Sadie awoke to find herself in a ill-lit room, the only source of light being from the small barred window. Her head was pounding and she could barely remember anything. Where was she? Why was there a shooting pain in her wrists.
Her eyes expanded slowly, taking in more of her surroundings. She was laying on the floor... no wait, she was hanging on a wall from her arms she realized. She looked up and saw the shackles around her wrists. She had no idea how long she'd been hanging here, no wonder they hurt so bad.
She got to her feet so the weight of her body was no longer entirely on her arms. It felt much better, but as the pain started to subside, it was quickly followed by a tidal wave of panic. Where is this? Why am I chained up in this place which looks distinctly like a... dungeon?
Sadie thought back hard to try and recall what happened which could have led her here. The last thing she could remember was the secret police showing up and taking her father away in an SUV for questioning. The chief inspector had then sat down with her in her home and shared some tea with her while he reassured her that her father's questioning would be routine and they would be reunited within the next few days.
The tea. He must have put something in the tea. That asshole!
She looked down and realized she was also completely naked, with the exception of her boots. She also realized it was cold in the room and started to shiver a bit. She was frightened and had no idea what to expect. She hoped she’d see her father again soon.
There was a dark hallway to her right, with bars separating her room from the hallway. A few minutes after stirring, she heard footsteps coming down the hallway. Eventually, a medical android emerged, the gray skinned ones, exactly like the sort used in the hospitals in the city. She always found it creepy that they had no visible faces. It was wheeling in a small table, which it pushed up next to Sadie without looking at her.
Sadie looked down at the table; her eyes widened and she skipped a breath. The table was covered with knives and scalpels. “Oh god, what am I doing here? What is this?” she spoke reflexively.
The android looked up at her and then froze for a moment. A few seconds later, a radio or speaker inside the android appeared to crackle on and a person’s voice came through.
“I am the Chief Inspector of Facility A39 and I am to inform you that as of yePost too long. Click here to view the full text.