"I can stop this?"
"Alright. But how can I fight him?"
"I will give you the power you need."
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING (MATRIX) - DAY
THE building is old, crumbling, and inside painted a horrid green that no sane person could find attractive. The humble place is home to THE ORACLE.
NEO exits an elevator. Recomposed and dressed normally, he walks up and down the hall, trying to remember which apartment she lived in.
A tall black woman, one of the Oracle's priestesses, comes out of the stairwell and recognizes NEO.
HE turns and looks at her. She smiles, but as Neo looks at her, a flash of uncertainty, and maybe hate, flies across her face before the smile returns.
"The Oracle is anxious to see you."
NEO follows her into the familiar apartment. The windows are covered, and NEO and the priestess are the only ones there. The Priestess moves into the dark kitchen.
NEO's eyes adjust to the darkness. He hears something squish as he steps, and looks down.
The tattered rug is a swamp of dark, congealing liquid. NEO reaches down and touches it with his fingertips. It's half-dried blood.
He stands, his eyes adjusted to the dark now. The walls are chipped, covered in bullet holes.
In slow-motion, the entry door to the apartment opens. In walks AGENT BROWN. NEO turns to the kitchen. AGENTS SMITH and JONES appear. They all draw their .45s.
NEO stands still as they walk up to him and put their guns to his head.
AGENT SMITH scoffs.
"I was on to you the whole time. I only came in here to isolate you, to destroy you."
"What are you waiting for?"
"I realized, that I can't destroy you - "
HE nods at SMITH
" - without destroying the Matrix itself."
"You killed me too easy last time."
"And if you kill us - "
HE nods at JONES
"We'll only come back like him."
BROWN nods to SMITH.
SMITH breathes deep, and drops his gun. The others follow suit.
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