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20822No. 20822hidewatchexpandquickreply
You take a sip from the gourd. Suika calling it firewater was an apt enough description; it feels as if you just washed a flow of lava down your throat. How call Mystia even drink this?

Thankful that you hadn't taken more than a sip, you halfheartedly hold it out towards Alice and say a bit hoarsely, "Wanna try?"

Alice's currently-amber eyes widen as she waves a hand half-panicky to ward the gourd off as she replies, "Oh no no, I'm very bad with alcohol. Suika's drink would certainly knock me out flat."

You shrug as you hand the gourd back to Suika, who glues it to her mouth and tips onto her back. Getting up, you and Alice leave the drunkards to their fun. You walk by Reimu again, who is still working on those paper charms. Wanting to try to strike up a little conversation, you ask, "Hey Reimu, what exactly are those anyway?"

Reimu looks up at you curiously. "You're still here? Well, these are luck charms. It's hard to come by money, so I got this idea to sell some of these down in the village."

She pauses for a moment, as she taps a finger to her chin while looking at you.

"I don't suppose you'd want to do me a favor, maybe give a good first impression to the local shrine maiden who is quite capable of kicking your ass horribly if you pissed her off, perhaps?"

Reimu's way of putting her request makes you wonder what other outsiders may have done to get on her bad side. For a second, you start having second thoughts about what you promised to Tenshi. This may be tricky.
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>>No. 22101
[X] Take the East door.
[X] You're an engineer, right? It should be easy to remember a binary number for what turns you make.

0 for turning left, 1 for right. Make the number bigger as needed.
>>No. 22213
I'm really not sure what I'm doing with this story anymore. On the one hand I've been so preoccupied with others things and have little motivation to write, but on the other hand I really don't want to abandon this. Also, slow updates are slow...
>>No. 22214
Take as long as you need, motivation will come when the time is right. We'll wait for you.

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“You want me to pay you right here? Right now? You’ve got to be kidding me!”

You remain calm. The fact that you’re dealing with the city’s most influential family doesn’t bother you much. In fact your only response is to stare at the man in white overall and fedora. “Why not? It has been stated in the contract, and my client has to agree to it without any question,” you speak. “I expect you to do the same.”

“But you didn’t say that I have to prepare the money before you arrive!” the man protests. You can see his face contorting as he tries to suppress his anger, and his hands clenching the armrest in rage. “This is too much. You’re trying to extort money from me, aren’t you?”

“Perhaps.” You lean against the chair. “Sure, you can terminate the contract anytime you like, and I don’t see any problem about it. But I have to warn you.” You lean forward again, pointing the pen at his face. “I will have to charge you extra for the termination, and that might include additional payment for the time I have to waste just to get to your headquarters.”

“You insolent bit-”

“Look. I’m only trying to strike a bargain with you,” you cut him off. “And I’m the only one capable of accomplishing this task perfectly.” You keep your gaze fixed on him as you continue: “of course, you can just refuse this offer and look for somebody else, but believe me: you won’t find anyone willing to charge you this low.”

The man, whose age you guess is around his fifties, groans and shakes his head. “Alright, Kirisame, you win. How much do I have to pay?”

“Not until you tell me the purpose of hiring me,” you answer.
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>>No. 22184
[ ] Resist. Fight back. Counterattack. Whatever you do to defend your modesty.
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>>No. 22218
New thread: >>22216

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Today, I met the most beautiful woman.

It was love at first sight. Mad love. The kind of love you hear about in old stories. She truly is the only one for me.

I was on youkai extermination duty that day. In the forest, at that. I can ward off lesser youkai well enough, but but the forest is home to some things I'd rather not think about. And her. Suddenly, from the trees came the woman that even now holds my thoughts. I swear on my life, she must have been the youkai of beauty or I'm a fool.

How her eyes gleamed in the soft moonlight. Her song, a voice clear as glass weaving music sweet as honey. She was pristine, in sharp contrast to the dank forest around her. A true angel, complete with a set of wings. Her talons, sharpened to impeccable points, glistened as they tore into Haku. He may have been saying something, but I only remember the girl's wonderful singing. As he fell, all I could think about was how much red suited her. As she shook her hair out of her face before taking a bite of her prey, it caught the light. Such hair, a rich, silky lavendar that the girls in the village could only dream of. And on the inside, I burned with jealousy. She was enjoying him. And yet I just stood there, transfixed. When I finally found myself, she had gone, and I was alone.

I will return tomorrow to see her. Wait for me, my love! If this is madness, I pity the sane.
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>>No. 21411
This is the best thread on /border/.
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18344No. 18344hidewatchexpandquickreply
After clawing my way through several weeks of despair, I finally was reunited with you guys. At long last, the second installment of Bob's adventures.

