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Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011



Saturday Morning

Tsukiyo's restrain keeps her from snapping her tableware at Emon and Akihito's reactions to her, although a dangerous aura emanates from her for a second as she glares at the older brother. "Hm? I told you before, Miyuki-san, we don't have that in Naoki." Come to think of it she really should have made it one of her campaign platforms for the council... She finishes up her dish and sighs at the shenanigans that Miho's family continue to unfold at the table. "Hmm. Uh, will there be something wrong with dinner for the rest of the school tonight?"

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Saturday, May 30
Music

Itsumi: Your words that night put Shio in an even better mood!

...

The next morning you get ready for the beach!

: "She's gone for the day! Don't let her bother you.. Manami-chan has had a really bad year. It's like that for you guys, huh? You're becoming adults, but everybody still treats you like kids.. and she got that scar from that robot loonie at Naoki! I should beat her up too!" Hayate douses herself with a bucket of fresh water and leaves the "wash room" to you, heading towards one of the warming stones in the living area to speed up the drying while she combs and treats her long braid. "We'll head out right away! I can't wait to see everyone, Kunio and I went shopping and picked out each other's suits.. I mean, he said you have to wear a suit, right? That's funny! Bathing in clothes.. " Once the two of you are separated you've got the privacy to change clothes but can keep talking by shouting.

---

Tsukiyo:

: "Don't worry about it, kid. We're just late on some fish delivery. Dipshit supplier doesn't realize I'll dump his rear end too. We're next to the sea, I think we can find some competition!" Akihito gets up and cleans his plates, drawing a look of exasperation from Fusako who just finished cleaning. "We'll serve something either way. Besides, kids are dumb, you wouldn't notice."

: The two parents walk together. "Miho, show them around, will you? And have a good weekend, we'll be fine without you for a while." Fusako and Akihito exchange goodbyes and kiss at the door.

: "Ehh, lucky. Stay in high school Miho, getting a job sucks." He rises and sighs, taking a step towards the door before turning around and winking at Tsukiyo. "Nice to meet you, ladies." He heads off and Tsukiyo can hear him say something under his breath: "Kawaiiiiii~"

: Fusako and Akihito are still kissing. It's gradually growing more intense. Akihito's hand finds a hip and mama's leg rises and kicks off a heel..

: Miho looks to Tsukiyo and Miho, then stares transfixed in horror at the scene at the front door. Emon sighs and passes them by, exiting quickly.

: Fusako yanks on Akihito's collar and the two head into a side room... ! "Miho! Stop by the lobby and tell Nakasone we're going to be late!"

: "Oh my God!" Miho becomes incredibly embarrassed and shepherds you both back upstairs. "L-L-Lets go to the beach, OK?!" She gestures towards the guest room before retreating to her own room to dress.

Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - Beach House

"Wait, what?" Akio gapes, equally surprised and outraged by Kane's accusations. "Are you telling me that the oh-so-perfect-and-popular kid Takashi was working for some lowlifes and basically pressing girls into prostitution? What the gently caress!" He takes the business card and reads it carefully, memorizing the number and address. "Are you sure about this? If you're lying to me I'll find out before long."

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Saturday, May 30
Music

: Kane laughs. "You think you know a guy, eh?" He props his cap up with one finger and winks. "And why would I lie to ya? We're pals, ain't we? A little competitive, but I think we're both reasonable guys. We wanna win that wish and have nice lives with things going right. It's only human, ain't it?" He lowers his hand and sighs, looking off to the side over his shoulder. "But some folks do lie.. and you gotta wonder what they're after. You can't tell me you've never heard a rumor or two about that family of his. You got some folks where you know where they stand, they're good and honest, yeah? Like that cute girl Hiroko, the Yonamines own that flower shop. Hattoris got a councilwoman for a mom, Felix's folks are scholars, my dad's got a dock job and my mom teaches. Your folks are honest too, yeah?" Kane takes a step closer, to speak to you as a confidant. ".. Even teachers don't know what the heck the Kurokawas do and they live in the nicest drat house in Kobe. I guess I just stumbled upon the sad little truth." He raises a hand and grips your shoulder for a warm squeeze. "I get power like this and I figure I can do some good.."

"I wouldn't spread trouble, Akio. I gave him a whupping and told those girls not to follow up on that poo poo.. you watch out for him, you hear me? Folks'll get weird if they know they got unfriendly competition in the game. We oughta watch each other's backs." He lets go and strikes an easy-going pose. "I'll see ya on the beach, yeah? Gonna be the highlight of the whole trip!"

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011



Saturday Morning

Gross!!! Super gross!!! At both Emon's unwanted advance and towards the Teramoto's display of affection! She quickly hurries away once an opening arrives and heads with Miho towards the guest room to change as well. "I-Is it always like that every morning?"

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Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Saturday, May 30 - Dawn

Her beautiful giggle helps ease the sting of his jumbled words, igniting his smile's full radiance.

"This?" inspecting himself along with her gaze, "When I'm not running in uniform, this is what I usually wear," closing the door to his room fully, he uses the nearby wall to stretch while talking, "I like the freedom of motion, the connection to the earth and sky, you know? I'll change into some swimwear for later. It's dashing," he grins, a hint of mischief there.

The challenge of running on shifting terrain is enough to keep his mind busy, but once he has spotted the melon-sized rock he fixes its location for later. The first step of his gift being completed, his awareness narrows to the distraction of Takano's long easy stride, her muscled and toned body, glimpsed in exhilarating sideways glances and moments when he stumbles enough for her to pass him. He covers those stumbles with a good-natured sprint back to her side.

"We'll have to buy a beach house, for getaways like this. Maybe a mountainside one too," though his voice betrays the effort of his workout, his statement is matter-of-fact and sincere.

Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - Beach House

"His family, huh... drat, that's crazy." Akio shakes his head in disbelief, though he did believe Kane's words. He gives his shoulder a squeeze in return. "Don't do anything that'll get you killed, Kane. You may have powers they don't, but the reverse is also true." Meeting his eyes, he gives him a serious look. "We need to talk about some stuff later, about the game. Alright?"

"Yeah, see ya on the beach. I'm gonna head over to Noriko's and help 'em carry some stuff. Catch you later." Akio grabs his stuff and leaves the beach house for the main inn.

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Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning

"Buffet...?" Noriko wrinkles her nose. "but... breakfast in bed with Akane..." looking disappointed, she sighs in defeat. "fiiiine. pancakes tomorrow, please."

Caught off-guard when Sakura barges in, she flushes a little in embarassment. "heheh... sorry senpai, i hope we didn't wake you up." she smiles. "thank you for letting us know. i guess we'd better start getting ready then, huh?"

Noriko starts digging through her bags for what she was going to wear. "ne, Akane... white cloak or black cloak?"

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Saturday, May 30
Music

Akio: Kane laughs real friendly like.

: "Don't sweat it man. I don't think any mafia goons have these powers. We'll chat later." The two of you split up and you head through the hotel to meet Noriko and Akane at their room.

