PDC HQ · Holding Sublevel B2
PDC HQ · Holding Sublevel B2
Adam ruminated on the details of Kefira's memory, turning them over in his head as he simultaneously recalled the 'what' and the 'why' of one of his own. Although it had been out of his hand, he still thought it fair to share since he happened upon a subject he clearly wasn't supposed to, not to mention it was hard to ignore the fact that they were both currently standing on the simulated surface of another planet. In the distance on the horizon, the smooth floor of the crater against an alien sky was broken up by the jagged edges of a silhouette. Like a bottom row of teeth too small to clearly make out but large enough to easily notice. A city... of sorts.
"Yeah." Adam dropped his musings of Kefira's early life and nodded toward the object in the distance. "That was my home... well I guess this was my home..." He gestured everywhere around him. "But that was where I would return at the end every day. That is also where I more or less woke up... as if from a very long sleep." He shook his head. "And it's not like I woke up confused. I woke up knowing who I was and what I was supposed to do so there was no panic involved. Just... being woken for the first time was a flood of information and... it felt good. It felt natural as if it was something I was always supposed to do. But this out here was different." Adam looked at the sky and began pondering the stars he'd already mapped out a long time ago. "All of human information and we know so little about such an empty place and not knowing. No information. That was quiet and unnatural and yeah... kind of creepy. I can't remember how long I stood out here for the first time, just staring at such a deep and empty nothing."
Adam's voice drifted off as if disembodied and fell away to a space where he was not.
"My first memory of knowing fear. That's where we were... so thank you for sharing that." He said at Peter through the glass, layering the transparent surface with enough sarcasm to tinge the air in the other room. Once again, he was sitting completely naked in the 'interrogation' chamber along with David who was standing as he was before, still plugged into the same workstation. Peter himself was standing beside Kefira, full body suit still donned and plugged into the table she was currently laying on. Her head was cradled in a peculiar device devoid of any straps and the surface of the table had contoured to the natural curvature of her posture. There was nothing keeping her tethered to the machine and besides a pair of off-white circular pads stuck to the inside of her wrists and to either temple, there were no signs she had been touched otherwise.
"Welcome back and uh... before you say anything and kill me, it was Chief's orders to put you under for caution. Caution all around. You're not replaceable and he's very expensive so as a precaution, she wanted you two to meet separately and give you complete access to shut him down before you two are physica- I mean get physic- close enough to touch each other you know what I mean. Also, there may have been a scenario where you wanted to destroy him immediately after meeting him so... had to make sure you couldn't." He backed up and pointed at the monitor next to him. "On the bright side, for the short time you were under, I've already cleared you medically for all field operations. You are quite fin- fit. Healthy. You arrrree goood to go."
The jolly 'scooping' motion he did with a bent arm did little to distract from his awkwardness.