"I have to say that that was quite harrowing for me." Gary said, laughing a bit. "I don't think there was ever a time I was so close to going."
"The final vote-off will do that, I suppose." Angela said with a shrug.
"Angela decided to keep me, which is good because that means I'll be going into the final Tribal Council and answer some questions." Gary pointed out. "This is actually pretty exciting since I never would have thought that I could have made it this far. Just goes to show how far going through the game and taking everything in stride will get you."
"Why'd you decide to keep me, though?" Gary asked. "I'm just curious."
Angela paused. "Well, to be honest, it had nothing to do with what you and Erica told me." She said. "I was purely an old goal that I gave to myself at the start."
"Oh. Well, it's good that you were able to accomplish it, then."
"When we started, I told myself to take the strongest to the end, and now here I am, going to the finals with Gary, who is obviously my biggest competition in the strength department." Angela said. "I figured that I had a good chance against either him or Erica, so I decided to just bring Gary to the end to make another accomplishment."
Gary was silent for a bit. "Well, this is it. We're the last two remaining." He said.
"Yep. I guess we are." Angela nodded. "Tomorrow will be the last day."
"It's been a long time coming, but we've made it this far." Gary nodded.
"I may be able to get a decent shot at winning this if the jury plays against Angela's lack of social abilities. Who knows? Maybe I can use that to my advantage." Gary shrugged. "Still, I don't really want to think about it now. I just want to get to sleep and then we can worry about the council tomorrow."
"Gary's a nice person and, while that may not get him far on the battlefield, people may see him as a nicer player." Angela folded her arms. "I may lose some undecided votes, but I've got allies on the jury. I just hope that I have their votes locked, because if I don't, I could be in trouble for losing."
"Hey, it's getting late. Let's get to bed and prepare fot tomorrow." Gary suggested.
"I suppose you're right. One more night out here and then it'll be all over." Angela nodded.
Angela and Gary went to bed. They knew that they had a vital day the following day, so they needed to be ready for it.
(Survivor Tribe; Day 39)
Gary whistled a tune as he poked at the fire pit with a stick, effectively putting out the remenants of the fire from last night. Considering that they didn't need it again, Gary saw no harm it dispersing the fire for good.
"It's nice and quiet around here." Gary said as he looked around. "This is probably the best time for me to kick back and relax. It's not like there's going to be a challenge coming up."
With that, Gary put down the stick and walked over to a tree with a lot of shade. The balding man sat down, leaned back and dozed off quickly.
"Spending a month with a bunch of people that did nothing but talk about strategy meant that I didn't get a lot of time to relax and take things easy." Gary noted. "I know it's only for one day, but I'll enjoy whatever moment of silence I can get to get some good rest. I don't think I've really managed to get a good sleep since we started, after all."
Angela, holding a letter, walked around the camp. "Gary? Gary, are you around?" She asked. "Treemail came!"
The dark-skinned woman looked around, scratching her head. "Where'd he get off to?" She asked herself. "He KNOWS we have somewhere to be."
Suddenly hearing a light snoring, Angela searched around further and found Gary sleeping under a tree. Staring flatly, Angela picked up a rock, held it over Gary's balding head and let go of it. The rock struck Gary in the forehead and bounced off, instantly waking the middle-aged man up.
"Oh. Hello, Angela." Gary said. "We get treemail already?
"Yes. We need to go to the final Tribal Council now." Angela said.
"I'm still amazed that someone like Gary managed to make it to the end. He's had no strategy and has solely gotten through the game by being a challenge threat and easily making friends." Angela folded her arms. "And then, on the last day of the competition, I find him asleep! I'm still trying to grasp the concept of such a strong man being so laid-back about life…"
"So, it's time to head out and finish this." Gary said as he got up and dusted himself off.
"I suppose it is. This is the last time we'll see this camp." Angela nodded.
"Well, good luck. It's been fun playing against you and I'm glad you were able to last this long." Gary said, holding out his hand for Angela to shake.
