And then it happens. The room looks brighter to her. The faces, the big, circular lights overhead, the ceiling-they all seem clearer. Malone asks her how she feels. "I'm really happy," she replies, clearly surprised. "I feel like I could get up and do all sorts of things." But even more telling than her words is the look on her face. For the first time in 20 years, with a halo bolted to her head and two freshly drilled holes in her skull, Hire smiles.
"And we will keep that voltage applied to the happy button in your brain so long as you work 20 hours a day and give all your money to the bankers, always vote for the incumbents, never complain, believe everything we tell you about those mean ol' enemies of the state, not to mention squeezing out another new soldier for us every year or so!" -- Official White Horse Souse
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