Topside Chronicles: A Bioshock Fanfic.
June 5th, 1962
New York was overpopulated. You had to shuffle to just travel on a sidewalk. It was an ordinary morning. Wake up, long for the day i'd get a girl of my own, and drag my ass to the kitchen to eat cereal. Then i'd put on my uniform and head over to the station. My name is Officer Ferris Grant. I'm fifty four years old, and i'm balding. When I get to the station, I usually sit down and....well, not much else. I got called to a school once to do one of those 'Don't Talk to Strangers' speeches. I almost got fired because I stubbed my toe and swore. I have to admit, the Kindergartener's faces were priceless. So, I sat down at my desk today, and then this guy just walks into my office. Looked to be about eighty, eyes almost black. He had these scars on his face. A deformation, maybe? He was wearing a white shirt and a brown vest. He also was wearing some jeans. His shoes were a light brown, looked like loafers. "Can I help you?" I asked. He reached into a bag he was carrying over his shoulder and pulled out a file. He placed it on my desk. He gave me a hand gesture. As if he were asking me to open it up and look. I listened to him. Inside was a series of photos. There was a photo of a man....He was holding some sort of lead pipe. And his face.....I looked at the next picture. This time of some sort of Turret. The next one was of a Girl climbing into some sort of hole. And then....A man in a bulky suit, with some sort of harpoon in place of his hand. I looked at the old man. He was looking at all the pictures I had spread out across my desk. His face showing a look of sadness. I caught a glimpse of some tatoos on his wrists....chain tatoos. He looked at me again, gave a breif smile, then walked out of the room. I let him go. But I wasn't sure if I should have.
Chapter 2 Coming Soon!
Edit: Whoops. This isn't a Role Play, it's a Fan Fic. I apologize for any confusion.
Last edited by Seasick; 07-12-2010 at 08:29 AM.
nice going and with Jack showing up but just afew questions is this set befor or after B2 and how many chapters will there be and when will you release new chapters.
This takes place after Bioshock 1 but boefore Bioshock 2.
I'm still planning how many chapters there will be.
And here is Chapter 2:
10 Minutes Later
I realized I had been sitting at my desk for about 10 Minutes, just looking at the pictures. There was something about that man. Was he Mute? Why wasn't he talking? What was with those chain tatoos? He was a mystery in itself. I got up and made my way to Officer Bob Park's office. He joined the force the same time and date that I did. He was about 10 Years younger than me. Underweight, a head full off soft brown hair. I opened his door and slammed the file down on his desk. Bob looked at me. "What?" he said in a voice I knew all to well. Distress. Maybe I had been a little too aggressive. "Hey, Hey....I just wanted you to take a look at this." Bob quickly flipped through the photos. Then looked at me. "What the hell is this?" "You seeing this?" I said. Then I looked over his shoulder to see what picture he was looking at. All the photos were blank. Bob looked up at me. "Ha Ha. Now let me get back to doing important things. Like paperwork." I walked out of his office, and sat back down in my office. Was I going insane? What happened to the photos? I decided a cold shower when I got home might knock some sense into me. But just in case...I took the file and the photos home with me.
Last edited by Seasick; 07-13-2010 at 02:58 AM.
There is a new area of the forums for forum games, RP threads and VS threads. This thread is being moved there.
Here is Chapter 3:
I stepped out of my shower. The cold water still dripping from my body to the floor. I grabbed a towel and wrapped it around my waist. After putting some clothes on I went to open the file but the file was open. Spread across the floor were more creepy photos. More creepy people holding weapons...But in one picture....This man had thes red cracks all throughout his body...His eyes were replaced with some sort of Red light. Then there was a picture of a Woman...but she was on fire. I picked up all the photos and crammed them in the file, then I slid the file under me bed. I looked out the window, and I saw a figure...Standing on top of a building. He looked at me, then a flickering flame appears on his hand....Then just like that, the flame was gone.....And so was the man. I had to assume the man was that old guy who gave me the file in the first place. And chances were he broke in and spread the pictures out on my floor while I was in the shower.
