[[You choose to live life as Sam the Surgeon ->Untitled Passage 1]]
[[You choose to live life as Frank the Construction Worker ->Untitled Passage 2]]
[[You choose to live life as Bill the CEO of the NYC metro system ->Option 1a,b,c]] Sam is a heart surgeon at the New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. He wakes up at his usual 9 AM time. Today, he will head straight to the hospital where he will perform an open heart operation.
Sam Take the subway and his way to work, he decides what he wants to eat.
[[Sam stops by his favorite pizza joint on the way to work. ->Untitled Passage 4]]
[[ Sam gets a quick deli sandwich on the way to work. ->Untitled Passage 4]]
[[Sam doesn’t eat anything because he wants to watch those carbs. ->Untitled Passage 4]] Pissed off about having to commute everyday from Queens to Manhattan for the past couple of years. He grabs his lunch that his girlfriend left out for him and starts walking towards the Metro station on his way to catch the train.
Does Frank remember his Metro card today?
[[Yes ->Untitled Passage 7]]
[[No ->Untitled Passage 8]] As the CEO of NYC transport Incorporated., Bill was a diligent and iron-hearted man who claimed to “always put work before anything”. At the age of 54, he was described by his employees as a tireless human being as he never stopped working. His daily work involved business deals, regular executive work at his office, and manager meetings.
Today Bill wakes up, ready for work, and needs to decide what mode of transportation he will take?
[[Bill rides in his own private car ->Option 2a]]
[[Bill takes public transportation to go to work ->Option 2b.1,2]]
[[ Bill decides not to go to work ->Untitled Passage 11]] After arriving at the hospital, Sam decontaminates himself, changes into scrubs, and prepares for the surgery. The surgery today is expected to take 4 hours. He successfully completes the surgery and is now heading to the doctor’s lounge for his lunch.
What will he choose to eat?
[[Sam sees that today’s catering menu is Panda Express. He grabs a plate and fills his plate with some American Chinese goodness. ->Untitled Passage 5]]
[[Sam remembers that his wife packed him a bento box for him yesterday and forgot to eat it. ->Untitled Passage 6]]
By the time Sam’s work is over, he is literally about to enter a food coma from the carb. overload. Sam is so tired he falls asleep at his working desk. He wakes up to 5 missed calls. It’s already dinnertime. Sam rushes to get to his car only to find that he took the subway to get to the hospital. Sam calls his wife and explains the situation. She asks for an ETA?
[[Sam tells her he will be back in 10 mins. Hating spending money on overpriced services/goods, Sam still calls for a taxi because he doesn’t want to upset his wife any further. ->Untitled Passage 13]]
[[Sam tells her it’ll take him around 25 minutes. He prays his wife doesn’t get enraged… ->Untitled Passage 14]] Sam finishes the bento box. It’s a light, delicious meal. Sam feels refreshed and energized after the energy-draining surgery. Sam spends the rest of the day writing various reports and visiting his patients. By dinnertime, Sam is content with days and readies to go home for dinner. He is looking forward to his wife’s chicken pot pie that will be on the menu. Sam leaves the hospital, waving goodbye to his fellow doctor peers.
[[____ -> Untitled Passage 16]]
[[________ ->Untitled Passage 17]] On his way over to his job in manhattan, Frank knows that the subway is always the quickest way to get to the job site. He contiues on his way to work, but since he made such great time. He figures that he will treat himself to a great breakfast meal.
[[Frank stops off at a breakfast cart ->Untitled Passage 15]]
[[Frank runs by McDonalds for breakfast ->Untitled Passage food]] He forgets his metro card in a bought of rush in the morning. What will Frank do?
[[Frank jumps the turnstile -> Untitled Passage 25]]
[[Frank proceeds to go back home to get his card ->2c]] After finishing his breakfast at home, Bill calls his driver Taylor to pull over at the gate of the mansion in order to pick him up. Riding in his typical jet black Mercedes S-Class makes him feel safe and confident.
