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Tea Break

Tea break. Orlando's building a castle out of little sugar packets. Dom's talking.

"...So, after I fought my way through the mutant lizard kittens, I stabbed their leader with a piece of drainpipe, and I rescued you, and then we ran off, and they were chasing us, and we ran for like, miles through the jungle, and then we got in our spaceship and escaped and I woke up."


"Well, yeah. 'Cos, obviously, in real life I'd have just left you there."

"Yeah, obviously... Oh fuck."

Orlando's castle collapses and the little packets drift on the table like snow.