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Codename 00V

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: The Imaginarium


Just suppose Queen Victoria abdicated? Just suppose her only child, a daughter also named Victoria, came to the British throne. Would she settle into the task? Would she have to resign from the
British Secret Service? That's right Queen Victoria the Second works for British Intelligence as a spy and there are rumblings abroad in the American Colonies.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning

Submitted: July 07, 2018

An historic rendezvous between two countries, if successful, would be such a game changer in world politics, was about to take place. The... Read Chapter

Chapter 1

Submitted: July 08, 2018

It was a dull overcast day in Philadelphia, the weather balloon flew high over the Civic Hall, sending down the copper wire, attached to ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: July 12, 2018

The cavalcade wound its way into the square belching smoke like a fire-breathing snake. The front two horseless carriages housed the Quee... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: July 13, 2018

Gunman Creedence Usborne, fell back against a wall gasping for breath. There were people running here and there up and down the street ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: July 13, 2018

It had been a month since the ill-fated attempt in Philadelphia to assassinate Queen Victoria. It had also been a month since the trail w... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: July 14, 2018

Victoria Saxe-Coburg, soon to become Queen Victoria the Second sat alone in the State Room, draped sideways, over the coronation throne... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: July 18, 2018

Dr Greb and his travelling partner who went by the name of Mr Sparks, left their hotel in Mayfair London and like countless others on t... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: July 19, 2018

Queen Victoria the Second, huffed and puffed then rolled her eyes. Beads of perspiration raced each other down from her forehead. Stran... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: July 21, 2018

Large airship drones flew in pairs around the capital, carrying between them a TeleVisual screen. No-one was going to miss this coronat... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: July 22, 2018

  The only child and daughter of the ex-monarch of Great Britain, Victoria and Albert Saxe-Coburg, sat glum faced on her way to ... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: July 23, 2018

Members of the public, Peelers and agents alike ran for cover as fiery shards of shrapnel continued to rained down around the impact zo... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: July 25, 2018

“ORDER! ORDER!” shouted the Speaker of the House. The British Parliament was divided on whether to allow the future Queen of Grea... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: July 26, 2018

Victoria wanted to dance, run around her room and most of all, give Lord Melberry a great big kiss. All would have been higher irregula... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: July 28, 2018

Transoceanic airship HMA Mayflower II was moored alongside quay seven at Ocean Station Nine. This was one of ten man-made platforms... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: July 28, 2018

The ‘Sleep Waker’ that sat on Victoria’s bedside cabinet, burst into life at the stroke of six o’clock in the morning. Once the... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: July 31, 2018

Dr Greb held in each hand a boarding pass and a business card. The boarding pass was a temporary escape back to the colonies, the busines... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Professor Blount sat in his motorised wheel chair stroking Mr Phillips, a white Persian cat. Mr Phillips sat on the Professor’s lap f... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: August 04, 2018

Dr Greb dangled in mid-air trying to hang on to the lip of the trapdoor. After confiding with the Professor, about the plans he had int... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: August 05, 2018

Victoria Saxe-Coburg, Queen of Great Britain and Her Territories was also the leading spymaster in British Intelligence going by the call... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: August 07, 2018

  It had been less than twenty-four hours since Victoria’s return to Buckingham Palace, and Sir Bernard's prediction about a n... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: August 09, 2018

Victoria settled in her state room onboard the royal airship, ‘The Flying Monarch’. She retrieved from her brown leather diplomat b... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: August 10, 2018

“ORDER! ORDER!”  The Speaker of the House was having a right time of it. It was the early hours of the next morning and the vo... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: August 11, 2018

Captain Forecastle, left the controls of his airship, ‘The Flying Monarch’ in the capable metal hands of his auto-pilot while he le... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: August 13, 2018

A ginormous cloud of yellow toxic gas, hung high above the industrial heartland of New Hanover. It was so poisonous, that the air space i... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: August 14, 2018

The Queen asked the wireless operator to leave the room while she made her call to GHQ. “Very well, ma’am.” Said Sir Bernard conclu... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: August 14, 2018

Victoria left the dead man and pulled down hard on the red emergency lever in the lounge. Every warning light flashed and screeched ale... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: August 14, 2018

  “Uncle Leopold, calm down. I’m not declaring war on you or Serbia.” The Queen held the ear piece away fro... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: August 15, 2018

  With the quayside at Portsmouth heaving with military activity, no-one paid much attention to other airship coming in to land.... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: August 16, 2018

The little blue bird from Victoria’s ‘Sleep Waker’ flew around her cabin, its singing getting progressively louder and until she ... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: August 16, 2018

According to the onboard map inside the submersible, Victoria would soon be in swallow water. She soon was able to see the waves breaking... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: August 16, 2018

Victoria pulled the bedsheet over the gentleman once his convulsions had stopped. Although she vehemently disagreed with prostitution, ... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Submitted: August 17, 2018

The flyer on the wall of the lodgings was among a host of other flyers all advertising for cheap labour. Victoria plucked it off leaving ... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Submitted: August 18, 2018

  Victoria tore down the ‘Black Hand’ flyer and shoved it in her bag then side-stepping the barman she ran out of the tavern... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Submitted: August 19, 2018

  The Corn Hall clock tower chimed 10pm, Victoria had dressed herself in the clothes of the young man she stole from earlier in ... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Submitted: August 20, 2018

Victoria was roughly bundled into the back of a wanting horseless carriage with the Militia Guard at her side, and driven at high-speed... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Submitted: August 21, 2018

“AN ACTRESS! A BLOODY ACTRESS. THAT WOMAN I HAVE BEEN CALLING MA’AM FOR THE PAST WEEK IS AN ACTRESS!” Shouted the Prime Ministe... Read Chapter

Chapter 36

Submitted: August 22, 2018

  Snide smiled grabbing Victoria by the arm. He yanked her outside into the hallway letting the door swung shut. Snide continued... Read Chapter

Chapter 37

Submitted: August 23, 2018

Victoria walked back to where the now deceased Mr Snide walked her down the stairs from the manor house. She passed lab workers on the wa... Read Chapter

Chapter 38

Submitted: August 24, 2018

There was no time to lose, Victoria needed to get to the Professor. She saw that he knew he was in trouble and she wanted to prevent hi... Read Chapter

Chapter 39

Submitted: August 25, 2018

  Victoria’s next task now was to find the bridge and try and fly the station out to sea. She jumped to her feet and scrambl... Read Chapter

Chapter 40

Submitted: August 25, 2018

 “WARNING! BREACH IN GAS STORAGE TANKS. WARNING! BREACH IN GAS STORAGE TANKS.” The automatic audible alarm was still remin... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: August 25, 2018

The episode in the Colonies raised questions in the House about whether it was time to start talks with Patriot Colonies about independen... Read Chapter

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