. After this you are no longer able to take Jeannie May Crawford in front of the dino, rendering the quest broken.
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes you will not have the dialogue option to make Jeannie May follow you in front of the dinosaur. The best way to fix this is to talk to Jeannie outside when she leaves around midnight. If this doesn't work, simply exiting, then re-entering the Dino-Deelite Lobby or Jeannie May's house will bring back the dialogue option.
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Binding Boone's Beret to a hotkey may result in the game freezing or crashing.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes, even if you have the bill of sale, you will not get the option to bring it up, even if Jeannie May is killed.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After completing the quest Boone's beret might remain in your inventory.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Obtaining the evidence before talking to No-Bark will result in a quest completion for the optional objectives.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes the evidence will not appear in the safe, halting your progress unless high enough speech is available to convince Boone without it.
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