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Rufus watched as the world began to rush towards him, it was big and blurry, his trash planet. His mind was glued to Goal as the blurry planet grew closer, he closed his eyes, ready to accept his chosen fate. He threw out his arms, as if ready to receive a hug from Goal…

Everything felt cold, what was this feeling, was it true death? Naw, Rufus knew what dying felt like and this wasn’t it, he opened his eyes. Apparently he had been lucky enough to fall into water, lucky as hell that he wasn’t dead.

Or was he really that lucky?

~~

A whole year had passed since that day, the day he choose to die for Goal, Rufus glanced at the sky, up at Elysium as he thought of her. He wondered what she was doing, was she happy with Cletus? Were they married and starting a family? Did she really believe that he was the real Rufus? Those were questions that Rufus asked himself everyday, there wasn’t really much else to do but ask himself questions considering all the people he could call his ‘friends’ were on Elysium now and he had no one to talk to.

No Toni to nag at him for leaving the house askew, no Bozo to yell at him for doing something stupid, no Doc tinkering away at a new invention; none of them were here to keep him company, and because of that Rufus realized how much he liked their company. He realized how terrible it was to be alone.

As the lonely year had passed Rufus had found a place to stay, as close to the broken assentation station that he could be, he couldn’t let go of the small hope that one day Goal would come back for him. Or at least that’s how it used to be; now after a year of waiting, honestly, he didn’t really have any hope left.

~~

Goal sighed as she stood outside on the balcony, looking down at Deponia. This was a daily routine for her; maybe she was hoping she would see Rufus somewhere, who knows. One thing she was certain of was the Rufus that she took with her wasn’t the right one; it was obvious that he was Cletus, but none the less he was doing a good impersonation of the real Rufus, not good enough for her though, no one would replace him.

“Oh Goalll,” called a cheerful voice from inside her bedroom. “Its time for lunch, and our meeting with the Elders is this afternoon!”

She looked behind her to see Cletus a.k.a. ‘Rufus’ waving to her, as he motioned her to come inside, when she didn’t he joined her on the balcony.

“You know he’s gone right,” Cletus said, a slightly sad note to his voice. He wrapped his arm around her shoulder and gave her a half hug.

She didn’t return it.

“I just cannot believe that, I refuse to accept that as the truth. He was better than that, he was borderline immortal-,” she started to rave.

Cletus cut her off, “But that’s the thing Goal he just wasn’t immortal. Look I don’t think he would want you to stand here and sulk, you know he did what he did to save you right? To save everyone.”

Goal stepped away from his half hug and walked into her room, “Well, what are you waiting around for? We have a lunch to attend… Rufus…”

Cletus smiled lightly and followed her out the door, “Right you are my dear.”

~~

The lunch was just about over, it was lovely as always, but as always Goal couldn’t truly enjoy it; knowing that Rufus wasn’t really with her…

“-think we might be on to something about this Deponia situation,” Goal heard one of the elders say in between bites of his sandwich. She tuned her ears in to listen; “This Deponian tinkerer that Rufus and Goal brought with them has finally found a way for us to go back to Deponia. We really need to talk to-“

Upon hearing those words Goal jumped out of her seat, muttered an “excuse me”, and promptly ran out the door.

She made her way to Doc’s lab in record time. The Elysians had given him a top notch lab to work in when they found out how brought he was, and he had been put in charge of finding a new way to Deponia. Goal had spent man days with him and Bozo, listening to them talk on and on about seemingly nothing, it was comforting in a way, sometimes they would bring up stories about Rufus that she didn’t know about; those would be nice days for her, they helped her feel a bit better, made her feel more connected to Rufus than staring out into the endless expanse of sky that Deponia sat under.

She burst into Doc’s lab and immediately asked, “How are wee going to Deponia?!”

Doc and Bozo looked up at her in surprise.

Doc cleared his throat and answered, “I have an idea for a flying machine, and it just might work.”
I Know You're Out There- Part 1
This is a continuation of the ending of Goodbye Deponia. The ending just wasn't cutting it for me, I just finished the game today and I HAD to write something to make myself feel better. If this gets enough favourites I'll continue writing it. 
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(This is the first chapter, there is a Prologue that you should read first that sets the scene. You can find it on my profile page!)

   It was before my time when the beginning of the end started. Jeremy told me all of the stories about what life was like before the fallout of the planet. There was electricity and running water, cars so you didn't have to walk, air planes that defied gravity in the sky; all of these things are only distant dreams now. Sometimes I look at a TV with its cracked screen and wonder what it was like to watch a program on it.

   None of these things exist anymore; all there is to do on this planet now is to find a safe place to stay alive. That's everyone's goal, everyone who still cares, who hasn't lost their sanity to the infection. We find a place and give it a week at most before we have to move, the only real safe place is the compound, the place where I was born.

   The compound is where the military, what's left of them, stay. They protect the families that show up there when a woman is pregnant. Whoever would want to bring a child into this forsaken battlefield is insane, but things happen now, especially since we don't really have something Jeremy called protection on this planet anymore. Anyways they go there because that's where the only hospital exists, the doctors naturally fled to the protection of the guys with big guns. Once she has the child her and her companions can live in the compound for a maximum of 5 years, so the baby is safe and can begin to learn and develop without the mother worrying about having to run; but once those five years are up they have to leave because they need the room for new families.

   My mother died giving birth to me so Jeremy, her best friend (not the father he swore to me) who was her only traveling companion was appointed my guardian. We were still allowed to stay the allotted 5 years even though my mother wasn't there so he raised me all on his own and taught me the truths of the world, never sugar-coating it.
We left the day I turned five and my birthday present was my first weapon, a pistol modified for a child.

   I really would rather not tell you all about Jeremy, no it's too soon for that; besides I need to focus, I need to get to my destination before I die.
Zone Zero: The Journey Begins
The full story so far can be found here figment.com/books/780877-Zone-…, if you have a figment account I would love a heart! I have decided to post the story so far piece by piece here on DA just to get it a little more out there. Comment if you like it and would love to see more of it!
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Jude by MercyTwilight
Jude
This is another sketch for Jude for my story Zone Zero, you can read the story here- figment.com/books/780877-Zone-…
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Jude by MercyTwilight
Jude
This is one of the sketches for my character Jude from my story Zone Zero. You can read my story on here- figment.com/books/780877-Zone-…
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Life has gotten more clear and im starting to see people for who they really are.......well its not always pleasant to see how someone close to me has changed, its important to know the truth about them i guess.


                               yours truly
                                     ~M

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Wackyjax Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess what I've been posting...? ;P The story is almost finished!
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demonlucy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fav~ ^-^
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Deidara-Clone Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :aww:
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NekokaOtakuFreak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!-^-^-
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MercyTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
ur welcome
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musicnote854 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the wacth :)
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MercyTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
ur welcome
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves and the watch! :aww:
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MercyTwilight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
ur welcome and u totally need to write more!
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