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The T.V turns on at its scheduled time as it shows Manga on the screen. “Rise and shine my members of the rift! It's time to enjoy the rest of the day.” It turns off soon after.
Another day, another chance at survival. It's been ten days but it feels like an eternity since the last time we saw any kind of sunshine. I swear, I think my body is lacking any kind of vitamin C. I should probably double my amount of Orange juice consumption today. Should probably get out of bed first….hehe.
I steady my pace, walking straight to the cafe.
“OH YA! WELL YOU JUST CAN’T EVEN SPEAK STRAIGHT!”
“What the!?” That was Toon voice right? “Sounds like trouble!” I sprinted, full speed. It wasn’t long till I skid across the Rift bar, catching Toon and Foxwell being hold back against their will. Their faces looked so bloodthirsty from where I stand. “Can I ask what-”
“Shhhh!” MasterCode tapped me on the shoulder, nodding slowly. “Let them handle this as we make our leave.”
“WHAT!?” Ok that sounded shady as heck!
Toon knocks off Key and AnY arms, pointing directly at him. “With how you make bold claims about me, I find it so laughable that ponies even follow you in the first place!”
BrushStroke eye twitch like crazy, “You know what? Have at it!”
CatAvenger gasp, “BRUSHSTROKE!”
Foxwell growl, giving him a bug eye look. “Well...I was just making a suggestion on what to do next!”
Toon laugh, turning his back on him. “That is rich coming from the stallion who tells me to keep his ego in check!”
“Oh gee!” Brush tilted her head, forming a very unsettling frown. “I wonder what gave you that idea!?”
“YOU GUYS!” Keyframe stands right between them. “Are we really gonna fight over something this petty!?”
Scriptless stand back, drinking a cup of apple juice. “I say let them argue if that makes them sleep well at night.” She chugs down her drink, placing it right next to the table. “If they want to waste their time arguing instead of contributing then be my guest.”
AnY sigh, slowly face hooving. “I just wanted a peaceful morning…”
Geez….is this really gonna drag?
“Come on Unova!” MasterCode tugged me back.
I almost stumbled for a bit there. “Ok what are you up too?”
Instead of calming of nerves and give me a straight answer, he instead stick his tongue out with a little wink at me. “You already know that so come on!”
...I was hoping you just straight up say it. “This better be worth it.”
The two of us left the bar without anyone noticing. I really hate to leave them but...I have to know what MasterCode is up to. But I wish it was somewhere other than that damn graveyard. I already feel sick just by smelling it.
MasterCode tilt his head, moving his eyes upwards.
Hmmm body language? I should stay quiet for a bit. The two of us stop for a moment, holding our breaths for a bit.
“Ok!” he shouted proudly, “Now we can speak however we please!”
“Why is that important?” I scratch my head, giving him a bug eye look. “You do realize that Kamen is watching us right now right?”
Suddenly he busted his gut, letting out such a loud laugh.
Did I just gave away the punchline or what?
MasterCode laughter died down, swiping off the eye sweat from his left eye. “Ok now that I had a good laugh, you should look around as the answer is right in front of you.”
“What?” I turned 360 degree, noticing something very off. “Hey!”
MasterCode nodded, “Yep...no cameras.”
Huh...I hardly notice the last time we been here. “Wait why is there no-”
Suddenly my mouth was immediately covered. I muffled on before stopping at his sudden serious sight towards me. “Might be best to avoid raising our voices here.”
I nodded right as he let go of my mouth. “Ok then why aren’t there any cameras around here?”
MasterCode chuckled a bit, “Honestly I think Kamen had a brain fart.”
Come to think of it, he is clumsy on certain things here and there.
“No come on,” he headed straight to the freezer. “We got some investigating to do.”
“For what exactly?” I waited for a couple of second. He just ignore me as he open the door, ripping the police tape. “Ok I see where this is going.”
