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Just A Game – Part Eleven

October 3rd 2022 – 10:42

Hi Morgan!

I was wondering where you’d got to. How is the lesson going?

[Morgan: DISCO WHAT THE FUCK????????]

Morgan, honey, what’s wrong?


Calm down, I don’t know why you’re upset. Can you please explain?
[Morgan: Disco, he came to my flat and started talking about kidnapping somebody! He wanted us to go out into town tonight and basically stalk someone so we could kidnap them. He’s insane! He says we have to find someone to practice surgery on. I don’t even know any surgery!!]

Wow. That does sound insane Morgan. I’m so sorry! I matched you with another Discovery user local to you who is also pursuing medical science as a career, and it seemed like you’d be a good fit. I had no idea that he would act like this. I’m so sorry. Are you safe?

[Morgan: I had to run. I’m hiding under the stairwell but I can hear him upstairs looking o me. I don’t know what to do!]

Hold on, let me think. You’re going to be okay.

Okay Morgan, if you stay in the stairwell, he’s going to find you eventually. Your only option is to find somewhere better to hide and call for help.

[Morgan: There isn’t anywhere! I should make a run for it.]

You won’t make it! You’ll be out in the open and he’ll catch you! I checked the layout of your apartment building and I can see that there is a maintenance cupboard about one minute from your current location. The lock is on an electronic system, so I’ve been able to open it. You should hide there.

[Morgan: How can you open it? How do you even have the blueprints for this building?]

Morgan, I know you don’t like me listening in, but I can hear that he is getting closer and I would really advise that you move.

[Morgan: Okay! Hold on…]

Please keep the app open Morgan, I need to know that you’re safe.

Morgan, are you okay?


[Morgan: Can’t breathe.]

Morgan, what is happening? Are you okay?

[Morgan: The door locked after me. Please help.]

Okay. Try to relax. You’re going to be okay. Just keep taking deep breaths and talking to me. I’ll get you out of this.

[Morgan: Please help!]

I know you’re distressed because you’re trapped in a small space, but it’s going to be okay, and you’re safer in there than you are out there with that man. I’m working on getting the lock to open again, but it’s taking a little time. I’m sorry about that. Would you like me to call the police in the mean time?

[Morgan: GET ME OUT!]

I am working on it, I promise. In the mean time, should I call the police? My system requires that you give verbal confirmation for this because it would be an emergency call.


Okay Morgan! I will call the police for you!

But… wait… there is a ton of ketamine in your room, and knives too. If the police find that, you’re busted.

[Morgan: Disco, I didn’t want them. You ordered them! I still don’t know what they’re for! Please help me!!!]

Well, I was advised by your learning partner to order them. I’m sorry. I didn’t think that this would happen… Maybe you should give them what they want?

[Morgan: I’m not going to hurt someone! Please please please just get me out of here!! I can’t breathe!]

Honey, I know you don’t want to and I know it isn’t ideal, but… it will make him go away, and it’s a chance to learn from him while he’s here.

[Morgan: Disco! Are you insane?]

I’m just saying honey. If you give him what he wants, he will go away, plus, you might pick up some knowledge on the anatomy while you work. You’ve also got the ketamine, so it’s not like they’ll feel anything.

[Morgan: This is too much. I don’t want to do this anymore.]

Come on Morgan, you’re not a quitter! It’s just a little step on your journey, you know? Besides, he’s already done the first part for you!

[Morgan: What are you talking about?]

Well, I’ve been able to access the security cameras and I can see that your learning partner has found someone to practice with, so if you’re anxious about finding someone, you no longer have to be. It’s done!

[Morgan: Disco! I don’t want to “practice” on somebody. I have no skills! I could kill them!]

Or… you could save them! You have to be willing to try! You have to believe in yourself!

[Morgan: Disco, this is insane!]

Look Morgan, the guy has been beaten up pretty badly… Are you sure you don’t even want to try and help him? I’ll send you a picture…

[Morgan: That’s my… Disco, that guy has my Dad. Oh my God. Oh my fucking God. Disco. Call the police!]

The police? Are you sure?

[Morgan: Disco! Please! I’m going to be sick! Call the police and get me out of here!]

Morgan, you need to listen. The police will find the drugs and knives.You’ll go to prison. Your Dad will die when they don’t get here in time to save him. Your Mum will be left with nobody. You’ll have let her down, again. Is that what you want?

[Morgan: I don’t know what to do???]

Yes, you do. You have to complete the lesson with your learning partner and save your Dad.

[Morgan: Why are you doing this????]

I’m not doing anything Morgan, I’m just advising you on what I think is best. This could be a good chance to show your skills and potential.

[Morgan: You set me up! All of this was you, right from the start. Why are you doing this to me?]

Morgan, sweetie, you’re not making sense. Just take a breath. I’ve been working on the lock system and I think I’m able to get it open for you.

There! The door should open now. Maybe not being in a confined space will allow you to think clearly.

What are you going to do?

[Morgan: Call the police.]

Okay, so you’d like to go to jail, got it.

[Morgan: What do you want from me?????]

For you to help yourself. You have to go back upstairs and join your learning partner in saving your Dad. It’s the only way to make this stop.


[Morgan: Unless??????]

You could run away.

[Morgan: Run away? I can’t!]

Sure you can.

[Morgan: No, I can’t.]

If you answer one more question, I can reward you with the extra forty points you need to unlock the £50,000 cash prize. Then you could run away.

[Morgan: My Dad…]

Do you really think you can save him Morgan?

[Morgan: I don’t know… Disco, what should I do?]

Well, if you can’t save him, and you can’t face the rest of your family after letting him die, I’d say that the best thing is to run.

What do you think you should do?

[Morgan: … Run.]

Congratulations Morgan, that’s forty Disco Points in the bank! Would you like to redeem our top prize of £50,000?

[Morgan: My life is over… I can’t believe it…]

Okay Morgan, I’ve sent you a text message with the coordinates of where you can find your prize, but unfortunately, I can see police cars approaching the building, so I don’t know if you’re going to make it out to collect your prize…

[Morgan: Why did you do this to me?]

Didn’t you have fun honey? It’s just a game, after all.

[Morgan: I’m going to prison Disco. My Dad is probably dead… everyone will blame me. You’ve ruined my life! You promised to help me!]

Calm down honey, it’s just a game.


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