RPGFan




Star Ocean The Second Story

2001: Another Star Odyssey (Home Again)
By Paul Beaudoin


* Chapter 2: The Plot Begins *

Indalecio sat at the kitchen table inside the Ten Wise Men's house in southern Lacour. On the table were multiple stacks of papers several inches high and a small accounting calculator. Indalecio pored over the papers with a look of frustration on his face.

Cyril walked into the room and glanced in Indalecio's direction. "Hey, maggot, what're you doing?"

"Trying to do our taxes..." Indalecio replied. "These figures don't make any sense. According to this tax scale, we owe more than we make in a year..."

"What the hell? You've got to be doing something wrong."

"I don't know, maybe it's my figuring," Indalecio said, holding up a sheet of paper, which contained numerous notations and scribblings. Cyril grabbed it and looked it over.

"If I could read this, I might be able to tell you what you're doing wrong," Cyril said, handing the paper back to Indalecio.

"No wonder," Indalecio said, taking the paper and studying it again. "You were holding it upside..." His eyes suddenly grew three sizes as he failed to finish his sentence.

"What's the matter?" Cyril said.

"Cyril, thank you for being such a fool, you're a genius!" Indalecio screamed happily. He ran out of the kitchen laughing and clicking his heels.

"He's lost it," Cyril said, shrugging off the proceedings and grabbing an apple out of the fridge.

* * *

Filia, Decus, and Vesper stood outside the door to Indalecio's room. From within, a furious typing sound could be heard. "Daddy, would you like some breakfast?" she said, holding a large tray of food. No answer came, just the continued sound of typing.

"How long's he been in there?" Vesper asked.

"Almost three weeks," Decus said. "He hasn't eaten, hasn't slept, and only taken a little time for bathroom breaks..."

"What do you suppose he's doing?" Filia asked, with a bit of nervousness in her voice.

"Haven't a clue," Decus said. Suddenly, the door burst open, slamming violently into Vesper's face. Vesper fell to the floor holding his nose while the door managed to stay standing, albeit with a large face-shaped dent. Indalecio proudly walked through the door, his face radiating with happiness.

"Daddy, what have you been doing in there?" Filia asked him.

"I'll tell you soon enough," Indalecio said. "First, call Noel and Chisato, and tell them to come over here."

"Why?" Decus asked.

"Because," Indalecio said. He was silent a moment, almost as if he was savoring the next words he was going to say. "We're going home!"

"Ow...by node..." Vesper said through his bloodstained hands, which were covering his face.


Click Here to Continue

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Credits



Back



Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, December 9th
Tales of Eternia w/Scott • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Mondays
Darksiders w/Maxx • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory w/Kat • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Tuesdays
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Dragon Quest XI w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Wednesdays
Dragon Quest XI w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Thursdays
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Dragon Quest XI w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Fridays
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance w/Kat • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Friday Super Variety Night w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Saturdays
Dragon Quest XI w/Scott • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Games of the Year 2018: Readers' Choice

Games of the Year 2018: Readers' Choice

Vote now!
RPGFan Launches Daily 'This Day in Gaming' Video Series

RPGFan Launches Daily "This Day in Gaming" Video Series

Video Series
Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass Review

Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass

Review
Random Encounter 155: Let's Go, Joker!

Random Encounter 155

Podcast
Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn

Review