Nicolas responds abruptly to his doctors. He may be sophisticated beyond his years and his language greatly exceeds that of a twelve year old, but he is still twelve. Almost a teen.

"Tell me stories from faraway lands. Lands at the edge of news, connected by the longest of fiberoptics. If something happens and no one is there to record it, did anything ever happen. We are all people of record, stenographers, staticians, historians, suckers for nostalgia."

Dr. Parole plays old records and Dr. Langue reads from the USA Today.