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KOA SPENDS HIS DAYS PERFORMING MENIAL TASKS - CLEANING HARD-TO-REACH AREAS, SERVING FOOD IN THE MESS HALLS - ROBOT WORK. THE CREW IGNORES HIM AND THE OTHER NEWCOMERS, NOT TRUSTING THEIR BIONICS. KOA GROWS INCREASINGLY DEPRESSED, INCREASINGLY DISTANT FROM THE WORLD. HIS DREAM WORLD STARTS TO CREEP BACK.

HE SLIPS INTO FANTASIES AS HE DID AS A CHILD, BUT NOW, IF HE SPENDS TOO LONG IN A DREAM, HIS BIONICS START TO FLASH RED AND HE SNAPS BACK INTO THE DULLNESS OF REALITY. HE CAN ONLY ESCAPE THEIR TORTURE IF HE DOESN’T THINK AT ALL. AND SO HE DOESN’T.

HE SLEEPS SIX HOURS, EATS NOURISHING LIQUID, WORKS ON THE MACHINES, CLEANS, AND REPEATS THE PATTERN. TIME BECOMES MEANINGLESS, COLORS TURN GREY.

 
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