I hope you enjoy it. I'm gonna go have a deeply emotional moment over this reunion, before resuming my normal cold and emotionless robotic state.
[X] Offer to help Eirin.

“It would be a pleasure to do whatever I can for you, Miss Yagokoro.” You respond, bowing slightly “I am at your disposal.” Marisa groans and buries her head in her hands “Dammit, Bob…” Eirin just smiles sweetly.

A little while later, you and Marisa (riding atop her broom, as Eirin didn’t offer you a ride, much to your dismay) land outside of a large Japanese-style mansion, surrounded by the bamboo forest which the magician recklessly navigated. As you step off, Shanghai removes herself from your head—apparently being a doll doesn’t make her immune to the anxiety accompanying one of Marisa’s hellish rides.

“Excellent. I was afraid for a minute that I had lost you.” Eirin says, before adding with a gesture to the mansion “Welcome to Eintei.”

Before you can respond, nearly a dozen rabbits—which, you note, look every bit as soft as normal rabbits—come running out of the mansion’s front gate, pursued by a girl. “No! No! Get back here and get to work, damn you!” She screams at the fleeing horde. As she nears, you manage to get a better look at her.
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>>No. 21354
Patiently hoping for updates.
>>No. 21355
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>posted >>21354
>Four days later, nothing on the board has been bumped above it
>my face
>>No. 21371
How can something be bumped if nothing is written here.

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20877No. 20877hidewatchexpandquickreply
[x] People.

“Where are there a lot of people? I want to see a whole bunch of them.”

“People?” She asks, bending down to slip on her shoes as well. “Sure, it's a weekday morning. There'll be plenty.”

“Weekday?” You ask, never having come across the term before.

“Instead of a weekend,” She says, “But I guess you don't worry about those things, do you?”

You shake your head, still not getting it. “Nope. I'm curious though~”

“Right,” She says, cracking open the door that leads to the inside, so that you can go down and outside. “Basically we work on weekdays, while weekends are more of a break.”

You nod. “So everyone's working today?”
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>>No. 21309
I really want to print this out, laminate it and make a bookmark out of it.
>>No. 21310

Fucking saved.
>>No. 21330
I heartily approve.

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19835No. 19835hidewatchexpandquickreply
[X] Try flying on your own.

"Marisa, I think I'd like to try to learn how to fly under my own power." You say after a moment of thought. Marisa deflates a bit as she lowers her broom, staring at it wistfully.

"Alright then, but I'm not so good with that myself~ze." She replies as she sets her broom aside. "Hrmm, now how to go about this." She thinks aloud, scratching her head. "Lady Mima tried to teach me how to do this a long time ago, so let me see what I can remember from that." Marisa sighs, rolling her sleeves up.

"Did someone call~?" A sultry voice says, sending a chill up your spine as a glowing wisp appears before you, suddenly turning into the form of a lovely green-haired woman.

"Lady Mima!" Marisa exclaims, throwing her arms around the evil spirit. "It's good to see you again~ze."

"As with you as well." The ghost replies, accepting the witch's embrace. "Now what is it that you needed from me, my pupil?"

"Well, I was trying to teach my... bmfmmhh... to fly." Marisa explains, muffling her speech a bit as she mentions you, causing her cheeks to take on a pink tinge. Mima raises an eyebrow, leaning in toward the blushing magician.

"What was that, Marisa? Your what?" The spirit asks with a knowing grin.
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Hey guys, I just wanted to check in to let you know that I'm still alive and doing rather well, actually.

Like so many other writers, I've run into a sort of dry spell in my creativity and thus the long hiatus I've had recently. Mind you, I'm still very much in love with this story and the Touhou Project series as a whole, but I've simply run out of inspiration and motivation. Also, work has picked up quite considerably and I'm getting far more hours than I used to.

I know this is all starting to sound like excuses from another lazy writer, but I need this break away from my story for a bit to let my mind freshen up and try to absorb new ideas. Anyway, we've hit autosage some time ago, so if you'd like, please do continue to comment in this thread with ideas, comments, speculation. I'll try to comment if and when I can.

Thanks for following me so far, and I hope to continue our story with this lovely witch soon.
>>No. 21432
We hope so too, Marisa doesn't get nearly as much love as she deserves.
>>No. 21433
New Super Marisa Land is our main source of Marisa these days. It has various cute forms for Marisa to assume too.

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21222No. 21222hidewatchexpandquickreply
"It's been a while, hasn't it."

I know that footstep. It's you. The time I have spent all alone has trained me to identify people by the way they walk. And it's you. You're back. This is, what, your eighth visit now? Aren't you sick of me yet?

