Summary: CU. Post Game. Trip frees the slaves from Pyramid, but sometimes, things don't always go as we hope.

Disclaimer: Henceforward, I do disclaim all responsibilities of the characters of this drabble - especially for the one who started this whole mess. A bow of gratitude is sent to Ninja Theory and Namco Bandai Games.

Shangri La

Chapter #2: Cell Block Tango

One Week Prior


No reply.

"Monkey, I'm sorry."

The man leaning against the wall scoffed.

"It's…" - Trip buried her face in her knees - "It's my fault. All my fault."

Dark and dank, the silence in their prison was suffocating. It was cramped - uncomfortable. It certainly didn't help that her companion wasn't pleased with these conditions. He'd made it known when he was kicking and screaming all the way to their cell.

And like his namesake, he rattled the bars of their dungeon.

"You were only trying to help."

Quietly, Trip smiled, leaning against his legs.


Original Posting Date: December 5th, 2010
Prompt: Wall
Word Count: 100