: On the way you catch sight of Madoka walking with Felix and Hideaki. She grins and jogs over to you on sight, eyeing you up and down and chuckling happily. "Akio! Score!" She's wearing a tight red bikini under a big baggy white shirt with some matching sandals. She slaps you on the hip and laughs. "I'm glad somebody's confident on the beach! You wanna join us?"

Hideaki and Felix share a look and a laugh over your choice of attire. Going down with Da Boys or going down with The Ladies. Or maybe there's another solution here..

Noriko: Akane winces and lets out a little "Awww.."

: "We'll abuse the hell outta this, don't you worry Noriko." She brandishes a credit card and grins wickedly. "You gotta wear black, we're all wearing matching suits!"

: When you address Sakura she stands quietly, watching you closely. When you turn to begin checking your clothing she starts suddenly, her interest honing in on something! The bigger girl snatches your wrist and looks closely.. "Ohh, is that the old hex-stitch line? I didn't think they made it anymore.." She shows off her own lacy shirt and gestures to some homemade seams stitching the sleeves to the torso. ".. Real hex-heads are taking their stuff that falls apart and patchworking it together. They call it Franken-core." Sakura lets you go and gives you a small smile of approval.

Takashi: When you describe your connection to nature(sounds familiar) and your swimwear plans Takano can only shake her head and sigh.

: Takano laughs and slows down to run beside you. "Three houses, hmm? Why don't you set your sights on the present day, Kurokawa..." She takes on a dangerous, competitive edge! "I can't be caught by a man who doesn't give his all!" She starts to speed up again, then peers over her shoulder with a rare cynical grin, to mirror Akane's. ".. Especially in pants like that.." Having a bit of fun she speeds up to outrun you entirely!

...

: When you return to your room you catch the other guys getting ready. They've stopped to share a view of something on Masami's phone and he laughs and waves you over when you return. "Still going in the buff, Takashi? Hey hey, check this out! One of our classmates is getting famous!"

quote:

Ryuka's stream features her playing a single player game with a moderate skill cap. She begins in earnest, overcoming obvious shyness to address her fans, but soon loses her focus. She's almost entirely mute while playing except for when she fails or perishes in game, leading to sudden loud swears, hopping out of her chair and full stomping fits of rage. She occasionally startles her big fat sphere of a cat who dashes in circles on the floor before narrowly ducking out of the barely open door.

: "You're lucky to have such a cute class mascot." Ryo grins, keeping his mirth contained but undeniably amused.

: "What an outrageous brat, hahaha!" Satoshi is cracking up!

Tsukiyo: You follow Miho a bit, chatting with her in her room. She cycles through some clothes and blushes magnificently.

: "I'm so sorry, Tsukiyo! Th.. they are! They're always like this!" Miho grabs her swimsuit and flops onto her bed on her knees, pouting. "It's so embarrassing! I'm sorry! I really am! I should've thought of this before you came over.."

: "I think it's charming, Miho-chan. Your parents have such a close relationship.. and I can feel that love extend to you and your brother too." Miyuki has drifted over to join you both once she's gotten ready, dressing casually instead of stylistically it seems. A cover shirt, a large skirt, her regular shoes.

: "R-really? Gosh.." Miho laughs.

A shrill moan rises from downstairs. You really must get ready and go.. and Miho is sure to stop by the hotel lobby when the three of you pass by the entrance of that building! She comes out looking freshly embarrassed.

---

The Beach
Music

Everyone: When you descend through the hotel lobby or pass by newstands on the beach you all hear and see the same headlines: police are baffled by a rash of strange activity breaking out across the nation, primarily in suburban and metropolitan areas. These crimes all seem to follow similar patterns where they are carried out by an individual, often under extreme stress, doing something unusual without a history of criminal or violent activity. There has been an outbreak of thefts, assaults, hit and runs and the occasional odd suicide, mostly coinciding with a large fight or bad break-up between friends, family and lovers. Some stand offs and arrests end in suicide as well with strange cries lamenting an inability to accomplish something.

It casts an odd cloud on the start of the day but it doesn't persist as you arrive at the bright shining beach, the sun rising and giving you the gift of beautiful weather. It is hot but the wind is keeping things cool with frequent soft breezes and the water feels just right. Easily a hundred Naoki students are mixed in with many more tourists and locals enjoying the beach! You see everyone in your class and many from the second and third years dressed for fun in the sun!

But as you arrive with your friends you can hear whispers sweeping the beach.. you can see glares all converging on the same source.. you can feel the tension in the air.. a storm has arrived.



KING AND QUEEN OF THE BEACH! Igarashi Kunio and Higashi Hayate!!!

He's wearing a powerful vibrant yellow fundoshi, unabashedly rocking the outdated undergarment and showcasing his physique. She's wearing a tight vibrant orange bikini in a complimentary shade in a hip-accentuating thong style. She's even cleaned up with her wild hair tamed into a single six-foot long braid, decorated in pink ribbons! The two are holding hands and in a wonderful sync as they walk by the water chatting. Hayate did tell Itsumi they chose each other's outfits. But there's something different about Hayate today.. something that only occurs to you through slowly dawning horror.. new information that can only be realized with what you see now and what you know of her before!

Shiokaze/Hayate has always wrapped her chest. Now you see the truth when she does not: E Cups.

Envy is the color of the beach's aura today! Boys ask each other how this can be, what the hell does he have that they don't, how could he meet a girl like that, what does she see in him, who does this bastard think he is.. and so on. Girls want to know who this wild girl from Nekketsu is and how she was invited, how they've never seen her before, how they've never seen Kunio-senpai before, who does she think she is.. and so on.

The beach is ringed with the same harsh whisper: "Hell couple.. !!"

---

(Writing here based off what I've been told in Discord!)

Itsumi, Noriko, Tsukiyo: Akio arrives wearing professional swimmer's speedos, leaving nothing to the imagination. Takashi is wearing a fundoshi(mild nsfw). This is it. This is the height of indecency, these boys. Tsukiyo receives +3 Charm and Itsumi receives +2 Charm and +1 Courage for their swimsuits with Noriko receiving +1 Charm and +2 Courage for hers and the decision to let her scars be visible.

Akio, Takashi: Now this is a friendly looking party! Itsumi's wearing a two-piece with bright pink and yellow stripes and Tsukiyo and Noriko are both wearing black bikinis. Truly some enjoyable nature to see on the beach. As for your own stylistic choices... it seems the student body is responding positively to your confidence! Akio draws in +1 Charm and +1 Courage and Takashi earns +1 Charm and +2 Courage(evening out with Akio's earlier +1 when he donned the speedos.)

Everyone: You group has gathered on the boardwalk to sit by a table and catch up after initial beach antics. It isn't often the five of you meet together face to face, a reminder of the reality of high school cliques. But things have been heating up recently and you need some time to swap information face to face!

(I think everybody should meet and chat before they split up to things like meeting with friends, i.e. Noriko/Akane/Takano/Sakura, and so on. We'll do that after some inter-party chat and sharing! You'll also get some modified time slots after this meet-up!)

