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This is a choose your own fanfiction text adventure where you, the readers, can decide how Tenenbaum or Elizabeth react to story events. They are on a mission with Booker in tow to save Jack Ryan from Fontaine as well as rescue all the remaining Little Sisters.
Story So Far:
Through a tear, Booker and Elizabeth arrived in Tenenbaum’s sanctuary in Olympus Heights of Rapture just as she saved the first Little Sisters in September 1958. They learned about her and Jack Ryan from Fink’s notes on Suchong’s experiments. In exchange for her help saving Jack, they offered their assistance with rescuing the rest of the Little Sisters.
Tenenbaum knew Fontaine was going to plan his death in the coming days, and Ryan believed he had Fontaine cornered by shutting down access to Port Neptune (where Jack was to be smuggled out). With Tenenbaum’s knowledge of the tunnels in Rapture, they reached Port Neptune where Fontaine himself had arrived to send Jack off.
Booker snaps when he sees him, starting a firefight. Jack reaches Tenenbaum safely and Booker tells them to run. When they return without Booker, it’s Jack who tells Elizabeth that Booker stayed behind.
Upon hearing this, Elizabeth decides to find Booker herself, but she’s intercepted by Sander Cohen. He redirected the Bathysphere she was in to Fort Frolic, where he asked her to sing at his side. Just as she agreed and stepped into the unstable artist’s territory, Sullivan and Booker were waiting for her.
Although Booker had made a deal with Sullivan to get them out of there before Ryan came to sort Cohen out, Elizabeth chose to be true to her word for Cohen. She was to meet with him on the following day. In that moment, Ryan contacted Sullivan to say Fontaine had surfaced to commit smuggling out on the docks.
Elizabeth went with Booker and Sullivan to fight against him in Fontaine’s Fisheries, but she remembered that Tenenbaum said he would fake his death… The man they would kill tonight wasn’t Fontaine, and it was possible he didn’t even know he was set up to be killed.
She contacted Ryan with the radio from the Bathysphere, giving her name as “Anna” when he demanded to know who she was. When she revealed that this man wasn’t Fontaine and tried to persuade Ryan to call Sullivan off, he accused her of having ties with Fontaine if she knew so much. Calling her “Ms. Culpepper”, he warned her that all parasites have the same fate.
Sullivan tracked Elizabeth down and he told her that Fontaine was dead– meaning his death had been faked successfully and soon, Fontaine would be after Jack. But when Booker and Elizabeth returned to the sanctuary in Olympus Heights that night, Tenenbaum informed them that Cohen had access to the shady networks of Rapture that Ryan couldn’t be seen near.
Her appointment with Cohen the next day became that much more important… After a tense, heartfelt moment between her and Booker, Elizabeth retired for the evening. The day of her meeting arrived and although she had Booker at her side, it was clear she would have to get this information from Cohen herself.
Though Jack was supposed to remain at the Sanctuary while Tenenbaum got supplies and Elizabeth and Booker visited Cohen, he followed them to Cohen’s apartment. He took the uniform of one of Cohen’s attendants, stating that he finally had a choice in these matters. Booker scolded him for leaving the sisters alone, since they didn’t yet have the freedom that Jack did, but Elizabeth helped resolve the situation.
Jack escaped while they distracted Cohen with a dance, but Tenenbaum got back to the Sanctuary before he did… And she was waiting.
What would you like to happen next?
Brigid Tenenbaum (reader controlled)
Mental state: Sound
The scientist seeking to rescue the Little Sisters who previously worked with Andrew Ryan, Yi Suchong, and Frank Fontaine. She shot Booker when they first arrived in her safe house in Olympus Heights, but she has since agreed to help them free Jack Ryan in exchange for their help saving the Little Sisters.
While Elizabeth spied on Cohen with Booker, she was getting supplies to account for Jack and her new allies. As Jack had secretly gone to Cohen’s apartment, Tenenbaum returned to find him gone.
Status: Slightly injured, upper arm and leg
Mental state: Wary
He arrived with Elizabeth at Tenenbaum’s safe house in Olympus Heights and offered to help save Little Sisters if Tenenbaum helped them save Jack Ryan. Despite that, he doesn’t seem to like her much even as he relates to the darker parts of her past.
