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[personal profile] srwu_mods2016-09-01 11:58 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: An end, a new beginning

"This is it."

Time has passed after the Lady has fallen and Apollonius "Loni" Gavin was dealt with for the final time. It seems as if Earth became a peaceful place - possibly an illusion, as true peace is never permanent. Someone will always fight, or abuse others for personal gain. Even now, troublesome and worryig groups are somewhere out there, some outside Earth and some within human society. The rogue Zentradi, VIPER, greedy eminences who guided Fumerco and so many more...

And yet, dangers - the type that can be fought by an organisation like Unity Group, are for now over. Little by little Project Unification was nearing disbanding, and now it is truly over.


"Huffman left already, to deal with his 'research'. Looks like everyone's returning to their old pre-UG posts. I'll miss commanding a ragtag bunch instead of an actual military unit."


"A ragtag bunch that the media is mad about. Don't get swarmed by reporters or let that fame get to your heads. But then, I suppose you all are part of the group that saved the world."

"We'd never do that if Project Unification didn't work together. I won't forget that: I know many of our members are going back to civilian life, but if you want to transfer to one of ESUN's other units, there's a commendation waiting. And not just from me - Kazahara said he hopes he'll get to see some of you again. If he misbehaves just tell me... Is this still recording?"


"Of course it is. It always is."

...


"..."

All the time, Inspector Jou kept to himself. He is one of the last few to leave Sakihama Base.

"My millenia-old mission is over. Maybe now I'll be able to die in peace, without regrets."

"But for now, there's still life ahead of me. Ahead of everybody."

The story is over. But even if it's not being recorded, even if history's annals have nothing to say about it - life goes on.

[No responses to NPCs here. Instead, this is a post for writing what happened to your characters after the game ended. Or you can write your own dedicated post, as was already the case for several characters.

This is the final mod-written post of the game. Thanks for staying with us, everyone!]

Meet the new family, NOT the same as the old family

"You' think you're being serious?!?  This is a joke!"

[Peace had settled across Earth and space, yes.  But for Ana Racik, there was still one last obstacle to overcome, and one last ball and chain around her ankle to cut loose.]

I already told you, I'm not going back home with you.  You're going to need to think up some pasttime other than making me your toy now.

[And standing opposite of Ana, now in civilian clothes, is her ever-so-lovely grandmother.  A certain set of documents, notarized just hours before, are firmly clenched in her hand.  Resignation papers.]

"So then what?  I suppose you've found some private outfit then willing to take on a maimed test pilot?   The Raciks have friends in the private sector too, or are you forgetting your family history now?"

You don't have friends everywhere.  I'd rattle them off for you, but I'd rather not give you any ideas on where else to expand to.

"The nerve!  You think you know what's best for you?  Look at how going your own path turned out for you, being tossed from test group to test group-"

And you're to blame for that.

"Then the Unity Group and then over to the SSR... quite the organization that turned out to be!  Ran into the ground and needing to draw on every able-bodied pilot it could.  And then back with 'Project Unification'.  Well, no matter.  Enjoy your ever-crashing life, Anastacia.  In the meantime you might find your pension payments oddly delayed.  You are quite right that I don't have friends everywhere... but sometimes all you need is one somewhere."

...

"Nothing to say?  Not even the self-preservation to think about grovelling?"

... Actually, if you really want something.

[It's petty, but she has a sense of where this leads.  She takes a step closer... and spits in her grandmother's face.]



Fuck you, you bitch of a hag!

[There's a flash of shock in old lady Racik's eyes, before a hand suddenly flies to slap Ana.  It's caught easily in one hand, clenched tightly.  And when one of her aide's rushes to try to apprehend Ana-]



Don't even try it!

[She thrusts out her prosthetic.  The man's too far away for a punch, but the sudden hiss of compressed air and magnetic inversions gives but a second's forewarning before the fist launches out, Rocket Punch-style and cold cocks him before returning to the limb.  She lets go of her grandmother's own, pushing her away.]

Give it up, old lady.

I'm done with you, and I'm done with your family.

"I'd almost applaud your commitment if not for fear that you broke my wrist..  But with that kind of attitude, your commitment won't put food on the table, or make friends for you out there.  Keep that in mind come the winter holidays, Ana.  You'll always have a place at home for them, though after that display I think it'll be outside, freezing in the cold, alone and hungry."

[Still rubbing her wrist, Ana's grandmother smiles, thinking she's got the final word here.  But that's all just the cue for someone else to speak up.]

