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The Apartment #22


Maya Reimnitz and Tisha Lopex simultaneously emerge from their apartments. They see each other, then the cleaning woman, then Mr Ryland, now on his knees, struggling to stop the sobs that convulse his body, struggling, but failing, to get up, to reassert control.
Mr Ryland on the floor frightens Maya. She wishes she knew the cleaning woman's name so she could speak to her, not Ryland. But she doesn't.
Tisha runs to Ryland: "Daniel - what happened? What's wrong?"
Tanks growl past Daniel Ryland. He sees his Corporal's chest obliterated beneath crushing tracks and blood jet vertically out of his mouth.

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