Overwhelmed by the memory, he bolts out of the house and runs. No final destination. He just runs. Seth makes it to Masons Hill and continues.
Tommy! Hide! HIde with us or youre going to die
We have to go! Regine! The Driver!
At the last turn towards the bottom of the hill, far down the road, is a black van. And it's moving. Hearing Seth call out, it stops and the door opens.
I was pushed down the stairs
I was shot
A pair of hands captures Seth and drags him off his feet. He fights with all he has.
She has a theory.
Seth turns towards his attacker, but it's just a boy. And next to him was a black girl, around Seth's age.
Regine explains to Seth that this world is real. they all got here from a certain injury that happened during their death, hitting the back of the skull, behind the left ear.
There's a rise in the bone, we think its some kind of connection
Regine said we, the human population, got so attached to technology that, one day, we all went online permanently. We were in a stimulation of life. The coffins kept us there, with tubes for food, waste, and to keep our muscles working.