You need to get to DC. The city is surrounded by an army of national guard and police.

You need to get to DC. The city is surrounded by an army of national guard and police. You approach the barricade and see a group of people holding rifles and wearing military gear. They are all pointing them at you, but then you notice someone nearby. It’s that girl from yesterday! She looks so scared. “Hey, what’s going on?” she asks nervously. “Are we under martial law? Are they shooting at us?” The soldiers look over at her and shrug. One points to you. “This guy just ran into town with some supplies for the community center.” He motions to you. “We brought him here to check him out.” “Check me out for what?” “Who the hell is asking you, you terrorist?” the soldier says. “Could you please just do your job?” The woman looks at you. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve only just recently moved here. I don’t know anyone in town. I don’t know anything about any community center.” She starts to get agitated. “You have no right to hold us here. You’ve no evidence that we’re terrorists. I am a citizen of the United States… Am I supposed to know what that means anymore? I have a right to exist. I have rights. You’re taking them away from me and that’s illegal! You have no cause to hold us here. You have no right!” The soldier looks at her incredulously. “Oh, so you think you’re an American citizen with all the rights of one, miss? You’ll have to go before a military court and prove that you’re an American citizen, then it’s up to them to determine if you’re a terrorist or not. Now, you have the right to remain silent. If you wish, an attorney may be provided to you. If you wish, you may even have your attorney contact me directly. All of these options will be up to you.” The woman seems to think about this for a moment before replying. “I… I don’t know what to say. I don’t want an attorney. I don’t want to prove anything. I want to go home. I’m scared.” “That’s understandable,” the soldier says. “I would be as well. So, you wish to clear your name? We can do that. Simply tell me what you know about the terrorists and I’ll escort you to the local police station, where you can explain your situation. By then, if you wish, you can return home.” “But what if I haven’t done anything?” “Well, worst case scenario, I’ll just shoot you and send your body to your family.” The woman seems to relax a little in her chair. “Are you going to… To kill me?” “No, I’ll need you to come with me of course.” “I thought so,” she says in a small voice. “Don’t worry. I am a professional. I just need you to get up and come with me. You don’t need to be afraid.” The woman gets up and turns to you. Despite herself, she gives you a hug. “I don’t know why but I’m not. Thank you.” “We’ll prove your innocence,” you assure her. “Now, let’s go.” You and the woman exit the room and begin walking through the base. Along the way, you acknowledge the fact that you know absolutely nothing about this woman. What could have possibly happened to her to make her so scared? Somehow, you get the feeling that you’ll find out soon…

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