Angela looked at Gary's hand for a few moments before slowly shaking it. "…You too." She admitted.
Gary smiled. "That wasn't so hard, now was it?" He asked.
"I'll make you eat your tongue if you make me do that again." Angela said as she pulled her hand back.
Gary shrugged. "Fair enough."
"I know I can win this. Unlike Gary, I've actually HAD a gameplan. That being said, people may vote against me for the sole reason of Gary not doing anything to make them mad." Angela said. "I need to state my case and show the jury why I deserve to win, but I can't outright attack Gary's lack of gameplay. That may cost me some more votes in the end…"
"I think I've got a good chance. I've been playing a nice game and I'm friends with a lot of people on the jury." Gary admitted. "If you had said to me at the start that I would make it to the end, I'd probably just laugh it off, but here I am. If I can play my strengths to my advantage, I think I can beat out Angela."
(Final Tribal Council)
Angela and Gary walked into Tribal Council and saw that there were only two seats available. The two walked over and sat down, waiting for the final council to commence.
"You two have outlasted eighteen others and are the only ones this season to last the entire 39 days. Congratulations on making it this far, but we still have one more crucial vote left to do. In a moment, a vote will be cast to decide which of you is more-worthy of the million dollar prize and the title of sole survivor." SSBFreak explained. "The people in charge of this vote: The nine people that you have voted out since we merged and our jury; Corey, Amy, Brock, Riddle, Tempo, Danglars, Kendall, Samantha and Erica, who was voted out at the last Tribal Council."
Erica followed the rest of the jury into council. The finalists saw that she was wearing darker clothing, which made her look more like the goth she claimed that she was. That being said, her unusual green hair still remained untouched. The jury sat down on a nearby bench.
"In a moment, these nine people will take turns asking you questions to see if you can get them to vote for you, but before we get to that, I'd like you both to plead your case, telling them as a group why you deserve to win and what your strategies were." SSBFreak said. "We'll go alphabetically, so Angela will start."
The dark-skinned woman nodded and gave her piece. "When we started, my main goal was to bring all of the strong people to the end, or at least as many as I could. I started an alliance with the strongest people on my team and we practically dominated the pre-merge vote. However, my eyes started opening when we made the merge and my allies started getting eliminated." Angela admitted. "I saw that strong people are seen as threats and anyone who's not on a side will assuredly go after them. However, when the dust settled, I was the last remaining member of my alliance, and after losing an ally in every visit to council until that point and still surviving to be here, I think I deserve the win. I don't have any regrets of how I played my game, and in the end I still ended up taking a strong player to the end with me."
"Gary, would you continue?"
The balding man nodded. "I'll admit that I didn't have much of a strategy coming into this. I told myself to take whatever the game threw at me and take it in stride, and I ended up going through the entire game that way. I know some may think that I lacked strategy, but that's not who I am. I'm always laid-back and accepting of whatever happens. If I was voted out first, I would have accepted it and left with my head held high, but I ended up lasting the entire way and surviving everyone in my alliance." Gary said. "I'm not going to deny that Angela played a better strategic game, but Survivor about being social as well, and I know I have Angela beat in the social aspect of the game. I think that I deserve to win because I managed to make it to the end by just being myself and not putting on a façade of being a strategizer."
"Points well made, and with that, your fate is now out of your hands. The rest of the work will be done by the jurors, who will now ask the two of you questions." SSBFreak said. "These should hopefully cement votes and make up undecided people. Amy, will you start?"
Amy stood up and walked over to the finalists. "Well, it sure has been quite a run." She admitted. "Seeing the two of you sitting here is probably something not many people would have thought possible because you're both physical threats. I have to say that I'm surprised."
"Surprised at what?" Angela asked suspiciously.
"Physical threats are usually taken out as soon as the merge hits. You saw how Corey, Brock and I went back-to-back." Amy said. "Anyway, my question is if there was anyone that was voted out pre-merge that you wish could have made the merge."
