Prologue of "Retaliation:Afterpiece Noir"

Ladies and gentlemen!!!

I am pleased to announce that, “Retaliation” is going to have a sequel named “Retaliation:Afterpiece Noir”, which will reveal many things including, some events from the actual “Retaliation.”

But first, some things must be explained;
“Afterpiece”:The play that comes after the main act.
“Afterpiece Noir”: Like “Film Noir”, “Dark Film”, it’S a dark afterpiece.

Onto the prologue, ladies and gentlemen:

“Retaliation:Afterpiece Noir”


They were all dead. There was nothing I could do now.

She was right in front of me, but there were no signs of the light I had seen earlier. She was a predator, so much like me; an avenging angel at large.

“Things might’ve been different between us.” I said.
“Yeah, right!” she replied, mocking me with her voice, whipping me down, “I would’ve been Mrs. Leonhart, and then would have to fight with the mere memory of Ms. Rinoa Heartilly!”

The power of the words made me fall down on my knees.

“Life knocks you down, doesn’t it?” she asked, still playing games with my mind, “Like they say; ‘How reality’s plane can wear you down, and make you an insane man who only frowns!”

I ran by bloodstained hands through my whitening hair with a sigh. I had gotten the revenge of Rinoa, and my murdered friends.

But what about me?

Who could I have cut the price tag of my broken life?

The answer brought me to this pit, where it would all end. The afterpiece was on, the final scene was here. The final scene, labelled as Mata Léao, “to kill the lion”.

I pushed my illusions aside. Nothing I could do now. I couldn’t save them new. But I could save myself by giving up. It would save the time.

“So, how does this end?” I asked.
“Through you.” She replied, “Badly.”

It would end through me. I knew it. I should’ve known it all my life, that I couldn’t find peace from my past. It was like a ghostly shadow, following me.

“It doesn’t have to.” I said, “It didn’t have to be this way.”
“It did.” She replied, “It so totally did. Because, everything that had happened before effects this here moment as well!”

She raised her weapon.

“Farewell, Squall.” She said.

In my moment of death, I felt a cold, metallic object, pressing against my leg. With a shaking, blootstained hand, I reached out to see what it was. I touched the little knife.

Looking at the chessboard, I saw that it was my turn to make a move.

So I made my move-

I have a few ideas on few points I have mistaken… Turning into a nother sinsidious plot… I only have the prologue and the main idea, but I’m getting to writing.

So what do you think about the prologue?

Well, it’s…deep. Can’t wait 'till the ficcy! Good work!

Oh yeah…we haven’t had an introduction yet, have we? I’m Lilac! Pleased ta metcha!

Very confusing in a good way since as far as I remember, Selphie(?) was quite at peace at the end of Retailiation, which creates a surprise here. I hope you’ll keep working on it.

And on a similar note I’m working on reading your Hynaist piece :slight_smile:

Hello Lilac, I’m Joker Loire Of The Turks, known as “Anti-Squall Sadist” among the moderators:)

And thank you Weiila, I’m done with “Penultimate Force” ended it in a Hyne church. I think I’m doing this one happy ending for a change…

As for “Retaliation:Afterpiece Noir”, I’m working on it. It’ll have darkness, a conspiracy, death, framing again, and crime web, leading to places you can’t guess. Let’s say C.O.N.C.E.A.L. hasn’t threw their last dice yet.

Pleased to meetcha Lilac.

(footnote:Oh by the way, Lilac, if you want to understand this one, you should first read “Retaliation”. I take it as you’re a final Fantasy VIII player? Or you have played it as well?)

Yep, I play Final Fantasy VIII as well, though I much prefer Final Fantasy VII…oh well, it’s still good stuff, and Rinoa is my fav.! She’s the best!

Nice. Can’t wait to see where it goes.

Hey, thanks for your support, everyone! I surely will try not to disappoint you, this will interact with “Retaliation” a lot, cause the situation is similar, I mean girlfriend dead and framed and all, but the thing is, there are some points that are not what it seems in “Retaliation”, which will be revealed in “Retaliation:Afterpiece Noir”.

Thank you for your support, everyone.

I will try not to disappoint you all. Cause an author exists only when he/she is being read.

If you can endure my egoism a little bit more, I can say, keep your eyes open for “Penultimate Force” as well.

Can’t wait for the new update. I can’t understand my work unless I see it on the site, from a reader perspective, y’know…

Thanks for support, again.