Welcome to the first Chapter of Gold Lives Forever, an AF/THG Crossover, taking place 19 years before the original books. Feel free to sign up, the sheet is at the bottom of the page, and counting 8 or so I took out, there are…-I’m gonna hate myself for this..- 24 spots. If 8 are missing then….*Can’t figure it out* Do The MATH!!! THE MATHHHH!!! THE MATHHHHHH!!! *Is dragged away screaming.*
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Artemis Fowl: Gold Lives Forever
Chapter One: Consequences (Or, The chapter that has a lot to live up to because of the giant authors note behind it)
Artemis prodded the strange green orb thing in front of him.It was around 3 to 5 inches in diameter, about the size of a marble. He felt a mix of curiosity and hate as his eyes scanned it’s surface, looking for any opening, any crease, anything at all. He found nothing. The Irish genius sighed and put down the green orb. He was sitting in the middle of a large forest. A small pond lay before him. The smell of early fall wafted into his nose.
He fingered the ball, then rose up from the muddy bank of the pond. His prized Armani pants were stained with mud and dust. A few years-no, months ago, he would have complained to Holly. Or Butler. But he’d been driven to the depths of hell (Or Hybras) since then, and he’d fought demons, both of mind and soul, and of terrifying, terrifying reality. Clothes were trivial.
Wherever he was, he was going to have to find a way to somewhere civilized quick. The sun was setting, and Artemis, Fowl he was, had never spent a night outdoors. Even now, woodland creatures were beginning to chirp and bark, and most terrifying of all, howl. Artemis walked three quick steps to the top of the small ridge the pool lay in. A few yards from the ridge, he found a small path, and as he trekked along, looking for signs of life, he began to ponder over the miraculous events that had brought him to this mysterious world.
Fowl Manor, Ireland, 1 day earlier…
“Artemis, you’re INSANE!!”
The Boy genius was beginning to wonder if he was insane, for he had no clue as to the location of this voice, but he most certainly DID recognize it. “Holly, is that you? ”
Artemis stood, flustered, for a minute or two waiting for Holly to show herself. When she didn’t, he began to cautiously search the air around him, looking for his friend.
“Holly, could you please-”
That was all the invitation she needed. The Fairy materialized in thin air, wearing the gold-silver LEP jumpsuit of a LEP Commando, a new faction established by Commander Gerald Thorn, the new LEP commander. A solid black Neutrino-Delta 70194 hung at her hip. As Artemis grinned, pleased to see her. she reached out, grabbed his head…and slapped him so hard he fell over.
Artemis landed on the ground, moaning in pain. Rubbing his cheek, with throbbed with pain, he rose, a confused look on his face.
“What. The. D’arvit. Was. That. FOR?”
Holly shoved a picture in Artemis’s face, forcing him to go cross-eyed. He grasped at it, and yanked it away from his face. He blinked, and his cross-eyed sight vanished. He gazed at the picture, and he frowned, confused. “Um…this is the newest Fairy holo-com out.”
“Yeah? Look at the company label.”
“KST. Kingsfoil Systems Tech. Corporate-owned. Pretty unadvanced. Basically selling their competitor’s stuff for lower prices. Koboi Labs produced this same holo-recorder 49 years ago.So?
“So? So one of their new tech models went missing. Something really high-tech. Something that only it’s inventor knew it’s purpose-or how to work it. It’s late inventor. You stole it, and killed her!”
“I did no such thing. Butler would have had a fit if he found out. Which he didn’t because…there was nothing to find…”Said Artemis as his excuse shriveled up.
“OK, OK, I have it. But I didn’t kill her. I promise. A smuggler in Paris sold it to me for 50 grand. I recognized it as fairy tech. High fairy tech. I would have given it back…someday.”
But Holly was already zooming to Artemis’s lab, dragging him with her.
The stopped at Artemis’s lab. “Open it” Commanded Holly, angrily. Gone was the tough,friendly tone. Artemis hurried to obey, snapping his fingers, disarming the defenses…that stopped people from disarming the defenses.
He snapped them again, and the door slid open. He stepped in. Though the couldn’t see them, Artemis knew two long-range sniper rifles had just slid out of their protective covers. “Access code: HOLLY SHORT, all caps.”
Holly blushed for a second, no more, then herded Artemis along. In the center of his lab sat a green orb, floating in stasis above all else. Artemis tapped the small Orb, and it floated into Holly’s hands.
Artemis whirled around. He was just in time to see a small sensor withdraw into the Orb.
“FAIRY DNA LOCATED!! ENERGIZING HYDRO-DIMENSIONAL TRANSPORT ORB….POWER LEVELS FULL!!! TWO FOR DIMENSIONAL TRANSPORT, PLEASE!!!”
Artemis gazed at the Orb as it rose into the air, glowing green.A green light filled the room even as Artemis’s lungs began to do what his mind could not.
And then he was gone. The Orb dropped to the ground. Artemis and Holly were gone. A single word floated across it’s screen.
“LOCATION FOUND. SENDING TRANSPORT ORBS”
Two small green orbs rolled out of the larger one, then vanished in the same flash of light as Artemis and Holly.
“PANEM. PANEM. PANEM.”
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