"Not really. I meant to vote out everyone that I did and I wasn't blindsided until the merge hit anyway." Angela said. "Honestly, if you have a reason to be voted out early, then you really don't have anyone to blame but yourself."
"So no one?"
"I liked Tomato. She was a nice girl that I think was voted out far-too early." Gary supplied. "You can never really know when and where people will go, but I think it's obvious that anyone can go at anytime, as we learned at many points during the season."
"Yeah. You have a point." Amy shrugged as she turned and walked back. "I'm done."
"Tempo, you're up."
Tempo got up and approached the final two. "Well, it's hard to believe that it's come to this. It's been a whirlwind of events and activities that led to this point, and it's almost over. From what I can tell, the vote may end up being close." He explained. "Okay. Gary, what would you say was the highlight of the game for you?"
Gary appreared to be in thought for a moment. "I guess…I guess the entire game was a highlight. I mean, the experience of Survivor is something only a select few people are allowed to have, and I not only managed to make it onto the show, but last the entire way and have the full Survivor experience." He replied.
"So…The whole game was the best part?" Tempo asked.
"I'd say so. I had a great time." Gary nodded with a smile.
"Okay. Angela, same question."
Angela gave a smirk. "Oh, there were so many things that were highlights for me. Like voting out Fran-CINE and eliminating the traitor among us, or eliminating Mongo even though she tricked me into using an idol." She said. "But…No, the best part of the game for me was eliminating Samantha."
"Any particular reason?"
"She was just as guilty for eliminating my alliance as Kendall. I wanted her to pay for it and she did."
"I think I got what I needed." Tempo shrugged as he walked back to the bench.
"Okay, Samantha. You're up."
Samantha got up and stalked over to the finalists. "Gary, I don't have anything for you. This is strictly between Angela and I." She said.
Gary shrugged and sat back. "Whatever you want." He said.
"Angela, I have a bone to pick with you. You voted me out." Samantha said. "After everything I did, you repay me by voting me out?"
"After everything you did? What you did was eliminate all of my allies until I was the only one left." Angela folded her arms. "I don't react very well to traitors, so you should be thankful that all I DID was blindside you."
"It's called playing the game. There's no way you would have taken me to the end over anyone in your alliance! I did what anyone else would have done in my shoes!" Samantha insisted. "Does that make me a bad person?"
"It does when you're naturally a bad person to begin with." Gary supplied.
"Stop talking! I said I didn't have anything for you!" Samantha snapped before turning back to Angela. "Okay, fine. Tell me why I should vote for you after eliminating me like that?"
"Because I had better gameplay and, quite frankly, I don't see you easily giving your vote to Gary when his alliance was the one causing you problems since the start." Angela smirked.
"But Gary's innocent of doing me any harm. We'll see if it hurts you." Samantha said darkly as she turned and walked back.
"Riddle, would you go next?"
Riddle got up and walked over, passing Samantha on the way over. "The end is near and, in a moment, one of you will be very rich. We need to solve the problem of which person to give it to, so I'd like to ask you both the same question to help things." He said, arms behind his back.
"What's that?" Gary asked.
"What would you do with the money?" Riddle asked. "I believe that a question like that is crucial for deciding the winner."
Gary shrugged. "I'd probably put some away in a safety deposit so that I'll have something to fall back on when I retire." Gary said. "My house could use a little refurbishment and some new furniture at the same time, so I'd probably invest in that as well."
"Probably a nice vacation. It's been a while since I've been on one." Gary said in thought.
"What about you, Angela?" Riddle asked. "What would you spend the money on?"
Angela smirked again. "Three things: Weapons, vehicles and armour." She replied, counting off her fingers.
"For added protection back home. I'm a wastelander, and you need whatever you can get to survive." Angela replied. "A million dollars worth of supplies will be sure to help us for a long time."
"Hmm…Very well. I'm done." Riddle said as he returned to his seat.