Weird things happened that night. Lights would turn on and off, I could swear I heard someone walking down the hall of my apartment complex. Finally, I got up to get a snack. I pulled out a bag of chips, then turned around to get a bowl. When a turned back, the chips were on top of the Fridge. "Oh, come on!" I yelled out loud. I stomped back to bed, and rolled around in my sheets before I could go to sleep.
Chapter 4 coming soon....
Please, comment on how i'm doing or what you think of my story so far
Why was it moved? This isn't an RP.
Originally Posted by Precarious
Not a bad story, you've got hooked cant wait for more.
nice pace, but would you kindly start the action.
This fan fic is more mystery/suspense then action, but i'll throw a little touch of action since you asked so politely.
Originally Posted by Liam Briggs
Chapter 4 has been delayed. Sadly, i'm not feeling well. Chapter 4 might come out tommorow.
Last edited by Seasick; 07-13-2010 at 11:32 PM.
Thank you i like mystery to but even in mysterys i always like abit of action and get well soon
Originally Posted by Seasick
maby you shoud change the name to fanfic so people wont ignore it as much.
I think i'd have to ask a mod to do that.....
But in the mean time......
The Next Day
I got a letter in the mail. It was a crumpled up peice of paper...You could tell it had once been white....But age sets in...Anyway, the letter read:
"Chicago...Sears Tower......2 Days"
At the bottom of the letter was a signature. The letters 'BT' hinted at the full name of the sender. But why Chicago? Why the Sears Tower? I don't know. At work, I walked into William Hare's office. He's my- scratch that, ever single freaking cop in the entire station's boss. He's been known to say no to questions before they are even asked. I walked into his office. William's blonde hair was shaven like some sort of army-style Buzzcut. "Sir?" I asked nervously. William looked up,eyes an unnatural green. Like some sort of glowing green color.. "Are you okay, sir?" I asked, slowly trying to inch my way out of the room. The door slammed, trapping me in the room with William. I tried to push it open, but it was locked from the outside. A green gas surrounded William. He wasn't okay. His head twitched. "You wanted to ask me something?" His speaking wasn't natural. It was like there was a second voice. I tried to dash for a nearby window, but William grabbed my leg. I fell with a thud. William said, "I can't let you see her! It'll spoil the Mystery!!!" He let out an insane laugh. I tried to shake him off, but he bit my leg. I screamed, hoping I could be heard. But William was using his free hand to cover my mouth. I pulled my gun, and pointed it at Will. A tear fell down Will's cheek. He was still in there somewhere. It was to late. I pointed my gun at Will's head. and then came the deafening *BANG*. Will's brains splattered all over the floor. The green smoke dissapeared....Like it dissolved into thin air. I slowly stood up, rubbing my leg where it was bitten, and slowly climbed out of the window. I looked at a large Oak Tree by the window. There was the Old Man! But before I could even aim my gun at him, he was gone.
CHAPTER 5 COMING SOON!!!!
Last edited by Seasick; 07-18-2010 at 01:46 PM.
nice i thought you had givin up althought to littler happens each chapter
Topside Chronicles is officially discontinued. Instead, I will be working on a Fallout fanfic. I'm still working on it, but it should be posted soon.
POST THE NEW FANFIC.
Originally Posted by Seasick
Grathius, I'm still working on it. Patience is a Virtue.
And Liam, no. This fanfic is done. And there is a 99% chance I will probably never start it up again....I apologize, but i'm just not into the characters, they seem kind of flat, let's face it....I'm no John Hughes, (Atleast i'm not the John Hughes that did The Breakfast Club, lol) but yeah, I just can't pull this Detective-type story off. I feel a Fallout-type thing will be more my type of story.
i understand at least this will open to a fanfic of my own
Last edited by Gin Ichimaru; 07-21-2010 at 04:30 PM.
