Part 3Ah, the great outdoors! And Let's meet Olivia. /Backup
So Zoe's best friend runs an electronics shop? Let's see what she's got for sale.
He certainly is Zoe. He certainly is.
As we walk forward toward the other side of the store, the TV screen starts to make a strange noise.
Oh no, it's that viral ad again! Damn those marketing people
April? She didn't say that last time. I wonder who she could be talking about.
Please don't come out of the screen and kill me
Olivia: See what, sweetie?
: On the screen. I saw the same thing earlier today. It was like... I don't quite know how to describe it. Like interference, but not just noise. It was clear, but...distorted. Like a bad dream.
Olivia: Mmm, no. Could've been the Static. It's been getting worse by the day. I even got disconnected from the Wire for a few moments this morning. Scariest moment of my life since the Collapse...not counting that time I rode the mechanical bull. Never again. So what did you see?
: There's this snowy landscape with a black house... and a little girl who looks like a ghost. And she speaks to me. "Save her, find her". Really, really freaky stuff.
Olivia: Wow. That is scary. I haven't seen that, I definitely would've remembered. Are you sure you just haven't been watching too many horror movies lately? I mean, spend enough hours in front of the screen, and you're bound to start seeing stuff.
Olivia: I'm sorry, sweetie. I didn't mean anything--
: No, it's okay. It's me. I don't know what's going on with me. I can barely get out of bed in the morning. Every day's exactly the same, and I'm not doing anything to change that. There's no school to go to, no job, and I barely spend time with my friends. What's left of them.
Olivia: I see you all the time, don't I? You haven't abandoned me.
: No, but that's because it's so easy to come here. If it requires any more effort on my part... And that goes for everything. I'm on autopilot.
Olivia: It's probably exhaustion, sweetie. You've had a tough year. You dropped out of school, broke up with Reza, moved back home. All of that's bound to take its toll, no?
: Anyway. Enough about me. You wanted to show me something?
Olivia: What was that, sweetie? Oh, yeah, that's right. It's something really cool!
: Oh, sorry, before I forget... Dad's out of town, and I'm having some people over tonight. Would you like to come?
Olivia: I was going to unpack a new delivery tonight but...sure! Work can always wait. Who's coming?
: The usual suspects.
Olivia: Great. Sounds fun. How about Reza? I haven't seen him in ages. I really miss him. Any chance you guys are getting back together soon?
Begin rambling... now!
: What I mean is, I was getting too serious. It was just way early for that. And that whole long distance thing was becoming a problem for us. It's pretty ironic that as soon as we're broken up, I move back here, five minutes away from his apartment. Not that it makes a difference. I'm just happy we're still friends, and that we're comfortable with each other. You and him are my two best friends. I don't ever want to lose that. But getting back together? Nope. Besides, I don't think he'll be coming to the party. He's been really busy. So... eightish?
You don't have any charm Olivia. You're the most boring character in the game and I hate your accent.
... can't go wrong with some Tequila though.
Olivia: WSL suppressor software!
Olivia: Can do. It's like a...a cloak for your mobile. Want to be invisible? Just tap the screen!
You're really bad at explaining things Olivia.
: I don't get it. I'm invisible?
Olivia: No, you're not invisible. That's impossible, except with a very, very expensive combat suit, and those things don't hold up to a can of spray paint. What this little hack does is make your mobile invisible to the Eye in the Sky. You're untraceable. The Syndicate can't track your mobile. Mondo cool, huh?
: That is cool. How does it work? You just, what, wire it to my mobile?
Olivia's cell phone rings, saving us from more of her stupidity. People in the future should NOT say "mondo cool".
Zoe is clearly also eager to get out of there.
Olivia: (Into her phone) Tadiyass, Alem! Dehna neh?
Let's get the hell out of here
Next time we explore the rest of town, and finally make it to the Gym. Or do we?
And since this is a short update, here's a Bonus Video/Backup. Because he's a man's man.