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Springtime Blooms

[The adventure was finally over. Loni... Gavin was gone. Though saddened, Volya eventually accepted that he had made his choice... and at the very least in the end he had finally grown up... for whatever good it did. Regardless though Volya was now left without a home with Project Unity now being decommissioned. Still... he was a resourceful kid and maybe with luck he'll be able to find a place to lay his head. Reluctantly though, the possibility of having to leave Sakihama and his friends - not just from Project Unity but also the ones he had made in school was both worrying and real to him. Yet as he walked the busy sidewalks of Sakihama City...]

Huh..?

[He found Interitus excitably chatting to an older woman at a cafe. At first Volya was a bit worried that something might have happened and made his way over to them with an apology on his lips... then as he got closer he began to notice things about this person... things that seemed so very familiar to his mind for the oddest reason...]



"Volya! Volya! Not going to believe it! Look!"

[Interitus is waving wildly before gesturing at the person with her. A soft, melodic chuckle emanated from the mystery woman who waved gently.]

Wh.... you.... You're...

[A finger was gently placed on his lips to shush him, a playful glint in her eyes.]
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[personal profile] a_louse2016-08-31 05:01 pm
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End of Negotiations

[A black, oldschool-looking car parks outside Sakihama base. The vehicle may look familiar to some people; same with the man who steps out of it.]

It's been a while. But it looks that everything ended up well over here, as well.

Once Again...

[With the members of Project Unity began to head their separate ways, one of the first to arrive at the Unity Group wanders around the now abandoned bases. What was once three different operating bases had been reduced to one and yet their success spoke for itself. After everything that Willis had gone through, losing friends, gaining them, reuniting with lost loved ones, traveling to new worlds. Being able to take in a quiet moment without having to worry about a thing was a much deserved break for him. Given the numerous abrupt endings he'd gotten accustomed to in his life this was a very welcome change.

Of course, he knew that it wouldn't last very long and despite the many things that were finally settled for him in the last few months there was plenty of clean-up work to do. Setsuna herself had told him about the corrupt elements in his deceased friend's company along with the unknown loose threads that might have still existed in Caduceus itself. He had to ensure that the U.I.I.N technology wouldn't be abused any further or worse yet used to ruin any more lives. Thankfully he wasn't the only one who thought the same. Between the remaining members of Aegis, himself and Leigh, and to his surprise Elys' own sister Freya; who had once challenged her for control of Ono-Sendai. They all shared the same goal of repairing the damage done to the Olympios Conglomerate and making amends for the numerous problems they had caused through their decades of inaction.

As Willis took this time to himself, his fiancee went ahead to get things in order. Returning Amagahara to Freya among numerous other things in preparation. Unlike Willis she wasn't a member of the Unity Group so being able to quietly slip away was simple enough for her.

Once Willis was finally ready to leave he didn't have much to pack.]


"...and that's pretty much everything, technically this is a hostile takeover but we'll be working in Aegis again with Freya's support...if things go well without a hitch. If something comes up....well I'm sure we'll figure it out.

...I'll get to see you soon, right?"



Yeah, I'm just taking care of a few last things. I'll be there soon, promise.



"Alright, just don't make me wait too long"

[Willis gives a quick nod and wave before closing the call with Leigh before rubbing the back of his head and letting out a small sigh.]

To think I'd be working in Aegis again...

[Much like how he arrived Willis seems to be preparing to leave with nothing more than Strahlend and the jacket on his back.]



I should probably say goodbye or something, but at this point I'm kinda sick of it. I'm sure I'll see most of you again so there's not a lot of point in making any final goodbyes, is there?

See you later fits more I think.
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[personal profile] abugslife2016-08-30 01:26 am
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Time to Buzz Off

People of Project Unification. We have fought, and worked, and struggled together, for years. But now, the organization is no longer needed. And I, myself, am needed elsewhere. It is time to go.

...


Oh, you did not really think I am going to leave Earth and return to Geb, did you? Do not forget, I still officially hold the title of ambassador. I am simply relocating to an embassy constructed by ESUN in Brussels for this very purpose. Doing actual diplomatic work will not be very exciting for an old warrior such as I, but I have no doubts crisis situations will still emerge from time to time; and when they do, my Scaraber shall be there. In the meantime, feel free to pay a visit whenever you want. The building should be hard to miss even from afar; it is the one shaped like a pyramid.

If you feel like reflecting for a moment, compare the state of the known universe three years ago, and now. Back then, it was a hostile, unfriendly place, where all the races - Earthlings, Gebians, Balmarians, Wulgaru, Zentraedi, Vagans, and more - were at war with each other. These days, they are all connected through bonds of peace. And you helped forge these bonds; never forget that.

