"As you can see, we've been having our eye on you for quite some time now." The agent opens a file. Neo doesn't read the three letters that are printed on the file description, but he could guess them.
"You have a problem with authority, Mr. Anderson," he hears. The agent in front of him browses through the file on the table. " It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you... help your landlady carry out her garbage." The agent's face turns cynic. "The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias 'Neo' and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not."
Thomas swallows drily. He knew this was coming. This time it was. These people, these agents, they knew about his whereabouts, they knew his entire life. They also knew who he had been talking to only minutes before his arrest. This was about them, and he knew they needed him. So he'd give these people nothing.
The agent continued. "We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice."
What a surprise.
"Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal," he mutters, thinking of what to do. He remember. "But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call."
Neo jumps up from his bed. What nightmare was that? It had agents in it, agents with smirky faces and black sunglasses. Agents with... No! Neo checks his belly. No sign of the creature. He sighs. Just a dream.
Or so it seemed.
"Oh my god, that thing was real?" Neo shouts, as Trinity takes a glass object off the gun in her hands and empies it through the open window. She looks at him. "Of course it wasn't real. But soon you'll find out why," she says quickly as Neo's face shows he's not understanding.
"Do you believe in fate, Neo?"
"Why not?" Morpheus' lips show a hint of a smile.
"Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life."
"I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?"
"The matrix," Neo answers.
"Do you want to know what it is?"
He ponders this question a slight while, but quickly answer, "yes."
"The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."
What is Morpheus talking about? "What truth?" Neo asks, puzzled.
"That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind."
This is where the sign-ups start.
This mafia is going to be Matrix-themed. As you can see, I'm going to put in some (imo good) quotes, but I'll come up with some other stuff as well (since the game chronology will probably not fit the movie storyline, e.g. you guys could decide to lynch Neo right away). The roles will be based on character powers in The Matrix (I, II and III) and will be quite like the Dragon Age mafia that Edocsil set up. Not exact copies though.
Let the signup commence.
5. Squirrel - The Keymaker (town hider/copier) (replaced freezie) (killed Night 1)
6. Strike Wolf
00iCon - Sati - Innocent Child (unlynchable towny) (semi-lynched Day 1)
11. Dlanor A. Knox (replaces xuereb)
12. / - Agent Smith (Mafia Godfather) (lynched Day 2)
13. Fircoal - The Trainman (Third party jailor) (daykilled Day 2)
14. Safari (replaced Flores)
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