Old man- "Don't you remember?"
Young man- "No, I don't."
The old man walked closer to the young man. Two of his
extremists were gone, an arm and a leg, he was
supporting himself with a cane.
Old guy-" Oh Tom! It's been so long! Do you remember
me? Please tell me you remember me."
Tom- "I'm trying, it feels like my memory has been
Old guy-" That's because it is."
Tom- "Where am I? And Who are you?"
Old guy- "Jacob.. We were lab partners at OFS, we were
working on a machine to understand the process of
dimensions. We had an accident during one of the
Tom- "How long has it been...?"
Jacob- "For me, it's been 50 years. I'm not aware of
how much time you've been through the portal. You
still look young. I'm rags stuck in this place, I've
been waiting for my death for so long...But I plan to
escape today and with your help we can accomplish
this. You can set me free, we can save ourselves,
before its too late and you suffer the same
Tom- "I have bits of my memory, they are foggy....The
plasma; I was fixing the plasma tubes, wasn't I?"
Jacob- "Yes, you were."
Tom- "It fell on me..."
Jacob- "We need to find a way out, I've got a few
places we can look at."
Tom- "Where? This is an empty white room, there's
Tom franticly moved around, looking around at his
surroundings. The white room seemed infinite, like as
if he was standing in the middle of the sea.
He looked in all directions, he tried to look as far
as he could, but there was nothing. Only Jacob,
standing there with his cane. He points his finger in
Jacob- "I know where to go..."
Tom- "How do you know there's something there?"
Jacob- "I've been roaming the emptiness of this vast
world for countless years Tom. Walked days and years,
I've grown old and tired of searching. I need a place
that can take me out, we need to go there. With your
help, I can escape.."
Tom- "Can you walk?"
Jacob- "Yes, I can."
Tom- "Let's look for this exit, we need to get out of
here, or else I'll go insane."
Jacob and Tom started to walk in one direction forward
next to each other, at a slow pace. Due to Jacobs'
apparent disability, Jacob didn't want to ask Tom
about his arm and leg. He figured it was a problem
with the teleportation. Maybe something cut him on our
way here. Maybe there was a fusion or loss of
particles during the accident, he just didn't want to
make any comments about Toms' appearance. He was also
scared of finding out. After walking for a few
minutes, hours, days, months, what seemed like an
eternity, Tom saw a black spot in the distance. An
exit perhaps, he could make a run for it, he would
leave Jacob behind however. He paced faster to what
seem like a structure, man-made, built like a machine.
He stooped and looked at it from a distance. A big box
of aluminum, shiny as it was new, no signs of wear or
tear on its' surface. A marvelous wonder in the middle
of infinite white space.l
Tom- "What is this Jacob? It's a machine and wires..."
Tom turned around and was caught by surprise, Jacob
had stabbed him with a needle in his chest. Tom fell
to the ground almost immediately. Paralyzed, he tried
to turned around and crawl away from Jacob, but as he
moved away he felt his body moving slower and slower.
His hands were no longer able to support himself.
Jacob got closer to him and picked up some of the
wires on the floor. As he walked away he looked back
at Tom and smiled at him. Tom couldn't talk and had
stopped moving. He could only move his eyes. He tried
to scream, but it was pointless.
Jacob moved to the machine and started the component.
A loud noise suddenly took over the surrounding area,
it was coming from one direction, but it seemed to be
all around him. Jacob turned Tom on his back and
placed a helmet like object on Toms head. He looked at
him eye to eye. His soul was screaming through his
Jacob- "Don't worry Tom, I wont hurt you...I just need
your body. It's my only way to escape this infinite
Jacob placed his hand on Tom's chest and removed the
needle stuck inside of him. Tom had successfully been
Jacob- "You're probably wondering what I will do now.
Tom, I will take your place. This machine is designed
to transfer our minds to each others' bodies. You'd be
in my body and I'll be in yours. You seem to have
taken a high dose of plasma when our accident
Tom looked at the machine, making even louder noises
as if it was getting ready to explode. Jacob walked
right to it and set up a timing system, ready to
extract the minds of each man out of their bodies and
switch them. 5 minutes, the machine blinked on the
Jacob- "I was desperate Tom, I had no way out of here.
My mind drifted into madness each passing moment in
this place, I lost grip of time, I have no idea where
to find it or or how it is. Only my wrinkles and scars
are proof of it passing through this reality. After
years of sitting in one place, I finally broke. I
couldn't take it anymore, Tom. I carried a grudge
against myself. I tried to kill myself by bleeding
out. In a moment of madness, I placed my finger in my
mouth and ripped my finger off my hand. To my horror,
the wound had healed so fast, so quick, the bleeding
out plan had been a complete failure. So I sat there
looking at my amputated finger laying down in this
white reality, bleeding. I stared at it for so long, I
wanted my finger back on my hand, Tom. But it was
gone. Through this ordeal, I somehow started thinking
about toys I had, the life I had. And one day, a
miracle happened Tom, my fingered moved. It moved to
where I wanted it to move, from left to right, up and
down. I could control the physical object. Then it
happened, I turned my finger into a small car I had
when I was a kid. I could transform physical objects
My finger was a toy car, and the toy car became a
candle, the candle became a light bulb, and the light
bulb became a knife. During that time, I came to the
idea of building a machine that could transfer our
minds like files on a computer. All I had to do was
wait for your to return to this dimension, this
reality. But I needed more objects, more materials. So
with the knife, I cut my fingers off, one by one. The
cuts all healed, the scars all stayed, but Istill
needed more. The knife became a tool to cut my limbs
off. Tom look closely, the machine is me, I am the
The machine made a sound, ticking every second, down
to less than a minute. Jacob placed the helmet on his
head and stuck the needle into his chest; paralyzing
him instantly. Tom had been able to move some of his
fingers, the paralysis seemed to be wearing off. Soon
after, he could finally raise his arm a small amount,
but it was too late. The machine turned on and IT
EXPLODED with energy though the wires piercing the
brains of both men cutting their perceptions open and
extracting their minds from THEM, TRANFERING to each
After a few seconds, Jacob, now in Tom's body stands
up and looks down to his old body. Tom, paralyzed
still with the needle in his chest. The machine's
noise stopped, Jacob picked up an axe and went to
where Tom was laying down. Raising the tool high, he
cuts Tom's last arm off, the pain could be seen in his
Jacob- "I'm not a killer. I want to go home, Tom. I
will build you a nice comfortable chair with my...your
arm Tom, where you can sit and wait for death,
Jacob moved out of Tom's sight and headed out to an
open place in the white reality. When he came back, he
picked Tom up and carried him to the chair. Jacob
walked back from him and sat right in front of him.
Jacob- "I won't touch her, unless I have to pretend I
am you. The plasma should wear off at some point and
I'll be able to stay there. I don't know how many
times I'll be back, maybe I wont be back again-"
Jacob collapses back and disappears soon after. In the
white room, a few seconds pass and Tom was able to
move again. All he could do was scream."
6 years later...
A man in a white t-shirt wakes up, as he opens his
eyes he sees a red dot in the distance. As he gets
closer, an old man appears to be siting on the red
Young man- "Where am I?"
Old guy- "Don't you remember?"
Young man- "Not really..."
Old guy- "It's been a long time Tom, you will
remember, when the plasma wears off.