A: Here. Take my hand. Run.
B: Run? As in Re-run?
A: No. As in legs pumping faster than a casual stroll. Heart hammering against your ribs. Sweat in your eyes. Arms swinging to a steady rhythm. Body leaned gracefully forward.
B: Oh. I’d rather rewind myself and start again.
A: We can’t do that.
C: Yes, we can.
A: Shit. It’s too late.
B: What do you mean?
C: Come with me.
B: Do I have to run?
A: But you should.
C: Don’t listen to that. It’s an alarm bot. I’m your friend.
A: I don’t know about hat.
B: I think I’ll trust you. Looks like a bot. Let’s go.
B goes with C to a van. B gets in. The van is marked “HOLDING + INTERROGATIONS. K-9 ON DUTY”
B: No, umm, the door’s locked?
C: Observant aren’t you. Sit tight. I’m taking you in for questioning.
B: What?! Why?
C: Being in the vicinity. This is a high security area. Sit tight.
A: That’s always how it goes. Try to warn them and they fall for it every time.
C: Ok k-9-bot. A job well done. Power down.
A: Powering down.
C: Off to the office!