You notice that he's watching holoporn, and the thought comes to you that showing some skin (or fur?) might entice him to give you some answers. You don't like the idea, however; your amnesia makes you vulnerable, and who knows whether he'd see it as an opportunity to take advantage of you. For now, you decide, you'll just try to ply some information from him and save your feminine wiles as a last resort.
"It's okay, I don't want a refund," you reply.
>He cocks an eyebrow at you. "You don't want refund? Not like most zombie. Usually big fight."
"Can I ask you a few questions, though?"
>"No. Busy." He gestures to the smutty hologram. You frown in response, but he doesn't seem to notice nor care.
"Please? I'm in a really bad spot here."
>"Why are zombie always so annoying," he complains to no one in particular, gritting his teeth.
"Look, just give me a couple straight answers, and I'll be out of your hair." You glance at his hairless scalp. "Er, so to speak."
>He glares at you for a moment, sizing you up. Finally, he sighs, swiveling in his chair to face you. "Ask."
"What do you know about Vesper?"
>"Zombie, like you."
"What about their book downstairs?"
>"Help Vesper find you? Dunno."
"What did I buy from you?"
>"Rent," he corrects you. "Rent basement one hour."
"I woke up with this red dust all over me, what is it? Is that the drug I took?"
>He narrows his eyes at you and his tone becomes stern. "Enough question, you leave now," he commands.
You get the feeling that he's at the limit of his patience, so you hastily exit through the door beside his desk.
You emerge from the building and into a run-down neighborhood. Aside from yourself and the others in the building, it appears to be a ghost town; you see nobody around, and judging from the extreme state of disrepair, these buildings must have been abandoned for years. The whole area is well on its way to being reclaimed by nature; various weeds and other plants sprout from the smallest cracks and crevices, and larger plants have taken root even inside buildings, breaking through and toppling some of the architecture. Unsettlingly, everything is bathed in an eerie, reddish-purple moonlight.
The street here is long, disappearing on one end into the depths of the ruined city, and reaching a waterfront in the distance on the other.