Data block 0001It’s all white just white it it is light – just so bright.
familiar voice So near Who is that?
me, in fact me !!? but
Who am I? and why am I under water!?
Yes, that sure is my voice! I’m talking! Me my goodness How many bubbles Feels like this thing is pulling me up to the surface
Strange I still can’t move
It’s so light here the seat released me but there’s nobody around
I thought Dad was going to meet me?! He just doesn’t know that I woke up!
Gotta find him it’s urgent!!!
That’s why he wasn’t there – the compartments are flooded and he just doesn’t have a mask! Sure – there’s no way without a mask.
I have been swimming for so long, and the compartments seem endless.
! Did something flash? or it seems like there’s light over there!
There’s definitely light over there – I found it!
Yeah, I found a being hovering in the beam of light,
its hands are sprawled – just like it’s flying.
It might be him! I see it’s similar, I don’t even see, it seems like I just know?
I think he has been silent for pretty long staying still.
He’s thermally neutral as well I guess It’s wrong.
Gotta get out of the water – the temperature is starting to inhibit my movements. There’s gotta be an exit somewhere There’s gotta be someone else!
Data block 0002Such a big hallway and just one door? No, seems like there’s a tunnel over there.
Yes a tunnel So this way? since there’s no other way to go
!Lord, this thing almost knocked me down! but I guess its door opened for me.
The lights flicker so fast, so fast! what… why am I crying, when I’m not afraid
I don’t know, whatever! – just crying. Everything around here is great!
Data block 0003So many running letters here flashing, running, hanging around!
Why do these guys wanna try something – after all, there’s nothing in here. Except What is this, me?
feeling the structure of the surface, it is a wall smooth and bright.
sending out, receiving, reflecting - reflected photons! – My reflection….
It’s clear now – my name is human. I’m just like those people on the screens!
That’s why there are screens in here, as though I’m not alone anymore
It’s so great to know that ... and to feel.
“use cursor to set elevator’s direction” ... What does elevator mean?
I don’t know Anyway, I know "cursor"
Data block 0004What a big hall and…and I ... I gotta recall stars ?
so many Maybe it’s a screen, a huge screen?
Weird, it seems like all “this” is moving?
What a strange voice what deck!? I didn’t get it! Hey!...
what jump?! say it again ~ !
the floor is shaking
*Gotta get up ... C’mon!
Eyes! take it easy, it’s from the flash – it will go away.
Gotta go slowly silently
away from here.
Data block 0005It’s so dark and cold here and my fingers are steaming
what’s the temperature here? This covering is crunching under my feet ...
it seems there’s a light at the end that way.
Wait! . . . it was there a noise!? or someone is watching . . .
no - better . . . RUN!!!
Did the flash knock me down, or did I just fall over!? . . . he’s flying this way!
The door is so near get up and run RUN!!!
Data block 0006Great, it’s an elevator again but it is just . . .
what is this . . . my hands disobey
He’ll break through the door! And what about the cursor?!
C’mon! Move . . . GO!!!
The twinkle of the compartments is calming me down
I’ll sit for now . . . for a while I . . .
*what is this . . . what is this, pouring bullets?
something from above . . . he broke through!? . . . Where is he!?
how hard to see . . . C’mon go faster! Where’s the speed control!?
Got it! – oh, stupid . . . the button is just stuck!
strange place for laughing . . .
I really don’t wanna go out seems there’s nobody around
some familiar things, let me see Hey, I know how it works.
there are lights . . . and now nine charges
Data block 0007A long passage but lamps light up with every step as if they were alive!
It’s light so I can go faster . . .double-time! – it’d save time and . . .
better keep an eye on the dark niches you can hardly see the light from behind the cones but they sparkle so beautifully!
Good! Less that six minutes . . . what are these drops behind me?
. . . Maybe from above?
Data block 0008So this is flight control everything is working but . . . still nobody around
What fatigue so suddenly? I’ll . . . sit
just for a little while And what if? Anyway, still nobody around!
. . . STARS
Data block 0009. . . Add a painkiller! for the first time . . . how many eyes do you have!?
Never turn on before I say… being afraid is so stupid… this is your father new life… new life… let it rest; it’s early yet… basic functions? Do you know how many eyes you have one… one… one… one !turn it on! Compatibility is a complex process… too early to make conclusions just when I come back? Say it again agaaain ... everybody stand back - discharge!!!
Data block 0010why did I fall asleep? So get up why is it so hard
everything’s floating somehow After all, something dropped on me
in the passage my back is smudged Oh! easy . . .
no other way gotta go on foot
Are these voices coming from around me or from my head?
. . . Don’t drop down! Hold the tube in front of you like this . . .and . . .
Get up c’mon rise and shine!
Data block 0011I’m back! . . . . . I’m back.
Dad is still not around . . .
so I’ll sleep
he’ll come and wake me up
I’ll be better . . . when I take a rest
bubbles . . . I like you so much… My eyes are watering . . .
Original story by Andrew Oudot