Sorry for the wait, but i needed some time to figure out this chapter. Anway, Enjoy.
We start in the caboose where Antoine and Jiang are planning.
Jiang: So...what's the plan?
Antoine: We need to secure the artifact first, then we capture Li Wren, if possible.
Jiang: What about the train?
Antoine: By the time we'rr done here, we will be far away from Paris; recovering any cargo will be impossible. So, we must destroy the train
Jiang: But how?
Antoine: This train is transporting carrying heavy cargo. We can find something to useful. That's enough talk for now, we need to move.
Antoine opens the door and they go into the adjacent boxcar, seeing crates and boxes of military weapons and gear.
Antoine: Strange....(looking around) they would have "greet" us by now.
Jiang: She is expecting us...we won't find anyone till get closer to the front.
Antoine: Then let's not keep them waiting
The go on passing through boxcars and flatcars, carrying crates of military weapons, explosive kegs, and equipment. They go into the next boxcar, seeing the cannon that was used against them
Antoine: Huh...(walking over and inspecting the cannon)...this should do it.
Jiang: That will have to wait. Lets go, i sense that we are close.
Antoine: Before we go, i need to give you something
He reaches into his pocket, then takes Jiang's hands, and puts something in her hands. He then steps back as she looks, seeing the ring in her hand.
Jiang: Is this....
Antoine: The same ring from before. You will need it when you face her.
She takes the ring and puts it on. It then glows with a bright light before dying out.
Jiang: Thank you, it will be useful.
Antoine: Now, let's end this.
They exit the boxcar and go onto the adjacent flat car, where they see Cultist standing in front them.
Cultist: The mistress has been expecting you, Jiang Cheng. She waits for you in the other car.
Jiang steps forward, but Antoine follows her. The cultists draws their pistols and aims at Antoine.
Jiang: This is my fight and mine alone.
Antoine: I'll be along shortly.
Marinette (echo): Here we go again.
Adrien (echo): Try to stay calm...things are about to get intense.
Jiang walks forward, passing through cultists and into the adjacent boxcar. Antoine rest his cane against his shoulder.
Antoine: So....how should we do this?
Meanwhile, in the boxcar...
Jiang enters, seeing a Chinese sword in its sheath. She picks it up and straps it around her back. Jiang then continues to go on. She finds herself on another flat car. Jiang then sees Li Wren, on her knees, with a Chinese sword on her lap, and facing her.
Li Wren: It's good to see you again, Jiang.
Jiang: Wish i could say the same to you...traitor!
Li Wren: I know what i've done. But you deserve to know why.
She then gets up, taking the sword with one hand.
Li Wren: You see, after the battle in Bejing, i was one of the many to recover the "Apple"; But i was the first to touch it. It showed me visions...visions of a future. A future that lived and prosper under the watch of our enemies.
Jiang: So you this "vision" made you betray us and take the "Apple"! You know they cannot be trusted.
Li Wren: I was blind...blind of the truth, but now i see it. The Order has feeding us lies, Jiang. They are scared of what awaits them. I'll say this once: join us and together, we will bring in a new world order! One where the people will live under our protection and laws.
Li Wren: What?
Jiang: Li Wren, you have fallen...and i cannot save you. You have broken your oath. We are not to control the actions of men. We are protect them from those who wish to take away their free will.
Li Wren: Very well, then you leave me no choice.
Li Wren lunges at Jiang, but she dodges. She then draws her sword and enters a stance. The two then enter a stand-off. Jiang then leaps, attempting to strike Li Wren, but her attack was parried. Li Wren then counter attack but it is blocked. The two continue to attack each other, blocking or deflecting every strike. The two then enter a clash.
Jiang: (grunting) Everything you have done...was a waste.
Li Wren: (grunting) At least i will live on.
Li Wren then push Jiang back. She then reaches into her robes and pulls out the "Apple". Jiang gets up, and looks at her hand, seeing the ring gone.
Li Wren: Looking for this?
She holds a ring in her hand, then grips the "Apple", as a flash of golden light emits. Jiang then freezes in place, as a gold outline forms on her.
Marinette (echo): AAAAAGGGGHHHHH...
Jiang: UGGGGHHHHH...you can't....your not strong enough!
Li Wren: If i wasn't, then how come i can use it? It doesn't matter now. I'll just finish you off right here.
Marinette (echo): Wait she...then will i.... Oh no, no no no!
