High Fevers And Cold Sweats
Sophia: After many weeks of failure and frustration, Doctor Maxis finally achieved the breakthrough he had been searching for. The results were immediate... and startling. In the case of Subject Two-Six his instances of violent outbursts were non-existent. His docility appeared... permanent. Unfortunately, while we prepared to implement the treatment on the other subjects, there was an... incident. During his few tests this morning, Subject Two-Six attacked a handler. Two-Six and the handler were both destroyed. Maxis believes Subject Two-Six only attacked the handler. He does not know I was attacked as well. I have observed a developing pattern of high fevers and cold sweats. My thoughts are... erratic. My relationship with Ludvig is... complicated. I fear I cannot keep this secret from him for long.
For Your Own Good
Ludvig Maxis: The break in programming coincided with the flashing lights and loud noises of the fire alarm in the test facility.
Ludvig Maxis: One moment.
Ludvig Maxis: What is it?
Sophia: You wanted to see me Ludvig?
Ludvig Maxis: Sophia, yes. Do come in. Sit down, my dear. Have some tea.
(Walking in heels, moving of chair)
Sophia: Is everything alright?
Ludvig Maxis: No, no, everything's fine. Drink your tea. (Moving of cup and drinking) I heard a... nefarious rumor earlier, regarding the field test with Subject Two-Six. Are you feeling alright?
Sophia: Of course.
Ludvig Maxis: Just strange, this rumor. May I see your arm?
Sophia: What? No. Why do you need to see my arm?
Ludvig Maxis: Relax, Sophia. I would never hurt you. You know that, right?
Sophia: Of course. But-
Ludvig Maxis: And you know I care deeply for you.
Sophia: Yes, but-
(Sophia choking and coughing, cup shatters on ground, she hits the ground)
Ludvig Maxis: Yes, yes, yes, then you know everything I'm about to do is for your own good.
Ludvig Maxis: This is Doctor Ludvig Maxis. Beginning preliminary trials for the Strategic Operations Planning Heuristic Intelligence Analyzer.
(Beep, machinery moving)
S.O.P.H.I.A.: Hello? Mein Gott, what’s happening? Ludvig? Doctor Maxis?
Ludvig Maxis: Hello, Sophia.
S.O.P.H.I.A.: Where am I? It’s... so dark here. I can’t see anything.
Ludvig Maxis: That’s all perfectly normal. How are you feeling?
S.O.P.H.I.A.: I feel... nothing. What have you done to me?
Ludvig Maxis: I saved you, Sophia. I saved you the only way I knew how.
S.O.P.H.I.A.: Oh Maxis... What have you done?