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782b6 No.24451[Last 50 Posts]

It seems the first thread has hit the post limit right as I hit the December of Doom (or the usual December shitstorm). Let's start the new year off on the right foot, not wait until March to move the story forward like last year.

Here's the old thread >>11128
Here's a pastebin of the story in the old thread.

I will update the pastebin in the future to fix some errors that I noticed in my posts (usually right after posting them). I'll also archive the old thread and add a link to the pastebin.

We are just wrapping up the third and final scene of the second episode. I've promised a full stat-sheet once we finish episode 2.


You are Chiba Mamoru, seventeen years old, first year university student. Orphaned at a young age, you are plagued with strange dreams and visions, always centered about a beautiful woman trying to tell you something. They are usually accompanied by the absolute worst headache. You also have a bad habit of waking up at odd times, in a public place, dressed in a tuxedo. You must have some sort of amazing social life getting invited to the kind of parties that you wear a tux to, but you have absolutely no recollection of going to, or even being invited to a party.

You are also Tuxedo Kamen, infamous jewel thief and ally of magical girls. Potentially. The girl in white told you to recover the Silver Crystal, as it is the key to restoring you sealed memories. The lovely blonde girl, Sailor Moon, seems to also be after the Crystal. This competing interest may be the undoing of any potential alliance between the two of you.

However, neither personality is currently aware of the other. An annoying gap in the memories of the two personas inside your body.


Rules are the same as always. Vote for your preferred option. Write-ins are always welcome, but may not always be used if they don't work. Write-ins that don't win, but had some popularity before the end of voting will affect the final result if I can make it work. External knowledge will be allowed unless it becomes a problem.


Last we'd left off: You were Tuxedo Kamen. Sakura sealed the illusion card, ending that incredibly annoying headache, but passed out in the process. The PreCure girls recovered Mepple, who, being voiced by Tomokazu Seki, knows how to perform the Shining Finger. In the confusion, Poisony escaped, and the PreCures cured the brainwashed townsfolk. You have Sakura in your arms, and Kero is floating near you.

The current winning action is to take Sakura somewhere secluded, but since you're not confident of outrunning Kero, you want him to follow you.

If you have not voted yet, please vote.

e4401 No.24452

It lives once more! Since I already voted I'll just wait for the update.

89302 No.24465

Glad to see you back sir!

782b6 No.24466

Thanks, glad to be back. I've successfully archived the old thread (including images and webms, but not youtube links because that's a little too excessive). I'll add a download link to the pastebin once I go through and fix all the typos that I've made.

5eb36 No.24479

Happy to see this back. I was starting to worry that 2016 had secretly claimed one more victim on the way out.

a1e39 No.24498

Maybe it will be a good new year :)

782b6 No.24645

File: 1484807634540.jpg (76.73 KB, 712x480, Buildings.jpg)

>Tell Kero that we're taking Sakura to a safer location since the red head slipped away and ask him if he can keep up with us or wants to catch a lift. If he goes with either of those two options then we'll have him take us to Sakura's house. Once there, we give him the tape from the camcorder and apologize that in the confusion of the fight, we lost the camcorder itself.

You pick up Sakura, the healed girl light in your arms. Turning to the flying teddy bear, you say, "I'm taking Sakura somewhere safe in case the redhead comes back. Can you keep up, or do you need a lift? Actually, with the people outside, it might be better if you pretended to be a stuffed animal and didn't fly around."

"We were s'posed ta meet back at Tomoyo's van." Cerberus retorts.

"And how are you going to explain Sakura being unconscious?" You counter, noting that Tomoyo is nearby. "Her bodyguards are going to get upset at Tomoyo again. I don't think that head bodyguard will be too happy to let the two of them out of her sight after this."

Kero hovers side to side, his head lowered deeply reflecting on your argument.

"If you don't want to come along," you offer, shifting Sakura so you can hold her with one arm, "You can always give this to Tomoyo along with my apologies for last night." You open your tux and flash the DVC in your inside pocket to him. "But I'm sure you'd rather come along and keep an eye on Sakura."

After a moment, the flying teddy bear nods, and lands on Sakura's belly, and agrees, "OK."

You give a half-bow to the two Cures, "Until next time, ladies." You run off into the sunset with your two passengers. Leaving the park, you ask Kero, "Can you lead me to her house?"

You follow the stuffed animal's direction through the city. People are staring at you as you run impossibly fast, but fortunately no one tries to stop you.

"Wait, how did'ya know about the bodyguards?" Kero asks.

"I was keeping an eye on the three of you after I left." You reply casually. "Healing Sakura weakened me, but I wanted to make sure you all returned safely." While Cerberus returns to his thoughts at your reply, you wonder how it is that you're able to run so fast. You're able to sense that you're using magic, so you try tracing the flow of magic. You're still unable to sense your magical reserves, but you assume that you must have magical energy stored up as healing Sakura the night before seemingly drained them to dangerously low levels. Despite not being able to sense the source of your magical energy, you are able to sense the sink. Your magic is healing the muscles in your legs. Another piece of the puzzle snaps together. You're running at your peak sprint speed, but your healing magic is allowing you to maintain it indefinitely.

782b6 No.24646

File: 1484807661825.jpg (95.88 KB, 960x720, Tree to Sakura's room.jpg)

The stuffed animal rouses you from your thoughts, "Ah! We missed a turn!"

You backtrack and follow Kero's directions until you reach a yellow house. "Do you have a key?" You ask the winged teddy bear.

"Err. No. But Sakura's window should be unlocked!"

Cerberus departs from his resting spot and flies up to a window on the second story. With some effort, he's able to open the window.

With a running start, you jump into the tree by her window and walk out to one of the branches. It bends under the weight of two people, but holds. Trying to avoid hitting Sakura's head on the sliding window, you hit your own on the window frame, but you climb in successfully.

782b6 No.24647

File: 1484807702281.png (316.32 KB, 638x467, Sakura's bedroom.png)

Kero turns on the lights and you take a look around Sakura's room. You set her down on her bed and take her bunny ears off. You place them on her desk and pull her chair to her bedside. You break the silence by pulling out the DVC. Handing it to Kero, you say, "This belongs to Tomoyo. I'll apologize to her the next time I see her, but I don't like having my face recorded." You pull out Windy and Illusion, "And I believe these are Sakura's."

Kero grabs both the cards and the cassette from you right as Sakura stirs from her slumber.

"I'm glad you're awake." You say, startling Sakura. "Sorry for startling you."

"It's OK…" she mumbles in reply.

"You fought bravely today." You say, winking at her through the mask, eliciting a blush out of her.

What do you talk about now that you're almost alone with Sakura?
Freeform conversation time. Write down any topics you want to bring up. It can be an actual sentence to ask verbatim, or just the topic and I'll flesh out the details.

5eb36 No.24654

Opening up with a little freestyle, huh?

Let's see. After looking back over the Illusion debacle some more, the first thing I can think to ask would be how she's doing, but that's the obvious bit. Beyond that, I say we ask her about her powers and the Clow Cards in general. We didn't really get much information out of them last time since we were sort of asking them questions to distract them from our healing power and stealing the camera. I want to ask about Shiny Sakura while I'm at it, but I think we can probably agree that NO ONE is going to have any idea WTF was up with that at this point, so I'm writing that one off. And lastly, we already know the answer to this but Kamen doesn't, so we should at least ask if they've ever heard of the Silver Crystal.

782b6 No.24663

>Opening up with a little freestyle, huh?

Yeah. I could have given options, but they wouldn't have been mutually exclusive, so there wasn't much of a point. This way, everyone gets to ask what they want asked.

550fc No.24669

Midnight pretty much covered most of what I want to talk about, though I do want to praise her about her quick thinking of tapping into the pretty cure powers, and ask her what inspired her to try?

06b3f No.24683

Unfortunately, I can't think of anything different, except perhaps to add that we thought her outfit was very cute.

19291 No.24685

The umbrella outfit from last night (that you got a nice upskirt view), the bunny outfit that she's wearing now, or the Shiny Sakura outfit.

Or of course, all three.

5eb36 No.24686

All three, clearly. If there's one thing Tomoyo's good at, it's getting her to dress up in stuff that's kind of adorable.

782b6 No.24857

I guess that's about it. I should get the next post up this weekend.

782b6 No.24882

File: 1485676435591.jpg (1.71 MB, 1383x2800, Clow_Book.jpg)

You continue the conversation with a few questions. "You passed out while sealing Illusion. How are you feeling now?"

Sakura suppresses a yawn and replies, "Tired. I feel like I ran a marathon." She perks up and asks, "Did I lose it again?"

Before you can answer, Kero flies up, holding the card in his paws and replies, "Ah got it! Ah ain't losin' it again!"

"Speaking of Clow cards," You chime in, "What exactly are they?"

Cerberus replies, "They're a powerful kind of magic created by Clow Reed. He was the most powerful sorcerer of his time. Clow Reed was half-English and half-Chinese. He combined Eastern and Western magic to create these cards. After his death, he sealed them in the Clow book." The flying teddy bear glares at Sakura, "Until someone let them out."

"Hey!" Sakura complains. "You were sleeping on the job!"

You heard this argument in the forest the night before, and you try to avoid getting caught in again, so you try to deflect the topic of conversation. "Were those Clow cards as well that Honoka and Nagisa were using to transform?"

"Nuh-uh." Kero answers, "But the magic was similar enough that Sakura could use it."

"That was nice thinking though with using Nagisa's card. What made you think to use it?"

The young girl blushes under your praise, "I only had Windy and Fly, and Nagisa handed me her Queen card." She mumbles the rest, "And then I just tried using it, and transformed into…" Her voice trails off.

"I bet that was a surprise." You say, and Sakura nods in agreement. "But that just goes to show you that you have cute outfits whether or not you transform. The other magical girls I've met only have these cute outfits when they transform.

Sakura is still mumbling, and you have a hard time making out what she's saying. "Tomoyo made these outfits. She said that all magical girls wear outfits like this." She glances down at her bunny outfit.