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Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Saturday, May 30 - Dawn

While Takashi appreciates the view from behind, Takano is fooling herself if she believes him so easily defeated, "If you don't know where you're going, you'll never arrive there!" he calls after her cynical grin. "Not today, my Akarameru-chan," his thoughts are bright reds and vivid purple in her mind, and as warm as his skin against hers. In the moment, it doesn't even occur to him that communicating with her in this way might be new and startling, it is just natural extension of his growing will. If it was hard to run on sand, he merely had to stop running on sand. With a touch of fate, a need to push forward through anything and a heart beating with the twin drives of love and competition, Takashi's shoes are wreathed in a blast of superheated air! Rising a mere inch off the dunes gives him the leverage to sprint with his full speed, unimpeded by the laws of physics - but because there is no victory like overwhelming victory, he lets out a shout of pure joy, a primal cry to the world that he cannot be stopped!

Athletics: 2#1d20+33 34 51 and Takashi uses both Air Walk to ignore the difficulty of running on sand, and then uses Perfect Howl of the Alpha Wolf for a massive shift/slide combo.

---

"Oh god, Ryuka-chan, no!" he watches in horror at her antics, "She was super interested in being a streamer, so I tried to help her, but..." he covers his mouth in suppressed laughter as she stomps around her room, "h. heh... oh my god I've created a monster."

---

Saturday, May 30 - The Beach

Joining his friends on the boardwalk, Takashi is the picture of body confidence, dressed as he is in a modern and stylish orange (nsfw, but not pornographic) fundoshi, a faithful reproduction of the traditional rokushaku style with modern craftsmanship; the sides and back thong offer a twist of white cord to accent the look even further! He brings a tray of beach themed drinks to the table, all a mix of local and imported fruits and veggies to give everyone the energy to carry on throughout the day. Setting the tray down in the middle of the table, he takes a mug and takes a seat.

"This is nice; we rarely all get together IRL... I'm really glad to see Tsuki and Icchan made it. I was worried," his smile and concern are genuine, "I wish this was under better circumstances though... whenever we're all together its because... yeah," his smile cracks a fraction, "its getting worse. All those stories in the news, people attacking others in the street. The country is coming to a boiling point, and we're in the pot."

Unsure what he should share of the mixed bag full of secrets, he settles with an easy start; a secret of his, "Akio's buddy Kane attacked me on the street the other day, while I was working... I, uh... was handing out cards," he sighs, trying to find the delicate words, "My family is connected," he imbues the word with weight,, "Kane had been attacking men on the street because he didn't like what they did... and I got asked to stop it," there is no pride in him at this, only a resignation to a necessary task. No different than brushing your teeth.

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


(Metal Gear Akio Part 1 and Part 2 have been moved to the thread!)

Saturday, May 30, Dawn

Takashi: Your radiant display impresses Takano.. who insists on matching your pace, alternating her running strides with soft blinks forward, matching the setting down of her left root to a snapping teleport forward where she re-emerges and sets down her right foot without desyncing, then alternating that motion. The two of you share a private smile as you run wild..

---

(Fin there. As for the PC meet-up, don't forget that Itsumi and Tsukiyo missed the big meeting with the Hattoris Friday Night!)

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


(Akio's recent meeting with Isabelle Part 1 and Part 2)

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011



Saturday Morning - Beach House

Miyuki seems to be quite cool about everything, specially after seeing those two almost rutting at the living room... Tsukiyo sighs and gets her swimsuit ready, trying her best to ignore the source of the moans as she heads towards the beach... Only to stop and see some of the newspapers cluttered on the Teramoto house's mailbox. All this stuff about high stress suicide and crimes... Tsukiyo can't help but think of what happened in the Other World and how those circumstances mirror those of the crimes. Could it really be that people she know are responsible for this stuff?

Saturday Morning - Beach

What a blunder... Tsukiyo chose the most stylish black bikini she could find on stores for the purpose of this trip in order to impress Miyuki but the recent circumstances have... Made it unlikely. Still, she decides to wear it alongside a pure white wrap sarong covering her legs and a white beach hat on her head. She lifts an eyebrow at Hayate, somewhat surprised at her... Figure, but Kunio's presence alongside her makes her think twice before letting the gaze linger. After finding Takashi and the others, she excuses herself from Miho and Miyuki and meets up with the group.

Tsukiyo listens to Takashi's description of his incident and crosses her arms... While not trying to look at his extremely gross swimsuit. "Pervert weirdo... I... Met with Jun yesterday. You know, Takamura's brother. After talking with him, I'm not really sure what to think of stuff lately. I've seen those incidents too and he said something about them that is making me quite uneasy..."

She takes a long deep breath. "Like, remember when Hideaki went berserk on the Other World's School...?"

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Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - Morning

"Besides Takashi, you mean?" Akio crosses his arms and levels a pointed look at Kane as he fails to grasp what he was getting at. "They might not have powers like these, but what they do have is guns and a bunch of cruel people that could come after your family and loved ones. Keep that in mind, yeah?"

---

"Score? Haha- HEY!" Akio playfully feigns indignation and rubs his hip after Madoka gives it a good slap, but drops the pretense almost right away and chuckles instead. "Good morning Madoka! You actually like it? I had my doubts, haha," he lets out a nervous laugh and looks her up and down in return. "You're looking good yourself..." he smiles bashfully at her. Red... like a strawberry... The thought snuck into his mind out of nowhere.

He was happy to see her, but at the same time he felt something else that he had a hard time putting his finger on, something that made his heart heavy. Whenever he'd been thinking about her lately his mind kept going back to their study session, and the way she'd been... well, pretty much crawling over him while they were on his bed. In the moment he'd been terrified of Hanae getting the wrong impression of what was going on inside his room, while thinking that the reason Madoka was behaving like that was just because she was accustomed to having physical contact with him from karate practice, but in hindsight... maybe he'd been the one that had gotten the wrong impression. And if so... if she was actually interested in him... then what kind of feelings did he have for her?

"Ah, uhm..." He suddenly becomes aware that he'd stranded the conversation at an awkward silence as thoughts were running through his head. "Join you? S-Sure, but I've promised to help carry some stuff from the hotel. Let's meet up on the beach?"

Akio // Saturday, May 30 - The Beach, Team Meeting

Akio sits with his arms crossed and regards Takashi with scathing disapproval as he speaks. The drink he'd brought for him remained untouched on the tray. He wasn't going to let him get away with what he did so easily, but before he has a chance to say anything Tsukiyo continues on. He'd just have to loop back to it later. "You met with Joker, alone?" He raises an eyebrow at her. "That's not very smart, he's dangerous and cannot be trusted." He uncrosses his arms and leans forward. "The incidents are related to the great game, aren't they? Like how Hideaki was brought to the brink and Joker took advantage of him to gain fate. What did Jun have to say about it?"

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Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Tsukiyo - Saturday Morning - Beach

"He was the one who claimed fate..." But Tsukiyo shakes her head, her face stern as stone. "But according to Joker, the ones who made the rift... And who dragged us to the Other World that day and interfered with Hideaki's challenge, that was Akane Hattori."

