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FATIMA What’s your name? Mace.

MACE

FATIMA Is that a... nickname? MACE It’s my name. OK.

FATIMA

FATIMA How long were you in that room for? MACE I don’t know. A week?

FATIMA

MACE More than that. Two?

FATIMA

MACE It was a long time. FATIMA Are you infected? Mace doesn’t take her gaze from Fatima here, stoic. No.

MACE

FATIMA The room was full of that gas. MACE I’m not infected. FATIMA It’s impossible not to get infected for that long. MACE Do you know what it does to people?


2. FATIMA I have an idea. MACE It... changes them. Somehow. It... you are you for a while, and then you’re... someone else for a while. I saw that happen. And I think if you’re infected... if you’re infected I think you can’t see it in other people. BEAT. Fatima lets that hit her for a moment. MACE Are you going to leave me with her? No.

FATIMA

MACE I’m not afraid of her. But I don’t want to be left alone.


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