|Generation After Life
Author: Kat721 PM
*The extra, more detailed, ending for After Life*. Find out Why Prince and Gui no longer play second Life, and go on a journey with their 16 year old daughter ,Bao Yu, who has broken the rules. What kind of trouble will Odd Squad get itself into now?Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - 1/2 Prince/1/2王子 - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,884 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 05-05-13 - Published: 07-24-12 - id: 8354231
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Disclaimer: You know how it works. I don't own 1/2 Prince or its characters. Only the random characters that I throw into the story and the story idea itself.
"Second Life. The most amazing game the world has seen since the time of my parents. It has a 99% reality level and they say you can even hear the insects as the float lazily by and feel the wind gently brush against your face. But I wouldn't know, because I'm not allowed to play. My parents are weird like that. They told me that they used to play but stopped after a certain incident. They never told me what had happened but now neither they or myself are allowed to play."
"My name is Min Bao Yu and that's why I cannot give a presentation on the virtual reality game Second Life" I finish my presentation and head to my seat. The room is completley silent for a couple seconds and then lauhgter breaks out around the entire classroom. "I bet they died once and then decided never to play again" snickers someone from across the room. "I disagree" says another voice "I think that they were so bad that they were forced to never play again" More laughter. The teacher stands up and calls the class back to order, and the bell finally rings. I breathe out a sigh of relief and grab my bag to head home. The whole bus ride (I can't walk home because I get lost too easily) home all I can think about is why my parents don't play.
I sigh again. They would look quite funny as characters. My dad works as a university professor so he would make a good... mage. He doesn't seem like the kind of person who would be very powerful though. I picture him and a mages outfit and almost laugh outright. That might be right. My mom is easy to figure out. She would HAVE to be a thief. Why do you ask? It's because she is a cook and deadley accurate with knives. I have learned a lot from her but am still no where near as good as she is as a cook.
"I'm home" I call out. my mom sticks her head around the corner of the kitchen and siles at me "Welcome home dear! Dinner should be ready in an hour or so, and you father is grading papers." I head to my room and turn on my computer to go to the Second Life website in order to listed to my favorite band. 'The Infinate band is still the best, even though their lead singer Prince doesn't play anymore.' There have been a few more bands pop up but they don't compare to the original. It's kind of cool though. every now and then Prince will send in a recording of his voice and a new song and the band will play along with the recording making it seen as if he is really there.
"Dinners ready" calls mom. I put my finished homework into my backpack and head to the amazing smelling kitchen. Dad walks in too and sits down at the small tablle while Mom sets it on the table. Dads eyes eyebrows shoot up "meatbuns for dinner?" "Yup" says Mom cheerfully. "Its been so long since we have had meatbuns so I decided to make some up." "The answer is still no" he tells her. I roll my eyes. this has been an argument between the two of them since I was young. Mom would do something cute, cool, or tastey and then look at dad with big, pleading eyes and he would always look back at her and say no.
That's usually where it ends, but tonight seems different. Mom slams her hands down on the table "Min Gui Wen, it has been so long that I highley doubt that the stupid letter still applies." Dad tries to interrupt but she continues on her rant "I don't know I you remember but I am perfectley capable of protecting myself." Dad fliches as if at a bad memory and Mom continues "And they are waiting for us! They can help us to take care of ourselves!"
I look back and forth between them confused. "What are you talking about?" I ask curiously. Dad looks at me and then back at Mom. "Xiao Lan you know as well as I do why we cannot." She glares at him with eyes that would rival those of the of the Blood Elf himself and sinks back into her chair and we eat the rest of the meal in silence.
I fake a yawn and head to my room saying goodnight as I go so that my parents won't disturb me. I quietley close the door behind me, run over to my bed and reach under it to find my hidden treasure. I pull out the gaming helmet that I bought last week and put it on before I lay down in bed. (I decided to walk home and got lost. I eventually found a gaming shop and stopped in to ask directions. But being 16, in a game store with money to spend, I ended up buying my own Second Life game helmet.) I smile, now I finally get to play Second Life.
