Holloway continues, But I'm not giving up! Holloway becomes angry as she say's loudly, I am pissed off.
Holloway is shouting loudly as she turns to look at Quentin and say's, They came into our homes! - Holloway turns to face Worth and say's, They stripped us bare.
Holloway looks down at her hands as she folds her right hand over her left Pinky and Ring finger to emphasize her frustrations and anger, She say's loudly as she rapidly shakes her hands, They took my rings,
The rumbling sound has returned infused with the rickety sound of rusted cogs and wheels, Holloway say's They took... her sentence is cut short as she holds her right hand out in front of her, Holloway closes her eyes and looks up at the ceiling with great disappointment as she murmurs loudly and then slaps her chest, (Thud is heard)
Holloway say's with regret and great loss, Oh... my Amethyst as she slowly bends down to the floor in great distress, She holds her hands tightly to her chest as she grimaces from the loss of her happy life and her possessions she once had.
The loud sound of moving cogs and mechanical machines is heard before a loud crashing thud. The loud sound causes Holloway to look up at the ceiling before she say's, I wanna know who's responsible.
Quentin has bent down next to Leaven and has suddenly spotted her glasses that are lying on the floor, When Rennes was burnt and in the ensuring scuffle to help Rennes out of the room Leaven had accidentally discarded her glasses onto the floor. Quentin say's, Leaven, Your glasses? Quentin looks at Leaven in silence as he holds the glasses in his right hand, Quentin then say's, You don't need them? Leaven nods her head negatively as she say's, There for reading.
(Leaven brushes her right side face and hair with her left hand) Quentin turns his head left and looks forward before turning to look at Holloway and Worth, Quentin say's as he points his left index finger, Well they took off our jewelry,
Quentin turns his head more to his right as he looks at Leavens glasses and say's, But they must of... Quentin hesitates as he holds the glasses up further in thought before saying, "Put these on you".
Quentin hesitates before saying, If nothings random, Quentin turns to look at Leaven and say's, Why are they here?, Leaven and Quentin stare at the glasses in silence,
Suddenly Quentin turns his head left and stares across the room at one of the trap doors, Quentin has just had a brain wave and idea that might just help him and the rest of the group in escaping the Cube.
A loud click and then a rusty scratching metallic sound is heard as a trap door is opened from the outside, The trap door pushes out a few inches and then slides rapidly down, Quentin is behind the door and there is something playing on his mind that he has an urge to investigate.
Quentin breathes out loudly as he rests his left hand inside the square gap with Leavens glasses still in hand. Quentin is interested in the silver metal strips that are attached to every room from there retrospective sides, Quentin bends down further as he examines the long strip of numbers for the room he is standing in.
As Quentin observes the number strip he say's to Leaven, "Leaven!
Quentin quickly looks up to the next strip which is facing in the opposite direction that displays the numbers for the other room, This room was the one Rennes went into and as we know it has a death trap machine inside. Quentin continues, What do you do in school?
Quentin is silent as he ponders his mind, Quentin then say's "Math" as he looks over at the furthest strip of digits.
Quentin turns his head around to face Leaven as he bends his arm backwards while turning his hand to offer Leaven her glasses back.
Leaven quickly walks over to Quentin and climbs up several metal rungs to reach him, (Metal tapping is heard) Holloway stands up and say's over to Quentin, "What can they mean?" in regards to the metal strips of numbers. Quentin quickly turns to face Holloway and shushes her to be quiet. Leaven retrieves the glasses from Quentin with her right hand.
Leaven opens the hinges with the same right hand as she holds them vertically down and lets gravity do the work, (A light sound of metal and glass is heard) - Leaven carefully places her glasses to her eyes
Quentin returns his left arm back to the surface of the gap as he turns his head back around and lowers it slightly as he continues to observe the digit strips. Leaven rests her right hand down onto the surface before bending over so that she can get a good focal image of the small numbers.
It is very quiet in the room and only a low level sound of distant machines is heard, Leaven breathes in and out as she lowers herself down closer to the digit strips. Leaven reads the first strip before saying with intrigue, "149"
Leaven seems confused as she shakes her head negatively as she tries to work out what 149 actually refers to.
