This “everyone gets color names in order” gimmick is so handy. Wish I’d thought of it earlier — the mining storyline really could’ve used a similar gimmick. (And a similar “multiple installments with other things going on in between” schedule, come to think of it…)
Cyan: Dinner and check-in time! Any of you dead yet?
Red: Ugh . . . Not sure I can eat, but not dead.
Orange: Alive in here, and feeling just about normal. I could step out to help if you need —
Cyan: Still coughing?
Orange: Yessir. Mighty sorry. It plum won’t go away.
Yellow: I regret making jokes. I regret partying. I regret every stupid time I skipped washing my hands. I regret . . .
Cyan: Well, ze’s no longer too feverish to talk, so ze’s probably on the mend.
Green (thinking): Everyone over in quarantine is supposed to be getting better . . . So if I take a shortcut through there — what’s the big deal?