The final chapter is here and you know what? I feel so happy to have finally started and finished this sequel! This will also be on the short side since this is an epilogue of sorts and they don't tend to be long as the other chapters.
Gamarket's New Future
Was I alive...or was I dead?
I think what I saw in some kind of dream had the answer for me.
'You have our eternal thanks, mortal. You have not only restored the land to its former glory, but you brought Bagura to justice before any eternal conflict could befall on all walks of life. Do not be alarmed, you are merely unconscious yet alive. You have powerful friends, treat them well. We will reward you with one final piece of knowledge that was never told. The land's original name before it was named Gamarket. During our existence, the land was known...as Resta.'
What...what the heck?!
'We are not surprised at your reaction. The elven girl that was left abandoned was given that name by her parents who sadly perished many years ago. As one of us, she is the last surviving elven who represents the glory days of our kind. We pray that in the future, when she grows up, you will help find her fated partner who will care for her and love her, so that she may carry on the bloodline of the elven race. Do your best to support her in the years to come. This will be the last time we meet, mortal. May your name be forever etched into the archives of history.'
The spirits faded away and the dream ended. I groaned as I slowly opened my eyes to find myself looking at the sunset sky.
"Ngh...what in the world..." I blinked. "Am I in paradise?"
I slowly got up to find myself on a green field, a short walk away from the mountains and I saw Noire who looked like she'd seen a ghost.
BGM: Valkyria Chronicles 4 OST - Nostalgia
"You're...you're okay?" She asked worryingly.
"Of course I am." I answered. "Told you I'd come back in one piece."
"Hic...idiot!" She then clung onto me like a pillow. "You freaking idiot! What in the hell were you thinking?!"
I felt my oxygen supply being challenged. "Wait, I can explain."
"Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!" She then cried. "If I hadn't saved you in time...you would've...and I..."
"Noire, please calm down!" I moaned. "You're hurting my back a little."
"It's your fault! We made it all this way...and then you just had to show off!"
"I know...I'm really sorry, but I had no other choice." I hugged her back. "My way out was blocked and there was only a few seconds left, I wasn't gonna go down like a wimp and just get killed in an explosion. That's not how I roll."
"Hic...stupid!" She then calmed down and looked at me with tears falling down her face. "But...I'm just so relived you're alive."
She wiped her eyes. "You could've called Histoire."
"Funnily enough, I tried to when I was running like hell down the floors, but I didn't get a response. I bet she's worried about me, just like everyone else is."
"Yeah, you worried just about everyone." She then smiled.
"Darn right you did." Neptune intervened. "I mean wow, a male character diving out of a falling tower? They don't get more exciting than that."
"Only you would find the bright side of this, Neptune." Blanc sighed. "But that said, I wonder if I can turn this into a novel."
"Or maybe, they should incorporate that scene into a video game, I would pre-order the limited edition." Vert said.
I suddenly laughed. "Seeing you four act like this, even at my expense, makes me glad that I survived."
"Yeah, next thing you know, everyone in Gamarket will say you're their hero." Neptune replied. "A hero, but not the next protagonist of protagonists, cause we all know that's me."
End of BGM
"Not on this island, Neptune." Noire remarked. "That's me."
"You serious? You know I can beat you whenever I want."
Noire then transformed into Black Heart. "Is that a challenge?"
I then got up to my feet. "Is there gonna be a fight? Mind if I cut in?"
"How about I charge you for admission if you watch?" Noire smirked. "Unless..."
I then grinned. "Say no more, let's make this a handicap!"
"Oh, flipping eggplants!" Neptune exclaimed as her confidence zoomed away.
A few days had passed since then, and I was able to fully recover. I noticed that I didn't have the rings on me, I guess they weren't needed anymore. I then wondered about the temples, but Histoire assured me that they won't be in danger of being tampered with again.
BGM: MegaDimension Neptunia Vii OST - One Scene
Since the whole island is at peace once again, the temple doors were closed by Resta, and they were to remain permanently closed thanks to her magic. The four nations cities were lively once more and the generals cities were being rebuilt. Finally, things in Gamarket were back to normal as it should be. But there were still two things that lingered on my mind.