Leaven continues to ponder her mind mathematically before her faces changes slightly from another idea that has just came to her, Leaven quickly leaves Quentin and climbs back down the metal rungs back into the room.
Leaven makes her way over to Holloway and immediately climbs up another set of rungs that lead to another trap door room, (Light metallic thuds are heard) (Grinding of metal is heard) Leaven carefully slides the silver lever anti clockwise with her left hand as she attempts to open the door.
A loud click is heard before the door opens outwards, A rumbling sound is heard from the sliding trap door as it slides downwards.
The door slides down as Leaven stands behind eager to look at that doors sets of numbers,
Leaven quickly rests her left hand inside the door as she looks down at the new numbers strips, Leaven bends down even lower as she raises her left hand and holds her glasses with it. Worth is pacing around to his right as Quentin comes forward.
A low level synthesizer key chord begins to play to add suspense, The sound is very similar to a clocks chimes, Leaven scrutinizes the first set of three digits "645" before moving along to the next set.
The next set of three numbers are "372" - Leaven is trying to find a link or pattern with the numbers as her mind works in overload.
Suddenly Leaven raises her self back up and looks at Holloway before saying, "Prime numbers" Leaven looks back at the number strips before raising her left hand up and saying, I can't believe (Lowers hand) (Holloway looks at strip then back at Leaven) I didn't see it (Raises hand again) before. Quentin say's from behind, "See What?"
Leaven turns her head around to face Quentin and Worth before she say's, It seems like, If any of these numbers are prime then the room is trapped. (Leaven shakes her left hand as she expresses her words)
Leaven breathes heavily as the pressures of the mathmatics take hold, Leaven quickly supports her broken glasses with her left hand as she looks down at the strips again before saying, Okay.
Leaven bends further down as she say's "Umm" Leaven clicks her mouth as she studies the values, Leaven looks up as she say's 645, Leaven begins to roll the number in her head as she softly repeats the numbers 645 645 645 over and over as she tries to connect the set with a prime value. After a few seconds Leaven quickly looks at Holloway and away again as she say's, That's not prime. Leaven returns to the numbers as she say's, 372...
Leaven ponders her intellect onto the set of three digits "372" before saying "No"
Leaven scans across to the next set of numbers "649" Leaven ponders her mind some more before saying, 6, 4, 9, Leaven becomes silent.
Leaven nods her head slightly in a negative movement as she say's, Right, Eleven times fifty nine, Leaven lifts herself up and away from the surface of the interjoining room as she say's, "It's not prime either",
Leaven quickly looks at Holloway before stepping back down into the room.
Leaven breathes out heavily as she removes her glasses with her right hand,
Leaven raises her right hand up and then slaps her right leg with it (Thud is heard) Leaven then say's with confidence, "So that room is safe" as she looks at the room she has just left, She then looks at Quentin and Worth for there opinion.
Worth quickly turns around to face Leaven as does Quentin, Quentin is a little dubious about Leavens calculations and begins to test her mathematical assumptions, Quentin say's in fast succession as he scrunches his face in disbelief, Wait wait wait wait, (Worth looks back at Quentin) How can you make that assumption based on one prime number trap?
Leaven shakes her head negatively as she looks at Quentin then say's I'm not, The incinerator thing was prime... (Leaven turns to look at Worth and say's) 083.
Worth looks away from Leaven, Leaven continues, The molecular chemical thingy had 137. (Worth looks back at Leaven) The acid room had 149. Holloway shouts out loudly from the trap door and say's, You remember all that in your head?, Worth turns to look at Holloway from her sudden outburst.
Leaven shakes her head as she close her eyes before opening them and saying, I have a facility for it. Leaven looks back at Quentin as he begins to come closer to her.
