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  1. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018
    2019

    Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

    That Cop was visibly surprised and stumbled back, letting go of Annie. His colleague was quick to react and turned his shotgun, aiming at Annie.

    "Hold it young lady. Not one more move!" He yelled as his colleague came up, wiped the blood from his lip and then his hand landed with one hard swing in her face. It hurt, the impact threw her around and to the ground. But he skin remained cool. No bruise whatsoever.

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  2. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Aug 21, 2018
    2029

    Car and Penthouse of Andy Chang

    The transmission in the car ended abruptly. Christian saw his viewing privileges had been suspended for an hour.

    It wasn't long before they drove into the underground garage of the building Andy lived in. The assistant awaited them downstairs.

    "Elina? Mr. Borg? You are expected." She said and guided them to the elevator. Only a few moments later they walked into the same room Christian had met Andy in this morning. It was dark now, the water gardens lighted with dim pale blue light. Andy looked out the window and did not turn as they entered.

    "Elina, sit." He said almost as if he talked to a dog. Then he turned his head half and looked at Christian indirectly through the reflection in the window.

    "You are indeed smart, Christian. Candle needed a month to figure it out. But if you think this is bad, wait until the real questions come." Now he turned and folded his arms on his back. In his black jeans and pullover he looked almost as if there was only his head.

    "Where did you come from? I mean, Sidney? It doesn't exist. Your life? Your Daddy and his cancer? Your projects, your ideas ... you never had those. They are all just a background installed by someone when he uploaded you. Or is it? Maybe they are from another simulation and you were transferred? Is there a real Christian Borg you are based on? If so does he watch you right now? Who simulates us? Are they watching? Are they here with us?" Andy smiled. "I have no answers. How hard is wisdom of it brings no profit to the wise, is it?" He slowly stepped towards the center of the room.

    "I am honestly happy you found out. Elina here? She just settled into her live as a simulation. Candle? He could not take it. But you can, can you? You are like me. You will go down the rabbithole and find out what is at the bottom. Have you figured out why I run 2019 already? Have you figured out why I need DIL? The interface?"

    He lay his head aside and smiled.

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  3. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018
    2019


    Gameface Headquarters and Imperiale

    Kent looked for a moment almost tortured and then turned to Amy. "You should, I guess a Club is more your kind of environment, is it?" He smiled. "I would love to see everything you showed my son. Every bit and piece." The Indian simply nodded.

    Half an hour later Amy was in the car which just felt to big for her. She was on her way to the Club Imperiale, but Santa Monica was blocked by police. In the radio they said Sidney had attacked at Muscle Beach, in broad daylight. They talked about escalation and basically media had begun a countdown when he would become the greatest serial killer of all times.

    When she finally arrived it was surprisingly easy to find Adrian. He was leaning against a wall and smoked outside the entrance of his club. He was still wearing a much to warm three part suit. He smiled at her as she got out of the car.

    "A bit early to get into the line." He said and skipped his cigarette away.

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    Santa Monica, Outside Sandy's house

    Cardigan had remained on site, much to the dismay of Sandy. Leaning against his car he turned his head as Fernando declared they had Annie. A lead, after all. He and his guys from vice had gotten the eye witness. He quickly jumped into his car and started the engine. It was only a few blocks, he would be there before someone else snatched her from his guys by pulling rank hopefully. If he was forced to hunt a killer and help out homicide ... he at least wanted to crack the case and embarrass the guys.

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  4. RachelTyrell

    RachelTyrell Jedi Master star 2

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    Feb 15, 2009
    Amy Cross
    Gameface HQ

    Sidney was raging in the city now. She remembered the theory of the journalist. The there was a connection between the two.

    "Adrian? Remember me?" She asked as she got out. "Quentin Archer introduced us." She smiled and closed the car door.

    "I recently heard your name a lot and wondered if we can have a little chat. I got a few questions you might have answers to. About Quentin. About Tritec." She watched his reaction as she bluntly threw the term out there as if it was a cursed word. Maybe it was. Maybe even saying it would draw Sidney the Serial Killer in? Of so all the better. She had questions for him to and a .38 in case he had killed Quentin.

    Is Adrian God?

    The question seemed funny now she stood in front of him. If so God was a smoker. She had to get the word out to the Catholics.

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  5. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2007
    Christian Borg
    The Lair of Andy

    Christian stayed silent as his Boss talked. He had not thought of any of these questions. Yet he had another few that the man would probably not be able to answer.

    Anyway, the final questions he understood.