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning

Noriko tries not to flinch when Sakura grabs her wrist, tensing up for a moment as she pushes aside her anxiety. "...um, hehe, yeah." she smiles at the recognition. "it's from the Bog Witch collection they did last spring." Pulling the cloak out of her bag, she holds it up, a lightweight garment made from a thin, shimmery material, with a mantle over the shoulders made from scraps of remnant cloth. Noriko has made a few additions, weaving some of Crowley's feathers in among the scraps. It's rather... witchy. "it's been hard to come by since they stopped making it but i know some places nobody looks."

---

As they eat breakfast, Noriko catches the news report on one of the hotel TVs, a dark thought crossing her mind. "helping Akane... means other people are going to suffer." looking up at her, Noriko feels the concern melt away. "whatever... i can't save everyone, but i can save her."

Noriko - Saturday Morning, Team Meeting

Noriko shows up to the meeting in her cloak and a wide-brimmed floppy black hat, looking the part of The Witch at the Beach. Her cloak hangs down to just above her knee, fastened together at the shoulder with the crow pin Takashi had given her. Having a seat in the shade, she crosses her legs and lets others lead the conversation, at least until Tsukiyo's reveal...

"...ehhhh?" Noriko looks up. "...akane did? but i thought..." she frowns. "...i'd thought it was me the whole time. ugh... she let me think it was me..." balling her fists, she tries to swallow her hurt feelings but it just makes her taste the bitterness even more. Staring off into the middle distance, she ruminates on the problem. "Hideaki's her friend. they're so close... why would she...?" the thought of the betrayal leaves her heart aching. Yet... she'd done it herself. Noriko wasn't without guilt when it came to Hideaki's circumstances. And he was her friend, even if they hadn't known each other for years.

Noriko's expression hardens as she comes to a conclusion. "...she did what she had to do." Noriko sighs. "Akane and Takano are both in ORDER. Akane is Royal and Takano is Charlotte. Akane made a deal with Satan, like i did that night in the ancient ruins. they told us about it last night." she motions to Akio and Takashi. "she was kind of evasive on the details. still hiding things. i... hate it, but... you do what you have to to survive. those deals are serious. if you get bogged down in morality... you die." she frowns, looking off to the side. "apparently Akane's at her deadline for whatever deal she made. The Game bleeds over into the real world again tomorrow, and when it does... we need to let her win. otherwise... she's going to end up like those stories in the news."

"i know you don't get along with Takano, but... Akane is my best friend. even after all this... i don't want to lose her."

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011





Tsukiyo - Saturday Morning - Beach

"..." Tsukiyo icily glares at Noriko, her stare as sharp and cold as any sword! "Your friends... They were the ones leading ORDER. And that's something you only mentions just now. And... And you have the gall of trying to bring up friendship to me." She remains immobile, waiting for the reaction of the others but she keeps a hateful eye at Mori...

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Team Meeting

Noriko returns the glare. "i didn't know most of this until last night, and i've only known their identities for a couple of weeks. they agreed to come clean when we came to the beach, so i agreed to keep it a secret. wouldn't you do the same for somebody you cared about?" she crosses her arms. "if something had come up and i felt you needed to know, i would have told you. through all of this, with all the deception, with us at odds with each other, Akane and i have remained close friends... so..." Noriko hesitates for a moment. "so... if your bond with Manami was so easy to sever that some ripples in fate tore it apart, it's because your friendship wasn't very strong to begin with! what i did had nothing to do with you, or her!"

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Tsukiyo - Saturday Morning - Beach

Tsukiyo lifts her hand for a second, and is ready to slap Noriko, only to restrain herself at the last second! "You...! You say that but your 'friends' were the ones who scarred her in first place! You three, you stick your heads on occult stuff that no one should deal with and then leave others to deal with the fallout! You are the worst!"

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


(Placeholder)

Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - The Beach, Team Meeting

(Edited in a bunch of stuff in my previous post https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post493064458)

"Enough!" Akio shouts and slams his palm down on the table. "Don't you even dare." He lifts a warning finger to Tsukiyo and stares her down as she raises her hand in anger. "Noriko has promised to not make any more deals. The first one was not her fault, the second one she should've known better, but that's just how it is. Joker is one of our enemies and Manami has committed to following him, what happened was going to happen anyway, it was inevitable."

He looks over to Noriko and sighs. "As for Akane, I agree that she probably did what she had to do... But she left it up to us to clean up her mess." He frowns. "Both she and her sister are far more powerful than any of us, something that was especially true back then, yet we were the ones that had to endanger our lives to save Hideaki and defeat his anxieties. And after all of that she left Noriko to think that she was the one responsible, even up until now? I'm so not okay with that." He shakes his head and scowls as he looks off to the side. "That girl needs to stop shirking her responsibilities and grow the gently caress up already." He takes a deep breath and turns his head back. "That being said, we obviously have to do everything in our power to save her life tomorrow."

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Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Saturday, May 30 - The Beach, Team Meeting

"Tsuki-c..." he stops, forcing himself to use her respectful honorific instead of a friendly nickname, "Tsukiyo-san, you're letting Hamada Jun manipulate you. If Genjuro-san was found dead in your home, would you just walk away from that? Because Jun did," he frowns with disapproval, "Does that square with you?" his voice betrays the surging flame of emotion in him.

"He's whispering poison into your ear, trying to make you side with him," Takashi looks incredulous suddenly, "and I can't believe you'd... entertain an audience in the mixed bath..." he shakes his head with a cough, remembering that she just called him a pervert, "I realize things have been... strained... lately," he eyes Noriko and Akio out of the corners of his vision, "but I have to believe our bond is stronger than a few words. We stood shoulder to shoulder against Oni, against your brother when..." he leaves that unspoken, "You have to trust that our... belief in the Hattoris is not lightly given."

He sighs heavily, his shoulders slumping, "You're my friend, Tsukiyo, and I don't want that to change. But we can't let anyone else die, if we can stop it. We have to be better than that."

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Team Meeting

Noriko goes completely silent when Tsukiyo raises her hand, staring her down with a cold, unflinching gaze. As Akio and Takashi speak, she quietly reaches up to her shoulder, unpinning her crow pin brooch, and setting it on the table beside her. "Tsukiyo." Standing to face her directly, she holds the cloak together at the mantle with one hand. "you don't scare me, do you understand? i'm not threatened by you in the least." her expression and tone are hard and cold. "Manami made her own choices. like the choice she makes to live life mad at the world for an insignificant scratch."

Pulling her cloak off in a single motion, she tosses the garment to Akio. Underneath she's wearing the black bikini she'd bought with the Hattoris, her scarred body fully visible in the sunlight. "does her scar make you feel sad, Tsukiyo-chan? are you torn up about it, like she is?" She rests a hand on one hip, just above a surgical scar and over a patch of shiny scar tissue where the pavement had made short work of her skin. "they build character, or so i've been told."

"i don't have any pity for her hurt feelings. Akane's life is on the line. you can stand with us or step aside. but if you ever raise your wrist to me again, you'll wish you hadn't."