Quentin has suddenly become convinced that Leaven is telling the true and there must be some truth in her estimations. He say's with a proud sense of happiness and achievement, Leaven, (Dark shadows form over Leaven from Quentins body presence) Leaven looks into Quentins eyes as he places both of his hands around her cheeks and holds her tightly, Quentin shakes Leavens head softly as he say's, "You beautiful brain." (Short echoing synthesizer effect of two notes in quick succession)
Quentin suddenly turns away from Leaven and say's to Holloway who is stood at the trap door entrance, "Boot it"
(An echoing pulsating synthesizer effect is heard for a few short seconds) Leaven turns and looks over at Holloway as Quentin removes his hand from her left shoulder.
As the rest of the group look on Holloway quickly throws a boot into the trap door room with her right hand. Holloway gasps loudly as she grimaces from the effort, A loud thud is heard as the boot lands into the next room that is attached to a long lace.
Holloway gasps again as she quickly pulls the boot back with the lace, Another thud is heard as the boot lands back inside the square gap.
Holloway quickly turns her head with delight to indicate that the room is relatively safe and that the boot did not activate any hidden death machines or traps.
Quentin say's with eagerness, "Okay, out of the way" to indicate to Holloway that he is going to take the risk and go through into the next room.
Before Quentin has even moved from his position Leaven suddenly runs off towards Holloway as she say's with an air of sarcasm, "Brains before beauty." Quentin stands motionless and silent as he looks back at Holloway as he allows Leaven to go first.
Leaven is eager to take her chance inside the new room which is color coded white this time, (A synthesizer effect now consists of a distant train that is going over some rickety tracks with echo that is increasing in volume.) Leaven quickly pushes herself off from the ledge of the interlinking gap with both hands, As she falls her hands bend out, A loud thud is heard as Leaven hits the floor) Leaven bends down rapidly then back up again in rhythm to the natural buoyancy of her body.
Leaven stands motionless as she looks up at the ceiling and patiently awaits her fate,
The camera zooms in quickly as Leaven opens her mouth and looks to her right as she anticipates if her theory on prime numbers is right or not. Suddenly Leaven lets out a large breath of air in relieve and mental satisfaction that the prime number theory might just be correct.
Leaven becomes emotional and excited as more time passes and she now knows for sure that her theories are correct. Leaven looks up at the ceiling as she say's with elation "Safe" (Takes deep breath) "Safe"
Leaven closes her eyes tightly as she scrunches her face and begins to chuckle wildly from the release of pressure the cube was maintaining, Leaven flaps her arms out and shouts with elation, Prime numbers"
Leaven flaps her arms out again "Prime numbers!"
Leaven flaps her arms out some more as she turns around to face the trap door she had just came from. Leaven lets out a loud scream of joy and excitement as she jumps up and down.
A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself. A factor is a whole number that can be divided evenly into another number. The first few prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29. Numbers that have more than two factors are called composite numbers.
A mellow and soft synthesizer chord begins to play mixed with the train going over rickety tracks, Leavens voice echoes as she continues to say, "Prime numbers Prime numbers" Leaven is now committed to solving the cube puzzle by examining each strip on every trap door so that the group can safely navigate the maze of rooms. Leaven focuses her mind on the number 656.
Leaven looks to the next set of three numbers, 778
462 is the next set, Leaven has fallen into deep concentration as she takes on the difficult task of factoring the strips of numbers to either a safe room or a death trap room. (Whispering sounds are heard) The rooms spin around and around in Leavens mind as she continues the huge task of deciphering the numbers,
The minutes blur into hours as Leaven tries her best to factor the numbers, The numbers blur into rooms that blur and merge into more number crunching and deciphering.
(A wind sound is heard) Leaven shakes her head negatively as she tries to factor more numbers,
An echoing sound is attached to Leavens inner voice as she thinks to herself, (Sighs with disappointment Oh,) How long have we been in here?, The group are slowly travelling from room to room as they rely on Leaven to work out the numbers which is now taking a toll on her brain and mental processes.