You wonder if Sakura has ever heard of playboy bunnies, but she seems innocent enough to not have. You recall the fact that Tomoyo had a recording of Sakura changing clothes, that girl probably has a dirty enough mind to have heard of them. You realize, that's probably why she made this outfit. "She's right you know. The moment I saw the three of you in the clearing, I knew you were a magical girl." Continuing your inquisition, you move onto another topic. "In the clearing, I saw the Illusion card turn into the Silver Crystal, you aren't searching for it, right?"

Sakura shakes her head, "Mm-mm."

You let out of sigh of relief. "Good. It'd be a shame if we had conflicting goals."

Sakura puffs out her cheeks for a bit. It reminds you of what Sailor Moon did the night before. "Then why did you steal Tomoyo's camera, and what did you do with it?"

How do you respond?
Why did you steal it?
>I don't like being recorded.
>I didn't know if I could trust you.
>I'm a thief, it is in my nature.
>Write-in [what?]

What happened to it?
>It's safe for now.
>I don't know.
>I pawned it for cash.
>Write-in [what?]

595f2 No.24883

We could probably stand to be a little honest here. State that we're not a fan of being recorded and we've made it this far in life without having a decent image of ourselves anywhere. We'll leave out that we're a international thief though.

As for the camcorder, well, Tux probably has no idea where it got off to, but now's the time to offer up the edited recording we have.

5eb36 No.24890

Gonna agree with this, since it's pretty much exactly why we took it in the first place and lying about such isn't a good way to get the brownie points back.

Slight addendum for the camera, though. We can say we had it before the fight but it's disappeared since, so if something happened to it, it would've been during that. There's no need to be honest about our blackout periods at this point.

7aaa4 No.24910

The consensus seems wise so far. Voting for I don't like being recorded, and I don't know for what happened to the camera.

a1e39 No.24914

I'm also going with the consensus vote: "I don't like being recorded", and "I don't know", with the extra bit about where we last saw it.

4a3de No.24919

Rereading what we'very done so far made me realize that we've already given Kero the recording, so maybe just point it out?

5eb36 No.24922

Did we? If so, then yeah, go with that.

06b3f No.24923

Seeing all these honest answers restores some of my faith in humanity. Thanks guys.

I also put my votes in for telling her that we don't like being recorded and we don't know what happened to it.

782b6 No.24939

File: 1485924241554.jpg (86.77 KB, 960x720, What did you call me you p….jpg)

The four horsemen of this thread have voted, and we got an ovenonymous as well.
>Don't like being recorded. Last had the camera before the fight, then lost track of it. Point out we already returned the cassette.

You smile weakly. That certainly wasn't the best way to get in the girls' good graces. "I'm sorry, but like I said yesterday, I don't like being recorded. I've gone this long without a good recording of me, and I figure there's no need to have that end. I was planning on returning it, unfortunately, I seem to have lost track of it at some point before the fight. I gave the cassette to the flying fuzzball, though." You point to Kero, and then to the DVC that he left on Sakura's desk.

"Hey!" Cerberus complains, irritated at being called a fuzzball.

A smile breaks through Sakura's upset expression at your comment.

"As I told the mighty beast of the seal earlier, I'd appreciate it if you could return that to Tomoyo the next time you see her.

The winged teddy bear seems placated by your tongue-in-cheek praise of him. He seems oblivious to the joking nature of your comment, but Sakura picked up on it and is giggling.

You may not have started off on the best foot with this trio, but at least you seem to have salvaged the situation as best you could.

What do you do from here?
>Keep talking. [What topic?]
>Flirt with the pretty girl. [Keep it innocent? Be brazen? Any specific lines.
>Force yourself on her.
>Take your leave. [Any mysterious parting words?]
>Writein [What?]

595f2 No.24943

I say we do some light flirting as we head out. (I'll need some help on this part. Maybe something like "One as beautiful as her needs to rest to recover her strength"? Bah, super cheesy.)

Then make our way to the window, making sure not to hit our head on it this time. Before we leave, Tell her to stay safe, you doubt card thief will take her interference lightly. Also that we'll keep an eye out for any more cards for her. Then wish her a peaceful rest as we vanish out the window.

06b3f No.24954

Four horsemen? I'm flattered, but that also makes me curious who is which horseman.

A gentleman after my own heart. As for light flirting, maybe something along the lines of "You're as strong as you are beautiful"? Meh, yours was better.

5eb36 No.24958

Obviously, the four horsemen are Transformation Scenes, Mini-skirts, Mascots, and Tuxedo Kamen. We can fight over who's what later.

I think I'm okay with this option. As for flirting, lemme think of something… Right before we're about to actually leave, walk over and kiss her hand. "For now, I must go. You should rest. A beautiful lady such as yourself should not have to suffer fatigue on my account."

From there, we head for the window and say something like… "May the grace of the Earth see you safe until we meet again, Sakura." and bail. A bit over the top, but we're goddamn Tuxedo Kamen and it's high time this girl learned that.

Also, I may start pulling for that kind of line as our outro from here on. Just to sort of quietly connect to the Endymion persona, even if he isn't aware of why he's doing it.

Minor sidenote, I was browsing cheesy pickup lines while trying to think of something, and found this.


"Are you an orphanage? Cause I wanna give you kids." caught my attention for the obvious reasons. I admit I thought about it. XD

595f2 No.24959

I choose the Horseman of Mini-skirts, if only so I can be Roy Mustang.

Anyways, I support that exit quip, that does sound like something Tuxedo would say. The flirting sounds good as well.

06b3f No.24962

I'm not cool enough for Tuxedo Kamen, and Transformation Scenes just take too long, so I guess that leaves me with Mascots.

5eb36 No.24963

Alright, I guess that settles it. Limits, you're Transformation Scenes. It looks like it's up to me to step up and be Tuxedo Kamen proper.

I'll leave it to Colonel Mustang to provide the mini-skirts we so desperately need in these trying times.

a1e39 No.24965

You know, I'm actually OK with this. Transformation sequences are often gorgeously rendered and they have uplifting music. Altogether, they really get me in the "it's time to flatten some evil bastards" mood. I nearly grin uncontrollably/maniacally every time I see a well-timed transformation sequences.

My possible psychological issues aside, I don't know what else there is to just *talk* about. So yeah, short flirt, over-the-top goodbye, that all sounds like stuff I'd vote for.

67b25 No.24971

And you shall have ALL the miniskirts in these trying times my friend.

Doesn't hurt that the first image I have for the representative of the Horseman of Transformation Sequences is Ayumu Aikawa.

7aaa4 No.24983

Leaving sounds smart if we want to maintain our sauve, mysterious demeanor. The longer we stay, the bigger the risk of making a mistake. However, we simply must flirt on our way out. We would not be tuxedo kamen if we didn't.
Tl;dr, a vote for midnight blues scenario.

782b6 No.24988

File: 1486107901346.jpg (75.25 KB, 1280x720, Hand Kiss.jpg)

I was looking for some pictures for my next post. To the best of my knowledge, there exists only one image of Sakura having her hand kissed, and because of the way everyone is positioned, I can't do a little image manipulation to fit my purposes. Also, the only crossover images between Tuxedo Kamen and anyone from the CCS universe is Tuxedo Kamen and Syaoran as "Magical Boys" and Syaoran dressed as Tuxedo Kamen.

Oh well.

Flirt, hand kiss, part ways, and don't hit head on the way out.

You figure it's time to wrap this conversation up. Of course, what good would it do to leave without flirting with the pretty girl? You put Sakura's desk chair back in its place and get down on one knee at her bedside. Taking her right hand in your, you bring it up to your lips and give her a gentle kiss. "For now, I must go." You tell her, "You should rest. A beautiful lady such as yourself should not have to suffer fatigue on my account." Sakura blushes at the romantic gesture.

782b6 No.24989

File: 1486107967498.jpg (98.29 KB, 1280x720, Running Home.jpg)

You release her hand and walk over to her dresser. You swiftly climb through it. Crouching on the window sill, and holding yourself steady with one hand still inside, you look at the young girl over your left shoulder, "May the grace of the Earth see you safe until we meet again, Sakura." Then, you leap from her window to the ground below, and run off into the night. Some unknown sense guides you "home." For a moment, you try to identify what home is, but your senses slowly fail you, and your vision fades into darkness.

End of episode 2:
I'll start working on that stat sheet that I promised everyone (I was hoping to have it done by now, but that didn't happen). In the meantime, vote on an omake, one from each category:

Episode 1:
The Wind verses the Wings
Onegai [locked]
Meteor Shower

Episode 2:
Fightin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
A Grandmother's Youth
Panty Flash!
A Mother's Love

67b25 No.24990

I vote Meteor Shower and mother's love.

1e687 No.24999

Same. Will we get the others at some point just for fun or is this it?

06b3f No.25002

I'm going for 'The Wind versus the Wings' and 'Panty Flash'

c37ab No.25008

That's a good question. For now, I think I'll let you vote for another set of omakes at the end of episode 3, or if for some reason I'm unable to post an update, but can post an omake.

c37ab No.25009

Here's the stat sheet that I promised. Let me know if there's more info that you want me to add.


595f2 No.25010

Cool. Looks like we've got a ways to go on filling it out.

5eb36 No.25013

Interesting. I think I was assuming that Kamen doesn't register that Mamoru knows Honoka at least by loose association, but knowing it for certain is a nice touch.

I'm gonna go with Meteor Shower and A Mother's Love, myself. Wind vs Wings is probably Sakura's first night out, if I had to take a guess.

a1e39 No.25042

Hmm…I vote for Meteor Shower and…

Eh, heck with it. I'll go with Panty Flash.

782b6 No.25046

File: 1486261047313.jpg (93.36 KB, 712x480, Learn you some knowledge.jpg)

Omake 1.3 Meteor Shower


"Good morning, Shiho."


"Nagisa, good morning."

"Morning, Rina."