"Brock, you're next."
Brock stood up and walked over to the two finalists. "Hey, guys. It's been a long time coming, but here we are. I think I know what to say as well." He said. "Angela, I knew you more and thus feel that I know enough about you to not have to ask you anything. As such, I'm only going to be asking Gary a question."
Angela gave a nod and silently sat back.
"Gary, you say you made it to the end by being yourself, but when you look back, you didn't really do anything throughout the game. Heck, you replied on the others in your alliance to make all the moves while you just coasted through and won challenges." Brock explained. "So, then, why should we vote for you when you didn't really have a gameplay to begin with?"
"I think I gave my reasons when I pleaded my case. If I started strategizing, it would take away from what I am. That's not something I want." Gary said. "And besides, it's not like I didn't do ANYTHING. Every time Riddle was unsure about an upcoming idea, he always came to me for a second opinion and reassurance."
This seemed to catch the majority of the jury off-guard, wondering if he was telling the truth.
"I can vouch for that. I went to him for help numerous times." Riddle said.
"So there you have it. You can't say that I haven't been doing anything." Gary noted. "It's just that what I did ended up helping others in the long run and no one took any notice to them."
"I…I see. Well, that's not the answer I was expecting." Brock shrugged before turning. "I'm done here."
"Corey, you're next, but try to keep it short, okay?"
"Ya got it!" Corey nodded as she stepped forward and approached the finalists. "Hoo-wee! This sure has been a dramatic time with loads of stuff happenin' at every turn, ain't it? Ah haven't seen this many backstabbin's and betrayals since the time mah family went to that national tiddlywinks competition!" She explained. "Boy, that were somethin'! The hostpital was all full that week, so we had ta take care of our own injuries we sustained during that! Man, mah uncle Leeroy's arm was broken in, like, five different places and he were STILL able ta stay fightin'! He made this big guy from another team cry fer his mommy while his broken arm dangled to one side! He looked like one-a them ragdoll-thingies!"
The finalists sat in silence, wondering when Corey was going to get to asking them questions.
"That weren't the only time he looked like that, though! One summer, he tried ta water-ski, but since we didn't have any skis at the time, he strapped a couple-a beavers to his feet and tried skiin' that way! It worked fer a while before he tried goin' off that jump. Ah dun think the beavers liked that too much, but since it were a wooden ramp, they just ate their way up it and collapsed the ramp on Uncle Leeroy as he was goin' up it." Corey scratched her head. "He flew through the air and flailed about fer, like, six seconds before hitting the water, at which point the beavers decided ta turn on him and chew off his eyebrows."
"Corey…" SSBFreak said. Corey didn't hear him.
"Y'all know what it feels like ta have your eyebrows eaten? It hurts, and don't ask me how Ah know that, either. Let me just say that it involves an electric fence, a rabid muskrat and a spool of mint-flavoured dental floss. Ah dun like ta go into detail about that." Corey rambled. "Mah brother likes ta remind me about it all the time, though. He even got a stupid nickname fer me after that, which he likes ta call me whenever he gets the chance. Then Ah just call him remind him of his missing kneecap and he quiets down pretty quick. But enough about that fer now. After all, Ah dun like ta ramble because Ah know that when Ah git going, it's mighty hard fer me ta stop. Now fer my questions…"
"Sorry, Corey. You're now out of time." SSBFreak sighed.
"Oh. Sorry, y'all!" Corey said as she returned to her seat. Angela sighed as Gary scratched his head.
"Erica, you're up."
Erica got up and walked over. "I don't really have any questions since I didn't have a lot of time to prepare them. So, instead, I'm going to just say a few things and use my time that way." She explained. "Coming into this, my goal was to try and use my intelligence to get through the game since I didn't have much in the strength department, but before too long I ended up befriending some peole in a place where I normally would be anti-social. One of those people is still in the contest and I know for a fact that he has my vote."
