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ErgoFlux - Chapter 13
Published Nov 28, 2012


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Alright, so here's the thing. While I was working on the very end of Chapter 12, my game started to have some problems. And after I finished it pretty much crashed and I couldn't really make it work anymore. So I had to uninstall and re-install the entire thing. The unfortunate thing was that I wasn't really able to save much including my story and it's characters. Though I didn't want to end the story just because of this, and I didn't want to disappoint my readers. So I went in and tried to re-create my characters to the best of my abilities. I am missing a lot of the custom content that I had before, so I couldn't get them exactly right. But I think they look pretty much the same considering. The worst part was that I couldn't find Fargo's original hairstyle, so I guess he's got himself a little haircut :D

Anyways, sorry about the really long description. I just felt like I should explain what went on before I continued. So I hope you all still enjoy :3 Thanks for reading!

Alright, so here's the thing. While I was working on the very end of Chapter 12, my game started to have some problems. And after I finished it pretty much crashed and I couldn't really make it work anymore. So I had to uninstall and re-install the entire thing. The unfortunate thing was that I wasn't really able to save much including my story and it's characters. Though I didn't want to end the story just because of this, and I didn't want to disappoint my readers. So I went in and tried to re-create my characters to the best of my abilities. I am missing a lot of the custom content that I had before, so I couldn't get them exactly right. But I think they look pretty much the same considering. The worst part was that I couldn't find Fargo's original hairstyle, so I guess he's got himself a little haircut :D

Anyways, sorry about the really long description. I just felt like I should explain what went on before I continued. So I hope you all still enjoy :3 Thanks for reading!
The agency brought Charlie somewhere safe and quiet to rest up... And it was there that she had been laying in a bed and sleeping off her ordeal for quite some time.

After a while, though, Charlie was finally ready to come back.
Afternoon sunlight streamed in through the window and rested it's rays upon Charlie's face, warming her skin with it's golden glow. The birds chirruping just outside the room mixed their tones with the soothing sound of gently trickling water. All of these things tickled Charlie's senses as she finally began to stir. "So you're finally awake?" came a familiar voice from the other side of the room. Charlie slowly opened her eyes and glanced over the bed to get a clear view of the man who had spoken.

He was sitting straight across the room from Charlie's bed and appeared to be reading a book. With his dark, chestnut hair, he didn't look familiar to her at first.
Though after a more thorough look, she couldn't mistake this man for anyone else. "Chase...?" Charlie mumbled groggily as she sat up in bed. "W-What happened to your hair? Chase finally put down his book and smiled at Charlie. "I had to dye my hair as part of my disguise when I breached the prison system, remember?"

"You... dyed it?" Charlie blinked.

"Of course. I wasn't about to use a wig. Those don't always stay on. Who knows what could have happened. But not to worry, the color wasn't exactly permanent. It should fade off in a matter of days or weeks."
"So... where are we?" Charlie asked as she swung her legs over the bed and glanced around the room. "Are we still in France?" "No, we aren't exactly in France anymore." Chase answered resting his hands on his thighs. "We're actually quite a few miles away..." He explained vaguely. "We had to leave quickly and we sort of can't go back... ever... So we needed to find a safe place to lay low for a while." "Wait a second..." Charlie interrupted. She had pretty much stopped listening to Chase's explanation once she realized that something was off. Something felt wrong. She sat on edge of the bed trying to figure it out the whole time Chase had been talking. And it took her a few minutes but eventually she figured it out... "Where are my clothes?!" She yelled frantically as she jumped from the bed and tried to cover her body the best she could. All she had on was her underwear. "Well, we couldn't very well just leave you in them. They were pretty filthy from the prison anyway, so we had to get rid of them." Chase said matter of factly. "They're off being cleaned." "Then why are you in here alone with me while I'm half naked?" Charlie yelled. "Why are you still sitting there?! You're such a perv!" She felt inclined to throw something at Chase's head. Something like a pillow... Or a lamp. "I'm blind, remember?" Chase chuckled. "I can't see anything anyway. And I stayed here to keep an eye on you. You went through quite a lot so I wanted to make sure you were alright." "Whatever." Charlie sighed, exasperated. "I still don't like it! Give me something to wear."

