[Chapter Fourteen – “Awake” — Part Seven of Seventeen]
[To be continued…]
[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]
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“This means that they have been listening to our conversation since I woke up.” Charlotte said. She walked over and sat down on the edge of the bed next to Jack.
“Really? How? I’m not getting the splitting headache like earlier when one of those things was rooting around in my brain.” Jack said.
Charlotte shook her head. “That’s different. Only some of them are powerful enough to read minds. The rest just tap into the digital grid.”
“All of it.” She swept her hand across the room. “The phones, the televisions and all of the other electronic devices and appliances. Hell, even the streetlights and the light bulbs. They all function as spy devices now. Everything monitors everyone all the time.”
“You’re kidding me.”
“I am not kidding you, Jack. All of these devices normally just pick up on wireless data and transmit it to be analyzed. But when a Sentry is nearby they can tap in to listen and watch what‘s going on.”
“Why are they just standing around, then?” Jack said.
“I have no idea. Maybe they are confused because you are listed as dead. Maybe they are waiting for a drone strike. Or–” She stopped talking and her eyes opened wide with alarm.
“Char? Or what?”
“Or this has all been an elaborate setup! Maybe you have not returned from the dead at all- Maybe you’re one of them!” She stood up and started backing away from where Jack was sitting.
“That’s ridiculous!” Jack said.