|Artemis Fowl: Time of Sorrow
Author: Arrow Snape PM
The World changed after World War Three. The new government is forcing the thought of 'Equality', but what does this mean for Artemis? Or Heaven? Will this be the last time Artemis ever teams up with Holly, Foaly, Mulch and Butler?Slightly AU of OD & AU LRated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Artemis F. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,045 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11-27-08 - Published: 03-17-08 - id: 4137949
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Artemis Fowl: Time of Sorrow
Disclaimer: I own nothing from Artemis Fowl.
A/N: Alright, so, I got this idea from a story I read in my English class at school, which was called: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonegut. IT was a very futuristic story, and one that kinda made you go: whoa. So, I started to question on what would happen to Artemis if he went through all this. A lot of the 'equality' stuff I took from Harrison Bergeron but a lot I also put in myself. So, here it goes. Oh and one more thing, Im not really sure what year Artemis was born in, and really I don't want to do the math right now. So for this stories benefit, lets place his birthday in 1990. And on one final note... I suck at politics. So.. basically I'm just going by what I actually know of the whole 'nuclear powers' and the election going on right now in the US (I'm Canadian), and yes, I'm making up names too.
In 2008 there was already a War going on between the United States with Afghanistan and Iraq. Also in 2008, there was another election for a new President, the American's had hoped they would have someone who could fix the damage their last president had.
Unfortunately, they elected the wrong person.
Bryan Ackland was not what the American's had hoped he was. Instead of stopping the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he made it worse. And not only that, but there had been tension between Russia and the US, Ackland made it worse, starting a nuclear war between the two countries. Eventually, more and more countries were pulled in, and by the time the Nuclear War was five months in, it had become a World War.
Ackland conscripted many young men into the war and just in his own country. The UK, and Canada were tightly under his power due to the possibility Ackland might bomb them or worse.
Though, on May 17, 2009, the new Prime Minister of England, Thomas Cassidy, tried to get out of Ackland's powerful grasp. Two months in his term of office, Cassidy was assassinated by a US soldier under Ackland's order's, and the UK feel under American rule. Not long after that, the Royal Family of England were also assassinated.
The war laster for three more years, and countless were killed. Until finally, a German soldier had managed to sneak into America and into a building where Ackland was holding a conference. The soldier suicide bombed the building killing all inside it, including Ackland.
It wasn't long after that, that the American's elected a new President who managed to stop the war. But under a horrible price. Millions of people had been killed, and millions more were to die within the next few years due to radiation exposure from all the bombs. The UK was no more, now they were three new US states, taking over the place of Hawaii and the islands surrounding it, which was one of the first places to be bombed. Most of Russia was either destroyed, mostly due to a German bomb landing on one of the Nuclear plants, as well, the remaining territory was split between the US, Germany and Japan.
The new President, Kimberly Baker, posed a new Act, that every government agreed to: Equality.
The Act stated that no one was to be smarter then anyone else, no one was to be richer, stronger, prettier.
Right away, Scientists were set to destroying all missiles and war weapons, and others to create chips, and ways to create equality.
They managed it. Every baby was tested for brain levels. If it appeared they have an above average IQ, a chip was placed in their brain to stop them from thinking 'smart thoughts'.
In turn, Teenage girls went under surgery if it was evident they were going to be beautiful, and even boys went through this once they hit puberty. Their features were changed to make them, average looking.
Another chip was placed into people that played with their hormones, not letting you become stronger then the average person would be.
By 2014, everyone had all of this done to them. School's were shut down because they encouraged 'smartness', and there was no such thing as doctors. Every state of the US and every major city in the World were only aloud a maximum of five scientists who did not have the IQ altering chip, and they were hand selected by the government and kept under strict control.
Artemis Fowl II was 18 when the World War started. He had been conscripted into becoming a soldier just like other boys his age. When his Commanding Officers realized his talents, they sent him to labs, where he became a War scientist, creating as many nuclear weapons as possible for the US and it's allies (Germany, Japan), without blowing everyone up. As well, Artemis was promoted to General and he lead teams of Scientists out to clean up a bombing site in order to clean up as much of the radiation as possible.
When the war ended in 2012, Artemis was 22 and he was aloud to go home, back to Fowl Manor in, what was once Ireland, and is now called Verde.
In 2013, the day after his 23 birthday, Artemis was called in to a Science lab, and was knocked out. When he awoke, he found that one of the IQ altering chips had been placed in his mind. Only a few months later, his bodyguard Butler, and his sister Juliet, were carried off and came back three weeks later, also with a chip in their minds, this one altering their strengths. Juliet and Artemis' mother had both under gone surgery, making them average looking, and Angeline had been devastated at the loss of her looks.
To make matters worse for the Fowl Family, once 2014 came around, their fortune suddenly disappeared, all accounts, even the ones Artemis had hid long ago with the gold he had stolen from the fairies when he was 12 years old, was taken, seized by the government. The Fowl's were taken from their Manor and were placed in a new suburb outside of Dublin. Fowl Manor was destroyed.
Artemis now, a normal adult, was working as a chasier at the local beer store. One of the only jobs left in the world anyone could actually get. But even then, you really didn't need the money as President Baker had pretty much embellished the concept. A job now, wasn't for money, it was mostly for something to do, and to keep things organized around the towns.
And where were the Fairies? When the War started, the LEP and the Fairy government shut off all access to the surface once Foaly relayed the news of the up coming war. No one, under any circumstances was aloud on the surface. And for all those years they stayed hidden, the war was being broadcaster through the LEP's satellites and to the Fairies own news.
The human race had destroyed itself, many Faeries had thought, even after the War finished. And perhaps they are right.
But members of the fairy people didn't like it. The US had destroyed almost everyone's identity, only keeping names and a world wide computer virus, called the Y2K bug as a joke, was sent out over the Internet, destroying it and all information. All computers were later banned.
What had these four fairies so worried, was their human friends. With no information about weather they were alive or dead, they waited for the time when Heaven was given the green light back onto the surface.
Any day now...
A/N:Well.. prologue. And just a final note, no, I'm not bashing American's at all. Nor am I going after the UK, for I have every country in the UK in my blood. And.. I thought I'd give the German's a break this time, make them on the good guys side .
Alright, so, just for help. A time line of the events. Later I'll probably add to this as more and more information is given.
Bryan Ackland was elected President.
-May 17, 2009: Thomas Cassidy was assassinated for going against Ackland. The UK fell under US Power.
-2012: A German Soldier blew
up the building Ackland was in. President Kimberly Baker was elected
and the War ended. All North American(Canada), European, Asian,
African, Australia and Antarctica were separated and given to either
the US, Japan, or Germany as new countries.
-2013: Baker ordered the chips to enforce "Equality"
-2014: Everyone was under the power of at least on of the chips and Baker's dream of Equality was coming true.