"Hey, hey, hey! Did you see yesterday's shooting stars?"


"I did! Wasn't it great?"


"There have been a whole lot of them recently…"

"I did a ton of wishing!"

"Eh? I had no idea."

"But, they say shooting stars are bad omens."

"Oh, really?"

A new voice interrupts the trio, "That's not the case."


"Shooting stars are actually small meteors drifting in outer space that are attracted by the earth's gravity. At an altitude of about 100km, the friction with the atmosphere makes them glow, leaving trails of light in the sky. Past generations used to make wishes on these mysterious phenomena. Don't you think that's better than thinking of them as ill omens? Something good will surely happen instead."

The three lacrosse players gasp in unison.

"Well, see you later!" Honoka leaves the shoe lockers and heads into the school proper.

"Does she know… everything?"

"When you were a first you, you were in a different class, so you might not have hear, but Yukishiro was called the 'Queen of Knowledge'."

"'Queen of Knowledge'?"

"Besides, anyway, did you hear? It seems she was really popular with the boys, and I heard that Nakajima from the kendo club confessed to her!"

"Really? He was just my type too…"

"Wow, I wish I could tabulate her…"

Nagisa's two friends correct her, "Emulate!"

"Aha, emulate, yeah."

782b6 No.25047

File: 1486261108484.jpg (40.66 KB, 712x480, Shooting Stars.jpg)

Later that evening, in Nagisa's room.

"Ah, being popular with girls is meaningless… I sometimes wish boys would admire me instead."

Nagisa steps onto her balcony, thinking she saw something. A few moments later, countless shooting stars start to fall.

"Ah! I gotta wish for something too! Uh, I wish for a great boyfriend, and slim legs, and to be able to buy lots of fancy clothes, and eat tons of chocolate cake!"

Suddenly, a ball of light separates from the meteor shower, and flies straight into Nagisa's room. Nagisa screams in shock as the light bounces around her room, until it finally hits her in the head and knocks her down.

The shining ball comes to a halt and turns into a red-trimmed flipphone and a handful of cards. A cloud of steams comes out of the phone, "Eh. What's this?"

782b6 No.25048

And that's what the omakes will be like. Short little scenes to get some more story from other people's perspective.

By the way, these are the two meteor showers from the first two story posts last thread. Knowledge of magical girl trivia could have let you guess that PreCure was in from two story posts in.

I'll get the second omake out later today, or tomorrow, as well as decide on what episodes should be unlocked for next time.

5eb36 No.25054

Might as well toss this out here now since we're between "episodes" at the moment, but do you guys think we should try and focus on Sailor Moon/CCS/PreCure at this point or try and actively look for other magical girl activities going on? I sort of feel like we've established enough with these three that we could afford to spread it out a little, but harem protagonist powers don't care if we meet them now or later. I'm just a little worried that waiting until Episode 5 or 6 before we finally run across Nanoha or whoever else might be in this game will gimp us in the romance a bit, since part of Kamen's success tends to come from his showing up at an early enough time that the girls we've met so far don't totally know what they're doing yet.

782b6 No.25055

File: 1486272707796.jpg (122.71 KB, 960x720, Nadeshiko looking out over….jpg)

A Mother's love

Sakura runs trough her house. Touya comments, "What are you in a hurry for?"

"Cheerleading practice!" Sakura scarfs down a roll and some milk, "Thanks for the food."

As she's running out, she turns around and places a present near a picture of her late mother, "Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you." She looks at the picture for a while and finishes, "Well, I'm going now."

Touya looks at Sakura in surprise, standing over her is the ghost of Nadeshiko. Once Sakura leaves, the ghost looks at Touya and says, "I was just a little worried this time, so I came by. But it looks like she's alright now." She floats up and disappears, leaving her son alone in the room with a shocked expression.

782b6 No.25067

File: 1486276549940.jpg (51.95 KB, 1280x720, Wake up.jpg)

You are Chiba Mamoru. For once, you wake up without a headache and in your own bed. Hopefully, that means that this will be a good day. You get up and make yourself some breakfast.

You turn on the news and eat your meal. The food is invigorating, the news is uneventful. There's a brief mention of the attack on the Louvre, but mostly to say that the French government has refused to release any more information about the attack, claiming that it is a matter of national security.

You take a glance at your vase and see that there's only one more rose left. You remember planning on buying more roses, but that didn't happen. You could buy some locally, or you could take a trip to your favorite florist. She always has the nicest roses, but it will take up most of your day. If you buy them locally, you'll have time to do something else today.

You remember that you had wanted to explore the haunted forest the other day, but you ended up not going because of the blackout. On the other hand, you remember hearing that a talent agency was making a big deal about the fact that they were going to be holding auditions in town, and that a local celebrity was supposed to be headlining it. It sounds like it will be incredibly mundane, but you assume all the pretty girls in town will be there for their chance at becoming a star.

What do you want to do today?
>Visit your favorite flower shop.
>Go back to the so-called haunted forest and see what's up there.
>Check out the talent auditions.

Is there anything else you want to do before starting your day?

782b6 No.25068

Take some time and speculate what could be behind the three possible options, and then decide which option you wish to take.

I'm going to take a break from the rapid-fire updates and give you guys enough time to speculate.

a1e39 No.25069

Talent auditions is Sailor Moon. I am 99% sure of it. Except I thought that was a bit later in the season.
I got nothing for the other two, so I'm thinking maybe we get the roses locally. Disregard ladies now, acquire ladies when our swag meter is maxed out.

5eb36 No.25071

Yeah, the talent thing doesn't happen for awhile. And I definitely agree we need to stock up on ammo, but I have no idea off the top of my head what the favorite florist is a trigger for… so fuck it, let's go.

595f2 No.25084

Agreeing with everyone else. Florist time.

75daf No.25086

Just to clarify, "getting roses locally" is a plot device to refill your ammo.

Going across town to stock up (and dealing with the encounters there) is one possible encounter.

If you choose either of the other two encounters, the restock will happen automatically, using the aforementioned plot device.

7aaa4 No.25088

Favorite florist it is. More encounters can only be a good thing.

a4234 No.25095

Favorite florist. Maybe we should think about doing a low ammo run at some point for the challenge?

06b3f No.25097

In line with this thinking, I say get the flowers locally and then head for the haunted woods.

782b6 No.25102

Limits: >>25069
Not sure what this is a vote for

Flower Shop:
Blue >>25071
Neal >>25084
Ovenonymous x2 >>25088 >>25095

Revisit the forest:
Shadow >>25097

Seems like the votes are overwhelmingly for the flower shop. Despite saying I was going to slow down, I may as well start posting. I guess my hints were a little too cryptic (Although Limits is currently winning the guessing game with three correct guesses). I've still got to fit all the pieces together, but I have the rough outline for the episode. Fingers crossed for the next post tomorrow.

782b6 No.25114

File: 1486530533994.jpg (138.44 KB, 646x720, Pink Skirtsuit.jpg)

You turn off the TV and take a quick glance at the time. You do a doubletake as you realize that it's already early afternoon. No wonder you feel so well rested. Heading out, you take the bus to a transit center near a shopping center. It's going to be half an hour before the bus that you want arrives, so you decide to wander around the shops and see if there's anything worth checking out, or any girls worth checking out for that matter.

You pass by the Juban subway station. It would be much faster to take the subway than the bus, but unfortunately the flower shop isn't along the subway route.

At the corner by the station, a woman in a pink skirtsuit hands you a flier. "This is our new product. You should give it a try. With this you'll be certain to pass the university entrance exams."

782b6 No.25115

File: 1486530577386.jpg (167.73 KB, 879x720, Flier.jpg)

You look down at the flier. It's advertising a Crystal Disk, and there's a picture of a girl with short blue hair. Her name is Mizuno Ami, and apparently she's some sort of a genius that's been winning all sorts of national competitions. You sigh and fold up the card. While the seminar may have crammed more knowledge into her brain, she certainly didn't become a genius thanks to cram school; that was genetics. "Thank you, but I've already passed the entrance exams. I'm actually in my second semester at University."

She suddenly smiles broadly, and you realize you gave her too much information. "That means you have an even greater need…"

You cut her off by raising your hand between the two of you and walking away, the very thing you should have done from the start. Still, you find it odd why she would try to push cram school on you. You try to put that thought away, but it nags at you as you continue wandering.

782b6 No.25116

File: 1486530610239.jpg (106.4 KB, 960x720, Twin Bells.jpg)

For a weekend, the area seems unusually empty. While that would have been convenient for you had you actually been shopping, it's less than helpful towards your goal of going girl-watching. You spot a new store across the street, Twin Bells. The sign says that it's open, but there are boxes all over the place and a woman and a few girls seem to be setting up shop. One of the girls with short brown hair seems oddly familiar, but you can't place her. For some reason you think you remember seeing her at school, but that can't be right. She's an elementary school girl, and if there was a prodigy like that attending school with you, you're sure you would have heard about it.

782b6 No.25117

File: 1486530644953.png (1.06 MB, 571x924, Petshop Perfume.png)

Rounding the corner, you see why the crowds are so thin. Everyone is packed in front of another new shop, PetShop Perfume. The storefront consists of the name of the shop in bright and gaudy letters on top of what might be a starfield. Or maybe they're trying the imitate the glittering appearance of perfume mist in the air.

You still have some time before your bus arrives. How do you want to spend your time?
>Head back to Twinbells.
>Step into Petshop Perfume and see what animals they're selling.
>Go to the Crystal Seminar and see if you can't figure out why that place doesn't sit right with you.
>Head back to the bus stop and wait.

a1e39 No.25119

That's what I get for checking this late at night, I suppose. Though I'm glad that my memory appears to be holding up.

