Well, this'll be my first story that isn't an adaptation of the in-game story. Hope it turns out well. I recommend reading my stories: "An Inkling's Adventure" and "Trials of the Octoling" before this one to know who the characters are.

Life in Inkopolis

Chapter 1

Flounder Heights…Sarah's POV

I watched as the Octoling brought his bags in. Was that really all his stuff?

"So, uh…what's your name?" I really should've asked first.

"The name's Guyver. Guyver Wolfi." He introduced himself. "And yours?"

"Sarah. Sarah Ligo." I told him.

"Well, it's nice to meet you, Sarah." He told me. "Care to give me the tour?"

"I already told you where your room is." I said.

"Yeah, but isn't it a sign of a good hostess to give a tour?" He wasn't wrong.

"A-alright…" I agreed.

We walked around.

"So we're already in the living room, next to it is the kitchen/eating room." I told him as we walked over to the side. "Right here's your room."

"It's nice." He said, feeling the bed.

We walked over.

"There's a bathroom next to each bedroom, both have a tub/shower." I told him.

We kept walking.

"And this is my room." I showed him.

He was wide eyed, looking at the weapon closet and some of the gear I had. He picked up a Welding mask as he sat on my bed.

"That's mine, you know." I leaned against the door with my arms-crossed.

"Sorry, just looking at the mask-oh…" He felt the bed. "This is soft. Can I sleep in here?"

"It's my bed, dummy." I chuckled.

"Hey, I don't mind." He assured me.

D-did he really just say that?!

"A-as much as I'd love to share a bed with someone I'd just met…" I tried to stay composed. "I'll have to decline."

"Alright…" He sighed. "But I do want to see what kind of gear you've got."

"You can use some of it when I'm not." I told him. "Just put it back when you're done."

"Sweet!" He started looking through the closet and drawers for gear like a squidkid in a candy store.

I couldn't help but chuckle.

"Hey, what kind of gear is this?" He asked, holding a pair of my…Oh Cod…

"Put those back!" I yelled.

He immediately did as he was told. I guess I walked right into that…

"O-kay, that's enough time in my room!" I pushed him out.

"J-just put your stuff away and make yourself at home." I told him. "I'll show you how to work the TV later."

"R-right." He did as he was told again.

Octolings seem to be very good at that. Wow, that was a dark thought.

It wasn't long until he had everything put away.

"So, what do you do for fun around here?" Guyver asked.

"Well, when I'm not doing ink battles, I do have some videogames." I showed him the console next to the TV. "I've got Squid Jump, Squid Racer, Squid Ball, Squid Beatz, and a few others."

"You put the word Squid in a lot of names." He noticed. "Then again, we put Octo in most of our names, so who am I to talk?"

"Yeah, I noticed." I said.

"You have?" He seemed confused. "When?"

"Uh, I saw a history book." I half-lied. "It listed some of those Octarian names."

"Right…Maybe I can find a way to get some of my old stuff here from Octo Valley..." He wondered. "It'd be nice to show you some of my games and CDs. I'm sure you'd like them…."

He seemed a bit down.

"Mei and I left a lot of things behind…" I heard him mumble to himself.

I had to do something about that.

"Maybe…" I said, getting an idea. "Well, I should probably get going. I have somewhere to be soon."

"Where ya going?" He asked.

"It's a job interview." I lied.

"Well, I guess I'll check out Grizzco." He said. "I heard that's a good place to work."

"Yeah it is!" I told him. "Tell Mr. Grizz I sent ya! He loves me!"

"Alright, I will." He agreed. "Thanks!"

"Welcome!" I waved goodbye as I packed a bag, gave him his apartment key, and left the apartment.

I ran down to Inkopolis Square. I dove through the manhole to Octo Canyon, changing into my uniform during the trip.

I saw Callie, Marie, Arnold, Otis, and someone else there.

"You know, Arnold told me you were Agent 3, but I never wanted to believe it." Otis said.

Apparently Agent 3 arrived shortly before I did.

"I just came to check on things here." Agent 3 said. "I didn't expect you to be here. Getting desperate, Agent 2?"

"He actually found us because I didn't think one of the cats would rat us out." Marie said. "Oh, hello Agent 4!"

Everyone turned to see me.

"Hiya!" Callie waved.

"Hey Sarah!" Otis waved.

Arnold waved too.

Agent 3 looked at me. She actually looked kinda cool. The black and yellow colors…and she has a cape? Why didn't I think of a cape?!

"So this is Agent 4?" She asked.

"Uh…hi." I waved as she looked me over.

"So this is the squid who smacked down Octavio again…" She seemed impressed.

"And saved Callie." I added.

"Unfortunately, I still have this…" Callie lifted her shirt a bit to show her Octopus tattoo.

"You're more of a sicko than I thought, DJ." Three said.

"Huh, what?" The DJ had zoned out for a sec there.

"That." Three said, pointing at Callie's tattoo. "You're sick."

"She does know that's washable, right?" Octavio asked.

Callie, wide-eyed, licked her thumb and rubbed it on the tattoo. It was smearing.

"Are you telling me you haven't showered since we saved you?!" Marie glared at Callie.

"Well, I've been hiding from the paparazzi here and there isn't a shower in the cabin, so…" Callie tried defending herself.

"Please don't turn into a second Agent 3." Maria groaned. "One smelly squid is enough.

"I'm right here, you know." Three said, annoyed.

"So?" Marie asked. "Callie and I roast each other all the time."

There was a bit of back and forth between the two agents.

"So, uh, I wanted to ask something." I finally said.

"Yeah?" Marie asked.

"Um…which way is Octo Valley?" I asked.

Callie, Marie, and Otis seemed confused. Arnold looked concerned.

Agent 3 raised an eyebrow.

"Octo Valley, you say?" Three asked. "Why?"