We came out of the room. I went first, Johnny was behind me. I still had the stunner ready, but there was nobody in the corridor. The corridor was lighter than the room. It was short and ended with a door. I tried it. It opened, and there was the yard with the same chickens and all. And the black sheep. It was the same, and I didn’t like it. It looked different, as any black sheep should look. But this one felt strange, alien, not belonging. In other words, it was not from here. Like Johnny and me, it was from somewhere else.
In my job you have to feel bots. Bots are small computer programs, on the one hand. On the other hand, when you are inside a game, you see them just like other characters of the game. But they are different, and they are usually more powerful and can do unusual things. If you are not careful, some of them can kill you. And when you die, it is not inside the game where you die. You die in reality. You die in the real world.