Re: [Dream Training]
Hannah knew that corporations didn't give things away for free, and neither did the government, and, mostly, people didn't either. Everything, everything was for something, and that was even true with most relationships. Selfish was what made the world turn and turn, and she knew that. Maybe that was something Amy had learned before ending up buried in a garden, and maybe she'd figured it out herself. Maybe it was both, and here she was, and she wasn't even really sure where here was yet.
"I've shared a dream before," she said, because there was nothing too telling about that. It made her think about Rory, and that made her smile a wistful little smile. She was glad he got away before CARNEM scooped him up. It was good for him, and that made her glad, but she'd liked him. He'd been different, different, and she never really managed to figure out how or why.
She looked back. Back at Eames, back from the newly stacked chairs. Back, and it was true that she didn't know if she had a subconscious, and there was no one to ask. The scientists that had built her were gone, gone, and their research with them. She suspected there was a manual somewhere, but she had no clue where, and so here she was. In Paris, and she didn't know Paris, but at the edges of the dream the space was curling in on itself and turning into torn-paper edge curls of metal that weren't Paris. And in those dark corners things flickered. Not people, not like normal dreams, but people built wrong. Right leg left, left leg right. Arms upside down, hands at the shoulders. But they didn't know, and they tried to walk and tumbled. They were dressed oddly. A scientist in a lab coat, a can can dancer, a marionette on a string, and even stranger was the fact that they changed the scenery too, as they moved. A lab surrounded the scientist, and it bled into a stage, and it bled into a toy store, and the settings all began to consume Paris.
Hannah cocked her head to the side, and she looked at Eames. "Why is that happening?" she asked, because it wasn't her. If it wasn't her, then it had to be him.