Hello my friends. I recently got this idea from a private messager named 'PurpleDude Productions' for a Borderlands 3 Fanfiction.
Originally, this was going to be part of my Tiny Tina omnibus for reasons you'll soon find out. But, I decided i'd turn the story into a sort of story ARK. Y'know, just for kicks. For fun and all that. Uh, anyway, info time.
So this takes place about 4 years after Borderlands 2. There are four new Vault Hunters. Two of which you should know if you played the second Borderlands. The other 2 are created for the purpose of having a full team rather then just one or two characters. There are new classes of course. Geez, I sound like an instruction booklet... There will also be new guns (If I can make some up and if not I'll recycle guns from 1 and 2 because i'm lacking imagination)
Not much else to say, accept for introductions.
TINY TINA (NOT SO TINY ANYMORE)
as The Demolition-ater (It's a made up word :D )
Likes to blow stuff up
As the Mech
Age 1o (In robot years )
Will annoy the crap out of you
as The Beastling
Calm headed (Until he kicks your ass)
as The Marauder
Likes to stab people until they are nothing but meat chunks and pools of blood
(Note: The intro song for this game would be No Heaven by DJ Champion. I put that here for no reason whatsoever. )
(Funfact: No Heaven was the song used in the first Borderlands's credits. )
Now you know your characters, so get reading!
HOPE YOU ENJOY
"Ok, ok. Let me just start by saying, NONE of this was supposed to happen [Heavy panting sound] AT ALL. I mean, damn it. It's been 3 years and we were this close to completing the process of returning Pandora to a Hyperion-free planet. No, no, no. It just wasn't supposed to happen. I don't know why, I just can't- I don't... Jack.
He's back. I don't... I don't know how or why this happened. But he's back... I don't know how long he's been back but I know he's been back long enough to form an army. A bigger one... It's horrible. Their everywhere. I'd normally act brave in this situation but... Look, I don't think I should say anything more.
Other then the information i'm about to spill out. I just hope this gets to the right person...
Ok, I got out of Sanctuary as soon as possible. When Jack's face appeared on that screen, I left. I phase-walked the hell out of there. Mordecai and Brick said they'd be fine and that they'd call me when they were out. They haven't called yet. I don't even have a signal. I also tried to contact the other vault hunters.
But... I haven't seen them in two whole years. None of them have showed their faces for a while. I'm wondering if their still alive. Or if Jack got to them already... I think I should stop now. I only have a limited time and battery. I shouldn't rant. I'm so sorry I can't give you anymore information, but i'd be lucky enough if you guys even got this message.
I'm just going to end it with... Good luck. I hope you can get to Jack and kill him. As hard is it may be. I want you new Vault Hunters to make sure he stays dead.
Lilith, out. "
Click! Claptrap looked up sadly when he switched off the ECHO recording.
"That's all i've found, guys. " He said. Tina's expression hardened into a glare.
"Damn it, Jack... First Roland and Bloodwing... Now this? " She whispered to no one in particular.
"That bastard ain't right in the head... " Caleb said as he closed his eyes and turned his head away while his dark mane rustled, as if he were trying to keep sight away from something terrible. Maar was probably the least affected.
"C'mon, at least we have some kind of lead. " She said in a hopeful tone, trying to lighten the mood. Nothing changed though. "Standing here and looking glum isn't going to stop Jack. " Tina nodded.
"Maar is totally right! We can't stop Jack by sittin' around all day. We gotz to move! " She shouted enthusiastically, making gestures as she talked. Caleb frowned.
"And how do you propose we stop Jack? " He questioned.
"Propose?! You crazy! I ain't proposing to no one! " She responded in utter amazement. Caleb facepalmed.
"Uh, Tina? I think what Caleb is trying to ask is: 'How are we going to stop Jack? ' " Maar corrected.
"Oh. " She said, eyes wide in revelation. "I have not thought about that part yet. "
"It's not A part it's THE part! Our whole plan! " Claptrap said, flailing his arms in the air.
"Ah yes... " Tina said, blushing in embarrassment. Caleb refused to look at anyone.
"You are all foolish. Jack is unstoppable. If the Crimson Raiders couldn't stop him, then neither can we. " He announced doubtfully. Maar stood up on the table in their small hideout, nearly hitting her head on the low ceiling.
"Listen, Caleb! Our situation is different. We aren't living in a huge city! We haven't known each other for years! We're going to be different this time! " She shouted with intensely burning passion in her words.
"You go girl! " Tina exclaimed. Claptrap let out a whistle and started clapping in praise. Afterwards, Maar calmed herself and stepped down.
