Monday, 11 November, 2019/0300
The first thing that hits you is the bright light. It pierces your eyelids, stabbing into your brain. As you adjust to the brightness you see where your are. You are in a room, about twenty-five by twenty-five feet. The walls and floor are covered by easily cleaned white padding of some plastic material. It is entirely white, stark white in the glare of the bright fluorescent lights from the ceiling. There are no windows. A white padded door is the only exit. It has a small security glass window in it shut off by a slide door on the outside with a small, secure door built into it at the bottom.
The room is blank. The only furniture in the room are four bench beds covered with the same padding with an attached padding pillow. All four of you lie on these benches, the young gentlemen to one side, the young ladies on the other.
The room seems a bit chilly, and it isn’t long before you determine that the reason is you are barely dressed. The young men wear white boxer briefs. The young ladies wear functional, unflattering white underwear and a strip of cloth bound tightly across their chests, the bare minimum of modesty for everyone. Each of you has a bandage of folded gauze and medical tape on the inside of your elbow, and it is easily clear why. An IV stand sits at the head of each bed. Some kind of weird blue fluid hangs in a bag. And is it just a trick of the light, or does the fluid glow slightly? But the IV line hangs limply down to the floor, the needle no longer in your arm, though it obviously was, by the pain in your elbow and the bit of blood on the needle. You are a bit sore and groggy, and famished, likely due to whatever that glowing blue fluid is.
On the floor beside the door are four plastic trays. Each contains a bologna and American cheese sandwich, a bag of plain, cheap potato chips, and a bottle of water. Oddly, there is also what looks like a large, homemade, and delicious chocolate chip cookie. The sandwiches do look like they have been there for a few hours, however.