Li Wren walks towards the "frozen" Jiang, with the "Apple" in one hand and the Chinese sword in the other.
Marinette (echo): NOOOOOO!
She then prepares to stab Jiang, but suddenly...
???: You know you can't win.
She turns around...
...and the "Apple" is knocked out of her hand, rolling towards the edge. She dives and grabs it. Jiang, now free, collapses to the floor. Li Wren then looks up, seeing Antoine, lowering his revolver.
Antoine: Looks like i came just in time.
Adrien (echo): You can say that again.
Li Wren: YOU!!!
She charges at Antoine, attempting to stab him, but steps aside. He then grabs her arm, pulling it as he knocks her back by elbowing her and takes her sword. Antoine, then snaps the blade in half. Li Wren tries to kick him, but Antoine counters by grabbing her leg and forces her to the ground. He then kneels and punches her in the face, knocking her out.
Antoine: Future or not, your fate was already decided.
He then picks up the "Apple", looking at it as it starts to glow.
Antoine: There is nothing you can show me. I control my own destiny.
The "Apple" stops glowing and he puts it away in his coat. Antoine then turns and walks to Jiang. He then takes her with one arm.
Antoine: Jiang, Can you hear me? It's over, we won.
Adrien (echo): Marinette? Are you there?
Jiang opens her eyes, seeing Antoine over her.
Jiang: Ugh...the "Apple" it...i think i heard a voice.
Antoine: That must have been me.
Jiang: No, it was different...it sounded like a young girl.
Adrien (echo): Was that you, Marinette?
Marinette (echo): She was about to....i just...
Adrien (echo): It's alright, you don't have to explain.
Antoine: Come, we need to go. (grabbing her hand).
Jiang: (pulled up, standing) But what about the train?
Antoine: I already took care that.
*BOOM* *CRACK* *CRACK*
Just then, a cannon ball passes by as it crashes into the adjacent car.
Smoke comes from the engine.
Jiang: How did you...
Antoine: I ran a long fuse.
Suddenly, the cars begins to shake, bouncing on the tracks
Antoine: The train is starting to become unstable. This is our stop, you jump first.
Just as Jiang was about to jump...
She turns around, seeing Li Wren pinnig Antoine, and trying to stab him with the broken sword.
Antoine: Don't worry about me. Just go.
Jiang looks back at Antoine, she then looks around, seeing Antoine's revolver. She picks up and checks the cylinder. Jiang then aims at Li Wren. Antoine then looks at Jiang.
Antoine: FIRE!!! FIRE NOW!!!
The train then becomes to shake as it bounces on rail. Jiang loses her balance and falls of the car and into a ditch. She looks up, seeing the train deraling as the cars begins to split off ,and one-by-one, crashses into a nearby forest.
Marinette (echo): Adrien....
she gets up...
...but collapses onto the ground. She turns and examines her body
Marinette (echo): A broken angle and arm.
Jiang looks around, seeing a long, thick branch. She grabs it, takes out a knife and breaks it apart, making it into a walking stick. Jiang then takes it and gets up, walking towards the wreckage with revolver in hand.
She stops as an explosion occurs in a wrecked boxcar as a fire begins to start.
Her voice echoes through out the forest. She continues her search, wandering deeper into the forest. Until...
She sees's Antoine's cane and attempts to run to it, but collapses in front it. Jiang takes it as she get's on her knees.
She then begins to cry, gripping the cane tightly.
Marinette (echo): Antoine...Adrien...No, they can't be...i don't believe it!
Just then, two arms appear from behind and wrap around her.
???: It's okay...i'm not leaving yet.
She then turns around, seeing Antoine behind her. She her eyes gets teary. Jiang bursts into tears as the two embrace, crying in his arms as she passes out.
Marienette (echo): Adrien?
Adrien (echo): Yeah Marinette?
Marinette (echo): It's good to hear your voice.
Antoine: Your injuries...it will be a long road, but i will enjoy it.
Antoine picks up his revolver and puts it away. He then takes his cane and picks up Jiang up, carrying her in his arms. Antoine then walks away from the wreckage. But he looks back, seeing the fire spreading to the forest.
Antoine: Where ever you are....you have lost, Li Wren.
He then continues to walk away from the wreckage, disappearing into the forest as the sun begins to rise. Then, the morning shits to the sunset as forest disappears and the Agreste Manor appears
The war is over, but there is still some unfinished business. Find out what it is in Chapter 23: Past Promise.