The Malice of Abigale Quinlan – Encounter 00

Synopsis:
The Malice of Abigale Quinlan follows Jad Novus after his body is stolen by the malicious miscreant Abigale Quinlan.  Confused, scared, and a thousand miles away from home, things only get worse as Jad discovers that his name is now infamous with murder and that his life as he knows it is over.  Jad must return home, clear his name, convince others who he is, and uncover the secrets that come with his new body. Thus leading to a dark drama dripping with danger, despair, dread, pseudo-perverted shenanigans, and the antics of a sassy artificial intelligence named Peatrice.

Disclaimers: 
This novel is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, locales, and events are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.  Any intellectual properties referenced are property of their respective owners.

This novel was created and written in its entirety by Natalie Neumann, a hobbyist writer who made this work for her personal amusement and satisfaction.  None of the content of this text is meant to be disrespectful, insulting, or harmful to any persons or groups.

This novel contains adult material including sexual themes, graphic violence, and strong language.  This work is not suitable for minors. Reader discretion is advised.

Notes:
This novel is part of The Saga of Dawn and Dusk series created by Natalie Neumann and is a direct sequel to Verde’s Doohickey, a story about a group of teenagers who find themselves in possession of a mysterious body switching device from an enigmatic individual known as Verde Dusk.  It is recommended to read Verde’s Doohickey in order to better understand the characters and concepts featured in The Malice of Abigale Quinlan.  

This novel was originally released on January 20th, 2016, and since then it has been revised repeatedly.  Typographical errors and grammatical mistakes have been corrected, certain sections have been rewritten for greater cohesiveness, minor aspects of the story have been altered, and the ending has been retconned for quality purposes.

In converting this novel to a compatible format for Nigma Box, all text had to be converted to a uniform font. Originally the text spoken by the characters Verde Dusk and Peatrice were presented in different fonts and italicized. Due to limitations with WordPress, all text had to be converted to a uniform font. The novel in its originally intended format will be made available via GoogleDocs once it is published in its entirety on Nigma Box on August 14, 2020.

The Malice of Abigale Quinlan
Encounter 00: The Mistake

Ah, guten tag Jad Novus.  Wie geht’s?

Oh, erm, es geht Mir gut, danke Verde.  Any reason why you decided to greet me in German?

I recalled that you took a German class during Freshman and Sophomore years, and wanted to see how well you remember it.

It was one-point-five years ago, so I’m surprised I remembered that much.  Anyways, why exactly have you called me to this little pocket dimension of yours, miss Verde Dusk?

No need to be so formal, Jad.  Didn’t I tell you that last time?  

Yes, yes you did.  Sorry, it’s just that for the past month I’ve wondered if our last meeting was just an especially vivid dream.  A dream wherein a shape-shifting woman left a body-swapping remote on my front doorstep. It started out as fun and games, but quickly turned into a period of self-actualization where I realized that I was truly dissatisfied with my life… When you put it that way, it sounds a bit silly, don’t you think?

You can word just about anything the wrong way and make it sound absurd.  Regardless, would you care to begin the next… calling it an experiment makes you sound like a lab rat, so perhaps… adventure?

Um… What’s the proper definition of adventure?  I’m not sure if the whole travel aspect is directly tied to the word or not.

Adventure: an exciting or very unusual experience.  

Oh, understood then.  So, what will my second adventure be like?

It will involve you dealing with… a rather stressful situation that will push you through the wringer.  Much like your previous adventure, you will have no memories of agreeing to this. You will not remember me in any way, any memories of our last meeting, and will be waking up on December 19th, 2014.

So, yesterday?

Yes, but I trust you will find some very, very major differences between the yesterday you experienced, and… Actually, I was debating whether or not I should give you the ability to experience this as… this adventure is quite a difficult one to go through.

It’s okay Verde, I trust you enough to go through with this.  

No, Jad, you see… I really was too eager to grab you, wasn’t I?  What I have in store will push you well out of your comfort zone but after last time… I believe you’re strong enough to handle something like this.  I’m sure that if I really wanted to push you, you could technically handle just about anything.  

Oh.  Thanks, Verde.  I’m glad to see you think so highly of me.  

Admittedly, you had a bit of a breakdown last time, but you learned from the experience and have been on a self-improvement kick in the intervening month, haven’t you?

I talked to my friends about how I was dissatisfied with myself as a person, and they all helped convince me I was great, as I expected.  I started learning a bit about cooking from my mother, and I started rearranging my room, and have already sold a lot of things I didn’t need.  I also tried writing some more short-form fiction as I have been complimented on my writing in the past, and would like to improve it. Although, I still feel what I’m doing is still nothing special… 

Oh, really?  Do you just want to talk this time?  I have no problem with having a traditional therapy session with you.

No, no.  Maybe some other time.  For now, I really want to know what this adventure you have planned is.

Okay, but, don’t say I didn’t warn you about things possibly getting a teensy bit intense, even for somebody like you.

I’m up for the challenge.

In that case… ready-three-two-one-go!

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Oh my goodness Jad, I am so… so sorry for what happened, please, please, please don’t… No, I deserve it.  I’m the one who loaded up that Scenario when I shouldn’t have. I don’t even know why I even made that horrible thing.  I wanted to test the strength of your resolve, but… not like this. I… I am such an idiot!

Verde… Please leave.

I… Okay, but why?

I want to do this by myself.  No. I need to go through this without your interruptions and excuses.  I am not going out that door behind me so I can wake up like this never happened, I need to go through this week and a half on my own.  Just… leave me alone for a few hours, and let me dredge up these bad memories myself.

Yes Jad, I’ll just be… *poof*
This past week… where do I even… okay, yes, focus on the first day, the fear and dread filled beginning of this adventure of yours Jad.  This is the story of a malicious… creature by the name of Abigale Quinlan, and… everything she put me through.


The Malice of Abigale Quinlan Main Page
Encounter 00: The Mistake
Encounter 01: The Body
Encounter 02: The Voice
Encounter 03: The Mountain
Encounter 04: The Beast
Encounter 05: The Power
Encounter 06: The Funke
Encounter 07: The Shine
Encounter 08: The Date
Encounter 09: The Return
Encounter 10: The Night
Encounter 11: The Flare
Encounter 12: The Rain
Encounter 13: The Torment
Encounter 14: The Revenge
Encounter 15: The Malice
Encounter 16: The Escape
Encounter 17: The Meld
Encounter 18: The Reunion
Encounter 19: The Demon
Encounter 20: The Failure
Encounter 21: The Death

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