Spoilers: Post-game, contamination sidequest (the one that says who returned)
Pairing: Luke/Asch, and a whole bunch that come as surprises
Disclaimer: I don't own ToA: Namco and other legal owners do. No infringement intended or money made.
Summary: The Score was a drug and someone wants another fix. Attempting to summon Lorelei to create another pact, a mysterious group is surprised to get someone who has been thought lost for years. The desire to control the future led to the wars that caused the miasma. With that threat hanging over their heads, the returned one tries to catch up with what he missed. But more than one ghost from the past has returned...( This cut is a replica. )
Warnings: Other fonon sentiences lifted from the equivalents in other Tales games (semi-OCs), taking info in the game to its warped logical conclusions, an attempt at creating a history of How The Score Happened for Lorelei backstory that's probably wrong since there are so many bits of hidden info in the game that I must have missed some, character changes that I hope are logical under the circumstances but might be OOC (I'd love it if you threw tomatoes if they are, I worry about that sort of thing and these are hard characters to do since they're so complex and changing), and angst. It's ToA, of course there's angst. Oh, and first fic in the fandom. You have been warned.