Author: michael faris PM
James wakes to find himself in a locked room. He has no idea how he got there and why he is there. I posted the beginning of this play a few weeks ago. This is the final scene of the play. Thanks for reading.Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,069 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 09-30-12 - Published: 07-21-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3043879
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A White holding room with a door.
there is a bench against the wall.
There is a man sat on the bench with his head in his hands looking down.
The man looks about 35 and is wearing jeans t shirt and boots
The door opens automatically
A woman steps in.
The woman looks around 28 and is wearing a black jumpsuit and black boots. She is brunette and her hair is tide back.
Man: (Is dazed)
Woman: Subject is homo sapien male weighing 72.6 kilos and measures 161.03cm
Man: (still dazed) who the hell are you
Woman: blood pressure is 130/80, Body Temperature is 36.9 degrees centigrade, pulse rate is 72 beats per minute...
Man: did you here me lady
Woman: and oxygen levels are at 98%
Man: Why Won't you answer me
Woman: subject is showing signs of anger and distress...
Man: (slowly gets up and looks directly at the woman) Were the Hell am I
Woman: Subject is showing a massive increase in adrenaline...
SUDDENLY THE MAN LUNGES TOWARDS THE WOMAN. THE WOMAN DOES NOT MOVE, AND ON CONTACT WITH THE WOMAN THE MAN IS HIT WITH AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND FALLS ONTO THE GROUND STUNNED.
Woman: Subject has attempted to make physical contact. Centauri has detected a massive imbalance in the amygdala and initiated sentry protocol. Subject is stunned vitals remain stable
AFTER A WHILE MAN SLOWLY GETS UP AND SITS BACK ON THE BENCH
Man: (In desperation and fear) Who are you
Woman: Subject is attempting to communicate. Language modifications at 99% percent efficiency. permission to engage.
Woman holds her ear and waits for fa response
Thank you sir.
Woman: My Name is Beta
Man: (forlorn and looking down at the floor) Hi Beta my name is James
Woman: May we always be at peace
Man: Nice to meet you too. Now will you please tell me what I'm doing in this goddam room (bangs his hands on the Bench)
Woman: We need your help James
Man: My Help. What for exactly.
Woman pauses and holds her ear again, as if waiting for further instructions.
Woman: It is very important that i am clear in my explanation. However there is some doubt as to wether you can handle this in your current condition.
Man: My current condition?
Woman: Your mental stability is questionable.
Man: What the hell are you tryner say.
Woman: There is loss of function in your cerebral cortex.
Man: Cerebral Cortex feels fine to me now spill it.
Woman: spill what, i do not understand
Man: Spill the beans. Tell me why you need my help. I'm a big boy i can take it.
(holds her hand to her ear)
Woman: It is not recommended at this stage.
Man: Look lady (Gets up an looks at her) ... It's just like ripping of a band aid. The sooner you rip... the sooner its over. I need to know sometime, you said it yourself. Besides how do you know the problem with my mental state as you put it, isn't due to the fact i am held here against my will with no clue why.
(holds her hand to her ear)
Woman: I will tell you but you have to sit down
Man: Hey Lady this fella ain't dumb do you think I'm going to touch you again after what happened last time. What was that... I've never seen that before.
Woman: The sentry security system is for my protection. I am asking you to sit down for your protection.
Man: protection against what
Woman: against your minds ability to process this information.
Man: My mind is fine, now if its all the same to you sweet pea I'd rather stand. Something telling me this ain't ganna be good news and I like to take my bad news standing.
Woman: Very Well. Our World is known as tertius and it is our species that now inhabits the place you know as Earth. Your species was wiped out many years ago and in turn our species evolved into the dominant species of the planet. However there is a problem in our world, a major pandemic and you were created to help us . Do you understand.
(James looks at Beta with a very serious expression)
James: (Begins to laugh hysterically) You got me, you almost got me (starts to pace the room) Who's in on this. (looks at Beta) Come on you can tell me. (looks up) JAKE... PETE... you got me guys... you got me ...
Beta: If you think this is some kind of joke you are mistaken.
James: Is that so sweet pea. Your good... your very good. You talk with such conviction if your story wasn't so insane i would almost believe it was true.
Beta: believe me james everything i am telling you is the truth.
James: (calmly) is that so. now tell me this (quiet anger) if what you saying is true and supposedly all our kind was wiped out (anger) why am i still alive and stuck in this goddam room.
Beta: I explained this already you were created.
Beta: Yes. You were cloned from human D.N.A. and implanted with the memories extracted from the sample blood used to extract the D.N.A. You are the first of your kind. A clone with memories. You have a past life and this is why we need your help.
James: Come on you can't really expect me to believe this.
Beta: Why would I not be informing you correctly. This would not be logical.
James: Your going to have to give me more then that. We've only just met lady and if your asking me to take your word well with all due respect thats bullshit.
Beta: I can show you proof
James: and how are you going to do that sweet pea
(Beta Is thinking)
Beta: I can show you how your were created.
James: (starts to think) Then show me.
Beta: Very Well
(Suddenly there is a sound and james starts to see his creation by cloning, in his mind and he starts to panic)
James: Whats Happening... No... No...No It Can't be... No... It Can't be... It Can't be true ... No...No...Please stop it... Please stop...PLEASE STOP... STOP IT...
(here is a sound and the footage in his mind stops)
James: (James Loses Control) WHAT HAVE YOU DONE... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE... (james starts hitting the wall) WHAT HAVE YOU DONE... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE...
Beta: (panics) Request Subject to Immediate Sedation
(There is a hissing sound and then James Collapses onto the floor)