Section 1

System
System
Failed to send the attachment <i>Seawater</i>.
System
System
Failed to send the attachment <i>Seawater</i>.
System
System
Failed to send the attachment <i>Seawater</i>.
NPC
NPC
Strange. Why won't it go through?
NPC
NPC
Could it be that the signal from the Shackling Prison is still blocked?
NPC
NPC
Hmm... they proposed maintenance last year, but it's been delayed in the approval process...
Player
Player
So, what were you trying to send me?
NPC
NPC
A novel. I wrote it.
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NPC
My sister loves thriller novels. Lately, she's been running out of interesting stories, so I thought I'd write something for her. It's my first attempt, though.
System
System
Failed to send the attachment <i>Seawater</i>.
NPC
NPC
The attachment failed again. I'll copy and paste the content here. It's a bit long, and I hope you don't mind.
NPC
NPC
<i>Seawater</i>, Written by Hanya
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NPC
Judges have forever grappled with the burden of excruciating decisions. Among them, few weigh on their conscience as heavily as the relentless pursuit of the betrayer. Motivated by greed, disdain, or the intoxication of danger, comrades can swiftly transform into enemies. And when the moment arrives to dispense justice upon a former ally in the name of the revered Ten Lords, the torment becomes unbearable.
NPC
NPC
The place I now journey towards bears witness to a heart-rending spectacle. Long ago, I meticulously constructed a trap to ensnare the perpetrator who conspired with the Denizens of Abundance. This elusive criminal, known only as "Seawater," peddled invaluable secrets, unraveling the intricate tapestry of the Alliance within the Ryansnaut Sector. Engaged in an unyielding battle with "Seawater" for an extended duration, I now find myself poised to tighten the noose.
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NPC
As I hasten towards the scene, a vivid tableau unfolds within my mind. A greenhorn Cloud Knight, a spirited street performer, a guileless Foxian girl, and one enigmatic Nameless... Which among them could be "Seawater"? And when the truth is ultimately unveiled, how shall I confront the inevitable, merciless denouement...?
NPC
NPC
Without warning, an arrow, launched from the shadows, pierces my heart. I collapse to the ground, I find my gaze locked onto the countenance of the assailant...
Player
Player
Wait, hold on a sec!
PlayerAuto
PlayerAuto
Are you seriously planning to send me the entire novel through text messages!?
NPC
NPC
Sorry. I'm not done yet.
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NPC
"Seawater... It is you!"
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NPC
It ends here.
NPC
NPC
That's all I've managed to write so far. I'm a bit stuck and need some advice.
Player
Player
It's great. Keep going with it.
NPC
NPC
Really?
NPC
NPC
While I'm not entirely satisfied with it, you've given me the confidence to keep going.
NPC
NPC
Any other suggestions besides that?
Player
Player
The biggest question is, who is this "Seawater" anyway?
NPC
NPC
That... I haven't decided yet.
NPC
NPC
Maybe that's why I'm struggling with the writing.
NPC
NPC
Thanks for your advice. I'll think about it and send it to you once it's ready.