“You did what?”- Hugh raised his voice, slamming his fist against the wooden table. The painful collision knocked some sense into his rage-clouded mind, bought enough time for him to continue his sentence-“This…This is madness. You can’t even consider doing something this…I thought better of you, father”-He spat out, the word felt foreign on his tongue. How long had it been since the last time he said it? He couldn’t recall.
-“Calm down, Hugh.”-The man behind the desk said softly, as if trying to stop a childish tantrum. His emotionless blue eyes locked tightly onto Hugh’s matching ones.-“You know why I’m doing this. And I need your help.”
He glanced back at his father, sparks of rage still lingered in his eyes. But he knew better. It took a few seconds for a proper sentence to form in his head. –“Fine.”-He was pleased with the result. His voice sounded much calmer, though still strained -“Show me the document”
Hugh sat silently behind the glass, his lips pressed into a thin line. So it worked. She was alive now. He glanced over at his father, noting a small smile tugging at the corner of his lips. The old man was smiling. Strange. He didn’t even thought his father was capable of doing such thing. At least, not anymore.
“Remind me why I’m here”
“To teach her, son. Psychology is not my field of expertise, after all. Besides, there is only one person in the world I can trust her with”- There was a hidden meaning in his words, but Hugh wasn’t interested in finding out. He had his own plan to work with.
“Just burn it into her brain. I have all the basic stuffs in here if your scientists haven’t prepared it yet. And I double-checked it. No porn in there.”- He took a small CD out of his left pocket and placed it on the table before exiting the room. That should be enough. It had to be.
He stepped into the all-white room, his hands stuffed inside the pockets of his lab coat. And there she was, as real as ever. Unfortunately, this didn’t seem like one of those bad dreams where everything returned to normal as soon as he woke up screaming. Yes…How unfortunately for him. Ignoring the freezing air pricking at his skin under the white coat, he leaned forward, putting on a small smile for the girl.
-“So…Hi, I guess”- He felt like a idiot for saying that. It wasn’t like she could understand that anyway.