My Religious Friend
Permit me to bend
That look! Oh my friend,
Just follow along.
there was this glass bong
and there goes that look
You should have that looked
Your reaction is
Really, it's no sin -
Take a deep breath, Tim.
What were you thinking?
Here. Sit on this chair.
Loosen your tie, there!
Concentrate. You'll be
You feel so clammy,
When was the last time
to get checked? You're fine?
forward. Head between
Fine you do not seem.
Let me take your pulse.
This is not your fault.
this is just Nature.
and when you're secure,
draw yourself a bath.
lay back -
Tim? Where are - come back!
"i love your eyes."
"what? why are you laughing?"
"no it's stupid."
"what?! come on!"
"you... you look like you see me. like as a person."
"of course i do."
"no, but you listen. you look at me like i'm not wasting your time. like you're not waiting to get your point across or just tolerating me for someone or something else. i say stupid things and you don't hate me or forget about me, i'm just a person. not hatable or disgusting, just as human as if i were..."
"i don't know. if i were a guy i guess. sometimes i just feel like guys look right through me... i don't know."
"don't be, it's not you."
"it's not you either."
Definitely a start
"Don't you think it's enough?"
"I'm not sure what you expect from me... But I can assure you I'm far from finished."
"Jeez, Chel. Just look. Look out there. What do you see?"
"I see a civilization being built. I see progress coming to fruition after years of anarchy."
"Well. I see the hungry going hungrier and the poor growing poorer. I see the endless ruin that will only get worse if this keeps up. You're making an entire class of people your enemy."
"Phase 2 of my plan comes soon, Devon. You can either join me, or you can stay on the sidelines like you always do."
"That's not fair."
"What's not fair is that I'm making a difference. I'm finally getting out there and helping people! And what do you do? Sit in your pretty bedroom all day! Thinking that the old system still works. Well, it doesn't, Your majesty. It doesn't."
"Chelsea, you know that this is insane... And you know I can't let you get away with this."
This is first person :)
"I told you not to come," she said.
"I know," I said, softly, "but you know you need my help."
"No, I don't. I did this, so it's my responsibility," she said looking away.
"Then why did you call me?"
"I hung up before you answered," she said, now bending down, beginning to yank.
"You know, I knew what the call was about. You need help, just admit it and I help you get rid of it."
With a furrowed brow, she said, "fine."
"It's easy," I chuckled, "no need to dig a big hole and bury it. I brought the stuff to melt it down."
"Melt it down? Won't that stink," she said stepping back.
I tilted my head, "I brought that container. Come on now."
She walked over to it, pulling it forward and shouted, "well? Help, now, please."
A small laugh snuck out of me again as I whispered, "you know, I've been working these hives and cleaning up beeswax for far too long. You'll get better at it. I promise."
"Thanks Uncle Don," she said, "this is actually a pretty easy way to get the wax off."
"Told ya," I said with a grin.
'You look alone and forlon, what is your concern?"
"That's not even a proper rhyme."
"No, it's not, you dipshit, but it's the only time I'll ask this question. Either suck it up and tell me or don't - I'm fine either way."
"They found out about me being inbetween."
"What do you mean, inbetween? That doesn't make sense."
"Can you tone it down a bit? I don't want them to hear me."
"Who is them?"
"Them! You know who I mean, isn't it obvious? They know I'm inbetween two worlds, okay? That I'm barely existing, like a half human, like a gh-"
"Sh-! Are you insane talking about this? Here of all places?"
"Well, you wouldn't take a goddamn hint, how was I supposed to tell you?! Oh no, I think someone saw me whispering-"
"Which one? I told you it's stupid to manifest right here, you can't switch places if they know-"
"It's too late, I'm feeling the pull-"
"No! How will I reach you the next time I'll need you?"
"Don't know... can't remember already. Did we know each other? I'm feeling heavy..."
"Yes, we did! Give me something I can use to contact you. A feather, a stone, a goddamn signpost, just something like you always did!"
"No, I'm too shapeless by now, see? T'was nice knowing you. Goodbye..."
"No! Are you there? I can't see you, did they come for you? Did you go to the other half? Can you hear me??"