Erica looked at Gary. "Gary, you are without a doubt the nicest and most-understanding person this season. Everything that was thrown at you, you took it all in stride. I'll admit that your attitude frustrated me several times, but I can't deny that you were a people person that simply made his way through the game by being what he was." She pointed out. "Seeing as how you made it here, you can rest assured that you have me vote. I will just only hope that you can get enough more to win."
Her job done, Erica turned to Angela. "Angela, you may say that you played the better game, but did you really? I mean, you ended up getting hit with several blindsides after the merge and you certainly didn't control the vote as often as you might say you did." She reminded. "In addition, this game is a social game, which I'll admit I'm guilty of not playing at times, but you were far worse. Your sour attitude left me wondering if any of your alliance members joined you out of fear rather than respect. In short, I urge the jury to vote for Gary, since he's the one that played the far-better social game, which could in turn be the bigger part of the experience."
With that, Erica returned to her seat. Angela remained silent at the criticism, but shrugged it off.
"Danglars, you're up."
Danglars got up and approached the two finalists. "Tempo asked you what the best part of the experience was, and I'm going to build on that and go in the other direction." He explained. "Survivor is obviously filled with regrets, and mine are that I spent so much time hiding from Angela at points when I could have easily simply gone up to her and told her that I hadn't voted against her. Mind you, I'd probably still hide regardless." He explained. "So, for my question, I was wondering if there was anything that either of you wish you could do over now that everything's been said and done? Angela, you go first."
"Truthfully, I wish I had better control over things in the early merge portion of the game." Angela shrugged. "If I were to obtain that kind of control, I assure you that our alliance would have made it to the end as a whole."
"But it's a final two."
Angela shrugged. "I was anticipating a final three, and I would have taken Brock and Amy to the end with me because they were my earliest allies." She replied.
Danglars shrugged back. "Okay. That makes sense." He admitted. "Gary?"
"I really don't have many regrets because I was able to make it to the end just for being who I am. However, I'll admit that the first couple of Tribal Councils the Ferren Tribe went to could have been handled better." Gary replied. "Some good girls ended up getting voted out too early when we could have simply voted out Samantha and be done with it."
"Okay. I think that does it for me." Danglars said as he walked back.
"Kendall, you're the last to go."
Kendall got up and approached the final two, not looking pleased. "Personally, I can think of a less-deserving final two." He said. "I'm stuck between giving my vote to someone I hate and someone that had no gameplay to speak of. I would rather just walk away now and not even bother voting."
Angela rolled her eyes. "There's always SOMEONE bitter about things. It may as well be you." She said.
"I played the best game here. My plan was to outlast everyone on Ventala and make it to the finals, surely getting votes from people simply because I outlasted them despite being an early target." Kendall said. "Everyone's insisting that I wouldn't have gotten any votes, but I know that my gameplay would have garnered me enough to win."
"Not me." Gary held up his hand. "Even I have to admit that that plan was terrible."
"At least I HAD a plan. You just coasted through the game and did absolutely nothing while everyone else did all the work." Kendall snapped.
"Uh…I DID say that Riddle came to me constantly for second opinions, didn't I?" Gary asked Angela, receiving a nod. "I thought so."
"Try and deny it as much as you like. No one will remember that gameplay and it's still not something people would vote for you for." Kendall said before turning to Angela. "But still, Angela deserves to be here far less. I targeted her long ago, and none of the others wanted to get rid of her by not seeing her as a threat. Angela is a ruthless, despicable human being that in reality probably doesn't even care for any of you. She admitted herself that she's a wastelander, and that in itself probably means she's a barbarian with little moral code! Tell me, Angela! I dare you to tell me I'm wrong!"
Angela stared at Kendall boredly for a few seconds. "Sorry, did you say something?" She asked. "I kind of tuned you out as soon as you started talking."
Kendall's eye twitched before turning around. "Fine. I'm finished." He said as he returned to his seat.
