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KOA COMES TO, LEAVING HIS DREAM WORLD BEHIND. BLOOD STREAMS DOWN HIS FACE, BLURRING HIS VISION. IN HIS HANDS IS PART OF HIS BIONIC INTERFACE, WHICH HE’D RIPPED OUT DURING HIS DREAM.

HE SITS FOR A MOMENT, STUNNED. CONFUSION CONFOUNDS HIS FRUSTRATION. HE HAS KNOWN ANGER BEFORE. THIS IS DIFFERENT. IT’S...PATHOLOGICAL. IT BURNS SO GOOD. IT’S BEAUTIFUL IN ITS GROTESQUENESS. PAIN MAKES KOA FEEL. SOMETHING HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO DO IN THIS SPACE PRISON. HE LOOKS UP AT THE SHELF ACROSS FROM HIS COT, WHERE HIS HELMET SITS.

STILL BLEEDING, KOA STANDS, HIS EYES WILD. HE GRASPS THE HELMET WITH HIS BLOODSTAINED HANDS, STARING AT IT FACE-TO-FACE, THEN SLOWLY, DELIBERATELY PUTS IT ON. HE IS LOST.

 
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