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"YOU HAVE 15 SECONDS TO COMPLY." the robot, or G-Model, or whatever, states. As ashamed as you are to admit it, you might as well follow his instructions. Looking at those clawed hands of his gives you a reminder of your powerlessness in this hellhole.

"OKAY!" you scream at it. "You win! I'm going to go to bed, alright?" You leap into your bed to get away from the robot. You bury your body underneath the covers, leaving a bit of space open for you to look at your guard-his eyes go from yellow back to white, and he puts his arms down,

"Subject 77 is thanked for it's cooperation," he says to you in the monotone voice again. Without turning his back on you, the robot steps back into his original position and stands there, motionlessly, never taking his eyes off you.

Damn that robot! You wish you had the tenacity to tell him to stop referring to you in the 3rd person, and to stop calling you an 'it,' but you can't. There are still many things that are blank in your mind, but you don't think you've ever had much courage.

And what's going to happen to you the next day? The thought of it makes you feel nauseous. You turn your body so you don't have to look at that robot for now, shutting your eyes because you'd rather be in total darkness than looking around at your prison. You know for a fact that you're not gonna get any sleep, at least, not for several hours.

But there's no good in keeping on feeling sick. You've got to think of something, anything, that will calm you down.

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-22-2017, 08:00 PM
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09-22-2017, 09:06 PM
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A thought pops into your head. You don't know where it came from, but you think of a song; in a frail whisper you sing the chorus to yourself,

"Always look on the bright side of life; always look on the right side of life..." You repeat the chorus over and over again several times, struggling but unable to remember the rest of the lyrics, but it's good enough for now. After a few minutes your tensed body begins to loosen, and you ease your grip on the blankets. "Always look on the bright side of life..." But without warning the robot says to you,

"You -I mean- Subject 77 is ordered to cease making noise at once." In that instant, the shock forces your eyes open; you immediately tense up again, undoing what you worked towards. So much for that, you suppose. You pull the covers over your head.

You spend who knows how long trying to get yourself to fall asleep. Since you have no idea how much time is passing, you aren't really sure if its been minutes or hours since you jumped into the bed, and it agonizes you!

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Somehow, after what feels like forever, you feel yourself begin to drift off to sleep. You welcome the sensation, even though there's no guarantee that you'll wake up in the same place for once.

Images begin to form. What are they?

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-22-2017, 10:23 PM
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Gods are speaking in your dreams. You see a giant feathered serpent.
09-23-2017, 01:24 AM
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A light surrounds you; it is a calming light, not like the one you first woke up under. It seems so peaceful. Before your very eyes something large emerges from the light: a great feathered serpent that you can''t see the tail end of.

It circles around you silently, floating in the air, and you are not afraid of it. Despite its massive size, you feel protected by it. The serpent's feathers are in every color imaginable, while it's own body is a shimmering emerald green. No, you wouldn't mind staying here for a while.

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You are torn from your dreams and into the real world when your robot guard, standing beside you, says: "It is time for Subject 77 to awaken." Startled, you sit upright. You rub the sleep from your eyes, and your stomach feels like it's dropping as you acknowledge that this is indeed the reality you're in.

Maybe you're finally allowed to ask the robot more questions. What should you say to him?

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-23-2017, 01:26 PM
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09-23-2017, 01:36 PM
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"Um..." you begin to say. "Am I allowed to ask any more questions yet, or..." You speak in such a timid voice that at first you aren't sure the robot even heard it, but he replies matter-of-factly,

"Subject 77 is mistaken. It has only been 12 standard Earth hours since it's arrival in it's cell. The tranquilizer has not yet worn off completely. Only after 24 standard Earth hours will Subjects' minds be clear enough to think properly." So that's what was in the pale man's needle(just thinking about him sends a shiver down your spine).

You have no idea why your captors care so much about whether peoples' minds are clear or not, but you don't question it. Maybe they just use any excuse not to answer any questions. You look down at your arm; there's a bruise from where the pale man stuck the needle.

Since there are no windows in this cell, it's not much brighter in here than when you first came in, but the light outside your door is shining underneath it, and it's at this point that you notice the number 77 is marked on your right wrist in black. The robot speaks again:

"It is time for Subject 77 to join the others in the designated dining area."

"Dining area?"

"That is what I just said," the robot replies. "Subject 77 is to follow me to the dining area. Any attempt to resist will result in immediate termination." Well, you don't like the sound of THAT. You take solace in the possibility that there's other people like you who you can talk to, so you get out of bed and stand next to your guard.

The robot walks to the door; he produces a card from his hand, puts it under a scanner, and types in a few numbers on a keypad. The door swings open and more light fills the cell. Taking a deep breath, you follow your guard and step outside.