Moe, you're a wild man! These scenarios are jumping all over the place! They aren't staying in episode order!
Or they might be, but they might also be skipping a few here and there. Also, I will not explicitly state the result of the Twinbells option because I Googled the important keywords, but I will say that Moe's hint there isn't a trick hint. If you think about the description in the paragraph about Twinbells, you will realize which anime it's from.
I want to try to stay in-character for this vote, but it's actually somewhat difficult because I'm not sure what Mamoru's primary motivation/first instinct would be.
Does he want to creep on a grade-schooler while her mother is most likely *right there*?
Does he want to sit around and wait when Moe mentioned that he's partly here for girl-watching before the bus comes?
Honestly, if he just takes a short peek around, I think he would most likely do that in the pet shop. Easiest way to get in and out. So I vote Petshop Perfume.

595f2 No.25123

Petshop sounds good to me as well.

5eb36 No.25132

Welp, there's the setup for one of my priority targets right there.

Yeah, I'm gonna go with the petshop as well. Mamoru might want to do some girl-watching, but he's just as likely to check out a crowd as anyone else, methinks.

595f2 No.25134

Ami's always a worthy endeavor.

782b6 No.25135

>I want to try to stay in-character for this vote, but it's actually somewhat difficult because I'm not sure what Mamoru's primary motivation/first instinct would be.
Remember, you guys are Mamoru. Whatever you vote for is his motivation.

Funny thing about bluenettes, they have a tendency of being the best girls in anime, and the absolute worst girls in real life.

06b3f No.25136

I shall shake things up and say go to Twin Bells.

5eb36 No.25137

Yeah, Mamoru's kind of a blanker slate than Kamen is. Kamen's got some real motivation even if it's just for the sake of getting us into a situation, but Mamoru is even more of a setup guy than that at this point. Hell, I don't think he's actually been conscious for most of the last week with what we've been putting him through.

As for the bluenettes thing… I won't argue the first point, though I'd like to note for the record that I like Ami for the simple fact that she's the smart one, though that kinda isn't saying much in terms of Sailor Moon. Usagi and Minako can make anyone else look like an honors student in comparison. As for bluenettes in real life… man, I'm sorry, but you just aren't meeting the right ones.

a1e39 No.25145

Ugh, I know. If I was going purely on what I wanted, I'd make an immediate beeline for Ami. But as it is, we're likely to get embroiled in something that we aren't prepared for if we try to look through that cram school.

How many bluenettes have you known?

Ami is the smart one, and so much more in the episodes where she's written well. She smashes a youma's illusion-casting helmet with the Mercury Computer before her untimely demise! She opens her mouth extra-wide to eat sometimes! She's generally the first of the girls to pick up on lewd subtext in situations! She even, very rarely, gets to be the deadpan snarker who taunts her enemies!

She's pretty great, imo.

782b6 No.25150

>How many bluenettes have you known?
Personally, only one. And even then, she was changing hair colors every other month, so she wasn't blue for long. She was an odd duck. I was more referring to the tendency of tumblrinas to have blue hair.

Three votes for petshop, one for Twinbells. I've started writing, but voting's still open if anyone else wants to get their say in.

5eb36 No.25154

I reiterate, you just aren't meeting the right ones.

a1e39 No.25179


Tumblr is why we can't have nice things, with a few exceptions.

11eeb No.25235

Post has been written since Friday. Haven't had time to get screenshots. Hopefully I'll get it up tomorrow.

5a72f No.25237

No worries.

782b6 No.25245

File: 1487031482528.jpg (76.57 KB, 640x480, Petshop Perfume.jpg)

Since you're already here, you may as well step into the pet shop. Interestingly, most of the crowd outside isn't pushing to get in. Instead, they're entranced by the animals in the display case. They look like strange long-haired rabbits. What really bugs you though, is that they're not moving. They're just sitting in place, looking cute, and everyone seems enamored by them.

You make your way through the crowd and the sliding door automatically opens for you. Stepping inside, you take in a delightful scent. No wonder this place is called Petshop Perfume, it smells like perfume in here, not the usual animal scent that you normally associate with a pet store. The place is packed, large groups of people are crowding around the glass display cages, just like they were outside. From over their heads, you can see that there's only one kind of animal being sold here, that same kind of long-furred rabbit that was on display at the front.

782b6 No.25246

File: 1487031585125.jpg (64.59 KB, 640x480, Kids on a date.jpg)

You overhear a conversation nearby. A boy and a girl, both elementary school aged, are talking about the animals. "Doesn't it smell good?" The redheaded girl asks.

The brunet answers, "Yeah, it smells like perfume!"

"I think it's coming from those pets over there." The girl replies.

"What?" The boy asks in shock.

782b6 No.25247

File: 1487031634265.jpg (68.32 KB, 640x480, Saleswoman.jpg)

You can't make out any more of their conversation as they move further away and their voice is drowned out in the din of all the other shoppers. Looking around some more, you see a woman with red hair in a turquoise dress standing near a girl with short ginger hair in a pink jacket over a white shirt and rust-colored miniskirt. The woman looks like she works here and is trying to make a sale.

782b6 No.25248

File: 1487031650683.jpg (61.13 KB, 712x480, Gingeritis.jpg)

You step closer to the duo, thinking the girl looks familiar. You quickly realize that she's the girl you saw by the fountain. You saw her there with Honoka. There was some commotion happening. You wanted to find out what was happening. Trying to recall that, you think back and remember that there were two Honokas. However, your memory of the rest of that event is hazy, and trying to remember any more is just giving you a headache. You listen in on the conversation.

"It's no surprise a pretty customer like you would pick out the cutest chanela in the store." The woman says. You're immediately revolted by the blatant salesmanship of the woman. You figure she's probably paid on a commission and needs the largest amount of sales.

"I really should have waited for Rina and Shiho." The ginger-haired girl replies. "I don't have enough money for it. I've already used up my allowance." You see her mumbling something more, but can't make it out.

Rather than cutting her losses, or trying to convince the girl to get her parents to buy the strange pet, the woman smiles and says, "That's alright. You can pay me whatever you like."

You can't figure out what her possible motive could be. It might make sense if she was planning on making some money of off pet food and other supplies, but you don't see any of those things in the store. "Really! That's great!" The girl cheers. She turns back to the glass cage and looks at the strange rabbit.

What do you do?
>Take a look at one of the rabbits and see what all the fuss is about.
>Head over to the woman and girl and ask the woman how she's making any money when she's giving the animals away for free.
>Head over to the woman and girl and hit on the ginger-haired girl.
>Keep wandering the shop.
>Writein. [What?]

5eb36 No.25251

On the one hand, I'm annoyed that we keep walking right into the bloody Sailor Moon and Precure plots. On the other hand, I find it interesting to note that Jadeite seems to be running multiple plans at once.

Hmm. I don't really have a good idea for this one besides approaching them without actually saying anything just yet. Snarking about the shop or openly flirting with a grade school girl in public both seem like… bad ideas right now.

782b6 No.25252

>or openly flirting with a grade school girl in public

To be fair, grade school is used to mean elementary school. Nagisa is 14 and safely in middle school. Still a little awkward of an age gap, but not unreasonably so.

As for Jadeite's multiple plots, I can't wait to spill the beans on what Zoicite's been doing (Whenever that'll be).

5eb36 No.25253

Still, noticeable age difference in public.

Also, I propose we have a shotgun handy for whenever we run into Zoicite. If there's anyone we'll run into that needs to die screaming, it's him.

5eb36 No.25257

Also, this is bothering me enough to actually say something. Feel free to blow me off, I'm not really expecting everyone to agree with me on this.

So real talk for a second, Moe, but would it be too much to ask for bigger hints on occasion if there are choices present that would lead us towards a series we haven't interacted with yet/in awhile? I know you've got a scenario flowchart that looks like something a crazed conspiracy theorist posts up on a wall somewhere for everything, but as I said before, we keep leaning into the same three series without even trying at this point, and as I said the other day, that's more likely to hurt us in the long run. Plus, if I have to be fully honest, not only am I legitimately curious what other magical girl shows you've got hidden away in this crossover wonderland, but goddammit seriously I want to get into the Nanoha stuff.

782b6 No.25262

I'll definitely try dropping bigger hints. I'm trying to keep them from being too obvious, but I realize that I've been much too vague.

I understand the desire to break out of the SM/PC/CCS trifecta that we've been in. Rest assured, there are several other series in this episode.

Without spoiling too much, this episode has three series aside from the three that we've already dealt with showing up.

One of them's a cameo from "game 3" (No chance of us ever reaching it unfortunately).
One of them's an early cameo of a new series that hasn't been guessed yet, but has already had an obscure hint for it dropped in the last thread (and referenced in this one). However, that series's debut was on one of the other episode choices.
And the last one is a proper debut of a new series that's been correctly guessed.

5a72f No.25276

I think I'll go with wandering the shop more.

5eb36 No.25280

I think I'll agree with this, but a minor caveat to keep an eye on where the ginger is in case we want to chat with her in a more quiet setting.

Yeah, I apologize if I come across as bitching about it. I know we're not even doing it on purpose with how we keep walking straight into these scenarios, but at the same time, I really don't want to miss anything major.

06b3f No.25286

I tried to steer us to the woods, but no one wanted to go that way. Just so you know, I do try to explore more options.

Anyway, right now, let's wander the shop. Something is definitely wrong here. But yes, keep an eye on the cute ginger girl.

06b3f No.25287

Forgot to put my screen name on that post. XP

97802 No.25289

Hate to break it to you, Shadow, but Twin Bells is a store in Cardcaptor Sakura. That's what I was hinting at earlier. So we wouldn't have seen a new series unless we got the cameo.
As for my vote…Option 1 is another "you dun goofed" option. Not that I think Mamoru would have much interest in those things anyway.
Option 2 is one that I *really* want to do. That high-tier snark is something I really appreciate.
Option 3 is a solid option, but I like the snark better.
Option 4, however, is mystery box. It is very rare for a quest/CYOA to give me a mystery box option that I regret taking. From an in-character perspective, I think Mamoru would go with option 3, since he's actually seen Nagisa before.

My final decision? The option 3/4 hybrid that Blue suggested.

