.hack CHECK Epilogue 3Epilogue 3 // Okay...
It's been two years, but it seems like just yesterday.
A couple of weeks ago, some surveillance videos have surfaced showing what really happened to Saint and Williams. Jack said that the timing was a little odd, and that according to an old coworker, the feds were about to bust a hacker they've been tracking for the last two years. Now, it seems that Uncle Sam is scrambling for an explanation for such a discrepancy.
My little sister just started college. Mom freaked out and began crying. Every time I speak to her on the phone, I hear her tearing up... I sure hope this doesn't worry Orpah...
Ian and Shelley got married... And, I'm still single. I thought I'd be married long before that pathetic wuss.
Danny was jilted out of an Oscar. His last movie was a hit, and he didn't do a bad job, either. But, how the heck can he lose best actor to a freaking comedian who was in a COMEDY?! Comedies aren't even supposed to be considered for that kind of thing. He was robbed.
.hack CHECK Epilogue 2Epilogue 2 // Well...
It's been six months since the incident.
CC Corp is out of business, and it looks like we're gonna have a chance to see how the checks and balances of our great country work... Let's be realistic, here. We all know they're gonna cover it up. For the first time ever, it looked like the government might have had a class action suit on its hands...
Shelly started seeing Ian... Honestly, I have no idea what she sees in him... He's broke, he spends all of his time on the pirate servers of an extinct online game... What the hell? Did I not pay enough attention to her? What gives? I mean, c'mon... The news reported it! A million corpses! Someone had to do SOMETHING! I mean, a little neglect under those circumstances is understandable, right?
Good lord. Maybe I should stop dating celebrities... They tend to be prima donnas... Everything is about them, them, them...
Hmm... In retrospect, it may have been my other relationships that caused this...
Well, I'm working o
.hack CHECK Epilogue 1Epilogue 1 // So...
*Sigh*... It's been two weeks since the whole fiasco... Life's too short, you know...
A lot has changed since then... Cyber Connect was able to use the info we obtained. Problem was, they were dealing with over a million corpses. Supreme Court is still trying to figure out who's liable. Despite the evidence, it looks like CC is going to take most of the brunt. The funny thing is that even if they aren't primarily liable, they've lost most of their customers. The only ones who'll play after something like that are the insane, or hardcore... Like Ian.
We still can't figure out what brought Bonner "back to life". I mean, once you're dead, you're dead, right? Sure, there were cases of people reviving long after they've been pronounced dead... Well, now that I think about it, maybe that's what happened... It's the only logical explanation... I guess. Hmph. Lucky guy.
The elite hacker Mastah Pimp aka Vino has "disappeared". Lots of sources say that he's been leaving a tra
.hack CHECK Chapter33Chapter 33//Gone
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"That's right, you little ****. Step right through that door... I'm ready for you..."
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Naomi lowered her stance, and spread her arms as flames began to encircle her. Deacon Blue plunged his arms onto the fragment of ground on which he stood. Stan extended his fist into the air as a burning light surrounded his person. From the flames rose the giant Phoenix, from the ground emerged Wonder Wolf, and from the light appeared a giant tiger.
Deacon, standing on Wonder Wolf's back, looked over at Stan, who was riding the giant tiger, and said, "What the hell are you bothering with a low-level summon for?!"
Stan's tiger leapt forwards, and began to charge Swan.
"Stan! What are you doing?! Are you nuts?!", asked Naomi as she hopped onto a piece of land that had just flown by.
"Watch.", said Stan.
Swan, swung his large energy blade, and released a beam of light that was dragon-like in appearance. Stan lept off of the tiger just as the beam coursed through the tiger, i
.hack CHECK Chapter32Chapter 32 // Left
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"*Sigh*. No matter how hard you try, or what you do, this always happens. You fight for what you believe in, sell your soul, put a price on your friends... ARRGH! Dammit! Darling, something terrible has happened. There are at least two individuals out there who know too much, and now several of the top brass are on their way here to pull the plug."
"But, I'm not about to let that happen."
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"NASH!", shouted Deacon Blue as he cut through a character.
The woman fell to the ground, and began to pixilate.
"DAMMIT!", shouted Fang as he extended his hand towards Swan, and closed his fist, "DOMINO IMPLOSION!!"
Swan still smiled as the daggers that permeated his body began to glow. The air around Swan began to crackle and hiss. The daggers began to sink into his person even more. Swan began to crack, and in an instant, erupted in a large fiery blaze.
Suddenly, all of the unmanned avatars froze. The landscape began to distort. Bits and pieces of cod
.hack CHECK Chapter31Chapter 31 // Showdown
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"Huh? Your cheek... It moved..."
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In the blowing snow, a mass of player characters surrounded the five figures on all sides. The five figures, Deacon Blue, Stan, Naomi, Fang and Nash stood back to back, weapons at the ready, and staring at the multitudes that stood before them.
"So...", began Jack, "I guess this means that one way or the other, this is the last we'll see of you."
"Yep.", replied Swan, "Though, there is one more thing I've been meaning to do..."
Nash began to apply Speed Charms to the party. "What is that?" she asked.
"Oh... You'll see soon enough. It would be a shame to spoil the mood...", replied Swan.
"Uh-huh. Look, we're gonna start kicking your ass now.", said Stan.
"Very well.", Swan snapped his fingers, and the player characters readied their stances.
Naomi whispered, "Remember the plan."
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A man rushed into the sphere, mumbling to himself, "This is bad... This is bad... This is bad..." He leaned on the railing. Staring at th
.hack CHECK Chapter30Chapter 30 // Million
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*Ring, Ring* "Williams here...
What the hell do you mean?
I'm getting sick of your excuses. You're useless! Absolutely useless.
Well, do something about it!
"We're in trouble."
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Tiffany, Jack, Danny, Ian, and Shelly were being led down a hall by a tall, thin man with a goatee. The white hallway seemingly glowed. There was nothing on the walls, and the floor beneath was spotless. At the far end of the hall was what appeared to be a dead end.
"Hello. I'm Nash Bonner, and my voice is my pass.", said the man with a goatee. The wall slid to the side, and they all stepped through.
"Damn! What is this place?!", asked Ian. They had stepped into a large, white spherical room. the catwalk on which they stood on separated the top half of the room from the bottom half. At least a hundred people were either rushing somewhere, operating computers, or conversing. Near the top of the room was what appeared