Another door rapidly slides upwards as it closes behind the group, (Hissing echo sound is heard)
This room slowly evolves and moves slowly as the shapes the colors and the numbers blend into one giant kaleidoscope of mathematical equations and number crunching. (Quentin is heard saying - Nine or ten hours)
(More whispering voices are heard) Leaven is working overtime as she holds her temple with both hands, Suddenly leaven rubs her right eye with her right index finger as the tiredness and mental fatigue begin to get the better of her. Leaven say's - How do you know? - Leavens and Quentins words are somewhere in time and are not associated with the present activities.
Quentin say's, Five o'clock shadow,
The numbers flow through Leavens mind travelling left as she continues to decipher and factor.
Quentin continues, Last thing I remember was shaving.
Another trap room door opens and rapidly lowers, The camera view is from the ceiling which reverses the perceived direction of the door.
A dark red flashing strobe of color begins to blend with this room as the complicated maze of rooms blur into each other as Leaven ponders the numbers and the direction the group are travelling in, Just because the rooms are composite numbers and safe does not guarantee that the group will find a safe exit as they may have to traverse a primed death trap room to continue there progress.
(More whispers are heard) The strong red color smothers the room and becomes the only prominent feature, Leaven say's, I guess I missed breakfast
or lunch...Leaven rubs her brow with her left hand as she continues to study the continuous and eternal strips of digits.
The number five begins to take over Leavens mind as the shape and it's contours slowly edge up from the bottom to the top.
Leaven continues - Or whatever!
Quentin say's, No don't worry,
The number Five blends out to reveal an Orange color coded room.
Another room spins slowly around in a circular motion travelling anti clockwise. (Screeching sound is heard to accompany the sound score including train over tracks sound) (Stuttering whispering effect is heard)
Leaven say's, If we get out I'll make you dinner. The trap door lever is moving slowly around in an anti clockwise movement from the hand movements of one of the prisoners from the other side.
The numbers 897 slowly evolve around in a clockwise motion.
Quentin say's, You got a date!. The evolving numbers suddenly brighten revealing the true silvery color of the metal strip.
(Heavy breathing is heard) Leavens eyes shift from side to side as she continues to ponder and decipher number after number.
(Screeching sound) This room evolves around in a anti clockwise movement. (Three simple high piched synthesizer keys are heard in quick succession)
The numbers 778 slowly spin around in a clockwise motion.
A bright and intense light lightens the surface of the silver strip to produce a silvery effect. Dreamy synthesizer comes to and end with a single low key that slowly fades away. (Wind up clock effect is heard)
A loud click and then a sound of grating metal is heard as Quentin opens up yet another trap door. Quentins breathes out heavily as Leaven climbs up a few metal rungs to her right. (No sound score)
Quentin turns his head to look at Leaven as he sucks on a button, Quentin say's, "Doing Good".
Leaven is also sucking on a button to keep the saliva going, She slowly turns to look at Quentin before giving him a cheeky smile. Leaven turns back to face the new trap door as she looks across and up at the ceiling, Leaven huffs and swings her head to her right momentarily as she looks down, Suddenly a loud and prominent sound of rumbling machines and pressurized air emanates and saturates the environment.
Quentin stares at Leaven as the rumbling sound increases in volume, Quentin shifts his eyes forward then he looks left and vertically up before turning his head left also, The rumbling sound has broken into the moving and gyrating cogs and mechanisms of movement once again,
A sudden loud creaking and trembling is heard including a loud thud sound which causes Holloway to look up at the ceiling, The sound melts away quickly leaving a low ambient sound of air pressure. Holloway looks forward then up at the ceiling as she shouts loudly, I need to smoke. Her words are strangely speaking to the walls and Cube itself as she becomes angry and frustrated with her time inside the maze of horrors.
Quentin sidelines Holloway with his staring eyes before looking to his left. Holloway say's, I'd smoke a butt of the sidewalk. Quentin turns back to his right as he say's Holloway, Just reel yourself in a bit, Quentin nods his head to emphasize his words and say's "Come on." We're moving along, things are looking up.
Holloway is out of breath as she huffs and breathes heavily, Holloway say's as she looks up at the ceiling, Okay Okay, Your right, Holloway looks back at Quentin as she shakes her head negatively and say's, I quit smoking years ago.
