Extra Chapter: The Police Arrive Too Late

8 Aug

And the extra chapter!

Let’s return, then, to half a month before.

“Ah, fuck, fuck no…shit shit shit, I’m late!”

Angrily cursing, bespectacled man in a suit stepped out of a Chicago taxi.

Victor Talbot: FBI agent, immortal, and a man eternally one step behind Huey Laforet.

“Eh, if I’m late, I’m late. What matters is that I’m here, and all the criminals betta watch out! Just a bit, and Huey’ll being rotting in his cell, cursing his powerlessness…ooh, I can’t wait to see that…”

Adjusting his glasses once more, Victor strutted inside the station, radiating smugness.

For all purposes, he looked like a conqueror descending upon the city.

 

Thirty minutes later, after receiving the news of Huey’s escape, a very drunk Victor would be found with his men, crying as he cursed his luck—

That, however, is a story for another time.

 

New York

Outskirts

 

“So…that’s what they’ve been doing that in Chicago, then.”

“Sir, what should we do?”

Shades pulled down, the room was dim in which three men now stood and spoke.

To be accurate, two men were speaking. While the man formerly known as Felix Walker kept silent, the real conversation was occurring between Senator Manfred Beriam and Spike, the sniper he had hired.

“Should we start for Chicago now, then?”

In response to Spike’s suggestion, Beriam only shook his head.

“No, not now. I doubt it would be any use anyways.”

“What? But…”

“Originally, Huey planned to use New York as a smokescreen while he carried out larger experiments in Chicago. But now…with this recent chaos, it’s likely he’s decided to change plans.”

Berian paused, quietly pressing his cigar into an ash tray.

“Right now, there’s no need to take the initiative or begin to set traps. Whatever they try next, we’ll meet and thwart it, that’s all.”

It was difficult to say whether Beriam truly believed his words or was merely. Gaze somewhere far away, his eyes narrowed as he spoke in the tone of a practiced politician—

 

“If we seize this opportunity, then we have the chance to solve all our problems in New York in one sweep.”

 

Transcontinental Railway

Second-class cars

 

“Sham, please inform everyone to put a pause to the experiments in Chicago.”

“Understood, Huey sir.”

“In another year, we can start again.”

As if waiting for these words, the train began to move. Gazing wistfully out at the receding city, left eye socket aching dully—

Huey smiled.

As his right eye roved over the landscape before him, no thoughts of what had happened in prison were in his mind—only plans for the future.

Glimpsing of Victor’s angry countenance as he stood on the platform, Huey spoke his next words happily.

“Under the new lights of New York City…we have a new ground to test our experiments.”

Saying this, he lightly shook the jar in his right hand.

Inside the jar, an eyeball spun wildly, its owner nowhere in sight.

Sitting there with the gains of his revenge, Huey spoke calmly.

This mute eyeball as his only witness, his thoughts turned to his daughters—

 

“Professor Palmer, I wonder…how would you like to see your daughters again?”
A few moments later, the train was hurtling forward.

Towards New York City it sped, carrying dreams, desires, ambitions, and a million other aspirations towards that illustrious city—

 

And mixed within all that, the first fatal spores of poison.

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10 Responses to “Extra Chapter: The Police Arrive Too Late”

  1. S@lly August 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Thank you for your hard work!

    This was worth waiting for and thank you for finishing it!

  2. Willasaurus August 9, 2016 at 7:00 am #

    Thank you very much

  3. Rev August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    In regards to the name of the hotel in the epilogue (the one you translated as Ganisleke) – I believe that in the fan translation of LN #8, the hotel was called Gunslack Hotel.

    I’ve been transferring and formatting your chapters into a Pages doc (and a PDF doc) for my own convenience. If you’d be interested in them, let me know.

    Thanks so much for your hard work. I look forward to the translation of the Author’s Note. I had begun to fear you’d abandoned the project entirely.

    • corpse69 August 17, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      interested mate

    • kapteenikosmos August 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      im interested

    • DTDshadows August 20, 2016 at 7:47 am #

      me too

    • Danyul August 22, 2016 at 2:52 am #

      I’d be very interested!

  4. Sumner Sturgeon August 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    Yes……Thank you! Without your hard work, man, I’d be so saddened not to have to have complete collection. Now I have all the Baccano novels. I’ll still buy the official ones in the future but that will still be years from now. (And the wait for novel 22, 1935-D, will now kill me.)

  5. Mee September 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    Thank you so much Mist! This is great!

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