- AUTHOR: Alina
- TITLE: Final Moments
- CATEGORY: Action, Drama
- RATING: PG
- SUMMARY: Just a wacky, play-by-play comparison of two similar scenes that prelude the Matrix Reloaded. Spoilers for the Animatrix short “Final Flight of the Osiris”.
- SPOILERS: This story gives away the entire plot of the Animatrix short film Final Flight of the Osiris. If you do not want the ending to be given away (along with some other random tidbits), then do NOT read this. Click ‘Back’ on your browser NOW.
- AUTHOR’S NOTES: A huge thank you to the Hardliners who helped me fix the fic up with their advice. *Points at Chord, MTS, Gypsy, Jenn, Blake, and Nausicaa* You guys rock the fandom! Also, criticism is highly appreciated, especially about the style, which I’m still not sure worked as well as I had hoped. So review!
- DISCLAIMER: The Matrix and The Animatrix were written by the Wachowski brothers. Final Flight of the Osiris was brought to life by Square-Enix. I also have to name Warner Brothers right now because they own the rights to The Matrix.
“This is your story.”
~Auron, Final Fantasy X.
As Thaddius, captain of the hovercraft Osiris, jacked her in and hit the loading button, Jue sank into the data input of the Matrix. Her ship melted away along with the sounds of gunfire coming from its weapons bay, and left the colourless world of the Matrix in its wake, silent, cold, and rigid. She didn’t even pause to discern where she was, but instead broke into a run. Only one thing was important right now: Getting to the Drop Point and delivering the package. Zion had to be warned. The machine’s armada was slowly burrowing its way to the city, and if they were not warned, then they would be finding this out the hard way.
Act Nine: Rivers of Belief
In the midst of the bustling dream world, yet another phone call was made. The phone rang three times before someone picked it up. Whoever had dialed began to talk without waiting for an acknowledgment.
Act Eight: Voices of Enigma
Dagger grumbled to herself as she carried spare wiring from one side of the room to the other.
Act Seven: Turn Around
“God damn it all to hell! It just keeps moving!” Tank yelled, kicking the shelves that held his keyboards and image translators. Morpheus looked up from behind the monitors and frowned at his companion.
Act Six: The Crusades
When Neo became aware of where they were, he couldn’t help but be surprised. They had certainly wound up in what he thought to be the least likely of places to find important Matrix coding. It wasn’t a top-security government building. It wasn’t even a cave in the middle of some faraway desert.
Act Five: Push the Limits
Out of the still atmosphere of the ancient pipelines came the Nebuchadnezzar, surging forward at breakneck speeds and leaving behind it a trail of smoky air and the whining noise of the engines slowly dying off into the everlasting night. The crew was pulling out all the stops to get to the other ship as soon as possible. The ship under attack was without a doubt disabled by now. If they were to rescue anyone, they had to get there fast, or the machines would get there before them.
Act Four: Silence Must be Heard
Neo dreamt that he was sinking. Sinking, farther and farther, deeper and deeper still. The enormous lake he must have fallen into was drowning him. But wait a second…when did I fall into a lake? There are no lakes…this is a strange dream.