Pearl doesn't believe in coincidence. She and her bandmate Marina, and their new friends Captain Cuttlefish, and Agents Three and Eight of the New Squidbeak Splatoon, just saved the world from humanity's creation. Suddenly all of the ancient tech falling from the sky, and the Inkling girl that seems to be collecting them, looks a lot more suspicious and sinister. Could she be connected to the human organisation 'NILS'?

Lily has been living in Inkopolis for about a month and has begun training with Lorne (Agent 4) in Turf War battles. She's also ex-human, after being flung far into the future from her own time. She just wants to settle in and make the best of her new life. Too bad she's about to be found out.

Chapters

  • #1 - Universal Language (1,905 words, 11 minutes to read)
    Lily gets her introduction to the local sport.
  • #2 - Hooked (1,916 words, 11 minutes to read)
    Pearl, Marina, Sheldon and Lily have a heated exchange over a car.
  • #3 - Human After All (3,342 words, 19 minutes to read)
    Lily's on the run.
  • #4 - Going Wrong (4,339 words, 24 minutes to read)
    Lily and Pearl have a chat. Pearl and Marina have a chatroom.
  • #5 - Something About Us (2,915 words, 16 minutes to read)
    Lily and Lorne take the day to rest and work through Lily's depressive episode.
  • #6 - Piercing the Fog (4,247 words, 23 minutes to read)
    Lily and Lorne finally learn about the events of the Octo Expansion, a few days later. Marina, Pearl and the Metro Squidbeaks learn about Lily's affiliation.
  • #7 - Metal Bork (4,678 words, 26 minutes to read)
    Agents 1 and 4's training plan for Lily has her facing more than just an old foe... friend? of the Squidbeaks.
  • #8 - Age of Enlightenment (5,962 words, 33 minutes to read)
    Marina, Pearl and Agent 8 finally meet the Squidbeaks of Inkopolis to exchange information.
  • #9 - Heart Is King (6,441 words, 36 minutes to read)
    Cap'n Cuttlefish and Agent 3 (Remo) call Lily and Lorne to the Hideout to meet and question them. And the New Squidbeak Splatoon participate in a group exercise.
  • #10 - Let There Be Light (3,978 words, 22 minutes to read)
    Lily and the girls go shopping for a new weapon and a new look.
  • #11 - Terminal March (3,979 words, 22 minutes to read)
    Lily, Marina, Pearl, Craig, Lorne, Remo and Eight ride the train out of Inkopolis, and get to know each other a little better.
  • #12 - Vivid Memories Turn to Fantasies (7,513 words, 42 minutes to read)
    A kind soul and a genocidal AI meet. It goes about as well as expected.
  • #13 - Epilogue: All My Friends (1,321 words, 7 minutes to read)
    Worlds collide.