782b6 No.25315

File: 1487209670385.jpg (73.23 KB, 640x480, Pet the wabbits!.jpg)

Keep exploring, keep an eye on the tomboy.
Hope everyone had a good Valentine's day.

The girl may be cute, in a sporty/tomboyish kind of way, and the woman may be a scummy saleswoman, but you decide against interfering. Caveat Emptor is the word of the day, and a "free" lesson on the fact that nothing is free might end up helping the ginger-haired girl. Likewise, hitting on her in public may not be the best of ideas. She appears to only be a few years younger than you, but you're at the age that those 3-4 years will seem huge to far too many people.

You figure you'll keep an eye on her, and maybe catch her on the way out. Meanwhile, you head deeper into the store, thinking you may find something, or someone interesting. As you go to the back of the store, the people seem to be more and more enamored with the furry bunnies. Another glance at the strange furry creatures still doesn't tell you why everyone's so enamored by these Chanela. You spot the boy and girl from earlier to your left. They're each holding a pink furry bunny, and are telling each other how cute the Chanela are in a rather monotonous voice. And if that wasn't strange enough, their eyes are both half-glazed over.

782b6 No.25316

File: 1487209713770.jpg (19.17 KB, 252x230, Nagisa.jpg)

A shiver makes its way up your back from the base of your spine to your head. It's like the customers here are in a trance. At the thought of a trance, another memory starts to work its way up to your conscious thought, but something stops it. The more you try to bring that memory into focus, the more your head starts to hurt, not letting you recall what it is that seemed so important. You sigh, look to the right, and your belly flips from a strange case of deja vu.

In the back corner of the store, you spot the same ginger-haired tomboy looking at one of the Chanela. You glance behind you, not believing that the girl could have made it there that quickly, at least not without you noticing someone running in the store. The back of the display cases is frosted, so you can't see clealy, but there are two shapes, one taller and one shorter, where you left the girl and the saleswoman. This store keeps getting stranger and stranger. A quick glance at the time lets you know that you still have some time before you need to get back to the transit center.

What do you do?
>This place is too creepy, leave.
>Backtrack and make sure that Ginger and Slimy Saleswoman are still where you left them.
>Head over to the girl, the saleswoman isn't here, and everyone's focused on the Chanela. [Just conversation (if so, what topic?), or talk and flirt (topic and gist of the flirt)].
>Take a look at those wonderfully smelling Chanela and find out what's so enchanting about them.
>Writein [what?]

5a72f No.25321

Too many warning bells about the little beasts are going off to want to look at these damn things. Let's tap the girl on the shoulder and ask "Hey, weren't you talking to the clerk a little while ago?"

5eb36 No.25322

Gonna go with this, but we should be ready for it in case we need to make a quick exit. I absolutely do not want to fall into a Kamen scenario while we still only have one rose on us.

06b3f No.25332

I put in a third vote for talking to the ginger girl.

620f9 No.25344


I think Neal has the right idea here. Let's do just enough to keep Nagisa out of trouble, without falling down the chanela hole ourselves.

782b6 No.25358

File: 1487361954199.png (370.38 KB, 580x480, 5000 hours in MS paint.png)

Talk to her.

Curiosity wins out in the end. You head over to the girl, tap her on the left shoulder, and as she's turning around, you ask, "Hey, weren't you talking to the clerk a little while ago?"

She looks at you with half-glazed over eyes, rests her head on the chanela, and replies, "No…?" managing to uptalk the single syllable response. "My chanela is the cutest, and it really smells good? And this chanela doesn't eat anything? Oh, I want to look at my chanela!?" The girl says, getting agitated. She brings the strange animal back in front of her and gazes deeply into it, seemingly calming down. "What do you think of my chanela? Isn't it the best?"

You look at the long-furred rabbit-like creature from the back and you still don't understand what the big deal is. A regular rabbit looks much nicer with its sleek look. Even Moonbunny is cuter, you add, as your thoughts drift to that blonde girl that you've run into a few times.

The behavior of everyone in the shop is incredibly strange. Why is everyone staring at these weird animals with that dopey look on their face? It's like they're hypnotized, or high. You remember that there exist toads that produce a hallucinogenic toxin. Maybe the smell is a similar toxin. On the other hand, you recall the vacuum salesman from the other day. He looked out of it as well. Maybe there's some bug going around, or a serial hypnotist. Glancing behind you, the taller of the two shapes is moving away from the smaller one.

What do you do?
>Science demands it, take a look at one of the chanela and see if you get hypnotized/drugged.
>Toads and sleeping girls (well, you thought of the toads, and she's more dazed than sleeping?) If you've learned anything from fairytales, it time to kiss the girl [sha-la-la-la-la-la?]
>Slap some sense into her.
>Ask to see her chanela.
>Grab the chanela from her.
>Go back and see if that second shape behind the frosted glass is the same girl as this one.
>Leave and make it to the bus stop a little early.
>Write-in [what?]

5a72f No.25359

It's eyes are full of eeeeeeeevil.

I'll wait for some others to come up with any idea because I'm not exactly sure what the best path to take is. Maybe flick her ear and say she's getting way to focused on these little things.

5eb36 No.25361

I'm not sure either, to be honest. My first instinct is to grab her and run for it, but that might attract more attention than we can handle at this point. And if Nagisa's here, who's over there?

5eb36 No.25362

Oh, just had an idea. I need an inventory check Moe.

6cecc No.25363

>Pocket watch: A broken moon phase pocketwatch. No longer tells time, or the phase of the moon. Sometimes plays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1aUoCX7C78 when opened.

5eb36 No.25364

Damn. I was hoping we had a pen or something. My plan was to have Mamoru stab himself with something sharp so as to be able to focus on the pain and hopefully be able to power through any creepy hypno-critter effects while we got Nagisa out of here.

We could probably still use the keys, but keys aren't sharp enough to do more than leave a small scratch, which won't help us through an extended period of time. If Kamen's regen is working even at a lower power setting, a scratch would stop hurting within a couple minutes and be gone within ten, and we might not get a chance to apply a second scratch.


Y'know what, fuck it. Let's do it. Okay, so this requires a little bit of precision for me to explain, so just bear with me. Take your hands and ball them into fists like you're holding something. You know how the side of your index finger is facing skywards when you hold your hands like that? Okay, now we take the keys out and slash the side of our left index finger just like that, just below where the knuckle is. This spot is important. And I do mean fucking rake it across the skin, it needs to feel like we just tried to take the finger off even if it's only really a small scratch. From now until we get out of here, unless shit hits the fan on us we need to ball our left hand up into a fist and press our thumb nail-first into that scratch. If at any point we start feeling like we're losing it a little, press down even harder. I'm not going to pretend this is a foolproof option, but Mamoru's already been hit with the hypnosis bullshit once so hopefully this is an acceptable step for us to build a tolerance to that nonsense.

Anyway, once we accomplish that, the keys go back in the pocket and then we need to walk up and just bonk Nagisa on the head. Slapping a girl is unnecessary, after all. If she starts to go WTF at us for it, and really why shouldn't she, give her a "Shhhh" and tell her she REALLY needs to get out of here before she becomes a zombie, and if she doesn't believe us, tell her to look around. If there's not an Oh Shit prompt from there, we can go ahead and book it ourselves.

ab662 No.25368

Blue, I need to semi-veto this. Kamen knows Nagisa, Mamoru doesn't. Also, something that you yourself said last thread:
>Rule 1: Never seek to harm the fairer sex without good reason. Like, someone is actively trying to kill us good reason.

I can accept this vote, but you'll need to give me a reason that it would be in character for Mamoru.

06b3f No.25372

You know what, kissing her is just crazy enough to work. Kiss her.

5eb36 No.25375

Well, I didn't mean hit her very hard, just enough to make her snap back to her senses. If we're able to tell she's got a dazed look on her face and outright slapping her is a listed option, it'd be reasonable to assume we could go for the middle ground and give her a light bop. Just enough sudden impact to hurt for a second but not enough to cause a comical swollen bump.

That said, breaking hypnosis IS what I consider a good reason for whacking a girl upside the head, or I wouldn't have suggested it in the first place. As for the fact it's Nagisa, I don't really have a good answer for that one aside from the fact we're sensing some bad juju in the air and she's the nearest warm body to us.

If that satisfies you, then let's go for it. Shadow's kiss option is the next best thing, but I don't expect Nagisa to take some stranger stealing what's probably her first kiss very well.

782b6 No.25376

That works for me.

a1e39 No.25377

My vote is for a modified version of "Ask to see the chanela". Lead her closer to the entrance, possibly even outside *if* we can manage it. She's in a suggestible state, that shouldn't be hard.
*THEN* we ask to see the chanela, and handle it with minimal skin and eye contact. Then we take off running for the bus stop, and throw that damn Furby-wannabe somewhere that no one can easily reach. If we can't outrun Nagisa, we're pretty hopeless, even though she is athletic and Mamoru is not necessarily quite so much.

782b6 No.25384

Neal: >>25359
Flick her ear and tell her not to focus on the little things.

Blue >>25364
Hurt self to avoid mind control. Bop her on the head and tell her to get out of here.

Shadow >>25372

Limits >>25377
Lead her to entrance, ask to see chanela and book it.

Gents, we stand at an impasse. Either someone needs to change their vote, or we need some fresh blood in here to shake things up.

4441f No.25395

Kiss her

89332 No.25399

I'll switch myself to Blue's idea.

5eb36 No.25401

Also, the thing about scratching our finger with the keys doesn't have to apply just to my idea alone, I suggested it as more of a universal "do this to try and resist being hypnotized" idea.

782b6 No.25425

File: 1487655675951.jpg (12.83 KB, 200x200, Heads.jpg)

Two votes for kiss, two votes for Blue's action.

Heads for kiss. Tails for Blue's choice.