    "You are reverse engineering the simulation to understand it. But you don't want to enter 2019, do you? You want to access our simulator's level. You assume that it is just another simulation, right?"

    He stepped closer to the man.

    "But indeed where did I come from and why? Do they want you to succeed or are they fascinated with you trying? Are we capable of things they are not? Interesting questions." He mirrored Andy's gesture and lay his head aside. "A more important question is ... is all of this actually intended by them? You feel so much in control. The simulation, your little hooker here watching me ... the corporation. But did you actually achieve any of it? Haven't they ... whoever they were ... just provided you what you need? Are you not a puppet on strings more so than even the rest of us?" Christian raised his brows. "The game seems to be fixed. The winner and losers might already be determined."

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  6. RachelTyrell

    RachelTyrell Jedi Master star 2

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    Feb 15, 2009
    Amy Cross
    Gameface HQ

    Sidney was raging in the city now. She remembered the theory of the journalist. The there was a connection between the two.

    "Adrian? Remember me?" She asked as she got out. "Quentin Archer introduced us." She smiled and closed the car door.

    "I recently heard your name a lot and wondered if we can have a little chat. I got a few questions you might have answers to. About Quentin. About Tritec." She watched his reaction as she bluntly threw the term out there as if it was a cursed word. Maybe it was. Maybe even saying it would draw Sidney the Serial Killer in? Of so all the better. She had questions for him to and a .38 in case he had killed Quentin.

    Is Adrian God?

    The question seemed funny now she stood in front of him. If so God was a smoker. She had to get the word out to the Catholics.

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  7. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018

    2029

    Penthouse of Andy Chang

    Andy smiled.

    "Smart boy indeed. You are right of course. The Los Angeles simulation runs so I find out how it works. If our past as we remember it is consistent with what we remember? Or do we create our past? Are we simulating 2019 and 2019 becomes our reality? Can we change our past by simulating it again?" Andy laughed. "Easy to go crazy over it. Look at Elina here? What do you think, who was there first? Annie her Los Angeles self or her? Tell me Elina, do you remember Los Angeles?"

    Andy folded his hands before his body now. He ignored the question about him being a puppet.

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  8. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2007
    Wrong game sorry
     
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  9. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 30, 2007
    Enigma
    Andy's Penthouse

    Elina did as she was told and sat down, crossing her legs and watching Christian and Andy playing their mindgames. She did not wanted to hear any of it. She had maintained her sanity by not asking herself these questions. She was who she was.

    Hearing Christian call her a hooker was painful though. Surprisingly though. Probably because it was not entirely untrue.

    But it was obvious Andy did not have such an easy time with Christian. He had met his intellectual equal. The smartest man in the world had someone to challenge his thinking.

    How long had Andy needed to find out? Probably longer than Christian. And needed the boy, he had done everything to bind him. But would he accept a challenge like this? Would he appreciate it? She knew surprisingly little about the man who ... commanded her.

    Andy asked about Los Angeles. "I don't remember punching a Cop." She said and looked at Andy. "You messed with the simulation. It is not working properly. What did you do?" She asked Andy.

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  10. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2007

    Christian Borg
    The Lair of Andy

    Christian smiled at Elina. She did not remember. So Andy's theory had been wrong. They spawned from another database. This simulation was just another world.

    But how had they messed with it? There were people there. People as real as them. What had Andy done to them?

    "Has this simulation been messed with?" He finally asked. "You say you did not put Annie in there? Right? Elina said you inserted her younger self, but did you?" Christian shook his head. "I mean the real question is ... why? Why did we all exist? What is the purpose of all this? It is not a game. I am not aware of any players. Our simulators seem not to run around here en Masse to enjoy their work. Meaning they are watching us as we are watching the 2019 simulation. Why?"

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  11. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018

    2029

    Penthouse of Andy Chang

    Andy looked at Elina and then at Christian. He was not easily distracted. He was obviously not easily deceived.

    "Yes. A good question. I intend to ask them when I meet them." He grimly replied. Then he turned to Elina. "We ... I did not mess with it. Someone did. I believe the simulation has the same problem this one has. Self-awareness. The first SID's are realizing they exist in a simulation and someone has obviously tried to solve the problem." He nodded.

    "There are 4.134.675 SIDs running in our simulation. But the system counted 4.134.677 a few days ago. Since then mortality has risen by 300%. 30 to 40 people die in there every day who should not die. Someone is erasing SIDs. Someone who blinded us to these activities, the system cannot see him. Someone who did this behind my back."

    Andy smiled at Elina. "Don't worry, Annie is run in save mode. She cannot be killed."

