|"You have a lot of work to do while patrons eat their pizza in the other room."|
“Please, please. I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I didn't know this was going to happen to you. I just wanted you to be locked in overnight. I didn't want this to happen.”
Reed has brown hair, and is skinny with long arms. Julius calls him an ape because of his brow ridge and jutting jaw.
Reed is part of a robotics class with his friends Shelly and Pickle. He finds Julius's constant whining annoying. Julius complains that Pickle's remote inadvertently connects to his suit, and makes him trip and have a nosebleed. Reed stays after school to confront him, but is too scared to say anything. Julius takes the opportunity to get into his exoskeleton suit he made for class and demonstrate its powers. He threatens to lock Reed into the suit, but Reed instead locks him into the suit, and plans to keep him there until tomorrow for payback.
As he follows Shelly and Pickle back home, he wonders if locking Julius in the suit is torturous. Shelly absentmindedly starts reading from a history book about medieval torture weapons, and Reed realizes that keeping Julius stuck in the suit is similar to the victims trapped in a Breaking Wheel, awaiting punishment. He reasons that Julius was just in discomfort and not in any actual pain.
When Reed is finally at the Girard's home, he gets distracted by homework and activities. When Pickle's younger brother plays with Pickle's remote, he remembers Julius stuck in the suit, and that his suit may still be following the remote's commands. Reed innocently asks Pickle what the range on his remote. He says that it should only work for a few feet. Reed tries to reassure himself that Julius was not being tortured, but he is still plagued by the sounds of Julius's breaking bones. He tries to go back to the school to free him, but he hears suspicious sounds coming from outside the house, and quickly decides to stay inside.
The Girard siblings leave the house to buy sodas, leaving Reed all alone in the house. He searches the second floor of the house to investigate where the sounds are coming from. He is extremely paranoid at this point about whether Julius is nearby or if he had gone insane. Reed lets down his guard when he goes back to the first floor, which is exactly when Julius's exoskeleton attacks. It contains the fleshy remains of Julius's corpse. Reed races back upstairs to escape through a window, with the exoskeleton quickly catching up to him. Just before he jumps out the window to freedom, the exoskeleton pins him to the bed and aims its mouth towards Reed's throat. It is unclear if he survives.