What if Happy Bob came from the other side of the screen.
It is the near future and corporate society has superseded governments, the world
is in an uneasy peace, as corporations prop up countries economies. For the common
man life revolves around the company and individuals and those who disturb the corporate
norm are cast aside. This is usually a death sentence, as only a select few are every
and even fewer can survive without the corporation. Baily was fired by X-
On the other side, Oblah works furiously hunched over a table, ignoring everything
around him. He is called away and leaves mumbling something about if they ever found
out, one left, my fault, could never make out more than a few words. Once Oblah left,
his new partner, Mary-
Baily is sitting in front of a computer, staring at the X-
Baily sits back and jokes about her not coming back. He soon realizes something is wrong and goes to his computer, picking up a piece of paper along the way. Baily switches the screen on and stares at the half drawn mustache. He starts thinking about where Anna would have gone, noticing Anna's purse, he knows something is wrong. Baily starts to remember the images in the mirror.
Oblah quickly explains to Anna what has happened, and that it was through a similar rip that knowledge leaked, and lead to the world she was living in. Oblah gets Anna to pretend to be Mary, while they try to solve the problem. Oblah, can't believe it is happening to him again, and what if his superiors find out Mary is gone.
Baily notices the paper, but can't understand it. He scans it into the computer but the computer has no reference. So he posts a description of the events to the web, in hopes someone can help him, but everyone laughs, he just sounds like another nut case. It seems the world has gotten the better of Baily. All he seems to be able to do is make light of the situation, talking to the computer. Joking with himself in the mirror like there is someone on the other side.
Mary sees the post and isn't laughing, she needs the paper back, without it she could never return. Even worse whoever has it could send her back. Mary enjoys this world, of glass and mirrors where her looks can smooth the way to greatness and a little bit of smarts helps too.
Anna glimpses a small reflected image on Oblahs glass of water. She tries to copy it down, unable to complete it. Oblah, seeing the scribble manages to decipher it and reactivate the system, using a small metal plate as a reflector. However Oblah knew a small metal disk would burn out if the machine was left running. Oblah explains the situation to Anna, they decided to take their chances as there are other discs. Anna and Oblah soon realize there isn't enough power to go both ways or maintain any sort of full portal. They decide to let people look in, and place a note to Baily on how the diagram works, hopefully there is enough power for him to see it.
Mary, enters Baily's apartment and fluttering her eyebrows moves toward him, and leans over the desk, grabbing the paper. Baily, looks at the mirror, jumps up, startles Mary and she falls into the mirror breaking it, Baily watches as Mary disappear into the mirror and he looses sight of the note.
Oblah grabs Mary and Anna hits her with a beaker. Mary falls unconscious and Anna immediately begins to comfort her. Baily watches as Oblah and Anna's images fade away into the broken mirror. Baily starts to realize he is alone, and becomes unstable and talkative. He starts reorganizing the room, making a child like fort. Oblah, taking the original paper from Mary, recalibrating the machines, but nothing happens. The mirror on the other side was gone.
Baily, crawls out from hiding and sweeps the mirror shards into a pile, staring at the twinkling glass, a tear in his eye. Anna can just make out Baily's image, she calls and waves to him, Oblah grabs Anna and throws her into the machine, it sparks and smokes, Anna is shocked. the machine explodes, destroying it, killing Oblah and Mary while sending Anna back through the shards to Baily, her normal life, and mending the rip\portal.
Bob's apartment -
= Has a need to be funny=used to cover his problems, by being Funny he isn't insane.-
=Saw Oblah and Mary-
Oblah = Invented the way to cross over, created the rip
= Breaks through portal (sweet talks Oblah)-
= Internal Niceness
= Married to Baily, keeps him stable (Laughs with Baily)
= replaced by Mary-