Dave’s Last Ride Synopsis
On one of his first nights as the soon to be infamous SUICIDE DAVE, DAVID LACOSTE suits up – an old pair of black denims and an all black biker jacket over a grey tank – and heads for his bike. DAVE, owner of BioMech Technologies, has the world’s first anti-gravity hot rod in his possession. DAVE – with the help of his assistant, MEL, – built it from scratch and is still working all the bugs from the machine.
DAVE jettisons through the double doors of his private laboratory on the eighty-third floor of his BMT Building into the city on a horizontal rocket of a bike. “I love this city.” He dodges low flying magnetically powered cars and introspects on the other “drivers” in the city. He equates them to being “like two ton electromagnetic powered logs floating perfectly down a winding river.” The Uptown half of the city has had no “real” drivers since The Mayor implemented the Sat-Comm GPS system shortly after using it in his platform on his campaign trail. The system served to connect every single magnetic car to one of many satellites orbiting around the Earth. The idea was that two computers talking to each other was better than using a middle man or in this case, a driver. Since people can make mistakes and aren’t perfect they are considered variables and by eliminating the variables, The Mayor had effectively eliminated traffic accidents—traffic altogether, even as the millions of mag cars in Savyer are in a constant flow at all times of the day or night. More and more of them ceasing their activities inside their self driving cars and opting to watch for him, the suicidal stunt biker that has been causing problems throughout the city.
As he sits trying to figure why he is on top of a roof at the moment, his assistant’s voice comes through on his ear communication device (comm). As MEL begins talking, DAVE remembers he is there to test new navigational software (NavWare) for the government. With a finger to his ear, DAVE cuts off MEL’s mic and makes the jump from the ledge of the infinitely tall cloudpiercer (skyscraper).
The NavWare program works perfectly as DAVE goes from a horizontal position to a vertical one in the air and lands into the building he was just looking at from the next building over. He is racing up the building vertically now and having turned MEL’s mic on and back off again is wondering why she would say that he finally got the program to work.
DAVE really has no time to ponder though because the lip of the roof is approaching fast and he only has four seconds to slow the bike down and pop up onto the roof safely. The four seconds pass as DAVE feverishly attempts to control the bike that will no longer respond to his prompts. As he flies over the lip of the ledge and into the SAVYER CITY night sky, DAVE tries to comm MEL whom he’d had no time for earlier but his efforts are in vain and he begins to panic as his bike begins to overheat.
Back at the BioMech Technologies building, DAVID LACOSTE turns to MEL who is on another tirade, going on about his methods in testing new wares being inherently wrong. DAVE is inherently bored. He finds himself alone in his lab after brushing his fingers against her lips while telling her to stop talking long enough for him to enjoy the show. Cue the explosion. MEL had looked as though she wanted him to touch her but she is gone now, the light from the door being the only sign she was ever there at all. DAVE shrugs and continues watching the fireworks he created this night. “Finally,” he says crossing an item from his to-do list: Work kinks from NavWare Project. “I love this city.”