The pause after his question seems to last forever. It is as if after our initial introductions none of us want to talk.
One the silence becomes oppressive, I decide to treat the question as if it was not rhetorical. "I worked alone for the most part. The times I didn't.....I seemed to make out fine." Better than the others certainly. I rise. "But I think we all have goals. Reasons to be here? So.... we might as well work together. For now. I"m not really sure how these games work. Just that if I win.... my problems will be solved."
I look around, hoping someone else will respond. I don't really like having to be a leader. I'm more of a shadow.... even now.