Act 1 Scene 24
Lisonse wakes up. He takes out his cell phone, switches it to voice record mode, and puts it back in his jacket pocket. Lisonse finds Mr.Walson in the same room as last time.
Mr.Walson: “Ready to have your mind blown?”
Lisonse: “I guess.”
Mr.Walson takes Lisonse down the hall and into an elevator. Once they exit, they walk down another hall with a display.
Act1 Scene 23
Mr.Walson: “You’re early. Something up? I thought I heard you talking to someone.”
Lisonse: “Going over tactical stuff.”
Mr.Walson: “Is everything in order?”
Lisonse: “I think so.”
Mr.Walson: “You seem kinda down. Still sad over the little dead simulation girl thing?””
Mr.Walson: “Alright. That’s good; I wouldn’t have known how to deal with orphan stuff.”
Lisonse: “You know it’s actually been a while since I’ve thought about them.”
Act 1 Scene 22
Lisonse arrives at the facility and goes in the Simulation Room. He loads the stealth program and puts the helmet on. He follows the prior route and eventually finds simulation Sim. She screams and sets off the alarm and armed men burst into the room.
Lisonse: “I'm sorry I killed you last time.”
The men aim at him and fire. Lisonse takes off the helmet to find Sim standing beside him.
Lisonse: “Figured that wouldn't work.”
Sim: “I'm only based on her.”
Lisonse: “So I’m just stuck with you?”
Act 1 Scene 21
Lisonse wakes up in the tub. After peeking from the curtain, he walks out, slips on his vomit, and hits his head on the tub. He gets up and rinses his mouth out.
He checks the clock. It's only 4:30 AM. Lisonse showers again, cleans off his tooth brush, and brushes his teeth. Then he cleans up the mess from earlier and dresses himself. He opens the refrigerator while making sure he's looking over door. Lisonse constantly looks in all directions as he eats breakfast. The clock reads 7:00AM. After hitting the rest room, he looks around the corners and then grabs his bike.
Act 1 Scene 20
Lisonse jumps and falls off bed.
Sim: “You knew you were predisposed for VR addiction and went in anyways.”
Lisonse: “You’re not real.”
Sim: “That’s hardly a factor.”
Lisonse: “I'm ignoring you.”
Sim: “Ignoring yourself?”
Lisonse: “No, I’m ignoring you.”
Sim: “It's not ignoring if you reply.”
Lisonse: “I'm ignoring you after this reply.”
Lisonse: “I’m …”
Lisonse glares at Sim, and then
closes his eyes to find himself alone. Lisonse wakes to the sound of his alarm clock.
Act 1 Scene 19
Mr.Walson, Santi, and Lisonse get into the car. Mr.Walson hands them the inhibitors.
Santi and Lisonse put them on and pass out. The two youths wake as the car arrives at the facility. Once inside, the two are joined by the other seven youths in the front room.
Act 1 Scene 18
The meals are served to everyone except Section 4.
Santi: “So do y’all not eat?”
Raul: “Well, we eat but this stuff doesn’t work well. Staying sterile is a major part of hindering decay.”
While eating, Section 3 points at Santi.
Section 3 Head: “So is the nano guy?”
Mr.Walson: “No, the scrawny one.”
Section 3 Head: “So what all do they do?”
Lisonse: “They don’t really work. They stay in place decent enough though.”
Section 3 Head: “Kinda lame, Ralph.”
Act 1 Scene 17
Mr.Walson points at Lisonse, then Santi.
Mr.Walson: “Lisonse. Santi.”
Section 4 Head: “How uh… are they along?”
Mr.Walson: “Within the week at the most.”
Section 1 Head: “In any case, we have things to discuss. Section 2, you’re behind on schedule.”
Mr.Walson: “Everything’s being worked out. One of the front group’s trying to renegotiate the terms for filing our smaller patents through them. But a push is in order.”
Act 1 Scene 16
Lisonse is nudge awake.
Rob: “Hey, are you alright? You were mumbling a lot in your sleep.”
Lisonse: “I think so. What time is it?”
Rob: “About 6:30.”
Lisonse: “Is there a place to get something to eat around here?”
Rob: “Yeah, they’ve got pretty much everything around here. The food’s not amazing, but it’s free. Oh, the boss wanted to see you once you’re done. Something about a meeting.”
Act 1 Scene 15
The environment is a city. The youths are checking out the area when Mr.Walson snaps his fingers.
Mr.Walson: “The object for simplification is a round blue disc inside this building. There are search lights, guards, and various other obstacles. Retrieve it.”
The youths split into their respective groups. Santi’s group is gone and Ted’s group starts walking around. Rex’s group huddles.
Rex: “How do we do this?”
Lisonse: “Did Santi’s group use the front door?”
Rex: “I’m not sure. Check it.”