Summary: Wordwar; And then what?
NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!
There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.
Happily Ever After
Life doesn’t end with happily ever after, neither do stories. There are always ‘what next?’ and ‘then what’s to answer and just because the storyteller stops talking doesn’t meant that’s the end.
So Red and Peter Pan go out and find a world where Peter can keep the micomobiles alive and where they can move Peter out of Atlantis and into his own host body. Atlantis and Blue let him leave, because there’s no reason to force him to stay.
Gray forgets the bits she can’t bear to remember and Tan can’t remember things he wasn’t there for, so all is well. They aren’t as happy as they might have been, back in their own world, if this had never happened at all. But they are happier than they would have been in most of the possibilities.
White is still suspicious of the worlds where they seem to have hit social brick walls, but Atlantis is very adamant that the children she finds can’t come in.
Horn and Sara make so without Blue, but they talk to the city a lot so it’s almost the same, but not quite. Nathan is around more than he used to be, but there’s nothing official about the three of them that wasn’t official before.
The Blacks are shutdown outright– its’ one of the first things that Blue does once he’s part of the city. He locks down their compound and talks to them, explains how things will be and how the game will be played. And then he lets them choose exile or honorable disbandment. More of them leave than expected, but he’s not at all sorry to see them go.
Wendy finds solace in Blue, who isn’t her John but is close enough in the end. The two of them are the only ones who remember what it really cost to save the city and that keep it that way for a very long time.