A woman in military clothing escorts a young couple down a hallway. The military woman is walking a few paces ahead of the couple and listens quietly as they whisper to them selves.
Milo: can you believe this? Indicating to the gown.
Danae: I know and that breakfast. Here I thought the military was all gruel and C rations; who knew they could actually cook a steak?
MW: Why would you say that?
Milo: Excuse me?
M.W.: This facility is top of the line, we represent the best of the best.
Danae: Sorry to make assumptions.
M.W.: Its fine we all do it. For example I might assume that you two are just looking for a cheap thrill. I might assume that men higher up than me, made this sound very appealing to kids like you. And I might lastly assume that you do not fully understand the implication of what you are about to do. But in this new, soft military Iíve been trained to keep my mouth shut. The doctor will see you now.
She opens a door and ushers them inside, then closes it behind them, with her hands in her pockets she walks off frame. The office is simple just a man sitting behind a desk writing, he does not look up when the couple enters and they seat themselves waiting expectantly. After a moment he looks up at them confused.
Doctor: Do you have an appointment?
Danae: They told us we were expected.
Doctor: What are your names?
Doctor flipping through a chart: And what are you here for, blood parasites? Wait what time is it?
Danae: four o clock
Doctor: Oh youíre the four o clock. But it canít be four, if youíre here then where is my dinner? Did you see a girl out there with a plate maybe, a platter of some kind?
Milo: we didnít see anyone but that Girl.
Doctor: Christ he picks up the phone and dials a number violently Mindy what are you doing? I donít care if you just bought it youíre working arenít you? You get a goddamn paycheck every Friday, right? Iím screaming because Iím hungry, and have no tolerance for wasted time. The test subjects are here Mindy; you were supposed to bring me my dinner a half hour ago. Well get a move on. He slams down the phone and smiles at the waiting couple. So youíre the test subjects?
Milo: No weíre here to re-carpet the floors.
Doctor: Thatís not funny young man, this is very serious. You should feel proud, both of you are involved in an experiment that could change the world. Well after you sign this. He slides a form across the table and Milo signs right away, grinning and passing it over to Danae.
Danae hesitates for a moment and then says: How do we know thisíll work? What if something strange happens? That Lady seemed to think itís a horrible idea.
Doctor: How do you mean?
Danae: He said we didnít realize what we were getting into.
Doctor: That young lady canít tell you a thing about science, sheís basically a secretary, like Mindy. I on the other hand have been studying for years and I assure you this is perfectly safe. Thereís a mouse down in the lab thatís been alive for seven years. The average life span of a mouse is one year; heís healthy as the day he took my drug. Iíve spent a full twenty five years merely animal testing, and have found no adverse affects.
She doesnít speak but signs the form and slides it over to him. The camera fades to black. The doctor turns on the camera and smiles looking directly into the lens.
Doctor: this is very exciting; they took the drug twelve minutes ago and they seem to be feeling the side effects already. He moves out of frame and we see the couple sitting in a room together. Milo is lying on the floor staring up at Danae who is sitting in the only chair in the room. She looks strange, worried, but also complacent and high as hell her eyes are blood shot and swimmy. The doctor calls all right kids the cameraís on from off stage. Danae laughs and says nothing; she is bobbing her head to some unheard music. Milo tries to stands up but falls. Iím high America. he says. Danae is looking at him strangely.
Doctor: Yes I know Milo but how do you feel.
Milo: I canít even tell you how I feel man, this is great. God I hope this lasts, I knew the government made the best drug. You guys are responsible for everything arenít you? All the E, and LSD, and this stuff. Do you think I could shot a little?
Doctor: thatís inappropriate Milo. He ignores the doctor and reaches for Danaeís hand, through out this exchange she starts to look more and more frightened. She stares at him for a second and then screams confused and retches back. She looks around franticly, terrified by nothing.
Milo: Whatís wrong with her man? She quickly gets to her feet and knocks the chair down in the process. She backs into the corner of the room and sits by herself.
The Doctor rushes into the room, as he enters she starts screaming.
Milo: Arenít you going to do something.
Doctor: what do you expect me to do?
Milo: this is your fucking experiment Milo grabs the doctor and raises his fists.
Doctor: look weíll sedate her, just donít hit me; back away you goddamn lunatic. He walks toward the frightened women, a needle hidden behind his back. Itís okay just a little side effect, youíll be fine.
Dane: Donít move, donít fucking move. I can see right through you. She picks up the chair and starts to swing wildly. The doctor immediately backs away.