Once Kendall sat back down again, SSBFreak spoke up. "These nine members of the jury will soon be voting for the person they deem the most-worthy of winning the million dollar prize and the title of Sole Survivor." He explained. "Angela and Gary, I should hope that you managed to plead your cases well and answer the questions correctly, because there's no turning back now. Corey, you're up."
Corey got up and walked out of the hut to go vote. "It sure ain't a hard choice." She winked as she wrote a name down and voted.
Amy wrote a name down and showed it to the camera, revealing Angela's name. "I really hope you get enough votes." She said.
Brock approached the table and wrote a name down. "I'm glad that the choice isn't a hard one to make." He said as he voted and walked away.
Riddle scribbled a name and showed it to the camera. "You did well tonight. I hope that you get more votes." He said, having voted for Gary.
Tempo paused in thought as he made it to the table before shaking his head and writing. "I said I wouldn't second-guess myself." He mused.
Danglars wasted no time in writing a name down. "After everything I went through? I'm not voting for anyone else." He said, revealing Angela's name.
Kendall seemed mad as he approached the table. He sighed and wrote a name down. "I don't want to vote for either of them." He reminded.
Samantha didn't look as mad as Kendall, but still looked mad as she wrote a name down. "I'll admit that the choice is easier than I thought." She said.
Erica wrote a name down and turned it, revealing Gary's name. "Like I would vote for anyone but you." She said as she voted and walked away.
After all nine members of the jury had voted, SSBFreak left to get the urn and returned with it after a few moments. "The jury has voted and I can say that one of you is indeed going to be a million dollars richer after the names are read." He explained. "As always, we must wait for four months to reveal the votes and winner when we get back to civilization."
"Of course." Gary nodded.
Suddenly hearing an engire roaring, everyone turned and saw a motorcycle (with sidecar) driving onto the scene with a kooky-looking character at the helm. The motorcycle screeched to a halt near the host.
"So, to our finalists Angela and Gary, and our jury, I thank you for giving us another great season of Survivor." SSBFreak said as he climbed into the sidecar. "I'll see you all in four months at the reunion, where I will reveal the winner. Until then, farewell!"
The driver of the motorcycle drove off, but the motorcycle ended up getting detached from the sidecar. The motorcycle continued driving off into the distance as SSBFreak sat in the sidecar, still in Tribal Council. Everyone was silent for several seconds.
"…Um…" SSBFreak said before jumping out of the sidecar and pushing it out of Tribal Council himself.
"I think that backfired on him." Gary noted.
"I'm sensing a pattern." Angela said flatly.
The Final Tribal Council had just finished getting played on a television screen, again set on stage in front of a large, cheering audience. The host, jury and two finalists were on the stage and had just finished watching the final council. The finalists sat together while the nine jury members were sitting aside on a different set of seats.
Angela was wearing what looked like a dark leather version of her armour that covered more of her body. The armour consisted of a dark shirt, dark pants, spiked boots, shoulder and knee platings and a leather breastplate. Angela's hair remained untouched and she still wore her glasses.
Gary was wearing a hat to cover his balding head, a darker blue shirt and a dark vest. He wore a nice pair of dress pants and his shoes looked neatly polished. It looked like Gary had trimmed his beard, but not gotten rid of it completely. It looked like he had dressed up specifically for this event, which probably wasn't very far from the truth.
"Welcome, one and all, to the reunion and finale of Survivor: Central Hub. With me are the finalists, Angela and Gary, and the jury of nine, all waiting for me to reveal the name of the person who has won the million dollar prize, which I will reveal shortly." SSBFreak said as he turned to the finalists. "Angela, how did people react when they saw they you had made the finals?" He asked.
"None of my men were surprised. They have a lot of faith in me and were happy that I made it to the end." Angela replied. "They knew I had what it takes to make it to the finals, but everything obviously came down to me to live up to that."
"Gary, how's life been?"
"Fine, thanks." Gary nodded.
"Uh…I meant now that the show's done."
