You find yourself standing outside of your window on the fire escape staircase.
[[Get back inside]]You find the window jammed.
[[Try going down a level]]You decide to head down a level, you're now on 7th floor. You see the indoor stairs at the end of the [[hallway]]. [["Berton!"]]Its Karen, the neighbor who lives a level below your room.
"Where the hell have you been?"
"Will you help me take out the [[trash]]?"You recall the day of the accident, you feel the steel [[piercing->your are berton]] through your body.
You go in to the [[room]](link-reveal: "Old CRT TV")[(show: ?2)] showing [[50's soap opera]]
|2)[(link-reveal: "Framed black and white picture")[(show: ?3)] of [[her husband]]]
|3)[(link-reveal: "Half")[(show: ?4)] opened [[window]]]
|4)[The bag of trash at the [[door front]]]
//"What about dinner?"//
//"Lost my appetite."//
//"Oh, the steak can come out in five minutes."//
//"Now, don't start it."//
//"I've got to start [[it->room]]."// You grab the bag and go [[downstairs]] to the disposal room.It is 9:30 PM, you are now at 6th floor.
You struggled with the stairs even when you are heading [[down]].It is 9:31 PM, you are now at 4th floor, and it starts to rain.
The damp air is making your breath heavier, you feel weak.
You take a peek out of the window, you saw the [[street]] you grew up 3 blocks away.Helping Keren reminds you of the times [[you]] and your girlfriend volunteered on a social caring program last year.
You think of your childhood friends, [[games of stickball->reveal2]] under the bridge.
You hear the sirens going off in the distance, though its not loud it still annoys [[you]].
You remember the day you got your first job at the drive-in theater, and the very same night when you met [[Karen->reveal2]] for the first time.It is 9:33 PM, you reach the [[disposal room->reveal_2]] as you are almost out of breath. You feel trapped in a body of a much older person.You remembered your last [[breath]],
You are (link-reveal:"Berton")[(show: ?allof)],
|allof)[all of the (link-reveal:"relishing days")[(show: ?windows)] and disspointments are yours, your favorite TV shows, how you always wanted to one day visit the Alps,]
|windows)[you remembere the fights you had with [[Karen->bed]] just because you had always left the windows opened. ]It looks like it was taken in a photo studio, you see him standing infront of a backdrop of a mountaintop.
You heard from someone else that he [[passed away->room]] in a car accident 3 years ago, you rarely see Karen ever since then. You notice the swinging curtain with the [[ghostly->room]] sound of the wind blowing in.Its (link-reveal: "now")[(show: ?liberated)] 10:30 PM,
|liberated)[you're sitting on your (link-reveal: "bed")[(show: ?2)],]
|2)[You feel liberated living the life of Berton, for each trip to disposal room [[you->mom]] know this couple a bit more.]It is now (link-reveal: "11:20")[(show: ?2)],|2)[ and you're falling (link-reveal:"asleep")[(show: ?3)].]
|3)[Your mind drifts into a place of rusted memories, you heard your mom saying[[:]]]
"Everyone is Everyone"You wonder if Karen will ever learn your real name, or she had lost the ability to recognize new [[faces]].It is 9:33 PM, you reach the [[disposal room->reveal_3]]The bag was quite heavy, you wonder how Berton was able to conjure up the strength to walk down this path every week in his late 60s.
On your way back, you start to picture the way he walked, you recalled his voice.
Now going down the same route, [[as if->breath]]