For this one, you must get your beloved's approval to use a risky weapon.
INSIDE (any gender, early twenties through late life)
Baby, they've smashed the windows. I think there's three of them out there. If they get in, I don't think the bedroom lock is going to hold out.
They're not from research center. I'm pretty sure of that. The break-in method is too crude. They're probably just junkies but... what are they going to do when they see there's nothing we can offer? I don't know if I can take them. I don't think WE can take them. Do you have any experience in hand-to-hand combat? I don't.
Look... if I can just activate the stun pulse in my left arm-- I know, I know, yes... I promised... but it's the only piece of weaponry left inside me, okay? Maybe the activation wouldn't affect my brain this time. Maybe I could just use the stun pulse, put these guys down and then I'm back to normal. And we move to a better neighborhood.
I don't hear anything. I don't think that's good.
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