During the ride, Bill looks to the outside of the window and sees no one in the 8th avenue. He asks Taylor why there’s no one in the street today. Taylor responds that they are in the midst of a chaos. Bill receives a call from his secretary, in which he gets told that there is some emergency situation right now in the office and that it is best to not come at all. Bill acutely judges that it might be related to a Covid-19 case from the strange tone of his secretary, and he values his life and health. However, Bill courageously considers his voice and leadership to be important to his organization during this time, and therefore, he does not cancel his work plan for the day. When he arrives at the building, he sees an ambulance sitting right at the gate. He sees nurses and doctors wearing masks, goggles, and protection suits. So many people crowd together in the main lobby; some of them are talking anxiously. Some seem to be in a hurry to leave, so he decides to…
[[Bill walks into his own office and locks himself up. He’s breathing heavily and is in urgent need of a break. -> Untitled Passage 23]]
[[go to have a conversation with his secretary ->Untitled Passage 18]] Bill takes the chance to go to work by NYC subway. As the CEO of the NYC transit, Bill has not actually tried the subway services himself for a long time. He is somewhat annoyed but also curious to take the subway to get to work.
As he takes the subway, Bill notices how dirty the subway trains are. The floor does not look clean, and there are illegal cheap ads stuck everywhere on the wall, by the seats...He’s surprised and a little embarrassed. He feels angry that he does not get to know the actual condition of the services that his company offers by any kind of report. As the subway train approaches the central Manhattan, where the company is located...
[[Bill exits the subway and picks up his phone. Then, Bill accidentally bumps into a man. ->3b.1.1]]
[[Based on what he has just seen, Bill wants to investigate more into the hygiene issue of NYC subways. Thus, he stays on the subway and takes different lines. ->Untitled Passage 20]] Bill is concerned about a possible Covid case. As a result, he chooses to stay home and work remotely. Bill sets up a remote work schedule for the day. However, working at home does really function the same to Bill. He starts to get distracted, and as much as he hates it, he is curious to find out some family matters that he never knows: for example, who cleans the dining room and the living room, how his kids go to school today, etc. His passion, his unyielding dedication to be the strongest man at work is rendered by the loving, friendly, and quiet atmosphere at home. He never realizes that his house is so full of tranquility and sweetness.
[[ Bill calls his wife Garcia and tells her that he misses her. ->Untitled Passage 51]]
[[Bill texts his son John, a high school student, and agrees to pick him up after class. ->Untitled Passage 54]] Frank made it to work on time. He begin working on the construction site like every other boring day in the past. The world seems just be going his way today when the floor manager comes.
[[The floor manager speaks ->Untitled Passage 87]] Double-click this passage to edit it.Double-click this passage to edit it.You arrive at the breakfast cart that is located across the street from the construction site and you decide to have yourself...
[[A Taylor ham, Egg, and Cheese on a hard roll ->Untitled Passage 12]]
[[Egg, Sausage Hash Burrito ->Untitled Passage 12]] Frank goes to Mcdonald's and starts browsing the menu. From all of the options he chooses...
[[A black coffee with an Egg McMuffin ->Untitled Passage 12]]
[[McGriddle with Hasbrowns ->Untitled Passage 12]] Sam waits out the train for the next one. As the doors close on him, it appears that the train station has decluttered a bit. He calls his wife in the meantime asking her what the chicken pot pie is looking like. He is getting more excited just from her wife talking about his favorite pie. The next train finally arrives, with less people, and Sam happily climbs on board. It feels a bit stuffy. There is one man in the corner that can’t stop coughing.While staying alone at his office, Bill does some research on the new Covid-19. He is shocked to find out that Covid-19 can spread through air, water, hard surfaces, and many other mediums. Though a little bit more informed, Bill still can’t form an accurate estimation of how bad Covid is with respect to policy related to business and activities.
Sam enters the subway station. It’s packed with people. It’s New York prime rush hour. Sam is a little claustrophobic so he decides to wait out the train and wait or the next. He hears some coughs within the cart in front of him. The guy that bumps into Bill wears a street style look, with a pair of low-waist pants and a red beanie hat. He also screams right in the face of Bill, “watch yourself!” Bill gets off the subway as this man walks right in, and Bill returns to look at him again. The man has a bizarre smile on his face. Bill keeps walking, and as he exits the subway station he realizes that his watch is stolen. Then...
Bill spends the entire afternoon and evening just taking different subway lines across NYC. He’s taken ⅔ of the total number of lines and in general he’s not impressed. People are mean to each other on the subway; info/map is not clear; trains need to be cleaned and polished. Bill is not impressed at all.
