Ok. This is the first fanfic I've written in a while, so I apologise for taking this long for putting on the disclaimer. Yeah, so I don't own the Matrix. No one does.

About this story. I was pretty much completely disappointed by the ending of the film series, so I decided to write what I figured happened next. I have done some art to complement the story, so visit my profile to see them. And also every chapter has a piece of music to go with it. I'm gonna update them to include the songs, so feel free to listen as you read!

Guess there's nothing else to say but enjoy!

I know you're out there. And if you're reading this it means I succeeded. Humanity survived.

My name is Elle Tremeer, but for a long time I was Lynx. Member of the resistance, captain of the Athene, partner of Code. Romantic partner, that is. But now I guess I'm back to plain old Elle. And I'm left to rebuild mankind alone.

Because it turns out that humans, the people we fought to rescue for so long, didn't necessarily want to be saved. And then it all goes to hell. Maybe the machines knew that all along. Maybe that's why they…

So this is my remembrance of them, my team that fought for humanity's freedom. Fought and died. In vain? I suppose that remains to be seen. Never give up faith, Morpheus always said… but look where that got him.

I'm sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself. Maybe I should start at the beginning. Here's where I'm supposed to say "once upon a time there was a little girl"… But I'm not going to say that. This is no fairytale, no story of knights and honour. This is the truth. Plain and simple. And it's going to hurt.