Part 2 Death
Chapter 6 Settling
Ari, 09:00, Jun 25th, 3048, Monday
A: - Good morning.
E: - Good morning, how can I help you.
A: - My name is Ari. I was a programmer before transition, and I came to work here. Looking forward to new challenges.
E: - Wow. It’s awesome. I’m Emma. Nice to meet you.
She is so tiny and look so yang. And what with that pink rabit fluffy outfit? It even has ears. Did she die in school? Oh
NAME: Emma; GENDER: Female; SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Gay; BIRTH: 22:05, Jan 02nd, 2983; TRANSITION DEATH: 10:32, Sep 10th, 3006-11:41, Sep 10th, 3006; DEATH: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
Wait. She died in 23. She looked like this in her 20s. Ouch. And she is 65… I see. Guessing age by looks not going to work here.
E: - Let me show you around. Do you want some coffee?
A: - Would be nice.
E: - Follow me. You can pick any desc you like, except mine over there.
A: - Sorry, miss Emma.
E: - Hey, drop it, just Emma is fine.
A: - Ok, Emma, are you work alone here?
E: - Not anymore, it’s two of us now. And in the past, I had a senior colleague, but he passed 10 years ago. Here is your coffee. How were your first days?
A: - A bit confusing.
E: - You’ll get used to unknown death soon, don’t worry.
A: - Oh, no, that’s fine, I guess. Once I find something to work on, my regular routines will be complete - more or less. I’ll probably be missing my friends in a while, tho.
E: - Then what is it?
A: - May I ask you something very personal?
E: - Sure, go ahead. If it’s too personal, I’ll just not answer.
A: - Was you gay before death?
E: - Don’t know for sure, maybe. I was focused on my studies and thrilled by the first job so much, that I haven’t dated. Hm… but, thinking of me back then, I was noticing girls more than boys, so it didn’t shock me once I saw here.
A: - I see. I wanted to ask if there any difference. I was told that none - except gender, but I find it hard to believe.
E: - Sorry, don't know. My girlfriend also hasn’t dated anyone before and neither of us have any friends who flipped. I guess, you’ll see once you meet someone new.
A: - Yeah. You mentioned friends, is it ok to talk about it here?
E: - It's out in the open once you introduced, so no one is making a big deal out of it. Yet, you probably shouldn't ask people you've just met.
A: - I'm very sorry.
E: - Ah, no, I didn't mean it like that. With me it's totally ok. I fond of direct people, so please ask me whatever comes to you mind. But, you know, people are different and some of them need to warm up to you first.
A: - Thanks, I'll be more careful. Please, tell me more about projects here.
E: - We have ….
End of part 2