[[Bill returns to the office late into the night. ->Untitled Passage 65]] Bill gets informed by his secretary Sarah, who’s also in great shock, that one of the employees from another company is sick and sent to the emergency center to get medical treatment. Sarah says the guy falls and finds trouble to breath. He is called Michael, a five-year employee with good qualities. When talking to Sarah, Bill intentionally keeps his distance with her because it is alleged that Sarah and Michael are in a romantic relationship. Nevertheless, Bill stays calm and never asks Sarah about this because he has no interests in rumors or others’ personal lives. While Bill is a little concerned about the fact that Micheal finds trouble to breath,
[[Bill remains calm outside and gives dap to Sarah -> Untitled Passage 19]]
[[Bill immediately thinks about resolutions and keeps his employees safe. After a while of serious consideration, Bill decides to suspend anyone’s work at hand and shuts down the office. -> Untitled passage 15]]
After he comforts Sarah, Bill gathers the entire group of employees at a common space. Then, Bill makes a passionate speech, trivializing the emergency case and categorically denying its relationship to Covid-19.
[[Bill addresses the chaos with hope and strengths, and he motivates his employees to keep working hard. -> Untitled Passage 68]] Shutdown means no work. No work means no pay. Some of the employees at his office protest that it is against the law to stop paying their work and salary all of a sudden. However, Bill never withdraws any of his decisions. He’s an iron-hearted man who does not tolerate challenges. He goes head to head into an argument with some of the employees who urgently need their paychecks. These employees claim that Bill is doing this in order to save a growing financial crisis of the company. The argument eventually escalates into fist fights and physical conflicts. People wrestle all together. Bill feels angry that his care for his employees is accused of Sarah, his secretary, tries her best efforts to pull Bill out of the fight and let everyone call down.
[[Bill slightly bleeds and returns home after with the help from Sarah and Taylor. -> Untitled Passage 67]] Frank jumps the turnstile as he will for sure be late for work if he runs back home to grab his card. Will jumping the turnstile what happens?
[[Nothing and proceeds to contiue -> Untitled Passage 89]]
[[A cop spots him and puts him into custody -> Untitled Passage 45]]
Frank realises that he forgot his metro card on his nightstand starts to walk to work. He ends up being half an hour late. When he arrives at the job site, his general foreman yells at him for being late and tells him that his pay is going to be docked. On the way into the skyscraper, what happens?
[[An old man bumps into Frank ->stairs]]
[[Nothing happens ->elevator]]
In a bout of luck, he doesn't get caught. No one cares that Frank jumped the turnstile and it leads him down a path of....
[[Greed -> untitled passage 56]]
[[Righteousness -> untitled passage 99]]Frank gets dragged off to jail and his bail is set by the small crimes judge. The cop tells him that he can use his one phone call. He decides to call his girlfreind.
[[Frank thanks god that she picks up and after her workday she comes to pick you up -> untitled passage 48]]
[[Frank gets her to pickup and she ends the relationship right then and there saying he is too much trouble for her. -> Untitled passage 33]]
At home, Frank has a huge argument with his girlfriend about what you he did, so he decides to cook some steak and salmon to make her happy. She ends up going into the work the next day.
[[Skip forward 1 month ->Done 106]]
She is sick of you and doesn’t come to bail you out. Now that you are left there without any access to money or the outside world. You ponder what may come of your life.
[[Some time passes -> Untitled passage 103]]
Frank's inner self begins to devour his consciousness. Thinking that the world might even be ending because of COVID. With that in mind, he begins to look for more opportunities to seek excitement just like the rush today from the turnstile.
Frank decides that he should be more thankful for not being caught. After his long day of work, he goes home to his wife cooking for him.
The next morning, he finds out that NYC has been shut down. What will he do?
[[Stay home -> Untitled Passage 101]]
[[Go to Work -> Untitled Passage 102]]As Frank enters the building, an elderly man bumps into him and spills his hot coffee. Now upset, Frank decides to take the main stairs instead of the reserved elevator. He is so upset from the missing train ticket and now the coffee that he wants to be left alone.
[[Frank gets upstairs. -> Untitled passage 30]]
Nothing intersting happens. Frank says, "Hello" to the doorman and in somewhat upbeat and cheery mood takes the elevator. Once he is in the elevator, he proceeds to push the button for the 37th floor.