Upon his arrival with Sullivan at Fort Frolic to protect Elizabeth from Cohen, Elizabeth asked him if he was alright. Booker said his recent wounds are from splicers and left it at that. Fortunately, he wasn’t injured in the fight against Fontaine at the docks , and spying on Cohen is a matter of subterfuge rather than combat.
Taking cues from Elizabeth, he’s annoyed at Cohen but otherwise unharmed.
Elizabeth (reader controlled)
Mental state: Alert
She arrived with Booker at Tenenbaum’s safe house in Olympus Heights and convinced Tenenbaum to help them find Jack Ryan in exchange for their help saving the Little Sisters. She has Tenenbaum’s trust and respect, as she allows her to watch over the Little Sisters if needed.
Having decided to keep her promise to Sander Cohen’s “songbird”, Elizabeth is questioning what more this unstable artist wants from her… But she agreed to attend as long as she could bring Booker (claiming he was her muse). Now that they’re in Cohen’s apartment, her goal is to learn more about Cohen’s network in Rapture without raising suspicion.
Mental state: Optimistic
He looks to be in his mid-20s, but he’s only about two years old. Despite this, he is very intelligent and increasingly confident as he makes his own decisions. Where he used to spend most of his time observing others and trusting only Tenenbaum, he’s taken to speaking with others to get new perspectives. It’s difficult to say if he likes Elizabeth or Booker currently, but he has relaxed around them.
His escape and reunion with Tenenbaum during the chaotic fight with Fontaine suggests he is more aware of combat than you would expect. How this will factor into his mission to be more active in their goals and his own life… That is anyone’s guess.
Mental state: Unknown
The founding leader of Rapture. He has seen Tenenbaum travelling with Booker, and Tenenbaum told him that she no longer works for Frank Fontaine (his business rival). Still, Ryan is suspicious of her intent but seems indifferent to Booker.
He was on his way to Fort Frolic to meet up with Sullivan and reprimand Cohen… But he was diverted when he announced to Sullivan that Fontaine had made his move in the docks. His ordered Sullivan to go and fight against Fontaine with his security force.
Because of Elizabeth using the name Anna to warn him via radio that the man they were trying to kill wasn’t Fontaine, he suspects Anna Culpepper of having ties to Fontaine.
Mental state: Deteriorating
Suspicion of Elizabeth/Booker: None / Mild
The primary artist of Rapture whose mental state is rapidly deteriorating due to the abuse of plasmids and ADAM. As Booker puts it, he’s a lunatic. Worse, he’s fixated on Elizabeth being his “songbird” so critics will finally understand his art and he will go to great lengths to get her. Knowing this, Elizabeth decided to keep her word and Cohen has decided this is because she couldn’t resist the music.
He left after stating he’d expect her tomorrow and threatened that she’d have to remember because he would. Any threats dissolved with her appearance as promised, but Tenenbaum warned them that he has connections to the underbelly of Rapture… Which could be used to save more of the girls despite the threat he poses.
Status: Slightly injured, details unknown
Mental state: Unknown
The head of security in Rapture and frequently doing the dirty work of Andrew Ryan. Since there’s a Booker in another timeline of Rapture, seeing Sullivan the first time triggered memories for Booker of when they first met and he had a nosebleed.
They do seem to get along, however, and Sullivan had struck a deal with Booker to let him and Elizabeth get away before Ryan came to “have a little talk” with Cohen. When Ryan instead ordered him to go fight against Fontaine in the docks for smuggling, which was a capital crime, Sullivan collected on his deal anyway and Booker went along.
After the fight in the docks, Sullivan told Elizabeth that Fontaine had been killed, falling into the ocean after being shot several times.
Frank Fontaine (dead)
Mental state: N/A
The owner of Fontaine Futuristics, previous boss (with benefits) to Tenenbaum, and the head of the smuggling ring in Rapture. He seeks to take the city from Andrew Ryan by any means necessary, and he will be faking his death in a matter of days according to what Tenenbaum heard from him last.
He fled the scene when Jack Ryan escaped, and he moved forward with his plans to fake his death. The man who was murdered by Sullivan and his men on the docks fell into the ocean, making identifying the body impossible and death certain.
Mental state: Unknown
The pianist at Cohen’s apartment, who evidently doesn’t hold Cohen in high regard… but is also scared of the artist. If Cohen commands it, Fitzpatrick will oblige. This doesn’t stop him from getting a little laugh out of anyone who mocks Cohen, as his reactions to Booker’s discussions with Cohen have shown. Little else is known about the man.