The time for the dance of death is over. Now, each of us will dance our own, personal, dance of our life. Take care. It has been a pleasure.
[Hetepheres' entourage - the various normal Gebians - gathers around and starts waving goodbye with their insectoid arms. Some of them are wearing giant foam hands to help with that.]

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Blue rabbit, blue sky

[Most of the stuff in Asagi's room is packed already. After all, it won't be long till all the Rabbits leave... And then most likely go separate ways, each pursuing education in the institution of their choice. Finally, after spending so much time fight, after being literally created to fight, they get to know freedom, and be able to make their own decisions.

Asagi's not in his room, though. He's outside, on the roof - and breathes in deeply, taking in the sight before him.]

Recently, the world feels... different, somehow. More tranquil.
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What Lies Beyond... (locked)

Distance )

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Not a good-bye, but a till we meet again

[1]
I believe this to be all. Well...

[In the days after the Lady's defeat, Project Unification is slowly being dissolved. Sielje may not be a member, but now she is leaving. AHer belongings are already gathered and packed up, a small load for the Arm. All that is left is to await a portal opening...]

The Earth is safe, I have fulfilled my vow. It is time. Time for me to return... home.

I am honored. Where would I be without you - my allies, my dearest friends? Know this, this is not our last farewell. I have my duty as the envoy to Earth, and even though for now I depart to Ankaia, I will be back. Back when the duty calls me. And even when it does not...

I will make sure to keep our bonds alive. That is a promise.

[The knight's eyes are wet as she speaks the words, but this time, finally, her back is straight with pride, her expression happy.]

[2 - for Gwen]
[But before she can depart for real, there is an important person to speak to.]


Gwen? The Lady is of the past now, I had time to think without worries. And I made my choice.

Back then, when I spoke to Jen... when I spoke to you, we decided that we should try - to date. But, but it is not going to work. I did not give you attention it requires. All that time, we did not even...

[Sielje coughs, getting red on her face. It's not the time to get distracted.]

No, that is not important. You and I, our lives are too different. We are too different. I am sorry saying that. It must hurt to hear, I know it hurts me to say it. But...

But you deserve the truth, and this is how I truly feel. We are close friends, but you would not be happy at my side.

...


Please do not be angry. There are so many things in this world worth living for. I am sure you know that far better than I do.

Saying fairwell to a newborn Yuusha

Every world rejected him before.  But now...

Maybe there'll be hope for him still.  Out there.  Somewhere.

... After all, the Eraser Team's out there too.



But... what about us?  With Solaris?  If Project Unification disbands, Solaris'll just end up the same as it did before, right?



Not necessarily.  I thought long and hard about that... especially when the conflict between Void and Sol energies put the idea of SolSavior at risk.  Disaster relief's always something people will need.  And... there's anything we can find about the Primeval Dusk.

Doesn't that sound worthwhile?  Finding out about... where we came from?  How others of Darkness lived in this world of Light?  Certainly would wow your friends during presentation day.

Most of them are just making those really crazy volcanos.  And did you know that some volcanos don't even do that?  They just explode because of all the pressure building-



-And because of different types of magma.  Saw that when our parents made me marathon a decade's worth of nature specials.

[So many amazing animals shown and either domesticated or hunted for food too.  And every single one of them still absolutely disgusting.  What're the odds?]

... But you best get going.  I'm sure Mom and Dad want you in bed at a sane time.

What about you?

Just a bit longer.

[She looks up into the sky.  Thinking back.]

... Loni's not the only one on my mind.

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Ambiguity 2.0

[That was it.... the Lady is gone and Leos no longer has need to fight anymore and he could go back to his treatment. After some deliberation the Filial was to be disassembled and studied in depth in order to gain a better understanding of the Precursor Martian Technology.  But that at the current moment was neither here nor there. With the Raven's Nest collapsing completely, people needed an alternative to the arena battles, a chance to watch pilots give it their all in head to head mechanized chaos...  and PROGTECH - after much redevelopment and reworking of their goals and hierarchy delivered.]

GO LANA! YOU CAN DO IT!

[Cheering loudly from the stadium seat, Leos threw his hands in the air without shame. An advancement in Virtual Technology, miniaturized robotics and a complex particle emission system known simply as HIDEO, Project: Formula Front allowed for people of all ages to purchase and design miniature Armored Cores with ease and pit them against each other in configurable arenas - allowing everything from standard combat in non-standard environments to multi-Core Races through obstacle laden tracks. It was the last lap through a volcanic arena that was under considerable stress, often tearing the track apart - destabilizing footing or making unexpected ramps... and Lana - on the board as Hustler Nine with her AC Cueball just barely managed to cross the finish line, the gundam-colored machine stretching its arm across it as the rival it went head to head with was just mere millimeters behind her. The crowd went absolutely wild as the contestants who didn't have their ACs wrecked all crossed.