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Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011





Tsukiyo - Saturday Morning - Beach

"...Takashi." She looks at him with an angry look, hurt by he fact that they seem to be siding against her, but his sympathy makes hrr a bit hesitant. "I... I need to see if he's telling he truth." She looks back at Noriko with scorn, angry at her pitiless response to Manami's grievance and turns her back on her, wordlessly ready to leave. "Fine by me. I'll step away. But if you... If you try to hurt her for the sake of the Hattoris. I'll show you something to be scared about."

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Team Meeting

Noriko smirks. "...can't face me? did i make you uncomfortable?" Noriko shrugs. "i just told you my intentions, Tsukiyo. let me make it a little clearer. if Akane doesn't win tomorrow, she will die. so... if Manami gets in our way, she'll wish it was Takano dealing with her. i'm not going to just stop at a scratch. threaten me and posture all you want, it's not going to change anything - you'd be the one on the side of murder for petty revenge."

Making a rude gesture to Tsukiyo, she scoops her brooch off the table and moves over to Akio, taking her cloak. "let's go."

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Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - The Beach, Team Meeting

Akio gives Noriko a nod and rises to his feet after handing her her cloak. "What truth are you even looking for, Tsukiyo? What kind of truth would justify letting Akane die in your eyes?" There's a distinct edge to his voice as he speaks. "I hope you come to your senses and side with us tomorrow. But if you're too bullheaded to do that, then at least make sure that Manami isn't there to oppose us. If we end up in a situation where we need to hurt her to ensure that Akane survives the night, it'll be a very easy choice to make."

He puts an arm around Noriko's shoulders and starts to leave with her, but stops after a few steps and lets out a sigh. "Wait." He calls out and turns his head. "There's something I need to tell everyone, something I learned only late last night. Adachi-sensei is part of the great game. I ran into him using warding magic to conceal himself as he was talking over the phone, but I was able to eavesdrop on him anyway. He said he's kept his eyes on the players, which I assume includes us, for a while now. I was also able to tell that he's working with others, and that they're gathering here, but I was unable to determine their online identities. Whoever they are, I expect that we're going to face them tomorrow. He almost caught me, but I'm fairly certain I was able to get away before he realized who I was. And that's about it. See ya."

Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Saturday, May 30 - The Beach, Team Meeting

"<poo poo>," Takashi frowns at the retreating pair, "Sorry Tsukiyo. They... they don't have any right to talk to you like that. <poo poo.>" he looks at the drinks in the middle of the table, his peace offering, and his frown deepens, "We're all spiraling away from each other, which helps everyone but us. Now more than ever we need all our friends... <poo poo.> Adachi-sensei. <poo poo!>" his mind whirls with the revelation, trying to think of what he'd revealed without knowing in weeks under Adachi's tutelage. Had he betrayed himself to the teacher, had he revealed a fatal weakness?

Picking himself up from the table, he grabs the discarded tray and any abandoned drinks to dispose of them appropriately, "I'm really sorry, you two," he includes quiet Itsumi in the ensuing gesture, "I don't want anyone to get hurt tomorrow, but I also can't... let Akane die... I can't," he returns a smile to his features, doing his best impression of his normal demeanor, though it fails to shine as brightly, "Just... just remember that we're friends, or at least I hope we are, and that I'd never want to hurt either of you... and never let you die, either. We have to find a way that doesn't end in more deaths, more power for... whatever they are. We have to be better than that. Whatever you choose, just remember that, okay?"

He turns to return the cups to the nearby stall, giving both of them a perfect view of his nearly bare behind.

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Kasaya Itsumi

Itsumi finally speaks up after silently watching the conflict. "STOP! ALL of you! Right now!" She walks in the middle of everyone, "This is NOT how we treat each other, and certainly is not how we accomplish anything!" She takes a breath, "And anyway, how are we so sure that the Hattoris are telling us the truth? You know, they asked me about the Other School, and when I asked them if they played, and why they were there, they lied and told me they had never heard of it. I'm not sure they're being entirely straightforward here... I really think they're just trying to use us to get what they want."

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Satuday, May 30, The Beach
Music

Akio, Noriko: As you two walk together to go meet up with the Hattoris after the meeting you hear a tiny high-pitched voice lamenting something from Akio's shoulder.



: It's a beautiful little fairy, not even tall enough to be seen past his head! She's wearing a conservative two-piece that looks like it was pinched from a doll. "Masteeerrrrr.. those drinks looked really sweet..." Dahlia mopes. "This is why you should try to foster peace..." The fairy whines like a little kid!

Itsumi: It seems the group is fracturing between those who want to believe the Hattoris and those who aren't so quick to. This leaves you with a chance to chat with Tsukiyo, maybe... otherwise it isn't long before Madoka catches you!

: "Hey! Sunny, where've you been!? You swim here?! Hitchhike?!" She laughs and gives you a hug. "You should've called me! I thought you weren't gonna make it?" Madoka sets you down and grins. "Nice suit. So, what're you up to today?"

If you don't have another group in mind, Madoka introduces you to some guy friends of hers. Madoka always seems to make guy friends real easily.. especially seeing as she's shed her shirt and is rocking the bright red bikini.

: "Hey Itsumi-san, how's it going?" Felix, part of your Soulshell and party to the secrets of DDW and your shared struggle. His old-timey suit looks cultured, at least.

: "Hey pep squad." Kane, an aloof guy with a surprisingly solid cut to his figure. Looks like a bit of hardcore training or fasting?

: Hideaki! The #1 in Freshman year! ... Looks like a more casual nerdy boy, the only one not actually in Karate Club. "Nice to meet you."

Takashi: You catch up with Takano shortly around(before, after, during, w/e) the time Akio and Noriko would show up to join the sisters. You can see Akane laughing and Takano mortified as soon as they're close enough to read their expressions..

: "'Ey Tah-kah-noh, ah'm ready tah hit dah beach, eyyy.." Akane puts on an old man's exaggerated voice before cracking up further, pointing and laughing at Takashi.

: "Ta..Takashi-chan.." She clasps her hands together and makes a close-lipped smile. "This was your plan for "dashing"?" The two sisters lean close and whisper, conferring and passing twin judgement over Takashi. Takano sighs and works her way up to a warm smile. ".. I'll have to draft a dress code for next year.."

: "He's dressed like freaking Igarashi.." This comparison to Kunio and.. oh no! Oh no! Akane involuntarily glances down for a moment, then laughs it off and looks off to the side with a really bad feint. The sweets-loving sister pushes towards a C.

: Takano is so in sync with her sister that she also follows the head tilt downwards, then instantly has a moment of recollection. She crosses her arms and turns to face Takashi. ".. Takashi-chan, what do you think of my suit?" .. It is a brilliantly minimalist design of sharp, angular black with the occasional white strip and logo placement to break it up. But the elder Hattori is in peak physical shape, capping at a B.

Tsukiyo: You rejoin your friends, give or take a chance to talk to Itsumi before doing so. Maybe she'd be the one to actually hear Jun's side tonight?

: "Tsuki-chan! Where'd you go?" Miho's back in her one-piece suit.

: "You should introduce us to your other friends sometime.." Miyuki has turned out in force in a dazzling dark-green two-piece. The tone compliments her eyes and makes for a dangerous combo.