“Hey, I’m gonna catch up with them. Will you be okay? There’s Janie. Why don’t you say hi?”
“James? I didn’t think you liked him.”
“What are you kidding? She liked him ever since he made her laugh in math that one time when they were, what, eleven?”
“It’s not like that.”
“I don’t know why you said yes when he asked you out. He’s not your type. And he’s still so clearly in love with Janie.”
“Guys, lay off. They’re just friends. If he liked her, he wouldn’t have asked me out.”
“How can he be over her? He was never with her.”
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore.”
“How’s Jackson doing, Katie?
“Dude. I dumped him like two weeks ago.”
“Wait. Are we all single, except for Maggie, for the first time in like seven years?”
“Well, Maggie, it looks like you just gotta dump James.”
“Oh my God, Farrah just lay off. He’s my boyfriend. We’re together. It’s done. I don’t know why you hate him so much.”
“Uh, because you could do so much better.”
“Do you want to get plastered by the pool?”
“The pool? It’s freezing outside.”
“Umm, that’s the point? No one’s there. We can just chat.”
“How do you always know?”
“You have a tell. You pick under your nails. Something’s wrong. Tell me what’s up.”
“It’s freezing. James is great. He never fails to make me laugh.
“But… he never laughs with me. He smiles, though.”
“It bothers you.”
“I know he cares. That’s enough. He’s nice. And he’s sweet. He’s not like the others.”
1st person (I think)
"Remind me again why are we here?"
"Because the commander is a jackass"
"That's not... never mind."
"Will you two just quiet down come and look at this?"
"I don't see anything. am I supposed to?"
"Sir, are you talking about that black mass?"
"You see it even without the binoculars because I can't see it?"
"Oh I can see it because look"
"What the fuck?"
"Run you fucks!"
"You think I don't think that ships are coming we have to report this, what if it's aliens? because is it is and they are a threat then were dead."
"I know how big you think the ship is. 200 400 miles"
"Nah I think maybe 50 miles"
"We should report this, "
"No, we should run"
"Because there it is."
"Oh god. Scatter."
"Excuse me but what highway is this?"
"I45 coming out of las Vegas. why?"
"I think I'm lost do you know where Clarken military post is?"
"200 miles due east of here. in New Mexico. in Rogencio."
"Oh. um has a squat man more though hear out of breath?"
"He has a lot of blubber?"
"If you mean he short and really fat then yes he's a friend we got spooked and scattered."
"No. can I go"
"where because if it's anywhere close to the Texas border can I hitch a ride."
"Sure, if that's your rendezvous point."
"Um, ma'am where am I? I thi..."
"Fuck off pig."
"Oh, officer could you help."
"Well first why is everyone rude?"
"Oh sorry this town is bitch"
"Um, where am I? I got lost while hiking?"
"Mexico! is it possible to get a ride to Houston Texas?"
"Sure over there with the cargo riders for oranges."
"The hell? Admiral?"
"Lieutenant Gatlen why are you in Huston, I thought you were in Nevada for a mission"
"I was but then I ran because the commander said to scatter so I did that and I ended up here. somehow?"
"That's a 3-day trek to here by car. almost 20 by walking."
"Oh, hey sir can I sit..."
"Lieutenant! hey, are you ok? Medic now I need a medic!"
"Blubber, how you've been"
"Good and call me john I hate that nickname."
"Ok, hey have you heard Gatlen is in medical extreme exposition."
"Well, quite frankly i... Hey, Commander over here."
"Well thanks for the ride, I will have the government pay for this if you wait."
"Hey, commander over here!"
"Coming. officer can you pay this man and send the bill to commander bolins office."
"Admiral locks, blubber, well how we doing."
"Good, hey I think we are. wait why is it dark out?"
"Dammit, put him back in I need more information if he saw it I need to know I want that power for my own. send him back in."
"Admiral locks, blubber, well how we doing."
"Good I was just telling the admiral what I was doing and where I came from."
"Oh this reminds me john, commander Bolin, Gatlen is under medical he arrived out front a few days ago."
"Wait a few days how many?"