"Oh. Well, life's been returning to normal for me, or at least as normal as it can be considering I live near Wallace & Gromit." Gary shrugged. "People are proud of me for making it this far and they'll be happy no matter how I do. That much I know. Now that I've got a chance to win, I think they're more excited than I am about this."
"Angela, how would you say that you surprised people here?" SSBFreak asked.
"Hmm…I think the most surprise came from how well I managed to work with some of the people. You see, I'm used to doing things my own way, but I knew I had to adapt for this show." Angela explained.
"Gary, what about you? Was anyone surprised by your gameplan?" SSBFreak asked.
"What gameplan? I just took whatever was thrown at me." Gary shrugged. "By the way, no one was really surprised at how I played. They know me very well, after all."
"Okay. One more question for both of you before we continue." SSBFreak said. "How do you think your chances are to win?"
"I think I've got a good chance." Angela smirked.
"Me as well. I can see either of us winning." Gary nodded.
"Okay. It's high time we got to the moment we've all been waiting for. It's time for me to read the jury's votes." SSBFreak said as he pulled out the urn. "Remember. As usual for the finale, you actually WANT to see your name here. The person with the most votes out of nine will win and be declared Sole Survivor. For the last time this season, it's time to read the votes…"
"Hey, Angela? Good luck." Gary said.
Angela paused, then nodded. "…Yes. You too." She said.
"…First vote; Gary." "That was probably Erica."
"Angela. We're tied at one." Angela formed a smirk.
"Angela. She leads." Angela started taking deep breaths.
"Gary. We're tied at two." The two finalists exchanged glances.
"…Gary. He now leads." "That's a surprise. I wonder who that was…"
"…Angela. Again, we're tied." The jury waited in anticipation.
"…Angela." The host said.
The finalists were silent.
The jury waited impatiently.
The audience was just as quiet as everyone, waiting for things to end.
Angela and Gary exchanged glances, wondering how the vote had gone…
Everyone held their breath, it seemed…
"…Sole Survivor and winner of Survivor: Central Hub 4…"
Angela's eyes widened in realization.
"…ANGELA!" SSBFreak announced.
Her eyes lighting up in excitement, Angela stood up and pumped her fists into the air. "I did it! I DID IT!" She roared to the sky. "VICTORY!"
Gary laughed and slapped Angela on the back. "Congratulations, Angela! You played a great game!" He said.
Once Angela's name had been read, the audience erupted with cheers. In the front row were several members of Angela's crew, all dressed in similar-styled armour, on their feet and cheering loudly for their leader. Angela remained on stage, celebrating her victory and continuing to shout to the sky.
"Alright! She pulled it off!" Amy cheered.
Corey clapped loudly and cheered. "Alright! Way ta go, Angela!" She said.
"She deserves it, I feel." Tempo shrugged.
"Totally. She had my vote going into it." Danglars nodded.
Kendall folded his arms and looked away in disgust. "I can't believe what I'm seeing." He muttered.
"Members of the jury, why don't you go over and join the celebration?" SSBFreak asked.
The nine jury members got up and went over to join the finalists, some running over and others casually walking over. Most surrounded the two finalists and offered their congratulations to them.
"And, to make it a full reunion, let's bring out the pre-merge boots as well." SSBFreak added. Sally, Anke, Zeg, Tomato, Fran-CINE, Robert, Mongo, Kenal and Chloe emerged onto the stage and saw who had won. Needless to say, many were surprised.
"I can't believe she actually managed to pull it off." Mongo said, a little surprised.
"Indeed. I thought her attitude would have been her undoing." Kenal added.
"She was a tough competitor, wasn't she?" Tomato asked.
"Yeah. No real complaints here." Zeg shrugged.
"If my weapons weren't deactivated…" Fran-Cine muttered to herself.
