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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James' facial stubble has grown which indicates a few days have passed and he looks worn out and tired. James is hitting the door, pacing the room and shouting.
James: LET ME OUT. LET ME THE FUCK OUT. BETA BETA. PLEASE BETA. LET ME OUT BETA PLEASE. PLEASE LET ME OUT.
Beta comes into the room
James: Beta (he moves towards Beta however he is stopped by a invisible force field which separates the room between Beta and James) what is this beta? Why haven't you been to see me?
Beta: (hungover) I have not been well, I had a bad reaction to the alcohol.
James: (tired and forlorn) It's called a hang over Beta
Beta: a hang over ?
James: (He presses his hand against the force field) You have to pay the price Beta. A hangover is payback time. Do you think you get to feel that good, that confident, That powerful for nothing. Everything comes at a price. Everything.
Beta: I agree.
James: (james examines the force field) what is this Beta. why can't i come to you. Why are keeping me away. You kissed me remember.
Beta: (she ignores him) James I have to discuss something with you. Something very important.
James: What Beta...What is it... it doesn't sound good.
Beta: My superiors no longer want to test your hypothesis they are terminating the program. they no longer believe that you can help.
James: and what exactly does that mean for me?
Beta: during our conversations you expressed an immense desire to self terminate if you had to live in our world. You said you could not live with our ways and our approach to work. You said you would take the noose. That you would be the first in line (emotional) Those were your words.
James: Thats just talk beta. I wanna live Beta. I wanna Live. In my world or yours. I don't care.
Beta: My superiors believe you would not be able to survive in our ecosystem.
James: Thats bullshit Beta. Thats bullshit... you said there might be somewhere i can go. Somewhere i could live out my days.
Beta: and i believe there maybe. but my superiors do not agree.
James: Then what does it mean Beta.
Beta: you will be terminated.
James: No Beta No.. You said i could live. You said you would create me a woman. You said you wasn't out for revenge. that you evolved past this behavior, those were your words to me.
Beta: (she starts rubbing her head) I know i said that and it is true. I do not understand what is happening.
(Beta looks up and begins talking to her superiors)
Sir. Subject has expressed extreme desire to live. Request cancellation of termination of subject.
No sir this is not correct subject maybe able to survive. He should be given a chance.
This is not true. this is not logical. pollution of our genes would be impossible. A Human would not be able to mate with our species. This is completely unreasonable.
Please. Please let him live.
(long pause, Beta looks extremely concerned)
No Sir I would like to stay
Beta: There is nothing more i can do.
James: Beta no please. YOUS SAID YOU DO NOT SEEK REVENGE. YOU DO NOT SEEK REVENGE.
Beta: I'm sorry James.
There is a hissing sound and gas starts to build up on James' side of the room james presses up against the force field
James: go to the islands beta don't live like this. join the exiles learn from them. This will help your people.
Beta: (She stares at James, tears start rolling down her cheeks) JAMES!
James: BETA! (he slides down the screen and collapses)
Beta Is stood looking at James with tears down her face. The door opens and after a while she dries her face and eyes and exits the room
James is left lying on the floor.