It was only a few moments ago that Sam and I were on the Grid, mere inches away from Clu. We managed to escaped, but Flynn sacrificed himself, using the process of reintegration to erase the evil program. So here I am, standing in the user world, breathing in the user world. I looked around and Flynn was right, this world looked nothing like the Grid. There were so many colors everywhere, even though it was dark out. It was beautiful really. And then there was me. My clothes had changed completely, probably when I was transported here. It was weird, but in a cool and interesting way. I've never worn anything else besides what I had on the Grid. Seeing all of these new clothes was amazing and they looked like they were interchangeable. Flynn did tell me of the clothes in his world. Users had many different "outfits" (as he called them), especially girls, and they would change into a new outfit each day. How fascinating.
I saw Sam walking out of the building that we were transported to. Flynn told me that long ago, it was his arcade, which pretty much meant a building filled with games that people would come and play, "What's next Sam?"
"I guess we're supposed to change the world," he answered, walking closer to me. "Come on. I want to show you something." After that, he passed me to get on his bike. I followed instructions even though I wanted to ask him so many things. What's this world like? How are we changing the world? What are you going to show me?
He started his bike up and we drove off. I held onto his waist tight, scared to fall off. This vehicle was very similar to a light cycle, but this didn't leave a trail of light behind it. On the other hand, we only used the light when we were forced to use our cycles for battle. Users probably don't have those types of games here.
"Can I ask you a question Sam Flynn?" I decided to ask while we drove down an empty street.
"Sure, go for it," he answered. I couldn't tell if he was smiling since I couldn't see his face, but it was like I could tell he was smiling just by his voice.
"Why is it dark out? Flynn told me that the user world, the skies were a bright blue and the streets were filled with cars and users."
"Don't worry Quorra," he laughed. I felt embarrassed and stupid so I buried my face in his jacket. "Dad was talking about the day. Right now, it's the middle of the night. The sun is out and the skies are blue during the day and when it turns nighttime, the moon comes out and the skies darken. Most people are asleep at this time so I'm afraid you won't see a lot of people around. The sun will be out soon though, I promise you that."
"Flynn did mention night. It's very beautiful," I added as I turned my neck so that my cheek rested upon his back. It was pretty comfortable, especially with the wind blowing up against me.
"Yeah, I like the night. It's silent and nice, but I have a feeling you're gonna like when it's bright out."
"I'll be the judge of that," I laughed.
We continued driving for a while and I could even see the sun beginning to rise as we crossed a long bridge. I looked around, taking it all in. Sam was absolutely right; the sun was like nothing else I've ever seen before. It was huge and it colored the sky with pinks and purples and yellows as well as a light blue.
Finally, Sam began to slow down as we turned onto a road that was very bumpy. It wasn't like the other roads that were grey and flat. This one was brown and full of rocks.
"Sam, why is this road so bumpy?" I asked, curiosity getting the better of me.
"It's not paved."
"Paved? What does that mean?"
"It just means that the road isn't covered in asphalt. The others were and that's why they were flatter and smoother."
"So…" I began again, trying to make sense of it. "You're going off terrain?"
He laughed again, so I must've said something funny, "You could say that."
"Are you going to change modes on your bike?"
"I'm afraid not," he answered. "This bike isn't like your light runner, Quorra. It can't change modes."
"Oh…sorry," I whispered, feeling stupid again. I don't know how people could live in this world. It's so difficult.
"It's no problem. You just got here, it's gonna take a bit to adjust," he assured me, stopping the bike on the end of the road. I got off and looked around. It was different from where we were before. Based on what Flynn had told me, we were surrounded by trees. We stood on the edge of a little cliff and when I walked to the edge, I saw water for miles. "I can't believe it," I thought aloud.
"What was that?" Sam asked, catching up with me after parking his bike.
"Sam, look it's water," I said, pointing. "And there's so much of it!"
He looked confused when he responded, "I thought you had water on the Grid. My dad had a pool at the safe house and there was that sea we crossed to get to the portal."
"I know, I know," I answered, shaking my head. "That's not real water. We don't have this on the Grid. What you saw was merely a large collection of pixels. The sea we crossed, the Sea of Simulation, is the largest pool of free flowing pixels on the Grid. No programs have even considered touching the water, fearing the gridbugs that might be inside."
"Gridbugs?" Sam asked, crossing his arms. It was kind of funny really, him asking questions when I was stuck in a new setting. "What are those?"
"Um…they're pretty self explanatory. Bugs on the Grid," I said unsurely, not really knowing how to answer. "But programs try to avoid them at all costs. They can hack into your system and cause glitches. Not fun man."
Suddenly, Sam burst out into laughter. Did I say something wrong again? He calmed down a bit when he saw the worried expression on my face, "Sorry, you just sounded like my father for a second."
"Oh, I get it," I replied, laughing along as well. I sat on the edge of the cliff, swinging my legs back and forth. Everything was so perfect, the water, the sun, just everything.
Sam smiled as he sat down next to me, "What do you think? The sun…it's beautiful, right?"
"Yes. It's beyond words Sam Flynn. I love it."
I can't believe that I just saw Tron: Legacy a little while ago. It's different from what I'm used to doing, but I think I'll like the challenge. Sam's a new character type for me, being all aloof, and Quorra is just too quirky and adorable. So yeah. That's it for this chapter. I know it's kind of boring, but I really couldn't think of a better ending. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little chapter and there will definitely be more to come.