Stepping back into this place….is like walking thru hell once more. “Ugh…” Seeing the bodies of my friends again...I should compliment Kamen for not throwing them away. When all this is over, I’m gonna give every single one of them proper graves.
“If my hunch is correct, it should be here.” Despite the cold atmosphere here, Master Code promptly searches every nook and cranny.
Hmmm? “What is it that you're looking for?” I waited and waited but no answer. You know I should probably help right now...
*Click* A sudden noise pops out from under table. “Ah ha, I got it.”
“So you knew there was a button around here?” This is starting to get suspicion for me.
He chuckled, “I guess you can say that.” A devilish smirk takes shape. “I had to do a lot of private investigation right under Manga’s nose.”
Right under his nose? “Wait if that is possible then-”
Suddenly the sound of two metal doors rang in our ears. The two of us look, noticing a body right inside. It slid across the table, having its legs on the table while the other half is on the floor. The body….looked more burned if you can say that? Yet...the body is actually a human for once!
“Holy crap…” My jaw drop as my eyes widen…
MasterCode grabs hold of its hand, squinting his eyes. “I wonder?”
Wow...he has no problem touching a burn up human body there.
“Unova,” He turned, facing my direction. “I remember a while ago, you found that greenhouse with blood all over it right?”
…. “Ya that is something I really wanted to forget to be honest.” Great! That is going to haunt my nightmares again isn’t it? “But why did you ask?”
MasterCode pulled me in, presenting the hand right to me. “Take a closer look at this.”
Looking at the hand….I notice a dried blood smudge on its index finger. “What?”
“Ya...I believe so too.” He stood quiet, taking a deep breath. “This might be the person who written that message…”
Wait...if that is true then.... “Who is this stranger?”
He nodded slowly, placing the hand back on the frozen floor. “Not sure who it might be but it could be one of the mods of the rift.”
Mods? Then who would that be since last time I remember, we have four right now. But even then….is this basically saying they died here? How is that possible!?
A magic aura surrounds the body, floating in mid air. “I am going to put this back for a later inspection.” MasterCode carefully puts back the body in its original spot.
“Just in case,” I pulled out my ipad, placing the details of the body and the smudge in a folder. “Wouldn’t want this piece of info to be lost.”
Still...knowing more of this, makes me wonder what the heck is going on outside the rift. I just realize we were never close to getting out of here and by now, it seems to be the case. I would like some miracle to happen please!
“Ok,” MasterCode swiped his suit, straightening the tie to perfection. “Unova...Don’t speak this to anyone about this ok?”
Normally I ask why but in this circumstance, I gave him a simple nod in response.
He turned around as he continue searching the room. “I suggest you go now before anypony suspect your gone.”
Without hesitation, I sprinted out of the of lab. In all honesty I’m glad he didn’t ask me to stay because...I don’t feel right standing inside of that lab. But seeing a human body there. Did...did kamen took someone life like that before all this? No! I know he wouldn’t do that right!? Ugh so many things going on in my head. I should head to my room now and hopefully Toon and Foxwell had stop fighting.
A couple minutes has pass. Opening the Rift doors, I’m glad to see that fighting was nowhere in site. In fact the only pony here was Catavenger sitting at the bar table. You know...I guess I should put my free time to good use. “Hi there!”
Cat looked at me with a lifeless expression. “Oh...Hello.”
Ok I guess the fight took a lot of energy from her. “So what have you been up too?”
She face away, pulling a bottle of liquor towards her. “Like I’m about to give up life for something.”
I quickly use my magic, pulling the bottle away from her. “Cat your kinda a little too young for that!”
“I guess…” She scratch her main, letting out a depressful sigh. “This is what AnY does so I’m hoping it does the same with me.”
Way to be a good role model for the younglings AnY. “Well that may have help him but I’m sure it won’t help others…”
“You know….” Cat laid back, adjusting her glasses. “I feel we’re all going insane here.”
