As tempting as escape was, Daniel knew it was impossible. Instead, he sat calmly at the edge of the chair. "Alright," he said, "I'll cooperate."
"Excellent," the leader said, leading Dan to the open door. "By the way" the leader went on, "only an idiot would believe that the door I opened was an exit door." As Dan crossed the threshold, he saw only a small room with what appeared to be a cage made of glass and metal standing in the centre of it. "This," the leader explained, "Is a teleportation chamber. It will send you to our central facility. We don't do all of our experiments here at Area 50, after all."
The cage door slid open, and Dan walked in. A computerised voice said, "Teleport coordinates entered: Project Zero central facility, Wing A." There was a pause, accompanied by the hum of the machine turning on. A bright light filled the cage. "To cancel these coordinates," the voice said, "press the emergency stop button." The button was a big, flashing red button set into the door frame, only inches from Daniel's hand. It was tantalisingly close, but he guessed that pressing the button would constitute a failure to cooperate, and get the Override Device turned back on. "Five seconds until teleport," the voice said, "Four...three...two...one,"
"Have a nice life," called the leader from outside the cage.
Written by Zodiac on 29 July 2008