"Commander that's not right we only left for the mission 5 days ago."
"Aye and then we got trapped I ended up in a gas station 200m miles from where we saw that thing."
"And I ended up in Mexico, Perra Mexico to be exact."
"Ah well, as for John you ended up in Bitch Mexico, that's near the bottom of the country."
"No, I ended up in Perra. "
"Boy, Perra translates to bitch."
"Oh, commander why?"
"Don't look at me "
"Admiral, what do we do?"
"Wait and go to Clarken"
"I think this is a disaster"
"You think Gatlen's gone vanished without a trace, not even a record of his birth. what type of government erases his presence without telling us? Not even me his commander."
"Don't know sir we may get answers at Clarken."
"Right let's go."
"Click, clic, clic, click, clickety-click."
"I know but I can't wake them they have to make it to Clarken. and wake from there."
"Now you will tell me what you want with my captain and us, human."
"No, please don't come near me please no, no, no, no, AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH"
"Commander do you feel like something is not right."
"A little there's Clarken, that didn't take long now did it."
"That black mass is behind us so just fucking run."
"Make sure that door is locked will you."
"Yeah, I will."
"Hey, commander you think we will find..."
"Blubber what is.. god."
"Well I was wanting to keep him alive but I guess. one subject can do. take him, alive boys."
"You will pay for killing my friend."
"Argh, my head what happened?"
"We were being experimented on and our brains scanned for her."
"Who? oh B.L.A.C.K, which I remember that was the day we met her and bonded with her."
"Yes, and the three of us became her crew."
"Click, clickity, click, click, clic"
"Hey B.L.A.C.K how you doing girl."
"I know ok Gatlen let's get the captain out, oh and who are those people."
"They are the humans responsible for this shit."
"Have at it, leave the tall one alive can't have him those two corpse's in the corner were mine. I think there's more coming I will take care of the rest. meaning I can let loose no one will enter this building."
"Good luck. and he is..."
"NO NO, STAY AWAY MONSTER!"
"WAIT I HAVE CHILDREN!"
"NO, PLEASE SPARE ME!"
"NO, PLEASE I WILL KILL MY SLF PLEASE JUST DON!....."
"YEAH, ALMOST DONE, GATLEN!"
"YEP, GIVE ME A FEW SECONDS."
"Why? why did you do this?"
"Because this ship is a weapon and if we can harness it we can use it to wipe out our enemies."
"There is just one problem with that."
"And what's that?"
"B.L.A.C.K is a device that rips dimensions creates realities and brings worlds to their knees."
"To her, you are nothing but a speck on the cosmic road."
"I was wrong to come there we should have stayed aboard her."
"Hey girl, how are you?"
"He, nice to be home. "
"Let's go home."
"You think those 4 will return."
"It doesn't matter we have everything to start building our own."
"Professor the satellite captured a ship entering our system from the Orion nebula."
"It fired something toward earth."
"Sir we've been pushed out of orbit we're moving into the sun time till destruction 5 hours."
"So I guess you should have headed me huh?"
"Ah, shut it admiral locks."
"It not locks its admiral Zechfall, of the CalaZZisto, destroyer."
"And my ship pushed this planet out of orbit. to its death Farwell fool."
"B.L.A.C.K, this is the destroyer CalaZZisto ready to jump home."
"Yes sir. B.L.A.C.K let's go home."
"Yamato we're home. "
"Understood dock in bay 1 commander, and by the way welcome home Bolin."
1:"why, why would you do that?"
2:"I have no clue what your talking about."
1:"yes you do! You pulled it out of there for a reason and you know damn well why."
2:"I was only trying to protect you"
1:"yeah well you aren't. You never do a single thing for me. I am strong, I am well, I am mentally sound, and here you are ruining a life's work of mine. your so incompetent I cannot believe it."
2:"You have no idea what your talking about though. You have been gone for so many years. you have wandered. you aren't present here on earth. your in some far off galaxy and you cannot even being to think about what its like right here in this very present moment."
1:"thats not even true! I have slaved here for so many fucking years, I have broken my back to found this institution and you have the gall to disrespect me"