7 Splinters in Time

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Year:
2018
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Testing, one, two, three.

This is Sergeant Timms

with a temporary discharge

evaluation for...

Name.

You know my name.

I've gotta hear you

say it for the machine.

You're kidding me.

No, please,

just tell the machine.

It's really bright in here.

Is it bright in here?

Yeah, it's bright in here.

Darius Lefaux.

They say a life can

only be understood backwards,

but it must be lived forwards.

Occupation?

Investigator.

I was...

An investigator.

That's fine.

See? That wasn't hard.

So, how are you feeling,

Darius Lefaux?

Don't know what I'm doing,

that kind of thing.

You and me both.

That's normal.

I don't know

what clothes to put on.

I don't know what toothpaste

to buy.

Sure.

I don't know who I am.

Sorry?

I don't know who I am.

You don't know who you are?

You know who you are?

See that?

Yeah, what is that?

You're saying that Darius Lefaux

does not know who he is?

Not really, no.

Look, you know why

you're here, right?

Yeah, because of...

Yes, because of...

Stop.

Holy shit!

Are you all right?

Yeah.

...having trouble

remembering things, right?

We've been over this. Please just

tell me again for the machine.

I don't remember a lot of things

before ten years ago.

My childhood.

I'm gonna Miss you, Lefaux.

Look, this is

just a temporary discharge, okay?

We just want you to go home

for a while,

rest, relax,

get your head together.

You have any hobbies

that'll help you relax a little?

Hat tricks.

Hat tricks?

Hat tricks.

I don't know what

we're gonna do without you, Lefaux.

Oh, you're gonna Miss me.

Okay.

You're a crazy f*ck, Lefaux,

but you're not crazy-crazy.

So, congratulations.

I think this is gonna work out

the way you want it to.

Thank you.

Okay.

Now I'll just need your gun

and your badge.

You, um...

You gonna need

the silencer, too?

Silencer?

What the f*ck

are you talking about?

Uh...

I just want to go bowling.

Are you still

taking your meds? Yeah.

Good. Keep taking them.

It's nothing to be ashamed of.

All right, good luck, man. And

believe me, we'll be in touch.

I promise, I'll be in touch.

You want me to drive

for a while?

You're free to go.

They say I'm not dead.

That I'm just a splinter

in time.

How is it possible

to bring order out of memory?

I should like to begin

at the beginning,

like a Weaver at his loom.

I should like to say

this is the place to start.

There can be no other.

The headlines read

"double suicide."

An older gentleman and a younger

one found side by side.

But I know the real story,

and my end is my beginning.

Now here's where it starts

to get really strange.

Timms was right. I did see

things from time to time.

More and more,

the world didn't hold in place.

Like a patient's fever dream.

How did I know those tricks?

Darius!

Darius? I'm starving!

Where the f*ck are you?

I'll be right there.

You're late.

I'm sorry.

What did you bring me?

Peanut butter and jelly

yuck. Set it over there.

What you watching, Babs?

They're announcing who wins

the second round.

Exciting.

Is this new?

Eh. Twice a day. I forgot.

You forgot? Babs, you can't just

take them when you remember.

I'm old, I forget shit!

I can give them to you.

Don't forget!

I won't forget.

Oh.

Here.

Jerk.

Here.

I'm, uh, going out.

Another date?

Yeah, another date.

Jeez, you're gonna get sick.

From a date?

Staying out late.

And what can you get

from those... women?

Crabs!

You're better than them crabby women.

What's that supposed to mean?

It means what I said.

You're better than them.

You have everything you need?

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