So who remembers the camping trip chapter from Liesmith? Yanno, the one where Sigmund and Lain play corporate bonding games, have an awkward tent experience, then get lost in the forest?

Well, in the initial drafts for Liesmith, that chapter was a fair bit longer. It got cut down for length and pacing reasons, but you know what one of the fun things about the internet is? One of the fun things about the internet is that it’s the place where “length” and “pacing” go to die.

So today, just for you, dear reader, I present the original Mind Games Extended version of that chapter. It had angst, UST, Fantales, and a little more of Lain being awkward about his family.