Part 58: EPILOGUE: Document from Another DimensionXCOM Part 58: EPILOGUE: Document from Another Dimension
Well, its been days since the explosion. Weve combed up whats left of the debris and still not a sign of life not even a sign that anything organic was ever on that ship.
A ghost ship, crewed by phantoms
Ill update the roster. Officially, Latisha Watkins was killed in action.
Theyre renaming September 3rd to be X Day in celebration of our victory over the aliens. They were going to name it Watkins Day but Cam wouldnt let them, and Humans Day had potentially racist implications, since we owe at least one alien our gratitude, as well as cyborgs and mutants.
Plus, we need to redefine what counts as human anyway. As a cyborg I have a vested interest in that, heh.
Bah. I once saved the earth from an invasion of giant mummy insects buried beneath Machu Picchu, I never got a Van Doorn day.
Thats because you lived!
Oh, shit, youre right!
Hows Cam doing?
Hard to say. I dont know if its hit her yet.
It doesnt really feel like shes gone, you know?
Im sorry, Cam.
Its fine heh. Even if shes in heaven, shes probably finding a way to battle evil, though. Thats who she is. Hmm Hard to believe weve only lost three people total this entire time.
I know about Allen, but whos Freida Wright? Did she die before I joined?
Yeah. German lady who accidentally blew herself up on her second mission. Ugh, that sounds like such a horrible way to trivialize someones life, but thats what happened! I was there. We couldnt tell her kids that, though, so we sort of made it sound like she blew up the sectoids in a heroic suicide action.
The Commanders gone, too.
I guess with no more aliens invading, his deal with the Council of Nations is over.
I think Im going on a long vacation now. No more XCOM for a while.
Yeah. Sounds like a good idea. Lets enjoy the world thats been saved for us.
Hey, we got a bunch of alien salvage from the Temple Ship here. Most of it is burnt-up scrap some knick-knacks here and there and what looks like an old burnt-up computer. Dont recognize the design.
Just put it over there. Well have Shen comb over the hardware later.
And buried in the computers files was found a document that made no sense
At time index 0835 along the Coast of Submission, a soldiers body washed ashore. Though initially believed to be dead, due to the large number of barnacles on the armor, she was actually alive, in a suspended state of animation.
Initial analysis indicated that she survived for a number of years underwater by a combination of the suits built-in respirators and several illegal genetic modifications of unknown origin. Her suit bore two forbidden markings upon it; a national flag from one of the Old Governments and an obsolete terrorist emblem.
Authorities were contacted immediately. The woman revived herself just as they arrived and attempted escape. After pursuit into the city, she stopped dead in her tracks when she saw the Statue of Uplifting.
As she was dragged away, she was quoted as saying this:
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! I go through all that shit, and I get the Planet of the Apes ending?! FUCK YOU AAAAAALLLLL!
The world is a weird-ass place sometimes.
THANK YOU ALL FOR LETS PLAYING XCOM: ENEMY WITHIN!
See you in 2035!