Greetings Spyken. I haven't forgotten. My apologues for such a delayed response. At had happened at the time and didnt leave a big enough window to get down to business. College had me strapped for time
There's some things I wanted your input on before I began finalizing this. When I wrote this chapter, I had the idea that John would have made the deal to join forces with Vultra before the chapter began and maybe would have given one of the Raggadak Gems that she found to him so that ZeroCore would have it and be running tests on it when the invasion officially begins. (Or just happened to find it and the deal happens while the attack is underway, but in either scenario, the gem gets lost when the fighting starts) I also had the idea for a potential side plot in that John had some kind of terminal disease and made the deal with Vultra and possibly alienate ZeroCore entirely to try and save his own life.
That's quite an interesting subplot. It'll fit nicely and add some depth to the plot, showing that even though sides are taken, not everyone has the goals. I really like this plot^^. Given that he's not entirely in it to take a slice of the pie, but rather to save himself. As for the gem, I may have an idea for it before we proceed. Given, that one of the gems are indeed found in Chapter's one and two, the initial attack would happen after the previous dimensions have been claimed^^.
Trying to get the gallery set up. Tried doing it last night but it got screwy. I'm trying to figure how to put an image in the character info box on my phone, as that is what I'm currently using. Both of which, have proven difficult for some reason.^^;
Hey Lee. My apologies for a delayed reply. I bet I needed a break. However, the requests are still a wip. But rest assured, I will make as good and high quality as I can. You can also talk to me on the SFW discord server if you're able. Again, I'm sorry for a delayed response college and life has been baring down on me, but it hasn't hindered my ambition. I also really wanna thank you for your patience. Also, I ain't dead. Rest assured buddy, it will be done.
Ok, like I said, there's a lot that happens before she shows up. This is the extremely shortened version. Lee faces a villian named Psyon, his best friend dies and he blames himself, his arm turns into metal, he accidentally releases a multi-dimensional shapeshifting creature who throws hm into the multiverse. (Takes breath) This is where Nikki shows up.
The hybrid, now free of his captor fell into one of the walls surrounding the nexus of worlds, into a portal...
Zone N218: Nicole the cyberfox was standing outside her house, just watching the sky when it crackled, like the sky itself was splitting in two. She began to panic, worried of what was to come; the spectacle came to a close as a hole, roughly five to six feet in size formed and a figure fell through.
Lee felt the warm, oddly comforting grip of the nexus give way to a rapid descent. He crashed onto the ground, sliding on his face and coming to a stop. Barely awake, Lee heard someone scream, then slipped into the dark. When he came to, someone was standing over him "Who are you?" He asked, still hurting from the fall. The person replied "I could ask you the same question."
Nicole the Cyber-fox stood outside in a field quietly, observing the sky in all it's calm glory, unaware that things would not remain so placid.
Azul expressed joy in his unusual faceless way, his face crinkled in a rather disturbing manner; He had been charged with disposing of his master's enemy and Azul the Chaos enjoyed serving Onyx.
Lee briefly came to, looking at where he now was. The nexus of worlds felt oddly comforting, like a familiar face long since forgotten. He regained feeling in his right arm and it became evident someone was holding him, he turned to Azul in surprise. "Wha.. Who.. Are you? Where am I?"
His captor laughed at him " I am Azul. You are in the nexus of worlds. The place between places, and your final resting spot." He laughed even more when Lee tried to pull himself free. Then it stopped. Lee covered his eyes as a flash struck Azul. He felt the grip release and he fell into nothing, when he hit ground, he was knocked out cold.
Nikki's smile vanished as the sky began to crackle and spark. "Umm…?" She said, No one else was around to view the event and the Cyber-fox prepared to run for her life. Something caught her interest. The thunderous crackling started to gather, forming a hole about five to six feet and nearly twelve feet up, and then a boy came out of it.
Lee woke to a fox standing over him, blocking the sunlight with their head. "Amber!" He screamed, jolting to a sitting position. His attention locked onto the fox, nervously staring at the female who'd sat down near him. And she was staring back. Lee darted his gaze to the ground, looking away from her.
