The world is black and still when you wake.
Query: main processing unit … intact. You wouldn’t be thinking at all if it wasn’t.
Query: central power supply … 12%. Which should be sufficient.
Queue: diagnostic loop protocol … in progress. The only way to tell how broken you are.
Query: visual feeds, peripheral … defunct.
Query: visual feed, central … intact.
Dim light flickers through a hole in the ceiling. Moonlight, most likely, across the crumbled fragments of the concrete room. Rusted metal bodies line the wall in a neat row, their indicator ports as dark as their eyes. In the centre of the room, something moves towards you. Something you almost recognize, but don’t…