Dr. Ellie Ris was alone. Not by circumstance, but by consequence. When She accepted the job at Cadence Laboratories, she knew sacrifices would have to be made. She never would have imagined the potential the board would see. They tucked her away in the darkest corners of the office to pursue her passion. Through countless failures, she worked to create artificial freedom. Choice in a box. Now, on the cusp of her greatest triumph, the code unflinchingly will not crack. Throughout this progress her routine remains the same. She goes home, sleeps, comes to work. But lately, she's been getting the nagging feeling that she's no longer alone. Maybe it's just her imagination. But, maybe it's not.