And so with the completion of my InFamous 1 story, here comes the sequel to the lightning man novel. However I would like to warn you guys that I am in a summer-college transition program which SUCKS because I can't be writing this. So please be patient with the slow updates from now on. I will be focusing on this one much more (provided I'm not distracted by reading the Hunger Games. And yes, I have been thinking about making a Longpaw X Hunger Games story.) More updates on my life will be BELOW the story.
(possibly Un-) Official Disclaimer: I do not own InFamous 1 or 2 or the rumored 3 or 4 or Festival of Blood. I DO own Luna and Silver Longpaw, Morgan goes to Ginpu as I got the idea from Gin's morgan. So she gets some credit too.
** Dropped out of college and get a job as a bike courier. Mostly just to piss off my parents. I was someone you'd never notice. Just a guy delivering packages to folks you'd never know. And one day, a package found me. Thousands died. Five square blocks smashed into rubble, and at the center, was me and two other girls. Alive, but changed. No one could have seen what was coming. Back then Empire City was in quarantine, it had gone to hell. Other people with powers started showing up, and it was my job to sort through it all. Find out who had given me the package, and why. Hell even my best friend turned his back on me and tried to get powers of his own. But then I found the man responsible: Kessler. He explained everything through a vision of the future. A beast is coming. A monster only I can defeat, provided that I am strong and ready to face him. A month later, I met Lucy Kuo. She somehow knew all about the Beast, in fact… she had come to help me prepare. Claimed a friend, Dr. Wolfe, had worked on the Ray Sphere prototype and that it could amplify my powers. All I had to do was go with her down to New Marais. I need those powers. The Beast is coming.** ~ Cole McGrath
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." ~ Voltaire
"Man I tell you Cole, that Agent Kuo? She doesn't mess around, huh. First boat outta town? Chicks got some connections," Zeke states with an impressed whistle as he walks up to the back of the boat.
"This is gonna be a short term visit, man. We're gonna go in, get new powers, and then gonna come right back," Cole replies as he looks back at Empire City, the city we've protected for over a month now. I nod to him, pulling my sword belt tighter onto my back. Silver stands next to me and Morgan is also near us as well.
"C'mon man you deserve to relax. We're going to New Marais!" Zeke says as if he just told Cole we're gonna go to Hawaii or actually get the jackpot in Vegas. McGrath sighs in frustration and turns to his friend.
"Hey, we need to be back here and ready when it shows up Zeke," Cole snaps at him.
"Trust me Cole; you three will be ready when you're done working with Dr. Wolfe." This one woman speaks as she walks over towards us, dressed in a navy blue suit and her hair a dark brown color.
"Work? Ha. Easy Kuo," Zeke laughs. "When we get there, we're gonna be about the "Three Bs". That's beer… boobs… and mechanical bulls." The four females let out a sigh while I let out a small chuckle at the second and last one.
"Mm hmmm. Gentlemen, I don't think that you understand the scope of what's going on here," Kuo comments to the two males here. She opens her mouth to say something else when a loud roar sounds out from inside the city.
"What is going on?" Kuo asks as we look out to Empire City. We see some sort of fiery red-yellow… portal spawn near Archer Square. It seems more like a vortex as it sucks up air, cars, trash cans and even people as I feel a wave of energy wash over the area.
"No! No, no…" Cole speaks with disbelief as he moves towards the docks and jumps off the boat, my sister and I following. We land on the wooden pier, electricity crackling in our hands upon touchdown.
"Uh, McGrath, 'Paws, we had a deal. This boat is leaving." Kuo reminds us from our cell phones, using a shortened version of our last name. We don't turn back, instead continuing onward in order to get to the creature that seems to be emerging inside Archer Square.
"Relax, we've got time for this," Cole replies in a relaxed attitude as Silver and I bring up the rear, holding our swords in our hands, approaching the gate to Empire City.
"Quarantine's over!" Someone shouts out in joy as if it were a party, even when we're rushing back into the city to take care of the threat.
"It's McGrath! Over here!"
"Luna, Silver, get us out girls!" Another says as guys and girls wave over to us from the gate. Immediately Silver and I swing our blades at the locking bar, slicing it in half with the electricity running through the metal, while Cole sends a rocket at the gate itself; blowing the doors open.
"You know, it's kind of ironic. First we tried escaping the city to be free of the quarantine, now we're heading back into the city despite the quarantine being lifted," I comment with realization. As we all head past the civilians, I notice several fiery masses fall from the sky as the vortex suddenly takes shape into some humanoid creature, immediately it starts to tear up the city.
"Cole, Luna, Silver, you have to stop him." Kuo calls to us on her cell upon seeing the Beast. I grin a little and crack my knuckles in anticipation. All three of us fire a rocket at the Beast, striking the creature dead on.