: "Eh-heh-heh.. Miho knows some of them.." She seems to be in a really good mood! "Tsuki-chan, did you want to.. uhm, see the little shrine tour we have here? This place has a really good history... and.. and I know the whole tour by heart, heh-heh.." Miho rubs the back of her head with a touch of awkwardness.

---

First Time Slot - Morning To Noon

Akio: Sticking with Noriko defaults you to hanging out with the Hattoris, which leads to Akane giving you some very sinister looks. It'd be a fun day over here. But you did say you'd meet up with the Karate Club and Madoka..

Itsumi: The fight and the reveals from your group's meet-up has you a bit on edge. There is one relationship you could pull here to try and get some stability back.. Takano does trust you as a kouhai and her equal in the Student Council. Maybe if you confided in her? You weren't part of that meeting the other three had yesterday with the sisters..

Oh! And you haven't seen Ryo yet! If you were to go looking for him he'd probably be walking the beach with camera out, knowing him.

Noriko: You feel a bit of pressure building as occasional passersby point and whisper. The subject can only be one thing if they're staring.. you look like an excellent matching part of the Hattori trio, but even your cloak can't hide all of the scars. At some point Crowley gives you a bit of supernatural knowledge, having seen Mister Adachi somewhere conspicuous nearby.. ! (See Option below, can be shared with others.)

Takashi: There's a loud commotion coming from one side of the beach where a great deal of students have gathered around where the waves break to engage in some tug-of-war! It seems to be focused on outcries of an impossibly strong and unfair challenger repeatedly winning for one side..

Tsukiyo: Miho is offering to host a little sight-seeing tour along the beach and part of the hotel grounds concerning a little local legend of historical shrines along the beach. A good excuse to walk and you may learn something. And well, Miho is really hoping her best friend will come!

Everyone: Noriko's familiar Crowley spots Mister Adachi idling in the hotel lobby, checking his watch occasionally. He's dressed for the beach in baggy shorts, heavy sandals with thin-weave socks and an open Hawaiian shirt. He's even got a dab of sunblock zinc nose-coating on, with sunglasses on strings dangling around his neck.

(There will be 3 time slots total, but the options change as time passes. You can also wrangle a bit of conversation with non-listed folks, but options are intended to get a concrete benefit like a Social Link boost.)

Choose One Per Person

[ ] Surfing, Swimming, Etc (Courage)
[ ] Tug of War Showdown! (Charm)
[ ] First Guided Tour of Local Prayer Spots (Academics)
[ ] Trailing Mister Adachi
[ ] Hanging with the Karate Club (Felix/Moon)
[ ] Hanging with the Karate Club (Kane/Justice)
[ ] Hanging with the Karate Club (Hideaki/Hermit)
[ ] Hanging with Ryo (Sun)
[ ] Local Arcade (???, sounds like a big commotion..)

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Spotted a Fairy

"...ara? master?" Noriko looks up, glancing around for a moment before locking her eyes on the fairy. "...!"

Shifting through space imperceptibly, Noriko reappears on Akio's other side, looming over Dahlia menacingly! "ohohoho, who's this, Akio-kun? have you been holding out on me??" Reaching over, she pokes Dahlia in the belly. "she's cuuuuute! though, Akio... keeping a little pet girl, dressing her up in skimpy clothes... having her call you master..." Noriko smirks. "...you really are a world-class pervert. the worst."

Noriko - Saturday Morning, Morning to Noon block

Loading Akio up with a heavy load of beach "essentials" as they depart from the hotel, Noriko deliberately leads them on a meandering path down the beach, talking about nothing with Akane while occasionally shooting a sidelong glance at Akio and mumbling something conspiratorially to her friend. Once they find a suitable place, she sets out a blanket with Akane while she has Akio set up the umbrella.

Noriko can't help but feel exposed as the morning wears on... She knew the cloak wasn't exactly making her look inconspicuous, either... Hesitantly, she slips out of the cloak and carefully folds it over before tucking it away in her bag, pulling out a bottle of sunscreen. Applying a generous amount to her arms and legs, she looks over to Akio for a moment, and then Akane, with a slight smirk. "Ak...ane~, can you get my back?"

--- Trailing Adachi ---

"it's awfully busy here..." Noriko notes, looking a bit unnerved. "...i think i'm going to take a walk for a little bit. um, maybe you two can keep each other company for a little while?" she smiles. "i'll see you later."

Slipping away, she tugs back on her bond with Crowley. "ok... keep an eye on him, we'll have to be careful, though. i don't know how many people around here know you're my familiar, but let's not take chances with other players... try not to be noticed."

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Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Kasaya Itsumi

"Heh, something like that!" Itsumi says in response to Madoka's probing. "And thanks! I like your suit too! Anyway... I think I'm gonna go see Ryo, he wanted to make sure I made it alright. I'll catch you in a little bit!"

She then texts Ryo,

quote:

> Hey there!
> I made it to the beach just fine!
> Do you wanna meet up somewhere?

Immediately after she texts Ryo, she sends another message out to Tsukiyo,

quote:

> Hey...
> What happened back there was pretty rough
> For everyone
> Let me know if you wanna meet up and talk about it

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Satuday, May 30, The Beach
Music

Akio, Noriko: Dahlia giggles and clutches her stomach after the poke.. before sharpening up and raising both of her hands in little fists, glaring at Noriko fearlessly!

: "Master is NOT a pervert! He's great and strong and wonderful and wise!" She points at Noriko! "I picked this outfit myself!" She pauses to beam with pride, then points with her other hand! A double point! "M-Maybe with that outfit.. YOU'RE the pervert!" ... Noriko's is more revealing, after all...

...

: Wearing a matching suit to complete the trio of Sisters + Noriko, Akane has taken pleasure in watching Akio work as beach peasant. Noriko practically beats her to this planned bout of bullying.. the younger Hattori grins wickedly and shuffles over to Noriko, gesturing at her to lie down on the blanket. "I'd lo~ve too!" With her chesire cat grin she watches Akio for a moment before helping Noriko apply sunscreen to those hard to reach places.

---

Itsumi: Madoka catches your shoulder and blinks her eyes.

: "Ehhh? I thought we were done with that guy? We got Ichiro.." ... Your friend laughs and grins . "Itsumi, are you seeing that boy for..?" A bit of bait, to see how you react!

Text posted:

: I'm glad you came! Meet me by the surf shack.

.. Madoka invites herself along as you go! You catch sight of Ryo waiting by the little rental booth.

: Ryo's wearing a simple set of white swim trunks with black stripe. Nothing tight and shameless like those other goofy boys. He smiles as you approach and gives Madoka a quick hand wave. "Beauty and the beast, yeah? Hey Icchan, you look great." He makes a point of getting a photo of the two of you. "I didn't see you on the bus.. where're you staying?"

Noriko: As the two of you are lounging under the umbrella, Akane props herself up on her elbows and share shares a meaningful little look with you before her pupils dance to either side, scornfully looking at those around you.