I scratch my mane, pouring a small cup of apple juice. “In a claustrophobic area like this, that feeling of insanity becomes more apparent.”
“Seeing them fight like that…” She looked down, hiding the sadness from my view. “Is it just gonna keep on happening over and over?”
I clench my teeth together, putting my cup down. “Honestly...I wish I can say that won’t happen again but I guess this is a cycle that will keep on repeating.”
“Oh my…” Her breath started to go out of control, laughing awkwardly. “I just really wanted to end it all...I just…”
I wrap my hooves around her shoulders, “Hey let’s not over think there ok.” At least as much then what our brains can handle.
“Unova…” She pushes me away, looking at me with soulless eyes. “I feel So weak now…” her laugh gotten a bit more sinister. Cat grabbed hold of her head, making a crooked smile. “No matter how many times I cope, witnessing ponies dying one by one is putting me back to square one!”
Her laughter died down, coughing up like crazy. “Wow….Never freaked out that hard before…”
I just stand there, looking straight at the shelf of booze.
CatAvenger never spoke a single word and just did the same.
We just stand there, being lost in our thoughts. I should be scared of her display of emotions but...She is right at this moment. I don’t think anyone would giving her any flack for acting out this way. I should say something uplisting like I usually do but in this instance, I don’t think I can’t right now. Guess I’m much closer to her then I thought huh?
I finish up my drink and left without a word. I sat on my bed for a few minutes. Looking at the time, I think I got enough before bedtime comes arounds.
But as I open the door, Keyframe is in my sight. “OH!”
Keyframe takes a deep breath, “Unova….” She awkwardly place her hoof around her head, “You think you want to hang out with me for a bit?”
Judging by the look on her face, “I guess I can’t say no to that.”
With that, the two of us headed to the graveyard. I swear my luck seems to not be working. As we step right into the cold lifeless dirt, Keyframe sat right next to one of the graves.
I was a little confused at first. Is this all she wanted to do? That is...until I saw the gravestone. I gasp at the sight of the carved name. “Goldenfox…”
A single tear slide down on her face, “It's good to know that the bodies of my friend are not dispose of….”
Well your kinda right but I think now might not be a good time to tell her that. “Ya you can give Kamen that he is tackeful to the victims he killed…” At least as much as what you can get from a mastermind.
“Is this really life?” Keyframe laid back on the soft, cold lifeless dirt. “I have witness too many horrible things and now I questioned the will to live at this moment…”
I sat right next to her, staring right at the grave like a painting. “Keyframe...I think the answer was given to you before he pass on.”
She close her eyes, holding back the water works. “Seeing his grave here...I just want him to pop out and say everything is all played out as a joke….”
I wish the same thing too keyframe. “Even then, You know golden fox would never pull something like that right?” Well except some other groups of people but I won’t mention them. “In fact...Kamen wouldn’t have put us here to suffer but I don’t really know him that much.” Yet he knows me too much…
“Unova…” She turned her head, giving a very colorless look. “Do you ever think there is another side beyond our plain of existence?”
I am stumped...for a lack of a better word. “I don’t know the answer to that...sorry.” Ugh some friend I turn out to be.
Keyframe picked herself up, holding her breath before letting it all go. “I don’t want to lose anymore of my closest friends…”
It's a sad shame. “We should focus more on our survival as that is what all of our desist friends wants us to do.” I wrap my hoof around her shoulder, “Besides what good can do if we just give up?”
Keyframe chuckle, as the water works comes in. “I thought dealing hardships at home was bad but the worst has yet to come.”
What that may be, we can’t run away from it now. I feel a lot closer to Keyframe now than ever. If this death game has any kind of ending whether it be bad or good, we’ll be ready to face it when the time comes. Maybe then, I can finally figure out why Kamen is like this.
After a little more talk, Keyframe headed back to her dorm room. I did the same. It was eight o clock by the time I arrive and already I feel tired. Yet I know what's gonna come next. “3...2….1!”