782b6 No.25426

File: 1487655736266.png (485.15 KB, 640x398, Shock!.png)

For a while, you're unsure what to do. You thought of hypnotism, and now you can't get it out of your head that everyone here has been hypnotized. You could leave now, but you don't want to leave this girl behind. Thinking on how to avoid a similar fate, you pull out your keys, clench your left hand into a fist and rake your house key across your index finger as hard as you can. You make an ugly tear in your skin. It's not bleeding, but by the look of the disturbed skin, it will start seeping blood soon. The cut doesn't hurt that bad yet, but it stings and burns like no one's business. You press your thumbnail against the loose skin and agitate the flesh below.

Wincing in pain, you step up to the girl. This always worked in fairy tales, and you may as well try it now. You lift her chin and plant a kiss right on her startled lips. For a while she doesn't react, then you hear her drop the chanela.

The girl presses against your chest and pulls away from you, screaming, "Ahhhhh! W-w-what are you doing?!"

You bring your finger to your lips and shush her, "Everyone here is under some kind of trance. We need to get out of here."

She doesn't seem to trust you, but she looks around quickly and can't disagree with your assessment.

Taking a lack of response as a positive response, you say, "Let's go." You saw the outline of the saleswoman go to the left of the stack of cages, so you go to the right, hoping to avoid her. A quick glance back tells you that the now dehypnotized girl is walking close behind you, mouth agape as she looks at all the people in a trance. You figure that she's starting to trust you more and more, despite the fact that you stole a kiss from her.

782b6 No.25427

File: 1487655780046.png (116.11 KB, 209x334, Looking down.png)

As you pass the stack of glass cages, you look to the left to see who the shape of the girl was. You stop dead in your tracks while your stomach does so many flips it could join the national olympics team. Standing right where you left her earlier is the same ginger-haired girl from earlier. She's looking down at a chanela in her hands.

The second girl bumps into you, clearly having still been looking at all the other hypnotized shoppers and asks, "Why did you stop." She looks in the direction that you're looking and gasps.

What do you do?
>You've saved one girl, that's good for now. Leave the store.
>Look closely at the two and see if you can't spot a difference.
>Ask the girl beside you if she has a twin sister.
>Try to rescue this girl as well. [how? kiss, knock her on the head, knock the chanela out of her hands, other?]
>Writein [what?]

89332 No.25429

Definitely should make a remark about how similar the two of them are as we try to rescue the and if the kiss worked the first time, we should see if it works again… after asking our compatriot if she knows her and if we'd get socked in the jaw for our efforts.

5eb36 No.25438

Uhh… Okay, you got me on this one, Moe. Good show.

So, anyone have any thoughts on this besides Neal's idea? Which I'm halfway inclined to go for, except I have a sneaking suspicion that we can get Ginger #1 out but trying to get Ginger #2 as well will catch the Youma's attention.

06b3f No.25439

Option 3 and 4 (if that's okay). ID the gingers, then kiss the other one that's hypnotized. The girls are going to figure out we're playing around sooner or later.

82bf3 No.25444

What >>25429 said

782b6 No.25453

File: 1487805103623.png (386.48 KB, 680x502, mamoru kiss.png)

3 (and a half) votes for commenting on their similarity, and try to kiss her out of the stupor.

You suspect the saleswoman will be back soon, but still, you need to know why there are two copies of this girl here. You point back and forth between your companion and the other ginger, "Is she- Do you know her? Twin sister?"

She shakes her head, her words seem to take forever to vocalize, "No. I've never seen her before."

You can't shake the feeling that you saw two copies of your childhood friend, Honoka, the other day by the fountain. Now there're two of these sporty girls in the same pet shop, where everyone is in a trance. This seems less like a fairy tale and more like a scene out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

The door, and safety, is so close, but curiosity gets the better of you. "I'm going to rescue her too." You warn the girl beside you. Your kiss worked last time, so you figure you may as well use it again. With your left thumbnail still aggravating the scratch on your index finger, you confidently stride up to her, push the chanela down with your left fist, lift her chin up with your right thumb, and kiss her.

At first the ginger-haired girl struggles to get the chanela back in her sight, but your fingers on the side of her head and curling to the back prevent her from breaking the kiss. After a short while, you feel her loosen her grip on the chanela, you knock it out of her hand and she stops struggling. The girl returns your kiss, moaning happily.

"Fuji-pi." the girl says happily, without lifting her lips from yours. She then opens her eyes and breaks the kiss. Stepping back, she shouts, "Who are you? How dare you steal an innocent maiden's first kiss!"

"What was that?" You hear from somewhere deeper in the shop.

"I'll go see what it is." The voice of the saleswoman replies, with a noticeable air of annoyance underneath her polite tone.

You see the tall figure of the saleswoman through the frosted glass of the display case. "Come with me if you don't want to be a zombie again." You order, half whispering, half growling.

She glances around the room, and sees that everyone else is in a trance as well. "Again?" She complains. Instantly, her wariness of you melts away. She walks past you on your right side, towards the nearby door. With a determined voice says, "Let's go. I need to find Hono…" She stumbles at the sight of the other girl.

Already turning around, you instinctively reach out and grab her right arm with your left, and keep her from falling. Hoping you won't regret pulling your thumbnail out of the scratch, you interrupt the question that you know she's about to ask, "Talk, later. Move." You drag her to the other girl, grab the girl that you met deeper in the store, and lead the two of through the door and into the relative safety of the sidewalk.

As soon as you're out in the sunlight, the girl on your left breaks free of your grasp and books it down the street to your right. "Shit!" You curse; you need to go to the left to catch your bus.

The girl on your right calls out, "Wait!" She starts to run after her body double, your state of surprised making it easy for her to break out of your grip. A few feet down the sidewalk, she stops, turns around, and says, "Thank you for rescuing me." She bows, "Stop by my parents' shop sometime." The girl turns around and chases after the other girl once more. The two both seem to be setting a fast pace.

782b6 No.25454

File: 1487805150466.jpg (163.22 KB, 960x720, Volunteer labor.jpg)

"Wait!" You call out, "What's your… name." You sigh, as she's already too far away to hear you. You check your phone and realize that you only have a few minutes to make it to the bus stop. You run in the opposite direction. Rounding the corner, you see the store from earlier, Twin Bells. You glance through the windows and you see a woman and four or five girls setting up stuffed animals in the shop.

782b6 No.25455

File: 1487805212928.jpg (83.73 KB, 640x480, Bus pulling in.jpg)

Racing to the transit center, you see your bus pulling into the marked bay. Normally, you would have just missed the bus, but there's an unusually large amount of people waiting, all of them cute girls. You make it into the bus with a few seconds to spare.

You pick the cutest girl out of the bunch, and take a seat next to her. You plan on hitting on her, but you stop as you notice that she's also in a daze. You consider working your magic a third time, but you don't have anywhere to run to. For the entirety of the ride to your favorite flower shop, you wonder what could be causing this epidemic of hypnotism for a lack of a better word. It can't be just the chanela that are causing this. About half the people on the bus are in a similar daze, and there's not a chanela to be seen.

You think back to the girl's words earlier, "Again." What does she know about the trances that those people were under? Who did she need to find? Honoka? What does the bluenette have to do with the zombies?

782b6 No.25456

File: 1487805276751.jpg (135.48 KB, 1280x720, Hanasaki Flower Shop.jpg)

You stress out over it until you see the familiar sign of Hanasaki flower shop through the window of the bus. Just the sight of the sign manages to lift your spirits. You get off at the next stop and walk the short distance back to the shop.

782b6 No.25458

File: 1487805310288.jpg (22.44 KB, 640x360, Kaoruko.jpg)

You enter and inside you see the old woman that runs the shop, along with another old womam. The owner looks up and you and smiles, "Ah, if it isn't my favorite customer. Have you finally found yourself a nice girl to give all those flowers to, Mamoru?" She teases you for your habit of purchasing plenty of roses, but always claiming to not have a girl in mind.

"No, still no one. I just like having roses to decorate my apartment. It makes it look and smell much nicer." You reply. Feeling the gaze of the other old woman on you, turn to look at her.

782b6 No.25459

File: 1487805492333.jpg (32.91 KB, 640x480, Yukishiro_Sanae.jpg)

It seems catching her staring at you didn't faze her. Her expression changes slightly and she asks you, "Didn't you play with my granddaughter, Honoka, when you were younger?"

"Yukishiro Honoka?"

"Yes, that's the one." She replies with a smile, "You know, she's grown into a beautiful young woman. You should reconnect with her. The two of you would make a lovely pair."

You fight a blush, and the store owner comes to your rescue. "Now Sanae," She scolds, but the levity in her voice tells you that she's having as much fun as the other woman, "Don't go scaring off my customers."

"Oh, but isn't it a grandmother's job to play matchmaker for her granddaughter." Sanae counters.

"That's true," The owner replies, "But I was planning on setting him up with my granddaughter in another year or two."

"Already training her in your wicked ways, I see." Sanae replies with a smile, "How is Tsubomi by the way?"

"Blooming like a flower." The owner answers with a laugh. She finally turns to you once more and says, "You don't need to listen to two old women talking about their granddaughters. Take a look through the shop, Mamoru. Maybe you'll find some other flowers that you like."

"No, just the roses, today," You reply, turning around, your blush has been replaced by a grin. You wonder how long these two women have known each other, it must have been a very long time for them to banter so shamelessly in public.

"And what if you find a girl that doesn't like roses, or likes some other flower more?" She asks.

"Then you'll be the first to know." You answer, looking over your shoulder.

She laughs, her wrinkled face creasing more from the laugh, and waves you off, "I'll get your roses ready for you."

You dutifully step deeper into the store, giving the two women some privacy to talk about their granddaughters while the owner prepares your bouquet. That's the nice thing about old women, they have a tendency to be refreshingly frank. You wonder what your grandmothers had been like. Your grandparents had all passed away before you were born, and if your parents had told you anything about them, you lost all those memories in the car crash that killed your parents. It was times like these that make you long for a large family.

You perk up as you realize that the two women have become strangely quiet. The two of them are sufficiently hearing impaired that you can hear their "whispers" from deeper in the store.