Holloway is feeling stressed as she turns her head left and to an angle before breathing out loudly once again, Holloway is proactive and serious as she shakes her head positively while looking back at Quentin, She say's I just need to be occupied, Holloway breathe in deeply before swallowing and sticking her tongue out slightly between her teeth momentarily. Quentin say's, Talk then, Have a conversation.
Quentin slaps his thigh - Thud is heard - Quentin turns his head rapidly as he looks over at Holloway before saying, What kind of a doctor are you anyway?
Ah oh you know, (Holloway nods her head left) the free kind, (shakes her head positively as she closes her eyes momentarily)
Holloway is stalling and is finding it difficult to make conversation, She begins to speak gibberish which makes no sense (chit chat chu cha) Holloways umms -
Holloway is lost for words and loudly Umms again as she looks up at the ceiling and to her right. Holloway looks at Quentin and say's with a sincere mental block, Come on, Help me ahh, Tell me about your rug rats. Holloway lowers her head slightly as she waits patiently for Quentin to reply.
Quentin is looking away from Holloway as he say's with a soft voice, Okay, Quentin continues to look down and say's, We have three boys, 9, (Quentin quickly looks back at Holloway) 7, and 5.
Holloway has her arms folded and is shocked by Quentins reply She say's, Oh Good God, (Holloway brushes her right shoulder with her left hand) Poor woman, There's no way I'd survive that.
Quentin is looking down as he tuts his lips, Quentin agrees with Holloways words as he shakes his head negatively and mumbles some incomprehensible words, Quentin then say's She didn't either.
All is silent except for a low whistling breeze sound. Leaven turns her head from the trap door and looks at Quentin with a serious face from the words about his wife.
Holloway is silent as she looks on at Quentin,
Quentin replies back to Holloway from the strange silence, No, She's not dead, (Shakes head) we're just separated.
Holloways mouth is open wide as she closes her eyes briefly while turning her head to her right, (Holloway sighs) (Holloway shakes her head negatively and raises her right hand momentarily) I'm sorry, (Holloway slaps her thigh with her right hand producing a light thud sound)
(Holloway shakes her head negatively again) I can't just shoot the breeze. (Holloways mouth is open wide as she shakes her head from the misunderstanding and fact that she can't have a normal conversation)
Quentin is silent as he closes his eyes momentarily while shaking his head down in recognition of Holloways inability to have a conversation.
Quentin looks to his right over at Leaven as she say's, These numbers aren't prime. Leaven continues to suck on a button as she waits for a response from the group,
Quentin say's "Okay Clear" as he turns back to Holloway, Quentin signals with his left hand as he points it towards the trap door for Holloway to take her turn to be the first to go inside.
A light thud sound is heard as holloway steps up to the ladders and begins to climb, Quentin assists Holloway from behind as he supports her back with both hands.
Leaven loudly umms as Holloways body intrudes on Leavens space, Leaven lowers herself backwards a few feet to allow Holloway to pass through, Holloway say's, Excuse me, Sorry.
Leaven waits a couple of seconds before pulling herself up and stepping into the square gap with her left leg first.
More metallic thuds are heard as the two women make there way inside the interconnected gap, Quentin suddenly looks up at Worth who has also made his way to the trap door, Quentin say's, You err - (Quentin nods positively slightly) Could try and help me out here, buddy.
Worth is pessimistic and keeping his wits about him, Worth is sucking on his button as he replies to Quentin, No I couldn't. (Takes deep breath)
Worth turns away from Quentin and begins to climb the metal rungs to allow him access inside the gap, His black boots are also attached to his waist by there laces as they swing around, Light metallic thud is heard as a boot swings into the ladder causing it to spin around.
Quentin is silent as he watches Worth climb into the gap before looking down, (Shadows form over Quentins face from Worths movements) (The deep rumbling sound has returned) (Quentin looks away from Worth and forward as he raises his right hand to his mouth) Quentin slants his eyes furthest right as he turns his head towards the trap door, A loud sound of a button between teeth is heard as Quentin puts his button back inside his mouth. Quentin turns his body to face the trap door as he begins his short climb up the ladders.