I was with Resta who was watching over her rebuilt city. "Say Resta, something's been on my mind."
"What is it?" She responded.
"About those bombers you banished, even though they're gone and Bagura is dead, I've been wondering. Which dimension did they actually come from?"
"Hmm, I don't know." She hummed. "Bagura must've likely used that dimension's technology of some kind to return here along with the army of bombers he recruited."
"And the bombers that got banished, did they get returned to thier dimension?"
"I'm not sure, all I did was chanted the banishment spell and the magic banished them away to another dimension."
"I see...well if you ask me, I don't think it matters now." I shrugged. "Besides, I like this dimension a lot. It's the one I've grown up in after all."
"I'm glad to hear that. But what about you, Randy? Are you sure this is what you want?"
I sighed. "About me not accepting the title as Gamarket's Next Hero? Yeah, I'm pretty sure of that. I don't need all that dramatic fame, I'm just happy with the life I've got here. Speaking of here, I better make plans in getting all my stuff moved out of my apartment and bring them over to the mansion. That place is gonna be my new home."
"Hehe, then that's okay." Resta smiled. "As long as you're nearby with us, we can spend time like this for years to come."
"Anyways, I better get going. IF and Compa will be wondering why I'm taking so long to get back."
"Oh, you're visiting Lastation today. Say hi to Lady Noire for me, won't you?"
"Sure thing." We then shared a hug, although I ended up muttering a few words. "I'll find you a suitor when you grow up someday."
I pulled away. "Oh, it's nothing, I'm being random again. Anyways, see ya!"
I left her city and made my long walk to Lastation and no sooner was I in the city, several citizens were noticing me.
"Hey look, it's that hero!" One of them pointed.
"You mean the guy who saved Gamarket? He doesn't look special."
"WOO! I LOVE YOU, HERO!"
"Isn't he a handsome young man?"
I raised my hand with a hint of worry. "Umm...I need an adult."
"Stand back, citizens! He is with us today." Lid said as she stepped in to save the day. "This way, Randy."
"Thanks..." I sighed in relief as we made our way to the basilicom before entering inside.
"Lady Noire, Randy has arrived safely."
"Oh, thanks Lid, you can leave." Noire replied.
"Roger that." Lid left the basilicom.
I walked up to Noire and we wrapped our arms each other.
"Hmhm, did you miss me?" She asked.
"Well, I did came all this way to see you." I answered, kissing her softly. "I'm ready to make the trip back to get what I need, will you help me out?"
"Oh, you're going to be moving into the mansion officially?"
"Yeah, that means I'm gonna be an official resident." I rubbed my head. "Although I guess this means I'll need a job too."
She nodded. "Yeah, and I have been missing a secretary for a year, so maybe you can make up for that."
"Hehe, so I'm gonna have my old job back once I become a genuine citizen? I'm okay with that."
"Speaking of being okay, I'm surprised you didn't accept being a hero." Noire held my hands. "But it doesn't matter, you'll always be a hero in my eyes."
I nodded. "And that's more than enough for me."
"So then, now that you're here, wanna spend break time with me?"
"I'd love to..."
Sharing a kiss, we held hands and left the main hall to go up to her room where I would need to sign a few forms, but to also share my love with her.
End of BGM
They say that when one story ends, another one begins. That's how it was when I was last here, I had quite the adventure before and the one I went through was another moment in my life. But now, I can look to the future and enjoy the peaceful days to come with my new life, my best friends and my love. And as I accepted this true fact, I believed this was the perfect time to celebrate with a dance number.
It's the beginning of a new day!
Story Ending Theme: Danny Gokey - New Day
YES! I AM DONE!
The sequel that I've always wanted to write is now finally finished, and it took a few years and several set backs for it to happen. To be honest, I really don't wanna come back to this version of Neptunia and write another one, cause I've done more than enough with what I wanted to do for this sequel.
I hope you folks enjoyed reading it despite the very long wait for it as I have enjoyed in writing it. If you wanna see more of my work, why not give me a fave or follow so you can stay in the know to hear my next story.