Milo: hold on, hold on. He is trying to get the chair from her and is knocked to the ground, knocking over the camera in the process. The second scene ends.
THE NEXT SCENE
When Milo wakes up heís in the ice room, thereís a sandwich and a can of coke with a straw on the table, waiting for him. He stands up and sits on the bed.
MW: Well did you have a good time?
Milo: What happened? I canít remember a thing, just talking to you and thenÖ he trails of.
MW: well, I have some bad news. Your girlfriend had a bad reaction to the drug, there were some complications. She didnít make it.
Milo: Is this a joke? He stands what happened.
MW: Quit kidding yourself and sit down. The specifics are classified, but I assure you this is not a joke.
Milo: You canít just not tell me what happened to her.
MW: Iím not the one in charge, honestly Iím just here to make the military look good. You would make us look very bad, so Iíd get comfortable; youíre staying here for a while.
Milo: You canít treat me like this. Iím a civilian I have I rights. He runs to the door. But itís locked.
MW: no you donít, youíre just a test subject. This is all an experiment.
THE NEXT SCENE
Danae is tied to a chair and staring wide eyed around the room. From off camera the doctor says: tell me again what youíre going through.
Danae: how can I tell? Youíll never believe me.
Doctor: Iíll believe anything you say, all you have to do is tell me.
Danae: how many animals do you have in that lab?
Doctor: Fifty or sixty, none of them reacted like this though.
Danae: You should kill them all, theyíre not natural anymore.
Doctor: How do you know that?
Danae: because there something trying to get inside me. There something talking to me. You donít know what that drug really is; I can see things and feels things. There every where, they look like jellyfish, but gone bad. They drip fluid and cover everything. I can feel it dripping on me, I see them working on you too, slowly trying to get inside of you.
Doctor: What exactly do they look like? Jellyfish you said?
Danae: none of them look the same; itís just like jelly floating in the air. They pass through us and donít even notice. They donít notice this building at all they just move through it. But I think they can see me now, I mean I can see them and they want to get inside.
Doctor: What do you think will happen if they get inside? You said they could pass through us, arenít they inside you then.
Danae: Whereís Milo?
Doctor: you donít remember what happened?
Danae: I donít remember anything, I feel like Iíve been in this room for an eternity. You have to do something to help me.
Doctor: why do you do you feel youíre in danger?
Danae: because, weíre the first right? Me and Milo? An animal would be mostly harmless right, locked in a cage. But you canít keep us in a cage. You have to let us go eventually and theyíll be inside us.
Doctor: You really donít remember a thing do you? She shakes her head. You went into some kind of panic and hit Milo with a chair, it cracked his skull.
Danae: Youíre lying.
Doctor: Iím afraid not.
Danae: I donít have much longer; I know they can see me.
Doctor: I think Iíve seen enough of this.
The camera goes black.
Milo: itís not easy being us you know?
MW: itís just you now Milo.
Milo: I still donít believe you? Who are you? Some bitch that has me locked in this room. You donít know a goddamn thing. Do you know what the doctor said about you? Itís all coming back now. He said you were nothing more than a secretary. Iím being held prisoner by a fucking secretary.
MW: I know what youíre trying to do.
Milo: you donít know shit bitch. He stands and grabs the coke can without her noticing.
MW: Sit down before I make you.
Milo: make me. Before she can move Milo slams the full can of coke across her face. She tumbles out of her chair a little blood trickling from her forehead. Milo starts to search her for keys, but finds only a pistol. Fuck, where the hell are your keys? He gives up looking and shoots the lock. From here we see a montage of him looking for Danae with gun in hand. When he finds the doctor he shoots him in the knee without a second word. The doctor screams and holds his leg. Milo halls him to his feet.
Milo: youíve never dealt with a junkie before have you? Where is she you faggot?
The doctor doesnít talk just shakes his head.
Milo: fine letís start with an easier one. Were can I get more of this shit and what else you got around here?
Doctor: I donít have anything for you Milo just let me go.
Milo: fuck you. Just lead the way motherfucker. Milo finds a wheel chair and forces the doctor inside. He leads the way to a store room and Milo fills his pockets with drugs. Shots up some more of the doctors medicine and then ties the doctor to his chair.
Milo: weíre going to have a little experiment doctor of out own doctor.
Doctor: what are you going to do?
Milo: Iím going to make you like? He shoves a needle in his arm. Were is she?
Doctor: Sheís not the next floor, just donít hurt me. Milo shots him up anyways.