Yggdrasil Tower, Japan
It appeared Elijah wasn't the only one being confused by this scenario. The Didi-Egg he was holding was warm and felt real, but this could very well just be some sort of new awesome tech Japan had been developing for all he knew. The others started throwing assumptions everywhere, and one caught his attention. "Guys, unless this is a very elaborate plot by the ones who brought us here to make it realistic as possible, I don't think this is part of the competition,", the tall girl said, sounding as confused as the general atmosphere in the room. "Don't think it matters. I'm sure I can handle it. Safe ain't interesting,", the flirtatious girl said in a pretty carefree tone as she walked towards the exit. "Besides, who the hell pays adult volunteers odin million to sit in a room and play ****ing kiddie games, anyway?". She did have a valid point, and though he was wary of the situation, Elijah couldn't hep but feeling pretty excited by the whole scenario.
"Ya know, she has a point. Besides, I'm sure we're not in any actual danger. They wouldn't fly in a bunch of random people out to Japan just to kill em. This is probably just a part of the game to make things more exciting. I'm sure these guys know what they're doing." Max followed after Evie. He then proceeded to take Elijahs hand, and guide him towards the exit. Elijah blushed and looked the other way, trying to balance the Digi-Egg in one hand. It wasn't too heavy, but he didn't want it to break regardless. He had a feeling this would be important for the game, however it would fit into the scene. When they got down the stairs. they they saw items lying around in a messy manner. Things like journals, notebooks and a bunch of other random dusty stuff which indicated that no one had been down there for quite some time. It all seemed so scetchy, he didn't even notice Max was still holding his hand.
They continued their way through the building until they reached the basement. No matter how awesome this adventure would be, the headline "Several teenagers found dead in abandoned building" kept repeating itself in his mind. Once they reached a door marked with the word "Exit", Diego turned a key to the door. and the exit opened. Then they went to a tunnel that apparently went through the city square. No matter how you'd think of it, it reeked of rulebreaking and trespassing a long way. Though it was somewhat exciting. Then, Elijah got a text on his D-Interface with an apology for the technical difficulties and the cancellation of the contest, but still allowing them usage of the complimentary hotel rooms for the duration here. "What? They cancelled it?" he said out loud.
"Guys... something is not right here," Diego said, clutching his egg protectiely as they entered the hotel room to be assigned to their suites. "Has anything been right during our entire stay here so far?" Elijah answered cynically. "Oh goody, we're gonna be roomies!" Max exclaimed excitedly. "Huh?" Elijah said, moving his attention from Diego to the room assignments. Oh.. they were roomies... "It's like the universe wants us to be together. Hehe!" Max said, winking at him as he went for the elevator. "God please, just strike me down here and now." Elijah said with a sigh as he stepped into the elevator after him.
"Wonder when they'll hatch?" Diego asked out loud, referring to the eggs everyone was carrying with them.
"Who knows! It'll be a surprise when they do, I guess." Max replied with a shrug.
"How will we potentially explain what they contain to others?" Elijah then asked, tilting his head in wonder before something else caught his attention.
"You... Can let go of my hand now" he told Max, shaking his hand to underline his point.