Readers, Guess what? TOPSIDE CHRONICLES IS BACK!
And here's Chapter 5!
I got in my car, sweating like crazy. I heard sirens heading in my direction. I didn't have time to stop for directions, that's for sure. I remember just starting the car and driving. I wasn't even sure I was going in the right direction. Hell, I could have been driving towards Maine for all I know. In all due time.... I thought, They'll catch on. I checked my rear view mirror, checking to make sure nobody was following me. Suddenly, I noticed a box sitting in the seat next to me. There was a Hypo with a white liquid in it. I didn't want to.... But I found my self releasing one hand from my steering wheel to grab the Hypo. I hesitated...Ferris, what the hell are you thinking?
I looked around, wishing there was someone watching so that my consience would kick in and say, You Idiot! What do you think your doin'? Peple are watching! But I found nobody was looking. The road seemed long, and vacant. Nobody was driving or walking, it seemed. I slowly injected myself with the Needle. It stung like hell, but I was never fond of shots or injections.
I pushed down. And I felt a cool liquid flow through my veins. It felt soothing at first...until.....I felt a sharp pain in my hand, I yelled in pain, and released the steering wheel. My car started swirving left and right, as I managed to bump the wheel with my elbows to avoid cars. Suddenly, I heard sirens. I managed to sneak a peek in my rear view mirror. Cops! Damnit! I managed to get onto the highway that led out of NYC. Suddenly, I lost control, and my car swirved off the highway, and fell into the blackness.
How was that for a returning Chapter? Chapter 6 will be out soon, but for the time being....What do you guys think?
Originally Posted by Seasick
I love the Topside Chronicles!
Could a mod please change the title to a Bioshock Fan Fic? It can be a bit confusing.
*claps* but its confusing why do people want to keep rapture secret any one who new about rapture was in Rapture (minis a few smuggelers and maby a polition
and now, my dear readers, for TODAY'S CHAPTER!
About 2 Hours later
I woke up in my car with a headache. I looked around to find I was still in my car. I tried to move, then I realized my seatbelt was still on. I grabbed a shard of glass from the smashed window on the passenger's side. I cut the seatbelt in half and crawled out of the car to discover a Two Story house right in front of me. It was painted yellow. Damn.. I thought, as I crawled towards the backyard. I reached a wooden step, and slowly stood up. At this moment, I noticed it had gotten colder than it was when I was escaping the station a minute ago. Light blue gas or something was coming from my Left hand. I looked down, and screamed.
My hand was as hard as a Rock, and had Icicles protruding from it. I backed up against the house, grabbing my Left hand's wrist. I was in more shock than pain, if you can believe it. Suddenly, I heard a voice say, "Hello?" I moaned, and lurched over to the sliding glass door where the voice was coming from. I put my left hand in my pocket, so I wouldn't scare whoever said Hello. The screen door slid open, and out stepped a tall woman. She appeared to be in her 20s or 30s. She wore a long Red dress and high heels. Her skin was pale, and she had wavy brown hair. She noticed me, and for some dumb reason I pulled my Left Hand out of my pocket. The woman screamed.
"AHH! GET AWAY FROM...." She paused mid-sentance and calmed down. She awkwardly stood up, brushed herself off and shook my hand. "My name is Sarah." she said. "You look like you need some Medical help. Why don't you come on in?"
Chapter 7 will be here soon.
Seasick, I've PMed a mod! I believe that you will receive your much-desired title change very soon!
Thank you very much
Originally Posted by Big Bad Sister
you win a cookie!
And in other news, Chapter 7 is here!
Here we go:
I slowly stepped inside the house, looking around. Why'd she let me in so easily? I thought. And more importantly, why did she calm down so fast when she saw my hand? "What was your name again?" I asked. "Sarah." she replied. "My name is Sarah."