You look around at the hallway you're in. It is sterile white, just like the first room you woke up in, which hurts your eyes. The hallway isn't very wide, with a blank wall only a few feet in front of you, but the hall stretches on in two directions: left and right.

What else do you see?

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-23-2017, 03:31 PM
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Odd tassels, tinsel, and fairy lights hang on the ceilings and walls. Unfamiliar potted plants bring life to the otherwise lifeless corners. Everyone appears to be eating some sort of nutrtional paste. A menacing yet polite lifeform covered in red scales and armed with fangs the size of knives, and claws made of metal caters behind the counter.
09-23-2017, 09:32 PM
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As you go right and walk behind your guard down the hall, the two of you pass by another robot, who looks exactly like your guard, who walks with two other humans down the hall in the opposite direction; you don't get a good look at the two humans, but they're both wearing the same plain, white garb that you are. Just catching a sight of two others who may be in the same position as you fills you with relief. You and your guard take another right turn, and you begin to pick up on noises. You listen more closely and realize what it is: Thank God, there's more people! you think with a smile on your face.

Part of you feels bad for feeling so overjoyed, after all, these people are probably in the same boat as you. Still, you're just glad that you'll be able to have a conversation with someone else. You and your guard finally turn to face the dining area.

Just like everything else in this awful place, the whole area, from the floors to the tables, is colored white. (Do these people even know what color is?) There are several dozen other humans-some are standing in lines, and some are sitting down at the tables talking to each other. Robot guards like your own pace around the floors, observing the humans quietly. Speaking of robots, your guard informs you,

"Here is where Subjects eat three times a day; they get a half-hour to eat and converse. The choices today are nutritional paste and protein blocks." The robot then strolls away to join the other guards in walking around the dining area.

This place looks like a prison cafeteria, but cleaner... Prison... is that what this place is supposed to be? You shake the thought out of your head. You've never heard of any prison that had robot guards and strange men who stuck needles in prisoners. You'll have to ask when you talk to someone else.

As you walk to the end of the lines you look at what's at the front: Yet more of the G-Models are serving the humans their food on metallic trays. At the front of one line you see the nutritional paste, it looks like mashed potatoes. At the other line you see the protein blocks, gray gelatinous rectangles.

Since you ARE pretty hungry, you decide, perhaps against your better judgement, that you might as well get something to eat. So what will it be, nutritional paste or protein blocks?

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-24-2017, 12:43 AM
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All the protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals a healthy individual needs and more to make them healthier. Also contains antibiotics, superconductors, hydrocarbons, flavorings, hormones, etc.
09-24-2017, 01:08 AM
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It also contains cocaine, cannabis and unholy ammounts of dopamine
09-24-2017, 03:12 AM
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Nutritional paste it is. It sounds like it has more value in it than the protein blocks; even though it looks absolutely disgusting, you need to stay healthy. You cautiously go to the back of the paste line.

By observing the other peoples' faces, you see that they don't look happy to be there, but they don't look afraid like you are. Some of them just have blank stares on their faces. Maybe if you're here long enough, even you'll get used to your current situation.

A man directly in front of you turns around to look at you with a slightly puzzled expression; he then looks at the number on your wrist and smiles. He says to you,

"Ah, you must've just arrived! I don't think I've ever seen you before." You nod your head in response. The man is very thin, and tall as well. His hair is a dirty blond color, and he's growing a beard; he has the number 56 on his wrist.

The man introduces himself to you. He says is name is...

Happymelon Hello, Eagle Time!
09-24-2017, 04:35 PM
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09-24-2017, 08:42 PM
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He says his name is Jerry Marcel,

"I've been here for a couple of months now," he explains, "at least, I think I've been. I don't remember much before that, but since we've just met I won't bore you with what little I know of my life story."

"I don't remember much either!" you gasp. The two of you are given trays with the nutritional paste already on it; the paste looks even more disgusting in person, and it has an artificial smell to it.

"Yeah," Jerry sighs. "Its the so-called tranquilizer that they give us. They don't want us to remember much, and there's not much we can do about that." Suddenly you feel cold. "Anyway," he asks, "What's your name?"

"Gertrude Taylor." you reply. The two of you walk away from the line and Jerry leads you towards one of the tables. You both sit down and Jerry tells you in a low voice,

"I know you must have a lot of questions and I'll try to answer as much as I can, but we've only got about 20 minutes left and we've got to make sure the guards don't hear us." He looks around to make sure there aren't any robots too close by. "OK, we're clear for now. Ask away."

This Jerry Marcel character looks like the most trustworthy person you've encountered thus far. What should you ask him first?

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09-24-2017, 10:39 PM
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