A Blog Novel Series by Seeker
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Table of Contents
OtherThe Delay (read after Ch. 11)
The Comeback (read after The Delay)
Special New Year Chapter
Over in conference room Jinro where the hostage situation was taking place, R1CH and all the other healthy staff members were finally finishing up bandaging and caring for the injured. Zealously was still in the doorway in the midst of all this, carefully keeping his eye on everyone in the room to make sure no one left. Finally, R1CH decided that enough was enough and that it was time to get to the bottom of things. He quickly walked over to Zealously with determination in his eyes.
R1CH: You need to tell me everything that’s going on right now. What were you talking about earlier when you said that there was a traitor here?
R1CH: Come on Zeal, you need to work with me here. As far as I’m concerned, you’re the traitor, and once this whole thing comes to light with Nazgul and the other admins, you’re going to be in a lot of trouble.
R1CH: For fucks sakes, just tell me what’s going on before things get any worse!
ZEALOUSLY: (whispers in a low voice) R1CH, remember how I said that there was a traitor in here?
R1CH: Yeah, I remember.
ZEALOUSLY: Who do you think it is?
R1CH: … I have no clue. I’m not even sure if what you’re telling me right now is the truth.
ZEALOUSLY: Carefully look around the room and try to see if you see anyone acting suspicious.
R1CH: … Why?
ZEALOUSLY: Please, just do it.
Sighing in frustration, R1CH slowly turned his head around surveyed the entire room. He was just about to turn back to Zealously, when he all of a sudden noticed NovemberstOrm in the corner of the room talking on the phone. With sudden haste, R1CH quickly turned back around towards Zealously and looked him right in the eye.
R1CH: You don’t mean… Nov?
R1CH: But… What did Nov do?
ZEALOUSLY: Like I said, I can’t explain it all right now. Just keep a very close eye on him.
R1CH: Zeal, seriously, none of this makes sense. Why couldn’t you just tell me to keep an eye on Nov? Why are you holding us hostage here?
ZEALOUSLY: There’s a plan going on, a plan that won’t work unless Nov feels that everything is in place. This hostage situation is only to make him let down his guard.
R1CH: What? Who is orchestrating all of this?
ZEALOUSLY: I told you, Heyoka.
R1CH: … None of this is making any sense…
ZEALOUSLY: I know… Ugh, alright. I’ll tell you one thing and one thing only. Promise you won’t say a word of this to anyone!
R1CH: You have my word. Now talk.
ZEALOUSLY: About an hour ago, Heyoka came to see me personally. He basically told me that Nov was planning to-
Suddenly, out of nowhere, Zealously let out a loud scream and seconds later fell to the ground writhing in pain. Instantly, R1CH took a step back and tried to make sense of what was going on. DarkLordOlli was standing right where Zealously was previously standing. Panting and gasping for breath, DLO quickly bent down and tried to compose himself, the Taser still being clutched in his hands.
R1CH: DLO! What the hell?! Where did you come from?!
DARKLORDOLLI: … (panting) Long… Story…
R1CH: I… You… What the hell did you just do?! Zealously was about to tell me some really crucial information!
DARKLORDOLLI: … R1CH… P-please… Go back… To y-your office…
R1CH: … W-what? Why?
DARKLORDOLLI: No time… To explain… J-just go… Now…
R1CH: DLO, what’s going on?
DARKLORDOLLI: Listen to me… (grabs ahold of R1CH’s shirt) You have to… Stop Heyoka…
R1CH: Stop Heyoka? What are you talking ab-
DARKLORDOLLI: JUST GO GOD DAMN IT! GO NOW! PLEASE, JUST GO!
Confused as he was, R1CH could tell that DLO was not kidding around. Without giving it another second thought, R1CH quickly ran out of the conference room and sprinted as fast he could down the hallway towards his office. During all of this commotion, everyone was so engrossed in the scene that had just take before their eyes that no one even noticed that NovemberstOrm had snuck out the back doorway.
As KadaverBB was furiously climbing up the spiral stairwell, he was feeling more and more determined to kill S with every step he took. As he was just about to reach the top however, a sudden beep came from his phone and Kadaver stopped in his tracks. Feeling impatient, he quickly took out his phone and saw that there was a notification that an email had arrived. Kadaver was going to just ignore it, but right as he was about to click on the “ignore” button, he suddenly noticed who the email had come from and froze immediately. The email read:
Subject: The Truth
Kadaver stared at his phone for almost an entire minute. It had been over three years since he had last talked to Seeker. Wondering exactly what this was all about, he slowly brought his finer to his screen and clicked on the playback video that was linked with the email. The second he did this, a video popped up and Kadaver was looking right at Seeker.
