When Ethan got home he called his step sister Corrie. They met at the hang out.
Ethan went through his relationship with Shauna in a clinical way. He repeated the Grandmother death thing, the secret going away for Spring Break, the Prom tantrum, and this current whatever.
“You watched Star Trek;” Corrie said with a smile, for they had watched it together, “So here’s the Holo Deck. We are taking a break from out lives and going to have this fantasy.”
She sipped her drink.
” So I say; “Computer, create a man with these specifications who is falling in love with me.”
They smiled, remembering the episodes where the ‘action’ happened on the Holo Deck.
“When I have to get back to work, I say; “Computer, save program, Exit.”
And looking into Ethan’s eyes; “You are a Holo Deck character that Shauna invented.”