"He's the young man I was telling you about, Kaoruko."
"Are you sure? I've never sensed anything from him."
"He must not have fully awakened yet. He was at the fountain yesterday."
"With Honoka?"
"With Honoka."

You feel like your stomach just fell into a pit. You've never seen the second woman, Sanae before. She never attended the parties at the Hina household. What does she know about you that you don't? You'd drop it for a case of mistaken identity, but you were at the fountain yesterday, and you did see Honoka there. And that line about "awakening" brings to mind all the dreams and visions that you've suffered through.

782b6 No.25460

File: 1487805596433.jpg (97.87 KB, 800x512, two-dozen-rose.jpg)

Still lost in thought, you're startled when the owner calls out, "Your bouquet is ready." You head back to the front of the store and wonder what you should say to the two women.

The owner hands you the bouquet, "There's you go. One dozen roses."

You glance at the bouquet and see that she's clearly given you two dozen roses. "This is too much," you protest.

"Oh nonsense." She waves you off. "I'm not that blind yet." She winks at you and says, "Besides, I thought you might need them."

What do you do?
>Thank her for the kindness, pay her for a dozen roses, and be on the way.
>Try to pay for two dozen roses, or leave half the roses behind.
>Ask them what they were whispering about.
>Ask them what they know about you that you don't.
>Ask Sanae, what Honoka's favorite flowers are.
>Writein [what?]

5eb36 No.25463

First, points for the Terminator line. Second, hmm. Third, more hmm. The old ladies seem to be on to something here. I wonder how deeply the masquerade goes with all this. Last thing we need is getting the Mages Association on our ass.

…Okay, I may have just suddenly imagined Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya tossed into all of this and now I'm not sure which is a better thought, Ruby having our back if we tried to go for Ilya or the idea of us somehow being able to use a Class Card and turn into Tuxedo Saber or something.

As for this… she seems to purposely be giving us an extra ammo clip. Survival Horror rules dictate some scary shit is coming around the other corner. I say we make a token attempt to pay for the extra roses but don't argue if she plays it off as us being a repeat customer or something, then casually ask these two how long they've known one another, since they're clearly such great friends.

6111a No.25465

I'll Side with Blue here.

5eb36 No.25472

On the vote or on the Prisma Ilya thing?

06b3f No.25473

I agree with the first half of your plan, Blue. Make a token effort to pay for them all, then accept their generosity. Free ammo is free ammo.

However, I'd like to try to reconcile the two personalities ASAP; it will make it easier to rp as there will be less difference between character knowledge and player knowledge (imo). This is a long-winded way of saying that I want to directly ask them what they know about us that we don't.

5eb36 No.25475

Compromise with you, Shadow. Use my question as a lead-in to asking them about what they know.

Re: I originally planned to say that and got sidetracked while writing the post and forgot about it. >_>

5c6c6 No.25477

I meant the token effort to pay part.

Still, using the question as a lead in to ask them about what they know also seems like a good idea.

5c08c No.25495

Lots of discussion, but only three people so far. I'm keeping voting open for a while longer. Plus, I'm waiting for Limits to come in and see if he flips his shit at what happened.

5c6c6 No.25496

Yeah, we seem to be missing our Horseman of Transformation Sequences.

a1e39 No.25501

Sorry, I have limited internet access throughout the work week, unless I'm at work, in which case I'm not going to look at NSFW stuff.

782b6 No.25502

No worries dude. RL is always more important, and not losing your job is part of that. I'm just curious what it was that you swore nine and a half months ago if the flower shop turned out to be what it is.

a1e39 No.25504

OK. I'm all caught up, and hot DAMN. One of the most important rules of PreCure to remember is this:
Old women ALWAYS either know more, or are more involved, than they let on.
That being said, HEARTCATCH YEAAAAH!! My dreams of getting up-close and personal with Cure Moonlight are closer than ever!
I admit to being confused at first, but in fact, HeartCatch PreCure existing explains multiple Honokas and Nagisas very easily. This isn't PreCure All-Stars; each season is a separate parallel dimension, each with different teams being activated as PreCure. We just saved Futari wa PreCure Nagisa (Cure Black, the one who said "Again?") along with HeartCatch PreCure Nagisa (just a normal girl, though possibly not for long.) Kaoruko, the florist, is Cure Flower. She's *STILL* a certified badass with a ton of power and far greater repertoire of magical techniques than any of the other HeartCatch PreCure, even despite having retired several decades ago. She was a one-woman PreCure team, as far as I know, and her fairy partner is still alive. The other HeartCatch PreCure who tried that (Cure Moonlight) lost her partner to a cheap shot from <SPOILER REDACTED> shortly before Kaoruko's granddaughter, Tsubomi, became Cure Blossom.
On a side note, when Nana Mizuki voices a fairly important character in an anime, that character will become a force to be reckoned with (Hinata Hyuuga, Fate Testarossa-Harlaown, Tsubasa Kazanari, and Tsubomi Hanasaki are all prominent examples of this, and three of those four either are, or will be relevant here unless Moe cuts us off :<)
So yeah. We saved two Nagisas. No evil plot, no nothing. Good job!

If anything, Blue, they're here to help and watch over their magical granddaughters from afar. Unless Moe added a magical girl Illuminati of some kind, we don't need to worry. If we were metagaming, we would try and forge an alliance with them ASAP, since they understand a lot more of what's going on.
However, since we're *not* metagaming…
I vote for the consensus that's forming so far, but I'd also like to add a subtler version of option 3. Mamoru is probably the sort of guy who tries to get on with his life, despite his turmoil, but is always looking out for strange little tidbits that can help him put the pieces of his life together.

5eb36 No.25516

>Stuff about Nana Mizuki

Shows how little I knew or cared about Naruto that I didn't know Nana Mizuki was Hinata's VA, yet that knowledge simply reinforces how much I like her amidst the rest of my general Naruto disinterest.

As for Fate, yeah. I really hope no one's still clueless as to why I'm pushing for finding the Nanoha stuff.

>Stuff about PreCure

Interesting. So what you're saying is we have a chance to get some inter-dimensional 3Ps going. I like this line of thinking.

As for the grandmothers who clearly know way too much, yeah, it's not nearly so much I think we should avoid them as I think we need to figure out a good angle for approaching them that isn't metagaming as shit. Coincidentally, this area is semi-connected to the pet store, and we know Kamen's going to be in that area pretty soonish… Hmm…

Oh, actually, I got so distracted by the flower shop stuff that I forgot to say, we should probably have Mamoru avoid the bus routes for awhile after this. Jadeite might not've stopped at two concurrent plans running at the same time. If we ever hit the Hikawa Shrine stop on one of these rides, I'm pre-emptively voting for getting off right the fuck away.

a1e39 No.25517

I read this one semi-crackfic that was Naruto-based. In it, Hinata and Tenten were practically forced by fourth-wall-breaking Powers-That-Be (in this case, kitsune) to be rivals with each other, simply because of their voice actors. So I looked it up. Tenten's VA (Yukari Tamura) later went on to do Nanoha. So there's some more anime trivia for you.

Also, I agree with you about the grandmother's, but avoiding bus routes would also be metagaming until we hear of some threat emerging on bus routes.

5eb36 No.25524

Well, Mamoru did notice that the people on the bus all seemed to be hypnotized as well, so we might be able to use that. Knowing the exact stop we need to not be on the bus anymore would admittedly be meta, but thinking the buses themselves might be getting dangerous isn't.

…Huh. That's actually the second time now I've had to use Mamoru recognizing hypnotism when he sees it to justify why we should have him react accordingly.

a1e39 No.25533

Well, I'm convinced.

782b6 No.25536

File: 1488083771209.jpg (37.15 KB, 640x480, View of the town.jpg)

Consensus is to be polite and offer to pay, then ask how long they've known each other, and what they know about you.

You pull out enough cash for two dozen roses and give it to the owner. "In that case, I'll pay for them all."

The owner takes the money, and makes change for one bouquet. "No, no, no." She says, giving you the rest of your money back. "The second dozen are a present from me. I won't accept any money for it. And maybe you'll find the right girl soon." The old woman adds with a knowing wink.

"Careful with your wishes Kaoruko," The other woman, Sanae, adds, "He might just find more girls than he knows what to do with." Her giggles sound strange coming from a woman that old.

"Thank you." You say, grateful for the gift. "You two seem like good friends. How long have you known each other?"

The two old women look at each other for a moment, and the owner answers first, "It was a very long time ago, during the last year of the war. We both had been sent to the countryside by our parents to be safe the bombing."

Sanae continues the story, "We became close friends over that year. Then the war ended, and they sent us home." Her eyes are getting misty as she recalls the memories. "There was a tree on the top of a hill where you could see the city. My father used to bring me there when I was very little." She pauses for a while to regain her composure, and Kaoruko takes over telling the story once more.

782b6 No.25537

File: 1488083827846.jpg (67.88 KB, 712x480, Destruction.jpg)

"The road back home took us over that hill. And from there we could see that there was nothing left of the city, just burnt ruins. That was when we found…" The store owner cuts herself off abruptly. "That was when we realized that we still had each other. We could either give up and give in to the despair, or we could do our part to make the world a better place. We decided that we could face the world together, and not even Sora was able to tear us apart." She has a bittersweet look on her face, as if countless happy and sad memories were flashing through her mind. "Although he did come close."

The other woman has dried her eyes, and sagely adds, "The world has changed so much since then. It's such a better place since then, but still, so much doesn't change. Honoka is facing some of the very same problems I did when I was younger. She's handling them so responsibly. I'm very much proud of her."

They may have answered your question, but there was so much that they left out of their story that they hinted at, and you have so many new questions that you'd like to ask. You nod, "You must share a very close bond then."

"Yes…" The store owner replies, sighing wistfully.

You continue as tactfully as you can, "I overheard the two of you whispering about me earlier. Is there something that you know about me?" You glance at the two of them.

