11:43 in the city named AE-43Q uniformed clerks rushed by. Some of them where probably droids but I had ceased to notice the subtle tattoo that indicates a human, we all had the same greyish skin a government hairdo and we were all shackled to similar compucases™.
The halls of our quarters had once been a library, but who needs a book when we all have compucases™? I had a brand new cerebral socket installed so now I could even superimpose any hologram I wanted on top of the raw walls. I could be Robinson or Mr. Darcy, I could be a lover or a villain.
But for the moment I preferred to be solidly inside without any compucase™ interference and as the clock struck 11:44, I noticed a fanciful femanoid in a late-issue uniform looking at me.
I wondered if she had any hologram on, but something told me that she actually saw me
We are all said to be equal, but I noticed she had a mother superior necklace, which made it very awkward. The last time someone stared into my eyes was when I had my retina enhancement and the nurse actually looked into my eyes before she inserted the barbs.
I felt naked but before I had switched on my hologram shades I could hear her talking into my cerebral core.
“Follow me”, her voice was like music and she led me through a tapestry door into a room with nothing but light. The door shut behind us, and she came closer to kiss me.
“We are in compucase shade”, I noticed how fuzzy her words sounded without the hologram filters activated. “Here we have names instead of numbers. You are Peter, I am Lara,”
I started to remember, I saw the sunshine in her hair, I could almost hear the sound of our daughter’s naked feet against the hardwood floor.
“Lara, where is Nadia?”
She took me by the hand as we left the coverage of the Library, never to return.