SEEKER: Hello Kadaver. It’s been a while. As much as I would love to take this opportunity to catch up with you, I’m afraid I don’t have much time so I’ll cut right to the chase. TL is in danger. There is a plan going on right now that was designed purely to take down Nazgul and destroy TL for all eternity. TL is compromised right now. There are many hidden agents inside staff and they all have a part in carrying out Operation S. I know this is all very confusing and difficult to understand right now, but I need you to see the seriousness of this situation. Therefore, I need you to listen very carefully to what I am about to say…
Five minutes later, once Seeker had finished talking the video shut off on its own. Kadaver continued to stand in place and just stare at the phone screen. Suddenly, almost as if he had just been hit in the head by a ban hammer, Kadaver woke up from his trance, and hastily began climbing down the spiral staircase that he had just climbed up. Kadaver did not stop to take a break until he had reached the very bottom of the staircase. Once he got off the stairs, he ran as fast as he possibly could down the exact same hallway that he had just left almost an hour ago. Kadaver did not stop until he saw the familiar double doors that lead into the files room. With a heave, Kadaver once again pushed open those gigantic double doors and walked inside. The second he stepped inside the room, a figure standing in front of a desk at the far end of the room ceased his actions and slowly turned around to face Kadaver. Both he and Kadaver just stood there staring at each other, until finally a huge smile broke upon Kadaver’s face as he opened his mouth and ended the silence.
KADAVERBB: Old friend… It’s good to see you again…
????: (smiles) How did you know I’d be here?
KADAVERBB: Well… You’ve got your secrets… I’ve got mine
????: (chuckles) Heh, I can accept that.
Without another word, the two walked towards one another, and fiercely embraced each other.
Over in Nazgul’s office, Plexa was patiently waiting for Nazgul to arrive. So many events had occurred today that Plexa was doing his best to try to process through everything that had taken place. No matter how hard he tried to focus on taking things one step at a time, he just couldn’t because of how messy and chaotic everything was. Filled with absolute frustration, Plexa took out his phone and was about to call Nazgul to tell him to hurry up, when he all of a sudden noticed a blinking envelope signal on the top of his phone that he had missed earlier. Wondering who could have sent him an email during all of this, Plexa clicked on his inbox. He was stunned when he saw that the email read:
Subject: Operation S
Plexa stared at his phone for almost an entire minute. It had been over three years since he had last talked to Seeker. Wondering exactly what this was all about, he slowly brought his finer to his screen and clicked on the playback video that was linked with the email. The second he did this, a video popped up and Plexa was looking right at Seeker.
SEEKER: Hello Plexa. It’s been a while. As much as I would love to take this opportunity to catch up with you, I’m afraid I don’t have much time so I’ll cut right to the chase. TL is in danger. There is a plan going on right now that was designed purely to take down Nazgul and destroy TL for all eternity. TL is compromised right now. There are many hidden agents inside staff and they all have a part in carrying out Operation S. I know this is all very confusing and difficult to understand right now, but I need you to see the seriousness of this situation. Therefore, I need you to listen very carefully to what I am about to say…
Five minutes later, the video was just finishing off when the door opened and Nazgul walked in. Plexa quickly looked up from his phone and looked Nazgul in the eyes as he walked towards his desk and sat down on his chair. Plexa sat silently and just continued to stare at Nazgul. Nazgul took a deep breath, cross his fingers, and began to speak.
NAZGUL: Plexa… I honestly don’t even know where to begin… But… Please understand that this was not an easy decision for me to make. Keeping a secret like this from you was… Absolute torture to say the least…
NAZGUL: I do not blame you one bit for the way you reacted today. It’s bad enough that TL is under attack right now, but to also add betrayal and distrust on top of that must be eating you alive right now…
NAZGUL: I feel that my explanation will probably still leave a lot of unanswered questions, but I am willing to do whatever it takes to get you to understand fully about everything that has been going on. I only ask that you let me say everything that I need to say before you say anything, would that be alright?
NAZGUL: …Plexa? Are you okay…?
Without saying another word, Plexa reached into his pocket, pulled out his gun, pointed it at Nazgul’s direction, and fired.
End of Chapter