Disclaimer: The World and its characters belong to Cyber Connect 2.
Dedication: For and with the help of my Heavenly Father and resurrected Savior.
Notes: This place is one of those collective stories where the next entry very well may have absolutely nothing to do with the next. The general idea for most of these is to leave the reader wanting to write more himself.
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A loud crack echoed through the Arena. The roaring crowd hushed all at once.
Water fell through the ceiling. Almost as one, everyone looked up. Long fissures wound about the ceiling, water squirting through some.
The Arena trembled, and another crack vibrated through the air, shortly followed by several more. Then there was a deafening roar of waterfalls pouring down.
Needless to say, the falling glass and water encouraged several more level headed players to log out. Some pulled the plug, others filed swiftly to the exit. Most people here weren't so stable in mind though, and twice as many were heady from the viral influence.
Atoli shoved her way through the players, purposefully heading the wrong way. A short Tribal woman shoved her back roughly after Atoli's hat tassel clouded out the woman's view. She lost her footing immediately and found herself crouched at a very awkward position. Water surged around her hands and ankles, rapidly rising to her elbow. She bit her lip as someone's boot ground her good hand into the Arena floor. Looking up and around frantically, she spotted a familiar PC. "Kuhn!" The boot lifted and she jerked herself upright. She waved frantically, then went back to pushing through again as an exceptionally tall human PC suddenly stepped in front of her. "Kuhn!" she shouted again.
Could he hear her? It looked more and more doubtful. She could barely even hear herself above all the other players and the roar of the waterfall.
Salvation came then as the deluge became too deep. A hoard of glitches overwhelmed the area; the World was never intended to be swum in. Even the boldest faces could do nothing but log out.
Innis gently wrapped herself around Atoli as the area coding destabilized.