I'm walking up the stairs of a building. Neo says it's a hotel. It's where everyone goes to be freed. Neo, Trinity, my mom, everyone. We've reached the room where Morpheus is waiting. This is it I know there's no turning back.
Trinity told me to take a breath and asked, "Are you ready?" I said, "I've been ready my entire life." She opened the door. I saw Morpheus sitting in a chair, and right next to him, my mom. Morpheus beckoned me to sit down across from him, in a red leather chair exactly like his. I did, Trinity, Neo and my mom left the room, and Morpheus began to speak. I wish I could have looked in his eyes, but Morpheus was wearing sunglasses.
He said, "Echo, we both know why you are here. You are trapped in a prison for your mind. You have a choice to be free, or to remain captive." From his inside coat pocket he pulled a small silver case and opened it. In his left hand, he put a blue pill. In his right, he put a red pill.
Morpheus said, "You have one choice, after you make it there's no going back. You take the blue pill, you go back to sleep and do whatever the Matrix tells you. You take the red pill, you wake up and learn the truth. All I'm offering is a choice and the truth, nothing more."
I reached for the red pill, and took the glass of water on the table to my right, and swallowed it. Morpheus smiled, and said "Come with me." We went into the next room. Trinity, Neo, and my mom were there. It occurred to me a crew member was missing. I know there's 4, but I only saw 3, Trinity, Neo, and Morpheus. My mom isn't a member of a crew, as far as I know. Maybe she is. I asked, "Trinity, where's Link?" My mom looked at me and asked, "How do you know about Link?" Trinity said, "I told her about him, Psyche." I looked at Trin and asked, "Who's Psyche?" My mom said, "I am Echo, and I'm sorry I didn't tell you. I was freed when you were 14. I was 34. and I've been fighting for your and other people's freedom ever since."
Neo told me to lay back in a chair. Trinity hooked up all these things to me, one to my arm, and one to my neck. I closed my eyes, I don't want to see anything else here. I want to the first thing that I see to be real.
Morpheus told me the pill interrupts my input/output carrier signal and finds me in the Matrix. I can't explain what happened next. I felt like I was asleep. Then the next thing I new I was awake. I was in a pod surrounded by pink. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't see. I wanted to scream, but I couldn't even do that, because there was something in my throat. I broke free, pulled the thing out of my throat and let out something between a breath and a scream. It was my first real breath and my first real scream.
The next thing I know, a machine that I'm sure was a Sentinel, came up to me. It grabbed me and I'm convinced it just looked at me, maybe even took a picture of me. After it did, I had just enough time to look all around me and see countless other people asleep. I reached to the back of head and felt a cable. I then realized there were cables in my arms, back, and chest. Before I had time to finish my thought, they call came off, and it hurt like hell.
I went sliding out of my pod, down a long tube, and into freezing cold water. I couldn't swim. My arms and legs wouldn't work. Just as thought I was going to drown, I saw a bright light and a gigantic claw came towards me. It picked me up and took me on board a ship. I was covered with a blanket, Neo picked me up. The last thing I saw was Psyche smiling at me. After that I knew no more.