The prisoners have all safely dropped down into a new room which is a non prime numbered room - or composite room, This room is color coded Green but nevertheless is the same as all the others except for not having a hidden death trap. Leaven has taken the time to check one of the two metal strips that are attached to the trap door that is central to the room, This trap door is harder than the others to climb into as you have to go down and there is a great drop if you slip and fall. Worth Holloway and Leaven are peering over the entrance and looking down into the room below, Leaven say's, "This one's trapped too" as she holds her glasses steady with her left hand. (Echoing wind sound is heard)
Leaven steps away from the trap door entrance as Quentin watches her,
Quentin instantly raises his right arm and begins to close the trap door, (Sliding sound is heard then a loud hissing before a thud)
The trap door is firmly shut and can not be dropped down into as Leavens calculations have resulted in the number strip providing a prime number result.
The entire group are knelt down by the middle trap door as they contemplate there next move, Holloway turns to Worth as she say's, We have to back track?. Leaven is supporting her glasses with her right hand but suddenly takes them off, - Leaven has calculated each strip around the sides of the room and also the central trap door but every door is proving to be a prime number result.
Worth and Holloway are looking at Quentin as he slowly turns his head and looks up at the ceiling, Quentin stands up and say's, "Not yet" as he continues to stare at the ceiling trap door. Holloway also looks up at the ceiling from Quentins sudden interest.
Holloway say's Oh No as she looks up at the trap door in the ceiling.
Quentin and Holloway continue to stare up as Worth looks at Holloway with his hands rested on his shoulders, Worth then looks up as Quentin turns his head around to look at Leaven.
Leaven has raised her right hand to her mouth and is sucking on her button, (Wet high pitched sound is heard as Leaven pulls the button from her mouth)
Leaven has not checked the number strip on the ceiling and now knows why Quentin is looking at her, Leaven say's "Read them to me" in her bid for Quentin to climb up and find out the number set.
Quentin turns back around and begins to remove his prisoner issued grey shirt with both of his hands. (A sound of fabric is heard) Quentin slides out of his right sleeve and then pulls his left arm out of the other sleeve as he holds onto the shirt with his right hand. Quentin holds the shirt in front of him as he turns his head back around to look at Leaven,
Leaven smiles as Quentin passes over the shirt with his right hand, Quentins turns back around and begins to walk across the room to the back wall between Worth and Holloway.
All is silent from the group as Quentin stands by a set of metal rungs that will take him to the top of the cube shaped room,
Quentin begins his careful ascent by raising his left hand onto the first rung and then pushing up with his right leg. Holloway say's to Leaven in a sarcastic tone of voice, What are you... his coat rack? -Leaven replies, Oh Please.
Quentin grunts as he takes each step one at a time to ensure he reaches the top,
As Quentin quickly reaches the top he stretches his right hand out and swings his body as he grabs onto another rung that goes across the ceiling, (Quentin grunts) (Metallic thuds are heard) Now Quentin is holding on with both hands as he dangles in the air, This is why Leaven never attempted to read the ceiling trap door because of it's difficult location.
Leaven Worth and Holloway continue to stare up at Quentin as he swings across the metal rungs to the center of the room.
Quentin swings his right hand out as he grabs onto another metal rung, (Thud and grunt is heard) Quentin is now suspended below the trap door and it requires a lot of upper body strength to support the rest of his body. (Trap door has opened out several inches)
Leaven steps forward slightly as she watches Quentin with interest and intrigue, (More metal thud sounds are heard as Quentin attempts to open the trap door)
More loud metal sounds are heard as Quentin attempts to push the silver lever to release the door, Quentins body retorts as he uses his back to try and open the jammed door, Quentin breathes out loudly as he looks down and say's, It's stuck. (Quentin sniffs in loudly)
Leaven is directly under the trap door as she continues to look up with interest,
Suddenly a loud rumbling of sliding metal and opening mechanisms is heard as the door instantly opens from Quentins strong and forceful pushing on the lever. Quentin slides forward as he holds on for dear life as the door slides open at speed,