Within moments the area reconfigured, a winner's stand with an erupting Volcano as its backdrop and jumping in joy was not just her machine, but also Lana herself.]



I... I WON! I DID IT! I WOOOON! I'M THE STRONGEST!!! I'M THE GREATEST! THE CUTEST! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

[From the looks of it, her competition had no issues with their loss as well, the second and third place contestants having their AC's put the Cueball up on their shoulders. The three beaming brightly as they held their trophies up for a picture.]

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Surviving being a Survivor

[1]

[And so Keisar Ephes and the Lady were vanquished.  The day was saved through and through, and one little Subot has become beside himself with everything he saw and experienced ]

This just doesn't make any sense though!  That spirit thread that I manifested... everything out there raises so many questions about metaphysics and spirituality!  Restarting your heart and you having seen things is at least not without precedent but... oh I think I'm going to be worrying about this for a really, really long time!




Or~ alternatively, you could just disregard all of that and bask in the knowledge that you're always going to be my Prince Charming.

I really do mean that too.  Not everyone gets a wonderful copilot with the brains and determination to bring a fair maiden back from the dead.  And it's only fitting-

[Smooch.]

-That you get a little reward.



-S-Selena?  Did you seriously just-?!?



Yes I did.  And you're welcome.


[2]
My story's ending )

Iteration's End

[1] [Post "Inheritance"]

[Somehow against even his own expectations Willis returned to Sakihama with Leigh still in his arms, alive and in one piece all thanks to Elys' last actions. Something as minor as giving him permission to the MCR was what lead to in what was Willis' opinion a miracle. One that he still couldn't quite believe actually happened.

However, as quickly as Strahlend returns it takes a bit of time before the two emerge from the machine. As they do they break apart slightly in embarrassment again. ]



"You're still a big idiot, you know that right?"

[Leigh says this with the biggest smile on her face.]

I know...

[2]



[Some time later Leigh stands inside of Sakihama's hangar again, standing next to Amagahara's cockpit on one of the many elevated platforms. The machine was responsible for the fact that she was still standing here and for all intents and purposes it was her machine

As it was now Elyssa Soleil had essentially given up her life twice over allow Leigh to continue living.]

...thank you Elyssa.

[As she says this she closes the cockpit of the machine, even if it was now hers she didn't want to disrespect her memory by altering the machine in any way.]

[3]

[As for Willis he seems...actually Willis seems to have disappeared for a bit. A short time later a strange clean cut man stands in front of Strahlend, wearing a familiar looking jacket that has seemingly finally been washed. The man's gaze seems to be set on the now floating Discovery of Self.]



Just one more big problem to go.
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[personal profile] srwu_mods2016-08-20 12:11 am

Ancient weapon online

It is time. Shadow falls on Sakihama's exterior - the colossus rises. The Discovery of Self floats up in gravity-defying flight: in preparation for its final voyage.


"Locks are clear, all systems green. Only a fraction of Discovery's functionality is restored, but what is back with us works fine - looks like now we can go anywhere."


"Impressive. And it doesn't end on just being a floating rock, hmm? I must say, the Lady's in for a surprise of the lifetime."


"Not if she or her minions manage to blow it up before it reaches her, Commander. The Discovery of Self isn't going in all by itself, Project Unification will provide combat escort, as large as we can. And I will lead it from the front line."

While the commanders are discussing, within the Discovery of Self, in the imprinting chamber, the preparations are also complete. No more people enter it. Instead, it's Inspector Jou who leaves.


"It's done. The weapon against the Lady has been created. The first time, it took the form of a giant crystal, so large only the Discovery could carry it with ease. But that was in the past. It was a joint effort of countless planets, and it took years. This time..."

The Inspector opens his hands, which were clasped together. Floating between them is a tiny shimmering gem, barely the size of a fingernail.
"We will have to make with what we have."

To Rebuild a Bridge, you Gotta Burn It Down...

[Pre "Story's End"]

[1]

There's no rest for the wicked or the righteous. As the final military operation against the Lady shifts into high gear, Project Unification staff and civilian volunteers are streaming in and out of Saikhama to donate memory imprints to the crystalline weapon.

Dido Sybil has been hovering around the hanger bay where the Anti-Lady weapon is store. Observant people might see her take a few steps toward the memory copying station, then turn around and walk away, looking at something on her phone.

Finally, she sees and approaches you. "Hey," she says with a weak smile. "If you've got a free evening next week, could you do me a favor?" She chuckles nervously. "It's a doozy."

