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VICTOR: The system will crash, sir. We can bring it down. Once everyone wakes up and sees what’s become of this planet while they were dreaming of of other realities, our mission will be realized. ELI: I’ll coordinate the attacks. We’ll be spread somewhat thin, but we should be able to manage. ZANE: We can do this, men. We can save this planet. Our final battle is almost here. All the men in the room give a collective “HOORAH!” INT. WHITE HOUSE - DAY Mr. Trenger is led by SECRET SERVICE AGENT #1 through a series of hallways, past closed doors, as he alerts Secret Service. All the agents are dressed in high-tech suits and geared with headsets and laser guns. Mr. Trenger still wears his green VR jumpsuit. Mr. Trenger and Secret Service Agent #1 finally stop outside a large wooden door. SECRET SERVICE AGENT #1: Wait here, Mr. Trenger. Mr. Trenger nods. Secret Service Agent #1 knocks four times in quick succession on the door. He is answered by three quick knocks. He opens the door and quickly enters, closing it behind him. Mr. Trenger stands awkwardly, looking about the hallway, which is completely plain. He glances behind him and meets the eye of SECRET SERVICE AGENT #2, who eyes him suspiciously. Mr. Trenger quickly faces forward again. The door opens, and Secret Service Agent #1 reappears. SECRET SERVICE AGENT #1: He is prepared, Mr. Trenger. MR. TRENGER: Thank you. Mr. Trenger follows Secret Service Agent #1 through the door into the Oval Office. INT. OVAL OFFICE - DAY The walls, floor, and ceiling of the Oval Office look decorated much the same as they did in 2011, but, instead of the Resolute Desk, there is a VR pod. Instead of couches, there are two other VR pods. The pod in place of the desk is plugged in and functioning, attending by at least three blue VR jumpsuits at all times. Secret Service Agent #1 shows Mr. Trenger over to one of the empty VR pods where he is met by two more Secret Service and DARIUS, a blue jumpsuit man, who nods to him. MR. TRENGER: Hello, Darius. Been a while. DARIUS: A hundred and forty-two days, to be exact. It must be urgent if you’re here before the year’s report. The Secret Service Agents and Darius begin scanning him. MR. TRENGER: We might have a problem on our hands. I thought it best to alert the President before things got more serious. Darius nods in understanding as he finishes scanning Mr. Trenger’s levels, then leans in to whisper in his ear. DARIUS: (Whispering) It’s those hackers, isn’t it? MR. TRENGER nods, but doesn’t reply. SECRET SERVICE AGENT #3: He’s clean. Ready for plug-in. DARIUS: Right. Thank you, Agent.

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Vortex 39 - April Online  

The University of Central Arkansas'sVortex Magazine of Literature and Fine Art is an undergraduate run publication, publishing students from...

Vortex 39 - April Online  

The University of Central Arkansas'sVortex Magazine of Literature and Fine Art is an undergraduate run publication, publishing students from...

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