Allison Green- Day I
Vitality Points: 100
Psyche Points: 93
Allison hadn’t at all been expecting someone would actually get electrocuted. It had sounded like a joke – a threatening one, but a joke none-the-less. You couldn’t just electrocute a person. That was absurd.
But the game master did, zapping Mandy when she refused to write her true fears. She rocked back and forth, yelling, and Allison was frightened. Seeing someone get electrocuted in front of her was terrifying, and made her glad she’d written down the truth.
And then Mandy was zapped again, before she finally wrote down what were presumably her true fears and not some lies.
Allison nearly screamed. In the space of two minutes, someone had been zapped twice. That was just insane. Who would do that to a person? They had their rights as human beings! This person was mad, seemingly out for them. Completely and utterly crazy.
The straps binding her to her chair retracted, allowing her to move again. She jumped up, wanting to get out, only to see that the door was bolted shut. When had that happened? No-one else had come near to this room, surely. Unless this room was wired up in some way to automatically shut the door.
She clenched her fists and sat down again. When she’d gotten the letter, she’d assumed it was like one of those shows where you answered questions, got points and if you had the most you won. A game show. Not the plaything of a crazy maniac willing to harm the competitors because they didn't comply with absurd rules.
The dark voice in her mind told her it was her fault. If she’d tried harder, she could have gotten into the college she wanted, and wouldn’t have needed the money as badly as she did. She couldn’t shake that one, the dark lie that sounded so true.
Now Allison understood the limits. At least, she hoped she did. She didn’t want to suddenly have a bombshell of worse pain dropped.
She hesitated for a moment. They were competing against each other, they shouldn’t help each other. But her want to help wouldn’t be contained.
“Are you OK?” she asked Mandy.