Hook yourself up with your PC
"What is it?"
MORPHEUS shakes his head.
"What's going to happen? If this is it, right now? The end?"
"I can't even imagine."
HE grins and starts to turn. As he does, his profile matches the profile on a WANTED poster stuck to the wall. It's a dark, grainy picture of him, alongside photos of Neo, and Trinity.
POSTER: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS
MORPHEUS glances at it, and continues on.
EXT. DOWNTOWN STREET
NEO walks calmly, observing the people that filter by. Men, women, children, all oblivious to their true nature.
A dirty homeless whino, nose explosion red with burst blood vessels, is staggering along the edge of the crowd, unseen and ignored. Somehow, he catches NEO's eye.
"Spare a quarter, buddy?"
NEO shakes his head, but still stares.
ANGLE on the HOMELESS. He mutters something, and reaches into his shopping cart to open a garbage bag. It's filled with twenty dollar bills, thousands of them.
"How 'bout a quarter mil?"
THE homeless man is astounded. As he stands, speechless, NEO fades back into the crowd.
EXT. FOREST GLADE
SMITH and GREGORY fight in the glade. SMITH is always one step ahead. HE is a cruel sensei, and doesn't pull punches. But with every blow GREGORY takes, he rebounds and attacks again.
FINALLY, just as he seems to be gaining on SMITH, he takes a rapid-fire series of blows, and collapses to the ground, breathless and beaten.
SMITH circles him.
"Pain is only weakness leaving your body. When you are sufficiently strong, you will feel no pain."
"Tell me about what is happening. What's wrong with the world?"
"Get up and fight."
GREGORY gets to his feet and takes a stance. SMITH stares at him from a relaxed poise. He slaps at GREGORY, who deflects the blow and takes a jab, nearly hitting SMITH on the chin. They circle.
"The world is not for you."
HE slaps, has it deflected, dodges a blow.
"What do you mean?"
"You're not human, Gregory. That's why you don't fit in. That's why you have certain powers."
GREGORY takes a swipe. They engage, then push off one another.
"What, am I from planet Krypton?"
"Not quite. But as humans continue to evolve, some are developing capabilities beyond those of the average man. Reality-altering abilities. I have them. Others in the Agency have them. And you have them, too. We're all that stands between law and order, and a terrorist dictatorship lead by the one called Morpheus."
THEY stop fighting for a moment.
"We need you to stop the terror. We need you to save our world."
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