"There should be a robe in the closet" Chase replied simply. "You could put that on for now. But hurry. I want to introduce you to our hosts; the owners of this house. They're odd but you'll like them. ...Also, I'm sure the rest of the agency will be more than happy to see you awake." So Charlie found the robe and threw it on before following Chase downstairs. He lead her through the house slowly and eventually he stopped at the doorway to the living room area. Seated around the room were the familiar faces of her agency members. They were all their same selves with the exception of Fargo. Charlie noticed that something looked different about him. It took her a moment to realize it was his hair. It was much shorter. It was different, but she noted that it looked good on him. It was less nerdy. However, aside from the agency members, there were two new faces sitting around. There was an older man who sat alone on the couch with a book in hand And then, in the corner of the room an odd looking teenage girl sat at a computer, completely ignoring everyone around her. Charlie was surprised at the girl's unnaturally greenish appearance. Everything from her skin to her hair was such an odd hue. It was unreal but Charlie tried her best not to seem as surprised as she really was. After a few moments Chase eventually spoke up. "Well, Charlie's finally awake," he announced on the spot bringing everyone's attention to the two in doorway. "Hey, Charlie!" Eddy welcomed her enthusiastically. "Come on in! Have a seat!" He appeared genuinely happy and relieved to see that she was alright. Charlie and Chase entered the room and took a seat on the sofa next to Eddy. Charlie sat upright rather stiffly. She was feeling almost as awkward as she had on the day she met the agency. "Relax," Chase whispered to Charlie. "They're nice people. Nothing to be nervous about." "Well, I'm glad to see you are finally awake, young lady." The older man smiled warmly. "You were out for quite a while." "Um... how long was I out for exactly?" Charlie asked. It hadn't felt like a very long time to her but everyone seemed to be making such a big deal out of it. She began to wonder how long it had actually been. "Let's see..." the man pondered. "You were unconscious for about two and a half days if I'm not mistaking." "Wow, seriously?!" Charlie was truthfully a little shocked. "Are you sure?" She definitely didn't feel that more than a day had passed. "I know you're surprised, but you had quite a concision." Chase explained, trying to set things straight. "You were in a virtual coma and we weren't really sure when you would wake up again. That's why everyone is so happy to see you." "Whoa, that's crazy..." Charlie breathed in disbelief. She wondered what kinds of things happened while she was out cold. "So... what did I miss?"

"Well," Eddy began, ready to answer her questions. "Once you had been captured and sent to prison, we got together and began to devise a plan to break into the prison and rescue you. Of course, with The Boss' help it wasn't too hard to figure out the layout of the prison and find the best way to get you out."
"So The Boss disused himself as a medic and, after the rest of us helped him break in, he came to rescue you." Eddy continued. "Once we achieved success, we had to leave France as quickly as possible. We treated your wounds, then under cover of night, we packed up and booked a flight to one of the most remote area's known to civilization.

"We are right now in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the remote resort island called Hidden Springs. Most of the world has no idea this place even exists, which is great for us. We need to lay low for a while until things blow over.

"Of course we couldn't just come here without a place to stay. So that's where Dr.Wiess comes in." Eddy added, motioning toward the older looking man.
"Dr.Adam Wiess;" Eddy repeated the name again, but with emphasis. "He's a brilliant scientist and has long been a strong ally to the agency. As soon as he heard about our situation, he extended his hospitality and, without hesitation, offered to let us stay here. "The girl on the computer over there is Rhoen." Eddy went on. "She's Dr.Wiess' daughter. She's usually pretty shy around strangers though, so if she's not friendly try not to take it personally." He chuckled a little to himself at the end.

Charlie had a hard time believing this girl was the daughter of this Dr.Wiess. She looked absolutely nothing like the man who claimed to be her father. In fact, in Charlie's eyes, the girl didn't look like the girl could be related to anyone... Not anyone human anyway. Though Charlie kept these thoughts to herself.
"Alright then," Charlie began. "So then what's the plan? What are we going to do here? How long do we plan on being here?" "The plan," Chase answered promptly, "Is to stay here for as long as we need. I cannot guarantee a specific length of time, but as soon as I know it's safe to leave, I will be sure to inform you when, and where our next destination lies. But until then, we have to stay here under cover of Dr.Wiess' house." "However, this doesn't mean we are on vacation. Dr.Wiess here specializes in the study of the Ergoflux. And there has been a recent increase of Ergoflux activity around Hidden Springs area which means we will be doing a lot of work here." "But first," Chase said looking to Charlie with a hint of softness in his eyes. "We need to take care of you. I know you haven't had anything to eat in a few days. I'll show you to the kitchen. I'm sure we can make you something."

Charlie nodded and smiled back into Chase's gaze. She had no argument against his suggestion. She hadn't really thought about it up until now, but she was actually feeling pretty starved at this point.

It had been a rough week, but Charlie knew that things were just going to get rougher. Yet somehow, with the agency by her side, ready and willing to do whatever it took to make sure she was safe, Charlie felt that she could really follow this thing through. And she was more determined than ever to get more information on the disappearance of her father.

--- Chapter 13: End

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#1TeenStyleGirlNov 29, 2012

Great chapter! \:\)

#2enid30Nov 29, 2012

^_^

#3lish300Nov 29, 2012

I know it was long but it seemed so short!!! Oh and bummer that the sims went crazy on your computer!Everything looks awesome though! Great chapter as usual!\:\)

#4kikialexaNov 29, 2012

Chase looks great but I think his skin wasn't so dark, but don't change his skin color, he looks awasome! Looking for the next chapter! Nice Work \:\)

#5urm0mVIPNov 29, 2012

Glad you revived it as this is my favorite story at the moment \:\)

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