: She grins and nods. "OK! Come back soon, alright?" ... Once Noriko is well out of sight and in case Akio tries to shadow her, Akane snaps her fingers and whistles for him. "A~Kiiii~Oooooo~" She beckons him over with a single curled finger, reaching over and grabbing the sun screen. "Why don't you do me up nicely?" She tosses him the bottle and lowers her head to relax, not even bothering to turn her face to hide her own laughter.

...

The feelings of social anxiety build as Noriko walks back to the hotel lobby. It is undeniable that people are pointing and sharing observations about your scars. Snippets of conversation pass back and forth, amplified to twin streams by Crowley's shared perception. "... burnt..." "... freak..." "... so sad..." "... ugh, gross..."

At the lobby Noriko sees Mister Adachi chatting with Mister Matsubara, who is wearing a set of formidable black speedos and a big Hawaiian shirt. Whereas Adachi is a bit of a dork, Matsubara looks like a visiting athlete and is drawing loads of eye traffic himself. He seems unaware.

: "Hey hey hey <Mike>, you're really a hit. Maybe you could wait a bit.. my friend has a thing for guys like you, I think." Adachi grins and pats his colleague on the arm.

: Matsubara chuckles. "I need to get going. I can't let Kato watch that entire beach by himself." The big man does seem pleased by the reception with just the smallest upwards shift of the corners of his mouth. He and Adachi are walking towards the front of the lobby...

It's inevitable they'll see you if you just stand around in the open and stalk like an amateur! It's a big hotel lobby, very wide open, generous lines of sight and some decorative arches and pillars, lots of furniture. There's a design so that the second floor walkways open up and look down into the lobby below. Lots of options for you, but you'll have to do something!

... And you feel a mental shift as Crowley is interrupted by a sudden approach! Whereas he'd be content to shadow you, help you with spying and provide your emergency transport via familiar magic.. he is stopped on a roof-top gutter by the approach, descent and intimidation of a big brown owl with a big patch of white on the chest and flecked among the feathers! The grumpy old barn owl is almost twice as big as your crow and looks angry, giving off a distinct set of tongue-clicks!

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Spotted a Fairy

"nyeh-heh-heh-heh... maybe perverts just attract other perverts?" Noriko opines with a shrug and a smirk. "maybe you're a pervert too."

Noriko - Saturday Morning, Trailing Adachi

As Crowley encounters the Owl, Noriko steps into a shadow and out another, sticking her teleport on the balcony above. "...an owl, Crowley? really? in the middle of the day?" Noriko shakes her head. "...might be another familiar. don't give yourself away... just mill about and fly off... you can wing back around and try another angle."

(teleporting up to the balcony above)

Crowley roots around in the gutter for a minute, pulling out a juicy beetle. Looking up at the owl, Crowley snaps his beak down on the beetle's thorax with a satisfying crunch before flying off.

Bluff: 1d20+20 33

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Satuday, May 30, The Beach
Music

Akio, Noriko: At Noriko's accusation Dahlia gasps and covers her mouth with both hands. She is earnestly shocked. "Am.. am I.. a pervert..?"

---

Noriko: You wisp away and reappear at the high ground before your teachers would see you and Matsubara departs without trouble. Adachi returns to the center of the lobby and you can swear he looks right at where you were.

: "Hmm.." He pulls out his phone and exchanges a quick, deliberate message. "Change of plans. You'll meet me at this room." He mumbles discreetly before heading for the elevator! You'll lose sight of him once he steps in and the door closes!

And that's not all...

Outside Crowley is able to successfully disengage from the territorial owl but soon finds that every angle of approach he takes is blocked! This is quite vexing as Crowley is being boxed out of range of your Familiar-based teleport.. in a final desperate bid to fulfill your bidding he tries to make a super wide circle with flight past line of sight breaking bill boads and roof tops.. he descends on the opposite side of the hotel, trying to close to within range of you from the rear of the building. He's dancing along a window sill when suddenly!!!

(Sound effect at 0:29, music from there too!)

https://youtu.be/_43rMVPh1Tk

The fat barn owl descends in a flash and blocks Crowley's path! The big bird beats his wings and clicks in an intimidation display before speaking in the secret tongue of animals:

(Voice from Mr Heart in video!)

: "What part of my territory do you think you can sneak through? Little scavenger, ALL of this building is MINE!" With a screech the owl spreads his full wingspan! "Be gone!" He bristles his feathers and the great white fluff engulfing his chest bounces, as well as his tidy little gut. Who knows how many mice have met their end in this same way..

... At this range and in that pose he has no guard, his torso exposed... and if Crowley doesn't act he won't be able to get back within range of Noriko! (20 square familiar teleport is currently disabled.)

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Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Trailing Adachi

"...tch. did he see me?" Noriko glowers down at Adachi... Mulling over her options, she reaches out to Crowley. "...no luck getting around?"

Crowley narrows his eyes as he's intercepted again. "No. There's no getting around, so we'll just have to go through." Rearing back, Crowley puffs his own body up, rising to his full imposing height and stature! Crows are pretty big birds!!! Hopping forward, Crowley beats his wings and lashes out with his talons at the Owl's exposed belly, not trying to get into an entanglement so much as reminding the other bird that it's not dealing with a mouse. "Get out of my way, fluffball. Your Pinecone Technique is no match for Crow Style." He scratches his talons and taps his beak on the ground in front of him in a show of his presence. "I'm not hunting mice and songbirds, so bugger off, before I have to remind you that you're not as big as those feathers make you look."

Intimidate: 1d20+25 42

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?


Satuday, May 30, The Beach
Music

Noriko: The big bird backs away, Crowley's tough posturing allowing him to advance! (Familiar Teleport is enabled!) But when he brings talons to fluff to really sell the tough talk, he finds that he can't bring his leg back! It's caught in the fluff.. and sinking in!

: "Bruuu-hahahahahaha! Remember this name, kid.." Crowley's claw tips sink until they poke against more hard, knotted flesh than he expected! It's like this bird is a flying basketball made of thick leather! "My Master has made me strong too.. that's why I earned the title Barnabus!" Barnabus raises his own leg dramatically, Crowley trapped by the ridiculously thick fluff! "Orrryahhh!" The owls leg comes down and his talons clamp around Crowley's neck before he's slammed face first to the flat polished wood of the windowsill! He impacts with a light *thwap!*

Barnabus withdraws his legs and hops back twice, taking up his pine cone stance again! "Bruuu-hahahahahaha!!! With my wonderful feathers the next time you try to claw or peck me.. the result will be the same! I'll.. I'll batter you to death!" The barn owl wavers slightly, but his bigness won't falter if tested and a physical fight won't go well! He's protected from most bird-to-bird combat! There's plenty of windows Crowley could peak into for recon, so long as he can evade or defeat this bag of angry feathers!

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Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.


Akio // Saturday, May 30 - Morning

"Little p-pet g-girl? N-No, it's not like that! I can explain! Uh..." Akio starts to panic as Noriko crawls underneath his skin, but as Dahlia staunchly comes to his defense he calms down a bit. "Y-Yeah, that's right!"

