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the sane abandoned me (the surveillance remix)

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<...tracking…>
<...detected...>
<...city perimeter breached...tracking...>

2019:04:09:21:46:51 a dusty and dented vehicle, mostly rust and primer, spider graffiti
2019:04:09:21:47:26 a silhouette of the driver, hair messy, profile of a pointed chin, compressed lips
2019:04:09:21:47:49 the car frozen in mid-skid, dark rubber smoke and the flash of light off the windshield
2019:04:09:21:48:17 empty streets, an upper management housing unit in the center of the city

<...tracking...>
<...tracking...>
<...unit 15425, 79108 offline...>

2019:04:09:21:53:11 a man pawing through the pockets of two drone units

<...request unit removal...>
<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:22:03:53 a man, raygun drawn, plastic mask covering his eyes

<...tracking…>

2019:04:09:22:08:57 a man peering around the corner of a corridor, raygun at the ready

<...tracking…>

2019:04:09:22:10:17 a man, body hugging the wall, approaching a patrolling drone unit from behind

<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:22:29:12 a raygun raised, butt first
2019:04:09:22:29:14 the back of a man destroying a security monitor with the butt of a raygun

<...units 36787, 69495 offline...>

2019:04:09:22:49:18 a man firing a raygun at a drone unit down a hall, a deactivated drone unit on the ground

<...request unit removal...>

2019:04:09:23:15:07 a man punching a drone unit

<...tracking...>
<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:23:18:18 a man trying to open a door

<...extermination mode engaged…>
<...divert feed to Director's office...>

2019:04:09:23:20:47 a man sitting in front of a bank of monitors

<...building security deactivated...>
<...stairwell fire safety protocols deactivated...>
<...manual override engaged...>

2019:04:09:23:24:45 a man opening a door to a stairwell

<...unit 3409 offline...>

2019:04:09:23:39:19 a man heaving a drone unit over a railing

<...suspend unit removal until situation resolved...>
<...waiting…>

2019:04:09:23:47:03 a man climbing stairs

<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:00:05:22 a man climbing stairs

<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:00:13:24 a man looking down a hallway

<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:00:13:59 a man looking down a hallway

<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:00:16:41 a man kicking in a door

<...suspend maintenance repair mode until situation resolved...>

2019:04:09:00:17:00 a man looking over his shoulder

<...suspend security operations until situation resolved...>
<...divert feed to Director's office...>

2019:04:09:00:19:42 a man sitting in front of a bank of monitors

<...tracking...>
<...tracking…>

2019:04:09:00:21:09 a man moving through a darkened apartment

<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:00:23:52 a man in an open doorway

<...medical scan alert...>
<...alert alert alert...>

2019:04:09:00:24:45 a man standing over a body strapped to a table

<...unit 0825 adrenaline redline...>

2019:04:09:00:25:02 a man looking at a body strapped to a table

<...unit 0825 respiration bpm elevated...>

2019:04:09:00:26:05 a man hunched over, hands propped on his thighs

<...suspend medical protocols until situation resolved...>
<...tracking...>
<...tracking...>
<...detected...>

2019:04:09:00:31:01 a man pulling a knife out of his boot

<...medical scan alert...>
<...alert alert alert...>
<...unit 3603 pain redline...>

2019:04:09:00:34:33 a man touching the face of a prone body

<...unit 3603 respiration bpm below acceptable levels...>

2019:04:09:00:35:30 a prone man, face swollen, eyes slitted open

<...unit 3603 blood volume below acceptable levels...>

2019:04:09:00:36:07 a prone man, face swollen, unconscious

<...tracking...>
<...request medical protocols...>
<...request medical protocols...>
<...alert alert alert...>
<...tracking...>
<...suspend medical protocols until situation resolved...>

2019:04:09:38:15 a man gathering a body into his arms

<...alert alert alert...>
<...manual override medical protocols...>
<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:39:27 a man struggling to pull his raygun out of his holster

<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:40:32 a man pressing his lips to the forehead of the body in his arms

<...tracking...>

2019:04:09:42:10 the back of a man, carrying a body

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