7 Splinters in Time

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 sh*t!

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***, 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***

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*** 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 sh*t!

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?

Yeah, yeah. I guess so, yeah.

Good.

I'm gonna go.

F*** off.

Hello?

Lefaux?

Yeah?

Lefaux?

Mm.

You're alive!

Of course I'm alive.

What time is it?

Man, you had us worried.

You've gotta

come down here. Why?

There's been a murder.

I thought I was

on temporary discharge.

Well, come back.

Is he a relative?

Everyone thought it was you.

The late shift patrol

found him by the dock,

stabbed in the navel.

It's... it's me, there.

Dead.

Dennis?

Lefaux, what are you doing?

Who's that?

Dennis, is that you?

Is that the wife? This isn't

your case, okay? You're retired.

Let me ask her some questions.

You can't approach a witness

like that.

She thinks you're her husband.

I'm not!

Well, you look like you are.

That's why I need some answers.

Dennis.

You come back.

Call me tomorrow.

I'll see what I can do.

Denny!

Now can we please get away

from this poor woman?

Denny!

Denny!

You come back to me!

If someone was murdered

who looked just like me,

maybe it was actually me

the killer wanted dead.

Yep, that's when you know.

That's when you know you're

putting the information

exactly where it needs to be.

That's the good times,

because then

it's just captured forever.

And then all of a sudden

you're born all over again.

And as soon as you come out

into the world,

there it is, you know?

You're back.

Let's say you wanna

be with someone,

but you don't have anybody.

And put out a dating ad

and the dating ad says,

"my name is Susan.

I am 28 years old.

I have hair and legs. Do you?"

Well, that's wonderful for you.

But the problem is this.

The problem is, for me, no

one fits the description.

"Hello, my name is John Luka,

and I've been sitting

in a bunker for 10 years,

because some f***ing a**hole

dickface named Fyodor

said to me, 'kill someone,

and we'll pay you.'"

a man named A-K. Kimikan.

Let me spell it for ya.

A-K Kimikan.

You can't really

rely on anybody,

'cause when you start

to rely on people,

they almost always let you down.

And sometimes

it's in little ways.

Sometimes somebody

lets you down in the way

where it's like, "I'm gonna make

you unhappy or temporarily sad."

And then the other type

of letting you down is

when they let you down

and they almost make you dead,

and you're never gonna

come back again.

Or if you do come back again,

it's just gonna be different.

So what do you do?

You just think to yourself,

"you know what?

From now on,

what I'm gonna do is

do it all myself."

So, it's like if there's a

camera, I'm gonna make it,

because you can't rely on

anybody else to make it for you.

It's like the technology is

always gonna work against you.

It's like having somebody else's

teeth inside your own head.

It's, like, what are

you gonna do, go like this?

But it's gonna sound like this?

It's never gonna work that way.

You don't want a foreign mouth

inside your head.

You don't want your head on

top of someone else's body.

Put that in a dating ad

and see how you do.

I had to find out why

someone might be trying to kill me,

and meanwhile,

I had a date to attend.

But you're not sick now?

Of course not.

That was years ago.

Sure.

10 years flies by pretty fast.

I'm sorry?

I just said that 10 years

flies by pretty fast.

10 years ago?

Where was I 10 years ago?

I don't remember a lot

about my childhood.

What about you?

What about me what?

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