[Honestly it'd been a stupid idea to tag along with Roger... especially when the world had just kept throwing EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that could've gone wrong her way. Freakish monsters and magic and the Breaker getting fried like it had been... and to start it all off, being stuck in an underwater prison where death had seemed a very real possibility...]
... Just like that time, even.
[The testing accident that'd cost her her hand; a malfunctioning RE Drive had had caused a test-type Breaker to spiral and crash into the ocean...and a day and a half in a slowly-flooding, crushed cockpit . Water and tight spaces. Joy. But at least it was over with. And the rest of the day would be-]
... A message?
[Yep Ana. You have one new message, sent from a certain Diana R. Wonder what this could be about...][actual prompt 1]
So... how do I look? Probably not amazing, but this was what I could do on short notice.
["What I could do" meaning getting dressed up as best she could in a fancy red dress with gloves to cover up her missing pieces. There's still the lingering -but tolerable- smell of salt water and fish though.]
I got a message from my grandmother. Commending me regarding the fight against Invicta and, just, well everything here. Would've just deleted it but...
... Well, she mentioned having an in with the scientists studying the crystal monster stuff found in the Himalayas, and I'd like to have some answers. About Kisaryth and... everything, I guess.
Wish me luck?( Ana's family is jerks )[actual prompt 2]
[And a while later, Ana finally returns... in an absolutely miserable condition.]
And fuck you too, grandma.
[The smell of Paradigm's harbor has been completely drowned out with the stench of rancid, bitter coffee... and accommodating stains on her face, dress, and a packet of papers that are clumped together. Separating them isn't easy, and there are more than a few rips, Ana muttering in frustration with each one before she finally spreads them out on a table. They're still legible, fortunately... with the title Preliminary Findings on Comparisons Between Specimen One and Specimen Two
. There's even pictures of the Rootworms
... along with a different type
. And almost immediately she notices something worrisome...]
... The worms we fought... they're listed as "Specimen 2"...!
There was another encounter before that... months
before... not long after the Breaker program began! And even if the worms looked different, they were fought in a mountain region and went after power sources!
[She wasn't sure what to expect from all of this, but this all is something else alright. Maybe even worth her grandmother's gloating.]