"It's our job to protect Pandora. We're the Vault Hunters. " Maar finished. She let her hand hover over the table. "Who's with me? " Tina nodded with a confident smile and placed her hand on Maar's.
"After that speech, who wouldn't be with you? " Claptrap questioned rhetorically before placing his own robotic hand over the other girls'. Finally, a large, furry, clawed hand lay on top of the pile. The other's looked up at a smirking Caleb.
"Sure, we aren't exactly well trained. I'm sure some of us aren't exactly sane either. " He glanced at Tina when he said this. "But, I wouldn't miss this experience for the world. " A bit of laughter ensued Caleb's statement. Then everyone threw their hands in the air in a chorus of whistles and 'WOOO!'s.
And with that, they headed out into Pandora, never to return to their hideout...
-10 Seconds later-
Caleb grunted as he pushed the table in the middle of the room up against the door. His companions held it against the door while he went to get more thing to block the door with. Ok... so they had returned to their hideout... I guess I was wrong about that part.
"WE'RE GONNA DIE! " Maar cried out fearfully, trying to be heard over the various shouts and insane laughter on the other side of the door.
"No... We're... NOT! " Tina assured, using as much for as she could to keep the door from opening.
"I knew I shouldn't have agreed to this! I knew we'd fail immediately! We're not good enough! " Caleb shouted as he pushed the refrigerator on top of the table in front of the door.
"No... I can't die now... I just got this body! " Claptrap yelled to the heavens. "IT'S NOT FAAAAAIRRRR! "
"Don't think we can hold them much longer... " Maar whispered, hopelessness dripping in her voice.
"Good! " Tina exclaimed. Everyone stared at her with faces that expressed nothing but astonishment.
"Good?! The situation here is not good! At all. Tina, did you just lose the last bit of sanity you contain? " Maar questioned.
"First of all, the situation is good for me for a reason i'm about to say and second of all, my sanity was gone about 3 years ago. " She replied. Caleb and Maar glanced at Claptrap. He nodded truthfully to answer their unspoken questions.
"Caleb, I need you to grab the badonkadonks in the back! "
"What the hell is a badonkadonk? "
"JUST GET DA F*CKING BOMBS, GODDAMN YOU. " Tina commanded in a harsh, impatient tone.
"Ok! Ok! Geez, calm down. " Caleb responded, heading to the back closet. Along with the 'badonkadonks', Caleb also raided the food, ammo, and multiple guns there to take with them. He handed the explosives to Tina. She turned to the others.
"Alright, hide! This plan requires stealth! " She announced.
"What about the door?! " Claptrap questioned.
"Caleb needs to hold it for now so I can set the 'splosives up! " Tina responded. Caleb nodded faithfully and pressed his large hands against the refrigerator, holding the bandits back with brute force. After a short time, Tina shouted to him and he let go, running and hiding. The bandits bursted through the door, raising their guns and weapons up so they could kill on the spot.
"Where the hell are you kiddies?! C'mon out in play... " One questioned eagerly. Tina smirked from her hiding place. She reached into her pocket ever so carefully, and took a box of matches out. She quickly took and, as quietly as possible, lit it on the box. She aimed carefully between the bandits' feet so she wouldn't miss and blow their cover.
The match rolled across the floor, still lit, and with the tiny flame it still had, it set the bombs off. The bandits screamed bloodcurdling screams as the explosions started. Tina shouted at the others to get the hell out of here if they wanted to survive. They ran as quick as possible, but to them, it seemed they were goign painfully slow. The explosion hit them with force, sending them tumbling through the snow. But they didn't really feel it because... they were knocked out.
Short beginning is short. Alright, let's get a few things straight here.
Tina is older now, so she's a little bit more mature.
Claptrap's memory and data were uploaded to a new, full form body so that explains why he said "I just got this body! " when they were in trouble.
Caleb, if you haven't already figured it out, is supposed to be a big, hulking lion-ish beast with dark fur and a mane.
Maar is similar to Zer0, but she doesn't use haiku or a sword and she doesn't wear her helmet full time.
That's all you really need to know for now. And about Jack's return, well... You'll find out in the next few chapters, probably. Oh, another thing. I'm trying to get this personality captured for Caleb and Maar. Maar is more of a leader type and tries to be the voice of reason. Caleb is doubtful and calm headed at the same time.
Tina and Claptrap are... well... Tina and Claptrap.
So, don't be shy to review. I love reviews. Reviews make the writing world go 'round.
Hope you enjoyed chapter 1. Can't wait to write more!