As the twenty contestants gathered on stage, most to congratulate the winner and runner-up, SSBFreak looked at a nearby camera. "And so ends the fourth season of Survivor: Central Hub. Alliances were made, torn apart and put to the ultimate test as some of our most-ruthless players battled it out throughout the competition. In the end, there could only be one, and the last one standing was a ruthless player that used strength and loyalty of others." He said. "Angela is the winner of the season, showing that keeping people loyal is crucial to this game. There are times where backstabbing allies will only ruin your own chances, and Angela knew that, so it paid off for her in the end. The ruthlessness of her character paid off in the end, and she is the Sole Survivor for this season."
Stepping further away from the camera, SSBFreak continued. "Join us next time, where twenty people from the past four seasons will return for another chance to win a million dollars. Some have changed, some have not, but you will remember them all." He explained. "Which returning player will win with this second chance we have given them? Tune in to the next season to find out: Survivor Central Hub: All Stars!"
Angela – Amy, Brock, Corey, Danglars, Samantha and Tempo
Gary – Erica, Kendall and Riddle
Author's Notes: Well, we've reached the end of another season and, in my opinion, my best-written one yet. I enjoyed writing for all of the characters and I look forward to future seasons with other people's OC's as well. I'm glad that I got enough people to audition because it means that there are people interested in what I write. Anyway, on to the results...
Angela, the Winner...
Angela was a fun character to write for. I wanted to portray her as a villain pre-merge, in control of a power alliance (that her own alliance-members had doubts about), controlled all of the votes pre-merge that she went to (even though Mongo made her waste the idol, she still went), and was someone that the underdog alliance was trying to take down (without much success, since Danglars was the only member of said alliance that made the merge). Then, when the merge hit, Angela was portrayed as more of a hero because she lost ally after ally and got a severe wake-up-call to throw her game into high gear.
Going into this, I wanted a negative person to win this time. After determining the pre-merge boots, this left me with Angela, Kendall and Samantha, and I knew that I could make Angela the most-acceptable winner without changing her character TOO much. It helps that she's also a challenge threat, something that I haven't had win yet either, so it's pretty much two birds with one stone.
In the end, Angela kept people loyal to her and got enough votes to blow Gary out of the water. She is by-far the most-negative winner I've had yet, and I'm sure everyone will agree with me on that. Unfortunately, this means that I won't be re-using her again unless I bring the winners back, but I had a good time with her. Thanks to Wildfox for auditioning with her.
Gary, the Runner-Up...
Gary was the perfect answer to Angela, and when I compared the characters, I knew I had the best final two I could get. Some of you may not have been fans of Gary because he made it to the end without doing anything, but that's his character, never bothering to strategize and just let things happen. Gary was Angela's perfect counterpart in several ways...
- Gary was a fountain of never-ending positivity and optimism, while Angela clearly isn't.
- Angela was a fierce player that used strategy often, while Gary was laid-back and let his alliance members do all the thinking.
- Angela was the leader of her alliance while Gary was the sidekick of his.
The only thing I'll admit that they have in common is that both Angela and Gary were challenge threats, so making them a final two made sense to me in the long run. That being said, because of his lack of strategy, Gary didn't really have a chance to win for me, and I'm sure most people predicted that Angela would beat him in the end. That's why I didn't make it close.
Next season is just starting for me. I got the cast finalized, most of the bootlist set and the Intro is written. Hopefully, once my schoolwork dies down a bit, I'll be able to write more. I've already got a few early things planned and I think I'll enjoy writing it. Here's what to expect...
- An All Star cast
- 20 fancharacters on two tribes
- Five representatives from each of the previous four seasons
- Cross-season alliances with both heroes and villains
- Plenty of blindsides and unexpected eliminations
- Hopefully longer Ponderosas
Okay, I know it's a long way off, but I've got some ideas for Season Six and you guys are free to audition anytime and I'm always open to accepting more auditions. I'm still not sure how many people I'll be putting into this season, but I'll take whatever application form I can get. Remember to send your applications to me in a NOTE. You'll find the form in the final chapter of Season Two.