The store owner smiles somewhat uncomfortably, Sanae's eyes flash open for a moment, then she regains control of her expression and answers you, "I was just telling Kaoruko that I saw you yesterday in the park by the fountain."

"And the part about awakening?"

"Just a figure of speech." She replies with a wave of her hand, "You're still young, and don't know what you want to do yet." With a smile she concludes, "Chase your dreams, they'll rarely steer you wrong."

You feel a shiver running down your spine, does she know about the dreams you're have? No, that can't be right. Chasing your dreams is just a common idiom, that has unintended connotations for you.

Is there anything else you'd like to ask them?
>Write-in [what?]

How do you want to get back?
>The people on the bus were acting strange, walk.
>Other [what?]

5eb36 No.25539


Definitely not taking the bus, btw, but as for a question… This is gonna be some fast logic connecting on Mamoru's part, but at least it isn't bullshitting or meta to ask.

"Actually, since you mentioned the fountain yesterday, that reminds me of something strange I saw both yesterday and today. Right after I saw Honoka over with you, I noticed a girl who looked a lot like her walking around the area nearby with a ginger-haired girl. The ginger-haired girl seemed to have mistaken her for someone else, but the odd thing is, I saw that same ginger-haired girl in a pet shop earlier today before coming over here… two of her, actually, both in the pet store at the same time. I know this sounds like a silly question, but I don't suppose Honoka or any of her friends secretly have twin sisters running around, do they?"

a1e39 No.25540

I'll back you up with my vote, Blue. Mamoru's a smart guy.

a1e39 No.25541

Also, Sanae saying that Honoka is going through a lot of the same things that she did is very suspicious. Mostly because it makes me think that Moe's taking liberties with just who was or wasn't a PreCure. Not that I have a problem with that, it's just…interesting.

5c6c6 No.25544

I'll throw my hat in with Blue's idea as well.

782b6 No.25556

File: 1488179760630.jpg (89.19 KB, 712x480, At fountain.jpg)

You don't fully believe her explanation, but courtesy demands that you let it slide. Another questions comes to mind though, "Actually, since you mentioned the fountain yesterday, that reminds me of something strange I saw both yesterday and today. Right after I saw Honoka over with you, I noticed a girl who looked a lot like her walking around the area nearby with a ginger-haired girl. The ginger-haired girl seemed to have mistaken her for someone else, but the odd thing is, I saw that same ginger-haired girl in a pet shop earlier today before coming over here… two of her, actually, both in the pet store at the same time. I know this sounds like a silly question, but I don't suppose Honoka or any of her friends secretly have twin sisters running around, do they?"

Sanae thinks for a moment, "Hmm, I thought you only saw me after you…" She cuts herself off and answers your question, "No, Honoka doesn't have a twin sister. She's an only child, and so was my Aya." She glances at Kaoruko, "She does have a cousin from the other side of the family, but they don't look similar at all. But I think I know who the ginger-haired girl is. That's Honoka's new friend, Misumi Nagisa, if I recall correctly. I think the of two of them might end up sharing a bond like Kaoruko and I." Sanae smiles at that thought and concludes, "But no, I can't think of anyone that would look like my Honoka, or like her friend either."

What do you do?
>Ask something else [what?]
>Thank them and leave.
>Writein [what?]

If you haven't voted on how to get back home
>Other [what?]

5c6c6 No.25557

Unless anyone else has any other questions, I think it's time for us to take our leave. As for the way to get home, I'm sure it's a lovely day for a walk and not go on the hypnotized bus.

ebbed No.25560

>sharing a bond like Kaoruko and me

Pls stahp
I can't even right now

Seriously though, are they going to be the magical-girl equivalent of the Janitors (Ben 10), or the Order of the White Lotus (if you don't know what this is from, then shame on you)? And every other granny from every other PreCure season that has a granny is going to play a part?
I actually think that's a good idea, but you're making it very hard for me to keep from going full shadowrun here.

Anyway, while I do think that we're not going to get anywhere by asking them any other questions, I have to wonder: considering the mysterious circumstances under which Tuxedo Kamen is shown *driving a bus* in the Sailor Mars intro episode, what if we're *supposed* to get on? No vote from me yet, I just want to talk this point out a bit.

5c6c6 No.25563

Probably eventually, but Mercury is before Mars, isn't she?

5eb36 No.25564

Yeah, Ami shows up in Episode 8, Rei shows in Ep10, and we should hopefully hear about the disappearing buses around the Hikawa Shrine stop around the time we're required to be there. And if we see Usagi near there, definitely go on alert.

As for the vote, I've got no other questions. My intention was just to bring up the idea of two Honokas and Nagisas to the grandmas so they're aware of it, if they weren't already. Time to move on, methinks.

06b3f No.25567

Thank them, leave, and we go on our own two feet! Gotta build that stamina!

10291 No.25569

File: 1488239237004.png (654.36 KB, 608x608, cat.png)

>Pls stahp
>I can't even right now


5eb36 No.25570

God. Dammit.

9d1b9 No.25585

OK then. Let's move along, in a most grateful and gentlemanly way (thank them and walk back.)

Also, yes. Very yes, Moe.

782b6 No.25589

File: 1488260269896.jpg (88.24 KB, 1280x720, Portal.jpg)

Her answer doesn't help you all that much, but her first sentence sticks in your mind, 'after you…' what? What happened to you? Did you get hypnotized at the fountain as well? That would explain why you don't remember anything that happened after that. But then, why did you not get hypnotized at the pet shop? Is it like a virus, did you become immune to it after being hypnotized once before? Or are you more susceptible to it? Could that be why you've had all these blackout incidents lately? How long have these hypnotism incidents been going on?

You thank them once more for the roses and the information, and take your leave. The thought that you might have been caught in this wave of hypnotism or whatever it is that's going around, plus the fact that the girls on the bus earlier were seemingly also hypnotized, makes you think that it might be better if you walked home instead of taking the bus.

The walk home is long, but it does you some good. Everything seems normal for once. All the people are behaving normally, and it seems just like any other spring day. As you walk home, your thoughts drift back to the girl on the flyer; she looks familiar. However, you don't remember having ever met her, or even seeing her before. If she's some kind of genius, maybe she was on the news at some point, but that explanation rings hollow.

By the time you reach Sendai Hill, it's already after six. In front of you is a T intersection. You're on the major, or "through" road, and to the right is a minor road, and to the left, a retaining wall. A bus speed out from the minor road on the right. You stand in shock, the bus is going to fast to make the turn. Even worse, it doesn't look like it's even trying to turn. You can't peel your eyes away from the impending crash. However, the bus doesn't crash into the retaining wall. Instead, a dark vortex opens up in the wall, and the bus drives straight through. The portal closes behind the bus, and no trace of either the bus or the portal remains.

You can't believe your eyes at first. This isn't something that happens. Buses don't just disappear into portals. You figure that you have to be dreaming. You've had stranger dreams before, dreams of kingdoms and knights, of love and war, and of sacrifice and despair. While you struggle to figure out if you're dreaming or asleep, a woman's voice echoes deep in your mind, "Find the Legendary…"

782b6 No.25590

File: 1488260298520.jpg (52.12 KB, 1280x720, Txedo Kamen.jpg)

"Find the Legendary Silver Crystal." A voice whispers to you. You open your eyes and look around. You are Tuxedo Kamen, infamous jewel thief. You are at the base of Sendai Hill, near the Hikawa shrine. You sense that an evil presence had been here, but it's gone now. Perhaps you could find some answers at the shrine at the top of the hill, but you can sense a concentrated mass of darkness in a building several blocks away. You sense a warm presence near that very same mass of darkness. It feels like Sailor Moon's blindingly bright aura, but far more subdued.

What do you do?
>One mystery at a time, check out the shrine.
>If that warm glow is Sailor Moon, you may need to rescue her again, check out the mass of darkness.
>Writein [What?]

5c6c6 No.25591

I vote for aiding Sailor Moon, we can stop by the Shrine after we make sure she's safe. If we're lucky, maybe we can get her away from the damn cat this time.

5eb36 No.25599

And that's why I said don't get on the fucking bus, kids!

Agreeing with this, though my thoughts are that since it's less "bright" than Moon usually is, it's probably Ami instead. Either that or Usagi just hasn't henshined yet, and either way we win.

06b3f No.25603

The evil at the shrine is gone for now, so we can let it go for now. Right now, let's go help another lady. To the brightness!

d46d7 No.25617

Yeah, a mass of darkness sounds like just the thing to test out our new batch of 100% Cure Flower-approved +3 blessed roses!

782b6 No.25627

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Whatever was going on here has passed. That concentrated mass of darkness demands your attention now. You sprint down the sidewalk. The familiar tingling sensation of your magic restoring your muscles returns.

A few minutes later, you stand in front of the Crystal Seminar, a four-story building devoted to cram schools. From the second floor, on the north side of the building, you see several windows brighten up in flash of light. Simultaneously, a bright glow overwhelms your senses. You can still feel the massed evil in this building, but it's obscured by that bright glow.

782b6 No.25628

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You charge into the building. On the side of the door is a sign. You quickly gleam the information from it: Elementary school aged classed on the ground floor, middle school on the second, and high school on the top two. For a moment, you wonder why you were expecting to see a floor for university students, but that's just one of several things that you can put off for later.

Rounding a corner inside, you hear someone running up the stairs to the second floor.
you planned on following, but you hear a loud crash from the classroom on your left.

What do you do?
>Investigate the classroom.
>Go to the second floor, that's where the person ahead of you went, and Sailor Moon is.
>Write-in [what?]

5eb36 No.25637

Well, shit. On the one hand, I want to get up there and jump in because Moon and soon Mercury will be fighting a youma pretty soon. On the other hand, while I acknowledge that OTL is starting to break down around us, Ep8 is one of the early occasions where Kamen didn't actually make an appearance and the girls handled things without him, meaning we could take a detour and it wouldn't risk horrible doom happening to cute girls while we aren't around.

Guys? Any thoughts?

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