(Benson) You open your eyes a little and feel a twinge of pain. The soft light from the kerosene lantern on the table next to your bed is piercing. The air is cold and musty and clings to your skin like a sickness. As your eyes begin to adjust you look through the dim light of the room and see several more beds adjacent to yours and lining the wall across from you. Most of the beds seem to be occupied. You hold your head for a few moments trying to wring the pain out of it. Finally either the throbbing in your head is weakening or the aching in the rest of your body is getting stronger. The pain and fatigue are almost to much. You want to just go back to sleep but you can't. There is an alarm going off in your head. You realize you have no idea where you are or why. In fact as you labor to understand you realize you cannot even remember your name. Something is wrong. That much you are certain of. Laboring to find answers you take a closer look at the room. It's large with at least a dozen beds. The walls of the room are concrete with areas of flaking blue paint. No Windows and only a single door. The door looks to be reinforced steel and there is no handle. It is not meant to be opened from this side you surmize. Nothing moves in the room except the faint flicker of flames from the few lanterns burning.
You hear the latch on the door click and some kind of machinery seems to turn and then the door slowly opens. You instinctively close your eyes and wait silently. Unsure why a feeling of terror creeps into your mind. You hear two whispered voices.
"What are the readings? says a weasily mans voice.
A gruff voice states simply , "Nothing yet" "This wasn't meant for them. We don't know if it will work. Even if it does it may not tell us enough."
The weasily voice says "Yhey should be waking soon. My guess is tomorrow or the next day."
"We better have answers by then Ghes. The Pastor will be here and you can't disappoint him again."
"Nnnnooo I can't." you detect the fear in the weasily voice.
Tell Yeris and Cal to increase the guards tomorrow morning. We wouldn't want our pets making a mess." says the gruff man.
I'm going to the Labyrinth to check the cattle. Make sure the the tubes are all in and then find Yeris. He's probably sleeping in that slut Dedra's quarters on the west end.
You hear someone leave and the sounds of someone else moving around the room. At one point he comes close to your bed and he gently pulls your right arm from under the tattered blanket. His hands feel like claws. he pulls on a long black tube and you realize the tube is connected to your arm. He twists the tube a little and then you hear him sniffing close to your face. Some how you hold back and he eventually backs away and heads back out the door. You hear the door shut and the rolling mechanical sound and click of the lock.