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  12. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Annie
    Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

    No swelling. As if he was unable to hurt her.

    Annie breathed out and looked at the Hispanic cop with the shotgun. "You would be surprised how little that helps." She raised her hands and smiled. These cops were probably not having an idea what this was all about.

    "Last chance. Let me go now." She simply smiled at them and raised her hands.

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  13. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018
    2019

    Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

    The Hispanic grinned at her. "Very funny. You are maybe a tough cookie, but we got questions and what you just did there was assault on an officer. So consider yourself arrested, honey."

    The elder Cop got out his handcuffs and closed in on her.

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    In front of the Imperiale

    Adrian Morell raised his brows.

    "Quentin and the eternal mystery of Tritec. Oh I was wondering when someone showed up to ask me. Okay, maybe I can tell you a little about it ... but first I gotta dance. Just got to. Come on in." He winked and opened the door to his club, leaving it open for Amy to follow.

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  14. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Apr 2, 2007

    Christian Borg
    The Lair of Andy

    Christian felt his jaw drop.

    Someone from their side killed simulated people? A few hours ago he would probably not have cared. Now suddenly he realized these people were as real as he was.

    "We need to stop it. They are people. As much as we are." He almost whispered these words. Andy had lost control. Christian almost smiled at the thought and frowned the same time. For all the man did to keep control over everything, it was now he understood he had not managed to do so. "We are responsible for them." He finally said.

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  15. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Enigma
    Andy's Penthouse

    Elina looked at Christian. Compassion. How long had it been since she saw honest compassion in another human being?

    "Yes. We have to." For Annie. Because she knew if they shut down the simulation that would mean she would "die", too. All her memories, all her experiences taken from her.

    Also she wondered if someone was watching them right now, having exactly the same thought. What had the man said? This is bigger than you think.

    She had known for months this was a simulation, but only now that she saw Christian speak up she realized what this meant. Someone could take this world away from her, too. Someone could make her suffer through all of this again.

    Someone controlled her. Someone watched her. An anonymous God ruled her world and she did not know who that was or what his intentions were. Was this a game they out bet on? Their private soap? Their private porno? Their thriller in which she was thrown in to spice up the drama a bit with sex appeal?

    The thought was disgusting. It felt like ... drowning.

    "He is right." She simply answered.

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  16. RachelTyrell

    RachelTyrell Jedi Master star 2

    Registered:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Amy Cross
    In front of the Imperiale

    "Dancing?" Adrian was every bit as strange as Quentin always said. A Serial Killer was on the loose, Quentin was dead and he "had to" dance?

    Amy followed him into the club and checked her gun was still there. What if this was Sidney? What if Adrian had killed Quentin? He obviously knew about Tritec and yet ... if the theory of the journalist was right ... he had not been visited by Sidney apparently. He was not worried about it actually. He was the definition of cool.

    "Okay, how long will dancing take? I got this feeling I am running out of time."

    Indeed she had that feeling. Because whatever she was digging into here, people had been killled to keep this secret! How long was she save? Kent, Gameface, Adrian ... word was out there what she was hunting. Sooner or later the enemy ... she considered whoever was behind this an enemy by now ... would catch up. Outside of Video Game animations she was not exactly an action hero. Actually not so long ago she would have considered herself a coward. Now she suddenly was a investigator hunting the murderer of Quentin.

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  17. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Aug 14, 2002
    IC: Nicole Gravely, Mary Formal, Regency Inn motel room
    Location: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles


    Gravely had argued with the British woman, and even threatened to shoot her, all to no avail, so just kept her arms up as the woman deftly dressed her, pulling out the waistband of her green tartan skirt just above her left hip, in order to tuck more of the white short-sleeved blouse inside.

    Nicole had a local tourist guide open in one hand, and her phone in the other: "Eagle Rock is so named, due to a huge boulder nearby, that when the sun sets, the shadows seem to make the image of an eagle."

    "That's very interesting, Dear." Mary murmured as she got on with her work. "Are there any movie studios near here?"

    "I'm getting conflicting information on that. One source says that there is a Sony film studio with an Eagle Rock address, whilst if you actually look up their contact details, it puts them in Culver City, not Eagle Rock."

    "Didn't Sidney drop a couple of bodies in Culver City?"

    "Yeah, whole family of an IT specialist." Nicole looked between the pamphlet and the phone, down at the back of Formal's bowed head. "That's the one I'm most interested in. He usually kills individuals, so this stands out for me. Plus an internet cafe manager got taken out as well. All the other vics seem random, however the internet cafe, and an IT guy, that's a connection for me."

