I’ve been having a tough time of it lately. Something’s seriously wrong with my hands.
I dropped a rake the other day. Just couldn’t keep the grip.
Don’t tell anyone, but some days I just have these really bad shakes. I’m worried I won’t get into Paradise Bay because of it.
Maybe I did better on the oral and written exams. The doctor sure seemed keen on my answers.
I think it’s just the pressure, you know? It’s getting to me.
It’s hard when you tell your body to do something and just won’t listen. It’s the most helpless feeling in the world.
My buddy Gomez works in the office with the doctor. I ask him about Paradise Bay all the time, but he swears he doesn’t know much about it. I think he’s lying, if you ask me.
I’ve had to have some of the other settlers help me out with my shifts. It’s not just the shakes. I’m getting a lot of pain all over.
Every month, there’s a performance review. Those that score the highest get a chance for a reservation. It’s all I’ve ever wanted.
One day, I’m gonna lie down on the beach of Paradise Bay and just stare at the clouds.
Scenes – do both characters
What do you think it’s gonna be like?
I don’t know, but if you don’t get your test scores up, you’ll never find out.
Yeah, I’ve never done well on the written exam.
I’m the opposite. It’s the physical stuff that scares me. I don’t think I have the muscles for all the field work.
Hey, remember what the voice on the radio says. There’s a thousand ways to Paradise Bay.
How’s the crop yield looking?
Wait, I thought you were on farm duty.
No, that was last rotation. I’m doing water maintenance now.
Oh right. It’s hard to keep up with who’s doing what.
I know, but you know how it is. They want to see how well we adapt and work in different groups.
What do you think the written test’s like?
I don’t know. They probably just test you on your general knowledge.
I heard it was more like a psychological evaluation.
That makes sense too. They don’t want any wackos on Paradise Bay.
I guess that means you’re stuck here forever.
Hey, I resent that.
How is it Jeremy got into Paradise Bay and we didn’t?
He must’ve aced the written test. Not to mention he was easy on the eyes.
What does that have to do with anything? I thought it was hard work.
You heard what the voice said. “You’ve worked hard all week. Now it’s time to play…”
“…and there’s only one place to do it. Paradise Bay,” yeah, yeah, I know it by heart too. I’m just saying, Jeremy didn’t work as hard as the rest of us.
He can play hard though, and maybe that’s what they wanted this time.
Ever try to make sense of who gets a reservation?
Stopped trying a while back. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, best I can tell. You just gotta keep at it and hope it’s enough.
Well, so long as I get to go sometime. Has there ever been someone who didn’t get to go?
To Paradise Bay? Not since I’ve been here. Everyone goes eventually.
Quest – If given a ticket
You just came out of the office, didn’t you? Is that what I think it is? Is that a reservation to Paradise Bay?
If you say so.
So is that really for me? I can’t believe it. And I was worried I’d never make it…but look at me now…I’m going to Paradise Bay!
Depends. What’s this worth to you?
You kidding? In Paradise Bay, you don’t want for anything. I’ll have best doctors in the world looking out for me.
Here, take my caps. I won’t be needing ’em now.
That’s right. I hope this is worth it.
It is. Once I get to Paradise Bay, I won’t have to work anymore. I can finally retire.
Aw, man. I should’ve figured it was all one big joke.
So is that really or reservation, or you pulling my chain again?
Quest Scene (say all, varies depending who player gives winning ticket too)
Guys, I did it! I got a reservation!
Congratulations, you deserve it.
We’re so happy for you.
You’re one lucky son of a gun.
I hope I get a reservation next.
Don’t worry guys, I want forget about you. As far as I’m concerned, you’re all family.
Go inside office
Right NPC chosen by player
What do you mean, there’s no such thing as Paradise Bay?
It was all to protect you. The higher your stress and blood pressure, the faster the disease progresses. To put it simply, if it weren’t for Paradise Bay, you wouldn’t be alive right now.
But now you want me to die. You’re gonna open me up and poke around in me like I’m some fucking lab rat!
They’re still alive, Harvey. John, Faye, Elise. You can save them.
So that’s it. You want to save your husband. You’re killing me to save him.
That’s not fair. I’d do the same if your roles were reversed.
That’s bullshit and you know it! I’ve had enough of your lies.
I’m sorry, Harvey, but I’m afraid you don’t have a choice.
So that’s why Gomez left. He didn’t have the guts to kill me himself.
You don’t believe this crap about saving the settlement, do you?
I’m afraid you have to die.
Then you’re gonna have to shoot me down.
Of course I’m not going to go through with it.
Good. Then there’s only one thing left to do.
(Make something up) I’m…shit, this isn’t working. Time to die.
It’s the only way we can ensure it’s safety. That makes it the right thing to do.
(success) Sigh. Is it? It’s hard to tell the lies from the truth. But while I don’t believe her, I believe you.
Not only that, I trust my body. What I’ve been feeling for the past month isn’t normal.
So you’ll let us examine your brain?
Yeah. Do what you have to.
use stimpak script here so player can inject him
(fail) Easy for you to say, seeing as it isn’t your life. You want my brain, asshole? You’re gonna have to take it!
You want my brain, bitch?
(if Doctor killed)
Thanks. And it looks like the others heard the gunshots. I guess there’s no hiding it now.
Listen guys, Paradise Bay was a lie. They were using us for some kind of sick experiment. But it’s all over now. From now on, we live for ourselves.
shuts off radio
Post-Quest Hellos (note to self, turn quarantined patients Feral)
We turned off all the radios. I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to hear that voice. But I kinda miss it.
To be honest, I’m kind of relieved there’s no Paradise Bay. With my shakes, I had no chance of ever getting there.
Everyone’s so down. Gloom – it’s almost contagious.
Just gotta keep getting rest and hope I get better.
My body hurts so much. I don’t know how much more I can take.