She went into a small room and got out another Hypo. This one had an Orange Liquid in it. Sarah handed it to me and coldly said, "Use it." I examined it, and almost put it in my arm when I put it down on the table we were sitting at. "Hold it..." I said. "I got a question for you." . Sarah nodded. "What is it?" she asked. "You ever see an Elderly man with chain tatoos on his wrist?" I asked. Sarah's eyes widened, she swallowed some spit, and twiddled her thumbs.
"You know something?" I asked. Sarah was quick to shake her head. "No." she said quickly. I sighed, and asked the same question again, wording it differently. "Did you ever know an older man with chain tatoos in general?". She shoke her head again. I knew she was hiding something, all right. I went on, treating the situation like Sarah had said she knew an Elderly Man with the chain tatoos on his wrist. "Are you related to him?" I asked. Sarah sighed. "Stop trying..." she said. "Just stop trying and leave!". She burst into tears, and put her head down. While she wept, I toook the Hypo with the orange liquid in it and put it in my pocket, and then I left the house.
Chapter 8 is on it's way! Tell me how i'm doing!
Will you make up your mind about this fanfic
Right now i'm taking a break. I'm trying to figure out where to take the story, because i'm having 2nd thoughts. I'm open to suggestions, but I am almost 100% sure this fanfic will not die again. If you have a suggestion, PM me about it.
what year is it in your story
It's 1962 in Topside Chronicles.
Originally Posted by Liam Briggs
Originally Posted by Seasick
I'll send you a PM about an idea I had, Liam.
ok one question what do you think of my fanfic
Originally Posted by Seasick
I've only read a little bit, but so far I like it.
Originally Posted by Liam Briggs
just curios could use extra feedback
Originally Posted by Seasick
After carful consideration, I'm GOING TO FINISH!!!!
Great. I thought. Just Great. I didn't have a car, I had no money, and I just made a woman burst into tears. I ran across the street, then a long black limozine with tainted windows pulled up. The passenger door swung open, and out stepped a large man with croked, yellow teeth. He held a short lead pipe in his hand, and he had a bandage wrapped across one eye. His lips appeared to be horrendously swollen, and his nose was pretty much reduced to just a....growth. His nostrils were just two holes with tan skin growing over them. The man raised the pipe, as if he was going to attack, so I pulled out a gun. Several people screamed, whether it was at that....strange man or my gun. I shot the man...right in the heart, at that. But he didn't die. I tried to punch him, but he grabbed my hand, whacked me over the head with a pipe, and that was that.
Somewhere.....Beyond the Sea...Somewhere waiting for me........My lover stands on golden sands....and watches the ships....that go sailin'.
I woke up in the limo. I was buckled in, and there was a beautiful woman sitting across from me. She looked over and gasped.
The woman had brown hair and pale skin. She wore possibly the most expensive red lipstick in the world. She wore a white dress and a straw hat with a purple flowler on it. She wore white dress shoes that nearly sparkled.
The woman stretched out her hand, and said in a strong Eastern European accent,
"My name is Masha Lutz. It's a pleasure to meet you."
Last edited by Seasick; 01-10-2011 at 06:44 PM.
Wow, your story is so fractured! Is anything going to be explained or are you following the "Momento" style storyline?
Mmm....all will be explained.....soon enough.
I extended my hand, shaking Masha's.
"Ferris..." I said, rubbing a slightly annoying red bump on my head. "Ferris Grant. Where are we?"
"Ah, yes...sorry for Bruno's rather short fuse, i'll explain everything."
I nodded at Masha and the rather disfigured man, or 'Bruno' as she had called him, sitting behind her. Back to back with her, I believe.
"In the 1940's, a city was built underwater. It was the dream...of a man named Andrew Ryan. He built this city for visionaries, philosophers, scientists, artists, actors, any man or woman that was seen as, well....Brilliant. But soon, a rival of Ryan turned up. A rival named Frank Fontaine. Fontaine was from the Bronx...A rather brilliant man, but he was a criminal. Soon enough, Ryan's allies were working for Fontaine, and then there was a civil war in Rapture. All over a slug."