I log on and as soon as I fall asleep I'm transported to a large room that almost seems endless in every direction. A tall man with bright orange hair appears in front of me "Hello, and welcome to Second Life. This is your first time playing, so please give us a moment to scan your body and record your vocal frequency. That way, you will be able to immediately enter the game once you put the game helmet on." I tap my foot impatientley while I wait for the scan to be completed."Right, now you may begin to create your character. Before you proceed, I must remind you that you will only have one chance to create a character. Once created, your race, name, and appearance cannot be changed." He tells me.
"Please begin by choosing a race." "I would like to be an elf please."
"You can now choose to beautify or uglify yourself by 30%." "I would like to be 30% more beautiful"
"What would you like to be called in-game?" I think abot it for a moment. "What about Jade Pheonix?" I ask, slightly uncertian. "Sounds pretty good." he tells me with a small smile.
"Do you wish to change your hairstyle, height or other features?" 'Crap' I think to myself 'how am I supposed to keep someone from recognizing me?' "Uhm can I see myself with white hair" I ask him thinking of Prince. He adjusts the color and I immediatley decide that I like the color with my skin tone. "I would also like to be a little bit taller, please." he adjusts my character again. "I think that's all that I want to change"
"Ok." he says "Which continent do you want to be born in?" I think about all the things that each continent are famous for and finally decide that I would really enjoy being on the central continent. "Central please." He just nods at my request and I feel a sensation similar to that of falling.
I wake up on a street in the middle of a town. 'Great, just what I needed. A healthy dose of people staring at me while I lay on the ground.' I stand up quickley and decide to take a look around the town before I decide what my next move should be. As I walk I notice that there are a lot of buildings with different occupations written on the signs out front. 'I wonder which I should choose. I prefer to fight hand to hand but the thought of being a warrior or a thief dosen't sound appealing, and I really don't want to be a long-range fighter of some sort.'
I'm so wrapped up in my thoughts that I don't see the sign untill I run into it. I recoil a bit at the unexpected contact and notice that I have managed to run into one of the very signs that I had been seeing around town. 'I wonder what a transformer is.' I look at the sign untill curiosity gets the better of me and I head into the store to check it out.
A woman behind a tall counter notices me. "Hi! What can I do for you?" She asks pleasantly. "Uhm I was wondering if you could tell me a bit more about being a transformer. It's not like the robot/car thing is it?" She rolls her eyes. "Of course not! A transformer here is someone with the ability to either to partially or fully change their physical body into an animal or animals of their choice."
I blink at her once, and then twice. "That is so cool! how do I sign up?" I ask her eagerly. She smiles. "You need to have 10 different items."
"The claw of a bear."
"The feather of a great bird."
"The goo of a slime."
"The tooth of a wolf."
"The hair off of the very top of a foxes' tail."
"The whisker from a cheetah."
"The scale of a dragon."
"The antler of a reindeer."
"The shell of a turtle"
"And lightning bug from the field of flowers"
"Here is a map so that you can find these items within the newbie area, and good luck to you." She hands me the map and a compass. I walk outside and silently curse my mom for allowing me to inherit her sense of direction. 'How does one use a compass?'
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Hi guys! Welcome to those of you who have come back. I hope you like this story as much as you seemed to like After Life. This is an in depth ending for it so please bear with be because this is all stuff that I thought of randomley.
Bao Yu means precious jade and i thought it sounded cool so yup thats her name.
Please let me know what you think so far.
-I sincerley apologize for the bad spelling and grammer in the chapter and I want to thank bleeb90 for pointing them out so that I could fix them right away. If anyone finds those kind of errors feel free to point them out. It really was my fault for not re-reading the chapter and problably dosen't help that I wrote it at 2:00 a.m. because I couldn't sleep. Oops. Thanks bleeb90!