The T.V turns on just as I expected it. The static became more clearer, Showing Kamen sitting on his throne. “Attention everypony from the rift! Head to the rift graveyard as I got your motives ready so don’t be late!” Static takes over the screen before blinking to a darkness void.
Of course… “Well let's see what motive he has for us now.”
As I exit the rift cafe area, everypony else was waiting for me. I swear they’re a lot faster than me at this point. None of us spoken a word as the rock takes us to the graveyard. You know...I think Kamen’s only reason for setting the motive there must of been heavy symbolism. Guess he took notes from a movie reviewer from great britain.
The rock gently lands. Kamen tap dance to us, spinning his cane with a top hat flinging up in the air, landing on Catavengers head. “Ready for another chance at murder!?”
Cat throws his hat back at him, “Stop distracting us and get on with it.”
Kamen stumbled back. His eyes widen with his jaws drop. “But I had a routine and everything!” His voice broke in a high pitch, having a snot bubble form on his nose.
We stayed silent for a few seconds.
Kamen’s sadness quickly turn into anger. “FINE! Just follow me to your motive today!”
All of us chuckle a bit. Guess a little laugh couldn’t hurt. “Hehe”
Not long after, we were taking to a set of gravestone with all of our names marked on them. For a moment, It felt a bit unsettling. Guess this could be perfect for a horror movie.
“Step right up folks!” Kamen slide his cane across the tombstones. “Because your careers are in jeportity!”
Toon scratch his head, tipping his hat over. “Say what?”
“YEP!” Kamen jumped right on my tombstone. “All your careers are fading away and no one will be remembering you!”
Keyframe giggled. Followed by anger soon after. “What a terrible fucking excuse of a motive!”
AnY growled, “Kamen...if that is what you really are…” He clench his teeth, stomping his hoof out. “You of all people should know that we don’t see ourselves at high pedestals!”
“Oh I know….” Kamen grinned widely, “But can’t say about the rest of them.”
Hitting the low hanging fruit like me? Ok how is this guy in any could be my friend!?
“Hehehe…” Kamen glarfully stared at me and everypony behind me. “I know most of you are thinking of the same thing right?”
“Eh…” Catavenger casually laid back, “I don’t really care at this point so…”
“YOU….ARE JUST MESSING WITH US!” Foxwell shouted, walking right towards him. “I...BET YOU HOPE WE WOULD DO THE KILLING!”
He wave his finger, falling right behind my tombstone. “Maybe...but you know how this fandom works right?” Hiding right behind the tombstone, his arms spread out, pointing fingers are everypony. “Ponies that put hard work to their status are always willing to sacrifice others right?” He clapped his grubby claws together before his head stick outs from above the tombstone. “Its my best motive as of yet!”
“More like your most shitty one!” Scriptless nodded slowly, “I can get the previous ones but this?” She scoff, turning her back on him. “Pretty weak there dude.” Scriptless high tails it out, without looking back.
“Uh...YA!” Toon kicks the dirts right under his hoof. “If you think this is gonna get us killing then you got another thing coming!”
“Come on guys!” Keyframe turn at a quick 180, “Lets head back to our dorm rooms!”
Everypony nodded, following Keyframe like how a mother duck lead her ducklings to a set path. Not long after, Only me and MasterCode are left.
Kamen jump out from the tombstone, giggling to himself. “I will always get my way.”
Suddenly out of surprise, MasterCode actually giggled with him. “Is there any other way you can see that?”
Ok I think he kinda lost it there. “Umm I think we should go now.”
He nodded in agreement, “Let's hurry as this lawyer needs some good shut eye.”
We stayed on course, making sure we don’t give eye contact towards Kamen as we exit the grave. I can’t believe his motive was complete crap this time. I’m already excited for the next day and I haven’t felt that way in a while. Still...how MasterCode just giggled along with Kamen was very off putting to me. You know...maybe I should talk to him about this tommarow. I really need to get this off my chest you know?