PART ZERO: Before Alpha-9
In which the past informs the present.
"I want to be able to sleep, not thinking about whether the decision I made that day…"
Snakes and Ladders
She drew a butterfly in her poetry notebook, labeled it "408", and added in parentheses, "someday".
And they all look just the same.
Incident Zero: The Day Everything Changed.
Part 1 | Part 2 [Recent Story] | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
The call, like many of the worst things in life, came at 1 in the morning.
PART ONE: Introduction
In which a new Mobile Task Force is proposed, and we meet players both new and old.
"105. Get up. We need to move you."
The Seed of an Idea
"Because some people in the Foundation never stopped wanting to play with superheroes."
Like We Were Ever Kindergarten Teachers to Start With
"We're the Foundation. We are eternal, like the Catholic Church, or NBC."
"… if I'm going to do the job you're asking me to do, I need Adams."
Deals with the Devil
by Sophia Light
"Did that woman really look me in the eyes and say 'we're re-opening Pandora's Box'?" Light groaned. "I don't know how they take themselves seriously."
What's in a Name?
A cold fury descended upon her and settled just below her heart.
Just A Formality
"My name is Dr. Manwell Cutler and I'm a member of the Foundation's Ethics Committee. Perhaps you've heard of us?"
"This is an old debt, Jean. It is one you knew would come due in time."
Boss of Me
"Director Gillespie, I presume?"
by DrClef and thedeadlymoose
In an unnamed garage in a facility that didn't exist, a dog was trying to repair a hydraulic servo.
The Wolves at the Door
"No," Iris said, horrified and appalled. "You can't be serious."
"It was either get curious or break down entirely."
Girls' Night Out
Dressing Up | Getting Drunk | Raising Hell
"Aren't you supposed to be protecting me?" Iris groaned.
"From bullets, not bad decisions," Adams said.
Museum of Idiots
Mister Collector missed his friends terribly.
by LurkD and djkaktus
"Just help me keep it together fer another week then I'll put in the transfer…"
The young girl suddenly looked very down-trodden. "Not all of my vegetables. I didn't like the broccoli."
The oracle's laughter vibrated in the air, personable yet inhuman.
Number One With a Bullet
… Then a grand piano fell on her.
Lending a Hand
by Doctor Cimmerian
Cimmerian blinked twice and chuckled. "This," he thought, "this is how those kinds of stories start."
The High Court With The Magic Army
"I'm going to see the other members of the Council," Ten said. "I want you to come with me."
I Was Not Magnificent
Light leaned in and whispered. "There's a ghost kid walking underneath me. Is that supposed to be happening?"
In Harm's Way [Recent Story]
by Sophia Light & collaborating writers
"You ask me, I bet the vote barely slid past." "Alpha-9 is still widely unpopular." "You bet your ass. And now everyone's going to know about it."
PART TWO: Alpha-Niner Is Go
In which Alpha-9 is assembled, trained, and begins its missions.
Operation "Camp Granada"
by DrClef and Foggy Golem
Of particular concern were indications that the missing campers had been dragged out of their tents by force, rather than devoured in-situ… .
All This Wandering
[Note: Explicit Sexual Content]
"Peter looked at his body, then at the sad pile of old and worn-out landscaping gear that had been Ritchie's life. 'Yeah,' he said. 'I'm with you.'"
Karlyle nodded. "I have no doubt that this will be nothing more than routine, doctor."
Back Alley Deals
In Carter's office was a fragment of obsidian which was supposedly the oldest memory the Minders had ever stolen.
Tasers & Thermite
by LurkD & Dexanote
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Huntsman
"Do you know what I hated about living in London, Gunnel?"
We Got A Good Thing Here
Aleksander smirked. He knew what to expect from a Marshall, Carter, and Dark resort. It was obvious that Adams did not.
Are We There Yet?
"Whatever. Not even halfway there and I'm already fixin' to drive this car to the nearest river and drown all three of you."
I Thought You Died Alone
by A Random Day
Your request for whistleblower protection regarding Mobile Task Force Alpha-9 has been reviewed and denied…
Ball Gags And Scrambled Eggs
by LurkD & DrClef
"Lie to me like he did, and you get the same. Now, tell me. What's Lambda-Two?"
Up To No Good [Recent Story]
Elder Baconator [Recent Story]
by Waxx & thedeadlymoose
Tilda and Dmitri Strelnikov have a quiet dinner and absolutely nothing happens.
In which we have a temporary Act. This story is currently set in the future, and has not yet occurred.
"This is too big! CHICANEROUS GANGSTER CONSPIRACY FASCISTS! Call 555-727-7560! Press five, and say bixby actual to save the world."