Take a good long look out that window and tell me if you see any white picket fences. Moron.”
― Mia to Dez, about his "cute fantasy"[src]
Dez began to think that he was losing touch with reality after seeing the sugar, which he was currently pouring into a cup of coffee, turn into binary code. A phenomenon which repeatedly itself and grew for the next six weeks as Dez started to more clearly see everything as various numbers. A little bit paranoid, and feeling maybe a bit unhinged, he also saw and felt that men in black suits were constantly watching him from a distance, as if plotting to kill him.
The resulting terror made Dez wish to live a normal life away from danger. He then convinced his girlfriend, Mia, to stop her drug running for the crime lord Marlowe and to instead focus and spend more of her time together with Dez. And while Mia did stop her involvement with drugs, she started gun running instead. Somehow or another, this left Mia on bad terms with her previous employers which, eventually, culminated to some cartel gunmen raiding their apartment with guns literally blazing.
And though Mia managed to kill all of the gunmen, apparently sent by Marlowe, they then heard the sound of approaching helicopters. Dez, through his growing connection to the "truth" of the Matrix, saw premonitions of the man in black suit, at first alone, then becoming a deadly multitude. Mia immediately grabbed his arm and they began to run. And though Dez understood that they had no option now but to keep running, and hopefully running towards answers, he took solace in the thought that, at least, he and Mia were going to be running together.