"Yup, right here man!" Cole speaks as he fires off another rocket. Suddenly the Beast picks up the statue in Archer Square and throws it at us. All of us look up at the statue before we're suddenly knocked down as it shatters part of the pier.
"Cole? Get up man!" Zeke's voice calls out from our cell phones as we blink back to consciousness. "C'mon, hurry up."
I let out a grunt as my arms struggle me back onto my feet. Beside me, Cole and Silver rise up and all three of us turn around to face the creature.
"The Beast." Cole says as we all stare up at the behemoth of a creature that towers over us. I grit my teeth together and immediately begin shooting rockets.
"Selene told us about you! What you caused! We're not gonna let it happen!" I howl out as I fire green rocket after rocket at the creature while dodging the flaming spheres thrown from it in return.
"Now! Give him everything you've got" Zeke cries out to us as the Beast seems to huff and groan in pain. All three of us join hands and conjure down three gigantic storm blasts; blue, silver and green. All three of them join together into one gigantic white bolt that strikes the Beast in the head.
"DIE!" I cry out while pushing in everything I can into that one lightning bolt. Once we all drain out of energy, the Beast falls down and it sinks into the water.
"Hey good shot man! Now get back to the boat, the pier's breaking up!" Zeke calls back, indeed the pier underneath our feet cracks and breaks while the three of us make our way towards the boat, leaping over the gaps between the wood.
"Nice work McGrath, that was… impressive." Kuo comments from our cells. "And you too, Luna, Silver." As more and more of the pier breaks up, we all rush back to the boat, leaping over boxes and crates on the go.
"Jump man!" All three of us fly off the boat, arms flailing in the air when we… stop. My head looks around back and forth before this red hand grabs Cole's body and both Silver's and my own feet. The Beast still lives, and it looks like it's trying to squeeze us like a tube of toothpaste.
"Come on, come on!" Cole cries out as he blind fires rockets and missiles at the Beast. Silver and green projectiles fire back at it as my sister and I try hacking and slashing at the arm, working to chip away at the hand to free Cole. Unfortunately the blade gets stuck in on the third stab, unable to be moved in our current position. And with no other weapon to use, the three of us call upon another lightning storm. I feel our powers combine and we all send a second lightning storm down upon the Beast. The damage to its head is too great and the monster releases us into the water. At the same time I wonder; Why do I feel so weak? Did those lightning storms really take that much out of us… or something else?
"Cole! COLE!" Zeke cries out while I faintly hear Morgan call out our names.
** The Beast had drained us. Broken our powers… Felt like the end, almost wish it was. The Beast had just put itself back together, and Empire City… is dead. Our ship ran for it, fleeing south to New Marais. People kept their distance whether from respect or fear, I don't know. Either way I was pretty alone, none of us wanting to talk to one another. Others kept busy, acting out their routines as if it would make the world right again. But I knew better. We had been given powers to defeat the Beast, to save humanity from destruction. I was strong, I was ready, I had fought it with every scrap of power I had, and it wasn't enough. That needed to change. And change happened. The next day Morgan worked with Zeke to build weapons that could amplify our powers. She immediately jumped in to help upon seeing what he was making for Cole, designing her student's weapons to suit them for what they know. And Dunbar allowed her to help, taking the opportunity to be friends like before. Agent Kuo gathered intelligence on the Beast. Town after town was lost as it traveled down the coast. She also used her contacts to requisition a smaller boat. New Marais was in lockdown, wouldn't let anyone in. We were going to have to sneak in through the swamp. I don't know if you ever let someone down, got your ass kicked or straight up failed. But those are the moments that define us. They push you farther than you've ever thought possible and force you to make choices. No matter what the cost. **
(Insert InFamous 2 music here) Okay so I've got the pilot chapter up, but the bad part is, that's ALL I've got done now. College sucks, especially the summer transition one. School Mon-thur, work Fri & Sat, only Sunday is when I get a day off and now I'm thinking about video games so this sucks donkey balls. Some motivation via comments and such would be helpful please.
Re-reviews: (Note: due to FF not allowing us to post as guests, could you all put your usernames at the start of your review and then your comment? Thank you)
Guest: Here you go, first class package.
godofmadness43: Glad they aren't either, I'd be embarrassed if I had to write about their outfits.
epicninjas: here's an idea, I write, you read and comment.
ManaketeKing: Hmmmm... that water/ice combo thing sounds like the perfect replacement for (censored)'s replacement. But the Feral powers seem great too... I think I've got a good idea going on now.
matrox: You remember that idea you gave me? Well I do have some idea for how it can be implanted into Festival of Blood, just a small idea.
thebladeofchaos: As long as your a dedicated reader, I forgive you.
General Herbison: Mhmmm. Shame they'll wipe you out with lightning, fire and the Reapers. But I hope you'll continue to read.
Alright, 11:23 now so I guess I'll be headed to bed. Night everyone.