[[Frank gets upstairs. -> Untitled passage 38]]Once Frank gets to the 37th floor, the manager comes up and tells him to fix the air conditioning in the building. Despite, hate fixing the air conditioner because it requires a lot more work, Frank has to keep working to prevent the possible unemployment.
[[Proceed to ending ->done]]
Once Frank gets to the 37th floor, the manager comes up and tells him to fix the air conditioning in the building. Despite, hate fixing the air conditioner because it requires a lot more work, Frank has to keep working to prevent the possible unemployment.
[[Proceed to ending ->done-1]]Frank lived and you should be thankful for that. Covid is a scary thing and the random chance that you choose not to take the elevator saved your life.Frank died. The fact that he took the elevator with so many people touching it everyday allowed you to pick up COVID right then and there. The manager comes up and tells Frank to fix the air conditioning in the building. Despite Frank hate for fixing the air conditioner because it requires a lot more work than other task. He contiues as the fear of possible unemployment looms. After the air conditioner gets fixed, the air starts working and the staff thank Frank.
[[Contiue to the end of the story ->done 3]]
Frank returns home and finds out that the COVID-19 pandemic is strating to spread. He freaks out and stays inside and survives though it with his girlfriend.
He survived as he is repsonsible and follows directions. Just like the Metro Card and the A/C his time away from the public during the virus protected Frank, his girlfreind, and hundreds of others that could have been infected. Garcia is at work, and she answers Bill’s call saying that he is crazy. However, Garcia is very happy, and they have a lovely and delighted conversation. In the end,
[[Bill invites Garcia to eat dinner at one of their favorite places together. -> Untitled Passage 59]]
John replies saying "OK" and they agree to meet each other at 5 at John’s school. John says he wants to introduce some of his best friends to his dad.
[[Bill replies saying that he’s absolutely delighted to meet them. -> Untitled Passage 61]]4c.1: Bill and his wife Garcia meet at the dinner place, a steakhouse where Bill proposed 23 years ago to Garcia in front of a crowd. Bill talks to his wife about his discovery that home is sweet and welcoming, and now he starts to prefer home over work. The couple is served with great food tonight, and they enjoy the chef’s wine selections poured by their waiter Daniel. Interestingly though, Bill notices that nobody in the restaurant is wearing a mask and the restaurant still functions as normal.
[[Bill and Garcia enjoy a wonderful night together. ->done 4]]Bill dies. He gets infected because of the waiter Daniel who pours them the wine in the restaurant had COVID without knowing himself.
Bill drives himself to pick up his son John. As he pulls up to the front gate, Bill sees some of the high schoolers just walk out of afternoon sports practices. He observes that some other parents remind their kids to wear a mask but the kids always complain it’s too hot and impossible to wear after sports. Bill is anxious if his son has a mask. However, all of his concern fades away as he sees his son coming out with his friends, even though without a mask on. Picking his son up for the first time, Bill feels excited, and he is glad to learn that John’s soccer team beat their opponents today. He completely forgets about Covid in front of love and family.
[[Bill hugs his son and the two have a good time. ->done 5]]Days later Bill finds out that he is infected with COVID because of the meeting with his son and other students in the school. The school had a sick janitor and it spread to Bill.Looking at the night lights of NYC, Bill ponders the meaning of his job and life. He enjoys being occupied, being called the boss, and being extravagant, and being smart and respected. However, now he finds little meaning in pursuing these things, as he finds that his own company’s service sucks! Bill feels sad and guilty that all his life dedication does not seem to promote people’s lives. Bill always wants to change people’s lives; however, this time he does not know how to.
Double-click this passage to edit it.Double-click this passage to edit it.Double-click this passage to edit it.Double-click this passage to edit it. In the jail, the light is dark. You decided that you have nothing else to do other than talking with your cellmates. They came from all parts of the city and one of them was always coughing. His name was Joesph and he seemed really nice, so Frank decided to talk to him often.
[[Time passes ->done 103]]
Frank is DEAD. After COVID hit NYC many prisoners got sick as they are in less sterile conditions than many with large amounts of contact with another. As you porbably gueesed he got it from Joe Frank's cell neighbor. Frank dies along with his girlfriend, they are buried next to one another. Even though his girlfreind went into school and may have gotten it from one of the kids. In actuality, Frank got it from rubbing his face after touching the turnstile. If he hadnt jumped it then they may have survived COVID.