"I'm glad to see you again."

Every year, without fail. And each year, you have come without any visible protection. I don't know if the poison I used on you when we first met had any effect, but you seem to foolishly come each and every year. Like clockwork.

"How have you been?"

What do you plan to do this time? Are you trying to win me over? You know I don't like humans; they're the ones that did this to me. You're just one person. You can't atone for the sins of many.

"There's something I have to tell you."

Ah! What are you doing, idiot! Don't hold me like that, you'll die! You've been safe because you never touched me or held me, but...
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>>No. 21223
Bravo. Nice short. I don't get to see Medicine written like this very often.
>>No. 21224
Good work! And, yeah, Medicine is kinda underrated here
>>No. 21227
Bloody flowers. Being a youkai isn't all fun and games.

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Testing Server Connection.
Connection Resolved.
Loading Scenario: Day 5, Noon

Option Selection Mode: On
Custom User Input: On
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Eh, what?
W-What are you up to at this time of night?
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>>No. 21124

I do recall "Dead Rising" rewarding S-ranks in the missions.

Still... it will forever haunt me in these stories.
>>No. 21157
S-rank would stand for had sex with, duh.
>>No. 21164

I'd had imagine it would have been much more then that.

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Another day is done. Another sort of cold day; but nothing too bad. You wonder how cold this feels to the others? Wriggle has been wearing bigger clothes lately; Mystia, too. You tried it once, and although it was warmer, it wasn't really worth it. Too hard to move in. Although it was fun to try for a while.

You can see the moon starting to glow, behind some trees. The sky is taking on that purple color that it does when it's getting around that time. Time to play~

...you start running. The snow is... interesting to run through. Underneath it, the ground is all hard and sort of cold. But, the snow itself is fluffy, and fights you as you move. Like running through water, but not as strong. And it makes big poofs when you jump.

Soon enough, you see it. That glowing light in the middle of the forest. It's easier to find now that there are no leaves. You've gotten really good at getting there, too. Now you're not a little off, but right on most of the time.

This area is kept kind of clean from snow. Business is slow in the winter (or so you've been told). Too cold. Too hard to get here. There's a lot of reasons. But, still, Mystia keeps the area right in front of the stand cleared. You wonder what it would be like to sit in a snow chair and eat~

As you get closer, Mystia gives you a smile (and then gets back to cooking). Wriggle gives you a nod. None of the other youkai that sometimes show up are here, or the humans. Pretty normal.

Wriggle turns to you after you take your seat. Your seat, because it's got your name on the bottom. Wriggle taught you how to write it one day, although you're not as good as she is.

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>>No. 20873
[x] People.
>>No. 20874
Nothing today. Standard monday, so I feel like garbage and not like updating. Will resume tomorrow.
>>No. 20875
[x] Peoplaces.

I don;t know what you're all talking about; that was veHNNNNNNGGGGGHH

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16485No. 16485hidewatchexpandquickreply
As the title implies, this is an Alice-centric CYOA. However, other routes are possible, but only if Anon can find them.

I say nothing more.


There is a nice, satisfying 'pop!' as you stretch your interlaced hands out behind your head. You've been playing SWR online with some friends for hours on end, and finally fatigue is catching up to you. It's 3 a.m. in the morning, afterall.

Shutting down the computer, you give thanks that tomorrow is Saturday: it wouldn't do to be late to college, especially with how close you are to the semester's end.

There's a rumbling from below. Oh, yes, Stomach says hi. He wants midnight feeding.

You go out your bedroom door into your apartment's small kitchen/living room space. Across from you is a second door to your apartment mate's room; he's already gone to bed hours ago. Ignoring that for now, you grab a snack from the fridge to subdue your inner beast.

Satiated, you turn back towards your room to get some sleep for yourself.

Only to find your door isn't quite there.

In front of your is what appears to be, for all intents and purposes, a rip in space. You've read enough sci-fi to have a bit of a clue, but you'd never in your life have expected to see such a thing, nevermind in your apartment.

You peer closer at it. This thing looks REALLY familiar... the backdrop of endless eyes staring out at you, those red ribbons that are somehow, bizarrely, tying off the ends of the rip...

There's suddenly a black, vaguely human silhouette obscuring the eyes in the rip. What appears to be a white-gloved arm suddenly reaches out of the gap towards you. Your brain suddenly has alarms going off all along the insides of your head.


[ ] Panic and run.
[ ] Steady boy, slowly back away out of the arm's reach.
[ ] Take it easy. Maybe it just wants a handshake?
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[X] Take a sip
[X] Offer some to Alice

Are you saying a Shanghai is not fine too?
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I prefer Goliath, personally.
>>No. 20823
New thread made.

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