[2]



"I, Alexia Sybil, ask of you all!" Dido's mom proclaims. "In the world of Italian cuisine, what is the mightiest dish? Calamari? Chicken Alfredo? No, it is bell peppers; the spicier the better! Those who can eat these peppers whole are shining champions of taste! Those who cannot stomach them...should just order from the children's menu!"

You've tagged along with Dido to have Italian dinner with her billionaire mother. More specifically, you're dining in a zero-g Italian restaurant, located in the central torus of a space colony, where all the the food is broiled in raw sunlight focused by skyscraper-sized solar mirrors.

For an utterly posh restaurant, it's rather messy.

"Anyways," Alexia Sybil says, turning toward you. "Wont you tell me what my little Dido's been up to?" She grabs a stray pepper floating through the air and wolfs it down. "She never talks about her work at the Unity Group...or is it Project Unification now?"
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At the end of an endless road

[1[

[Another Unity Member biting the dust, and in the wake all the dirty machinations of the Crystal Chimaeras finally coming to light.  If not for Elys's unfortunate passing this might even have been a blessing in disguise; everything was laid out on the table and one way or another it'd be all over soon.  Then all that would be left would be the Lady and Loni.]

We really do have to win this, Elma.  If we don't, then...

The Balmarians would call it "Apocalypsis", right?

... Yeah.  And they already had enough trouble dodging one bullet.  And then there's everyone else's own problems we've gotten past.  The Lady wants her encore, but the audience isn't up for it.

But still...



... Don't tell me.  Selena, is that feeling is-

Still there.  Like I'm forgetting something obvious... and something in me's trying to hammer that in and make me remember more and more every day.

But Selena, you're... you can't keep fretting about this!  With what's ahead of us, we're going to need to be at the top of our strength.  Whatever's eating at you, just... just please don't let it get to you!  Please, it wouldn't hurt to get some rest.  I'd even cook whatever you want in the meantime too!




Anything?

Yes, anything!  You have my word as a Subot!



Oh, so even that one special omelette recipe?

[A pause.  A very pregnant pause... and one might even think that Elma's starting to sweat.]

... Of... course!  I said anything, and I won't back down on that!  It might take a while but no matter what I promise I'd-



Good!  Then be sure to make extra.  I'm sure people'll be curious and want to sample it themselves.  And you wouldn't want to disappoint them, would you?

But Selena-

You said anything and that you wouldn't back down on that!  So you better not be backing down on me Elma!  Chop chop, don't keep a lady waiting!

[And cue a playful kick to send him flying into the kitchen.]

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And then she totally was all smiles and just waited for her meal )

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Fight, Die, Repeat

During the final battle on the Lost Seekers compound, Medb took a fuck-off huge laser beam to the everywhere. Daniel had put up a net to help shield it...but it was still partially melted. Temperatures inside the cockpit soared...and so, when Medb's cockpit was opened, it unveiled a scene of horror.

Much of Gwen's synthetic flesh had melted and burned, exposing metal and circuitry underneath. Fully half her face was gone, taking an eye with it. When she pulled herself out of the pilot's seat, skin tore and was left behind. Muttering a series of electronic squawks and beeps under her breath, she took three steps away from Medb before collapsing.

But, this is Gwen. She does not die easy.

As much of her body and mind was melted or destroyed, more of it was left intact. So it's a simple job for Doomstar to put her back together, to replace the broken parts, to slot in a new set of computer parts...All told, it's just under three hours until she's leaning against a wall outside the infirmary, looking over the details of a hand in introspection.

Scattered Flowers

1: [Although the Chimaera were repelled from Sakihama the mission was an absolute disaster for at least one of the members on it. As the damaged machines are returned to Sakihama, Strahlend shambles in resembling can only be described as a complete wreck. As Willis manages to climb down from the cockpit of the broken remains of Strahlend the injuries that he personally sustained are very apparent. Several large chunks of his body were missing from the impalement he suffered  and his arm hung on only by a thread. Despite this he began to limp towards the now empty Amagahara.

Once again he was betrayed by his friends, someone he had trusted had been responsible for everything and even now he had no idea why she did it. Every step he took reminded him of this until he reached the base of the original now function-less U.I.I.N machine. ]

Elys...

[He continued to stand in that single place, waiting and staring at the cockpit hoping that she would reform or emerge from it.]

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[At the same time another person returns to Sakihama as well, a familiar to some machine lands in the hangar and the woman indirectly responsible for what had happened emerges from it.]

"Willis..."

[As she spots him she hesitates to move, even though it seemed like everything would finally go right her actions had led to the situation they were in now.]