Strong and wonderful and wise? He gives Dahlia a well deserved pat on the head and grins at Noriko, soaring on the ego boost. "Don't listen to the wicked witch, Dahlia. She's just jealous because her familiar smells like garbage while you carry such a fresh citrus fragrance!" He laughs. "Sorry, I was gonna tell you sooner but the moment never came up. Jennifer came over with her a couple weeks ago." Smiling, he points up at his shoulder with a hand. "Noriko, this is my cute fairy familiar Dahlia, who has an insatiable desire for sweet things." He lowers his hand, looks up at Dahlia and nods with his head at Noriko. "Dahlia, this is my cute girlfriend Noriko, who despite constantly tormenting me manages to be the sweetest thing in the whole world." He looks back at Noriko, blushing a bit, and gives her a light kiss on the lips. "I hope you two will get along, hehe."

Akio // Saturday, May 30 - The Beach

As they're walking down the beach and Noriko leans in to confer conspiratorially with Akane for like the third time, Akio makes a grimace and shoots her the stink eye. After what she'd told him last night he didn't feel particularly guilty about what he'd done on the bus, but still, he'd made a promise, so he'd resolved to carry all this junk anyway! He puts on a neutral expression, straightens his back and trudges on implacably.

In the end it proved to be worth it, as he finally got to kick back and relax on the sunny beach, lying down on a blanket just outside the shadow cast by the umbrella and soaking in the warm rays of the sun. He sits up eagerly as Noriko casts off her cloak. "Of cour- oh..." He frowns in disappointment as Noriko pulls her sinister trick with the sunscreen and can only sit and watch as Akane robs him of his prize. Was this how it was going to be for the rest of the trip, endless teasing, and not even the fun kind!? What a letdown, he'd so been looking forward to it...

"You want to walk by yourself?" Akio looks with concern at Noriko as she gets up to leave, but nods. "Okay, just remember that you're beautiful," he says with a warm smile and watches her as she leaves.

Akio is sitting up and considering his options when Akane's piercing call rings out behind him, sending a shiver down his back. "Eh?" He turns around and watches her beckoning finger with surprise. "Eh? Eh?" He reflexively catches the bottle of sunscreen as she tosses it to him and looks down at it, then up to her again. "D-Do you up nicely?" He flusters at the prospect, but as he notices she's laughing at him he narrows his eyes. Fine, then! If that's the game she wanted to play... "Alright," he says with a confident smirk and inches closer to her. "After seeing your amateurish technique on Noriko I feel compelled to show you how it's supposed to be done."

He kneels down beside her, cracks open the bottle and takes his time to slowly pour out an even trail of sunscreen from between her shoulder blades all the way down the small of her back. He snaps the lid close on the bottle and puts it down, and after a moment's hesitation places both of his hands on her back and starts to firmly massage the lotion into her skin, following up with using his thumbs and his knuckles to really get in there, taking out some of his own frustrations in the process (though not in a way that'd hurt her, of course). He meticulously works his way down from her neck until he reaches her lower back, where he stops, realizing that if he goes any further he might be getting a bit too personal, if he hadn't already! He averts his eyes, looking off into the ocean with a blush, and clears his throat. "Ahem. That should 'do you up nicely', I hope."

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Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Saturday, May 30 - Morning

In a word, Takashi is confidence. A lot of young men would wear something like this on a dare, sulking and compressed to hide their bodies from onlookers, but Takashi is not most young men. He has put in so much work to make his body a temple, why shouldn't he show off his shredded muscles, his washboard abs, his glutes? Not even Akane's mocking laughter and words can dim his spirit, so vibrant and vital; not when the sun's rays wash him in their warmth, kissing his exposed skin like a greedy lover. His smile is broad, open and inviting, perfect teeth gleaming.

Takano's tight smile bounces against the armor of his confidence, "Have I overshot dashing and entered roguish?" he lifts his sunglasses to offer her a quick wink, tossing down his towel and wallet near hers, "A dress code? What ever for?" his hands settle along his hip flexors, a relaxed superman pose without the heroic chin lift, drawing attention to his defined abs and the low body fat honed by running. When Akane and Takano's eyes slip to follow the "V" down his body, his smile widens a few centimeters, and Akane's feint does not go unnoticed. Takano's use of the honorific 'chan' in mixed company is suprising, and her question pulls his eyes down the slopes of her body, appreciating the suit's masterful job highlighting her toned muscles, her athlete's figure.

"I think I'd better be careful," his sunglasses hide his lingering eyes, but his cheeks color fractionally, his arms goose a hair, because he is still a teenager and she is still... magnificent, "you look incredible, Takano-chan. You..." he lets out a breath to calm himself, lowering his voice for her ears, "your suit is very appealing."

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After a bit of sunning, Takashi can't ignore the growing commotion occurring around the tug of war, "Ameru-chan, can I tempt you away from all this relaxing to go see the tug of war?" he points towards the milling students.

Mirthless
Mar 27, 2011


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Trailing Adachi

Watching Adachi move to the elevator, Noriko grumbles. "Don't have a lot of time here... Another master? So it's a familiar, huh? See if you can figure out anything about his master."

Stepping behind a pillar, she steps out the other side in the form of a bat, teleporting across the floor to avoid any trampling feet, she moves into a ventilation duct, looking for a way into the elevator shaft. If she can make it on time, she'll teleport from the ventilation duct onto the roof of the elevator in the shaft.

(switch to batform)

As Noriko becomes the night, Crowley takes some time to square off and face down his opponent. "Hmph... My attacks can't pierce his fluff. This bleeder is a defensive type." Pawing at the edge of the ethereal, Crowley tries to pick up any traces of his opponent's master lingering in the air...

Arcana: 1d20+31 47 (What, if anything, can Arcana tell me about this familiar and it's master?)


Noriko - Saturday Morning, Spotted a Fairy

"...citrus fragrance? wait... you've been sniffing your familiar? your little fairy girl familiar?" Noriko covers her mouth. "ohoho, Akio..."

Mirthless fucked around with this message at Mar 15, 2019 around 17:17

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Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011




Tsukiyo - Saturday Morning - Beach

Tsukiyo waves at Miho and Miyuki and smiles. "Ah, I was talking with some... Acquaintances from Naoki. I think you errr... You saw some of them that day in Nekketsu..." She says a bit awkwardly. Knowing the kind of havoc that happened that day, Miyuki probably could have a bone to pick with them. "A tour, Miho-chan? Ah, yes, I'd love to go! But huh, is that shrine here in the beach or something or is it on the mountains?"

She notices Itsumi's message and replies.

quote:

>Fine...
>Come to the Inn entrance, I'm going with Miho and the others on a walk
>If you want to tell me something before I meet with Jun tonight...

Saturday Noon - Prayer Spot Tour.

Wearing a red t-shirt and jean shorts combo over her swimsuit, Tsukiyo waits near the Teramoto Inn entrance alongside Miho and whoever else are leaving for the tour. She spent some time thinking about the kind of legends that the local shrines would have and the possibility of there being a Tengu nest in one of them has been a really weird but plausible one... Perhaps this is where Hayate lives too? Maybe she could talk to her for a while about her connection with Joker and Manami.

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