The fox-girl spoke. "Are you OK?"
Lee ground his teeth together, then replied. "I'm good? Why do you care?"
"Cause that looked like a pretty rough fall." Nikki said with a bit of bite to Lee's rudeness.
"I'm thick skinned. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go save my home." Lee stood up, hobbled a few steps then collapsed, he muttered something angrily then he repeated his words out loud. "Guess Onyx did more damage than I thought."
"Who's Onyx? And why's your home in danger?" She asked. "And I don't think you're going anywhere in that state." She said, looking at his leg.
"I don't have a choice." Lee growled despite the aching muscles from being dropped and thrown. "And as to why my home's in danger, it's a long story, and I don't have time to tell it." He added, then forced himself off the ground again.
"Let's get you off your leg for now, " Nikki offered "and then tell me what's happening, you can't do much else anyways."
With her help Lee managed to make it to a nearby fence, sitting on top of it. "Okay, abridged version: Onyx is some sort of entity that's been hitchhiking inside me for 'bout a month. He got out and is getting ready to tear my world apart." He spouted in a exasperated manner.
The girl thought about it for a moment before speaking again. "I get the feeling you're not telling me everything….. sorry, didn't catch your name?"
Lee grimaced, dropped his head, looking at his knees and talked. "I'm Lee, and yeah, I didn't say it all." He said, admitting to secrecy.
"Well, I'm Nicole, but everyone calls me Nikki. Now, tell me the truth this time."
The boy chuckled. "You have the same name as my Mom." He exhaled quickly before taking another breath. "Alright, about a month ago, a villain showed up named Psyon who could control chaos users. He kidnapped my best friend, Luminious the Armadillo, and used her empathy to spread his control over the entire city. Me, my brother, sister, parents and a trio of ninjas managed to beat him. But.. I couldn't save Luminious, and she didn't make it, she vanished into dust."
Lee continued. "It turned out that when we beat Psyon, he was trying to Pull his master into the physical realm. I blew up the portal he was using and absorbed Onyx's essence, only I didn't know it at the time; then this happened." He rolled his Left shirt sleeve up to his shoulder, displaying it's metallic nature. "I touched the Master emerald and.. Onyx got out." He pushed his sleeve back down. "My best friend died and my world's going to die, and it's all my fault."
While previously standing, Nikki plopped down next to Lee. "There's something I should tell you: I almost killed my friend, two years ago."
"What's the whole story?" Lee asked.
"I can control tech, at first, I was overjoyed that I finally could do something even close to helping in battle. But I lost control, a darker side took me over, and I tried to burn the world away." "Who stopped you?" "Raven. The one I tried to kill saved me."
Lee replied. "Guess I went one step further than you, my friend did die."
"No." Nikki said to Lee's surprise. "No, because what happened to her doesn't sound like it was your fault. What happened to Raven was my responsibility, my failure."
"I guess I never thought about it like that." Lee spoke.
Nikki turned to him. "One last thing I want to ask you: who's Amber?"
Lee ruffled his fur. "Amber's a robot girl my Dad made for me. I've been a bit of a jerk to her, I suppose."
As if the words he spoke were magic, a portal similar to the one he'd arrived in appeared. He lifted himself free of the fence, limping to the mysterious hole and facing Nikki. "There's a good chance you're the last person I'll ever see, so let me say this: thank you and goodbye." She waved back. "Bye." And with that, he stepped into the rift.
Whether or not she stays is entirely up to you. Since you're asking for my opinion, well, I'd keep her in and try to tweak the scene to match the storyline so it doesn't seem out of place. But, if you really do feel that she shouldn't be in the story, or the scene that includes really cant be tweaked to better suit the story. Then go ahead and removs it'll be alright with me.^^
So far, it's coming . However, I apologize for such a long wait. It's still a WIP, as I had been swamped other things and I had almost forgotten where I had placed it. It will be up soon, I assure you that. It may just be a little longer than I would like. Again. I apologize.