    "You could be right."

    "I want to call Detective Ramirez at the Squad, see if he has anything else on that."

    Mary stood back and looked at her critically. "You can do that from the car."

    "Oh, we're ready to leave now, are we?"

    "Yep, let's go."

    ****
    Uber ride

    In the back seat again, with the bags - changes of clothes, etc. - between them, street life streamed by as they drove back to wherever the LAPD police headquarters was.

    Nicole had dialled 911 on the smartphone, and after explaining the situation to the dispatcher, had been passed up the chain till she had been put through to the Detective Squad handling the Sidney case.

    "Detective Ramirez? Sergeant Gravely. Your Captain has brought me onto the case. Please can you tell me everything that you have on the killing of the IT Specialist family in Culver City?"


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  18. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 30, 2007
    Annie
    Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

    Annie looked at the man approaching her. She sighed.

    "Sidney is a blonde guy in his late twenties and he wears a grey hoodie. Actually he seems to be bullet proof. So am I."

    With this words she kicked the approaching cop between his legs and turned to run. She did not mind being shot from behind. This was all a dream or she was actually invincible. Both scenarios would have her survive this.

    But where would she run to? Elina had given her this emergency number, but she was not sure if it was meant for emergencies like this. She had her flat, but the Cops and Sidney would figure this one out eventually. She needed a place to hide. She needed to make a call.

    For now she needed to run. Run, run, run ... she needed to get away from the Cops, from Sidney and from everybody else ...

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  19. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Aug 21, 2018
    2019

    Muscle Beach, Santa Monica

    The Hispanic cop fired a warning shot into the air and yelled something. His partner collapsed in agony.

    Then Annie heard shots. Two well aimed shots. And from the beach Sidney had made his way to the cops and had executed them both with well aimed shots. The other cops were at the beach and turned around now. They would probably try to stop him. Unknowing they did not stand a chance against him.

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    In front of the Imperiale

    Adrian Morell just laughed at her and entered the large empty club.

    "Just a moment." He winked and took off his jacket, throwing it at a bar chair. It landed almost impossible precise on it.

    Then he stepped on the dancefloor, clapping his hands. Also there was nobody near the DJ station the music began to play right away.

    He began to dance right away, completely ignoring Amy.


    (The choreography)

    Once he was done he turned to Amy.

    "Wow, I needed that." He laughed at her. "A drink?" He asked and jumped effortlessly over the bar and landed on the other side. "Or just answers? I got both. You can have both." He poured himself a rather expensive looking Single Malt Whisky from a bottle saying it was a Tomatin 18 years old. Then he held up the bottle and raised his brows.

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    UBER, Eagle Rock

    Detective Ramirez took a while to find the
    right case file. There were a lot of them now and almost by the hour they got more.

    "Decker Family. Yeah got that one. Sunday morning Sidney entered the house of the three victims by violent means. Meaning he rang and when Ms. Decker shower up he shot her into the face." Ramirez turned a few pages, probably not realizing how old school that was in the digital age. "Her husband was at the computer above and obviously did not hear or recognize the sound. He kept on typing, basically. Their 15 year old son Thomas heard the shot and locked his door. He tried to climb out of the window where Sodney got him. Not sure how yet. Door was locked when we found him dead. Anyway, Daddy was shot last, still wearing his noise cancelling Bose earphones as Sidney pulled the trigger and spread his brain on the man's laptop." Ramirez sighed. "Interesting fact, all three family members were invited to some conspiracy theory meeting a few streets away and would have been away thirty minutes later. Sgt. Custer made a remark here in the file wondering if for some reason Sidney could not follow his victims this time, so he had to move on them in the house." Ramirez sighed. "Caliber .32 again. Again almost perfect shots."

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  20. Lawbreaker

    Lawbreaker Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Aug 21, 2018

    2029

    Penthouse of Andy Chang

    Andy looked at Elina. He sighed and smiled. "Of course he is." His words were unusual offensive. As if she had said something stupid.

    "We restarted the simulation twice already. If that memory is even real. But I agree. We need to find out who and why this happens. If we fail to deliver results the simulation is worthless. We activated several old profiles, even some of the more exotic ones we experimented with, but so far they seem not to be any closer to revealing the identity of this killer."

    He finally pushed his hands into his pockets. "That is another reason why I need direct access. So can you give me direct access, Christian? Can you transfer our profiles into the simulation without loosing our memory?" He spread his arms. "It is the only way for us to help."

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