The following is a copy and paste of the "Back-Story" Prologue. I modified it from the old word version I had up on the website awhile ago (to fix the retarded last paragraph I had and replaced it with a much better series of statements).
Sometimes we don't realize what the most important things are in life, until they are gone...
...all I know is that I've lost one of those things.
And just once...if even for a moment...
...I would like to...remember what that thing was.
By Michael Reed aka TheXev of Revolve
(Draft of in-progress visual novel. No editing has been preformed! This may not reflect the final material.)
Light... brightness... then the image of... tracks. Slowly but surely, everything around me comes into view. A sound. The sound of...bells ringing in the distance. I stand here, in the open air, drenched in my own sweat, with my arms held open, waiting for something to take me.
The air feels good as it blows across me.
I know not why I stand here, but I do know this: I have nothing to live for now. This is all I know; it is my beginning, and my end. This is the only certainty I know. It seems that I am waiting...for my end.
I can feel it now. In the souls of my feet, the presence of the end drawing swiftly nearer. I feel its presence moving through me, and its intensity grows ever so violently. It's here! The moment I had wished for my entire life!
"I've found you! The end!"
Some one pushed me out of the way.
"You stupid jerk!" is all I heard, and then a flash of pain against my face. "Why? Why would you do that?! You... of all people!" I looked up at the person above me, and saw an angel.
"Are you an angel?" I asked.
The person above me paused for a second and said, "Why- would you ask me something like that?"
"Because, you are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen..." I trailed off, mesmerized by the halo of beauty within my gaze. She stares down at me confused, tears falling down from her face and hitting my cheeks.
She doesn't say anything for awhile, she just kneels on the ground next to me and looks at me, in tears. When she does speak, she says this to me, "I thought we were friends! You promised me...," she paused for a moment, choking back her tears, "...you promised me no matter what! You said, 'NO MATTER WHAT!'" She keeps crying and then spits out, "That means if you're dead, you can't keep that promise."
She may be confused right now, but the one who really is confused is me. I open my mouth and ask her, "Who... are you?"
Her tears stop upon hearing that. It seems to me, as if she isn't even breathing. She looks away for a second, and then slowly moves her head back to look down at me. The look of shock across her face is obvious. "You really did forget. Even though..." she paused right then, as if she couldn't force the words out of her mouth. She stands up then, turns away, and runs towards the street. I quickly jump after her.
"Wait!" I shout after her. She doesn't stop and keeps running up the street. I try to chase her down, but by the time I reach the next intersection I'm out of breath. I look around, to my left, to my right, and then back across the street. "She's gone." I struggle to breathe...
Those events are the first memories I can recall clearly. Everything before that is nothing but pieces. My family, my friends... many of those memories are there, but in pieces. It's like... something is missing from that puzzle of my own memory. However, I felt I had really betrayed this person I had come to meet.
Why do I feel this intense pain in my heart over what this person said?
On that day, of that month, of that year... is where my real story would begin.
The entire goal of the this first part is to only establish two things: A) A possible love interest that has been forgotten b) the protagonist fragmented memory. While the plot could easily been turned into a h-game, that will be refrained as there will only be a few female characters in the game, and the true/final outcome will be largely feel "inconclusive."
The plot is meant for a sequel anyway.
The first chapter begins 4 years after the events of protagonist first clear memory. A simple day at school, living with the fragments. A few characters will be introduced, including 3 possibilities for the girl mentioned in the prologue. Only one will be true and only one plot will be the true outcome that follows to the next game.