Masha clenched her fist, giving a slight sigh, then she continued.
"The slug produced a gene-altering wonderdrug called ADAM. It made you faster, smarter, stronger....But it never improved your character...Soon enough, these slugs were implanted in little girl's stomachs....I was one of them...So was that woman back in New York. We gathered ADAM from the deceased, and soon recycled it. But we had one weakness....."
I leaned forward, intrigued by her tale.
"The slug could be ripped out of our stomachs.....We started dropping like flies when the ADAM Addicts or...'Splicers' got out of control. So, a scientist named Yi Suchong invented a powerful warrior called a Big Daddy. I remember mine...but he was killed....killed by the man who's trying to kill you now. I remember we were paired to them for life...Our minds...warped nearly beyond repair. And then....he killed all of our Big Daddies.....and saved us from both our conditioning and Rapture......He took us here, but then he went mad.....The ADAM withdraw drove him insane. He no longer speaks because....he drilled his vocal tools...everything....just to save us."
"And now he wants me dead. Why?", I asked.
"Tell me, Ferris....Do you remember your family? Father? Mother? Brothers, Sisters or Cousins?"
A sharp pain shot up my right arm and into my head. I grabbed my right arm and yelled in pain.
"You have no family, do you?", Masha said calmly.
After the pain stopped, I took heavy breaths, trying to remember.
"My father dissapeared, then he died in a gunfight...I remember that...My mom told me.....then she died from her neck breaking when she fell down the stairs."
"And tell me..." Masha said, "Where did you live?"
"I lived in The Bronx."
"What was your mother and father's full name?"
"Marla Grant and...I don't remember my fathers name."
Masha pulled out a picture.
"Do you recognize this?"
It was one of the pictures that man had shown me back at the station. It was of a tall, thin bald man with a moustache, a shorter woman with red curled hair, and a boy..
"Wait...that boy...that's me..."
"That man....that's...that's my father."
"Ferris...that man's name is Frank....Frank Fontaine."
TO BE CONTINUED!
DUN DUN DUN.....
Aha! I see, your muse is the oil painting in BS! Excellent!
Ha ha, yep!
Here's a present for my readers:
Masha nodded, then took the picture.
"That man who's been....well, teasing you...he killed Fontaine, who was trying to claim Rapture as his city. As expected from a man like Frank, you were like an experiment. He faked his death so he could leave you....he pulled the same stunt in Rapture, too. Ryan had a son, as well. His name was Jack, and I expect 'Jack' is the man who is trying to kill you. Probably part of his conditioning, as he was brainwashed....as for our location...we are now at a very special place."
"Wait...." I said, but before I could finish what I was saying, I was shoved out the door. Masha yelled,
"Use that orange liquid wisely."
I was in front of the Sears Tower, and the limozine was gone. As soon as I stepped inside, several Women, almost 100% identical to Masha started following me. None of them said a word, none of them even blinked. They were everywhere, coming out of every door and corner. They were leading me somewhere. Finally, I was at an elevator, and when I looked behind me, all but one of the women were gone. The one remaining was different. she had straight yellow hair and she wore a black suit. She stepped into the elevator, grabbing my arm and forcing me inside with her. She pushed no buttons, but one was already glowing, and the doors slid shut.
The elevator shrieked, then started moving. In a split second, the doors opened again, and we were at the top floor. I stepped forward, but not willingly. it's like I was being pushed. There was only one person in the observation deck. A weathered looking woman in a green skirt and brown shirt.
She turned to me, and smiled.
"I want answers."
The woman walked over to me, and in a German-esque accent said,
"I knew you'd say that."
Last edited by Seasick; 01-07-2011 at 05:01 PM.
are my faverat on and off fanfic