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Okay, here's what I've got... (background) In the year 2011, civilization as we know it ceased to exist. Mutated strains of diseases were stolen from top secret government laboratories and unleashed, decimating the world's population. As mankind was still recovering from the onslaught of plague after plague, a super virus ripped through technology, almost completely destroying the government mainframe and throwing society into utter chaos. Without order, the survivors turned on each other, rioting and looting demolishing what little structure that had been left. 78 years later, society lies in ruins. Buildings crumble to the ground, covered in vegetation as nature creeps back into control over the world. The nomadic descendants of the 2011 disaster have managed to repair some computers, owned by the hackers. Since mankind is now spread about with virtually no means of communication, the hackers try to locate working terminals with access to what little information remains floating around on the fragmented internet. (setting) It starts out in a dark room containing an old terminal. The walls are cracked and covered in vines and debris covers the ground. The year is 2088. (characters) ... , a young male hacker that dreams of life before 2011. ... , a young female hacker. Very down to earth. Friend of ... (Begin) :: Story opens with a cable being plugged in :: Staring intently at the cracked screen, Ben quickly taps a sequence of keys. He brushes dust from the flickering monitor. A young woman is typing delicately on a broken keyboard. Sarah: Anything? Ben: Not yet, but this terminal still seems a lot more promising than the last one. :: Ben hits a key and a window opens :: Ben: Hey, I've got something. (thinking) JanimeS? What in the world was this? :: Ben scrolls through the forum, opening one of the thread. He reads it. :: Ben: (thinking out loud) I wish I could have met her. Sarah: Who? Ben: .. It's strange, but I feel like I've known her for years. Sarah: ... (worried expression) :: That night, Ben dreams of meeting the girl. They are in a field of blooming sakura trees. :: Dream chick: (beautiful smile) Isn't it beautiful here this time of year? :: She holds out her hand and Ben takes it. Ehm... a few scenes of them talking with no dialogue, laughing, and finally kissing as cherry blossoms drift by. :: :: Sarah finds Ben asleep at the computer with the JanimeS window open. She shakes him awake, saying his name. :: Sarah: Ben, it's time to go. Wake up. Ben: We can delay another day, can't we? This terminal works. Who knows what else is on here? Sarah: We have to mark it and move on. We have a job to do, Ben. Ben: But - It's just that - ... (he hangs his head) If I leave now, I might never get and clues about where she is. :: Sarah looks pained. :: Sarah: Ben - She's got to be dead. Ben: (forcefully) Ben. She is dead. The Internet became unreachable in 2011. 78 years ago! All that's left are stray bits of information drifting through terminals like this one. (gently) Come on. :: Sarah leads a depressed Ben out of the terminal building. As they walk away, Ben turns for one last look and sees a ghostly image of the girl sitting on the crumbling wall silhouetted by the setting sun, watching them leave. Fin.

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